This is really good advice, just use the year to work out what you like and what you don't so you can make better decisions when you come to pick your subjects. Also, don't just dismiss subjects you didn't like in previous years- as with what happened to me, your interests and aspirations can change significantly over the course of a year. Best of luck.For subjects, during Year 10, its important to maximise the opportunity to explore them. So participate in all your subjects, put in the effort for all of them and do the work that is required in each subject.
What I mean by this is:
- Find out your strengths and weaknesses
- Find out which subjects you're interested in.
This is important because it will allow you to correctly choose suitable subjects for you in Years 11 and 12.
This might allow you to correctly select:
- The appropriate level of English (Standard/Advanced/Extension) for you to do.
- The appropriate level of Mathematics (General/2U/Extension) for you to do.
Also, this year - you might find that you like a certain faculty.
E.g. In Years 9 and 10, I loved Commerce (an elective) and this contributed to my selection of Business Studies and Economics for my HSC. I liked Science (not as much as the Social Sciences) so I chose one science (Physics). In Year 9, I was thinking of doing 2 sciences (or the Asian 4 to be exact) in Year 12. By Year 10, I ended up only choosing 1 science and 2 social sciences for Years 11 and 12.
If you like history during your time in Year 10, look into Modern History and Ancient History.
If you like PDHPE during Year 10, consider undertaking it for the HSC.
Year 10 is a time where you might make important decisions such as choosing the subjects that you have to do in the next 2 years so don't waste the opportunity to LOOK at ALL OF YOUR SUBJECTS.