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Year 10

Dear Year 10 Student,

This year you will have the opportunity to spend a whole week on a career exposure experience which you will choose yourself. This will prepare you for the world of work where you will get a better understanding of the importance of school subjects, and how they relate to the workplace.

During this year you will be continuing to prepare yourself for the SEC exams which you will sit for next year.

During this year you have various activities, even outside of school, related to the subject which you have chosen to focus on. A number of activities take place each year: Francofete for students who have chosen the French language, Mathematics Olympiad for students who are gifted in Mathematics, the Malta Robotic Olympiad competition if you have chosen Computer Studies as an option subject, Athletic competitions if you have a talent in this area, etc.

Being such an important year, you must remember that you can find all the support that is necessary during this journey. You can communicate with a trusted teacher of your choice who will lead you to the guidance teachers. If you need further support, the guidance teacher can refer you to the educational psychosocial team of the college, which consists of different professionals such as the counsellor, career advisor, social worker or an educational psychologist.

If you happen to be unhappy with the option subject that you have chosen in year 8, don’t worry, it is not the end of the world. We would advise you to seek guidance about other career paths that might intrigue you more after you finish secondary school. This can be done through your guidance teacher or career advisor.

We would also like to let you know that if you are facing any kind of difficulties in your life, even if they are not related to your studies, for example, bullying, relationships at home, identity formation or problems with friends, do not hesitate to seek help or advice from professionals that work in your school and who are there to help you. This can be done through your guidance teachers’ office who are always there for your assistance.

Help is also available during holidays and can be found through the office of your college principal.

Past papers needed for you to revise are also available for FREE to download from here.

The next scholastic year will commence on the 26th of September. The mid-term holidays will be between the 1st and the 5th November. Christmas holidays will start on the 24th of December and school will start again for the second term on the 7th January.

Half yearly exams will start on the 12th of February and end on the 26th February.

Carnival holidays will be on the 4th and 5th March whilst the Easter holidays will begin on the 17th April and last until the 25th of April.

Annual exams will take place between the 12th June and the 28th of June.

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