WELLINGTON YEAR 10 COURSE GUIDE 2020 - SECONDARY COLLEGE - Wellington Secondary ...
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Introduction to Year 10 In this Course Guide you will find outlines of core subjects and elective units provisionally offered in Year 10 for 2020. The subject selection process will allow students to make elective choices. This combination of core subjects and elective subjects is arranged so that students complete some subjects in all Curriculum Areas during Years 9 and 10. Selecting a Course After receiving the Course Guide and Course Selection Sheet, students should discuss initial choices with parents. Career information and counselling advice are available through a team led by Ms Huffer, Director of Student Pathways. Students are encouraged to visit the Careers Room at lunchtimes and after school to use the resource materials. Year 10 Electives In addition to completing core studies, students will select two semester-length elective subjects, one per semester, giving a total of two elective subject choices for the year. The elective subjects will run for 500 minutes (10 periods) per fortnight. They will align with selected VCE/VET subjects/studies. Please note, students are only permitted to select one VCE/VET subject per semester unless under special consideration. A Unit 1 and 2 sequence will take the place of the elective choices. Students selecting a language will also need to be aware that this must be taken in Semester 1 and 2. Studying a Unit 1 and 2 subject in Year 10 is considered to be an Advanced Placement. The College recognises that the needs of some students will be different as they prepare for study in the Senior School. Every effort will be made to meet the needs of all students in their subject choices and career planning. Course Counselling for Year 9 students entering Year 10 in 2020 will take place during the school day on Friday, July 26. Year 10 Courses Following Course Counselling students should discuss their selections with their parents/guardians before the scheduled day of the computer entry of their selections. The course selection sheet MUST be handed in by Friday, August 2. Note: • This procedure is not a promise of promotion into the next year level. This will be decided at the end of the school year and is dependent on appropriative levels of achievement. This initial selection made by students will indicate those subjects with sufficient student interest to be timetabled. • Not all elective subjects listed in the course guide may be run in 2020. The timetabling of elective subjects will depend upon the initial level of student interest and the constraints of staffing and facilities. Some students may be asked to reselect elective subjects. The course selection sheets must be returned no later than Friday, August 2. The students complete the entry of their selections on the computer. The course selection sheet MUST have both signatures of the STUDENT and PARENT • For any further information please contact Mr Diaz (Head of Middle School) or Ms Huffer (Director of Student Pathways) Essential Education Items Essential Education Items/materials are those items used in the teaching of a standard curriculum program that the Department of Education and Training has determined parents and guardians are responsible for, and may choose to either provide or pay the school to provide. These items may include: materials that the student takes possession of, including textbooks and stationery materials for learning and teaching where the student consumes or takes possession of the finished articles (e.g. Food Technology) essential services associated with but not considered to be part of instruction in the standard curriculum program such as costs associated with camps and excursions MRS FERN BRISBANE MR TROY DIAZ Assistant Principal - Curriculum Head of Middle School
Year 10 Curriculum Year 10 Core Studies The compulsory studies below provide a broad general education for all students. Subject Duration Time per fortnight English/English as an Additional Language/Foundation English 2 semesters 500 minutes Mathematics 2 semesters 500 minutes Humanities/Humanities for EAL Students 2 semesters 500 minutes Health and Physical Education 2 semesters 500 minutes Science/Applied Science 2 semesters 500 minutes Year 10 Elective Studies • Students will take two units from the Elective blocks (one each semester) Electives in Year 10 will run for 500 minutes per fortnight and will be timetabled in such a way as to allow students to undertake Advanced Placement VCE/VET Units 1 & 2 if the student has demonstrated a high level of achievement in that study area during their Year 9 studies. A range of VCE/Unit 1 and 2 sequences will be available to Year 10 students to select. This will not be an automatic process and must be supported by the counselling recommendation, student capacity and timetabling. For those Year 10 students who accept an invitation to enrol in a VCE study, it is possible they may share classes with Year 11 students. A number of electives involve costs. Parents should note that Invoices will be prepared after students complete the computer entry of their selection. These will be available via family statements at the end of the year and payment will be required in January to commence classes in 2020. Year 10 Elective Units Arts *It is recommended that the Visual Arts and Music electives be taken sequentially but can be stand- alone units. Performing Arts Drama - Performance Making Media – Video Production Creating and Performing Music Compose Yourself Studio Arts-10 Photography/Media/Painting(S1) Sculpture/Printmaking (S2) *These units are preparation for VCE Studio Arts 1-4 and must be taken for Semesters 1 & 2 Visual Communication Design-10 Design/Architecture (S1) Graphic Design/ Industrial Design (S2) *These units are preparation for VCE Visual Communication& Design and must be taken for Semesters 1 & 2
Art and Design 1 Photography/Media/ Painting/ (S1) Design/Architecture (S2) Art and Design 2 Graphic Design/Industrial Design (S1) Sculpture/Printmaking (S2) Languages Year 10 French (Semesters 1 & 2) Year 10 Chinese (Semesters 1 & 2) Humanities Introduction to Philosophy Technology Electives Information Technology - Computer Programming Design Technology Food Studies Science Psychology STEM Smart City Cross-curriculum/ Financial Fitness Muti-disciplinary Year 10 VCE Advanced Placements Below is the list of subjects that students may select from for a Unit 1 & 2 Advanced Placement to study in Year 10. It is important to remember that admission to these courses is made on an individual basis determined by the counselling recommendation, student capacity, teacher recommendation, approval from the Heads of Senior and Middle School, and timetabling. Students must demonstrate a high level of achievement as well as excellent work habits in order to be selected. Students should refer to the Senior School Handbook via Compass or the College Website for specific details of each unit including a brief description and assessment details. The Arts Computing Theatre Studies Computing Media Mathematics Music Performance Mathematical Methods The English Group Science Literature Biology Foundation English Psychology Humanities Environmental Science Accounting Technology Business Management Food Studies Economics Product Design and Technology Ancient History Health and Physical Education th 20 Century History Health and Human Development Legal Studies Physical Education Philosophy Languages Industry and Enterprise Chinese Second Language Chinese Second Language Advanced
Vocational Education and Training (VET) Students interested in undertaking a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course as part of their Year 10 studies should see Ms Huffer (Director of Student Pathways) or Ms Jacobs (VET Coordinator) for details. Options include Automotive, Hospitality, Building and Construction etc. Please note: These courses require students to miss a partial or entire day of classes at school, which they will be required to catch up on. These courses may have additional materials and equipment charges. ASSISTANCE FOR FAMILIES Being mindful of the increased costs families will incur, we will continue to look at all costs and programs and will advise the College community when we are able to implement additional support, if possible, through State Government Equity Funding in 2020. By identifying these areas now, we hope it will give families the opportunity to plan their financial commitments in a timely manner. In 2020, the College commits to assisting parents by covering the costs of the following items for all students: College Handbook/Planner, Travel to House Sports Carnivals, Incursions and events for Student Wellbeing, Entry fees to various Academic Competitions.
CORE SUBJECTS ENGLISH Duration: Two semester units 1. Goals To develop: • The ability to read and to comprehend the English language. • The ability to speak and to write fluently and coherently. • The appreciation of literature: prose, poetry, film and drama. • Sequential and logical thinking. • An awareness of self and of dynamic relationships between self and others in society - involving reflection upon ideas and issues. • An awareness and appreciation of how language is used in argument • An awareness and appreciation of the history of English language • Lessons will include personal learning, interpersonal learning, critical thinking skills, communication skills and ICT. 2. Subject Content • Studying: a novel (The Giver), a film (Gattaca), a play (Macbeth), selected print and online media. • Both written and oral assessment. • Writing: short and extended pieces in a variety of genres including, but not limited to, analytical, expository, narrative, personal and persuasive. Some of the writing will involve responding to texts and analysing how language is used in argument. • Listening and speaking: formal and informal oral work completed individually and in small groups. This includes performances of excerpts from ‘Macbeth’. 3. Teaching Approaches Class lessons, group and individual tasks will include emphasis on the processes of literary appreciation and writing competence. There will be occasion for participation as audience members at theatrical performances, films and public speaking activities. Collaborative discussion and group learning. 4. Assessment Methods • Ongoing formative assessment through classwork, homework, and online Learning Activities • Common Assessment Tasks include: o Single text response essays o Creative text response o Comparative text response o Analysing Argument response o Oral presentation o Semester 1 & 2 Exams • Participation and co-operation in group activities and class discussions Contact Person: Miss Rachael Masterton
FOUNDATION ENGLISH – UNITS 1&2 RATIONALE The Foundation English course is designed for students who may require a more vocationally orientated approach to English or may be aiming to directly enter the workforce upon completing their post-compulsory secondary studies. It may also be suited to students who need additional time and assistance to strengthen and refine their literacy skills to support their study in VCE English/EAL, VCE Literature, or VCE English Language Units 1–4 and in other VCE studies. It integrates speaking, listening, reading, viewing and writing across all areas of study to enhance students’ knowledge about the structures and functions of written and oral language. The course allows students to improve their skills in comprehending and responding to a variety of texts, and to enhance their communication skills. Foundation English may be viewed as a bridging course into the VCE or for students completing technically orientated courses, as well as providing an opportunity for students to develop stronger connections between the Employability Skills Framework and Key Competencies and their English studies. There are various pathways that students may follow after completing Foundation English Units 1 and 2. Some students may proceed to VCE English/EAL, VCE Literature, or VCE English Language Units 1 and 2 and subsequently to Units 3 and 4 in any of the English group studies. Alternatively, after completing Foundation English Unit 1, students could proceed to English/EAL, Literature, or English Language Unit 2 and from there to Units 3 and 4 in one of the English group of studies. It is also possible, but less likely, that a student could proceed directly from Foundation English Units 1 and 2 to English/EAL, Literature, or English Language Units 3 and 4. It should be noted that no more than two units at Units 1 and 2 level selected from Foundation English, English/EAL, English Language or Literature may count towards the English requirement. Further details on the VCE English requirement are published in the current year’s VCE and VCAL Administrative Handbook. STRUCTURE The study is made up of two units: Unit 1 and Unit 2. The Foundation English course is designed around one compulsory area of study, Essentials of English, and five optional areas of study from which one must be selected for study in each unit. These areas of study are not discrete. Each contains aspects of other areas of study and the modes of language – speaking and listening, reading and writing – define the outcomes, key knowledge, key skills and learning activities in all areas of the course. There is a compulsory area of study in both Units 1 and 2: Area of Study 1: Essentials of English. Two of the following areas of study must be selected, one in each of Units 1 and 2 Area of Study 2: Communication and the workplace Area of Study 3: Technology and communication Area of Study 4: The study of texts Area of Study 5: The analysis and construction of argument Area of Study 6: Information literacy Contact Person: Miss Rachael Masterton or Mr Tristan Kent
CORE SUBJECTS ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE This subject specifically caters for the needs of students who come from a non-English speaking background and whose first language is not English. It recognises that EAL students are learning a new language at the same time as they are learning new conceptual and cultural knowledge and skills across the curriculum. In this subject EAL learners are given specific support by their EAL teachers to build the English language skills that are required for effective communication in their learning to achieve success across the curriculum. Classes are small to enable intensive, highly differentiated lessons, so that each student’s learning is personalised. Places in EAL Core classes, will be given to those students who qualify for EAL status (funded EAL students) at VCE level. Other non-funded students will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Duration: Two semester units (This course is designed to be taken in place of English) Goals: The Year 10 EAL Core Course aims to: To develop students’ understanding of how Standard Australian English (SAE) works in its spoken and written forms in a range of spoken, written, visual and multimodal contexts so that students are adequately prepared for VCE. To develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the linguistic structures and features of English, including the parts of speech, tenses and common language structures in order to improve language skills. To develop students’ communicative skills, including reading, speaking and listening, as well as cultural understandings in English and their other languages, to enable their full participation in Australian society. To develop students’ plurilingual awareness of the ways they use their own language(s) to help them learn English. To develop students’ collaborative, and independent learning skills as well as ‘learning how-to-learn’ skills. To develop students’ confidence to express opinions and actively participate in the classroom. To develop students’ critical and creative thinking skills. Duration: Two semester units (This course is designed to be taken in place of English) 2. Subject Content Semester 1 and 2: 1. Reading and viewing: In Semester 1 students complete a novel study, view and analyse a variety of multi-media texts and complete wider reading In Semester 2 students study and analyse a film in depth, read and study magazine articles, advertisements, short stories, and complete wider reading. 2. Writing In Semester 1 students write a comparative essay based on a short story, a text response, analyse a variety of media texts and complete a creative task. In Semester 2 students will write a comparative essay based on a novel and film studied. Language tasks and exercises, which include the study of specific areas of grammar, sentence structures, spelling and vocabulary to improve accuracy and greater language sophistication will also be studied in context.
3. Speaking and Listening` In Semester 1 & 2 students will complete listening tasks and tests, deliver a formal oral presentation each semester, and participate in informal debate and group discussions. Students also practise specific skills for effective listening in different contexts, including interviews, comprehension of film clips and listening tests. 3. Teaching Approaches Teacher directed Collaborate group work Individual and independent learning tasks 4. Assessment Methods • Students will complete several graded Common Assessment Tasks: a comparative essay and listening test in both Semesters; an oral presentation and a creative response in Semester 1; and an analysis task examining the way argument and language are used to persuade an audience in Semester 2. • Ongoing formative assessment will take place throughout the year through classwork, group activities, class discussions and homework. • Students will sit an exam at the end of both semesters Contact Person: Ms Eva Turewicz
CORE SUBJECTS MATHEMATICS Unit Length: Full Year Unit Length: Full Year The following areas of study are the focus for the curriculum: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. The proficiency strands Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning are an integral part of mathematics content across the three content strands and are assessed by in-class activities, topic tests and application and analysis tasks. Digital technology, including compulsory use of the CAS Calculator (Casio ClassPad 400), is utilised where appropriate. Outline: During Semester 1 Core, Index Laws, Expansion and Factorisation, Trigonometry and Measurement are all extended. The ability to solve linear equations and to graph linear functions is consolidated. Students discover and apply trigonometric identities to solve problems of geometry and bearings, and investigate the use of the graphing and algebraic capacity of CAS calculators to solve application problems and enhance understanding. During Semester 2, students cover topics to prepare them for VCE studies in either General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods. In the Mathematical Methods Stream, the study of graphs is extended by the introduction of quadratic, polynomial and exponential functions. Fractional indices, surds and logarithmic functions are introduced. The concept and terminology of Probability are consolidated, and techniques of analysing and presenting data including Venn Diagrams, two-way tables, tree diagrams are explored. In the General Mathematics Stream, the topic of Statistics is investigated, with an emphasis on continuous data and measures of spread. The study of Financial mathematics is extended to include simple and compound interest as applied to real-life situations. Key Skills: Knowledge, application and understanding of basic facts in routine and non-routine problems, communicating mathematical understanding, using a CAS Casio Classpad 400 calculator appropriately and efficiently. Assessment: Application and analysis tasks, topic tests, examinations. Resources: Cambridge Essential Mathematics 10 & 10A textbook Casio ClassPad II fx-CP400 CAS graphing calculator – Note: this device is compulsory; students cannot pass Year 10 Mathematics without one, it will also be mandatory for all VCE Mathematics studies in Years 11 & 12. ACCELERATED MATHEMATICS - VCE Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 Students in the Accelerated Mathematics program will be offered the opportunity to undertake an Advanced Placement in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 whilst they are in Year 10. FOUNDATION MATHEMATICS (UNIT 1 AND 2) Some students in Year 10 undertake Foundation Mathematics. This course places more emphasis on applied mathematical concepts and practical skills for those interested in a more vocational pathway. Selection is by teacher recommendation. This subject does not lead on to any Unit 3&4 Mathematics sequence. Foundation Mathematics provides for the continuing mathematical development of students entering VCE or VCAL in Year 11 and who do not intend to undertake any further VCE Mathematical studies. The Areas of Study for Units 1 and 2 of Foundation Mathematics are ‘Space, Shape and Design’, ‘Patterns and Number’, ‘Data’ and ‘Measurement’. Contact Person: Mr Lachlan Champion
CORE SUBJECTS HUMANITIES Duration: Two semesters Year 10 Humanities incorporates the study of History with an Economics and Business component included in order to provide pathways to VCE History and Commerce. The course aims to assist students develop: An understanding of key events in the recent history of Australia and the world and their ongoing significance The ability to effectively analyse historical sources The ability to think critically about knowledge and ideas The ability to research effectively and to reference information correctly An understanding of the key concepts in business management, economics, accounting and legal studies, relevant to their everyday lives. Subject Content Students will study in depth the following topics: World War Two: students study the causes of World War Two, starting from the end of World War One. After studying various aspects of the Second World War, students complete an in-depth study of the Holocaust. Popular Culture: after the end of World War Two, significant social and political changes occurred in Australia. Students study these changes through the lens of popular culture from 1945 to the present. Commerce: students complete a commerce unit, learning about taxation and consumer literacy, as well as the ethics of business practices and ethical businesses. Rights and Freedoms in Australia: students study the significance of the struggle for Indigenous rights in Australia (including the Stolen Generations, the right to vote and land rights) through to present-day outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Assessment Methods Analytical essays Visual and written source analysis Research tasks Oral presentations using multimedia Tests Assignments Contact Person: Mr Jackson Keat
CORE SUBJECTS HUMANITIES FOR EAL STUDENTS Year 10 Humanities incorporates the study of History with an Economics and Business component included in order to provide pathways to VCE History, Business Management, Accounting and Legal Studies. This subject specifically caters for the needs of students who come from a non-English speaking background and whose first language is not English. It provides additional assistance in developing students’ English Language skills and seeks to promote confidence and proficiency in English in all its modes through the Humanities content. Selection into this subject is based primarily on teacher recommendation. Duration: Two semesters Goals To work intensively both individually and in small groups to develop and improve reading, viewing, writing, listening and speaking skills in English through the Humanities content. Develop an understanding of key events in the recent history of Australia and the world and their ongoing significance. The ability to effectively analyse historical sources The ability to think critically about knowledge and ideas The ability to research effectively and to reference information correctly An understanding of the key concepts of business management, economics, accounting and legal studies, relevant to their everyday lives. Subject Content Students will study in depth the following topics: World War Two: students study the causes of World War Two, starting from the end of World War One. After studying various aspects of the Second World War, students complete an in-depth study of the Holocaust. Social Changes: after the end of World War Two, significant social and political changes occurred globally and in Australia. Students study these changes (in regard to the effects of differing ideologies and technologies) from 1945 to the present. Popular Culture: after the end of World War Two, significant social and political changes occurred in Australia. Students study these changes through the lens of popular culture from 1945 to the present. Rights and Freedoms in Australia: students study the significance of the struggle for Indigenous rights in Australia (including the Stolen Generations, the right to vote and land rights) through to present-day outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Commerce: students complete a commerce unit, learning about taxation and consumer literacy, as well as the ethics of business practices and ethical businesses. Assessment Methods • Students will complete several graded Common Assessment Tasks: These include written tasks, oral presentations using multi-media, analysis of historical texts, listening tasks and tests. • Ongoing formative assessment will take place throughout the year through classwork, group activities, class discussions and homework. • Students will sit an exam at the end of both semesters. EAL students will also be formally assessed on their progress through the EAL Stages of the Victorian Curriculum in Reading and Viewing, Writing and Speaking and Listening. Assessment of language skill development will take place in conjunction with the EAL Core teacher. Contact Person: Ms Eva Turewicz
CORE SUBJECTS SCIENCE Brief Description Students must complete a full year of Science and will study topics in each of the four key learning areas: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth Science. Physics: Students look at the physics of Motion and Energy. They will investigate the movement of objects and relate their observations to Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. Students will calculate the potential energy stored within objects and explore how it can be transferred and transformed to other objects. Biology: In the Biology unit (Inheritance and Evolution), students will study the structure and function of DNA, and explore the different modes of inheritance. Students will extract DNA from a living organism and research the genetics underlying inherited diseases. Natural selection and theories of evolution are also explored, with a focus on the work of Charles Darwin. Chemistry: The Chemistry unit focuses on Chemical Bonding and Reactions. Students will investigate the nature of different chemical reactions and will use chemical equations to represent their findings. Students will explain their findings using various models of chemical bonding and will explore how the rate of a reaction can be altered. Earth Science: This unit looks at Earth and the Universe. Students will study the creation of the Universe, the stars and our solar system. The focus will then shift to our planet, where students will explore the formation of life, the cycling of matter and changes in the global climate. Students will examine Science as a Human Endeavour, including understanding why scientific claims must be contested and refined over time. Students will explore how progress in science relies on technological advancements and will examine how the values and needs of society influence the research being undertaken by scientists. Students will design and conduct their own investigations, formulating hypotheses based on scientific reasoning and then using evidence to support or reject them. They will learn to effectively use units of measurement, symbols and other scientific conventions to communicate their scientific ideas and findings. Throughout this unit students will learn to successfully collaborate with one another to achieve a common goal and will be challenged to think in a critical and creative manner to solve a variety of problems. Assessment Methods Practical investigations and reports Presentation of a scientific poster Research task on an inherited disease Animation of a scientific concept Topic tests Examination Contact Person: Ms Rachel Newberry APPLIED SCIENCE Please note: Students must be recommended by their Year 9 Science teacher to undertake this subject Students who complete this course will not be eligible for a pathway into VCE Chemistry or Physics Course content: Students will use real world and practical examples to explore topics in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Earth Science Students will conduct experiments in class and use their experiences to explain scientific concepts Students will be assessed using practical reports and projects based upon experiments conducted in class Students will learn to collaborate with one another in an effective manner, in order to achieve common goals Contact Person: Ms Rachel Newberry
CORE SUBJECTS HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION Duration: Health and Physical Education runs for 500 minutes per fortnight throughout the year. It will comprise of 200 minutes of Health and 300 minutes of Physical Education per fortnight. HEALTH Health has been designed as a pathway to Units 1 + 2 Health and Human Development. The subject focuses on two major areas; health and wellbeing followed by pathway/career planning. The course aims to assist students develop: An understanding of key health issues in Australia and the lifestyles factors that play an important role. The ability to effectively analyse current data and statistics in relation to health issues. The ability to think critical about knowledge and ideas associated with health and wellbeing. The ability to research effectively and to reference information correctly An understanding of the key concepts involved in planning and training for their future in the workforce. Subject Content • Work education • Work Experience: Practical application of material studied in the course • Lifestyle illnesses • Health and Development of Australians. • Respectful Relationships • Nutrition • Mental Health • Harm Minimisation Assessment Methods: Research tasks Oral presentations using multimedia Exam Assignments Bookwork PHYSICAL EDUCATION Year 10 Physical Education has been designed to focus on transferring of skills learnt in one movement situation to a different situation. Students will be involved in analysing the impact of effort, space, time, objects and people when composing and performing movement sequences. Physical Education will be separated into four areas; Invasions sports, net & wall sports, target sports and lifestyle fitness. There areas are based on the specific strategies and tactics used in the same field of sports. Each area will allow students to transfer understanding from previous movement experiences to create solutions to a different situation. Invasion Sport Invasion sports covers the strategies of invading the opposition's territory. The aim is to score points either by shooting into a target or goal, or by moving the ball into a designated scoring area. The major focus is on the tactics used in attacking the opposition and also defending the opposition’s goal area. Invasion sports consist of: football, netball, hockey, ultimate frisbee, soccer, rugby, handball, basketball and lacrosse.
Net & Wall Sports Net/wall games consist of strategies to send an object into an opponent's area so that the opponent cannot return it. Students are separated by a net or use a wall with alternating hits by students. In some activities students will use implements to hit the object and in other activities students use their hand. Net & Wall Sports consist of: tennis, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, bat tennis, four-square/downball, squash, newcomb and racquetball. Target Sports In target sports the aim is to get an object as close as possible to a target or get object in the target in as few attempts as possible. This strategy can be used in batting teams to hit the ball away from fielding to maximise time to score runs. Target sports consist of: Softball, tee-ball, baseball, cricket, speedminton, rounders, darts, archery, lawn bowls, golf, croquet, ten pin bowling. Lifestyle Fitness In Lifestyle Fitness the aim is for students to gain a grasp of how to increase strength and fitness in a variety of activities that are current in the community. These activities are not competitive team-based, but more of an individualized physical activity. Lifestyle fitness consists of: cardio and weight training, gym class, bike riding, yoga, dance. Students will also be involved in 100 minutes of Physical Education theory per cycle and will cover the following content: Physical Fitness Fitness components Advanced Body Systems and Energy Interrelationships between body systems Coaching styles Biomechanics Drugs in sport Assessment Methods: Participation Oral presentations using multimedia Exam Assignments Bookwork Cost to Students: $20.00 (for off-campus programs and specialised equipment) Contact Person: Ms Kerryn Riddiford
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS ARTS (PERFORMING) DRAMA: PERFORMANCE MAKING Brief Description In the first half of the unit, students study non-naturalistic styles of drama. In the second half, students explore how to develop a character. Students then use this knowledge to script, rehearse and perform an ensemble piece. Assessment Methods • Assignments • Workbook/Journal • Performance Cost to student: Excursion cost (CSEF can be used to assist with payment of excursion) Contact Person: Mr Aben Alexander MUSIC CREATING AND PERFORMING MUSIC Brief Description Students will develop their knowledge, understanding and practical application of music concepts. Students will choose an area of performance interest and cover a range of fundamental pre-VCE theory and aural skills, music technology projects and creative composition activities. Students who undertake instrumental music studies will benefit from taking this subject. This unit will equip students with the necessary skills for a strong start in VCE Music Performance in Year 11, and it leads into VCE Music Performance Unit 1. Assessment methods Music Performances Group and Solo Compositions and Arrangements Music Technology Projects Listening and Responding Folio Music Literacy Folio Cost to Student: Excursion/Incursion cost (CSEF can be used to assist with payment of excursion) Contact Person: Mr Tray Driscoll-Plavins
COMPOSE YOURSELF Brief Description In this elective students will identify, explore, and apply various techniques used by music writers in the creation of a wide range of music styles. Elements of orchestral, jazz, rock and electronic music will be studied, including their use in multimedia formats such as film and advertising. The unit will focus on how the elements of music may be combined and manipulated to portray emotional intensity and enhance story telling. Students will create their own compositions using Noteflight and other music notation software. This unit will equip students with the necessary skills for a strong start in VCE Music Style and Composition in Year 11, and leads into VCE Music Style and Composition Unit 1. Assessment methods Use and understanding of the elements of music to create, document and share their music Folio of creative works/compositions/podcasts Folio of written work as appropriate Cost to Student: Excursion/Incursion costs Contact Person: Mr Tray Driscoll-Plavins ARTS (VISUAL) ASA STUDIO ARTS-10 Brief Description This course is designed to prepare students for VCE Studio Arts units 1-4. This is a year-long elective. Students undertake a broad range of learning activities that include the following: Exploration of Methods and Materials A practical investigation of drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking and film techniques. Students will build upon their existing knowledge of materials such as pencil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylic paint, ceramics, animation, dark room and digital photography to create a folio of intermediate and finished artworks. Concept Development Students will learn how to explore and develop artistic concepts. Using research based on a variety of artists and art movements, students will develop a range of ideas and strategies that will assist with creative problem solving. Art Theory Students will learn about culturally and historically significant artists and art movements. Students will also learn art specific literacy and techniques to improve written visual analysis, essay writing and extended answer responses. NB: The selection of this course does not preclude students selecting both Studio Arts and VCD in Year 12, nor is it a prerequisite for entry into those subjects. Assessment A folio of artworks Written assessment tasks A visual diary Fee: $ 40 - Practical and curriculum materials Contact Person: Mr Andrew Bare
VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN-10 Brief Description This course is designed to prepare students for VCE Visual Communication design units 1-4. Students will undertake a broad range of learning activities to produce a folio that is associated with the following 3 career fields. Industrial Design Fashion/textile designer, product designer, lighting designer, furniture designer, automotive/vehicle designer Environmental Design Architecture, landscape designer, interior designer, stage/exhibition designer Communication Design Graphic designer, advertising, logo, web, magazine, multimedia/graphics designer Students work independently and collaboratively, following the design process in response to a set of design briefs. A broad range of freehand, instrumental and digital drawing techniques are explored. These include painting, printmaking, photography, 3D imaging (Google Sketchup), digital illustration (Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop) and digital publishing (Adobe Indesign). These projects use the study of historical styles and design movements as inspiration. NB: The selection of this course does not preclude students selecting both Studio Arts and VCD in Year 11, nor is it a prerequisite for entry into those subjects. Assessment: A folio of design works Written assessment tasks Visual diary Fee: $ 40 - Practical and curriculum materials Contact Person: Mr Andrew Bare ART AND DESIGN 1 Brief Description This course provides a broad range of learning activities that relate to both the Studio Arts (Semester 1) and VCD (Semester 2). Students create a folio of art and design works that are inspired by the study of historical design styles and art movements. The study design includes exploration of a variety of methods and materials (eg. drawing, painting, digital photography, Photoshop), strategies for creative problem solving and techniques to assist with concept development. Assessment A folio of design works, Written assessment tasks A visual diary Fee: $20 - Practical and curriculum materials
NB: Students may use this course as a pathway to either VCE Studio arts of VCD Contact Person: Mr Andrew Bare ART AND DESIGN 2 Brief Description This course provides a broad range of learning activities that relate to both VCD (Semester 1) and Studio Arts (Semester 2). Students create a folio of art and design works that are inspired by the study of historical design styles and art movements. The study design includes exploration of a variety of methods and materials (e.g. drawing, painting, digital photography, Photoshop), strategies for creative problem solving and techniques to assist with concept development. Assessment A folio of art and design works Written assessment tasks A visual diary Fee: $20 - Practical and curriculum materials NB: Students may use this course as a pathway to either VCE Studio arts of VCD Contact Person: Mr Andrew Bare MEDIA: VIDEO PRODUCTION Brief description Students will learn about the different forms of Mass Media whilst analysing and reflecting upon their own media habits. They will become familiar with the media codes and conventions that govern ratings, programming and advertising. They will also develop skills in script writing and other video production skills in shooting and post production. Assessment methods Media design tasks and completion of a media product Research assignments Written tasks incl. surveys and analysis Scriptwriting and video production tasks Cost to student: $20.00 Contact person: Mr Michael Shadur
ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (EAL) – ELECTIVE This subject is recommended for EAL students from non-English speaking backgrounds who have recently arrived to Australia and who need to build their skills in English prior to beginning Year 11. Only students who are recommended by EAL teachers can enrol in this subject. Classes are small to enable an intensive, highly differentiated and flexible English language program so that EAL students have the maximum opportunity to develop and enhance their English language skills to be successful in their general academic learning. Only students who are recommended by EAL teachers can enrol in this subject. Goals To work intensively with students both individually and in small groups to develop and improve their reading, viewing, writing, listening and speaking skills in English so that they are prepared to achieve success across the curriculum and for the English demands of VCE. Skills and Content Reading and viewing: a variety of texts are studied each semester, including a film text and a short story study. Listening and speaking: Student practise and deliver oral presentations, participate in class debates and discussions, and complete listening tests and tasks. Writing: Students complete a variety of written tasks designed to develop their skills in academic and everyday writing. These include a text response essay on the film studied and creative writing. Particular aspects of grammar and punctuation are revised and practised in context to improve accuracy in writing. Assessment Students will complete several graded Common Assessment Tasks. Ongoing formative assessment will occur through class work, participation in group activities, class discussions and homework tasks. EAL students will also be formally assessed on their progress through the EAL Stages of the Victorian Curriculum in Reading and Viewing, Writing and Speaking and Listening. Assessment of language skill development will take place in conjunction with the EAL Core teacher. Contact Person: Ms Eva Turewicz
HUMANITIES PHILOSOPHY THROUGH FICTION – INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY Aims To ask questions of ourselves and each other. Philosophy Through Fiction aims to provide students with a background to the study of Philosophy; to allow students the opportunity to learn about and participate in key philosophical debates; to further students’ research, presentation and thinking skills. Brief Description How do we know we exist? What is the meaning of life? Is time travel possible? Why aren’t all people nice to each other? Are people born evil or do they become evil because bad things happen to them? Some people believe in one god, other people follow another god - just how many are there? Should we believe in all? None? Some? These are some of the questions that Philosophy explores. Philosophy is the study of ideas. Students will study the philosophical theories that are presented in films, short stories, graphic novels, and television as well as forming and presenting their own ideas. Above all, Philosophy Through Fiction is a course for students who are able to think for themselves and who enjoy discussing the world in which they live. Assessment • Class discussions • Essay • Oral presentation • Journal Cost to Student: Nil. Contact Person: Mr Jackson Keat FINANCIAL FITNESS This course explores what it means to be a consumer in the 21st Century. Students will develop an understanding of how money operates in society, including non-cash transitions, such as Tap and Go, ‘invisible’ money, Myki, Uber and In-App purchases. They will explore budgeting: analysing the impact of short-term loans/credit and compound interest, how to make financial comparisons (for example mobile phone plans), how to read a pay slip and how to spot scams through assessing reliable sources of information. Throughout the course, there will be opportunities for students to develop their critical thinking and financial literacy skills. This will ensure that our students are fit to tackle the demands of being a modern day consumer. Assessment Methods Case Studies Assignments Presentations Participation Cost to student: Nil Contact Person: Ms Malini Ravintharan
LANGUAGES FRENCH Course Description This course is for two semesters and builds on existing skills. Activities will be a balance of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will have the opportunity to attend films and other excursions. They will also research French speaking countries, their inhabitants and their cultures. Topics covered include food and shopping, the French home, family and daily routines, jobs and pocket money, relationships, holiday plans, entertainment, fashion and leisure activities. Cultural themes will also be explored including cooking and the French diet, visiting Paris’ famous landmarks and the health and lifestyle of French adolescents. Assessment Oral presentations/role-plays Written work in various styles Reading comprehension Listening comprehension Vocabulary, verb and grammar tests Contact Person: Mr Bushan Sookhareea CHINESE Course Description The Year 10 Chinese course will further extend students’ understanding of the Chinese language and develop students’ Chinese communication skills. There is an emphasis on using Chinese for self-expression, to obtain information and present a point of view to others, translation between English and Chinese, writing a simple text in Chinese, as well as introducing Chinese culture and customs. Topics covered include my studies, school life, part-time jobs, travelling and young people’s world. Students learning Chinese this year will experience a range of fun and meaningful educational activities that aim to enhance their personal communication skills, and develop a deep appreciation of cultural practices and traditions. These activities include but are not limited to: OneNote learning activities Online interactive learning activities using Kahoot and Flinga Game-based learning activities including Word Solitaire, Running Dictation, Translation relay and Build Wealth etc. Chinese movie appreciation iPad Chinese games Annual excursion End-of-year Chinese food making session
Assessment Tasks Listening and reading comprehension tests Oral performances Produce written pieces (posters, letters, short texts) Cost to student: $50 (excursion and food material for end-of-year activity) (CSEF can be used to assist with payment of excursion) Contact Person: Ms Haijin Zhuang SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY Brief Description In this elective, students are introduced to the subject of Psychology, including common misconceptions and the reasons for why it is considered to be a science. Students explore the scientific method by engaging in various experiments, with a focus on identifying variables, presenting results and drawing conclusions. The areas of Modern Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Positive Psychology are investigated, with students examining how they are represented both in film and everyday life. This unit equips students with the necessary skills to succeed in all Science subjects, although it particularly prepares students to study Units 1 & 2 Psychology in the following year. Assessment Methods • Practical activities and reports • Oral presentations • Research assignments • Film studies • Topic tests • Examination Contact Person: Ms Rachel Newberry
TECHNOLOGIES INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: PYTHON PROGRAMMING Brief Description A Year 10 programming subject to engage students with advanced programming techniques. Students will use Python to program multiple programs that develop their skills to be used in Year 11 and 12 for either Computer subject. The students will learn about programming logic, decision trees and logic structures and extend their understanding of loops, functions and algorithms in the context of games, big data and machine learning. They will use programs to manipulate big data sets. During their studies, students are expected to demonstrate appropriate file handling and storage techniques and the ability to negotiate, plan, time-manage and complete progress reports on individual projects. Assessment Methods Simple programming task Development of personal Block Game Graphical Problem Class Requirements: Students MUST have a working computer Contact Person: Mr Robert Maalouf DESIGN TECHNOLOGY - Joinery and Assemblage Students will design a product using materials from textiles, metals, wood or other sustainable materials. The key skills are design, joinery and construction, and assemblage using a range of both digital and mechanical tools and equipment. Students will be able to choose the material they work with, depending on their prior skills and electives and the teacher who will be delivering this elective. Goals • To design and manufacture a student-derived product from a student-established need • To enable students to develop skills in investigation, design, production and evaluation • To gain an appreciation of Australian standards which relate to product design • To develop students’ awareness of product development and to introduce them to the expectations of VCE • To develop an awareness of sustainability within the sector • To enhance critical and creative thinking skills Subject Content • Safety in the workshop • The design and development of a student-directed product or prototype • Tools, equipment and machines, names, selection, correct methods of use • Investigation into the origins, types, characteristics of materials including newly developed products • Test materials for suitability and use in line with quality control • Construction techniques and associated skills • Assembly and finishing methods • Evaluation of finished products and process • Design and technical drawing. • Producing creative design options. • ICT – Use of CAD based software in design process
Assessment Tasks/ Work requirements • Sustainability Investigation Assignment • Design folio containing a design brief, visualisation sketches, design options and final options • The manufactured product • Production and evaluation reports Cost: $50 (Students are required to purchase any additional cost of materials for projects.) Contact Person: Ms Rachel Biggins FOOD STUDIES Goals To enable students to develop skills in investigating, designing, producing and evaluating using a variety of foods, cookery methods and equipment To reinforce student awareness of health and safety issues relating to food and the preparation and the service of food To gain knowledge of the key food groups and how best to prepare and serve them • To develop student confidence in a variety of food preparation techniques Subject Content An investigation of the foods prepared and served in a variety of eating establishments setting will be undertaken with special emphasis on food advertising and food styling A unit of study on Sustainable Food and Production Practices will be undertaken Students will research, design and prepare a Novelty Birthday Cake, learning and practising a number of cake decorating techniques Students will experience some first-hand catering, as they choose a client to design and cook for Students will use the design brief process to have input into the food they prepare Assessment Tasks Food Productions Two Design Briefs Workbook Cost: $120 A take home container or bag will also need to be provided. Contact Person: Ms Kate Wallis
STEM SMART CITY Brief Description This course will enable students to develop skills in design thinking and engineered solutions. There are four modules which focus on: smart cars; smart lights and sensors; smart buildings; and culminating in the construction of a smart city. This is a cross-curriculum Digital and Design Technology course which builds STEM skills. Students will work collaboratively in groups on the various components of each task. Assessment 1. Project plan and research 2. Project design 3. Project build 4. Final presentation Cost: $70 Contact Person: Dr Penny Hale
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