As students enter the Senior Years they are able to select a course of study, which not only caters for their interests, but is also consistent with their abilities. This three-year program allows students to tailor a program to meet their needs for current learning and future pathways.
Year 10 provides a smooth transition into either the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB).
In Year 10 all students study a core program of: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities: Australian and Global Perspectives, Physical Education and Life Matters. In Humanities, the subject Australian and Global Perspectives includes the study of VCE Global Politics Unit 2. In addition, two electives are studied for the year. Students may select from Year 10 electives or from a host of VCE Units 1/2 studies.
For students who choose to follow the VCE path, they complete their Certificate across three years. Individual student programs are designed to meet student needs and abilities. It is possible for Year 11 students to study up to two Unit 3/4 subjects and some Year 12 students take the option of studying a University extension subject.
Overview of Year 10 and VCE subjects
|Faculty||Year 10 core subjects||Year 10 Electives||Units 1/2||Units 3/4|
|English (EAL)||English (EAL)||English (EAL)|
Advanced Mathematics or
|Main Mathematics or||General Mathematics||Specialist Mathematics|
|General Mathematics||Specialist Mathematics||Futher Mathematics|
|Humanities||Humanities: Australian and Global Perspectives||History||History|
|Health & Physical Education||Physical Education||Health & Human Development||
Health & Human Development
|Japanese||Japanese SL||Japanese SL|
|Chinese FL||Chinese FL|
|Business Management||Business Management|
|Legal Studies||Legal Studies|
|The Arts||Visual Arts||Studio Arts||Studio Arts|
|Music||Music Performance||Music Performance|
|Drama||Theatre Studies||Theatre Studies|
|Technology||Product Design & Technology||
Product Design & Technology
Product Design & Technology
|Computing||Computing: Software Development|
The IB Diploma Program
The focus of this two-year program is the education of the whole person. It is based on a combination of the principles of:
- enquiry-based learning
- academic rigour
- critical thinking
The curriculum for the IB Diploma is shown in the following diagram. The emphasis of the curriculum is to study a broad range of subjects thus keeping options open for future study. The six curriculum areas of the circle are studied in addition to completing the three central elements.
In order to be eligible for the award of the IB Diploma, students must:
- study six academic subjects, one from each of the six subject groups (or for Group 6 you may choose to do one more subject from either Group 3 or Group 4). Three of these subjects must be taken at a Higher Level and the remainder at Standard Level.
- complete requirements of the three central elements: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE), and Creativity, Action and Service (CAS ).
Subjects offered at Ivanhoe Grammar School
Group 1 - Studies in Language and Literature: English Literature, Chinese Literature
Group 2 - Language Acquisition: French, Japanese, ab initio Indonesian, English
Group 3 - Individuals and Societies: Economics, History, Psychology, Business Management
Group 4 - Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences
Group 5 - Mathematics, Mathematics Studies
Group 6 - The Arts: Music, Visual Arts