Guilford Young College
Transition to post Grade 10 education is a major focus for all students in our Grade 9 and 10 Learning Centre.
All Grade 9 and 10 students have weekly Work Studies lessons. Work Studies is an Australian Curriculum subject that focuses on preparing students for post Grade 10 studies and careers. As part of this subject Grade 10 students complete a week of work experience that enables students to explore potential career pathways.
Studies and Pastoral Programs in Grade 10 specifically focus on study skills required for pre-tertiary or vocational pathways, as the majority of our students go on to Grade 11 studies. Grade 10 students sit formal end of year exams in all core subjects so that they have an exam week experience before encountering the challenging examination process in Grades 11 and 12.
St Aloysius works closely with Guilford Young College (GYC) in the transition process to Year 11. Students visit GYC for career and subject exhibitions and GYC counsellors meet individually with students to assist with subject selections. GYC also hold open nights during the year for students and parents. All students who enrol at GYC attend an orientation day at the Hobart GYC Campus in Term Four.
Grade 9 and 10 teachers are also available throughout the year to provide advice for students and parents on study pathways and suitable subject selections for Years 11 and 12. Teachers are also available to assist students to seek alternative pathways post Grade 10.