Year 10 Italian builds on and consolidates the foundations developed in Year 9. More emphasis is placed on student proficiency and the Year 10 Italian course is designed as a simplified version of the existing VCE syllabus. This includes Assessment Tasks and activities in similar formats to VCE. Year 10’s participate in the Dante Alighieri Poetry Competition at the University of Melbourne. They are also given the opportunity to write an original poem in Italian and participate in the Original Poetry section.
Students are encouraged to use the language by communicating in speech and writing to:
• participate in simulated and, where possible, real situations related to the practical aspects of everyday life
• interact with others in socially and culturally appropriate ways
• seek out and understand factual information conveyed orally, visually or in writing
• interpret, evaluate and use information for a specified purpose and audience
• understand, describe and react to events
• express, discuss, clarify and respond to emotions, ideas, opinions and values
• increase understanding and use of socially and culturally appropriate language
• develop communication strategies, including the use of relevant digital technologies
• expand knowledge and skills in the language
• manage their own language learning
• entertain themselves and others.
Work requirements are set in each topic, assessing the four strands of language learning— listening; speaking; reading; and writing. Mid year and end of year examinations are completed at Year 10 level.
The topics covered in the Year 10 Course
• The Language Toolbox
• The Environment
• The Renaissance
• School and Work
The VCE Baccalaureate
The VCE (Baccalaureate) has been developed by the VCAA. It is designed to encourage more students to include languages and higher level mathematics in their senior secondary program of study.
Students must satisfactorily complete their VCE to achieve a study score and their VCE program must include:
- a Units 3 and 4 sequence in English or Literature or English Language with a study score of 30 or above; or a Units 3 and 4 sequence in EAL with a study score of 33 or above.
- a Units 3 and 4 sequence in either Mathematics Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.
- a Units 3 and 4 sequence in a VCE Language.
- at least two other Units 3 and 4 sequences.
For more information on the VCE Baccalaureate refer to the links below:
OVERSEAS STUDY TOURS
Year 10 is the first year that students become eligible to travel overseas with the college. Overseas Language Study Tours are offered every second year on a rotating basis (with travel dependant on student numbers and in-country factors). Students must be studying their foreign language at Years 10 or 11 in the year the tour departs in order to be deemed eligible to apply. They must also fulfil other eligibility criteria, including the demonstration of their commitment to their studies (across the board). Selection for overseas tours is via application.