High School Subjects

 

The mode of study is face to face. Assessments are a combination of assignments, case studies, exams, tests, lab reports, projects, presentation and oral assessment.

High School Year 10

All year 10 students take a common Course. This Course consists of the following subjects.

  • English
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Art
  • Business Management (VCE)
  • Health and Physical Education

Each of the above subjects is divided into two semesters. The Year 10 course is a preparation for VCE or VCAL (Years 11 and 12) study. Many of the approaches used in the delivery of these subjects are similar to those used in VCE subjects. Students who are of a very high standard may be permitted to study one VCE subject in Year 10. This possibility is only available to students who start Year 10 at the start of the year (January).

High School Year 11 & 12

Year 11 students select 6 subjects from the Units 1 & 2 list. Year 12 students select 5 subjects from the Units 3 & 4 list. High school Subjects offered are listed below:

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*Unit availability is subject to minimum number of students.

Outline of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Subjects

Accounting
This study focuses on the procedures of accounting and finance and the way in which these may be used. The study examines the processes of recording and reporting financial information to provide users with appropriate information for planning, control and effective decision-making.

Business Management
Business Management examines the ways in which people at various levels within a business organisation manage resources to achieve the objectives of the organisation. The study recognises that there is a range of management theories rather than a single theory of management. Each unit examines some of these theories and, through exposure to real business scenarios and/or direct contact with business, tests them against management in practice.

English/English as an Additional Language (EAL)
This study aims to develop competence in the understanding and use of English for a variety of purposes sufficient to meet the demands of post-school employment, further education, and participation in a democratic society. It emphasises the integration of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking. It values student diversity and particularly encourages learning in which students take responsibility for their language development and thus grow in confidence and in language skill and understanding

Information Technology
This study focuses on the processing of data and the management of information to meet a range of individual and societal purposes. Students learn to use information technology and also about its power, scope and limitations. Students are encouraged to perceive the potential of information technology and to understand the way in which social relations and cultural values also influence its use. While it is important that students extend their use of ICT as a tool to assist with work, study, recreation and in relationships (which builds on their compulsory education experiences), the study of Information Technology focuses on the capacities, scope and limitations of hardware and software, and their interactions to carry out specialised applications.

The study is made up of the following units:

  • Unit 1: IT in action
  • Unit 2: IT pathways
  • Units 3 and 4: IT applications
  • Units 3 and 4: Software development

VCE Languages: Chinese and Vietnamese
The study of a language other than English contributes to the overall education of students, most particularly in the area of communication, but also in the areas of cross-cultural understanding, intercultural learning, cognitive development, literacy and general knowledge. It provides access to the culture of communities which use the language and promotes understanding of different attitudes and values within the wider Australian community and beyond. The ability to communicate in another language, in conjunction with other skills, may provide opportunities for employment in the fields of interpreting, social services, ethnic affairs, the tourism and hospitality industries, international relations, the arts, commerce, technology, science, education and the like

Mathematics
Mathematics is the study of function and pattern in number, logic, space and structure. It provides both a framework for thinking and a means of symbolic communication that is powerful, logical, concise and unambiguous and a means by which people can understand and manage their environment. Essential mathematical activities include abstracting, providing, applying,investigating, modelling and problem solving.

The study is made up of the following units:

  • Foundation Mathematics Unit 1 and 2
  • General Mathematics Units 1 and 2
  • Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2
  • Further Mathematics Units 3 and 4
  • Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4
  • Specialist Methods Unit 3 and 4

Physics
Physics is a theoretical and empirical science, which contributes to our understanding of the physical universe from the minute building blocks of matter to the unimaginably broad expanses of the Universe. This understanding has significance for the way we understand our place in the Universe. Physics includes the use of theories and models, investigation of hypotheses, collection and analysis of data, drawing conclusions, and selection and use of a range of appropriate technologies and mathematical techniques. This study covers the areas that traditionally are the basis of courses at this level, with a particular emphasis on the foundation areas of mechanics and electricity

Studio Arts
Studio Arts provides a framework for the establishment of effective art practices through an understanding and application of the process of design. The design process enables students to explore ideas and sources of inspiration, experiment with materials and techniques and practice specialised skills in a range of art forms. Students generate a range of directions and potential solutions and analyse and evaluate them before producing artworks. The theoretical component of the study informs students’ practice through an investigation of selected artworks, an examination of artists’ working methods and a study of professional practices and art industry issues.