Lameroo Regional Community School

Year 10 Subject Overviews

Agriculture Studies
Outdoor Education
English
Health and Physical Education
History
Science
Geography
Society and Environment
Home Economics
Technology Studies
Information Processing
Visual Arts / Design
Mathematics
Work Education

AGRICULTURAL STUDIES

Duration

This may be a 1 or 2 unit course.

Aims

The study of agriculture and horticulture gives students access to the knowledge, skills, and understandings needed to lead and manage change in increasingly complex local, national, and global environments. Agriculture and horticulture subjects offer students the opportunity to become involved in decisions about agricultural and horticultural production and sustainable development in their local area and beyond. Students investigate and develop informed opinions on issues such as the environmental impact of food production; the growth of biotechnology and related ethical considerations; the use of land and waterways; the encroachment of pest species; urban pressures, high energy costs, and consumption; the sustainability and enjoyment of the environment; and the interdependence of agriculture and horticulture in a holistic system.

Semester 1 Content

These studies include:

Semester 2 Content

These studies include:

Assessment

Assessment of Agriculture and Horticulture consists of the following components. The weightings of each component should be between 10% - 50%.

NOTE : This course may be offered as a SACE unit.

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ENGLISH

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Aims

The aims of the English Curriculum are to develop the following:

Content

The curriculum text 'EQ' will be used and feature a wide range of experiences including:

Writing:

(1) Text Response

eg. creative, formal writing.

eg. accuracy, vocabulary development.

Speaking and Listening:

  1. Individual Speech - eg. Impromptu/prepared speeches.
  2. Team Activities - eg. debates
  3. Group Participation/Skills - eg. gaining consensus agreement.
  4. Listening and Summarising - eg. recount what seen, heard or read.

Reading and Viewing:

Printed Texts

Novels (One class novel per term plus free choice wider reading. Students are expected to provide evidence of having read a required number of books per year for each year level

Assessment

Written responses to

Oral responses to

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GEOGRAPHY

Duration

This is a one unit (semester length) course.

This module will focus on extending geographical skills. These will include:

Topics that may be covered are as follows:

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HISTORY

Duration

This is a one unit (semester length) course.

This module focuses on the reasons why we study history and examines basic historical concepts with a view to further studies at the Stage 1 level.

Topics that may be covered are as follows:

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HOME ECONOMICS

Duration

This course is a one unit (semester) course.

Content

A practical course aimed at increasing students' decision making and management skills relating to food or hospitality

Topics will include:

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INFORMATION PROCESSING 1IPP1/1IPP2

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a one or two unit course.

Content

This subject focuses on the use of technology to design and produce and publish documents in both print and digital formats. The design process is used in providing solutions to information processing problems eg, a flyer or menu or invitation.

PERSONAL PUBLISHING 1IPP1

Students develop letters, invitations, reports, essays and meeting documents. Students are encouraged to adopt enterprising approaches, including a designing process, to tackle the tasks set. This involves the development of innovative and creative design solutions that can be used to communicate information. A student could also develop publications for another subject area

NOTE : This is a Stage 1 SACE unit

BUSINESS PUBLISHING 1IPP2

Business Publishing involves the use of information processing and publishing tools in a business context. Students will have the opportunity to develop paper-based publications, which will provide them with broad entry-level industry skills. They consider issues related to information processing and publishing in business environments.

Assessment

Each unit comprises three components:

1: Practical Skills (60%)

2: Designing and Skills Applications (30%)

3: Issues Analysis (10%).

NOTE : This is a Stage 1 SACE unit

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MATHEMATICS

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Content

All students will study common topics initially. At the end of term 1 discussions between the parent, teacher and student will be held to determine whether the student continues with Pure Maths or Maths Applications.

Term 1

Term 2, 3 & 4

Pure Maths

Term 2, 3 & 4

Maths Applications

Assessment

Assessment is based on projects, investigations and tests.

Pathways

A high level of achievement is required in Pure Maths topics to proceed to Pure Maths at Stage 1 (Year 11)

Satisfactory achievement will lead to Maths Applications at Stage 1.

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OUTDOOR & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Duration

This is a one unit (semester) courses.

Assumed knowledge

There are no formal prerequisites for this subject.

Content

The aim of Outdoor and Environmental Education is to offer students enjoyable challenges in outdoor activities and journeys.

These subjects are made up of practical work and theory. You, as a student, will develop the practical skills you need for safe, enjoyable, and adventurous outdoor travel. At the same time, you will develop understanding and appreciation of the natural environment.

The 1-unit subject consists of the following four topics:

Environment and Conservation

In this topic students develop an appreciation of the value of the natural history and culture of natural environments.

Studies in this topic could include:

Planning and Management

In this topic students develop basic skills in planning and implementing outdoor activities and lightweight journeys.

Studies in this topic could include:

Outdoor Activities

In this topic students develop the basic skills that they will need to participate safely and effectively in outdoor activities or an outdoor journey.

These skills, which may be applied to short journeys, may include:

Outdoor Journey.

In this topic students undertake a practical activity combined with a three-day human-powered outdoor journey or a journey that uses natural forces.

The teacher can negotiate alternative arrangements with a student who is unable to undertake a three-day journey, so that the student can complete the equivalent of the three-day journey. The three days that this curriculum statement specifies for a journey should allow students to achieve the best possible results against the learning outcomes.

The emphasis is on safe travel, minimum impact on the environment, group skills, and personal growth. Students use their skills to plan, conduct, and evaluate their three-day lightweight journey.

These skills may include:

These skills may be applied to the following activities:

Assessment

Assessment Component 1: Outdoor Activities and Journey (50%)

Assessment Component 2: Course Work (40%)

Assessment Component 3: Expedition Journal (10%).

Assessment tasks may include:

Further Information

This course may be used as a SACE unit.

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HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Duration

This is a one unit (semester) course.

Physical Education aims to:

The aim of Physical Education is to provide students with the opportunity to:

Content

Included in the program will be:

Aquatics Camp

In Term 1, the Year 10 Aquatics Camp will be held at the Murraylands Aquatics Centre, Murray Bridge . Students will participate in a range of Aquatic activities including Canoeing, Sailing, Sailboarding, Water Skiing, Windsurfing and Rowing. All students can gain their Small Boat Handling Licence.

Assessment

Students will be assessed in both the theory and practical aspects. Assessment tools and tasks include performance checklists, skills tests, assignments, laboratory studies, case studies, exams and research projects.

Further Information

This course may be used as a SACE unit.

Health Education aims to:

The aims of Health Education are for students to develop knowledge and an understanding of health issues, foster desirable attitudes and develop skills and strategies required for positive health practices.

Content

Topics covered include:

Assessment

Assessment tasks include research, reflective writing, analytical and dilemma solving reports, oral presentation and assignments.

Further Information

This course may be used as a SACE unit.

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SCIENCE

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Content

Science involves a general study of the students' living and non-living world. It will encourage students to think logically, and will involve practical activities. In practical lessons students will be designing and carrying out experiments, measuring, using scientific equipment, following instructions, and solving problems, recording and analysing data.

A wide range of the occupations and courses of further study require Science subjects as prerequisites. The Year 10 Science curriculum is constructed so that students have the opportunity to experience all branches of Science & gain the necessary background for all Science courses at Stage 1 (Year 11).

Topics studied include earth's resources, chemistry, plants and animals, forces and motion, environmental studies, electricity and magnetism.

Assessment:

Students studying Science will be assessed on their:

Note: Students may be expected to participate in field trips to local areas of significance

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SOCIETY and ENVIRONMENT

Duration

This unit is a two unit (full year) length course.

Content

Business Studies

This module focuses on an understanding of business processes and funding. It involves recognising and evaluating the role of business activity and responding to change and developing work-related skills. The Business Studies program requires students to form a business. The students are involved in designing market research, sales, financial management, raising capital, production, packaging, decision making, communication, advertising, cooperation, working in groups and as a team, establishing and adhering to meeting procedure and allocation of human resources.

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TECHNOLOGY STUDIES
FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION

Duration

This is a one unit (semester) course.

Content

Framed Furniture Construction

This unit is concerned with the study of traditional and contemporary methods of manufacturing framed articles of furniture.

The following topics will be covered:

Assessment

Formative activities will be discussed during lessons. Summative tasks including practical tasks, design folios, written essays.

Further Information

Students will be expected to pay for their major project materials. This course may be used as a SACE unit.

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VISUAL ART / DESIGN

Duration

This is a one unit (semester) length course.

Aims

The course aims to build upon existing skills as well as develop new areas of art and design. Students will gain experience in working as independent learners, encouraging the development of individual interest and extending personal expression both in the practical and theoretical components. This will prepare students for further study in art and design.

Content

Practical projects will involve a combination of aspects of Art and Design such as:

Students study artworks of past and present contexts of different cultures. They learn to analyse design and art works based on aesthetics and function and interpret their meanings. They complete a study of related careers.

Assessment

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WORK EDUCATION

Duration

A compulsory semester course.

This subject provides students with the opportunity to research career pathways, including tertiary education options, so that they are better informed when making subject choices for Years 11 and 12. It includes a week of work observation in Adelaide and the development of work related knowledge and skills.

Content

In this course students will be given the opportunity to:

Assessment

Research a variety of occupations. Written work including self-evaluation and reflection. Production of a portfolio including resume, letters and personal plan. Reports of practical activities including work observation and mock interview. Peer assessment of an oral presentation on a work-related issue.

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