2011 Senior School Curriculum Handbook by BNajKk

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									                                            Hallett Cove School
                                          2 – 32 Gledsdale Road
                                         Hallett Cove SA 5158


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                                       Senior School
                                   Curriculum Handbook


                                              2011




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      We believe that Hallett Cove School is among the best schools in which to complete an
      education. As the culmination of the quality teaching and facilities available to the young
      people who attend Hallett Cove School through R-12, our Senior School offers a
      comprehensive curriculum. This curriculum, along with the flexible timetable structure that
      underpins it, provides pathways for all students within the school community.

      The new SACE is designed to cater for flexible pathways. Some students may be studying
      vocational options in our Trade Centre (in this or other schools), some will have time at
      home, some want to do part-time work, others may take up University courses while at
      school. It is flexible to all students to succeed.

      With the introduction of the Personal Learning Plan in Year 10, all students can start thinking
      about life after school. Their goals for senior school and life are discussed and measured
      against their ability and attitude in the various subjects they have attempted so far. It is
      important to choose realistic options. One pathway is to University which may be through
      Science, Arts, Social Sciences or Health. Another pathway is the vocational one which
      may lead to TAFE study, apprenticeships or practical courses. There are also experiential
      subjects, sports and arts subjects designed to cater for a rich experience of life and are not
      necessarily career orientated. This decision making by students, parents and staff is a
      pivotal one.      This can be enhanced by good research, visits to further education
      institutions, communication with school staff and plenty of counselling.          Our team is
      dedicated to provide the right combination of counselling to secure a pathway to success.

      To explain and demonstrate the scope of the curriculum we offer to students who will be in
      Years 10, 11, 12 we have a Curriculum Handbook that contains our subject offerings for
      Stage 1 and Stage 2. In most cases, students undertaking the SACE need to plan ahead
      for the next two years of studies. By providing the information in this format, we trust that
      such planning is made easier and will lead to a clearer understanding of the complexities
      of the senior years of schooling.

      Making decisions about the future is not always easy.             We recognise this and have
      developed a set of procedures and support strategies to ensure that each student is able
      to choose a course that suits their interests, abilities and ambitions.

      There are many support publications and personnel to assist with this process and we would
      encourage all students and parents to take advantage of them. These include:
      Information in this Handbook
      Personal Learning Plan research
      The SATAC Tertiary Entrance Guide – distributed to students
      Information Handbooks from the Tertiary institutions and TAFE Institutes
      Year Level and Admin. Personnel
      The Student Counsellors
      Area of study Co-ordinators and subject contact people named within this publication
      Information provided at the SACE Information evenings – (for current Year 10s and Year 11s.

      I wish you every success in finding the best pathway for a successful Senior School and life
      after school.

      Peter Leverenz
      Principal
      Hallett Cove School R-12




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                                                        Contents
                               Course Selection                                                  4


                               New SACE:           South Australian Certificate of Education –   5
                                                   Outline of requirements

                               Southern Adelaide & Fleurieu Trade School                         7

                               Information for Year 10 Students                                  10

                               Stage 1 Subjects                                                  11

                               Stage 2 Subjects                                                  12
                                       Post School Pathways

                               Curriculum Areas – subjects offered:
                                         Arts                                                    14
                                         English                                                 21
                                         Flexible Learning Programmes                            26
                                         Health & Physical Education                             28
                                         Humanities and Social Sciences                          37
                                         Information Technology                                  42
                                         Japanese                                                45
                                         Mathematics                                             47
                                         Science                                                 54
                                         Technology                                              60




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                                                    Course Selection

In selecting subjects for Senior School, it is important that students and parents/caregivers give
due consideration to the following:



Consider
Student’s Abilities
       Consider achievement at school so far, current progress and work rate - and the
       preparedness of the student to commit to the necessary demands of study at this level.
Student’s Interests
       Consider the student’s main interests and success in certain subject fields.
Career Choices
       Consider possible career pathways.
Additional Information
       Consider whether there is any professional assistance or advice needed from
       appropriate staff members. Persons to contact with regard to specific subjects are
       indicated in the Subject Descriptors.



Read carefully
Subjects on offer
        Read which subjects each Area of Study is offering.
        Subject Descriptors
        Read the details about what each subject involves and where it leads.
Future Subject Possibilities
        Read the section ‘Study Pathways’ in the Subject Descriptors. Certain careers and
        tertiary courses require certain Senior School subjects. This information is available in
        the Job Guide and in the Tertiary Entrance Guide.



Understand
Pathways
       Understand the “Subject Pathways” (flowcharts) within each Area of Study.
Subject Changes
       Students need to understand that changes to their final choices of subjects will be
       difficult and limited:
        changes are only permissible where there is a genuine change in future direction,
            verified by parent/caregiver, or the need to rethink and rechoose because of poor
            achievement;
        while the computer program we use to create our Timetable is very powerful and
            makes most student choices viable, once the Timetable is set, it is usually very
            difficult for students to change their subject choices.



Therefore
Students need to think carefully about the subjects they choose and be committed to
undertaking them.




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                                                        The New SACE


What is the new SACE?
The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is a qualification awarded to students who
successfully complete their senior secondary education (years 11 and 12).

The SACE is being updated and strengthened to ensure it meets the needs of students,
families, higher and further education providers, employers and the community. The new SACE
will build upon the achievements of the current SACE and help students develop the skills and
knowledge needed to succeed – whether they are headed for further education and training,
university, an apprenticeship or straight into the workforce.

The certificate is based on two stages of achievement: Stage 1 (normally undertaken in Year
11) and Stage 2 (Year 12). Students will be able to study a wide range of subjects and courses
as part of the SACE.

The new SACE began in 2009 with the introduction of a compulsory subject called the Personal
Learning Plan (PLP), which is undertaken in Year 10. The SACE then continues through Year
11 and Year 12, with the first group of students graduating with the new qualification in 2011.



What are some of the features of the new SACE?
As part of the new SACE students will:
     receive credits for many different forms of education and training (such as academic
        subjects, learning a trade, TAFE, vocational training and community service) provided
        they are recognised by the SACE Board
     be able to return to their studies at any time in the future to complete the SACE without
        losing credit for work already undertaken
     receive A-E grades in every Stage 1 and Stage 2 SACE subject
     be expected to gain and demonstrate essential skills and knowledge for their future,
        focusing on communication, citizenship, personal development, work and learning
     have 30 per cent of their work in every Stage 2 subject externally assessed. This will be
        done in various ways, including exams, practical performances and presentations
     have outside moderators check the school-assessed parts of Stage 2 subjects to
        ensure consistent grading across the State.



The requirements to achieve the new SACE
To gain the new certificate students must earn 200 credits. Ten credits are equivalent to one
semester or six months’ study in a particular subject or course.

Some elements of the new SACE are compulsory. These are:
    a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) at Stage 1 (usually undertaken in Year 10), worth 10
       credits
    at least 20 credits towards literacy from a range of English/English as a Second
       Language studies at Stage 1
    at least 10 credits towards numeracy from a range of mathematics studies at Stage 1
    a Research Project – an in-depth major project – accredited at Stage 2, worth 10 credits
    completion of at least 60 additional credits in Stage 2 subjects and courses.




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The importance of the compulsory elements is reflected in the requirement that students must
achieve either an A, B, C in these subjects to complete the new SACE successfully.

In addition to the compulsory elements, students will choose from a wide range of subjects and
courses to earn the remaining 90 credits to gain the SACE. These include subjects and courses
from either Stage 1 or Stage 2.




Plumbing
Hallett Cove School
Students will be involved in a range of introductory topics such as Hand and Power
Tools, Welding and Levelling, with an emphasis on Plumbing.
Certificate Name:            Certificate 1 in Construction (Plumbing)
Duration:                    Full Year
Cost:                        $1,345
Work Placement:              3 weeks
S




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               Southern Adelaide & Fleurieu Trade School
The Southern Adelaide & Fleurieu Trade School (SAFTS) is a consortium of schools in the Southern
Adelaide, Fleurieu Peninsula and Kangaroo Island regions of the Department of Education and Children’s
Services in the south of Adelaide consisting of the following schools:
          Aberfoyle Park High School                             Reynella East High School
          Christies Beach High School                            Seaford 6-12 School
          Hallett Cove School                                    Mount Compass Area School
          Eastern Fleurieu School                                Victor Harbor High School
          Kangaroo Island Community Education -                  Willunga High School
          Parndana, Kingscote, Penneshaw                         Wirreanda High School
                                                                 Yankalilla Area School
Students access a range of vocational courses across the region hosted by local schools working with the
local community and industry. At the same time, young people will be able to achieve their South
Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) while learning skills and working toward industry-accredited
qualifications. They will be better prepared to take on apprenticeships and skilled jobs in areas that include
the areas we have identified skill shortages in - Health and Education, Agribusiness and Environmental,
Advanced Manufacturing and Automotive, Construction, Food, Wine and Tourism. ‘School to Work’
Apprenticeship Brokers help connect students with local industry and employers. The Apprenticeship
Brokers also make sure that contracts of training for young people are fair and reasonable for everyone
involved. Trade School students can do an apprenticeship or training while still at school, spending their
week days involved in a combination of school, working at a business and skills training at a TAFE or other
training provider.

The Southern Adelaide and Fleurieu Trade School partners with TAFE and other RTO’s to provide
nationally accredited and industry recognised courses. Trade School programs are offered to non- SAFTS
school students through partnership arrangements with Community Partnerships @ Work.

For more information about the Southern Adelaide and Fleurieu Trade School contact the VET coordinator
in your school.


Industry Pathways Program (IPP)
You have the opportunity to enrol in a secondary school vocational program that:
       Provides credit towards some or all of the following components of the SACE: Stage 1 and Stage
        2, English subjects, Maths subjects, Personal Learning Plan, and Research Project. Ask your
        subject counsellor for more information about opportunities in your school or region.
       Provides credit towards a recognised VET qualification. In some IPPs students have an
        opportunity to complete the whole qualification.
       Aims to provide pathways into the following: apprenticeships, traineeships, further education or
        training, and direct employment.
       Focuses on industry areas where there are skills shortages or emerging industries
       Provides practical vocational experiences, including in the workplace, an understanding of
        pathways in the industry, career development skills and vocational literacy and numeracy skills.


Structured workplace learning (SWL)
SWL is an opportunity for you to experience a real or simulated workplace opportunity relevant to your
VET program. The benefits of SWL includes: learning new skills, working as part of a team, experiencing
the workplace environment and becoming better informed for further career choices


What is VET?
VET refers to national vocational qualifications that are endorsed by industry. VET courses deliver
industry-endorsed units of competency from nationally endorsed training packages. VET qualifications are
recognised across Australia. Studying a VET program while still at school can:
        Provide you with a head start in your chosen career
        Make your senior school studies more relevant and interesting
        Enable you to work towards completing your SACE as well as gaining a training qualification
        Enable you to combine your school studies with part-time or casual employment
        Provide opportunities to learn “on the job” while undertaking work placement




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Costs
The vocational courses comply with Industry Training Packages which stipulate required tools, materials
and context.   Consequently, many of the courses include an additional financial fee to cover these
demands. There is a variation of costs between similar courses due to differences in agreements with
Registered Training Organisations and host schools. This may be due to training, assessment or the
competencies selected.

Whilst staffing costs or equivalent are covered by the host school as part of the reciprocal arrangements,
costs listed against courses are additional costs related to materials and services.

Public schools charge fees which are governed by legislation and can be varied by governing councils
under certain circumstances. These fees allow all students at public schools to access the general
curriculum offered by their home school.

Non-SAFTS School students will be charged a fee to cover staffing costs on top of the materials and
services fee listed.


Travel arrangements
Students will be required to arrange their own transport to training and work placements. In certain
circumstances, where students are able to demonstrate special needs, support for transport arrangements
may be available (contact the student support services in the home school).


Timetables
Most courses will occur on a Tuesday or Wednesday. To ensure that students are not disadvantages,
participating schools have agreed that where students miss lessons at their home school to participate in
these courses, Wednesday lessons will not include new work or assessment tasks. Other courses will be
offered in block times to facilitate access, and to minimise disruption.


Selection Guidelines
Selection for entry to regional courses will be based on the following guidelines:
Identified relevant interest and/or previous experience
Demonstrated capacity for independent learning
Identified career pathway

For further information contact your VET coordinator (Ms Thornton) or School Counsellor (Mr Hall).

Details of all courses for 2011 can be found on the Southern Adelaide and Fleurieu Trade School Website:
www.safts.sa.edu.au




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                                  Courses Available at Hallett Cove School


Plumbing
Students will be involved in a range of introductory topics such as Hand and Power Tools, Welding and
Levelling, with an emphasis on Plumbing.
         Certificate Name:         Certificate 1 in Construction (Plumbing)
         Duration:                 Full Year
         Cost:                     $1,345
         Work Placement:           3 weeks
         SACE Stage & Credits:     Stage 1, 40 Credits
         RTO:                      PEER VEET – 7027



Electrotechnology Career Start
This qualification provides grounding in safety and basic skills and knowledge for work in any
Electrotechnology discipline. It comprises of classroom based study and workshop activities as well as
one major written project. This certificate is completed over two years, as Stage 1 and Stage 2.
         Certificate Name:            Certificate 2 in Electrotechnology Career Start
         Duration:                    Full Year
         Cost:                        Stage 1 $1,575 Stage 2 $1,400
         Work Placement:              3 weeks
         SACE Stage & Credits:        Stage 1 & 2, 65 Credits
         RTO:                         PEER VEET – 7027



Clothing Production
The theory component will be completed online through TEXSKILL, (an industry-based training specialist
for the textile industry throughout Australia). A toolbox is used for the assessment and is based on a
fictional fashion design company called Orchid. Principles of fashion, design, pattern adaptation and
clothing construction will be covered in practical sessions.
          Certificate Name:          Certificate 2 in Clothing Production
          Duration:                  Full Year
          Cost:                      $475 + $35 (internet fee)
          Work Placement:            1 week
          SACE Stage & Credits:      Stage 1, 40 Credits
          RTO:                       Texskill – 0156




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                   Information for Year 10 Students

Year 10 students in 2011 will be undertaking studies in their first year of Senior School at Hallett
Cove School. This level of study is designated as Senior School Year 10. Student planning
and preparation are crucial at this stage as Year 10 lays the foundation for the successful
completion of secondary studies.

The importance of correct subject choices at this level is emphasised by the fact that students in
the Senior School will be working towards completing the SACE. This certificate has particular
curriculum requirements. Therefore student Year 10 subject combinations and personal effort
and achievement will ensure that students are in a position to embark on an appropriate
curriculum at Stage 1 in Year 11.

The organisation and presentation of Senior School Year 10 subjects is based on the semester
unit. This organisation provides significant flexibility in student subject choice and ensures that,
while completing compulsory units, students will also have the opportunity to undertake units of
study of particular interest to them. It is important that students take this opportunity to choose
a personal curriculum appropriate to their needs, interests, abilities and future aspirations.

The characteristics of a Year 10 student’s course at Hallett Cove School are:

1.         It will consist of 14 semester units of study.
2.         It will contain 12 compulsory units.
                     2 units of ENGLISH
                     2 units of MATHEMATICS
                     2 units of SCIENCE
                     1 unit of STUDIES OF SOCIETY & ENVIRONMENT
                     1 unit of Geography OR History
                     1 unit of THE PERSONAL LEARNING PLAN (PLP)
           PLUS 1 unit from the ARTS Area of Study
                     1 unit from the HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION Area of Study
                     1 unit from the TECHNOLOGY Area of Study
3.         It will contain an additional 2 units of choice from any of the following:
                     - Arts
                     - Health and Physical Education
                     - Languages other than English
                     - Technology

Full details of each unit subject are contained in this Handbook.

The units in the above mentioned Areas of Study are:

ARTS                                      TECHNOLOGY                    HEALTH & PHYSICAL
Art A                                     Applications and Web          EDUCATION
Art B                                       Technologies                Health
Design A                                  Programming and Animation     Entertaining
Design B                                  Publishing and Presentation   Food and Technology
Drama A                                   Metal Construction            Phys Education A - General
Drama B                                   Wood Construction                              - Volleyball Focus
Music A                                   Computer Graphics             Physical Education B
Music B                                   Electronics & Robotics        Outdoor Education
                                          Photography
LOTE                                      Small Engines
Japanese A & B                            Clothing and Textiles




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                                               Stage 1 Subjects

       Full details for each Stage One subject is set out in this Handbook
                        within their Area of Study groupings

Area of Study                             Subject
Arts                                           Creative Arts – Film Making
                                               Drama A & B
                                               Music A & B
                                               Visual Arts - Art A & B
                                               Visual Arts – Design A & B
English                                        English A
                                               Pre English Communications B
                                               Pre English Studies B
                                               English Pathways A & B
                                               English as a Second Language A & B
Flexible Learning                              Research Project
Health and Physical Education                  Child Studies
                                               Food and Hospitality
                                               Health
                                               Physical Education A & B
                                               Physical Education – Volleyball Focus
                                               Recreational Studies A & B
Information Technology                         Information Processing A & B
                                               Information Technology Systems -
                                                Certificate II in ICT
Languages Other Then English (LOTE)            Japanese A & B
Mathematics                                    Maths Applications A & B
                                               Maths Pathways A & B
                                               Maths Studies A, B & C
                                               Specialist Maths
Science                                        Biology
                                               Chemistry A & B
                                               Marine Studies
                                               Physics A & B
                                               Psychology
                                               Scientific Studies
Humanities and Social Sciences                 Ancient Studies
                                               Geography
                                               History
                                               Legal Studies
                                               Tourism
Technology                                     Computer Graphics
                                               Electronics
                                               Furniture Construction
                                               Metal Technology
                                               Photography A & B
                                               Textiles




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                                                             Stage 2 Subjects

                 Full details for Stage 2 subject are set out in this Handbook
                              within their Area of Study groupings
Subject                                      Area of Study                     Tertiary
                                                                               Admissions
                                                                               Subject *(TAS)
Biology                                      Science                                    Y
Chemistry                                    Science                                    Y
Child Studies                                Health and Physical Education              Y
Computer Graphics                            Technology                                 Y
Drama                                        The Arts                                   Y
Electronics                                  Technology                                 Y
English Communications                       English                                    Y
English Pathways                             English                                    Y
English Studies                              English                                    Y
English as a Second Language                 English                                    Y
English as a Second Language                 English                                    Y
Studies
Food and Hospitality                         Health and Physical Education             Y
Furniture Construction                       Technology                                Y
Geography                                    Humanities and Social Sciences            Y
Health                                       Health and Physical Education             Y
Information Processing and                   Technology                                Y
Publishing
Japanese (continuers)                        Languages                                 Y
Legal Studies                                Humanities and Social Sciences            Y
Mathematical Applications                    Mathematics                               Y
Mathematical Studies                         Mathematics                               Y
Mathematics Pathways                         Mathematics                               Y
Metal Construction                           Technology                                Y
Modern History                               Humanities and Social Sciences            Y
Music                                        The Arts                                  Y
Photography                                  Technology                                Y
Physical Education                           Health and Physical Education             Y
Physics                                      Science                                   Y
Psychology                                   Science                                   Y
Scientific Studies                           Science                                   Y
Society and Culture                          Humanities and Social Sciences            Y
Specialist Mathematics                       Mathematics                               Y
Sports Studies                               Health and Physical Education             Y
Textiles                                     Technology                                Y
Tourism                                      Humanities and Social Sciences            Y
Visual Arts – Art                            The Arts                                  Y
Visual Arts – Design                         The Arts                                  Y
Workplace Practices                          Flexible Learning                         Y

*           TAS subject is a subject which has been approved by TAFE SA and the universities as
            providing appropriate preparation for tertiary studies.




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                                          Post School Pathways

                          2012 University Entrance Requirements
Selection into university courses/programs
        Selection is based on both eligibility and rank. Eligibility allows you to be considered for
        selection; rank determines whether you are competitive enough to be selected.

To be eligible for selection into a university course/program you must:
             qualify for the SACE
             obtain a ATAR (Australian Admission Rank)
             meet any prerequisite subject requirements for the course/program.

The university aggregate and the Australian Admission Rank (ATAR):
       Your ATAR is calculated from your university aggregate.

To obtain a university aggregate and an ATAR you must:
            comply with the rules regarding Precluded Combinations
            comply with the rules regarding Counting Restrictions
            complete at least 80 credits of study at Stage 2 of which 60 credits of study must
             be 20 credit Tertiary Admissions Subjects (TAS).




                            2012 TAFE SA Entrance Requirements
Minimum Entry Requirements
      TAFE SA courses offered through SATAC have Minimum Entry Requirements (MER)
      which all applicants must meet in order to be eligible for selection. MER differ
      according to the level of the TAFE SA course concerned.

Minimum Entry Requirements for SACE students for Certificate III and higher level
courses
       To meet the MER for Certificate III and higher level course you must:
           qualify for the SACE
           obtain a TAFE SA Selection Score

           To obtain a TAFE SA Selection Score you must:
                have completed 60 credits of Tertiary Admissions Subjects (TAS), or 40 credits of
                 TAS and 20 credits of Recognised Subjects
                comply with the rules regarding Precluded Combinations.

Minimum Entry Requirements for SACE students for Certificate II level courses
      To meet the MER for Certificate II level courses you must:
          meet a literacy standard by the successful completion of 20 credits of Stage 1
           English, or the equivalent
          meet a numeracy standard by the successful completion of 10 credits of Stage 1
           Mathematics, or the equivalent.



           *         For further details regarding TAFE SA and university entrance please see the
                     current SATAC booklet.




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                                                                                       Curriculum

                                                         Arts

                                                                            Art A                Visual Arts – Art
                                                Art A                      and/or
                                 Art A         and/or                       Art B                        or
                                                Art B                      and/or
        Art                    and/or          and/or                    Design A             Visual Arts – Design
                                              Design A                     and/or
                                 Art B         and/or                     Design B            Note: Stage 2 Art and
                                                                                              Design are full year
                                              Design B                 Film making            courses and students
                                                                     1 Semester only          can not select both.


      Year 8                    Year 9         Year 10                    Stage 1                     Stage 2


Year 10 Art (A & B)                                                 Produce two major artworks with appropriate
Length of Course: 1 Semester each                                    support materials
Contact: Mr David O’Callaghan                                       Research, analyse and interpret artworks in
Students are able to choose Art in Semester 1 or 2                   written format
or both. The curriculum for each Semester will                      Develop and demonstrate subject-specific
change, so students are able to complete a full year                 terminology
of Year 10 Art if they wish.                                    Content
Course Description                                                  Practical: the production of two major artworks
Students will have the opportunity to develop their                  with appropriate back-up work. Students will
practical art making skills in drawing, painting,                    learn to use a variety of different techniques and
sculpture and printmaking. Students will work in a                   materials to present their ideas. Students must
variety of different media, document their work                      keep a record of the creative process. Diverse
processes and learn how to develop their visual                      methods of documentation are encouraged,
ideas to create finished artworks. In the theory                     including the use of sketches, models, notes,
component, students will complete a variety of tasks                 photographs, and multimedia.
including the study of an historical art movement and               Contemporary Practice in Art: Students
an artist study. Students will develop art terminology               undertake a study of an aspect of contemporary
and learn how to examine and critically analyse a                    practice(s) in art. Students will study aspects of
variety of artworks.                                                 modern art practice by examining the work of
Assessment Tasks                                                     modern artists through a variety of sources such
Students are required to undertake both practical                    as exhibition visits, videos of contemporary artist
and written assessment tasks and assignments as                      practices and class discussions.
determined by the teacher.                                          Art and Culture – An investigative study: In
Cost                                                                 this component, students investigate an artist(s)
Some costs may be involved for materials used in                     and his or her work(s) in the context of the
major practical work.                                                cultures in which the work was produced. The
Study Pathway                                                        investigative study will be presented in written
Successful completion of at least one unit of Art or                 form, supported by visual examples (e.g.
Design is required to undertake a Stage 1 Art course.                sketches and models).
                                                                Assessment
                                                                Assessment will include both practical and written
Stage 1 Art (A & B)                                             assessment tasks and assignments as determined
Length of Course: One Semester each                             by the teacher.
Assumed Background                                              Cost
At least one unit of Art or Design at Year 10.                  Some costs may be involved for materials used in
Contact Person: Mr David O’Callaghan                            major practical tasks.
Learning Requirements                                           Study Pathway
In this subject students are expected to;                       Stage 2 Art or Stage 2 Design
    Develop practical art making skills in drawing,
     painting, sculpture and printmaking




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Stage 2 Art                                                   demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
Length of Course: Full Year                                    the core concepts specific to film making
Contact Person: Mr David O’Callaghan                          investigate the nature and processes of working
Assumed Background                                             productively within the film making sector
Successful completion of least one unit of Art or             develop knowledge of working creatively through
Design at Stage 1 recommended.                                 an exploration of creative film media, materials,
Learning Requirements                                          techniques, processes, and technologies
In this subject students are expected to:                     develop and demonstrate practical skills,
    Develop practical art making skills using                 techniques, and processes to work creatively for
     selected media and techniques                             a purpose
    Produce two major artworks with appropriate              work individually and collaboratively to develop
     support materials                                         and present creative film products
    Research, analyse and effectively communicate            communicate and reflect on creative film making
     knowledge and understanding of own and                    ideas, processes, products, and opinions.
     others’ work                                         Content
    Develop and demonstrate subject-specific                 Camera skills and techniques including lighting
     terminology                                               and sound.
Content                                                       Film making roles (director, camera operator,
    Visual Thinking: Students create a folio                  etc)
     documenting their planning, thinking,                    Short film production and editing techniques
     experimentation and learning during the process          Film Analysis
     of creating their major art works. Students will         Negotiated Skill Development (this may include
     learn to use a variety of different techniques and        such things a community courses or workshops)
     materials to present their ideas. Diverse methods    Assessment
     of documentation are encouraged, including the       Assessment will include a short film and process
     use of sketches, models, notes, photographs, and     journal, and Investigation Report, skill development,
     multimedia                                           reflection, practical exercises, homework.
    Practical Resolution: Students produce two           Cost
     major artworks, based on the learning                There may be a cost involved in the Negotiated Skill
     documented in their folio. Students may choose       Development topic.
     to work with a wide range of materials and/or        Study Pathway
     techniques. A Practitioner’s Statement must be       This is a stand alone unit of work.
     written to accompany each major work, outlining
     the overall process, artistic influences and
     intended meaning or message of the work              Year 10 Design (A & B)
    Visual Arts in Context: Students explore a           Length of Course: 1 Semester each
     selected element of Arts practice, which may         Contact: Mr David O’Callaghan
     include an artistic style, material, technique or    Students are able to choose Design in Semester 1 or
     technology, through individual research and          2 or both. The curriculum for each Semester will
     examination of other artists’ work as well as        change, so students are able to complete a full year
     practical application and skill development          of Year 10 Design if they wish.
Assessment                                                Course Description
Assessment will include two major practical art           Design is about creating for a purpose, whereby
works, along with Practitioners’ Statements (40%),        students are given a set brief with limitations, and
two folios of support materials (30%) and a Visual        must work creatively within those limitations to solve
Study (30%).                                              the problem. Students electing to study Design will
Cost                                                      have the opportunity to work in the areas of:
Some costs may be involved for materials used in           Environmental Design: architecture, landscape,
major practical tasks.                                         interior design, etc.
Study Pathway                                              Product Design: appliances, fashion, transport,
Stage 2 Art provides appropriate preparation for a             etc
range of further education and employment options,         Graphic Design: posters, corporate graphics,
including University and TAFE courses, industry and            illustration, etc
self-employment.                                          The emphasis of the course is on learning the design
                                                          process and generating creative ideas to solve a set
                                                          problem. Students will learn to use a variety of
Stage 1 Creative Arts – Film Making                       different techniques and materials to present their
Length of Course: One semester                            ideas. In the theory component, students will
Contact Person: Ms Katrina Bilney                         complete a variety of tasks including the study of a
Assumed Background                                        design movement and a designer’s work. Students
Successful completion of a Year 10 Arts subject           will be introduced to new design terminology and
Learning Requirements                                     learn how to critically analyse the work of different
In this subject students are expected to:                 designers.




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Assessment Tasks                                           Stage 2 Design
Students are required to undertake both practical          Length of Course: Full Year
and written assessment tasks and assignments as            Contact Person: Mr David O’Callaghan
determined by the teacher.                                 Assumed Background
Cost                                                       Successful completion of least one unit of Art or
Some costs may be involved for materials used in           Design at Stage 1 recommended.
major practical work.                                      Learning Requirements
Study Pathway                                              In this subject students are expected to;
Successful completion of at least one unit of Art or           Demonstrate and understanding of the design
Design                                                          process
                                                               Develop and apply practical design skills to
                                                                solve problems
Stage 1 Design (A&B)                                           Produce two major design works with
Length of Course: One Semester each                             appropriate support materials
Contact Person: Mr David O’Callaghan                           Research, analyse and effectively communicate
Assumed Background                                              knowledge and understanding of own and
At least one unit of Art or Design at Year 10                   others’ work
Learning Requirements                                          Develop and demonstrate subject-specific
In this subject students are given a set brief with             terminology
limitations, and must work creatively within those         Content
limitations to solve a problem. Students electing to           Visual Thinking: Students create a folio
study Design will have the opportunity to work in the           documenting their planning, thinking,
areas of:                                                       experimentation and learning during the process
 Environmental Design: architecture, land                      of creating their major design works. Students
    scape, interior design, etc                                 will learn to use a variety of different techniques
 Product Design: appliances, fashion, transport,               and materials to present their ideas. Diverse
    etc                                                         methods of documentation are encouraged,
 Graphic Design: posters, corporate graphics,                  including the use of sketches, models, notes,
    illustration, etc.                                          photographs, and multimedia
Content                                                        Practical Resolution: Students produce two
     Practical: Learning the design process and                major design works, based on the learning
      generating creative ideas to solve a set problem.         documented in their folio. Students may choose
      Students are required to complete two major               create works of Environmental Design
      design tasks. For example, students may design            (architecture, landscape, interior design, etc),
      a novelty package or construct a model of a               Product Design (appliances, fashion, transport,
      contemporary building. Students will learn to use         etc), or Graphic Design (posters, corporate
      a variety of different techniques and materials to        graphics, illustration, etc). A Practitioner’s
      present their ideas                                       Statement must be written to accompany each
     Contemporary Practice in Design: Students                 major work, outlining the overall process,
      undertake a study of an aspect of contemporary            influences and intended function of the work
      practice(s) in design. Students will study the           Visual Arts in Context: Students explore a
      work of modern designers through a variety of             selected element of design, which may include a
      sources such as exhibition visits, videos of              style, material, technique or technology, through
      contemporary design practice and class                    individual research and examination of other
      discussions                                               designers’ work as well as practical application
     Design and Culture –An Investigative Study:               and skill development
      In this component, students investigate a            Assessment
      designer(s) and his or her work(s) in the context    Assessment will include two major practical design
      of the cultures in which the work was produced.      works, along with Practitioners’ Statements (40%),
      The investigative study will be presented in         two folios of support materials (30%) and a Visual
      written form, supported by visual examples (e.g.     Study (30%).
      sketches and models)                                 Cost
Assessment                                                 Some costs may be involved for materials used in
Assessment will include both practical and written         major practical work.
assessment tasks and assignments as determined             Study Pathway
by the teacher.                                            Stage 2 Design provides appropriate preparation for
Costs                                                      a range of further education and employment
Some costs may be involved for materials used in           options, including University and TAFE courses,
major practical work.                                      industry and self-employment.
Study Pathway
Stage 2 Design.




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                                                      Drama

                                             Drama A           Drama A
                                                                                            Drama
    Drama                  Drama             and/or             and/or
                                                                                   Note: Stage 2 Drama is a
                                                                                   full year course.
                                             Drama B            Drama B


     Year 8                 Year 9           Year 10            Stage 1                     Stage 2


Year 10 Drama A                                           Stage 1 Drama A
Length of Course: 1 Semester                              Length of Course: One Semester
Contact Person: Ms Carol Davey                            Contact Person: Ms Carol Davey
Course Description                                        Assumed Background
This course continues to develop performance skills       Successful completion of Year 10 Drama A or B
and knowledge of theatre through practical work,          Learning Requirements
improvisation, discussion and written responses.          In this subject students are expected to:
Students have the opportunity to work on a play as            Participate in the planning, rehearsal and
either an actor, designer, director or technician.             performance of a dramatic work – the Group
Students will be expected to perform in front of an            Production
audience.                                                     Plan and present an Individual Investigation,
Assessment Tasks                                               undertaking either an on or off-stage role
Students must participate in compulsory public                Analyse and interpret dramatic texts, genres or
performance as directed by the teacher. Students               styles of performance in both practical and
must also undertake both practical and written tasks           written modes
as      required.    Some       out    of      hours          Demonstrate their understanding of the roles of
rehearsal/performance may be required.                         a range of theatre practitioners – actors,
Cost                                                           designers, directors, technicians
There may be excursion costs where relevant.                  Develop subject-specific terminology
Study Pathway                                                 Communicate effectively in performance,
Successful completion of one unit of Drama at Year             discussion and in writing
10 is required to undertake Stage 1 Drama A and/or        Content
B.                                                            Presentation of Dramatic Work – the Group
                                                               Production
Year 10 Drama B                                               Dramatic Theory and Practice
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                  Individual Investigation and Presentation
Contact Person: Ms Carol Davey                            Assessment
Course Description                                        Assessment will include Performance (Group
This course continues to develop performance skills       Production), Folio (Review, Essay, Evaluation,
and knowledge of theatre through practical work,          Analysis)     and    Individual    Investigation and
improvisation, discussion and written responses.          Presentation.
Students have the opportunity to work on a play as        Cost
either an actor, designer, director or technician.        There will be excursion costs (attendance at a live
Students will be expected to perform in front of an       theatre performance).
audience.                                                 Study Pathway
Assessment Tasks                                          Stage 1 Drama B and /or Stage 2 Drama
Students must participate in compulsory public
performance as directed by the teacher. Students
must also undertake both practical and written tasks
as      required.    Some      out      of     hours
rehearsal/performance may be required.
Cost
There may be excursion costs where relevant.
Study Pathway
Successful completion of one unit of Drama at Stage
0 is required to undertake Stage 1 Drama A and/or
B.




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Stage 1 Drama B                                          Stage 2 Drama
Length of Course: One Semester                           Length of Course: Full Year
Contact Person: Ms Carol Davey                           Contact Person: Ms Carol Davey
Assumed Background                                       Assumed Background
Successful completion of Year 10 Drama A or B and        Successful completion of Year 11 Drama A or B
/ or Stage 1 Drama A.                                    recommended.
Learning Requirements                                    Learning Requirements
In this subject students are expected to;                In this subject students are expected to;
    Participate in the planning, rehearsal and              Apply knowledge and skills in developing,
     performance of a dramatic work – the Group               creating, planning and evaluating dramatic
     Production                                               works like the major group production
    Plan and present an Individual Investigation,           Respond to a performed drama and dramatic
     undertaking either an on or off-stage role               texts in an analytical, critical and reflective
    Analyse and interpret dramatic texts, genres or          manner
     styles of performance in both practical and             Investigate the world of drama and then
     written modes                                            evaluate information and ideas to create own
    Demonstrate their understanding of the roles of          works
     a range of theatre practitioners – actors,              Work both independently and collaboratively to
     designers, directors, technicians                        achieve dramatic outcomes
    Develop subject-specific terminology                    Develop subject-specific terminology
    Communicate effectively in performance,             Content
     discussion and in writing                               Presentation of Dramatic Works
Content                                                      Review and Reflection
    Presentation of Dramatic Work – the Group               Interpretative Study
     Production                                          Assessment
    Dramatic Theory and Practice                        Assessment will include Group Presentation (Text
    Individual Investigation and Presentation           Analysis), Folio (Report, Reviews), Interpretative
Assessment                                               Study (Innovator Study) and Performance (Group
Assessment will include Performance (Group               Production)
Production), Folio (Review, Essay, Evaluation,           Study Pathway
Analysis)     and     Individual    Investigation  and   Drama can lead to further study and careers in the
Presentation.                                            performing arts and entertainment industry
Study Pathway                                            Cost
Stage 2 Drama                                            There will be excursion costs (attendance at live
Cost                                                     theatre performances).
There will be excursion costs (attendance at a live
theatre performance)




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                                                        Music
                             Music A               Music A                 Music A
                                                   and/or                                              Music
                             and/or                                        and/or
                             Music B               Music B                 Music B
    Music
                                               Note: Completion
                      Note: Completion of                             Note: Completion of     Note: Stage 2 Music is a
                                              of both Music A and
                      both Music A and B is                           both Music A and B is   full year course.
                                                 B is desirable to
                     desirable to undertake                          required to undertake
                                               undertake Stage 1
                          Year 10 Music                                  Stage 2 Music.
                                                       Music.


   Year 8                     Year 9               Year 10                 Stage 1                   Stage 2

Year 10 Music A                                                  Students are required to undertake continuous
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                     assessments including performances as solo and
Contact Person: Ms Suzanne Wilkinson                             ensemble players, theory and aural tests, and
Assumed Background                                               assignments as determined by the teacher.
Performance skills as an instrumentalist or vocalist in          Cost
music and a willingness to commence or continue                  Instrumental/Vocal tuition – (as for Music A) Tuition
tuition on that instrument.                                      on the student’s chosen instrument or voice is
Course Description                                               COMPULSORY.
Students use their instrumental or vocal skills to               Write in theory books and manuscript paper will need
prepare performances as a soloist and an ensemble                to be purchased by all students undertaking this
member. Students also learn about music theory and               course.
use this knowledge to create their own compositions              There may be excursion costs where relevant.
and improve their listening skills.                              Study Pathway
Assessment Tasks                                                 Successful completion of Music A and B is required
Students are required to undertake continuous                    to undertake Stage 1 Music.
assessments including performances as solo and
ensemble players, theory and aural tests, and                    Stage 1 Music A
assignments as determined by the teacher.                        Length of Course: 1 Semester
Cost                                                             Contact Person: Ms Suzanne Wilkinson
Instrumental/Vocal tuition – Tuition can be arranged             Assumed Background
through the school for most instruments including                Successful completion of Year 10 Music A and B,
voice OR students may learn privately from                       including theoretical knowledge and ability to perform
accredited teachers. Students should complete the                on a musical instrument or voice.
appropriate application form for tuition at the start of         Learning Requirements
the 2011 school year. These will be available from               In this subject students are expected to:
the Music teacher.       Write in theory books and                   Demonstrate technical skill, accuracy and
manuscript paper will need to be purchased by all                     musicianship as one or more of an
students undertaking this course.       There may be                  instrumentalist/vocalist/composer/arranger/resea
excursion costs where relevant.                                       rcher
Study Pathway                                                        Demonstrate effective and creative use of one or
Successful completion of Music A and B is required                    more of
to undertake Stage 1 Music.                                           composing/arranging/transcribing/improvising
                                                                      techniques
Year 10 Music B                                                      Develop and apply knowledge of musical
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                          notations and vocabulary
Contact Person: Ms Suzanne Wilkinson                                 Aurally and visually identify musical elements,
Assumed Background                                                    stylistic features and the structure of musical
Successful completion of Music A at Year 10 and                       works
performance skills as an instrumentalist or vocalist.                Listen to, analyse, reflect on and communicate
Course Description                                                    ideas about music using appropriate terminology
Students continue to develop their performance skills                Experience and reflect on music in historical,
both as soloists and ensemble members, and                            social and cultural contexts
participate in an end of semester performance.                   Content
Students also build on their knowledge of theory to                  Performing as a Soloist on a chosen instrument
create compositions to make a class CD.                               or voice
Assessment Tasks                                                     Performing as an Ensemble member on a
                                                                      chosen instrument or voice




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    Composing and Improvising                           Stage 2 Music
    Developing Theory and Aural Skills                  Length of Course: Full Year
    Music in Contexts                                   Contact Person: Ms Suzanne Wilkinson
Assessment                                               Assumed Background
Assessment will include Skills Presentations (Both       Successful completion of Stage 1 Music.
Solo and Ensemble), Skills Development (Theory,          Learning Requirements
Aural, Composition) and Folio (Review and                The areas of study offered at Hallett Cove will be –
Research) and Concert Practice performances.             Solo     Performance,       Ensemble      Performance,
Cost                                                     Musicianship and Individual Study. Students are
Instrumental/Vocal Music Tuition (from $75 per           required to undertake 2 of these areas.
term), plus costs of sheet music etc.                    In this subject students are expected to:
Study Pathway                                                Demonstrate technical skill, accuracy and
Stage 1 Music B and then Stage 2 Music                        musicianship as a solo and/or ensemble
                                                              performer, present a repertoire of contrasting
Stage 1 Music B                                               works and engage an audience in public
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                  performances.
Contact Person: Ms Suzanne Wilkinson                         Musicianship – understand and use music
Assumed Background                                            terminology, identify and recognise rhythm, pitch
Successful completion of Year 11 Music A, including           tonality and harmony and present a score and
theoretical knowledge and ability to perform on a             recording of an arrangement.
musical instrument or voice.                                 Individual study – demonstrate skills to plan,
Learning Requirements                                         negotiate and implement an individual study,
In this subject students are expected to:                     demonstrate regular reviews of the process and
    Demonstrate technical skill, accuracy and                adapt goals as required and demonstrate
     musicianship as one or more of an                        evaluation skills.
     instrumentalist/vocalist/composer/arranger/resea    Content
     rcher                                                   Solo Performance develops students’ skills on a
    Demonstrate effective and creative use of one or         chosen instrument or their voice and in
     more                                           of        preparing and presenting public performances.
     composing/arranging/transcribing/improvising            Ensemble Performance develops students’ skills
     techniques                                               on their chosen instrument or voice, develops
    Develop and apply knowledge of musical                   their ability to musically perform publically and to
     notations and vocabulary                                 develop musical rapport with the other ensemble
    Aurally and visually identify musical elements,          members.
     stylistic features and the structure of musical         Musicianship has three components – 1. Theory,
     works                                                    Aural Recognition and Musical Techniques, 2.
    Listen to, analyse, reflect on and communicate           Harmony, 3. Arrangement
     ideas about music using appropriate terminology         Individual Study allows students to study in a
    Experience and reflect on music in historical,           musical area that holds a special interest to
     social and cultural contexts                             them. It is a negotiated topic which is not
Content                                                       covered by any other Stage 2 Music subject.
    Performing as a Soloist on a chosen instrument      Assessment
     or voice                                                Solo and Ensemble Performance have two
    Performing as an Ensemble member on a                    Summative assessments within the school (25%
     chosen instrument or voice                               each) and a third which is externally moderated
    Composing and Improvising including the                  (50%).
     making of a CD                                          Musicianship has 30% school based
    Developing Theory and Aural Skills at a higher           assessment, 40% for the arrangement which is
     level of understanding than Music A                      externally moderated and 30% for the
    Music in Contexts                                        Examination.
N.B. Students are expected to demonstrate                    Individual study has three components – the first
advancement in practical skills development.                  two are school assessed and the third is
Assessment:                                                   externally assessed. 1. Folio (30%), 2. Product
Assessment will include Skills Presentations (Both            (40%) and 3. Report (30%).
Solo and Ensemble), Skills Development (Theory,          Cost
Aural, Composition) and Folio (Review and                Instrumental/Vocal tuition (from $80 per term), plus
Research) and Concert Practice performances.             costs of sheet music etc.
Costs                                                    Study Pathway
Instrumental/Vocal Music Tuition (from $75 per           Stage 2 Music provides appropriate preparation for a
term), plus costs of sheet music etc.                    range of Tertiary Music courses.
Study Pathway
Stage 2 Music




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                                                    English

                                                             Pre English
                                                                                       English Studies
                                  English A                    Studies
                                               English A

 English        English               and                    Pre English
                                                                                 English Communications
                                                           Communications
                                  English B    English         English                     English
                                              Pathways       Pathways                     Pathways
                                                ESL A            ESL B                   ESL Studies

                                               Stage 1        Stage 1
 Year 8         Year 9             Year 10                                                 Stage 2
                                              Semester 1     Semester 2

Year 10 English A                                          solving problems and for personal, vocational and
Length of Course: 1 Semester                               creative purposes.
Contact Person: Mr Cameron Grover                          Content
Course Description                                         Students will read or view and respond to films,
Topics will vary from class to class. Students will        documentaries, short stories, speeches, blogs,
continue to develop their understanding of the world       websites, advertisements, technical and vocational
and themselves through the study of a range of texts,      texts, safety and instructional manuals and legal
including everyday texts, media and literature. They       documents.
will develop their ability to read, write, speak/listen    Students will compose a range of texts for different
and view with increasing depth of understanding.           practical purposes in written, oral or multimodal
Cost                                                       forms. Eg. written reports, business letters, notes,
There may be excursion costs where relevant.               messages, debates, telephone enquiries, film
Assessment Tasks                                           reviews, meeting minutes, websites. Students will
Students will be required to undertake written and         complete a range of tasks from a range of topics
verbal tasks. Students will keep a folio of their          depending on class, individual student need and
marked work and task sheets.                               interest.
Study Pathway                                              Assessment
Year 10 English B.                                         Each semester students will be required to submit
                                                           four to five pieces for formal assessment, although
                                                           more assignments will be set.
Year 10 English B                                          Study Pathway
Length of Course: 1 Semester                               Year 12 English Pathways
Contact Person: Mr Cameron Grover                          Cost
Course Description                                         Nil
See Year 10 English A. As well, some students may
study a Shakespeare text in this semester.
Assessment Tasks                                           Stage 1 English Pathways B
As for Year 10 English A.                                  Length of Course: 1 Semester
Cost                                                       Contact Person: Mr Cameron Grover/Mr David
There may be excursion costs where relevant.               Mitchell
Study Pathway                                              Assumed Background
Stage 1 English A or English Pathways                      Successful completion of Year 10 English A and B.
                                                           Learning Requirements
                                                           This course involves exploring, responding to and
Stage 1 English Pathways A                                 composing texts which may be vocational, personal
Length of Course: 1 Semester                               or social. Students are expected to use language to
Contact Person: Mr Cameron Grover/Mr David                 make connections with experiences in the workplace
Mitchell                                                   and society, for interacting with other people, for
Assumed Background                                         solving problems and for personal, vocational and
Successful completion of Year 10 English A and B           creative purposes.
Learning Requirements                                      Content
This course involves exploring, responding to and          Students will read or view and respond to films,
composing texts which may be vocational, personal          documentaries, short stories, speeches, blogs,
or social. Students are expected to use language to        websites, advertisements, technical and vocational
make connections with experiences in the workplace         texts, safety and instructional manuals and legal
and society, for interacting with other people, for        documents.




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Students will compose a range of texts for different      Study Pathway
practical purposes in written, oral or multimodal         Stage 1 English B Pre Communications or Stage 1
forms. Eg. written reports, business letters, notes,      Pre-Studies or English Pathways
messages, debates, telephone enquiries, film              Cost
reviews, meeting minutes, websites.                       There may be excursion costs where relevant.
Assessment
Each semester students will be required to submit
four to five pieces for formal assessment, although       Stage 1 Pre English Communications B
more assignments will be set.                             Length of Course: 1 Semester
Study Pathway                                             Contact Person: Mr Cameron Grover
Year 12 English Pathways                                  Assumed Background
Cost                                                      Successful completion of Stage One English A
Nil                                                       Content
                                                          Students develop their skills in written and spoken
                                                          language. A wide variety of texts is studied and
Stage 1 English A                                         students develop the skills to respond to these texts
Length of Course: 1 Semester                              critically, creatively and personally. Students create
Contact Person: Mr Cameron Grover                         their own texts, putting into practice the techniques
Assumed Background                                        they have studied. Students develop the skills to
Successful completion of Year 10 English A and B          participate in English Communications at Stage 2.
Learning Requirements                                     Assessment Tasks
This course involves exploring, responding to and         As for Stage 1 English A except that comparative
composing a range of texts which can be literary,         text study will replace the language study.
personal, social or cultural. Students are also           Study Pathway
expected to ,analyse and appreciate a wide range of       Stage 2 English Pathways, English Communications
texts to develop their skills, knowledge and              or English Studies.
understandings of the ways texts are constructed.         Cost
Content                                                   There may be excursion costs where relevant.
Topics will vary from class to class. All classes will
focus on the development of the core skills of
reading, writing, listening/speaking and viewing.         Stage 1 Pre-English Studies B
Students will investigate a variety of forms of           Length of Course: 1 Semester
language that operate in our society and how              Contact Person: Mr Cameron Grover
communication occurs in varied ways. Students will        Assumed Background
be able to negotiate some tasks and presentations         Successful completion of Year 10 0 English A and B
with the teacher.                                         Content
Students must complete a range of tasks from the          In this course students read and respond to a
following categories each semester:                       number of texts, primarily literature texts. They
       Reading and responding to texts – ‘texts’ refer   develop skills in written responses as preparation for
        to novels, films, short stories, speeches,        English Studies at Stage 2. Students analyse text;
        advertisements. Students will read, view and      identify structural, conventional and linguistic
        listen to a range of texts and respond in         features; compare and contrast texts; further develop
        writing, orally or multimodal forms               critical awareness of how texts are constructed and
       Producing texts - students will compose a         understand how the interpretation of texts are
        range of texts in either the written, oral or     constructed and how the interpretation of texts is
        multimodal forms                                  generated. This leads to English Studies or English
       Extended Study - students will complete ONE       Communications in Year 12.
        of the following studies during each              Assessment Tasks
        semester:                                         As for Stage 1 English A except that comparative
               o Language Study – a study on an           text study will replace the language study. Students
                    aspect of language beyond school      will participate in a 90 minute end of semester exam.
               o Connected Text Study – a                 Study Pathway
                    connected study of two texts          Stage 2 English Pathways, English Communications
               o A Student Negotiated Study – a           or English Studies
                    negotiated language - focussed        Cost
                    study                                 There may be excursion costs where relevant.
Assessment Tasks
Students will be required to undertake written and
verbal tasks as determined by the teacher. Students
will be required to maintain an English folio, which
they will submit at the end of the semester. This will
need to include four pieces of writing, evidence of at
least one oral presentation and a language study.




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Stage 2 English Studies                                     Assessment
Length of Course: Full Year                                 Students complete a Folio containing work from both:
Contact Person: Mr Cameron Grover                              Part 1: Response to an example of communication
Assumed Background                                             Part 2: Text production with writer’s statement.
Achievement of at least a ‘B’ in Stage 1 Pre English        The total length of the writing in the Folio is up to a
Studies or written recommendation by teacher.               maximum of 2000 words.
Learning Requirements                                       The folio is double marked, firstly by the student’s
Students undertake written and oral tasks within the        teacher and secondly by an external assessor
following categories :                                      appointed by the SACE Board. The teacher and the
    Text Study                                             external assessor make a decision about the quality
     In the Text Study students will read and view a        of the folio with reference to the performance
     range of texts including novels, short stories and     standards.
     films, poetry from the past, contemporary texts,       Study Pathway
     and those from everyday experience. The                This is a TAS subject and can be used for University
     emphasis is on in-depth analysis of texts and          and TAFE entrance.
     developing logical and convincing responses in
     written and oral forms.
    Text Production Study                                  Stage 2 English Pathways
     Students compose texts, both written and oral          Length of Course: Full Year
     covering a range of text types e.g. narrative,         Contact Person: Mr Cameron Grover
     persuasive, expository, and descriptive’               Assumed Background
                                                            A pass at Stage 1 English.
Assessment                                                  Content
School-based Assessment                      Weighting      Students undertake written and oral tasks within the
                                                            following categories:
         Class text studies                  30%            Reading and Responding to Text Study
         Individual Study                    20%            In the Reading and Responding to Text Study
         Text Production                     20%            students will read and view a range of shared or
                                                            class texts which have a connection with people and
External Exam                       30%                     experiences in a range of vocational, social or
Study Pathway                                               cultural situations and respond to them in writing,
This is a TAS subject and can be used for University        orally or in the multimodal form.
and TAFE entrance                                           Text Production
                                                            Student will study the construction of a range of
                                                            written and oral texts; the conventions of style,
Stage 2 English Communications                              grammar, content, vocabulary and format and
Length of Course: Full year                                 develop their own texts based on examples of good
Contact Person: Mr Cameron Grover                           practice. There will be an emphasis on planning,
Assumed Background                                          drafting and self-editing of student developed texts.
Achievement of a B grade in English in Semester 1           Language Study
or 2 or a written subject teacher recommendation.           Students will undertake an independent study that
Learning Requirements                                       has a major focus of the use of language by a group
English Communications focuses on the development of        of people in a chosen situation or context.
English skills, and in particular the communication         Assessment
process. Students learn to recognise the conventions of                                             Weighting
different text types and situations. By reading, writing,   School- based Assessment
viewing, listening and speaking students develop a wide          Text analysis                         35%
range of literacy skills.
                                                                 Text production                       35%
Content
Students undertake tasks within the following:              External Assessment –
    Text Study
                                                                 Language Study                        30%
    Text Production Study
    Communication Study (consists of two parts)
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning             Study Pathway
through the following assessment types:                     This is a TAS subject and be used for University and
     School-based Assessment                 Weighting      TAFE entrance.
         Text Analysis                              20%
         Text Production                            20%
         Communication Study                        30%
    External Assessment
         Folio                                      30%




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Year 10 English as a Second Language                    Text Study
A                                                           Students explore a range of written, oral, and
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                 visual texts, constructed for different purposes
Contact Person: Ms Marlene Sampson                           and in a range of genres. Texts studied could
Learning Requirements                                        include feature films, web pages, poetry,
English as a Second Language is designed for                 newspaper or magazine articles, documentaries,
students for whom English is an additional language          talks by guest speakers, or news broadcasts.
or dialect.                                             Investigative Study
Course Description                                          Students investigate a topic of personal interest
Students will develop their language and                     by moving beyond the classroom to interview
communication skills in the areas of speaking,               one or more people of their choice, and to
listening, reading, writing and viewing. They will           develop further skills through investigation of
study the structure and function of the English              wider information about the topic of their
language. Students will gain more confidence in their        interview.
ability to use English across all curriculum areas.     Communication Study
Assessment Tasks                                            The focus of this study is on written and oral texts
Students will be required to undertake written and           as they are used in contexts beyond the classroom
verbal tasks as determined by the teacher.                   and, in particular, the uses of texts to persuade,
Cost                                                         influence, and instruct other people, to develop
There may be excursion costs where relevant.                 critical understanding of effective communication
Study Pathway                                                skills.
Stage 1 ESL or Stage 1 English or English Pathways      Assessment
                                                        Students complete 4-5 assessments from all
                                                        components of the course, each with a weighting of
                                                        at least 20%
Year 10 English as a Second Language                    Students demonstrate evidence of learning through
B                                                                 knowledge and understanding
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                      analysis
Contact Person: Ms Marlene Sampson                                application
Course Description                                                communication
Students will develop their language and                Study Pathway
communication skills in the areas of speaking,          Stage 2 ESL
listening, reading, writing and viewing. They will      Cost
study the structure and function of the English         There may be excursion costs where relevant.
language. Students will gain more confidence in their
ability to use English across all curriculum areas.
Assessment Tasks
Students will be required to undertake written
                                                        Stage 1 English as a Second Language
and verbal tasks as determined by the teacher.          B
Cost                                                    Length of Course: 1 Semester
                                                        Contact: Ms Marlene Sampson/Mr Cameron
There may be excursion costs where relevant.
                                                        Grover
Study Pathway
                                                        Assumed Background: Stage 1 ESL A
Stage 1 ESL or Stage 1 English or English               Learning Requirements
Pathways                                                English as a Second Language is designed for
                                                        students for whom English is an additional language
                                                        or dialect. Stage 1 English as a Second language
Stage 1 English as a Second Language                    allows students to achieve the literacy requirement
A                                                       in the SACE.
Course Length: 1 Semester                               Content
Contact Person: Ms Marlene Sampson/Mr                   The subject is based on responding to, and
Cameron Grover                                          composing, oral and written texts in a range of
Assumed Background: Successful completion of            genres and situations. Areas of study include:
Year 10 English or ESL                                  Text Study
Learning Requirements                                       Students explore a range of written, oral, and
English as a Second Language is designed for                 visual texts, constructed for different purposes
students for whom English is an additional language          and in a range of genres. Texts studied could
or dialect. Stage 1 English as a Second language             include feature films, web pages, poetry,
allows students to achieve the literacy requirement          newspaper or magazine articles, documentaries,
in the SACE.                                                 talks by guest speakers, or news broadcasts.
Content                                                 Investigative Study
The subject is based on responding to, and                  Students investigate a topic of personal interest
composing, oral and written texts in a range of              by moving beyond the classroom to interview
genres and situations. Areas of study include:               one or more people of their choice, and to




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     develop further skills through investigation of
     wider information about the topic of their                  Language Application                     20%
     interview.
Communication Study                                          External Assessment
    The focus of this study is on written and oral texts
     as they are used in contexts beyond the classroom           Investigation                            30%
     and, in particular, the uses of texts to persuade,
     influence, and instruct other people, to develop       Cost
     critical understanding of effective communication      There may be excursion costs where relevant.
     skills.                                                Study Pathway
Assessment                                                  This is a TAS subject and can therefore be used for
Students complete 4-5 assessments from all                  University and TAFE entrance.
components of the course, each with a weighting of
at least 20%
Students demonstrate evidence of learning through           Stage 2 English As A Second Language
          knowledge and understanding
          analysis                                         Studies
          application                                      Length of Course: Full Year
          communication                                    Contact Person: Ms Marlene Sampson
Study Pathway                                               Assumed Background
Stage 2 ESL                                                 This course can only be undertaken by students
Cost                                                        whose first language is not English, including
There may be excursion costs where relevant.                students who were born in Australia but speak
                                                            another language at home.
                                                            Course Description and Content
                                                            Experience of Stage 1 ESL would be an advantage.
Stage 2 English as a Second Language                        This course aims to develop student’s competence in
Length of Course: 1 or 2 Semesters
                                                            the use of the English language in the areas of
Contact Person: Ms Marlene Sampson
                                                            speaking, writing, reading, listening and viewing. It
Assumed Background
                                                            focuses on the structure and function of the English
This course can only be undertaken by students
                                                            language to further develop student’s literacy skills.
whose first language is not English, including
                                                            Students will use language to communicate in
students who were born in Australia but speak
                                                            appropriate way for different purposes.
another language at home.
                                                            Assessment Tasks
Course Description and Content
                                                            School assessment includes an Investigation, text
Experience of Stage 1 ESL is an advantage.
                                                            production and oral presentations, discussion and
Students will develop their language and
                                                            written work about a text. External assessment –
communication skills in the areas of speaking,
                                                            SACE Board exam
listening, reading, writing and viewing. They will
study the structure and function of the English
language. Students will gain more confidence in their           School-based Assessment                Weighting
ability to use English across all curriculum areas. The
topics will extend student’s understanding and                       Issues Analysis                      20%
appreciation of Australia as a multi-cultural society.
Assessment Tasks                                                     Text Production                      20%
Students will need to demonstrate their ability to use
English in activities that involve the skills of reading,            Investigation                        30%
speaking, listening, writing and viewing. They will
complete a folio of summative work that includes                External Assessment
pieces of written work, oral tasks and speaking and
listening tasks. These tasks make up 70% of the
                                                                     Examination                          30%
final mark. An externally assessed Investigation is
worth 30%.
                                                            Cost
                                                            There may be excursion costs where relevant.
 School-based Assessment                      Weighting
                                                            Study Pathway
                                                            This is a TAS subject and can therefore be used for
      Communication Study                        20%        University and TAFE entrance.
      Text Production                            30%




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                                             Flexible Learning
Year 10 Personal Learning Plan (PLP)                     Assessment type one: Folio (25%)
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                Three assessment pieces which may take the
Contact Person: Ms Lee Knight                                form of an investigation, an oral, a skills
Course Description                                           demonstration or a report
The Personal Learning Plan is a new compulsory           Assessment type two: Performance (25%)
SACE subject, which will be undertaken in Year 10.          Two assessment pieces which provide evidence
Students will consider their aspirations and research        of the student’s Vocational learning. Students
reliable career information to help them make                will be expected to organise and complete two
appropriate subject choices and map out their future.        worksite placements each comprising 25-30
Students will work towards goals they need to                hours
achieve as they progress through school towards          Assessment type three: Reflection (20%)
work, training or further study.                            Two assessment pieces in which students
The Personal Learning Plan will help students:               critically reflect on their learning to demonstrate
    Identify and research career paths and options          their understanding of workplace practices,
     (including further education, training and work)        conditions and cultures. This will include both
    choose appropriate SACE subjects and courses            written and oral reflection.
     based on plans for future work and study            External Assessment (30%) – Marked by the SACE
    consider and access subjects and courses            Board
     available in and beyond school                         Investigation – 2000 words or 12 minute oral
    review their strengths and areas they need to       Cost
     work on, including literacy, numeracy and           Students enrolled in VET courses will incur costs and
     information and communication technology (ICT)      there may be costs associated with completing work
     skills                                              placements
    gain skills for future employment                   Study Pathway
    identify goals and plans for improvement            This is a TAS subject and can be used for University
    review and adjust plans to achieve goals            and TAFE pathways.
The Personal Learning Plan will contribute 10 credits
towards the SACE.
Cost                                                     Stage 2 Research Project
Nil                                                      Contact Person: Ms Lee Knight
Assessment Tasks                                         Length of Course: 1 Semester
The PLP will contain a range of assessment tasks         Assumed Background Nil
including written, research, self-reflection, and oral   Learning Requirements
tasks.                                                   The Research Project is a compulsory 10-credit
Study Pathway                                            subject that students need to complete with a ‘C’
The PLP subject will form the basis for further          grade or better to achieve the SACE.
student personal and pathway development                 The Research Project gives students the opportunity
opportunities in Year 11 and Year 12.                    to study an area of interest in depth. It allows
                                                         students to use their creativity and initiative, while
                                                         developing the research and presentation skills they
Stage 2 Work Place Practices                             will need in further study or work.
Length of Course: Full Year                              Content
Contact Person: Ms Lee Knight                            In this subject students will have opportunities to
Assumed Background: Nil                                  develop the five capabilities:
Learning Requirements                                         communication
In this subject students are expected to:                     citizenship
    Develop knowledge and skills and                         personal development
     understanding of the nature, type and structure          work
     of the workplace                                         learning.
    Learn about the changing nature of work,            Students will also have the opportunity to develop
     industrial relations, safe and sustainable          their research skills.
     workplace practices, locally, nationally and        Students select one of the following capabilities that
     globally.                                           they consider to be particularly relevant to their
Content                                                  research project - communication, citizenship,
    Industry and Work knowledge                         personal development, or work. The demonstration,
    Vocational Learning                                 development, and evaluation of the selected
    Vocational Education and Training                   capability will be incorporated in the external
Assessment                                               assessment of this subject.
School Based Assessment (70%) – Marked internally        The Research Project can take many forms, for
and moderated by the SACE Board                          example:




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   community-based projects                       student wishes to use the Research Project as part
                                                   of their ATAR.
   technical or practical activities
                                                   Cost
   work-related research                          May depend on an individual’s choice of research
   subject-related research.                      project.
Assessment                                         Study Pathway
Assessment is based on 70% school based            Students must gain a “C” grade minimum to achieve
assessment. This includes a record of research,    their SACE.
discussion of research and findings of research.
External assessment makes up the remaining 30%.
This may take different forms – depending if the




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                                     Health and Physical Education
                                     Health & PE
         Health                                            Health                   Health            Health Education
                                     Compulsory
                                     Health & PE
                                     Compulsory          Outdoor             Recreation Studies
Physical Education                                                                                      Sports Studies
                                           and          Education                  A&B
                                      Elective PE
                                                    Physical Education       Physical Education
                                                          A&B                         A
                                                                             Physical Education
                                                                                                     Physical Education
                                                                                      B
    Volleyball Focus             Volleyball Focus    Volleyball Focus         Volleyball Focus
         Class                        Class               Class                    Class

         Year 8                          Year 9          Year 10                    Stage 1                 Stage 2

Year 10 Health                                                      Stage 1 Health
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                        Length of Course: 1 Semester
Contact Person: Mr Craig Bowering                                   Contact Person: Mr Craig Bowering
Course Description                                                  Assumed Background: Keen interest in health
This course aims to help students make                              related issues and a willingness to participate in
informed choices about health issues and to develop                 discussions and group work
an understanding of the factors which affect their                  Learning Requirements
health. Topics to be studied may include a selection                In this subject, students are expected to:
from the following:                                                     Identify and understand influences on personal
                                                                         and community health and wellbeing
     Group & Interpersonal skills – including group                    Investigate the roles and responsibilities of
      dynamics, assertiveness, communication and                         individuals, communities, and governments in
      self esteem.                                                       addressing health and well-being issues and
     Sexuality issues - including relationships, sexual                 priorities
      safety, and current issues including teenage                      Analyse current trends and key issues impacting
      pregnancy.                                                         on the health of Australians and the role of
     Drug use and harm-minimization – emphasis on                       education and health promotion in enhancing
      the topics of alcohol and marijuana. Includes                      health outcomes
      value clarification, decision-making and                          Work independently and in groups to develop
      knowledge of current issues.                                       participation, interpersonal, and group skills and
                                                                         apply them in a practical area related to health
     Health    and     Lifestyle  Diseases    /
                                                                        Initiate and reflect on personal and social
      Management – obesity, cardiovascular                               actions for improving the health of individuals
      diseases, diabetes.                                                and communities and fostering sustainable
     Personal Health – mental health / illness,                         environments.
      stress and its management                                     Content
Cost                                                                          Core Concepts
Possible excursion costs.                                                     Ways of Defining Health – Definitions of
Assessment Tasks                                                               Health, Indicators/Components of Health
Appropriate participation in whole class and group                            Health Literacy – Responsibility for Health,
discussions is assessed throughout. In addition, a                             Improvement and Maintenance of health,
selection of any of the following: Reflections,                                Health Inequities, Environment and Health
Dilemma-Solving, Analysis, Tests, Research, Oral                              Option Studies
Presentations.                                                           Each option study may be approached through
Study Pathway                                                            one or more focus topics. The list of
Successful completion of this unit provides the                          suggested topics for each option study is neither
desired background for Health Education at SACE                          prescriptive nor exhaustive.
Stage 1.                                                                 Teachers and students may negotiate
                                                                         appropriate topics that support the study of
                                                                         one or more options from:
                                                                         Health and Participation in an Active Lifestyle,
                                                                         The Effects of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other
                                                                         Drugs on Health, Health and the Environment,
                                                                         Contemporary Health Priorities in Australia




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         Health and Relationships, Mental and                  Study Pathway
         Emotional Health, Growing up Healthy,                 This is a TAS subject and can be used for University orr
         Careers and Vocational Studies in Health,             TAFE pathways.
         Open Topic
Assessment
         Issues Response                     20%               Year 10 Physical Education A
         Media Response                      20%               Option 1
         Group Activity                      30%               Length of Course: 1 Semester
         Investigation                       30%               Contact Person: Mr Craig Bowering
Study Pathway
                                                               Course Description
Leads to Stage 2 Health or careers in Health Care or
                                                               A practically orientated course designed to
Health Education.
                                                               encourage students to develop skills and confidence
Cost
                                                               in a range of sporting and recreational activities.
Costs may apply if excursions are conducted.
                                                               According to demand the activities that may be
                                                               offered include:
                                                                Athletics           Aquatics        Squash
Stage 2 Health Education                                        Golf                Archery         Volleyball
Length of Course: Full year                                     Netball             Basketball      Badminton
Contact Person: Mr Craig Bowering
                                                                Ten pin bowling
Assumed Background: Keen interest in health
                                                               The course includes a theory component.
related issues.
                                                               Assessment Tasks
Learning Requirements
                                                               Practical activities                           50%
In this subject, students are expected to:
                                                               Attitude and Cooperation                       30%
    Demonstrate a critical understanding of influences        Theory tasks relating to Sports Injuries       20%
     on personal and community health and well-being           Cost
    Investigate and critique the roles and responsibilities   Costs according to the community activities selected
     of individuals, communities, and governments in           Study Pathway
     addressing health and well-being issues and               Stage 1 Physical Education
     priorities
    Critically analyse current trends and issues affecting
     the health status of individuals and communities in
     Australia and globally, and the role of education in      Year 10 Physical Education - B
     promoting and enhancing health outcomes                   Length of Course: 1 Semester
                                                               Contact Person: Mr Craig Bowering
    Demonstrate participation, interpersonal, practical,
                                                               Course Description
     and group skills as applied to an area related to
     health                                                    A practically orientated course designed to
                                                               encourage students to develop skills and confidence
    Initiate and evaluate personal and social actions to
                                                               in a range of sporting and recreational activities.
     promote improved health outcomes for individuals
                                                               According to demand the activities that may be
     and communities
                                                               offered include:
    Demonstrate a critical understanding of, and apply,
                                                                Baseball            Touch         Squash
     health literacy skills.
Content                                                         Golf                Archery       Volleyball
Students will study:                                            Netball             Basketball    Badminton
One of the following Core Concepts                              Ten pin bowling  Indoor bowls     Soccer
    Health Literacy or                                        The course includes a theory component.
    The Social & Economic Determinants of Health              Assessment Tasks
Three of the following Option Topics                           Practical activities                         50%
                                                               Attitude and Cooperation                     30%
    Health Promotion in the community, Stress and
                                                               Theory tasks relating to Exercise Physiology 20%
     Health
                                                               Cost
 Health and the environment, Sexuality and Health,            Costs according to the community activities selected
    Health and Relationships                                   Study Pathway
   Risks and Challenges to Health, Vocational                 Stage 1 Physical Education
    Studies and Applications in Health
Assessment:
School Based Assessment 70%                                    Year 10 Volleyball Focus Class (VFC)
          Group Investigation & Presentation 30%               Option 2
          2 Sources Analysis                  20%              Length of Course:1 Semester
          2 Practical Activities              20%              Contact Person: Mr Grant Glover
External Assessment 30%                                        Course Description
          Investigation                       30%              The course involves both practical and theory.
Cost                                                           Practical
Possible excursion costs. Possible cost for First Aid          This class provides the opportunity for students to
Certificate if offered $90.                                    develop their volleyball skills, knowledge and tactical




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awareness. The VFC will include Beach and Outdoor          Folio - Journal entries and Assignments    25%
Volleyball, Indoor Volleyball, and one other elective      Cost
sport – to be negotiated. Students will be offered         $100.00 - $150.00.        The bulk of the cost is
competition opportunities including; Beach Volleyball      associated with the three day bush walk. The school
Tournaments, Junior League (Friday nights during           does have tents, cooking equipment, basic back
terms 2 and 3) Fleurieu Cup and Knockout teams as          packs and sleeping mats. Students are expected to
well as informal ‘challenges’ against Brighton and         provide their own sleeping bags.
Willunga.                                                  Study Pathway
The Volleyball Focus Class will continue through           Stage 1 Recreation Studies
Semester 2 as an extra-curricular commitment
(lunchtimes and before or after school trainings) in
preparation for the State Schools Cup in term 3 and        Stage 1 Physical Education A
Australian Schools Cup in Melbourne late in term 4.        Length of Course: 1 Semester
A selection / confirmation process will take place for     Contact Person: Mr Craig Bowering
this course in Term 4 (2009).                              Assumed Background: B grade or better in Year 10
Theory                                                     PE is recommended for this subject
This subject has a theory component which includes         Learning Requirements
a study of sports injuries.                                    In this subject, students are expected to:
Assessment Tasks                                               Demonstrate practical skills and techniques
                                                                specific to a variety of human
   Skill        40%                                            physical activities
                           Skills checklists - skill and
                                                               Interpret and apply (independently, with groups,
                           strategic development,               and in teams) effective skills,
                           game intensity &                    specific concepts and ideas, strategies,
                           performance, leadership              techniques, rules, and guidelines
 Attitude       40%        Approach to individual &            Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
                           team tasks, playing                  the nature of physical activity
                           intensity, contribution to          Analyse and reflect on the implications of
                           program                              physical activity for personal and
 Theory         20%        Tests, assignments and              community health and well-being
                           worksheets                          Interact collaboratively and demonstrate initiative
                                                                and leadership.
                                                           Content
Cost                                                                Practical Skills and Applications
Either $130 – for continuing students: This includes            Students complete three practicals. Selected from:
equipment fees, nomination fees and transport for               Athletics, Surfing, Badminton, Touch, Archery,
Beach, Fleurieu Cup and Knock Out competitions                  Indoor Cricket, Soccer, Baseball, Softball
and informal ‘challenges’, as well as Volleyball SA
                                                                    Course Work
registration fees and State Schools Cup fees.
                                                                This area of study requires an experimental,
OR $200 – for students new to the VFC: This
                                                                analytical approach to physical activity and well-
includes a playing shirt, knee pads, whistle and Level
                                                                being.
1 referees course in addition to the costs outlined
                                                                Topics include:
above.
                                                                Exercise Physiology - Skeletal System, Joints,
Study Pathway
                                                                Muscular System, Energy Systems, Circulatory
Stage 1 Volleyball Focus Class or Physical
                                                                System, Respiratory System, Fitness
Education A and/or B
                                                                Components
                                                                Training Principles and Methods - Intensity,
                                                                Duration, Progressive Overload, Specificity,
Year 10 Outdoor Education                                       Continuous, Interval and Resistance Training,
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                    etc.
Contact Person: Mr Craig Bowering                          Assessment
Course Description                                         Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students
The course runs for one semester and culminates in         demonstrate evidence of their learning through the
a three day self reliant bush walk. Students develop       following assessment types:
skills related to bush craft, outdoor camping, First       Practical – (3 topics) Skills Test, Observation
Aid, survival skills, team skills, safety and caring for   Checklist, Video Analysis, etc.                 60%
the environment. Practical activities include;
                                                            Theory – Assignments, Tests, Lab Reports, Exam
Bushwalking, Orienteering, Rock Climbing and
Canoeing (subject to negotiation).                                                                         40%
Assessment Tasks                                           Cost
Preparation, participation in and evaluation of three      Costs may apply if community based practical topics
day bushwalk                                   35%         are selected
First Aid Test                                 15%         Study Pathway
Environmental Project                          25%         Leads to Stage 2 Physical Education




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Stage 1 Physical Education B                               Practical – (3 topics) Skills Test, Observation
Length of Course: 1 Semester                               Checklist, Video Analysis, etc.                 60%
Contact Person: Mr Craig Bowering                          Theory – Assignments, Tests, Lab Reports, Essay,
Assumed Background                                         Exam                                            40%
B grade or better in Year 10 PE is recommended for         Cost
this subject                                               Costs may apply if community based practical topics
Learning Requirements                                      are selected
In this subject, students are expected to:                 Study Pathway
    Demonstrate practical skills and techniques           Leads to Stage 2 Physical Education
     specific to a variety of human physical activities
    Interpret and apply (independently, with groups,
     and in teams) effective skills,                       Stage 1 Volleyball Focus Class (VFC)
    specific concepts and ideas, strategies,              Length of Course: 1 Semester
     techniques, rules, and guidelines                     Contact Person: Mr Grant Glover or Mr Craig Bowering
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of            Assumed Background: Successful completion of Year 10 VFC
     the nature of physical activity                       and recommended to continue by VFC staff or through
    Analyse and reflect on the implications of            successful application and trial (a probationary period may
     physical activity for personal and                    apply)
    community health and well-being                       Learning Requirements
    Interact collaboratively and demonstrate initiative   In this subject, students are expected to:
     and leadership.                                           Demonstrate practical skills and techniques specific to a
Content                                                         variety of human physical activities
    Practical Skills and Applications                         Interpret and apply (independently, with groups, and in
     Students complete three practicals. Selected from:         teams) effective skills, specific concepts
     AFL, Basketball, Fitness, Floor Hockey, Golf, Table       and ideas, strategies, techniques, rules, and guidelines
     Tennis, Netball, Tennis                                   Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature of
    Course Work                                                physical activity
     1. The Nature of Physical Activity                        Analyse and reflect on the implications of physical activity
     This area of study requires an experimental,               for personal and community health and
     analytical approach to physical activity and well-        well-being
     being.
                                                               Interact collaboratively and demonstrate initiative and
     Topics include:
                                                                leadership.
     Skill Learning and Biomechanics – Types of skill,
                                                           Content
     Stages of Learning, Information Processing                Practical Skills and Applications
     Model, Forces, Motion, Friction, Resistance,               This class provides the opportunity for students to extend
     Levers                                                     their volleyball skills, knowledge and tactical awareness.
     Children in Sport – Principles of Coaching,                The VFC will include Beach Volleyball, Indoor Volleyball,
     Planning a lesson/s, Coaching a lesson/s                   plus one of Badminton, Touch or Indoor Soccer.
     2. Issues Analysis                                         Students will be offered competition opportunities including;
     Students analyse issues that are relevant to               Beach Volleyball Tournaments, Junior League (Friday
     local, national or global communities through              nights during terms 2&3) Fleurieu Cup and Knockout teams
     topics of interest to them.                                as well as informal ‘challenges’ against Brighton and
Topics focus on physical activity and could include:            Willunga.
    alcohol, tobacco and other drugs                          Principles and Issues (theory) - the Nature of Physical
    children                                                   Activity
                                                                This area of study requires an experimental, analytical
    corruption
                                                                approach to physical activity and well-being. Topics include:
    cultural diversity
                                                                Exercise Physiology - Skeletal System, Joints, Muscular
    fitness                                                    System, Energy Systems, Circulatory System, Respiratory
    disability                                                 System, Fitness Components
    equal opportunity                                          Training Principles and Methods - Intensity, Duration,
    health risk factors                                        Progressive Overload, Specificity, Continuous, Interval and
    play education                                             Resistance Training, etc.
    professionalism in sport                              Assessment
    safety, risk management                               Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate
    sport in society                                      evidence of their learning through the following assessment
    sports injuries                                       types:
    gender                                                Practical 60% - Skills checklists - skill and strategic
Assessment                                                 development, game intensity & performance, leadership
Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students            Theory 40% - Tests, assignments, lab reports and exam
demonstrate evidence of their learning through the         Cost
following assessment types:                                Either $130 – for continuing students: This includes
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Beach, Fleurieu Cup and Knock Out competitions                using a range of sources
and informal ‘challenges’, as well as Volleyball SA           Work collaboratively with a range of people
registration fees and State Schools Cup fees.                 Demonstrate self-awareness in reflecting on,
OR $200 – for students new to the VFC: This                    and critically evaluating, learning
includes a playing shirt, knee pads, whistle and Level        Communicate ideas and informed opinions
1 referee course in addition to the costs outlined            Understand and develop connections between
above.                                                         the program focus and the capability in each
Study Pathway                                                  chosen key area.
Leads to Stage 2 Physical Education or Sports Studies.    Content
                                                          Practical Activities
                                                          Students complete 3-4 practical activities. Selected
Stage 1 Recreation Studies A                              from aquatics, racquet, combative, target, team and
Length of Course: 1 Semester                              aerobic sports
Contact Person: Mr Craig Bowering                         Course Work
Assumed Background: Nil                                   Group Activity – Plan, organise or implement an
Learning Requirements                                     activity or project
In this subject, students are expected to:                Folio – Assignments, reports, notes, journal
    Develop and apply knowledge, concepts, and           Discussion – students respond to questions from the
     skills to achieve success in recreational pursuits   teacher
    Identify and investigate concepts, ideas, and        Assessment
     skills from different perspectives,                  Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students
    using a range of sources                             demonstrate evidence of their learning through the
    Work collaboratively with a range of people          following assessment types:
    Demonstrate self-awareness in reflecting on,         Practical – (3-4 topics) Skills Test, Observation
     and critically evaluating, learning
                                                          Checklists                                      60%
    Communicate ideas and informed opinions
                                                          Theory - Group Activity, Folio, Discussion      40%
    Understand and develop connections between
     the program focus and the capability in each         Cost
     chosen key area.                                     $100-$200. Final costs determined by topics chosen.
Content                                                   Study Pathway
    Practical Activities                                 Leads to Stage 2 Sports Studies
           Students complete 3-4 practical activities.
           Selected from aquatics, racquet, combative,
           target, team and aerobic sports                Stage 2 Physical Education
    Course Work                                          Length of Course: Full year
     Group Activity – Plan, organise or implement an      Contact Person: Mr Craig Bowering
     activity or project                                  Assumed Background: B grade or better in Stage 1
                                                          PE is recommended for this subject
           Folio – Assignments, reports, notes, journal   Learning Requirements: In this subject, students
           Discussion – students respond to questions
                                                          are expected to:
           from the teacher
Assessment                                                 Achieve a level of proficiency in performance of
Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students               human physical activities with reference to
demonstrate evidence of their learning through the            specific skill criteria
following assessment types:                                 Critically analyse and evaluate the personal,
Practical – (3-4 topics) Skills Test, Observation            community, and/or global implications of
Checklists                                      60%          physical activity
Theory - Group Activity, Folio, Discussion      40%         Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
                                                             exercise physiology, the biomechanics of human
Cost
                                                             movement, and skills acquisition, and
$100-$200. Final costs determined by topics chosen.
                                                             communicate using appropriate terminology
Study Pathway
                                                            Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
Leads to Stage 2 Sports Studies
                                                             physical education concepts relevant to physical
                                                             activities
                                                            Apply and reflect on principles and issues
Stage 1 Recreation Studies B                                 related to physical performance and activity and
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                 skills acquisition
Contact Person: Mr Craig Bowering
                                                            Demonstrate initiative, self-reliance,
Assumed Background: Nil                                      collaborative skills, leadership, and effective
Learning Requirements
                                                             interpersonal skills.
   In this subject, students are expected to:            Content
   Develop and apply knowledge, concepts, and              The course involves both practical and theory.
    skills to achieve success in recreational pursuits       60% of lessons will be theory based. The course
   Identify and investigate concepts, ideas, and            provides students with opportunities to develop
    skills from different perspectives,




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    their physical performance in three different           Identify and investigate concepts, ideas, and
    sports and to increase their knowledge and               skills from different perspectives, using a variety
    experiences in the world of sport.                       of sources
   Practical activities that may be offered include:       Work collaboratively with others
    Badminton, Netball, Volleyball, Touch Football,         Demonstrate self-awareness in reflecting on,
    Aquatics, and Tennis.                                    and critically evaluating, learning
   Theory topics include Exercise Physiology, Skill        Communicate ideas and informed opinions
    Learning and Biomechanics.                              Develop and understand connections between
Assessment                                                   the program focus and the capability in each
50% Theory                                                   chosen key area.
   20% Course work including Tests, Assignments,       Content
    Lab Reports & Issues Analysis                       Students will participate and develop a broad range
   30% External exam set and marked by the             of skills and understandings in three different
    SACE Board                                          sporting activities. Each practical task will require 20
50% Practical                                           hours of participation.       Students then select a
   Performance Checklists will assess the practical    physical activity of interest which demonstrates their
    work, including moderator visits.                   leadership and interpersonal skills and their tactical
Cost                                                    and analytical understanding of the chosen sporting
$65 covers PE Workbook and Exam Revision                activity. Students will negotiate the specific aspects
Workbook.                                               of the assessment format that best demonstrates the
Study Pathway                                           quality of learning in that activity.
This subject attracts an ATAR for the purpose of        Assessment
University and TAFE entrance.                           School Based Assessment 70%
                                                                   Practical                   30%
                                                                   Group Activity              20%
Stage 2 Sports Studies                                             Folio and Discussion        20%
Length of Course: Full year
Contact Person: Mr Craig Bowering/Mr Matt               External Assessment                 30%
Maxwell                                                          Project                    30%
Assumed Background                                      Cost
Students should have a keen interest in physical        $50.00 - $100.00 to cover transport and equipment
activity, personal health and wellbeing. Independent    hire costs associated with external practical options
working skills and well developed negotiation skills    such as aquatics.
will be required.                                       Study Pathway
Learning Requirements                                   Related TAFE courses could include Fitness
In this subject, students are expected to:              Instructor, Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist,
     Develop and apply knowledge, concepts, and        Recreation Officer, Sports Development Officer.
      skills to achieve a purpose




                                             Home Economics




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                                              Entertaining                                   All subjects    All subjects
                                                             Food and      Food and           are a full      are a full
  Home Ec                                      Food and      Hospitality   Hospitality
                                                                                                 year.           year.
    -Food                                     Technology
                        Food and                                                            Food and        Food and
 Preparation
                         Nutrition            Entertaining                                  Hospitality     Hospitality
  -Nutrition
                                                               Child          Child
   -Textiles                                   Food and       Studies        Studies           Child           Child
                                              Technology                                      Studies         Studies

                                                               Stage 1       Stage 1         Stage 2          Stage 2
    Year 8                Year 9                Year 10
                                                             Semester 1    Semester 2      Semester 1       Semester 2

TEXTILES
See “Design and Technology” Area of Study for Course Description

Year 10 Entertaining                                                Stage 1 Food and Hospitality
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                        Length of Course: 1 Semester
Contact Person: Ms Jenny Georgeson                                  Contact Person: Ms Yvonne Ashton
Course Description                                                  Assumed Background: Successful completion of a
Students prepare a range of foods and beverages                     Year 10 Home Economics course or by negotiation.
with emphasis on food garnishing and attractive                     Learning Requirements
presentation and service of meals.                                  In this subject, students are expected to:
Assessment Tasks                                                        Apply knowledge and problem-solving skills to
Practical food preparation, food hygiene and safety,                     perform a range of practical tasks
invitations, menus, serviette folding and table                         Develop and implement practical skills, including
decorations.                                                             management skills, in an individual or group
Cost                                                                     context
On occasions, students may need to bring some                           Make informed decisions about and reflect on
items for practical tasks.                                               contemporary issues related to the Food and
Study Pathway                                                            Hospitality industry
Stage 1 Food and Hospitality and Stage 1 Child                          Select and use appropriate technology to
Studies                                                                  prepare and serve food, applying safe food-
                                                                         handling practices
                                                                        Investigate contemporary issues related to the
Year 10 Food And Technology                                              Food and Hospitality industry or to food and
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                             hospitality in family and community settings
Contact Person: Ms Yvonne Ashton                                        Collaborate in the preparation and presentation
Course Description                                                       of various health-promoting enterprise
Students prepare a range of dishes using                                 experiences
technological appliances including sponge cakes,                        Reflect on the use of language and
pavlovas, meat pies, cornish pasties and microwave                       communication technologies relevant to Food
meals etc. They will investigate the evolution of                        and Hospitality in family and community settings.
Australian food habits from bush tucker to fast foods.              Content
Assessment Tasks                                                    The Food and Hospitality industry is dynamic and
Practical food preparation, research activities and                 changing. In this subject students examine some of
presentations etc.                                                  the factors that influence peoples’ food choices and
Cost                                                                the health implications of those choices. They also
On occasions, students may need to bring some                       understand the diverse purposes of the Hospitality
ingredients for practical lessons.                                  industry in meeting the needs of both local people
Study Pathway                                                       and visitors.
Stage 1 Food and Hospitality and Stage 1 Child                      The five main topic areas are:
Studies                                                                 Food, the Individual, and the Family
                                                                        Local and Global Issues in Food and Hospitality
                                                                        Trends in Food and Culture
                                                                        Food and Safety
                                                                        Food and Hospitality Careers.



                                                                    Assessment




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Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students                 Investigation
demonstrate evidence of their learning through the      Cost
following assessment types:                             On occasions students may be required to purchase
        Practical Activity                             their own materials for practical activities.
        Group Activity                                 Study Pathway
        Investigation                                  Stage 2 Child Studies
Cost
Students may need to purchase some of their
materials.                                              Stage 2 Food and Hospitality
Study Pathway                                           Length of Course: Full year
Leads to Stage 2 Food and Hospitality.                  Contact Person: Ms Yvonne Ashton
                                                        Assumed Background: C grade or better in Stage 1
                                                        Food and Hospitality is recommended.
Stage 1 Child Studies                                   Learning Requirements
Length of Course: 1 Semester                            In this subject, students are expected to:
Contact Person: Ms Jenny Georgeson                           Apply knowledge and problem-solving skills to
Assumed Background: Successful completion of a                practical activities in food and hospitality and to
Year 10 Home Economics subject or by negotiation.             evaluate the processes and outcomes
Learning Requirements                                        Apply management, organisational, and
In this subject, students are expected to:                    problem-solving skills that demonstrate an
    Investigate contemporary issues relevant to the          understanding of contemporary issues in the
     safety, health, and well-being of children               food and hospitality industry
    Apply knowledge and problem-solving skills to a         Make informed decisions about and evaluate
     range of practical tasks related to the study of         contemporary issues affecting the food and
     children from conception to 8 years                      hospitality industry in different contexts
    Develop and implement management skills in an           Select and use appropriate technology to
     individual or collaborative                              prepare and serve food, applying safe food-
    context supporting the health and well-being of          handling practices
     children                                                Investigate and critically analyse contemporary
    Make informed decisions about, and reflect on,           trends and/or issues related to food and
     contemporary issues relating to child                    hospitality
     development                                             Work individually and collaboratively to prepare
    Select and use appropriate technology to                 and present activities that support healthy eating
     prepare learning activities for children in a            practices
     culturally diverse society                              Evaluate the impact of new and emerging
    Collaborate to take action to support the health         technologies, and/or sustainable practices or
     and well-being of children                               globalisation, on the food and hospitality
                                                              industry.
    Reflect on the impact of information and
                                                        Content
     communication technologies on the health and
     well-being of children.                            Students will study:
Content                                                 The contemporary and changing nature of the Food and
This subject examines the period of childhood from      Hospitality industry. Students critically examine attitudes
conception to 8 years, and issues related to the        and values about the Food and Hospitality industry and
growth, health, and well-being of children. It          the influences of economic, environmental, legal,
examines the diverse range of values and beliefs        political, socio-cultural, and technological factors at local,
about childhood and the care of children, the nature    national, and global levels. Students develop relevant
of contemporary families, and the changing roles of     knowledge and skills as consumers and/or industry
children in a contemporary consumer society.            professionals.
Students study topics within one or more of the         Assessment
following three areas of study:                         School Based Assessment 70%
    The Nature of Childhood and Socialisation and      Assessment Type 1: Practical Activity (50%)
     Development of Children                            Assessment Type 2: Group Activity (20%)
                                                        External Assessment (30%)
    Children in Wider Society
                                                        Assessment Type 3: Investigation (30%)
    Children, Rights and Safety
                                                        Cost
At Hallett Cove School, students have the
                                                        Students may need to purchase some ingredients for
opportunity to care for the simulation “baby”, to
                                                        practical lessons.
support their studies.
                                                        Study Pathway
Assessment
                                                        This subject attracts an ATAR for the purpose of
Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students
                                                        University & TAFE entrance.
demonstrate evidence of their learning through the
following assessment types:
         Practical Activity
         Group Activity




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Stage 2 Child Studies                                       Work individually and collaboratively to support
Length of Course: Full year                                  the health and well-being of children, and
Contact Person: Ms Jenny Georgeson                           evaluate processes and outcomes
Assumed Background: C grade or better in Stage 1        Evaluate the impact of new and emerging
Child Studies is recommended.                                technologies on the health and well-being of
Learning Requirements: In this subject, students are         children.
expected to:                                           Content
   Apply knowledge and problem-solving skills to      Students will study children’s growth and
    practical activities and concepts related to the   development from conception to 8 years. Students
    study of children and their development from       critically examine attitudes and values about
    conception to 8 years                              parenting/care giving and gain an understanding of
   Apply management, organisational, and              the growth and development of children. This subject
    problem-solving skills that demonstrate an         enables students to develop a variety of research,
    understanding of issues related to the health      management, and practical skills.
    and well-being of children                         Assessment
   Make informed decisions about and evaluate         School Based Assessment 70%
    contemporary issues related to child               Assessment Type 1: Practical Activity (50%)
                                                       Assessment Type 2: Group Activity (20%)
    development in complex and changing
                                                       External Assessment (30%)
    communities                                        Assessment Type 3: Investigation (30%)
   Select and use appropriate technology to           Cost
    prepare learning activities for children in a      Students may need to purchase some of their
    culturally diverse society                         materials.
   Investigate and critically analyse contemporary    Study Pathway
    trends and/or issues related to the health and     This subject attracts an ATAR for the purpose of
    well-being of children                             University and TAFE entrance.




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                                    Humanities & Social Sciences


                                              Society &                                            Geography
                                                                  Ancient Studies
                                             Environment                                          Legal Studies
                                                                    Geography
 Society &                Society &              and                                             Modern History
                                                                      History
Environment              Environment           History                                         Society and Culture
                                                                   Legal Studies
                                                  or                                                 Tourism
                                                                     Tourism
                                             Geography




    Year 8                    Year 9           Stage 0                Stage 1                          Stage 2


Year 10 Society & Environment A                            Course Description
(Compulsory subject)                                       Geography is the study of interactions between
Length of Course: 1 Semester                               people, places and the environment. It gives
Contact Person: Ms Catherine Emmerson                      students opportunities to investigate contemporary
Course Description                                         issues and develop a range of geographic skills.
                                                           Topics include: Coastal Environments, GIS
Students will investigate the interaction between the
                                                           mapping/fieldwork; and Cities.
social, cultural, geographical, historical and
                                                           Study Pathway
environmental aspects of our society with particular
                                                           Stage 1 Ancient Studies, Geography, World History,
importance placed on the development of skills,
                                                           Legal Studies, and Tourism
understandings      and     values,     and   attitude
development. Topics include Asian and Pacific
Neighbours, Living with the Law and Australian
Identity.                                                  Stage 1 Ancient Studies
Assessment                                                 Length of course: 1 Semester
Students will be required to undertake a wide variety      Contact Person: Ms Katrina Bilney
of tasks as determined by the teacher with a major         Assumed Background: Successful completion of a
emphasis on the development of: information                Year 10 Humanities & Social Sciences subject.
processing skills related to research and analysis
                                                           Learning requirements
and oral and written communication skills.
Study Pathway                                              Students examine and study particular ancient
                                                           societies (for example, Egypt, Greece, Rome) to gain
Stage 1: Ancient Studies, Geography, World History,
                                                           an appreciation and understanding of their
Legal Studies, and Tourism
                                                           importance. In doing so, students will also gain
                                                           knowledge and an understanding of archaeological
                                                           methods and techniques used to reconstruct the
Year 10 History                                            past.
Length of Course: 1 Semester                               Content
Contact: Ms Catherine Emmerson                             Topics could include:
Course Description                                            Mythology and Religion
The study of history provides students with                   Slavery
opportunities to investigate human experience and in
                                                              Daily Life
doing so help understand human nature, and the
                                                              Warfare
ways in which individuals and society functions. The
could consist of topics including: The Age of Empire          Structure of Society
– the world before WW1, WW1; Boom & Bust and               Assessment
Dictators; WW2; Post WW2 conflicts; Social and             Assessment consists of three components:
political movements since 1945.                               A folio of work consisting of a variety of written
Study Pathway                                                  and oral tasks
Stage 1: Ancient Studies, Geography, World History,           Source Analysis
Legal Studies, and Tourism                                    A special Study of up to 1,000 words
                                                           Study Pathway
                                                           Stage 2 History, Society and Culture, Tourism, and
Year 10 Geography                                          Geography.
Course Length: 1 Semester
Contact: Ms Catherine Emmerson




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                                                              An individual investigation of an event or
Stage 1 Geography                                              individual of up to 1,000 words.
Length of Course: 1 Semester                               Study Pathway
Contact Person: Mr David Corbett                           Stage 2 History
Assumed Background: Successful completion of
Year 10 Humanities & social Science subject
Learning Requirements                                      Stage 1 Legal Studies
In this subject students are expected to;                  Length of Course: 1 Semester
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of            Contact Person: Mr Ashley Lindner
     geographical concepts                                 Assumed Background: Successful Completion of
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of            Year 10 Humanities & Social Science subject
     economic, social, natural and built                   Learning Requirements
     characteristics of the place in which they live       Students examine the Australian legal system. They
    Apply a range of geographical skills, including       read about, and discuss, analyse, and debate issues.
     spatial technologies, to identify and examine         They use a variety of methods to investigate legal
     geographical features and issues                      issues, including observing the law in action in courts
    Investigate spatial patterns and processes that       and through various media.
     operate in physical and human environments            Content
    Analyse the interactions and interdependence of       Topics include:
     people and environments at local, national and           Law and Society
     global levels.                                           Justice and Society
Content                                                       Law-making
Topics can include,                                        Assessment
    Mapping Skills, including computer map                Assessment consists of three components:
     generation                                               A folio consisting of tests, written and oral tasks.
    Weather and Climate, with a special focus on             An individual investigation of a legal issue.
     South Australian weather                                 A presentation involving a mock trial.
    Development, looking at low economically              Study Pathway
     developed countries                                   Stage 2 Legal Studies or History
    Rivers and Water resources, with a focus on the
     River Murray and Adelaide’s water supply.
Assessment                                                 Stage 1 Tourism
Assessment will include an investigation report, a         Length of Course: 1 Semester
field inquiry report, oral presentation, essay,            Contact Person: Mr David Corbett
homework exercises, research assignments and a             Assumed Background: Successful completion of
ninety minute semester examination.                        Year 10 Humanities & Social Science subject.
Study Pathway                                              Learning Requirements
Stage 2 Geography                                          In this subject students are expected to;
                                                               Understand tourism knowledge, including the
                                                                nature of tourists, tourism and the tourism
Stage 1 History                                                 industry
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                   Apply an understanding of tourism concepts, in
Contact Person: Mr Ashley Lindner                               a local, national and global context
Assumed Background: Successful Completion of                   Investigate and analyse emerging tourism
Year 10 Humanities & Social Science subject.                    trends, developments and contemporary tourism
Learning Requirements                                           issues
The study of history involves investigating past               Interpret and analyse information about tourism
events, actions and individuals to gain an                      from different perspectives and clarifying their
understanding of human nature and ways in which                 own perspectives
individuals and societies function, and in doing so        Content
students develop skills of critical enquiry.               Topics can include,
Content                                                        Appreciating Tourism in Australia
Topics include:                                                Exploring Tourism in the Local Area
    Revolution and Change                                     Understanding Tourism and Natural
    International crises                                       Environments
    Creative works e.g.: film, novels                         Preparing for International Travel.
    Regions : Asia, Europe                                Assessment
Assessment                                                 Assessment will include a Case Study, Oral and
Assessment consists of three components:                   Written Data Analysis Reports, Fieldwork, Surveys,
    A folio consisting of a variety of written and oral   Interviews, an Essay and an Issue Investigation.
     presentations                                         Study Pathway:
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Stage 2 Geography                                        Learning Requirements
Length of Course: Full Year                                 display knowledge and understanding of the
Contact Person: Mr David Corbett                             influences that have shaped the Australian legal
Assumed Background: Successful completion of                 system
any Stage 1 Society and Environment course,                 know and understand legal principles,
preferably Geography A or B, and Stage 1 English             processes, and structures
are desirable. The ability to write fluently, complete      recognise how the Australian legal system
maps, conduct fieldwork, research and analyse both           responds to cultural diversity
written and oral information and present findings in        demonstrate civic literacy through active inquiry
an organized manner is required.                             into the legal system
Learning Requirements                                       evaluate how the changing global community
In this subject, students are expected to:                   influences the Australian legal system
     Demonstrate geographical inquiry, knowledge,          evaluate the ways in which legal issues shape
      and understanding                                      and are shaped by society now, and how they
     Select, apply, and evaluate a range of                 may do so in the future
      geographical and fieldwork skills and                 communicate informed observations and
      technologies in a range of contexts                    opinions on contemporary legal issues and
     Integrate, organise, and communicate                   debates, using legal terminology and
      geographical information using appropriate             appropriate acknowledgment of sources.
      technologies                                       Content:
     Analyse patterns and processes related to          The course covers the following four topics:
      geographical issues                                Topic 1: The Australian Legal System
     Analyse the complex interactions between and       Topic 2: Constitutional Government
      interdependence of people and the natural          Topic 3: Law-making
      environment in local, national, and global         Topic 4: Justice Systems.
      contexts                                           Assessment
     Evaluate the environmental, social, political,     Type 1: Folio (50%)
      and/or economic implications of responses to       Type 2: Inquiry (20%)
      geographical issues                                Type 3: Exam – 3 Hours (30%)
     Evaluate conflicting demands and diverse           Study Pathway
      values, perceptions, and views related to          This is a TAS subject and can be used for University
      geographical issues, and justify conclusions       and TAFE entrance.
     Reflect on sustainability when examining
      geographical issues.
Content                                                  Stage 2 Modern History
Core Topic - Population, Resources and                   Length of Course: 2 Semesters
Development                                              Contact Person: Ms Ashley Lindner
Option Topics - Urbanisation, Rural Places, Tourism,     Assumed Knowledge: Successful completion of
Sources and Use of Energy, Coasts, Biodiversity,         Stage 1 Society & Environment subject and Stage 1
Climate Change, Soils, Environmental Hazards,            English.
Globalisation, Drylands                                  Learning Requirements
Assessment                                                    demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
School-based Assessment (70%)                                  people, places, events, and ideas in the history
Assessment Type 1: Fieldwork (25%)                             of societies in selected periods and places since
Assessment Type 2: Inquiry (20%)                               c. 1500
Assessment Type 3: Folio (25%)                                formulate hypotheses and/or focusing questions
External Assessment (30%)                                      and apply them to explain historical concepts
Assessment Type 4: Examination (30%).                         apply the skills of historical inquiry, including
Cost                                                           critical analysis
Students must attend at least one compulsory field
                                                              construct reasoned historical arguments based
trip. This will involve a cost for transport.
                                                               on a critical understanding of evidence from
Study Pathway
                                                               sources
This subject is designated HESS GENERAL for the
                                                              reflect on the short-term and long-term impacts
purpose of University entrance.
                                                               of individuals, events, and phenomena
                                                              evaluate why individuals and groups acted in
                                                               certain ways at particular times
Stage 2 Legal Studies                                         communicate informed and relevant arguments
Length of Course: 2 Semesters                                  using subject-specific language and
Contact Person: Mr Ashley Lindner                              conventions.
Assumed Background: successful completion of             Content
   Stage 1 Society & Environment subject and             Thematic Study
   Stage One English A                                   The thematic study requires students to undertake a
                                                         critical analysis of a period, phenomenon, or event.




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The analysis involves a comparison of people, ideas,       Content
and events within one or more case studies.                The social inquiry approach to learning forms the
Topic 3: Revolutions and Turmoil: Social and Political     core of the study of Society and Culture. Through the
Upheavals since c. 1500                                    study of a topic, students develop skills in various
The following four key areas for inquiry provide the       approaches to, and methods of, investigating and
focus for a thematic study in this topic:                  analyzing contemporary social issues. They become
the nature of pre-revolutionary society and                familiar with the limits and potential of these
government                                                 approaches and methods and with the ethical issues
the role of external and/or internal forces in the         associated with them.
collapse of the old order and in the seizure of power      Group 1 Topics: Culture
the consolidation of power by the revolutionaries          Youth Culture
internal and external threats to the revolution, and       Group 2 Topics: Contemporary Challenges
how they were dealt with.                                  Social Ethics
Depth Study                                                Group 3 Topics: Global Issues
The depth study requires students to undertake an          A Question of Rights
analysis that leads to an appreciable depth of             Assessment
involvement in the processes of historical inquiry; this   Assessment Type 1: Folio (50%)
is also known as depth-in-discipline analysis.             Assessment Type 2: Interaction (20%)
Through this approach, students gain detailed              Assessment Type 3: Investigation (30%).
knowledge of the topic under investigation.                Study Pathway
Topic 10: Postwar Rivalries and Mentalities:               This is a TAS subject and can be used for University
Superpowers and Social Change since c. 1945                and TAFE entrance.
    The following four key areas for inquiry provide
     the focus for a depth study in this topic:
the origins of the Cold War                                Stage 2 Tourism
the nature of the Cold War                                  Length of Course: Full Year
changes in one or more societies since the Second          Contact Person: Mr David Corbett
World War                                                  Assumed Background: Successful completion of
the collapse of Soviet-style communism, and the            any Stage 1 Society and Environment course,
consequences of the collapse.                              preferably Geography A or B, and Stage 1 English
Assessment:                                                are desirable. The ability to write fluently, complete
Type 1: Folio (50%)                                        maps, conduct fieldwork, research and analyse both
Type 2: Research Essay (20%)                               written and oral information and present findings in
Type 3: Examination 3 Hours (30%)                          an organized manner is required.
Study Pathway                                              Learning Requirements
This is a TAS subject and can be used for University       In this subject, students are expected to:
and TAFE entrance.                                             Understand and explain tourism knowledge,
                                                                including the diverse nature of tourists, tourism,
                                                                and the tourism industry
Stage 2 Society and Culture                                    Understand and apply tourism concepts and
Length of Course: Two semesters                                 models, including sustainable tourism and
Contact: Mr Ashley Lindner                                      cultural sustainability, and evaluate their
Assumed Background: Successful completion of                    application in different contexts — local,
Stage 1 Society & Environment subject and Stage 1               national, and global
English.                                                       Investigate, analyse, and evaluate viewpoints
Learning Requirements                                           and     information    about      tourism     trends,
   investigate and critically analyze a range of               developments, and/or contemporary issues
    aspects of, and issues related to, contemporary            Apply practical tourism skills in different contexts
    societies and cultures in local and global                 Interpret, critically analyse, and evaluate
    contexts                                                    different perspectives and different sources of
   demonstrate knowledge and understanding of                  information about tourism to develop informed
    the nature and causes of social change                      opinions, conclusions, and recommendations
   investigate and critically analyze the ways in             Communicate information about tourism in
    which power structures operate in societies                 different contexts for particular audiences and
   evaluate and use a range of sources and                     purposes, using appropriate terminology, forms,
    perspectives to communicate informed ideas                  and acknowledgment of sources.
    about societies and social and cultural issues         Content
   collaboratively undertake and evaluate informed        The content of the subject consists of:
    social action as a result of an inquiry                Themes
   demonstrate understanding of ways in which                 Operations and Structures of the Tourism
    societies and cultures are connected and                    Industry
    interdependent.                                            Travellers’ Perceptions and the Interaction of
                                                                Host Community and Visitor
                                                               Planning for and Managing Sustainable Tourism




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   Evaluating the Nature of Work in the Tourism       External Assessment (30%)
    Industry.                                          Assessment Type 4: Examination (30%).
Topics                                                 Cost
Applications of Technology in Tourism, The             The course has a high internet commitment and
Economics of Tourism, Establishing a Tourism           students are expected to maintain an active internet
Venture,    Indigenous   People      and    Tourism,   account. Students must participate in excursions and
Management of Local Area Tourism, The Impacts of       activities outside of the school. Costs associated with
Tourism, Marketing Tourism, Special Interest           these activities must be met by the students.
Tourism, Responsible Tourism                           Study Pathway
Assessment                                             This is a TAS subject and can be used for University
School-based Assessment (70%)                          and TAFE entrance.
Assessment Type 1: Folio (20%)
Assessment Type 2: Practical Activity (25%)
Assessment Type 3: Investigation (25%)




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                        Information Processing and Publishing

                                               Information       Information                   Information
    Publishing and
                                             Processing and    Processing and                Processing and
     Presentation
                                               Publishing A      Publishing B                   Publishing



 Year 10 Sem 1 or 2                    Stage 1 Semester 1     Stage 1 Semester 2                  Stage 2


Year 10 Publishing and Presentation                            in course work) and Documentation (evaluation of
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                   product design and final product).
Contact Person: Ms Deanne McLennan                             Issues Analysis of social and ethical use of
Course Description                                             technology (300 words)
This course will develop touch typing skills.                  Cost
Students will use appropriate software programs to             Students will be required to maintain an adequate
introduce them to the skills of Desktop Publishing.            level of printing and internet credit.
Cost                                                           Study Pathway
Additional printing and Internet credits may be                Together with IPPB, this subject leads to Stage 2
required                                                       Information Processing and Publishing
Assessment Tasks
Students will aim for a typing speed of 25 words per
minute for 5 minutes with 98% accuracy. Additional             Stage 1 Information Processing and
practical assignments will assess Desktop                      Publishing B
Publishing skills.                                             Length of Course: 1 Semester
Study Pathway                                                  Contact Person: Ms Deanne McLennan
Stage 1 Information Processing and Publishing                  Assumed Background: There are no specific entry
                                                               requirements for the course: however your reading
                                                               and writing skills and general maths concepts
Stage 1 Information Processing and                             should be equivalent to a year 10 qualification
Publishing A                                                   Learning Requirements
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                   In this subject students are expected to:
Contact Person: Ms Deanne McLennan                                  Focus on the application of practical skills to
Assumed Background: There are no specific entry                      provide creative solutions to text based
requirements for the course: however your reading                    communication tasks.
and writing skills and general maths concepts                       Students create both hard copy and electronic
should be equivalent to a year 10 qualification                      text-based publication and evaluate the
Learning Requirements                                                development process.
In this subject students are expected to:                           Students use technology to design and
 Focus on the application of practical skills to                    implement information processing solutions and
    provide creative solutions to text based                         identify, choose and use the appropriate
    communication tasks.                                             hardware and software to process, manage and
                                                                     communicate information in a range of
 Students create both hard copy and electronic
                                                                     contexts.
   text-based publication and evaluate the
                                                               Content
   development process.
                                                                    Digital Presentations
 Students use technology to design and
   implement information processing solutions and                   Digital Publishing
   identify, choose and use the appropriate                    Assessment
   hardware and software to process, manage and                Practical Skills
   communicate information in a range of contexts.             A range of tasks,3-4 summative.
Content                                                        Design Brief –           Product (Portfolio including
                                                               examples from each of the Learning
    Data Entry (Touch typing)
                                                               Requirements as set out in course work) and
    Personal Publishing
                                                               Documentation (evaluation of product design and
Assessment
                                                               final product)
Practical Skills
                                                               Issues Analysis of social and ethical use of
A range of tasks,3-4 summative
                                                               technology (300 words)
Design Brief – Product (Portfolio including examples
from each of the Learning Requirements as set out




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Costs                                                             Includes proficiency with a range of software.
Students will be required to maintain an adequate                 There is an emphasis on Design and the Design
level of printing and internet credit.                            Process.      The theory tasks examine the design
Study Pathway                                                     process and the practical tasks apply the design
Together with IPPA, this subject leads to Stage 2                 process to practical situations.
Information Processing and Publishing.                            Assessment Tasks
                                                                  Each unit of work has four assessment components:
                                                                      Practical Skills.
Stage 2 Information Processing And                                    Design and Skills Application.
Publishing                                                            Issues Analysis.
Length of Course: Full Year                                           Technical and Operational Understandings.
Contact Person: Ms Deanne McLennan                                Costs
Course Description                                                Students must maintain sufficient printing balance.
Semester One Personal Information Processing.                     Study Pathway
Learning and demonstrating a wide range of skills                 Practical skills from this course are of great value in
using a variety of software programs.                             the presentation of written or published work in any
Semester Two Desktop Publishing                                   further study.




                                             Information Technology

                                                     Information
                                                    Technology:
                      Information                Programming and
Introduction
                      Technology                      Animation
      to                                                                   Certificate II
                          and
 Information                                                                 in ICT.
                    Introduction to            Software Applications:
Technology
                      Multi Media                Certificate I in ICT
                                              Prerequisite modules for
                                                 Certificate II in ICT.

                                                                              Stage 1
  Year 8                  Year 9              Year 10 Semester 1 or 2                                   Stage 2
                                                                             Sem 1 & 2


Year 10 Applications And Web
Technologies
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                     Year 10 Programming And Animation
Contact Person: Mr Steve Nicholls                                Length of Course: 1 Semester
Course Description                                               Contact Person: Mr Steve Nicholls
Topics covered include: Certificate One in ICT, Web              Course Description
Page design and construction, and the social                     This course will focus on programming concepts, the
implications of Information Technology. Learning                 use of various software packages to produce
Activities    will include     teacher    instruction,           animation and the social implications of Information
investigations, homework, skills practice and                    Technology. Learning Activities will include mainly
practical tasks.                                                 practical tasks, some investigations and long-term
Assessment Tasks                                                 projects.
Students' achievements will be based on oral                     Assessment Tasks
presentations, integration of skills learned into                Student's achievements will be assessed using a
projects,    group    assignments      and     issues            variety of assignments that may include reports,
investigations.                                                  investigative assignments, and projects.
Cost                                                             Cost
Additional printing and Internet credits may be                  Additional printing and Internet credits may be
required.                                                        required
Study Pathway                                                    Study Pathway
Programming and Animation, Stage 1 Information                   Stage 1 Information Technology
Technology, and Stage 1 Information Processing and
Publishing




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Stage 1 Information Technology                                ICAU1128B      Operate a personal computer
                                                                             (pre requisite - Yr 10 or extra work needed)
Certificate II in Information Technology
                                                              ICAU2005B      Operate computing packages
Length of Course: 2 Semesters                                                (Covered in Yr 10 or extra work needed) (C)
Contact Person: Mr Steve Nicholls                             ICAU2006B      Operate computer hardware (C)
Assumed Background: Year 10 Software                          ICAD2012B      Design organisational documents using
Applications or core modules undertaken in another                           computing packages (C)
course: ICAU1128B Operate a personal computer.                ICAU2013B      Integrate commercial computing
Your reading and writing skills and general maths                            packages (C)
concepts should be equivalent to a Year 10                    ICAU2231B      Use computer operating system (C)
                                                              BSBCMN106A     Follow workplace safety procedures (C)
qualification.
                                                              ICAW2001B      Work effectively in an IT environment (C)
The Certificate II in Information Technology offers an        ICAW2002B      Communicate in the workplace (C)
entry level qualification into careers directly related to    ICAS2014B      Connect hardware peripherals
the Information and Communication Technology                  ICAI2015B      Install software applications
(ICT) industry, as well as ICT jobs in other industries.      ICAS2017B      Maintain system integrity
It provides the foundation ICT skills and knowledge           ICPMM263B      Access and use the internet
for an individual to be an effective ICT user or              ICAD2003B      Receive and process oral and written
employee. The qualification has a fundamental ICT                            communication
                                                              ICPMM32B       Capture a digital image
knowledge and skills base which is pivotal for all
                                                                             Other modules may be negotiated
other higher level ICT qualifications.                       Assessment
Personal Requirements:
                                                                 Skill and Application Tasks: can be extended
    Interested in information technology
                                                                  tasks or short, practical, skills-based tests.
    Able to do practical work on computers
                                                                 Design Folio: may include multimedia
    Good at mathematics                                          presentations, websites, oral presentations,
    Enjoy working in a team                                      tests, and essays.
    Willing to develop customer service skills                  Project: Students develop a test system using
Content                                                           representative data. Some stages should be
Certificate II in Information Technology will provide             documented. The form of documentation could
students with the skills and knowledge to be able to              be negotiated and could include design plans,
function     as    an    effective    Information     and         lists, diagrams, annotated screen dumps, code,
Communications Technology user. The qualification                 or other relevant documents.
provides foundation general computing and                    Cost
employment skills that enable participation in an            Additional printing and Internet credits may be
information technology environment in any industry.          required
Students must demonstrate competence in all                  Study Pathway
modules listed under Learning Requirements in order          The 8 core modules contain those basic Information
to be awarded Certificate II in Information                  and Communications Technology skills and
Technology.                                                  knowledge required for effective entry into all
Learning Requirements                                        Information and Communications Technology
To attain Certificate II in Information Technology 14        qualifications from Certificate III upwards.
modules must be achieved: 8 core modules (C); plus
6 electives modules as outlined below




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                                               Japanese
Year 10 Japanese A                                           creating texts in Japanese for specific audiences
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                 analysing a range of texts in Japanese to
Contact: Ms Catherine Emmerson                                interpret meaning
Assumed background: Successful completion                    examining relationships between language,
of Year 9 Japanese                                            culture, and identity
Course Description                                           reflecting on the ways culture influences
Students use the text ‘Mirai’ and travel around Japan         communication.
with the famous band – ‘The Bugs’ learning about         Content
culture, festivals and language. The can use the         This course has 3 themes:
text’s website to get first hand experiences of              The Individual
Japanese pop culture. Students will further develop          The Japanese speaking Communities
their understanding of Japanese language through             The Changing World.
reading, writing, speaking and listening tasks related   Within these three themes the three set topics below
to their travels. They will extend their knowledge of    build on students’ prior knowledge, extending their
the structure of the language and the writing scripts,   understanding through the study of new grammar,
including Kanji. Topics for study include: Concert in    kanji and vocabulary.
Kansai, Going to a Ninja House and Hanging out               Home-stay in Australia – comparisons of
Together.                                                     customs, etiquettes and lifestyles in Japan and
Assessment Tasks                                              Australia - understanding another culture in
There will be a variety of assessment tasks, including        depth.
written, oral, role play, class and homework.                Friends and Family – you and your friends -
Cost                                                          youth lifestyles, activities, hobbies and
There will be an in-class cooking experience that will        personalities
cost about $5.00                                             My Neighbourhood – Japanese and Australian
Study Pathway                                                 housing design
Year 10 Japanese B                                       Assessment
                                                         Assessment will include:
                                                             An Investigative Task – researching an aspect of
Year 10 Japanese B                                            Japanese culture
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                 Language based assessment - assessed
Contact: Ms Catherine Emmerson                                through, simulated real work and travelling
Assumed background: Successful completion of                  based        situations        including  reading
Japanese A.                                                   comprehensions, letters, diaries, tests, exams
Course Description                                            and oral presentations. These fall under the
In semester 2 students continue from Semester 1               headings of interaction, text production, text
with the Mirai text and travelling around Japan with          analysis and investigation.
the famous band – ‘The Bugs’. The topics covered         Cost
are: Becoming Unwell, A trip to the top of Mount Fuji        Student work book - $28
and Are you interested in Japanese craft?                    There may be excursion costs where relevant
Assessment Tasks                                         Study Pathway
There will be a variety of assessment tasks, including   Stage 2 Japanese
written, oral, role play, class and homework.
Cost
There is an excursion to the Japanese gardens and        Stage 1 Japanese B
a Japanese restaurant that will cost about $15.          Length of Course: 1 Semester
Study Pathway                                            Contact Person: Ms Catherine Emmerson
Stage 1 Japanese A                                       Assumed Background : Successful completion of
                                                         Stage 1 Japanese A
                                                         Learning Requirements
Stage 1 Japanese A                                       In this subject, students are expected to develop and
Length of Course: 1 Semester                             apply linguistic and intercultural knowledge,
Contact Person: Ms Catherine Emmerson                    understanding, and skills by:
Assumed Background: Successful completion of                 interacting with others to exchange information
Year 10 Japanese A and B                                      in Japanese
Learning Requirements                                        creating texts in Japanese for specific audiences
In this subject, students are expected to develop and        analysing a range of texts in Japanese to
apply linguistic and intercultural knowledge,                 interpret meaning
understanding, and skills by:                                examining relationships between language,
    interacting with others to exchange information          culture, and identity
     in Japanese




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    reflecting on the ways culture influences               Analyse texts that are in Japanese to interpret
     communication                                            meaning
Content:                                                     Examine relationships between language,
This course has 3 themes;                                     culture, and identity, and reflect on the ways in
    The Individual                                           which culture influences communication.
    The Japanese speaking Communities                   Content
    The Changing World.                                 This course has 3 themes;
Within these three themes the three set topics below         The Individual
build on students’ prior knowledge, extending their          The Japanese speaking Communities
understanding through the study of new grammar,              The Changing World.
kanji and vocabulary.                                    The theme ‘The Individual’ enables students to
    Celebrations – Cultural events in Japan and how     explore aspects of their personal world, for example,
     they celebrate them                                 sense of self, aspirations, personal values, opinions,
    Excursions – places of interest in Japan, tourist   ideas, and relationships with others.
     attractions and traditional places                  The theme ‘The Japanese speaking Communities’
    School Life – hobbies, sports, school activities,   explores topics from the perspectives of diverse
     futures and beyond                                  individuals and groups within those communities or
Assessment                                               the communities as a whole, and encourages
Assessment will include                                  students to reflect on their own attitudes, beliefs, and
    An Investigative Task – researching an aspect of    values and develop an understanding of how culture
     Japanese culture                                    and identity are expressed through language.
    Language based assessment - assessed                The theme ‘The Changing World’ enables students
     through, simulated real work and travelling         to explore change as it affects the world of work and
     based        situations      including    reading   other topics.
     comprehensions, letters, diaries, tests, exams      Assessment
     and oral presentations. These fall under the        School-based Assessment (70%)
     headings of interaction, text production, text      Assessment Type 1: Folio (50%)
     analysis and investigation.                              Language based assessment - assessed
Cost                                                          through, simulated real work and travelling
There may be excursion costs where relevant                   based       situations      including      reading
Study Pathway                                                 comprehensions, letters, diaries, tests, exams
Stage 2 Japanese                                              and oral presentations. These fall under the
                                                              headings of interaction, text production, text
                                                              analysis and investigation.
Stage 2 Japanese                                         Assessment Type 2: In-depth Study (20%)
                                                              An Investigative Task – researching an aspect of
Length of Course: Full Year
Contact Person: Ms Catherine Emmerson                         Japanese culture
                                                         External Assessment (30%)
Assumed Background : Successful completion of
                                                         Assessment Type 3: Examination (30%) - Oral
Stage 1 Japanese A and B
                                                         Exam (10%), Written Exam (20%)
Learning Requirements
                                                         Cost
In this subject, students are expected to develop and
                                                         Student work book - $28
apply linguistic and intercultural knowledge,
                                                         Study Pathway
understanding, and skills to:
                                                         This subject is a TAS subject and can be used for
    Interact with others to exchange information,
                                                         University and TAFE pathways.
     ideas, opinions, and experiences in Japanese
    Create texts in Japanese to express information,
     feelings, ideas, and opinions




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                                                 Mathematics
                                       Maths     Pre-Trade      Maths              Maths              Maths
                                      Modified     Maths      Pathways A         Pathways B          Pathways
                                                 Pre-Trade      Maths              Maths              Maths
                                                   Maths      Pathways A         Pathways B          Pathways
                                                                Maths              Maths              Maths
                                       Maths                  Pathways A         Pathways B          Pathways
                                    Standard A      Maths
                                                                Maths              Maths
                                                 Standard B                                          Maths
                                                              Applications       Applications
                                                                                                   Applications
                                                                   A                  B
                                                 Pre-Trade      Maths              Maths              Maths
                                                   Maths      Pathways A         Pathways B          Pathways
                                                                Maths              Maths              Maths
                                                              Pathways A         Pathways B          Pathways
                                                    Maths
                                                                Maths              Maths
  Maths             Maths                        Standard B                                          Maths
                                                              Applications       Applications
                                                                                                   Applications
                                                                   A                  B
                                                                Maths              Maths              Maths
                                       Maths                  Pathways A         Pathways B          Pathways
                                     Advanced                   Maths              Maths
                                        A                     Applications       Applications      Applications
                                                                   A                  B              Maths
                                                   Maths
                                                 Advanced                           Maths
                                                                Specialist                        Maths
                                                     B                           Studies B &
                                                                 Maths                            Studies
                                                                                       C
                                                                                     Maths
                                                                   Maths                             Specialist
                                                                                 Studies B &
                                                                 Studies A                            Maths
                                                                                       C
                                      Year 10      Year 10        Stage 1           Stage 1
  Year 8           Year 9                                                                             Stage 2
                                    semester 1   semester 2     semester 1        semester 2


Year 10 Mathematics (Advanced) A & B                          these can be borrowed on a lesson basis from the
Length of Course: 2 Semesters                                 school). Students also must maintain appropriate
Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell                               maths equipment such as ruler, compass and
Assumed Knowledge:                                            geoliner or protractor.
Assumed background                                            Study Pathways
Course Description                                            Successful completion of these units is acceptable
Topics covered include basic algebra, linear                  background for any Stage 1 Mathematics course.
equations, coordinate geometry, powers and indices,           Completion to a high standard is the required
simultaneous equations, mensuration, trigonometry,            background for Stage 1 Mathematics Theory A, B, C
algebra of quadratics, the quadratic function, chance         and D which are designed to lead to Stage 2
and data and deductive geometry.              Learning        Mathematical Studies and Specialist Mathematics.
activities    will    include     teacher   instruction,      See Stage 2 courses.
investigations, homework, skills practice and
practical tasks.
Assessment Tasks                                              Year 10 Mathematics (Standard) A & B
Students’ achievement will be assessed using a                Length of Course: 2 Semesters
variety    of    activities   including   assignments,        Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell
investigations, projects and tests.                           Course Description
Costs                                                         Topics covered include basic algebra, linear
Need to maintain a printing budget for computing as           equations, coordinate geometry, powers and indices
well as an internet balance. Students must have at            and trigonometry. Learning activities will include
least a good scientific calculator (graphic calculators       teacher instruction, investigations, homework, skills
will also be used from time to time in the course but         practice and practical tasks.




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Assessment Tasks                                          Study Pathway
Students’ achievement will be assessed using a            Successful completion of this unit is acceptable
variety    of   activities   including   assignments,     background for the Pre-Trade Mathematics in
investigations, projects and tests.                       semester 2.
Cost
Need to maintain a printing budget for computing as
well as an internet balance. Students must have at        Year 10 Pre-Trade Maths
least a good scientific calculator (graphic calculators   Length of Course 1 Semester
will also be used from time to time in the course but     Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell
these can be borrowed on a lesson basis from the          Course Description
school). Students also must maintain appropriate          This course deals with those elements of
maths equipment such as ruler, compass and                mathematics which are common to the different
geoliner or protractor.                                   aspects of Trade Mathematics. Trade Mathematics,
Study Pathway                                             covering the six areas of Building & Carpentry,
Successful completion of this unit is acceptable          Electrical, Plumbing, Automotive, Hospitality and
background for Mathematics (Standard) B which             Retail, will be offered within Mathematics Pathways
leads to the Stage 1 SACE Units Mathematical              at Stage 1
Applications or Mathematical Pathways (see Stage          Assessment Tasks
1). Mathematical Applications A and B are designed        Students' achievement will be assessed using a
to lead to Stage 2 Mathematical Applications,             variety    of   activities   including mathematical
whereas Mathematical Pathways leads to Stage 2            investigations, projects and tests.
Mathematical Pathways.                                    Cost
It is important to note that during term 1 of year        Need to maintain a printing budget for computing as
10 Mathematics students and parents will receive          well as an internet balance. Students must have a
a letter explaining in more detail the pathways in        scientific calculator. Students also must maintain
mathematics from that point onwards. Parents              appropriate maths equipment such as ruler, compass
and students will then be asked to make a                 and geoliner or protractor.
decision as to which pathway they are most                Study Pathway
interested in following. After that point in time         Successful completion of this unit is acceptable
(about halfway through term 1) NO FURTHER                 background for Stage 1 Mathematics Pathways.
MOVEMENT from the standard course to the
advanced course will normally be possible. The
aim is to make the courses more applicable to             Stage 1 Specialist Maths
the students and their future aspirations and to          Length of Course: 1 Semester
better prepare students for future courses.               Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell
                                                          Assumed Background : Attainment of an A or B
                                                          grade in Year 10 Adv Mathematics B.
Year 10 Practical Mathematics                             This is a required course for those students
Length of Course: 1 Semester                              considering undertaking the stage 2 course
Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell                           Specialist Mathematics.
Course Description                                        Learning Requirements
Topics covered include measurement, ratio,                In this subject, students are expected to:
percentage, Euclidean geometry, construction                  Understand mathematical concepts and
geometry, graphing, and statistics. The concepts are           relationships, making use of electronic
taught through real life applications e.g. flag making,        technology.
mathematics of cars, house plans, accident statistics,        Recognise and apply the mathematical
etc. Learning activities will include teacher                  techniques.
instruction, investigations, homework, skills practice        Communicate mathematical reasoning and
and practical tasks.                                           ideas.
Assessment Tasks                                          Content
Students’ achievement will be assessed using a            The course contains three sections.
variety    of    activities  including    assignments,
                                                              Planar Geometry - investigates the properties of
investigations, projects and tests.
                                                               two dimensional figures, such as triangles and
Costs
                                                               quadrilaterals.
Need to maintain a printing budget for computing as
                                                              Vectors - give students a different perspective
well as an internet balance. Students must have at
                                                               on the study of how vectors are used.
least a good scientific calculator (graphic calculators
will also be used from time to time in the course but         Periodic Phenomena covers the algebraic and
these can be borrowed on a lesson basis from the               geometric properties of trigonometric functions.
school). Students also must maintain appropriate               By studying these functions students gain insight
maths equipment: ruler, compass and geoliner or                into the methods by which such behaviour can
protractor.                                                    be modelled mathematically, and see the
                                                               connections between the ‘static’ and ‘dynamic’
                                                               applications of trigonometry.




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Assessment                                                 Study Pathway
Assessment will include tests and folio work which         Stage 2 Mathematics Studies with successful
will be used to assess the various components of the       completion of Stage 1 Maths Studies A, B & C.
course.                                                    Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics with successful
There will be a ninety minute semester examination.        completion of Stage 1 Maths Studies A, B & C with
Cost                                                       Stage 1 Maths Specialist.
     Have/lease/buy a graphics calculator (approx.
      purchase price $180).                                Stage 1 Maths Studies B
     Maintain a balance in computer printing budget.      Length of Course: 1 Semester
     Students also must maintain appropriate maths        Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell
      equipment such as ruler, compass and geoliner.       Assumed Background : Attainment of an A or B
Study Pathway                                              grade in Stage 1 Maths Studies A (Semester 1)
Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics with successful             Learning Requirements
completion of Stage 1 Maths Studies A, B & C with          In this subject, students are expected to:
Stage 1 Maths Specialist.                                       Understand mathematical concepts and
                                                                 relationships, making use of electronic
                                                                 technology.
Stage 1 Maths Studies A                                         Recognise and apply the mathematical
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                     techniques.
Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell                                 Communicate mathematical reasoning and
Assumed Background : Attainment of an A or B                     ideas.
grade in Year 10 Advanced Mathematics B.                   Content
Learning Requirements                                      The course contains three sections.
In this subject, students are expected to:                      Coordinate Geometry – involves the study of the
     Understand mathematical concepts and                       relationships between points, lines, and sets of
      relationships, making use of electronic                    points (such as circles, hyperbolae, half-planes,
      technology.                                                and polygons). A mixture of numerical,
     Recognise and apply the mathematical                       graphical, and algebraic techniques is used to
      techniques.                                                solve problems set.
     Communicate mathematical reasoning and                    Circle Geometry involves investigating what
      ideas.                                                     properties are found when angles, lines, and
Content                                                          polygons are created on and within circles.
The course contains three sections:                              Functions and Graphs - emphasises describing,
     Quadratic     and      Polynomial     -   examine          sketching, interpreting, and discussing the
      mathematical models arising from many different            behaviour of graphs that arise from everyday
      situations that can be described algebraically             situations with which the students would feel
      using polynomial functions of degree 2, 3, or 4.           familiar.
     Models of Growth - The mathematical models                Mathematical Modelling and other Functions -
      investigated include relationships that arise from         students focus on describing and explaining the
      real growth situations. With the use of electronic         characteristics and behaviour of a graph in
      technology which fits curves to data                       relation to the situation being modelled.
      automatically, students get the chance to                  Students rely heavily on the use of technology in
      compare their own models with a solution from              the production of these graphs.
      another source.                                      Assessment
     Networks and Matrices - are used for planning in     Assessment will include tests and folio work which
      many everyday contexts. Consider the problem         will be used to assess the various components of the
      of finding the most efficient route for delivering   course.
      the mail along a network of roads. Students are      There will be a ninety minute semester examination.
      led into study of this type by being given a range   Cost
      of problems posed in real contexts.                       Have/lease/buy a graphics calculator (approx.
Assessment                                                       purchase price $180).
Assessment will include tests and folio work which              Maintain a balance in computer printing budget.
will be used to assess the various components of the            Students also must maintain appropriate maths
course.                                                          equipment such as ruler, compass and geoliner.
There will be a ninety minute semester examination.        Study Pathway
Cost                                                       Stage 2 Mathematics Studies with successful
     Have/lease/buy a graphics calculator (approx.        completion of Stage 1 Maths Studies A, B & C.
      purchase price $180).                                Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics with successful
     Maintain a balance in computer printing budget.      completion of Stage 1 Maths Studies A, B & C with
     Students also must maintain appropriate maths        Stage 1 Maths Specialist.
      equipment such as ruler, compass and geoliner.




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Stage 1 Maths Studies C                                      Stage 1 Maths Applications A
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                 Length of Course: 1 Semester
Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell                              Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell
Assumed Background : Attainment of an A or B                 Assumed Background : Attainment of an A or B
grade in Stage 1 Maths Studies A (Semester 1)                grade in Year 10 Mathematics A and B.
Learning Requirements                                        Learning Requirements
In this subject, students are expected to:                   In this subject, students are expected to:
     Understand mathematical concepts and                        Understand mathematical concepts and
      relationships, making use of electronic                      relationships, making use of electronic
      technology.                                                  technology.
     Recognise and apply the mathematical                        Recognise and apply the mathematical
      techniques.                                                  techniques.
     Communicate mathematical reasoning and                      Communicate mathematical reasoning and
      ideas.                                                       ideas.
Content                                                           The use of spreadsheets in central to a
The course contains three sections.                                significant part of the course work.
     Trigonometry - The combination of a system of          Content
      measurement        and      triangular    structures   The course contains four sections.
      underpins much human enterprise in spatial                  Earning and Spending deals with applications of
      contexts, whether in two or three dimensions.                percentage, wages and salaries, credit cards
      Since many of these problems can be reduced                  and budgeting.
      to the need to solve triangles, students must               Measurement involves perimeter, area, surface
      also have a good understanding of the methods                area, volume and capacity.
      they can use to do this.                                    Data in Context is about the construction and
     Mensuration - the problems used would be                     interpretation of statistical graphs and other
      drawn from the contextual areas such as                      ways in which data is organised.
      construction, design, navigation, and surveying.            Networks and Matrices Deals with the
      Students      need       to     understand      how          construction and solving practical situations
      measurements are made, and how reliable they                 using a mathematical framework.
      are, and to find reasonable solutions to               Assessment
      problems posed in these contexts.                      Assessment will include test, folio work and end of
     Statistics - In this topic students collect,           semester exam which will be used to assess the
      organise, and analyse data, and present and            various components of the course.
      interpret the analysis with a view to making           Cost
      conjectures. It is important that students have        Have/lease/buy a graphics calculator (approx.
      the skills to consider statistically supported         purchase price $180).
      arguments critically, so that they can make            Maintain a balance in computer printing budget.
      informed decisions.                                    Students also must maintain appropriate maths
     Data Modelling - Students are led through the          equipment such as ruler, compass and geoliner
      cycle of formulation, solution, interpretation,        Study Pathway
      validation, and improvement of the model, with a       Together with Stage 1 Mathematics Applications B,
      view to offering a solution to a problem posed in      this leads to Stage 2 Mathematics Applications.
      the context of the situation under investigation.
      Students use electronic technology whenever
      possible in this topic, both to investigate existing   Stage 1 Maths Applications B
      simulations and to run their own models.               Length of Course: 1 Semester
Assessment                                                   Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell
Assessment will include tests and folio work which           Assumed Background: Attainment of an A or B
will be used to assess the various components of the         grade in Stage 1 Mathematics Applications A.
course.                                                      Learning Requirements
There will be a ninety minute semester examination.          In this subject, students are expected to:
Cost                                                             Understand mathematical concepts and
     Have/lease/buy a graphics calculator (approx.               relationships, making use of electronic
      purchase price $180).                                       technology.
     Maintain a balance in computer printing budget.            Recognise and apply the mathematical
     Students also must maintain appropriate maths               techniques.
      equipment such as ruler, compass and geoliner.             Communicate mathematical reasoning and
Study Pathway                                                     ideas.
Stage 2 Mathematics Studies with successful
completion of Stage 1 Maths Studies A, B & C.
Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics with successful
completion of Stage 1 Maths Studies A, B & C with
Stage 1 Maths Specialist.




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Content                                                     Cost
The course contains three sections.                            Have/lease/buy a graphics calculator (approx.
     Saving and Borrowing apply the concepts of                purchase price $180).
      simple interest and compound interest in                 Maintain a balance in computer printing budget.
      investing and borrowing money.                           Students also must maintain appropriate maths
     Statistics requires the students to use a variety         equipment such as ruler, compass and geoliner.
      of     techniques      to   determine   statistical   Study Pathway
      measurements enabling interpretation of data to       Together with Maths Pathways B, this leads to Stage
      occur.                                                2 Mathematics Pathways.
     Trigonometry requires students to use
      measurements            techniques,    especially
      trigonometry, in solving problems.                    Stage 1 Maths Pathways B
     The use of spreadsheets is central to a               Length of Course: 1 Semester
      significant part of the course work.                  Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell
Assessment                                                  Assumed Background: Nil
Assessment will include tests and folio work which          Learning Requirements:
will be used to assess the various components of the        In this subject, students are expected to:
course.                                                         Understand mathematical concepts and
 There will be a ninety minute semester examination.             relationships, making use of electronic
Cost                                                             technology.
Have/lease/buy a graphics calculator (approx.                   Recognise and apply the mathematical
purchase price $180).                                            techniques.
Maintain a balance in computer printing budget.                 Communicate mathematical reasoning and
Students also must maintain appropriate maths                    ideas.
equipment such as ruler, compass and geoliner.              Content
Study Pathway                                               The structure, content and assessment may be
Together with Maths Applications A this leads to            negotiated with the students, and there may be
Stage 2 Mathematics Applications.                           different focuses within any group. Students will be
                                                            able to choose those elements of Trade Mathematics
                                                            which relate to the six areas of Building & Carpentry,
Stage 1 Maths Pathways A                                    Electrical, Plumbing, Automotive, Hospitality and
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                Retail.
Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell                             The course contains four sections.
Assumed Background : Nil                                        Geometry and Mensuration involves perimeter,
Learning Requirements                                            area, surface area, volume and capacity.
In this subject, students are expected to:                      Trigonometry requires students to use
     Understand mathematical concepts and                       measurements techniques, especially involving
      relationships, making use of electronic                    triangles, in solving a range of problems.
      technology.                                               Saving and Borrowing investigates the costs of
     Recognise and apply the mathematical                       borrowing money and an examination of the
      techniques.                                                effects of changing interest rates, payments and
     Communicate mathematical reasoning and                     terms on investment/borrowed balances.
      ideas.                                                    Planar Geometry investigates the properties of
Content                                                          two dimensional figures, such as triangles and
The structure, content and assessment may be                     quadrilaterals, and their application to problem
negotiated with the students, and there may be                   solving
different focuses within any group. Students will be        Assessment
able to choose those elements of Trade Mathematics              Assessment will include tests and folio work
which relate to the six areas of Building & Carpentry,           which will be used to assess the various
Electrical, Plumbing, Automotive, Hospitality and                components of the course.
Retail.                                                     Cost
The course contains three sections:                                  Have/lease/buy a graphics calculator
Earning and Spending deals with applications of                       (approx. purchase price $180).
percentage, wages and salaries, credit cards and                     Maintain a balance in computer printing
budgeting.                                                            budget.
     Measurement involves perimeter, area, surface                  Students also must maintain appropriate
      area, volume and capacity.                                      maths equipment such as ruler, compass
     Networks and Matrices deals with the                            and geoliner.
      construction and solving of practical situations      Study Pathway
      using a mathematical framework.                       Together with Maths Pathways A, this leads to Stage
Assessment                                                  2 Mathematics Pathways.
Assessment will include tests and folio work which
will be used to assess the various components of the
course.




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Stage 2 Specialist Maths                                 The focus capabilities for this subject are
Length of Course: Full Year                              communication, citizenship, personal development,
Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell                          work, and learning.
Assumed Background: Achievement of a B grade             Topics
or better in Stage 1 Specialist Maths D or a written      Topic 1: Working with Statistics
subject teacher recommendation is recommended             Topic 2: Working with Functions and Graphs
for this subject.                                            Using Calculus
Learning Requirements                                     Topic 3: Working with Linear Equations and
In this subject, students are expected to:                   Matrices.
    Understand mathematical concepts and                Assessment Tasks
     relationships                                           The school based assessment consists of Skills
    Make use of electronic technology.                       and application tasks (45%) and Folio (25%).
    Recognise and apply mathematical techniques.            External Examination (30%)
    Communicate mathematical reasoning and              Cost
     ideas.                                              Maintenance of a printing budget for computing as
Content                                                  well as internet balance. Revision guide to be paid
The course contains five sections.                       for during term 1 (approx. $24) Access to a graphic
    Vectors & Geometry – the study of geometry          calculator (make and model as specified by the
     and vectors in three dimensions.                    school) is assumed (approx. $180 to purchase.
    Complex Numbers - Complex Number system             Study Pathway
     and its use in finding imaginary solutions.         This is a TAS `subject and can be used for University
    Polynomials – quadratics, cubics and the            and TAFE entrance.
     exponential function with a trig focus.
    Calculus – the study of rates of change and their
     trignometrical applications.                        Stage 2 Mathematical Applications
    Differential Equations – study and solution of      Length of Course: Full Year
     differential equations.                             Contact Person: Mr Adel Mossa/Ms Bronwyn
Assessment                                               Tucker
School Based Assessment (70%) – Marked internally        Assumed Background: Achievement of a C grade
Assessment type one: Folio (20%)                         or better in Stage 1 Maths Theory A, B & C or a B
     Two assessment pieces which take the form of        grade or better in Stage 1 Mathematical Applications
     an investigation or analysis.                       A and B or a written subject teacher recommendation
Assessment type two: Skills Assessment Tasks             is recommended for this subject.
(50%)                                                    Course Description
     Five assessment pieces which provide evidence       This subject aims to develop in students the ability to
     of the student’s learning and knowledge.            use and appreciate the possibilities and limitations of
External Assessment (30%) – Marked by the SACE           mathematics as a tool in solving practical problems
Board                                                    and appreciate the business applications of
Three hour exam set out in parts A, B and C.             mathematics. Students develop skills in organising
Cost                                                     information, developing strategies, interpreting
Have/lease/buy a graphics calculator (approx.            results, the use of a variety of mathematical
purchase price $180).                                    techniques and fosters the acquisition of the skills
Students must maintain appropriate maths                 and knowledge needed to successfully participate in
equipment such as ruler, geoliner and graph paper.       today’s society. Four topics will be studied. These
Study Pathway                                            are selected by the teacher from the following list.
This is a TAS `subject and can be used for University    Applied Geometry, Matrices, Optimisation, Stocks &
and TAFE entrance.                                       Shares, Investments, Statistics and Business
                                                         Applications.
                                                         Assessment Tasks
Stage 2 Mathematical Studies                             Student achievement will be assessed using a
                                                         variety of activities including, investigations, projects
Length of Course: Full Year
Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell                          and tests for each topic plus an internal mid year and
Assumed Background: Achievement of a B grade             an external end of year exam.
                                                         Cost
or better in Stage 1 Mathematics Theory A, B and C
                                                         Graphics calculator (approx. purchase price $160).
is recommended for this subject.
Course Description                                       Maintain a balance in computer printing budget as
                                                         well as an internet balance. Revision guide (approx.
Through the study of Mathematical Studies students
                                                         $22).
explore, describe and explain aspects of the world
                                                         Study Pathway
around them in a mathematical way. Students
                                                         This is a TAS `subject and can be used for University
understand fundamental concepts, demonstrate
                                                         and TAFE entrance.
mathematical skills, and apply routine mathematical
procedures, making informed and critical use of
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Stage 2 Mathematics Pathways                                   communicate mathematical reasoning and
Length of Course: Full Year                                     ideas, using appropriate language and
Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell                                 representations.
Assumed Background: Achievement of a C grade              The specific topics studied will be negotiable but will
or better in any Stage 1 Mathematics course or a          tend to focus on the mathematics of:
written subject teacher recommendation is                 work — looking at, for example, the mathematical
recommended for this subject.                             skills required by a particular trade, the growing trend
Course Description                                        towards casual employment
This subject aims to develop in students the ability to   social living — looking at, for example, road safety, a
use and appreciate the possibilities and limitations of   social atlas, workplace demographics, poverty
mathematics as a tool in solving practical problems       sustainability — looking at, for example, collection
and appreciate the business applications of               and use of water; electricity and energy-efficient
mathematics, with a specific focus for those students     housing
intending to pursue a career in the Trades or further     design — looking at, for example, kitchen design,
study at TAFE.                                            landscaping, workplace design.
However, this will not preclude those students who        The course will entail a problems-based approach to
are intending to pursue a university pathway that         mathematics as this is integral to the development of
does not include a requirement for a strong level of      the mathematical models and associated key ideas
Mathematics. As a result of undertaking this course       and will foster the acquisition of the skills and
students will be expected to:                             knowledge needed to successfully participate in
    demonstrate an understanding of mathematical         today’s society.
     concepts and relationships                           Assessment Tasks
    identify, collect, and organise mathematical         Student achievement will be assessed using a
     information relevant to investigating and solving    variety of activities including, investigations, projects
     problems                                             and tests for each topic plus an internal mid year and
    recognise and apply the mathematical                 an external end of year exam.
     techniques needed when analysing and solving         Cost
     a problem in context                                 A calculator (either graphics or scientific). Maintain a
    make informed use of electronic technology to        balance in computer printing budget as well as an
     aid and enhance understanding                        internet balance.
                                                          Study Pathway
    interpret results, draw conclusions, and reflect
                                                          This is a TAS `subject and can be used for University
     on the reasonableness of these in the context of
                                                          and TAFE entrance.
     a problem




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                                                    Science
                                                Psychology               Psychology
                                                                                                    Biology
                                              Scientific Studies      Scientific Studies
                                                                                                  Psychology
                                              Marine Biology           Marine Biology              Scientific
                                                  Biology                   Biology                 Studies
                                                All of the above are one semester
  Science        Science          Science    courses only, any combination of which
                                               leads to the above Year 12 courses

                                                 Physics A                 Physics B              All (except
                                                                                                  Chemistry)
                                                Chemistry A              Chemistry B              All (except
                                                                                                   Physics)

   Year 8          Year 9          Year 10   Stage 1 Semester 1     Stage 1 Semester 2              Stage 2

Year 10 Science A                                             Stage 1 Biology
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                  Length of Course: 1 Semester
Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell                               Contact Person: Ms Sam Savage/Mr Rob Baker
Course Description                                            Assumed Background: Successful completion of
This course covers four main themes – Matter, Earth           Year 10 Science
and Space, Energy Systems and Life Systems.                   Learning Requirements
Topics Covered are Chemical reactions, Metals and             In this subject, students are expected to
non-metals, Genetics, Species survival, Motion and                identify and formulate questions, hypotheses,
Communications technology.                                         concepts, and purposes that guide biological
Assessment Tasks                                                   investigations
Students will be assessed using tests, posters and                design and conduct individual and collaborative
models,    assignments,     practical  assessment,                 biological investigations
research and various presentation methods.                        manipulate apparatus and use technological
Cost                                                               tools and numeracy skills to obtain, represent,
There may be costs for excursions where                            analyse, interpret and evaluate data and
appropriate.                                                       observations from biological investigations
Study Pathway                                                     select and critically evaluate biological evidence
Stage 1 Physics, Chemistry, Scientific Studies,                    from a range of sources and present informed
Marine Studies and Life Studies.                                   conclusions and personal views on social,
                                                                   ethical, and environmental issues
                                                                  communicate their knowledge and
Year 10 Science B                                                  understanding of biological concepts using
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                       appropriate biological terms and conventions
Contact Person: Mr Mark Darrell                                   demonstrate and apply biological knowledge
Course Description                                                 and understanding of concepts and
This course covers four main themes – Matter, Earth                interrelationships to a range of contexts and
and Space, Energy Systems and Life Systems.                        problems, including presenting alternative
Topics covered include Chemicals in the                            explanations.
environment, Electrochemistry, Species survival,              Content
Space travel, Our energy future and Machines.                 The course contains three topics:
Assessment Tasks                                                  Cells, microbiology – the structure and function
Students will be assessed using tests, assignments,                of cells and micro-organisms
posters and models, practical assessment, research                Human physiology – the structure and function
and various presentation methods.                                  of organ systems of the body
Cost                                                              Australian Ecology – interactions of organisms in
There may be costs for excursions where                            the Australian environment including human
appropriate.                                                       impact
Study Pathway
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Assessment                                              Stage 1 Chemistry B
Assessment will include:                                Length of Course: 1 Semester
   an investigation portfolio, with students           Contact Person: Mr Rod Roe
    completing practical investigations and issues      Assumed Background: Successful completion of
    investigations.                                     Stage 1 Chemistry A
   skills and application tasks for example, an oral   Learning Requirements
    presentation, extended response, tests, end of      In this subject students are expected to:
    semester exam                                           Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
Cost                                                         Chemical concepts
There may be excursion costs where relevant                 Demonstrate understanding of Equations
Study Pathway                                               Application of graphing skills
Stage 2 Biology or Scientific Studies                       Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
                                                             Chemical Calculations and significant figures
                                                            Investigate Chemical concepts by carrying out
Stage 1 Chemistry A                                          practicals
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                Demonstrate experimental design skills
Contact Person: Mr Rod Roe                                  Investigate the environmental concerns.
Assumed Background: Successful completion of                Appreciate the environmental impact of human
Year 10 Science with at least a B level.                     activity.
Learning Requirements                                       Appreciate the importance of chemistry in the
    In this subject students are expected to:               modern world.
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of         Content
     Chemical concepts                                      Water- (Properties, Chemical Structure,
    Demonstrate understanding of Equations                  Solubility of substances, Water quality,
    Application of graphing skills                          Concentrations {involving sophisticated
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of              calculations}, Environmental concerns)
     Chemical Calculations and significant figures          Acids & Bases- (Measuring Acidity, pH,
    Investigate physical and chemical properties of         Environmental concerns, Reactions with metals
     elements and compounds by carrying out                  and each other, Neutralisation reactions)
     practicals                                             Atmosphere- (Gases of air, Reduction &
    Demonstrate experimental design skills                  Oxidation reactions, Equations,
    Investigate the environmental concerns.                 Electrochemistry, and Corrosion)
    Appreciate the environmental impact of human       Assessment
     activity.                                          Investigations Folio - Practical Reports and Research
    Appreciate the importance of chemistry in the      Assignment
     modern world                                       Skills and Applications Tasks - Tests and Exam
Content                                                 Study Pathway:
    Matter (Atoms, Elements, Periodic Table,           Completion of this unit, together with Chemistry A,
     Metals/Non-metals)                                 leads to Stage 2 Chemistry.
    Compounds (Molecules, Ions, Lattices)
    Chemical Amounts (Involving complex
     mathematic calculations)                           Stage 1 Marine Studies
    Carbon/Organic Chemistry (Different groups of      Length of Course: 1 Semester
     compounds, naming, properties)                     Contact Person: Mr Rod Baker
Assessment                                              Assumed Background: Successful completion of
Investigations Folio- Practical Reports and Research    Year 10 Science
Assignment                                              Learning Requirements
Skills and Applications Tasks- Tests and Exam           In this subject students are expected to:
Study Pathway                                               participate in and report on field activities and
Together with Chemistry B, this subject leads to             practical tasks
Stage 2 Chemistry.                                          design and conduct biological investigations and
                                                             gather evidence from their investigations
                                                            extract information from a variety of sources and
                                                             explore a range of biology-related issues
                                                            demonstrate an understanding that the body of
                                                             biological knowledge is constantly changing and
                                                             increasing through the applications of new ideas
                                                             and technologies
                                                        Content
                                                        This course involves:
                                                            Marine Biology focuses on the captive and
                                                             natural marine environments to explore the
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    with the non-living and biological factors that          Electricity for living.
    affect them.                                             How things move.
   Students learn about the cellular and overall        Assessment
    structures and functions of a range of               Investigations Folio- Practical Reports and Research
    organisms.                                           Assignment
   They have an opportunity to participate in field     Skills and Applications Tasks- Tests and Exam
    activities, engage with the work of biologists,      Study Pathway
    and to join and initiate debates about how           Stage 1 Physics B
    biology impacts on their lives, on society, and on
    the environment.
   Connections between marine studies, medical          Stage 1 Physics B
    research, biodiversity, recreation, tourism and      Length of Course: 1 Semester
    environmental health are considered.                 Contact Person: Mr Steve Blenkinsop
   The topics included in this semester course          Assumed Background: Successful completion at a
    include areas of marine studies that relate to       B level or higher of Year 10 Science.
    Cellular Biology, Physiology, and Ecology.           Learning Requirements
Assessment                                               In this subject students are expected to:
Assessment will include:                                     identify and formulate questions, hypotheses,
   an investigation portfolio, with students                 concepts, and purposes that guide
    completing practical investigations and issues            investigations, and their design, in physics
    investigations                                           design and conduct collaborative and individual
   skills and application tasks including: an oral           investigations in physics using appropriate
    report, an extended response, topic tests and             apparatus and safe working practices, and
    laboratory work                                           observing, recording, and interpreting the
   an end of semester examination.                           phenomena of physics
Cost                                                         represent, analyse, interpret, and evaluate
Nil                                                           investigations in physics through the use of
Study Pathway                                                 technology and numeracy skills
Stage 1 Marine Biology leads to Stage 2 Scientific           select, analyse, and critically evaluate the
Studies.                                                      evidence of physics from a range of sources,
                                                              and present informed conclusions and personal
                                                              views on social and environmental issues
Stage 1 Physics A                                            communicate knowledge and understanding of
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                  the concepts and information of physics, using
Contact Person: Mr Steve Blenkinsop                           the appropriate literacy skills of physics
Assumed Background: Successful completion at a               demonstrate and apply knowledge and
B level or higher of Year 10 Science.                         understanding of physics to a range of
Learning Requirements                                         applications and problems.
In this subject students are expected to:                Content
    identify and formulate questions, hypotheses,       This course contains three topics:
     concepts, and purposes that guide                       The hot and cold world.
     investigations, and their design, in physics            Magic of magnetism.
    design and conduct collaborative and individual         Why things move.
     investigations in physics using appropriate         Assessment
     apparatus and safe working practices, and           Investigations Folio- Practical Reports and Research
     observing, recording, and interpreting the          Assignment
     phenomena of physics                                Skills and Applications Tasks- Tests and Exam
    represent, analyse, interpret, and evaluate         Study Pathway
     investigations in physics through the use of        Together with Physics A, this subject leads to Stage
     technology and numeracy skills                      2 Physics.
    select, analyse, and critically evaluate the
     evidence of physics from a range of sources,        Stage 1 Psychology
     and present informed conclusions and personal       Length of Course: 1 Semester
     views on social and environmental issues            Contact Person: Ms Sam Savage/Mr Rod Baker
    communicate knowledge and understanding of          Assumed Background: Successful completion of
     the concepts and information of physics, using      Year 10 Science
     the appropriate literacy skills of physics          Learning Requirements
    demonstrate and apply knowledge and                 In this subject students are expected to:
     understanding of physics to a range of                  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
     applications and problems.                               the scientific method by the collection and
Content                                                       analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
This course contains three topics:                           Apply a range of skills, including following
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     information, analysing data and drawing              Content
     conclusions, showing their knowledge and             This course caters for students with an interest in
     applying it to unfamiliar situations,                science and its interaction with society, technology
     communicating knowledge in a variety of forms,       and the environment. Students will investigate two or
     and applying knowledge and skills to make            three topics throughout the semester with a focus on
     informed decisions                                   acquiring and applying scientific knowledge through
    Demonstrate ability to collaborate and negotiate     practical activities.
     aspects of the work covered with the teacher as      The topics will be chosen in consultation with
     well as other students                               students to incorporate student interests, but may
Content                                                   include:
The study of psychology enables students to                   The effects of aquaculture
understand their own behaviours and the behaviours            Consumer science
of others. It has direct relevance to their personal          Lifestyles and disease
lives. Psychological knowledge can be applied to              Alternative energy
improve outcomes and the quality of experience in         Assessment
various areas of life. The topics covered in this         Assessment will include:
semester course include : Introduction to                     an investigation portfolio, with students
Psychology, Social Behaviour and Brain and                     completing practical investigations and issues
Behaviour.                                                     investigations.
Assessment                                                    skills and application tasks for example, an oral
One Semester of Stage 1 Psychology is studied as a             presentation, extended response, debate
10-credit subject. Students demonstrate evidence of       At least one task will be a collaborative task.
their learning through the following assessment           Cost
types; Investigations Folio, Skills and Applications      There may be excursion costs where relevant
Tasks and a 90 minute Semester examination,               Study Pathway
which will involve practical activities as well as        Stage 2 Scientific Studies
written and oral reports.
Cost
No major fees are involved with this course.
                                                          Stage 2 Biology
However opportunities for excursions may arise
                                                          Length of Course: Full year
which would involve minor expenses to cover
                                                          Contact Person: Mr Rob Baker/Ms Samantha
transport costs
                                                          Savage
Study Pathway
                                                          Assumed Background: Achievement of a B grade
This subject leads to Stage 2 Psychology.
                                                          or better for Stage 1 Biology or a written subject
                                                          teacher recommendation is recommended for this
                                                          subject.
Stage 1 Scientific Studies                                Learning Requirements
Length of Course: 1 Semester                              In this subject, students are expected to:
Contact Person: Ms Sam Savage                                  Participate in practical activities
Assumed Background: Successful completion of
                                                               Design and undertake investigations
Year 10 Science
                                                               Obtain information from a variety of sources
Learning Requirements
                                                               Critically analyse and evaluate information,
In this subject, students are expected to:
                                                                procedures, and materials
    identify and formulate questions, hypotheses,
                                                               Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of
     concepts, and purposes that guide scientific
                                                                biological concepts
     investigations
                                                               Solve a variety of biological problems
    design and conduct collaborative and individual
     scientific investigations                                 Understand how knowledge of biology can be used
                                                                to make informed decisions at the personal, social,
    use technology and numeracy skills to
                                                                and global levels
     represent, analyse, interpret, and evaluate
     scientific investigations                                 Use biological terms and conventions correctly
    select and critically evaluate scientific evidence        Communicate effectively in a variety of forms
                                                          Content
     from a range of sources and present informed
     conclusions or personal views on social, ethical,    Stage 2 Biology is a 20-credit subject in which the
     and environmental issues                             topics are prescribed.
                                                          The subject outline is organised around the following
    communicate their knowledge and
                                                          four themes :
     understanding of scientific concepts using
     scientific literacy skills                                Macromolecules
    demonstrate and apply scientific knowledge and            Cells
     understanding to a range of contexts and                  Organisms
     problems, including by providing alternative              Ecosystems
     explanations and proposing solutions.




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Assessment                                                 study of behaviour, the processes that underlie it,
School-Based Assessment                                    and the factors that influence it. Through such study,
Investigations Folio (40%) – Students undertake at         students come to better understand themselves and
least 3 practical investigations and at least one issues   their social worlds.
investigation to include in the folio                      The course consists of six topics:
Skills and Application Tasks (30%) – Students use              Introduction to Psychology
their knowledge and understanding of relevant                  Social Cognition
biological ideas, facts, and relationships to complete         Learning
at least 3 tasks.                                              Personality
At least one investigation or skills and applications          Psychobiology of Altered States of Awareness
task should involve collaborative work.                        Healthy Minds
External Assessment                                        Assessment
Students undertake one 3 hour examination (30%)            School Based Assessment
Cost                                                       Investigations Folio                          30%
$56 covers the Biology Workbook, Practical Manual and      Skills and Applications Tasks                 40%
Exam Revision Workbook
Study Pathway                                              External Assessment
This subject is a TAS subject and can be used for          Examination                              30%
University and TAFE entrance.                              Study Pathway
                                                           This subject is a TAS subject and can be used for
                                                           University and TAFE entrance.
Stage 2 Psychology
Length of Course: Full year
Contact Person: Ms Samantha Savage                         Stage 2 Scientific Studies
Assumed Background: Achievement of a B grade               Length of Course: Full year
or better in two semesters of Stage 1 science              Contact Person: Ms Samantha Savage
subjects (excluding Marine Studies and Scientific          Assumed Background: Successful completion of a
Studies) or written recommendation from subject            Stage 1 Science subject
teacher.                                                   Learning Requirements
Learning Requirements                                      In this subject, students are expected to:
In this subject, students are expected to:                      identify and formulate questions, hypotheses,
    explain the factors that cause psychological                concepts, and purposes that guide scientific
     differences and similarities between people and             investigations
     give examples of how these factors affect the              design and conduct collaborative and individual
     behaviour of themselves, others, and groups of              scientific investigations
     people                                                     use technology and numeracy skills to represent,
    analyse the behaviour of themselves, others,                analyse, interpret, and evaluate scientific
     and groups of people in different contexts in a             investigations
     way that recognises the values of independence             select and critically evaluate scientific evidence
     and interdependence                                         from different sources and present informed
    demonstrate an understanding of ethical                     conclusions or personal views on social, ethical,
     research by undertaking and evaluating guided               and environmental issues
     investigations                                             communicate their knowledge and understanding
    make informed decisions about issues, events,               of scientific concepts using scientific literacy skills
     and situations in society by applying relevant             demonstrate and apply scientific knowledge and
     psychological principles and ethics and by                  understanding to a range of contexts and
     presenting particular points of view, giving                problems, including by providing alternative
     examples of the thinking and reasoning behind               explanations and proposing solutions.
     them                                                  Content
    demonstrate organisation and critical reflection      Through Scientific Studies students develop knowledge
     in the application of psychological principles,       of scientific principles and concepts through their own
     taking into account ethical considerations            investigations. They develop the skills and abilities to
    search for, evaluate, and organise psychological      explain scientific phenomena, and to draw evidence-
     information and use appropriate terms                 based conclusions from investigations of science-
     effectively to communicate key ideas,                 related issues.
     understanding, processes, and values in a range       Students’ interests are explored and used to determine
     of contexts                                           potential themes and topics for study. Once negotiated,
    undertake a variety of roles while working as a       the theme or themes will provide opportunities for
     member of a team to achieve individual and            students to explore links between learning in science
     shared goals.                                         and in other areas, and to discuss historical, social,
Content                                                    ethical and environmental contexts.
Psychology aims to describe and explain both the           Assessment
universality of human experience and individual and        School Based Assessment
cultural diversity. It does this through the systematic         Investigations Folio                40%




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   Skills and Applications Tasks 30%                           Assessment
External Assessment                                             School-based Assessment (70%)
   Practical Investigation       30%                           Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio (40%)
Cost                                                            Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications
There may be additional costs for excursions where              Tasks (30%)
appropriate.                                                    External Assessment (30%)
Study Pathway                                                   Assessment Type 3: Examination (30%).
This subject is a TAS subject and can be used for               Cost
University and TAFE entrance.                                   SASTA Physics study guide
                                                                Study Pathway
Stage 2 Physics                                                 This subject is a TAS subject and can be used for
Length of Course: Full year                                     University and TAFE entrance.
Contact Person: Mr Steve Blenkinsop/Mr Mark
Darrell
Assumed Background: Achievement of a B grade or                 Stage 2 Chemistry
better at Stage 1 or a written subject teacher                  Length of Course: Full year
recommendation is recommended for this subject.                 Contact Person: Mr Rod Roe
Learning Requirements                                           Assumed Background: Achievement of a B grade or
In this subject, students are expected to:                      better in two semesters of Stage 1 Chemistry or written
     identify and formulate questions, hypotheses,             recommendation from the subject teacher.
      concepts, and purposes that guide investigations in       Learning Requirements
      physics                                                   In this subject, students are expected to:
     design and conduct collaborative and individual                demonstrate and apply knowledge and
      investigations in physics using appropriate                     understanding of chemical concepts and
      apparatus and safe working practices and by                     interrelationships
      observing, recording, and interpreting the                     formulate questions, manipulate apparatus, record
      phenomena of physics                                            observations in practical chemical activities, and
     represent, analyse, interpret, and evaluate                     design and undertake chemistry investigations
      investigations in physics through the use of                   demonstrate an understanding of how knowledge
      technology and numeracy skills                                  of chemistry can be used to make informed
     select, analyse, and critically evaluate the evidence           conclusions or decisions, taking into account social
      of physics from different sources, and present                  and environmental contexts
      informed conclusions or decisions on                           develop possible solutions to a variety of problems
      contemporary physics applications                               in chemistry in new or familiar contexts
     communicate knowledge and understanding of the                 critically analyse and evaluate chemical information
      concepts and information of physics using                       and procedures from different sources
      appropriate physics terms and conventions                      communicate in a variety of forms using
     demonstrate and apply knowledge and                             appropriate chemical terms and conventions.
      understanding of physics to a range of applications       Content
      and problems.                                                  Elemental and Environmental Chemistry (The
Content                                                               Periodic Table, Cycles in Nature, Greenhouse
Stage 2 Physics is a 20-credit subject in which the                   Effect, Acid Rain, Photochemical Smog, Water
topics are prescribed and is organised into four                      Treatment)
sections. Each section is divided into four topics.                  Topic 2: Analytical Techniques (Volumetric
Each topic includes an application.                                   Analysis, Chromatography, Atomic Spectroscopy
         Section                             Topics                  Using and Controlling Reactions (Measuring
 Motion in Two                Projectile Motion
                                                                      Energy Changes, Fuels, Electrochemistry, Rate of
 Dimensions
                              Uniform Circular Motion
                                                                      Reaction, Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical
                              Gravitation and Satellites              Industry, Metal Production
                              Momentum in Two Dimensions             Organic and Biological Chemistry (Systematic
 Electricity and              Electric Fields                         Nomenclature, Physical Properties, Chemical
 Magnetism                                                            Properties)
                              The Motion of Charged Particles        Materials (Polymers, Silicates, Cleaning Agents)
                              in Electric Fields                Assessment
                              Magnetic Fields
                              The Motion of Charged Particles
                                                                School Based Assessment (70%)
                              in Magnetic Fields                     Investigations Folio (Practical & Research
 Light and Matter             Electromagnetic Waves                   Assignment) 40%
                              The Interference of Light              Skills and Applications Tasks (tests) 30%
                              Photons                           External Assessment
                              Wave Behaviour of Particles            Examination 30%
 Atoms and Nuclei             The Structure of the Atom
                                                                Study Pathway
                              The Structure of the Nucleus
                              Radioactivity                     This subject is a TAS subject and can be used for
                              Nuclear Fission and Fusion        University and TAFE entrance.




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                                               Technology
                                                                                             All subjects are a
                                                                                                  full year.
                                                      Metal                 Metal
                                                  Construction          Construction                Metal
                                                      Wood                Furniture             Construction
                                Construction
                                                  Construction          Construction              Furniture
    Design &                    Technology,
                                                   Computer              Computer               Construction
   Technology                  Photography &
                                                    Graphics              Graphics               Computer
                                  Graphics
                                                   Electronics           Electronics              Graphics
                                                  Photography         Photography A &            Electronics
                                                  Small Engines               B                 Photography

                                                      Textiles              Textiles               Textiles

      Year 8                         Year 9           Year 10               Stage 1                Stage 2


Year 10 Computer Graphics                                    Year 10 Photography
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                 Length of Course: 1 Semester
Contact Person: Mr Jarrad Jackson                            Contact Person: Mr Richard Keane
Course Description                                           Course Description
Students will further develop their skills in the three      This course includes:
dimensional solid modelling using the latest industry           Camera Techniques – operating digital compact
standard software (AutoDesk Inventor) to produce 3-              and SLR cameras and lenses, understanding
D models, isometric drawing, orthogonal drawing,                 and using sun-light, rules of composition and
surface rendering and presentation (animation)                   manipulating depth of fields.
techniques. Learning activities will include the latest         Portraiture basics – Studio and outdoor lighting
Computer Aided Drafting techniques.                              techniques. Portrait composition and shooting
Assessment Tasks                                                 practices.
All practical work will be assessed against given               Digital Imaging– digital cameras, cropping,
criteria and home research assignments will be                   resizing, colour correcting, fixing faults, basic
marked to assess knowledge and understandings.                   image manipulation, use of special effects,
Students will use the design process in their major              toning and adding text.
work.                                                           Graphic Design – magazine and poster design
Cost                                                             and production techniques. Commercial printing
Approximately $10 for colour printing.                           standards
Study Pathway                                                Assessment Tasks
VET courses and Computer Graphics Stage 1                    Students will be required to undertake a variety of
                                                             shooting, digital imaging, graphic design and theory
                                                             tasks.
Year 10 Electronics                                          Cost
Course Length: 1 Semester                                    Nil
Contact Person: Mr Glenn Langley                             Study Pathway
Course Description                                           Photography Stage 1
Students will further develop their skills in soldering
techniques and construction of electronic circuit
boards. Projects involve skills/concepts from digital,       Year 10 Metalwork
audio and integrated circuit technologies. Subject           Length of Course: 1 Semester
content includes component identification, reading           Contact Person: Mr Colin Taylor
circuit drawings and fault finding.                          Course Description
Assessment Tasks                                             Students work with a wide range of both sheet and
All practical work will be assessed against given            solid metals. The course develops students’ skills in
criteria and home research assignments will be               Safety, bench work, hand and power tools, electric
marked to assess knowledge and understandings.               welding, gas welding, and machining. Students will
Cost: Material and component costs are generally             be given the opportunity to design and manufacture
between $20 and $30.                                         suitable projects of their choice.
Study Pathway
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Assessment Tasks                                         Year 10 Textiles
All practical work will be assessed against given        Length of Course: 1 Semester
criteria and home research assignments will be           Contact Person: Ms Sandra Donlan
marked to assess knowledge and understandings.           Course Description
Students will use the design process in their major      This practical course involves students designing,
project.                                                 making and decorating their choice of articles
Cost                                                     including garments, soft-furnishings and toys using
Materials costs are generally between $30 and $60.       commercial patterns. Students will use the design
Study Pathway                                            process to gather, analyse and apply information to
VET courses and Metal construction Stage 1               solve problems.
                                                         Assessment Tasks
                                                         Practical course work, self-evaluations, research
Year 10 Small Engines                                    assignment, oral presentations etc.
Length of Course: 1 Semester                             Cost
Contact Person: Mr Colin Taylor                          Students will need to provide their own needles and
Course Description                                       pins. Material costs are generally between $50 to
This is a course that enables students to develop a      $100. Some patterns will be provided.
sound understanding of the various materials,            Study Pathway
mechanisms and energy systems in common use              VET courses, Stage 1 Textile Studies
today. Students study these areas of technology
through making working projects which function with
the aid of air, wind, water or solar power. A hands on   Stage 1 Computer Graphics
study of both four stroke and two stroke small           Length Of Course: 1 semester
engines is a major component of this course.             Contact Person: Mr Jarrad Jackson
Students will learn the basic theory of engine           Assumed Background: Successful completion of
operation, common mechanical terms, faultfinding,        Year 10 Computer Graphics.
dismantling and servicing procedures using a wide        Learning Requirements
range of mechanical tools and measuring                  In this subject, students are expected to:
instruments.                                                 Investigate the design concepts and production
Assessment Tasks                                              techniques of existing products.
All practical work will be assessed against given            Create, modify, and design three Dimensional
criteria and home research assignments will be                Drawings and models.
marked to assess knowledge and understandings.               Use the design process to gather, analyse and
Cost                                                          apply information to solve problems.
Materials costs are generally between $10 and $20.       Content
Study Pathway                                            Students will further develop their skills in three
VET courses and Metal Construction Stage 1               dimensional solid modelling using the latest industry
                                                         software (inventor) to produce 3-D models, isometric
                                                         drawing, orthogonal drawing, surface rendering and
Year 10 Woodwork                                         presentation (animation) techniques. Learning
Length of Course: 1 Semester                             activities will include the latest Computer Aided
Contact Person: Mr Michael Foutoulis                     Drafting Techniques.
Course Description                                       Assessment:
This is a course that enables students to gain a basic       Skills and Applications Task     20%.
understanding of the skills, knowledge, materials and        Folio                                   20%.
processes associated with modern woodworking.                Products and Evaluation                 60%
Projects involving solid timber construction form the    Cost
basis of the course with safety, individual design and   Colour and B&W printing for presentation - $10.00 to
problem solving given a major emphasis. Some             $15.00
creative woodturning of the student's choice could be    Study Pathway
included if time allows.                                 Stage 2 Computer Graphics course or related TAFE
Assessment Tasks                                         courses.
All practical work will be assessed against given
criteria and home research assignments will be set
as needed.
Cost
                                                         Stage 1 Electronics
                                                         Length Of Course: 1 Semester
Material costs are generally between $50 to $100.
Study Pathway                                            Contact Person: Mr Glenn Langley
                                                         Assumed Background: Successful completion of
VET courses and Furniture Construction Stage 1
                                                         Year 10 Electronics.
                                                         Learning Requirements
                                                         In this subject, students are expected to:
                                                             Investigate the purpose, design concepts and
                                                              production techniques of existing systems.




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    Create, test, modify, design ideas for a project.      Stage 1 Metal Technology
    Recognise and use different components to              Length Of Course: 1 Semester
     make systems safely.                                   Contact Person: Mr Colin Taylor
    Use the design process to solve problems.              Assumed Background: Successful completion of
Content                                                     Year 10 Metal Construction.
Students will construct their own electronic projects.      Learning Requirements
Activities will include circuit board construction, parts   In this subject, students are expected to:
identification, understanding circuit diagrams,                 Investigate the purpose, design concepts and
construction skills, fault finding and chassis                   production techniques of existing products.
construction. Projects include the strobe, alarm and
siren.                                                          Create and communicate design ideas for an
Assessment:                                                      identified need.
    Skills and Application task       20%                      Use the design process to gather, analyse and
    Folio                             20%                       apply information to solve problems.
    Products and evaluation           60%                      Use a range of appropriate skills, procedures
Cost                                                             and techniques.
Project material costs of $35 to $100.
                                                                Examine the impact of workshop practices and
Study Pathway
This course leads to Stage 2 Electronics or related              products on the safety of individuals.
TAFE courses.                                               Content
                                                            Project work and practical exercises are used to
                                                            develop a range of skills including gas flame, MIG,
Stage 1 Furniture Construction                              and electric Arc welding, plasma cutting and
Length of Course: 1 Semester                                fabrication. Students will be required to design, plan
Contact Person: Mr Michael Foutoulis                        and construct items from a variety of metals including
Assumed Background: Successful completion of                sheet metal and other steel sections.
                                                            Assessment
Year 10 Wood Construction.
Learning Requirements                                           Skills assignments               20%
In this subject, students are expected to:                      Design Folio                     20%
    Investigate the purpose, design concepts and               Project and evaluation           60%
     production techniques of existing furniture.           Cost
    Create and communicate design ideas for an             Project material costs of $50 to $100.
     identified need.                                       Study Pathway
                                                            This course leads to Stage 2 Metal Technology or
    Use the design process to gather, analyse and
                                                            related TAFE courses.
     apply information to solve problems.
    Use a range of appropriate skills, procedures
     and techniques.
    Examine the impact of workshop practices and           Stage 1 Photography A
     products on the safety of individuals.                 Length Of Course: 1 Semester
Content                                                     Contact Person: Mr Richard Keane
This unit of work gives students the opportunity to         Assumed Background: Successful completion of
design, plan and construct items of furniture using         Year 10 Photography.
manufactured boards (Veneered Particle board) and           Learning Requirements
solid pine. Emphasis is placed on the safe use of           In this subject, students are expected to:
power machinery and portable power tools.                       Investigate the purpose, design concepts and
Assessment:                                                      production techniques of sports photography.
    Skills                           20%                       Investigate the purpose, design concepts and
    Design Folio                     20%                        production techniques of portraiture.
    Project and evaluation           60%                       Investigate the purpose, design concepts and
Cost                                                             production techniques of graphic design.
Project material costs of $60 to $120.                          Use the design process to gather, analyse and
Study Pathway                                                    apply information to produce specific images
This course leads to Stage 2 Furniture Construction              and products.
or related TAFE courses.                                        Use a range of camera and digital imaging
                                                                 techniques to produce specific images and
                                                                 products.
                                                                Examine the impact of photography on
                                                                 individuals, society or the environment.
                                                            Content
                                                            This is a digital photography course and includes:
                                                                Advanced Camera Techniques – operating SLR
                                                                 cameras and lenses, controlling depth of field,




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    panning, freezing/blurring movement, ISO                   special effect filters, toning and dual mode
    speeds.                                                    images.
   Digital Imaging Techniques – Concept of digital           Graphic Design – Production of a calendar.
    imaging, cropping, resizing, colour correcting,           A 4-day trip to the beautiful Flinders Ranges.
    fixing faults, adding text and commercial                  Please note - this trip is not guaranteed to run
    printing.                                                  and is not a requirement of the course.
   Advanced Portraiture Techniques– Studio,                  Career Paths in Professional Photography.
    available and outdoor lighting techniques.             Assessment
    Portraiture composition and shooting practices.           Knowledge and Skills tasks                 20%
   Graphic Design – commercial printing processes            Design Folio                               20%
    and industry standards. Magazine design                   Photographic products                      60%
    fundamentals. Shoot and produce a magazine             Cost
    cover and back advertisement.                             Depending on the amount of film and printing,
   Career Paths in Professional Photography.                  costs will be $10 - $40
Assessment:                                                   The 4-day trip to the Flinders Ranges is
   Knowledge and Skills tasks       20%                       approximately $200. Please note - this trip is
   Design Folio                     20%                       not guaranteed to run and is not a requirement
   Photographic products            60%                       of the course.
Cost                                                       Study Pathway
Material costs of $10 to $20.                              This course leads to Stage 2 Photography or related
Study Pathway                                              TAFE courses.
This course leads to Stage 1 Photography B, Stage 2
Photography or related TAFE courses.
                                                           Stage 1 Textiles
                                                           Length Of Course: 1 Semester
Stage 1 Photography B                                      Contact Person: Ms Sandra Donlan
Length of Course: 1 Semester                               Assumed Background: Successful completion of
Contact Person: Mr Richard Keane                           Year 10 Textiles.
Assumed Background: Successful completion of               Learning Requirements
Year 10 Photography.                                       In this subject, students are expected to:
Learning Requirements                                           Investigate the purpose, design concepts and
In this subject, students are expected to:                       production techniques of existing textile
    Investigate the purpose, design concepts and                products.
     production techniques of still life photography.           Create and communicate design ideas for an
    Investigate the purpose, design concepts and                identified need (ie textile product).
     production techniques of landscape                         Use the design process to gather, analyse and
     photography.                                                apply information to solve problems.
    Investigate the purpose, design concepts and               Use a range of appropriate skills, procedures
     production techniques of special effects                    and techniques.
     photography.                                               Examine the impact of work practices and
    Investigate the purpose, design concepts and                products on the safety and wellbeing of
     production techniques of graphic design.                    individuals.
    Use the design process to gather, analyse and         Content
     apply information to produce specific images          This course involves aspects of fashion design and
     and products.                                         advanced garment making. Students will be required
                                                           to complete at least two major projects. At least one
    Use a range of camera and digital imaging
                                                           of these will need to be a fitted garment for
     techniques to produce specific images and
                                                           themselves.       The impact of technology on the
     products.
                                                           clothing industry will also be explored.
    Examine the impact of photography on
                                                           Assessment
     individuals, society or the environment.
Content                                                         Skill assignments                         20%
This is a digital photography course and includes:              Design Folio                      20%
    Still Life – Studio, available and outdoor lighting        Products (finished articles)
     techniques. Still Life composition.                         and evaluation                            60%
                                                           Cost
    Advanced Camera Techniques - operating
                                                           Material costs of $50 to $150. (Students will need to
     digital SLR cameras and lenses, controlling
                                                           supply their own pins, sewing needles and will need
     depth of field, colour landscapes, night shooting,
                                                           to purchase fabrics for their project. Some patterns
     special effects, multiple exposure, ISO speeds.
                                                           will be provided.
    Creative Digital Imaging Techniques – Concept
                                                           Study Pathway
     of digital imaging, scanning film, cropping,
                                                           This course leads to Stage 2 Textiles or related
     resizing, colour correcting, fixing faults, adding
                                                           TAFE courses.
     text and commercial printing. Plus collages,
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Stage 2 Computer Graphics                                  will complete skills exercises involving the
Length Of Course: Full year                                manufacture of electronics projects and advanced
Contact Person: Mr Jarrad Jackson                          soldering skills.
Assumed Background: Should receive a C grade               Assessment
at Stage 1 Computer Graphics or a written subject          Assessment will involve practical and theory
teacher recommendation.                                    components;
Learning Requirements:                                         Skills and Applications Tasks 20%
In this subject students are expected to:                      Production                      50%
    Investigate the purpose, design and production            Folio (Externally Assessed)     30%
     techniques of existing products.                      Cost
    Create and communicate design ideas for an            Project material costs of $50 to $100.
     identified need.                                      Study Pathway
    Use the design process to gather, analyse and         This course will provide students with the appropriate
     solve problems.                                       preparation for TAFE and some University courses
    Use a range of appropriate skills, procedures         with a technical nature.
     and techniques.
Content
Students will further develop their skills in the three    Stage 2 Furniture Construction
dimensional solid modelling using the latest industry      Length of Course: Full year
standard software (Inventor) to produce 3-D models,        Contact Person: Mr Michael Foutoulis
isometric drawing, orthogonal drawing, surface             Assumed Background: Should have achieved a C
rendering and presentation ( animation) techniques.        grade at Stage 1 Furniture Construction or a written
Learning activities will include the latest Computer       subject teacher recommendation.
Aided Drafting techniques.                                 Learning Requirements
Assessment                                                 In this subject students are expected to:
Assessment will involve practical and theory                    Investigate the purpose, design and production
components;                                                      techniques of existing products.
    Skills and Applications Tasks 20%                          Create and communicate design ideas for an
    Production                       50%                        identified need.
    Folio (Externally Assessed)      30%                       Use the design process to gather, analyse and
Cost                                                             solve problems.
Material costs will vary due to the individual nature of        Use a range of appropriate skills, procedures
the project work but should be in the range of $15 -             and techniques.
$20.                                                            Examine workshop practices, procedures and
Study Pathway                                                    safety.
This course will provide students with the appropriate     Content
preparation for TAFE and some University courses           Students will design, plan and construct a furniture
with a technical nature.                                   item using a range of production techniques,
                                                           equipment and materials. Emphasis is placed on
                                                           safety and correct production techniques. Students
Stage 2 Electronics                                        will complete skills exercises involving the
Length of Course: Full year                                manufacture of a small cabinet involving advanced
Contact Person: Mr Glenn Langley                           cabinet making skills. A folio documenting and
Assumed Background: Should have achieved a C               explaining the main product design and manufacture
grade at Stage 1 Electronics or a written subject          will also be required.
teacher recommendation.                                    Assessment
Learning Requirements                                      Assessment will involve practical and theory
In this subject students are expected to:                  components involving;
    Investigate the purpose, design and production             Skills and Applications Tasks 20%
     techniques of existing products.                           Production                       50%
    Create and communicate design ideas for an                 Folio (Externally Assessed)      30%
     identified need.                                      Cost
    Use the design process to gather, analyse and         Project material costs of $100 to $200.
     solve problems.                                       Study Pathway
    Use a range of appropriate skills, procedures         This course will provide students with the appropriate
     and techniques.                                       preparation for TAFE and some University courses
    Examine workshop practices, procedures and            with a technical nature.
     safety.
Content
Students will design, plan and construct an amplifier
and chassis using a range of production techniques,
equipment and materials. Emphasis is placed on
safety and correct production techniques. Students




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Stage 2 Metalwork                                         photography and will be required to develop a high
Length of Course: Full year                               level of practical skills. All photographs will be
Contact Person: Mr Colin Taylor                           produced using digital imaging software, techniques
Assumed Background: Should have achieved a C              and printing processes. Although the course has a
grade at Stage 1 Metalwork or a written subject           commercial photography bias, it is designed for
teacher recommendation.                                   students either seeking a career or a hobby involving
Learning Requirements                                     photography. Through independent “design brief”
In this subject students are expected to:                 type assignments, students will develop problem
     Investigate the purpose, design and production      solving, organisational and communication skills as
      techniques of existing products.                    well as their creativity and visual sensitivity.
     Create and communicate design ideas for an          Personal initiative, researching and organisation are
      identified need.                                    essential parts of this course.
     Use the design process to gather, analyse and       Assessment
      solve problems.                                     Assessment will involve practical and theory
                                                          components involving:
     Use a range of appropriate skills, procedures
      and techniques.                                         Specialised photographic skills and applications
                                                               tasks                           20%
     Examine workshop practices, procedures and
      safety.                                                 Production (creative photographic task and an
Content                                                        exhibition)                     50%
Students will design, plan and construct a metal item         Folio (Externally Assessed) (essays and
using a range of production techniques, equipment              designing a photographic exhibition)
and materials. Emphasis is placed on safety and                                                30%
correct production techniques. Students will              Cost
complete skills exercises involving the manufacture       Project material costs of $60 to $100.
of a small project involving advanced metalwork           Study Pathway
skills.                                                   This is a TAS subject and can be used for University
Assessment                                                and TAFE entrance.
Assessment will involve practical and theory
components;
     Skills and Applications Tasks 20%                   Stage 2 Textiles
     Production                       50%                Length Of Course: Full year
     Folio (Externally Assessed)      30%                Contact Person: Ms Sandra Donlan
Cost                                                      Assumed Background: Should have achieved a C
Project material costs of $100 to $200.                   grade at Stage 1 Textiles or a written subject teacher
Study Pathway: This course will provide students          recommendation.
with the appropriate preparation for TAFE and some        Learning Requirements
University courses with a technical nature.               In this subject students are expected to:
                                                               Investigate the purpose, design and production
                                                                techniques of existing products.
Stage 2 Photography                                            Create and communicate design ideas for an
Length Of Course: Full year                                     identified need.
Contact Person: Mr Richard Keane                               Use the design process to gather, analyse and
Assumed Background: Should have achieved a C                    solve problems.
grade at Stage 1 Photography or a written subject              Use a range of appropriate skills, procedures
teacher recommendation.                                         and techniques.
Learning Requirements                                          Examine workshop practices, procedures and
In this subject students are expected to:                       safety.
    Investigate the purpose, design concepts and         Content
     production techniques of photographing objects       Students will design, plan and construct a garment
     (still life), places (landscapes & cityscapes) and   using a range of production techniques, equipment
     people (portraiture).                                and materials. Emphasis is placed on the creative
    Create and communicate design ideas for a            use of textiles and the development and
     photographic exhibition. Use the design process      communication of ideas through the design process.
     to gather, analyse and solve problems.               It gives students an opportunity to develop their skills
    Use a range of photographic and digital imaging      and proficiency in pattern making and construction
     skills, procedures and techniques.                   techniques as well as their understanding of textile
                                                          properties and performance. It also explores
    Examine the impact of photographic products
                                                          technological developments related to clothing and
     and practices on individuals, society or the
                                                          textile production and their social, economic and
     environment.
Content                                                   environmental impact.
                                                          Emphasis is also placed on safety and correct
The course involves the study of a variety of
                                                          production techniques. Students will complete skills
advanced camera techniques using DSLR cameras.
                                                          exercises involving the manufacture of their garment
Students will study the technical aspects of
                                                          involving advanced construction skills.




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Assessment                                             Cost
Assessment will involve practical and         theory   Project material costs of $50 to $150.
components:                                            Study Pathway
   Skills and Applications Tasks 20%                  This course will provide students with the appropriate
   Production                    50%                  preparation for TAFE and some University courses
   Folio (Externally Assessed)   30%                  with a technical nature.




                                             IMPORTANT NOTE

The school cannot guarantee that all students will be able to study all the subjects
they request initially. Factors which may prevent students from having their full
choice granted include:

·        insufficient students for a particular unit to justify providing a teacher
·        too many students for available facilities
·        two or more chosen subjects being programmed at the same time

While the school will minimise these factors and look for alternative options, it is
important that you are aware of, and understand, this possible restriction.




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