Year 10

At Year 10 students study English and Mathematics as core yearlong subjects and are then able to select from a range of semester-based subjects across all other learning areas. In order to ensure breadth of learning, students must choose at least one semester unit from each of the key learning areas of Humanities, Science, Health and Physical Education and The Arts. They may also select to study units from Technology or one of two Languages Other than English (LOTE). Below is a grid that outlines the Year 10 Curriculum. In total students must study 12 semester length units.


Compulsory Units -

  • English or English as An Additional Language (EAL)*
  • Mathematics*
Other subjects to select from -
English LOTE Humanities Science The Arts Technology Health & PE

Essential English

Literature and philosophy




World of Commerce



Environment, Earth and Space

Forensic Science

Science for Life

Chemical and Physical Science

General Science*

3D Construction



Media Studies – Film

Media Studies – Photography

Group Music

Solo Music

Performance Art – Drama

Urban Art




Food Studies


Computer Programming

Advanced Volleyball

Physical Education

Girls’ Physical Education

Sports Science

Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Home Economics

* denotes yearlong subject that equates to two semester length units

Students may also qualify to undertake an accelerated VCE subject including:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Computing
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Food Studies
  • General Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Health and Human Development
  • Legal Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Studio Art
  • Theatre Studies
  • VET Sport and Recreation
  • VET Units from the VET Inner Melbourne Cluster (if available)


International Students

Kew High School is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to


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