LEARNING PROGRAMS PATHWAY SELECTION HANDBOOK - 2021 Years 9 12

 
LEARNING PROGRAMS PATHWAY SELECTION HANDBOOK - 2021 Years 9 12
2021

    Years 9 – 12
LEARNING PROGRAMS

     PATHWAY
SELECTION HANDBOOK
LEARNING PROGRAMS PATHWAY SELECTION HANDBOOK - 2021 Years 9 12
CONTENTS
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        CONTENTS ........................................................................ 2   VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED LEARNING
                                                                                              (VCAL) .............................................................................. 23
        STAFF CONTACT DETAILS .............................................. 3
                                                                                              VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING (VET)
        A. & I. Program @BHSSC All Year 9 and 10 Students ...... 4
                                                                                              STUDIES…………………………………………………….. 24
        CURRICULUM STRUCTURE Middle Years Units of
                                                                                              HEADSTART & VCE VET @ BHSSC .............................. 24
        Study……………………………………….………………….. 5
                                                                                              VICTORIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (VCE) ...... 25
        CURRICULUM STRUCTURE Core and Elective Units….. 6
                                                                                              VCE STUDIES ON OFFER .............................................. 26
        EXAMPLES Year 9 Learning Programs ............................. 7
                                                                                              Senior Years PERFORMING ARTS................................. 27
        EXAMPLES Year 10 Learning Programs ........................... 8
                                                                                              Senior Years VISUAL ARTS ............................................ 28
        Middle Years Core ENGLISH & MATHS ............................ 9
                                                                                              Senior Years BUSINESS.................................................. 29
        Middle Years Core HUMANITIES & SCIENCE ................10
                                                                                              Senior Years HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION ........ 30
        Middle Years Core HEALTH & LANGUAGE ....................11
                                                                                              Senior Years ENGLISH……………………………………. 31
        WORK EXPERIENCE ......................................................11
                                                                                              Senior Years HUMANITIES ............................................. 32
        Middle Years Electives ENGLISH, LANGUAGE &
        MATHS……………………………………………................12                                              Senior Years LANGUAGES ............................................. 33
        Middle Years Electives HUMANITIES ..............................13                    VCE MATHEMATICS Combinations and Entry ............... 34
        Middle Years Electives SCIENCE ....................................14                 Senior Years MATHEMATICS ......................................... 35
        Middle Years Electives TECHNOLOGIES .......................15                         Senior Years SCIENCE…………………………………… . 36
        Middle Years Electives TECHNOLOGIES .......................16                         Senior Years TECHNOLOGIES…………………………... 37
        Middle Years Electives TECHNOLOGIES .......................17                         Senior Years VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND
                                                                                              TRAINING………………………………………………….... 38
        Middle Years Electives THE ARTS ..................................18
                                                                                              Senior Years VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND
        Middle Years Electives THE ARTS ..................................19
                                                                                              TRAINING………………………….. .................................. 40
        Middle Years Electives THE ARTS ..................................20
                                                                                              GLOSSARY………………………………………………… .40
        Middle Years Electives HEALTH & PHYSICAL
                                                                                              FEES Middle Years………………………………………. ... 41
        EDUCATION………………………….. ..............................21
                                                                                              FEES VCE, VET & VCAL ................................................. 42
        FINDING THE CAREER FOR YOU .................................22

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LEARNING PROGRAMS PATHWAY SELECTION HANDBOOK - 2021 Years 9 12
STAFF CONTACT DETAILS
LEARNING AREA                     STAFF             EMAIL

The Arts                          Susan Kent        skent@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Careers and Pathways              Frank De Melis    fdemelis@bhssc.vicedu.au

English                           Michelle Clark    mclark@bhssc.vicedu.au

Headstart                         Warren Dawson     wdawson@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Health and Physical Education     Joel Octigan      joctigan@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Humanities                        Susan Morris      smorris@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Mathematics                       Phil Bennett      pbennett@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Science                           Damon Edgar       dedgar@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Sport Academies                   Warren Dawson     wdawson@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Technology                        Dave Fulton       dfulton@bhssc.vic.edu.au

VCAL and VET                      Cath Manning      cmanning@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Director of Student Wellbeing     Teagan Cavill     tsteen@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Director of the Senior School     Andrea Wood       awood@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Years 9 and 10 Student Manager    Natalie Murray    nmurray@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Years 11 and 12 Student Manager   Ann Le            ale@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Curriculum                        Amy Farmer        afarmer@bhssc.vic.edu.au

Timetabling                       George Lilley     glilley@bhssc.vic.edu.au

International Students            Lynden Fielding   lfielding@bhssc.vic.edu.au

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A. & I. Program @BHSSC
    All Year 9 and 10 Students
    Box Hill Acceleration & Innovation Program – A Pathways Approach
    Box Hill Senior Secondary College has a strong tradition of       A. & I. Program – three-year VCE
    providing opportunities for students to develop programs of       Box Hill Senior College offers the opportunity for ALL year
    study in areas of interest that provide pathways to further       10 students to commence their VCE studies during year 10.
    study, training and employment.                                   Through the A & I. Program, all Year 10 students include
    CORE + ELECTIVE – student voice and choice                        one Year 11 (Unit 1 and 2) VCE study in their learning
    The intent of the Years 9 and 10 Middle Years core plus           program. These two units of VCE study are equivalent to
    elective structure for 2021 is to provide students with greater   four term-based elective units. This means that students
    agency, choice and academic experiences. Students                 spread their VCE learning across three years, rather than
    experience a wide range of learning areas to develop              two. They achieve two units towards their VCE by the end of
    knowledge, understanding and skills prior to entering their       Year 10. Students may be able to undertake a Year 12
    Years 11 and 12 Senior Years. This allows students to gain        (Units 3 and 4) study when they are in Year 11. Doing VCE
    inspiration and ideas for their chosen pathways. It also          units when they are in Year 10 helps students understand
    assists students to make appropriate choices for their Years      the learning and assessment structure of the VCE, which is
    11 and 12 studies.                                                an important component to being successful with their VCE
                                                                      studies.
    What are the core units?
                                                                      Can I do VET or VCAL? How about HEAD START?
    Each Years 9 and 10 student studies CORE English and
    CORE Mathematics for the whole year. They study CORE              VET study is only available to students in Year 11 and Year
    Science for one semester and CORE Humanities for one              12. Middle Years Technology electives lead to VET in the
    semester. Students also study CORE Language for one term          senior years. Students are encouraged to choose from the
    and CORE Health for one term. English, Mathematics,               wide range of available electives and explore the
    Science, Humanities, Language and Health are all studied for      possibilities.
    9 sessions per fortnight (10 school days).                        In 2021, VCAL is offered to students wishing to not
    How many electives does a Year 9 student choose?                  complete a VCE pathway. However, there is an interview
    Year 9 students, not participating in the Sports Academy          and application process, based on academic and overall
    program, choose four elective units each term from the range      performance, before entry can be gained into this program.
    of electives offered by the Arts, Science, Humanities, Health     Students should also note that all VCAL students participate
    and Physical Education, Languages and Technology learning         in the GAT, as a new and essential part of the program.
    areas. The exception is the term the students are studying the    Students can only access the VCAL program in Years 11
    core Health or Language units when they do three elective         and 12.
    units.                                                            In 2021, BHSSC is be undertaking the Head Start
    How many electives does a Year 10 student choose?                 Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program. Details regarding
                                                                      this program will be released in Term 4 2020, and students
    Year 10 students choose three elective units, as their VCE        are encouraged to examine this school-based
    unit takes the place of one elective each term. The exception     apprenticeship program as another possible pathway. This
    is the term the students are studying the core Health or          Program is only for Years 11 and 12 students and students
    Language units when they do two electives.                        can do either VCE or VCAL, along with a VET subject
    What if I am a Sport Academy student?                             related to their apprenticeship.
    The Sport Academy program takes the place of one elective         What else do I need to consider when choosing my
    each term, so Year 9 Academy students choose three                electives?
    electives per term and Year 10 Academy students choose
                                                                      It is expected and recommended that all students choose
    two electives per term.
                                                                      elective units of study from each learning area. For
    Please note: Students with USA College aspirations must           example, two Food electives cannot be studied in one term,
    include two additional Science and Humanities electives (4        but one Food elective can be studied every term. Sport
    total) in their learning program so that they meet the general    Academy students should not select Health and Physical
    academic requirements of the National Collegiate Athletics        Education electives. This is to encourage curriculum
    Association (NCAA). This means that students undertake            breadth and to ensure that students have alternate pathway
    Maths, English, Science and Humanities for the entire year,       options. It is important that students keep their career and
    including Year 9 and onwards. Students participating in the       professional options open and do not limit themselves,
    Sports Academy programs must ensure that their academic           when considering future possibilities.
    performance is always at an acceptable level, highlighted
    through GPA results, and all fees must be paid in advance for     How can I find the career for me?
    this non-compulsory program.                                      Use WIRL and Bullseye posters – details on page 22.
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CURRICULUM STRUCTURE
Middle Years Units of Study
CORE                                TERM ELECTIVES                              TERM ELECTIVES

•   English (All Year)
                                    ENGLISH                                     MATHEMATICS
•   Mathematics (All Year)
•   Science (Semester)              • MY Journalism – Press Gang / Read         • MY Advanced Maths
•   Humanities (Semester)             all about it!
•   Health (Term ‘MY HLT’)          • MY Literature – Words, Wizards and
                                                                                VISUAL ARTS
•   Language (Term ‘MY AUS’)          Wonderings
                                    • MY Public Speaking – “Please hear         •   MY Art Making
                                      me!”                                      •   MY Studio Art Making
A. & I. Program @BHSSC              • MY Drive Safe! Road Smart                 •   MY Fashion Illustration
VCE UNITS FOR ALL                   •   MY Vet / Animal Studies                 •   MY Contemporary Painting and
                                                                                    Drawing
YEAR 10 STUDENTS
                                    LANGUAGES                                   •   MY Street Art Graffiti
•   Biology 1 & 2                                                               •   MY Filmmaking – From Script to
•   Bridging EAL 1 & 2              • MY Auslan 2–4                                 Screen
•   Business Management 1 & 2       • MY First or Second Language 1–4           •   MY Photography
•   Environmental Science 1 & 2       Victorian School of Languages
                                                                                •   MY Media
•   General Mathematics 1 & 2                                                   •   MY Print Media
•   Health and Human                TECHNOLOGIES
    Development 1 & 2
                                    •   MY Foodie 4 Life                        PERFORMING ARTS
•   History 1 & 2
•   Legal Studies 1 & 2
                                    •   MY Food Culture
                                                                                •   MY Music Appreciation
•   Philosophy 1 & 2                •   MY Sweet Stuff
                                                                                •   MY Song Making
•   Physical Education 1 & 2        •   MY Café Culture                         •   MY Lights, Camera, Action!
•   Psychology 1 & 2                •   MY Nourish Me – Nutrition for           •   MY Performance Studies – Acting for
•   Studio Arts 1 & 2                   Life                                        the Camera
                                    •   MY Sustainability Warriors – Food
                                        & The Future
TERM ELECTIVES                                                                  SCIENCE
                                    •   My Restaurant Rules
                                    •   MY Food Science                         • MY Flight, Floating & Fast Cars
HUMANITIES                          •   MY Electrical 1 & 2                     • MY Science Fiction, Science Fact
                                    • MY Robotics 1 & 2                         • MY Philosophy of Science:
• MY Moments and Movements          • MY Audio Electronics 1 & 2                  Reproduction & Astronomy
  in History and Social Science 1   • MY Metals 1 & 2                           • MY Engineering Science
• MY Moments and Movements          • MY Welding & Fabrication 1 & 2            • MY Just Genes
  in History and Social Science 2   • MY Woodwork & Technical                   • MY Materials & Organic Chemistry
• MY MAD for Business and Social      Drawing – Skills1 & 2                     • MY Health Psychology
  Enterprise 1                      • MY Woodwork & Technical                   • MY Positive Psychology
• MY MAD for Business and Social      Drawing – Projects 1 & 2                  • MY Mental Health
  Enterprise 2                                                                  • MY Forensic Psychology – The Dark
• MY Philosophy 1 – Truth and       HEALTH AND PHYSICAL                           Side
  Reality                           EDUCATION                                   • MY Sports Psychology – Mindset
• MY Philosophy 2 – Self and                                                      Training and Optimal Performance
  World                             •   MY Sports Science
                                    •   MY Human Movement
                                    •   MY First Aid – Sports Trainer
                                    •   MY Outdoor Education – Survivor / I’m
                                        a Celebrity get me out of here!
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CURRICULUM STRUCTURE
    Core and Elective Units
                   SEMESTER 1                                                      SEMESTER TWO
        TERM 1                               TERM 2                         TERM 3                           TERM 4
                                                            CORE all year
                                                   ENGLISH 9 sessions/fortnight
                                             MAMATHEMATICS 9 sessions/fortnight

                CORE semester (1 or 2)                                             CORE semester (1 or 2)
                           SCIENCE                                                       HUMANITIES
                       9 periods/fortnight                                             9 periods/fortnight

       CORE term                             CORE term                 ELECTIVE term                  ELECTIVE term
        1, 2, 3 or 4                         1, 2, 3 or 4              A range of units to            A range of units to
         HEALTH                          LANGUAGE                      choose from all                choose from all
                                                                       learning areas                 learning areas
    9 sessions/fortnight              9 sessions/fortnight
                                                                       9 sessions/fortnight           9 sessions/fortnight

    ELECTIVE term                     ELECTIVE term                    ELECTIVE term                  ELECTIVE term
    A range of units to               A range of units to              A range of units to            A range of units to
    choose from all                   choose from all                  choose from all                choose from all
    learning areas                    learning areas                   learning areas                 learning areas
    9 sessions/fortnight              9 sessions/fortnight             9 sessions/fortnight           9 sessions/fortnight

    ELECTIVE term                     ELECTIVE term                    ELECTIVE term                  ELECTIVE term
    A range of units to               A range of units to              A range of units to            A range of units to
    choose from all                   choose from all                  choose from all                choose from all
    learning areas                    learning areas                   learning areas                 learning areas
    9 sessions/fortnight              9 sessions/fortnight             9 sessions/fortnight           9 sessions/fortnight

    ELECTIVE term                     ELECTIVE term                    ELECTIVE term                  ELECTIVE term
    A range of units to               A range of units to              A range of units to            A range of units to
    choose from all                   choose from all                  choose from all                choose from all
    learning areas                    learning areas                   learning areas                 learning areas
    9 sessions/fortnight              9 sessions/fortnight             9 sessions/fortnight           9 sessions/fortnight

    How much learning time is allocated to core                         Do I need to choose reserve preferences?
    and elective units?                                                 It is important that students provide reserve
    Core and elective units are allocated 9 learning                    preferences.
    sessions each fortnight (10 school days). Each                      Whilst every effort will be made to ensure students
    learning session is of 50 minutes duration.                         are enrolled into their first preferences, student
    Can a Year 10 student do two VCE studies?                           numbers and timetabling constraints may not
    Year 10 students may apply to their Student                         make this possible.
    Manager – case by case consideration.

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EXAMPLES
Year 9 Learning Programs
STUDENT ONE – Year 9 – NOT Sport Academy
Choose 14 electives.

                   SEMESTER 1                                               SEMESTER TWO
       TERM 1                        TERM 2                       TERM 3                     TERM 4
                                                     ENGLISH
                                                  MATHEMATICS
                       SCIENCE                                                HUMANITIES
        LANGUAGE                       HEALTH                      ELECTIVE 1                 ELECTIVE 2
        ELECTIVE 3                   ELECTIVE 4                    ELECTIVE 5                 ELECTIVE 6
        ELECTIVE 7                   ELECTIVE 8                    ELECTIVE 9                ELECTIVE 10
       ELECTIVE 11                   ELECTIVE 12                  ELECTIVE 13                ELECTIVE 14

STUDENT TWO– Year 9 Sport Academy
Choose 10 electives.

                   SEMESTER 1                                               SEMESTER TWO
       TERM 1                        TERM 2                       TERM 3                     TERM 4
                                                     ENGLISH
                                                  MATHEMATICS
                                                 SPORT ACADEMY
                       SCIENCE                                                HUMANITIES
        LANGUAGE                       HEALTH                      ELECTIVE 1                 ELECTIVE 2
        ELECTIVE 3                   ELECTIVE 4                    ELECTIVE 5                 ELECTIVE 6
        ELECTIVE 7                   ELECTIVE 8                    ELECTIVE 9                ELECTIVE 10

STUDENT THREE – Year 9 Sport Academy – USA College Aspirations
Students with USA College aspirations must study Science and Humanities all year.
Choose 2 Humanities electives, 2 Science electives and 6 other electives.

                   SEMESTER 1                                               SEMESTER TWO
       TERM 1                        TERM 2                       TERM 3                     TERM 4
                                                     ENGLISH
                                                  MATHEMATICS
                                                 SPORT ACADEMY
 HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 1        HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 2                           HUMANITIES
                       SCIENCE                                SCIENCE ELECTIVE 1       SCIENCE ELECTIVE 2
        LANGUAGE                       HEALTH                  OTHER ELECTIVE 1            OTHER ELECTIVE 2
    OTHER ELECTIVE 3             OTHER ELECTIVE 4              OTHER ELECTIVE 4            OTHER ELECTIVE 6

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EXAMPLES
    Year 10 Learning Programs
    STUDENT ONE – Year 10 – NOT Sport Academy
    Choose 1 VCE study and 10 electives.

                       SEMESTER 1                                                SEMESTER TWO
           TERM 1                         TERM 2                       TERM 3                     TERM 4
                                                          ENGLISH
                                                        MATHEMATICS
                                                        VCE UNIT 1 – 2
                         SCIENCE                                                   HUMANITIES
            LANGUAGE                        HEALTH                       ELECTIVE 1                ELECTIVE 2
            ELECTIVE 3                     ELECTIVE 4                    ELECTIVE 5                ELECTIVE 6
            ELECTIVE 7                     ELECTIVE 8                    ELECTIVE 9               ELECTIVE 10

    STUDENT TWO– Year 10 Sport Academy
    Choose 1 VCE study and 6 electives.

                       SEMESTER 1                                                SEMESTER TWO
           TERM 1                         TERM 2                       TERM 3                     TERM 4
                                                          ENGLISH
                                                        MATHEMATICS
                                                      SPORT ACADEMY
                                                        VCE UNIT 1 – 2
                         SCIENCE                                                   HUMANITIES
            LANGUAGE                        HEALTH                       ELECTIVE 1                ELECTIVE 2
            ELECTIVE 3                     ELECTIVE 4                    ELECTIVE 5                ELECTIVE 6

    STUDENT THREE – Year 10 Sport Academy – USA College Aspirations
    Students with USA College aspirations must study Science and Humanities all year.
    Choose 1 VCE study, 2 Humanities electives, 2 Science electives and 2 other electives.

                       SEMESTER 1                                                SEMESTER TWO
           TERM 1                         TERM 2                       TERM 3                     TERM 4
                                                          ENGLISH
                                                        MATHEMATICS
                                                      SPORT ACADEMY
                                                        VCE UNIT 1 – 2
     HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 1         HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 2                           HUMANITIES
                         SCIENCE                                   SCIENCE ELECTIVE 1        SCIENCE ELECTIVE 2
            LANGUAGE                        HEALTH                  OTHER ELECTIVE 1            OTHER ELECTIVE 2

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Middle Years Core
ENGLISH        MATHS
ENGLISH – YEARS 9 & 10 – CORE – ALL YEAR                    MATHEMATICS – YEARS 9 & 10 – CORE – ALL YEAR
In Middle Years English, students develop knowledge,        The following proficiencies are fundamental to learning
understanding and skills across three strands:              mathematics and working mathematically:
• Language                                                  • Understanding
• Literature                                                • Fluency
• Literacy.                                                 • Problem Solving
Students develop their skills, knowledge and                • Reasoning
understanding through a close study of prescribed texts
                                                            In Middle Years Mathematics, students apply these
and an exploration of teacher and student selected texts.
                                                            proficiencies across all four strands:
They grow their understanding of English structure and
                                                            • Number and Algebra
conventions via a wide range of written and oral tasks,
including:                                                  • Measurement
• Creative Writing                                          • Geometry
• Argument analysis, including Media Analysis tasks         • Statistics and Probability.
• Studying Film as text                                     All students new to the College will undertake testing to
                                                            help establish their level of Mathematics competence.
• Persuasive Language.
All students new to the College will undertake testing to
help establish their level of English competence.

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Middle Years Core
     HUMANITIES SCIENCE
     In Humanities, students investigate ‘The Making of the        STEAM @BHSSC
     Modern World and Australia’. There is a focus on history in   * Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics
     preparation for VCE History, including the development of     IBIS PROGRAM – Inspiring BHSSC Innovation &
     geographical knowledge, concepts and skills relevant to       STEAM
     these places, people and interconnections.
                                                                   In Science, students study topics across five areas of
     Students study one of the core Science units in Year 9 and    Science understanding:
     the other one in Year 10.
                                                                   • Science as a Human Endeavour
     THE MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD AND                            • Physics
     AUSTRALIA                                                     • Earth and Space Sciences
     HUMANITIES 1 – YEARS 9 & 10 – CORE – SEMESTER                 • Chemistry
                                                                   • Biology.
     Students study the making of the modern world from
     1750 to 1918, covering the period of industrialisation        The Practical Science semester core units develop every
     and rapid change in the ways people lived, worked             student’s scientific literacy, equipping the student for their
                                                                   future participation in society and making informed
     and thought, the era of nationalism and imperialism,
                                                                   decisions.
     and the colonisation of Australia that was part of the
     expansion of European power. The period 1750 –                Both Science core units embrace Science as a Human
                                                                   endeavour.
     1918 culminated in World War I 1914 – 1918, the
     ‘war to end all wars’.                                        Students study one of the core Science units in Year 9 and
                                                                   the other one in Year 10.
     Students investigate how people, through their
     choices and actions, are connected to places                  SCIENCE 1 – YEARS 9 & 10 – CORE – SEMESTER
     throughout the world in a wide variety of ways, and           Body Systems & Bugs
     how these connections help to make and change                 Learn about how your body and brain works and how
     places and their environments.                                you fight disease.
     HUMANITIES 2 – YEARS 9 & 10 – CORE – SEMESTER                 Cool Chemicals & Forensic Science
     Students study the history of the modern world and            Study the world of chemicals at home and around you!
     Australia from 1918 to the present, with an emphasis          Use forensic science to solve crime.
     on Australia in its global context.                           SCIENCE 2 – YEARS 9 & 10 – CORE – SEMESTER
     The twentieth century became a critical period in             Inheritance, Ecosystems & the Life of Plants
     Australia’s social, cultural, economic and political          Find out about how DNA and genes are involved in
     development. The transformation of the modern                 heritable characteristics being passed from one
     world during a time of political turmoil, global conflict     generation to the next. Investigate ecosystems. Learn
     and international cooperation provides a necessary            about botany, the life of plants.
     context for understanding Australia’s development,            Sparks and Magnets
     its place within the Asia-Pacific region, and its global
                                                                   Investigate electric circuits and magnets. Learn about
     standing.                                                     how electricity is generated and how motors operate.
     Students investigate global, national and local               The Changing Earth
     differences in human wellbeing between places.
                                                                   Explore the movement of the continents, the Earth’s
     They examine the different concepts and measures              spheres – atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and
     of human wellbeing and spatial differences in                 lithosphere, and features of the Universe, including
     wellbeing and evaluate the differences from a variety         galaxies, stars and solar systems.
     of perspectives. They explore programs designed to
     reduce the gap between differences in wellbeing in
     the modern world.

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Middle Years Core
HEALTH         LANGUAGE
WORK EXPERIENCE
HEALTH – YEARS 9 & 10 – CORE – TERM                             AUSLAN – YEARS 9 & 10 – CORE – TERM
In the core Health unit, students learn about:                  All Years 9 and 10 students study language for one term.
                                                                The language is Auslan.
• Being healthy, safe and active
                                                                Students learn basic Auslan sign language, through
• Communicating and interacting for health and
                                                                interactive participation in practical lessons. They are
  wellbeing
                                                                guided to learn the English alphabet, and basic
• Contributing to healthy and active communities                communication and conversation terms and phrases.
Students critically analyse contextual factors that influence   Students can choose topics and issues of their choosing,
their identities, relationships, decisions and behaviours.      to develop their Auslan vocabulary in a field of interest, to
They analyse the impact of attitudes and beliefs about          promote engagement and provide student agency.
diversity on community connection and wellbeing. They
                                                                Students will be assessed formatively lesson by lesson,
evaluate the outcomes of emotional responses to different
                                                                and through practical summative assessment.
situations.
                                                                Students will also have the opportunity to learn of the
Students access, synthesise and apply health information
                                                                disadvantage of hearing impairment, the opportunities
from credible sources to propose and justify responses to
                                                                available for our hearing-impaired community, and will be
situations in the home, in the school and the community.
                                                                introduced to members of our hearing-impaired
They propose and evaluate interventions to improve
                                                                community.
fitness and physical activity levels in their communities.
They examine the role physical activity has played              Click here: Pathways – VCAA Study Design for VCE
historically in defining cultures and cultural identities.      AUSLAN
Students identify and analyse factors that contribute to
respectful relationships

NOTE: WORK EXPERIENCE – YEAR 10
STUDENTS
Year 10 students complete work experience for two
weeks in December.
All year 10 students are encouraged to seek
opportunities to undertake relevant work experience,
so they can take the opportunity to further enhance
their skills in alignment with their chosen pathway.            .

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Middle Years Electives
     ENGLISH LANGUAGE MATHS
     MY Journalism – Press Gang / Read all about it!                MY Vet / Animal Studies – Oh My Dog!
     Leads to Mainstream English, VCE Literature                    Upon completion of this English literacy development,
     This course develops students’ skills, knowledge and           unit, students will be equipped with basic animal
     understanding of the media influence, and society.             identification, health concerns, management and training
     Students develop their understanding of the structure and      skills, through interactive participation in practical
     conventions via a wide range of written and oral texts         lessons.
     across local and global journalism. Students work              Students will learn of local laws relating to pet ownership,
     collaboratively to produce print and online media texts.       and animal cruelty. Students will learn of the importance
     Students who elect this English option should have a           of animal-assistance strategies. practical summative
     strong interest in current affairs, local and global issues,   assessment.
     and presenting argument.                                       MY Auslan
     MY Literature – Words, Wizards and Wonderings                  This unit will provide the opportunity for students to
     Leads to Mainstream English, VCE Literature.                   further advance their learning of the Auslan language.

     This course develops students’ skills, knowledge and           Auslan 2 provides an opportunity for continuation on
     understanding through a close study of prescribed texts        completion of the core Auslan language unit.
     and an exploration of Literary Devices. Students develop       Students will participate in interactively in practical
     their understanding of the structure and conventions via a     lessons. They have further opportunities to choose topics
     wide range of written and oral texts across genres and         and issues of their choosing, to develop their Auslan
     literary movements.                                            vocabulary in a field of interest, to promote engagement
     Students who elect this English option should have a           and provide agency.
     strong interest in reading and responding to texts.
                                                                    Click here: Pathways – VCAA Study Design for VCE
     MY Public Speaking – “Please hear me!”                         AUSLAN
     Upon completion of this Unit, students in MY Public            MY First or Second Language 1 – 4
     Speaking, will be equipped with basic skills of presenting
                                                                    Students may continue their first or second language
     to an intended audience, through interactive participation
                                                                    studies by enrolling in face-to-face (usually Saturday
     in practical lessons. Students will be guided to learn the
                                                                    mornings) or online learning.
     basic presentation skills and develop skills in oral
     presentation. Students have the opportunity to choose          Students who would like to pursue their first or second
     topics and issues to develop their knowledge in an area of     language studies through the Victorian School of
     interest, to promote engagement and provide agency.            Languages should explore this option by contacting the
     Students will also have the opportunity to learn of            Director of the Senior School – Andrea Wood:
     persuasive strategies, elements of media and develop           awood@bhssc.vic.edu.au
     confidence in public displays. Students will be assessed       For further information on the languages available for
     formatively lesson by lesson, and through practical            study with the VSL and the learning and assessment
     summative assessment.                                          programs:
     MY Drive Safe! Road Smart                                      Click here: Victorian School of Languages Website
     Upon completion of this English literacy development unit,     MY Advanced Maths
     students in MY Drive Safe! Road Smart will be prepared
     for safe driving.                                              Students study more advanced concepts of maths, and
                                                                    other concepts in more depth. Topics include
     Students will participate in the Vic Roads Road Smart
                                                                    • The Unit Circle
     education program that helps prepare beginner drivers for
                                                                    • Quadratics and Polynomials
     a lifetime of safe driving, including a free in-car session
                                                                    • Differentiation
     with a qualified instructor. They will be introduced to
     current Victorian Road Rules, and potential hazards.           This subject will also involve problem solving and
                                                                    Mathematical Investigations.
     Students will be guided to learn the elements of a modern
     vehicle and engine, and simple maintenance of a vehicle.       This subject is for students who enjoy Maths and who
     They will engage in online eLessons and module learning,       are considering Mathematical Methods or Specialist
     as well as practical activities.                               Mathematics at VCE level
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Middle Years Electives
HUMANITIES
In Year 9 and 10 Humanities, students can choose to           MY MAD for Business and Social Enterprise 2
investigate ‘Money, Markets and Citizenship’ and/or           Based on local or global issues identified by students,
‘Making a Difference’ through participating in business and   participants work to raise awareness and/or initiate
social enterprise activities.                                 change whilst developing their project management and
These units have a focus on civics and citizenship in         communication skills.
preparation for VCE elective(s) such as Accounting,           Activities may include running a “market day” or other
Business Management, Legal Studies.                           fundraising activity and local and/or social media
MY Moments and Movements in History and Social                campaigns.
Science 1                                                     MY Philosophy 1 – Truth and Reality
Students study the ‘inter-war’ years and focus specifically   Dreams seem real while we’re having them. What we
on the ‘Roaring Twenties’ and the Great Depression.           think of as real when we are awake is something quite
The causes and consequences of WWII are examined              different. What do we mean by ‘real’? What is ‘reality’?
including Australia’s involvement with the War in the         There have been many movies that, in some way, deal
Pacific.                                                      with questions of truth and reality, and even more stories
This unit will appeal to students who have an interest in     on the topic. What are the major points of view? What do
history and social justice.                                   you have to say on the matter? You will examine many
                                                              questions where what is ‘real’ or ‘true’ about the issue is
MY Moments and Movements in History and Social                still unknown. Along the way you will learn how to argue
Science 2                                                     more convincingly for your opinions, or perhaps even find
In this elective, rights and freedoms are examined            your opinions changing. You’ll learn to think things
throughout the 20th century to the present day.               through more clearly and be better at spotting strengths
                                                              and weaknesses in your own arguments, as well as
The big issues of the 21st century allow students to
                                                              those of others.
investigate popular culture, the civil rights and
environmental movement including indigenous affairs.          MY Philosophy 2 – Self and World
This unit will appeal to students that have an interest in    Have you ever wondered what it is that makes you, now,
history and social justice.                                   the same ‘person’ that you were five years ago, or even
                                                              five minutes ago? What is a mind? What is time? Is time
MY MAD for Business and Social Enterprise 1
                                                              travel possible? What is the meaning of life? What
Making a Difference with Business and Social Enterprise       makes life meaningful? What makes things good or
Projects.                                                     worth having? What makes particular actions right or
Students propose, plan and run business and social            wrong? What is death? Are we really free to make
enterprises in our local community.                           choices? We will consider some of the suggested
                                                              answers to such questions offered by ancient Greek
Based on the Australian Business Enterprise Week
                                                              thinkers (like Aristotle), Buddhists, and more recent
program, participants form teams and assume
                                                              philosophers. Students will try to work out what they
management roles to run a virtual company, making
                                                              believe to be true, or think is likely, about each of the
important business decisions as they compete against
                                                              questions we look at. Emphasis is on being able to give
other participating teams.
                                                              well-argued reasons in support of a point of view.
Tasks may involve stepping into a role in general
management, operations, marketing or finance to:
• Make decisions
• Complete case studies
• Write a company report
• Create a product, process or service
• Give oral presentations
• Produce a video commercial and/or
• Mount a trade display

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Middle Years Electives
     SCIENCE
     IBIS PROGRAM – Inspiring BHSSC Innovation &                    MY Health Psychology
     STEAM                                                          In this unit you will investigate all the things that can have
     The ‘Taking Science Further’ term elective units are the       an impact on your brain and nervous system, including
     stepping stones of the student’s pathway to studying VCE       sleep, meditation, diet and exercise. We will look at the
     Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics.                             influence of healthy versus unhealthy choices on your
     Other Science term electives provide students with the         thoughts, behaviour and emotions.
     opportunity to explore some fascinating and exciting           MY Positive Psychology
     contemporary Science developments and applications.
                                                                    Positive Psychology is the concept of happiness and how
     All Science elective units embrace Science as a Human          optimism, growth mindset, and mindfulness can influence
     endeavour.                                                     our pursuit of happiness. In this elective Students will
     Psychology electives give students an idea of areas of         develop skills and strategies to improve their wellbeing
     study in VCE Psychology.                                       and the wellbeing of those around them; to enhance their
     MY Flight, Floating & Fast Cars                                ability to thrive in all aspects of education and life.
     Learn about the principles of flight, aviation and piloting,   The framework used for this subject is called PERMA.
     how do planes work? Experience simulated flight!               This acronym explains the study of Positive Emotion,
     Construct flying objects. Investigate drones. What do fast     Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and
     cars have in common with flying objects?                       Accomplishment.
     MY Science Fiction, Science Fact                               Understanding the science of positive psychology is
     Dream or reality?! Develop your critical thinking. Keep an     crucial in the prevention of mental illness and
     open mind. Investigate how human imagination and               implementing interventions has proven to reduce mental
     creativity create endless possibilities. Fact or fiction?!     and physical illness and improve health and wellbeing.

     MY Philosophy of Science: Reproduction &                       MY Mental Health
     Astronomy – Taking Science Further1                            Students will investigate the concepts of mental health,
     Learn about how scientific understanding, including            mental illness and mental wellbeing. Students will learn
     models and theories, are contestable and are refined over      to distinguish between mental health and mental illness
     time through a process of review by the scientific             and investigate topics such as: the stigma that surrounds
     community. Talk about the theory of evolution by natural       mental illness; types of disorders (mood, psychotic,
     selection and the big question of how it all began.            anxiety); responses to trauma and PTSD; and types of
     Examine the Big Bang theory as an explanation for the          treatment for mental illnesses.
     origin of the Universe.                                        MY Forensic Psychology – The Dark Side
     MY Engineering Science – Taking Science Further 2              Students will attempt to gain and understanding of
     This elective is highly recommended for VCE Physics.           criminal behaviour. Students will investigate how to tell
     Use the laws of physics to describe and predict the motion     when someone is not telling the truth, will learn about
     of objects – distance, speed, acceleration, mass and           criminal profiling and the fallibility of memory in
     force!                                                         eyewitness testimony.
     MY Just Genes – Taking Science Further 3                       MY Sports Psychology – Introduction to Mindset
     This elective is highly recommended for VCE Biology.           Training and Optimal Performance
     Conquer the role of DNA and genes in cell division and         Students will learn the science and strategies about the
     genetic inheritance.                                           mindset and habits required to increase performance in
     MY Materials and Organic Chemistry – Taking Science            many aspects of life, including sporting performance,
     Further 4                                                      including how to develop a Growth Mindset; the power of
     This elective is highly recommended for VCE                    goalsetting, visualisation and journaling; the role of
     Chemistry.                                                     physical, mental, social, spiritual health on performance;
                                                                    reducing stress; and the importance of teamwork. This
     From atoms to nanoparticles. Explore the periodic table
                                                                    subject is for students who are interested in increasing
     and properties of materials.
                                                                    physical and mental performance in sport and everyday
     Discover organic chemistry! Conduct practical                  life. Content relates to sports coaching, sports
     investigations, focusing on the chemistry of foods.            psychology, life coaching and personal training.

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TECHNOLOGIES
                                                              FOOD
MY Café Culture                                                      MY Sustainability Warriors/ Food & The Future
Why do you eat what you eat? Have you ever stalked a                 Did you know that the world population is expected to
café on social media before you visit? Tried replicating a           increase from 6.9 to 9.3 billion by 2050? That climate
food recipe you found on platforms such as BuzzFeed                  change is threatening our food security? How about the
Tasty or Tik Tok? Australian’s LOVE food. They LOVE to               fact that in recent years many Australian’s are adopting
try the latest food trends, documenting their experience on          more of a plant-based diet? Our food system is facing
social media and they LOVE to eat out; and in Melbourne              many challenges in the coming years and consumers are
we have developed quite the coffee and brunch culture.               becoming far more aware about certain issues plaguing
Students will explore current eating patterns and trends             our food supply. Students will explore the sustainable
that are represented through the many cafés Melbourne                and ethical aspects of food production and hypothesise
and surround has to offer. Sensory evaluation plays a big            just what the future of food may look like. Did you say lab
part as students try current food trends and develop their           grown meat and edible bugs?! Students will investigate
own equivalents of on-trend products. An excursion to a              possible ways to feed the population and get to know
popular café provides students inspiration as they design            and support local suppliers. They can volunteer at the
their own café menu items. Students will also be provided            food rescue centre ‘Fare Share’ and get to visit the Yarra
with the opportunity to upskill and develop employability            Valley to find out more.
skills, participating in a barista course.                           MY Nutrition Know How – Nourish Me
MY Food Culture – Multicultural Melbourne                            Nutrition and healthy eating are IN! There is an
Let’s explore Multicultural Melbourne! We are fortunate to           abundance of food information available to us. Clever
live in a city with a thriving food culture. Australian cuisine      marketing and fad diets can make it confusing to know
has evolved to be a complex hybrid of various cultures as            what we should be eating. Poor eating habits can affect
migrants have come to Australia sharing their knowledge,             our bodies in many ways not only physically but mentally.
ingredients and food preparation practices. Students                 Students will be empowered with knowledge – exploring
explore what really is Australian cuisine – beginning with           the nutrients needed for good health and how healthy
native Indigenous flavours before extending to the small             eating behaviours can be established whilst also
pockets of food culture in Melbourne. Italian (Lygon St),            acknowledging the social and emotional roles of food.
Greek (Lonsdale St), Vietnamese (Victoria St) or Chinese             Healthy Eating is not only an important part of our daily
(Little Bourke St) and everything in between. Let’s go on a          lives, but can be delicious and fun too!
food expedition exploring food cultures and festivities and          MY Feed Me! – Foodie 4 Life
experiencing a whole lot of delicious foods and flavours!
                                                                     Knowledge is power and knowing how to prepare and
MY Sweet Stuff!                                                      cook food is a life skill! Students will be upskilled and
Pastry, Confectionary and Chocolate Oh MY! If you                    taught the fundamental cookery skills required as they
consider yourself to have quite the sweet tooth or just love         transition into young adults. They will look at the various
to bake/eat, then this unit is for you! Students will explore        preparation methods, cooking methods and key foods
the elements of patisserie, baking and confectionary. They           and be empowered as a versatile MasterChef in their
will develop a repertoire of skills from a range of                  own right! This also includes – budgeting, cooking with
masterclasses. They will push the boundaries in creative             staples and fun mystery box challenges.
presentation, sensory appeal of foods and produce/design             MY Food Science
some deliciously and wickedly sweet creations!
                                                                     What makes a cake hold its shape and develop that
My Restaurant Rules                                                  golden-brown crust? Why does an apple go brown when
The hospitality sector is diverse and dynamic providing              cut? How do you make fresh cheese and butter from
many opportunities for employment and general                        fresh milk and cream? Enjoy an intriguing exploration of
enjoyment for consumers. Students will be provided with              what happens to food as we manipulate its properties
employability skills, completing a barista course and food           through a variety of preparation and cooking methods.
handling certificate. They will plan and prepare a                   Investigate these through exciting food experiments and
restaurant menu which they will produce for guests. If you           masterclasses, including making your own mozzarella,
enjoy creative, hands on learning then you will thoroughly           flavour pearls that burst in your mouth, perhaps even
enjoy the opportunity to compete in BHSSCs ‘My                       instant ice cream or frozen yoghurt using liquid nitrogen
Restaurant Rules’.                                                   or salt and ice and more! Prepare to be fascinated!

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Middle Years Electives
     TECHNOLOGIES
          ELECTRICAL, ROBOTICS, METALS, WELDING & FABRICATION, WOODWORK & TECHNICAL DRAWING
     MY Electrical 1                                                 MY Audio Electronics 2
     This unit introduces students to the basic concepts of          Prerequisite: MY Electronics 1
     electrical and electronic circuitry. Through practical model    In this unit, students continue from their learning in MY
     house construction, knowledge and skills are acquired that      Electronics 1 and advance their electronic skills and
     give students an opportunity to explore future directions in    knowledge to the next level to produce an audio product
     terms of both study and career choices in the building and      of their choice.
     electrical industries.
                                                                     Assessment will be based on following the design
     There is a heavy emphasis on practical work in this             process to produce a product for a client or market need.
     elective subject and students must always observe safe
     practices.                                                      MY Robotics & Coding 1

     The assessment is based on reading building plans, work         This unit introduces the students to the mechanical and
     diary, house construction, electrical/electronic theory,        electrical systems, circuitry and controls involved in
     electrical house wiring.                                        moving simple electromechanical machines and robots.

     Major topics covered: OHS requirements within practical         Students will design and construct their own robots and
     workshops and tools; reading plans and measuring; basic         discover the importance robotics plays in their 21st
     electrical/electronics.                                         century technology rich lives.

     MY Electrical 2                                                 Assessment will be based on assignments which explore
                                                                     students’ perception of robots and their application in
     Prerequisite: MY Electrical 1                                   industry and society.
     In this unit, students take their understanding of electrical   Major topics covered: robotics and artificial intelligence
     and electronic circuitry concepts to the next level!            (AI) - the fourth industrial revolution, mechanical forces,
     Students investigate the use of sustainable energy in the       energy and simple machines, electronic components,
     home and install an environmental solution in the model         creating circuits, motor control, robot design,
     house they have constructed.                                    Arduino/ATtiny coding/programming, fault finding, and
     The assessment is based on environmental investigations,        using multimedia in the classroom.
     installation of an environmental solution, work diary, and      MY Robotics & Coding 2
     electrical/electronic theory.
                                                                     Prerequisite: MY Robotics 1
     Major topics covered: reading plans and measuring;
     environmental issues and implementation; advanced               In this unit, students continue from their learning in MY
     electrical/electronics.                                         Robotics 1 and advance their robot design and
                                                                     production to the next level incorporating a variety of
     MY Audio Electronics 1                                          sensors to solve design challenges.
     This unit introduces the students to analogue electronic        They may compete in interschool competitions and
     systems and circuitry involved in designing and producing       challenges, such as Robo Cup, and lead workshops for
     audio products. Students will have the opportunity to           visiting primary age students.
     design and build a range of products including audio
     amplifiers, sub-woofers, guitar pedals and analogue
     synthesisers.
     Assessment will be based on knowledge and practical
     skills and tasks following the product design process.
     Major topics covered: basic electronic systems and theory,
     amplification circuits, cabinet and enclosure building, fault
     finding and using multimedia in the classroom.

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TECHNOLOGIES
MY Metals 1                                                     MY Welding & Fabrication 2
Engineering/metalwork is popular with students interested       Prerequisite: MY Welding & Fabrication 1
in pursuing a career or interest in automotive, plumbing,       This unit takes the skills developed in MY Welding &
electrical and general engineering.                             Fabrication 1 to the next level! Students using their
In this unit, students become familiar with a wide variety of   welding and fabrication skills in their making of
hand tools, machinery, metals and processes. They               negotiated products. They apply their knowledge and
complete the making of a range of set products, such as a       skills of using welding equipment – MIG, arc, and
bevel square, plumb bob, toolbox and saw.                       oxygen/acetylene. Students also use a wide range of
This elective is also recommended to students wishing to        fabrication and general sheet metal equipment.
study the Certificate 11 in Engineering. Careers in this        The following four Woodwork / Technical Drawing
area are as a Fitter/Machinist, Maintenance Fitter or           electives lead to VCE Product Design and Materials –
Toolmaker.                                                      Wood and Cert II Building and Construction/Carpentry.
At the end of the unit, students will be able to develop a      MY Woodwork & Technical Drawing – Skills 1
design brief, and select appropriate tools, equipment and       Students use the ‘product design process’ to design and
materials to manufacture a product in a safe and correct        construct wooden products in response to a ‘design
manner.                                                         brief’. They learn to use a range of hand and power tools,
Major topics covered: Workshop safety; Marking out;             complex systems and finishing methods safely and
Design; Correct use of hand tools; Machine tools – Lathe        competently during the construction or production stage
& Milling; Precision measurement; Finishing techniques.         of the program and evaluate both their finished products
MY Metals 2                                                     and processes.

Prerequisite: MY Metals 1                                       They commence by becoming familiar with several three-
                                                                dimensional drawing methods that they then use in
This unit takes the skills developed in MY Metals 1 to the      creating design solutions.
next level!
                                                                Major topics covered: The product design process;
Students complete the making of negotiated products,            Workshop safety; How to select and use woodworking
applying their knowledge and skills of workshop safety,         tools correctly; Suitable methods of joining timber;
marking out, design, correct use of hand and machine            Finishing techniques; Three-dimensional drawing
tools, precision measurement, and finishing techniques.         methods (Perspective, Paraline drawing systems,
MY Welding & Fabrication 1                                      Sectioning and dimensioning, Freehand sketching).
Welding/fabrication is popular with students interested in      MY Woodwork & Technical Drawing – Skills 2
pursuing a career or interest in plumbing, metal                Prerequisite: MY Woodwork & Technical Drawing 1
fabrication, welding, automotive and general engineering.
This subject is also recommended for students who enjoy         This unit takes the skills developed in MY Woodwork and
working with metal.                                             Technical Drawing 1 to the next level, focusing on
                                                                students further developing their competency in three-
In this unit, students become familiar with a variety of        dimensional drawing methods. They demonstrate these
welding equipment – MIG, arc, and oxygen/acetylene.             skills through the construction of negotiated products.
Students also use a wide range of fabrication and general
sheet metal equipment.                                          MY Woodwork & Technical Drawing – Project 1

Using both welding and fabrication techniques students          Prerequisites: MY Woodwork & Technical Drawing 1 & 2
manufacture a toolbox, a small chair and a wrought iron         Students take the skills they developed in MY Woodwork
plant stand.                                                    and Technical Drawing 1 & 2 to a more sophisticated
At the end of the unit students will be able to develop a       level through their construction of negotiated wood
design brief, and select appropriate tools, equipment and       projects.
materials to manufacture a product in a safe and correct        MY Woodwork & Technical Drawing – Project 2
manner.                                                         Prerequisites: MY Woodwork & Technical Drawing 1 & 2
Major topics covered: Workshop safety; Marking out;             and MY Woodwork & Technical Project 1
Design; Correct use of hand tools; Welding; Grinding;           Students take their skills to the ultimate level through
Finishing techniques.                                           their construction of negotiated wood projects.
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Middle Years Electives
     THE ARTS
                                                            VISUAL ARTS

     MY Art Making                                                  MY Fashion Illustration
     This 10-week program will include an excursion to the          This 10-week program will include an excursion to the
     National Gallery of Victoria.                                  White House Institute of Design Melbourne.
     The course will focus on painting, drawing, ceramics, 3D       The Fashion Illustration course is designed to build
     sculpture and digital art. Using inspiration from popular      students fashion drawing and illustration skills, using
     culture and looking at different visual styles past and        various rendering mediums. Students will learn how to
     present students will be taken through a range of activities   find inspiration and build their design ideas.
     that will spark their imagination and creativity. This         Students will learn techniques for illustrating design
     elective area with be excellent preparation for VCE Art        details to improve their fashion illustration skills and how
     and VCE Studio Arts.                                           to professionally layout a portfolio, using techniques to
     Every student will create their own unique artworks in their   enhance the design's impact, communicate a design
     visual diaries and finished Artwork that can be taken          theme or story and create a flow through.
     home.                                                          • Creating Fashion Stories.
     All materials will be supplied including visual diaries, 2D,   • Colour Schemes.
     safety equipment (gloves, masks, aprons) etc.                  • Using fashion figure templates/coqui.
                                                                    • Understanding the fashion figure proportions.
     Students who select this elective at Year 10 may choose
                                                                    • Using various rendering techniques and materials.
     to follow this into VCE in the subject areas of Studio Art,
     Fine Art and Media.                                            • Mixed media techniques to create visually stunning
                                                                        presentations
     MY Studio Art Making                                           • Using watercolour pencils, gouache and watercolour
     This 10-week program will include an excursion to the              paints, pantone marker pens, graphite and
     National Gallery of Victoria.                                      Photoshop.
     The course will focus on developing your individual            • Creating different illustration styles.
     potential as an art maker, focusing on painting, drawing,      All materials will be supplied including visual diaries,
     3D sculpture, digital art and photography. Using               paint, drawing equipment, fashion templates, Photoshop
     inspiration from different cultures and looking at different   etc.
     visual styles past and present, students will be taken         Students who select this elective at Year 10 may choose
     through a range of activities that will spark their            to follow this into VCE in the subject areas of Studio Art,
     imagination and creativity. This elective area with be         Fine Art, Media and Visual Communication and Design.
     excellent preparation for VCE Art and VCE Studio Arts.
                                                                    MY Contemporary Painting and Drawing
     Every student will to create their own unique artworks in
     their visual diaries and finished Artwork that can be taken    This 10-week program will include an excursion to the
     home.                                                          National Gallery of Victoria. The course will focus on
                                                                    some fun and exciting ways to paint and draw using
     All materials will be supplied including visual diaries, 2D,   inspiration from popular culture, looking at different visual
     safety equipment (gloves, masks, aprons) etc.                  styles present in fantasy, movies and concept art, you
     Students who select this elective at Year 10 may choose        will be taken through a range of activities that will spark
     to follow this into VCE in the subject areas of Studio Art,    your imagination.
     Fine Art and Media.                                            Every student will to create their own unique artworks in
                                                                    their visual diaries and on a canvas both of which can be
                                                                    taken home. All materials will be supplied including visual
                                                                    diaries, paint, drawing equipment, canvas, safety
                                                                    equipment (gloves, masks, aprons) etc.
                                                                    Students who select this elective at Year 10 may choose
                                                                    to follow this into VCE in the subject areas of Studio Art,
                                                                    Fine Art, Media and Visual Communication and Design.

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Middle Years Electives
THE ARTS
                                                      VISUAL ARTS

MY Street Art Graffiti                                         MY Media
Students will participate in an excursion to Melbourne’s       Students will have the opportunity to examine the media
most famous street Art precincts and a professional street     in both historical and contemporary contexts while
art/ stencil demonstration. They will experience a variety     developing skills in media design and production in a
of hands-on classes and workshops with a focus on              range of media forms. Have you ever wanted to learn
having fun while learning new skills in stencil art.           how to create your own media content, wondered how
Every student will create their own re-useable stencils and    media industry works and are interested in social media?
artwork on a canvas, which can be taken home. All              Then Media is the class for you.
materials will be supplied including acetate, markers,         In Media students discover, experiment and problem-
cutting knives and mats, canvas, spray paint, safety           solve, and the develop their perceptions about visual
equipment (gloves, masks, aprons) etc.                         images, sound and text. They will practise and
Students who select this elective at Year 10 may choose        experiment with a range of media forms from TV, media,
to follow this into VCE in the subject areas of Studio Art,    publication and photography.
Fine Art, Media and Visual Communication and Design.           Students will have the opportunity to learn how to dissect
MY Filmmaking – From Script to Screen                          pieces of media to further develop their own skills, and
                                                               be able to understand ways that creators use codes and
Students develop essential skills and knowledge into           conventions to affect our emotions. Media is for the
filmmaking. Students will learn how to write scripts,          students who want to blend their own interests with
produce and distribute films. They will develop an             school outcomes, and to produce something they are
understanding of how audiences engage with films and           proud of.
analysis work created by film directors.
                                                               Students who select this elective at Year 10 may choose
 Students will work collaboratively, undertaking crew roles,   to follow this into VCE in Media, Studio Art, Visual
responsibilities and supporting each other throughout the      Communication Design and Fine Art studies.
creative process.
                                                               MY Print Media
Students who select this elective at Year 10 may choose
to follow this into VCE in Media, Studio Art, Visual           Students develop print and publishing skills, processes
Communication Design and Fine Art studies.                     and will learn how to create, engage and develop print
                                                               media. Students will produce a folio of print pieces which
MY Photography                                                 will include planning, documenting processes in the form
In this 10-week program students develop photographic          of mock-ups, typography and refining media works.
skills, processes and will learn the operation and function    Students learn digital manipulation skills using Adobe
of a digital camera. Students will produce a folio of          Photoshop and study varies print formats including
photographs which will include planning, documenting           magazines, zines, posters and advertisement. Students
processes in the form of contact sheets and annotations        will understand how audiences engage with print media
and refining artworks.                                         through analysing and evaluating print layouts, designs
Students learn digital manipulation skills using Adobe         and their practise. Students will develop their skills and
Photoshop and study varies photographic styles, such as        knowledge of art elements and principles in their own
portraiture, street, documentary and movement.                 work practise.
Students will analyse and evaluate photography artists         Students who select this elective at Year 10 may choose
and their practice. Students will develop their skills and     to follow this into VCE in Media, Studio Art, Visual
knowledge of art elements and principles in their own work     Communication Design and Fine Art studies.
practice.
Students who select this elective at Year 10 may choose
to follow this into VCE in Media, Studio Art, Visual
Communication Design and Fine Art studies.

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