Year 10
My Year to EXPLORE

Define your own Success

Our Senior School Structure provides students with relevant educational pathways catering to their differing needs. Each pathway deeply encourages students to have meaningful, quality learning experiences, allowing them to strive for personal excellence and to maximise future opportunities so that students can lead successful and impactful lives.

Year 10 is the year for our students to Explore their true academic capabilities, interests and strengths so that they can define their aspirations for academic and personal achievements at JSRACS and for their future career ambitions. Students also explore their character strengths and how they can actively incorporate wellbeing  into their lives to enhance and support their experiences at school.

Year 10 Year to Explore-Senior Learning Centre

Year 10
Course Handbook

Year 10 Year to Explore - Outdoor Education Rock climbing

The Year 10 Course Handbook provides descriptions of the Courses offered to Year 10 students.


Students will study a set of Compulsory Courses, these being English, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS), Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Health Education and Religious Studies. Students will be able to indicate a preference for three more courses from the Specialist Courses that are listed in this handbook.


Students will be assigned to the compulsory course level of English, HASS, Mathematics and Science, appropriate to their aptitude, ability and performance. This information will be provided to parents towards the end of Term Four and parents will be able to contact Heads of Department if they have any queries about these placements. The three other compulsory courses of Religion Studies, Physical Education and Health Education are all of a general nature with all students following the same course for each of these subject areas.

Please note:

  • A student choosing a Language can only choose one Language. In Design and Technology even though students can choose up to two courses, we may not be able to facilitate placing all students who choose two courses into both courses.
  • Students in the Basketball program cannot choose Physical Education studies. Students may choose any combination of the other specialist courses offered.
  • In some instances, students may not receive all of their first three preferences due to timetable restrictions. In these cases, students will be interviewed and advised of all of the possible options and given their highest choice possible, and parents will be consulted.