Year 8 Additional Courses of Study Presentation 2020 (Year 9 2021) - St. Mary's Catholic ...
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• Stage 5 (Year 9 & 10) Curriculum Structure • 400 Hours of Additional Courses • Stage 5 2021 – 2022 - What’s involved? • Choosing Wisely • Online Selection Process • 2021 Course Overviews
• Religion • English • Mathematics • Science • Personal Development, Health & Physical Education • Australian History and Geography
Creative Arts & HSIE Languages Ms Natasha Mr Steve Walter Convery Faculties TAS PD/H/PE Mr Scott Asimus Mr Stephen Burns
Creative Arts & HSIE TAS PD/H/PE Languages • Drama • Aboriginal • Food Tech • Music Studies • Graphics • Physical • Photographic • Commerce • Textiles Activities and & Digital • Work • Timber Sports Studies Media Education • Building & • Visual Arts • Elective Construction • Chinese Geography • Multimedia • Japanese • Elective • Engineering History Studies •iSTEM • Information Software and Technology
Students must complete 400 hours of Additional Courses of Study over Years 9 -10. All courses are offered as either 200 hour or 100 hour versions. There are three (3) ways to meet this requirement: 4 x 100 hour courses 2 x 200 hour courses 2 x 100 hour and 1x 200 hour courses
200 hour courses are studied in both Year 9 and Year 10. That is, you study this course for two years. 200 hour courses are NOT harder than 100 hour courses, they simply are longer and cover more topics than the 100 hour course.
100 hour courses are studied for one year only. These are not easier than 200 hour courses, they simply cover less material. 100 hour courses allow students to undertake a greater variety of courses.
For students who want to try a number of courses. 4 courses are studied over 2 years (2 courses per year)
Students will focus on just two courses over the two years.
Most common option taken by students. Allows for a focus in one area whilst sampling others. Example Year 9: Industrial Tech – Timber Art Year 10: Industrial Tech – Timber Drama
Alternative Courses of Study are graded and recorded on the student’s Record of School Achievement (RoSA). Students doing 100hr subjects will effectively be studying for their RoSA in Year 9. For 200hr subjects the grade is awarded on the Year 10 component of the course (Year 9 results not counted)
The RoSA shows a student’s comprehensive record of academic achievement, which includes: • completed courses and the awarded grade or mark • courses a student has participated in but did not complete before leaving school • results of any minimum standard literacy and numeracy tests that may have been sat • Stage 5 (Year 10) and Stage 6 (Year 11) courses, the student has satisfactorily completed.
• Follow approved course • Apply yourself with diligence and sustained effort to the set tasks and experiences provided in the course. • Achieve some or all of the course outcomes.
Satisfactory completion includes such things as: • attendance pattern • level of involvement in class • effort • assignments • homework completed • and level of achievement
If a student is in danger of not completing a course: • A written warning will be given • Opportunity will be given to correct any problem, or make up outstanding work. • If no improvement occurs an “N” determination will be awarded. • ‘N’ Determinations will have a serious impact on qualification for the Record of Student Achievement (ROSA).
• The National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) assesses the literacy and numeracy skills of students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9, in schools across Australia. • NAPLAN assesses writing, language conventions, reading and numeracy. • In 2021 NAPLAN tests will once again be online • NAPLAN results will help you understand how your child is progressing through school.
• What are you good at/ interested in? • What do you enjoy? • What is going to challenge you?
• Friends • Teachers • More/Less academic • Gender • Supposed HSC Prerequisites
• Choosing a language in Stage 5 means that you cannot study the Beginners Course in the HSC. • There are NO prerequisite courses for Stage 6
• Read the Information Booklet • Seek advice • Ask questions based on the subject talks • Submit your selections on time. • We cannot guarantee that all courses will run nor can we guarantee 1st & 2nd preferences will always be met.
• Student Choice governs the final decision on which electives are offered. • Class sizes and facilities limit spaces • Maintaining the breadth of our curriculum is important.
• Issuing of Handbooks 28 July • Explanation to Students of Course Handbook 28 July – 4 August • Course Information Sessions during classes • Online Preferences are to be completed via 4-7 August WebChoice • Students notified of course allocations September
• Choose 400 additional course hours. • Select three reserve courses – do not choose the 100 hour version of a 200 hour course that you have already nominated or vice versa. • Please make all selections in preferential order as we cannot guarantee all preferences. • Student preferences govern the final decision on which electives are offered. • Class sizes and facilities limit spaces in courses. • Maintaining the breadth of our curriculum is important.
HSIE, Creative Arts, Languages, TAS and PD/H/PE
HSIE Additional Courses 1. Commerce NEW NESA Syllabus 2020 2. Aboriginal Studies 3. Work Education 4. Elective History NEW Offer from 2019 5. Elective Geography NEW Offer from 2019 CONTACT: HSIE Leader of Learning Ms Natasha Convery firstname.lastname@example.org
HSIE Additional Courses 1. COMMERCE 100 and 200 HRS CONTACT: Ms Convery Ms Dews Mr Matzen Mrs Murray Mrs Meagher Why study Commerce? Commerce aims to provide high school students with essential knowledge and skills about consumer, financial, legal, business and employment issues so they can make informed and responsible decisions when they leave school and begin to work, rent or own and home, pay insurance, buy a car, vote, buy products and services or pay off a credit card. What would you be learning in Commerce? The study of Commerce at St Mary’s Catholic College has been an integral part of the education of our students in Years 9 and 10. As one of our most popular and practical elective subjects, Commerce is a course where students learn about everyday real-world concepts including: Money: Saving and Spending Buying a Car Comparing Insurance Buying a Home Renting and Share-housing Investing money Marketing: the art of selling Small Business: Making a profit! The Legal System Credit cards and debt Employment and Work How to plan a trip and travel on a budget Superannuation Paying Tax/ basic accounting Getting ripped off! Scams Borrowing money: interest rates Family and personal Budgeting Government and Politics FOR MORE INFORMATION check Year 8 Student EMAILS : COMMERCE Info PowerPoint and Brochure from Ms Convery ( HSIE Leader of Learning)
HSIE Additional Courses 3. ABORIGINAL STUDIES 100 HRS 3. WORK EDUCATION 100 HRS CONTACT: Ms Convery Mrs Meagher Mr McKay CONTACT: Ms Convery Mrs Meagher Why choose Aboriginal Studies ? To learn about… Why choose Work Education ? To learn about… Aboriginal identity, diversity, community and culture World of Work: types, trends, training. Past attitudes towards Aboriginal Peoples and future inclusion Future pathways and career options: transition from school to work Current campaigns to develop a more inclusive society for Aboriginal people Employment and Training organisations: TAFE, Uni, Private RTO, Trades/ Appropriate protocols and ethical practices when working with Aboriginal Apprenticeships/ Traineeships, VET Course compataible communities. Workplace Rights and responsibilities / Workplace Safety How can Aboriginal Studies help me in the future? Develop Skills: Employability Skills for future employment LINKS TO: Sport, political involvement, media, law, Communication skills health & nutrition, education, discrimination and Workplace skills: EEO , anti-discrimination, disability . racism , history, travel, community connection, Technology: emailing, internet, multimedia, ethical use social justice, youth work, counselling and Job Skills; Resumes, job applications, interview skills legal support. FOR MORE INFORMATION FOR MORE INFORMATION check Year 8 Student EMAILS check Year 8 Student EMAILS or chat with Mrs Meagher or Mr McKay or chat with Mrs Meagher or Ms Convery
HSIE Additional Courses 4. ELECTIVE HISTORY 100 and 200 HRS 5. ELECTIVE GEOGRAPHY 100 HRS CONTACT: Ms Convery Mr McKendry CONTACT: Ms Convery Mr Matzen How can Elective History help me? Love of history, follow your interest in studying past people and events in your own How can Elective Geography help me? depth study, follow a career in history ( archaeology, museum, writer, travel), LINKS: current environmental issues, ‘war on waste’ , climate change, extreme weather changes, study of the oceans, the impact of pollution, a growing world History Excursions: Australian Museum, The Big Dig Archaeological Site Sydney population, learn how to read maps/ orienteering. Movie studies: Troy, Gladiator, The Book Thief, Hidden Figures, Selma, Geography Excursions and fieldtrips, Technology and geography ( drones, GPS, GIS) History Mysteries, Underwater archaeology, Ned Kelly, Ancient Rome, Ancient Understanding weather and climate with the use of our St Mary’s on site Weather Greece, Vikings…. CHOOSE your OWN major Historical Study Observation Station. FOR MORE INFORMATION check Year 8 Student EMAILS for the HSIE ACS FOR MORE INFORMATION check Year 8 Student EMAILS for the HSIE ACS PowerPoint and Brochures or chat with Mr McKendry or Ms Convery. PowerPoint and Brochures or chat with Mr Matzen or Ms Convery.
Creative Arts and Languages Additional Courses "DON’T ASK WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS. ASK WHAT MAKES YOU COME ALIVE, AND GO DO IT. BECAUSE WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IS PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME ALIVE.” -- H O W A R D T H U R M A N
What do employers look for in employees? Resilience and long term potential Ability to work well with others Creative problem solver Able to multi-task Enthusiasm and initiative www.careerbuilder.com
The Creative Arts and Languages choices? Music Visual Arts Drama Photographic and Digital Media Japanese Chinese
Visual Arts The aim of Visual Arts is to enable students to: • develop creative abilities to represent ideas in the visual arts • understand and value the different beliefs that affect meaning and significance The course is 60% Artmaking and 40% Critical and Historical Studies
Visual Arts Artmaking Painting: Oils / Acrylic Drawing / Illustration Digital Sculpture / Ceramics
Drama The aim of the Drama course is to engage and challenge students to maximise their dramatic abilities and enjoyment of drama and theatre through making, performing and appreciating dramatic and theatrical works.
Drama Perform devised and Monologues Making scripted plays. and ensembles Performing Appreciating Drama and theatre Address current Collaborative! issues in creative ways.
Photographic and Digital Media The aim of the Photographic and Digital Media course is to enable students to: • develop creative abilities to represent ideas in the photographic and digital media • understand and value the different beliefs that affect meaning and significance
Photographic and Digital Media Making 60% Critical and historical studies 40%
Photographic and Digital Media Digital Animation Photography techniques on SLR, compact and mobiles. Photoshop Case studies of great photographers and their works.
Music The aim of the Music course is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for active engagement and enjoyment in performing, composing and listening, and to allow a range of music to have a continuing role in their lives.
Music Performing Be creative! Composing Record and produce your Listening own music! Improve performance skills. Perform at DioSounds. Study a range of musical styles.
Japanese The elective Japanese course provides students with the opportunity to improve their communication skills and fluency in using and understanding the Japanese language and culture. It also provides vocational benefits,
Chinese The elective Chinese course provides students with the opportunity to improve their communication skills and fluency in using and understanding the Chinese language and culture. It also aims to provide vocational benefits.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SPORTS STUDIES (PASS) Year 9 100/200 hours
What is P.A.S.S? • The PASS course promotes the concept of learning through movement. • PASS involves learning about movement and provides students with opportunities to develop skills, analyse performance and assist the performance of others. • P.A.S.S caters for those students who want to be active. • P.A.S.S provides the opportunity for students to extend on knowledge from their own sporting experiences. • It is a great course that links strongly to Senior (Year 11 and 12) PDHPE.
Who should consider PASS? • Students who enjoy sport and physical activity. • Students who would like to increase their activity levels in an environment that is non-competitive. • Students who want to experience sports that they have not experienced before. • Students who want to build on knowledge from previous sporting experiences.
Year 9 P.A.S.S units of study – Both 100 and 200 hour courses. • The Body Systems • Issues in Sport. • Physical Fitness • Coaching • Orienteering • World Games
Year 10 P.A.S.S units of study- 200 hours • Australia’s Sporting Identity. • Physical Activity for Health. • Technology, Participation and Performance. • Nutrition and Physical Activity. • Target Games. • Resistance training.
TAS Course Electives 2021 and 2022 100 and 200 hrs Courses
Courses to Choose from in TAS 1. Food Technology 2. Textiles Technology 3. ISTEM (Integrated Skills, Technology, Engineering and Mechanics) 4. Graphics Technology 5. Information and Software Technology (IST) 6. Industrial Technology - Timber 7. Industrial Technology – Engineering Studies 8. Industrial Technology – Building and Construction 9. Industrial Technology – Multimedia
Food Technology What will students learn to do? The major emphasis of the Food Technology syllabus is on students exploring food- related issues through a range of practical experiences, allowing them to make informed and appropriate choices with regard to food. Integral to this course is students developing the ability and confidence to design, produce and evaluate solutions to situations involving food. They will learn to select and use appropriate ingredients, methods and equipment safely and competently.
Textiles Technology Students will learn about textiles through the study of different focus areas. The following focus areas are recognised fields of textiles that will direct the choice of student projects. • Apparel • Textile arts • Furnishings • Non-apparel • Costume Project work will enable students to discriminate in their choices of textiles for particular uses. The focus areas provide the context through which the three areas of study (Design, Properties and Performance of Textiles, Textiles and Society) are covered.
ISTEM (Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mechanics) What will students learn to do? Students will learn to use a range of tools, techniques and processes, including relevant technologies in order to develop solutions to a wide variety of problems. The ISTEM program utilises a practical integrated approach with engineering and technology being used to drive interest in science and mathematics, through the development of technical skills and mechanical engineering knowledge. Girls – Do NOT think this is just a subject for boys. The last few years this course has run, a girl has been in the top 3 of the class.
Engineering Fundamentals Mechatronics -Electronic Circuits (Bristlebots, Kick Stick Game) -Robotic Arms -Pasta Towers -Automated Systems -Paddle Pop Stick Bridges -Arduino Projects -Stomp Rockets - 3D Printing -Pasta Vehicle designs - 3D Design -Sphero Robots Aerodynamics Motion -Balsa electric planes -Lego Mindstorms -Co2 Dragsters (Colour Sensors, Ultrasonic Sensors) -Remote Controlled Paper planes -Bottle Rockets -Quadcopter Drones Major Project Students design and make a Major Project which solves a problem. In the past we have had machines that take the wheelie bin out, doors that automatically open to passwords, electric bikes that charge devices and water pistols that automatically sense and squirt invaders. These are just some of the great projects that are designed and made by students.
Graphics Technology What will students learn to do? The major emphasis of the Graphics Technology subject is on students’ actively planning, developing and producing quality graphical presentations. Students will learn to design, prepare and present graphical presentations using both manual and computer based drafting technologies. They will learn to interpret and analyse graphical images and presentations and develop an understanding of the use of graphics in industrial, commercial and domestic environments.
IST (Information Software and Technology) Students use a variety of software to create, modify and produce products in a range of media formats. Projects can include: Web Design Movie Making Animation Sound Production Game Making App Development Databases Network Hardware Artificial Intelligence Robotics and Automation
Industrial Technology - Timber What will students learn to do? The major emphasis of the Industrial Technology Timber course is on students actively planning and constructing quality practical projects. Students will learn to select and use a range of materials for individual projects. They will learn to competently and safely use a range of hand tools, power tools and machines to assist in the construction of projects. They will also learn to produce drawings and written reports to develop and communicate ideas and information relating to projects.
Industrial Technology - Engineering Studies What will students learn to do? Students will learn about safe practices for practical work environments, including risk identification and minimisation strategies. They will also learn about design, including the communication of ideas and processes. They will learn to safely use a range of hand tools, power tools and machines to assist in the construction of projects. They will also learn to produce drawings and written reports to develop and communicate ideas and information relating to projects.
Industrial Technology - Building & Construction What will students learn to do? The major emphasis of the Industrial Technology – Building and Construction course is on students actively planning and constructing quality practical projects. Students will learn to select and use a range of materials for individual projects. They will learn to competently and safely use a range of hand tools, power tools and machines to assist in the construction of projects. They will also learn to produce drawings and written reports to develop and communicate ideas and information relating to projects.
Industrial Technology – Multimedia Students will learn….. • to apply practical experiences to the study of the technology, design, management and organisation of the multimedia industry. • You will have the opportunity to use a range of multimedia software including, Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver, to create interactive multimedia products, such as simple games and websites. • There are no presumed knowledge or skills required. Learn to be a creator not just a user of multimedia. • Develop practical skills in a range of tools like animation, special effects for film and websites and create interactive multimedia products.
Courses to Choose from in TAS for Stage 6 • Food Technology • Software Design and • Industrial Technology – Development Timber, Graphics and • Design and Technology Multimedia • Engineering Studies • Information Processors and Technology • VET - Construction • Textiles Technology • VET - Hospitality
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