Year 9 & 10 Curriculum

Mansfield Secondary College is a rural Secondary College with approximately 430 students across years 7-12. We are committed to all students achieving excellence in both academic and vocational streams of education and have achieved consistently strong academic outcomes

At Mansfield Secondary College we value;

Respect:
for self, others and the environment
Persistence:
doing your best all the time
Curiosity:
an interest in the world and our learning

Year 9 is a time for consolidation, development and preparation for Year 10. The curriculum structure at this level ensures that all students are exposed to a broad range of subjects in the electives areas thereby providing an opportunity for specialisation in areas of interest. Work at this level can be challenging – the school expects students to strive to achieve personal excellence and to make full use of the resources within the school.

Year 10 is a time for development and preparation for the VCE and VCAL years. It is in this year that many students will make important and long lasting decisions about the future – the subjects in which they intend to specialize in Years 11 & 12 and perhaps some choice in their intended career path. The curriculum structure at this level ensures that all students are exposed to a broad range of subjects in the electives areas thereby providing an excellent preparation for their next year while still allowing for some specialisation in areas of interest.

In order to maintain a balanced curriculum and to ensure students experience a breadth of subjects, we have implemented the following subject selection guidelines:

  • Every student in Year 9 & 10 is required to study the Core subjects: Maths, English, Science and Humanities for the full year, as well as Health & Human Relations (Year 9) or Careers & Living (Year 10)
  • Every student should elect to study at least one Health or Physical Education elective unit
  • Every student should elect to study at least one elective unit from the Arts

PLEASE NOTE: Students are not required to complete Language as a compulsory subject at Years 9 and 10. However, students must keep in mind that if there is ANY chance they will want to study Language at VCE level, they will need to continue to study it at Year 9 and Year 10. Students who begin Language study at Year 9 and 10 will be required to continue studying it for the full year.