Year 10 2021 Subject Selection

Welcome to Conquering Year 10 Subject Selection. On this page you will find everything you need to know for selecting your subjects for Year 10 2021.

Please watch the video below presented by Ms Isla Harrigan, Director of Curriculum and Future Learning who outlines the Year 10 course and explains how to select your subjects for 2021.

Click here for the Year 10 2021 Subject Selection Summary

Click here for the Year 10 2021 Curriculum Overview

For any questions, there will be a Live Q & A evening held on Tuesday, 28 July between 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. During this time you may ask any questions that you have regarding selecting subjects or electives.

Click here to access the Live Q & A on Tuesday, 28 July between 7.00 – 9.00 p.m.

As you scroll down, you will find below links to specific videos to each subject which outlines what students will learn throughout the subject. These will hopefully answer any specific elective questions. Contact details of the Head of Department are listed at the end of each presentation for any additional questions you may have.

Year 10 2021 Science Subjects

Students are required to select a total of 4 Science preferences from any area

The recommended prerequisites for studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics at VCE level are Cells and Life, Chemical Bonding and Reactions and Bodies in Motion.

Please view the video below which explains what each science subject will cover.

Year 10 2021 Electives

Students are required to select 8 semester preferences.

You will study 6 and 2 will act as reserves.

Electives run for 1 semester apart from Languages and VCE Dance

Please note that not all options may run and some may be offered online.  

Please click the links below to view the elective presentations which might help you in your selection.





  • Chinese First Language: VCE Unit 1 & 2
  • Chinese Second Language:
  • Chinese Second Language: Advanced VCE Unit 1 & 2

English Language Studies ELS
*With recommendation from Head of Individual Learning (no video)

English as an Additional Language Support (EAL)
*With recommendation from Head of Differentiated Learning (no video)



Performing Arts

Dance: VCE Unit 1 & 2



Visual Art


  • ART 1: Art @ 21: Artist in the Studio – 2D
  • ART 2: Art Around the 3D Studio

Visual Communication Design

Digital Media – Industry Practice



History: The Cold War 1945-1990: From Stalin to Kim Jung Un

Global Politics: VCE Unit 2

Politics: VCE Unit 1


Ethics: VCE Unit 2

Business Studies

Be Your Own Boss

Citizens and the Law


Food Studies


Applied Digital Technology


STEM at Firbank


^ Students who would like to study a subject external to Firbank e.g. a language from VSL, please
select ‘Other’ as a subject on the portal and email your Wellbeing Leader and Director of Curriculum Isla


+61 3 9591 5188

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