Lameroo Regional Community School

Year 12 Subject Overviews

Art Practical
Biology
Design Practical
Furniture Construction
English Communications
Information Technology
English Studies
Mathematical Applications
Geography Studies HESS R
Mathematical Studies
Geography Studies HESS G
Welding and Fabricating
Home Economics
Photography
Modern History
Physical Education
Outdoor Education
Physics
Visual Art Studies
Science - Contemporary Issues
Community Studies
Specialist Mathematics
Extension Studies
Group 1: Humanities /Art / Social and Cultural Studies
Group 2: Mathematics / Science / Technology

ART PRACTICAL

(HESS Restricted) 2APL1/2APL2

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

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

Content

The course consists of three areas:

Practical Studies (50%)

Students develop and present one major artwork (two for the full year course) using art media of the student's choice. The process of developing a visual idea is an important consideration and this will be shown in a folder of developmental work. This folder will include drawings, experiments with media, colour and technique, comments and research. It should show the development of ideas leading to the finished major pieces.

Practical Extension (40%)

(20% for the full year course)

Students explore and develop a range of practical art skills and techniques, completing a folio of work.

Investigative Studies (10%)

(30% for the full year course)

Students choose one topic (two for the full year course) from a list of 11 choices. Students may use a variety of investigating processes to research and present the results of their study.

Assessment

Throughout the semester/year, work will be assessed formatively and students have ongoing opportunities to redeem their work prior to final submission. A final summative assessment will be made at the end of the year, prior to moderation. The investigative studies will be assessed by central moderation.

Pathway

This course can lead to a range of career pathways in the Arts. Work completed during the course can be compiled into a folio, which is suitable for submitting for tertiary Art studies.

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DESIGN PRACTICAL

(HESS Restricted) 2DSP1/2DSP2

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL AND CULTURAL

Duration

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

Content

The course consists of three areas:

Practical Studies (50%)

Students develop and present one major design piece (two for the full year course) in an area of design (graphic, product, environmental) of the student's own choice. The Design Process needs to be followed and will be presented in a folder. Emphasis is on sourcing a wide variety of research and idea generation, showing the development of ideas leading to the major pieces.

Methods and Materials (40%) - (20% for the full year course)

Students explore and develop at least two practical mediums chosen from a list, completing a folio of work with a focus on experimentation.

Investigative Studies (10%) - (30% for the full year course)

Students choose one topic (two for the full year course) from a list of choices. Students may use a variety of investigative processes to research and present the results of their study.

Assessment

Throughout the semester/year work will be assessed formatively and students have ongoing opportunities to redeem their work prior to final submission. A final summative assessment will be made at the end of the year, prior to moderation. The investigative study will be assessed by central moderation.

Pathway

This course can lead to a range of career pathways in the Arts. Work completed during the course can be compiled into a folio, which is suitable for submitting for tertiary Art studies.

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ENGLISH COMMUNICATIONS

(HESS General) 2ECP2

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is a two unit (full year).

Assumed knowledge

There are no formal prerequisites. However, a satisfactory completion of Stage 1 English is assumed.

Content

This course develops both an appreciation and understanding of a range of texts and the ability to respond to these in a variety of forms. There is a strong focus on developing and improving oral and written communication skills for a range of audiences and purposes. The course is divided into four areas:

All categories require the completion of both written and oral assessment tasks.

Assessment - Full Year

Communication study  4 tasks 20%

Text production study  4 tasks, two supervised 30%

Text Response  3 tasks 20%

Application 1 15%

Application 2 15%

- Unit two

Text study  three tasks 40%

Text production study  two tasks, one supervised 30%

Applications  one topic 30%

Pathway

A very useful preparation for Arts courses at tertiary level.

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ENGLISH STUDIES

(HESS General) 2EGS2

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is a two unit (full year).

Assumed knowledge

There are no formal prerequisites for this subject. It is assumed that students will have highly developed skills in both written and oral communication. Students who intend to do this course should have strong interests in reading, writing and studying language and be prepared to pursue these to an advanced level.

Content

This course involves the study of at least five texts, including prose, poetry, film and drama. Most oral and written work is in response to these texts, although students are also required to produce two other written texts.

The course also requires independent study of two texts of the student's choice, one of which could be a film and the keeping of a 6000 to 8000 word supporting study on these texts. This supporting study, plus a 1500-2000 word critical study is submitted as the Individual Study. Students must read and analyse some short texts written in a variety of styles.

Assessment

School assessment

Written and oral assignments (50%)

External assessment

Individual Study (20%)

End of year examination (30%)

Pathway

A very useful foundation for Arts studies at tertiary level. The focus on developing essay writing skills and the ability to communicate concisely, are transferable to a range of courses.

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GEOGRAPHY STUDIES

(HESS Restricted) 2GGY2

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

No specific background knowledge is assumed, though previous experience of the study of Geography would be an advantage.

Content

Stage 2 Geography offers students opportunities to observe and inquire into issues that concern the environment, and to make decisions and recommendations based on the knowledge, understanding, and skills they acquire. The process involves participation in field investigations to observe, record, analyse, and evaluate skills such as mapping, sketching, drawing, photographing and interviewing.

The study of Stage 2 Geography is described in the following three strands:

The course involves teachers and students choosing four topics for study, one from each of four inquiry categories. The seven inquiry categories are listed below:

Assessment

The subject achievement score for Stage 2 Geography is calculated via the following components:

Assessment Component 1:

Geographical Inquiry Report 40%

Assessment Component 2:

Investigation 25%

Assessment Component 3:

Practical Work 20%

Assessment Component 4:

Communication Activities 15%

Pathway

The study of Stage 2 Geography allows students to pursue vocational education and training (VET) pathways into environmental planning and management, local government, and tourism. It also provides pathways into tertiary courses associated with planning, recreation, and the environment.

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GEOGRAPHY STUDIES

(HESS General) 2GGS2

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

No specific background knowledge is assumed, though previous experience of the study of Geography would be an advantage.

Content

The PES Geography Studies course focuses on the knowledge and understanding of the environment and how people interact with it. Issues, which arise from these interactions, are examined in the core and option topics. The course aims to develop a variety of skills used by geographers. These include mapping, field skills, writing, using graphic information and a range of photographic and satellite images. The year's course is divided into one compulsory topic and two option topics.

Core topic: People and the environment

Assessment

The Subject Achievement Score for Geography Studies is calculated on:

School assessment 50%

External examination 50%

School assessment

The 50% school assessment component is made up of:

•  Individual field study 15%

•  Written and interpretative procedure 35%

The written and interpretative procedure will be statistically moderated against the external examination.

External assessment

The external assessment component consists of a 3 hour externally set examination.

Pathway

The course is a useful preparation for study in a range of both social and cultural courses and environmental management courses which require a high standard of written and verbal expression, analytical and problem solving skills and logical thinking.

Further information

Students will need to access a local 1:50 000 topographic map.

There will be an optional two day excursion.

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HOME ECONOMICS

(HESS General or Restricted)

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is either a one unit subject (1 semester) or a two unit HESS General (formerly PAS) (two semesters)

Content

The Home Economics curriculum units cover the following subjects:

Child Studies

This module is designed to develop students understanding of children within our culturally diverse society through an examination of human relationships, human needs and physical support systems.

Food and Hospitality

Students will undertake practical and theory work, which introduces them to aspects of the food and the hospitality industry and covers basic principles of catering.

For a two unit HESS General

Students undertake two sequential modules from the same field of study (eg Food & Hospitality 1 and Food & Hospitality II)

Assessment

All students undertaking a two unit HESS General course will be assessed using the following assessment components and weightings :

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MODERN HISTORY

(HESS GENERAL) 2HIS2

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

No specific background knowledge is assumed, though previous experience of the study of History would be an advantage.

Content

In the study of Stage 2 Modern History, students will acquire knowledge and understanding of how men, women and children lived, acted, and died in different parts of the world since c . 1500. Using key questions and specific areas of inquiry, students will examine past world events and develop skills in historical inquiry, using comparative and depth approaches. By examining the past, students will develop skills that will enable them to understand the present and contribute to decisions that will benefit people in the future.

Assessment

The subject achievement score for Stage 2 Modern History is calculated via the following components:

Assessment component 1:

Course work 40%

Assessment component 2:

Individual History Essay 20%

Assessment component 3:

Examination 40%

Pathway

The study of Stage 2 Modern History provides the solid foundation for humanities based topics at tertiary level. History skills, including researching and analysing material, developing and sustaining an argument, and writing in clear and effective prose, are in great demand, and can be applied to many occupations. Students of history find employment and careers in areas such as administration, business, government, law and politics, the arts, education, entertainment, journalism, publishing and the mass media, museums and tourism.

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OUTDOOR & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

(HESS Restricted) 2OED2A/2OED2B

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 2 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 an understanding and appreciation of the natural environment.

2-unit Subject

The 2-unit subject, Outdoor and Environmental Studies, consists of the following six topics:

1-unit Subjects

Outdoor Education I consists of the following three topics:

Outdoor Education II consists of the following three topics:

Environmental Studies

In this topic students develop the ecological knowledge to investigate the significance of natural environments in which outdoor journeys are conducted. Students apply the theory they have learnt to field investigations in natural environments.

Planning and Management Practices

In this topic students develop skills of planning, organising, and managing the safe conduct of themselves and others in outdoor journeys. They explore risk, risk assessment, and risk management in the context of outdoor activities.

Outdoor Journeys

In this topic students develop skills in outdoor activities under supervision. Students develop the ecological knowledge to investigate the significance of natural environments in which outdoor journeys are conducted. Students apply the theory they have learnt to field investigations in natural environments.

Activities may be chosen from the following list:

Surfing Sustainable Environmental Practices

In this topic students demonstrate their ecological knowledge, and interpret the significance of natural environments in which outdoor journeys are conducted. Field trips allow students to analyse sustainable practices, including Indigenous practices, in relation to the natural environment.

Leadership and Planning

In this topic students learn skills of planning, management, and leadership needed for the safe conduct of self-reliant outdoor journeys involving lightweight travelling.

Self-reliant Expedition

This topic is the culminating activity. Students conduct, review, and evaluate a three-day self-reliant outdoor journey. The expedition must take a minimum of three days and must involve lightweight travelling under indirect supervision.

The focus of this expedition is on:

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VISUAL ARTS STUDIES

(HESS General) 2VAS2

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Content

The course consists of two sections:

Section 1 -Visual Arts Practice (50%)

Students develop and present two major artworks using art media of the student's choice. The process of developing a visual idea is an important consideration and this will be shown in a folder of developmental work. The folder will contain drawings, experiments with media, colour and technique, comments and research. It should show the development of ideas leading to the finished major pieces. Students may take either an Art or design focus in this area.

Section 2 - The Study of Visual Arts (30%)

Parts 1 and 2 - Students study two topics, one to be studied as Part 1: Historical focus & the other as Part 2 : Contemporary focus.

Part 3 (20%) - Students choose a topic from the list, which may be related to the area chosen for practical studies and complete independent research and investigation.

Assessment

Section 1

Practical Studies - Throughout the year student's work will be assessed formatively and students have ongoing opportunities to draft their work prior to final submission. A final summative assessment of the year's work will be made at the end of the year and moderated at the school.

Section 2

Parts 1 and 2 - Assessed by a final 2-hour external examination

Part 3 - Each student will be required to make a presentation, which is assessed by the teacher and centrally moderated. The presentation may be in written, oral or electronic form.

Pathway

A very useful preparation for Art or Arts courses at tertiary level. Work completed during the course can be compiled into a folio, which is suitable for submitting for tertiary Art studies.

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COMMUNITY STUDIES

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This can be a one unit (semester) course.

Note : Any 2 Community Studies units from the same group form a 2 unit sequence

Content

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

There are twelve semester length units, from which to choose

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.

Assessment

A contract of work is negotiated between student and teacher. Satisfactory achievement in this subject depends upon completion of the contract.

Pathway

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

Note: Students wishing to apply for tertiary entrance cannot use Community Studies results to calculate their Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER).

Further information

All students undertaking any Community

Studies modules are required to fulfil the following expectations:

Community Studies Units include:

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EXTENSION STUDIES 2EXA/2EXB

(HESS General)

ARTS/HUMANITIES/SOCIAL & CULTURAL

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Extension Studies is designed to enable students to pursue a particular interest by developing an idea, a skill, or a question that becomes the point of departure for an investigation by the student. The investigation may be broadly interdisciplinary (i.e. extending across SACE Stage 2 subjects), allowing students to incorporate the knowledge, skills, and concepts of one or more SACE Stage 2 subjects (e.g. Biology, Modern History, and Dance). Alternatively, the investigation may be an in-depth exploration of an idea, a skill, or a question within a discipline or subject (e.g. Modern History).

Whether the investigation is interdisciplinary or in-depth within a discipline, it will involve the student in selecting, synthesising, and reflecting on information in order to find creative and enterprising answers to problems

Extension Studies encourages students to be active learners and to extend their skills in negotiating, analysing, and solving problems, planning and organising activities, and communicating with other people .

Assessment

Investigation Proposal 20%

10% Proposal (Written, oral/media)

10% Group Discussion

Folio 40%

20% Discussion

20% Research Evidence

Investigation Outcome 40%

30% Final Investigation Outcome

5% Oral Presentation

5% Personal Evaluation � up to 1500 words

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BIOLOGY

(HESS General) 2BIO2

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

A knowledge of Science and/or Biology equivalent to Stage 1 Biology and/or Year 10 Science and Mathematics is assumed.

Content

Biology reflects recent developments in biological knowledge and techniques and their perceived importance in society. It provides students with an opportunity to develop basic biological concepts necessary for an understanding of social issues relating to these advancements.

The course is constructed around four themes:

These topics contribute to the biological knowledge and communication skill requirements of the course. In addition, students must undertake practical work and two human awareness essays.

Assessment

School assessment includes essays, required practicals, summative tests, human awareness essays and mid-year exam and essays (50%). The final examination is externally assessed and is worth 50% of the total course mark.

Pathway

A valuable preparation for a range of vocations and further study which require high standards of problem-solving skills, manipulative skills and written communication skills.

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FURNITURE CONSTRUCTION

(HESS Restricted) 2MDA2

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

This course has no prerequisites, but study of Furniture Construction at Stage 1 level is desirable.

Content

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

The following topics will be covered:

Assessment

Formative aspects will be discussed during class. Summative tasks include choice project, essay and Design folio.

Pathway

A useful background for further study or career in Furniture Construction.

Further information

Materials for choice project will be an additional cost.

There is a strong emphasis on developing safe and effective work practices.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

(HESS Restricted) 2ITT2

MATHEMATICCS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

Students should have completed one unit of computing at Stage 1.

Content

Information Technology reflects the increasing dependence of society on information systems. Students will develop skills in managing information technology in a skilled and knowledgeable way.

Students will undertake studies in four topics.

These topics develop in students the ability to generate outcomes for a client, as required in many business situations. In addition students develop an understanding of communications technology, animation and an appreciation of the issues related to its use. (eg. electronic commerce).

Assessment

Assessment consists of practical work, skills tasks and a folio of assessment tasks (tests, case studies and reports).

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MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS

(HESS Restricted ) 2MAP1/2MAP2

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

Having an understanding of Stage 1 Mathematics topics � such as: Saving and Borrowing, Networks and Matrices, Earning and Spending

Simulating Random Process, Statistics, and measurement will be of considerable benefit. Some knowledge of spreadsheets is desirable.

Content

The course consists of four topics:

Assessment

Skills and Application Tasks (30%) and a Portfolio (40%)  consisting of Directed Investigations and/or Projects - plus an examination (30%) at the end of each semester form the basis of moderated school assessment.

Pathway

Leads to post-compulsory courses in areas such as building and construction, aquaculture, agriculture, retail, office management and visual arts.

Further information

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

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MATHEMATICAL STUDIES

(HESS General) 2MSU2

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY 

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

A credit or better in at least Mathematics A & B at Stage 1.

Content

The course consists of the following three topics:

Topic 1:

Working with Statistics (using observation and data)

Topic 2:

Working with Functions and Graphs

Using Calculus (using functions for describing change)

Topic 3:

Working with Linear Equations and Matrices

Topic 4:

Working with Statistics

Assessment

School-based Skills and Application Tasks (35%) and a Portfolio (15%)  consisting of Directed Investigations and/or Project(s) - plus an External (Public) Examination (50%) at the end of the course form the basis of this subject's assessment.

Pathway

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

Further Information

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

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

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METAL ENGINEERING - GENERAL

(HESS Restricted) 2MDB2

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a two unit (year) course.

Assumed knowledge

This course has no prerequisites. However, study of Welding and Fabricating and/or Machining at Stage 1 is desirable.

Content

This program is concerned with study of oxy-acetylene, arc, MIG and TIG welding as well as Lathe machining and metal fabricating.

The following areas will be covered:

Assessment

Formative aspects will be discussed during class. Summative tasks include: Choice project, Design folio, welding tasks and essay.

Pathway

A useful background for further study or career in Welding or Metal Fabricating.

Further information

Materials for choice project will be an additional cost.

There is a strong emphasis on developing safe and effective work practices.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

(HESS Restricted) 2CPA2

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration 

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed Knowledge

This program has no prerequisites; however study in photography at Stage 1 would be desirable.

Content

This unit is concerned with the study of Black & White darkroom techniques, the use of Digital Cameras & SLR cameras and the use of computer applications to enhance photographic images.

The following topics will be covered:

Assessment

Formative aspects will be discussed during class. Summative tasks include, exhibition prints, design folio and essay.

Pathway

A useful background for further study or a career in photography.

Further Information

There is a strong emphasis on developing safe and effective work practices.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

(HESS General) 2PQP2

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

Body Systems

Content

Studies and experience in this course help students to develop skills, knowledge and values related to the world of physical activity. It expands their knowledge and understanding of physical components, principles and healthy lifestyles. Students have the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in relation to leadership, sports coaching, sports medicine and injuries and practical skills related to sports activities.

The course comprises both Practical and Theory Units:

Theory (Five topics) Course Work

Exercise Physiology & Physical Activity

Concept 1: Sources of energy for physical performance

Concept 2: Training & Evaluation of physical performance

Concept 3: Physiological factors that effect performance

Concept 4: Patterns of P.A.

The Acquisition of Skills and the Biomechanics of Movement

Concept 1: How skill is acquired

Concept 2: Specific factors that effect learning

Concept 3: The psychology of learning and performance of physical skills

Concept 4: Biomechanics and skilled performance

Issues Analysis

An investigation into a topic chosen by students in negotiation with the teacher. Students critically analyse and interpret their findings and experiences. The topic needs to be issue related.

Practical (Four Units 2 Major / 2 Minor)

Practical topics may alter depending on class sizes.

Assessment

Summative Assessment for practicals includes a performance checklist 100%. 50% Total Course.

Summative Assessment for Theory topics, 50% of course, include selected assignments, laboratory studies, tests, case studies and research projects. Mid year and end of year exams (include a two hour Exercise Physiology exam set by SSABSA).

30% External Exam set by SSABSA.

10% Issues Analysis & 10% Course Work which is statistically moderated by exam.

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PHYSICS

(HESS General) 2PHY2

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

It is assumed that students entering this course will have already gained a broad background in the fundamental concepts of Physics from the study of Science at year 10, and the study of Physics as a full year course at Stage 1. The ability to solve problems in Physics requires some mathematical skills, eg. rearrangement of algebraic equations, solution of quadratic equations, use of scientific notation and definition and use of sine, cosine and tangent in right-angled triangles.

Content

Physics is a subject for those interested in the fundamental processes in nature. The study of Physics provides and understanding of the processes which determine the behaviour of systems from the very small (atoms and nuclei) to the very large (the solar system and the universe). An understanding of these processes has had an enormous impact on civilisation.

Physics therefore is relevant to people living in the twenty first century. It contributes to an understanding and appreciation of the natural world and to an ability to make informed decisions about technological applications.

All students will undertake a study of four sections:

Assessment

School assessment includes tests, essays, practical reports, practical skills tests, investigation design report, information search plan and report and an oral presentation 50%.

An external public examination counts for the remaining 50%.

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SCIENCE CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

(HESS Restricted)

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course.

Assumed knowledge

A knowledge of Science equivalent to Year 10 or Stage 1 is assumed.

Content

Science caters for students with a general interest in Science and its interaction with society, technology and the environment. Science provides pathways into vocational courses and into further tertiary studies where a PES subject is not required.

The course emphasises practical activities, including experimental design, collection and analysis of data and using information to draw reasoned conclusions. Students will be expected to collect information from a variety of sources and to communicate their learning through a range of media.

Physical Science
Biological Science

Assessment

Written assignments, practical reports, oral presentations, tests, supervised end of year theory exam and scientific investigation will form the basis of assessment.

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SPECIALIST MATHEMATICS

(HESS General) 2MSC2

MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY 

Duration

This is a two unit (full year) course studied in conjunction with Stage 2 Mathematical Studies.

Assumed knowledge

A knowledge of and a high degree of successful completion of Mathematics A, B & C.

Content

This course consists of the following five topics:

Topic 1: Trigonometric Preliminaries

Topic 2: Polynomials and Complex Numbers

Topic 3: Vectors and Geometry

Topic 4: Calculus

Topic 5: Differential Equation

Assessment

Skills and Application Tasks (40%)

Directed Investigation Task(s) (10%)

External (Public) Exam (50%)

Pathway

Combined with Stage 2 Mathematical Studies, this subject 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.

Further information

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

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

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