MIDDLE SCHOOL SUBJECT SELECTION GUIDE 2021 - Mount Beauty ...

 
MIDDLE SCHOOL SUBJECT SELECTION GUIDE 2021 - Mount Beauty ...
MIDDLE SCHOOL
SUBJECT SELECTION GUIDE
         2021
CONTACT INFORMATION

PRINCIPAL
Ms Simone Roy

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Mr Ross Wilson

BUSINESS MANAGER
Mrs Kirsty Field

MIDDLE SCHOOL COORDINATOR
Mr Brad Redmond

CAREERS & PATHWAYS COORDINATOR
Mrs Jo Macklan

ADDRESS
Tailrace Road, Mount Beauty VIC 3699
PO Box 38, Mount Beauty VIC 3699

TELEPHONE NUMBER
(03) 5754 4005

WEBSITE
www.mbsc.vic.edu.au

EMAIL
mount.beauty.sc@education.vic.gov.au
Selections
SELECTIONS

HOW TO USE THE MIDDLE SCHOOL HANDBOOK
This is a very important process. Please think carefully before making your decisions!

                  STUDENTS WILL COMPLETE THEIR COURSE SELECTIONS
                 BY CHOOSING FROM THE AVAILABLE ELECTIVES OFFERED.

Students need to remember that:
    •• All students will study English, Mathematics, Physical Education and Sport.
    •• All students must select at least two units from the Humanities and three units from the areas
        of Arts and Technology each year.
    •• All students will complete the 4 core science classes over the 3 years.
    •• During Year 8 or Year 9, students must study at least one of the following health units:
        Body Respect (HE07) or Healthy Mind, Healthy Body (HE08).
    •• All Year 10 students will study Future Directions (SE14) for the whole year unless they elect to
        accelerate into a Year 11 subject.

WHAT HAS TO BE DONE NOW?

□   STEP ONE: Read your Handbook
Fill out your 3-year curriculum plan (to-date).
Identify the units that interest you.
Identify any units you have already completed.

□   STEP TWO: Collect Information
From Teachers
From Parents
From Other Students

□ STEP THREE: Fill in your Initial Selections
Fill out the 2021 Selection Record.
Be careful NOT to repeat any units (DR03 and MU14 are exceptions)
Remember to choose alternatives in case some of your units are blocked against each other.

□   STEP FOUR: Make FINAL Selections
Students make Final Selections from the blocking selection sheet (not in the handbook)

□ STEP FIVE: Submit your FINAL Selections to your Home Group Teacher by the due date.

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Selections

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    Middle School 3-Year Curriculum Balance Record 							                                                     Name:_______________________________________

    As you think about your selections you need to consider carefully the units you have already studied.
    Before you start making decisions on your course for next year, fill in the tables below to assist you in making the correct decisions now!
    Year 8 - Year (e.g. 2021) _______

     Semester 1
        English        Mathematics       Phys. Ed       Sport

     Semester 2
        English        Mathematics        Phys Ed       Sport

    Year 9 - Year _______

     Semester 1
        English        Mathematics       Phys. Ed       Sport

     Semester 2
        English        Mathematics        Phys Ed       Sport

    Year 10 - Year _______

     Semester 1
        English        Mathematics       Phys. Ed       Sport             SE14
                                                                    Future Directions
     Semester 2
        English        Mathematics        Phys Ed       Sport             SE14
                                                                    Future Directions
2021 Middle School Offerings Semester 1
                                                                                                                         Health and Physical
          English               Languages          Mathematics            Humanities                 Science                                       Technologies              The Arts
                                                                                                                             Education
                                                                                   Semester 1 – Years 8/9
    EN08 Year 8 English    LA01 Continuing     MA08 Year 8 Maths     HI86 Beyond the         JS81 Creating Our World    PE08 Year 8 PE         TF05 Just a Taste       AT16 Decorative and
                           Indonesian 1                              Horizon                                                                                           Function
    EN09 Year 9 English                        MA09 Year 9 Maths                             JS82 Rocking Our World     PE09 Year 9 PE         TT03 Dramatic
                                                                     GE81 Settle Down                                                          Designs                 VC03 Design and
    EN12 Writer                                MA13 Maths Projects                           PH82 Space Science and     Sport 7/8                                      Make
    Workshop                                                         EC82 Managing our       Rocketry                                          TM03 Functional
                                                                     Money                                              HE08 Healthy Mind      Woodwork                DR03 All the World’s
                                                                                                                                                                       a Stage
                                                                     HI87 American Studies                              PE22 Peak
                                                                                                                        Performance                                    ME03 Making Movies

                                                                                                                                                                       MU07 General Music

                                                                                   Semester 1 – Years 9/10
    EN09 Year 9 English    LA03 Intermediate   MA09 Year 9 Maths     HI91 WW1 Before and     SS91 Transforming Our      PE09 Year 9 PE         TF08 Food in the 21st   AT18 Places and
                           Indonesian 1                              After                   World                                             Century                 Spaces
    EN10 Year 10 English                       MA10 Year 10 Maths                                                       PE10 Year 10 PE
                           LA05 Advanced                             SE92 Alpine Studies     SS92 Energy In our World                          TT03 Dramatic           VC06 Themes
    EN12 Writer            Indonesian 1        MA13 Maths Projects                                                      Sport 9/10             Designs
    Workshop                                                         SE14 Future Directions SC93 Biochemistry                                                      DR03 All the World’s
                                                                                                                        Health HE10            IT03 Computers and  a Stage
                                                                                                                                               Business Management
                                                                                                                        PE22 Peak                                  ME03 Making Movies
                                                                                                                        Performance
                                                                                                                                                                       MU07 General Music

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                                                          2021 Middle School Offerings Semester 2
                                                                                                            Health and Physical
        English           Languages      Mathematics          Humanities                   Science                                    Technologies            The Arts
                                                                                                                Education
                                                                             Semester 2 – Years 8/9
    EN08 Year 8       LA02 Continuing   MA08 Year 8      HI82 Medieval History    JS81 Creating Our World   PE08 Year 8 PE        TF02 Around the      AT15 Appropriation
    English           Indonesian 2      Maths                                                                                     World in 60 Days
                                                         GE84 Climate in Chaos JS82 Rocking Our World       PE09 Year 9 PE                             VC04 Architecture
    EN09 Year 9                         MA09 Year 9                                                                               TT10 Sew
    English                             Maths            HI08 Through the Ages SC85 Science of Sport        Sport 7/8             Sensational          DA02 Let’s Dance

    EN18 Literature                     MA15 Practical                                                      HE08 Healthy Mind     TM04 Functional      TS04 Fairy Tales to
                                        Maths                                                                                     Metalwork            Entrails
                                                                                                            OE02: The Local
                                                                                                            Environment                                MU20 Singing and
                                                                                                                                                       Song Writing

                                                                             Semester 2 – Years 9/10
    EN09 Year 9       LA04              MA09 Year 9      EC91 Business and        SS91 Transforming Our     PE09 Year 9 PE        TF09 Bakers Shoppe   AT17 A Picture Paints
    English           Intermediate      Maths            Innovation               World                                                                a 1000 words
                      Indonesian 2                                                                          PE10 Year 10 PE       TT10 Sew
    EN10 Year 10                        MA10 Year 10     HI92 Rights and          SS92 Energy Our World                           Sensational          VC07 Advertising
    English           LA06 Advanced     Maths            Freedoms                                           Sport 9/10
                      Indonesian 2                                                                                                IT07 Game Design     DA02 Let’s Dance
    EN18 Literature                     MA15 Practical   GE92 Make Poverty                                  Health HE10           and Programming
                                        Maths            History                                                                                       TS04 Fairy Tale to
                                                                                                            OE02: The Local       TM09 Upcycling       Entrails
                                                         SE14 Future Directions                             Environment
                                                                                                                                                       MU20 Singing and
                                                                                                                                                       Song Writing
Mount Beauty Secondary College                     Middle School Selection Record 2021
    Name:_______________________________________ Homegroup:_______________________________________ Year Level in 2021:_______________________

    Keep a record of your initial selections in your Middle School Handbook so you have something to refer back to.
    How to use this selection record sheet:
         • Read the Middle School Handbook and decide which units interest you.
         • Select 6 units from the Semester 1 offerings and 6 units from the Semester 2 offerings from the A3 blocking sheet (which is not in the handbook).
         • As you do so, fill your choices into the Semester 1 and 2 boxes below.
         • At the end of your selections, ALL the white spaces should be filled and 5 shaded spaces should be filled.
         • Over the three years from year 8 to year 10 it is expected you will complete one unit from each of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Economics, Geography,
              History and Arts/Technology. This is not each year but over the three years.
         • If your course does not satisfy this curriculum balance, please discuss it with your year level coordinator.

    Semester 1 2021 Selections                           Please write in the course codes not the name of the unit
     English         Mathematics        Phys. Ed         Sport

    Semester 2 2021 Selections
     English         Mathematics        Phys. Ed         Sport

    Full Year Curriculum Balance Table 2021              Please write in the course codes not the name of the unit
                                                                                                            Health & Physical
             English               Mathematics               Humanities                 Science                                   The Arts / Technologies       Languages
                                                                                                                Education.
     English Semester 1       Maths Semester 1                                                           Phys. Ed Semester 1

     English Semester 2       Maths Semester 2                                                           Phys. Ed Semester 2

                                                                                                         Sport Semester 1

                                                                                                         Sport Semester 2

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                                                                                                                                                                         Selections
ENGLISH
English

          English is a compulsory course for all students at Mount Beauty Secondary College.

          English as a subject focuses on:
          • Understanding and analysing a range of texts including novels, plays, poetry, non-fiction, films,
              newsprint, documentaries and popular media
          • Developing sound communication skills in writing, speaking and listening
          • Broadening the students’ experiences in using the English language in different contexts and for
              different purposes

          Middle school English aims for all students to have the skills and confidence by the end of year 10 to go
          with further study at VCE level or enter the world of employment

          Learning Area: English
          Capabilities:
          Year 8
          Semester 1: Critical and Creative Thinking
          Semester 2: Intercultural
          Year 9
          Semester 1: Personal and Social learning
          Semester 2: Ethical
          Year 10
          Semester 1: Critical and Creative Thinking
          Semester 2: Intercultural

          Year 8 English
          The course will include the study of a range of illustrated texts as well as the literacy study and reading of
          “Trash” and “Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence”. Students will be introduced to literary analysis through the
          study of the animated film ‘How to train your dragon’. Students will develop skills in writing essays, short
          stories, letters and reports. Themes and issues studied will include the fantasy genre, biography writing
          and justice. Oral communication and group work skills will be emphasised in both units. Students will also
          spend some time each week exploring library texts and reading for pleasure both at school and home.

          Year 9 English
          Students will study the texts “Of Mice and Men”, “The Simple Gift”, and the film “Warhorse”. Students
          will be assessed on a series of writing tasks including essay planning and writing, creative and analytical
          responses, oral presentations, listening skill development activities and group work. Students will also
          spend some time each week exploring library texts and reading for pleasure both at school and home.

          Year 10 English
          Students will undertake a comparative study of the film “The Book Thief” and the Collaborative biography
          “The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif”. Students will be introduced to the language and poetry of Shakespeare
          and use it to develop creative writing. His play “Romeo and Juliet” will be used to develop literary analysis
          skills. Students will be analysing texts from media sources to develop persuasive language skills. Students
          will be assessed on a series of tasks including written responses and oral presentations.

          As part of the English curriculum, films and documentaries are often used as resource materials. In line
          with the school policy, only films that are suitably rated to specific year levels will be used. G and PG rated
          films are deemed suitable for all year levels. M rated films will only be shown to students in Year 9 and 10
          and will be with written parental permission. MA rated films will only ever be used in Year 12 classes.

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Elective Units

Unit Title:      Writers Workshop                  Code: EN12		             Year Level: 8/9/10

                                                                                                              English
Learning Area: English
Capability:    Critical and Creative Thinking

Course Description: This course aims to develop student’s skills in the craft of writing. It will focus on
stuednts developing their own pieces of writing from a variety of genres. Students will complete a number
of short and longer tasks during the semester. Some of these tasks will be suitable as entries in the Write
Around the Murray Writers’ Festival or the other competitions offered to students.

Unit Title:      Literature			 Code: EN18		                                 Year Level: 8/9/10

Learning Area: English
Capability:    Critical and Creative Thinking

Course Description: This unit will develop an enjoyment of literature through reading and viewing.
Students will view flims, examine cartoons and read various texts in this subject. Students may complete a
PowerPoint presentation and will respond to the different texts using a number of different writing forms.
Students interested in studying literature at VCE or improving their writing skills are encouraged to take
this class.

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HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

         A quality Health and Physical Education program is presented at Levels 8-10 and both areas of the program
         are compulsory subjects for all students at Mount Beauty Secondary College.

         Relative to individual ability, age and year levels, the Health and Physical Education Curriculum aims to:
         • Improve a student’s co-ordination, fitness and spatial awareness.
Health

         • Increase the student’s ability to work as a member of a team, while developing leadership and
             refereeing skills.
         • Develop the ability for self analysis of motor skill performance.
         • Develop and encourage fair play, sportsmanship and knowledge of the rules in all sports.
         • Inspire and encourage students to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

         Sports undertaken throughout Years 7 – 10 include:
         • Swimming
         • Gymnastics
         • Tennis
         • Soccer
         • Basketball
         • Volleyball
         • Cricket
         • Australian Rules Football
         • Touch Rugby
         • Netball
         • Hockey
         • Badminton
         • Ultimate Frisbee
         • Golf
         • Sofcrosse (modified Lacrosse)
         • Softball
         • Baseball

         SPORTS UNIFORM
         Students will require a change of clothes for all Physical Education and sport classes. The school’s sports
         uniform is navy blue basketball shorts or track pants/leggings and the Mount Beauty Secondary College
         sports polo shirt (with school logo). Students also need a clean pair of runners for stadium use. Skins are
         not considered a part of the sports uniform.

         SKIING
         Skiing is a part of the school’s Sport Education Program in Term 3 and as such students have the
         opportunity to enter inter-school competitions. For five days of the Sport Program students can
         participate in the skiing discipline of their choice; Alpine, Snowboard or Cross Country. Students can
         choose to specialise in one discipline, or sample a range of all three.

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Unit Title:      Year 10 Health				                         Code: HE10		               Year Level: 10

Learning Area: Health and Physical Education
Capability:     Personal and Social
**This is a compulsory subject for all Year 10 students (Semester 1 and 2).

Course Description: Students will study a range of topics related to personal, social and community health.
Students will investigate how to stay active, health and safe, while developing broad communication skills
by working together in small groups. Homework tasks will be included and assessment will be based on
written work and oral presentations.

                                                                                                               Health
Unit Title:      Healthy Mind, Healthy Body		               Code: HE08		              Year Level: 8/9

Learning Area: Health and Physical Education
Capability:      Personal and Social - Social Awareness and Management
**This course is a compulsory elective to be completed at Year 8 or Year 9.

Course Description: Students will investigate the health and wellbring of tehmselves and how that
interrelates to the health of communities. Student will investigate dimensions of health and how they
combine to create a holistic approach to a person’s health. Some of the topics covered will include mental
health, social health, spiritual health, physical health, emotional health. Students will be expected to
participate in class activities and discussion, maintain a health resource and complete assignments on a
range of health related topics.

Unit Title:      The Local Environment			                   Code: OE02		              Year Level: 8 and 10

Learning Area: Health and Physical Education
Capability:      Critical and Creative Thinking
**Individual unit costs apply

Course Description: Students will investigate the following topics: natural environments, navigation, first
aid, weather, materials technology and the impact humans have on the environment. These topics will
be explored through outdoor activities and excursions that at times extend into students lunch hour and
overnight. Students will be expected to participate in all practical classes, including overnight camps and
complete set homework. Assessment tasks also include a trip planning assignment and mini assignments
on mountain biking, navigation, first aid and camp cooking. Activities will include: bushwalking and
orienteering, camping, mountain biking and canoeing.

**Special Requirement: Students need to provide their own mountain bike and helmet.

Unit Title:      Peak Performances		               Code: PE22			                      Year Level: 8/9/10

Learning Area: Health and Physical Education
Capability:    Personal and Social

Course Description: In this unit students will discover many of the requirements needed to attain peak
performance in a chosen sport. Students will investigate how training effects performance and how this
can lead to achieving peak performances. They will learn about energy systems and how the body uses
them, fitness components, games analysis and how to design a training program. This is a practical based
subject and students will be expected to participate in fitness activities on a weekly basis.
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HUMANITIES

             A diverse, exciting and well-structured Humanities program is presented at Levels 8-10. Students will be
             encouraged to think and learn on a local, national and world-wide scale. The main aims are to improve
             students’ ability to think, present their views and provide them with broad ranging issues to consider.

             Unit Title:      Medieval History			                        Code: HI82		              Year Level: 8/9
Humanities

             Learning Area: Humanities: History
             Capability:    Personal and Social

             Course Description: Students will undertake the fascinating study of Medieval Europe from 1066 to
             1500. This unit will include studies of daily life in medieval times, how society was organised, castles
             and monasteries, great rulers, warfare and the unit will end with a study of medieval food and a feast.
             Students will learn how to analyse and construct timelines about the crusader period. They will analyse
             a variety of documents, about the Magna Carta, castles and weaponry. Students will complete research
             tasks on daily life and work in medieval society, biographies on great rulers and the festivals of the
             Middle Ages. They will be able to present information in posters, short essays, creative responses and
             reconstructions of medieval buildings.

             Unit Title:      Beyond the Horizon			 Code: HI86		                                   Year Level: 8/9

             Learning Area: Humanities: History
             Capability:    Personal and Social

             Course Description: Students will discover the New World; pirates and gold for all! Students will investigate
             how the plague was spread with exploration. Students will learn how to construct and interpret timelines,
             classify and use primary and secondary sources and include bibliographies with all research pieces.
             Students will use a variety of documents and images showing sound understanding of them as well as
             comparing and show understanding of how information in documents have lost meaning over time.
             Students will complete research tasks on three societies in the New World. They will be able to present
             information in posters, short essays and creative responses.

             Unit Title:      Business and Innovation		          Code: EC91		             Year Level: 9/10

             Learning Area: Humanities: Economics and Business
             Capability:    Ethics

             Course Description: Business Management skills are in high demand and this subject explores the skills
             and knowledge required by modern managers and entrepreneurs to remain competitive in the business
             world. Over the course of the unit students study medium and large business and how technology
             is creating both opportunities and threats to businesses. Students study the topics of the business
             environment, operations management, human resource management and globalisation. Students also
             explore the impact of innovation on businesses and evaluate the ethical behaviour of modern businesses.
             Tasks include a business profile, a presentation on an emerging technology, a management case study and
             an investigation into corporate social responsibility.

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Unit Title:      Rights and Freedom 			                      Code: HI92		              Year Level: 9/10

Learning Area: Humanities: History
Capability:    Ethics

Course Description: In this unit students will investigate how many people have struggled for and
gained the human rights and freedom they desire. Areas of study will include the struggle of indigenous
Australians for civil rights, the work of activists in the USA and the impact of immigration. Students will
interpret and analyse historical documents, complete several short research tasks, complete a longer
research assignment and write at least one essay.

                                                                                                                Humanities
Unit Title:      Climate in Chaos			                         Code: GE84		              Year Level: 8/9

Learning Area: Humanities: Geography
Capability:    Personal and Social

Course Description: Students will learn how Mother Nature can enforce her will on the human population
of this planet. In this unit students will investigate the causes, effects and outcomes of climatic events
such as bushfires, floods and droughts. Students will learn how ever increasing population numbers force
people to live in areas prone to the full force of nature i.e. tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and mudslides
etc. The unit will also focus on how communities survive, combat and alter their environments to cater for
the ever-changing natural events that take place on our planet. Students will be required to complete a
research project on storms and cyclones, a personal action plan on fires, an essay on the impact of climate
change, and an investigation on whether people should live in natural disaster zones. Students will also
learn how to read weather maps and analyse past and present population trends

Unit Title:      Settle Down			                     Code: GE81		              Year level: 8/9

Learning Area: Humanities: Geography
Capability:    Personal and Social

Course Description: Students will focus on settlement; the distribution of population, the reasons behind
the growth of cities and towns and trends in rural settlement. Students will study the development of
Mt Beauty and its future. A choice of cities will be examined in relation to planning issues and action
plans. Students may also research how people respond to change such as air pollution, how and why
environments change and different environments. Students will learn to use a variety of geographical skills
such as mapping, graph interpretation, collection and analysis of data, compare and contrasting of primary
and secondary data and will complete some field work. Students will present information both orally and
in written form.

Unit Title:      World War One Before and After		            Code: HI91		              Year Level: 9/10

Learning Area: Humanities: History
Capability:    Ethical

Course Description: In this unit students will investigate how Australian society has developed since
Federation. Topics covered will include the reasons for Federation, the White Australian Policy, World War
I and the social histories of the 1920’s. Students will interpret and analyse historical documents, complete
several short research tasks, complete an extended research assignment and write at least one essay.

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Unit Title:      American Studies		                Code: HI87		              Year Level: 8/9

             Learning Area: Humanities: History
             Capability:    Ethical

             Course Description: In this unit students will undertake the study of American History from discovery,
             colonial settlement, revolution, expansion and civil war. Students will learn how to construct and interpret
             timelines, classify and use primary and secondary sources and include bibliographies with all research
             pieces. Students will use a variety of documents and images showing sound understanding of them as well
             as comparing and show understanding of how information in documents have lost meaning over time.
             They will be able to present information in posters, short essays and creative responses.
Humanities

             Unit Title:      Through the Ages		                Code: HI08		              Year Level: 8/9

             Learning Area: Humanities: History
             Capability:    Thinking

             Course Description: In this unit students will travel in time and space to encounter the famous leaders,
             artists, writers and thinkers of each Age. The focus will be on how they expressed their ideas and
             movements of people they inspired and how they influenced the events in History. Student will investigate
             periods of history from the medieval times, the Renaissance, through to the Modern World and respond
             to both artistic and literary works. Students will be expected to complete a range of research tasks,
             analysis exercises and written and visual responses. Students will also be expected to undertake an
             extended investigation on an area of interest. This is an ideal unit for students interested in humanities,
             Art and Literature.

             Unit Title:      Alpine Studies		          Code: SE92		              Year Level: 9/10

             Learning Area: Humanities: Geography
             Capability:    Ethical

             Course Description: Students will study the local alpine environment as well as case studies on Himalayas,
             European Alps and Antarctica. Students will focus on the geographical features of these unique
             environments, the history and culture, and then examine threats and development issues. The unit will
             include fieldwork on the Bogong High plains and a study of the Falls Creek Resort. Students will complete;
             data analysis tasks, essays, action plans and creative responses.

             Unit Title:      Managing our Money			                       Code: EC82		               Year Level: 8/9

             Learning Area: Humanities: Economics and Business
             Capability:    Personal and Social

             Course Description: All choices have consequences and the financial decisions made today have a big
             impact on our future finances. In this unit students are introduced to Australia’s financial system to
             improve their financial decision making skills. Students learn about saving, investing and the future value
             of their decisions, as well as the role of the banking sector. They will also study the role households
             and businesses play in the economy and study some of the major markets that influence the Australian
             economy, including the resource market and employment market. Students will be able to participate in
             a real market by competing in the ASX Schools Sharemarket Game. Assessments for this subject include
             preparing a personal budget, a presentation on investment options and a report on an Australian market
             issue.
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Unit Title:      Make Poverty History			                   Code: GE92		              Year Level: 9/10

Learning Area: Humanities
Capability:    Ethical

Course Description: In this unit students will explore the effects of poverty in both the developing and
the developed world. Students will examine the issues of food, health, housing, education, work and
economic security. Main issues for discussion will be around how these necessities enhance or detract
from a good quality of life. Specifically students will examine implications for poor people in the global
south and how the global north is attempting to help eradicate poverty on both an organizational level i.e.
through Aid organizations and the United Nations and on an individual level, i.e. how students can really
make a difference. Assessments will include a poster displaying the different organizations within the UN,

                                                                                                               Humanities
a research assignment based on a developing country and several essays throughout the semester.

Unit Title:      Future Directions			 Code: SE14		                                   Year Level: 10

Learning Area: Humanities: Economics
Capability:    Personal and Social

**This is a compulsory subject for all Year 10 students unless they accelerate into a VCE subject

Course Description: This unit will assist students to investigate career pathways and explore short and
longer term decisions concerning their future study options and occupations. Students will produce and
be assessed on a Pathways Portfolio, which will include micro-units of study including Career Planning,
Personal Interests, the VTAC and Government Jobs Guides, OH&S requirements and personal financial
education. The options within the VCE will be thoroughly explored and students will be encouraged to
research subject choices in accordance with their career ambitions. Students will research the tertiary
selection process and will produce a professional standard resume. During the year-long unit students
will plan and undertake compulsory practical work experience. Their successful completion of post work
experience reports will form part of their assessment. There will also be a series of homework activities
involving employment, further study and career options.

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LANGUAGES

            Indonesian is our chosen language, and although offered as semester units, it is best studied as a full
            year subject. Please keep this in mind when choosing subjects.

            Successful completion of Advanced Indonesian 1 (LA05) and Advanced Indonesian 2 (LA06) allows
            students to pursue an Indonesian LOTE at VCE.

            Languages Other Than English (LOTE) - correspondence study
            Students may study LOTE in a wide variety of languages through the Victorian School of Languages (VSL).
            The VSL sends detailed notes and assignments and students work through them on a weekly basis, and
            conducts phone lessons.

            Students undertaking correspondence studies must be able to work independently usually in the Library
            under supervision.

            The VSL charges a levy for each unit studied.
Languages

            Parents contemplating enrolling their child in correspondence study should discuss their plans with the
            appropriate Year Level Coordinator and the Distance Education Coordinator.

            Unit Title:      Continuing Indonesian 1			                Code: LA01		              Year Level: 8

            Learning Area: Languages Other Than English (Indonesian)
            Capability:       Intercultural

            Course Description: This unit requires previous language study in Indonesian at Year 7 level. Topics
            include: ‘Housing’, ‘Describing and buying clothing’, ‘Parts of the body and well-being’. Cultural aspects
            are also studied in greater detail. Continuing Indonesian expands on existing knowledge to encourage
            users to become more competent in Indonesian. Grammar and language skills are focussed upon in
            more detail along with more complex everyday language. The students will be expected to participate in
            listening and speaking activities and complete vocabulary and written tests. The students will participate
            in a fashion parade, a cooking day and complete a cultural assignment on Bali.

            **Special Requirement: Keep Year 7 Kenalilah Indonesian 1 Workbook and bring to class.

            Unit Title       Continuing Indonesian 2			                Code: LA02		              Year Level: 8

            Learning Area: Languages Other Than English (Indonesian)
            Capability:    Intercultural

            Course Description: It is preferable that students have completed LA01 to enroll in this unit, but keen
            students with a competent Year 7 background may enrol. Topics include: ‘Food’, ‘Ordering a meal in a
            restaurant’, ‘Animals and animal environments’. Students should be able to read, write and understand
            short passages in Indonesian and write a 150 word story in Indonesian. More attention is paid to grammar
            in order to study more complex language, again using oral and written activities to consolidate knowledge.

            Students will complete a number of written and vocabulary tests, as well as participate in listening and
            speaking activities. Students will be expected to complete a cultural assignment on Rice and Endangered
            animals of Indonesia

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Unit Title:      Intermediate Indonesian 1		 Code: LA03		                             Year Level: 9

Learning Area: Languages Other Than English (Indonesian)
Capability:    Intercultural

Course Description: It is preferable that students have completed LA02 to enrol in this unit, but keen
students with a competent Year 7 or 8 background may enrol after consultation with the Indonesian
teacher. Successful completion of this unit allows students to continue in Semester 2 with Intermediate
Indonesian 2 (LA04). Topics covered include: ‘Going to School’ and ‘Transport’. Students will be able to
read, listen to and understand Indonesian passages/stories using familiar language by the end of this unit.
This unit will focus on grammar and linguistic structures in order to study more complex language, using
oral and written activities to consolidate knowledge. Students are expected to participate in regular oral
activities, complete written and vocabulary tests and complete a cultural assignments on Kalimantan and
Entertainment in Indonesia.

**Special Requirement: Keep Year 8 Kenalilah Indonesia workbook and bring to class.

Unit Title:      Intermediate Indonesian 2		 Code: LA04		                             Year Level: 9

Learning Area: Languages Other Than English (Indonesian)
Capability:    Intercultural

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Course Description: It is preferable that students have completed LA03 to enrol in this unit. Intermediate
Indonesian 2 continues to expand on existing knowledge to encourage users to become more competent
in the Indonesian language. Topics will include the ‘Hobbies and Entertainment’ and ‘The Environment’.
Students should be able to read, listen to and understand Indonesian passages/stories using familiar
language and write a story of 150 words on a familiar topic. This unit also focuses on grammar and
linguistic structures in order to study more complex language, using oral and written activities to
consolidate knowledge. Students will complete a cultural assignment on volcano assignment. By the end
of Year 9 students should be able to maintain a short conversation without notes.

Unit Title:      Advanced Indonesian 1			                   Code: LA05		              Year Level: 10

Learning Area: Languages Other Than English (Indonesian)
Capability:    Intercultural

Course Description: It is recommended that students have successfully completed LA04 to enrol in this
unit. We will cover topics such as: ‘Going on Holiday’, ‘Ceremonies and Celebrations’. Students should
be able to read, listen to and understand Indonesian passages using familiar language by the end of this
unit. Students will also write a 200-word essay about going on a holiday. The focus will be on grammar
and linguistic structures in order to study more complex language using listening and written activities to
consolidate knowledge. Cultural assignments on Sumatra and Wayang Kulit puppets will be completed.
Students will be expected to participate in oral practice on a weekly basis as well as complete written and
vocabulary tests.

Unit Title:      Advanced Indonesian 2			 Code: LA06		                                Year Level: 10

Learning Area: Languages Other Than English (Indonesian)
Capability:    Intercultural

Course Description: It is recommended that students have successfully completed LA05 to enrol in this
unit. This subject will expand on existing knowledge in order to encourage students to become more
competent in Indonesian. Topics covered include: ‘Health’ as well as ‘City and Village Life’. Students
should be able to read, listen to and understand Indonesian passages using familiar language by the end
of this unit. This unit will continue to focus on grammar and linguistic structures in order to study more
complex language using oral and written activities to consolidate knowledge. Students should be able
to write short essays of over 200 words and complete written and vocabulary tests. A picture storybook
will be written and illustrated throughout the semester. Students will complete cultural assignments on
traditional medicine and the Tana Toraja in Sulawesi.
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MATHS

        A quality Mathematics program is presented at Years 7-10 and is a compulsory subject for all students.
        These units cover three strands of the Victorian Curriculum F-10. Years 7 -10 address Level 7 - 10
        outcomes.

        Students in all year levels will need a Casio natural display scientific calculator. Teachers will stress correct
        calculator techniques. A sound knowledge of number facts and times tables is still required.

        Assessment tasks in all year levels are related to Victorian Curriculum F-10 and will include tests, projects,
        assignments and practical exercises as well as homework.

        Learning Areas: Mathematics
        Capability:     Critical and Creative Thinking

        Year 8
        In Year 8 Maths, students study the four arithmetic operations; working with directed numbers; divisibility
        and prime factorisation; order of operations; length, perimeter; circumference; area of plane shapes,
        circles, sectors and composite shapes; surface area of a prism and volume and capacity. Students also
        learn about a range of topics, covering angles, lines and shapes, algebraic techniques, probability and
        statistics. They use technology, such as Excel and Google classroom, to visualise their thinking and revise
        concepts, complete an investigation into Climate Change using statistics and create a chance game in small
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        groups. Students complete weekly homework each term.

        Year 9
        In Year 9 Maths, students study scientific notation and index laws; geometry and measurement; two
        and three dimensional constructions and drawings; statistics and linear algebra and graphs. Students
        also explore measurement; maps and scales; trigonometry and complex graphing with the solution of
        simultaneous equations. Students complete a number of mathematical projects that explore skills covered
        in class. These include a project on soccer involving trigonometry and rainwater collection and usage
        involving measurement skills. Students complete weekly homework each term.

        Year 10
        In Year 10 Maths, students develop skills with algebra; trigonometry; probability and statistics; graphs and
        measurement relating to real world scenarios. At appropriate times, technology and graphing calculators
        are used to explore and visualise key concepts. Students complete a number of mathematical assignments
        including a geometric project where students discover the real world application of common geometric
        shapes and represent these objects using diagrams. Students complete weekly homework each term.

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Elective Units

Unit Title:      Maths Projects			                 Code: MA13		              Year Level: 8/9/10

Learning Area: Mathematics
Capability:    Critical and Creative Thinking

Course Description: In Maths Projects, students will be involved in a range of projects that explore
mathematics and its applications to real-life problem solving. This may include scale drawing, mapping
and surveying, scale model construction, design optimisation and games of chance. Students will explore
and investigate problems through a variety of strategies such as constructions, drawings and graphs, trial
and error testing, computer modelling and graphic calculator use. Assessments tasks may include scale
drawing, map production, surveying exercises, model design and construction and code breaking and
formation. There will be at least two homework tasks per semester.

Unit Title:      Practical Maths			                Code: MA15		              Year Level: 8/9/10

Learning Area: Mathematics
Capability:    Critical and Creative Thinking

Course Description: In Practical Maths, students will be involved in a range of projects that explore
mathematics and its applications to real-life scenarios. This may include snowflake fractals, scale models,
space coordinates, boomerang construction, testing hot air balloons and mapping. Students will explore

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problems and design solutions using a range of approaches such as calculations, trial and error testing
and computer modelling. Assessment tasks may include the construction and design of models as well as
assignments investigating real-life mathematical concepts. There will be at least two homework tasks per
semester.

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SCIENCE

          GENERAL SCIENCE OBJECTIVES

          To develop in all students the skills of:
          • Safe handling of equipment and chemicals
          • Reading scientific instruments
          • Conducting experimental work
          • Scientific method of investigation - observe, hypothesise, test, conclusions
          • Designing experiments including measurement and presentation of results
          • Perform risk assessment

          To make all students aware of:
          • The environmental issues of science
          • The impact of science and technology on society
          • Emerging knowledge, issues and scientific debate

          To give all students a knowledge and understanding of science so that they can make more informed
          decisions as members of society.

          Creating Our World should be done before Transforming Our World
          Rocking Our World should be done before Energy In Our World

          Compulsary 8/9 Units
Science

          Unit Title:      Creating Our World			                      Code: JS81		              Year Level: 8/9

          Note: This subject is run in both semesters

          Learning Area: Science: Chemical and Biological Sciences
          Capability:      Critical and Creative Thinking
          **This course is a compulsory elective to be completed at Year 8 or Year 9.

          Course Description: Creating Our World explores the building blocks of matter and life. Students begin
          by learning about the fundamental particles of matter and how the different elements are classified and
          organised. This will include understanding the structure of the periodic table. Students will then discover
          how atoms are able to combine in order to create everything around us. Experiments, which explore
          chemical reactions and conservation of mass, will be conducted. Next, the students will learn how non
          – living atoms can combine to form living organisms. They will look at the structure of cells and how
          cells can work together to create increasingly more complex structures. A study of the nervous system
          will allow students to understand how multicellular organisms are able to respond to their environment.
          Assessments will include practical investigations, analysis of data and tests. Homework tasks are also part
          of the course.

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Unit Title:      Rocking Our World			                       Code: JS82		              Year Level: 8/9

NOTE: This subject is run in both semesters

Learning Area: Science: Physical and Earth Sciences
Capability:      Critical and Creative Thinking
**This course is a compulsory elective to be completed at Year 8 or Year 9.

Course Description: Rocking Our World explores the different ways in which energy flows through
our environment. Students start by investigating the timescales over which sedimentary, igneous and
metamorphic rocks are formed and then move on to understanding patterns of geological activity and
continental movement due to plate tectonics. In the Physical Sciences section, students investigate
energy in the form of light and sound. This involves discovering how light can form images via reflective
surfaces and lenses, and how it disperses to produce a spectrum. These concepts are then applied to
the human eye in order to explain how we can see. The properties of sound are explained using a wave
model. Students link the properties of sound to its different uses such as ultrasound and echo location.
Assessments will include practical investigations, analysis of data and tests. Homework tasks are also part
of the course.

Compulsary 9/10 Units
Unit Title:      Transforming Our World			                  Code: SS91		              Year Level: 9/10

NOTE: This subject is run in both semesters

Learning Area: Science: Chemical and Biological Sciences
Capability:      Critical and Creative Thinking
**This course is a compulsory elective to be completed at Year 9 or Year 10

Course Description: Transforming Our World explores the complexity of life by investigating evolution,
heritable traits and the development of ecosystems. This allows students to see how populations and

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species change from one generation from the next but are still linked in an interdependent system.
Students develop their understanding of how chemical changes allow for energy transfers which are
important in both living and non – living systems. Chemical reactions are explored in terms of how they
are responsible for the creation of useful products. Experiments are conducted involving acid/base
and combustion reactions. Assessments will include practical investigations, analysis of data and tests.
Homework tasks are also part of the course.

Unit Title:      Energy In Our World			                     Code: SS92		              Year Level: 9/10

NOTE: This subject is run in both semesters

Learning Area: Science: Physical and Earth Sciences
Capability:      Critical and Creative Thinking
**This course is a compulsory elective to be completed at Year 9 or Year 10

Course Description: Energy in our World looks at how electric circuits can be designed for diverse
purposes. Students investigate the concepts of voltage, current and magnetism and apply this knowledge
to explain how a motor works. The Laws of Physics are used to describe and explain the motion of objects,
the interaction of forces and the exchange of energy. The Earth Science component of this course starts
with explaining the ‘Big Bang’ and exploring the components of the Universe including galaxies, stars and
the solar system. Students then focus on issues on a global scale by exploring the atmosphere, biosphere,
hydrosphere and lithosphere. Assessments will include practical investigations, analysis of data and tests.
Homework tasks are also part of the course.
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Elective Units
          Unit Title:      Space, Science and Rocketry		              Code: PH82		             Year Level: 8/9

          Learning Area: Science: Physical Sciences
          Capability:    Critical and Creative Thinking

          Course Description: This unit combines various aspects of Space – what is in it, how we observe it and how
          we travel through it. The relative positions of the sun, Earth and moon can be used to explain predictable
          phenomena including eclipses, seasons, tides and phases of the moon. The course includes a study of
          rockets and the physics and chemistry underlying their operation. A study of the solar system is based
          on man’s possible colonization of other planets as well as an analysis of interstellar travel to other stars
          and extra-solar planetary systems. Students are expected to complete practical investigations, topic tests,
          research activities and homework tasks.

          Unit Title:      Science of Sport			                Code: SC85			                    Year Level: 8/9

          Learning Area: Science: Chemical and Biological Sciences
          Capability:    Critical and Creative Thinking

          Course Description: Students will study the scientific side of sport. The topics studied in this unit will
          include: physiology as applied to muscle strength and endurance, nutrition for muscle building and short
          and long term energy production, the biomechanics of some important movements used in sports, sports
          medicine with emphasis on injury prevention, measurement in sporting activities, statistical analysis of
          sporting results and measurements. Students are expected to complete tests and/or assignments in the
          areas of physiology and nutrition, biomechanics and sports medicine, measurement in sport and statistical
          analysis. Regular homework as well as research and practical reports are also expected.
Science

          Unit Title:      Biochemistry			 Code: SC93			                                       Year Level: 9/10

          Learning Area: Science: Biological and Chemical Sciences
          Capability:    Critical and Creative Thinking

          Course Description: This unit explores the Chemistry involved in living systems and Macromolecules.
          Students will explore how atoms come together to make molecules and how these come together to make
          molecules such as Carbohydrates, Proteins, lipids and DNA. They will investigate the biochemical processes
          of photosynthesis and respiration and explore how to enhance their efficiency. Students are expected to
          complete practical investigations, topic tests, research activities and homework tasks.

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DESIGN & TECHNOLOGIES

WOOD AND METAL
These units are designed to expand students’ appreciation of the most common materials encountered
in their everyday lives – Wood and Metal. They will learn to appreciate what materials are suitable
for certain applications, why these materials were chosen for a product, have an understanding of
how everyday items are made, and through hands on experience produce various projects from either
material. Each production will be investigated, documented and evaluated against intended outcomes and
personal achievement. There is an emphasis on design where students understand and produce working
drawings, with creative individual design strongly encouraged in more senior classes as a lead-in to VCE
and VET units.

Unit Title:     Functional Woodwork			                     Code: TM03		             Year Level: 8/9

Learning Area: Design, Creativity and Technology (DCT)
Capability:    Personal and Social

Course Description: This unit is designed to extend techniques and processes encountered when working
with wood in Year 7. Using design briefs set by the teacher students will investigate, design, make and
evaluate projects such as phone holder, coffee tables and jewellery boxes. Throughout each project
students are required to record all aspects of the process, including their working drawings. At the end
of each project students will make a presentation of their work to the teacher. The correct use, care and
maintenance of tools and equipment, basic joint work and finishing will be covered in this unit. Students
will also study the characteristics of wood and wood related processed materials.

Unit Title:     Functional Metalwork			                    Code: TM04		             Year Level: 8/9

Learning Area: Design, Creativity and Technology (DCT)
Capability:    Personal and Social

Course Description: This unit is an extension of Year 7 Technology Studies. Students will be required to

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design, make and evaluate a variety of projects in metal. Each project, with options such as tool boxes
or barbeque equipment, will be given as a design brief set by the teacher. This will allow students to
experience processes, techniques and characteristics associated in working with metals. The areas covered
will be the design process, marking out, cutting and shaping, joining and finishing. For each piece of work
produced students are required to record all aspects of the process, including their working drawings and
then make a presentation of their finished project to the teacher. This unit should give students a good
basis for Technology units in the future.

Unit Title:     Upcycling				Code: TM09		                                           Year Level: 9/10

Learning Area: Design, Creativity and Technology (DCT)
Capability:    Personal and Social

Course Description: Upcycle is an exciting new technology subject where students will learn more about
recycling products from household garbage to industrial waste, as well as educating students in how
products, ranging from steel to food, are recycled. Students will have the opportunity to make a number
of products using recycled materials in both the metal and wood work rooms.
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FOOD

               Study of this material is offered from Year 7 to Year 12. Students use a wide range of foods to produce
               complete meals or individual products which are taken home to share with the family. More complex
               skills and processes are developed and used as students’ progress through the levels. At all levels,
               students are required to follow the technology process, by completing research/investigation tasks and to
               gain an understanding of theory related to food use and then evaluate their products.

               Unit Title:      Just a Taste				                             Code: TF05		               Year Level: 8/9

               Learning Area: Design and Technology, Food Specialisation
               Capability:      Personal and Social
               **Individual unit costs apply

               Course Description: This unit is designed specifically for students who do not have much cooking
               knowledge. It is a good all round study of practical skills and their application. Students will learn to follow
               the 5,4,3,2,1,+ food pyramid, and prepare and cook foods appropriate to these nutritional requirements.
               They will gain ‘just a taste’ of foods from each level of the pyramid e.g. risottos, pasta dishes, fruit
               desserts. Emphasis will be placed on using a wide range of processes and materials, and improving their
               skill level. Students will have to use given design briefs to plan appropriate products, prepare shopping
               lists and time plans, work safely and hygienically with their partners and take responsibility for cleaning
               up. Students will also need to maintain a neat and organised workbook and display folder, containing
               recipes and classwork. Weekly homework tasks will be set throughout the semester.

               **Special Requirement: A large (at least 4 litre) food grade container is required for each practical session.

               Unit Title:      Around the World in 60 days		                Code: TF02		                Year Level: 8/9

               Learning Area: Design and Technology, Food Specialisation
               Capability:      Personal and Social
               **Individual unit costs apply
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               Course Description: Students will study the culture and food habits of people around the world. They
               will prepare travel documents, a passport and itinerary for their world tour to include each continent.
               They will study the countries which they choose to visit, with emphasis on the food industry and food
               preparation, in order to gain an awareness of cultures which are unfamiliar to them. Students will use
               given design briefs to plan appropriate baked products, prepare shopping lists and time plans, work safely
               and hygienically with their partners and take responsibility for cleaning up. Students will also need to
               maintain a neat and organised workbook and display folder, containing recipes and classwork. Weekly
               homework tasks will be set throughout the semester.

               **Special Requirement: A large (at least 4 litre) food grade container is required for each practical session.

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Unit Title:      Food in the 21st century			                  Code: TF08		              Year Level: 9/10

Learning Area: Food Technology
Capability:      Personal and Social
**Individual unit costs apply

Course Description: In this unit skills in modern food preparation, preservation and accessibility will be
explored. We will learn how and why food is easier, tastier and faster to cook with modern technology.
Students will have the opportunity to research and utilise equipment in the kitchen that makes cooking
efficient and compare these appliances with those available in third world kitchens. Students will develop
skills in using modern technology in food preparation and become aware of the effects of modern food
production and consumption. For example, with the rapidity of food provision comes excessive food
consumption and complex issues of sustainable and ethical food production. Students will have to use
given design briefs to plan appropriate products on a budget, prepare shopping lists and time plans, work
safely and hygienically with their partners and take responsibility for cleaning up. Students will also need
to maintain a neat and organised workbook and display folder, containing recipes and classwork. Weekly
homework tasks will be set throughout the semester.

**Special Requirement: A large (at least 4 litre) food grade container is required for each practical
session.

Unit Title:      Baker’s Shoppe				Code: TF09		                                         Year Level: 9/10

Learning Area: Food Technology
Capability:      Personal and Social
**Individual unit costs apply

Course Description: Students will investigate and prepare a range of baked products suitable to be made
and sold from a bakery or supermarket. Products will range from simple flour mixtures, such as scones
and pastries, to biscuits, muffins, slices and cakes. Presentation will be a focus and students will trial many
decorative techniques. Packaging and marketing will be included. Students will use given design briefs
to plan appropriate baked products, prepare shopping lists and time plans, work safely and hygienically
with their partners and take responsibility for cleaning up. Students will also need to maintain a neat and
organised workbook and display folder, containing recipes and classwork. Weekly homework tasks will be

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set throughout the semester.

**Special Requirement: A large (at least 4 litre) food grade container is required for each practical session.

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TEXTILES

               Students explore the social and environmental implications of using various materials. Students recognise
               that the supply of some materials is limited, and examine possibilities for reusing the recycling materials.
               At more advanced levels, students explore a range of factors that affect product design and technological
               innovation, including function, aesthetics, social, environmental and economic factors. Practical work is
               carried out after students have prepared a detailed design proposal and completed a procedural plan.
               Work is evaluated when it is completed. Students use a range of increasingly sophisticated tools and
               equipment and learn how to maintain this equipment.

               Unit Title:      Dramatic Designs		                 Code: TT03			                       Year Level: 8/9/10

               Domains:         Design and Technology, Creating designed solutions
               Capability:      Personal and Social

               Course Description: In this unit students will be introduced to the basic principles of design and begin
               using more advanced fabric embellishment techniques, e.g. beading and trims, to create simple but
               dramatic costumes for theatre, fancy dress parties or evening wear. Students will investigate the use
               of costume design in the theatre and on the red carpet. Students will complete samples of various
               construction techniques and processes and will maintain a folio of design ideas.

               **Special requirement: Students will be required to purchase fabric and perhaps a pattern.

               Unit Title:      Sew Sensational			                 Code: TT10			                       Year Level: 8/9/10

               Domains:         Design and Technology, Creating designed solutions
               Capability:      Personal and Social

               Course Description: In this unit students will learn and develop their basic sewing skills. Students will begin
               to use commercial patterns and learn various decorative techniques and investigate textiles in traditional
               culture. Students will be required to apply these techniques to construct a decorated book cover and tote
               bag during the semester. As a work requirement of this unit, a weekly journal will be kept and a folio of
               production work will be maintained.
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               **Special requirement: Students may be required to purchase fabric.

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Students work on a range of topics and use many computer skills across a variety of software. Students
may use word processing, spreadsheets, databases and desktop publishing, to produce various outputs
and documents as part of projects in each unit.

Unit Title:      Computers & Business Management           Code: IT03		              Year Level: 9/10

Learning Area: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Capability:    Critical and Creative Thinking

Course Description: This unit is a hands-on course covering business I.T. skills required for all business
management and administration positions. Students will be asked to market a business idea with business
cards and advertising flyers. They will use Microsoft Excel to create a stock inventory system, payroll and
interest calculations, budgeting and managing a share portfolio. Students will also develop databases for
indexing and sorting, invoicing and creating a mail merge.

Unit Title:      Game Design & Programming		               Code: IT07		              Year Level: 9/10

Learning Area: Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Capability:    Ethical

Course Description: This course allows students to enhance their skills in design, programming and
computer operation and function. It is highly recommended for students planning on studying VCE
Software Development.
Students will design and programme their own computer games including creating settings, characters
and game play. They will also study the technology, operation and historical development of computer
hardware including memory types, storage and display devices.
Students will use computer programming languages to develop animations and games that are able to be
published on the school network and internet. They will also be required to prepare user documentation
for their programmes. Students will be required to research emerging information or communication
technologies and will be assessed on their knowledge of computer operation and architecture.
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**Special Requirement: Students will require printing credits at all times throughout the unit. Students
without print credit will find many components of this subject very difficult. A memory stick is also
essential.

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