SACE 2018 HANDBOOK - Hamilton Secondary College

 
SACE 2018 HANDBOOK - Hamilton Secondary College
SACE
2018 HANDBOOK
SACE 2018 HANDBOOK - Hamilton Secondary College
South Australian Certificate                      E for SACE Stage 1. For compulsory SACE
                                                               subjects, they will need to achieve a C
             of Education                                      grade or better.
             The South Australian Certificate of               Subjects compulsory for adults to gain the
             Education (SACE) is awarded to students           full SACE are:
             who successfully complete certain
                                                               •   Literacy – at least 20 credits from a
             requirements in their senior secondary
                                                                   range of English subjects or courses

                                                                                                                       SACE Studies | South Australian Certificate of Education
             education.
                                                                   (Stage 1)
             SACE is a requirement for those who wish          •   Numeracy – at least 10 credits from
             to go on to higher education on the basis             a range of mathematics subjects or
             of an ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions            courses (Stage 1)
             Rank) gained from the completion of Stage
                                                               •   Research Project – an in-depth major
             2 subjects.
                                                                   project (10 credits at Stage 2)
             Hamilton Adult Campus offers a selection          •   Other Stage 2 subjects totalling at least
             of subjects to suit adult students wishing to         60 credits.
             engage in SACE studies.
                                                               The remaining 100 credits can be gained
             SACE study can be designed to meet every          through additional Stage 1 or Stage 2
             student’s needs – whether they want to go         subjects or Board-recognised courses of a
             to university, study a trade, gain skills or to   student’s choice.
             go into the workforce.

             Hamilton has a broad range of subjects
             in the SACE that allows people with
             varying skills and interests to participate.
             In addition to the traditional subjects, we
             also offer an array of VET-based subjects
             that can contribute to a SACE with an
             embedded Certificate II or III.

             For more information about the SACE visit
             www.sace.sa.edu.au

             Achieving the SACE
             To gain the SACE, students complete a
             nominal two years of full-time study, adult
             students can spread SACE over five years
             from the date of enrolment.
             There are two stages to the SACE:
             •   Stage 1, also known as Year 11 and
             •   Stage 2, also known as Year 12.
             Each subject or course successfully
             completed earns credits towards the
             SACE. At least 200 credits are required for
             students to gain the certificate. Ten credits
             are equal to one semester, or two terms, of
             study in a subject, and 20 credits are equal
             to a full-year subject. Ten weeks subjects
             form part of a 10 credit score.
             Students will receive a grade from A+ to
             E- for each SACE Stage 2 subject and A to

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SACE structure
                                                           and requirements
SACE Studies | South Australian Certificate of Education

                                                                                                                                                                                SACE Studies | South Australian Certificate of Education
                                                           Stage 1 – Years 10 & 11                                                   Stage 2 – Year 12

                                                                                               Personal Learning Plan
                                                                                                                                     Research Project (compulsory)
                                                                                Numeracy (compulsory)
                                                                     from a range of mathematics subjects

                                                                                                                              10 credits
                                                                                                                              Project
                                                                                                                  Plan dits
                                                                                                                   10 cr
                                                                                                         Nu cred

                                                                                                                         e
                                                                                                          10
                                                                                                           me its

                                                                     Literacy (compulsory)
                                                                                                             rac

                                                            from a range of English subjects
                                                                                                                 y

                                                                                           Liter
                                                                                                 a
                                                                                          20 c cy
                                                                                              redit
                                                                                                    s

                                                                                                                                           Stage 2 subjects
                                                                                                                                           60 credits

                                                                                                    Free choice subjects from either
                                                                                                                  Stage 1 or Stage 2
                                                                                                                           90 credits

                                                            SACE = 200 credits

                                                            Compulsory Stage 1 = 40 credits

                                                            Compulsory Stage 2 = 70 credits

                                                            Free choice = 90 credits

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Adults and SACE                                 SACE recognition of adult
             Students who qualify for ‘adult status’         status
             need only complete Stage 2 requirements,        For the purposes of SACE status, adult
             including the compulsory Research               students are those who are at least 18
             Project, provided they meet the literacy        years old on 1st January of their final year
             and numeracy requirements of the SACE.          of Stage 2 study and who have left school
             However, students should discuss their

                                                                                                                    SACE Studies | South Australian Certificate of Education
                                                             for at least one continuous year (defined
             readiness to enrol in subjects at this level.   as one continuous year’s absence from any
             LLN testing will need to be completed by        current enrolment with the SACE Board
             all new students wishing to enrol. Students     of SA – this could include two semesters,
             who have undertaken Stage 1 studies             provided that they were contiguous).
             previously should, at the time of enrolment,
             check with a counsellor that they have          Eligible adults may be awarded status (a
             completed all Stage 1 requirements.             maximum of 110 SACE credits at Stage
             Students with past VET qualifications may       1) which includes the Stage 1 Personal
             be able to have these recognised in the         Learning Plan. To gain the maximum
             SACE.                                           number of credits, adult students must
                                                             demonstrate that they have met the
             Students who wish to gain entry to a            literacy and numeracy requirements
             tertiary course, on the basis of their SACE     from the range of options described in
             studies, should, at the time of enrolment,      the SACE Accreditation, Recognition and
             check with a counsellor that they will be       Certification policy. One further option is
             able to meet all the requirements of SACE       to demonstrate that they have completed
             and the requisite conditions for tertiary       the literacy and/or numeracy requirements
             entry.                                          using folio/s of evidence derived from a
                                                             range of sources verified by the Principal.

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If an adult student is eligible for 110 SACE       Please note Adults students may also
                                                           credits, the student must then complete,           access tertiary study via other means
                                                           at a C grade or better, or at least at the         including Special Tertiary Assessment Tests
                                                           equivalent of ‘satisfactory achievement’           (STAT), VET qualifications and university
                                                           level:                                             foundation courses.
                                                           •   Stage 2 Board-accredited or Board
SACE Studies | South Australian Certificate of Education

                                                               recognised courses for 60 credits
                                                                                                              Calculation of the
                                                           •   The 10-credit Stage 2 Research Project
                                                           as well as demonstrate achievement in
                                                                                                              aggregate and the ATAR
                                                           other Board-accredited or Recognised               A student’s ATAR will be derived from the
                                                           Studies at Stage 1 or 2 for 20 credits; that is,   best possible aggregate (from 90 points) of
                                                           adult students eligible for full status must       available scores from approved subjects.
                                                           complete 90 credits including the 10-credit        The university aggregate is calculated from
                                                           Research Project.                                  the best scaled scores from three 20 credit
                                                                                                              TAS plus a flexible option of 30 credits.
                                                                                                              Your score for the flexible option is the best
                                                           Entry into higher education                        30 credits of scaled scores or scaled score
                                                           through SACE                                       equivalents from:

                                                           Selection into university courses in South         •   the scaled score of a 20 credit TAS;
                                                           Australia and across Australia is based on         •   half the scaled score of one or more 20
                                                           both eligibility and rank.                             credit TAS;
                                                           To be eligible for selection into university       •   the scaled score of one or more 10
                                                           you must:                                              credit TAS;
                                                           •   qualify for the SACE                           •   scaled score equivalents for Recognised
                                                           •   obtain an ATAR (Australian Tertiary                Studies to the value of 10 or the
                                                               Admissions Rank)                                   maximum of 20 credits.

                                                           •   meet any prerequisite requirements for         The university aggregate is converted to an
                                                               the program                                    ATAR. The ATAR is an indicator of how well
                                                                                                              a particular student has performed relative
                                                           To obtain a university aggregate and an
                                                                                                              to other students. It is a rank not a score
                                                           ATAR you must:
                                                                                                              and cannot be calculated arithmetically
                                                           •   qualify for the SACE                           from a university aggregate.
                                                           •   comply with the rules regarding                The university aggregate is reported to
                                                               precluded combinations                         students on a score range of 0-90 with
                                                           •   comply with the rules regarding                intervals of 0.1. The ATAR is reported to
                                                               counting restrictions                          students on a percentile scale, ie on a range
                                                                                                              0-99.95, with intervals of 0.05.
                                                           •   complete at least 90 credits of study at
                                                               Stage 2 in Tertiary Admissions Subjects
                                                               (TAS) and Recognised Studies in a
                                                               maximum of three attempts.
                                                           •   of the 90 credits of study a minimum
                                                               of 60 credits of study must be from 20
                                                               credit TAS and a maximum of 20 credits
                                                               can be Recognised Studies.
                                                           Adult SACE students who wish to have any
                                                           SSABSA/PEB Year 12 subjects which were
                                                           studied before 1993 taken into account
                                                           in their university aggregate calculation
                                                           must complete and submit the SACE
                                                           Board of SA form ‘Application for Credit’
                                                           which is available from the SACE Campus
                                                           Counselling Team.

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SACE
       Stage 1
       Subjects

                                               SACE Stage 1 Subjects

          Michael
          Class of 2016
          Future Luthier (Builder of
          stringed instruments)

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SACE Stage 1                                  Adult students can apply for status at
                                                                            Stage 1 level and this can account for up
                              These courses are also known as Year          to 110 credits towards the certificate (if
                              11. They are preparatory courses to           literacy and numeracy requirements are
                              allow students with a significant break       met).
                              in their schooling to re-engage with the
                              learning process. Students in consultation    In addition to the suite of Stage 1 and 2
                              with a counsellor select the subject or       courses available to all students, there
                              combinations of subjects that most suit       are a number of Adult only SACE Stage 1
                              their needs. Stage 1 subjects provide a       courses.
                              basis for successful transition to Stage 2
                              study.

                              Each subject has an assessment plan that
                              is given to the students in the first weeks
                              of the course. This plan outlines required
                              assessment pieces, types of assessment
                              and weightings of each. Students are
                              graded on a scale from A to E and will
                              receive a report on progress at the end of
                              the initial term and a statement of result
                              at the end of the semester. A semester of
                              study in each subject counts as 10 credits
                              towards the Student Pathway Plan.
SACE Stage 1 Subjects | ART

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Adult Only Courses – Integrated and Community Studies
             Art Clay 1                                          Group Work

             Length: Semester 1                                  Notes
                                                                 Basic material will be supplied, but students
             Description                                         purchase their own materials for more
             This studio based course explores clay as an        complex projects.
             expressive sculptural medium through hands
             on individual sculpting projects. This course is
             an exploration in building three-dimensional        Art - Drawing
             clay forms. It introduces students to sculptural
             equipment, hand building and surface                Length: Semester 1
             decorative techniques, texture, technical skills,
                                                                 Description
             tools of the trade, glazes, oxides and the
                                                                 This Semester 1 drawing course is a studio
             firing process. To visualise and support the
                                                                 based course that caters for all levels of
             making of each 3D sculptural form, simple
                                                                 drawing abilities. It provides an experience
             concept/working drawing will be expected
                                                                 to students who wish to improve their skills
             with all major projects. Subtractive and
                                                                 in botanical illustration and the rendering,
             additive processes will be experienced and
                                                                 drawing and abstraction of natural and
             students will explore geometric, abstract and
                                                                 man-made objects. Students experience
             organic shapes/forms in their work. Safety and
                                                                 outline drawing, tonal quality, foreshortening,
             craftsmanship will also be a focus.
                                                                 rendering of surfaces, basic colour,
             Assessment                                          simplification of shape, various drawing
             Folio                                               techniques and paint application. Learning
             Practical                                           and understanding the physical nature of
             Group Work                                          objects, observational skill, recording detail
                                                                 and analysing their shape and form will be
             Notes                                               a focus with each study. Presentation of
             Basic material will be supplied, but students       different drawing techniques, experiencing
             purchase their own materials for more               a variety of media for freehand drawing
             complex projects.                                   and tools will be explored. To complement
                                                                 student work, typography is imbedded into
                                                                 the course with a focus in understanding the
             Art - Clay 2                                        basic techniques, details, structure, and layout
                                                                 of text that is often seen in illustration works.
             Length: Semester 2
                                                                 Assessment
             Description
                                                                 Folio
             This studio based course follows on from

                                                                                                                             SACE Stage 1 Subjects
                                                                 Practical
             Art Clay 1, and explores clay as an expressive
                                                                 Group Work
             sculptural medium through hands on
             individual sculpting projects. This course is       Notes
             an exploration in building three-dimensional        Basic material will be supplied, but students
             clay forms. It introduces students to sculptural    purchase their own materials for more
             equipment, hand building and surface                complex projects.
             decorative techniques, texture, technical skills,
             tools of the trade, glazes, oxides and the
             firing process. To visualise and support the        Art - Portraits
             making of each 3D sculptural form, simple
             concept/working drawing will be expected            Length: Semester 2
             with all major projects. Subtractive and
                                                                 Description
             additive processes will be experienced and
                                                                 This is a studio based course in learning how
             students will explore geometric, abstract and
                                                                 to draw the human portrait utilising a variety
             organic shapes/forms in their work. Safety and
                                                                 of media and materials offered in Semester
             craftsmanship will also be a focus.
                                                                 2. The course focuses on drawing the human
             Assessment                                          head using basic skills in line, tone and
             Folio                                               colour, from photographic images and direct
             Practical                                           observation. Classical and contemporary

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approaches in portrait drawing will be covered       students are able to create an impressive
                                  and the fundamentals of human proportions,           portfolio of their artwork.
                                  anatomy, media and various techniques will
                                  be explored. Learning occurs through hands           Assessment
                                  on activities, teacher directed set exercises        Folio
                                  and ongoing individual teacher attention.            Practical
                                  This course is suitable for all levels of ability    Group Work
                                  however those who have had some experience           Notes
                                  in drawing the human head, will be able to           Basic material will be supplied, but students
                                  plan/develop more complex projects using             purchase their own materials for more
                                  drawing media of choice.                             complex projects.
                                  Assessment
                                  Folio
                                  Practical                                            Art - Painting 2
                                  Group Work                                           Length: Semester 2
                                  Notes                                                Description
                                  Basic material will be supplied, but students        This Semester 2 course is in watercolour and
                                  purchase their own materials for more                acrylic painting and is an extension to Painting
                                  complex projects.                                    A. It is designed to allow students to plan and
                                                                                       develop more complex own projects utilising
                                                                                       a painting media of choice. It is designed to
                                  Art - Painting 1                                     promote greater sophistication of painting
                                  Length: Semester 1                                   technique, expand the use of the painting
Stage 1 ART | COMMUNITY STUDIES

                                                                                       media to a greater depth, create more
                                  Description                                          complex individual compositions and develop
                                  This Semester 1 course is a studio based             an awareness that may lead to a personal
                                  introduction to watercolour and acrylic              artistic style. Student’s individual interest and
                                  painting. The program caters for all levels of       direction will be encouraged through planning
                                  ability. It introduces students to various aspects   and developing own projects.
                                  of fundamental methods, materials, tools and
                                  technical skills required in traditional acrylic     Assessment
                                  and watercolour painting. Each painting              Folio
                                  media is explored independently and learning         Practical
                                  is teacher directed. Specific instructions, set      Group Work
                                  exercises and practical hands on work will           Notes
                                  ensure learning. Equipment use, preparation,         Basic material will be supplied, but students
                                  paint application, colour mixing, development        purchase their own materials for more
                                  of a composition and supports will all be            complex projects.
                                  discussed. By the conclusion of this course

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Community Studies A/B                             selecting their practical projects.

             Length: Semester                                  Assessment
                                                               School based assessment
             Description                                       * Contract development
             Community Studies provides the opportunity        * Practical work/folio
             for students to learn in a different way from
             traditional methods. Students are involved        Notes
             in negotiating and planning their own             Students will need to purchase fabrics for own
             learning within an area of their own interest     garments and projects.
             and are encouraged to work outside the
             classroom using the community as a resource.
             Community Studies encourages students, with       Community Studies—
             the help of their teacher, to set challenges      Garment Construction and
             for themselves and to participate actively in
             their learning. Students are able to negotiate    Textiles (Stage 2)
             topics, activities and outcomes that suit their   Length: Full Year
             learning styles. Students are able to choose
             from 6 areas of study to plan individual          Description
             contracts.                                        Using Community Studies students can
                                                               negotiate and decide the focus of their course
             Areas of study are:                               and explore whatever practical sewing they
             * Arts and the Community                          wish. Choose from one of the following areas
             * Foods and the Community                         of study. Examples of topics are below.
             * Health, Recreation and the Community
             * Communication and the Community                 Arts Focus
             * Science, Technology and the Community           Contemporary fashion design and
             * Work and the Community                          construction; fashion drawing; trade sketching;
                                                               patchwork and quilting; fabric painting,
             Assessment                                        dyeing, decoration. Recycle and restore
             School based assessment                           garments for a sustainable future. Op Shops to
             * Contract of work/folio                          Project Runway.
             * Community activity
             * Reflection                                      Technology Focus
                                                               Principles and Elements of Designing and
             Notes                                             Constructing Garments or Soft Furnishings
             Community Studies subjects are grouped            as Quilts: Project Runway. Use computerised
             according to the nature of the individually       machining, overlockers, embellisher,
             negotiated contract.                              embroidery machines, industrial machine,
                                                               quilter to create practical pieces.

             Community Studies—
                                                                                                                          SACE Stage 1 Subjects
                                                               Work Focus
                                                               Work in the fashion/textiles industry. Designer,
             Garment Construction and                          machinist, fashion buyer, retail, merchandiser.
             Textiles A/B (Stage 1)                            Work experience is an option.

             Length: 1 Semester                                Setting up a business or enterprise, advertising
                                                               marketing, e-business, financial, legal – based
             Description
                                                               around a textile product/s manufacturing.
             This practical course is designed to teach
             students garment construction techniques          Health and Recreation Focus
             that they will apply to making or redesigning     Sewing for pleasure and profit. The health
             clothes and other items. Students are helped      benefits of using your leisure time to create
             towards competence in using sewing machines       textile products, meet with community sewing
             and overlockers. Students will negotiate          groups and clubs and classes. Sewing for
             to make items such as skirts, jumpers, tops,      charity.
             children’s clothes, etc or to recycle used
             clothing into a different garment or an           Assessment
             item such as a cushion or bag. Students           School based assessment 70%
             are encouraged to make sustainable and            * Contract development
             environmentaly friendly choices when              * Folio/evidence of practical work

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Stage 1 ENGLISH | FOUNDATION SERIES | ICT | DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
                                                                  External assessment 30%                                generation citizens
                                                                  * Reflection                                         • develop skills and attitudes that will be
                                                                                                                         relevant within the workplace.
                                                                  Notes
                                                                  Students will need to purchase fabrics for own
                                                                  garments and projects.
                                                                                                                       Foundation Studies A
                                                                  This subject provides a SACE credit of 20 points
                                                                                                                       Length: Semester 1
                                                                  but not an ATAR.
                                                                                                                       Description
                                                                  Provides an alternative way for students to get
                                                                                                                       Students enrol in this course to develop
                                                                  their SACE.
                                                                                                                       necessary pre-requisite skills to embark
                                                                                                                       and complete SACE topics at Stage 1. The
                                                                                                                       course focuses on building skills around
                                                                  English as an Additional                             the SACE capabilities - Literacy,Numeracy,
                                                                  Language or Dialect for                              Information and Communication Technology,
                                                                                                                       Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal
                                                                  New Arrivals A/B                                     and Socail skills, Ethical Understanding and
                                                                  Length: Semester                                     Intercultural understanding. The course will
                                                                                                                       equip students with basic IT skills using the
                                                                  Description                                          Microsoft Suite of programs, including Word,
                                                                  Designed for ESL students who wish to                Excel and PowerPoint, as well as developing
                                                                  improve their reading, writing, speaking and         basic mathematical and research skills to
                                                                  grammar and vocabulary skills. The course            enable students to word process their work,
                                                                  addresses the needs of both new arrivals and         develop presentations, compile simple graphs
                                                                  those who have been in Australia for some            and tables, and critically analyse internet
                                                                  time and who require extra assistance with           source materials. Group work is a required
                                                                  literacy.                                            component of this course.
                                                                  Students develop their skills through a range        Assessment
                                                                  of topics including:                                 Folio
                                                                                                                       Practical
                                                                  Being a consumer
                                                                                                                       Group Work
                                                                  Using community, health and education
                                                                  services                                             Notes
                                                                                                                       Semester 1 leads to Semester 2 which is an
                                                                  Requesting information and making
                                                                                                                       advanced course
                                                                  complaints
                                                                  Being work ready

                                                                  Assessment                                           Foundation Studies B
                                                                  Students complete four assessments including
                                                                                                                       Length: Semester 2
                                                                  a practical activity, a group activity and a folio
                                                                  of short tasks.                                      Description
                                                                  Practical Activity 60% - Responding to Texts         Students enrol in this course to develop
                                                                  Group Activity 20% - Interactive Study               necessary pre-requisite skills to embark
                                                                  Investigation 20% - Language Study                   and complete SACE topics at Stage 1.The
                                                                                                                       course focuses on building skills around
                                                                  Notes
                                                                                                                       the SACE capabilities - Literacy,Numeracy,
                                                                  Curriculum Pathway:
                                                                                                                       Information and Communication Technology,
                                                                  Provides students, both adult and continuing
                                                                                                                       Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal
                                                                  at Year 11 an opportunity to undertake a 10
                                                                                                                       and Socail skills, Ethical Understanding and
                                                                  credit subject which meets their needs more
                                                                                                                       Intercultural understanding. The course will
                                                                  relevantly than other SOSE subjects. It allows
                                                                                                                       equip students with basic IT skills using the
                                                                  them to:
                                                                                                                       Microsoft Suite of programs, including Word,
                                                                  • further develop their literacy and numeracy
                                                                                                                       Excel and PowerPoint, as well as developing
                                                                     skills
                                                                                                                       basic mathematical and research skills to
                                                                  • develop confidence in moving around
                                                                                                                       enable students to word process their work,
                                                                     society
                                                                                                                       develop presentations, compile simple graphs
                                                                  • is relevant to their needs as non-English
                                                                                                                       and tables, and critically analyse internet
                                                                     speaking background migrants/first
                                                                                                                       source materials. Group work is a required

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component of this course.                        ICT-After Effects
             Assessment                                       Animation(Sem2)
             Folio
             Practical                                        Length: Semester 1
             Group Work                                       Description
             Notes                                            Create 2D digital animations using Adobe
             Students commencing this course in Semester      After Effects CC. Learn how to create, import,
             2 undertake the introductory program             setup and animate 2D characters and graphics.
             from Semester 1. Students continuing from        Add backgrounds, titles, sounds and effects.
             Semester 1 undertake an advanced course in       Knowledge of a computer graphics program
             Semester 2.                                      such as Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop
                                                              would be beneficial.

                                                              Assessment
             ICT- Illustrator(Sem1)                           Folio
             Length: Semester 1                               Practical
                                                              Group Work
             Description
             Adobe Illustrator C is a powerful vector         Notes
             drawing program that is used by art, design      This course requires good computer skills.
             and multimedia professionals. It allows you to
             be very accurate with your designs and have
             incredible creative control with sophisticated   Digital Photography SLR
             drawing tools, expressive natural brushes, and   Semester 1
             a host of time-saving features.
                                                              Length: Semester 1
             New skills are developed through class and
             individual exercises, producing graphics for a   Description
             range of purposes.                               This course is designed for those who have,
                                                              or are considering purchasing a digital SLR
             Assessment                                       camera. Students will explore the effective use
             Folio                                            of the camera through practical experience,
             Practical                                        taking pictures using simple mode settings
             Group Work                                       through to more complex manual controls
                                                              and menu adjustments. This course also
             Notes
                                                              covers basic photographic techniques and
             This course requires good computer skills.
                                                              digital enhancement and manipulation of
                                                              images using Photoshop. Other skills include

                                                                                                                        SACE Stage 1 Subjects

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Stage 1 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY | PHOTOSHOP | ART | BIOLOGY
                                                          uploading images, file management, saving          skills. Skills covered range from selecting
                                                          to various media, sending files and printing       and altering images, using filters, layers and
                                                          strategies.                                        text and image enhancement. New skills
                                                                                                             are developed through class and individual
                                                          Assessment                                         projects producing images for a variety of
                                                          Folio                                              purposes.
                                                          Practical
                                                          Group Work                                         Assessment
                                                                                                             Folio
                                                                                                             Practical
                                                          Digital Photography SLR                            Group Work
                                                          Semester 2                                         Notes
                                                                                                             Good computer skills are assumed.
                                                          Length: Semester 2

                                                          Description
                                                          This course will build on the types of             SACE Stage 1 and 2 Courses
                                                          experiences gained in Digital Photography          Combined with Continuing
                                                          SLR 1. Students with similar experiences may
                                                          choose to join this class.                         Students
                                                          Assessment                                         11 Art
                                                          Folio
                                                          Practical                                          Description
                                                          Group Work                                         In Visual Art, students express ideas through
                                                                                                             practical work of painting, printmaking,
                                                                                                             sculpture, textiles and drawing. Students have
                                                          Photoshop 1                                        opportunities to research, understand and
                                                                                                             reflect upon visual art works in their cultural
                                                          Length: Semester 1                                 and historical contexts.
                                                          Description                                        The broad area of Art includes both artistic
                                                          In this course students will explore features of   and crafting methods and outcomes, including
                                                          the Adobe Photoshop CC program. This course        the development of ideas, research, analysis
                                                          assumes good computer skills and caters for        and experimentation with colour, media and
                                                          existing users of the program who want to          techniques.
                                                          extend their skills. Skills covered range from
                                                          selecting and altering images, using filters,      Students develop artwork that expresses
                                                          layers and text and image enhancement.             ideas and opinions, with knowledge and
                                                          New skills are developed through class and         competence in using art materials.
                                                          individual projects producing images for a         Students use drawing as a basis to develop
                                                          variety of purposes.                               works, which are completed in a variety of
                                                          Assessment                                         media.
                                                          Folio                                              Assessment
                                                          Practical                                          The following three areas of study are
                                                          Group Work                                         assessed:
                                                          Notes                                              • Folio - planning of practical work
                                                          Good computer skills are required                  • Practical - a resolved art work and a
                                                                                                                Practitioner’s statement
                                                                                                             • Visual Study - a development of art skills
                                                          Photoshop 2                                           and learning

                                                          Length: Semester 2                                 Notes
                                                                                                             An interest in and/or ability in drawing is
                                                          Description                                        essential.
                                                          In this course students develop a deeper
                                                          understanding and competency with the              The ability to develop ideas and work
                                                          Adobe Photoshop CC program. This course            independently is needed.
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11 Biology A                                        11 Biology B
             Description                                         Description
             Two areas of study will be covered:                 Two areas of study are covered:
             • Cells and microorganisms                          • Multicellular Organisms
             • Infectious diseases.                              • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics.

             Cells and microorganisms looks at Prokaryotic       Multicellular organisms - students examine
             and Eukaryotic cells and the processes vital for    the hierarchical structure of organisms and
             cell functioning and survival. Students learn       look at cells, tissues, organs and organ systems.
             about the conditions necessary for the growth       Students look at the structure and function
             and survival of microorganisms and their use        of various organs that facilitate exchange of
             in science and industry.                            materials in human beings and other species.
                                                                 Students also investigate the factors that affect
             In the topic infectious diseases students           plant growth and the structure and function
             examine the various agents that cause               of leaves.
             infectious diseases, including viral, bacteria
             and other parasitic pathogens. Students             In the topic of biodiversity and ecosystem
             examine the structure and function of the           dynamics, students investigate diverse
             immune system including the non-specific and        ecosystems exploring the range of biotic and
             specific responses.                                 abiotic components to understand these
                                                                 systems.
             The three strands of science inquiry skills,
             science as a human endeavour and science            The three strands of science inquiry skills,
             understandings are integrated throughout            science as a human endeavour and science
             student learning in this subject.                   understandings are integrated throughout
                                                                 student learning in this subject.
             Assessment
             Assessment for Stage 1 Biology consists of the      Assessment
             set assessment tasks being graded against the       Assessment for Stage 1 Biology consists of the
             state-wide performance standards for Biology.       set assessment tasks being graded against the
             • Investigations folio - practical investigations   state-wide performance standards for Biology.
                and a human endeavour investigation              • Investigations folio - practical investigations
             • Skills and applications tasks -tests                 and a human endeavour investigation
                                                                 • Skills and applications tasks -tests
             Notes
             Students intending to study Biology at stage        Notes
             2 should complete two semesters of Biology          Students intending to study Biology at stage
             at year 11.                                         2 should complete two semesters of Biology
                                                                 at year 11.

                                                                                                                             SACE Stage 1 Subjects

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11 Chemistry 1                                   applications task. Skills that could be assessed
                                                                               include using chemical terms, conventions,
                              Description                                      and notations; writing equations; calculating;
                              The study of Chemistry offers students           demonstrating understanding; applying
                              opportunities to consider the use that           knowledge; graphing; analysing data and
                              human beings make of the planet’s resources      drawing conclusions; and designing an
                              and the impact of human activities on the        investigation to test a hypothesis.
                              environment. An understanding of chemistry,
                              and the application of this understanding,       End of Semester Exam
                              helps students to appreciate the factors that    Students will undertake an Examination at the
                              influence the pursuit of science and to make     end of each 10-credit subject
                              informed decisions about modifying and
                                                                               Assessment Design Criteria:
                              interacting with nature.
                                                                               • Investigation
                              Scientific inquiry commonly involves teams       • Analysis and Evaluation
                              of people with diverse skills and knowledge.     • Application
                              Chemists can contribute to such teams            • Knowledge and Understanding
                              through their study of the properties, uses,
                                                                               Notes
                              means of production, and reactions of natural
                                                                               Appropriate covered footwear required.
                              and processed materials. Chemists also make a
                              critical study of the social and environmental
                              impact of materials and chemical processes.
                              Their skills in observation, and in designing
                                                                               11 Chemistry 2
                              and performing experiments, make an              Description
                              important contribution to advances in            The study of Chemistry offers students
                              scientific theories.                             opportunities to consider the use that
                                                                               human beings make of the planet’s resources
                              Through the study of chemistry, students
                                                                               and the impact of human activities on the
                              develop an understanding of the physical
                                                                               environment. An understanding of chemistry,
                              world that enables them to be questioning,
                                                                               and the application of this understanding,
Stage 1 CHEMISTRY | ENGLISH

                              reflective, and critical thinkers. As a way
                                                                               helps students to appreciate the factors that
                              of knowing, students can use chemistry to
                                                                               influence the pursuit of science and to make
                              explore and explain their experiences of
                                                                               informed decisions about modifying and
                              phenomena around them.
                                                                               interacting with nature.
                              Semester 1 Topics can include:
                                                                               Scientific inquiry commonly involves teams
                              • Materials, Kinetic & Atomic Theory,
                                                                               of people with diverse skills and knowledge.
                                Periodicity (Matter)
                                                                               Chemists can contribute to such teams
                              • Bonding
                                                                               through their study of the properties, uses,
                              • Organic Chemistry
                                                                               means of production, and reactions of natural
                              Assessment                                       and processed materials. Chemists also make a
                              The following assessment will be undertaken      critical study of the social and environmental
                              in Stage 1 Chemistry:                            impact of materials and chemical processes.
                                                                               Their skills in observation, and in designing
                              Chemistry 1 is a pre-requisite subject for
                                                                               and performing experiments, make an
                              Chemistry 2
                                                                               important contribution to advances in
                              Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio          scientific theories.

                              Students undertake at least one practical        Through the study of chemistry, students
                              investigation and at least one issues            develop an understanding of the physical
                              investigation to include in the folio.           world that enables them to be questioning,
                                                                               reflective, and critical thinkers. As a way
                              Students inquire into aspects of chemistry       of knowing, students can use chemistry to
                              through practical discovery and data analysis,   explore and explain their experiences of
                              or by selecting, analysing, and interpreting     phenomena around them.
                              information.
                                                                               Semester 2 topic can include:
                              Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications       • Acids and the Environment
                              Tasks                                            • Reacting Quantities/Stoichiometry
                                                                               • Redox/Electrochemistry
                              Students undertake at least one skills and

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Assessment                                         Assessment
             The following assessment will be undertaken        The following assessment types enable
             in Stage 1 Chemistry:                              students to demonstrate their learning in
                                                                Stage 1 English:
             Assessment Type 1: Investigations Folio            • Assessment Type 1: Responding to Texts
             Students undertake at least one practical          • Assessment Type 2: Creating Texts
             investigation and at least one issues              • Assessment Type 3: Intertextual Study
             investigation to include in the folio.             Notes
             Students inquire into aspects of chemistry         Twenty credits of Literacy are compulsory for
             through practical discovery and data analysis,     SACE acquisition. It is recommended that all
             or by selecting, analysing, and interpreting       students complete two units at Stage 1.
             information.

             Assessment Type 2: Skills and Applications         11 English as an Additional
             Tasks                                              Language or Dialect
             Students undertake at least one skills and         Description
             applications task. Skills that could be assessed   English as an Additional Language or Dialect
             include using chemical terms, conventions,         (formerly ESL) can be chosen in place of
             and notations; writing equations; calculating;     English A or B for students who are eligible.
             demonstrating understanding; applying              Students who first learned a language other
             knowledge; graphing; analysing data and            than English study EALD and are seeking
             drawing conclusions; and designing an              development of English language skills.
             investigation to test a hypothesis.
                                                                Students will complete a number of topics.
             End of Semester Exam                               Within each of these topics there will be the
             Students will undertake an Examination at the      opportunity for students to develop and
             end of each 10-credit subject                      improve their written and spoken skills.
             Assessment Design Criteria:
             • Investigation                                    Writing letters and essays, presenting oral and
             • Analysis and Evaluation                          written reports, holding discussions, reviewing
             • Application                                      and critical literacy are some of the skills to be
             • Knowledge and Understanding                      developed.

             Notes                                              Assessment
             Semester 1 Chemistry is a pre-requisite for this   The following assessment types enable
             subject.                                           students to demonstrate their learning in
                                                                Stage 1 English as an Additional Language:
             Appropriate covered footwear required.             • Assessment Type 1: Responding to Texts
                                                                • Assessment Type 2: Interactive Study

                                                                                                                             SACE Stage 1 Subjects
                                                                • Assessment Type 3: Language Study.
             11 English A/B
                                                                Notes
             Description                                        Twenty credits of Literacy are compulsory for
             Students will learn a range of research            SACE acquisition. It is recommended that all
             and analysis skills in response to a range of      students complete two units at Stage 1. All
             texts including novels, plays, short stories,      students who want to enrol in an English as an
             poetry and various media texts such as             Additional Language subject will be required
             newspapers, film and television. They then         to apply to the SACE Board for eligibility.
             apply this knowledge and understanding             Translations of SACE information materials can
             to produce texts of their own for a variety        be provided upon request.
             of purposes and audiences. Connections are
             made between different texts in terms of
             the different techniques which writers use         11 Essential English A/B
             to deal with themes and issues. There is an        Description
             emphasis on the further development of skills      Students consider a variety of ways in which
             in reading, writing, listening and speaking in a   texts communicate information, ideas, and
             variety of situations.                             perspectives. Students examine and respond
                                                                to how language is used in social, cultural,
                                                                community, workplace, and/or imagined

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contexts. Students recognise and use textual      In Stage 1 Essential Mathematics, revisions to
                                     conventions and language features to              the assessment requirements and conditions,
                                     communicate information and ideas that            and performance standards, will enable the
                                     convey simple and complex thoughts in a           access and flexibility that is currently available
                                     range of mediums and digital technologies.        in Numeracy for Work and Community Life
                                                                                       and Mathematics Pathways. In Stage 1 and
                                     Assessment                                        Stage 2 Essential Mathematics and General
                                     The following assessment types enable             Mathematics, the revised content structure
                                     students to demonstrate their learning in         will include an Open Topic to increase the
                                     Stage 1 Essential English:                        flexibility for teachers to design programs that
                                     • Assessment Type 1: Responding to Texts          best meet the needs and interests of their
                                     • Assessment Type 2: Creating Texts.              students.
                                     Notes                                             It may include:
                                     Twenty credits of Literacy are compulsory for     • Earning and Spending (Topic 1): Ways
                                     SACE acquisition. It is recommended that all          of earning; awards, payroll, calculations;
                                     students complete two units at Stage 1.               income tax; methods of payment; value for
                                                                                           money, discounts, unit pricing, budgets.
                                                                                       • Measurement (Topic 2): Metric systems,
                                     11 Essential Mathematics                              scales, plans; scale factor, enlargements;
                                     A/B                                                   perimeter; area, volume, capacity, time.
                                                                                       • Statistics (Topic 7): Collection,
Stage 1 MATHS | FOOD & HOSPITALITY

                                     Description                                           representation of data; reading,
                                     This subject is designed for :                        interpreting, drawing graphs; mean, mode,
                                                                                           median.
                                     (1) students who are seeking to meet the
                                     minimum SACE numeracy requirement                 Assessment
                                     (students are required to successfully complete   Each unit will be using three types of tasks:
                                     only 1 Semester of Stage 1 Maths for SACE);       • Skills and Applications Assessment Tasks (eg,
                                                                                          tests, assignments, exam)
                                     (2) students who are planning to pursue
                                                                                       • Directed Investigations
                                     a career in a range of trades or vocational
                                                                                       • Projects
                                     pathways. There is an emphasis on extending
                                     students’ mathematical skills in ways that        Student work will be moderated by the SACE
                                     apply to practical problem solving in everyday    Board to finalise grades.
                                     and workplace contexts, in flexible and
                                     resourceful ways. This subject leads to Stage 2   Notes
                                     Essential Mathematics.                            For students with limited achievement in Year
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who may wish to conclude their studies in              scales, plans: scale factor, enlargements;
             Maths after this course, or to study Essential         perimeter; area, volume, capacity.
             Mathematics at Stage 2.
                                                                 Assessment
                                                                 Each unit will be using three types of tasks:
             11 Food and Hospitality                             • Skills and Applications Assessment Tasks (eg,
                                                                    tests, assignments, exam)
             (Catering)                                          • Investigations
             Description                                         Notes
             This course has been designed to engage a           Students intending to study Essential
             range of students to develop skills in the food     Mathematics at Stage 2 are advised to study
             & hospitality industry. Students develop food       both units of Stage 1 General Mathematics
             practical skills. They also explore knowledge of    (Business or Industry).
             contemporary issues related to the Industry.

             Assessment
             • Practical Activity 60%
                                                                 11 General Mathematics
             • Group Activity 20%                                (Business) B
             • Investigation 30%
                                                                 Description
             Notes                                               General Mathematics extends students’
             OHS&W requirements in keeping with                  mathematical skills in ways that apply to
             hospitality industry standards, including           practical problem solving. Topics cover a
             closed-in footwear and short fingernails free       diverse range of applications of mathematics,
             of polish.                                          including personal financial management,
                                                                 measurement and trigonometry, the statistical
                                                                 investigation process, modelling using
             11 General Mathematics                              linear and non-linear functions, and discrete
                                                                 modelling using networks and matrices. In
             (Business) A                                        Stage 1 and Stage 2 Essential Mathematics
             Description                                         and General Mathematics, the revised content
             General Mathematics extends students’               structure will include an Open Topic to
             mathematical skills in ways that apply to           increase the flexibility for teachers to design
             practical problem solving. Topics cover a           programs that best meet the needs and
             diverse range of applications of mathematics,       interests of their students.
             including personal financial management,
                                                                 This second units builds on the skills and
             measurement and trigonometry, the statistical
                                                                 knowledge in Part A, and is recommended
             investigation process, modelling using
                                                                 for students wishing to study Stage 2 Maths
             linear and non-linear functions, and discrete
                                                                 Applications. Successful completion General
             modelling using networks and matrices.

                                                                                                                           SACE Stage 1 Subjects
                                                                 Mathematics at Stage 2 prepares students
             Greater emphasis will be placed on topics
                                                                 for entry to tertiary courses requiring a non-
             leading to careers and/or study in the world
                                                                 specialised background in mathematics.
             of Business. In Stage 1 and Stage 2 Essential
             Mathematics and General Mathematics, the            It may include:
             revised content structure will include an Open      • Saving and Borrowing (Topic 5): Simple
             Topic to increase the flexibility for teachers to       interest; compound interest; investment;
             design programs that best meet the needs and            interest charges; repayment tables.
             interests of their students.                        • Data in Context (Topic 3)
                                                                 • Statistics (Topic 7): Collecting, displaying
             Successful completion General Mathematics
                                                                     data; mean, mode, median; variances,
             at Stage 2 prepares students for entry to
                                                                     standard deviation; interquartile range,
             tertiary courses requiring a non-specialised
                                                                     stem/box plots.
             background in mathematics.
                                                                 Assessment
             It may include:                                     Each unit will be using three types of tasks:
             • Earning and Spending (Topic 1): Ways              • Skills and Applications Assessment Tasks (eg,
                 of earning; awards, payroll, calculations;         tests, assignments, exam)
                 income tax; methods of payment; value for       • Investigations
                 money, discounts, unit pricing, budgets.
             • Measurement (Topic 2): Metric systems,

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Notes                                                  Skills and Applications Assessment Tasks (eg,
                                Students intending to study Essential                  tests, assignments, exam)
                                Mathematics at Stage 2 are advised to study          • Investigations
                                both units of Stage 1 General Mathematics
                                (Business or Industry).                              Notes
                                                                                     Students intending to study Essential
                                                                                     Mathematics at Stage 2 are advised to
                                11 General Mathematics                               study this unit followed by Stage 1 General
                                                                                     Mathematics (Industry) B or the Stage 1
                                (Industry) A                                         General (Business).
                                Description
                                General Mathematics extends students’
                                mathematical skills in ways that apply to
                                                                                     11 General Mathematics
                                practical problem solving. Topics cover a            (Industry) B
                                diverse range of applications of mathematics,
                                including personal financial management,             Description
                                measurement and trigonometry, the statistical        General Mathematics extends students’
                                investigation process, modelling using               mathematical skills in ways that apply to
                                linear and non-linear functions, and discrete        practical problem solving. Topics cover a
                                modelling using networks and matrices.               diverse range of applications of mathematics,
                                Greater emphasis will be placed on topics            including personal financial management,
                                leading to careers and/or study in the world         measurement and trigonometry, the statistical
                                of Industry. In Stage 1 and Stage 2 Essential        investigation process, modelling using
                                Mathematics and General Mathematics, the             linear and non-linear functions, and discrete
                                revised content structure will include an Open       modelling using networks and matrices.
                                Topic to increase the flexibility for teachers to    Greater emphasis will be placed on topics
                                design programs that best meet the needs and         leading to careers and/or study in the world
                                                                                     of Industry. In Stage 1 and Stage 2 Essential
Stage 1 MATHS | LEGAL STUDIES

                                interests of their students.
                                                                                     Mathematics and General Mathematics, the
                                Successful completion General Mathematics            revised content structure will include an Open
                                at Stage 2 prepares students for entry to            Topic to increase the flexibility for teachers to
                                tertiary courses requiring a non-specialised         design programs that best meet the needs and
                                background in mathematics.                           interests of their students.

                                It may include:                                      Successful completion General Mathematics
                                • Measurement (Topic 2); Units of                    at Stage 2 prepares students for entry to
                                    Measurement, Scales & Ratios, Time               tertiary courses requiring a non-specialised
                                    & Rates, Perimeter & Area, Volume &              background in mathematics.
                                    Capacity, Specialist Measurements
                                • Trigonometry (Topic 8); Measuring                  It may include:
                                    Instruments, Right Angled Triangle               • Networks & Matrices (Topic 4); Reading
                                    Geometry, Areas on Non-Right Angled                  Network Diagrams, Constructing Networks,
                                    Triangles, Allied Shapes, Problem-solving.           Problem-solving with Networks, Network
                                                                                         Algorithms, Interpreting Information in
                                Assessment                                               Matrix Form, Basic Matrix Arithmetic
                                Each unit will be using three types of tasks:        • Simulating Random Processes (Topic 6);
                                                                                 •       Examples of Simulations, Investigating
                                                                                         Problems, Constructing Mathematical
                                                                                         Models, Calculation of Simple Probabilities,
                                                                                         Designing & Testing Randomising Devices,
                                                                                         Modelling, Running a Simulation,
                                                                                         Summarising Results & Forming
                                                                                         Conclusions, Appraisal of the Model.

                                                                                     Assessment
                                                                                     Each unit will be using three types of tasks:
                                                                                     • Skills and Applications Assessment Tasks (eg,
                                                                                        tests, assignments, exam)
                                                                                     • Investigations

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Notes                                               • Skills Assessment Tasks (eg, tests and
             Students intending to study Essential                 assignments)
             Mathematic at Stage 2 are advised to study          • Directed Investigations
             both units of Stage 1 General Mathematics           • Exam
             (Industry/Business).
                                                                 Notes
                                                                 Students intending to study Stage 2
             11 Legal Studies: Justice &                         Mathematical Methods must satisfactorily
                                                                 complete Stage 1 Mathematical Methods 1
             Society                                             and 2.
             Description                                         Students intending to study Stage 2 Specialist
             The course is an Introduction to the Australian     Mathematics must also satisfactorily complete
             Legal System, and explores current criminal         Stage 1 Specialist Mathematics.
             and civil legal issues and cases in South
             Australia. Students will also learn about the       It will be assumed that students have a
             process of resolving legal disputes in Australia.   graphics calculator. If you are thinking of
                                                                 purchasing a graphics calculator it would
             Three key topics are undertaken in this             be advisable to first check with your Maths
             subject:                                            teacher for suitability, price etc).
             • An Introduction to the Australia legal
                system- Parliament, the Executive and the
                Courts                                           11 Mathematical
             • The Criminal Justice System
             • Justice and society- current legal issues. For    Methods 2
                example, Mandatory sentencing, Prisons,          Description
                Tort law and Victims and the court process.      This course is the second of two designed
             Students will have the opportunity to visit         to give students the required skills and
             the South Australian Supreme, District and          understandings in preparation for Maths
             Magistrates Courts as part of their course.         Methods at Stage 2. Students choosing this
                                                                 course need to have shown a high degree of
             Assessment                                          competence in Year 10 Maths.
             Assessment: summative tasks include a
             Media Analysis, Issues Study, Mock trial and        The topics covered may include:
             Individual Presentation.                            • Counting & Statistics
                                                                 • Introduction to Differential Calculus
             Notes                                               • Growth & Decay
             This course is a good introduction for Stage
             2 Legal Studies, and Justice studies at both        Assessment
             University and TAFE.                                Each unit will be assessed using three types
                                                                 of tasks:

                                                                                                                          SACE Stage 1 Subjects
                                                                 • Skills Assessment Tasks (eg, tests and
             11 Mathematical                                        assignments)
                                                                 • Directed Investigations
             Methods 1                                           • Exam
             Description                                         Notes
             This course is one of two designed to               Students intending to study Stage 2
             give students the required skills and               Mathematical Methods must satisfactorily
             understandings in preparation for Maths             complete Stage 1 Mathematical Methods 1
             Methods at Stage 2. Students choosing this          and 2.
             course need to have shown a high degree of
             competence in Year 10 Maths.                        Students intending to study Stage 2 Specialist
                                                                 Mathematics must also satisfactorily complete
             The topics covered may include:                     Stage 1 Specialist Mathematics.
             • Functions & Graphs
             • Polynomials (including Quadratics)                It will be assumed that students have a
             • Trigonomtry                                       graphics calculator. If you are thinking of
                                                                 purchasing a graphics calculator it would
             Assessment                                          be advisable to first check with your Maths
             Each unit will be assessed using three types        teacher for suitability, price etc).
             of tasks:

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11 Metal Technology 1                                Assessment
                                                                                                     Skills development will be assessed through
                                                Description                                          practical tasks. A folio of work must be
                                                This course aims to give students the basic skills   maintained including evidence of related
                                                required to work in a metals and engineering         practical, written responses and a design task.
                                                environment. This is a practical course where        Safe working practices and the correct use of
Stage 1 METAL TECHNOLOGY | MULTIMEDIA | MUSIC

                                                students will develop competent skills in            machines and equipment will be expected.
                                                fitting and machining, sheet metal work
                                                and welding. Students will also develop an           Notes
                                                understanding and appreciation of metal              Metal Technology 1 is essential.
                                                from a design perspective. Those students also
                                                studying CAD/CAM will be able to apply the
                                                skills developed in CAD/CAM in this course.          11 Multimedia
                                                Assessment                                           Description
                                                Skills development will be assessed through          This course is designed to develop practical
                                                practical tasks. A folio of work must be             skills using industry standard multimedia
                                                maintained including evidence of related             software from the Adobe Creative Suite.
                                                practical, written responses and a design task.      Students will develop a number of creative
                                                Safe working practices and the correct use of        products for a folio and practical pieces for
                                                machines and equipment will be expected.             display. A Visual Study is also incorporated into
                                                                                                     the course.
                                                Notes                                                Students are required to work in Digital
                                                Metal Technology at year 10 would be an              Imaging; Digital Photography; 2D Animation;
                                                advantage but not essential.                         DTP and Web Design.

                                                                                                     Assessment
                                                11 Metal Technology 2                                School based, involving development of ideas,
                                                                                                     practical and theory assessed through Folio,
                                                Description                                          Practical and Visual Study. Assessment tasks
                                                This course will build on the skills developed       are designed to assess the level of attainment
                                                in Metal Technology 1. This is a practical           of each student’s capabilities within the
                                                course where students will continue to               Performance Standards. Literacy and numeracy
                                                develop skills and competency in fitting and         will also be assessed within assessment tasks.
                                                machining, sheet metal work and welding.
                                                Students will also develop an understanding          Notes
                                                and appreciation of metal from a design              An interest in computing and its application to
                                                perspective. Those students also studying            art and design is assumed.
                                                CAD/CAM will be able to apply the skills
                                                developed in CAD/CAM in this course.

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11 Music Advanced 1                               11 Music Advanced 2
             Description                                       Description
             Students need to have at least three years        Students must have completed Music
             experience on their instrument and a strong       Advanced 1 and be reasonably proficient on
             theory and aural background prior to doing        their instrument.
             Music Advanced.
                                                               The theory focus in Semester 2 is on
             The theory focus is on arranging. Students will   more sophisticated harmony and aural
             produce a 12 bar arrangement, including parts     skills. Students continue to work on an
             for vocals, horn section and rhythm section.      arrangement, incorporating more of the
             Harmonies, counter-melodies, ostinato,            techniques and melodic tools as they learn
             smooth chord movement and appropriate             them. There is a theory exam at the end of the
             selection of ideas for different styles.          semester.

             There is also an aural component, teaching        Practical assessment is at the end of the
             aural recognition of intervals, scales, chord     semester, consisting of two short contrasting
             progressions, triads and rhythms.                 pieces.

             Students need to practice on a regular basis      The written assignments, the review and
             and develop their technique and fluency on        the history or technical appraisal, form the
             their chosen instrument. There is a practical     portfolio that comprises a significant part of
             assessment at the end of the semester.            the overall assessment.

             The written assessments include a review and      Assessment
             a music history assignment.                       Assessment will be aligned to Performance
                                                               Standards. Students will be assessed in the
             Assessment                                        following areas:
             Assessment will be aligned to Performance         • Skills presentation (performance)
             Standards. Students will be assessed in the       • Skills development (theory)
             following areas:                                  •		Folio, which willinclude a number of
             • Skills presentation (performance)                  written or research based tasks and a short
             • Skills development (theory)                        arrangement.
             • Folio, which will include two written tasks
                and arrangement, plus exam.                    Notes
                                                               Semester 1 leads to Semester 2 which is an
             Notes                                             advanced course.
             Semester 1 leads to Semester 2 which is an
             advanced course.                                  Involves participation in a band. Students will
                                                               need to be involved in some out-of-school-
             Involves participation in a band. Students will   hours performances and rehearsals. They
             need to be involved in some out-of-school-        will also need to work and practise on an

                                                                                                                         SACE Stage 1 Subjects
             hours performances and rehearsals.They will       independent basis. Students may need to find
             also need to be able to practise and work         their own instrumental tuition.
             consistently on an independent basis. Students
             may need to find their own instrumental
             tuition.

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Stage 1 MUSIC | PHOTOGRAPHY | PHYSICAL EDUCATION | PHYSICS
                                                             11 Music Experience 1                              11 Music Experience 2
                                                             Description                                        Description
                                                             Students are expected to have some previous        Students need to have completed Music
                                                             practical experience (preferably at least 1 year   Experience 1.
                                                             on an instrument or vocals) prior to beginning
                                                             this course. It cannot be guaranteed that          The theory studies continue into more
                                                             individual instrumental or vocal instruction       sophisticated theory and aural concepts.
                                                             will be available. There is no prerequisite in     Harmonic, rhythmic and melodic concepts are
                                                             terms of music theory, although some prior         explored and are linked with the practical in
                                                             knowledge would be a significant advantage.        terms of playing scales, chords and exercises as
                                                                                                                well as learning how to learn new pieces.
                                                             Students study the fundamentals of music
                                                             theory. There is a written component as            The written assessments continue on from
                                                             well, consisting of a review and a history         Semester 1. A review and a written piece on a
                                                             assignment. Students are expected to do            particular style or genre of Music are required.
                                                             regular practice on their chosen instrument        There is an exam at the end and a practical
                                                             and prepare one or two simple pieces. The          assessment.
                                                             assessment tasks are a theory exam, the            Assessment
                                                             practical assessment and the written pieces.       Assessment will be aligned to Performance
                                                             Assessment                                         Standards. Students will be assessed in the
                                                             Assessment will be aligned to Performance          following areas:
                                                             Standards. Students will be assessed in the        • Skills Presentation (Performance)
                                                             following areas:                                   • Skills Development (Theory)
                                                             • Skills Presentation (Performance)                • Folio, which will include two written tasks
                                                             • Skills Development (theory)                         and a short written melody and chord
                                                             • Folio, which will include two written or            progression.
                                                                research based tasks.                           Notes
                                                             Notes                                              Students must be able to practise and work on
                                                             Students will need to be able to work and          the theory on an independent basis. Students
                                                             practise independently. Also students may          may need to find their own instrumental
                                                             need to find their own instrumental tuition.       tuition.

                                                                                                                11 Photography
                                                                                                                Description
                                                                                                                Students focus upon using Digital SLR
                                                                                                                cameras and Photoshop. There is a strong
                                                                                                                emphasis on manual camera operation along
                                                                                                                with exploration and experimentation of
                                                                                                                Photoshop techniques. Students will go on
                                                                                                                excursions that expose them to different
                                                                                                                environments in which to take photographs.

                                                                                                                Students will be involved in the following
                                                                                                                aspects of photography:
                                                                                                                • Basic and Advanced Camera Operation
                                                                                                                • Photoshop - Manipulation, superimposing
                                                                                                                   effects and graphic design
                                                                                                                • Composing Photographic images
                                                                                                                • Basic and Advanced Photoshop Techniques

                                                                                                                Assessment
                                                                                                                Folio (Camera and Photoshop Techniques)

                                                                                                                Visual Study (Exploration of a particular skill,
                                                                                                                technique, equipment or artist)

                                                                                                                Practical (see notes)

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