In Levels 9 and 10 learners are offered a broad range of learning opportunities, with the curriculum focusing on more complex knowledge and skills, including learning how to analyse, evaluate and justify. They draw on their background understanding, adding new information and concepts and are challenged to be creative and problem solve, explore different viewpoints, and express themselves in more sophisticated ways.
Depending on how a school is organised your child may have the opportunity to select different elective subjects. This enables young people to begin to specialise in areas of interest whilst still being offered a well-rounded learning program and keeping options open for the future. At level 10, learners have the option of including some Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) units or commencing a Vocational Education and Training (VET) program. Others may decide to wait and start their VCE, VET or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) studies in Year 11.
Learners at these levels
explore more complex ideas, themes and issues to extend their knowledge and skills
gather information from a broad range of sources and make informed decisions about how to apply this information to reach the specified end
take more responsibility for their learning whilst completing longer tasks based around an area of interest
work collaboratively to both develop and extend understanding of content and skills
consider what career pathways they will take (VCE, VCAL, VET, work) - for more information, download
Where to now?
What parents and carers can do
It is important to remember that each young person is different; some will find parts of their learning program more challenging than others.
Speak with your child's teacher if you have any questions about what your child is learning and how they are progressing.
Read the Victorian Curriculum F-10