Year 10 Program 

Core Year 10 Electives

Biblical Living
Commerce & Law
Health & Physical Education
Science (Biology & Chemistry and Physics & Earth Science)


Applied Science
Chinese Language, Culture and Society (Units 1 & 2)
Food Technology

Information Technology
Project Based Learning
Visual Communication & Design


Year 11 VCE Subjects for Year 10 Students
Chinese Language, Culture and Society (Mandarin - Units 1&2)
Food Studies
Foundation Mathematics
Mathematical Methods (CAS)
Health & Human Development
Legal Studies
Media Studies
Music Performance
Physical Education
Product Design & Technology
Studio Arts
Theatre Studies
Visual Communication Design
Year 10 students may pick a Year 11 subject according to the eligibility policy. 
For many students at Maranatha Christian School Year 10 is the beginning of the VCE program.  Students who meet the eligibility criteria may take advantage of the opportunity to undertake one or two Year 11 subjects during Year 10.  This type of acceleration provides early exposure to the VCE program and assists in the development of skills required to meet the demands of VCE.  In Year 10 Mathematics, students are streamed into “Pre-Methods”, “Pre-General” and “VCE Foundation Mathematics” classes, which are designed to prepare students for specific Mathematical pathways in VCE.  This structure also caters for students of varying mathematical ability.

We cater for students with a wide range of abilities and recognise that students may require additional support at various stages in their schooling.  Support programs are designed to assist students in the development of strategies that will equip them with knowledge suited to their future educational pathways.  Our Education Support Program is designed to cater for students who require special assistance.  Subject teachers communicate with the Education Support team to ensure that expectations are clear, and the student is receiving support that will enable them to achieve their individual learning goals.  We offer Mathematics and English Tutoring programs that run during lunchtimes.

Homework is an integral part of the learning process as it reinforces and consolidates content that is covered at school.  In the Senior School homework should consist equally of work specifically set by teachers and the student’s own study program.  The recommended homework and study time for Year 10 is 2 hours per night.

Ongoing assessment is an essential aspect of Year 10.  In addition to progressive assessment, students complete examinations at the end of each semester for all core subjects.  Performance during the semester provides the basis for progression into Year 11.  Students wishing to be eligible to undertake a Year 12 subject in Year 11 must reach a certain level of achievement in Year 10.

Year 10 students participate in one of two mission programs at the end of Term 2.  The first program gives students the opportunity to travel to Thailand for a mission awareness trip.  This trip enables students to experience a new and diverse culture, learn about missions and undertake voluntary work to assist the local community.  The second program gives students the opportunity to participate in a local mission experience, with students visiting a range of community centres, homeless shelters and soup kitchens within the Casey and Melbourne area.
Maranatha Christian School’s Careers Framework has been developed to guide students toward our school vision “where students are inspired to discover and develop their God-given gifts, abilities and character for a life of service to the Lord in contemporary society" . It aims to support parents and teachers to progress students through secondary school and transition them into a career that honours Jesus Christ and builds His kingdom. 
The framework is formative in nature, as it aims to put disciplines in place each year so that students will:
  • Grow in wisdom, aligning themselves to the good life that God intended for them
  • Understand what it means to be human
  • Learn to work and live responsibly
  • Reflect on the shape of their lives that gives glory and praise to God
  • Develop Skills, knowledge and attitudes and behaviours to make career decisions
  • Apply their learning to achieve educational and career aspirations
  • Build resilience in their capacity to manage change throughout their lives
  • Develop their career plan, refining them to identify future actions