Year 10

SUBJECT: Ceramics

In Year 10 Ceramics, students begin to explore their own style and techniques in ceramics and pottery. Students begin throwing on the wheel and exploring ways of creating sculpture, art and usable pottery. Year 10 Ceramics will support students to establish their studio practice and begin to find their artistic voice and communicate this clearly. Students will create 2D works in their visual diaries that will be transformed into 3D works to be displayed in the classroom and for the end of year exhibition. Ceramics is a dynamic and fun way to explore the tactile and sculptural world of art.

Type: Elective Subject

SUBJECT: Child Studies

This subject investigates child related issues relating to the family, development of the child and the vital role played by the parents and caregivers. Students will gain a knowledge and understanding of the physical, intellectual, social and emotional development of the child.

Type: Elective Subject

Cost: None

SUBJECT: Creative Arts

In Year 10 Art, students explore art and the environment through various art mediums such as drawing, sculpture and site specific art. Students investigate artworks and displays from different cultures, times and places, identifying the influences of other artists on their own art making. Students develop and refine their creative arts process, reflecting on their learning in their visual diaries. They create artworks to be displayed in the classroom, the wider school community and for the end of year exhibition.

Type: Elective Subject

Cost: None

SUBJECT: Food & Hospitality

This subject develops knowledge and understanding of cooking skills and techniques used in different cuisines as well as focussing on food safety and hygiene. Students demonstrate use of specialised equipment to reach specified standards of quality and safety.

Type: Elective Subject

Cost: None

Head of Department:

Sarah Taylor 

Ph:  (08) 8983 7000

Em: sarah.taylor@education.nt.gov.au

In Year 10, English splits into three streams: Advanced, Curriculum and Literacy, this enables students to work at their level and prepare for the appropriate level of Stage 1 & 2 English courses.

Courses

Advanced English

Explore topics and genres that encourage students to think creatively and analytically across many texts. Students explore the evolution of the English language in the form of film, novel, and poetry extracts to develop skills and allow for individual scope.

Further Study: Students achieving success in Advanced English will be well prepared for Stage 1 Pre-Literary English.

Curriculum

Students study multiple text types, enabling them to explore and understand the evolution of the English language through film, novel and poetry extracts. Students are encouraged to develop their ability to communicate ideas with multiple options that allow scope for individual success.

Further Study: Students achieving success in Curriculum English will be well prepared for Stage 1 English.

Literacy

Students are exposed to multiple text-types, enabling them to explore and understand key elements of structure and genre. Students develop their ability to communicate ideas across multiple platforms to allow student success.

Further Study: Literacy in Year 10 is a direct pathway to Stage 1 Essential English

Head of Department:

Elliot Saunderson 

Ph:  (08) 8983 7183

Em: Elliot.saunderson@education.nt.gov.au

All students will undertake one semester of History in year 10, and they get to choose either Geography OR Business OR Legal for one semester.

Courses: History

Students develop their knowledge, understanding and inquiry skills through the study of the modern world, with an emphasis on Australia in its global context during the 20th century. Students investigate social, cultural, economic and political developments through depth studies of World War II and Building Modern Australia.

Further study: Stage 1 Modern History

Courses: Business

Students develop a foundational understanding of economics and business ideas. Using real-world case studies students investigate and apply core business concepts. Students explore the factors that influence business decisions, examine the consequences of decisions, and develop a business pitch.

Further Study: Stage 1 Business & Tourism

Courses: Legal Studies

Students develop a foundational understanding of the nature of the legal system. Using real-world case studies students investigate and apply core legal concepts. Students explore aspects of how laws are made, aspects of the criminal justice system, and international legal processes.

Further study: Stage 1 Legal Studies

Courses: Geography

Students develop their knowledge and understanding in the units of Environmental Change and Management and Geographies of Wellbeing. They investigate the concept of climate change and sustainability by exploring the impacts of human societies on a global scale and undertake fieldwork to critique environmental management on a local level. Wellbeing is examined by studying the effects of improved global living standards and the impacts that conflict, past or current, has had on a selected country or region.

Further Study:Students successfully completing Year 10 Geography will be well prepared for Stage 1 Geography.

SUBJECT: Personal Learning Plan

In Personal Learning Plan (PLP) students have the opportunity to explore how to develop, implement, review and adjust personal learning goals and choices to prepare for their education, future career and life pathways.

PLP is a compulsory element of the NTCET and is a Stage 1 subject.

PLP is often students’ first exposure to SACE subjects, it is important that students understand the rules and guidelines associated with SACE subjects. The Senior Schools Assessment Policy will be strictly enforced.

NTCET Credits: 10

Topics:

  • Developing a Personal Portfolio
  • Dream Job
  • Preparing for the Next Chapter
  • Reflection

Assessment:

All assessment at Stage 1 is school based

Assessment Type Weighting
Folio 75%
Review 25%

Head of Department:

Amanda Tully

Ph:  (08) 8983 7211

Em: amanda.tully@education.nt.gov.au

SUBJECT: Health and Physical Education

Students propose and evaluate personal strategies to manage their identities, emotions and responses to change. They synthesise health information from credible sources to propose and justify strategies to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, relationships, and wellbeing. Students evaluate and refine their own and others’ movement skills and performances and apply movement concepts in challenging or unfamiliar situations. Students propose and evaluate community-based physical activity interventions designed to improve the health, fitness and wellbeing of themselves and others. They apply and evaluate leadership approaches, collaboration strategies and ethical behaviours across a range of movement contexts.

Further Study: Students successfully completing Year 10 Physical Education will be well prepared for Stage 1 Physical Education and Stage 1 Health & Wellbeing.

SUBJECT: Sports Academy

In Year 10, Taminmin offers opportunities for the talented and enthusiastic athletes to further progress their skills in our various Sports Academy programs.

Courses:
10 Sports Academy-AFL (male only) 

Students learn to apply more specialised movement skills and complex movement strategies in Australian Football Rules. Students gain an understanding of human functioning and physical activity in Australian Rules Football with an awareness of the community structures and practices that influence participation in physical activity. Students explore their own physical capacities and analyse performance, health, and lifestyle issues. They develop skills in communication, investigation, and the ability to apply knowledge to Australian Football Rules practical situations.

10 Sports Academy-Basketball

Students gain an understanding of the biomechanics, skills and physical activity in Basketball. Students explore and improve their own physical capacities and analyse performance, health, and lifestyle issues. They develop skills in communication and leadership as well as the ability to apply knowledge to practical situations. Students propose and evaluate interventions to improve fitness and physical activity levels in their communities.

10 Sports Academy-Rugby (male only) 

Students learn to apply more specialised movement skills and complex movement strategies in Rugby League. They also explore movement concepts and strategies to evaluate and refine their own and others movement performances in the Eels Cup training sessions. The curriculum provides opportunities for students to refine and consolidate personal and social skills in demonstrating leadership, teamwork and collaboration in a range of Rugby League skills and drills. Students explore and investigate future career paths and opportunities available outside of professional sport.

10 Sports Academy-Female 

Students learn to apply more specialised movement skills and complex movement strategies in AFL (Australian Football League) and NRL (National Rugby League). Students gain an understanding of human functioning and physical activity in both sports. They learn with an awareness of the sporting communities structures and practices that influence participation in physical activity. Students explore their own physical capacities and analyse performance, health, and lifestyle issues. They develop skills in communication, investigation, and the ability to apply knowledge to AFL and NRL practical situations.

SUBJECT: Fitness - Currently Unavailable

Students propose and evaluate interventions to improve fitness and physical activity levels and apply decision-making and problem-solving skills when taking action to enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing. Students are introduced to a range of devices aimed at tracking and improving performance. Students examine their own performance and implement strategies to increase their skills, knowledge and physical performance.

Head of Department:

Eilish McCluskey

Ph:  (08) 8983 7180

Em: Eilish.mccluskey@education.nt.gov.au

SUBJECT: Mathematics

In Year 10, Mathematics splits into three streams: Advanced, Curriculum and Numeracy, this enables students to work at their level and prepare for the appropriate level of Stage 1 & 2 Mathematics courses.

Courses
Advanced Mathematics

This course follows the Australian Curriculum for Mathematics and is extended with additional content to prepare for high level Mathematics in Stage 1 & 2. This course focuses on students’ ability to understand and manipulate algebraically, and develops their ability to apply these skills to contextualised problems.

Further Study: Students achieving a B grade or better will be well prepared for Stage 1 Mathematics Pre-Methods and Pre-Specialist courses.

Head of Department:

Alex Mildenhall

Ph:  (08) 8983 7178

Em: alex.mildenhall@education.nt.gov.au

SUBJECT: Agriculture

In Year 10 Agriculture students examine the management of various agricultural industries and enterprises, giving students the opportunity to further their knowledge of animal behaviour and welfare, as well as technological innovations supporting the agriculture industry. There will be a focus on understanding the legal requirements for producers to reduce the risks of spreading infectious diseases and introduced species and the challenges of feeding the world in a changing environment.

Type: Elective Subject

Cost: None

SUBJECT: Science

In Year 10, Science splits into three streams: Advanced, Curriculum and Integrated, this enables students to work at their level and prepare for the appropriate level of Stage 1 & 2 Science courses.

Advanced Science

This course follows the Australian Curriculum for Science and is extended with additional content to prepare for high level Science in Stage 1 & 2. This course focuses on students’ ability to think critically using scientific understanding.

 

Further Study: Students successfully completing Year 10 Advance Science will be well prepared for Stage 1 Science courses.

 

Curriculum Science

This course follows the Australian Curriculum for Science and gives a solid grounding in scientific processes and skills.

Further Study: Students achieving a B grade or better will be well prepared for Stage 1 Science courses.

 

Integrated Science

This subject allows students to approach science in a more applied manner with the addition of the opportunity to receive 10 credits per semester towards their NTCET completion.

Further Study: Students who do Integrated Science generally do not intend on continuing onto Stage 1 and 2 Science subjects.

SUBJECT: STEM Innovations Academy

The program aims to connect schools with industry, develop students’ understanding of Engineering and STEM related jobs and the pathways that lead to them. Students will be focused on developing their own capabilities while working in small groups to design a solution to an NT Rural Problem. Students will follow an Engineering Design Process to assist them to design and re-design and finally present their solution. They will be required to reflect on this process and the development of their general capabilities.

  • STEM Skills
  • Design and Technology Skills
  • Industry Exposure
  • Problem Solving
  • Career Connections

Type: All-Day Thursday Elective

NTCET Credits: 10

Cost: None

Assessment: All assessment at Stage 1 is school based

 

Assessment Type Weighting
Practical Exploration 20%
Connections 60%
Personal Venture 20%

 

SUBJECT: STEM

Students focus on STEM and design skills to assist them in completing a series of projects which ultimately lead to a larger long-term project of their own design. Students will work on their collaboration, project management and critical and creative thinking skills. Projects throughout the course will include: furniture making, use of drone technology and basic mechanics using Go-Karts. This subject is run as a Stage 1 Integrated Learning which contributes to the NTCET completion.

Type: All-Day Thursday Elective

NTCET Credits: 10

Cost: $50

Assessment: All assessment at Stage 1 is school based

Assessment Type Weighting
Practical Exploration 30%
Connections 40%
Personal Venture 30%

 

Head of Department:

Jason Dyson 

Ph:  (08) 8983 7195

Em: Jason.dyson@education.nt.gov.au