Lameroo Regional Community School

Year 11 Subject Overview

Art
Agriculture
Australian Studies
Biology
Design
Contempory Issues and Science
English
Information Processing
Geography
Internal Combustion Engine
History
Mathematics
Home Economics
Physical Education
Outdoor Education
Physics
Community Studies
Furniture Construction
Welding and Fabricating
Group 1: Humanities /Art / Social and Cultural Studies
Group 2: Mathematics / Science / Technology

ART 1ART1A / 1ART1B

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

There are one or two units available in this course.

Content

As part of Art studies at this level students will:

Assessment

Assessment is based upon the extent to which students satisfy the criteria stated in each assignment. Assessment and constructive advice should lead to a growth of skills and understanding of art concepts.

Practical work, developmental work, and written assignments form the basis of the formal assessment.

Pathway

A useful background for art/design and multimedia related future study.

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AUSTRALIAN STUDIES 1AUS1A

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is a one unit (semester length) course.

Content

The content will be based on five strands:

The unit is divided into two sections:

Section A: The overview

Section B: Issues for Australians

Part A: Guided issue study

Part B: Negotiated issue study

Section A will occupy approximately 50% of the programmed time.

Issues for study in Part B will evolve from the study undertaken in Part A.

Assessment

An oral report, individual research assignment, a group task and various written responses will form the basis of assessment. Students will be encouraged to negotiate the form of response to be used in Section B, Part B.

Pathway

A very useful foundation for further study in a range of subjects requiring skills in research and analysis.

Further information

One unit of Australian Studies is required for the completion of the SACE pattern.

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DESIGN 1DSN1A

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is a one unit (semester) course.

Content

During Design students will:

Assessment

Assessment is based on the extent to which students satisfy the criteria stated in each assignment. Assessment and constructive advice should lead to a growth of skills and understanding of design concepts.

Practical projects, developmental work, and written assignment form the basis of the formal assessment.
Pathway

A useful background for art/design related future study.

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ENGLISH 1ENG1A/1ENG1B

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Content

Each unit involves the study of prose, poetry, drama and texts, with opportunities provided for student choice in selection.

There is a major compulsory critical literacy activity and oral presentation in each unit.

Unit A Function and Power of Language Study.

Unit B Connected Text Study which requires students to explore connections between three or more texts.

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GEOGRAPHY 1GGY1A/1GGY1B

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is a one unit (semester) course.

Content

Geography is one of the few subjects which link the physical, biological and social sciences by looking at the interaction between natural, built and cultural environments.

Units may include:

Assessment

Assessment requirements are on the basis of meeting course objectives through activities such as essays, written assignments, mapping, orals, and research assignments.

Pathway

Geography Stage 1 provides the background skills useful to study Stage 2 Geography Studies and other humanities based subjects.

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HISTORY 1HIS1A

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is a one unit (semester) course.

Content

In the study of Stage 1 History, students will have opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding of how men, women and children lived and acted in different parts of the world in past times. Students will develop skills in historical inquiry by applying a variety of approaches. Students will investigate the motivation of people who made decisions, and how these decisions affected people in the past, and how they may continue to influence people in today's world.

The primary focus of Stage 1 History is the examination of the role of social, political and technological revolutions through time and the overall cost of modernity.

Assessment

Assessment requirements are on the basis of meeting course objectives through activities such as oral presentations, individual case studies, PowerPoint presentations, written assignments, critical source analysis and extended research tasks.

Pathway

History Stage 1 provides the background skills useful to study Stage 2 Modern History and Australian History along with other humanities based subjects.

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HOME ECONOMICS 1HEC1A/1HEC1B

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is a one unit (semester) or two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

Unit A is not a prerequisite for unit B.

Content

Home Economics examines the range of factors, which influence food choices, relationships and lifestyle. Personal decision making skills are developed throughout this subject.

Both units offered have a focus on food.

60% of this course is practical orientated.

Assessment

Practical assignments, research work, interviews and analysis form the basis for assessment.

Pathway

A useful study for Stage 2 Home Economics (but not compulsory). Home Economics provides opportunities for good practical skill development.

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OUTDOOR & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION 1OED1A/1OED1B

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This can be two one unit (semester) courses.

Assumed knowledge

There are no formal prerequisites for this subject.

Content

The aim of Stage 1 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.

Both the 1-unit subject and the 2-unit subject consist 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:

Pathway

A useful preparation for Stage 2 Outdoor Education.

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COMMUNITY STUDIES

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a one unit (semester) course.

Content

Community Studies requires students to take an active role in planning, carrying out and documenting their own major project using the community as a resource for their learning. The nature and detail of this project is negotiated with the Community Studies teacher.

Community Studies at Stage 1 is the title given to 12 separate units, each of which run for one semester. The units are very different from each other in content, although all units have a number of common elements.

A student may take any unit or any combination of units offered, as long as he/she can demonstrate adequate access to resources and support.

The teacher and the student work out exact details of the content to be covered in the first 2 or 3 weeks of the course.

Assessment

A plan of work, called an Assessment Plan, is negotiated between student and teacher. Satisfactory achievement in this subject depends upon the completion of the Plan.

Pathway

A very useful preparation for a range of occupations, which require negotiation with others in the community.

Further information

Because of the negotiated nature of these courses, it is expected that students will fulfil the following expectations:

Area of Study

The Arts and the Community

Business and the Community

The Community and the Environment

Design, Construction and the Community

Food and the Community

Health, Recreation and the Community

Language and the Community

Lifestyles and the Community

Mathematics and Community

Science and the Community

Technology and the Community

Work and the Community

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AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE 1AGR1

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This may be a 1 or 2 semester course.

Aim

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 in Stage 1 Agriculture and Horticulture consists of the following components. The weightings of each component should be between 10% and 50%.

Pathways

Stage 1 Agriculture and Horticulture promote the background skills for the study of Stage 2 Agriculture and Horticulture.

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BIOLOGY 1BIO1A / 1BIO1B

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a one unit (semester) or a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

Satisfactory completion of Year 10 Science.

Content

Biology is the study of living organisms: of life processes, of the different levels of organisation from cell to the biosphere and of interactions between organisms and their environment. Biology seeks answers to the question of how life began and to explain the diversity and complexity of life. It is part of the overall scientific process of inquiring into the living world.

Unit A

Cells 8 weeks

Reproduction 8 weeks

Unit B

Body Systems 8 weeks

Ecosystems 8 weeks

Assessment

Written/practical assignments, oral presentations, test, experimental designs, essay/creative-writing pieces form the basis of assessment.

Pathway

A useful basis for further study in science related areas.

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CONTEMPORY ISSUES AND SCIENCE 1ISC1

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration 

This is a one unit (semester) course.

Content

A subject that helps students develop knowledge, skills and values with which to participate in everyday life. It focuses on the inter-relationship of science, people and the environment and will involve students in conducting experiments and researching information from a range of sources.

The course consists of 3 units of work, which may be negotiated from the following list.

Assessment

Written/practical assignments, oral presentations, tests, experimental designs and a research project form the basis of assessment.

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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, 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, 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

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%).

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INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES 1SCA1

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a one unit (semester) course

Assumed knowledge

This program has no prerequisites.

Content

This unit is concerned with the study of engine principles, fault finding and rebuilding four stroke engines.

The following tasks will be covered:

Assessment

Formative tasks will be discussed during lessons; summative tasks include Design manual, dismantle and reassemble an engine and essay.

Pathway

A useful background for Stage 2 Automotive Technology.

Further information

There is a strong emphasis on developing effective and safe working practice.

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MATHEMATICS

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

There are four Mathematics subjects at Stage 2:

each of which assumes knowledge from different Stage 1 units.

Assumed knowledge

Studies at and a sound knowledge of Year 10 Mathematics is assumed.

Students without recent school experience will need to demonstrate that their background will support their intended studies.

Content

Stage 1 Mathematics has been divided into the following topics for accessibility and flexibility:

Topic 1: Earning and Spending Topic

Topic 2: Measurement

Topic 3: Data in Context

Topic 4: Networks and Matrices

Topic 5: Saving and Borrowing

Topic 6: Simulating Random Process

Topic 7: Statistics

Topic 8: Geometry and Mensuration

Topic 9: Models of Growth

Topic 10: Quadratic and Other Polynomials

Topic 11: Coordinate Geometry

Topic 12: Functions and Graphs

Topic 13: Planar Geometry

Topic 14: Periodic Phenomena

Topic 15: Open Topic

Each unit is made up of a selection of sub-topics from at least two topics depending on student needs and future pathways.

Mathematics A � (Pure Maths A) 1MTH1A

Topic 8: Geometry and Mensuration

Topic 9: Models of Growth

Mathematics B (Pure Maths B) 1MTH1B

Topic 10: Quadratic and Other Polynomials

Topic 11: Coordinate Geometry

Topic 12: Functions and Graphs

Mathematics C (Pure Maths C) 1MTH1C

Topic 11: Coordinate Geometry

Topic 13: Planar Geometry

Topic 14: Periodic Phenomena

Mathematics D - (Maths Applications D) 1MTH1D

Topic 1: Earning and Spending Topic

Topic 2: Measurement

Mathematics E  (Maths Applications E) 1MTH1E

Topic 5: Saving and Borrowing

Topic 3: Data in Context

Topic 7: Statistics

Assessment

Assessment will include Skills and Application Tasks, Directed Investigations and Projects.

Pathways

Stage 2 Mathematical Applications [formerly Business Maths]

Has an emphasis on practical applications and leads to post-compulsory courses in areas such as building and construction, aquaculture, agriculture, retail, office management and visual arts.

A satisfactory level of achievement in Stage 1 Mathematics is required.

Stage 2 Mathematical Methods

Leads to areas of study including accounting, management, computer studies, health sciences, business, commerce, psychology and social sciences.

A high level of achievement in Stage 1 Mathematics A & B is required.

Stage 2 Mathematical Studies

Is for those who want to enter architecture, economics, finance, and biological, environmental, geological and agricultural science.

A high level of achievement in at least Maths

A & B at Stage 1 is required.

Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics

Combined with Stage 2 Maths Studies, is for those who want to continue studies in mathematics at the tertiary level in fields such as mathematical sciences, computer science, engineering, physical sciences and surveying. A high level of achievement in Stage 1 Mathematics A, B and C is required.
Further Information

At Stage1 at least one unit (semester) must be studied.

The use of graphics calculators and/or computers, to support classroom teaching, learning and assessment is incorporated in all programs

For accurate information on courses, prerequisites and assumed knowledge consult current publications from the learning institution or SATAC.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1PED1/1PEDB

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This can be two one unit (semester) courses.

Assumed knowledge

There are no formal prerequisites for this subject.

Content

This subject focuses on the importance of physical activity to health, lifestyle and performance. Practical and theory components enable students to develop and improve their fitness and specific skills. The course has a practical orientation although a major feature is the application of theory into practice.

Semester 1 :

Major Practical :

Sailing or Aquatic Activity / Swimming.

Minor Practical :

Sport: (Depending on class size). Golf, Volleyball, Badminton, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis.

Theory Components :

Fitness Training and Conditioning; Issue Analysis; Body Systems.

Semester 2 :

Major Practical :

Sport: Badminton, Volleyball, Basketball.

Minor Practical :

Fitness for Sport & Leisure.

Sport: (Depending on class size). Golf, Volleyball, Badminton, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis.

Theory Components :

Energy Systems, Issues Analysis, Skill Development & Biomechanics.

Camps and excursions:

Students are expected to attend an Aquatics camp (to gain Intermediate Sailing Certificate). The cost of the 3 day camp is approximately $90.

Assessment

Practical

60% of programmed time includes performance checklists.

Theory

40% of programmed time includes assignments, laboratory studies, case studies and research projects.

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PHYSICS 1PHY1A/1PHY1B

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a one unit (semester) or two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

Concepts and skills of Year 10 Science and Mathematics. Prerequisite for Unit B is satisfactory achievement in Unit A.

Content

Physics is the most fundamental of all the sciences. It is about the nature of motion, forces, energy, matter, heat, sound, light and the insides of atoms.

Topics covered are:

Unit A

Unit B
Assessment

Research essays, research project, experimental designs, oral presentations, creative presentations and topic tests.

Pathway

Satisfactory completion of Units A and B is a desirable foundation for Stage 2 Physics.

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FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION 1MDA2

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed Knowledge

This program has no prerequisites.

Content

This course is concerned with the study of furniture construction, both cabinet and framed manufacture in traditional and contemporary methods.

The following tasks will be covered:

Assessment

Formative tasks will be discussed during lessons; summative tasks include practical project, design folio and essay.

Pathway

A useful background for Stage 2 Furniture Construction.

Further information

Materials for choice project will be an additional cost. There is a strong emphasis on developing effective and safe working practices.

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WELDING and FABRICATING 1MDB2

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed Knowledge

This course has no prerequisites.

Content

This unit is concerned with the study of oxy-acetylene welding, arc welding, mig welding and metal fabricating techniques.

The following tasks will be covered:

Assessment

Formative tasks will be discussed during lessons, summative tasks include practical project, design folio, essay.

Pathway

A useful background for Stage 2 Metal Engineering.

Further information

Materials for choice project will be an additional cost. There is a strong emphasis on developing effective and safe working practices.

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