Year 10 at Cranbourne East Secondary College focuses on a positive learning environment aimed at preparing students for their future pathways. We have high expectations from our students in regards to work ethic, homework, behaviour, uniform and punctuality and offer an engaging program aimed to develop leadership and confidence.

The Year 10 course is designed to prepare the students for either the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) with accelerated learning through VCE subjects, Vocational Education and Training (VET) Taste Tester programs on offer as well as a specialised Precal Program.

In addition to mainstream Year 10, there are 4 Branch Out Programs on offer for students:


The STEM program is a great opportunity for students to extend themselves in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Students who apply for this program will complete the same core subjects as the rest of the cohort and will work with peers in completing technology and engineering inquiry tasks. There are also opportunities to participate in competitions, workshops and seminars that are facilitated by Casey Tech School, Monash University and other leading organisations. The STEM Program provides students with the pathway into either VCE or VCAL.


The Pre-CAL Program will provide students with a greater understanding of Vocational training.  All students are enrolled in the VET Active Volunteering, which will provide real skill training, whilst gaining VET credits in their VCAL the following year.

In addition, they will undertake projects and practical activities that build on student’s skills, knowledge and attitudes, to assist them to make informed choices about pathways to work or further education. The Pre-CAL Program leads into Year 11 VCAL.


The Sport Pathway Program is a specialist sport program which is designed for capable athletes from all sporting interests. The Sport Pathway Program is a full-time, integrated, academic program which allow students to develop their athletic ability while concurrently receiving a high quality secondary education.

The SPP exposes students to a variety of educational and practical experiences which aim to shape their future pathways in the sporting field. The program also contains a competitive physical activity environment to develop team work and leadership skills as well as physical skills and the training of sport specific fitness components. Students will have access to coaches from professional sporting clubs such as Melbourne Storm (NRL), Melbourne Demons (AFL) and Casey Cavaliers (BIGV Basketball).

Within the program there will be theoretical units on sports nutrition, injury prevention and sporting pathways. The Sports Pathway Program provides students with the pathway into either VCE or VCAL.

Year 10 Pathways and Events

During the year, students begin to consider their career options and they are guided and assisted through work experience, career expos, study skills and course counselling so they can make informed choices about Year 11 and beyond. Every student has the opportunity to pursue their goals through core subject offerings and elective choices to suit their needs.

All students complete Core subjects as well as up to 6 semester long Pathway Subjects depending on their selected course.


Core subjects

  • English
  • Humanities
  • Maths
  • Science


Pathway Subjects


·         ENGLISH: From Grimm’s to Disney

·         ENGLISH: From Text to Film

·         HPE: Health Matters

·         HPE: Introduction to VCE Health & Human Development

·         HPE: Introduction to VCE Physical Education

·         HPE: Outdoor Education

·         HPE: Team Sports & Leadership

·         HPE: Girls Sports & Leadership

·         HPE: Sports Coaching

·         HUMANITIES: Environmental Change and Management

·         HUMANITIES: Living in a Global Economy

·         HUMANITIES: Power & Politics

·         HUMANITIES: Rights and Freedoms

·         HUMANITIES: Running My Business

·         HUMANITIES: The Law & I

·         HUMANITIES: The Vietnam War

·         HUMANITIES 21st Century Issues


·         PERFORMING ARTS: Dance

·         PERFORMING ARTS: Drama

·         PERFORMING ARTS: Media (Film Studies)

·         PERFORMING ARTS: Music

·         SCIENCE: CSI Forensic Science

·         SCIENCE: Mythbusters

·         SCIENCE: Introduction to VCE Biology

·         SCIENCE: Introduction to VCE Chemistry

·         SCIENCE: Introduction to Environmental Science (Marine Studies)

·         SCIENCE: Introduction to VCE Physics

·         SCIENCE: Introduction to VCE Psychology

·         TECHNOLOGY: Cook for Life

·         TECHNOLOGY: Food Styling

·         TECHNOLOGY: Introduction to Food Studies

·         TECHNOLOGY: Digital Technology

·         TECHNOLOGY: Product Design (woodwork, metalwork, plastics)

·         TECHNOLOGY: Systems (Electronics)

·         VISUAL ARTS: Studio Arts

·         VISUAL ARTS: Visual Communications and Design

Year 10 students are able to apply to study a range of Unit 1 & 2 VCE subjects. The application process will involve a review of student achievement data, progress report assessments and teacher references.

Special Programs

  • Course Counselling
  • Work Experience
  • Year 10 Formal
  • Careers & Wellbeing Days


Year 10 Student Voice

The Year 10 team values the student voice program, which is a key strategy in the promotion of student leadership and engagement within Cranbourne East Secondary College. It also plays a key role in improving and strengthening community links between students, parents and the wider CESC community.

The Student Voice teams works collaboratively with the Class Captains and the Year Level Leaders to provide students with the opportunity to voice their opinion, discuss any concerns that individuals or classes may have and build a positive school environment.


It is imperative that we acknowledge the achievements and positive work ethic of our students throughout the year to encourage and support them to continually strive for academic and personal success. In Year 10, students are rewarded for excellence, endeavour, uniform and 100% attendance and success acknowledge throughout the year during assemblies. Year 10 students also compete in Home Group Trivia and a range of class challenges to support student connectiveness. These opportunities will continue throughout the Year.

Year 10 Student Handbook
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