BURPENGARY STATE SECONDARY COLLEGE - 2021 Year 9 and 10 Subject Handbook - Burpengary ...

 
BURPENGARY STATE SECONDARY COLLEGE - 2021 Year 9 and 10 Subject Handbook - Burpengary ...
2021
 Year 9 and 10
Subject Handbook

      BURPENGARY
      STATE SECONDARY COLLEGE

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Message from the Principal
Here at Burpengary State Secondary College, we pride ourselves on ensuring our young people
are taught and supported to learn core elements of the curriculum.

The 2021 Year 9 and 10 subject selection handbook outlines in summary, the range of subjects
available to students to assist them in choosing their elective subjects. I would ask students to
choose wisely with a focus on pursuing subjects that will enhance their individual excellence and
support them in the pursuit of their personal learning goals, senior secondary and post -
secondary pathways.

We look forward to continuing our partnership and achieving the best possible outcomes for our
children.

Mr Peter Hoehn
College Principal

    RESPECT • COURAGE • EXCELLENCE
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Curriculum
    Philosophy and
    Values

Burpengary State Secondary College
is recognised by our strong culture of
purpose, focused on our aspiration of
“innovative learning in a global
community”. Our school culture reflects
ongoing collaboration with staff,
students, families and the broader
community. We support students to
fulfil their personal potential by
embracing challenge and connecting
with learning to create successful
futures.

Our purpose is to:

    Create a positive, safe and
     inclusive school culture of
     learning.

    Deliver the best learning
     opportunities for every student.

    Create a link between ‘potential’
     and ‘possibility’.

    Deliver student success through
     a commitment to continuous
     improvement.

    Provide quality teaching and
     learning as our core business.

    Work in partnership with
     students, families and the
     community.

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How to choose subjects
Choose your subjects according to the following:
    Subjects you enjoy.
    Subjects you perform well in.
    Subjects that you need as prerequisites for tertiary or other programs.
    Subjects that will be useful to your career and life.

Common mistakes when choosing subjects
       Following your friends - There is a high chance that even your closest friends will want to do something different
        to you when they leave school. You need to choose your subjects with your intended pathway in mind, not in an
        attempt to have friends in your classes.
       Trying to avoid or be with a particular teacher - There is no guarantee that you will have any particular teacher.
        Also learning to work with and learn from a range of people is an important skill as you move into the senior
        phase of learning.
       Someone told you that the subject is…… (fun, easy, interesting, difficult, boring). It may be one of those adjectives
        for someone else but not necessarily for you. Make up your own mind based on what you enjoy.
       Someone told you that you do/do not need that subject for the course you want to take at university. Don’t take
        someone else’s word for it. Check tertiary prerequisites on My Path on the QTAC website, directly with the
        university or see the Guidance Officer/Head of Department (Senior Schooling).

Student Diversity
Burpengary State Secondary College is dedicated to ensuring that all students have equitable access to learning. As
such, students who have a disability can gain access to the Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments
(AARA) and the support services they need in order to succeed in their studies. Access Arrangements and Reasonable
Adjustments are made in accordance with the guidelines and recommendations of the QCAA. This includes making
‘reasonable’ adjustments to the conditions of assessment to ensure equitable opportunities for all students and take into
account the student’s disability or the reason for the student’s specific educational needs. Support services (including
teacher aide support) and Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments, that include adjustments to learning
and assessment, are considered on an individual basis and decisions are reached through consultation with students,
teachers and their parents/carers. At all times the school ensures that steps are taken to identify and implement support
and special provisions that maintain respect for the dignity, privacy and confidentiality of the students, their
parents/carers and associates.

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Year 9 Subject Selection Guidelines
                       Students will study 6 subjects each semester; 4 core subjects and 2 electives.
 Timetable structure
                       Students will participate in 3 x 70 minute lessons per week in their subjects.
               2021
                       Students will also participate in a Personal and Life Long Learning lesson.
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                       Students will have the option to participate in the Pine Rivers District Interschool Sports competition.

      Core subjects    Students will study 4 core subjects of English, Humanities, Mathematics and Science for the entire year.

                       Students will have to select one Technology subject.
   Elective subjects   Students will need to select one Arts subject.
                       Students are only allowed to select a subject once.

                       Students will submit their selections using the One School portal accessed at http://oslp.eq.edu.au.
                       Students will select 4 elective subjects; one from each line.
                       Students will then select a second preference for each line.
   Subject selection   The college will endeavour to allocate students first choice but please not that this may not be possible for all
            process    students.

                       Subject selections are due Term 2, on Friday of Week 10

The elective subjects that students have to choose from are:

                                                                   The Arts
                                                                     Dance
                                                                     Drama
                                                                    Media Arts
                                                                      Music
                                                                    Visual Art

                                                               Technologies
                                                                   Business
                                                               Food Technology
                                                             Fashion and Textiles
                                                             Robotics and Coding
                                                           Trade Engineering (Metal)
                                                           Trade Furnishing (Timber)

                                                   Health & Physical Education
                                                            Early Childhood Studies
                                                                    Health
                                                              Physical Education
                                                                 Languages
                                                                    Japanese

                                                                   Science
                                                                     Catalyst

                                                             Phoenix Project
                                                                      EDGE

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Year 10 Subject Selection Guidelines
                                Students will study 6 subjects each semester; 4 core subjects and 2 electives.
     Timetable structure 2021
                                Students will participate in 3 x 70 minute lessons for all their subjects.
                                Students will also participate in an Personal and Life Long Learning class.

               Core subjects    Students will study 4 core subjects of English, Humanities, Mathematics and Science for the entire year.

                                There are no rules regarding elective selection in Year 10; as there are in Year 9
         Elective subjects
                                Students are only allowed to select a subject once.
                                Students will submit their selections using the One School portal accessed at http://oslp.eq.edu.au.
                                Students will select 4 elective subjects; one from each line.
                                Students will then select a second preference for each line.
    Subject selection process   The college will endeavour to allocate students first choice but please not that this may not be possible
                                for all students.
                                Subject selections are due Term 2, on Friday of Week 10
The elective subjects that students have to choose from are:

                                                            The Arts
                                                             Dance
                                                             Drama
                                                            Media Arts
                                                              Music
                                                            Visual Art
                                                        Technologies
                                                           Business
                                                    Community Health Care
                                                         Design Studies
                                                      Engineering Studies
                                                      Fashion and Textiles
                                                    Information Technology
                                                   Trade Engineering (Metal)
                                                   Trade Furnishing (Timber)
                                            Health & Physical Education
                                                             Health
                                                       Physical Education
                                                  Sport Recreation and Fitness
                                                          Languages
                                                             Japanese

                                                            Science
                                                          Psychology
                                                             STEM
                                                     Sustainable Agriculture
                                                               VET
                                              Certificate II Introduction – Hospitality
                                       Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care
                                                       Phoenix Project
                                                               EDGE

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How to complete subject selection from home
Step one – In your search engine, type ‘oslp’

Click on the first result:

Once you click on the link you will need to use your school (Education Queensland) login, just like you do when you are
at school.
Step two – Click on ‘My education plan’ at the top, left hand side of the page in OneSchool. Then click on the “subject
Selection’ tab

Step three – Click in the checkboxes against the subjects you want to study. Make sure you read the rules and
conditions at the top of the page and follow the instructions carefully.

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Year level
        Subjects                          Head of Department      Contact Email      Page
                             offered
                                          CORE SUBJECTS
                             Year 9
         English             Year 10
                                             Nikarri Kristic    nkris19@eq.edu.au     12
                             Year 9
       Humanities            Year 10
                                             Clayton Barry      cbarr38@eq.edu.au     13
                             Year 9
       Mathematics           Year 10
                                            Sana Stephan        sstep80@eq.edu.au     14
                             Year 9
         Science             Year 10
                                            Katherine Hart      khart142@eq.edu.au    15

                                         ELECTIVE SUBJECTS
                             Year 9
        Business             Year 10
                                             Clayton Barry      cbarr38@eq.edu.au     18
                                            Matthew Brooks     cclar330@eq.edu.au
                                             Chris Clarke      mbroo131@eq.edu.au
        Catalyst              Year 9
                                            Katherine Hart     khart142@eq.edu.au
                                                                                      19
                                            Sana Stephan        sstep80@eq.edu.au
  Community Heath Care       Year 10         Erin Carswell      ecars16@eq.edu.au     20
                             Year 9
          Dance              Year 10
                                            Scott Campbell      scamp29@eq.edu.au     21
     Design Studies          Year 10        Matthew Brooks     mbroo131@eq.edu.au     22
                             Year 9
          Drama              Year 10
                                            Scott Campbell      scamp29@eq.edu.au     23
Early Childhood Education
                             Year 10         Erin Carswell      ecars16@eq.edu.au     24
 and Care Certificate III
 Early Childhood Studies      Year 9         Erin Carswell      ecars16@eq.edu.au     25
                             Year 9
          EDGE               Year 10
                                             Chris Clarke       cclar330@eq.edu.au    26
   Engineering Studies       Year 10        Matthew Brooks     mbroo131@eq.edu.au     27
                             Year 9
         Fashion             Year 10
                                             Erin Carswell      ecars16@eq.edu.au     28
    Food Technology           Year 9         Erin Carswell      ecars16@eq.edu.au     29
                             Year 9
          Health             Year 10
                                             Erin Carswell      ecars16@eq.edu.au     30
        Hospitality
                             Year 10         Erin Carswell      ecars16@eq.edu.au     31
       Certificate II
  Information Technology     Year 10        Matthew Brooks     mbroo131@eq.edu.au     32
                             Year 9
        Japanese             Year 10
                                             Clayton Barry      cbarr38@eq.edu.au     33
                             Year 9
          Media              Year 10
                                            Scott Campbell      scamp29@eq.edu.au     34
                             Year 9
          Music              Year 10
                                            Scott Campbell      scamp29@eq.edu.au     35
                             Year 9
    Physical Education       Year 10
                                             Erin Carswell      ecars16@eq.edu.au     36
       Psychology            Year 10        Katherine Hart     khart142@eq.edu.au     37
  Robotics and Coding         Year 9        Deashni Pillay      dxpil0@eq.edu.au      38
 Sustainable Agriculture     Year 10        Katherine Hart     khart142@eq.edu.au     39
                             Year 9
Trade Engineering (Metal)    Year 10       Matthew Brooks      mbroo131@eq.edu.au     40
                             Year 9
Trade Furnishing (Timber)    Year 10
                                           Matthew Brooks      mbroo131@eq.edu.au     41
                             Year 9
       Visual Arts           Year 10
                                            Scott Campbell     scamp29@eq.edu.au      42

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CORE SUBJECTS

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CORE SUBJECTS
English

      The study of English is central to the learning and development of all students at Burpengary State
 Secondary College. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is
   through the study of English that our students learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build
                          relationships with others and with the world around them.

 Subject description: The study of English requires students to engage with a variety of                        Possible career paths
 texts to interpret, create, evaluate and discuss meaning in a wide variety contexts.
 These include literary texts and various types of media texts, including newspapers, film,                             Lawyer
 fiction, poetry, dramatic performances and multimodal texts. Abstract themes and issues                          Speech pathologist
 are explored through higher order reasoning and critical analysis.                                                   Journalist
                                                                                                                      Sociologist
 Out of class requirements                                                                                               Editor
 In an average week, students will need to complete 1-2 hours of homework and/or                                       Publisher
 revision of in-class content. During assessment weeks, some class time will be used for                                Teacher
 drafting and conferencing but students will need to complete additional drafting and                                    Critic
 prepare their final submission at home.                                                                                 Writer
                                                                                                                         Actor
 What’s important for this subject                                                                                  Public relations
 The Australian Curriculum determines three important strands of knowledge in the study                               Advertising
 of English:                                                                                                           Historian
                                                                                                                      Interpreter
           Language: knowing about the English language.                                                      Film and TV director/editor
           Literature: understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing and creating                          Media presenter
           literature.
           Literacy: expanding the repertoire of English usage.
Course Outline & Assessment
                                Year 9                                                                   Year 10
                                                             Unit 1 Perspectives in Texts
 A novel study – applying knowledge and skills gained throughout the Through film, students understand that identities and cultures have
 year, students write a literary analysis in response to an unseen            been, and are, a source of strength and resilience for First Nations
 question.                                                                    Peoples against historic and contemporary impacts of colonisation.
                                                                 Unit 2 Texts in Culture
 Students evaluate representations of Australian identity in literary         A study of power dynamics in social media culture, this unit
 and non-literary texts in order to understand how social change              questions the social, economic and political impact of new media and
 impacts on the relevance of traditional Australian mythologies.              social networking on individuals and groups.
                                                               Unit 3 Text Connections
 In this unit, students compare interpretations of poetry to evaluate         A novel study – applying knowledge and skills gained throughout the
 meaning. With analysis of figurative language at its core, the unit has year, students write a narrative intervention that reveals and
 a literary focus that is essential for success in future study.              challenges a cultural assumption present in the novel.
                                                                  Unit 4 Literary Texts
 Cultural experiences are explored through literary appreciation. In 12 An introduction to Shakespeare that focuses on how modern texts
 Angry Men, values, attitudes and beliefs are represented through the borrow narrative elements from the love tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.
 words and deeds of characters in the fictional world.                        Students produce an innovative response in the form of a podcast.
                                                  Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
               English (B semesters 1 & 2, year 10)                                       Essential English (no pre requisite)
                                                     Extra-Curricular Opportunities
                                                   Debating (Queensland Debating Union)
                                                   Various short story writing competitions
                                                        Premier’s Reading Challenge

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Humanities

  The Humanities, Languages and Business Department invites students to explore how people process and document
   the human experience, through subjects such as Geography, History and Legal Studies, Business and Japanese.
      The Humanities has both an historical and contemporary focus. They offer students insight into the cultural,
             economic, environmental, and philosophical dimensions that shape the contemporary world.

  Subject description: The Humanities (History, Geography and Civics) and                          Possible career paths
  Social Sciences (which includes Business and Legal Studies) offer a way for our
  species to look in on itself to determine how decisions that are made (both                          Archaeologist
  historical and into the future) contribute to their well-being. What it means to be                     Journalist
  human, what it means to be a good human and what it means to be a human on                 Geographic Information Systems
  a finite planet, are central to our investigations.                                                      Officer
                                                                                                  Environmental Engineer
  What it will help students do: Importantly, the Humanities equip students with                Community Support Worker
  a range of skills and a disposition to actively engage in creating a better society.       International Relations Officer for
  Through a study of Humanities, students are invited to consider the importance            Multinational Companies or Charity
  of democracy, cultural understanding, social justice, peace, and sustainability as                   Organisations
  key pillars in the creation of a better future.                                                           Writer
                                                                                                      Museum Officer
  Skills developed: Through studying Humanities, students will develop the                                 Lawyer
  ability to:                                                                                               Miner
         Ask critical questions                                                                 Tourist Information Officer
         Analyse, evaluate, and interpret sources                                                   Travel Consultant
         Communicate effectively across cultures
         Make decisions to create a better future
  Out of class requirements: Homework to be completed via BlackBoard as
  required.

  What’s important for this subject: An open and questioning mind about the
  world we live in will build capacity for students to be successful learners,
  confident and creative individuals and informed globally aware citizens.

Course Outline & Assessment
                             Year 9                                                             Year 10
 Unit 1: History: Industrial Revolution                    Exam     Unit 1: Geography: Environmental Change      Field Report
 Unit 2: History: World War One                Research Essay       Unit 2: History: World War Two                      Exam
 Unit 3: History: Modern China                 Historical Fiction   Unit 3: History: Rights and Freedoms      Research Essay
 Unit 4: Geography: Biomes                         Field Report     Unit 4: Legal Studies: Democracy in Action Spoken Task
                                               Year 11 Courses and Pre Requisites
                           C in Semester 1 Year 10 Humanities (Business, Geography, Legal, History)
                                                                                        Social &
      Business             Geography         Legal Studies       Modern History        Community                  Tourism
                                                                                         Studies
                                                  Extra-Curricular Opportunities
                                                Debating (Queensland Debating Union)
                                               Various Excursions related to units of study
                                          National History, Geography and Civics Competitions

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 Mathematics

      The mathematics curriculum aims to ensure that students are confident, creative users and communicators of
    mathematics. They are able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as
                                                      active citizens.

  Subject description: Mathematics provides students with essential                       Possible career Paths
  mathematical skills and knowledge in number, algebra, measurement,
  geometry, statistics and probability.                                                     General Mathematics
  Students in Year 9 continue to work with the Maths Pathway program as an                         Trades
  additional tool to the current year level curriculum.                                    Hospitality & Tourism
  Students in Year 10 will be completing a preparatory course to senior                        Administration
  mathematics. They will have a choice between the Mathematical Methods                           Education
  prep course and the General Mathematics prep course. Results in year 9                  Health and retail services
  will be used to identify the most suitable preparatory course for students.
                                                                                     Methods & Specialist Mathematics
  Out of class requirements: Students in year 9 and 10 are required to
  access the learning place for their course materials. The content is broken     Engineering sciences, including avionics,
  into leaning goals, and each learning goal has resources that need to be       chemical, civil, communications, electrical,
  completed by students. The resources are PPTs, worksheets, worksheet                     mechanical and mining.
  answers, and online quizzes.                                                                     Statistics
  Students in year 9 are also required to complete their maths pathway                 Natural and Physical Sciences
  modules with a minimum of three modules per week.                                     Information and Technology

  What is important for this subject: Students will require access to a
  device to complete their maths pathway modules and access the learning
  place. Both are web based and can be accessed from home. A scientific
  calculator will also be required.

Course Outline & Assessment
                        Year 9                             Year 10 General Mathematics      Year 10 Mathematics Methods
 Math         Unit 1: Number, Algebra & Measurement        Unit 1: Number, Measurement      Unit 1: Algebra
 Pathway      Unit 2: Geometry                             Unit 2: Data & Algebra           Unit 2: Statistics & Algebra
              Unit 3: Statistics                           Unit 3: Geometry & Algebra       Unit 3: Geometry & Algebra
              Unit 4: Geometry & Algebra                   Unit 4: Statistics               Unit 4: Probability

                                              Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
 Essential Mathematics – no pre-requisite
 General Mathematics – Minimum C in Year 10 General Mathematics prep
 Mathematics Methods – Minimum C in Year 10 Mathematical Methods prep
 Specialist Mathematics – Minimum C in Year 10 Mathematical Methods prep

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Science

  Science is a dynamic, collaborative and creative human endeavour arising from our desire to make sense of our world
                       through exploring, investigating, making predictions and solving problems.

 Subject description: Science is all about exploring how and why things happen through             Possible career paths
 inquiry based hands-on learning. Studying science will help students engage with new
 knowledge through experiments, investigations and a range of other skills.                                Scientist
                                                                                                            Nursing
 Skills developed:                                                                                      Engineering
  Information retrieval from listening, observing and research.                                      Air traffic control
  Scientific reading and writing.                                                                        Mechanic
  Data representation and analysis.                                                                      Paramedic
                                                                                                            Doctor
 Out of class requirements:                                                                           Forensic Analyst
 It is expected that students will need to complete approximately 2 hours of                               Teacher
 homework/study each week.                                                                             Lab Technician
                                                                                                  Environmental Consultant
 What’s important for this subject:                                                                     Meteorologist
 This is a generic introduction to the specific sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics               Pharmacist
 and Earth Science. These applied sciences afford students an excellent grounding in the
 understanding of real world applications with a strong emphasis on cross curricular
 linkages.

Course Outline & Assessment
                           Year 9                                                            Year 10
 Unit 1 Biological science: Students will study ecosystems       Unit 1 Biological science: Students will study evolution and how
 and how organisms respond to their environments.                heritable characteristics involve DNA and genes.
 Unit 2 Physical science: Students examine how different         Unit 2 Physical science: Students will examine energy transfers
 forms of energy can be transferred in a variety of ways         and transformations and how the motion of objects can be
 through different mediums.                                      described and predicted using the laws of physics.
 Unit 3 Chemical science: Students will examine that all         Unit 3 Chemical science: Students will examine the science of
 matter is made of atoms and investigate how chemical            molecular structure which aids in the understanding of chemical
 reactions relate to the non-living and living systems.          reactions.
 Unit 4 Earth and space science: Students will study plate  Unit 4 Earth and space science: Students will study the
 tectonics to explain geological activity and movement.     universe and global systems.
 Assessment techniques used: Student Experiment, Student Research Report, End of Semester Exams with the final exam being a
 Year exam.
                                             Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
 General Subjects                                                Essential Subjects
 Biology – B Science and a C English                             Science in Practice – no prerequisite
 Chemistry - B Science and a C English                           Aquatic Practices - no prerequisite
 Psychology - B Science and a C English
 Aerospace Systems- C Science, C Maths and a B English
 Physics - B Science, B Maths Methods and a C English
                                                Extra-Curricular Opportunities
                                                     National Science Week
                                                    STEM Innovation Program
                                                      Science Competitions

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ELECTIVE SUBJECTS
Business

     The Humanities, Languages and Business Department invites students to explore how people process and
   document the human experience, through subjects such as Geography, History and Legal Studies, Business and
    Japanese. The Humanities has both an historical and contemporary focus. They offer students insight into the
       cultural, economic, environmental, and philosophical dimensions which shape the contemporary world.

 Subject Description: Business provides opportunities for students to develop practical               Possible career paths
 knowledge and skills to participate and work in a range of business contexts. Students will
 learn the basics of economics and law while understanding how to apply the topics to a                    Accountant
 range of markets, businesses and personal finance decisions. Business equips students                       Banker
 with a range of skills and a disposition to actively engage in creating a better society.              Financial Advisor
 Business students are invited to consider the importance of democracy, cultural                            Treasurer
 understanding, social justice, peace, and sustainability as key pillars in the creation of a           Finance Manager
 better future.                                                                                            Economist

 What it will help students do:
     Skills developed: Analyse the reasoning behind pricing, demand and supply.
     Compare and contrast types of businesses.
     Understand the different types of markets and competition.
     Learn how to manage personal finances
     Understand the workings of savings accounts, term deposits and credit cards.

 Out of class requirements: Homework completed as required.

 What’s important for this subject: A keenness to understand how the world functions
 from an economic perspective and an interest in learning how the business world works.

Course Outline & Assessment
                          Year 9                                                            Year 10
 Unit 1: Marketing          Exam                              Unit 1: Introduction to Economics           Exam

 Unit 2: Business Ventures Spoken Task                        Unit 2: Personal Financial Management       Spoken Task
                                              Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                     Business (C in Semester 1 of Humanities); Preference to have studied Year 10 Business
                                                 Extra-Curricular Opportunities

                                            Various excursions related to units studied
                                                 National Business Competitions

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ELECTIVE SUBJECTS
Catalyst (Invitation only)

 Selected students will have the opportunity to join our signature Catalyst program in Year 9. This signature program is designed
   to extend and engage selected students to deepen their understanding of the applied mathematical sciences. Enrolment in
                                                 Catalyst is through invitation only.

 Subject description:                                                                              Possible career paths
 This subject is designed to challenge and inspire students through inquiry based learning
 experiences. The course is purposefully designed to extend upper two bands students to                Mathematician
 develop their 21st Century Skills which are essential to success in their future careers.               Statistician
 Students will have opportunities to interact with external experts, leverage digital             Computer Systems Analyst
 technologies and solve authentic real world problems.                                                   Biochemist
                                                                                                   Environmental Scientist
 Skills developed:                                                                                      Geoscientist.
       Critical thinking                                                                           Aerospace Engineer
       Creative thinking                                                                               Civil Engineer
       Communication                                                                              Environmental Engineer
       Collaboration and teamwork                                                                   Chemical Engineer
       Personal and social skills
       ICT skills

 Out of class requirements:

 It is expected that students will need to complete approximately 1 hour of
 homework/study each week due to the demands of this subject.

 What’s important for this subject: It is important students have a sound understanding
 of mathematics and sciences, along with a willingness to solve problems.

Course Outline & Assessment
                                                               Year 9
 Unit 1: Applied Mathematical Sciences Reviewed

 Unit 2: Coding

 Unit 3: Computer Aided Drafting

 Unit 4: Assessment : Project Development and Testing

                                             Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                   This subject leads into all senior Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics courses.

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Community Health Care

  With an aging population young people of today have an obligation to provide support services to our elderly / ATSI
   now and into the future. Aligned with the College core values of Respect, Courage and Excellence, students will
  enhance their understanding and appreciation for the contributions senior citizens and the Aboriginal Torres Strait
                   Islanders have made to our community alongside the barriers they experience.

 Subject description: This subject provides students with the introductory skills and          Possible career paths
 knowledge required by those working in aged care services. Students will consider
 how to create individualised service plans in residential, home or community based             Aged care facilitator
 environments.                                                                                       Nursing
                                                                                                  Palliative care
 Students will study a variety of topics including:
      Facilitating the empowerment of older people
      Implementing interventions for older people at risk
      Safe work practices
      Ethical compliance and independence
      Supporting relationships with families
 Out of class requirements: Set homework tasks

 What’s important for this subject: Compassion and interest in assisting the
 elderly.

Course Outline & Assessment
 Year 10
 Unit 1: Community Aged Care
       Aged Care Quality Standards
       Barriers and Enablers of the Aged Care System
       Safety and Improvement

 Unit 2: Indigenous Health
       Determinants of Health
       Life Expectancy and Disparity factors
       Bridging the Gap - Initiatives

                                                Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                                          Certificate III course in Health Support Services
                                                  Extra-Curricular Opportunities
                                                Potential for traineeships in Year 11 and 12

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Dance

     We study The Creative Arts because we want to create and communicate ideas and stories through sound,
    movement, words and images. We work individually, and in groups, to inspire understanding and happiness in
                                         ourselves and our audiences.

Subject description: Studying the art of dance is to learn the language of movement               Possible career paths
as it expresses and interconnects the essence of communication. Dance education
serves to stimulate conscious understanding of the language of movement and to                           Dancer
develop aesthetic knowledge and skills in movement expression.                                 Costume maker and designer
What it will help students do: Education in dance provides students with thought-                     Stage manager
provoking experiences that combine many art forms and disciplines. The results of                     Dance teacher
learning dance include the instrumental benefits of physical health, emotional                      Performance artist
maturation, social awareness, cognitive development, and academic achievement                     Children’s entertainer
along with a creative outlet in a kinaesthetic learning style. Learning the art of dance
is a full, enriching, and physically joyful experience.
Skills developed:
  Performance qualities                     Time-management skills
  Choreography skills                       A healthy self-image
  Communication skills                      Self-discipline
  Creative thinking                         A goal-oriented approach to work
  Motivation and Commitment                 Adaptability and flexibility
Out of class requirements
Students will be required to rehearse, polish and choreography dance in their own
time. They will also be required to complete written assessment components at home.
What’s important for this subject? Having enthusiasm for dance
Confidence to perform in front of peers, having a basic level of co-ordination

Course Outline & Assessment
                            Year 9                                                           Year 10
                                                                    Unit 1 Those who have come before – exploring the
 Unit 1 Dance me a story – telling stories though movements
                                                                    pioneers of contemporary dance and how their contributions
 and expression
                                                                    has shaped dance today
 Task 1: Choreography task of a contemporary dance
                                                                    Task 1: Chorography taking direct inspirations from a
 performed in pairs
                                                                    pioneer’s style in pairs
 Task 2: Analytical exam deconstructing a contemporary
                                                                    Task 2: Comparative analysis essay comparing past and
 dance piece focusing on choreographic intent
                                                                    modern pioneer inspired contemporary dances
                                                                    Unit 2 Music Videos – creating a group music video through
 Unit 2 All The Jazz – exploring the world of musical theatre
                                                                    hip hop and jazz dance
 dance through performance skills
                                                                    Task 1: Choreography task of a hip hop or jazz solo
 Task 1: Performance of a teacher devised musical theatre
                                                                    Task 2: Performance task of a teacher devised hip hop/jazz
 dance focusing on movement and style
                                                                    dance with a music video focus
                                             Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                    To study Dance in Year 11 - C or better in Year 10 English; C or better in Year 10 Dance;
                                                      Dance in Practise.
                                                Extra-Curricular Opportunities
                                                 Junior Dance Troupe – Year 7/8/9
                                              Senior Dance Troupe – Years 10/11/12
                                               Eisteddfod, excursions, performances

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Design Studies

  Students studying Design Studies will consider ways that materials, technologies and systems can work together to
 produce sustainable products and services in today’s global community. Projects are designed through consultations
                       with real clients, then manufactured and evaluated against their needs.

 Subject description: Design Studies focuses on computer aided drafting and                 Possible career paths
 product design. Students’ research and design solutions to consumer needs using
 computer aided drafting software used in industry by product designers. Students               Industrial Design
 will:                                                                                      Engineering – Mechanical
        Study graphical and product design fundamentals                                           Architecture
        Research and apply ergonomic principles to product design                               Interior Design
        Create practical prototypes to design challenges provided by real clients              Industrial Design
        Learn how to apply Human Centred Design principles                                      Graphic Design

 Design Studies heavily utilises Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software with a
 50:50 mix of theory and practical. Completion of this subject prepares students
 for academic pathways in senior.

 Out of class requirements: Theoretical homework, design sketching, CAD
 design.

 What’s important for this subject: Competent in Mathematics with an interest in
 Design and Technologies.

Course Outline & Assessment

                                                           Year 10
 Unit 1: Client Project 1 (TBA each year)
       Design Sketching – Orthographic, Isometric, Assembly, and Perspective.
       CAD Design and prototyping
       Development of product to meet needs

 Unit 2: Client Project 2 (Trophy Design)
       Design Sketching – Orthographic, Isometric, Assembly, and Perspective.
       CAD Design and prototyping
       Development of product to meet needs

                                           Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                                       This subject can lead into senior Design (General)

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Drama

     We study The Creative Arts because we want to create and communicate ideas and stories through sound,
  movement, words and images. We work individually, and in groups, to explore and understand ourselves and others.
                          We aim to engage, inspire, challenge and educate audiences.

  Subject description: Drama is a practical and creative process that draws on life                  Possible career paths
  experiences to express thoughts, ideas and feelings. Drama is a dynamic practice
  that invites students to experience, reflect on, communicate and appreciate different                        Actor
  perspectives of themselves and the world in which they live.                                                Director
                                                                                                          Stage Manager
  Drama helps students to:                                                                                   Producer
   Explore and develop issues, ideas and themes.                                                          Playwrights
   Take on and explore different personalities outside their own.                                      Sound Technician
   Develop roles and characters.                                                                        Stunt Performer
   Understand how to create dramatic meaning.                                                     Theatrical Costume designer
  Skills developed                                                                                          and maker
   Develop and refine their expressive and public speaking skills.                                 Theatrical Make-Up Artist
   Analyse the historical and cultural significance of drama for entertainment,                      Multimedia Developer
       education and rebellion.                                                                         Recreation Officer
  Out of class requirements: Students may be required to rehearse and learn lines
  outside of class time. Students will need to view live theatre for the Responding task.
  What’s important for this subject: willingness to participate and demonstrate
  respect to other people’s points of view.

Course Outline & Assessment

                            Year 9                                                             Year 10
                                                                   Unit 1: From Page to Stage
 Unit 1: Contemporary Comedy
                                                                   Students explore a contemporary Realism script while
 Students will study contemporary clowning and comedy to
                                                                   developing skills of performance. In a group, students will
 present a scene from The Clown From Snowy River. Students
                                                                   present a scene from Juice or Skate Students will also view live
 will also view live theatre to respond to.
                                                                   theatre performance to respond to.
 Task 1: Presenting Task
                                                                   Task 1: Presenting Task
 Task 2: Responding Task
                                                                   Task 2: Responding Task

                                                                   Unit 2: Political Theatre
 Unit 2: Children’s Theatre
                                                                   Students will explore the style of Documentary Drama.
 Students will study Children’s Theatre and use George’s
                                                                   Students will research write their own script. Students will then
 Marvellous Medicine as stimulus to create a piece of
                                                                   form groups to present a Documentary Drama performance.
 Children’s Theatre
                                                                   Task 3: Forming Task
 Task 3: Forming Task
                                                                   Task 4: Presenting Task

                                             Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                                   C or better in Year 10 English; C or better in Year 10 Drama;
                                            Year 11 Drama; Year 11 Drama in Practise
                                                Extra-Curricular Opportunities
                                                           Drama Troupe
                                                            Drama Club
                                                         The Scene Project

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Early Childhood Education and Care Certificate III
(2.5 Yr Course to be completed over years 10, 11 & 12)

  The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care introduces students to the field of early childhood and the
   care, education and well-being of young children. It is the minimum qualification required to gain employment in
   ACECQA approved Early Childhood services and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their
                                           career in Early Childhood education.

 Subject description: Early Childhood provides an introduction to caring for children.              Possible career paths
 Students will study a range of topics that will give them a broad overview of early
 childhood development along with an insight into how the child care industry operates.             Long day care assistant
 Comprising of both theoretical and practical components students will have the                        OSHC assistant
 opportunity to develop their knowledge using both research skills and hands on
                                                                                                   Additional pathways with
 experiences.
                                                                                                         further study
                                                                                                     Kindergarten teacher
 Students will study a variety of different topics such as:                                             Primary teacher
      Physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children                            Bachelor of Education
      Caring for children within an Early Learning Framework                                    (Early Childhood or Primary)

 Out of class requirements: Set cluster and vocational placement hours (approx. 20 in
 Early Childhood Approved Facility)

 What’s important for this subject: Compassion and interest in assisting the very               For further information and
 young.                                                                                          associated costs on VET
 *Please note that there is no obligation for students to continue this course in               courses offered please see
 Year 11 and 12. Also a student who has not started this course in Year 10, may                 the VET subject handbook.
 elect to start in Year 11.

Course Outline & Assessment
                                                                Year 10

 CLUSTER 1
 CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically
 HLTWHS001 - Participate in workplace health and safety

 CLUSTER 2
 CHCECE007 - Develop positive and respectful relationships with children
 CHCECE006 - Support Behaviour of Children and Young People

                                               Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                Cert lll Early Childhood Education and Care Course aligned to continue into clusters for Year 11/12.
                                                  Extra-Curricular Opportunities
                                                  Possible traineeships in Year 11 and 12

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Early Childhood Studies

  Society has a responsibility to provide a safe, nurturing and challenging environment for children in their early years,
   as this is crucial to optimal growth and development. Study of this course will promote an awareness and sense of
  understanding for children, their parents, caregivers and those who have the potential to influence a child’s learning
                                                       environments.

 Subject description: Early Childhood provides an introduction to caring for children.       Possible career paths
 Students will study a range of topics that will give them a broad overview of early
 childhood development along with an insight into how the child care industry operates.       Childcare Facilitator
 Comprising of both theoretical and practical components students will have the               Day-care Facilitator
 opportunity to develop their knowledge using both research skills and hands on              Kindergarten Teaching
 experiences.                                                                                  Primary Teaching
                                                                                            BA Early Years Education
                                                                                                 BA Education
 Students will study a variety of different topics such as:
      Physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children
      Reproduction, sexual health and childbirth
      Prenatal development
      Caring for children within an Early Learning Centre
                                                                                          For further information and
                                                                                           associated costs on VET
 Out of class requirements: Set homework tasks                                            courses offered please see
                                                                                          the VET subject handbook.
 What’s important for this subject: Compassion and interest in assisting the very
 young.

Course Outline & Assessment
                                                             Year 9
 Unit 1: The Child, Development and Families
      Conception and pre-natal development
      Physical development
      Speech and language development

 Unit 2: Childcare and Play
      Families and Lifestyle
      Childcare Centres
      Importance of Play

                                          Year 10/11 Courses and Pre requisites
                                              Cert lll Childhood Education and Care
                                               Extra-Curricular Opportunities
                                             Possible traineeships in Year 11 and 12

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E.D.G.E – Phoenix Project

                     Ever imagined...What can I do to enact change? How can I creating a better future?
                     We are on the E.D.G.E of discovering new and exciting things each and every day.
                 If you’re passionate about social justice, sustainability, global involvement, cultural needs,
                                 Space and Ocean Innovation E.D.G.E is the subject for you.

 Subject description: E.D.G.E (Engage, Design, Generate, Evaluate) is an inquiry                  Possible career paths
 based learning program that will encourage a generation of thinkers, dreamers and
 revolutionaries. This subject requires the students to design and develop innovative
 solutions to real-world problems.                                                            Due to the nature of this subject
                                                                                                 possible career paths may
 Students will design and develop innovative solutions for a variety of topics which may         include medical, sciences,
 include:                                                                                     humanitarian avenues, political,
        The Deep Blue – Ocean Innovation                                                     business ventures, research and
        Our Backyard – Community Engagement                                                   development, environmental,
        Above and Beyond – Space Exploration                                                      fields in sustainability
        Future Living – Urban Environment                                                           ….and much more.

 Students will be exposed to a new way of thinking, allowing them to explore and bring
 new innovative ideas to life.

 Skills developed: Critical thinking, planning, design and production skills, problem
 solving, communication and collaboration, goal setting.

 Out of class requirements Research and product development tasks.

 What’s important for this subject: Students in this class will need to be highly
 involved and passionate about such themes as social justice, sustainability, global
 involvement, cultural needs, Space and Ocean Innovation.

Course Outline & Assessment
                                                           Year 9 & 10
                                             Projects will be run over a full Semester.
                             Topics for E.D.G.E will be determined each year based on current events.

                                            Year 11 Courses and Pre Requisites

   This subject can lead into multiple senior courses, these include but not limited to senior Engineering (General) or Engineering
 Skills (Applied), Aerospace Systems, Aquatic Practices, Business, Design, Film, Television and Media, Legal Studies, Psychology,
                                                               Tourism.

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Engineering Studies

   Students studying subjects in the Engineering, Design and Technology (EDT) department will consider ways that
   materials, technologies and systems can work together to produce sustainable products and services in today’s
                                                  global community.

 Subject description: Engineering Technology Studies focuses on applying the                       Possible career paths
 theoretical concepts of mathematics and physics to practical engineering solutions.
 Students explore the application of motion and forces in static and dynamic structures            Architectural Engineer
 as well as the basic principles behind product design.                                             Mechanical Engineer
 Students will:                                                                                         Civil Engineer
   Develop critical thinking skills through problem solving                                          Aircraft Engineer
   Understand fundamental engineering principals                                                    Industrial Designer
   Analyse forces in structures
   Design and construct projects to test concepts and theories
   Utilise Computer Aided Design (CAD) software and techniques
 Engineering Technology is a 50% theoretical and a 50% practical subject that
 prepares students for academic pathways in senior.

 Out of class requirements: Theoretical homework, design sketching, CAD design.

 What’s important for this subject: Competent in mathematics, interest in
 engineering, design and technologies.

Course Outline & Assessment
                                                            Year 10

 Unit 1: Hydraulic Crane
  Design Sketching – Orthographic, Isometric, Assembly, and Perspective.
  Engineering Principles – Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Pressure, Fluid Dynamics, Volume, and Leverage.
  CAD Design – Laser cut linkage, 3D print bucket.

 Unit 2: Marble Lift
  Mechanical advantage and calculations
  Design Sketching – Orthographic, Isometric, Assembly
  Prototype manufacturing

                                            Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                  This subject can lead into either senior Engineering (General) or Engineering Skills (Applied)

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Fashion

   Students studying subjects in Textiles are encouraged to think critically and creatively to make social and ethically
               responsible decisions to enhance the wellbeing of their self, family and wider community.

 Subject description: Textiles Technology engages students in developing innovative skills            Possible career paths
 for a sustainable society through recycled textile items and charitable donations on a global
 level.                                                                                                 Production design
                                                                                                      Musical and set dressing
 Students will:                                                                                            Dressmaker
      Investigate design principles.                                                                       Seamstress
      Implement practical sun-safe and sustainable solutions                                               Upholsterer
      Develop critical thinking skills through researching and analysing                                Fashion Designer
      Create unique designs
 Students will be introduced to:
      Product design principles
      Recycling textile items
      Production of real world designs

 Out of class requirements: Set homework tasks and fabric

 What’s important for this subject: Interest in fabrics and sewing skills.

Course Outline & Assessment
                            Year 9                                                               Year 10
 Unit 1: Pattern Development                                       Unit 1: Recycled Furniture
      Basic Pattern Alteration                                         Upholstery and timber products
      Garment construction through design process                      Restoration processes
      Fibre and fabric properties / characteristics                    Surface Finishes
      Sustainability and fit for purpose design.                       WH&S
      Creation of prototypes to establish design
          development process
 Unit 2: Fashion                                                   Unit 2: Fashion
      Client interview                                                 Design Processes
      Design and preparation of materials                              Fabric Properties
      Production of functional pencil case with zip insertion          Understanding body shape
          and embellishment                                             Trend forecasting and draping techniques
      Evaluation

                                             Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                                                Furnishing Skills, Applied Fashion
                                                Extra-Curricular Opportunities
                               Potential involvement with College productions (Dance and Drama)

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Food Technology

  Students studying subjects in Food Technology are encouraged to think critically and creatively to make social and
          ethically responsible decisions to enhance the wellbeing of their self, family and wider community.

 Subject Description: Food Technology is concerned with the theoretical concepts and         Possible career paths
 practical applications of food preparation, safety, hygiene and nutrition with particular
 attention to food practices in other cultures and sustainability.                                  Cook
                                                                                                     Chef
 Students will:                                                                                     Baker
      Immerse themselves in international cuisine and presentation                                 Pastry
      Understand the principles of food preparation techniques from other cultures              Food industry
      Design and manufacture products that meet nutritional and quality standards                 Domestic
      Implement practical and sustainable solutions to real world problems
      Develop critical thinking skills through researching and analysing practical and
          written projects
 Out of class requirements: Theoretical homework and preparation

 What’s important for this subject: Interest in cooking and culinary skills.

Course Outline & Assessment:
                                                             Year 9

 Unit 1: Food Selection
      Understanding Staples
      Basic preparation methods
      Health and Hygiene

 Unit 2: Food and Culture
      International Cuisine
      Flavours and Cultural Significance
      Sustainable Practices
      Food Cleanliness
                                              Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                                                      Year 10 – Hospitality
                                                   Year 11 - Cert lll Hospitality
                                               Extra-Curricular Opportunities
                                     Work placement, Traineeships, catering College events

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Health

  The focus of Health Education is understanding of health in the context of society and the mechanisms necessary to
                             develop and promote health for individuals and communities.

  Subject description: Studying health allows students to gain an understanding of                         Possible career paths
  health issues and how to promote better health for all. Health is a theory based subject
  that focuses on health promotion. By using an inquiry approach, students will                                      Nurse
  investigate, analyse, apply social justice practices and principals to advocate and                          Health care worker
  promote justified health promotion.                                                                              Aged care
                                                                                                                Early childhood
  Skills developed                                                                                              Medical scientist
   Researching and analysis of a range of data sets                                                      Allied health Physiotherapy
                                                                                                                    Medicine
   Critical thinking and problem solving
   Collaboration and Team work

  Out of class requirements
  It is expected that students will need to complete approximately 1 hour of
  homework/study each week due to the demands of this subject.

  What’s important for this subject
  A desire to improve health outcomes for people at school, local community, national and
  global levels

Course Outline & Assessment
                               Year 9                                                                Year 10
 Unit 1 – Mental Health                                                Unit 1 – Organ Donation

 Unit 2 – Sustainable Health                                           Unit 2 – Youth Homelessness

 Assignment techniques may include supervised exams, research assignments and multimodal presentations.

                                                   Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                                                                       Applied Subject for
 General Subjects
                                                                       Sport and Recreation
 Health – C in English
                                                                       Dual Cert II in Health Support Services
 Physical Education – C in English
                                                                       Cert III in Fitness
                                                      Extra-Curricular Opportunities

                                        Involvement in organisation of school wide positive initiatives
                                                         District and Regional Sport
                                                    Various other sporting competitions

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Hospitality-Certificate III Introduction
(2.5 Yr Course to be completed over years 10, 11 & 12)

       Students studying Hospitality are encouraged to think critically and creatively to make social and ethically
               responsible decision to enhance the wellbeing of their self, family and wider community.

 Subject description: Hospitality empowers students to enhance their skills and                     Possible career paths
 knowledge from previous focus within in domestic applications of food technology and
 apply this to real life commercial situations. Students will learn basic principles for              Restaurant Manager
 working in the hospitality industry along with Food and Nutrition Properties and their                  Bar Manager
 functions when preparing food items.                                                                       Caterer
                                                                                                             Chef
 Students have the opportunity to prepare functions for the International Program and                 Events Coordinator
 Staff at BSSC as part of curriculum rich assessment tasks.

 Study of this course will include:
      Blueprint Career Development Course over 2.5 Years.
 Completion of this course will continue into year 11 and 12

 Out of class requirements: Theoretical modules and vocational placement hours                    For further information and
 (approx. 25).                                                                                     associated costs on VET
                                                                                                  courses offered please see
 What’s important for this subject: Interest in cooking and culinary skills.                      the VET subject handbook.

 *Please note that there is no obligation for students to continue this course in
 Year 11 and 12. Also a student who has not started this course in Year 10, may
 elect to start in Year 11.

Course Outline & Assessment
                                                             Year 10
 Theory Modules
     BSBWOR203 – Working Effectively with Others
     SITXWHS001 - Participate In Safe Work Practices
     SITXFSA001 – Use Hygenic Practices for Food Safety

 Practical Modules
      SITHFAB005 – Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee (Portfolio and Practical in Café)

                                            Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                    Cert lll in Hospitality aligned to continue modules and vocational placement in year 11/12.
                                               Extra-Curricular Opportunities

    Involvement with the International Functions that take place on a regular basis within BSSC school community. Café and
            Barista Training with Neli Coffee (Year 11 and 12 only), LIVET Hospitality Camp (Year 11 and 12 Only)

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Information Technology

   Information Technology (IT) is an area well known for frequent and rapid change. IT focuses on the way people use
   technologies to manipulate and share information in its various forms such as text, graphics, sound and video, on a
  range of devices. This course aims to help prepare students to meet these rapid changes and to respond to emerging
             technologies and trends, enabling students to contribute and participate in a global community.

 Subject description: Information Technology will provide students a range of skills enabling      Possible career paths
 them to become independent and creative users of technology. Students will study systems
 ranging from those that support the development of information, such as documents and                 Web Designer
 websites, to those that support technology, such as computer hardware and networks.                   Web Developer
                                                                                                       Game Designer
 Students will work towards becoming intermediate users of:                                             IT Technician
      Hardware and software – function of the major components of a PC, designing for
         the modern user
      Visual design theories and applications
      Program solutions – Project and task management, Scratch programming
         language

 Out of class requirements: Theoretical homework, completion of set tasks

 What’s important for this subject: Interest in and basic knowledge of computer
 hardware and software.

Course Outline & Assessment
                                                             Year 10
 Unit 1: Hardware, Software and Visual Design         Unit 2: Game Design                       Unit 3: Game Development
      Typical hardware and software                       Project and Task management              Game development
          components                                       Languages and syntax                         software
      Visual Design theories                              Visual design                            Project and task
      Data types and security concepts                                                                  management

                                             Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                     This subject can lead into senior Information and Communication Technology (Applied).

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Japanese

  Japan plays an important role in the Asia-Pacific region and makes significant contributions to the area’s economic,
    political and diplomatic climate. Japan and Australia have a close relationship, trading resources in economics,
 education and tourism. In addition to this, the influence of Japanese culture on modern Australian society is evident in
                         areas such as fashion, food, popular culture, technology and the arts.

 Subject description: Japan’s geographical proximity to Australia makes it easy to access           Possible career paths
 and facilitate communication between the two countries. In particular, Burpengary State
 Secondary College encourages students to interact with, and develop genuine                        International Trade and
 relationships with people from Japan through video conferencing and annual visits from                    Business
 a sister schools (Japan trip). These relationships and the general study of Japanese foster        Tourism and Hospitality
 cultural awareness, tolerance and empathy for people from other countries                                 Education
                                                                                                     Journalism and Media
 What it will help students do: The ability to interact effectively with people from other              Gaming Industry
 cultures, along with intercultural competence, enables students to become active and                      Animator
 informed citizens in a global world.                                                                      Translator
 Skills developed: Another key aspect of Japanese language learning is communication.
 In addition to learning the linguistic elements of a language, students participate in a
 range of interactions allowing them to develop skills in exchanging and negotiating
 meaning in various contexts.

 Out of class requirements: Homework completed as required.

 What’s important for this subject: An enthusiasm to learn about a different culture, the
 relationship between Australia and Japan and a desire to speak Japanese.

Course Outline & Assessment
                            Year 9                                                             Year 10
 Unit 1: My Town                                                  Unit 1: Health and Fitness

 Writing and Listening Exam                                       Reading and Writing Exam

 Unit 2: Youth Culture                                            Unit 2: My Future

 Writing and Speaking Exam                                        Listening and Writing Exam
                                            Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
                                          Japanese - B in Semester 1 Year 10 Japanese

                                               Extra-Curricular Opportunities
                                            Various excursions related to units studied
                                                           Japan Trip
                                                           Anime Club

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Media Arts

      We study The Creative Arts because we want to create and communicate ideas and stories through sound,
     movement, words and images. We work individually, and in groups, to inspire understanding and happiness in
                                          ourselves and our audiences.

 Subject description: The media is a powerful entity which plays a significant role within
                                                                                                   Possible career paths
 society. It's about actively engaging with media practice, theory and production. Media
 is about working within the industry, and requires skills like good project management
 and critical thinking.                                                                        Director/editor cinematographer
                                                                                                        Media planner
 Studying media helps students gain an understanding of how media surrounds our                     Multimedia specialist
 society and has an impact on almost every aspect of our lives. Along with equipping                 Program researcher,
 students with the technical capabilities needed for their craft such as storyboarding,            broadcasting/film/video
 filming and editing techniques, students will learn a range of skills such as analysis and    Runner, broadcasting/film/video
 critical thinking techniques.                                                                             Animator
 Skills developed:                                                                                      Game designer
                                                                                                    Social media manager
   Production skills                                 Visual design
                                                                                                Television/film/video producer
   Communication skills                              Editing skills
                                                                                                         Advertising
   Creative thinking                                 Time-management skills                        Broadcast journalist
   Team work and role delegation                     Adaptability and flexibility                     Event manager
 Out of class requirements: e.g. homework                                                            Magazine journalist
 Students will be required to plan and find footage outside of class times and work with              Market researcher
 others during their own time. Students will also be required to complete written
 components of assessment at home.

Course Outline & Assessment
 Year 9                                                                                       Year 10
 Unit 1 Lights, Camera… Western – exploring the                    Unit 1 Stop…Motion Time – exploring the differences between
 characteristics of different film genres                          stop motion animation and computer animation
 Task 1: A Photoshop movie poster that follows the                 Task 1: Creation of stop motion and computer animation in
 characteristics of a chosen genre                                 pairs
 Task 2: Planning, filming and editing of a movie trailers that    Task 2: Comparative analyse essay comparting the two types
 follows the characteristics of a chosen genre                     of animation and commenting in their relevance in a 21st
                                                                   century world
 Unit 2 I’ll take two! – Deconstructing television                 Unit 2 Silence Please – a leap into the past to the world of
 advertisements looking at target audience and advertising         1920s silent films
 techniques                                                        Task 1: Planning, filming and editing of a silent film that
 Task 1: Planning, filming and editing of a television             includes all elements of the genre
 commercial
 Task 2: Analytical essay deconstructing a television
 commercial focusing on target audience and advertising
 techniques
                                              Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites
 To study Film Television and New Media in Year 11 - C or better in Year 10 English; C or better in Year 10 Media; Can also lead
                                                  to Year 11 Media Studies.
                                                 Extra Curricular opportunities
                              Arts Innovation Media Group, Backstage and Technical Production Crew

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