Year 10 Core Subjects


Subject Type
Core Curriculum
SACE Credits
Area of Study
Core SaM
Subject Length
2 Semesters

Students will engage in integrated Mathematics and Science units based around a theme. Students will undertake problem based learning projects that are student-centered where students learn about a subject through the experience of solving an open-ended problem. Students learn both thinking strategies and core knowledge. The goals of PBL are to help students develop flexible knowledge, effective problem solving skills, self-directed learning, effective collaboration skills and intrinsic motivation.


Curriculum content will be drawn from the Australian Curriculum documentation and will include integrated units from:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statics and Probability
  • Biological Science
  • Physical Science
  • Earth Science
  • Chemical Science
  • Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Science Inquiry Skills
  • Skills and Applications Tasks: approximately four per year
  • Practical Investigation: at least two per year
  • Project Based Learning Tasks: at least 2 per year

Students will need to maintain a C grade or better to progress to the next level.