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Introduction to the Senior Years

At Adelaide Botanic High School, we                    Senior Years, where the foundation preparation for
have a shared belief that education                    the SACE (South Australian Certificate of
                                                       Education) begins. As students’ progress from
must be done differently if we are to
                                                       Year 9 to 10 there is a greater range of learning
best prepare young people for their
                                                       choice available. Selection of courses at this level
world beyond school.                                   is an important step in shaping each young
Our vision is to nurture our young people as future    person’s future learning and pathways and
ready to succeed in life and the varied,               requires careful consideration.
unpredictable career paths they will encounter in a
                                                       The Personal Learning Plan (PLP), which is a
global digitised world. There are no shortcuts when
                                                       compulsory 10-credit subject in SACE Stage 1, will
it comes to success and our staff are committed to
                                                       be the first SACE subject that students undertake.
excellence through contemporary learning
                                                       They will become familiar with the range of SACE
approaches that prioritise the needs of the
                                                       learning options, learn the terminology used to
individual learner. This conviction is supported by
                                                       describe senior school curriculum and understand
current research shaping the direction of education
                                                       the requirements of the SACE and VET
in Australia and globally.
                                                       (Vocational Education Training).
Adelaide Botanic High School has developed a
                                                       We will be working with students and families
Senior Years curriculum, pedagogies and
                                                       throughout the year to develop an understanding of
approaches that give students the chance to find
                                                       the SACE. The SACE Board website is a good
their voice, develop deep discipline mastery, create
                                                       starting point for information.
work that has real value beyond the classroom and
personalise their learning.                            We expect students to explore learning choices
                                                       that give them every opportunity to achieve
This guide describes the learning offered for Year
                                                       success for their dreams and goals.
10 students at Adelaide Botanic High School in
2021 as they move from Middle Schooling to their                                             Alistair Brown
                                                                                                    Principal
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Contents

Year 10 Curriculum                        5
Year 10 Courses                           6
Personal Learning Plan (PLP)              7
English (Global Perspectives) Pathways    9
Global Perspectives Pathways              13
Language (Global Perspectives) Pathways   20
Lifestyle Choices Pathways                25
The Arts Pathways                         38
Music Pathways                            39
Technologies (STEM) Pathways              52
Maths (STEM) Pathways                     58
Science (STEM) Pathways                   59
Contact                                   66

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Year 10 Curriculum
Choice in the senior years is a                Science, Mathematics, English, History,
significant feature of the curriculum at       Health and PE are the required Australian
Adelaide Botanic High School,                  Curriculum learning areas at year 10 with
                                               other learning areas optional.
providing options that enable
students to succeed.                           Students will access the required learning
                                               areas in the following way:

                                               STEM
                                               Mathematics and Science
                                               2 semesters
                                               Global Perspectives
                                               English and History
                                               2 semesters
                                               Lifestyle Choices
                                               Health and PE
                                               1 semester
                                               Choices
                                               5 semesters

                              Australian
     ABHS Year 10             Curriculum            Semester 1              Semester 2

                              Mathematics
         STEM                  Science
                                                    6 x 80 minutes           6 x 80 minutes

                                English
 Global Perspectives            History
                                                    4 x 80 minutes           4 x 80 minutes

                                Health
   Lifestyle Choices             PE
                                                    3 x 80 minutes

      Studio One                                    1 x 40 minutes           1 x 40 minutes

                                                       Choice 1                 Choice 2
                           From all Learning        3 x 80 minutes           3 x 80 minutes
        Choices                 Areas                  Choice 3                 Choice 4
                                                    3 x 80 minutes           3 x 80 minutes
                                                                                Choice 5
                                                                             3 x 80 minutes

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Year 10 Courses
REQUIRED COURSES                                          PAGE        CHOICES                                                PAGE

STEM                                                        69        Food and Hospitality: Food Sustainability                31
                                                                      Food and Hospitality: Skills for Home and
Global Perspectives                                         11                                                                 30
                                                                      the Workplace
English (Group A)                                           12        French                                                   22

English (Group B)                                           13        Global Inquiry Project                                   18

Lifestyle Choices                                           35        Health                                                   35

Personal Learning Plan (PLP)                                 7        Japanese                                                 23

CHOICES                                                               Lessons Learned from the Pandemic                        17

Architectural Concepts                                      55        Media Arts                                               46

Artist in Reality                                           44        Music, Culture and Identity                              49

Artist in Residence                                         43        Music, Studies and Exploration                           50

BioChemistry and Medical Science                            64        Outdoor Education                                        29

Body, Mind and Soul                                         34        Pathway to Politics                                      15

Boomers to Zoomers                                          16        Pathways to Specialist Mathematics                       61

Café Culture                                                32        Psychology                                               36

Child Studies                                               33        Revolution and Roosters                                  14

Chinese                                                     21        Rocket Science and Space                                 63

Computer Science and Cyber Security                         57        Shark Tank                                               19

Convergent Materials                                        53        Sport and Recreation                                     27

Creative Photography                                        45        Sports Science                                           28

Design Disruptors                                           42        STEM Inquiry Project                                     65

Drama: Botanic Drama Company                                41        The Festival State                                       48

Drama: The Show Must Go On                                  40        Urban Streetwear                                         47

Engineered for the Future                                   54        Who Wants to be a Billionaire? (WWTBAB)                  62

Entertainment Technologies                                  56

Every effort will be made to place students into the subjects of their choice. However, the availability of subjects offered will be
dependent on the number of students selecting the subject and staff availability. Students will be supported in selecting an
alternative subject if needed.

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Personal Learning Plan (PLP)
The PLP helps students to plan for      Student Experience
their future and assists them in        The Personal Learning Plan (PLP) is a
choosing the subjects they will study   compulsory subject at Stage 1, normally
in Years 11 and 12.                     undertaken at Year 10.

                                        Topics covered include:
                                        •   Career exploration
                                        •   Learning and thinking skills
                                        •   Planning and decision-making skills

                                        These help students to:
                                        •   Understand the capabilities
                                        •   Develop their selected capability or
                                            capabilities
                                        •   Identify, explore, develop, refine, and review
Course Length                               their personal and learning goals.
1 Semester
                                        Assessment
SACE Credits
                                        The following assessment types enable students
10
                                        to demonstrate their learning in the Stage 1
SACE Link                               Personal Learning Plan:
www.sace.sa.edu.au/studying/subjects/   •   Assessment Type 1: Folio
personal-learning-plan
                                        •   Assessment Type 2: Review
Prerequisites                           Students provide four pieces of evidence of their
None                                    learning for assessment.
Additional Information
Students must achieve a C grade or
better to successfully complete the
subject.

The PLP is a required course in Year
10.

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Global Perspectives
Through an interdisciplinary approach
Global Perspectives enhances the study
of English and History, underpinned by a
strong focus on literacy.

In second semester Year 10 students will have
the opportunity to choose from a range of
subjects within the disciplines of English and
History.

Students will develop an understanding of
different identities and perspectives expressed
in oral, written and multimedia texts. They will
gain an awareness of self as a member of
interconnected and overlapping communities
and how this influences responses to global
issues.

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English (Global Perspectives)
   Pathways
Year 8 Global                 YEAR 10                                  STAGE 1                        STAGE 2
Perspectives

                          Global Perspectives*                      Essential English               Essential English
Year 9 Global
Perspectives

                                                                         English                         English

                                English*                           English Pre-Literary              English Literary
                           (Group A + Group B)                           Studies                        Studies

          GROUP A                                  GROUP B
        (CHOOSE ONE)                             (CHOOSE ONE)

         Graphic Novels                    Hashtags & Headlines

           Stranded^                        Poets & Playwrights^

        Adaptations from                          So You Want
          Book to Film                           to be a Writer?

                                                  The Power of
         Future Worlds
                                                  Manipulation

                                                               * Required Course               ^ Recommended Year
         Full Year                 1 Semester                                                  10 English choices for
                                                                   Pathway                     Stage 1 English Pre-
                                                                   Pathway with prerequisite   Literary Studies

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Global Perspectives
How do global conflicts lead to mass           Student Experience
migration of people?                           Students study World War II as a case study
How do individuals spark movements             identifying key events and figures, for example,
that have a lasting impact on the              the Holocaust, the rise of the Nazi Party, the
world?                                         Atomic Bomb and the Kokoda Trail. Choosing an
                                               area of interest, students explore the stories of
                                               people involved through a variety of text types.

                                               The civil rights movements both in Australia and
Course Length                                  overseas were personified by the most creative
                                               and persuasive people of our times.
1 Semester

Prerequisites                                  Through the examination of powerful speeches
                                               and influential songs students will understand
None
                                               how key individuals were able to effect change.
Additional Information
                                               Assessment
Global Perspectives (English and History) is
a required course in Year 10.                  Create and respond to a variety of text options.

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English (Group A)

Student Experience

Students choose from one term-long unit from
the following:

Graphic Novels                                              Adaptations from Book to Film
Do you love comics, anime and manga?                        How often have you read a book, then watched
                                                            the film version and been disappointed?
In this unit you will discover the features and
conventions of graphic texts and learn how                  In this unit students will analyse and compare the
authors develop complex characters and plots.               film and novel versions of some of the world's
You will have the opportunity to create your own            best-known stories.
graphic text using the knowledge you have
gained from this unit.                                      This course is recommended for students who wish to
                                                            study SACE Stage 1 Essential English or English.
This course is designed for students who wish to study
SACE Stage 1 Essential English or English.                  Future Worlds

Stranded                                                    How much power should governments have?

Can you imagine what it would be like to be                 Imagine living in a world where everything we do
stranded on a desert island or out at sea?                  is controlled, where the ruling class living in the
                                                            Capitol forces the rest of the country to send
In this unit you will discover the features and             children to compete in Hunger Games.
conventions of graphic texts and learn how
authors develop complex characters and plots.               In this unit you will study a dystopian novel
You will have the opportunity to create your own            chosen from a range of texts.
graphic text using the knowledge you have                   This course is designed for students who wish to study
gained from this unit.                                      SACE Stage 1 English.
This course is designed for students who wish to study
SACE Stage 1 English Pre-Literary Studies or English.

Course Length                                               Assessment
1 Term
                                                            Create and respond to a variety of text options.
Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
English is a required course in Year 10.

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English (Group B)

Student Experience

Students choose from one term-long unit from
the following:

Hashtags and Headlines                                      So You Want to be a Writer?
What grabs your attention?                                  What makes a good writer?
In this unit students examine a variety of media            In this unit you will examine a range of short texts
platforms including print media, social media and           and focus on the techniques used by authors to
advertising in order to examine the way in which            engage an audience. You will then create your
they connect to their audience. They will then              own short story using the techniques and
choose a specific field of their choice and create          understandings you have gained.
a relevant media text.
                                                            This course is designed for students who wish to study
This course is designed for students who wish to study      SACE Stage 1 English.
SACE Stage 1 Essential English or English.
                                                            The Power of Manipulation
Poets and Playwrights
                                                            How does advertising influence my decisions?
Do you enjoy poetry? Do you like to look deeper
                                                            How do lobby groups gain supporters?
into a text analysing characters and themes?
                                                            In this unit you will examine a range of
This unit looks at a variety of poets and
                                                            advertisements focusing on the techniques used
playwrights including Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde
                                                            to influence an audience and explore some
and Kath Walker. Emphasis is placed on reading,
                                                            recent protest movements. You will then have the
reviewing and analysing more complex classic
                                                            opportunity to create your own advertisement in
and contemporary texts.
                                                            the format of your choice and work collaboratively
This course is recommended for students who wish to         to plan a campaign on an issue you are
study SACE Stage 1 English Pre-Literary Studies.            passionate about.

                                                            This course is designed for students who wish to study
                                                            SACE Stage 1 English.

Course Length
1 Term

Prerequisites                                               Assessment
None
                                                            Create and respond to a variety of text options.
Additional Information
English is a required course in Year 10.

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Global Perspectives Pathways

Year 8 Global             YEAR 10                  STAGE 1                        STAGE 2
Perspectives

                     Global Perspectives*        Modern History                  Modern History
Year 9 Global
Perspectives

                      Pathway to Politics /       Legal Studies                  Legal Studies
                      Boomers to Zoomers

                                                  Politics, Power                Politics, Power
                      Pathway to Politics /
                     Lessons Learned from           & People                       & People
                         the Pandemic

                                                   Philosophy                     Philosophy
                     Revolution & Roosters /
                      Boomers to Zoomers

                                                Society & Culture              Society & Culture
                     Revolution & Roosters /
                     Lessons Learned from
                         the Pandemic

                                                   Geography                      Geography

                     Global Inquiry Project
                            (Stage 1)

                                               Business Innovation            Business Innovation

                          Shark Tank

                                               Pathway                     * Required Course
         Full Year             1 Semester
                                               Pathway with prerequisite

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Revolution and Roosters
How can fiction help us to learn             Student Experience
from the past?                               Historical fiction is an increasingly popular genre.
How does the bias of the author              In this unit students will read the novel Animal
affect the interpretation of History?        Farm by George Orwell.

                                             Students will study the causes of the Russian
                                             Revolution and the main groups and individuals
                                             involved by comparing the events leading up to
                                             the revolution to the plot and characters in Animal
                                             Farm.
Course Length                                Assessment
1 Term
                                             Inquiry-based task
Prerequisites                                Creative response
None

Additional Information
Revolution and Roosters may be paired with
Boomers to Zoomers or Lessons Learned
from the Pandemic to create a semester
course.

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Pathway to Politics

Are you interested in becoming a             Student Experience
politician or a lawyer? If you are, then     In this unit students will follow a case study from
this course is for you.                      grassroots to the court.
Do you value the right to protest            Students will consider what it means to be an
issues that you feel strongly about?         active citizen living in a democracy including our
For example, ‘Black Lives Matter’ or         shared values and beliefs.
‘Climate Change’.                            Assessment
                                             Inquiry-based task
                                             Participation in a debate on a current issue
Course Length
1 Term

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
Pathway to Politics may be paired with
Boomers to Zoomers or Lessons Learned from
the Pandemic to create a semester course.

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Boomers to Zoomers
Have you ever wondered what your                 Student Experience
grandparents got up to in their day?             Looking through the lens of music, sport and
Have you ever felt that young people             television this unit explores how culture has
today are unfairly judged?                       changed over the years.

                                                 Some of the areas for inquiry will include
                                                 Beatlemania, the evolution of rap music,
                                                 Woodstock, TV shows in the 70 that broke
                                                 through censorship barriers as well as how sport
Course Length                                    has influenced popular culture.
1 Term
                                                 Students will have the opportunity to focus on an
Prerequisites                                    area of interest and respond in a format of their
None                                             choice.

Additional Information                           Assessment
Boomers to Zoomers may be paired with            Inquiry-based task – interviews and surveys
Revolution and Roosters or Pathway to Politics
to create a semester course.

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Lessons Learned from
the Pandemic
Are you a zombie fan?                            Student Experience

Do you think you have what it takes to           This unit looks at the emergency survival skills
survive a zombie apocalypse?                     and plans students would need to survive a
                                                 zombie apocalypse.
What challenges would you face?
                                                 Students will explore the answers to inquiry
What resources would you need?
                                                 questions such as ‘How would you manage
How would you thrive in a new world?             people, places and resources to ensure they are
                                                 sustainable?’ and ‘How might landscapes and
                                                 population be your best friend or your worst
                                                 enemy?’

                                                 Identifying and overcoming geographical and
                                                 societal challenges will be a key part of this
Course Length
                                                 course. You need to survive – and look to the
1 Term                                           future to thrive!
Prerequisites
                                                 Students will look at the difficulties of epidemics,
None                                             modern-day survival skills, geographical
Additional Information                           challenges and sustainability for the future.
Lessons Learned from the Pandemic may be         Assessment
paired with Revolution and Roosters or
Pathway to Politics to create a semester         Inquiry-based task
course.                                          Practical
Includes visits to local sites around the CBD.   Data analysis

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Global Inquiry Project

Students explore research                      Student Experience
practices to develop skills in                 This course provides students with opportunities
undertaking research, such as                  to examine the purpose of research, explore a
planning their research,                       range of research approaches, and develop their
developing and analysing their                 investigative and inquiry skills in a topic of their
                                               own choice from a Global Perspectives-related
data, and presenting their
                                               area, such as:
research findings.
                                               •   History
                                               •   Science
Course Length                                  •   Anthropology
1 Semester                                     •   Archaeology

SACE Credits
                                               •   Social science
10                                             •   Mathematics
                                               •   Linguistics
SACE Link
www.sace.sa.edu.au/web/research-practices      Exploring research approaches

Prerequisites                                  •   Develop a conceptual understanding of
None                                               common approaches to research

Additional Information                         Exploring research skills
This is a valuable course to prepare you for
                                               •   Topic 1: Planning
success in SACE Stage 2 Research Project.
                                               •   Topic 2: Development
                                               •   Topic 3: Synthesis
                                               •   Topic 4: Review and evaluation

                                               Assessment
                                               Three folio tasks including:
                                               •   Exploring research approaches
                                               •   Creation and use of a research instrument
                                               •   Analysis of research instrument
                                               Two source analysis tasks including:
                                               •   Source analysis
                                               •   Synthesis of sources

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Shark Tank
Entrepreneurship is growing at an                       Student Experience
incredible rate and its importance in                   The Shark Tank eSchool (STeS) program has
education is being recognised in                        been designed by MIE Lab in partnership with
building foundational skills for the                    The University of Adelaide (UofA) to
21st Century through developing                         encourage students to think creatively and
                                                        develop solutions to real world problems, while
critical and creative thinking and
                                                        prototyping their ideas and pitching and
encouraging innovative approaches                       presenting these to a panel of experts.
to problem solving.
                                                        By equipping students with the skills, knowledge,
                                                        understanding and personal capabilities to
                                                        participate and successfully compete in a fast-
                                                        paced global society, the students of today can
                                                        build their own futures for tomorrow.

                                                        All students exhibit their ventures at a large
                                                        venture showcase event and receive feedback
                                                        from judges, including the opportunity to win cash
Subject Length                                          and prizes and speak to a Shark Tank judge from
1 Semester                                              the show.

SACE Credits                                            Assessment
10                                                      Shark Tank eSchool is mapped to the Business
SACE Link
                                                        Innovation Stage 1 course.
www.sace.sa.edu.au/studying/subjects/business
-innovation

Prerequisites
Teacher, parent and student consultation
required.

Additional Information
Visit Shark Tank eSchool for further information.

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Language (Global
Perspectives) Pathways
                   YEAR 10            STAGE 1                            STAGE 2
Year 8
Chinese

Year 9
                    Chinese       Chinese Continuers                 Chinese Continuers
Chinese

 Year 8
 French

 Year 9
                     French        French Continuers                  French Continuers
 French

 Year 8
Japanese

 Year 9
                    Japanese      Japanese Continuers                Japanese Continuers
Japanese

      Full Year      1 Semester   Pathway               Pathway with prerequisite

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Chinese
Mastering the spoken language of         Student Experience
Mandarin students will consolidate       The two key strands in Chinese are
and build on the knowledge,              ‘understanding’ and ‘communication’.
vocabulary, structures and skills they   ‘Understanding’ develops skills with
have learned over the past two years.    understanding language and culture and
                                         ‘communication’ involves using the language for
They will learn how the language
                                         communicative purposes.
skills they are developing can help
them in future work and travel           Assessment
opportunities.                           Students are assessed against the Australian
                                         Curriculum Achievement Standards.

Course Length
Full Year

Prerequisites
C or higher in Year 9 Chinese

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French
Fancy yourself furthering your            Student Experience
French? C’est chic – c’est cool – c’est   The two key strands in French are
le français! Students will consolidate    ‘understanding’ and ‘communication’.
and build on the knowledge,               ‘Understanding’ develops skills with
vocabulary, structures and skills they    understanding language and culture and
                                          ‘communication’ involves using the language for
have learned over the past two years.
                                          communicative purposes.
They will learn how the language
skills they are developing can help       Assessment
them in future work and travel            Students are assessed against the Australian
                                          Curriculum Achievement Standards.
opportunities. They will engage in
cultural activities and excursions to
enrich their understandings.

Course Length
Full Year

Prerequisites
C or higher in Year 9 French

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Japanese
Confident Conversations in Japanese.            Student Experience
Students will consolidate and build on          The two key strands in Japanese are
the knowledge, vocabulary, structures           ‘understanding’ and ‘communication’.
and skills they have learned over the
                                                ‘Understanding’ develops skills with
past two years.                                 understanding language and culture and
They will learn how the language                ‘communication’ involves using the language for
skills they are developing can help             communicative purposes.
them in future work and travel                  Assessment
opportunities. They will engage in              Students are assessed against the Australian
cultural activities and excursions to           Curriculum Achievement Standards.
enrich their understanding.

Course Length
Full Year

Prerequisites
C or higher in Year 9 Japanese

Additional Information
There may be the option of going on a trip to
Japan in the future

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Lifestyle Choices
Lifestyle Choices supports students to
develop the knowledge and
understanding they require to make
healthy, safe and active choices that
will enhance their own and others’
health and wellbeing.

Lifestyle Choices supports students to develop
skills to understand how changing social
structures, community values, environmental
issues and new technologies affect the health
and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Within the area of Lifestyle Choices there will be
opportunity for deeper learning in specialist
areas such as, physical education and sports
analytics, health, outdoor education and
environmental science, food technology and
hospitality.

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Lifestyle Choices Pathways
      Year 8               YEAR 10                 STAGE 1                       STAGE 2
Lifestyle Choices

      Year 9                                  Physical Education:
                       Lifestyle Choices*                                     Physical Education
Lifestyle Choices                             Sport & Participation

                                               Physical Education:
                       Sport & Recreation                                      Sports Studies
                                              Sport for Performance

                         Sports Science          Sports Studies               Food & Hospitality

                                               Food & Hospitality:
                       Outdoor Education                                          Nutrition
                                                 Food for Life

                        Food & Hospitality:
                         Skills for Home &     Food & Hospitality:
                                                                                   Health
                          the Workplace         Food & Culture

                       Food & Hospitality:
                       Food Sustainability          Nutrition                    Psychology

                          Café Culture         Personal Health &
                                                  Wellbeing

                         Child Studies        Community Health &
                                                 Wellbeing

                       Body, Mind & Soul
                                               Psychology of Self

                             Health           Psychology in Context

                          Psychology

                                              Pathway                     * Required Course
           Full Year            1 Semester
                                              Pathway with prerequisite

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Lifestyle Choices
How can we create and maintain a                 Student Experience
healthy lifestyle in an ever-changing            Students will participate in a range of sports and
world?                                           activities that will encourage them to consider
                                                 and develop a healthy lifestyle. They will also
                                                 explore concepts that will further build their
                                                 knowledge and understanding of personal and
                                                 community health.

                                                 Topics covered will include:
Course Length                                    •   Sport in the community
1 Semester                                       •   Personal fitness
Prerequisites                                    •   Drug education
None                                             •   Diversity and inclusivity in sport
Additional Information                           Assessment
Lifestyle Choices is a required course in Year   Group tasks
10.
                                                 Practical assessments
                                                 Assignments
                                                 Expo

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Sport and Recreation

What are some of the options for                 Student Experience
being involved in the sport and                  This course provides students with an opportunity
recreation industry if I’m not playing           to participate in a range of recreational sports
competitive sport?                               and activities in the local community.

                                                 Students will learn about event management by
                                                 planning and delivering their own activity, or they
                                                 will learn to coach by teaching younger students
                                                 a game or activity.

                                                 Topics studied may include physical activity,
                                                 sport in the community, coaching, sport
                                                 administration, geocaching and bushwalking.
Course Length
1 Semester                                       Topics covered will include:

Prerequisites                                    •   Sport in the community
None                                             •   Fitness

Subject Fees
                                                 •   Coaching and officiating
$50 (to cover entry fees to community sporting   •   Sport administration
venues such as lawn bowls, swimming centre,      •   Sports injuries
archery).

                                                 Assessment
                                                 Group task
                                                 Practical tasks
                                                 Assignments

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Sports Science

Is technology always the way to   Student Experience
improve athletic performance?     This course will allow students to develop skills to
                                  explore and analyse how sporting performance
                                  can be improved.

                                  Students will be introduced to basic human
                                  physiology and biomechanics, along with learning
                                  about how skills are learnt and developed.

                                  Data will be collected via a range of technologies
                                  and analysed to support improved athletic
Course Length
                                  performance.
1 Semester
                                  Topics covered may include:
Prerequisites
None                              •   Physiology and anatomy

                                  •   Biomechanics

                                  •   Movement and motion

                                  •   Sports psychology

                                  Assessment
                                  Group task
                                  Practical tasks
                                  Assignments

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Outdoor Education

Do you want to escape to the great    Student Experience
outdoors? If so, a bushwalking camp   In this course students will participate in a range
might get you excited.                of group dynamics activities, learn basic
                                      navigation skills and engage in a variety of
                                      outdoor experiences that will culminate in a
                                      bushwalking camp.

                                      Students will develop leadership and personal
                                      organisation skills, as well as gain an
                                      understanding of respecting the natural
                                      environment.

                                      Topics covered will include:
Course Length
1 Semester                            •   Group dynamics
                                      •   Navigation skills
Prerequisites
None
                                      •   Aquatic activities
                                      •   Bushwalking camp
Subject Fees
Bushwalking camp will incur costs     Assessment
                                      Group task
                                      Folio task
                                      Practical assessment
                                      Assignment

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Food and Hospitality: Skills for
Home and the Workplace
Have you ever wished you could    Student Experience
chop an onion like a chef?        This is a highly practical course in which students
Improve your kitchen              will learn the importance of safe food handling
preparation and serving skills    processes and good nutrition by cooking recipes
                                  for themselves and others.
while learning how to safely
prepare food that will have you   Students will explore the role that technology
feeling like a chef in your own   plays in food and nutrition and may develop their
                                  own recipes using the design process.
kitchen.
                                  Topics covered will include:

                                  •   Safe food practices
Course Length                     •   Nutrition
1 Semester                        •   Food and technology
                                  •   Hospitality skills
Prerequisites
None                              Assessment
                                  Group tasks
                                  Practical assessments
                                  Journal
                                  Assignments

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Food and Hospitality: Food
Sustainability
So, you think you know where your              Student Experience
food comes from?                               Students will investigate the notion of ‘paddock-
Explore the notion of paddock to plate,        to-plate’ along with food sustainability, exploring
and the nutritional impacts that this          the potential impact that food production has on
                                               nutrition.
has on the food that we consume.
                                               Students will also further develop their kitchen
                                               skills by cooking a variety of different foods using
                                               fresh and seasonal produce.

                                               Topics covered will include:

                                               •   Safe food handling practices

Course Length
                                               •   Food production
1 Semester                                     •   Food sustainability
                                               •   Food garden
Prerequisites
None                                           Assessment

Subject Fees                                   Group tasks
Excursions may be offered which may incur an   Practical assessments
additional cost.                               Journal
                                               Assignments

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Café Culture

Is the way to a person’s heart always             Student Experience
through a good cup of coffee?                     This course provides students who have an
                                                  interest in Food and Hospitality the opportunity to
                                                  hone their skills through creating and cooking
                                                  recipes for a range of different audiences and
                                                  events.

                                                  Students will learn the importance of safe food
                                                  handling practices as well as serving food to
                                                  customers using appropriate hospitality
                                                  procedures. Students will also be introduced to
Course Length                                     the basics in barista skills.
1 Semester                                        Topics studied may include:
Prerequisites                                     •   Food and entrepreneurship
None
                                                  •   Events and catering
Subject Fees
$50 (to cover some resources and ingredients      •   Food garnishes and presentation
required for this course. Some local excursions
                                                  Assessment
may be offered which may also incur an
additional cost).                                 Group tasks
                                                  Practical assessments
                                                  Assignments

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Child Studies

What does a child need to thrive at          Student Experience
every stage of their development?            Students analyse the impact and importance that
Take an in-depth look at the stages          play and technology have on child development
of pregnancy and child development           and will explore the ever-changing needs of a
                                             child.
from preconception to pregnancy
and birth and beyond.                        Topics covered include:

                                             •   Stages of pregnancy
                                             •   Milestones
                                             •   Learning through play

Course Length                                •   Impact of technology and media
1 Semester                                   Assessment
Prerequisites                                Group tasks
None                                         Folio
Subject Fees                                 Assignments
Excursions may be offered and may incur an
additional cost.

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Body, Mind and Soul

How does an individual’s decisions       Student Experience
regarding their personal health affect   This course provides students with an opportunity
their body, mind and soul and vice       to explore how psychology, nutrition and physical
versa?                                   activity complement each other to support the
                                         development and maintenance of a healthy
                                         lifestyle.

                                         Topics covered will include:

                                         •   Psychology
                                         •   Mindfulness and meditation
Course Length                            •   Nutrition
1 Semester                               •   Physical activity
                                         •   Personal fitness
Prerequisites
None                                     Assessment
                                         Group tasks
                                         Folios
                                         Journals
                                         Assignments

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Health

Have you considered what it really   Student Experience
means to look after your own         In this course students will analyse factors that
health?                              influence their identities, relationships and
How does your community influence    behaviours.

your wellbeing?                      Students will explore community health and
                                     critically analyse how attitudes and beliefs about
                                     diversity impact on connection and wellbeing.

                                     Through a range of learning experiences,
                                     students will apply decision-making and problem-
                                     solving skills to enhance their own and others’
                                     health and wellbeing.
Course Length
1 Semester                           Topics covered will include:

Prerequisites                        •   Relationships and sexual health
None                                 •   Understanding mental health
                                     •   Risk-taking behaviours
                                     •   Community health
                                     •   Health promotion

                                     Assessment
                                     Group task
                                     Assignment
                                     Folio
                                     Journal

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Psychology
Psychology is the scientific study of              Student Experience
thoughts, feelings and human                       Psychology in Action
behaviour. Psychology aims to explain
                                                   This area of study focuses on the history of
why humans and animals behave the
                                                   psychology, how to become a psychologist, and
way they do. It is a scientific study              careers in Psychology, as well as an introduction
because it endeavours to prove the                 into the scientific nature of research.
theories about behaviour through
                                                   Magic and Perception
specific research.
                                                   Magicians are masters of illusion and deception,
As scientists, psychologists carefully
                                                   and they have developed astonishing methods
observe and analyse people, to learn               for manipulating our experience. Learn how the
more about the world in which we live.             link between magic and psychology explains how
Studying Psychology is intended to                 magicians use techniques such as misdirection to
stimulate student interest by focusing             manipulate our attention, illusions to distort our
                                                   perception, and influencing our decisions.
on ‘what psychologists do’ within
various specialist areas. Students will            Happiness and Wellbeing (Positive Psychology)
explore a range of topics aimed at                 What is it that makes us happy? Can we make
challenging ideas about how the mind               ourselves happier than we already are? Does
works to perceive the world around us,             money and material wealth really guarantee us
explore what motivates people, and                 well-being and happiness? Positive Psychology
                                                   is one of the newest and fastest growing areas in
discover contemporary research about
                                                   psychology.
happiness.
                                                   Optional topics

                                                   Time permitting, students will have the option to
Course Length                                      choose from additional topics such as motivation,
1 Semester                                         intelligence or pro-social and anti-social
                                                   behaviour.
Prerequisites
None                                               Assessment
                                                   Research investigation
Additional Information
Psychology is useful for students considering      Multimedia presentation
pathways in education, the police force, health,
business, law or any pathway requiring an
understanding of people.

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The Arts

Embracing our value of community,
students are supported and
encouraged to connect with the arts in
our immediate precinct and beyond
through authentic learning design,
enabling us to develop skilled
communicators through visual and
performing arts.

The school facilities provide an inspirational
environment for students to explore, imagine,
express, collaborate, challenge, observe,
critique, exhibit and perform.

Whatever arts pathway our students decide to
pursue, they will have a positive learning
experience designed to engage and fulfil their
creative aspirations.

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The Arts Pathways

   Year 8                 YEAR 10               STAGE 1                               STAGE 2
  The Arts

   Year 9             Drama: The Show       Visual Arts: An Artist
                                                                                     Visual Arts: Art
  The Arts              Must Go On                 Today

                       Drama: Botanic       Visual Arts: An Artist
                                                                                   Visual Arts: Design
                       Drama Company             Tomorrow

                      Design Disruptors       Graphic Design                         Creative Arts

                                            Creative Arts: Raise
                      Artist in Residence                                                Drama
                                               Your Profile

                        Artist in Reality   Fine Art Photography

                                            Drama: Stage-to-Screen
                     Creative Photography
                                              Behind-the Scenes/
                                                  Performer

                          Media Arts
                                             Drama: On Stage/
                                                Backstage

                       Urban Streetwear

   Year 9              The Festival State
Music Intense

   Year 8
Music Intense

        Full Year             1 Semester    Pathway                  Pathway with prerequisite

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Music Pathways
                        YEAR 10            STAGE 1                        STAGE 2
   Year 8
Music Intense

   Year 9
Music Intense         Music, Culture &
                                         Music Experience              Music Explorations
                          Identity

                      Music Studies &
                                         Music Advanced                  Music Studies
                       Explorations

                                                                          Ensemble
                                                                         Performance

                                                                       Solo Performance

        Full Year           1 Semester   Pathway            Pathway with prerequisite

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Drama: The Show Must Go On
An in-depth look at Australian works            Student Experience
will give students opportunities to             Students deepen their understanding of influential
investigate their own identities both           historical styles of theatre, looking at lighting,
on stage and on screen.                         sound, audience, theatres, themes, innovators
                                                and rule-breakers in order to create their own
                                                short performance in these forms.

                                                Students experience live theatre performances
                                                and workshops and respond to these in a variety
                                                of creative ways.

                                                Students work together on a public performance
                                                to fill the on-stage and off-stage roles required to
Course Length                                   produce a show for stage or screen.
1 Semester
                                                Topics explored include:
Prerequisites
                                                •   Australia on screen and stage
C grade or higher in Year 9 Drama. Theatre
                                                •   Innovators
Tech or Acting 101 Studio experience an
advantage.                                      •   Performance

Subject Fees                                    •   Lighting/sound
$40 to cover live performance and/or workshop   •   Stage management
costs.                                          •   Publicity and marketing
Additional Information                          •   Producing
This course is an ideal pathway for students    •   Responding to performance
looking to take Drama in Semester 2, and
Drama or Creative Arts at SACE Stage 1.         Assessment
                                                Responding to performance
Students undertaking The Show Must Go On
are expected to attend weekend and after        Creative synthesis
school rehearsals as required.                  Group production and process
Students are expected to attend live
performances during out-of-school hours.

Students are expected to deliver a filmed
performance.

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Drama: Botanic Drama
Company
Stage a live performance that                   Student Experience
encapsulates all the elements of                Working towards a short season of evening
theatre production, such as                     public performances, students learn how to
performance, set and costume                    devise and work from scripts to explore the
design, light and sound, and publicity.         thrilling world of creating performance.

                                                Perfect for pre-SACE Drama, with a practical-
                                                based approach to classic texts, this semester
                                                allows students to sink their teeth into plays that
                                                address big issues.

                                                Students delve into how plays can excavate
                                                human fears and imperfections and examine this
                                                in our current society.

Course Length                                   Multiple live theatre experiences and/or
                                                workshops will grow students’ exposure and
1 Semester
                                                understanding of application providing
Prerequisites                                   opportunities respond to performance in a variety
C grade or higher in Year 9 Drama. Theatre      of ways.
Tech, Acting 101 Studio or The Show Must Go
On experience recommended.                      Topics explored include:

Subject Fees                                    •   Modern drama
$40 to cover live performance and/or workshop   •   Devising
costs.                                          •   Innovators
Additional Information                          •   Live Performance
Students undertaking Drama On Stage are         •   Lighting/sound
expected to attend weekend and after school
                                                •   Stage management
rehearsals as required.
                                                •   Publicity and marketing
Students are expected to attend live
                                                •   Producing
performances during out-of-school hours.
                                                •   Responding to performance
Students are expected to deliver a live
performance (on- or off-stage).                 Assessment
                                                Responding to performance
                                                Creative synthesis
                                                Performance and process

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Design Disruptors
As Graphic Designers, be at the      Student Experience
forefront of the next big creative   Students write and respond to a client-based
phenomenon.                          design brief to redesign, brand and market a
                                     product.

                                     Working from the Design Lab students develop
                                     their knowledge and understanding of the design
                                     principles and elements, documenting their
                                     research, ideation and resolution in an assessed
                                     folio task.

                                     Students create their final practical using a range
                                     of relevant industry standard technologies, such
                                     as photographic printing and UV laser printing.
Course Length
                                     Topics explored include:
1 Semester
                                     •   Design principles and elements
Prerequisites
                                     •   Advertising and marketing
None
                                     •   Branding
                                     •   Product re-design
                                     •   Packaging design and production

                                     Assessment
                                     Folio: The folio documents the design process
                                     from brief and research through to ideation and
                                     concept.

                                     Practical: The concept presented in the folio is
                                     resolved into a final practical which could present
                                     either the prototype, packaging, advertisement or
                                     all aspects.

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Artist in Residence
Work as an artist in a studio to plan and   Student Experience
resolve a practical artwork or series of    Through this course, students experience what it
works.                                      means to be part of the arts community.

                                            Students create conceptual art in a medium of
                                            their choice and respond to artist’s works in the
                                            world around them, past and present, and
                                            analyse concepts, meanings and contexts.

                                            Students also have the opportunity to be
Course Length                               immersed in Adelaide’s visual arts culture. This
1 Semester                                  includes inner and outer precinct experiences.

Prerequisites                               Assessment
None                                        Folio: A folio of work that explores, ideates,
                                            develops and reflects on the creative process.

                                            Practical: A final practical which resolves the folio
                                            in either 2D or 3D with an artist statement.

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Artist in Reality
Artist in Reality enables students   Student Experience
to experience themselves             Students take part in engaging, high impact
positioned as an artist in today’s   workshops using the MasterChef model to focus
reality.                             on developing skills and techniques with rigor.

                                     They complete ‘Pressure Tests’ to apply skills
                                     and take risks, ‘Mystery Box Challenges’ to
                                     develop conceptual understanding and cultural
                                     awareness, and complete a summative
                                     investigation to deliver a ‘Master Class’, allowing
                                     them to experiment, investigate and refine a
Course Length                        chosen skill.
1 Semester
                                     The Master Class can be worked through
Prerequisites                        independently or through collaboration with other
None                                 students.

                                     Assessment
                                     Master Class and Folio: Develop and master a
                                     chosen skill and design a master class.

                                     Practical: Deliver a master class either through a
                                     face to face workshop or through a pre-recorded
                                     virtual tutorial.

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Creative Photography
Would you like an opportunity                Student Experience
to see the world around you                  Through this course, students explore a variety of
through a new lens?                          professional modes of photography from studio to
                                             location as freelance photographer or artist taking
                                             the opportunity to see the world around us
                                             through a new lens.

                                             Developing professional photography skills
                                             students become familiar with camera functions
                                             and handling, exposure and composition.
Course Length
                                             Students develop skills in post-production
1 Semester
                                             methods using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
Prerequisites
                                             Assessment
None
                                             Folio: Explores and appropriates fine art
Additional Information                       photography works, technical and production
Students will be regularly immersed in our   skills, concept development for post-production
precinct for on location shoots.             artefacts.

                                             Practical: A final artwork or suite of works.

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Media Arts
Grab the camera and the boom    Student Experience
mic and head out on location.   Students are given a practical learning
                                opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and
                                understanding of the latest approach to short film
                                making.

                                The course develops their understanding of
                                camera shots, directing, light and sound, and
                                more.
Course Length
1 Semester                      Students develop post-production skills to share
                                a short film for a small public screening.
Prerequisites
None                            Assessment
                                Journal: Demonstrates the team planning and
                                project meeting notes for the full filmmaking
                                process, script to screen.

                                Practical: Short film for a small public screening.

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Urban Streetwear
From station to street, immerse                 Student Experience
yourself in our urban landscape to              This course gives students an opportunity to
inspire and create the next must-have           explore their passions and interests in a wide
fashion brand.                                  range of approaches to fashion design such as
                                                urban streetwear, vintage, customised garments,
                                                and a range of merchandise, to name a few.

                                                Students respond to a brief to explore and
                                                resolve their design concepts for the next must-
                                                have fashion item.
Course Length
1 Semester                                      Students are immersed in the full product cycle of
                                                research, design, brand, advertising, product and
Prerequisites                                   packaging.
None
                                                Assessment
Subject Fees
                                                Folio: Presentation of the design process from
$20-$40 to cover printing garments dependent    research to concept design.
on student choice (e.g. cap, t-shirt, hoody).
                                                Practical: Production of artefact including
                                                package design.

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The Festival State
Are you a festival goer? A festival           Student Experience
performer? A festival producer?               This course explores the purpose of festivals, the
Have you ever wondered just what it           logistics of staging a festival and its life cycle.
takes to fuel a festival of fun?              Opportunities to be involved with festivals on our
Located in Adelaide, the beating heart        doorstep will help to inspire students as they find
and capital of the festival state, we         their festival feet through exploration of a variety
                                              of festival elements from food to fencing,
are ideally positioned to take                fundraising to fire-breathing, curation to creation;
advantage of the festivals that are a         there's a role for everyone in this major
feature of our precinct.                      collaborative process.
Let's find out what makes people              Our festivals embrace all manner of things from
come together to celebrate,                   film, racing, food, music, comedy, history, horse
participate in, and appreciate their          jumping, cabaret to the humble block of cheese.
favourite things – festival style.            And these are just a few to get your mind ticking!

                                              Topics and themes covered include:

                                              •   Festivals
                                              •   Precinct
Course Length
                                              •   Local
1 Semester
                                              •   International
Prerequisites                                 •   Produce
None                                          •   Perform
Subject Fees                                  •   Curate
Performance experiences will form a part of   •   Experience
this course and a $40 fee to apply to these
ticket costs will be applied.                 Assessment

                                              Folio: Students will undertake one inquiry and
                                              one skills assessment for the folio.

                                              Product: Students develop and present one
                                              festival product.

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Music, Culture and Identity
The power, necessity and function of               Student Experience
music in modern and historical                     Students research and replicate current music
contexts is a central focus in this                industry options including freelance solo and
highly practical, creative and                     ensemble performers, composers,
collaborative course.                              ethnomusicologists, and sound producers.

                                                   Rich and diverse music projects, combined with
                                                   music industry guest presentations and
                                                   workshops, assist students to reflect on their
                                                   identity as a musician, identifying their unique
                                                   strengths and interests.
Course Length
1 Semester                                         A high level of practical instrumental technique,
                                                   musical literacy and critical aural perception are
Prerequisites
                                                   the fundamental skills that will be developed
Must be paired with Music, Studies and
                                                   throughout this course.
Explorations.
                                                   Performance Technique, Ensemble Etiquette,
An achievement of C or higher in Year 9 Music
or equivalent knowledge/skills from other music    Composition Essentials, Music Virtual Tour of
studies, at the discretion of the Arts Faculty.    Asia, Foundations of Jazz and Latin Music.

Subject Fees                                       Assessment
Students may require additional fees for private   Students will provide evidence of their learning
tuition and instrumental hire. There are wide      through ongoing assessments.
variety of tuition and hire options. Contact the
Arts Department for personalised information       Assessment tasks include creative works in
and advice.                                        performance and recording, music literacy tasks
                                                   with focus on composition and musical analysis.
Additional Information
Completion of Music, Culture and Identity will
prepare students for success in all Stage 1
Music subject options and beyond.

Students enrolled in Music are required to
continue instrumental music lessons on their
chosen instrument through either on-site
Department for Education Instrumental Music
Service lessons, ABHS Music Tutor or private
lessons in their own time.

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Music, Studies and Exploration
The power, necessity and function                  Student Experience
of music in modern and historical                  Building on the Semester 1 theme of unique
contexts is a central focus in this                musical identity and contribution to culture, Year
highly practical, creative and                     10 students will explore and study their areas of
collaborative course.                              musical strength/interest in the creation of a
                                                   personal artistic “brand”, working on this as a
                                                   core focus for the semester.

                                                   Students continue to refine solo and ensemble
                                                   skills, working collaboratively to produce polished
Course Length
                                                   examples of each in live and recorded
1 Semester                                         performances.
Prerequisites
                                                   Critical analysis of Baroque and Classical
Must be paired with Music, Studies and             masterpieces will allow students a deep
Explorations.                                      understanding of harmonic possibilities and
                                                   composition devices. Students then apply these
An achievement of C or higher in Year 9 Music
                                                   skills to the harmonic design of a Virtual
or equivalent knowledge/skills from other music
studies, at the discretion of the Arts Faculty.
                                                   Instrument composition, with space for aspects of
                                                   improvisation.
Subject Fees
                                                   A high level of practical instrumental technique,
Students may require additional fees for private
tuition and instrumental hire. There are wide      musical literacy and critical aural perception are
variety of tuition and hire options. Contact the   the fundamental skills that will be developed
Arts Department for personalised information       throughout this course.
and advice.
                                                   Musical Brand and Image, Ensemble
Additional Information                             Performance, Baroque and Classical
Completion of Music Studies and Explorations       Composition Techniques, Virtual and Acoustic
will prepare students for success in all Stage 1   Music Fusion, Improvisation with Ableton Live.
Music subject options and beyond.
                                                   Assessment
Students enrolled in Music are required to
                                                   Students will provide evidence of their learning
continue instrumental music lessons on their
chosen instrument through either on-site           through ongoing assessments.
Department for Education Instrumental Music
                                                   Assessment tasks include creative works in
Service lessons, ABHS Music Tutor or private
lessons in their own time.
                                                   performance and recording, music literacy tasks
                                                   with focus on composition and musical analysis.

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STEM
STEM learning is responsible for the
great innovations that make our world
a better place. It is this approach to
learning that provides a way of
thinking about the world that will
benefit students in far reaching ways.

At Year 10 level, learning in STEM continues to
connect mathematical and scientific concepts
within contemporary contexts linked to the
Australian Curriculum. Students build on existing
knowledge and skills developed in their
connected Year 8 and 9 STEM experience.

Students wishing to develop mastery and gain
new skills and knowledge in the Technology,
Science and Mathematics disciplines can select
from a range of choice courses offered in this
guide.

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Technologies (STEM) Pathways

Year 8 STEM               YEAR 10                  STAGE 1                               STAGE 2

Year 9 STEM          Convergent Materials     Convergent Materials                    Convergent Materials

                      Engineered for the        Engineered for the                     Engineered for the
                           Future                    Future                                 Future

                                                                                         Architectural
                     Architectural Concepts   Architectural Solutions
                                                                                         Specialisation

                         Entertainment            Entertainment                          Entertainment
                         Technologies             Technologies                           Technologies

                      Computer Science &       Computer Science &                     Computer Science &
                        Cyber Security           Cyber Security                         Cyber Security

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Convergent Materials

Product, furniture and jewellery   Student Experience
designers invent, visualise and    This course will introduce students to the theory
prototype design solutions to      and history of innovative design and will help
problems in the form of new        them to understand the thinking behind creating
products or services.              designs that make a mark on the world.

                                   Students will draw on traditional and cutting-edge
                                   technologies and approaches as they develop
                                   essential creative skills, knowledge and
                                   practices, such as presentation techniques,
                                   materials and production skills, construction
                                   methods, model-making and computer-aided
Course Length                      design.
1 Semester
                                   Topics and concepts covered may include:
Prerequisites
                                   •   Contemporary furniture
None
                                   •   Jewellery
                                   •   Product design
                                   •   Wearable technologies
                                   •   Industrial and product design
                                   •   Computer-aided design (CAD)
                                   •   Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)

                                   Assessment
                                   Skills tasks
                                   Major project
                                   Folio assessment

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Engineered for the Future
What role will engineering and     Student Experience
assistive technologies play in     Students will explore this key idea and choose a
future proofing modern society     focus area for project development, along with
and ensuring social inclusivity?   completing a range of skill development tasks.

                                   Topics and concepts covered may include:

                                   •   Humanitarian and social inclusivity through
                                       human-centred design
                                   •   Computer-aided design (CAD)
                                   •   Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
                                   •   Programming
Course Length
1 Semester                         •   Robotics
                                   •   Control systems
Prerequisites
None                               Assessment
                                   Skills tasks
                                   Major project
                                   Folio assessment

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Architectural Concepts
In an age of rapid global change, this   Student Experience
course will highlight the role design    Students will explore the foundation concepts of
can play in shaping the future form      architectural design and sustainability to find
and performance of our built             inspiration in developing a major project brief.
environments.                            Students will use digital and design technology
                                         skills to create digital (2D) and physical (3D)
                                         project models.

                                         Students will have the opportunity to develop
                                         skills in the following techniques and programs:

                                         •   Technical drawing
Course Length                            •   Hand-sketching techniques
1 Semester                               •   Model-making
Prerequisites                            •   AutoCAD
None                                     •   Rhino
                                         •   Photoshop

                                         Assessment
                                         Skills tasks
                                         Major project
                                         Folio assessment

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Entertainment Technologies

Be part of the next generation of         Student Experience
Australian games makers and               Students will have the opportunity to cover a
media designers. This course will         broad range of topics including:
introduce students to the foundation
                                          •   Game art, design and development
skills required to work across a
                                          •   Character and story development
variety of roles behind the scenes in
                                          •   Virtual environments for games and
design, illustration, development,            simulations
and animation.                            •   Computer graphics principles and
Students will have the opportunity to         programming.
plot their own path, allowing them to     Assessment
build their skills in areas of personal   Skills tasks
interest within these fields.             Major project
                                          Folio assessment

Course Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

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Computer Science
and Cyber Security
As computers become increasingly     Student Experience
interconnected and support more      This course will introduce students to the inner
services than ever, securing these   workings of programmes, operating systems and
systems becomes more challenging     networks so that they understand the
and more crucial.                    mechanisms of cyber-attacks.

                                     Students will learn the fundamental processes
                                     and practices of programming to protect
                                     computing systems from attack, damage or
                                     unauthorised access.

                                     Topics and concepts covered may include:

                                     •   Computer programming
Course Length
1 Semester                           •   AI systems
                                     •   Software engineering
Prerequisites
                                     •   App development
None
                                     •   Data distribution and analytics
                                     •   Networks

                                     Assessment
                                     Skills tasks
                                     Major project
                                     Folio assessment

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