2022 Senior Course Handbook - Information for Year 10 and 11 Students - Traralgon College

 
2022 Senior Course Handbook - Information for Year 10 and 11 Students - Traralgon College
2022
Senior
Course
Handbook

      Information for
 Year 10 and 11 Students
2022 Senior Course Handbook - Information for Year 10 and 11 Students - Traralgon College
2022 Senior Course Handbook - Information for Year 10 and 11 Students - Traralgon College
Contents
                                                             School Programs		         4
                                                             VCE Overview              5
                                                             VCAL Overview		           6
                                                             VET Overview              7
                                                             Headstart 		8
                                                             VCE Course Guide
         Growing together as adaptable, confident,           VCE Studies			            10
             successful learners and citizens                VCE English			            11
                                                             VCE Mathematics		         12

 Senior Campus Welcome                                       VCE Health & PE		         14
                                                             VCE Humanities		          15

 Traralgon College Senior Campus is a vibrant and            VCE Commerce		            17
 stimulating learning environment for students in Years      VCE Science			            18
 10 to 12. Our teachers are committed professionals,         VCE Art			                20
 dedicated to delivering meaningful learning opportunities
                                                             VCE Technology		          22
 for all students.
                                                             VCAL & VET Course Guide
 We offer a rich Year 10 Program, VET in Schools for all
 students, a powerful VCAL program focussed on applied       VCAL Subjects		           24
 learning and a VCE program that will challenge you          VCAL Application          25
 to reach your academic potential. We look forward to
                                                             VET Application		         26
 welcoming you to our campus.
                                                             VET Courses			            27

 Michael Shone                                               Important Information 28
 Senior Campus Principal                                     Sample Forms		            30

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Senior School Programs
The Senior School at Traralgon College is an exciting part of your education where you will experience a range
of new subjects and begin planning your future. The best way to start planning for your future is by exploring the
options. Completing online job tests like the one at www.myfuture.edu.au can be a good way to start.

VCE: Victorian Certificate VCAL: Victorian
of Education               Certificate of Applied
At the Senior Campus, the  Learning
College offers a wide range            VCAL is a Senior Certificate
of studies accredited by the           focussed on applied learning
Victorian Curriculum and               rather than academic study.             VET: Vocational
Assessment Authority. A VCE            Flexible learning programs              Education and Training
program is suitable for a              consist of a business project that      VET programs are training
student interested in studying at      students work on, VET units and         programs with a particular
University as well as students         a work placement.                       vocational or job focus and are
who are unsure of their next                                                   designed to lead to further training
                                       VCAL is suitable for any student
steps, and would like to keep                                                  or direct entry into the workforce.
                                       who is interested in any pathway        On completion students receive
their options open.
                                       that is career or TAFE focussed.        an accredited TAFE qualification.
                                       University courses recognise the        VET can be taken within the VCE
                                       VCAL Senior Certificate but may         and is complsory in VCAL.
                                       have additional requirements.
                                       Please speak with the careers
    VCE is a program that              advisor if considering VCAL and         Headstart
    provides:                          interested in university.
                                                                               Headstart is a new Apprenticeship
    • Specific Subject Areas           Students participate in a project       and Traineeship pathway that
    • Academic Challenge               based curriculum that works             combines completing a VCE or
    • Structured Learning              towards developing competency           VCAL certificate over 3 years with
       Environment                     in outcomes for numeracy,               paid employment in a relevant
                                       literacy, work related skills and       industry. Headstart is available to
                                       personal development skills.            all Senior Campus students.
    VCE Pathways lead to:
                                       Students are at school 4 days
    • Tertiary studies -
                                       a week and also participate
      University & TAFE                in a VET program and a work
    • Apprenticeships                  placement for the remaining day.
    • Full Time Employment

                                          VCAL is a program for:
                                          • self directed, creative
                                            and innovative 21st
                                            Century learners

                                         VCAL Pathways include:
                                         • Apprenticeships
                                         • Full Time Employment
                                         • Further Education in
                                           TAFE & University

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VCE Overview
Traralgon College offers a high quality VCE program with high expectations for all students. Success at VCE
requires dedication and commitment. We provide many opportunities and supports to ensure all students who
work hard will succeed.

VCE Studies and Units                  Satisfactory Completion                Types of Assessment
The VCE consists of over 40            To complete a unit of study            SCHOOL ASSESSED
subjects called studies. Each of       students will need to demonstrate      COURSEWORK (SACs)
these studies consist of 4 units.      achievement of learning outcomes.      SACs are tasks undertaken in class
Each unit is one semester (half        The Victorian Curriculum and           for assessment purposes. They
year). Units 1 and 2 are generally     Assessment Authority (VCAA)            may include projects, tests, essays,
undertaken in Year 11. Units 3 and     specify the learning outcomes          practical tasks, problem-solving
4 have more rigorous assessment        in each VCE study. The VCE is          tasks and assignments.
guidelines and are generally           designed with the intention that all
undertaken in Year 12. They must be    students can achieve satisfactory      SCHOOL ASSESSED TASKS
taken as a 3 - 4 sequence i.e they     completion. Students will be           (SATs)
must be studied for the entire year.   provided with multiple ways for them   These are longer-term tasks
Students doing VCE typically plan      to demonstrate their understanding     undertaken over most of the
a program of 20 units taken over a     of the outcomes of each study.         semester or year such as production
2-year period. Some students plan                                             tasks and folios (only applicable to a
their VCE over a longer period such    Levels of Achievement                  small number of subjects).
as 3 years.
                                       Graded assessments are derived         EXTERNAL VCE EXAMINATIONS
The units students select to form      from a range of tasks including        All students undertaking a Unit
their program should reflect career    ongoing class work, assignments,       3-4 study will undertake practice
needs and interests. However,          productions, folios, tests and         examinations in the term 3 holidays
students must also take into           examinations. In most units,           and external VCAA examinations at
account Victorian Curriculum and       assessment tasks will be completed     the end of year.
Assessment Authority (VCAA)            in the classroom, some under test
requirements for satisfactory          conditions. Graded assessments
completion.                            are used to determine a student’s
                                       level of achievement and for Year
Requirements for                       12 students to calculate their Study
                                       Score and ATAR score.
Satisfactory Completion
                                       The ATAR score ranks students on
of the VCE
                                       their level of achievement against
                                       other students across the state.
•   3 units from the English Group,
    including a Unit 3&4 sequence.
•   At least three Unit 3-4
    sequences in addition to an                                     The Study Score
    English Subject. eg Further            Each unit 3 or 4 study has between 2 & 4 school based graded
    Maths, Art, Biology                    assessments which are compiled, along with the examination score
•   A minimum total of 16 units            into a study score. The maximum study score is 50.
    successfully completed (can be
    units 1,2,3 or 4)
                                                   The ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank)
•   The 16 units may include an
    unlimited number of units of           The ATAR is based on the Study Scores achieved in Unit 3-4
    Vocational Education and               sequences. It is a key measure used to determine university entry.
    Training.                              It is derived from the SCALED study scores in
•   Attendance Requirement must             • English group
    be met.                                 • The best three Unit 3-4 sequence study scores
                                            • 10% of the next two best Unit 3-4 sequence study scores

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VCAL Overview
Traralgon College offers VCAL programs covering different industry areas. Study pathways you could consider
after VCAL are pre-apprenticeships, Apprenticeships/Traineeships or entry into Vocational Education and Training
(VET) courses. VCAL does not provide students with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), however it is
now recognised as an entry-level qualification for a number of university courses.

What is VCAL?                          VCAL at Traralgon College The VCAL is offered at 3
                                                                 different levels
The Victorian Certificate of Applied   At Traralgon College we offer an
Learning (VCAL) will give you work-    integrated approach to gaining          Foundation level
related experience, literacy and       the VCAL certificate. This means
numeracy skills, and transferable      that the 4 strands are planned for,     At this level the focus is on
skills.                                delivered and assessed within           knowledge and employability skill
                                       common projects and learning tasks.     development, supported by a strong
VCAL aims to provide students                                                  emphasis on literacy and numeracy
                                       This means providing students with
with the skills, knowledge and                                                 skills and preparatory learning.
                                       a context for learning new skills
attitudes to make informed choices
                                       which is not driven by traditional
about pathways to work and further
                                       curriculum divisions, but which
education.                                                                     Intermediate level
                                       reflects how those skills will be
The principles underpinning VCAL       applied in the community, workplace     At intermediate level, the focus is
are                                    or in their personal lives.             on knowledge and employability
                                                                               skills development that leads to
• Tailoring a program to suit          The VCAL program at Traralgon
                                                                               independent learning, confidence
    students’ interests.               College consists of:
                                                                               and a higher level of transferable
• Personal development.                • 4 days per week of classes at
                                                                               skills.
• Development of work-related              school, including:
    and industry specific skills.         • Business class focusing
                                              on teaching skills and           Senior level
More information about the VCAL
                                              knowledge required to start
curriculum can be found on the                                                 At this level the focus is on
                                              your own small business
VCAA Website: http://www.vcaa.vic.                                             knowledge and employability
                                          • Numeracy Class
edu.au/Pages/vcal/index.aspx                                                   skills that lead to a high level of
                                          • Literacy Class
                                          • VCE Unit 1 Study; the VCE          interpersonal skills, independent
                                              study unit is an elective that   action and achievement of tasks
                                              will be based on current         that require decision making and
                                              VCAL teacher subject areas.      leadership.
                                       • a VET course
                                       • 1 day per week work placement
What is Applied Learning?
Applied learning is an approach which emphasises the relevance of what is being learnt in the ‘real world’ outside
the classroom, and makes that connection as immediate and transparent as possible. Applied learning will involve
students and their teachers working in partnerships and developing connections with organisations and individuals
outside school.
Applied learning is concerned with nurturing and working with a student in a holistic manner, taking into
considerations their personal strengths, interests, goals and previous experiences. Applied learning is not simply
“hands on” or practical learning, equal importance is placed on both theory and application.
How is VCAL structured?
VCAL has four curriculum areas, called strands. These strands are:
• Literacy and Numeracy Skills
• Industry Specific Skills
• Work Related Skills
• Personal Development Skills
A student’s VCAL learning program must include each strand. To achieve the VCAL certificate 100% completion of
each strand is required.

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VET Overview
Vocational Education & Training (VET) programs are training programs with a particular vocational or job focus
and are designed to lead to further training or direct entry into the workforce. VET Courses can contribute to both
the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), all students
have the opportunity to enrol in a VET Program.

Outcomes                                       Courses running at                   Courses at External
VET programs consist of a                       Traralgon College                       Providers
set of work skills called Units
of Competence (UoCs) and                  •   Automotive                       •   Aeroskills
students who successfully achieve         •   Building & Construction          •   Allied Health
competencies in a VET program                 (Carpentry)                      •   Animal Studies
receive a nationally recognised           •   Hospitality                      •   Bricklaying
certificate or Statement of Attainment                                         •   Business
                                          •   Information Technology
(awarded for partial completion of
                                          •   Music                            •   Civil Construction
a certificate). Some VET Programs
offer scored assessment in the Unit                                            •   Community Service
                                          •   Outdoor Recreation
3&4 sequence resulting in a study                                              •   Dance
score that directly contributes to                                             •   Early Childhood Education
                                          These courses will be delivered
the ATAR. Because of the ability to                                            •   Electrotechnology
gain a qualification prior to finishing
                                          at Traralgon College with
                                          a partnership with external          •   Engineering
school, many students have gone on
                                          agencies.                            •   Horticulture
to gain meaningful employment and/
or enter TAFE at a tertiary level after                                        •   Integrated Technologies
completing a VET program.                 Please see the VET Course            •   Painting & Decorating
                                          Guide later in theis handbook for    •   Plumbing
                                          more information                     •   Salon Assistant
                                                                               •   Screen & Media
                                                                               •   Racing (Stablehand)
                                                                               •   Retail Cosmetics
                                                                               •   Visual Arts (Photography)

                                                                               For more information about these
                                                                                 courses, please see the main
                                                                                     office for a brochure.

Application / Enrolment
Students who wish to enrol in a VET subject must complete a VET application form. Forms can be collected from
the Senior Campus front office or downloaded from Compass.
Once the forms are submitted, preferences will be reviewed and enrolments will be processed accordingly.
Students may be required to have an interview as part of the review process.
VET subjects have very limited enrolment numbers and acceptance will be based on a number of factors including
the student’s attitude, teacher recommendations, demonstrated interest in the vocational area and if necessary
participation in interview/s. Please note that not all students who apply will be accepted.
All students starting a VET subject are required to attend a compulsory Orientation Day in November. Details will
be provided to accepted students closer to the date.
VCE students are only able to undertake VET subjects that are run at Traralgon College.

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Headstart
What Is Head Start?                    Students receive professional career       How Head Start Works
                                       planning advice from their school
Head Start is a new Apprenticeship                                                Depending on the needs of the
                                       career officer, get the opportunity to
and Traineeship pathway for school                                                employer, students attend schools
                                       discuss it with family and weigh up
students aimed at giving them just                                                some days and work on others. At
                                       if it is the right career pathway for
that. Head Start allows students to                                               a minimum, students will undertake
                                       them, before signing up to a Head
undertake their VCE or VCAL up to                                                 paid employment for
                                       Start apprenticeship or traineeship.
three years so they can spend more
                                                                                  •   One day per week in year 10
time in paid, on-the-job training to
develop skills employers need in                                                  •   Two days per week in year 11
                                       A Head Start student receives;
growing industries.                                                               •   Three days per week in year 12
                                       •   More time on the job in areas of
Head Start students leave                  industry demand.
secondary school with their VCE                                                   Head Start Qualifications
or VCAL and the recognition for        •   Employer support for students
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completion or near completion of           to complete their VCE or VCAL,
                                                                              III Qualifications such as Early Child
their Apprenticeship or Traineeship.       as well as their apprenticeship or
                                                                              Care and Education, Carpentry, Civil
                                           traineeship.
The Benefits of Head                                                          Construction, Automotive, Business,
                                       •   Payment of a fair training wage. Plumbing, Horticulture and many
Start
                                       •   Quality training through Victorian more.
Head Start students are supported          TAFE or Skills First Registered        (To obtain a full list, please speak to
to grow into skilled Apprentices           Training Organisations.                our Head Start Coordinator)
and Trainees who have the literacy
and numeracy skills and on the job     •   Strong support for the life of their
experience that employers seek.            apprenticeship or traineeship.

Employers and students are
supported by Head Start
Coordinators over the whole
                                                  For further information, call Amanda McMahon, Head
apprenticeship or traineeship.
                                                  Start Coordinator Inner Gippsland on 0428 197 919 or
Employers are committed to                          email amanda.mcmahon3@education.vic.gov.au
providing genuine, long-term
employment opportunities to young
people who want to complete both
their apprenticeship/traineeship and
their VCE/VCAL.

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VCE
                 Course
                 Guide

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VCE Studies

Learning Domain   Subject                                  In choosing which studies you will
                  English                                  undertake you should:
ENGLISH           English Language                         •   Have a future career or education
                  Literature                                   pathway in mind.
                  Foundation Maths                         •   Have the correct advice - speak
                  General Maths (Year 11)                      to the careers advisor and subject
MATHS             Further Maths (Year 12)                      teachers
                  Mathematical Methods                     •   Be aware of the best pathway to
                                                               achieve your chosen career; there
                  Specialist Maths                             are often a number of different
                  Australian & Global Politics (Year 11)       pathways to the same career.
                  Australian Politics (Year 12)            •   Choose subjects which you enjoy or
                  Global Politics (Year 12)                    that you may need for future study or
                  Classical Studies                            work.
HUMANITIES
                  History
                  Sociology                                The best advice for students and
                  Business Management                      parents is to:
                  Legal Studies                            •   Gather as much information as
                                                               you possibly can now to help make
                  Health & Human Development
HEALTH & PHYSICAL                                              decisions for the future.
                  Physical Education
EDUCATION                                                  •   Keep options open and select
                  Outdoor & Environmental Studies              subjects that can lead you down
                  Biology                                      different pathways.
                  Chemistry                                •   List as many subjects as you think
SCIENCE           Environmental Science                        you might enjoy in completing your
                  Physics                                      VCE -find out all you can about each
                                                               subject from subject teachers.
                  Psychology
                                                           •   Visit the Careers Resource Centre
                  Art
                                                               and use the resources that can
                  Studio Arts                                  provide information to help you make
ART               Media                                        decisions.
                  Drama                                    •   Remember that most University
                  Music Performance                            courses give students a selection of
                                                               subjects as prerequisites.
                  Applied Computing
TECHNOLOGY        Food Studies                             •   Choose wisely from those subjects
                                                               you are most likely to do well in at
                  Product Design & Technology                  Year 12.

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VCE English
English                                  English Language                      Literature
In English, students will learn          VCE English Language explores the     In Literature, students study a range
about how to create and analyse          ways in which language is used by     of classic and contemporary texts,
texts, moving from interpretation to     individuals and groups and reflects   including novels, plays, short stories,
reflection and critical analysis.        our thinking and values.              poetry and film.
As part of this, they will learn:        Learning about language helps us      As part of this, they learn about:
Year 11                                  to understand ourselves, the groups   Year 11
• How to respond to texts                with which we identify and the        • How the interaction between
   analytically and creatively (Unit     society we inhabit.                      text and reader creates meaning
   1)                                    The study of English Language            (Unit 1)
• How to analyse arguments and           enables students to further develop   • How to analyse the features and
   the use of persuasive language        and refine their skills in reading,      conventions of texts (Unit 1)
   in texts (Unit 1 and Unit 2)          writing, listening to and speaking    • How to develop increasingly
• How to create their own texts          English. Students learn about            sophisticated responses to a
   and the impact on their intended      personal and public discourses in        range of literary forms (Unit 1)
   audiences (Unit 1 and Unit 2)         workplaces, fields of study, trades   • How literary texts connect with
• How to compare the presentation        and social groups.                       each other and with the world
   of ideas, issues and themes in        Year 11                                  (Unit 2)
   texts (Unit 2)                        • Unit 1: Language and                • The relationships between
Year 12                                     Communication                         authors, audiences and contexts
• How to analyse how the authors         • Unit 2: Language Change                (Unit 2)
   of texts create meaning and                                                 • The ideas, language and
                                         Year 12                                  structures of different texts from
   the different ways texts can be       • Unit 3: Language Variation and
   interpreted (Unit 3)                                                           past and present eras (Unit 2)
                                            Social Purpose
• How to present their point of          • Unit 4: Language variation and       Year 12
   view on a current media issue.           identity.                           • How the meaning of a text may
   (Unit 3)                                                                        change when it is adapted or
• How to explain the writing             VCE English Language is a good            transformed (Unit 3)
   choices that they have made as        choice for students who would like     • Responding creatively to texts
   authors (Unit 3 and Unit 4)           there to be a right and wrong answer      (Unit 3)
• How two texts present ideas,           in English rather than the more        • How different literary
   issues and themes (Unit 4)            subjective responses required to          perspectives can be applied to
• How to write a detailed                study texts in English and Literature.    texts (Unit 4)
   comparison                                                                   • How to closely analyse the
• How to present their point of                                                    language of a text (Unit 4)
   view in oral form on a current                                              Literature involves a range of
   media issue (Unit 4)                                                        assessment types, including critical
In this class, students will: complete                                         and analytical essays, creative
character and theme activities based                                           responses, performance reviews
on the set texts; write extended                                               and oral presentations.
responses using appropriate                                                    Literature is a fantastic choice
essay formats and present oral                                                 for students who already enjoy
presentations.                                                                 English and are looking to extend
                                                                               themselves in Year 11 and Year 12.

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VCE Mathematics
There are four mathematics courses available for study in VCE:
• Foundation Maths (Year 11 only) – practical mathematics for everyday life.
• General (Year 11)/Further (Year 12) Maths – a requirement for a large range of tertiary studies.
• Mathematical Methods – a requirement for some tertiary studies in science and mathematics.
• Specialist Mathematics – advanced mathematics for a select range of tertiary studies in science and
   mathematics.
General/Further and Maths Methods run each year while Foundation and Specialist Maths may or may not run
due to the lower number of students selecting these courses.
At Traralgon College we are committed to ensuring each student is successful in their selected senior program
and endeavour to provide the highest quality advice to students and parents when selecting an appropriate
course. Based on a student’s mathematics performance at Traralgon College on a range of measurements
as well as their learning behaviours, each prospective Year 11 VCE student will be provided with one of three
recommendations for their senior mathematics program: Maths Methods, General Maths or Foundation Maths
The data used to provide a recommendation is:
• Year 9 NAPLAN Maths score
• Year 10 PAT Maths (Progressive Achievement Test) score
• Year 10 Mid year maths exam
• Term 2 Progress Report score in Maths.
Each student will consider their recommendation with their parent and a teacher during their course counselling
interview. They will take into account this recommendation as well as their desired pathway and any other relevant
information to make a considered choice.

Foundation Mathematics                   General Mathematics
(Year 11)                                (Year 11)
In Foundation Mathematics,               General Maths will support students       Unit 1
students investigate the geometric       in attaining the mathematical skills      • Computation and Practical
properties of shapes and objects,        relevant to a broad range of life            Space Arithmetic
and the different ways we can            activities such as finance, statistical   • Linear Relations and Equations
represent shapes. Students focus         review and problem solving. General       • Financial Arithmetic
their attention to scale and drawing     Mathematics students will learn how       • Number Patterns and Recursion
conventions used in domestic             to present, summarise and analyse         Unit 2
and commercial plans, maps and           data about real world situations.         • Matrices
diagrams. Students then investigate                                                • Linear Graphs and models
                                         They will also investigate patterns
the use and application of different                                               • Graphs and Networks
                                         in numbers and relationships
forms of numbers and calculations                                                  • Comparing Data Distribution
                                         between variables using graphs and
revolving around proportions.                                                      • Bivariate Data
                                         analytical methods. Students will use
Students will finish off the unit with   mathematics to explain networks           For each topic, students will
an in-depth investigation of the         such as those found in transport          regularly complete skills exercises,
different ways algebraic formulas        and social media, apply formulas to       do a minimum of one test as well as
can be applied, particularly in          calculate interest on loans and solve     a minimum of one investigation or
practical contexts.                      everyday problems using algebra.          application task.
Students will work individually
and in groups to understand how
mathematics is applied in real world
problems. Students will complete
set exercises, worksheets, projects
and assessments, within a given
time frame, to develop their skills in
mathematics.
In Foundation Mathematics,
students are expected to
consistently complete all skills
exercises.

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VCE Mathematics
Further Mathematics                      Mathematical Methods                    Specialist Mathematics
(Year 12)                                Students are expected to be             Students are expected to be able
In Further Mathematics, students         able to apply techniques and            to apply techniques and processes
will present, summarise and analyse      processes involving rational and real   involving rational and irrational
data about real world situations         arithmetic, algebraic manipulation,     numbers, algebraic manipulation
and analyse a range of financial         equation solving, graph sketching,      and the applications of number with
situations. They will also investigate   differentiation and integration with    and without the use of technology,
the underlying mathematical              and without the use of technology,      as applicable.
ideas in two of four modules. In         as applicable.                          Over units 1-4 students will study:
each module, students will learn         The course develops mathematical        • Algebra and Structure
fundamental skills and concepts.         processes used (modelling,              • Transformations, Trigonometry
They will model, investigate and         transformations, graph sketching           and matrices
solve application problems linked to     and equation solving) in application
everyday situations.                                                             • Arithmetic and number
                                         to contexts related to the following    • Discrete mathematics
Unit 3 Core                              areas of study.                         • Graphs of linear and non-linear
• Data Analysis                          Over units 1-4 students will study:        relations
• Recursion and financial                • Functions and Graphs                  • Statistics
   modelling                             • Algebra
                                                                                For each area of study, students will
Unit 4 Applications                      • Calculus
                                                                                regularly complete skills exercises
Two of the following four modules;       • Probability and Statistics
                                                                                and have to participate in a School
• Matrices                               For each area of study, students will: Assessed Coursework (SAC).
• Networks and Decision Maths            complete regular skills exercises;
• Geometry and measurement               attempt selections of past exam
• Graphs and relations                   questions; participate in School
For each module or core area             Assessed Coursework (SAC) over a
of study, students will regularly        number of periods in the classroom.
complete skills exercises, selections    There will be two end-of-year
of past exam questions and have          examinations in Term 4, one of
to participate in a School Assessed      which is calculator free and the other
Coursework (SAC) over a number           allows the use of a bound reference
of periods in the classroom. There       and a CAS calculator.
will be two external examinations in
Term 4.
                                         Please Note: Unit 3 & 4
                                         Mathematical Methods will be run
                                         by the Victorian Virtual Learning
                                         Network with support from a
                                         Traralgon College teacher

                                                     Calculators
                              The following calculators are a compulsory requirement

                              Scientific Calculator (approx. $20)
                              Foundation Mathematics Unit 1-2

                              TI-nspire CX CAS Calculator (approx. $200)
                              General Mathematics Unit 1-2
                              Further Mathematics Unit 3-4
                              Mathematical Methods Units 1-4
                              Specialist Mathematics Units 1-4

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VCE Health & Physical Education
Health & Human                         Physical Education                      Outdoor & Environmental
Development                           In Physical Education (PE), students     Studies
In Health & Human Development         will learn about the mental and          In Outdoor and Environmental
(HHD), students will learn about how physical factors that influence           Studies (OES), students study how
healthy different groups of people    a person’s participation and             humans can develop sustainable
are, what causes their health issues, performance in physical activity.        relationships with the natural world.
and how these health issues can be Students in PE learn about:                 As part of this, they will learn about:
improved.
                                      Year 11                                  Year 11
In HHD, students learn about:         • The human body in motion               • The experiences that people
Year 11                               • Physical Activity, sport and              have in outdoor environments,
• Health & wellbeing (Unit 1)              society                                and why (Unit 1)
•    Managing health and               Year 12                                 • Outdoor environments in
     development (Unit 2)              • Movement skills and energy for           Victoria, including impacts that
Year 12                                   physical activity                       humans can have on the areas
• Australia’s health in a globalised   • Training to improve performance          (Unit 2)
   world (Unit 3)                     In this class, students will:            Year 12
• Health and human development        • Explore the relationship between       • Current and historical
   in a global context (Unit 4)           the body systems and physical           relationships between humans
In this class, students will: measure     activity                                and outdoor environments in
the health status of a range of       •   Investigate factors that influence      Victoria (Unit 3)
groups; research current issues           an individual’s participation in     • How we can make these
affecting youth and adults in             physical activity.                      relationships more sustainable
Australia; research and develop       •   Explore the various systems             (Unit 4)
solutions to these problems;              which assist in energy production    In this class, students will:
investigate how nutrition can             for human movement;                  • Plan a camp to a local area;
promote good health; and research     • Design and participate in a six-       • Examine different people who
aid programs to address health            week training program.                   currently use a local outdoor
issues in developing countries. Most  •   Research various strategies              environment;
assessments will be exam style tests      which are used to enhance            • Research a specific local area
similar to the end of Year 12 exam,       performance.                             from multiple perspectives;
with some research assignments in Classes will be a 70:30 split of             • Assess their potential impacts
Year 11.                              theory and practical sessions.               when at home and at a location
                                      Students are expected to bring a             they will visit and develop a code
                                      change of clothes to all practical           of conduct to minimise their
                                      classes.                                     impacts;
                                                                               • Research the history of a
                                                                                   location they visit and evaluate
                                                                                   past human influences;
                                                                               • Assess the health of an
                                                                                   environment they visit;
                                                                               • Analyse strategies to enable us
                                                                                   to live more sustainably.
                                                                               Most student assessments will be
                                                                               directly related to a trip that they do
                                                                               in a local outdoor environment.
                                                                               All trips are compulsory and course
                                                                               fees are generally not refundable.

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VCE Humanities
Australian & Global                       Australian Politics                     Global Politics (Year 12)
Politics (Year 11)                        (Year 12)                               In Global Politics students will study
In Australian and Global Politics       In VCE Australian Politics students       contemporary issues and events in
students will study forms of            will study how democracy operates         global politics.
contemporary power at both national     in Australia and how the political        To achieve this, they will learn about:
and global levels.                      system works to formulate public          • Global Actors (Unit 3)
To achieve this, they will learn about: policy.                                   • Global Challenges (Unit 4)
• Ideas, Actors and Power (Unit 1) To achieve this, they will learn about:       In this class, students will investigate
• Global Connections (Unit 2)           • Evaluating Australian Democracy        a specific state in the Asia-Pacific
In this class, students will have            (Unit 3)                            region, gaining an understanding of
the opportunity to engage with          •    Australian Public Policy (Unit 4)   the factors that shape its national
key political, social and economic        In this class, students will evaluate  interest, how it pursues its goal,
issues, and to become informed            the strengths and weaknesses of the and evaluate how effective these
citizens, voters and participants in      Australian political system. They will methods are.
their local, national and international   explore the significant values and      In Global Politics, students are
communities.                              principles of democracy and how the required to complete assessment
In Australian & Global Politics,          Australian political system reflects   tasks which may include:
students are required to complete         these.                                 presentations, case studies, essays
assessment tasks which may                In Australian Politics, students are   & questions.
include: presentations, case studies, required to complete assessment             VCE Global Politics is only offered
essays & questions.                   tasks which may include:                    as a Year 12 subject. Students
VCE Australian and Global Politics    presentations, case studies, essays,        should study Australian and Global
is only offered as Year 11 subject.   & questions.                                Politics in year 11 but this is not a
Students can select either Australian VCE Australian Politics is only             pre-requisite.
Politics or Global Politics to continue offered as a Year 12 subject.
their study of politics in Year 12.     Students should study Australian
                                        and Global Politics in year 11 but
                                        this is not a pre-requisite.

                                                  Please note it is unlikely that these classes will run in
                                                   2022, however these may be available in later years.

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VCE Humanities
Classical Studies                        History                                 Sociology
In VCE Classical Studies, students       In History, students will learn to      In VCE Sociology, students will
read and study works that have           understand themselves, others           learn about human behaviour and
captivated and inspired generations.     and their world, developing social,     social interaction to understand how
These works teach students               political, economic and cultural        societies are organised, develop and
about love and devotion, anger           understanding. To achieve this, they    change.
and betrayal, fate and freedom. In       will learn about:                       To achieve this, students will learn
doing so students gain a deeper          Year 11 – Bridging the Gap              about:
understanding of humanity and an         • Modern History 1900-1939
appreciation for influential works. To                                           Year 11
                                            (Unit 1)                             • Youth and family (Unit 1)
achieve this, they will learn about:     • The British Empire 1400-1775          • Social norms – breaking the
Year 11                                     (Unit 2)                                code (unit 2)
• Mythical Worlds (Unit 1)               Year 12 – Australian History
• Classical Worlds (Unit 2)                                                      Year 12
                                         • Power & Resistance 1788-1998          • Culture and ethnicity (Unit 3)
Year 12                                     (Unit 3)                             • Communities, social movements
• Classical Works (Units 3 & 4)          • • War & upheaval 1909-1992               and social change (Unit 4)
During the course students will             (Unit 4)
                                                                                 During the course the students will
question, what is a hero? What is        Our VCE History course is designed      develop an understanding of the
beauty? What makes a leader?             to allow students to build on the       nature and purpose of sociological
What is the nature of war? They          learning they have completed under      inquiry; apply key concepts and
will encounter people both like and      the Victorian Curriculum years 9-10.    theories; conduct comparisons
unlike themselves in the myths,                                                  between social experiences;
                                         During the Year 11 course students
codes and history of previous                                                    and analyse and evaluate social
                                         complete Unit 1, building on the
civilisations. They will investigate                                             structures and social awareness.
                                         knowledge they gained in Year 10
classical works creating rich
                                         by exploring the Inter-war years in     In Sociology, students are expected
opportunities to learn about the past
                                         greater detail and with a more global   to complete all set tasks, including
and to gain a clearer understanding
                                         perspective. In Unit 2 students begin   primary and secondary research,
of the present world.
                                         to prepare for Year 12 Australian       written reports, representation
In Classical Studies, students are       History by developing their             analyses and investigations into
required to complete assessment          knowledge of imperial colonisation,     social experiences and topic tests in
tasks including: essays, reports,        focusing on the British Empire.         line with the end of year exam.
presentations, & questions.
                                         During the Year 12 course students      Please note that although we
                                         explore four periods of time which      recommend undertaking both Unit
                                         span some of the transformative         1 and 2 at Year 11 there are no
                                         events and processes that               prerequisite studies for Year 12
                                         developed and changed the nature        Sociology.
                                         of Australian society and created
                                         modern Australia.
                                         In History, students are required
                                         to complete assessment tasks
                                         including: a research piece; a source
                                         analysis; an analysis of historical
                                         interpretations; an essay & exams.
                                         Please note that although we
                                         recommend undertaking both Unit
                                         1 and 2 at Year 11 there are no
                                         prerequisite studies for Year 12
                                         Australian History.

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VCE Commerce
Business Management                       Legal Studies
In Business Management, students          In VCE Legal Studies, students
will learn about the features of          will learn about the rights and
many organisations ranging from           responsibilities of Australians.
small businesses to multinational         Students will develop an
organisations.                            understanding of the criminal and
                                          civil justice systems, in addition
As part of this, they will learn
                                          to the broader elements of the
about the operations, features and
                                          Australian legal system including the
management styles of businesses,
                                          Constitution, the Parliaments and
as well as familiarising themselves
                                          the Courts.
with relevant procedures and skills.
                                          To achieve this, students learn
During this course, students will
                                          about:
also develop the ability to analyse
contemporary case studies that            Year 11
give the students a chance to apply       • Guilt and Liability (Unit 1)
their skills and knowledge to real life   • Sanctions, Remedies and Rights
situations.                                  (Unit 2)
The subject also aims to develop          Year 12
the students writing ability, as the      • Rights and Justice (Unit 3)
final exam is marked globally, which      • The People and the Law (Unit 4)
means that a component of the             During this course, students will
subject ranking criteria is how well      examine legislation and case law,
they can convey their ideas, whilst       research recent cases and develop
addressing the task word and topic.       skills in critiquing the justice system
To achieve this, students will learn      with reference to the principles
about:                                    of justice: access, fairness and
                                          equality.
Year 11
• Planning a business (unit 1)            In Legal Studies, students are
• Establishing a business (unit 2)        expected to complete learning tasks
Year 12                                   and exam style tests similar to the
• Managing a business (unit 3)            final VCE exam.
• Transforming a business (unit 4)
In Business Management students
are expected to complete learning
tasks and exam style tests similar to
the final VCE exam

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VCE Science
Biology                                   Chemistry                               Environmental Science
VCE Biology enables students to           VCE Chemistry enables students          Environmental Science is an
investigate the processes involved        to explore matter and its               interdisciplinary science that
in sustaining life at cellular, system,   behaviour. Chemistry is central         explores the interactions and
species and ecosystem levels.             to the production of energy, the        interconnectedness between
As part of this, they will learn about:   maintenance of clean air and water,     humans and their environments.
                                          the production of food, medicines       In VCE Environmental Science,
Year 11                                   and new cutting-edge materials.
• Challenges to an organism in                                                    Earth is understood as a set of
                                          Students will examine chemistry         four systems: the atmosphere,
   sustaining life and adapting to        through four themes: the design and
   their environment.                                                             biosphere, hydrosphere and
                                          composition of useful materials, the    lithosphere. The study explores how
• How the continuity of life is           reactions and analysis of chemicals
   maintained from generation to                                                  the relationships between these
                                          in water, the production and use        systems produce environmental
   generation.                            of energy and materials, and the        change over a variety of time scales.
Year 12                                   investigation of carbon-based           Students investigate how humans
• How cells work and how they             compounds.                              modify their environments and the
   communicate with each other.           VCE Chemistry is explored through       consequences of these changes
• The continual change and                the following questions:                in local and global contexts with
   challenges to which life on Earth                                              a focus on pollution, biodiversity,
   has been subjected .                   Year 11
                                          • How can the diversity of              energy use and climate change.
In this class, students will: conduct        materials be explained?              VCE Environmental Science is
a range of practical investigations       • What makes water such a               explored through the following
into cellular processes; research            unique chemical?                     questions
current issues affecting ecosystems
in Australia and research and             Year 12                                 Year 11
develop solutions to these problems.      • How can chemical processes be • How are Earth’s systems
They will investigate how organisms           designed to optimise efficiency?        connected?
reproduce and how they have               • How are organic compounds             • How can pollution be managed?
evolved over time and the evidence            categorised, analysed and used?
                                                                                  Year 12
to support this.                          Students will do up to 5 hours of       • How can biodiversity and
Assessments will involve a mix of         practical activities per unit, write        development be sustained?
tests, practical and research reports     reports, participate in field trips and • How can the impacts of human
and semester exams.                       excursions, complete classroom              energy use be reduced?
                                          tasks and undertake student
Students will do up to 5 hours of                                                 Students will do up to 5 hours of
                                          planned investigations.
practical activities per unit, write                                              practical activities per unit, write
reports, participate in field trips and                                           reports, participate in field trips and
excursions, complete classroom                                                    excursions, complete classroom
tasks and undertake student                                                       tasks and undertake student
planned investigations.                                                           planned investigations.

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VCE Science
Physics                                   Psychology
Physics seeks to understand               VCE Psychology enables students
and explain the physical world. It        to investigate the processes involved
examines models and ideas used            in psychology. As part of this, they
to make sense of the world and            will learn about:
which are sometimes challenged            Year 11
as new knowledge develops.                • The structure and functioning of
By looking at the way matter                 the human brain and the role it
and energy interact through                  plays in the overall functioning of
observations, measurements and               the human nervous system.
experiments, physicists gain a better     • How biological, psychological
understanding of the underlying              and social factors influence
laws of nature. Physics students             different aspects of a person’s
explore scientific study related             psychological development.
to astrophysics, bioelectricity,
biomechanics, electronics, flight,        Year 12
medical physics, nuclear energy,          •   How functioning of the nervous
nuclear physics, optics, sound and            system explains a person’s
sports science.                               ability to interact with the world
VCE Physics is explored through the           around them.
following questions:                •         The neural basis of memory
                                              and learning and factors that
Year 11                                       influence the learning of new
• How can different forms of                  behaviours and the storage
   energy (heat,electricity) and their        and retention of information
   interdependence be analysed ?              in memory. They consider
• How can the force and motion                the influence of biological,
   connect to the physical world?             psychological and social factors
Year 12                                       on the fallibility of memory.
• How do fields explain motion and        In this class, students will:
   electricity?                           investigate the role of the
• How can two contradictory               brain in mental processes and
   models explain both light and          behaviour; undertake research
   matter?                                into psychological development;
Students will do up to 5 hours of         undertake research investigation into
practical activities per unit, write      either brain function or psychological
reports, participate in field trips and   development; investigate functions
excursions, complete classroom            of the nervous system; and conduct
tasks and undertake student               practical investigations into how we
planned investigations.                   learn and remember.
                                          Assessments will involve a mix of
                                          tests, practical and research reports
                                          and semester exams.

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VCE Art
Art                                                                              Studio Arts
                                       Unit 4: Artworks, Ideas and
In VCE Art students will learn how to Viewpoints                                 In Studio Arts students learn how
make art using a variety of materials                                            to become a successful artist and
and techniques. They will also         • An art idea and issue is                develop, practice and refine the
develop a deep understanding of             explored, referencing the            skills that are needed to produce
how and why artists create artwork          analytical frameworks and using      quality artwork supported by an
referencing the personal, structural,       a range of commentaries and          understanding of art practices and
cultural and contemporary analytical        viewpoints.                          industry knowledge.
frameworks.                            • Art process is used to                  Year 11
Year 11                                     communicate ideas, directions        • Unit 1 – Studio Inspiration and
Unit 1: Artworks Experience and             and personal concepts in a body           Techniques
Meaning                                     of work that includes at least one   • Unit 2 – Studio Exploration and
                                            finished artwork.                         Concepts
• Creating artworks expressing                                                   Year 12
personal interests and                 In this class, students will: create
                                                                                 • Unit 3 – Studio Practices and
experimentation with media and         artworks that reflect their interests,
                                                                                      Processes
techniques, examining artworks         personal experiences, preferences
                                                                                 • Unit 4 – Studio Practice and Arts
from different societies, cultures and and expressions; research artists              Industry Contexts
historical periods.                    from various cultures and times
                                       throughout the past and present;          In this class students will learn the
Unit 2: Artworks and Contemporary      and visit art galleries to support        processes and the steps an artist
Culture                                and inform their art making,              takes to be successful. This includes
• Using the cultural and               understanding and appreciation of         the ability to:
contemporary frameworks to             art.                                      • express themselves creatively
examine how artists interpret and                                                    through art making and come to
                                       Assessments will involve finished
present social and personal issues                                                   understand how to support and
                                       art pieces and a visual diary that
in their practice. The art process                                                   sustain their art practice.
                                       records ideas, processes and
is used to produce at least one                                                  •    develop an individual studio
                                       experimentation with a variety of
finished artwork that explores social art materials, written responses               process, and practise and refine
and/or personal ideas or issues.                                                     specialised skills appropriate to
                                       regarding their art research and an
                                                                                     particular art forms and media
Year 12                                 exam.
                                                                                     selected for art making.
Unit 3: Artworks, Ideas and Values      Students need to supply an A3            • analyse and draw inspiration
•    Producing an art folio exploring   workbook.                                    from the ways in which artists
     personal, artistic responses to                                                 apply studio processes in the
     inspiration and ideas.                                                          production of their individual
•    Analysing, comparing and                                                        artworks.
     contrasting the messages and                                                • develop an understanding of
     meanings of artworks from                                                       historical and cultural contexts
     before and after 1990.                                                          in the production and analysis of
                                                                                     artworks.
                                                                                 • extend their understanding of
                                                                                     the roles and methods involved
                     NOTE:
                                                                                     in the presentation of artworks in
                     ART, STUDIO ART & MEDIA                                         a range of gallery and exhibition
                     In this class a significant                                     spaces.
                     proportion of a student’s final                             • develop an understanding of
                     score is based on their completion                              professional art practices related
                     of a School Assessed Task (SAT),                                to the exhibition of artworks to
                     an extended production that the                                 an audience, including the roles
                     student works on for the entire                                 and methods involved in the
                     year during Year 12                                             presentation in a range of gallery
                                                                                     and exhibition spaces.
                                                                                 • Students also study the inner
                                                                                     workings of galleries and what
                                                                                     is involved with the preservation
                                                                                     and conservation of art.

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VCE Art
Media                                   Drama                                   Music Performance*
In VCE Media, students will look at     In VCE Drama, students will learn       In Music Performance, students
the relationship between the ideas      about the creation and performance      build performance and musicianship
and narratives we create and how        of characters and stories that          skills, by presenting performances
audiences engage with the media.        communicate ideas, meaning and          of selected group and solo
They will achieve this by analysing     messages.                               music works using one or more
the nature and construction of          To achieve this, students will study:   instruments (including voice).
media products and producing their                                              As part of this, they will learn about:
own media products for selected         Year 11
                                        • Introducing performance styles        •   Performance (Solo and Group)
audiences.                                                                         (Units 1-4).
                                           (Unit 1)
Year 11                                 • Australian identity (Unit 2)          • Preparing for Performance (Units
Unit 1: Media forms, representations                                               1-4).
and Australian stories.                 Year 12                                 • Music Language (Units 1-4)
Students examine the                    • Devised ensemble performance          • Organisation of sound (unit 2
representations we see in the media,       (Unit 3)                                only)**
experiment with making media            • Devised solo performance
                                           (Unit 4)                             Students focus on building their
products and explore the nature of                                              performance and musicianship
Australian stories in the media.     In this class students will use            skills, presenting selected group and
Unit 2: Narrative across media forms creative processes, a range of             solo music works using one or more
Students look at genre and the       stimulus material and play-making          instruments.
styles of prominent media makers,    techniques to develop and present
                                     devised works. They will work              They study the work of other
the processes involved in media                                                 performers and explore strategies
production by making a media         together to construct performances
                                                                                to optimise their own performance,
product as well as how social media drawing on a range of performance           identifying stylistic, expressive
has dramatically changed the media styles relevant to practices of ritual       and technical challenges.
landscape.                           and storytelling, contemporary
                                     drama practice and the work of             Students develop their listening,
Year 12                              significant drama practitioners.           aural, theoretical and analytical
Unit 3: Media narratives and pre-                                               musicianship skills and use
production                           Assessments in drama include:              appropriate music language and
Students explore the stories         journals, performances,                    terminology.
that circulate through the media,    presentations, questions, essays
                                     and exam.                                  **In Unit 2, students create their own
experiment with production                                                      original composition or improvisation
techniques and focus on the pre-     Please note that although we               informed by an analysis of a
production process of their media    recommend undertaking both Unit            musical work being prepared for
product.                             1 and 2 at Year 11 there are no            performance. They experiment with
Unit 4: Media production and issues prerequisite studies for Year 12            musical elements and use digital
in the media                         Drama.                                     instruments, tools and equipment to
Students focus on the production                                                create, notate and record their work.
and post-production of their media                                              Students in Year 11 and Year 12
product and consider the nature of                                              Music Performance are expected
communication between audiences                                                 to read music, analyse scores,
and the media.                                                                  undertake aural and written tasks
In Media subjects, students will                                                and regularly perform on a musical
collaborate with others to create a                                             instrument. Music Performance,
variety of media products, must be                                              students also undertake a program
willing to do production work outside                                           of musical works that they will focus
of class and share their work with                                              on for the entire year during year 12.
audiences.                                                                      * If students are not currently
Media involves production work, and                                             undertaking Instrumental Music
the development of planning folios.                                             lessons, either at the College
                                                                                or externally, these MUST be
                                                                                commenced during Unit 1. This
                                                                                is to ensure students are suitably
                                                                                prepared to progress with Units 2, 3
                                                                                & 4 and are musically literate.

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VCE Technology
Applied Computing                         Food Studies                           Product Design &
In VCE Applied Computing students         VCE Food Studies takes an              Technology
will learn about how individuals          interdisciplinary approach to          In Product Design and
and organisations use digital             the exploration of food, with an       Technology, students will learn
technologies to meet a range of           emphasis on extending food             to use design thinking to develop
purposes. Students will apply a           knowledge and skills and building      their understanding of product
range of knowledge and skills to          individual pathways to health and      development.
create solutions for clients in a         wellbeing through the application of
way that mimics employment and            practical food skills.                 To achieve this, students will learn
innovation in the IT industry.                                                   how to apply design practice to
                                          VCE Food Studies provides              specific problems or situations
To achieve this, students will learn:     a framework for informed and           in which they will generate and
• Year 11 provides a taste of all         confident food selection and food      communicate multiple creative
    aspects of applied computing.         preparation within today’s complex     ideas, concepts and product design
• Year 12 students can follow             architecture of influences and         options using a range of techniques
    either the Software Development       choices.                               to develop viable solutions. When
    or Data Analysis pathway.             Students explore food from a           creating tangible solutions, students
As part of this, they will learn about:   wide range of perspectives. They       will undertake risk assessment to
• Networks and network security           study past and present patterns of     apply appropriate, efficient and safe
• Programming and app                     eating, Australian and global food     methods of working with materials,
   development.                           production systems and the many        tools, equipment and machines.
• Data analysis and visualisations.       physical and social functions and      They apply project management
• Problem Solving and project             roles of food.                         techniques of time and sequence,
   planning.                              They research economic,                and choose appropriate processes.
• Innovation and product                  environmental and ethical              Once a possible design solution
   development.                           dimensions of food and critically      has been produced, students
In this class, students will use          evaluate information, marketing        then analyse and evaluate the
programming techniques to                 messages and new trends. Practical     appropriateness of production
produce an application to meet a          work is integral to Food Studies and   activities and product design.
client’s needs and develop data           includes cooking, demonstrations,      During the course, lessons will be
visualisations following a client’s       creating and responding to design      broken up into both theory and
designs. They will produce an             briefs, dietary analysis, food         practical sessions. Theory lessons
innovative project by utilising           sampling and taste testing, sensory    will focus on the product design
problem-solving methodology along         analysis, product analysis and         process and the development of a
with their choice of hardware and         scientific experiments.                possible design solution. Practical
software from areas such as 3D            As a part of this they learn about:    lessons will focus on generic models
printing, laser cutting, graphic design                                          to allow for the development of
and web or game development.              Year 11
                                                                                 knowledge and skills to produce
They will also design a network plan      • Unit 1: Food Origins
                                                                                 possible design solutions.
and assess security threats for a         • Unit 2: Food Makers
domestic client.                                                                 Tools and equipment will be supplied
                                          Year 12
                                                                                 by the school. Students will need
                                          • Unit 3: Food in Daily life
                                                                                 to supply an A4 display folder for
                                          • Unit 4: Food issues, challenges
                                                                                 the portfolio development. It is
                                             and futures
                                                                                 also important that students have
                                           NOTE                                  a working computer that is fully
                                           APPLIED COMPUTING &                   charged for each lesson as the use
                                           PRODUCT DESIGN AND                    of ICT and CAD is embedded into
                                           TECHNOLOGY                            the curriculum.
                                           In this class a significant
                                           proportion of a student’s final
                                           score is based on their completion
                                           of a School Assessed Task (SAT),
                                           an extended production that the
                                           student works on for the entire
                                           year during Year 12.

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