Year 10


Box Hill Senior Secondary College has a strong tradition of providing opportunities for students to develop programs of study in areas of interest that provide pathways to further study, training and employment.

During Year 10 students are offered a unique opportunity to:

  • Develop learning skills that are necessary in preparing for productive  work in Years 11 & 12 in school and beyond;
  • Develop an understanding of employment opportunities and  career pathways and undertake work experience;
  • Commence a Year 11 & 12 program with pathways to University, TAFE, Traineeships, Apprenticeships and Employment.

Students in Year 10  will develop essential knowledge and skills through core studies and be able to pursue areas of interest with their elective choices.

Particular emphasis is placed on developing learning and work related competencies such as:

  • Communication  
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Information Literacy Skills
  • Working in Teams
  • Leadership Qualities


Students must undertake four core studies of English, Mathematics, Humanities and Science and select 3 elective studies. Participation in the Sport Development program counts as one elective.  Students are encouraged to explore electives in areas they enjoy and that may relate to their future career aspirations.  Elective choices to be offered will depend upon the student demand and staffing availability. 

Mathematics: Each student will undertake a mathematics course appropriate to his or her current level of performance.

VCE Units: Year 10 students are encouraged to undertake a VCE study as an elective.  Students selecting a VCE study will need to demonstrate excellent academic progress during year 9.

Further information about the subjects available can be found in the BHSSC Subject Handbook.

Work Experience:  There is no fixed time for work experience. All year 10 students are encouraged to seek opportunities to undertake relevant work experience, so they can take the opportunity to further enhance their skills in alignment with their chosen pathway.