Subject Selection Book 2020 - Years 9 and 10 electives - Varsity College

 
Subject Selection Book 2020 - Years 9 and 10 electives - Varsity College
Subject Selection Book 2020
Years 9 and 10 electives

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Subject Selection Book 2020 - Years 9 and 10 electives - Varsity College
Subject Selection Booklet Years 9 to 10 - 2020

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Cover page
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Contents
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YEAR 9 SUBJECT OVERVIEW
        Chinese                                         6
        Drama                                           7
        Engineering Technology                          8
        Health and Physical Education (HPE)             9
        Hospitality                                     10
        Film and Television                             11
        Music                                           12
        Industrial Technology (Manufacturing)           13
        Visual Art                                      14

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YEAR 9 Semester II and 10 Semester I SUBJECT OVERVIEW

Social Science
        Accounting                                      18
        Chinese                                         19
        Economics
                                                        20
        Geography                                       21
        Aspire Geography                                22
        Aspire History                                  23
        History                                         24

 Science
        Biology                                         25
        Chemistry                                       26
        Aspire Chemistry                                27
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Physics                          28
          Aspire Physics                   29

Engineering Technology                     30
          Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)    31
          Hospitality
                                           32
          Industrial Technology Skills     33
          Digital Solutions                34

Physical Education
        Physical Education                 35

Mathematics
     Mathematics                           36
          Mathematics Specialist           37
          Aspire Mathematics               38

English
          English                          39

Creative Arts
        Drama                              40
          Film, Television and New Media   41
          Music                            42
          Visual Art                       43

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YEAR 9 and 10 transition 2020                                                                                                                                        The Two Year Senior Preparation Process
Year 9 and 10 are important foundation years for a student’s development and transition to Senior Schooling. In these pivotal years, Students will engage in career education, explore and research various educational
pathways and be exposed to a variety of new and challenging subjects. They will also develop the foundation of skills and content knowledge for subjects and begin preparing for their Senior Phase of Learning,
external exams and the world of work.

Student study habits and school organisation will be vital for success. In these two years students will have the flexibility with their learning to move and change subjects at specific juncture points that will not be
possible in subject offerings in Years 11 and 12.
       Year 9 Semester I                                                                                            Transition Year – Year 9 Sem 2 and Year 10 Sem 1                                                                              Year 10 Semester II
                                                                                                               Year 9 Semester II                     Year 10 Semester I
 Core Subjects                                                                                          Core Subjects and Aspire Programs      Core Subjects and Aspire
 and Aspire Programs                                                                                       English                            Programs
                                                                                                            Mathematics
       English                                                                                                                                              English (G)

                                                    Transition Year Subject Selection (9 and 10) 2019
       Mathematics                                                                                                                                          General Mathematics (G) or
       Humanities and Social Science                                                                                                                         Mathematics Methods (G)

                                                                                                                                                                                                 SET Plan Subject Selection (10 to 11) 2020
       Science
                                                                                                            History, Economics (G) or Geography (G)
                                                                                                            Biology (G), Physics (G) or Chemistry (G)                                                                                            Post Senior Education and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Training plan interview
 Elective Options                                                                                       Elective Options
 (Two choices only)                                                                                     (four choices only – semester subjects)                                                                                                      (ACARA Curriculum)
       Aspire Chinese (application only)                                                                   Aspire Chinese (application only)                                                                                                          Senior Subject
       Athlete Development Program                                                                         Athlete Development Program (application only)                                                                                              preparation
        (application only)                                                                                  Aspire Drama (application only)
       Aspire Drama (application only)                                                                     Aspire Music (application only)
       Aspire Music (application only)                                                                     Aspire Visual Design (application only)
       Aspire Visual Design (application                                                                   Accounting (G)
        only)
                                                                                                            Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) (A)
       Chinese                                                                                             Chinese (G)
       Drama                                                                                               Drama (G)
       Engineering Technology                                                                              Engineering Technology (G)
       Health and Physical Education                                                                       Health and Physical Education (G)
       Hospitality                                                                                         Hospitality (A)
       Film and Television                                                                                 Industrial Technology (A)
       Music                                                                                               Information Processing and Technology (G)
       Industrial Technology                                                                               Film and Television (G)
       Visual Art                                                                                          Mathematics Specialist (Year 10 only in conjunction with Mathematics Methods) (G)
                                                                                                            Music (G)
                                                                                                            Visual Art (G)

 Additional                                                                                             Additional                                                                                                                            Additional
       GIPSA Sport                                                                                         GIPSA Sport                                                                                                                          External exam preparation
       Positive Education                                                                                  Positive Education                                                                                                                   Preparation for Traineeships and
       Academic Improvement Program                                                                        Academic Improvement Program and Career Education (SET plan)                                                                          Apprenticeships

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Subject Selection Book 2020 - Years 9 and 10 electives - Varsity College
YEAR 9 SUBJECT SEMESTER I OVERVIEW
In Year 9 students will study the core areas of Mathematics, English, Science and Social Science (History and
Geography) in their Foundation classes. Students also have the opportunity to select two elective subjects in
Semester I.

At the end of Semester I, students and parents will be given an opportunity to select their subject choices for
the transition Year for the Second Semester of Year 9 and First Semester of Year 10.

 Core Subjects and Aspire Programs                                           Semester 1
    Aspire English
    Aspire Mathematics
    Aspire Humanities and Social
      Science
    Aspire Science
                                                                        Core areas of study
    English
    Mathematics                                                 ENGLISH                     MATHS
    History and Geography
    Science
                                                              HUMANITIES AND                SCIENCE
                                                              SOCIAL SCIENCE
 Elective Options
 (Two choices only)
      Aspire Chinese (application only)
      Athlete Development Program                                     Two elective options
       (application only)
      Aspire Drama (application only)
      Aspire Music (application only)
                                                               Elective choice          Elective choice
      Aspire Visual Design (application
       only)                                                          1                        2
      Chinese
      Drama
      Engineering Technology
      Health and Physical Education
      Hospitality
      Film and Television
      Music
      Industrial Technology
      Visual Art
                                                                        GIPSA Sport
 Additional
      GIPSA Sport                                                   Positive Education
      Positive Education                                      Academic Improvement Program
      Academic Improvement Program
      Stem 2020
      Bridge and Duke of Edinburgh

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CHINESE
SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Learning additional languages widens horizons, broadens cognitive and cultural experience and develops
communication and intercultural understandings. The study of Chinese expands career options and
employability in a range of fields, and opens up new perspectives for students, not only in relation to other
cultures and languages, but also to their own language and cultural practices. A student’s ability to speak
Chinese provides him/her with additional skills that are extremely beneficial, given the dominance of China in
Australia’s tourism and trade industries.

Year 9 LOTE Chinese aims to develop language skills acquired in the compulsory Year 8 program. Students’ ability
to introduce themselves and talk about their likes and dislikes, their family, friends and hobbies has provided the
foundation upon which to progress to a more advanced study of the language. In Year 9, students will further
their communication skills through reading, writing, listening and speaking in Chinese in relevant, meaningful
contexts. Students have the opportunity to host visiting Chinese students to develop their Chinese language
skills, as well as participation in a study tour trip to China in their senior years of study of Chinese.

In addition to studying the language, students will engage in a variety of cultural activities including cooking
Chinese food, visiting restaurants, and participation in a range of Chinese celebrations. Opportunities to
participate in various speech and language competitions will also be offered to students.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT
       Speaking Assessments
       Listening Exams
       Reading Exams
       Writing Assessments

LINKS TO SENIOR/FUTURE PATHWAYS

Chinese as a second language is highly valued by a diverse range of employers as the global nature of industry
and the growth of Asian markets creates a high demand for multilingual employees. Information and
communication technologies (ICTs), trade and commerce have brought Australians into closer relationships and
more frequent interactions with people of other cultures, countries and communities. Career pathways may
include the tourism industry, international relations, translator, interpreter, teacher, flight attendant,
engineering, hospitality, journalism, foreign affairs or politics.

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DRAMA
SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Drama will improve student communication skills as well as enhance skills required to work in groups. Drama
explores the world in which students live in an interactive, fun and practical way.

Learning Themes

Gothic Theatre
Cross over to the dark side where you will explore gothic theatre text and submerse yourself in the mood,
mystery and creativity of gothic style. Students will develop an understanding of dramatic languages through
presenting from an Indigenous Australian gothic text and through creative script writing where imagination
becomes the only boundary. With a strong link to Australian Gothic Theatre in senior drama, Year 9 drama
provides a solid platform for future performing arts pursuits.

Verbatim Theatre
Verbatim Theatre is the ultimate research and detective theatre style. Students will explore real life
circumstances within the media and develop performance concepts based on the ideas and quotes of real
people about real events. Unlike other styles of theatre, Verbatim is unique because of the authenticity of the
dialogue used within each performance. Much like gothic theatre, students will be given the opportunity to
identify understanding through the creation of a Verbatim theatre performance concept.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Assessment will include:
    Forming [creating drama work]
    Presenting [performing drama work]
    Responding [analysing drama work]

LINKS TO SENIOR/FUTURE PATHWAYS

This course provides the foundation for Senior Drama and is helpful for building skills relating to other Creative
Arts subjects, Music, Film & Television and New Media. Drama develops group skills and can be a helpful form of
self-expression. Drama provides communication skills that are necessary in ‘real life’.

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ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Engineering Technology provides students with an opportunity to experience both theoretical and practical
learning activities focusing on engineering, mechanics, and engineering systems and control. The course will
require students to learn theory, then to apply their knowledge to solve design challenges.

LEARNING THEMES

Unit 1 F1 Challenge
In the F1 Challenge Unit, students explore what is required to design and manufacture a CO² powered balsa
wood Formula 1 style car. Their goal is to consider the theory of engineering mechanics to justify design
decisions that meet specifications prescribed by REA (Re-Engineering Australia). Students design, produce, test
and evaluate their designs by utilising manufacturing techniques, such as CAD, CNC machining and 3D printing,
smoke tunnel and wind tunnel testing, as well as track testing.

Unit 2 Robotics
Throughout the robotics unit students will gain experience in icon-based programming. They utilise Lego
Robotics equipment to design and test programming solutions to various practical challenges. Through the use
of various sensors, such as light, touch, ultrasonic, sound, and colour, students are able to program their robots
to interact with the environment, while simultaneously communicating with other

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment will include:
    Design analysis folios
    Written examinations
    Practical design challenges

LINKS TO SENIOR/FUTURE PATHWAYS

This course prepares students for Senior Engineering Technology. It also provides students with skills related to
Senior Graphics and Technology Studies*.

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HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Health and Physical Education will enable students to find out more about the body, how it works from an
energy systems and biomechanics perspective in a sporting environment. Topics include: exercise physiology
and training; how the body and training principles improve performance; Biomechanics – exploring human
movement analysis for performance.

All units of study have both practical and theoretical components:

Theoretical
Through the theory lessons students will study:
     Biomedical principles
     Energy Systems
     Training programs and program design
     Fitness testing
     Sport skills analysis

Practical
During the practical lessons, students will participate in futsal, soccer and touch football and develop the skills,
tactics and game sense of these sports. Students will also apply some of the concepts learned through theory in
practical sessions such as biomechanics and the principles of training, to enhance individual ability in these
sports.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Assessment will include a combination of the following:
Ongoing practical assessment of skills, tactics and game play
Biomechanics exam
Multi-modal presentation of the digital analysis of a specific training technique/skill

LINKS TO SENIOR/FUTURE PATHWAYS
This course helps to prepare students for Senior PE as well as Personalised Pathway courses such as the
Certificate II Recreation/Certificate III in Fitness* and Recreation* offered in Years 11 and 12. This course also
develops skills and knowledge to help students lead an active and healthy life style.

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HOSPITALITY*
SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Food Studies will help develop in students an appreciation of the flavour and texture of a variety of different
foods. Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between eating well and enjoying good health,
growing things and caring for the environment as well as the social etiquettes involved in preparing, presenting
and sharing food.

LEARNING THEMES

Foods of the World – Customs, Traditions & Celebrations
   
       Principles of Food
   
       Personal and Environment Hygiene
   
       Measurement, Time and Resource Management
   
       Australian Foods, Foods in Season, Herbs and Spices
   
       Practical Cooking – Soups, Pies, Quiches, Stir fries
   
       Cuisine of other countries – Italy, Thailand, France
   
       Christmas Treats from ‘Around the World’

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Create and prepare a contemporary Australian menu that reflects the changes in Australian eating patterns.
Students select their own cuisine to study in detail and produce main course and dessert.

LINKS TO SENIOR/FUTURE PATHWAYS

Food Studies will link to Year 10 Hospitality and Hospitality Practices* in Years 11 and 12. Skills gained will be
suitable for part time employment in the Hospitality Industry.

Please note full participation in all practical cooking activities is required to complete this course successfully.

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Film and Television
SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Film and Television includes a core study of digital image and motion manipulation. Students will utilise a
number of software programs including Adobe Photoshop, Encore and Premiere Pro to design comic strips and
critique media. Production work includes photo restoration and manipulation, applying special effects and audio
mixing to films, animation and creation of DVDs.

Film and Television is a blend of creativity and artistic design as well as a technical course with a hands-on
approach to digital image and motion manipulation.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Design: Creating comic strips using design briefs, scripts, storyboards and posters.

Production: On-set production of films, camera techniques and software programs such as Encore, Premiere Pro,
and Photoshop to make films and animation.

Critique: Analysing, researching and formulating responses based on media products.

LINKS TO SENIOR/FUTURE PATHWAYS

This course provides the foundation for Film, Television and New Media and is helpful for building skills relating
to other creative arts subjects, such as Music, Drama and Visual Art, as well as Information Processing and
Technology. Multimedia develops group skills and can be a helpful form of self-expression as well as analysis
skills to work out how media is used to communicate meaning.

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MUSIC
SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Students of music will participate in learning, creating and performing many different styles of popular music.
Students who participate in this course must be motivated to play an instrument and/or sing, as these skills are
key components of the course. This course caters for all students, regardless of experience, who are enthusiastic
about participating in challenging, musical activities.

LEARNING THEMES

Listening /Theory: Focus on an understanding of music notation as one of many ways of communicating musical
ideas.

Composing: Selecting appropriate musical structures and devices to create your own music. Experimenting and
discriminating between quality and ineffective selection of musical ideas.

Performing: Developing your musical talent so you can operate confidently as a soloist or ensemble performer.

Analysis: Determining the individual characteristics of music from different genres/styles and how particular
compositional devices are used.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Listening/Theory: Demonstrate learnt understanding of music notation and how to write/communicate what you
hear.

Composing: Creating your own contemporary song and recording it.
Performing: Playing and/or singing music in a small group/band or solo.

Analysing: Discussing your understanding of musical structures that you read and hear.

LINKS TO SENIOR/FUTURE PATHWAYS

This course helps prepare students for Senior Music and is helpful for Multimedia and other creative arts
subjects such as drama and dance. This course can lead to tertiary music study, employment in the music
industry or a satisfying leisure pursuit.

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Industrial Technology (Manufacturing)
SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Product Design and Manufacture involves the design and manufacture of products that comprise the manmade
environment. Students create products to solve real-world problems, satisfy human needs and wants, and to
capitalise on opportunities. They develop an informed understanding of the characteristics of materials and an
ability to select and manipulate materials to meet design challenges.

Students identify potential hazards and risks in workshops and industrial environments and demonstrate safe
practices in their own work environment.

LEARNING THEMES
Unit 1 Workplace Health and Safety
Workplace Health & Safety exposes students to relevant information on the safe and correct operating
procedures that will be utilised in the workshop and the workshop and the wider community.

Unit 2 Skills
Skill Development Exercise 1 develops, through guided practice, the correct/safe use of hand/power tools and
marking out, separating, forming, combining and finishing techniques.

Skill Development Exercise 2 develops, through guided practice, the correct/safe use of hand/power tools and
marking out, separating, forming, combining and finishing techniques.

Unit 3 Designing
Product Design & Manufacture challenges the students to design and produce an article that
satisfies a descriptive brief.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Students will prepare design folios and be graded on their practical work.

LINKS TO SENIOR/FUTURE PATHWAYS

Skills gained in this subject will help students who wish to study engineering or study industrial technology skills
in Years 11/12.

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VISUAL ART
SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Art in Year 9 centres around the making and appreciation of works of art. Students explore two-dimensional and
three-dimensional media and techniques. The two-dimensional media explored are tonal drawing, etching and
digital imaging using Photoshop. Three-dimensional media covers the making of a sculptural wearable artwork.
Students are offered the opportunity to develop and expand their creative skills and techniques, imagination,
perception and conceptual approaches to Art.

LEARNING THEMES

Unit 1
Wearable Art – in small groups, students create a sculptural wearable artwork from recycled materials that
responds to stimulus. This unit culminates in a fashion parade on assembly.

Unit 2
Altered Reality – Surrealism is the focus of both practical and written tasks. Students work in Photoshop to
create a surreal image for an etching.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Assessment will include a combination of the following areas, dependent on the unit studied:
Folio of drawings, digital imaging and etchings
Group wearable art
Visual diary demonstrating process work
Written art analysis
Artist statement justifying how design choices create meaning

LINKS TO SENIOR/FUTURE PATHWAYS

This course helps prepare students for Senior Art and develops skills and processes that are useful in other
Creative Arts subjects such as Film, Television and New Media and Drama.

Most TAFE and University visual arts and design courses require a folio as part of their application. This course
establishes this practice with students.

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Year 9 - 10 Transition
                                    Subject Selection Guidelines
English and Mathematics are yearlong subjects
In Term 4 of 2019, the Head of Department for Mathematics will provide recommendations for Year 9
students based on the students’ academic progress for subject selection to either General Mathematics or
Mathematics Methods in semester I Year 10.
      Year 9                     Year 10                          Year 10              Year 11 and 12
    Semester II                 Semester I                      Semester II
                                                                 Essential        Essential Mathematics
   Mathematics                  General                        Mathematics
                               Mathematics                        General         General Mathematics
                                                               Mathematics
                               Mathematics                     Mathematics             Mathematics
                                Methods                          Methods                Methods
                               Mathematics                       Specialist             Specialist
                                Specialist                     Mathematics             Mathematics

Please note that students who wish to study Mathematics Methods in Year 11 MUST be in Mathematics
Methods in Semester in Year 10. Students in Mathematics Methods can choose Specialist Mathematics as
an elective. (Must be studying in Mathematics Methods to choose Specialist Mathematics). Students who
wish to study Specialist Mathematics in Year 11 must select this option in Year 10.

Science is a compulsory subject in Year 9 Semester II and Year 10 Semester I
Choose at least one in each semester: Biology, Chemistry and Physics
        Year 9                        Year 10                      Year 10            Year 11 and 12
       Semester II                   Semester I                    Semester II
      Choice of either:            Choice of either:                 Options                Options

        Biology                        Biology                      Biology                Biology
       Chemistry                      Chemistry                    Chemistry              Chemistry
        Physics                        Physics                      Physics                Physics
    Students must select one        Students must select
                                     a different science

Social Science is a compulsory subject in Year 9 Semester II and Year 10 Semester I
Choose at least one in each semester: History, Geography and Economics
        Year 9                        Year 10                      Year 10            Year 11 and 12
       Semester II                   Semester I                    Semester II
      Choice of either:            Choice of either:                 Options                Options
        History                       History                       History                History
      Geography                     Geography                     Geography              Geography
    Students must select one        Economics                     Economics              Economics
                                    Students must select
                                  a different social science

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Part B: Elective Subject Selections

Total semester units available over the year = 12
Compulsory English/Maths/Science and Social Science units engaged = 8
Semester elective selection choices = 4 (2 per semester)

Year 10: A guide to subject selection for specialist programmes

Students will select six subjects from the four core, compulsory areas of study ie English, Maths, Social
Science and Science.
Students will select four electives.

                                                     Aspire Maths, Science, History and Geography
                                                     Students can apply for specialist entry into:
                                                      Aspire Maths and / or
                                                      Aspire Chemistry and / or
                                                      Aspire Physics

                                                      Aspire English and / or
                                                      Aspire History and / or
                                                      Aspire Geography

                                                     ASPIRE Creative Arts
                                                     For a full year study of the Aspire Creative Arts program will
                                                     require two elective choices for each semester.
                                                     Students can only select one Aspire Arts program
                                                       ASPIRE Drama
                                                       ASPIRE Visual Design
                                                       ASPIRE Music

                                                     Aspire Chinese
                                                     Aspire Chinese students select a full year of study in Chinese at
                                                     an Advanced level in the Varsity College Confucius Centre.

See the diagram over the page for a visual representation of this information.
Please note:
     Selected Aspire programs may clash and students will need to work with the school to resolve any issues or concerns.
        Aspire programs are only possible to operate based on appropriate numbers.
        Students are only eligible for Aspire programs if entry fees to Aspire programs have been paid and Varsity College Resource
         Schema is up to date

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Diagram of Specialist Programs

       Subject Selection                        Aspire                           Aspire Chinese                      Aspire Music
                                            Maths, Science
All students study a full year of   AMS students study full year of    All students study a full year of   All students study a full year of
English and Mathematics:            English and Mathematics B:         English and Mathematics:            English and Mathematics:

English                             English                            English                             English
                                   Academy
                                                                                                                                    
                                    Mathematics
Mathematic                         or
                                    Mathematics
                                                                      Mathematics                        Mathematics                
All students study a full year of   Aspire students study a full       All students study a full year of   All students study a full year of
Social Science:                     year Social Science -Aspire        Social Science:                     Social Science:
                                    History and/ or Aspire
History (compulsory)                Geography:                         History (compulsory)                History (compulsory)
and either
Geography or                       History (compulsory)
                                                                       and either
                                                                       Geography or                       and either
                                                                                                           Geography or               
Economics
(Select one)               
                                    and either
                                    Geography or                      Economics
                                                                       (Select one)               
                                                                                                           Economics
                                                                                                           (Select one)               
                                    Economics
                                    (Select one)               
All students study a full year of   Aspire students study a full       All students study a full year of   All students study a full year of
Science:                            year of science - Aspire           Science:                            Science:
                                    Chemistry and/ or Aspire
Biology,                            Physics:                           Biology,                            Biology,
Chemistry or Physics
                                                                      Chemistry or Physics
                                                                                                          Chemistry or Physics
                                                                                                                                      
(Select two)                        Aspire Chemistry
                                    Academy Physics.                  (Select two)                        (Select two)

                                   Biology,                                                                                         
                                    Chemistry or Physics
                                    (Select two)               
Students can choose four            Students can choose four           Immersion students select a         ASPIRE Music students select a
electives:                          electives:                         full year of Chinese:               full year of music:

Elective 1
                                   Elective 1
                                                                      Aspire Chinese
                                                                       (Sem 1)                      
                                                                                                           Elective 1
                                                                                                                                        
Elective 2
                                   Elective 2
                                                                      Aspire Chinese
                                                                       (Sem 2)                      
                                                                                                           Elective 2
                                                                                                                                        
Elective 3                          Elective 3                         Elective 3                          Music
                                                                                                                                     
Elective 4
                                   Elective 4
                                                                      Elective 4
                                                                                                          Aspire Music_Sem II
                                                                                                                                        
    Students will select ten          AMS students will select at       Chinese immersion students          Students must select Music
          subjects                   least one Academy course           must select Aspire Chinese              and Aspire Music

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SOCIAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OFFERINGS:
                                    ACCOUNTING
 SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

 Accounting focuses on the study of accounting principles and practices and enables students to understand
 the processes involved in generating, recording, classifying, analysing, interpreting and reporting
 accounting information as a basis for planning, control and effective decision making. This course is also
 designed to prepare students for further education, training and employment.

 Learning Themes:

 Core Studies 1 & 2 Basic Accounting Principles
 Source Documents
 Transactions to Journals to Ledger to Trial Balance
 Income Statement and Balance Sheet
 Bank Reconciliation
 Petty Cash

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Assessment items include:
Practical exams
Theory exams

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Commerce, Finance), Bachelor of
Law, Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Accounting

Career Pathways: Accountancy in a variety of industries, bookkeeping, business project manager, banking
and finance, financial planner, small business manager, business analyst

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CHINESE
SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Learning a language other than English widens horizons and leads ultimately to the capacity to view
the world from the perspective of a new language and culture, to develop cross-cultural
understanding and the acquisition of empathy. In an increasingly globalised world in which China is
emerging as a major power, Chinese language skills are increasingly valued by employers and the
wider community. Chinese is an Authority subject that develops students’ abilities to communicate
both verbally and in writing in Chinese, commonly referred to as Mandarin in the western world. Year
9 Chinese is a prerequisite for this course of study.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Reading exams
Writing exams
Speaking exams
Listening exams

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Bachelor degrees in business, education, manufacturing and trade, international
relations, politics

Careers Pathways: foreign affairs and trade, translation, international business, tourism, customs,
defence

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ECONOMICS

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Economics focuses on the allocation of scare resources compared to the unlimited wants and needs
of the population. The subject examines various mechanisms and organisations within the economy
that influence or determine how resources and wealth are distributed and managed. Assessment
tasks for this subject include research tasks delivered as written reports and multi-media
presentations, short response exams and stimulus response essay tasks.

Learning Themes:

Fair Trade – is fair trade fair to produce in the developing world?

Economics of Labour - future skills shortages, Australia’s aging population and what jobs will be in
demand when you graduate

Personal Economics: consumer rights, selecting a mobile phone or savings account, budgeting, smart
shopping, insurance and superannuation, tax and debt

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Short response exams
Oral presentations
Research reports
Response to stimulus exams

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Finance, Bachelor of
Education (Secondary), Bachelor Law

Career Pathways: stock broker, banker, real estate agent, human resource management, manager,
economist, entrepreneur, lawyer and teacher

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GEOGRAPHY

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Geography focuses on the study of spatial information regarding people and their relationship with the
environment. Assessment tasks for this subject include practical tasks that involve map and graph making, field
investigations including report writing, short response tests and stimulus response essay tasks.

Learning Themes:
Management of natural resources such as the Great Barrier Reef

Managing natural hazards such as tornados and drought

Study of world poverty

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Short response tests
Practical exercises under exam conditions
Report

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Bachelor of Environmental Management, Bachelor of Urban Planning, Bachelor of Education,
Bachelor of Science

Career Pathways: town planner, geographer (GIS) surveyor, meteorologist, coastal/environmental engineer

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ASPIRE GEOGRAPHY

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Learning Themes:

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Short response tests
Practical exercises under exam conditions
Report

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Bachelor of Environmental Management, Bachelor of Urban Planning, Bachelor of Education,
Bachelor of Science

Career Pathways: town planner, geographer (GIS) surveyor, meteorologist, coastal/environmental engineer

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ASPIRE HISTORY

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Learning Themes:

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Response to stimulus tests
Written research tasks
Extended written response to historical evidence exams

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts/Law, Bachelor of International Relations

Career Pathways: law, diplomacy, journalism, education – teaching

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MODERN HISTORY

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Modern History focuses on the study of forces that have shaped and continue to shape the modern world.
Assessment tasks for this subject include essay tests, written assignments, oral presentations, tests.

Learning Themes:

Australia and World War II
Human Rights
Interpretation and analysis of primary and secondary evidence
Formation of a logical opinion that is substantiated with evidence, note-taking and research strategies

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Response to stimulus tests
Written research tasks
Extended written response to historical evidence exams

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts/Law, Bachelor of International Relations

Career Pathways: law, diplomacy, journalism, education – teaching

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SCIENCE DEPARTMENT OFFERINGS:
                                                                                                  BIOLOGY

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Biology is the science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin,
evolution, and distribution.

Learning Themes:

The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes.
The theory of evolution by natural selection explains the diversity of living things and is supported by a range
of scientific evidence.

Global systems, including the carbon cycle, rely on interactions involving the biosphere, lithosphere,
hydrosphere and atmosphere.

Nature and development of science and the use and influence of science.

Questioning and predicting, planning and conducting, processing and analysing data and information,
evaluating and communicating.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Exams
Practical report

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further Study: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Biosciences

Career Pathways: medical professions, biomedical research, bioinformatics, microbiology, genetic
counselling, bioengineering, biotechnology, environmental health science, ecology

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CHEMISTRY

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

The science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and
molecular systems.

Learning Themes:
The atomic structure and properties of elements are used to organise them in them in the periodic table
Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different
rates.

Nature and development of science and the use and influence of science.

Questioning and predicting, planning and conducting, processing and analysing data and information,
evaluating and communicating.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Exams
Practical reports

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further Study: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Molecular Biology or
Biochemistry

Career Pathways: agricultural chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, environmental chemistry,
forensic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, oil and petroleum, water chemistry

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ASPIRE CHEMISTRY
SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Core Curriculum: The science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic
and molecular systems.

Academic Extension: The core curriculum is covered in depth and students participate in highly skilled, complex
experiments. In addition, the class extend basic concepts and skills via problem based scenarios that focus on the
common curriculum elements of Senior Chemistry.

Academy Chemistry students participate in addition units that focus on targeted Chemistry uses and developments in
society.

Learning Themes:
The atomic structure and properties of elements are used to organise them in them in the periodic table
Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different rates.

Nature and development of science and the use and influence of science.

Questioning and predicting, planning and conducting, processing and analysing data and information, evaluating and
communicating.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Exams
Extended Experimental Investigations

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further Study: Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Molecular Biology or
Biochemistry

Career Pathways: agricultural chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, environmental chemistry,
forensic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, oil and petroleum, water chemistry

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PHYSICS

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

The science of matter and energy and of interactions between the two, grouped in traditional fields such as
acoustics, optics, mechanics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, as well as in modern extensions
including atomic and nuclear physics.

Learning Themes:
Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations.
The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics.

The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems and the big bang theory can be
used to explain the origin of the universe.

Nature and development of science and the use and influence of science.

Questioning and predicting, planning and conducting, processing and analysing data and information,
evaluating and communicating.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Exams
Practical report

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Mathematical Physics

Career Pathways: astronomy, astrophysics, atomic/molecular physics, environmental physics, engineering,
medical physics, nanotechnology, nuclear physics

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ASPIRE PHYSICS

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Core Curriculum: The science of matter and energy and of interactions between the two, grouped in
traditional fields such as acoustics, optics, mechanics, thermodynamics, and electromagnetism, as well as in
modern extensions including atomic and nuclear physics.

Aspire Extension: The Core Curriculum is covered in depth and students also have access to technical
equipment to complete their experiments. The Aspire class extend their theoretical and skills capabilities via
extension projects that focus on logic, design process and problem solving skills.

Aspire students participate in an extra unit that focuses on collaboration, systematic thinking, skills transfer
and common curriculum elements relating to Senior Physics.

Learning Themes:
Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations.
The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics.

The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems and the big bang theory can be
used to explain the origin of the universe. Nature and development of science and the use and influence of
science. Questioning and predicting, planning and conducting, processing and analysing data and
information, evaluating and communicating.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Exams
Extended Experimental Investigation

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Mathematical Physics

Career Pathways: astronomy, astrophysics, atomic/molecular physics, environmental physics, engineering,
medical physics, nanotechnology, nuclear physics

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PRACTICAL ARTS DEPARTMENT OFFERINGS:
                       ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Engineering Technology is a course of study that provides an opportunity for students to gain an understanding
of the underlying concepts and principles of engineering in its broadest sense.

It is concerned with those concepts related to the study of materials, engineering mechanics and its
applications, control systems and the way technology has affected industry and society.

Integrated throughout the areas of study is the development of communication skills suited to engineering.
The course draws upon the fundamental principles of science and technology, encouraging a positive interest
in the translation of theory into practice.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Practical projects
Research reports

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Career Pathways: engineer (mechanical, aviation, mechatronic, civil), electronic and electrical architect

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COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (CAD)

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Graphics involves the designing, sketching and presentation of two and three-dimensional objects using
computer aided drafting (CAD) and industry standard techniques and processes. Students use design processes
in graphical contexts to formulate design ideas and solutions using design factors. They develop visual literacy
as they view, read, comprehend and generate graphical presentations and consider what can be seen and how
people interpret what is seen.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Knowledge and application exams

Contextually based drawing assignments – design folios

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: professional- town planner, architect, engineer, industrial designer, surveyor

Career Pathways: draftsperson, pattern maker, landscaper, graphic designer, builder, carpenter

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HOSPITALITY*

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

The year 10 hospitality course is designed to support students to gain practical cooking skills, operational skills
and food knowledge essential for those students who will be completing Hospitality Practices in years 11 and
12. This course is also beneficial for those students wanting to further engage their passion for cooking or
develop more life skills in this practical area. The course will provide students with a variety of intellectual,
technical, operational and workplace skills. There is a strong focus on practical cookery skills, technical
knowledge, food sustainability and emerging global trends and movements.

Learning Themes:
Contemporary food concepts and issues – Slow food movement, food sustainability, our food future.
Development of students’ food knowledge, practical cooking and operational skills.

Italian Cuisine

Artisan Food Production – bread and cheese making or yeast cookery and pasta making

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Practical cooking – individual and team tasks
Research tasks
Portfolio of evidence – class activities developing food knowledge

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Certificate I & II Hospitality, Certificate III Hospitality, Certificate III Events, Diploma of
Hospitality, Advanced Diploma of Hospitality

Career Pathways: tourism, hospitality and events

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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY SKILLS*

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Technology studies offer a variety of perspectives and depth of study oriented towards work, training and
university pathways. The course aims to prepare students for careers including the building and service
professions, industrial design, environmental design and manufacturing design areas.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Project proposals

Project realisations
Project appraisal

Investigative analysis

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Technology studies will help students in the following University/TAFE courses: Industrial Design, para-
professional fields, manufacturing fields.

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Digital Solutions
SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Digital Solutions will improve student information technology skills with a strong focus on problem
solving. Digital Solutions explores the digital world in which students live through the development of a
solid knowledge base and practical experience.

Learning Themes

Computer Systems
Students explore the role of hardware in computer systems and develop the knowledge and skills
required to order and build their own PC. Expert systems are also examined as an introduction to
artificial intelligence.

Game Design
Students explore the motivations behind gaming and the elements required to create a successful
game. Students apply this knowledge to design and develop their own game as a minor project.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Assessment will include:
      Minor projects
      Short response exams
      Exams

LINKS TO SENIOR/FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Tertiary Entrance – University, TAFE and technical colleges; diplomas, advanced-
diplomas and bachelor degrees
Career Pathways: software design, computer science, aerospace industry, research and development.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OFFERINGS:
                            PHYSICAL EDUCATION

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

The year 10 course prepares students for the learning experiences found in years 11 and 12. During the
course of the semester, students will participate in a range of physical activities including futsal, badminton
and touch football linked to theoretical areas including skill acquisition and sport sociology. Assessment items
include performance observation, written exam, oral presentation and a research assignment.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

In class examinations

Multi-modal presentations
Written assignments

Performance assessments in sports

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Bachelor of Education (Physical Education), Bachelor of Human Movements, Bachelor of
Exercise Science, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Diploma in Fitness (TAFE)

Career Pathways: physiotherapy, physical education teacher, sports science, sports marketing, event
management, sports psychology

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MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT OFFERINGS:
                                                                                   MATHEMATICS

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Mathematics is an integral part to any student’s general education. Through enhanced understanding of
mathematics, individuals can become better informed economically, socially and politically in an increasingly
mathematically oriented society. Students will start the year in a class which reflects both their semester two
year 9 results and their NAPLAN level for numeracy. All classes will study the same core curriculum for their
first semester and will be reviewed prior to placement in Mathematics General or Mathematics Methods for
the start of Semester 2.
                    Year 10                                             Year 11 and 12
                   Semester 2
                                                                    Mathematics Essential
            Mathematics General                                     Mathematics General
            Mathematics Methods                                     Mathematics Methods
            Mathematics Specialist                                  Mathematics Specialist

Mathematics Essential is the simplest of the senior mathematics subjects and will involve the study of
mathematical applications in real-life contexts, this option is only available in Years 11 and 12. Mathematics
General will involve the study of financial mathematics, applied geometry, statistics, and operational research.
Mathematics Methods is the hardest of the senior mathematics subjects and will involve the study of calculus,
logarithms, periodic functions, inferential statistics and exponential functions.

Students wishing to study Mathematics Methods in year 11 must be studying Mathematics Methods in
semester two, year 10 and achieving at a high level. Students who study General Mathematics in year 10 will
not be able to select Mathematics Methods or Mathematics Specialist the following year.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Exams
Assignments

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MATHEMATICS SPECIALIST

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

PREREQUISITE GRADE FOR ENTRY: Concurrent study with Mathematics Methods in Semester II Year 10

Through enhanced understanding of Mathematics Specialist, individuals can better participate in a world of
rapidly changing technology. Students who study Mathematics Specialist must also study Mathematics
Methods to obtain much of the pre-requisite knowledge needed to complete the course. Mathematics
Specialist aims to extend the competency and confidence of students in mathematics beyond the scope of
Mathematics Methods (in particular in the study of vectors, matrices and calculus).

Year 10 Mathematics Specialist is an elective subject that runs over one semester. The course will involve the
introduction to real and complex numbers systems, matrices and applications, structures and patterns as well
as the concept of developing a mathematical proof.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Exams
Assignments

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study:
Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Physical Science, Bachelor of Mathematics.

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MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT OFFERINGS:
                           ASPIRE MATHEMATICS

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Mathematics is a fundamental subject when considering future careers in science, technology, engineering
and mathematics. Aspire Mathematics focuses on students progressing towards the study of Mathematics
Methods as a senior subject choice. The core curriculum is covered extensively, developing a deeper
understanding of the intricacies in mathematics.
In addition, the Aspire Mathematics classes will extend beyond the core curriculum embedding extra content
which requires a higher level of mathematical ability. Problem solving techniques are explored to develop
effective thinking strategies and enhance the quality of communication, both essential skills for high levels of
achievement in the senior mathematics subjects.
Mathematics Specialist further develops and broadens student’s mathematical knowledge and is consequently
encouraged as an elective for students who are passionate about mathematics and hold an interest in pursuing
a career with a mathematics foundation.

                           Year 10
                                                                            Year 11 and 12
       Semester 1                      Semester 2
                                 Mathematics Methods                     Mathematics Methods
                                 (encouraged to select
 Mathematics Methods             Mathematics Specialist
                                                                         Mathematics Specialist
                                       elective)
In Years 11 and 12, Mathematics Methods will involve the study of calculus, logarithms, periodic functions,
inferential statistics and exponential functions. Mathematics Specialist extends calculus and trigonometry and
introduces mathematical proof, combinatorics, matrices and dynamics.

Students wishing to study Mathematics Methods in year 11 must be studying Mathematics Methods in
semester two, year 10 and achieving at a high level. Students who study Mathematics Methods may choose to
additionally study Mathematics Specialist in Years 11 and 12.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Exams
Assignments

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ENGLISH DEPARTMENT OFFERINGS:
                                                                                                 ENGLISH

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

English is an Authority subject that develops students’ knowledge of how language works in culture as well as
in particular texts. By studying a variety of texts and learning and using language, students develop their
capacities as literate members of Australian and global communities to participate actively in the worlds of
work, study and leisure among other human pursuits.

In English, students will learn the skills to successfully transition to year 11 and 12 Senior Authority English or
English Communication.

Learning Themes:

Students study a range of genres including poetry, drama, novels, short stories, newspaper and feature articles,
advertising and film.

Additionally, students will produce texts including analytical essays, short stories and feature articles.

Assessment is completed under a range of conditions including assignment work, exams and spoken tasks.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Persuasive and analytical presentations
Analytical exposition based on an in-depth study of literature
Imaginative transformation

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DRAMA

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Drama focuses on the key concepts of forming, presenting and responding to dramatic form. Students will
learn how the dramatic languages are manipulated to convey meaning within performances and apply this
knowledge within their forming and presenting tasks. This subject fosters creativity, self-confidence,
motivation, discipline and teamwork in an engaging environment.

Unit 1: Theatre for Young People: analysis of dramatic languages, contemporary Australian theatre – scene
development

Unit 2: Commedia Dell’ Arte: Scriptwriting comedy in Commedia style, presenting in the Commedia style.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Presenting: scripted text or student-devised performance

Forming: scriptwriting, improvisation, dramatic treatments, directorial

Responding: extended analytical essay, seminar

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Bachelor of Acting, Bachelor of Stage Management, Bachelor of Education – Drama, Bachelor
of Creative Industries

Career Pathways: screen, advertising, creative industries. ism, Tourism, Psychology

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FILM, TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Film, Television and New Media focuses on the concepts of technology, film language, representations,
audiences and institutions. Students are introduced to the basics of film-making including editing skills using
the Adobe Creative Suite, basic features of professional camera equipment and camera techniques and a study
of cinematic features. This is a study of different aspects of screen media productions.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Designing film products through scripts, treatments, storyboards and shot lists

Producing films using cameras and editing software

Critiquing film products from a cultural studies perspective

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Certificates III, IV or Diploma in Screen or multimedia, Bachelor of Screen, Bachelor of
Journalism

Career Pathways: filmmaker, journalist, graphic designer, camera operator, editor, sound technician, creative
industries, advertising

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MUSIC

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Music focuses on the development of performance, musical composition and analytical skills to communicate
through the language of sound. This subject fosters creativity, self-confidence, motivation, discipline and
teamwork in an engaging environment. Students may opt to select music as a one-semester course (Unit 1)
or as a two-semester course (Units 1 and 2).

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Performance

Composition

Musicology (music research and analysis)

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study:
Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Performance, Bachelor of Music Composition, Bachelor of
Popular Music, Bachelor of Sonology, Diploma of Music

Career Pathways:

Professional performer/session musician, composer (popular, film, TV, advertising), music teacher (primary,
secondary, tertiary or private studio), sound engineer, producer or technician, music critic/journalist

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VISUAL ART

SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Visual Art is a powerful and persuasive means of communication. It allows personal expression through which
students make visible ideas, thoughts, feelings and observations of their world through the display and
exhibition of made images and objects. Senior art students explore and apply perceptual and conceptual
understanding of visual language when making and appraising artworks. Their written essays and artwork
demonstrate the process of researching, developing, resolving and reflecting. Students develop skills in
drawing, painting, digital media, ceramics and mixed media. Assessment instruments include folios of artwork,
visual diaries, a written assignment and exam.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT

Research essay

Exam

Folios of artwork

Visual diary

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Further study: Bachelor of Fine Arts, TAFE Diploma/Certificate courses available in a range art related areas.
Many courses require the submission of a folio for entry.

Career Pathways: artist, art writer, art therapist, art teacher, fashion/graphic/interior/costume/web design,
game designer, gallery curator

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Be    Use your manners
      Simple acts of courtesy - remember to say please and thank you,
      Say good morning and excuse me and I’m sorry.

      Follow instructions
      Follow teacher instruction – direction without debate.

      Be kind and grateful
      Treat people how you would like to be treated. Help others.
      Say things that lift a person up rather than puts them down.

Be   Safety first
     Keep your hands and feet to yourself, keep your negative opinions to yourself.
     “If you don’t have anything nice to say, you are just not thinking hard enough” Kid President

     Be eSmart – Social media is forever and nothing online is private.
     Wear your hat in the sun, wear your helmet on your bike, and wear the school uniform
     with pride!

     Be a responsible citizen and part of the Varsity community
     Pick up litter and pick up after yourself.
     Get involved – find something in the school that you can belong to
     Wherever you go, whatever you do, you represent our school.

Be   Effort is everything
     Attendance matters – every day counts.
     Practice and deliberate practice is important for success.
     Complete your homework, take notes, study and revise your work. Your effort is vital!
     Don’t give up, don’t give in. Don’t do it alone! Embrace the “POWER of YET!

     Be prepared – be organised
     Set reminders, make lists, have a schedule, use a diary, use a digital organiser.
     Bring all of your equipment.

     Be curious and investigate
     Learning is all about taking risks, trying something new, making mistakes and perfecting practice. Try new thing
     take risks - don’t be afraid to fail
     If you don’t know – seek help and ask!

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