Curriculum Guide for 2017 - The Norwood Morialta High School

Curriculum Guide for 2017 - The Norwood Morialta High School
Principal’s Introduction to the Curriculum Guide for 2017
The course information in this Curriculum Guide outlines the curriculum offered in our school. The curriculum is shaped by a number of
factors such as the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) and
the Australian Curriculum.
Every year, the curriculum leaders review the curriculum generally. We also consider changes in specific subject offerings. The Curriculum
Guide reflects changes that have been recommended as a result of these review processes.
We look forward to meeting students and parents at the course counselling sessions and advise you to consider carefully the information
provided in the Curriculum Guide before you attend the course counselling.
Jacqui van Ruiten
Principal
Subjects
offered
at NMHS
The Arts
Business
and Enterprise
Cross Disciplinary
Studies
English and
English as an
Additional Language
or Dialect
Humanities
Languages
Mathematics
Science
Health and
Physical Education
Technology
Year 8 Curriculum Summary
Year 9 Curriculum Summary
Year 10 Curriculum Summary
What is the SACE?
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Year 8 Curriculum Summary
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All year 8 students must study subjects from the eight learning areas of the IBMYP and Australian curriculum. All subjects are assessed on a semester basis
and there are 14 semesters in a year.
There is some choice available within some learning areas.
All students study a full year (2 semesters) of:
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English or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL)
Mathematics
Science
Humanities
Language: (students must choose one of the following languages: German, Greek, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.)
All students study a half year (semester) of:
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Systems Technology
General Arts: Art and Drama or Music
Health and Physical Education
One semester remains for student choice.
Options are:
• Art: additional semester course
• Drama: additional semester course
• Food and Textiles
• Wood and Metal Technology
• Health and Physical Education: choose a full year course in Health/PE
• Health and Physical Education Rowing Course (selection process)
• Music: choose a full year course in instrumental music
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Year 9 Curriculum Summary
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All year 9 students must study subjects from the eight learning areas of the IBMYP and Australian curriculum. All subjects are assessed on a semester basis
and there are 14 semesters in a year.
There is some choice available within some learning areas.
All students study a full year (2 semesters) of:
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English or
English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL)
Mathematics
Science
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Language: (students must continue the language chosen in year 8.)
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Humanities
Four semesters remain to be selected from the following:
Students select at least one from each area:
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Health and Physical Education:
o A semester course of Health and Physical Education is compulsory
o Students may choose Outdoor Education as a second semester
o Rowing Program (selection process)
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The Arts:
o Music – must choose full year instrumental music
o Drama A and Drama B
o Art: 2D and Art 3D
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Technology:
o Wood Technology
o Metal Technology
o Clothing and textiles
o Digital technologies
o Digitech for Girls
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Design A and Design B
Media Arts A – Digital Art
Media Arts B – Film and Visual Effects
Jewellery design
Computer Aided Design
Flashing Plastics
Food and Nutrition
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Year 10 Curriculum Summary
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At year 10 students must study at least SIX of the learning areas for a full year. All eight learning areas are not a requirement of the IBMYP or
the Australian Curriculum but highly recommended for a balanced course. Some students are ready to specialise at this stage.
Compulsory subjects:
All students study a full year (2 semesters) of:
• English / EAL
• Mathematics
• Science
• Language
And a semester of:
• Humanities: History or EAL Humanities for EAL students
• Health/Physical Education – Activity and Lifestyles
Four semesters remain to be selected from the following:
Humanities:
• Geography
• Introduction to Business and Law
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EAL Humanities
Health and Physical Education:
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Performance PE
• Outdoor Education
The Arts:
• Drama A and Drama B
• Music – must choose full year
instrumental music
• Media Arts A – Video production
• Media Arts B – Film and Visual Effects
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Art: 2D and Art 3D
Design A and Design B
Technology:
• Woodwork 1 and 2
• Metal Fabrication
• Computer Aided Design
• Digitech for Girls
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Fashion and You
Food and Culture
Food and Hospitality
STEMSEL
Science:
• Science of the Mind
• Forensic Science
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Environmental Science
Programming for Real Life Applications
Photographic Imaging
Electronic Systems
Electrotechnology
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What is the SACE?
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The SACE
The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is generally based on two years of full time study, but students may take more than two years.
There is no time limit to complete the SACE but there are restrictions regarding Tertiary Entrance.
Questions should be directed to the Senior Campus Head – Ms Nikki Kotrotsos or Learning Community Leaders; Ms Wendy Jacobs and
Mr Alex Naylor.
Promotion into Stage 1
Course Promotion
Promotion from Year 10 to Stage 1 is automatic if a student gains an achievement level 4 or better, in the majority of subjects that lead to Stage 1.
Students who do not attain this level of achievement will be required to undertake a ‘Bridging Course’ in Semester 1 of Stage 1.
Subject Qualification
Most subjects in Stage 1 require successful completion at Year 10. Learning Area staff recommendation and a Level 4 or better, is the
achievement level that qualifies a student for automatic promotion into the same, or related subject, at Stage 1 level. Other subjects without
prerequisites may be taken through negotiation with the relevant Learning Area Coordinator.
Promotion into Stage 2
Promotion from Stage 1 into a Stage 2 course is dependent upon a student gaining a ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 subjects as well as satisfying
subject specific prerequisites for selected Stage 2 subjects.
Course Planning
Course planning and subject choice will be guided by the work undertaken in the Personal Learning Plan (PLP).
Tertiary Entrance
For students considering tertiary education there are additional requirements that must be considered. These are found in the Tertiary Entrance
Booklet (TEB) or the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) guides. For further information, please speak with the Senior Campus
Head, Learning Community Leaders, Personal Learning Group teacher or Senior Campus Student Counsellor.
Vocational Education Programs
Students have the opportunity to select Vocational Educational Programs (VET) offered by the East Adelaide Cluster of Schools (EASC), which will
contribute units towards their SACE.
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School Constraints
Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate student choices but student demand, timetable management, staff and
resources may preclude some requests.
Additional Costs for Subjects
The material and/or services related to SACE Courses are covered by the Material and Services Fee (ie School Fees). However, some subjects offer
students the opportunity to undertake practical experiences which enrich the learning outcomes for students and these may incur additional costs
which are not covered by the Material and Services Fee. Please read the subject choice information carefully to identify the full costs associated with
these.
NOTE: Should there be outstanding monies owed to the School, students may not be permitted to be enrolled in subjects or VET
courses where there are significant additional costs.
Useful Links
SACE overview
Vocational Education Programs
Stage 1 Bridging Course
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SACE OVERVIEW
SACE COURSE PLANNER
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For comprehensive information about the SACE requirements it is recommended that students and parents/caregivers visit the SACE
Board website- www.sace.sa.edu.au.
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The Arts Curriculum at NMHS
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Year 8
Visual and
Performing
Arts
Visual Art
Year 9
Year 10
Stage 1
Art A – 2D
Art in Two Dimensions
Visual Arts – Art A
Art B – 3D
Art in Three Dimensions
Visual Arts – Art B
Design A – Graphic &
Environmental
Design A – Graphic &
Environmental
Visual Arts – Design A
Design B – Graphic &
Product
Design B – Graphic &
Product
Stage 2
Visual Arts – Art
Visual Arts – Design
Visual Arts – Design B
Drama Semester
Drama A
Drama 1 or S
Drama Full Year
Drama
Drama
Drama 2
Drama B
Music Advanced 1
Music
Semester
Music Full Year
Music Full Year
Music
Full Year
Music Ensemble Performance
Music Advanced 2
Performance Special Study
Music Experience 1
Music Individual Study
Musicianship
Music Experience 2
Music Solo Performance
Digital Art - Media
Digital Art- Media
Film & Visual Effects Media
Film & VIsual Effects Media
Creative Arts –
Film and Visual Effects A
Creative Arts –
Film and Visual Effects B
Creative Arts –
Event Creation and
Management
Creative Arts –
Film and Visual Effects
Creative Arts – Event Creation
and Management
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Business and Enterprise Curriculum at NMHS
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Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Stage 1
Stage 2
Accounting 1/S
Accounting 2
Accounting
NOT RUNNING IN 2017
Desktop Publishing
Information Processing
and Publishing
Business and Enterprise
A
Business and Enterprise
B
Desktop Publishing
& Word Processing
(Information Processing
and Publishing)
Business and
Enterprise
Workplace Practices A
Workplace Practices
Workplace Practices B
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Cross Disciplinary Curriculum at NMHS
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Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Stage 1
Stage 2
Community Studies –
STEM for Sustainability
NOT RUNNING IN 2017
Cross-Disciplinary Studies –
Their Spirit Our History
NOT RUNNING IN 2017
Personal Learning Plan
(Compulsory Subject)
Research Project
(Compulsory Subject)
Integrated Learning –
Sports Studies S
Integrated Learning –
Sports Studies
Integrated Learning –
nmhsLIVEProductions A
NOT RUNNING IN 2017
Integrated Learning –
nmhsLIVEProductions B
Integrated Learning –
nmhsLIVE Productions
NOT RUNNING IN 2017
NOT RUNNING IN 2017
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English / EAL / Curriculum at NMHS
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Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Stage 1
Stage 2
English Literary
Studies
Language and
Literature
Language and
Literature
Language and
Literature
(English)
(English)
(English)
English
English
Essential English
Essential English
English as an
Additional
Language
Language and
Literature
EAL
Language and
Literature
EAL
Language and
Literature
EAL
English as an
Additional
Language
Essential English English as an
Additional
Language
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Health and Physical Education Curriculum at NMHS
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Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Stage 1
Stage 2
Physical Education A
Physical Education
Health and
Physical Education
Health and Physical
Education Rowing
Extension
Physical Education
Performance Extension PE
Physical Education
Physical Education B
Activity and Lifestyles
for Girls - Core PE
Integrated Learning –
Sports Studies S
Integrated Learning –
Sports Studies
Activity and Lifestyles Core PE
Health S
Health
Outdoor Education A
Outdoor Education
Physical Education
Rowing
Outdoor Education
Outdoor Education
Outdoor Education B
Child Studies
Child Studies
Food and Hospitality
Food and Hospitality
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Humanities Curriculum at NMHS
Home
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Stage 1
Stage 2
Australian and
International Politics
Australian and International
Politics
NOT RUNNING IN 2017
Introduction to
Business and Law
NOT RUNNING IN 2017
Legal Studies A
Legal Studies
Legal Studies B
Economics A
Economics
Humanities
Individuals & Societies
Economics B
Humanities
Individual & Societies
Geography
Geography
Society and Culture
Geography
Society and Culture
NOT RUNNING IN 2017
NOT RUNNING IN 2017
Tourism
Tourism
History
Modern History
History
EAL History
Media Studies:
Journalism A
Media Studies
Journalism
Media Studies:
Journalism B
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Languages Curriculum at NMHS
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Year 8
Chinese
Year 9
Chinese
Year 10
Stage 1
Stage 2
Chinese
Background
Chinese
Background
Chinese
Continuers
Chinese
Continuers
German
Continuers
German
Continuers
Chinese
German
German
German
Modern Greek
Modern Greek
Modern Greek
Modern Greek
Continuers
Modern Greek
Continuers
Italian
Italian
Italian
Italian
Continuers
Italian
Continuers
Japanese
Beginners
Japanese
Beginners
Japanese
Continuers
Japanese
Continuers
Japanese
Japanese
Japanese
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Mathematics Curriculum at NMHS
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Year 8
Mathematics
Year 9
Mathematics
Year 10
Stage 1
Stage 2
Pure Mathematics – Pre Specialist
Specialist
Mathematics
Pure Mathematics
Mathematical
Methods
General Mathematics
General Mathematics
Essential Mathematics
Essential
Mathematics
Mathematics
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Science Curriculum at NMHS
Home
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Stage 1
Stage 2
Biology A
Biology
Biology B
Chemistry 1
Chemistry
Science
Chemistry 2
(Compulsory
Full Year)
Physics A
Physics
Physics B
Science
Nutrition S
Science
Nutrition
Environmental
Science
(Option)
Scientific Studies S
Forensic Science
(Option)
Science
of the Mind
(Option)
Psychology 1
Psychology
Psychology 2
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Technology Curriculum at NMHS
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Year 8
Systems Technology
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Year 9
Year 10
Stage 1
Digital
Technologies
Programming for
Real Life
Applications
Information
Technology S
DigiTech Girls
DigiTech Girls
*NEW FOR 2017*
*NEW FOR 2017*
Information
Technology 1 and 2
Electronics
Introduction to
Programming
Electronic Systems
Flashing Plastics
(Electronics)
STEMSEL
Electrotechnology
Part A
(selection process)
Wood and Metal
Technology
Wood
Technology
Metal
Technology
Food and
Nutrition
Food and Textiles
Information
Technology
Electrotechnology
Part B
Electrotechnology
Part A
(selection process)
Woodwork 1/S
Wood Technology
Woodwork 2
Contemporary
Furniture
Metal Fabrication
Stage 2
Electronic Systems
Furniture Design
and Construction
Vocational Pathway
Food and Culture
Food and
Hospitality
Health and PE
Pathway
Health and PE
Pathway
Advanced
Engineering
Clothing and
Textiles
Fashion and You
Jewellery Design
Jewellery Design
*NEW FOR 2017 *
*NEW FOR 2017 *
Computer Aided
Design (CAD)
Computer Aided
Design (CAD)
Computer Aided
Design (CAD)
Photographic
Imaging
Digital Imaging
* NEW FOR 2017 *
Digital Photography
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Year 8 Visual and Performing Arts Compulsory Semester
The Arts Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
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Related
Drama, Visual Art
Subjects
In Year 8, all students will complete a semester of Visual and Performing Arts. Students may also choose to
complete one additional semester of Drama, Visual Art or Music.
The Arts
Description
This is the compulsory semester of The Arts, which will involve students completing a term of Drama: Playmaking and Visual Art. The subject is
designed to provide students with an introduction to The Arts, developing their core skills and knowledge required in both subject areas. Students
also have the option to complete a semester of Drama, Music or Visual Arts.
Drama: Play Making Term Course
Students will explore scripted play texts on various themes and of diverse styles (eg comedy, television, puppetry scripts etc) in order to develop
capabilities in speech, character work, teamwork and presentation. Students will also undertake a major assignment based on a specific
research topic as well as attend a live theatre performance (when possible) to develop critical thinking skills and an appreciation of the
professional application of their studies.
Visual Art Term Course
The compulsory term of Visual Arts will involve an introduction to the principles of Art and Design, and the fundamental skills involved in drawing,
painting and printmaking. Students will make and create a range of art works such as drawings, paintings and portraits. Students will respond to
works created by artists and designers, incorporating their style and ideas in their own work as they develop as young artists.
Additional Costs: All students must purchase visual diary for Visual Art. Students will be required to contribute towards the cost of tickets
and/or travel to an exhibition, live theatre production or event, as negotiated with the teacher (approximately $20.00).
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 Art
Year 9 Design
Year 9 Media Arts
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Drama: Mrs Below, Mr Mastrosavas
Visual Art: Mr P Carter
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Year 8 Visual Art
The Arts Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Related
Drama
Subjects
Students may choose to complete either one semester of General Arts (Visual Arts and Drama) or a semester of
Drama and a semester of Visual Art.
The Arts
Description
Visual Art encompass a selection from the principle areas of painting, drawing, design, three-dimensional studies, printmaking and art
appreciation. In both courses students will:
• identify and compare the works of artists, their themes and media used.
• develop and refine their skills in a range of practical areas and media.
• analyse, discuss and write about their own and others work, using appropriate terminology.
• be encouraged to develop competency in computer technology and improve their understanding of its use as a visual arts medium.
• keep a developmental work book and be encouraged to plan works, compiling preparatory research studies and sketches.
This Semester Course of Visual Art will allow students to gain further experience in these areas and also explore principles of Design and Media.
Additional Costs: Must purchase a Visual Diary. Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the
students (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 Art
Year 9 Design
Year 9 Multimedia
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr P Carter
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Year 8 Drama
The Arts Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Related
Visual and Performing Arts Compulsory Semester
Subjects
In Year 8, all students will complete a semester of Visual and Performing Arts. Students may also choose to
complete one additional semester of Drama, Visual Art or Music.
The Arts
Description
In this semester course, students will expand on the fundamental skills and knowledge covered in the compulsory term of Drama. The focus of
this semester course will be Physical Theatre (Performance, Mime, Tableau, Dance Drama, Stage Fighting, Masks) and Chinese Theatre.
In Drama: Semester, students:
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are introduced to a range of dramatic terms, conventions and ways of performing
take part in short performances
learn to view and discuss each other's work thoughtfully and constructively
attend live theatre performances and respond to what they have seen in discussion and writing
learn to work cooperatively and productively with others in pairs and small groups
learn to plan, organise, communicate, negotiate, make decisions and solve problems as part of a team
learn to contribute positively in class so that they can take creative risks, grow in confidence and develop new skills
students will be required to maintain an Arts Process Journal demonstrating evaluation and reflection, undertake written assignments, oral
presentations and theatre reviews
Students will study:
basic performance skills
tableaux work
theatre games
improvisation
mime
stage-fighting
dance-drama
character work
page to stage process
group work
Additional Costs: Students will be required to contribute towards the cost of tickets and/or travel for Live Theatre or Screen Productions as
negotiated with the teacher. (Approximately $20.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 Drama
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Below, Mr Mastrosavas
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Year 8 Music: Full Year
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Music: Semester
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Selection Information
Completion of either Year 8: Full Year or Semester Music will qualify students for entry into Year 9 Music
Description
Students entering this course have a range of background and ability levels from absolute beginners through to advanced musicians.
Students are immediately put into a class band environment where they prepare songs for public performance at school assemblies and other
functions regardless of each student's background or ability level. The remainder of the course is divided between developing students' musical
literacy, composition, music history and exposure to music technology including Sibelius, Auralia, Musition and Garage Band. The primary
homework expectation of students in Year 8 Music is regular practice on their chosen instrument(s) of a minimum of 15 minutes per day.
Students are required to undertake regular instrumental or vocal lessons either with a private tutor outside of the school or through one of the
tutors available at NMHS.
Lessons available at NMHS include:
Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Percussion, Steel-String and
Electric Guitar*, Voice*, Piano*
Additional Costs: A software levy of $30 per annum
• Students choosing to undertake Steel-String and Electric Guitar*, Voice and Piano through the school are taught by carefully selected
private tutors who charge between $20 and $30 per lesson for a weekly one-on-one lesson. All other instrumental lessons are generally
group lessons provided through DECD's Instrumental Music Service and are provided at no charge.
A range of brass, woodwind and orchestral stringed instruments are available for hire from the school at the cost of $40.00 a term.
• Incursion / Excursion costs of approximately $12/per term.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 Music
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Farnan, Mr Fawcett
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Year 8 Music: Semester
The Arts Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Music: Full Year
Selection Information
Completion of either Year 8 Full Year or Semester Music will qualify students for entry into Year 9 Music
Description
The semester course naturally provides less depth than the full year course of Year 8 Music. Nonetheless, successful completion of both
subjects qualifies students for entry into Year 9 Music. Students entering this course have a range of background and ability levels from absolute
beginners through to advanced musicians.
Students are immediately put into a class band environment where they prepare songs for public performance at school assemblies and other
functions regardless of each student's background or ability level. The remainder of the course is divided between developing students' musical
literacy, composition, music history and exposure to music technology including Sibelius, Auralia, Musition and Garage Band. The primary
homework expectation of students in Year 8 Music is regular practice on their chosen instrument(s) of a minimum of 15 minutes per day.
Students are required to undertake regular instrumental or vocal lessons either with a private tutor outside of the school or through one of the
tutors available at NMHS.
Lessons available at NMHS include:
Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Percussion, Steel-String and
Electric Guitar*, Voice*, Piano*
Additional Costs: A software levy of $15 per annum.
• Students choosing to undertake Steel-String and Electric Guitar*, Voice and Piano through the school are taught by carefully selected
private tutors who charge between $20 and $30 per lesson for a weekly one-on-one lesson. All other instrumental lessons are generally
group lessons provided through DECD's Instrumental Music Service and are provided at no charge.
A range of brass, woodwind and orchestral stringed instruments are available for hire from the school at the cost of $40.00 a term.
• Incursion / Excursion costs of approximately $12/per term.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 Music
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Farnan, Mr Fawcett
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Year 9 Art A: Two Dimensional Studies
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two semester courses from The Arts learning area
Art B: Three Dimensional Studies
Description
In this subject students will:
• gain skills and develop an understanding of two-dimensional art forms including drawing, painting and printmaking.
• keep a Developmental Workbook, which will be used to document planning for practical work, analyse existing art work and reflect on
learning and skills development.
• analyse, discuss and write about their own work and the work of other artists using appropriate terminology.
• be encouraged to develop competency in computer technology and expand their understanding of its use as a visual arts medium.
their
This subject will include units from the following areas:
• Drawing: experimentation with techniques, media and styles to incorporate continuous line, tonal rendering, contrast, composition,
perspective and texture through themes which will encompass recognition of skill development through observation, interpretation and
imagination.
• Painting: colour theory and colour schemes will be related to studies of painting techniques to enable students to develop understanding of
traditional and innovative painting methods.
• Printmaking: students may study one of the following techniques, relief printing (mono and/or multi colour process); stencil printing–hand cut
paper, collage/montage.
Additional Costs: Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the students. (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Art
Year 10 Design
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr P Carter, Ms Millard
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Year 9 Art B: Three Dimensional Studies
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Art A : Two Dimensional Studies
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two semester courses from the Arts learning area
Description
In this subject students will:
• develop skills and understanding of three-dimensional art forms including drawing, sculpture and ceramics.
• keep a Developmental Workbook, which will be used to document planning for practical work, analyse existing art work and reflect on their
learning and skills development.
• analyse, discuss and write about their own work and the work of other artists using appropriate terminology.
• be encouraged to develop competency in computer technology and expand their understanding of its use as a visual arts medium.
This subject will include units from the following areas:
• Drawing: students will utilise drawing as a preparatory tool for preliminary 3D studies to depict elements of form, proportion, space and
texture.
• Sculpture: students will link sculptural themes to the development of suitable modelling or construction techniques for studying form, spatial
relationships and textures. Materials used may range from clay, paper-mache, fibres, wiremesh, metal, modroc, plaster and mixed media.
• Ceramics: students will study traditional hand construction methods which may range from modelling, slab-building, pinch bowl and coil
techniques for functional or decorative forms. Knowledge of firing and glazing processes will be developed with studies of suitable
decorative techniques and relevant design constraints.
Additional Costs: Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Art
Year 10 Design
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Millard, Mr P Carter
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Year 9 Design A: Graphic and Environmental
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Design B: Graphic and Product
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two semester courses from the Arts learning area
Description
Design in The Arts involves students using their creativity to develop visual solutions to design briefs and problems.
In this subject students will:
• be introduced to the design process and a range of the basic principles of design theory and practice.
• develop an understanding of effective design and the Design Process.
• create a variety of design solutions through documentation of the design process and the application of various practical skills, including the
use of the Adobe Creative Suite 5.
• develop competent skills in drawing using a variety of art media and techniques, and an appreciation of design and designers in historical
and cultural contexts.
Examples of specific design projects students may develop and create in this subject include:
Graphic Design (Visual Communication)
Environmental Design (Design of the built environment)
Identity and Branding (Logo Design)
Interior Architecture
CD/DVD Design
Skateboard Parks
Poster design
Landscape Design
Label Design
Book Illustrations
Additional Costs: Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Art
Year 10 Design
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Millard
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Year 9 Design B: Graphic and Product
The Arts Curriculum
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Subjects
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Design A: Graphic and Environmental
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two semester courses from the Arts learning area
Description
Design in The Arts involves students using their creativity to develop visual solutions to design briefs and problems.
In this subject students will:
• be introduced to the design process and a range of the basic principles of design theory and practice.
• develop an understanding of effective design and the Design Process.
• create a variety of design solutions through documentation of the design process and the application of various practical skills, including the
use of the Adobe Creative Suite 5.
• develop competent skills in drawing using a variety of art media and techniques, and an appreciation of design and designers in historical
and cultural contexts.
Examples of specific design projects students may develop and create in this subject include:
Graphic Design (Visual Communication)
Product Design (Design of functional consumer products)
Identity and Branding (Logo Design)
Watch design
CD/DVD Design
Packaging Design
Poster design
Fashion Design
Label Design
Book Illustrations
Additional Costs: Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Art
Year 10 Design
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Millard
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Year 9 Drama A
The Arts Curriculum
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MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Selection Information
Students may choose to complete one semester of Drama A or both Drama A and B (2 semesters)
Drama B
In Year 9, Drama students will expand on the fundamental skills established in Year 8 Drama. Students are introduced to writing for performance
and aspects of stagecraft, design and theatre technology. They will view and respond to a range of example performances, including the attendance of live
productions. Students will study a range of genres and forms of theatre throughout the semester.
Students will also:
• extend their skills in working with others in various group tasks and performances
• begin a formal study of acting, with an emphasis on realism and believability
• create, develop and sustain character in improvisations and scripted performances
• study play scripts with particular reference to theme, character and context
• experience the "page to stage" process by working in ensemble to present key scenes and full one-act productions to other classes
• continue to attend live theatre performances and further develop review writing skills
• be required to maintain an Arts Process Journal demonstrating evaluation and reflection, undertake written assignments, oral presentations
and theatre reviews
Students will study:
• Theatre Games and Group Work
• Origins of Rituals
• Ceremonies and Celebrations
• Greek Theatre
• Stagecraft
• Characterisation
•
•
•
•
•
•
Audience/Critical Skills
Improvisation
Scriptwriting
Performance process through duologues
Radio Drama
Indigenous Theatre
Additional Costs: Students will be required to contribute towards the cost of tickets and/or travel for Live Theatre or Screen Productions as
negotiated with the teacher (approximately $20.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Drama A
Year 10 Drama B
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Below, Mr Mastrosavas
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Year 9 Drama B
The Arts Curriculum
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Subjects
Drama A
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Selection Information
Students may choose to complete one semester of Drama A or both Drama A and B (2 semesters)
Description
In Year 9, Drama students will expand on the fundamental skills established in Year 8 Drama. Students are introduced to writing for performance
and aspects of stagecraft, design and theatre technology. They will view and respond to a range of example performances, including the attendance of live
productions. Students will study a range of genres and forms of theatre throughout the semester.
Students will also:
• extend their skills in working with others in various group tasks and performances
• begin a formal study of acting, with an emphasis on realism and believability
• create, develop and sustain character in improvisations and scripted performances
• study play scripts with particular reference to theme, character and context
• experience the "page to stage" process by working in ensemble to present key scenes and full one-act productions to other classes
• continue to attend live theatre performances and further develop review writing skills
• be required to maintain an Arts Process Journal demonstrating evaluation and reflection, undertake written assignments, oral presentations
and theatre reviews
In addition to the units described for Drama A, students will also study:
Music Theatre(History, Features, Staging Conventions)
•
Theatre Technology(Lighting, Sound, Projection technologies)
•
Melodrama (History, Features, Staging Conventions, Scripts)
•
Audience/Critical Skills(live theatre critique – Literacy)
•
Screen Studies (Film Language, Production Roles, Making).
Additional Costs: Students will be required to contribute towards the cost of tickets and/or travel for Live Theatre or Screen Productions as
negotiated with the teacher (approximately $20.00)
Assessment: Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Maximum 8
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Maximum 8
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Maximum 8
Criterion D
Responding
Maximum 8
Future Study at NMHS
Contact Teachers
Year 10 Drama A
Middle Campus: Mrs Below, Mr Mastrosavas
Year 10 Drama B
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Year 9 Music (Full Year)
The Arts Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
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Related
Subjects
Year 9 Music is a full year course. Students have to have successfully completed Year 8 Music or be able to
demonstrate equivalent Music background.
The Arts
Description
It is expected that students entering this course will have the equivalent of a minimum of one years' regular tuition and practise on their chosen
instrument. Students regularly rehearse in a class band environment where they prepare songs for public performance at school assemblies and
other functions regardless of each student's background or ability level. The remainder of the course is divided between developing students'
musical literacy, composition, music history and exposure to music technology including Sibelius, Auralia, Musition and Garage Band.
The primary homework expectation of students in Year 9 Music is regular practice on their chosen instrument(s) of a minimum of 20 minutes per
day. Students are required to undertake regular instrumental or vocal lessons either with a private tutor outside of the school or through one of
the tutors available at NMHS.
Extra-curricular music at NMHS:
Students are encouraged to participate in the annual School Musical, the Jazz Band, the Drum Corps.
Additional Costs: A software levy of $30 per annum
• Students choosing to undertake Steel-String and Electric Guitar*, Voice and Piano through the school are taught by carefully selected
private tutors who charge between $20 and $30 per lesson for a weekly one-on-one lesson. All other instrumental lessons are generally
group lessons provided through DECD's Instrumental Music Service and are provided at no charge.
• A range of brass, woodwind and orchestral stringed instruments are available for hire from the school at the cost of $40.00 a term.
• Incursion / Excursion costs of approximately $12/per term.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Music (Full Year)
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Fawcett, Mr Farnan
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Year 9 Digital Art (Media)
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Film & Visual Effects
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two semester courses from the Arts learning area
Description
Year 9 Media Arts: focuses on developing students’ knowledge, skills and techniques in the area of Digital Art. This involves the creation of
artworks (still or video based) using digital technology for presentation to a specific audience. Students will combine traditional and digital
mediums to produce digital works inspired by other artists and practitioners. In this subject students will:
•
•
•
Be introduced to the various components of planning and creating digital art pieces for a target audience.
Be introduced to the functions and use of digital art software including Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC and Premiere Pro CC as well as the
use of Wacom digital tablets.
Analyse their ideas, research appropriate topics and develop their conceptual drawings before making their final products.
The course will include assessment through visual studies, a folio and product presented in a multimodal format. Students will be required to
work both collaboratively and independently on large scale products – students with strong time management skills and the ability to manage
their own self directed learning will have an advantage in this course.
Additional Costs: Students must purchase a 8GB (minimum) SD card for storage of camera-based files. Students will also require a 8GB
(minimum) USB for file storage. Course may involve an excursion for photography and filming, which may be at some cost to the students
(maximum $15.00).
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Media Arts: Film & Visual Effects
Year 10 Media Arts: Digital Art
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Millard, Mr Fawcett
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Year 9 Film & Visual Effects (Media)
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Digital Art
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two semester courses from the Arts learning area
Description
•
•
•
•
•
•
Be introduced to the various components of planning and creating video productions for a purpose.
Learn the pre-production planning, cinematography, digital video editing, manipulating soundtracks and post-production techniques.
Be introduced to the functions and use of video editing software, utilising the “Green Screen” (Chroma Keying), DSLR cameras and
lighting.
Analyse their ideas, research appropriate topics and develop their conceptual drawings before making their final products.
Apply and integrate special effect skills across their media products.
Analyse and respond to existing film-based examples through the use of Google Sites.
The course will include assessment through practical skill development, an investigation and product presented in a multimodal format. Students
will be required to work both collaboratively and independently on large scale products – students with strong time management skills and the
ability to manage their own self directed learning will have an advantage in this course.
Additional Costs: Students must purchase a 8GB (minimum) SD card for storage of camera-based files. Students will also require a 8GB
(minimum) USB for file storage. Course may involve an excursion for photography and filming, which may be at some cost to the students
(maximum $15.00).
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Media Arts: Film & Visual Effects
Year 10 Media Arts: Digital Art
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Millard, Mr Fawcett
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Year 10 Art in Two Dimensions
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Selection Information
Students may choose to complete one semester of Art or both Art 2D and 3D (2 semesters)
Art in Three Dimensions
Description
The subject has been designed to prepare students for the tasks and requirements of SACE Visual Art. Students will:
• develop and produce a range of practical work
• produce a Developmental Workbook, which will be utilised for planning, analysis, research, and reflection
• complete evaluations that will involve reflecting on the processes applied and quality of their final products.
This course will include units from the following areas:
• Drawing: experimentation with techniques, media and styles to incorporate continuous line, tonal rendering, contrast, composition,
perspective and texture through themes which will encompass recognition of skill development through observation, interpretation and
imagination.
• Painting: colour theory and colour schemes will be related to studies of painting techniques to enable students to develop understanding of
traditional and innovative painting methods.
• Printmaking: students may study one of the following techniques, relief printing (mono and/or multi colour process); stencil printing–hand
cut paper, collage/montage.
Additional Costs: Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Art A
Stage 1 Art B
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr P Carter, Ms Millard
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Year 10 Art in Three Dimensions
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Art in Two Dimensions
Selection Information
Students may choose to complete one semester course of Art or both Art 2D and 3D (2 semesters)
Description
The subject has been designed to prepare students for the tasks and requirements of SACE Visual Art. Students will:
• develop and produce a range of practical work
• produce a Developmental Workbook, which will be utilised for planning, analysis, research, and reflection
• complete evaluations that will involve reflecting on the processes applied and quality of their final products.
This course will include units from the following areas:
• Drawing: students will utilise drawing as a preparatory tool for preliminary 3D studies to depict elements of form, proportion, space and
texture.
• Sculpture: students will link sculptural themes to the development of suitable modelling or construction techniques for studying form, spatial
relationships and textures. Materials used may range from clay, paper mache, fibres, wire mesh, metal, modroc, plaster and mixed media.
• Ceramics: students will study traditional hand construction methods which may range from modelling, slab-building, pinch bowl and coil
techniques for functional or decorative forms. Knowledge of firing and glazing processes will be developed with studies of suitable
decorative techniques and relevant design constraints.
Additional Costs: Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Art A
Stage 1 Art B
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr P Carter, Ms Millard
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Year 10 Design A: Graphic and Environmental
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Design B: Graphic and Product
Selection Information
Students may choose to complete one semester of Design or both Design A and B (2 semesters)
Description
Design in The Arts involves students using their creativity to develop visual solutions to design briefs and problems.
In this subject students will continue to develop their knowledge of the design process and understanding of design principles. Students will:
• develop competent skills in drawing using a variety of art media and techniques.
• develop an appreciation of design and designers in historical and cultural contexts.
• produce a range of design solutions, through the effective application of the design process.
• utilise and develop a range of practical skills (particularly in the Adobe Design Suite CC) in order to produce design solutions.
The following are examples of design projects students may develop and create in these courses:
Graphic Design (Visual Communication)
•
Magazine layout and advertising design
•
Stamp design
•
Branding and logo design
Environmental Design (Design of the built environment)
• Zoo Enclosures
• Architectural drawings such as floor plans and elevations
Additional Costs: Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Design A
Stage 1 Design B
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Millard
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Year 10 Design B: Graphic and Product
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Design A: Graphic and Environmental
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Selection Information
Students may choose to complete one semester of Design or both Design A and B (2 semesters)
Description
Design in The Arts involves students using their creativity to develop visual solutions to design briefs and problems.
In this subject students will continue to develop their knowledge of the design process and understanding of design principles.
Students will:
• develop competent skills in drawing using a variety of art media and techniques.
• develop an appreciation of design and designers in historical and cultural contexts.
• produce a range of design solutions, through the effective application of the design process.
• utilise and develop a range of practical skills (particularly in the Adobe Design Suite CC) in order to produce design solutions.
The following are examples of specific design projects students may develop and create in these courses.
Graphic Design (Visual Communication)
•
Magazine layout and advertising design
•
Poster design
Product design (Design of functional consumer products)
•
Clock designs
•
Designing of shopping bags
Additional Costs: Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Design A
Stage 1 Design B
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Millard
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Year 10 Drama: Semester
The Arts Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Related
Drama: Full Year
Subjects
It is highly recommended that students who wish to pursue Drama at Stage 1 select the Year 10 Drama: Full
Year course. Students who only complete Year 10 Drama: Semester must undertake an application process in
order to be considered for Stage 1 Drama.
The Arts
Description
This course is a semester unit for students who enjoy Comedy and Drama, and who want to explore advanced acting techniques, skills and
elements of production. Students will explore Comedy and what makes us laugh. Students will undertake practical and performance workshops
exploring slapstick, clowning and lazzi. In particular, students will study Commedia dell’arte, a highly energetic, physical and entertaining style of
comedy. Students also examine Tragedy and build on their skills by exploring Realism and the essential skills required in portraying realistic
characters for serious drama as seen in film and television and live, dramatic theatre.
Throughout the course the students will be required to maintain an Arts Process Journal demonstrating evaluation and reflection, undertake
written assignments, oral presentations and theatre reviews. The review-writing component involves attending a public performance and
there will be ticket and travel costs to be met associated with this.
Additional Costs: Required excursions: $30.00 for attendance and transport to a live, professional Drama production (usually in evenings).
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Developing Skills
Criterion B
Thinking Creatively
Criterion C
Responding
Criterion D
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Drama
Stage 1 Creative Arts
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Below, Mr Mastrosavas
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Year 10 Drama: Full Year
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Drama: Semester
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Selection Information
It is highly recommended that students who wish to choose Stage 1 Drama complete the Year 10 Drama: Full Year
course. This involves 2 semesters of Drama in Year 10 and preforming in the Year 10 Production in semester 2.
Description
The full-year Drama course is for students who are passionate about Drama, and are interested possibly pursuing it at a senior level. Students
will develop advanced acting techniques, skills and elements of production. Students will apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the
year, in a public performance, in either an off-stage or on-stage role. Students will experience the rehearsal process, as they collaborate to
create a class production, which is presented on the Senior Campus to parents, family and friends.
In the first semester, students will explore Comedy and what makes us laugh, and participate in practical workshops exploring slapstick,
clowning and lazzi. They will also examine Tragedy and build on their skills by exploring Realism and the essential skills required in portraying
realistic characters for serious drama as seen in film and television and live, dramatic theatre
In second semester, students will be taken on an exciting and challenging journey from text to public performance. There is an initial focus on
Shakespeare and Elizabethan Theatre where students undertake practical workshops exploring Shakespearean movement, gesture and
language.
Throughout the course the students will be required to maintain an Arts Process Journal demonstrating evaluation and reflection, undertake written
assignments, oral presentations and theatre reviews. The review-writing component involves attending a public performance.
Additional Costs: Required excursions: $30.00 for attendance and transport to a live, professional Drama production.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Drama
Stage 1 Creative Arts
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Below, Mr Mastrosavas
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Year 10 Music (Full Year)
The Arts Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Related
Subjects
Students wishing to continue to SACE Stage 1 and Stage 2 Music are strongly encouraged to undertake Year 10
Music (Full Year)
The Arts
Description
It is expected that students entering this course will have the equivalent of a minimum of two years' regular tuition and practise on their chosen
instrument.
Students regularly rehearse in a class band environment where they prepare songs for public performance at school assemblies and other
functions. The remainder of the course is divided between developing students' musical literacy, composition, music history and exposure to
music technology including Sibelius, Auralia, Musition and Garage Band.
The primary homework expectation of students in Year 10 Music is regular practice on their chosen instrument(s) of a minimum of 25 minutes
per day. Students are required to undertake regular instrumental or vocal lessons either with a private tutor outside of the school or through one
of the tutors available at NMHS.
Extra-curricular music at NMHS:
Students are encouraged to participate in the annual School Musical, the Jazz Band, the Drum Corps.
Additional Costs: A software levy of $30 per annum.
•
•
•
Students choosing to undertake Steel-String and Electric Guitar*, Voice and Piano through the school are taught by carefully selected
private tutors who charge between $20 and $30 per lesson for a weekly one-on-one lesson. All other instrumental lessons are generally
group lessons provided through DECD's Instrumental Music Service and are provided at no charge.
A range of brass, woodwind and orchestral stringed instruments are available for hire from the school at the cost of $40.00 a term.
Incursion / Excursion costs of approximately $12/per term.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Music Experience
Stage 1 Music Advanced
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Fawcett, Mr Farnan
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Year 10 Digital Art (Media)
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Film & Visual Effects
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two semester courses from the Arts learning area
Description
Digital Art involves the creation of artworks (still or video based) using digital technology for presentation to a specific audience. Students will
combine traditional and digital mediums to produce digital works inspired by other artists and practitioners. In this subject students will:
•
•
•
continue development of skills relating to the various components of planning and creating digital art pieces for a target audience.
advance knowledge and skills in the use of Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC and Premiere Pro CC as well as the Wacom digital tablets.
in-depth analysis of their ideas, research appropriate topics and develop their conceptual drawings before making their final products.
Assessment will be through visual studies, a folio and product presented in a multimodal format. Students will be required to work both
collaboratively and independently on large scale products – students with strong time management skills and the ability to manage their own self
directed learning will have an advantage in this course. Students who have completed either Media Arts courses in Year 9 will also have an
advantage.
Additional Costs: Students must purchase a 8GB (minimum) SD card for storage of camera-based files. Students will also require a 8GB
(minimum) USB for file storage. Course may involve an excursion for photography and filming, which may be at some cost to the students
(maximum $15.00).
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 11 Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects
Year 11 Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions
Year 11 Media Studies: Journalism
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Millard, Mr Fawcett
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Mr Schutt
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Year 10 Film & Visual Effects (Media)
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Digital Art
MYP Learning Area
The Arts
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two semester courses from the Arts learning area
Description
Film & Visual Effects involves the creation of short films for presentation to a specific audience. In this subject students will:
•
•
•
•
•
•
continue development of skills relating to the various components of planning and creating video productions for a purpose.
develop understanding of pre-production planning, cinematography, digital video editing, manipulating soundtracks and post-production
techniques.
further develop of the use of video editing software, utilising the “Green Screen” (Chroma Keying), DSLR cameras and lighting.
analysis of their ideas, research appropriate topics and develop their conceptual drawings before making their final products.
apply and integrate special effect skills across their media products.
analyse and response to existing film-based examples through the use of Google Sites.
The course will include assessment through practical skill development, an investigation and product presented in a multimodal format. Students
will be required to work both collaboratively and independently on large scale products – students with strong time management skills and the
ability to manage their own self directed learning will have an advantage in this course.
Additional Costs: Students must purchase a 8GB (minimum) SD card for storage of camera-based files. Students will also require a 8GB
(minimum) USB for file storage. Course may involve an excursion for photography and filming, which may be at some cost to the students
(maximum $15.00).
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Arts Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Developing Skills
Criterion C
Thinking Creatively
Criterion D
Responding
Future Study at NMHS
Year 11 Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects
Year 11 Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions
Year 11 Media Studies: Journalism
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Millard, Mr Fawcett
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Mr Schutt
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Stage 1 Visual Arts – Art A
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Personal
Development
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Visual Arts – Art B, Stage 1 Visual Arts – Design
A, Stage 1 Visual Arts – Design B
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in any unit of Year 10 Art or Year 10 Design
Description
In the course students will produce resolved practical work accompanied by a practitioner’s statement, will develop and document the creative
process for these works in an A3 folio. Students will also research and investigate an area of arts of their choice in an A3 visual study. These
tasks have been designed to develop students’ artistic knowledge and skills, and enable students to learn from the broader arts community. The
Stage 1 Visual Arts course has been designed to prepare students for the requirements of Stage 2 and continue to develop their skills as artists.
Students participate in a workshop run by practicing artists and attend art exhibitions, to engage with the wider artistic community. The broad
area of Art includes painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, audio-visual works and or installations, ceramics, textiles, mixed media or
video. They will learn to analyse other practitioners’ work and interpret works of art from different cultures and contexts.
Students are able to focus on the area of art that interests them in both the visual study and folio. All students will produce work in response to
an exhibition, which the class will attend in the first term of the course.
Additional Costs: One A3 Folio. Course may involve attending an exhibition or event (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
One Folio of 20 A3 sheets documentation of their visual thinking and supports their one or two works of
Folio
40%
art.
Students produce one or two Practicals one which is a resolved work and a practitioners’ statement of
Practical
30%
250 words.
One Visual Study including research analysis and practical work between 8-12 A3 Pages/750 words/3-4
Visual Study
30%
Minute oral.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Art or Design
Stage 2 Visual Arts – Art
Stage 2 Visual Arts – Design
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Millard
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Ms Stirling-Phillips
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Stage 1 Visual Arts – Art B
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Personal
Development
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Visual Arts - Art A, Stage 1 Visual Arts – Design A,
Stage 1 Visual Arts – Design B
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in any unit of Year 10 Art or Year 10 Design
Description
Stage 1 Visual Arts B, can be studied as a continuation of Visual Arts A or as a standalone subject. If students are studying Visual Art for the full
year, this course will enable them to expand and refine their skills, in preparation for Stage 2 Visual Art. Themes and artists studied in this course
will be based on a different exhibition studied in Visual Arts A.
In the course students will produce resolved practical work accompanied by a practitioner’s statement, will develop and document the creative
process for these works in an A3 folio. Students will also research and investigate an area of arts of their choice in an A3 visual study. These
tasks have been designed to develop students’ artistic knowledge and skills, and enable students to learn from the broader arts community. The
Stage 1 Visual Arts course has been designed to prepare students for the requirements of Stage 2 and continue to develop their skills as artists.
Students participate in a workshop run by practicing artists and attend art exhibitions, to engage with the wider artistic community. The broad
area of Art includes painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, audio-visual works and or installations, ceramics, textiles, mixed media or
video. They will learn to analyse other practitioners’ work and interpret works of art from different cultures and contexts.
Students are able to focus on the area of art that interests them in both the visual study and folio. All students will produce work in response to
an exhibition, which the class will attend in the first term of the course.
Additional Costs: One A3 Folio. Course may involve attending an exhibition or event (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Students produce one Folio of 20 A3 sheets that documents their visual thinking and supports their
Folio
40%
one or two works of art.
Practical
30%
One or two Practicals one which is a resolved work and a practitioners’ statement of 250 words.
One visual study including research analysis and practical work between 8-12 A3 sheets and 750
Visual Study
30%
words or a digital recording of 3-4 minutes.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Art or Design
Stage 2 Visual Arts – Art
Stage 2 Visual Arts – Design
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Millard
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Ms Stirling-Phillips
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Stage 1 Visual Arts – Design A
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Personal
Development
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in any unit of Year 10 Art or Year 10 Design
Stage 1 Visual Arts – Design B
Description
Design in The Arts involves students using their creativity to develop visual solutions to design briefs and problems.
In this course, there are three areas of study: Visual Study, Folio, Practical and Practitioner’s Statement. Throughout these three areas, students
will investigate work from other designers and design movements from a range of historical periods, analyse design products from a variety of
sources, use the design process to create innovative and creative practical work and evaluate their ideas, skills and learning.
In this subject, students will:
• be able to focus on areas within design that interest them.
• develop their own design briefs and complete the design process in order to develop innovative practical solutions.
• Study design areas including: branding design, architecture, landscape design, product design and/or environmental design.
• focus on a specific era in design that will influence work produced throughout the course and concentrate on developing students
understanding and use of the three areas of study: Visual Study, Folio, Practical and Practitioner’s Statement.
Additional Costs: One A3 Folio. Course may involve attending an exhibition or event (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
One Folio of 20 A3 sheets that documents their visual thinking and supports their one or two works of
Folio
40%
design.
Practical
30%
One or two Practicals one which is a resolved work and a practitioners’ statement of 250 words.
Visual Study
30%
One visual study including research analysis and practical work between 8-12 A3 sheets and 750 words
or digital recording of 3-4 minutes.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Visual Arts – Design
Stage 2 Visual Arts – Design
Stage 2 Visual Arts – Art
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Millard
Senior Campus: Ms Stirling-Phillips
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Stage 1 Visual Arts – Design B
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Personal
Development
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in any unit of Year 10 Art or Year 10 Design
Stage 1 Visual Arts – Design A
Description
Design in The Arts involves students using their creativity to develop visual solutions to design briefs and problems.
In this course, there are three areas of study: Visual Study, Folio, Practical and Practitioner’s Statement. Throughout these three areas, students
will investigate work from other designers and design movements from a range of historical periods, analyse design products from a variety of
sources, use the design process to create innovative and creative practical work and evaluate their ideas, skills and learning.
In this subject, students will:
• be able to focus on areas within design that interest them.
• develop their own design briefs and complete the design process in order to develop innovative practical solutions.
• Study design areas including: branding design, architecture, landscape design, product design and/or environmental design.
• focus on a specific era in design that will influence work produced throughout the course and concentrate on refining students technical skills
and techniques.
Additional Costs: One A3 Folio. Course may involve attending an exhibition or event (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
One Folio of 20 A3 sheets that documents their visual thinking and supports their one or two works of
Folio
40%
design.
Practical
30%
One or two Practicals one which is a resolved work and a practitioners’ statement of 250 words.
One visual study including research analysis and practical work between 8-12 A3 sheets and 750 words
Visual Study
30%
or digital recording of 3-4 minutes.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Visual Arts – Design
Stage 2 Visual Arts – Design
Stage 2 Visual Arts – Art
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Millard
Senior Campus: Ms Stirling-Phillips
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Stage 1 Drama 1 or S
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Focus
Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship,
Work, Personal Development
Assumed
Knowledge
Students wishing to study Stage 2 Drama are strongly advised to complete a full year of Stage 1 Drama.
Knowledge of Comedy, Tragedy, related theories and practitioners
Prerequisite
Nil
Stage 1 Drama 2, Stage 1 Event Creation & Management
Description
Students participate in planning, rehearsal and performance of dramatic work. Students will explore in depth innovator Stanislavski and “Method
Acting” through workshops, texts and finally apply their acquired skills to improvisations and text based performance work. Students will also
explore the historical perspectives of Australian Realist Drama with a specialist study of a core text, undertaking in depth character studies,
analysis of plot line, action and dialogue. Finally students will apply Realist techniques to selected scene work. Students will develop their critical
understanding of production roles and artistic direction, design and acting by attending live performances of professional productions and
discussing and writing about them in a critical and analytical way. Each student will also undertake a major Individual Investigation and
demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating product or presentation in an area of personal interest.
Additional Costs: Required excursions: $30.00 for attendance and transport to a live, professional drama production (usually in the evenings).
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Two minor performances based on Stanislavski Improvisation and Method Acting application to
Performance
30%
Australian Realist scene work between 5 – 10 minutes duration.
This should be a maximum of 2,000 words and includes a Review and a Report on the
Folio
20%
Stanislavski Workshops and/or Australian Drama scene work.
A major, individual project made up of a focused investigation and application of a negotiated,
personal area of interest. This will include a Record of the Investigation materials and sources,
Investigation and Presentation
50%
reflective commentary on Application and Development, and a final Evaluation of the project.
Duration 10 minutes maximum.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Drama 2
Stage 2 Drama
Stage 2 Creative Arts
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Mastrosavas, Mrs Below
Senior Campus: Ms Nicolle
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Stage 1 Drama 2
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus
Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship,
Work, Personal Development
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
(From Drama 1) Realist conventions of Drama, Method Acting theory and practice, critical performance analysis,
ability to investigate and create original performance work. A ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 Drama1 is assumed.
Prerequisite
Enrolled in Stage 1 Drama 1
Stage 1 Drama 1, Stage 1 Event Creation &
Management
Description
Students will examine the innovators of twentieth century Anti-Realist Drama and the key movement of Absurdism as evidenced in “The Bald
Prima Donna” by Eugene Ionesco. Students will explore the theoretical, social origins and staging conventions of Absurdist Theatre and apply
them through enactment of selected scenes. Students will complete a Folio of work which will comprise a comparative essay which examines
Realism and Absurdism, a critical review of a live theatre production, and a production Report based on the Group Production. Students will
participate in an onstage or offstage capacity on a Group production which will be presented to the general viewing public. A Production Report
will be completed based upon the “page to stage” aspects of this production. Students will also complete and Individual Investigation into the role
of the Designer (Lighting, Set, props and decor, costume) in productions. The designs will be connected to another text of the Absurdist theatre.
Additional Costs: Required excursions: $30.00 for attendance and transport to a live, professional Drama production.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
This will take the form of a Group Production. Each student will assume either an onstage
Performance
50%
or offstage role (stage management, lighting, sound, set, props or makeup, hair and
costume design, publicity.)
This should be a maximum of 2,000 words and includes a Review, a Production Report
Folio
20%
and a Comparative Essay.
A minor individual project made up of a focused investigation and application of a Design
Based project using another Absurdist text. This will include a Record of the Investigation
Investigation and Presentation
30%
materials and sources, reflective commentary on Application and Development, and a final
Evaluation of the project. Duration of 10 minutes.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Drama
Stage 2 Creative Arts
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Mastrosavas, Mrs Below
Senior Campus: Ms Nicolle
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Stage 1 Music Advanced 1
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship,
Personal Development
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
This program is designed for students with a substantial background in music
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 Music
Stage 1 Music Advanced 2
Description
Through the study of music, students have the opportunity to engage in musical activities such as performing, composing, arranging, researching
and developing and applying music technologies. Students benefit from the opportunity to develop their practical and creative potential, oral and
written skills, and their capacity to make informed interpretative and aesthetic judgments. Study and participation in music draws together
students’ cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills, strengthening their ability to manage work and learning, and to communicate effectively and
sensitively. This program is designed for students with a substantial background in music. Students wishing to study Stage 2 Music must
complete a full year of Music Advanced.
Content
• Public performance (both solo performance and ensemble performance)
• Theory and aural
• An understanding of the music software program Sibelius
Additional Costs: Students hiring instruments from school will pay a hire fee of $30.00 per term.
This course may involve attending a performance or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Skills Presentation
30% Public performance (both solo performance and ensemble performance).
Skills Development
30%
Theory and aural.
Folio
60%
Research projects, Written reviews of music performances.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Ensemble Performance
Stage 2 Solo Performance
Stage 2 Music Individual Study
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Farnan
Senior Campus: Mr Fawcett
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Stage 1 Music Advanced 2 10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship, Work,
Personal Development
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
This program is designed for students with a substantial background in music
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 Music
Stage 1 Music Advanced 1
Description
Students completing a full year will complete two 10 credit semesters of Stage 1 Music Advanced. Through the study of music, students have the
opportunity to engage in musical activities such as performing, composing, arranging, researching and developing and applying music
technologies. Students benefit from the opportunity to develop their practical and creative potential, oral and written skills, and their capacity to
make informed interpretative and aesthetic judgments. Study and participation in music draws together students’ cognitive, affective and
psychomotor skills, strengthening their ability to manage work and learning, and to communicate effectively and sensitively. This program is
designed for students with a substantial background in music. Students wishing to study Stage 2 Music must complete a full year of Music
Advanced.
Content
• Public performance (both solo performance and ensemble performance)
• Theory and aural
• An understanding of the music program Sibelius
Additional Costs: Students hiring instruments from school will pay a hire fee of $30.00 per term.
This course may involve attending a performance or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Skills Presentation
30%
Public performance (both solo performance and ensemble performance).
Skills Development
30%
Theory and aural.
Folio
40%
Research projects, Written reviews of music performances.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Ensemble Performance
Stage 2 Solo Performance
Stage 2 Music Individual Study
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Farnan
Senior Campus: Mr Fawcett
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Stage 1 Music Experience 1
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Personal Development, Citizenship,
Communication and Learning.
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
This program is designed for students with limited experience or knowledge in some aspects of music
Prerequisite
A minimum of one years’ experience with an instrument is required
Stage 1 Music Experience 2
Description
Through the study of music, students have the opportunity to engage in musical activities such as performing, composing, arranging, researching
and developing and applying music technologies. Students benefit from the opportunity to develop their practical and creative potential, oral and
written skills, and their capacity to make informed interpretative and aesthetic judgments. Study and participation in music draws together
students’ cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills, strengthening their ability to manage work and learning, and to communicate effectively and
sensitively. Students wishing to study Stage 2 Music must complete a full year of Music Experience.
Content
• Public performance (both solo performance and ensemble performance)
• Theory and aural
• An understanding of the music program Sibelius
Additional Costs: Students hiring instruments from school will pay a hire fee of $30.00 per term.
This course may involve attending a performance or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
30% Public performance (both solo performance and ensemble performance).
Skills Presentation
30% Theory and aural.
Skills Development
Folio
40%
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Ensemble Performance
Stage 2 Solo Performance
Stage 2 Music Individual Study
Research projects, Written reviews of music performances.
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Farnan
Senior Campus: Mr Fawcett
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Stage 1 Music Experience 2
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Personal Development, Citizenship,
Communication and Learning. .
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
This program is designed for students with limited experience or knowledge in some aspects of music
Prerequisite
A minimum of one years’ experience with an instrument is required
Stage 1 Music Experience 1
Description
Students completing a full year will complete two 10 credit semesters of Stage 1 Music Experience. Through the study of music, students have
the opportunity to engage in musical activities such as performing, composing, arranging, researching and developing and applying music
technologies. Students benefit from the opportunity to develop their practical and creative potential, oral and written skills, and their capacity to
make informed interpretative and aesthetic judgments. Study and participation in music draws together students’ cognitive, affective and
psychomotor skills, strengthening their ability to manage work and learning, and to communicate effectively and sensitively. Students wishing to
study Stage 2 Music must complete a full year of Music Experience.
Content
• Public performance (both solo performance and ensemble performance)
• Theory and aural
• An understanding of the music program Sibelius
Additional Costs: Students hiring instruments from school will pay a hire fee of $30.00 per term.
This course may involve attending a performance or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Skills Presentation
30%
Public performance (both solo performance and ensemble performance).
Skills Development
30%
Theory and aural.
Folio
40%
Research projects, Written reviews of music performances.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Ensemble Performance
Stage 2 Solo Performance
Stage 2 Music Individual Study
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Farnan
Senior Campus: Mr Fawcett
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Stage 1 – Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects A
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 – Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions A or B
Stage 1 - Media Studies: Journalism
Focus Capabilities
Learning & Communication
Assumed
Knowledge
Students who have completed either Media Arts: Digital Art or Media Arts: Film & Visual Effects in either Year 9 or 10
will have an advantage, but it is not required
Prerequisite
Nil
Description
Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects - Genres is a subject looking at genres (different types/styles of films) such as comedy, action, romance,
horror or sci-fi.
Students apply the knowledge and understanding they develop through their research and analysis of these genres to the creation of their own
short films, developing a broad range of practical skills. Students will be able to select their own genre to focus on in the development of their
product, ideally working in small groups.
The subject will also have a focus on computer-generated imagery (CGI) and animated special effects. This will include a focus on postproduction techniques using Adobe Premiere and After Effects. The subject is designed for students who have a keen interest in film
development and special effects as well as have the ability to work independently on large products. Students will be required to complete one
media product, with supporting documentation, an investigation and a skills assessment task.
Students wishing to complete multiple media-based subjects will need to organise a meeting with the subject teacher to ascertain suitability.
Additional Costs: Students must purchase a 4GB (minimum) SD card for storage of digital files.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Product
50%
Students will create one product during the semester (individually or as part of a group).
Investigation
20%
Students will investigate a genre and apply this knowledge to their product.
Skills Assessment
30%
Students will create a 5-minute video based on the development of skills related to their
product.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 or 2 – Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions
Stage 1 or 2 – Media Studies: Journalism
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Fawcett, Ms Millard
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Mr Schutt
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Stage 1 – Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects B
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 – Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions A or B
Stage 1 – Media Studies: Journalism
Focus Capabilities
Learning & Communication
Assumed
Knowledge
Students who have completed either Media Arts: Digital Art or Media Arts: Film & Visual Effects in either Year 9 or 10
will have an advantage, but it is not required
Prerequisite
Nil.
Description
Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects - Practitioners is a subject which focuses on film, looking at practitioners (they key people involved in making
a film) such as producers, directors and special effects artists, enabling students to learn from these successful practitioners working in the film
industry.
Students apply the knowledge and understanding they develop through their research and analysis of these practitioners to the creation of their
own short films, developing a broad range of practical skills. Students will be able to select their own practitioner to focus on in the development
of their product, ideally working in small groups.
The subject will also have a focus on computer-generated imagery (CGI) and animated special effects. This will include a focus on postproduction techniques using Adobe Premiere and After Effects. The subject is designed for students who have a keen interest in film
development and special effects as well as have the ability to work independently on large products. Students will be required to complete one
media product, with supporting documentation, an investigation and a skills assessment task.
Students wishing to complete multiple media-based subjects will need to organise a meeting with the subject teacher to ascertain suitability.
Additional Costs: Students must purchase a 4GB (minimum) SD card for storage of digital files.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Product
50%
Students will create one product during the semester (individually or as part of a group).
Investigation
20%
Students will investigate a genre and apply this knowledge to their product.
Skills Assessment
30%
Students will create a 5-minute video based on the development of skills related to their
product.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 – Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions
Stage 2 – Media Studies: Journalism
Stage 2 – Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Fawcett, Ms Millard
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Mr Schutt
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Stage 1 Creative Arts – Event Creation and Management
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus
Capabilities
Assumed
Knowledge
Communication, Learning, Citizenship,
Work, Personal Development
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Drama 1
Stage 2 Creative Arts – Event Creation & Management
Research skills
Description
In this course students will be introduced to the planning, organisation and management requirements of staging a major and minor
event. In this semester course, students will be introduced to the use of Arts modalities (posters, lighting, venue design, costuming),
w h i c h a r e i n v o l v e d i n t h e s t a g i n g o f events. Students will a n a l y s e a n d explore local events such as the Adelaide Film
Festival, the A d e l a i d e Fringe Festival, Womadelaide or the Credit Union Christmas Pageant. They will identify the key creative artists
and their materials, techniques and processes, along with practitioners and the organisational conditions required to produce successful
public events. The subject is highly recommended for students with an interest in multiple areas of The Arts and Event Management.
Additional Costs: Approximately $30.00 associated with entry to a major event such as the Tourism Expo to critique operations.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of learning through these assessment types:
Product
Folio
60%
Product and Record: Students describe an event using diverse arts modalities which they design and manage.
They produce a plan of research, schedule, a plan of approach, outcomes and sketches. Students present a
proposal of the intended event. Students then proceed with the final product which is presented as a virtual,
hypothetical, or actual event. A Record of materials used to create the event concept must be presented.
40%
1: Investigation (20%) – Each student nominates an existing arts event. They investigate the arts aspects of the
event and one of the key managerial aspects of that event (a practitioner within the event) and examine their tasks,
roles, responsibilities, training etc.
2: Skills Assessment (20%) – Students individually select an area, practitioner or event which further extends their
knowledge and understanding of the field of arts event management. A record of the findings is presented along
with a reflective analysis and evaluation of those findings and how they might be applied in current or future events
or career pathways.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Creative Arts – Event Creation and Management
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Nicolle
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Stage 2 Visual Arts – Art
20 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning and Personal
Development
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Students will be expected to have sound literacy skills
Prerequisite
Students must have studied art or design at Year 11 and achieved a ‘C’ grade or better. Students who do not meet
these requirements must attend an interview with The Arts Coordinator and subject teacher.
Stage 2 Visual Arts - Design
Description
Students express their ideas through practical work using: drawings; sketches; photographs; and or audio visual techniques leading to resolved
pieces. Students have opportunities to research, understand and reflect upon visual art works in their historical and cultural contexts.
The broad area of Art includes Painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, audio visual works and or installations, ceramics, textiles, mixed
media or video. Practical works will be resolved and may include a suite of works.
Additional Costs: Three A3 Folios. Course may involve attending an exhibition or event (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Students produce one folio of 60 A3 pages that documents their visual learning in support of
Folio
40%
their two works of art.
Students produce two practicals which must be resolved works of art and two practitioners’
Practical
30%
statements of 500 words one for each of the practicals.
Visual Study: Students produce one visual study of 20 A3 pages and 2000 words based on
External Assessment
30%
research, analysis and the development of visual thinking and or technical skills.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Stirling-Phillips, Mr Schutt
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Stage 2 Visual Arts – Design
20 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Focus
Capabilities
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisite
Home
Communication, Learning and
Personal Development
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Visual Arts – Art
Students will be expected to have sound literacy skills
Students must have studied art or design at Year 11 and achieved a ‘C’ grade or better. Students who do not meet
these requirements must attend an interview with The Arts Coordinator and subject teacher.
Description
Design in The Arts involves students using their creativity to develop visual solutions to design briefs and problems.
Stage 2 Design enables students to work within areas of Design of their interest. Using skills developed in previous years of design and art,
students are able to produce their own Design briefs and practical works to a professional standard. Works produced must be highly creative
and original, with students undertaking the design process, which is then documented in their folio. They will analyse other works of art and
design to develop their own knowledge, skills and understanding. The broad areas of design that students can choose to study include
graphic design, branding, packaging design, illustration, advertising, architecture, product design, fashion design and furniture design.
Additional Costs: Three A3 folios. Course may involve attending an exhibition or event (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Students produce one folio of 40 A3 pages that documents their visual learning in
Folio
40%
support of their two works of design.
Students produce two practicals which must be resolved works of design and two
Practical
30%
practitioners’ statements of 500 words, one for each of the practicals.
Visual Study: Students produce one visual study of 20 A3 pages and 2000 words based
External Assessment
30%
on research, analysis and the development of visual thinking and or technical skills. This
can also be a digital recording of 12 minutes.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Stirling-Phillips, Mr Schutt
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Stage 2 Drama
20 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus
Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship,
Work, Personal Development
Assumed
Knowledge
Theory and Practice as outlined in content of Stage 1 Drama 1 and 2 or substantial knowledge and practice as outlined
in content of The School Musical Stage 1 (10 or 20 credit). Independent research and presentation skills
Prerequisite
Stage 1 Drama with a ‘C’ grade or better
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Creative Arts
Description
This subject will involve additional contact time outside of the regular timetabled lessons for the Group Performance. There will also be
attendances to live productions for critical review purposes. The course has a focus on the practical application of theoretical knowledge of
dramatic texts and innovators, and therefore, students need to have an existing knowledge and experience of creating performance narratives.
Extensive critical analysis is also required.
Additional Costs:
$50.00 for attendance and transport to professional drama productions (usually in the evenings).
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Group Presentation
20%
Students work in groups to analyse and understand the theory and practices of a nominated
dramatic innovator. Students create an original response to these in groups but are assessed
individually.
Folio
30%
A total of 4,000 words of writing or 20 minutes oral or equivalent multi-modal format.
The total is made up of two reviews and one report based upon experiences and
reflective learning gained through the Group Performance or Individual Presentation.
Interpretative Study
20%
External Assessment
30%
In depth study of a dramatic text and its themes; students interpret that text in an original
manner by outlining their own approach to the text as actor, director or designer. Total
1500 words or 9 minutes oral or equivalent multi-modal format.
Group Performance or Individual Presentation – students nominate to participate in either an
on stage or off stage capacity for a text based group performance; students are required to
perform for 10 to 15 minutes on stage, while off stage students must deliver a 15 minute
presentation in addition to their practical commitment. Alternatively, a student may work
independently to create an Individual Presentation of 15 minutes duration.
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Ms Nicolle
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Stage 2 Music Ensemble Performance
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisite
Home
Personal Development, Citizenship,
Related
Communication, Learning.
Subjects
Students who undertake this subject are assumed to have attained a performance standard that reflects at least 3 years
of development on their chosen instrument or their voice. Students without this background may have difficulty in
successfully meeting the performance standards for this subject.
Students completing this course must have completed a full year of Stage 1 Music.
Description
This subject that develops students’ skills on a chosen instrument or their voice and the application of these skills and other musical knowledge
in an ensemble. Students develop ensemble performance skills as well as aural perception, musical sensitivity, and an awareness of style,
structure, and historical conventions in ensemble performance. Participation in regular rehearsals and performances, some of which may be
outside school hours will be required. In general, students participate in one of the following throughout the subject: small ensemble of two or
more performers, orchestra, band, choir, vocal ensemble, or with a solo performer (as an accompanist), performing arts production
(as a singer or an instrumentalist).
It is recommended that students participate in a school ensemble however, if there is not a suitable school ensemble students may participate in
a community ensemble, at the teacher’s discretion. In general, students are required to perform on only one instrument or the voice and in only
one ensemble.
Students must prepare and present three public performances. When preparing for performance, teachers and students must ensure that the
program includes: either works of contrasting character or an extended work with a number of contrasting sections, works that allow students to
extend their performance techniques on their instrument or voice and a minimum of 20 minutes of repertoire.
Additional Costs: Students hiring instruments from school will pay a hire fee of $30.00 per term. Students will also participate in a Band Tour
to various country schools. This will incur a fee of approximately $150 for transport and accommodation.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
First Performance
30%
Internally Assessed Performance.
Second Performance
40%
Internally Assessed Performance.
External Assessment
30%
Final Performance.
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Fawcett
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Stage 2 Performance Special Study
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Personal Development, Citizenship,
Communication, Learning.
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
A high level of Solo Performance skills developed over at least 3 years of Music tuition
Prerequisite
A pass at a ‘B grade for year 12 Solo Performance studied during year 11 Music
Stage 2 Music Solo Performance
Description
This subject allows instrumentalists and vocalists to address the technical and musical demands of performing approved extended work(s) in
public. Students may perform as a soloist or as a member of a chamber ensemble (one performer per part). Students’ skills on a chosen
instrument or the voice are extended and developed as they apply these skills, musical understanding and aesthetic awareness in performance.
Students also develop skills in preparing and presenting works for performance.
Additional Costs: Students hiring instruments from school will pay a hire fee of $30.00 per term. Students will also participate in a Band Tour
to various country schools. This will incur a fee of approximately $150 for transport and accommodation.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
First Performance
20%
Students perform approximately one quarter to a half of their approved work
Students provide evidence of their learning in relation to accuracy, technique, and
musicianship.
Second Performance
30%
Second public performance of the remaining half to three quarters of the approved work
not presented in the first performance. Students provide evidence of their learning in
relation to accuracy, technique, and musicianship.
Commentary
20%
Students also write a commentary that provides opportunities for them to analyse and
demonstrate an understanding of the form and structure of their chosen work. Students
provide evidence of their learning in relation to analysis and understanding.
External Assessment
30%
Final public performance students perform the total repertoire of the work(s).
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Fawcett
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Stage 2 Music Individual Study
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Assumed
Knowledge
Personal Development, Citizenship,
Related
Communication, Learning.
Subjects
Music Individual Study is recommended for students who have a great deal of personal motivation and initiative, and who
are self-directed learners. The ability to work independently is essential.
Prerequisite
Students completing this course must have completed a full year of Stage 1 Music.
Focus Capabilities
Description
This subject allows students to undertake an individually negotiated topic in an area of interest that is not covered in any other Stage 2 Music
subject. Students pursue an area of interest that is directly applicable to their intended vocation, career, further study, or recreation. Students
develop skills in documenting the processes of negotiating, planning, structuring, developing, and evaluating their learning. Students undertake
an individual study on a topic of their choice. This may be an area in which they are interested or in which they have special talent. The topic
should be realistically achievable by the student, and appropriate resources should be available.
Suggested Topics
Students negotiate and plan with their teacher the topic they have chosen for their individual study. A proposal that includes a brief outline of the
scope of the topic and the proposed format of the final product must be submitted to the SACE Board for approval. Suggested topics are:
• Tutoring
• Community
• Musical Instrument
• Music and Culture
• Music Industry
Additional Costs: Students will also participate in a Band Tour to various country schools. This will incur a fee of approximately $150 for
transport and accommodation.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
30%
Product
40%
External Assessment
30%
Regular entries in a folio to show evidence of developing the individual study.
Individual Study Product. Negotiated study in the areas of: tutoring, community, musical
instrument, music and cultures and music industry.
Report. 2 Parts: Documentation of Skills. Evaluation.
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Fawcett
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Stage 2 Musicianship
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Personal Development, Citizenship,
Communication, Learning.
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Experience with an instrument or voice. Theory and aural understanding. Public Performance Experience.
Prerequisite
Students completing this course must have completed a full year of Stage 1 Music.
Description
Stage 2 Musicianship is designed to be undertaken as a 10-credit subject. The following three areas of study must be covered:
Theory, Aural Recognition, and Musical Techniques: Students develop their aural acuity and ability to acquire fundamental functional
musical knowledge, and associated aural, theoretical, and notational skills. They learn theory, aural recognition, and musical techniques in a
variety of contexts through a variety of learning activities. Students develop their understanding of the relationship between theoretical notation
and sound, using aural and visual recognition, and notation.
Harmony: Students learn to harmonise a melody by applying theoretical knowledge. Students undertake one of the following three options:
Option A: Countermelody. Option B: Jazz-related Harmony. Option C: Four-part Vocal Style.
Arrangement: Students develop their musical imagination and ability to write musical arrangements. They learn to apply fundamental
knowledge of theoretical concepts, musical styles, and associated aural and notational skills. Students create a notated arrangement of a melody
of their choice, taken from the existing repertoire (not created by the student). The arrangement is submitted with a score using standard
notation, a recording, and a statement outlining the ideas in, and the musical intention of, the arrangement.
Additional Costs: Students will also participate in a Band Tour to various country schools. This will incur a fee of approximately $150 for
transport and accommodation.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Skills assessment in theory, aural recognition, harmonisation. Completed under teacher
Skills Development
30%
supervision, with recorded and written questions.
Arrangement
40%
Melody Arrangement (created and presented). 200 word written supporting statement.
1¾-hour External Examination: Part 1 – Theory, Aural Recognition, Musical Techniques.
External Assessment
30%
Part 2 – Harmony
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Fawcett
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Stage 2 Music Solo Performance
10 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Personal Development, Citizenship,
Communication, Learning. .
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Experience with an instrument or voice. Theory and aural understanding. Public Performance Experience.
Prerequisite
Students completing this course must have completed a full year of Stage 1 Music.
Description
Each student must perform as an instrumental or vocal soloist or as a vocalist and instrumentalist. The performance of a vocalist who
accompanies himself or herself may include solo parts from each. Students may also perform with recognised doublings, such as piccolo and
flute, tenor saxophone and alto saxophone, flute and saxophone, electric guitar and acoustic guitar. Students must present their program on an
instrument chosen from a specific list. This 10-credit subject develops students’ skills on a chosen instrument or the voice and the application of
these skills, musical understanding, and aesthetic awareness in a solo performance. Students who study Ensemble Performance and/or
Performance Special Study and/or Solo Performance may perform on the same instrument in all subjects. Students prepare and present public
performances.
Additional Costs: Students hiring instruments from school will pay a hire fee of $30.00 per term. Students will also participate in a Band Tour
to various country schools. This will incur a fee of approximately $150 for transport and accommodation.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
First Performance
30%
Performance
Second Performance
40%
Performance
External Assessment
30%
Final Performance: Students perform in a practical examination. A solo summative
performance of 10 to 12 minutes must be presented (live) for assessment.
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Fawcett
61
Stage 2 Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects
20 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 – Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions
Stage 2 - Media Studies: Journalism
Focus Capabilities
Learning & Communication
Assumed
Knowledge
Students who have completed Digital Media & Animation A or B or have completed a media based subject at Stage 1 will
have an advantage but it is not essential
Prerequisite
Nil
Description
Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects is a subject that focuses on the development of knowledge and understanding as well as research and
analysis skills based on practitioners who work in film-based products. Students will then apply this understanding to the creation of their own
products, developing a broad range of practical skills. Students will complete two products, a focused investigation and development of skills.
Examples include short films focusing differing genres, abstract video and music videos.
The subject is designed for students who have a keen interest in film and visual effects as well as have the ability to work independently on large
products, which follow on from Stage 1 Film & Visual Effects A & B.
Students will be required to complete a film based product of their choice, create promotional materials for that product, both with supporting
documentation, an investigation and a practical skills task.
Students wishing to complete multiple media-based subjects will need to organise a meeting with the subject teacher to ascertain suitability.
Additional Costs: Course may involve attending an exhibition or event, which may be at some cost to the students (approximately $40.00).
Students must purchase a 4GB (minimum) SD card for storage of digital files.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Product
50%
Students will create two products during the year based on film/video.
Investigation
20%
Students will investigate a practitioner who works in a genre or style they would like to apply
to their product.
External Assessment
30%
Students will create a 12-minute presentation based on the development of skills related to
their products.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Mr Schutt
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Stage 2 Creative Arts: Event Creation and Management 20 Credits
The Arts Curriculum
Home
Focus
Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship,
Work, Personal Development
Assumed
Knowledge
Independent research skills, personal time management skills
Prerequisite
Nil pre-requisites but completion of Stage 1 Event Management, or experience in other community Arts events is an
advantage. Drama at a ‘C’ grade or better is an advantage but not necessary
Related
Subjects
Description:
In this course students will be introduced to the planning, organisation and management requirements of staging a major and minor
event. In this semester course, students will be introduced to the use of Arts modalities (posters, lighting, venue design, costuming),
w h i c h a r e i n v o l v e d i n t h e s t a g i n g o f events. Students will a n a l y s e a n d explore local events such as the Adelaide Film
Festival, the A d e l a i d e Fringe Festival, Womadelaide or the Credit Union Christmas Pageant. They will identify the key creative
artists and their materials, techniques and processes, along with practitioners and the organisational conditions required to produce
successful public events. The subject is highly recommended for students with an interest in multiple areas of The Arts and Event
Management.
Additional Costs: Students will attend a major event to examine its planning structures, organisation, layout, signage, merchandising,
presentational modes, public safety factors etc. An entrance fee will be required of $20 - $30.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Product
50%
Students will complete TWO practical tasks which result in a product based on selected
creative arts modes used for a hypothetical (or actual) event. Students also prepare and
present a record of the materials used to support the investigation, development, and
production of these products.
Investigation
20%
Students complete ONE investigation which can relate to the products being created or to a
topic of interest to the student. These are teacher negotiated.
External Assessment
30%
PRACTICAL SKILLS- Students complete ONE major Practical Skills project which consists of
an in depth, focused Investigation, Application and Development and a final Evaluation phase.
Students maintain an extensive Record of Evidence for this entire task.
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Ms Nicolle
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Stage 1 Accounting 1/S
10 Credits
The Business and Enterprise Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Work
Stage 1: Accounting 2
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in English or a ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 English
Description
The subject gives students the opportunities to develop an understanding of the successful management of financial affairs in business and gain
knowledge and skills related to accounting processes for organisational and business applications. Students also learn how to interpret financial
information and how to convey this information to interested users.
Topics studied may include: The Environment of Accounting, Keeping Cash Records, Double Entry and Financial Reports.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Skills and Applications Tasks
75%
Theory tests, practical exercises.
Investigation
25%
Assignments and Oral presentations
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Accounting
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe
Senior Campus: Ms Thursby, Ms Sarantaugas
64
Stage 1 Accounting 2
10 Credits
The Business and Enterprise Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Work
Stage 1: Accounting 1/S
Assumed
Knowledge
Theory and practical work covered in Accounting1. A ‘C’ grade or better in Accounting 1 is assumed.
Prerequisite
Enrolled in Stage 1 Accounting 1
Description
Students must have satisfactorily completed Stage 1 Accounting 1 as this course builds on the theory and practical work covered during the first
semester. Students are given the opportunity to further develop an understanding of the successful management of financial affairs in business
and gain knowledge and skills related to accounting processes for organisational and business applications. Students also learn how to interpret
financial information and how to convey this information to interested users.
Topics studied may include: The Environment of Accounting, Keeping Cash Records, Financial Reports, Analysis and Interpretation of Financial
Reports.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Skills and Applications Tasks
75%
Theory tests and practical exercises
Investigation
25%
Assignments and oral presentations
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Accounting
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe
Senior Campus: Ms Thursby, Ms Sarantaugas
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Stage 1 Desktop Publishing (Information Processing and Publishing)
10 credits
The Business and Enterprise Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Description
A practical based subject where students learn and develop skills in using software for Desktop Publishing (Publisher) and Wordprocessing
(Microsoft Word). Students create hard copy (paper) and electronic text-based publications and documents
Topics
• Business Publishing – combines the use of software (Publisher and Word) with the elements and principles of design and an
understanding of the processes and procedures involved in using information to produce business documents, such as reports,
advertisements, brochures and invitations.
• Digital Presentation – involves the use of software appropriate to produce personal and business presentations for a target audience.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Assessment Type 1
50%
Practical Skills – Production
Assessment Type 2
30%
Product and Documentation
Assessment Type 3
20%
Issues Analysis
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Desktop Publishing and Word Processing
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe
Senior Campus: Ms Thursby, Ms Chesson
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Stage 1 Business and Enterprise A
10 Credits
The Business and Enterprise Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in English
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Business and Enterprise B, Accounting 1/S,
Accounting 2
Description
This subject focuses on learning about the successful management of business and enterprise issues in personal, business, and social contexts,
locally, nationally, and globally.
Students gain an understanding of business operations and practice, develop an awareness of business, financial, and technological skills,
participate in planning, developing, and controlling business activities, and evaluate decisions on business practices. They have the opportunity
to reflect on current issues in business and enterprise, and make informed decisions. Students evaluate the impact and effect of business,
enterprises, and technology on the well-being and lifestyle of individuals, communities, the economy, and the environment.
Core Topic
Introduction to Business and Enterprise
Option Topics
Establishing a Business
Technology for Business
Marketing
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Folio
70%
Extended writing tasks, response to stimulus materials, multi-media presentation
Practical
15%
Assignment and/or oral presentation
Issues Study
15%
Investigation written in report format of 1000 words
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Business and Enterprise B
Stage 2 Business and Enterprise
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe, Ms Thursby, Ms Jacobs
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Stage 1 Business and Enterprise B
10 Credits
The Business and Enterprise Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Stage 1: Business and Enterprise A,
Accounting 1/S, Accounting 2
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 English or a ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 English or in Business and Enterprise A
Description
This subject focuses on learning about the successful management of business and enterprise issues in personal, business, and social contexts,
locally, nationally, and globally.
Students gain an understanding of business operations and practice, develop an awareness of business, financial, and technological skills,
participate in planning, developing, and controlling business activities, and evaluate decisions on business practices. They have the opportunity
to reflect on current issues in business and enterprise, and make informed decisions. Students evaluate the impact and effect of business,
enterprises, and technology on the well-being and lifestyle of individuals, communities, the economy, and the environment.
Core Topic
Business and Enterprise in Practice
Option Topics
Financial Planning and Management
Employment Relations
Global Business
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Folio
70%
Extended writing tasks, response to stimulus materials, multi-media presentation
Practical
15%
Assignment and/or oral presentation
Issues Study
15%
Investigation written in report format of 1000 words.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Business and Enterprise
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe, Ms Thursby, Ms Jacobs
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Stage 1 Workplace Practices A
10 Credits
The Business and Enterprise Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Students should have completed PLP where they have explored possible career pathways and goals
Prerequisite
Nil
Stage 1 Workplace Practices B
Description
The main focus of Workplace Practices in Stage 1 is Barista training and coffee making. The Barista training component allows students to
develop coffee making skills and knowledge, and develop workplace employability skills. Students will complete this training in Vibe Coffee
Bar, a small café on the Senior Campus, which is used primarily by Workplace Practices students.
A major component of the course is Performance, where students must complete 25-30 hours of vocational learning. This is completed in the
form of training, and practical work in Vibe Coffee Bar. Students can also negotiate to complete VET, volunteer work and work experience as
their Vocational Learning (students cannot use VET units of competency for Workplace Practices if already being used for SACE Credits).
Workplace Practices A provides students with an introduction to coffee making and the role of a Barista. The Introduction to Barista Folio Task
involves both practical and theory based work where students will be required to create a Blog. The Career Planning Folio Task involves
students completing career exploration and goal setting tasks.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types::
Folio
50% Career Investigation / Barista Presentation or Blog
Performance
30%
25-30 Hours of Vocational Learning, Written/Video/Oral Journal of workplace learning.
Reflection
20%
Written/Oral Workplace Reflection.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Workplace Practices B
Stage 2 Workplace Practices
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Schutt, Ms Ashby
69
Stage 1 Workplace Practices B
10 Credits
The Business and Enterprise Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning.
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Students should have completed PLP at Year 10 where they have explored possible career pathways and goals
Prerequisite
Nil
Stage 1 Workplace Practices A
Description
The main focus of Workplace Practices in Stage 1 is Barista training and coffee making. The Barista training component allows students to
develop coffee making skills and knowledge, and develop workplace employability skills. Students will complete this training in Vibe Coffee
Bar, a small café on the Senior Campus, which is used primarily by Workplace Practices students.
A major component of the course is Performance, where students must complete 25-30 hours of vocational learning. This is completed in the
form of training and practical work in Vibe Coffee Bar. Students can also negotiate to complete VET, volunteer work and work experience as
their Vocational Learning (students cannot use VET units of competency for Workplace Practices if already being used for SACE Credits).
Workplace Practices B has a specific focus on the role of a barista and coffee making. Students will complete barista training, focusing more
specifically on skills application and business management. They will create a how-to-guide on creating latte art, and present a business launch
for Vibe Coffee Bar. The business launch task will focus on students working in management teams to review, market and advertise their own
business.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Folio
50%
Latte Art How to Guide and Folio, Business Launch Presentation and Folio
Performance
30%
25-30 Hours of Vocational Learning, Written/Video/Oral Journal of workplace learning
Reflection
20%
Written/Oral Workplace Reflection
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Workplace Practices B
Stage 2 Workplace Practices
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Schutt, Ms Ashby
70
Stage 2 Accounting
20 Credits
The Business and Enterprise Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Work:
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 English
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Economics, Stage 2 Business and Enterprise
Description
The study of Accounting gives students opportunities to develop an understanding of the successful management of financial affairs in business,
and gain knowledge and practical skills related to accounting processes for organisational and business applications. Students develop a
conceptual understanding, which they then apply to practical exercises. They also learn how to interpret financial information and how to convey
this information to interested users.
Students study the following three sections:
Section 1: The Environment of Accounting
Section 2: Financial Accounting
Section 3: Management Accounting
Additional Costs: It is highly recommended that students purchase the following:
Accounting Studies Workbook (Approximate Cost $50.00)
Accounting Studies Past Exams and Answers (Approximate Cost $20.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Skills and Applications Tasks
50%
Theory and practical tests.
Report
20%
External Assessment
30%
Written Report from financial information provided.
2 hour external examination: Problem questions, short answer and extended response
questions.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Thursby, Ms Sarantaugas
71
Stage 2 Desktop Publishing and Word Processing
(Information Processing and Publishing)
20 Credits
The Business and Enterprise Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Work
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Description
A practical based subject where students learn and develop skills in using software for Desktop Publishing (Publisher and Photoshop) and Word
Processing (Microsoft Word).
The Practical Skills focus is on using the design process in a variety of applications to complete text-based information processing and publishing
tasks. Tasks include:
Brochures
Business Letters
Newsletters
Itineraries for holidays
Menus
Wine Lists and Recipes
DVD Covers
Issues and Understanding tasks may include topics such as copyright and intellectual property, comparisons of laptop and desktop computers,
and recycling of e-waste. The Product and Documentation Task requires students to complete, for an identified audience, a text-based product
that demonstrates understanding and use of the four parts of the design process: investigating, devising, producing, and evaluating. The task
may include producing the cover, contents page and articles for a magazine, a program for a sporting event or advertising material for a real
estate agent.
Software Requirements: Students must have access to Microsoft Word and Publisher on their laptopys. Please note that Publisher is not
available on Macs.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Practical Skills
40%
5 Practical Tasks.
Issues Analysis
30%
2 Research Reports.
External Assessment
30%
Product and Documentation: Research, Product Completion and Evaluation.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Thursby, Ms Chesson, Ms Rowe
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Stage 2 Business and Enterprise
20 Credits
The Business and Enterprise Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Learning.
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 English
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Accounting, Stage 2 Economics
Description
This subject provides students with the opportunity to undertake a theoretical and/or practical application of business practice.
It focuses on the successful management of business and enterprise issues in personal, business, and social contexts. Students have the
opportunity to engage with innovations and ideas, as well as to reflect on current issues in business and enterprise and to make informed
decisions. Students are required to engage with the business community in order to gain information for assessment tasks.
Core Topic
•
Option Topics
The Business Environment
•
People, Business and Work
•
Business, Law and Government
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
30%
Reports, Tests, Assignments (4 Tasks).
Practical
20%
Business Plan, Marketing Plan, Induction Manual.
Issues Study
20%
Investigation of a Current Business Issue.
External Assessment
30%
Report.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe, Ms Thursby, Ms Jacobs
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Stage 2 Workplace Practices
20 Credits
The Business and Enterprise Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work and Learning.
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Barista skills and knowledge covered in Stage 1 Workplace Practices (not compulsory)
Prerequisite
Nil
Description
Students investigate current workplace issues, develop industry specific skills, reflect on their practical learning and complete vocational learning.
Topics
• Finding Employment
• Changing Nature of Work
• Work in Australian Society
A major component of the Workplace Practices course is Performance, where students must complete 50-60 hours of vocational learning. This
can be in the form of work experience, volunteer work or participation and completion of VET (students cannot use VET units of competency for
Workplace Practices if already being used for SACE Credits). This is an important aspect of the course where students develop industry skills
and knowledge, explore possible career pathways, engage with the wider community and reflect on their practical learning. Students are required
to complete these hours during the mid-semester holidays (unless another time is negotiated with school). The required 50-60 hours can be
completed in two blocks of work placement, at different workplaces. Students may choose to complete 25-30 hours at Vibe Coffee Bar, a small
café on the Senior Campus used by Workplace Practices students.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
25%
Discussion, Reflection, Resume, Cover Letter, Interview.
Performance
25%
50-60 Hours of Vocational Learning, Written/Video/Oral Journal.
Reflection
20%
Written/Oral Reflection, Discussion.
External Assessment
30%
Investigation: Written or Oral Investigation (Practical or Issues Based).
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Mr Schutt, Ms Thursby
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Stage 1 Community Studies - STEM for Sustainability
10 Credits
Cross Disciplinary Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Learning & Personal Development
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Information Technology, Computer Aided Design &
Drawing, Advanced Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Pure
Mathematics
Description
STEM for Sustainability is a course based around the Concept 2 Creation, Wetlands Environmental Management (WEM) Challenge. The course
will have a problem-based learning focus in which students will work in teams to design, engineer and build solutions to a real world science
issue based on water management; they compete in a state wide challenge and showcase their solutions in a community expo at the end of the
course. Teams are also required to work with a local council, providing the council with a water quality report towards the end of the course.
Besides the strong connection to science in the course, students will also acquire skills in working with engineering materials and tools, including
a CAD system (Autodesk Inventor), laser cutters and 3-D printers.
Additional Costs: Students may attend excursions (approximately $20)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Assessment Type 1: Contract of Work
70%
Contract of Work, Folio, Community Activity
Assessment Type 2: Reflection
30%
Reflection
Future Study at NMHS
Skills developed in this course will support further study in:
Stage 2 Physics
Stage 2 Chemistry
Stage 2 Mathematical Methods
Stage 2 Specialist Mathematic
Contact Teachers:
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Tripney
Middle Campus: Ms Clifford, Mr Felstead
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Stage 1 Cross Disciplinary Studies – Their Spirit Our History
10 Credits
Cross Disciplinary Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship,
Personal Development and Work
Assumed
Knowledge
Sound literacy and social inquiry skills
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Geography, Stage 1 Australian and International
Politics, Stage 1 Legal Studies, Stage 1 History
Description
Through the examination of wars, economics, politics, history, geography and laws, students will discover what has shaped our Australian
society. Students will analyse the human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice and the relevance of this in identifying Australia’s national
identity. The importance of certain landings and wars such as Gallipoli, World War 1, II, and the Korean War will be explored. The shaping of
Australia’s history will be analysed through the use of historical data, examination of rituals, diary entries and letters, paintings, poems, and
commemorative ceremonies.
Additional Costs: School excursion to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. There may be associated costs for local excursions.
Access to internet is required and students will require the purchase of additional internet credit.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Group Project
40%
Group Oral or written task. Individual Report (maximum 750 words) or 5 minute oral.
Skills and Application Task
30%
1 or 2 tasks of a maximum 1000 word written assignment or 6 minute oral presentation.
Analysis
30%
1000 word written task, eg an article, web based presentation.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Cross Disciplinary Studies with a view to including an overseas trip to visit important and relevant historical sites.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Marano, Mr Tripney
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Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan
10 Credits
Cross Disciplinary Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work and Learning
Assumed
Knowledge
This course has no assumed knowledge
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Description
The Personal Learning Plan (PLP) is a compulsory 10-credit subject undertaken at Stage 1.
Students must achieve a C grade or better to complete the subject successfully and gain their SACE.
The PLP helps students to:
• plan their personal and learning goals for the future
• make informed decisions about their personal development, education, and training.
Developing goals for the future will engage students in activities such as:
• selecting subjects, courses, and other learning relevant to pathways through and beyond school
• investigating possible career choices
• exploring personal and learning goals.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Folio
60%
Practical Investigations and Research Investigations
Reflection
40%
Written report and Oral presentations
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Semester 2 Subject Research Project
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Andrews
Senior Campus: Mr Tripney
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Stage 1 Integrated Learning – Sports Studies S
10 Credits
Cross Disciplinary Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship,
Personal development, Work
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Students are expected to have an interest in Physical Activity and Sports Performance
Prerequisite
This course is recommended for students who have passed any of the Year 10 PE courses successfully
Description
Integrated Learning (Sports Studies) requires students to apply their knowledge and skills to sporting and physical activity practicals and theory
tasks, which lead to a specific purpose, product, or outcome. The subject draws links between aspects of students’ lives, physical activity, sport
and the community.
Integrated Learning facilitates collaboration and teamwork. Students learn to plan and organise activities, and to develop their understanding of,
and empathy with, others.
This course is designed for students who have a keen interest in sport, physical activity, coaching and umpiring. Students will negotiate two
practical activities, organise and run a small sided tournament, design and implement a coaching program, undertake an entry level officiating
course and reflect upon their learning throughout the course.
Additional Costs: The integrated learning subject requires students to reflect and evaluate their development of the SACE capabilities on an
ongoing basis. Students should be aware of this reflection and evaluation component when choosing this subject.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
1 Field Sport and 1 Court Sport
Both will be assessed through a mixture of teacher, self and peer assessment with the guidance
Practical
60%
of practical skills checklists
Student directed sports tournament for the chosen court sport, students will be assessed upon
Group Activity
20%
their ability to organise and run the tournament.
Students will compile a folio of their learning this will include; class notes, assignments,
Folio and Discussion
20%
reflections. At the end of the course students will discuss their learning within small group
discussions using the folio of learning as evidence.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Research Project
Stage 2 Integrated Learning
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr Prideaux
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
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Stage 1 – Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions A
10 Credits
Cross Disciplinary Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 – Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions B,
Stage 1 - Media Studies: Journalism
Focus Capabilities
Learning & Communication
Assumed
Knowledge
Students who have completed either Media Arts: Digital Art or Media Arts: Film & Visual Effects in either Year 9 or 10
will have an advantage, but it is not required
Prerequisite
Nil
Description
Integrated Learning (nmhsProductions) is a subject based on an ‘in-house’ production company focused on the development of promotional
materials (video & print) for the school and wider community. Areas of focus will be school subjects and major events (sports day etc.) Students
will work as a class and in small groups to plan, develop, advertise and publish promotional videos for the school and wider community. These
videos will be included as augmented reality components of the school yearbook as well as on the school website.
The subject is designed for students who have a keen interest in video-based media and have the ability to work both collaboratively and
independently on large-scale productions.
Students will be assessed against the practical, group activity as well as the folio & discussion during the development of the promotional videos
and associated materials. Students will develop skills in using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects as well as time and project
management skills.
Students wishing to complete multiple media-based subjects will need to organise a meeting with the subject teacher to ascertain suitability.
Additional Costs: Students must purchase a 4GB (minimum) SD card for storage of digital files.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Practical
20%
Development of concepts for videos and associated materials.
Group Activity
50%
In groups students create the video products.
Folio & Discussion
30%
The collection of supporting materials and a journal relating to the development of the
promotional videos.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 or 2 – Integrated Learning: nmhsProductions
Stage 1 or 2 – Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Fawcett, Ms Millard
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Mr Tripney
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Stage 1 – Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions B
10 Credits
Cross Disciplinary Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 – Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions A,
Stage 1 - Media Studies: Journalism
Focus Capabilities
Learning & Communication
Assumed
Knowledge
Students who have completed either Media Arts: Digital Art or Media Arts: Film & Visual Effects in either Year 9 or 10
will have an advantage, but it is not required
Prerequisite
Nil
Description
Integrated Learning (nmhsProductions) is a subject based on an ‘in-house’ production company focused on the development of materials (video
and print) for the school and wider community. Students will work as a class and in small groups to plan, develop, create and advertise the
Norwood Morialta High School Yearbook for 2017.
The subject is designed for students who have a keen interest in print media and have the ability to work both collaboratively and independently
on large-scale productions.
Students will be assessed against the practical, group activity as well as the folio & discussion during the development of the school yearbook
and associated advertising material. Students will develop skills in using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop as well as time and project
management skills.
Students wishing to complete multiple media-based subjects will need to organise a meeting with the subject teacher to ascertain suitability.
Additional Costs: Students must purchase a 4GB (minimum) SD card for storage of digital files.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Practical
20%
Development of concepts for yearbook.
Group Activity
50%
As a group students will create the school year book.
Folio & Discussion
30%
The collection of supporting materials and a journal relating to the development of the
school yearbook.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 or 2 – Integrated Learning: nmhsProductions
Stage 1 or 2 – Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Fawcett, Ms Millard
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Mr Tripney
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Stage 2 Research Project
10 Credits
Cross Disciplinary Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Learning, Communication, Citizenship,
Personal Development, Work.
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
Satisfactory completion of PLP and satisfactory literacy and numeracy skills
Related
Subjects
Description
The Research Project is a compulsory subject of the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). Students choose a topic of interest, learn
and apply research processes and the knowledge and skills specific to their research topic. They then record their research and evaluate what
they have learnt.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
30%
Proposal, research and development and discussion
Outcome
40%
Product or report
External Assessment
30%
Evaluation: 10 min Multi-modal (no ATAR Score) or 1500 word essay (ATAR)
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Tripney
81
Stage 2 Integrated Learning – Sports Studies
20 Credits
Cross Disciplinary Curriculum
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Personal
Development, Work, Citizenship
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Students are expected to have a strong interest in Physical Activity and Sports
Prerequisite
Successful completion of Stage 1 Physical Education or Stage 1 Sports Studies is an advantage but not essential
Physical Education, Outdoor Education
Description
Integrated Learning (Sports Studies) requires students to apply their knowledge and skills to sporting and physical activity practicals and theory
tasks, which lead to a specific purpose, product, or outcome. The subject draws links between aspects of students’ lives, physical activity, sport
and the community.
Integrated Learning facilitates collaboration and teamwork. Students learn to plan and organise activities, and to develop their understanding of,
and empathy with, others.
This course is designed for students who have a keen interest in sport and physical activity. Students will negotiate three practical activities to
complete throughout the semester, with students background and the teachers expertise and experience being factors of consideration.
Students cannot choose this subject with Physical Education. The integrated learning subject requires students to reflect and evaluate their
development of the SACE capabilities on an ongoing basis. Students should be aware of this reflection and evaluation component when
choosing this subject.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment Weighting
Practical
30%
Group activity
20%
Folio and Discussion
20%
Sports specific fitness and skill development.
Planning and carrying out peer activity that encourages physical activity and fitness
development.
Tests, assignment based on sport performance and self reflection activities.
External Assessment
30%
Research based assignment related to Sports Performance (Fitness, training and coaching).
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Mr Tripney
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Stage 2 Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions
20 Credits
Cross Disciplinary Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects
Stage 2 Media Studies: Journalism
Focus Capabilities
Learning & Communication
Assumed
Knowledge
Students who have completed Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions A or B or have completed a media based
subject at Stage 1 will have an advantage but it is not essential
Prerequisite
Nil
Description
Integrated Learning (nmhsLIVE Productions) is a subject based on an ‘in-house’ production company focused on the development of
promotional materials for the school and wider community. Students will work in groups to complete two major productions as well as an
individual media piece of their choosing. Examples include promotional videos for not-for-profit organisations, a magazine based around student
interests, video and print based promotion for upcoming school events.
The subject is designed for students who have a keen interest in video and print media as well as have the ability to work both collaboratively
and independently on large-scale productions.
Students will be assessed against the practical, group activity as well as the folio & discussion for each of the major productions.
Students are able to complete other media based subjects if they wish; however a meeting with the subject teacher is recommended to ascertain
student suitability for multiple media subjects.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment Weighting
Practical
30%
The creation of two major media products.
Group Activity
20%
Working as a group in the development and planning of the major media products.
Folio & Discussion
20%
The collection of supporting materials and a journal relating to the development of the two major
media products.
External Assessment
30%
2000 word or 12.5 minute presentation on the development and production of an individual, short
media-based piece.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Mr Tripney
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Year 8 Language and Literature (English)
English Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Language and Literature
Selection Information
English is a compulsory, full year subject in Year 8
EAL offered as an alternative for eligible students
Description
This course provides students with an introduction to various texts and text types covered in English from Years 8 to 12. It focuses on the
conventions of these texts; the ways in which these texts are traditionally produced, and what makes them unique and different to other types of
texts. Students will engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment and for study.
Language and Literature (English) focuses on three interrelated strands: literature, language and literacy.
The literature strand:
Students read and view a balance of literary and non-literary texts and learn to respond to these creatively and analytically.
• Literary texts include novels, short stories, films and poetry.
• Non-literary texts can include newspapers, magazines, advertisements and multi-modal texts.
The language strand:
• Students develop their knowledge of the English language and how it works. Students further their knowledge of vocabulary, punctuation,
sentence structures, parts of speech, dialogue punctuation and other formalities of the English language.
The literacy strand:
• Students are introduced to the various text types and their particular conventions are made explicit. They learn about language features
to help them to become effective, precise and creative in their written and oral language use.
Additional Costs: There may be excursions with associated costs (approximately $10.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Language and Literature Criteria
Criterion A
Analysing
Criterion B
Organising
Criterion C
Producing Text
Criterion D
Using Language
Future Study at NMHS
English to Year 12
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Williams
84
Year 9 Language and Literature (English)
English Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Language and Literature
Selection Information
English is a compulsory full year subject in Year 9
EAL offered as an alternative for eligible students
Description
This course builds on the work done in Year 8. A wide and increasingly more challenging range of texts and activities will be encountered
including Australian and indigenous literature and literature from other countries and times.
Students engage increasingly with more formal modes of written communication, and across the year build towards developing substantial skills
of responding to and composing a wide range of texts for a specific purposes and audiences.
It is a significant and challenging year that builds and develops students for Year 10 and beyond. The study of English provides skills and
knowledge for students to become effective and informed communicators in education, the workplace and in their own personal interactions.
Additional Costs: There may be excursions and projects with associated costs (approximately $10.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Language and Literature Criteria.
Criterion A
Analysing
Criterion B
Organising
Criterion C
Producing Text
Criterion D
Using Language
Future Study at NMHS
English
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Williams
85
Year 10 Language and Literature (English)
English Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Language and Literature
Selection Information
English is a compulsory full year subject in Year 10
EAL offered as an alternative for eligible students
Description
This course is intended to provide students with a bridge between the English studied at Year 8 and Year 9 and the work requirements of SACE
Stage 1. It is a period of essay writing consolidation, creative experimentation and formal and informal oral skills development. The selection of
texts is a balance between the study of classic literature and publications with contemporary relevance, creating an engaging yet challenging
course of study for Year 10 students. The study of English provides skills and knowledge for students to become effective and informed
communicators in education, the workplace and in their own personal interactions.
Students are encouraged to become critical thinkers to explore different interpretations of texts. Students create and present their own
imaginative and analytical texts, analyse and write poetry and explore the many ways in which language can be used to persuasive effect in a
variety of situations and for different purposes.
By end of Year 10 students should be familiar with the range of written and oral skills required of them at Stage 1 English.
Additional Costs: There may be excursions and projects with associated costs (approximately $10.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Language and Literature Criteria.
Criterion A
Analysing
Criterion B
Organising
Criterion C
Producing Text
Criterion D
Using Language
Future Study at NMHS
English
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Williams
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Stage 1 English
20 Credits
English Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Literacy, numeracy, information and
communication technology, critical and
creative thinking, personal and social,
ethical understanding & intercultural
understanding
Assumed
Knowledge
Year 10 English
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 English in order to achieve success in Stage 1 English.
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Essential English
Description
Stage 1 English students respond to and create texts. They analyse connections between purpose, context, and audience and how these are
achieved through language and stylistic choices. They also undertake intertextual studies, analysing connections between texts and evaluating
similarities and differences. Students will complete a range of tasks from each assessment type and will undertake common tests each term
Note: This subject allows students to achieve the literacy requirement in the SACE. Students must achieve a ‘C’ grade or better in this subject
to meet the compulsory 20-credit literacy requirement.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning by producing:
School-based Assessment Weighting
Written, oral, and/or multimodal texts that are informational, analytical, imaginative, interpretive,
Responding to Texts
40%
and/or persuasive in purpose (800 words or 5 min. presentation)
Written, oral, and/or multimodal texts that focus on precision, fluency, and coherence appropriate
Creating Texts
30%
for audience and context (800 words or 5 min. presentation)
Written responses or created text that connect two or more texts (1000 words; an oral response
Intertextual Studies
30%
or created text: maximum of 6 minutes)
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 English Literary Studies
Stage 2 English
Stage 2 Essential English
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Williams
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
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Stage 1 Essential English
English Curriculum
20 Credits
Home
Focus Capabilities
Literacy, numeracy, information and
communication technology, critical and
creative thinking, personal and social,
ethical understanding & intercultural
understanding
Assumed
Knowledge
Year 10 English
Prerequisite
Completion of Year 10 English
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 English
Description
Students develop skills in communication, comprehension, language and text analysis. In this subject students will respond to and create texts
within a range of assessment tasks over the year.
This subject allows students to achieve the literacy requirement in the SACE. Students are required to achieve a ‘C’ grade or better in this
subject to meet the compulsory 20-credit literacy requirement.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Responses will be in a variety of forms: short answers and/or extended responses, or in multimodal format (500
Responding to Texts
words or 5 minutes)
Creating Texts
Informational, analytical, imaginative, interpretive, and/or persuasive assessment types (500 words or 5 minutes)
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Essential English
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Williams
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
88
Stage 2 English Literary Studies
20 Credits
English Curriculum
Home
Literacy, numeracy, information and
communication technology, critical and
creative thinking, personal and social,
ethical understanding & intercultural
understanding
Focus Capabilities
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 English
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A ‘B’ grade or better in 20 credits of English at Stage 1 and subject to teacher recommendation
Description
This subject focuses on responding and creating texts through shared and individual study. If you enjoy sustaining a critical argument you would
benefit from undertaking this subject as you will develop strategies and enhance your skills in creating texts.
The following two areas
Responding to texts consists of: shared studies and a comparative text study. Texts studied include extended prose, a film, a drama, poetry and
short texts.
Creating texts consists of: transforming and creating a written, oral or multimodal text.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting 9 tasks to complete
Shared studies- study 3 texts (extended prose, film and drama texts, one must be Australian).
Also the study of poetry and short texts.
Responding to texts
50%
Comparative text study- study 2 texts, one from the shared text and one independent text
(5000 words). One response can be an oral (6mins)
Transforming texts – transform texts film script to narrative
Creating texts
20%
Creating a written, oral or multimodal text (1500 words) and one written, oral or multimodal text
(1000 words or 6min)
External Assessment
30%
Comparative Text Study
15%
Critical essay(1500 words) two texts discussed and submitted for external assessment
Critical Reading
15%
Critical reading of one or more short texts from a variety of forms (90 mins exam)
Contact Teacher
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Senior Campus: Ms Marano
Stage 2 English
20 Credits
English Curriculum
Home
Literacy, numeracy, information and
communication technology, critical
Focus Capabilities and creative thinking, personal and
social, ethical understanding &
intercultural understanding
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 English Literary Studies
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 English and subject to teacher recommendation
Description
This subject focuses on the interrelationships between author, text and audience. You will examine the purpose of a text by focusing on
language and stylistic features, purpose of an audience and reflect and evaluate your own views. Opportunity to understand how, through the
use of language, you are able to position your audience to respond a particular way is provided.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment:
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
3 responses: 2 written responses and 1 oral across a range of categories eg. novels,
Responding to Texts
30%
film, song lyrics, advertisements (1000 words each)
4 created texts: 3 creative texts (3000 words in total) and 1 writer’s statement (1000
Creating Texts
40%
words)
External Assessment Folio
A written comparative analysis from 1 or more extended texts, poetry, drama, film and
Comparative Analysis
30%
media texts (2000 words). Marked externally
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
90
Stage 2 Essential English
English Curriculum
20 Credits
Home
Focus Capabilities
Literacy, numeracy, information and
communication technology, critical and
creative thinking, personal and social,
ethical understanding & intercultural
understanding
Assumed
Knowledge
Stage 1
Prerequisite
A “B” grade or better in Stage 1 Essential English
Related
Subjects
Description
In this subject you will interpret ideas and perspectives in texts and understand how meaning is created through reading, viewing, listening and
speaking. This subject focuses on how you connect and interact with people in a variety of ways.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Responding to Texts
30%
Creating Texts
40%
3 tasks. Written, multi-modal and oral responses (800 words and 6 minute oral)
3 tasks. 1 advocacy text and 2 other texts in written, oral or multimodal format (800 words,
oral 6 minutes)
Language Study
External Assessment
30%
1 individual language study: create a question about the use of language (1500 words or 8
minute oral)
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
91
Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 Language and Literature (EAL)
(English as an Additional Language/Dialect)
English Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Related
Subjects
EAL is a full year subject at Years 8, 9, and 10
EAL is offered as an alternative to English for eligible students
Language and Literature
Placement of a student into a Middle School EAL course will occur after consultation with the EAL teacher.
Description
Language and Literature (EAL) focuses on three interrelated strands: literature, language and literacy. Students develop their language skills to
use English that is accurate and appropriate in a variety of contexts. Students study arrange of texts which includes short stories, poetry, media
and multi modal texts. Students learn to comprehend, respond and interpret these texts critically and creatively. There is a focus on cultural
knowledge and idiomatic use of English.
Students further develop their proficiency in the productive and receptive use of the English language. Students learn how to construct a variety
of imaginative, factual and visual texts by understanding the unique features of each. Students develop their knowledge of vocabulary,
punctuation, sentence structure and pronunciation.
In all three year levels students will engage in a variety of learning experiences which will include:
• Oral language development with a focus on group and class discussions, presentations to the class, reading aloud and interviews
• Text composition with a focus on journal writing, blogs, advertisements and brochures, narrative, exposition, creative personal recount
• Response to texts focusing on summary writing, justifying personal opinion
• Language study with a focus on developing grammatical accuracy in both productive and receptive tasks.
Additional Costs: There maybe excursions with associated cost.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Language and Literature Criteria.
Criterion A
Analysing
Criterion B
Organising
Criterion C
Producing Text
Criterion D
Using Language
Future Study at NMHS
EAL/Essential English/EAL Studies to Year12
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Ms Marano
92
Stage 1 English as an Additional Language
20 Credits
English Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Literacy, numeracy, information and
communication technology, critical and
creative thinking, personal and social,
ethical understanding & intercultural
understanding
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
SACE Eligibility criteria must be met to undertake EAL
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Essential English
Description
This course is designed for students who speak English as an additional language. Within this subject, students read and view a variety of texts
such as novels, poetry, short stories, biographies, films, documentaries, and everyday texts of work, family, and community life. Students also
identify and analyse aspects of language used in a variety of texts.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through:
Responding to Texts
Two written and two orals in response to texts (600 words or 5 minute orals)
After completing an interview, students present their results in a written report and discuss findings (600
Interactive Study
words and 5 minute oral and discussion)
Language Study
Two oral and written or multimodal (800 words or 5 minute orals)
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 EAL
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
93
Stage 2 English as an Additional Language
20 Credits
English Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Literacy, numeracy, information and
communication technology, critical and
creative thinking, personal and social,
ethical understanding & intercultural
understanding
Assumed
Knowledge
Stage 1 EAL / Stage 1 English/ Stage 1 Essential English
Prerequisite
A ‘B’ grade at Stage 1 EAL is recommended as the minimum level of competence.
SACE eligibility criteria must be met.
Related
Subjects
Description
Students develop and use a variety of skills and strategies to communicate, comprehend language and undertake text analysis and creation.
They explore links between structures, features, purpose, audience and context and are provided with opportunities to broaden their
understanding and develop skills for research and academic study.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Academic Literacy Study
30%
Responses to Text
40%
External Assessment
30%
Investigation of a question/topic. Findings presented in a written report (1500 words) and
oral (10 minutes)
Four responses: one oral, two written and free response (3000 words in total or equivalent 6 minute oral)
• 2.5 hour External Examination – Section 1: Comprehending Multimodal Texts
Section 2: Written Paper.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
94
Stage 2 Essential English - English as an Additional Language
English Curriculum
20 Credits
Home
Focus Capabilities
Literacy, numeracy, information and
communication technology, critical and
creative thinking, personal and social,
ethical understanding & intercultural
understanding
Assumed
Knowledge
Stage 1
Prerequisite
A “C” grade or better in Stage 1 ESL
Related
Subjects
Description
In this subject you will interpret ideas and perspectives in texts and understand how meaning is created through reading, viewing, listening and
speaking. This subject focuses on how you connect and interact with people in a variety of ways.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Responding to Texts
30%
Creating Texts
40%
3 tasks. Written, multi-modal and oral responses (800 words and 6 minute oral)
3 tasks. 1 advocacy text and 2 other texts in written, oral or multimodal format (800 words,
oral 6 minutes)
Language Study
External Assessment
30%
1 individual language study: create a question about the use of language (1500 words or 8
minute oral)
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
95
Year 8 Physical Education
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Health and Physical Education
Selection
Information
Students complete one semester in this subject
Description
The fundamental aim of Physical Education is to provide for involvement in physical activity in a way which promotes immediate and long term
health benefits to the participant.
Students will learn to:
• appreciate and understand the value of physical activity and its relationship to a healthy active lifestyle
• work to their optimal level of fitness
• develop the major skills necessary to participate successfully in a variety of physical activities.
• experience enjoyment and satisfaction through physical activity
• develop social skills and demonstrate the importance of teamwork and cooperation in group activities
• demonstrate knowledge and understanding in a variety of physical activities and evaluate their own and others’ performance
• identify and participate in group activities which promote self confidence and cooperation
• critically assess and develop effective strategies and behaviours to promote safety
• demonstrate knowledge and understanding of smoking, alcohol and drugs and associated health implications
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Health and Physical Education Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Planning for Performance
Criterion C
Applying and Performing
Criterion D
Reflecting and Improving Performance
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 HPE
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr Prideaux
96
Year 8 Extension Physical Education
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Health and Physical Education
Selection Information
Students can select one semester in this subject
Description
The fundamental aim of Physical Education is to provide for involvement in physical activity in a way which promotes immediate and long term
health benefits to the participant. This subject aims to extend students beyond that which is offered in the Core subject to provide greater
opportunities to develop specific skills, knowledge and understandings relevant to Physical Education
Students will learn to:
• appreciate and understand the value of physical activity and its relationship to a healthy active lifestyle
• work to their optimal level of fitness
• develop the major skills necessary to participate successfully in a variety of physical activities.
• experience enjoyment and satisfaction through physical activity
• develop social skills and demonstrate the importance of teamwork and cooperation in group activities
• demonstrate knowledge and understanding in a variety of physical activities and evaluate their own and others’ performance
• identify and participate in group activities which promote self-confidence and cooperation
• critically assess and develop effective strategies and behaviours to promote safety
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Health and Physical Education Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Planning for Performance
Criterion C
Applying and Performing
Criterion D
Reflecting and Improving Performance
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 HPE
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr Prideaux
97
Year 8 Physical Education - Rowing
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Health and Physical Education
Selection Information
Full year course, a selection process applies
Description
The fundamental aim of Physical Education is to provide for involvement in physical activity in a way which promotes immediate and long term
health benefits to the participant. This subject will have a specialist focus on rowing to prepare each student to become a successful member of
the NMHS rowing program.
Students will learn to:
• Row and understand all concepts related to rowing.
• Appreciate and understand the value of physical activity and its relationship to a healthy active lifestyle
• Work to their optimal level of fitness
• Develop the major skills necessary to participate successfully in a variety of physical activities.
• Experience enjoyment and satisfaction through physical activity
• Develop social skills and demonstrate the importance of teamwork and cooperation in group activities.
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in a variety of physical activities and evaluate their own and others’ performance
• Critically assess and develop effective strategies and behaviours to promote safety
Additional Costs: There is a $500 course fee for students in this program to cover bus transport, coaches, rowing camp and rowing SA
registration.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Health and Physical Education Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Planning for Performance
Criterion C
Applying and Performing
Criterion D
Reflecting and Improving Performance
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 HPE
Year 9 HPE Rowing
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher:
Middle Campus: Mr Prideaux
98
Year 9 Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Health and Physical Education
Selection Information
Students complete one semester in this subject
Description
The fundamental aim of Physical Education is to provide for involvement in physical activity in a way which promotes immediate and long term
health benefits to the participant.
Students will participate in:
• European Handball
• Dance
• Badminton
• Australia’s National Sports or Hockey
Health Component:
• Developing skills in self-confidence and decision making
• Relationships and sexuality
• Male and female reproductive systems. Sexually transmitted diseases
• Safe sex practices including the importance of saying no, contraception
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Health and Physical Education Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Planning for Performance
Criterion C
Applying and Performing
Criterion D
Reflecting and Improving Performance
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Performance PE
Year 10 Activities and Lifestyles
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr Prideaux
99
Year 9 Physical Education - Rowing
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Health and Physical Education
Selection Information
Full year course, a selection process applies
Description
The fundamental aim of Physical Education is to provide for involvement in physical activity in a way which promotes immediate and long term
health benefits to the participant. This subject will have a specialist focus on rowing to prepare each student to become a successful member of
the NMHS rowing program. The subject will build on skills learnt during year 8 rowing subject and/or year 8 rowing program.
Students will learn to:
• Row and understand all concepts related to rowing.
• Appreciate and understand the value of physical activity and its relationship to a healthy active lifestyle
• Work to their optimal level of fitness
• Develop the major skills necessary to participate successfully in a variety of physical activities.
• Experience enjoyment and satisfaction through physical activity
• Develop social skills and demonstrate the importance of teamwork and cooperation in group activities.
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in a variety of physical activities and evaluate their own and others’ performance
• Critically assess and develop effective strategies and behaviours to promote safety
Additional Costs: There is a $500 course fee for students in this program to cover bus transport, coaches, rowing camp and rowing SA
registration.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Health and Physical Education Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Planning for Performance
Criterion C
Applying and Performing
Criterion D
Reflecting and Improving Performance
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 PE
Year 10 Performance PE
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr Prideaux
100
Year 9 Outdoor Education
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Health and Physical Education
Selection Information
Students can select one semester in this subject
Description
This course focuses on the interrelationship of human beings and the natural environment developing an awareness of environmental issues
through observation and evaluation. By participating in a camp and field trips, students are able to develop knowledge and skills while reflecting
on their personal, group, and social development. This community focused, offers students the opportunity to:
• demonstrate skills and knowledge in Indoor Rock Climbing (Introduction) and knot tying skills.
• complete a three day camp at Kuitpo with bushwalking, bike riding and high ropes.
• learn about aspects of the natural environment through an intensive Environmental Studies unit.
• demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviour towards the natural environment and its conservation. A minimal impact approach toward the
environment will be delivered.
• demonstrate a sense of responsibility towards other people, and be aware of the need for group members to rely on each other in the
outdoors.
• be familiar with appropriate equipment as well as techniques for the safe use, care and maintenance of tents, cooking stoves, compasses
and climbing gear.
• experience a range of aquatic activities at Port Noarlunga e.g. surfing, snorkelling and wave skiing to develop surf safety and awareness.
• undertake a variety of navigational tasks e.g. orienteering and geocaching to develop confidence in the use of map/ compass and GPS.
Additional Costs: $200.00 to cover compulsory practical components for instructors, transport, accommodation and equipment.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Health and Physical Education Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Planning for Performance
Criterion C
Applying and Performing
Criterion D
Reflecting and Improving Performance
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Outdoor Education
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr Prideaux
101
Year 10 Performance – Extension PE
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Year 10 Activity and Lifestyles Core PE
Year 10 Activity and Lifestyles for Girls (girls only) – Core
PE)
Students must receive a 5 or better in year 9 PE and need to have also selected one of the Activity and Lifestyle –
Core PE courses
Health and Physical Education
Related
Subjects
Description
Students considering Stage 1 and 2 studies of PE must complete a Semester unit in this course with a minimum pass of 5 or greater.
In this unit students will develop an understanding of body systems and develop a range of skills to a higher level of proficiency. This includes a
study of body systems and their relationship to human movement and performance (skeletal/ muscular/ cardio-respiratory and energy systems).
Fitness and training principles will be examined and applied to selected practical situations based upon student/class interest.
Students will participate in three practical topics:
Training Routine
Team Sport Unit: One sport will be selected from Touch, Volleyball, Baseball, Indoor Cricket
Individual Sport Unit: Badminton, Table Tennis or Tennis
Students will work on developing practical skills and technical proficiency in these activities and engage in related activities to apply the
processes and principles that affect their performance. More specifically they will examine components of fitness in conjunction with training
principles and methods as well as energy systems of the body.
Additional Costs: There may be a cost of approximately $40.00 if community facilities or other agencies are used.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Health and Physical Education Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Planning for Performance
Criterion C
Applying and Performing
Criterion D
Reflecting and Improving Performance
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Activity and Lifestyles
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr Prideaux
102
Year 10 Activity and Lifestyles for Girls – Core PE
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Related
Subjects
Students must choose one Semester unit of Core PE. If students choose two PE units, the second must be
Performance – Extension PE
Health and Physical Education
Description
Both of the Activity and Lifestyle courses cover the same topics. They provide students with a variety of physical activities to encourage:
• an awareness of the benefits and value of being physically fit throughout life
• skills to develop personal plans for fitness programmes
• an awareness of the facilities relating to physical activity available in the local community
• students to be regularly physically active
Topics
•
•
•
•
Minor and Social Games /Activities
Team or Individual sport (which may include a community linked activity)
Community Health
Cheerleading or negotiated Movement Composition topic
The following activities may be selected within the above units:
Archery
Ten Pin Bowling
Softball
Ultimate Frisbee
Golf
Korfball
Indoor Netball
Fitness Centre Activities
Lawn Bowls
Futsal
Students will identify and evaluate healthy concepts through self-awareness and interaction with people in the community.
Additional Costs: This course may require the use of local community facilities and or other services at an approximate cost of $50.00
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Health and Physical Education Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Planning and Performance
Criterion C
Applying and Performing
Criterion D
Reflecting and Improving Performance
Future Study at NMHS
Contact Teacher
Stage 1 Health, Stage 1 Sports Studies,
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
Stage 1 Child Studies
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
103
Year 10 Activity and Lifestyles – Core PE
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Related
Year 10 Activity and Lifestyles for Girls - Core PE
Subjects
Students must choose one Semester unit of Core PE. If students choose two PE units, the second must be
Performance – Extension PE
Health and Physical Education
Description
Both of the Activity and Lifestyle courses cover the same topics. They provide students with a variety of physical activities to encourage:
An awareness of the benefits and value of being physically fit throughout life
Skills to develop personal plans for fitness programmes
An awareness of the facilities relating to physical activity available in the local community
Students to be regularly physically active
Students will identify and evaluate healthy concepts through self-awareness and interaction with people in the community
Topics
• Minor and Social Games /Activities
• Team or Individual sport (which may include a community linked activity)
• Community Health
• Skipping or negotiated movement composition topic
The following activities may be selected within the above units:
Archery
Ten Pin Bowling
Softball
Ultimate Frisbee
Indoor netball
Fitness Centre Activities
Futsal
Lawn Bowls
Golf
Korfbal
Students will identify and evaluate healthy concepts through self-awareness and interaction with people in the community.
Additional Costs: This course may require the use of of local community facilities and or other services at an approximate cost of $50.00.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Health and Physical Education Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Planning for Performance
Criterion C
Applying and Performing
Criterion D
Reflecting and Improving Performance
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Health, Sports Studies, Child Studies
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
104
Year 10 Outdoor Education
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Health and Physical Education
Selection Information
Students can choose a one semester unit in this subject.
Description
This course is a study of the natural environment, developing an awareness of environmental issues through observation and evaluation. By
participating in a camp and field trips, students are able to develop knowledge and skills while reflecting on their personal, group, and social
development. Outdoor Education offers students the chance to be involved in a wide range of outdoor adventure activities that may include:
• Rock Climbing (indoor and outdoor at Morialta)
• Canoe skill day at West Lakes
• Canoe Camp Murray River
The emphasis is on team skills and the development of self-confidence, through achievement in the face of challenge and sometimes adversity.
Specific skills are taught within the framework of each activity, enabling students to be independent participants in those activities for life.
Experiences in navigation, First Aid and camp planning to foster learning by doing and develop a focus on positive
lifestyle choices and a respect for environmental conservation.
Additional Costs: Students who choose this subject must participate in the practical application of the skills learnt in the course. The cost for
the practical components of the course is $260.00 to cover instructors, transport, accommodation and equipment used during this unit of work.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Health and Physical Education Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Planning for Performance
Criterion C
Applying and Performing
Criterion D
Reflecting and Improving Performance
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Outdoor Education
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
105
Stage 1 Physical Education A
10 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Personal Development, Communication,
Learning
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Year 10 Performance Physical Education or Equivalent
Prerequisite
A Level 5 or better in Performance PE and or a level 6 or better in Activity and Lifestyle Core PE
Stage 1 Physical Education B
Description
In Physical Education A students will select two sports that they will undertake and extended training and development program for. In selecting
these sports students will need to consider the development of skills and techniques required for Stage 2 Physical Education and meet the
selection criteria (at least one team based and one individual). Students will also look at two theoretical
units within the course; Body In Action (Components of Fitness, Energy system, training principles and methods) and Sports Injuries.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Practical
Folio
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Physical Education B
Stage 2 Physical Education
60%
Assessment of the practical components of Physical Education is completed via the use of
practical assessment checklists and observation
Sport A = 30%
Sport B = 30%
40%
Students will compile a folio of their learning that will include
Assignment
Issues Analysis
Exam
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
106
Stage 1 Physical Education B
10 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Personal Development, Communication,
Learning
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Year 10 Performance Physical Education or Equivalent
Prerequisite
A level 5 or better in Performance PE and or a level 6 or better I Activity and Lifestyle Core PE
Stage 1 Physical Education A
Description
Students will select 2 sports that they will undertake and extended training and development program for. In selecting these sports students will
need to consider the development of skills and techniques required for Stage 2 Physical Education and meet the selection criteria (at least 1
team based and 1 individual). Students will also look at 2 theoretical units within the course; Body In Action (Biomechanics and Skill Acquisition)
and Sports Nutrition
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Assessment of the practical components of Physical Education is completed via the use of
practical assessment checklists and observation
Practical
60%
Sport A = 30%
Sport B = 30%
Folio
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Physical Education B
Stage 2 Physical Education
40%
Students will compile a folio of their learning that will include
Assignments
Issues Analysis
Exam
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
107
Stage 1 Integrated Learning – Sports Studies S
10 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Cross Disciplinary Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship,
Personal development, Work
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Students are expected to have an interest in Physical Activity and Sports Performance
Prerequisite
This course is recommended for students who have passed any of the Year 10 PE courses successfully
Description
Integrated Learning (Sports Studies) requires students to apply their knowledge and skills to sporting and physical activity practicals and theory
tasks, which lead to a specific purpose, product, or outcome. The subject draws links between aspects of students’ lives, physical activity, sport
and the community.
Integrated Learning facilitates collaboration and teamwork. Students learn to plan and organise activities, and to develop their understanding of,
and empathy with, others.
This course is designed for students who have a keen interest in sport, physical activity, coaching and umpiring. Students will negotiate two
practical activities, organise and run a small sided tournament, design and implement a coaching program, undertake an entry level officiating
course and reflect upon their learning throughout the course.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
1 Field Sport and 1 Court Sport
Both will be assessed through a mixture of teacher, self and peer assessment with the guidance of
Practical
60%
practical skills checklists
Student directed sports tournament for the chosen court sport, students will be assessed upon their
Group activity
20%
ability to organise and run the tournament
Students will compile a folio of their learning this will include; class notes, assignments, reflections.
Folio and Discussion
20%
At the end of the course students will discuss their learning within small group discussions using
the folio of learning as evidence
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Research Project
Stage 2 Integrated Learning
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Tripney
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
108
Stage 1 Health S
10 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship,
Personal Development, Work
Assumed
Knowledge
General interest in health issues
Prerequisite
Nil
Home
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Physical Education, Stage 1 Nutrition
Stage 1 Integrated Learning
Description
Students recognise the various factors that shape the behaviour and attitudes of individuals and groups in relation to healthy living, and caring for
themselves and the environment. Students develop skills to consider how changing social structures, community values,
environmental issues, and new technologies affect the health and well-being of individuals and communities. The courses are designed to suit
the needs of the group and aspects of topics are negotiated.
Content
For a 10-credit subject, students complete the study of:
At least one core concept
One option study
Core Concepts
Core Concept 1: Ways of Defining Health
Core Concept 2: Health Literacy
Option Studies
Option Study 1: Health and Participation in an Active Lifestyle
Option Study 2: The Effects of Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs on Health.
Option Study 3: Health and the Environment
Option Study 4: Contemporary Health Priorities in Australia
Option Study 5: Health and Relationships
Option Study 6: Mental and Emotional Health
Option Study 7: Growing up Healthy
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Issues Investigation
25%
Research Investigation.
Group Activity
25%
Oral presentations of a health promoting activity.
Investigations
50%
Two multi-modal assignments tasks.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Health
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
109
Stage 1 Outdoor Education A
10 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Personal Development, Communication,
Citizenship
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
An interest and knowledge of the outdoors and natural environment
Prerequisite
Nil
Stage 1 Outdoor Education B
Description
In Outdoor Education students gain an understanding of ecology, environmental sustainability, cultural perspectives, and physical and emotional
health through participating in outdoor activities. Students reflect on environmental practices and are introduced to employment options in outdoor
and environmental fields. All students are required to attend the 6 day camp program as a compulsory part of this course, they will also be required
to attend practical training sessions that utilise the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon flexible delivery times.
• 6-day Innes National Park Camp
• 3-days surfing
• 3-days cycle touring
• 3½ day training sessions
Additional Costs: $350
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
All assessment for this assessment type is conducted during the 6 day Innes National Park
camp.
Practical
60%
• 30% surfing (3 days)
• 30% cycling (3 days)
Folio
20%
Students will compile a folio of their learning that will include
• Class notes
• Assignment
• Power Point Presentations
• Discussions
Journal
20%
Students will compile a reflective journal upon their experiences during the 6 Day Innes
National Park camp.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Outdoor Education B
Stage 2 Outdoor Education
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
110
Stage 1 Outdoor Education B
10 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Personal Development, Communication,
Citizenship
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
An interest and knowledge of the outdoors and natural environment
Prerequisite
Nil
Description
In Outdoor Education students gain an understanding of ecology, environmental sustainability, cultural perspectives, and physical and emotional
health through participating in outdoor activities. Students reflect on environmental practices and are introduced to employment options in outdoor
and environmental fields. All students are required to attend the 6 day camp program as a compulsory part of this course; they will also be required
to attend practical training sessions that utilise the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon flexible delivery times.
• 6-day Grampians National Park Camp
• 3-days bushwalking
• 3-days rock climbing
• 3½ day training sessions
Additional Costs: $350
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
All assessment for this assessment type is conducted during the 6 day Grampians National
Park camp.
60%
Practical
30% bushwalking (3 days)
30% rock climbing (3 days)
Folio
20%
Journal
20%
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Outdoor Education
Students will compile a folio of their learning that will include:
Class notes
Assignment
Power Point Presentations
Discussions
Students will compile a reflective journal upon their experiences during the 6 Day Grampians
National Park camp
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
111
Stage 1 Child Studies
10 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning.
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Description
Stage 1 Child Studies can be studied as a 10-credit subject.
Through Child Studies students have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of young children through individual,
collaborative, and practical learning. Students explore the concepts of child development and needs, the rights of children, the value of play,
concepts of childhood and families, and the roles of parents, caregivers and governments in the health and well-being of children.
Students also investigate contemporary issues related to children such as migration, Indigenous communities, disabilities and the impact of
technology.
Additional Costs: Cost may be incurred for excursions and materials for individual practical tasks and assignments.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Practical Activities
50%
Working as individuals to design and make items for use by children within the wider community
Group Activity
25%
Working as a team to promote and produce healthy foods for young children
Investigation
25%
Conducting an investigation into contemporary issues facing parents and caregivers
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Child Studies
Stage 2 Food and Hospitality
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
112
Stage 1 Food and Hospitality
10 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Description
In Food and Hospitality, students focus on the industry and develop an understanding of contemporary issues related to this. Students develop
skills in using technology and safe work and food handling practices in line with current legislation. Students develop and establish cooperative
working relationships and learn the value of working independently while responding positively to instructions and directions during practical
lessons.
Students participate in collaborative activities; develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in both a local and global context.
Content
Through research and practical tasks, students study one or more of the following areas:
• Food, the Individual and the Family
• Local and Global Issues in Food and Hospitality
• Trends in Food and Culture
• Food and Safety
• Food and Hospitality Careers
Additional Costs: Cost may be incurred for excursions and materials for individual practical tasks and assignments.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Practical Activities
50%
Designing and making suitable food products connected to prior research
Group Activity
25%
Working as a group to plan, prepare and host a speciality food business
Investigation
25%
Conducting research into the future of the Food and Hospitality Industry
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Food and Hospitality
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
113
Stage 2 Physical Education
20 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Stage 1 Physical Education A and B.
Prerequisite
A ‘B’ grade or better in any Stage 1 Physical Education subject, including a minimum of a B in the theory component of
the course
Stage 2 Sports Studies, Stage 2 Outdoor Education
Description
Students studying this subject will be aiming to:
• acquire a deeper appreciation of physical activity as it relates to lifestyle and health both at the personal and community levels
• prepare for long term active participation in physical activity
Content
3 Theory Modules
• Exercise Physiology (approximately 25 hours study)
• Skill Acquisition and Biomechanics of Movement (approximately 15 hours study)
• Student Directed Issues Analysis of a sporting based topic (approximately 10 hours study)
3 Practical Modules
• Seek higher standards of skilled performance in selected physical activities
• Experience opportunities for personal development through activities designed to develop initiative and leadership.
Students will need to work for approximately 18 – 20 hours on each of three selected sports. The selection will be guided by the cohort of student
and their particular skills, expertise, gender balance, class size and facilities / equipment.
Possible choices include: badminton, netball, touch, basketball, indoor soccer, European handball and volleyball.
Please note: that there is a compulsory Aquatics unit on kayaking.
Additional Costs: Aquatics $35.00
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Assessment Type 1 Practical
50%
Practical Performance for 3 Sports.
Theory Course work assignments.
Assessment Type 2 Folio
20%
Issues Analysis (1,000 words).
External Assessment
30%
2 hour External Examination.
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
114
Stage 2 Integrated Learning – Sports Studies
20 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Cross Disciplinary Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Personal
Development, Work, Citizenship
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Students are expected to have a strong interest in Physical Activity and Sports
Prerequisite
Successful completion of Stage 1 Physical Education or Stage 1 Sports Studies is an advantage but not essential
Physical Education, Outdoor Education
Description
Integrated Learning (Sports Studies) requires students to apply their knowledge and skills to sporting and physical activity practicals and theory
tasks, which lead to a specific purpose, product, or outcome. The subject draws links between aspects of students’ lives, physical activity, sport
and the community.
Integrated Learning facilitates collaboration and teamwork. Students learn to plan and organise activities, and to develop their understanding of,
and empathy with, others.
This course is designed for students who have a keen interest in sport and physical activity. Students will negotiate three practical activities to
complete throughout the semester, with students background and the teachers expertise and experience being factors of consideration.
Students cannot choose this subject with Physical Education.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Practical
30%
Group Activity
20%
Folio and Discussion
20%
External Assessment
30%
Sports specific fitness and skill development.
Planning and carrying out peer activity that encourages physical activity and
fitness development.
Tests, assignment based on sport performance and self reflection activities.
Research based assignment related to Sports Performance (Fitness, training and
coaching).
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Tripney, Mr Prideaux
115
Stage 2 Health
20 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Learning
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
General interest in health issues and satisfactory literacy and numeracy skills
Prerequisite
A ‘C’ grade or better in a Stage 1 Health and Personal Development subject is recommended
Stage 2 Nutrition
Description
Students learn about the factors that shape the behaviour and attitudes of individuals and groups in relation to healthy living, and caring for
themselves and the environment. They develop skills to consider how changing social structures, community values, environmental
issues, and new technologies affect the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
For a 20-credit subject, students complete the study of:
• at least one core concept
• three option studies
Additional Costs: First Aid Course $100.00
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Group Investigation and Presentation
30%
Research Investigation, Oral presentation and Written Report
Issues Analysis
20%
Research Investigations
Practical Activities
20%
Practical Investigation and Report, First Aid Course and Report
External Assessment
30%
Investigation
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
116
Stage 2 Outdoor Education
20 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Assumed
Knowledge
Personal Development, Communication,
Related
Stage 2 Sports Studies, Stage 2 Physical Education,
Citizenship
Subjects
Stage 2 Tourism
Previous studies in outdoor education, General like of the outdoors and natural environment, moderate to high personal
fitness
Prerequisite
Nil
Focus Capabilities
Description
At Stage 2 students continue their development in the areas of practical ability, ecology and biodiversity, human impacts and management, risk
evaluation and safety management and trip planning. Culminating with students using these skills to organise, undertake and review a self-reliant
camping experience. Students as part of this course will need to undertake 3 extended stay camping programs that utilise weekend time and a
series of training days that utilise the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon flexible delivery time.
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•
•
Term 1 – Rock-climbing 5 days – Mt Arapiles
Term 2 – Cycle Touring 5 days – Flinders Ranges
Term 3 – Self Reliant – Students Choice
Additional Costs: $800.00
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
20%
Students will compile a folio of their learning throughout the year, this folio will include
the Environmental Study Assignment, Environmental Investigation, Planning
Principles Assignment and Group Dynamics Assignment
Group Practical
30%
Student’s assessment in this assessment type will be conducted during the extended
stay camping program.
• Rock-climbing 15%; Cycle Touring 15%
Individual Practical
20%
Students will be assessed within 3 areas for the individual practical
• Planning; Practical Execution; Practical Execution
External Assessment
30%
Investigation: Based on study of an environmental issue or experience that is related
to the group practical or individual practical, or to student’s experiences of outdoor
activities
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
117
Stage 2 Child Studies
20 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Personal Development, Citizenship,
Learning
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Students should have good literacy skills due to the reading, writing and analysing requirements of the course
Prerequisite
Nil
Stage 2 Health, Stage 2 Nutrition, Stage 2 Psychology
Description
The Stage 2 subject focuses on children’s growth and development from conception to eight years inclusive. Students examine attitudes and
values about parenting and care-giving and gain an understanding of the growth and development of children. Through the study of
Stage 2 Child Studies students develop a variety of research, management and practical skills.
Content
Students study topics within one or more of the following five areas of study:
•
•
•
•
•
Contemporary and Future Issues of understanding diet and lifestyle effects.
Economic and Environmental Influences of community support for children and their families.
Political and Legal Influences of providing support for children with a variety of needs.
Socio-cultural Influences of parent support on children’s education.
Technological Influences on parenting styles.
Additional Costs: Cost may be incurred for excursions and materials for individual practical tasks and assignments.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Practical Activities
50%
Group Activity
20%
External Assessment
30%
Designing and making suitable developmental aids for children connected to
prior research and planning
Working as a group to plan, prepare and host events aimed towards promoting
healthy eating in children including visits to local pre-schools
Investigation: Conducting research into contemporary issues that could affect
parents, caregivers or children
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
118
Stage 2 Food and Hospitality
20 Credits
Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Home
Assumed
Knowledge
Personal Development, Citizenship,
Related
Stage 2 Health, Stage 2 Nutrition,
Learning
Subjects
Stage 2 Physical Education
Basic kitchen techniques such as recipe reading and conversions, knowledge of safe food handling and safe work
environments as well as good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course
Prerequisite
A ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 Food and Hospitality
Focus Capabilities
Description
Students focus on the industry and develop an understanding of contemporary techniques and issues related to it. Students develop skills in
using technology and safe work and food handling practices in line with current legislation. Students develop and establish cooperative working
relationships and learn the value of working independently while responding positively to instructions and directions during practical lessons.
Students participate in collaborative activities, develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in both a local and global context.
The focus of the course is on the contemporary and changing nature of this industry. Students will critically examine attitudes and values about
the industry and the influences of economic, environmental, legal, political, socio-cultural and technological factors at local, national and global
levels. Students may be required to participate in activities outside of school hours, both within the school and in the wider community.
Areas of Study
1. Contemporary and Future Issues based on current food trends.
2. Economic and Environmental Influences on personal food choices.
3. Political and Legal Influences on food safety.
4. Socio-cultural Influences on careers in the industry and food styles.
5. Technological Influences available to improve the catering experience.
Additional Costs: Cost may be incurred for excursions and materials for individual practical tasks and assignments.
Assessment
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Practical Activities
50%
Designing and making suitable food products connected to prior research and
planning
Group Activity
20%
Working as a group to plan, prepare and host events within the school community
External Assessment
30%
Investigation: Conducting research into contemporary issues faced by the Food and
Hospitality Industry
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Prideaux
119
Year 8 Humanities (Individuals and Societies)
Humanities Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Related
Subjects
Humanities is a compulsory full year subject at Year 8.
Humanities
Description
This course encourage students to broaden their own perspectives and understanding of societies past and present, and equips them to become
informed, active, responsible citizens. Students study units in History, Economics, Civics and Citizenship, and Geography.
History: The Medieval World
Students study Medieval Europe to learn about the great changes that occurred between 590 CE to 1500 CE in both the western and eastern
worlds. Students also study a unit on Japan under the Shoguns’ (c.794 – 1867) as a point of comparison and in order to be informed about the
history of countries in our region.
Geography: Landforms and landscapes, changing nations
Civics and Citizenship
Students examine the freedoms and responsibilities in Australia’s democracy; different types of laws and how they are made in Australia and
different perspectives about Australian identity.
Economics and Business
Students explore the way markets operate, the rights and responsibilities of consumers and businesses, the ways businesses respond to
opportunities in the market and the influences on the ways people work.
Additional Costs: There may be excursions and projects with associated costs (approximately $10.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Humanities Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Investigating
Criterion C
Communicating
Criterion D
Thinking Critically
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 Humanities
Year 10 History, Year 10 Geography
Year 10 Introduction to Business and Law
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
120
Year 9 Humanities (Individuals and Societies)
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Humanities
Selection Information
Humanities is a compulsory full year subject at Year 9
Description
In this subject students learn to think clearly about current issues confronting them and their world. Students undertake three humanities
disciplines of History, Geography and Civics and Citizenship. Students develop inquiry skills that lead towards conceptual understandings of the
relationships between individuals, societies and the environment in which they live. They learn to act as responsible citizens of local and global
communities.
Content
History: The Modern World an Australia,
1750 to 1918
• Industrial Revolution
• The great thinkers of enlightenment
• Migration of the World
• Australian Settlement 1788-1918
• World War One
Geography
Civics and Citizenship Youth and The Law
• Biomass and food security
• Geographies of interconnections
• How laws are made
• Australia’s Legal System
Additional Costs: There may be excursions and projects with associated costs (approximately $20.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Humanities Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Investigating
Criterion C
Communicating
Criterion D
Thinking Critically
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 History, Year 10 Geography
Year 10 Introduction to Business and Law
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
121
Year 10 Introduction to Business and Law
Humanities Curriculum
Home
MYP Learning Area
Humanities: Introduction to Business
and Law
Related
Subjects
Selection Information
Students can select this subject as an additional semester of Humanities.
History, Geography
Description
This course gives students an introduction to Business, Law and Politics subjects offered at senior level and tertiary level and an understanding
of the business world and how laws and government work.
In considering the many social and ethical issues which arise in both business interactions and law in society, students have opportunities to
develop an understanding of the complex interactions of interest groups, and an awareness of the needs, interdependence and power
relationships of individuals and groups in society.
Studies in this area of the curriculum will prepare students to develop an awareness of changing social, political, business and global
environments. It will also prepare students for their future roles as citizens, workers, employers, entrepreneurs and consumers.
Topics will include:
• Markets
• Workers’ Rights and Responsibilities
• Legal processes in Australia
• Making and changing laws, and the role of pressure groups
Additional Costs: There may be excursions and projects with associated costs.
Assessment is against the IBMYP Humanities Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Investigating
Criterion C
Communicating
Criterion D
Thinking Critically
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Business and Enterprise, Stage 1 Economics
Stage 1 Accounting, Stage 1 Legal Studies
Stage 1 Australian and International Politics
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
122
Year 10 Geography
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Humanities
History, Introduction to Business and Law
Selection Information
Students can select this subject as an additional semester in Humanities
Description
Geography is the integrated study of the earth’s places, peoples, societies and environments and the relationship between them. Geography is
concerned with the investigation of physical and social processes with a particular focus on natural, social and built environmental regions of the
world. Topics will be considered from a political, economic, environmental and socio-cultural perspective. Students will engage in an investigation
and develop research skills.
Topics include:
• Environmental change and management
• Geographies of human wellbeing
Additional Costs: There may be excursions and projects with associated costs (approximately $20.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Humanities Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Investigating
Criterion C
Communicating
Criterion D
Thinking Critically
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Geography, Stage 1 Tourism
Stage 1 Society and Culture
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
123
Year 10 History
Humanities Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Australia in the Modern World 1919 – Related
Geography, Introduction to Business and Law, EAL
present
Subjects
History
History is a compulsory single semester subject at Year 10.
Students may elect to study a further Humanities subject either Geography or Introduction to Business and Law.
Description
This course engages students to gain a general understanding of Australia’s history in the context of world events.
Skills of historical inquiry and critical interpretation of primary and secondary sources will be developed. The course will guide students to
develop a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of change locally and globally. Students will develop their understanding of
time and place as critical to understanding events in history and the effects of the past on the present, and the present on the future.
Topics
• An overview of Australia 1919 – present: significant turning points affecting Australia
• WW2: its causes and courses
• Struggles for freedom and rights: civil rights movements, indigenous population.
• Popular culture 1954 – present: changes and influences
Additional Costs: There may be excursions and projects with associated costs (approximately $20.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Humanities Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Investigating
Criterion C
Communicating
Criterion D
Thinking Critically
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 History, Stage 1 Geography, Stage 1 Tourism
Stage 1 Society and Culture, Stage 1 Legal Studies
Stage 1 Australian and International Politics
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
124
Year 10 EAL History
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Geography,
Introduction to Business and Law
MYP Learning Area
Humanities
Selection Information
History is a compulsory single semester subject at Year 10. Only eligible students can enrol in EAL
Humanities.
Students may elect to study a further Humanities subject in either Geography or Introduction to Business and
Law.
Description:
The EAL History course covers topics from the Year 10 Australian Curriculum: History but may include other topics as required. There is equal
emphasis given to language skills and content knowledge. The historical skills of historical inquiry and critical interpretation of primary and
secondary sources will be developed using EAL teaching methodologies.
Topics will include:
• An overview of Australia 1919 – present
• WW2: its causes and courses
• Struggles for freedom and rights: civil rights, indigenous population.
• The migration experience
Additional Costs: There may be excursions and projects with associated costs (approximately $20.00)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Humanities Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Investigating
Criterion C
Communicating
Criterion D
Thinking Critically
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 History
Stage 1 Society and Culture
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
125
Stage 1 Australian and International Politics
10 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Learning,
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 English and/or Humanities
Stage 1 Legal Studies
Description
This course introduces the concept of power and the relationship of the state with its citizens. It looks at structures, processes and procedures
open to those in positions of power. It looks at active citizenship and individual participation in decision making.
Additional Costs: Students may attend some excursions (approximately $10.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations and Research Investigations; Tests and Assignments. (1000 words written or Oral
Folio
40%
Presentation, maximum 6 minutes)
Oral Presentations, Youth Parliament. (1000 words written or Oral Presentation, maximum 6
Sources Analysis
40%
minutes)
Investigation
20% Students decide on presentation format on an option study.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Legal Studies
Stage 2 Australian and International Politics
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
\
126
Stage 1 Legal Studies A
10 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Learning
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 Humanities or English
Stage 1 Legal Studies B
Stage 1 Australian and International Politics
Description
Legal Studies explores Australia’s legal heritage and the dynamic nature of the Australian legal system within a global context. Students are
provided with an understanding of the structures of the Australian legal system and how that system responds and contributes to social change
while acknowledging tradition.
The study of Legal Studies provides insight into law-making and the processes of dispute resolution and the administration of justice. Students
investigate legal perspectives on contemporary issues in society. They reflect on, and make informed judgments about, strengths and
weaknesses of the Australian legal system. Students consider how, and to what degree, these weaknesses may be remedied.
Topics
• The Australian Parliamentary and Legal System
• Civil Law
• Analysis of Trials
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•
Sources of Law
Courtroom Procedures
•
•
Criminal and Adversarial System
Examination of Criminal Statutes
Additional Costs: Students may attend some excursions (approximately $10.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Short answer questions; Interpretation of Media Articles; Case Studies; Court Visit. (800 words
Folio
50%
written, or Oral Presentation, maximum 5 minutes). Exam
Presentation and drafting of a bill. (1000 words written or Oral Presentation, maximum 6
Issues Study
30%
minutes).
Presentation Folio
20%
Role Play, eg court hearing. (Oral presentation, maximum 6 minutes)
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Legal Studies B
Stage 2 Legal Studies
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
Senior Campus: Ms Marano, Mr Camerlengo, Mr Nguyen
127
Stage 1 Legal Studies B
10 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Legal Studies A
Stage1 Australian and International Politics
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Learning
Assumed
Knowledge
A ‘C’ grade or better in a Stage 1 English or Humanities subject
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 Humanities or English
Description
Legal Studies explores Australia’s legal heritage and the dynamic nature of the Australian legal system within a global context. Students are
provided with an understanding of the structures of the Australian legal system and how that system responds and contributes to social change
while acknowledging tradition.
The study of Legal Studies provides insight into law-making and the processes of dispute resolution and the administration of justice. Students
investigate legal perspectives on contemporary issues in society. They reflect on, and make informed judgments about, strengths and
weaknesses of the Australian legal system. Students consider how, and to what degree, these weaknesses may be remedied.
Core Topics
• Australian Government
• The Constitution
• Australia and International Treaties
Choice of Two Option Topics for an Issues Study
• Young People and the Law
• Family Law
• Environmental Law
• Motor and the Law
Additional Costs: Students may attend some excursions (approximately $10.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Short answer questions; Interpretation of Media Articles; Case Studies; Court Visit.(800 words
Folio
50%
written or Oral Presentation, maximum 5 minutes). Exam
Issues Study
30%
Presentation and drafting of a bill.(1000 words written or Oral Presentation, maximum 6 minutes)
Presentation Folio
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Legal Studies
20%
Role Play eg court hearing.(Oral Presentation, maximum 6 minutes)
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
Senior Campus: Ms Marano, Mr Camerlengo, Mr Nguyen
128
Stage 1 Economics A
10 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Assumed
Knowledge
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Related
Stage 1 Economics B
Development, Work, Learning
Subjects
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course as well as an ability to
investigate the impact of change on individuals, communities, business and governments.
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 English or Year 10 Humanities
Focus Capabilities
Description
Studying economics enables students to understand how an economy operates, the structure of economic systems, and the way in which they
function. Students develop an understanding of different economic systems and institutions, and can assess the degree to which these systems
and institutions help satisfy people’s needs. Students become aware that economic decisions are not value free and have outcomes that may
be inconsistent with social, moral and ethical values.
Students research, analyse and apply economic models that are expressed in graphical and/or diagrammatic form. They make forecasts about
economic change and evaluate issues for individuals and groups in local, national and global settings. They learn how some of these issues
affect their lives and how they can use the knowledge and skills of economics to inform their participation in society.
Topics
• The Economic Problem
• Economic Systems
•
•
The Market Economy/Price Mechanism
Choice negotiated with class from: Employment and Unemployment, Trade in a Global Economy
or the impact of Inflation (Price Rises).
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Folio
40% Essays, Investigations, Group Work.
Skills and Applications Tasks
40%
Response to Stimuli, Tests, Practice Exam.
Issues Study
20%
Study of a Current Issue.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Economics B
Stage 2 Economics
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
Senior Campus: Ms Marano, Ms Jacobs
129
Stage 1 Economics B
10 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
A ‘C’ grade or better in a Stage 1 English or Humanities subject
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 Humanities or Year 10 English
Stage 1 Economics A
Description
This course enables students to understand how an economy operates and the way in which it functions. Students develop an understanding of
different economic institutions, and can assess the degree to which these institutions help satisfy people’s needs and wants. Students become
aware that economic decisions are not value free and have outcomes that may be inconsistent with social, moral and ethical values.
This course focuses on the issues that arise from the uneven distribution of income not only within a nation such as Australia but also between
nations. Students will develop an understanding of the theoretical models that are used to describe inequality as well as the changing issues
that are associated with this area of study. They will learn how some of these issues affect their lives and how they can use the knowledge and
skills of economics to inform their participation in society.
Topics
• Globalisation and the Australian Economy
• Income Distribution
•
•
Poverty in Australia
The Developing World
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Folio
40% Essays, Case Studies, Group Work.
Skills and Applications Tasks
40%
Response to Stimuli, Tests, Practice Exam.
Issues Study
20%
Study of a current issue of the Developing World.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Economics
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
Senior Campus: Ms Marano, Ms Jacobs
130
Stage 1 Geography
10 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Literacy, Numeracy, Information and
communication technology, Personal and
social, Critical and creative thinking, Ethical
understanding, Intercultural understanding
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 English or Humanities
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 History, Stage 1 Tourism,
Description
Through the development of your understanding of geographical concepts, you will apply your knowledge through the exploration of
geographical issues. You will learn about the interdependence of human and physical environments.
Additional Costs: Urban Adelaide excursion (approximately $10.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Geographical Skills and
50% 2 geographical skills and applications tasks (800 word responses and 5 minute oral)
Applications
Fieldwork
50% A written response (1000 words; oral is 6 minutes)
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Geography
Stage 2 Tourism
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
Senior Campus: Ms Marano, Ms Kearsley
131
Stage 1 Society and Culture
10 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Citizenship,
Personal Development, Work
Home
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Geography, Stage 1 Legal Studies
Stage 1 Australian and International Politics
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 Humanities
Description
Students investigate current issues in society through primary and secondary sources. Students explore issues from social, political, historical,
religious, philosophical, economic, legal, geographical, environmental and cultural factors. In this course students learn to recognise and respect
cultural differences, ethical beliefs, personal identity and values. Topics are undertaken in consultation with the class and may have a local
perspective.
Additional Costs: Students may attend some excursions (approximately $10.00)
Access to internet is required and students will require the purchase of additional internet credit.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Identify 2 to 4 primary and or secondary sources. Students negotiate the form eg discussion,
mock debate
May include observations and recordings from field trips to cultural or social events or
Source Analysis
25%
centres, a study of cultural artefacts, or interaction with guest speakers and other people in
the school or the local community. (Maximum 800 word written or Oral Presentation,
maximum 5 minutes, or multi modal form.)
25%
Investigation of a contemporary social or cultural issue in a group (Maximum 750 words
Group Activity (2)
25%
written or Oral Presentation, maximum 5 minutes, or equivalent in multi modal form).
Investigation of a contemporary social or cultural issue (Maximum 1000 words written or Oral
Individual Activity
25%
Presentation, maximum 6 minutes, or equivalent in multi modal form).
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Society and Culture
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
132
Stage 1 Tourism
10 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 Humanities
Home
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Geography
Description
Students develop an understanding of the nature of tourists, tourism and the tourism industry. They investigate local, national and global tourism,
and explore tourism as a business. Students gain an understanding of the complex economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts of
tourism. A student’s understanding of the sustainable management of tourism is central to the subject.
Additional Costs: An excursion to Adelaide Zoo (approximately $10.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Use of secondary resources to identify and evaluate an area of the employment in tourism
Case Study
25%
industry.
Sources Analysis
25% Tourism and sustainability sources analysis – test conditions.
Students utilise primary sources and practical tourism skills to evaluate the sustainability of a
Practical Activity
25%
tourist attraction.
Investigation
25% Independent Research and Report on negotiated topic.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Tourism
Stage 2 Geography
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
Senior Campus: Ms Marano, Ms Kearsley
133
Stage 1 History
10 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in Year 10 Humanities or English
Stage 1 Geography
Description
This subject provides the opportunity to examine issues such as freedom, globalisation, conflict and environmental impacts along with creative
works such as art and music. The selection of regions or the ability to discover local history allows for a diverse analysis. Students interpret
historical texts and analyse historical questions.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Argumentative essay, report, oral presentation. Interpret understanding of historical events.
Folio
40%
(Maximum 1000 words written or Oral Presentation, maximum 6 minutes).
Analysis study of historical primary and secondary sources. (Maximum 1000 words written
Sources Analysis
40%
or Oral Presentation, maximum 6 minutes)
Individual investigation which examines a historical event, group, individual or phenomenon.
Investigation
20%
(Maximum 1000 words written or Oral Presentation, maximum 6 minutes)
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Modern History
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Williams
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
134
Stage 1 Media Studies: Journalism A
10 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects A & B
Stage 1 Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions A & B
Assumed
Knowledge
This subject has a literacy focus; students with strong analytical and writing skills will have an advantage. Students who
have completed a media course at either year 9 or year 10 will have an advantage in the practical assessment.
Prerequisite
Nil
Description
Media Studies: Journalism A will focus on the genre of Documentary with students working in small groups to produce a product. Through Media
Studies students will develop media literacy and production skills by observing media practices, interacting with and producing media based
products. Students will be assessed against their knowledge and understanding of media texts, their ability to research and analyse, their
production and evaluation skills. Students will spend time interacting with a media based product of their choice through the duration of this
course. Students will be assessed through a range of different tasks in a variety of differing modes (oral presentation, presentations to camera,
written tasks, investigations and productions).
In this subject, the topics of Documentaries and Media & the Global Community will be covered. Documentaries will again be covered in Stage 2
Media Studies. This gives the students the opportunity to develop skills that will apply directly to their Year 12 Media Studies course. This subject
is designed for students who have a keen interest in Journalism and the study of the media and have the ability to work both collaboratively and
independently on large-scale productions.
Students wishing to complete multiple media-based subjects will need to organise a meeting with the subject teacher to ascertain suitability.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
40%
Critical explorations of issues relating to the media.
Interaction Study
20%
Students personally interact with a form of media and document their interactions.
Product
40%
In small groups students create a documentary on a topic of their choosing.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 or 2 – Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions
Stage 1 or 2 – Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Fawcett, Ms Millard
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Ms Marano
135
Stage 1 Media Studies: Journalism B
10 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects A & B
Stage 1 Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions A & B
Assumed
Knowledge
This subject has a literacy focus; students with strong analytical and writing skills will have an advantage. Students who
have completed a media course at either year 9 or year 10 will have an advantage in the practical assessment.
Prerequisite
Nil
Description
Media Studies: Journalism B will focus on the genre of TV News with students working in small groups to produce a product. Through Media
Studies students will develop media literacy and production skills by observing media practices, interacting with and producing media based
products. Students will be assessed against their knowledge and understanding of media texts, their ability to research and analyse, their
production and evaluation skills. Students will spend time interacting with a media based product of their choice through the duration of this
course. Students will be assessed through a range of different tasks in a variety of differing modes (oral presentation, presentations to camera,
written tasks, investigations and productions).
In this subject, the topics of TV News and Careers in the Media will be covered. TV News will again be covered in Stage 2 Media Studies. This
gives the students the opportunity to develop skills that will apply directly to their Year 12 Media Studies course. This subject is designed for
students who have a keen interest in Journalism and the study of the media and have the ability to work both collaboratively and independently
on large-scale productions.
Students wishing to complete multiple media-based subjects will need to organise a meeting with the subject teacher to ascertain suitability.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
40%
Critical explorations of issues relating to the media.
Interaction Study
20%
Students personally interact with a form of media and document their interactions.
Product
40%
In small groups students create a TV News segment on a topic of their choosing.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 or 2 – Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions
Stage 1 or 2 – Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mr Fawcett, Ms Millard
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Ms Marano
136
Stage 2 Australian and International Politics
20 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Legal Studies, Stage 2 Modern History,
Stage 2 English Studies
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A ‘B’ grade or better in Stage 1 English or any Stage 1 Humanities subject
Description
This course enables students to demonstrate attitudes associated with informed citizenship and an engaged awareness of political issues.
The course is divided into a compulsory core section of four topics:
• The Australian Constitution and Federation
• Political Representation, Parliament and the Executive
• Voting and Elections
• Political Parties
The option topic will be a study of the United Nations and Human Rights.
Additional Costs: Students may attend some excursions and be involved in entering competitions (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
30%
Essay responses, short answer questions and research investigations.
Investigation
20%
Focus on a major issue of student’s own choice.
Sources Analysis
20%
30%
Some timed pieces and some student generated.
External Assessment
A two hour external examination: two essays.
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
137
Stage 2 Legal Studies
20 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Australian and International Politics,
Stage 2 Modern History, Stage 2 English Studies
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 English or a ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 Legal Studies or any Stage 1 Humanities
subject
Description
This course explores the relationship between the legal system and society. It examines the social function of the law and the status of the
individual within the legal system with the aim of increasing students’ understanding of the system.
Topics
• The Australian Legal System
• Constitutional Government
• Law Making
• Justice Systems
Additional Costs: Students may attend some excursions (approximately $10.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
50%
Research Investigations, Assignments and Oral presentations (combined folio 5000 words).
Inquiry
20%
1,500 word (or equivalent) response to issue of own choice.
External Assessment
30%
A three hour external examination.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Marano, Mr Nguyen
138
Stage 2 Economics
20 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Assumed
Knowledge
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Related
Stage 2 Business and Enterprise
Development, Work, Learning
Subjects
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course as well as an ability to
investigate and evaluate the impact of change on individuals, communities, business and governments
Prerequisite
A ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 Economics A or B, Stage 1 English or any Stage 1 Humanities subject
Focus Capabilities
Description
Studying economics enables students to understand how an economy operates, the structure of economic systems and the way in which they
function. Students develop an understanding of different economic systems and institutions, and can assess the degree to which these systems
and institutions help satisfy people’s needs. Students become aware that economic decisions are not value free and have outcomes that may
be inconsistent with social, moral and ethical values.
Students research, analyse, evaluate, and apply economic models that are expressed in graphical and/or diagrammatic form. They make
forecasts about economic change and evaluate issues for individuals and groups in local, national and global settings. They learn how some of
these issues affect their lives and how they can use the knowledge and skills of economics to inform their participation in society.
Content
Five key areas of study:
•
The Economic Problem:
•
Microeconomics:
•
Macroeconomics:
•
Globalisation:
•
Poverty and Inequality:
Resources, Economic Systems
The Price Mechanism, Market Structures
Economic Objections, Economic Policy Tools
Trade
Developing Nations
Additional Costs: Students may choose to purchase: Economics Past Exams and Answers (approximately $20.00) and Essentials Workbook
(approximately $40.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
30%
Essays, Media Analysis, Case Study
Skills and Applications Tasks
40%
External Assessment
30%
Tests, Essay under supervision, Responses to Stimuli
A two hour external examination: Part A – multiple choice questions, response to stimuli
and extended response questions; Part B – one essay from a range of questions.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Marano, Ms Jacobs
139
Stage 2 Geography
20 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Literacy, numeracy, information and
communication technology, personal and
social, critical and creative thinking, ethical
understanding, intercultural understanding
Assumed
Knowledge
Students need literacy and ICT skills to access required resources
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Society and Culture, Stage 2 Tourism
Description
This subject consists of the ‘transforming world’ and fieldwork. You will examine changes occurring across the globe in relation to the human and
or physical environments. You will focus on the interconnectedness between social, economic and environmental systems.
Independent fieldwork on a topical, local or personal interest will be undertaken, with a primary focus on data collection techniques an inquiry
techniques based in geographical analysis.
Additional Costs: Fieldwork excursion (approximately $20.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Geographical Skills and
4 geographical skills and application tasks (oral, written and/or multimodal, 4000 words in
40%
Applications
total)
Fieldwork Report
30%
Plan, organise, carry out fieldwork and complete a report (2000 words in total)
External Assessment
Examination
30%
2 hour exam. Part A: geographical skills. Part B: Application of skills
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Marano, Ms Kearsley
140
Stage 2 Society and Culture
20 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work and Learning
Focus Capabilities
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Geography, Stage 2 Legal Studies
Stage 2 Australian and International Politics
Stage 2 Economics
Assumed
Knowledge
An awareness of contemporary issues in societies and cultures within a local and global context
Prerequisite
Nil
Description
The tasks take topics from the following three areas: Culture, Contemporary Challenges and Global Issues. This subject examines and questions
contemporary issues that affect societies around the world. A range of assessment types are undertaken to cater for a range of abilities. In this
subject you will be introduced to and examine major beliefs, power and cultural systems. You will examine factors that affect or resist change
and examine whether there are ways to resist change. You will analyse ways to consider changing perceptions and analyse ways in which
society deals with ethical issues. We also examine the effects of technologies on society and how context plays a part in this. We evaluate social
and environmental issues, globalisation and the distribution of power and how we participate as citizens within this macro and micro
environment.
Additional Costs : Students may attend some excursions (approximately $10.00)
Access to internet is required and students will require the purchase of additional internet credit.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Magazine articles, multi-modal presentations, sources analysis, role plays. (Each folio
Folio
50%
Maximum 1500 words written or Oral Presentation, maximum 7 minutes, or equivalent in
multi modal form)
Interaction
20%
Group Activity. (Social action and 600 word reflection) and Photo Essay (oral activity).
External Assessment
30%
Investigation. (Individual – maximum 2000 words on a contemporary issue of choice.
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
141
Stage 2 Tourism
20 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Citizenship, Communication, Learning
Stage 2 Geography, Stage 2 Society and Culture
Assumed
Knowledge
Literacy and IT skills required to access the required resources.
Prerequisite
Nil
Description
In Tourism, students develop an understanding of the nature of tourists, tourism, and the tourism industry. They investigate local, national and global
tourism; and explore tourism as a business. Students gain an understanding of the complex economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts of
tourism. A student’s understanding of the sustainable management of tourism is central to the subject.
Additional Costs: Excursion to Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar race (approximately $10.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Interpretation and evaluation of secondary sources. Ecotourism research report, Sources
Folio
20%
Analysis tests.
Activities that utilise practical tourism skills including primary research and presentation of
Practical Activity
25%
tourism information, including fieldwork and itinerary planning
Investigation
25%
Independent Research on contemporary tourism issue.
External Assessment
30%
A two hour external examination: short answer, extended answer and sources analysis.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Marano, Ms Kearsley
142
Stage 2 Modern History
20 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Australian and International Politics,
Stage 2 Legal Studies
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
A ‘B’ grade or better in Stage 1 English, and Stage 1 Modern History, or Stage 1 Humanities subject.
Description
Through the study of past events, actions, and phenomena students gain an insight into human nature and the ways in which individuals and
societies function. Students’ research and review sources within a framework of inquiry and critical analysis.
Students will study one Thematic Study: “Slavery and Emancipation” and one Depth Study: “The Age of Catastrophe”.
Individual History Essay – students choose a key area for inquiry from one of eleven topics. Students develop skills essential to historical
inquiry.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
50%
Argumentative Essay, Imaginative Reconstruction, Source Analysis.
Essay
20%
Independent Research essay (2000 words).
External Assessment
30%
A three hour external examination.
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Ms Marano
143
Stage 2 Media Studies: Journalism
20 Credits
Humanities Curriculum
Home
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
development, Work, Learning
Focus Capabilities
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 - Creative Arts: Film & Visual Effects
Stage 2 – Integrated Learning: nmhsLIVE Productions
Assumed
Knowledge
This subject has a literacy focus; students with strong analytical and writing skills will have an advantage. Students who
have completed Media Studies: Journalism A or B will have an advantage.
Prerequisite
Nil.
Description
Media Studies: Journalism will focus on TV News and Documentaries with students working independently to produce their products. Through
Media Studies students will develop media literacy and production skills by observing media practices, interacting with and producing media
based products. Students will be assessed against their knowledge and understanding of media texts, their ability to research and analyse, their
production and evaluation skills. Students will spend time interacting with a media based product of their choice through the duration of this
course. Students will be assessed through a range of different tasks in a variety of differing modes (oral presentation, presentations to camera,
written tasks, investigations and productions).
In this subject, the topics of TV News and Documentaries will be covered. This subject is designed for students who have a keen interest in
Journalism and the study of the Media and have the ability to work both independently on large-scale productions.
Students wishing to complete multiple media-based subjects will need to organise a meeting with the subject teacher to ascertain suitability.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
30%
Students will complete two explorations and an interaction study.
Products
40%
Students will individually create a Documentary and a TV News segment.
External Assessment
30%
2,000 words written or oral/multimodal presentation on a topic that has been the subject of
public debate or coverage within the past 12 months.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Mr Almond, Ms Marano
144
Year 8 and Year 9 Languages
Languages Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Language Acquisition
Selection Information
Languages are a compulsory full year subject in Years 8, 9 and 10
Description
Students may choose to continue the language studied at primary school if it is available or they may choose a different language to begin
studying at Year 8 level. Once a language course has begun students cannot change the chosen language.
Through the language programs students learn the language of a culture and reflect upon and explore cultural perspectives. Students develop
their speaking, reading, listening, viewing and writing skills through a range of activities. Content is organised into units based on topics or
themes relevant to the students and often based around current textbooks developed for languages. The non-alphabetic languages, Chinese
and Japanese, also focus on the learning of the characters in the writing system. Students are encouraged to use information and
communication technology to communicate with young people using the target language.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may purchase workbooks in each of the following languages:
•
Chinese: a workbook for each year level 8, 9 and 10 – approximately $30.00 - $35.00 each. Chinese Dictionary – approximately
$25.00 each
•
German: one workbook across year 8 and 9 – approximately $30.00 - $35.00 each. German Dictionary – approximately $25.00
•
Italian: a workbook for year level 8 – approximately $30.00 - $35.00 each. Dictionary – approximately $25.00 each.
•
Japanese: a workbook for each year level 8, 9 and 10 – approximately $30.00 each
•
Modern Greek: a workbook for year 8 level – approximately $25.00-$30.00. Dictionary – approximately $25.00 each
Assessment
Assessment is against IBMYP Language Acquisition Criteria.
Criterion A
Comprehending spoken and visual text
Criterion B
Comprehending written and visual text
Criterion C
Communicating in response to spoken, written and visual text
Criterion D
Using language in spoken and written text
Future Study at NMHS
All languages offered lead to
Year 11 and Year 12 at the senior campus.
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou
145
Year 10 Chinese
Languages Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Language Acquisition
Selection Information
Languages are a compulsory full year subject in Year 10
Description
The Chinese language program focuses on developing student’s capability to communicate effectively in Chinese. Through a range of learning
activities students will improve reading, speaking, listening, viewing, writing and ICT skills which support their development of oral, visual and
written literacy. The students develop an understanding of cultural differences and make connections between Australian and Chinese culture,
extending their understanding of language and culture in general.
At Year 10 the program caters for both background and non-background students of Chinese. Topics covered for background students include:
Family, Women’s changing status, Comparisons between Eastern and Western Education and Environment. Topics covered for nonbackground students include: Travel, shopping and descriptions.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00
A workbook approximately $30.00 each and Chinese Dictionary – approximately $25.00 each
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Language Acquisition Criteria.
Criterion A
Comprehending spoken and visual text
Criterion B
Comprehending written and visual text
Criterion C
Communicating in response to spoken, written and visual text
Criterion D
Using language in spoken and written text
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Chinese
Stage 2 Chinese
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Lieu, Ms Zheng
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Zheng
146
Year 10 German
Languages Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Language Acquisition
Selection Information
Languages are a compulsory full year subject in Year 10
Description
The emphasis of the German Course is on developing student’s capability to communicate effectively in German and to reflect and explore
cultural perspectives. The students develop an understanding of cultural differences and make connections between Australian and German
culture, extending their understanding of language and culture in general. Through a range of learning activities students will improve reading,
speaking, listening, viewing and writing skills which supports their development of oral, visual and written literacy. Students continue to improve
their ICT skills through word processing in German, creating multimedia presentations and searching for information in a language other than
English. Topics covered may include; communicating identity, the environment, youth issues, Berlin and its history, migration and settlement with
a focus on Hahndorf.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 and German Dictionary – approximately $20.00
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Language Acquisition Criteria.
Criterion A
Comprehending spoken and visual text
Criterion B
Comprehending written and visual text
Criterion C
Communicating in response to spoken, written and visual text
Criterion D
Using language in spoken and written text
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 German
Stage 2 German
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Schwarz
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Lazar
147
Year 10 Modern Greek
Languages Curriculum
MYP Learning
Area
Selection
Information
Language Acquisition
Home
Related
Subjects
Languages are a compulsory full year subject in Year 10
Description
The emphasis of the Modern Greek Course is on developing student’s capability to communicate effectively in Modern Greek and to reflect and
explore cultural perspectives. The students develop an understanding of cultural differences and make connections between Australian and
Modern Greek culture, extending their understanding of language and culture in general. Through a range of learning activities students will
improve reading, speaking, listening, viewing and writing skills which supports their development of oral, visual and written literacy. Students
continue to improve their ICT skills through word processing in Modern Greek, creating multimedia presentations and searching for information in
a language other than English. Topics covered include: Travel, Celebrations, Clothing and Fashion, Technologies and the Internet, Famous
People, Environment, Leisure Activities and Healthy Lifestyles.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 and Modern Greek Dictionary
– approximately $25.00
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Language Acquisition Criteria.
Criterion A
Comprehending spoken and visual text
Criterion B
Comprehending written and visual text
Criterion C
Communicating in response to spoken, written and visual text
Criterion D
Using language in spoken and written text
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Modern Greek
Stage 2 Modern Greek
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Batzavalis
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Batzavalis
148
Year 10 Italian
Languages Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Language Acquisition
Selection Information
Languages are a compulsory full year subject in Year 10
Description
The emphasis of the Italian course is on developing student’s capability to communicate effectively in Italian and to reflect and explore cultural
perspectives. The students develop an understanding of cultural differences and make connections between Australian and Italian culture,
extending their understanding of language and culture in general. Through a range of learning activities students will improve reading, speaking,
listening, viewing and writing skills which supports their development of oral, visual and written literacy. Students continue to improve their ICT
skills through word processing in Italian, creating multimedia presentations and searching for information in a language other than English.
Topics covered include: Self and Leisure, travel and tourism, Italian music and film, Italian cuisine.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 and Italian Dictionary – approximately $20.00
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Language Acquisition Criteria.
Criterion A
Comprehending spoken and visual text
Criterion B
Comprehending written and visual text
Criterion C
Communicating in response to spoken, written and visual text
Criterion D
Using language in spoken and written text
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Italian
Stage 2 Italian
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Moffa
149
Year 10 Japanese
Languages Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Language Acquisition
Selection Information
Languages are a compulsory full year subject in Year 10
Description
The emphasis of the Japanese course is on developing student’s capability to communicate effectively in Japanese and to reflect and explore
cultural perspectives. The students develop an understanding of cultural differences and make connections between Australian and Japanese
culture, extending their understanding of language and culture in general. Through a range of learning activities students will improve reading,
speaking, listening, viewing and writing skills which supports their development of oral, visual and written literacy. Students continue to improve
their ICT skills through word processing in Japanese, creating multimedia presentations and searching for information in a language other than
English. Topics covered include: Healthy Lifestyles, Travel and Tourism, Traditional and Modern lifestyles in Japan.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 and a workbook at an approximate cost of
$30.00
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Language Acquisition Criteria.
Criterion A
Comprehending spoken and visual text
Criterion B
Comprehending written and visual text
Criterion C
Communicating in response to spoken, written and visual text
Criterion D
Using language in spoken and written text
Future Study at NMHS:
Stage 1 Japanese Continuers
Stage 2 Japanese Continuers
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Du
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Glenn
150
Stage 1 Chinese Background 1 and 2
10 Credits each
Languages Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship
Assumed
Knowledge
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course
Prerequisite
Level 4 or better in Year 10 Chinese or equivalent
Stage 1 Chinese Background 2
Description
Chinese at Background Speakers Level is designed for students who have a background in the language and who have had more than one
year’s education in a country where Chinese is spoken. In Chinese at Background Speakers Level students are expected to develop and apply
linguistic and intercultural knowledge, understanding and skills. The students have opportunities to: interact with others, create texts in Chinese,
analyse, evaluate and respond to texts and examine relationships between language, culture, and identities. Students extend, and develop their
ideas and opinions on the prescribed themes and contemporary issues through critical engagement with a range of sources and perspectives.
This course is organised around four prescribed themes (China and the World, Modernisation and Social Change, the Overseas Chinesespeaking Communities and Language in Use in Contemporary China) and a number of prescribed contemporary issues. Students undertake an
individual investigation on a cultural or social aspect of, or issue related to, a prescribed theme or contemporary issue. Different topics are
covered each semester depending on relevant events.
*Note: Stage 1 Chinese Background 1 (or equivalent) is necessary in order to study and Chinese Background 2.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Interaction
20%
Possible spoken task may include discussion, interview, debate, speech, talk.
Text production
20%
Possible written task may include blog, diary entry, email, essay, brochure, report, review.
Text Analysis
20%
Investigation
40%
Analysis and evaluation of a text(s) in Chinese with a response in Chinese/English.
An oral OR written OR Multi-modal response in Chinese/English and a reflective response in
English. One response must be in English.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Chinese Background 2
Stage 2 Chinese Background
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Zheng
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Zheng
151
Stage 1 Chinese Continuers 1 and 2
10 Credits each
Languages Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Chinese Continuers 2
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship
Assumed
Knowledge
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course
Prerequisite
Level 4 or better in Year 10 Chinese.
Eligibility criteria to apply for entry into Chinese at Continuers Level:
Students who have had more than one year’s education from the age of five (pre-school, primary, secondary) in a
country where Chinese is a major language of communication or a medium of instruction are not eligible to enrol in a
continuers level program unless it can be demonstrated that special circumstances apply. Applications for enrolment
are made via the school to the SACE Board who makes decisions on the status of the application.
Description
Chinese at Continuers Level is designed for students who have been studying Chinese in years 8-10. In Chinese at Continuers Level, students
develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students develop an understanding of how Chinese is used appropriately by using the skills of
listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of purposes in a variety of contexts. In Chinese, students have opportunities to:
interact with others, create texts in Chinese, analyse texts to interpret meaning and examine relationships between language, culture and
identity. At Stage 1 students explore a range of topics through three themes: the Individual, the Chinese-speaking Communities and the
Changing World. Topics covered include: Self and personal identity, Careers and occupations and Places of Interest in China. Students
undertake an investigation on a cultural or social aspect associated with ‘The Chinese-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’ themes.
Different topics covered each semester depending on relevant events.
*Note: Stage 1 Chinese Continuers 1 (or equivalent) is necessary in order to study Stage 1 Chinese Continuers 2.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Interaction
20%
Possible spoken task may include conversation, interview, discussion.
Text Production
20%
Possible written task may include blog, diary entry, email, letter, brochure, report.
Text Analysis
20%
Analysis of a text (s) in Chinese with a response i Chinese/English.
Investigation
40%
An oral OR written OR Multi-modal response in Chinese and a reflective response in English.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Chinese Continuers 2
Stage 2 Chinese Continuers
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Lieu
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Zheng
152
Stage 1 German Continuers 1 and 2
10 Credits each
Languages Curriculum
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Subjects
Stage 1 German Continuers 2
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship
Assumed
Knowledge
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course
Prerequisite
Level 4 or better in Year 10 German
Description
German at Continuers Level is designed for students who have been studying German in years 8-10. In German at Continuers Level, students
develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students develop an understanding of how German is used appropriately by using the skills of
listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of purposes in a variety of contexts. In German, students have opportunities to:
interact with others, create texts in German, analyse texts and examine relationships between language, culture and identity.
At Stage 1 students explore a range of topics through three themes: the Individual, the German-speaking Communities and the Changing World.
Topics covered include: Self-image, Family and Relationships, Daily life, Leisure activities, School and Peer pressure, Future Plans and
Employment, Traditions and Cultural diversity, Tourism and Hospitality and Youth issues. Students undertake an individual investigation on a
cultural or social aspect or issue associated with ‘The German-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’.
*Note: Stage 1 German Continuers 1 (or equivalent) is necessary in order to study and Stage 1 German Continuers 2.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion. Student Workbook –
approximately $35.00.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Interaction
20%
Possible spoken task may include conversation, interview, discussion.
Text Production
20%
Possible written task may include blog, diary entry, email, letter, brochure, report.
Text Analysis
20%
Analysis of a text (s) in German with a response in German/English.
Investigation
40%
An oral OR written OR Multi-modal response in German and a reflective response in English.
Future Study at NMHS Contact Teachers
Stage 1 German Continuers 2
Stage 2 German Continuers
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Schwarz
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Lazar
153
Stage 1 Modern Greek Continuers 1 and 2
10 Credits each
Languages Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship
Assumed
Knowledge
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course
Prerequisite
Level 4 or better in Year 10 Modern Greek
Stage 1 Modern Greek Continuers 2
Description
Modern Greek at Continuers Level is designed for students who have been studying Modern Greek in years 8-10. In Modern Greek at Continuers
Level, students develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students develop an understanding of how Modern Greek is used appropriately
by using the skills of listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of purposes in a variety of contexts. In Modern Greek, students
have opportunities to: interact with others, create texts in Modern Greek, analyse texts and examine relationships between language, culture
and identity.
At Stage 1 students explore a range of topics through three themes: the Individual, the Modern Greek-speaking Communities and the Changing
World. Topics covered include: Family, Relationships, World of Work, Travel and Celebrations. Students undertake an individual investigation on
a cultural or social aspect or issue associated with ‘The Modern Greek-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’. Different topics are
covered each semester depending on relevant events.
*Note: Stage 1 Modern Greek Continuers 1 (or equivalent) is necessary in order to study and Stage 1 Modern Greek Continuers 2.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Interaction
20%
Possible spoken task may include conversation, interview, discussion.
Text Production
20%
Possible written task may include blog, diary entry, email, letter, brochure, report.
Text Analysis
20%
Investigation
40%
Analysis of a text (s) in Modern Greek with a response in Modern Greek/English.
An oral OR written OR Multi-modal response in Modern Greek and a reflective response in
English.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Greek Continuers 2
Stage 2 Greek Continuers
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Batzavalis
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Batzavalis
154
Stage 1 Italian Continuers 1 and 2
10 Credits each
Languages Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Italian Continuers 2
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship
Assumed
Knowledge
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course
Prerequisite
Level 4 or better in Year 10 Italian
Description
Italian at Continuers Level is designed for students who have been studying Italian in years 8-10. In Italian at Continuers Level, students develop
their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students develop an understanding of how Italian is used appropriately by using the skills of listening,
speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of purposes in a variety of contexts. In Italian, students have opportunities to: interact with
others, create texts in Italian, analyse texts and examine relationships between language, culture and identity.
At Stage 1 students explore a range of topics through three themes: the Individual, the Italian-speaking Communities and the Changing World.
Topics covered include: Family, Places of Interest in Italy, Technology and communication, Regional Cuisine, Made in Italy, Italian film and
music. Students undertake an individual investigation on a cultural or social aspect or issue associated with ‘The Italian-speaking Communities’
or ‘The Changing World’. Different topics are covered each semester depending on relevant events.
*Note: Stage 1 Italian Continuers 1 (or equivalent) is necessary in order to study and Italian Continuers 2.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion.
Workbook – approximately $35.00
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Interaction
20%
Possible spoken task may include conversation, interview, discussion.
Text Production
20%
Possible written task may include blog, diary entry, email, letter, brochure, report.
Text Analysis
20%
Analysis of a text (s) in Italian with a response in Italian/English.
Investigation
40%
An oral OR written OR Multi-modal response in Italian and a reflective response in English.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Italian Continuers 2
Stage 2 Italian Continuers
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou
Senior Campus: Ms Moffa, Ms Tooulou
155
Stage 1 Japanese Beginners 1 and 2
10 Credits each
Languages Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship
Assumed
Knowledge
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course
Prerequisite
Eligibility criteria to apply for entry into Japanese at Beginners Level:
Japanese at Beginners level is designed for senior secondary students with no prior knowledge or experience of the
language (whether spoken or written) who wish to begin their study of the language at Stage 1. Applications for
enrolment are made via the school to the SACE Board who makes decisions on the status of the application.
Stage 1 Japanese Beginners 2
Description
Japanese at Beginners Level is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge and/or experience of Japanese before undertaking
Stage 1. It is designed as a 2-year course for students who wish to begin their study of Japanese at senior secondary level. Students will have
studied Japanese at Beginners level for 200 to 240 hours by the time they have completed Stage 2.
In Japanese at Beginners Level students develop their language skills and intercultural understanding at an intensive rate. Students explore the
three themes of Relationships, Lifestyles, and Experiences from the perspectives of ‘The Personal World’ and ‘The Japanese speaking
Communities’ .Students develop and apply their skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and intercultural knowledge, understanding, and
skills to: interact with others, create texts and analyse texts in Japanese. Topics are organised to suit students’ needs and interests and include:
Family life, home and neighbourhood, Friends, recreation and pastimes, People, places and communities, Future plans and aspirations and
Holidays, travel and tourism. Different topics are covered each semester depending on relevant events.
*Note: Stage 1 Japanese Beginners 1and 2 is necessary in order to study and Stage 1 Japanese Beginners 2.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Interaction
50%
Conversation/role plays and spoken presentations.
Text Production
25%
Possible written task may include article, blog, diary entry, email, letter, postcard, invitation.
Text Analysis
25%
Analysis of a text(s) in Japanese with a response in Japanese/English.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Japanese Beginners 2
Stage 2 Japanese Beginners
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Glenn
156
Stage 1 Japanese Continuers 1 and 2
10 Credits each
Languages Curriculum
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Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship
Stage 1 Japanese Continuers 2
Assumed
Knowledge
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course
Prerequisite
Level 4 or better in Year 10 Japanese
Eligibility criteria to apply for entry into Japanese at Continuers Level:
Students who have had more than one year’s education from the age of five (pre-school, primary, secondary) in a
country where Japanese is a major language of communication or a medium of instruction are not eligible to enrol in a
continuers level program unless it can be demonstrated that special circumstances apply. Applications for enrolment
are made via the school to the SACE Board who makes decisions on the status of the application.
Description
Japanese at Continuers Level is designed for students who have been studying Japanese in years 8-10. In Japanese at Continuers Level,
students develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students develop an understanding of how Japanese is used appropriately by using
the skills of listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of purposes in a variety of contexts. In Japanese, students have
opportunities to: interact with others, create texts, analyse texts and examine relationships between language, culture and identity.
At Stage 1 students explore a range of topics through three themes: the Individual, the Japanese-speaking Communities and the Changing
World. Topics covered include: Personal identity, daily life in Japan, social issues, significant Japanese person. Students undertake an individual
investigation on a cultural or social aspect or issue associated with ‘The Japanese-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’. Different
topics are covered each semester depending on relevant events.
*Note: Stage 1 Japanese Continuers 1 (or equivalent) is necessary in order to study and Japanese Continuers 2.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Interaction
20%
Possible spoken task may include conversation, interview, discussion.
Text Production
20%
Possible written task may include blog, diary entry, email, letter, brochure, report.
Text Analysis
20%
Analysis of a text (s) in Japanese with a response in Japanese/English.
Investigation
40%
An oral OR written OR Multi-modal response in Japanese and a reflective response in English.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Japanese Continuers 2
Stage 2 Japanese Continuers
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Glenn
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Glenn
157
Stage 2 Chinese Background
20 Credits
Languages Curriculum
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Assumed
Knowledge
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Chinese Continuers
Subjects
Chinese at Background Speakers Level is designed for students who have a background in the language and who have
had more than 1 year’s education in a country where the language is spoken
Prerequisite
Stage 1 Chinese Background 1 and 2 with a ‘C’ grade or better
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship
Description
In Stage 2 Chinese at Background Speakers Level students further develop and apply linguistic and intercultural knowledge, understanding and
skills. They interact with others to exchange and explain information, opinions, and ideas; create texts to express ideas, opinions, and
perspectives on contemporary issues; and analyse, evaluate, and respond to a range of texts. Students examine relationships between
language, culture, and identity and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.
Stage 2 Chinese at Background Speakers Level is organised around four prescribed themes and a number of prescribed contemporary issues.
These prescribed themes are China and the World, Modernisation and Social Change, the Overseas Chinese-speaking Communities and
Language in Use in Contemporary China. Students extend, and develop their ideas and opinions on the prescribed themes and contemporary
issues through critical engagement with a range of sources and perspectives. Students undertake an in-depth study to extend their
understanding of an aspect or aspects of one of the prescribed themes or contemporary issues, or to explore links between themes or
contemporary issues.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
50%
Three to Five Assessments (Interaction, Text Production, Text Analysis).
In-depth Study
20%
An oral presentation, a written response, a reflective response in English.
External Assessment
30%
An oral examination and a written examination.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Zheng
158
Stage 2 Chinese Continuers
20 Credits
Languages Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisite
Home
Related
Chinese Background
Subjects
Chinese at Continuers Level is designed for students who have studied the language for 300-400 hours by the time they
have completed Stage 1, or who have an equivalent level of knowledge
Satisfactory completion of Stage 1 Chinese Continuers 1 and 2 with a ‘C’ grade or better.
Eligibility criteria to apply for entry into Chinese at Continuers Level:
Students who have had more than one year’s education from the age of five (pre-school, primary, secondary) in a
country where Chinese is a major language of communication or a medium of instruction are not eligible to enrol in a
continuers level program unless it can be demonstrated that special circumstances apply. Applications for enrolment are
made via the school to the SACE Board who makes decisions on the status of the application.
Communication, Citizenship
Description
In Stage 2 Chinese at Continuers Level, students continue to develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students further develop an
understanding of how Chinese is used appropriately by using the skills of listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of purposes
in a variety of contexts.
In Chinese Continuers, students have opportunities to:
• interact with others to exchange information, ideas, opinions and experiences
• create texts in Chinese to express information, feelings, ideas and opinions
• analyse texts to interpret meaning
• examine relationships between language, culture and identity, and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.
At Stage 2 students explore a range of topics through three themes: the Individual, the Chinese-speaking Communities and the Changing World.
Students undertake an in-depth study demonstrating research and personal reflection on an aspect or aspects of a topic associated with ‘The
Chinese-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’ themes.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
50%
Three to Five Assessments (Interaction, Text Production, Text Analysis).
In-depth Study
20%
An oral presentation, a written response, a reflective response in English.
External Assessment
30%
An oral examination and a written examination.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Zheng
159
Stage 2 German Continuers
20 Credits
Languages Curriculum
Home
Assumed
Knowledge
Related
Subjects
German at Continuers Level is designed for students who have studied the language for 300-400 hours by the time they
have completed Stage 1, or who have an equivalent level of knowledge
Prerequisite
Stage 1 German Continuers 1 and 2 with a ‘C’ grade or better
Focus Capabilities
Communication ,Citizenship
Description
In Stage 2 German at Continuers Level, students continue to develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students further develop an
understanding of how German is used appropriately by using the skills of listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of
purposes in a variety of contexts.
In German Continuers, students have opportunities to:
• interact with others to exchange information, ideas, opinions and experiences
• create texts in German to express information, feelings, ideas and opinions
• analyse texts to interpret meaning
• examine relationships between language, culture and identity, and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.
At Stage 2 students explore a range of topics through three themes: the Individual, the German-speaking Communities and the Changing World.
Topics covered include: Nature and the environment, Recycling, The Arts, Fairy Tales and Legends, German Literature, German History
(Reunification)Tourism and studying abroad. Students undertake an in-depth study demonstrating research and personal reflection on an aspect
or aspects of a topic associated with ‘The German-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’ themes.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
50%
Three to Five Assessments (Interaction, Text Production, Text Analysis).
In-depth Study
20%
An oral presentation, a written response, a reflective response in English.
External Assessment
30%
An oral examination and a written examination.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Lazar
160
Stage 2 Modern Greek Continuers
20 Credits
Languages Curriculum
Home
Assumed
Knowledge
Related
Subjects
Modern Greek at Continuers Level is designed for students who have studied the language for 300-400 hours by the
time they have completed Stage 1, or who have an equivalent level of knowledge
Prerequisite
Stage 1 Modern Greek Continuers 1 and 2 with a ‘C’ grade or better
Focus Capabilities
Communication ,Citizenship
Description
In Stage 2 Modern Greek at Continuers Level, students continue to develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students further develop an
understanding of how Modern Greek is used appropriately by using the skills of listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of
purposes in a variety of contexts. In Modern Greek Continuers, students have opportunities to:
• interact with others to exchange information, ideas, opinions and experiences
• create texts in Modern Greek to express information, feelings, ideas and opinions
• analyse texts to interpret meaning
• examine relationships between language, culture and identity, and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.
At Stage 2 students explore a range of topics through three themes: the Individual, the Modern Greek-speaking Communities and the Changing
World. Topics covered include: Migration, Employment, Environment, Relationships, History and Literature.
Students undertake an in-depth study demonstrating research and personal reflection on an aspect or aspects of a topic associated with ‘The
Modern Greek-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’ themes.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
50%
Three to Five Assessments (Interaction, Text Production, Text Analysis).
In-depth Study
20%
An oral presentation, a written response, a reflective response in English.
External Assessment
30%
An oral examination and a written examination.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Batzavalis
161
Stage 2 Italian Continuers
20 Credits
Languages Curriculum
Home
Assumed
Knowledge
Related
Subjects
Italian at Continuers Level is designed for students who have studied the language for 300-400 hours by the time they
have completed Stage 1, or who have an equivalent level of knowledge
Prerequisite
Stage 1 Italian Continuers 1 and 2 with a ‘C’ grade or better
Focus Capabilities
Communication ,Citizenship
Description
In Stage 2 Italian at Continuers Level, students continue to develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students further develop an
understanding of how Italian is used appropriately by using the skills of listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of purposes
in a variety of contexts. In Italian Continuers, students have opportunities to:
• interact with others to exchange information, ideas, opinions and experiences
• create texts in Italian to express information, feelings, ideas and opinions
• analyse texts to interpret meaning
• examine relationships between language, culture and identity, and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.
At Stage 2, students explore a range of topics through three themes: the Individual, the Italian-speaking Communities and the Changing World.
Topics covered include: Travel, Youth in Italy, Relationships, Food and Diet and Italian Passions Technology and Internet, Youth in Italy.
Students undertake an in-depth study demonstrating research and personal reflection on an aspect or aspects of a topic associated with ‘The
Italian-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’ themes.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
50%
Three to Five Assessments (Interaction, Text Production, Text Analysis).
In-depth Study
20%
An oral presentation, a written response, a reflective response in English.
External Assessment
30%
An oral examination and a written examination.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Moffa
162
Stage 2 Japanese Beginners
20 Credits
Languages Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Communication ,Citizenship
Assumed
Knowledge
Japanese at Beginners Level is designed for students who completed Stage 1 Japanese at Beginners level
Prerequisite
Stage 1 Japanese Beginners 1 and 2 with a ‘C’ grade or better.
Eligibility criteria to apply for entry into Japanese at Beginners Level:
Japanese at Beginners level is designed for senior secondary students with no prior knowledge or experience of the
language (whether spoken or written) who wish to begin their study of the language at Stage 1. Applications for
enrolment are made via the school to the SACE Board who makes decisions on the status of the application.
Description
Stage 2 at Japanese at Beginners Level is designed for students who have completed Stage 1 Japanese Beginners. Students will have studied
Japanese at Beginners level for 200 to 240 hours by the time they have completed Stage 2.
In Stage 2 Japanese at Beginners Level students explore the three themes of Relationships, Lifestyles, and Experiences from the perspectives
of ‘The Personal World’ and ‘The Japanese speaking Communities’. Students develop and apply their skills of listening, speaking, reading and
writing and intercultural knowledge, understanding, and skills to interact with others, create texts and analyze texts in Japanese. Topics are
organised to suit students’ needs and interests and include: Family life, home and neighbourhood, Friends, recreation and pastimes, People,
places and communities, Future plans and aspirations and Holidays, travel and tourism.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Interaction
30%
Interacting in spoken Japanese and presentation and discussion in Japanese.
Text Production
20%
Writing texts in Japanese and responding to written texts in Japanese.
Text Analysis
External Assessment
20%
Analysing spoken texts and analysing written texts.
30%
An oral examination and a written examination.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Glenn
163
Stage 2 Japanese Continuers
20 Credits
Languages Curriculum
Home
Assumed
Knowledge
Related
Subjects
Japanese at Continuers Level is designed for students who have studied the language for 300-400 hours by the time
they have completed Stage 1, or who have an equivalent level of knowledge
Prerequisite
Stage 1 Japanese Continuers 1 and 2 with a ‘C’ grade or better
Focus Capabilities
Communication ,Citizenship
Description
In Stage 2 Japanese at Continuers Level, students continue to develop their skills to communicate meaningfully. Students further develop an
understanding of how Japanese is used appropriately by using the skills of listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing for a range of
purposes in a variety of contexts. In Japanese Continuers, students have opportunities to:
• interact with others to exchange information, ideas, opinions and experiences
• create texts in Japanese to express information, feelings, ideas and opinions
• analyse texts to interpret meaning
• examine relationships between language, culture and identity, and reflect on the ways in which culture influences communication.
At Stage 2, students explore a range of topics through three themes: the Individual, the Japanese-speaking Communities and the Changing
World. Topics covered include: Personal identity, Cities in Japan, Significant Japanese People and Technology.
Students undertake an in-depth study demonstrating research and personal reflection on an aspect or aspects of a topic associated with The
Japanese-speaking Communities’ or ‘The Changing World’ themes.
From 2016 bonus points will be awarded for language study at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
for entry into Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia.
Additional Costs: Students may participate in two excursions at an approximate cost of $30.00 per excursion
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
50%
Three to Five Assessments (Interaction, Text Production, Text Analysis).
In-depth Study
20%
An oral presentation, a written response, a reflective response in English.
External Assessment
30%
An oral examination and a written examination.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Tooulou, Ms Glenn
164
Year 8 Mathematics
Mathematics Curriculum
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MYP Learning Area
Mathematics
Selection Information
Mathematics is a compulsory full year subject in Year 8
This course is a general course which follows the Australian Curriculum guidelines.
Description
Students learn how to solve everyday problems involving rates, ratios and percentages, apply index laws to whole numbers and define rational
and irrational numbers. They evaluate perimeters and areas of common shapes and the volume of three dimensional objects. Students are able
to name the features of circles and calculate the areas and circumferences of circles.
Students factorise and simplify a variety of algebraic expressions. They solve linear equations and graph linear relationships and explain issues
related to the collection of data and the effect of outliers on means and medians in that data. Students determine complementary events and
calculate the sum of probabilities.
All Year 8 students will attend the World of Maths Roadshow, an interactive session to work collaboratively to solve real-life problems using
mathematics.
All Year 8 students will have access to HOTmaths, an interactive online learning environment to support their learning.
Topics include:
• Whole Numbers
• Number Patterns
• Fractions
• Decimals
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Percentages
Integers and Indices
Algebra
Ratio and Rates
Line Graphs
Linear Equations
Geometry
Measurement
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Statistics and Probability
Coordinate Geometry
Additional Costs: All students are invited to participate in a number of Maths competitions at a cost of approximately $6.00 each.
All students are expected to own and use a named, scientific calculator.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Mathematics Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Investigating Patterns
Criterion C
Communicating
Criterion D
Applying Mathematics in Real-world Contexts
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 Mathematics
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Clifford
165
Year 9 Mathematics
Mathematics Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Mathematics
Selection Information
Mathematics is a compulsory full year subject in Year 9
This course is a general course which follows the Australian Curriculum guidelines. Students who have demonstrated a need for extra support
may be grouped together to work on modified material with a pathway to Essential Mathematics. Students who demonstrate both high level
problem solving skills and a passion for Mathematics will be extended with advanced material.
Description
Students solve problems involving simple interest, apply index laws to numbers, express numbers in scientific notation, and explain the use of
relative frequencies to estimate probabilities. Students calculate areas of shapes and the volume and surface area of prisms. Using Pythagoras’
Theorem and trigonometry students find unknown sides and angles of right-angled triangles and apply ratio and scale factors to similar figures.
They are able to simplify a range of algebraic expressions and describe the relationship between graphs and equations. Students sketch linear
and non-linear graphs and determine the gradient and midpoint of a line segment.
All Year 9 students will have access to HOTmaths, an interactive online learning environment to support their learning.
Topics include:
• Financial Mathematics
• Algebra – Expanding and Factorising
• Non-linear relationships, Quadratics
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Pythagoras’ Theorem
Geometric Reasoning
Measurement
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Statistics and Probability
Trigonometry
Additional Costs: All students are invited to participate in a number of Maths competitions at a cost of approximately $6.00 each.
All students are expected to own and use a named, scientific calculator.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Mathematics Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Investigating Patterns
Criterion C
Communicating
Criterion D
Applying Mathematics in Real-world Contexts
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Mathematics
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Clifford
166
Year 10 Mathematics
Mathematics Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Mathematics
Selection Information
Mathematics is a compulsory full year subject in Year 10
This course is a general course which follows the Australian Curriculum guidelines. Students who have demonstrated a need for extra support
may be grouped together to work on modified material with a pathway to Essential Mathematics. Students who demonstrate both high level
problem solving skills and a passion for Mathematics will be extended with advanced material.
Description
Students solve problems involving linear equations, inequalities and make connections between algebraic and graphical representations of
relations. Students solve surface area and volume problems of composite solids, recognise relationships between parallel and perpendicular
lines, and apply deductive reasoning to proofs.
Students use a range of strategies to solve equations, consolidate their understanding of factorising and expanding algebraic expressions, apply
algebraic and graphical techniques to find solutions to simultaneous equations and make the connection between equations and their graphs.
They describe the statistical relationship of data containing two variables where the independent variable is time, investigate the independence of
events and evaluate statistical reports. Students develop their skills at working with Indices and Surds as well as the elements of trigonometry of
right angled triangles to calculate unknown angles and use Pythagoras’ Theorem to solve problems.
A major aspect of this course will be the use of computing and graphic calculator technology as an aid to understanding and computation.
Topics include:
• Real Numbers
• Pythagoras’ Theorem
• Statistics and Probability
• Algebra – Expanding and Factorising
• Geometric Reasoning
• Trigonometry
• Linear and Non-linear relationships, Quadratics
• Measurement
Additional Costs: All students are invited to participate in a number of Maths competitions at a cost of approximately $6.00 each. All students
are expected to own and use a named, scientific calculator. All students have the option of paying for HOTmaths, an interactive online learning
environment ($13 per student).
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Mathematics Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Maximum 8
Criterion B
Investigating Patterns
Maximum 8
Criterion C
Communicating
Maximum 8
Criterion D
Maximum 8
Applying Mathematics in Real- world Contexts
Exam Semester 2 Summative
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Pure Mathematics
Stage 1 General Mathematics
Stage 1 Essential Mathematics
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Clifford
167
Stage 1 Pure Mathematics
30 Credits / 40 Credits
Mathematics Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Assumed Knowledge
Prerequisites
Home
Communication, Learning, Personal Development
Related
Subjects
Nil
Pure Maths: Completion of Year 10 Mathematics (not Essential Mathematics) with a level 5 or better including
a level 5 in the Knowing and Understanding criteria. Entry into this course without achieving this grade will only
occur by way of teacher recommendation and coordinator approval. End of year exam will be taken into
consideration. Pre Specialist: Completion of Year 10 Mathematics (not Essential Mathematics) with a level 6 or
better including a level 6 in the Knowing and Understanding criteria and a minimum grade in the end of year
exam.
Description
At Stage 1 students broaden their mathematical experience and increase their mathematical flexibility and versatility by developing mathematical
arguments, proof, and problem solving in a variety of contexts.
Streams
• Pure Mathematics (30 credits)
Pure Mathematics consists of 3 semesters of mathematics and students proceed onto one year 12 subject – Stage 2 Mathematical
Methods (provided required pre requisite grades achieved)
• Pure Mathematics – Pre Specialist (30 credits)
Pre Specialist consists of 3 semesters of mathematics and students proceed onto two year 12 subjects – Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics
AND Mathematical Methods (provided required pre requisite grades achieved)
Additional Costs: All students of these courses are expected to own a graphic calculator, preferably a Casio fx-CG20 AU, Casio fx9860G AU or
a Casio fx9860G AU PLUS (approximate cost $200.00)
Content covered within Pure Mathematics
• Topic 1: Functions and Graphs
• Topic 7: Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series
• Topic 2: Polynomials
• Topic 8: Geometry
• Topic 3: Trigonometry
• Topic 9: Vectors in the Plane
• Topic 4: Counting and Statistics
• Topic 10: Further Trigonometry
• Topic 5: Growth and Decay
• Topic 11: Matrices
• Topic 6: Introduction to Differential Calculus
• Topic 12: Real and Complex Numbers.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Assessment type 1
Skills and Applications tasks
Assessment type 2
Mathematical Investigations
Future Study at NMHS
Contact Teacher
Stage 2 Essential Mathematics, Stage 2 General Mathematics
Middle or Senior Campus: Ms Clifford
Stage 2 Mathematical Methods, Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics
168
Stage 1 General Mathematics
20 Credits
Mathematics Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Personal
Development
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisites
A level 4 or better in Year 10 Standard Mathematics including at least a 4 in Criteria A Knowledge and Understanding;
A level 6 or better in Essential Maths
Stage1 Essential Mathematics
Description
Students extend their mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem solving and mathematical modelling in everyday contexts. A
problems-based approach is integral to the development of mathematical skills and the associated key ideas in this subject.
Areas studied cover a range of applications of mathematics, including: personal financial management, measurement and trigonometry, the
statistical investigation process, modelling using linear functions, and discrete modelling using networks and matrices. In this subject there is an
emphasis on consolidating students’ computational and algebraic skills and expanding their ability to reason and analyse mathematically.
Stage 1 General Mathematics consists of the following list of six topics:
Topic 1: Investing and borrowing
Topic 2: Measurement
Topic 3: Statistical Investigation
Topic 4: Applications of Trigonometry
Topic 5: Linear and Exponential Functions and their Graphs
Topic 6: Matrices and Networks
Additional Costs: All students of these courses are expected to own a graphic calculator, preferably a Casio fx-CG20 AU, Casio fx9860G AU
or a Casio fx9860G AU PLUS (approximate cost $220.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Assessment type 1
Skills and Applications tasks 75%
Assessment type 2
Exam Semester 2 Formative
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Essential Mathematics
Stage 2 General Mathematics
Mathematical Investigation 25%
Contact Teacher
Middle or Senior Campus: Ms Clifford
169
Stage 1 Essential Mathematics
20 Credits / 10 Credits
Mathematics Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Learning, Personal
Development
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisites
Nil
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 General Mathematics
Description
In Stage 1 Essential Mathematics students demonstrate their mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem solving in everyday and
workplace contexts. A problem-based approach is integral to the development of mathematical skills and associated key ideas in this subject. A
minimum C grade in Semester one is required for SACE completion.
Topics studied cover a range of applications of mathematics, including: general calculation, measurement and geometry, money management,
and statistics. Throughout Essential Mathematics there is an emphasis on extending students’ computational skills and expanding their ability to
apply their mathematical skills in flexible and resourceful ways.
Stage 1 Essential Mathematics consists of the following list of six topics:
A grade of B or better for Semester 1 is required to continue Essential Maths in Semester 2.
Topic 1: Calculations, Time, and Ratio
Topic 2: Earning and Spending
Topic 3: Geometry
Topic 4: Data in Context
Topic 5: Measurement
Topic 6: Investing
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Assessment type 1
Skills and Applications tasks
Assessment type 2
Exam Semester 2 Formative
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Essential Mathematics
Folio
Contact Teacher
Middle or Senior Campus: Ms Clifford
170
Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics
20 Credits
Mathematics Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Home
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning.
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Mathematical Methods
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisites
‘B’ grade or better in all Pure Mathematics Stage 1 (including Pre-Specialist) and ‘B’ grades in all the exams.
Students must also be studying Stage 2 Mathematical Methods
Description
Specialist Mathematics is designed to be taken in conjunction with, and cannot be taken without, Stage 2 Mathematical Methods.
Specialist Mathematics draws on and deepens students’ mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding, and provides opportunities for
students to develop their skills in using rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs, and using mathematical models. It includes the study of
functions and calculus.
The subject leads to study in a range of tertiary courses such as mathematical sciences, engineering, computer science and physical sciences.
Students envisaging careers in related fields will benefit from studying this subject.
Content
• Topic 1:
• Topic 2:
• Topic 3:
• Topic 4:
• Topic 5:
• Topic 6:
Mathematical Induction
Complex Numbers
Functions and Sketching Graphs
Vectors in Three Dimensions
Integration Techniques and Applications
Rates of Change and Differential Equations
Additional Costs: Students are expected to purchase the following:
•
Revision Guide (Approximate cost $30.00)
•
Graphic Calculator (Approximate cost $220.00) preferably a Casio fx-CG20 AU, Casio fx9860G AU or a Casio fx9860G AU PLUS
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Skills and Applications Tasks
50%
6 Tests
Mathematical Investigations
20%
1 Folio
External Assessment
30%
3 hour External Examination
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Ms Clifford
171
Stage 2 Mathematical Methods
20 Credits
Mathematics Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Home
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning.
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisites
Stage 1 Pure Mathematics at a ‘B’ grade or better including ‘B’ grades in the exams. Students must achieve a ‘B’ in the
third semester of the Pure Mathematics Pathway including a ‘B’ grade in the exam as this is the preparation for
Methods
Description
Mathematical Methods develops an increasingly complex and sophisticated understanding of calculus and statistics. By using functions and
their derivatives and integrals, and by mathematically modelling physical processes, students develop a deep understanding of the physical
world through a sound knowledge of relationships involving rates of change. Students use statistics to describe and analyse phenomena that
involve uncertainty and variation.
Mathematical Methods provides the foundation for further study in mathematics, economics, computer sciences, and the sciences. It prepares
students for courses and careers that may involve the use of statistics, such as health or social sciences. When studied together with Specialist
Mathematics, this subject can be a pathway to engineering, physical science, and laser physics.
Content
• Topic 1: Further differentiation
• Topic 2: Discreet Random Variables
• Topic 3: Integral Calculus
• Topic 4: Logarithmic Functions
• Topic 5: Continuous Random Variables and the Normal Distribution
• Topic 6: Sampling and Confidence Intervals
All topics require the effective and efficient use of a graphic calculator.
Additional Costs: Students are expected to purchase the following:
•
Revision Guide (Approximate cost $30.00)
•
Graphic Calculator (Approximate cost $220.00) preferably a Casio fx-CG20 AU, Casio fx9860G AU or a Casio fx9860G AU PLUS.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Skills and Applications Tasks
50%
6 Tests
Mathematical Investigation
20%
1 Folio
External Assessment
30%
3 hour External Examination
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Ms Clifford
172
Stage 2 General Mathematics
20 Credits
Mathematics Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Home
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning.
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Essential Mathematics
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisites
Stage 1 General Mathematics at a ‘B’ grade or better, including a ‘B’ grade in the Semester 2 Exam
Description
General Mathematics extends students’ mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical problem-solving. A problem-based approach is
integral to the development of mathematical models and the associated key concepts in the topics. These topics cover a diverse range of
applications of mathematics, including personal financial management, the statistical investigation process, modelling using linear and non-linear
functions, and discrete modelling using networks and matrices.
Successful completion of this subject at Stage 2 prepares students for entry to tertiary courses requiring a non-specialised background in
mathematics.
Content
• Topic 1: Modelling with Linear Relationships
• Topic 2: Modelling with Matrices
• Topic 3: Statistical Models
• Topic 4: Financial Models
• Topic 5: Discrete Models
• Topic 6: Open Topic
Additional Costs: Students are expected to purchase the following:
Revision Guide (Approximate cost $30.00)
Graphic Calculator (Approximate cost $220.00) preferably a Casio fx-CG20 AU, Casio fx9860G AU or a Casio fx9860G AU PLUS.
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Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Skills and Applications Tasks
40%
5 Tests
Mathematical Investigation
20%
1 Folio
External Assessment
30%
2 hour External Examination on Topics 3,4 & 5
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Ms Clifford
173
Stage 2 Essential Mathematics
20 Credits
Mathematics Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Communication, Citizenship, Personal
Development, Work, Learning.
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
‘B’ grade in ESL
Prerequisites
Stage 1 Essential Mathematics at a ‘B’ grade or better, including a ‘B’ grade in the Semester 2 Exam
Description
Essential Mathematics offers senior secondary students the opportunity to extend their mathematical skills in ways that apply to practical
problem-solving in everyday and workplace contexts. Students apply their mathematics to diverse settings, including everyday calculations,
financial management, business applications, measurement and geometry, and statistics in social contexts.
In Essential Mathematics there is an emphasis on developing students’ computational skills and expanding their ability to apply their
mathematical skills in flexible and resourceful ways.
Content
• Topic 1:
• Topic 2:
• Topic 3:
• Topic 4:
• Topic 5:
Scales, Plans and Models
Measurement
Business Applications
Statistics
Investments and Loans
Additional Costs: Students are expected to purchase the following:
•
Revision Guide (Approximate cost $30.00)
•
Graphic Calculator (Approximate cost $220.00) preferably a Casio fx-CG20 AU, Casio fx9860G AU or a Casio fx9860G AU PLUS
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Skills and Applications Tasks
30%
4 Tests/Assignments
Folio
40%
3 Mathematical Investigations
External Assessment
30%
2 hour External Examination on Topics 2,4 & 5
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Ms Clifford
174
Year 8 Science
Science Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Science
Selection Information
Science is a compulsory full year subject in Year 8
Description
In Year 8, students are introduced to cells as microscopic structures that explain properties of living systems and analyse the relationship between
structure and function at cell, organ and system level. Students explore changes in matter at a particle level to distinguish between chemical and
physical change and use this model to explain and predict the properties of substances. They identify different forms of energy and describe how
energy transfers and transformations cause change in simple systems, including the role of heat and kinetic energy in the rock cycle.
IBMYP Science aims to provide students with both a body of knowledge and an understanding of the scientific approach to problem solving. The
ability to formulate hypotheses, design and carry out investigations to test them, analyse data and apply their scientific knowledge to evaluate
results, constitutes the framework within which specific content is presented.
Topics include:
• Working Scientifically
• Cells, Growth and Reproduction
• Elements, compounds and mixtures
• Rocks, Exploration and Mining
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Physical and Chemical change
Energy
Living Systems
Exploration and Mining
Additional Costs: All students are invited to participate in a number of Science competitions and The Glossy Black Camp
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Science and Engineering Challenge – no cost
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Online Big Science Competition – $7.00
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UNSW Science Competition – $8.00
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Glossy Black Camp - Approximately $110
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Science Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Inquiring and Designing
Criterion C
Processing and Evaluating
Criterion D
Reflecting on the impacts of Science
Future Study at NMHS-Year 9 Science
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher Middle Campus: Mr Felstead
175
Year 9 Science
Science Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Related
Subjects
Science is a compulsory full year subject in Year 9
Science
Description
In Year 9, students are introduced to the idea of the atom as a system of protons, electrons and neutrons. They learn that matter can be
rearranged through chemical change. Students are introduced to the concept of the conservation of matter and begin to develop a better
understanding of energy transfer and apply their understanding of energy and forces to explain global features and events in terms of geological
processes. They will also analyse how biological systems function and respond to external changes with reference to the relationship between
biotic and a biotic components of ecosystems.
Students pose questions that can be investigated using a range of inquiry skills, design methods that include the control and accurate
measurement of variables. They analyse trends in data, identify relationships between variables and reveal inconsistencies in results to be able
to evaluate their method and the quality of their data, and explain specific actions to improve the quality of their evidence.
• Science skills (Science Is)
• Energy Transformations
• Learning with your brain in mind
• Atoms
• Coordination
• Chemical Reactions
• Ecosystems
• Heat and Electricity
• The Dynamic Earth
Additional Costs: All students are invited to participate in a number of Science competitions and The Glossy Black Camp
•
Science and Engineering Challenge – no cost
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Online Big Science Competition – $7.00
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UNSW Science Competition – $8.00
•
Glossy Black Camp - Approximately $110
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Science Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Inquiring and Designing
Criterion C
Processing and Evaluating
Criterion D
Reflecting on the impacts of Science
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Science
Year 10 Science of the Mind (Option)
Year 10 Forensic Science (Option)
Year 10 Environmental Science (Option)
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr Felstead
176
Year 10 Science
Science Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Science
Related Subjects
Science is a compulsory full year subject in Year 10
Description
In the Year 10 curriculum students explore systems at different scales and connect microscopic and macroscopic properties to explain
phenomena. Students explore the biological, chemical, geological and physical evidence for different theories, such as the theories of natural
selection and the Big Bang. Atomic theory is developed to understand relationships within the periodic table. Understanding motion and forces
are related by applying physical laws. Relationships between aspects of the living, physical and chemical world are applied to systems on a local
and global scale and this enables students to predict how changes will affect equilibrium within these systems.
Chemistry Topics
Students analyse how the periodic table organises elements and use it to make predictions about the properties of elements. They explain how
chemical reactions are used to produce particular products and how different factors influence the rate of reactions.
Earth Science Topics
Students describe and analyse interactions and cycles within and between Earth’s spheres. They evaluate the evidence for scientific theories
that explain the origin of the universe and the diversity of life on Earth.
Physics Topics
Students explain the concept of energy conservation and represent energy transfer and transformation within systems. They apply relationships
between force, mass and acceleration to predict changes in the motion of objects.
Students build on concepts learned in the Biological sciences and Earth sciences through exploration of genetics and the theory of evolution.
Additional Costs: All students are encouraged to participate in a number of Science competitions, (approximately $8.00 each) and students
can attend The Glossy Black Camp if they wish.(Approximately $110)
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Science Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Inquiring and Designing
Criterion C
Processing and Evaluating
Criterion D
Reflecting on the impacts of Science
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Biology, Stage 1 Physics, Stage 1 Chemistry
Stage 1 Nutrition, Stage 1 Scientific Studies, Stage1 Psychology
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr Felstead
177
Year 10 Environmental Science (Option)
Science Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Science
Selection Information
This unit runs for one semester. Students may choose to do this unit as an optional 3rd Semester of Science
Description
Students learn that knowledge of science helps them understand and shape the world in which we live, as well as learn to care for it and
conserve it. They gain an awareness of how they can initiate and participate in informed discussions to argue and act for protection and
conservation of our environment. In this course there is an emphasis on the biological sciences. Students discover the impact organisms have on
ecosystems, explore the flow of matter and energy, and the effect of change and continuity. They learn to take an inquiry-based approach to their
work, gathering information, evaluating evidence, synthesising new knowledge, and applying their learning to solving environmental problems.
Students who have shown an interest in working with community groups on environmental projects will find the course beneficial.
Topics include:
• Environment and Sustainability
o Sustainability
• Plant and Animal Diversity
o Biodiversity
o Effect of introduced species
o Impact of reducing biodiversity
• Human Impact on Ecosystems
o Water testing
o Climate Change
Additional Costs: Several excursions are programmed to sites including Urrbrae Wetlands Project and Torrens Lake Ecocity Walk. Each
excursion may cost approximately $8.00. All students are invited to participate in a number of Science competitions.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Science Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Inquiring and Designing
Criterion C
Processing and Evaluating
Criterion D
Reflecting on the impacts of Science
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Biology, Stage 1 Nutrition
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr Felstead
178
Year 10 Forensic Science (Option)
Science Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Science
Selection Information
This unit runs for one semester. Students may choose to do this as an optional 3rd Semester of Science
Description
Students acquire an understanding of a broad range of scientific concepts that can be used to examine, analyse and interpret evidence as part of
Forensic Science Investigation. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students gain an awareness of biology by examining how the principles of
genetics can be used in forensic science to discriminate between fingerprints, blood groupings and DNA fingerprints; the basics of chemistry that
underpin flame tests, students learn about the properties of metal elements and an understanding of physics to explain the principles of light
when using spectroscopes.
Students use an inquiry-based approach to their work, gathering information, evaluating evidence, synthesising new knowledge, and applying
their learning to related ideas and issues. They construct evidence-based arguments and select appropriate formats to communicate science
ideas for specific purposes to a range of audiences.
Topics include:
Biology Topics
Microscopic analysis
o Examination and identification of fibres
o Examination and identification of hairs
Blood Groups
DNA Fingerprinting
Latent Fingerprints
Chemistry Topics
Flame Colours - Identifying metal ions
Thin Layer Chromatography
Physics Topics
Fluorescence under UV light
Using Light – Spectroscopes
Additional Costs: Excursions are programmed into the Forensic Science course such as Flinders University. Each excursion may cost
approximately $6.00.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Science Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Inquiring and Designing
Criterion C
Processing and Evaluating
Criterion D
Reflecting on the impacts of Science
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Biology, Stage 1 Psychology
Stage 1 Nutrition
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr Felstead
179
Year 10 Science of the Mind (Option)
Science Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Science
Selection Information
This unit runs for one semester. Students may choose to do this as an optional 3rd Semester of Science
Description
Science of the Mind is an introduction to Psychology and aims to show students how Psychology is connected to both life sciences and the
humanities. The study of psychology enables students to understand their own behaviour and the behaviours of others. Students are given an
insight into biological factors (hormones, brain structure, genetic inheritance); basic processes (perception, cognition, emotion); personal factors
(intelligence, personality) that help provide an explanation of human behaviour. Integral to this are the cultural and social aspects of our lives that
influence who we are and how we act, specifically at particular stages of development such as adolescence.
Psychology builds on the scientific method by involving students in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. By
emphasising evidence-based procedures (i.e. observation, experimentation and experience), the subject allows students to develop useful skills
in analytical and critical thinking, and in making inferences. At the completion of this unit students should be able to reflect on how they have
benefited from studying this unit and look at how society, in general, benefits from the study of behaviour.
Topics Include:
• Mental processes and behaviour
• How the brain works
• Human nervous system
• Reflex action: stimulus and response model
• Endocrine system: hormones
• Thinking, problem solving and memory
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How people learn
Sport Psychology
Motivation and levels of Awareness
The Human Nervous System
Resilience
Healthy Minds
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Science Criteria.
Criterion A
Knowing and Understanding
Criterion B
Inquiring and Designing
Criterion C
Processing and Evaluating
Criterion D
Reflecting on the impacts of Science
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Biology
Stage 1 Psychology, Stage 1 Nutrition
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Mr Felstead
180
Stage 1 Biology A
10 Credits
Science Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisites
Home
Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication
Related
Technology, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and
Stage 1 Biology B
Subjects
Social Capability, Ethical and Intercultural understanding
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course and a sound understanding of
the experimental process
Level 4 or better in Year 10 Compulsory Science with a Level 4 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding” or a Level 5
or better in Environmental or Forensic Science with a Level 5 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding”
Description
The study of Biology is constructed around inquiry into and application of understanding the diversity of life as it has evolved, the structure and
function of living things, and how they interact with their own and other species and their environment. They explore how biologists work to
develop new insights and produce innovative solutions to problems and challenges in local, national and global contexts, and apply their learning
from these approaches to their own scientific thinking.
Students design and conduct biological investigations and gather evidence from their investigations. As they explore a range of biology-related
issues, students recognise that the body of biological knowledge is constantly changing and increasing through the applications of new ideas and
technologies.
Topics
• Cellular Biology
• Microorganisms
• Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
Note: Biology A and B are independent programs of work, it is not necessary to have completed Biology A in order to study Biology B.
Additional Costs: Adelaide Zoo Excursion (approximately $15.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations Folio
50% Practical Investigations and Science as a Human Endeavour Investigations.
Skills and Applications Tasks
50%
Tests/Assignments/Oral Presentations.
This subject will include a semester exam which will be used to inform the school on student’s eligibility to study stage 2 Biology.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Biology B
Stage 2 Biology
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
181
Stage 1 Biology B
10 Credits
Science Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisites
Home
Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication
Related
Stage 1 Biology A
Technology, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and
Subjects
Social Capability, Ethical and Intercultural understanding
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course and a sound understanding of
the experimental process
Level 4 or better in Year 10 Compulsory Science with a Level 4 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding” or a Level 5
or better in Environmental or Forensic Science with a Level 5 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding”
Description
The study of Biology is constructed around inquiry into and application of understanding the diversity of life as it has evolved, the structure and
function of living things, and how they interact with their own and other species and their environment. They explore how biologists work to
develop new insights and produce innovative solutions to problems and challenges in local, national and global contexts, and apply their learning
from these approaches to their own scientific thinking.
Students design and conduct biological investigations and gather evidence from their investigations. As they explore a range of biology-related
issues, students recognise that the body of biological knowledge is constantly changing and increasing through the applications of new ideas and
technologies.
Topics
• Cellular Biology
• Infectious Disease
• Multicellular Organisms
Note: Biology A and B are independent programs of work, it is not necessary to have completed Biology A in order to study Biology B.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations Folio
50% Practical Investigations and Science as a Human Endeavour Investigations
Skills and Applications Tasks
50%
Tests/Assignments/Oral Presentations.
This subject will include a semester exam which will be used to inform the school on student’s eligibility to study stage 2 Biology.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Biology B
Stage 2 Biology
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
182
Stage 1 Chemistry 1
10 Credits
Science Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisites
Home
Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication
Related
Stage 1 Chemistry 2
Technology, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and
Subjects
Social Capability, Ethical and Intercultural understanding
A sound understanding of the experimental process. It is recommended that Stage 1 Chemistry students also study
Pure Mathematics subjects
Level 5 or better in Year 10 Compulsory Science with a Level 5 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding”. Entry into
this course without achieving this grade will only occur by way of coordinator approval.
Description
The study of chemistry includes an overview of the matter that makes up materials, and the properties, uses, means of production, and reactions
of these materials. It also includes a critical study of the social and environmental impact of materials and chemical processes.
Students consider how human beings make use of the earth’s resources and the impact of human activities on the environment. Through
practical studies students develop investigation skills and an understanding of the physical world that enables them to be questioning, reflective
and critical thinkers.
Topics
• Materials and their atoms
• Combining atoms (Bonding)
• Acids and Bases
• Chemical Calculations
Note: Please note to enrol in Chemistry 2 you must have also enrolled in Chemistry 1.
Additional Costs: Students are required to have access to Stage 1 Essentials Chemistry Workbook (Cost to be announced 2016 $52.00)
and students are encouraged to participate in the RACI Chemistry competition (approximately $8.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations Folio
50% Practical Investigations and Science as a Human Endeavour Investigations
Skills and Applications Tasks
50%
Tests/Assignments/Oral Presentations.
This subject will include a semester exam which will be used to inform the school on student’s eligibility to study stage 2 Chemistry.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Chemistry 2
Stage 2 Chemistry
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
183
Stage 1 Chemistry 2
10 Credits
Science Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisites
Home
Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication
Related
Stage 1 Chemistry 1
Technology, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and
Subjects
Social Capability, Ethical and Intercultural understanding
A sound understanding of the experimental process. It is recommended that Stage 1 Chemistry students also study
Pure Mathematics subjects.
Enrolment in Chemistry 1
Description
The study of chemistry includes an overview of the matter that makes up materials, and the properties, uses, means of production, and reactions
of these materials. It also includes a critical study of the social and environmental impact of materials and chemical processes.
Students consider how human beings make use of the earth’s resources and the impact of human activities on the environment. Through
practical studies students develop investigation skills and an understanding of the physical world that enables them to be questioning, reflective
and critical thinkers.
Topics
• Hydrocarbons (Organic Chemistry)
• Solubility and Precipitation reaction
• Redox and Electrochemistry
• Chemical calculations (Enthalpy)
Additional Costs: Students are required to have access to Stage 1 Essentials Chemistry Workbook (Cost to be announced 2016 $52.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations Folio
50% Practical Investigations and Science as a Human Endeavour Investigations
Skills and Applications Tasks
50%
Tests/Assignments/Oral Presentations.
This subject will include a semester exam which will be used to inform the school on student’s eligibility to study stage 2 Chemistry.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Chemistry
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
184
Stage 1 Physics A
10 Credits
Science Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisites
Home
Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication
Related
Stage 1 Physics B
Technology, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and
Subjects
Social Capability, Ethical Understanding
A sound understanding of the experimental process. It is recommended that Stage 1 Physics students also study Pure
Mathematics subjects
Level 5 or better in Year 10 Compulsory Science with a Level 5 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding”. Entry into
this course without achieving this grade will only occur by way of coordinator approval.
Description
The study of physics offers opportunities for students to understand and appreciate the natural world. This subject requires the interpretation of
physical phenomena in Linear motion and Forces, Energy and Momentum and Heat. As well as applying knowledge to solve problems, students
develop Science Inquiry Skills by using scientific methods to test ideas and develop new knowledge. Students gather evidence from experiments
and research and acquire new knowledge through their own investigations. Students will also develop an appreciation of Science as a Human
Endeavour to highlight science as a way of knowing and doing and explores the use and influence on science in society.
Topics
• Introduction to Physics (The Scientific Method, measurement and errors)
• Linear Motion and Forces
• Energy and Momentum
• Heat
Note: Physics A and B are independent programs of work, however, it is advantageous, to have completed Physics A in order to study Physics
B. Both are required for Stage 2 Physics
Additional Costs: Nil. Although students are encouraged to participate in the Science competitions held during the year at a cost of up to
$8.00 each.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations Folio
Practical Investigations and Science as a Human Endeavour Investigations.
Skills and Applications Tasks
Tests/Assignments
This subject will include a semester exam which will be used to inform the school on student’s eligibility to study Stage 2 Physics
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Physics B
Stage 2 Physics
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
185
Stage 1 Physics B
10 Credits
Science Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisites
Home
Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication
Related
Technology, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and
Stage 1 Physics A
Subjects
Social Capability, Ethical Understanding
A sound understanding of the experimental process. It is recommended that Stage 1 Physics students also study Pure
Mathematics subjects.
Level 5 or better in Year 10 Compulsory Science with a Level 5 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding”. Entry into
this course without achieving this grade will only occur by way of coordinator approval.
Description
The study of physics offers opportunities for students to understand and appreciate the natural world. This subject requires the interpretation of
physical phenomena through the study of Waves, Electric Circuits and Nuclear Models and Radioactivity. As well as applying knowledge to solve
problems, students develop learning and understanding of concepts by using scientific methods to test ideas and develop new knowledge.
Students gather evidence from experiments and research and acquire new knowledge through their own investigations. Students will also
develop appreciation of Science as a Human Endeavour as a way of knowing and doing and explore the use and influence of science in society.
Topics
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Waves
Electric Circuits
Nuclear Models and Radioactivity
Additional Costs: Nil. Although students are encouraged to participate in the Science competitions held through the year at a cost of up to
$8.00 each.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations Folio
50%
Practical Investigations and Science as a Human Endeavour Investigations.
Skills and Applications Tasks
50%
Tests/ Assignments
This subject will include a semester exam which will be used to inform the school on student’s eligibility to study Stage 2 Physics
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Physics
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
186
Stage 1 Nutrition S
10 Credits
Science Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Learning, Communication, Citizenship and
Personal Development and Work
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course
Prerequisites
Level 4 or better in any Year 10 Science subject with a Level 4 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding” and Year 10
English. Entry into this course without achieving this grade will only occur by way of teacher recommendation.
Stage 2 Nutrition
Description
Students of Nutrition are presented with up-to-date scientific information on the role of nutrients in the body as well as social and environmental
issues in nutrition. Students explore the links between food, health and diet-related diseases.
Students have the opportunity to examine factors that influence food choices and reflect on local, national, Indigenous and global concerns and
associated issues. They investigate methods of food production and distribution that affect the quantity and quality of food, and consider the
ways in which these methods and associated technologies influence the health of individuals and communities. The study of nutrition assists
students to reinforce or modify their own diets and lifestyle habits to maximise their health.
Topics Covered:
Students undertake the study of two or three topics which are selected based on student interests. Examples of topics for study include:
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Macro and Micro Nutrients
Psychology of Food Marketing
Sustainable Food Futures
Fresh versus Processed Foods
Sensory Evaluation
Safe Food Handling
Water
Australian Dietary Guidelines and Nutrition in the Lifecycle
Dietary Related Disease
Additional Costs: A cost of up to $10.00 may be incurred for excursions and materials for individual practical tasks.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations Folio
40% Investigations, Practicals.
Skills and Applications Tasks
60%
Tests/Assignments/Oral Presentations.
This subject will include a semester exam which will be used to inform the school on student’s eligibility to study Stage 2 Nutrition
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Nutrition
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
187
Stage 1 Scientific Studies S
10 Credits
Science Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Learning, Communication, Citizenship and
Personal Development and Work.
Assumed
Knowledge
An understanding of the scientific method.
Prerequisites
Nil
Related
Subjects
Description
Through Scientific Studies students develop knowledge of scientific principles and concepts through their own investigations. They develop the
skills and abilities to explain scientific phenomena, and to draw evidence-based conclusions from investigations of science-related issues. In this
way, students develop scientific knowledge and skills to support them in their future career pathways, including those that are science-related
and everyday life in a world shaped by science and technology.
There are opportunities for students to explore links between learning in science and in other areas, and to discuss historical, social, ethical and
environmental contexts.
Examples of themes and topics could be:
The importance of science in contemporary Australia
• Climate change, Water conservation, Recycling, Air quality, Sustainability, Carbon trading
• Biotechnology: Past, present and Future; What is Biotechnology, Human Uses, Environment, Food and Agriculture
Note: Scientific Studies A and B are independent programs of work, it is not a requirement to have completed Scientific Studies A in order to
study Scientific Studies B.
Additional Costs: Students will participate in field trips which may cost up to $20.00
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types.
Investigations Folio
50% Group Investigation and Issues Investigation.
Skills and Applications Tasks
50%
Assignments.
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
188
Stage 1 Psychology 1
10 Credits
Science Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Learning, Communication, Citizenship and
Personal Development and Work
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course
Prerequisites
Level 4 or better in any Year 10 Science subject with a Level 4 in Criteria A “Knowing and Understanding” and a Level 4
or Better in Year 10 English or ESL.
Entry into this course without achieving this grade will only occur by way of teacher recommendation and coordinator
approval
Stage 1 Psychology 2
Description
The study of Psychology enables students to understand their own behaviours and the behaviours of others. It has direct relevance to their
everyday personal lives. Psychological knowledge can be applied to improve outcomes and the quality of experience in various areas of life,
such as education, intimate relationships, child rearing, employment and leisure.
Stage 1 and Stage 2 Psychology builds on the scientific method by involving students in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
By emphasising evidence-based procedures (i.e. observation, experimentation and experience) the subject allows students to develop useful skills in
analytical and critical thinking, and in making inferences.
Topics
•
Introduction to Psychology (research methods)
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Social Influence and Interaction
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Emotion
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations Folio
50% Group Investigation and Issues Investigation.
Skills and Applications Tasks
50%
Tests and Assignments.
This subject will include a semester exam which will be used to inform the school on student’s eligibility to study Stage 2 Psychology
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Psychology 2
Stage 2 Psychology
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
189
Stage 1 Psychology 2
10 Credits
Science Curriculum
Focus Capabilities
Assumed
Knowledge
Prerequisites
Home
Learning, Communication, Citizenship and
Personal Development and Work
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Psychology 1
Students should have good literacy skills due to the language requirements of the course
Enrolment in Psychology 1
Description
The study of psychology enables students to understand their own behaviours and the behaviours of others. It has direct relevance to their
everyday personal lives. Psychological knowledge can be applied to improve outcomes and the quality of experience in various areas of life,
such as education, intimate relationships, child rearing, employment and leisure.
Stage 1 and Stage 2 Psychology builds on the scientific method by involving students in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
By emphasising evidence-based procedures (i.e. observation, experimentation and experience) the subject allows students to develop useful skills in
analytical and critical thinking, and in making inferences.
Topics
•
Brain and Behaviour or Intelligence
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Cognition
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Human Psychological Development
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations Folio
50% Group Investigations and Issues Investigations.
Skills and Applications Tasks
50%
Tests and Assignments.
This subject will include a semester exam which will be used to inform the school on student’s eligibility to study Stage 2 Psychology
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Psychology
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
190
Stage 2 Biology
20 Credits
Science Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Learning, Communication, Citizenship and
Personal Development and Work
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisites
A ‘C’ grade or better in both course work and semester exam in any of Stage 1 Biology, Stage 1 Physics or Stage 1
Chemistry
Stage 2 Nutrition, Stage 2 Psychology
Description
In Biology students learn about the cellular and overall structures and functions of a range of organisms. They have the opportunity to engage
with the work of biologists and to join and initiate debates about how biology impacts on their lives, on society and on the environment.
Students design and conduct biological investigations and gather evidence from their investigations. As they explore a range of biology-related
issues, students recognise that the body of biological knowledge is constantly changing and increasing through the applications of new ideas and
technologies.
Content
Stage 2 Biology is organised around the following four themes:
• Macromolecules
• Organisms
• Cells
• Ecosystems
Additional Costs: Students are strongly recommended to purchase the following:
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SASTA Revision Guide Approximately $30.00
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Student Workbook approximately $52.00
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Investigation Folio
40%
Practical Investigations and Research Investigations
Skills and Applications Tasks
30%
External Assessment
30%
Tests/Assignments/Oral Presentations
3 hour external examination consisting of multiple-choice, short-answer, two extended
response questions
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
191
Stage 2 Chemistry
20 Credits
Science Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Learning, Communication, Citizenship and
Personal Development and Work
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisites
A ‘B’ grade or better in both Stage 1 Chemistry 1 and 2.
Description
Stage 2 Chemistry offers students opportunities to consider the use human beings make of the planets resources and the impact of human
activities on the environment. An understanding of chemistry and the application of this understanding helps students appreciate the factors that
influence the pursuit of science and to make informed decisions about modifying and interacting with nature.
Stage 2 Chemistry is organised so that intended student learning is related to key chemical ideas and concepts within five topics.
Content
Topic 1:
Topic 2:
Topic 3:
Topic 4:
Topic 5:
Elemental and Environmental Chemistry
Analytical Techniques
Using and Controlling Reactions
Organic and Biological Chemistry
Materials
Additional Costs: Students are strongly recommended to purchase the following:
•
SASTA Revision Guide. (Topic tests and past exam papers with fully worked answers) (Approximately $30.00)
•
Essentials Student Workbook. (Approximately $52.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Investigation Folio
40%
Practical Investigations and Research Investigations
Skills and Applications Tasks
30%
Tests/Assignments
External Assessment
30%
External Examination
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
192
Stage 2 Physics
20 Credits
Science Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Learning, Communication, Citizenship and
Personal Development and Work
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed Stage 1 Pure Mathematics
Prerequisites
A ‘B’ grade or better in both Stage 1 Physics A and B
Stage 2 Chemistry, Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics
Description
The study of physics offers opportunities for students to understand and explain the natural phenomena. This subject requires the interpretation
of physical phenomena through a study of motion in two dimensions, electricity and magnetism, light and matter, and atoms and nuclei. As well
as applying knowledge to solve problems, students develop experimental, investigative design, information, and communication skills through
practical and other learning activities. Students gather evidence from experiments, research and acquire new knowledge through their own
investigations.
Content
Section 1:
Section 2:
Section 3:
Section 4:
Motion in 2 Dimensions
Electricity and Magnetism
Light and Matter
Atoms and Nuclei
Additional Costs: Students are encouraged to purchase the SASTA Revision Guide (approximately $30.00) and the Essentials Workbook
(approximately $52.00). Students should have their own graphics calculator.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Investigation Folio
40%
At least 3 Practical Investigations and 1 Issues Investigation
Skills and Applications Tasks
30%
4 tasks, 1 per section
External Assessment
30%
External Examination
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
193
Stage 2 Nutrition
20 Credits
Science Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Learning, Communication, Citizenship and
Personal Development and Work.
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Health, Stage 2 Biology,
Stage 2 Food and Hospitality
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisites
A ‘C’ grade or better in any of Stage 1 Biology, Stage 1 Chemistry, Stage 1 Physics or Stage 1 Nutrition.
Description
Students investigate up-to-date scientific information on the role of nutrients in the body as well as social and environmental issues in nutrition.
They explore the links between food, health and diet-related diseases. Students also have the opportunity to examine factors that influence food
choices and reflect on local, national, Indigenous, and global concerns and associated issues. Students investigate methods of food production
and distribution that affect the quantity and quality of food, and consider the ways in which these methods and associated technologies influence
the health of individuals and communities. The study of nutrition assists students to reinforce or modify their own diets and lifestyle habits to
maximise their health outcomes.
Additional Costs: Students are required to purchase Nutrition Stage 2 Essentials work book ($52.00) and are encouraged to buy Nutrition
SASTA revision guide ($30.00)
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Investigation Folio
40%
Practical Investigations and Research Investigations
Skills and Applications Tasks
30%
Tests/Assignments/Oral Presentations
External Assessment
30%
External Examination
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
194
Stage 2 Psychology
20 Credits
Science Curriculum
Home
Focus Capabilities
Learning, Communication, Citizenship and
Personal Development and Work
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisites
A ‘C’ grade or better in any of Stage 1 Psychology, Stage 1 Chemistry or Stage 1 Physics
Stage 2 Biology, Stage 2 Child Studies
Description
The study of psychology enables students to understand their own behaviours and the behaviours of others. It has direct relevance to their
everyday personal lives. Psychological knowledge can be applied to improve outcomes and the quality of experience in various areas of life,
such as education, intimate relationships, child rearing, employment and leisure.
Stage 1 and Stage 2 Psychology builds on the scientific method by involving students in the collection and analysis of data (qualitative and quantitative)
applying psychology principles. By emphasising evidence-based procedures (i.e. observation, experimentation and experience) the subject allows
students to develop useful skills in analytical and critical thinking and in making inferences). Psychology builds on the opportunity to work
collaboratively, demonstrate an understanding of psychological principles and draw conclusions critically and analytically.
Topics
Introduction to Psychology (compulsory)
Social Cognition
Learning
Personality
Psychobiology of Altered States of Awareness
Healthy Minds
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Additional Costs: Students are strongly recommended to purchase the SASTA Revision Guide (approximately $30.00). Students may also
purchase an Essentials Workbook (approximately $52.00) as an additional resource for study.
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Investigation Folio
30%
Group and Individual Investigations
Skills and Applications Tasks
40%
Tests and Assignments
External Assessment
30%
External Examination
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Felstead
195
Year 8 Systems Technology
Technology Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Related
Wood and Metal Technology, Food and Textiles
Subjects
This is a compulsory semester-length course. Additionally, students can choose to do either one semester of
Wood and Metal Construction or one semester of Food and Textiles Technology
Technology
Description
The Norwood Morialta High School has a STEM focus, and is a Trade Training Centre for Electrotechnology. All students are exposed to
programming and electronics at Year 8.
Modules
The first module is aimed at introducing students to electronics. Students will have the opportunity to study simple electronic circuits,
including their basic components, assembly techniques and fault-finding. Students will design a circuit display and flashing light
applications. In constructing a simple circuit layout they will be introduced to soldering and CAD drawing interpretation. Working with
simple robotics and computer control is an integral part of the course.
In the second module, students are introduced to programming through Scratch. This teaches students how to give instructions to the computer
so that it will perform simple tasks, without any complicated programming language to learn. It includes on-screen simulation for testing their
programs. Students create simple animations and/or games.
Students use the Design Cycle, a process approaching industry standard, to communicate their thinking in designing, developing and testing
their circuit boards and programs.
Additional Costs: A USB memory stick is required for backing up files. Earphones are required so that students can test audio elements in their
programs.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 Flashing Plastics
Year 9 Digital Technology
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson, Ms Westerhoff
196
Year 8 Wood and Metal Technology
Technology Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Technology
Related
Subjects
Systems Technology
In addition to the compulsory semester-length course of Systems Technology, students can choose to do either
one semester of Wood and Metal Construction or one semester of Food and Textiles
Description
This course is aimed at developing the student’s skills in design and construction technologies. The course provides a solid foundation for further
studies in Design and Technology with a strong focus on the Design Cycle.
During this course students will have the opportunity to:
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Develop an understanding of, and skills in: workshop safety, protective equipment and teamwork.
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Use hand tools, basic jointing methods, and an introduction to some portable power tools and work shop machinery.
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Introductory CAD drawing and interpretation of designs
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Measure, cut and fabricate sheet-metal, acrylic and timber to create design solutions
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Use and apply surface finish materials in a safe and competent manner
Additional Costs: Students may choose to purchase extra materials above the Materials and Services Fee.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion A
Developing Ideas
Criterion B
Creating the Solution
Criterion C
Evaluating
Criterion D
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 Jewellery Design, Year 9 Metal Technology,
Year 9 CAD, Year 9 Wood Technology
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
197
Year 8 Food and Textiles
Technology Curriculum
MYP Learning Area
Selection Information
Home
Technology
Related
Subjects
Systems Technology
In addition to the compulsory semester-length course of Systems Technology, students can choose to do either
one semester of Wood and Metal Construction or one semester of Food and Textiles
Description
Throughout this course students will learn basic life skills that will enable them to cook independently in the kitchen to produce healthy and
nutritious meals. Students will also have the opportunity to discover fibre and fabrics and learn basic sewing techniques to create their own
product. The course has a strong focus on the Design Cycle.
Topics covered in this course include:
Cooking:
• Safety in the domestic kitchen
• Kitchen equipment
• Measuring in the kitchen
• How to read a recipe
• The Australian Dietary Guidelines
• Plan, cook and present healthy meals
Textile:
• Safety in the textile room
• Introductory into machine sewing
• Understanding patterns and the construction process
• Cotton production and its uses
• Various craft techniques
The MYP Design Cycle is used throughout the course, for critical analysis and problem solving. Students begin to independently generate and
manage design solutions within set constraints. Students are required to record, present and communicate their design thinking.
Additional Costs: Students may choose to purchase extra materials above the Materials and Services Fee
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion A
Developing Ideas
Criterion B
Creating the Solution
Criterion C
Evaluating
Criterion D
Future Study at NMHS
Year 9 Jewellery Design, Year 9 CAD,
Year 9 Clothing and Textiles, Year 9 Food and Nutrition
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
198
Year 9 Digital Technologies
Technology Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two units from the Technology Learning Area in Year 9
Description
This course will give you an introduction to both relational databases and app development. Students will have the opportunity to apply their
computational thinking and coding skills in practical ways.
Did you know that 80% of time spent on mobile devices is spent using apps? Apps are becoming the dominant form of digital interaction. Ever
wondered how to develop an app? Then this might be the course for you.
And what would the world be like without databases? You may not know it, but data bases permeate every aspect of our lives. Ever browsed
through your friends list via social media? Purchased something online? Borrowed a book from a library? Made a booking for an event?
These are examples of databases in use. Very few organisations exist without databases. Anyone with an understanding of this area will be
one step ahead.
In this course, students are introduced to MIT App Inventor and MS Access. Students will use computational thinking skills to develop both
relational databases and apps. Peer tutoring and group learning are all key components of success in Digital Technologies.
Students use the Design Cycle, a process approaching industry standard, to design, develop and test their programs.
Additional Costs: A USB memory stick is required for backing up files. Earphones are required so that students can test audio elements in
their programs.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Programming for Real Life Applications,
Year 9/10 DigiTech Girls, Year 10 STEMSEL
Stage 1 and 2 Information Technology
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Ms Westerhoff
199
Year 9 & Year 10 DigiTech Girls
Technology Curriculum
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MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Female students in either Year 9 or 10
Programming for Real Life Applications
Description:
This course provides an opportunity for girls to design and build apps, learn coding and programming in a girls only class.
Do you want to change the world? Ever considered designing and building apps, or other products, to improve human and environmental wellbeing?
Programming (or coding) skills are fundamental to careers of the future. More than this, most careers of the future will expect their workers to
have skills in this area, even if they are not employed directly as ‘programmers’. Yet few girls have been choosing programming as a subject.
Imagine the products that may never be developed unless girls get in this space! The aim of this course is to introduce girls to this very important
skill through a ‘making a difference’ approach. Girls in this space will become the ‘super heroes’ of the future and make a difference.
This course has been aligned to the Tech Girls Movement, a non-profit organisation aimed at changing the world. It recognizes that this industry
needs people of all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of different backgrounds, with differing knowledge bases and areas of expertise. Every
individual has the opportunity to unleash their creativity to change the world in ways we can only imagine.
The Tech Girls Movement’s goal is to support the development of a more diverse IT workforce, ultimately resulting in better technology for
society. So, to all of you girls out there who want to make people’s lives easier through technology, and who want to be part of creating the future
of the world, then …
Your challenge, should you accept it...is to join this class and become a DigiTech Girl!
Additional Costs:
A USB memory stick is required for backing up files.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 and 2 Information Technology
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Ms Westerhof
200
Year 9 Flashing Plastics (Electronics)
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Metal Technology, Wood Technology,
Jewellery Design, CAD
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two units from the Technology Learning Area in Year 9
Description
This course is aimed at further developing students’ skills in design and system electronics technologies. The course provides a solid foundation
for further studies in Design and Technology with a strong focus on the Design Process.
During this course students will have the opportunity to:
• Develop an understanding of, and skills in: workshop safety, protective equipment and teamwork.
• Use hand tools, plastics jointing methods, and an introduction to some portable power tools and workshop machinery.
• Heat, bend, pressure mould and fabricate plastic materials to achieve design solutions.
• Study simple electronic circuits – projects will be constructed and a variety of plastic materials shaped to contain them.
• A study of basic components, assembly techniques and project testing is integral to the course.
• Investigate imaginative circuit enclosures and flashing light applications.
• Practice some circuit board construction, soldering and simple fault-finding.
• Problem solving of project design, drawing interpretation and introductory CAD.
Additional Costs: Students may choose to purchase extra materials above the Materials and Services Fee
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Electronics, Year 10 STEMSEL
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
201
Year 9 Wood Technology
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Flashing Plastics (Electronics), Metal Technology,
Jewellery Design, CAD
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two units from the Technology Learning Area in year 9
Description
This semester unit is aimed at further developing students’ skills in design and construction technologies. The course provides a solid foundation
for further studies in Design and Technology with a strong focus on the Design Process.
During this course students will have the opportunity to:
• Develop an understanding of, and skills in: workshop safety, protective equipment and teamwork.
• Use hand tools, basic jointing methods, and an introduction to some portable power tools and workshop machinery.
• Prepare timber, investigate systems and apply surface finish materials in a safe and competent manner
• Design, construct, test and race a model CO2 dragster. Interschool CO2 Dragster competitions are held annually.
• Problem solving of project design, drawing interpretation and introductory CAD.
Additional Costs: Students may choose to purchase extra materials above the Materials and Services Fee
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 CAD, Year 10 Metal Fabrication,
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
202
Year 9 Metal Technology
Technology Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Flashing Plastics (Electronics), Wood Technology,
Jewellery Design, CAD
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two units from the Technology Learning Area in Year 9
Description
This semester unit is aimed at further developing students’ skills in design and construction technologies. The course provides a solid foundation
for further studies in Design and Technology with a strong focus on the Design Process.
During this course students will have the opportunity to:
• Develop an understanding of, and skills in: workshop safety, protective equipment and teamwork.
• Investigate and apply gas welding techniques to the joining of mild steel using fusion and braze welding methods in a safe manner.
• Practice safe use of the metal lathe and the basic processes of facing, parallel and taper turning.
• Measure, cut and fabricate sheet-metal to create a design solution.
• Develop skills in problem solving of project design, drawing interpretation and introductory CAD.
• Demonstrate ICT skills in effectively recording and communicating their design thinking.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 CAD, Year 10 Metal Fabrication,
Year 10 Woodwork 1/S
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
203
Year 9 Food and Nutrition
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two units from the Technology Learning Area in Year 9
Clothing and Textiles
Description
Food and Nutrition is a practical course with an emphasis on hygiene, safe food handling practices, nutrition and food preparation skills.
Throughout this course students will learn basic life skills that will enable them to independently work in the kitchen to produce healthy and
nutritious meals. Students develop basic food preparation skills by planning, creating and evaluating healthy nutritious dishes for adolescents
and families.
Topics covered in this course include:
• The Australian Dietary Guidelines
• Nutrients- What are they and why do we need them?
• Lifestyle choices
• Diet-related illnesses
• Vegetarian foods
• Health Concerns: Food Allergies and Intolerances
• Fad diets
• Commercial preparation and processing
• Family meal planning
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The MYP Design Cycle is used throughout the course, for critical analysis and problem solving. Students begin to independently generate and
manage design solutions within set constraints. Students are required to record, present and communicate their design thinking.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Food and Culture, Year 10 Food and Hospitality
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Mrs Stanton, Ms Rowe
,
204
Year 9 Clothing and Textiles
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Food and Nutrition
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two units from the Technology Learning Area in Year 9
Description
This course allows students to understand and learn how to use a domestic sewing machine and overlocker. Student will use a variety of sewing
techniques and equipment while applying basic designing, machining and construction skills to produce two major items.
Topics covered in the course are;
• Sewing skills and safety.
• Understanding the overlocker.
• Investigate and analyse fibres.
• How to draft a basic pattern.
• Selecting and understanding appropriate fabrics to use for a selected product.
• How to use a commercial pattern.
The MYP Design Cycle is used throughout the course, for critical analysis and problem solving. Students begin to independently generate and
manage design solutions within set constraints. Students are required to record, present and communicate their design thinking.
Additional Costs: Students may wish to bring their own fabric and patterns for garment construction at their own cost
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Fashion and You
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mrs Stanton
205
Year 9 & Year 10 Jewellery Design
Technology Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Wood Technology, Flashing Plastics
(Electronics), CAD, Metal Technology
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two units from the Technology Learning Area in Year 9.
Description
The aim of this subject is to provide students, and particularly girls, with an appealing entry into the world of design and manufacture through the
use of materials, equipment and emerging technologies to produce arrange of jewellery.
During this course students will have the opportunity to:
• Use traditional jewellery manufacturing techniques as well as modern processes such as laser cutting and 3D printing.
• Develop key skills in 3D modelling through the use of Adobe Illustrator and Inventor.
• Work with a range of materials, including polymer clay, MDF, plywood, copper, acrylic, veneer and resin.
• Connect with practicing jewellery artists, designers, manufacturers and retailers through excursions and guest speaking opportunities.
• Develop and create their own label and brand for their work.
• Use the Design Cycle process to create their own unique items of jewellery, which will then be reproduced through the manufacturing
process.
• Sell their work in retail space within the local community.
Additional Costs:
Students may choose to purchase extra materials above the Materials and Services Fee.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 CAD, Stage 1 Design and Technology subjects
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
206
Year 9 Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Technology Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Wood Technology, Flashing Plastics
(Electronics), Metal Technology, Jewellery Design
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Students may choose one or two units from the Technology Learning Area in Year 9.
Description
This course is aimed at further developing students’ skills in design and construction technologies. The course provides a solid foundation for
further studies in Computer Aided Design and production using technologies such as 3D printing.
During this course students will have the opportunity to:
• Apply the Design Cycle to create alternative solutions using current 3D design software.
• Develop graphic communication skills using Sketchup and Autodesk Inventor.
• Investigate new and traditional technologies, career pathways and impacts of high speed electronic communication.
• Demonstrate enhanced ICT skill sin documenting, presenting and communicating their design thinking.
• Problem solve project design, interpret 3D computer generated models and apply CAD solutions.
• Evaluate designs individually and in groups.
Additional Costs:
Nil
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 CAD, Year 10 Metal Fabrication,
Year 10 Woodwork 1/S
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
207
Year 10 Programming for Real Life Applications
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Photographic Imaging, CAD
Selection Information
Students need to have achieved a 4 or better in two of either Science, Maths or Technology.
Description:
This course will provide an introduction to the very important skill of programming. Students will have the opportunity to apply their
computational thinking and coding skills in a practical way.
Ever wondered how your games come to life on a computer screen? How your lights turn on with a sensor? These are examples of products
controlled by computers, designed and coded by ‘programmers’. Future career shortages will be in the area of programming. Anyone with
programming and computational thinking skills will be one step ahead.
In this course, students are introduced to the Python programming language. From making a simple text based game, to creating a solution to a
social problem with the Raspberry Pi and electronic components, to creating graphical computer games, students will use their programming
skills to develop products in a creative and unique way. For their Design Cycle Task, students will develop a product from one of these areas of
interest. Peer tutoring and group learning are all key components of success in programming.
Additional Costs:
A USB memory stick is required for backing up files.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 and 2 Information Technology
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Ms Westerhof
208
Year 10 Electronic Systems
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Woodwork 1/S, Woodwork 2,
Metal Fabrication, CAD
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Students may choose up to four units from the Technology Learning Area
Description
This program extends experiences of basic electronics and electricity, building on the general skills in soldering, component identification and
use, production of printed circuit boards, basic bread boards use, electronic investigation, historical development and production of electricity.
Students will have an opportunity to identify and work with a variety of electronic components. They will be given the opportunity to design,
construct, measure, test and evaluate simple circuits. Problem solving and fault finding is an important aspect of the course.
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An introduction to electronic components in circuits, soldering and construction skills.
Students assemble prototypes, practice basic fault finding and test a variety of circuits, e.g. LED light control circuit, alarm siren and
electronic model cars.
Topics include: electrical safety, alternative energy sources, household wiring, how electricity shapes our daily lives, the science behind
electricity, historical breakthroughs in electronics, Integrated Circuits, impacts upon the environment and simple electronic systems.
Students are encouraged to design, construct and evaluate electronic circuits and enclosures.
Introductory robotics and control technology is also undertaken.
Additional Costs: Students may choose to purchase extra materials above the Materials and Services Fee
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 and 2 Electrotechnology
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
209
Year 10 STEMSEL
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Programming for Real Life Applications,
Electronic Systems, Electrotechnology Part A
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Students need to have achieved a 4 or better in two of either Science Maths or Technology
Description
STEMSEL is a blended learning environment that teaches students computational thinking and focuses on the real world applications of problem
solving. Students will learn how to design, build and program microcomputer-embedded electronic solutions (microcontrollers) in response to
complex 21st century problems. Microcontrollers form the brains of digital electronics systems found in a wide range of industries, including the
automotive, telecommunications, biomedical, aviation, smart toys, power generation and defence industries. Social enterprise learning is at the
core of this course; students work on projects and develop practical products to improve human and environmental well-being. The course is
extremely effective in stimulating interest in integrated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in a Social Enterprise Learning
context (STEMSEL).
STEM courses have been designed to meet a need. By 2018, projections estimate the need for 8.65 million workers in STEM-related jobs in the
US alone (STEMconnector.org). Higher order thinking skills are developed in an engaging and relevant way using a hands-on approach.
Students can submit their STEMSEL projects into the Royal Adelaide Show each year (see the YouTube link at
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqRCA9O_Og0 ). The subjects is closely linked to the community-based STEMSEL Club run through eLabtronics
(stemsel.com).
Additional Costs: A USB memory stick is required for backing up files. May incur additional costs if public transport is used.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 and 2 Information Technology
Electrotechnology Part A
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
210
Electrotechnology Part A
20 SACE Credits
*Note - Able to commence at Year 10
Technology Curriculum
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Focus Capabilities
The Units of Competency undertaken in this course are
part of the VET Certificate 2 in Electrotechnology.
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Assumed Knowledge
Students are assumed to have a basic knowledge of electronic circuits and sound Maths skills
Prerequisite
Students may choose up to four units from the Technology Learning Area. Selection process based on an
Electronics and Maths test. Students must pass at least one.
Electrotechnology Part B
Description
The Units of Competency undertaken in this course form part of the Certificate 2 in Electrotechnology.
Qualifications provide grounding in safety and allow you to select, assemble, set up and maintain electronic devices by following prescribed
routines.
Students are able to commence this two year course at Year 10, enabling them to complete a SACE Stage 1 subject in Electrotechnology in
Year 10 and a SACE Stage 2 subject in Electrotechnology in Year 11.
Students will need to travel by public transport to or from our purpose-built Trade Training Centre on the Senior Campus once a week for a block
of 4 lessons. Upon successful completion of this subject, students will receive 20 credits towards their SACE; should they continue with
Electrotechnology Part B the following year, they will gain an additional 20 credits. By completing Electrotechnology Part A as a Year 10, and
Electrotechnology Part B as a Year 11, students will have the flexibility of being able to gain Units of Competency towards the Certificate 2 in
Electrotechnology, as well as selecting a course that will generate an ATAR at Stage 2.
Additional Costs: First Aid ($130.00), White Card Training ($130.00). May incur additional costs, if public transport is used.
Assessment
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through projects which enable the demonstration of skills in the following UNITS OF
COMPETENCY:
UEENEEE101A
20 Hours
Apply OHS regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEH102A
40 Hours
Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement components
UEENEEE102A
40 Hours
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104A
40 Hours
Solve problems in D.C. circuits (Part A)
140 Hours
Future Study at NMHS
Electrotechnology Part B
Total Hours
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Piantadosi
211
Year 10 Woodwork 1/S
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Woodwork 2, Metal Fabrication,
CAD, Electronic Systems
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Students may choose up to four units from the Technology Learning Area
Description
This construction technology unit is based on a series of experiences in which students investigate a range of equipment and timber products
and how they may be worked together to prepare, join and produce integrated design solutions. They would use a range of communication skills
to document design ideas and proposals in order to produce and evaluate systems to meet design criteria.
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Box type design and construction techniques, eg storage box.
Assembling and fitting a sliding drawer, eg paper towel dispenser
Safe use and handling of portable power tools such as the router and biscuit cutter.
Timber harvesting and conversion, environmental impacts and future developments.
Use jigs and assembly aids to improve speed and accuracy of fabrication.
Further techniques and applications of woodturning between centres.
Interpretation and production of working drawings/models and an appreciation of ergonomics and aesthetics in design.
Additional Costs: Students may choose to purchase extra materials above the Materials and Services Fee
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Year 10 Woodwork 2
Stage 1 Wood Technology
Stage 1 Contemporary Furniture
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
212
Year 10 Woodwork 2
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Woodwork 1/S, Metal Fabrication, Electronic Systems
Selection Information
Students may only select this unit if they have also enrolled in Woodwork 1/S.
Description
This construction technology unit is designed for the more able student who has successfully completed Year 10 Woodwork 1/S. Students will
investigate a range of equipment and timber products and how they may be worked together to prepare, join and produce integrated design
solutions. They would use a range of communication skills to document design ideas and proposals in order to produce and evaluate systems to
meet design criteria.
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Skills in frame type jointing and construction, e.g. for a coffee table, bar stool.
Greater involvement in project design, drawing, modelling, costing and problem solving.
Supervised use of machines to prepare, shape and joint material.
Assembly and clamping of components. Introduction to modern knock-down (K-D) fittings.
Steps in preparing for surface finishing, types of finishes and their application.
Additional Costs: Students may choose to purchase extra materials above the Materials and Services Fee
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Contemporary Furniture
Stage 1 Wood Technology
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
213
Year 10 Metal Fabrication
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Woodwork 1/S, Woodwork 2, Electronic Systems, CAD
Selection Information
Students may choose up to four units from the Technology Learning Area
Description
This construction technology unit is based on a series of tasks in which students investigate a range of equipment and metal products and how
they may be worked together to prepare, join and produce integrated design solutions. They would use a range of communication skills to
document design ideas and proposals, in order to produce and evaluate systems to meet design criteria.
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Gas welding skills, techniques and knowledge development
Safe use and handling of portable electric tools and welding equipment
Design and fabrication in sheet metal – bending and joining methods.
Metal machining, thread cutting and working to close tolerances.
Introduction to heavier construction using Electric Arc and MIG welding.
Design of some individual projects involving problem solving, working drawings, cutting/costing lists, use of jigs and flame cutting of mild
steel.
Casting of metal as a manufacturing process is investigated and discussed.
Additional Costs: Students may choose to purchase extra materials above the Materials and Services Fee
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Contemporary Furniture
Stage 1 Wood Technology
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
214
Year 10 Food and Culture
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Food and Hospitality, Fashion and You
Selection Information
Students may choose up to four units from the Technology Learning Area
Description
This unit has an emphasis on investigating and preparing foods from various cultures and exploring the diverse nature of our school community
through practical based activities. Students will develop safe food handling skills, hygiene practices and food preparation, presentation and
service skills. Weekly cooking practicals will allow students to gain confidence in the kitchen and discover how to use various ingredients from
around the world.
Topics covered in this course include:
• Food from around the world.
• Our Food Choices.
• Indigenous Foods and Bush Tucker.
• Australian Food in the Early Colonies.
• Australian Food in the 19th and 20th Centuries
• Australian Food Today.
• Fusion Food.
The MYP Design Cycle is used throughout the course, for critical analysis and problem solving. Students begin to independently generate and
manage design solutions within set constraints. Students are required to record, present and communicate their design thinking.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Food and Hospitality
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Shepherd
Senior Campus: Ms Ashby
215
Year 10 Food and Hospitality
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Fashion and You, Food and Culture
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Students may choose up to four units from the Technology Learning Area
Description
This unit has an emphasis on investigating and developing skills related to the hospitality industry. Students will practice safe food handling skills,
hygiene practices, food preparation and service skills as required for the hospitality industry.
Topics covered in this course include:
• OSH&W
• Cooking terminology & techniques
• Classifying equipment
• Knife handling skills/Precision cutting
• Recipe Interpretation
• Taste & Flavour
• Work flow plans & costing a recipe
• Methods of cookery
• Stocks, soups & sauces
• Entrée, mains and desserts
• Menu planning
The MYP Design Cycle is used throughout the course, for critical analysis and problem solving. Students begin to independently generate and
manage design solutions within set constraints. Students are required to record, present and communicate their design thinking.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Food and Hospitality
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Shepherd
Senior Campus: Ms Ashby
216
Year 10 Fashion and You
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Food and Culture, Food and Hospitality
Selection Information
Students may choose up to four units from the Technology Learning Area
Description
This unit is a practical course with a focus on designing, making and evaluating the construction of textile articles. Students will undertake two major
assignments where they will plan, design and create a textile product and an item of clothing for themselves. Student will use a wide variety of sewing
and craft techniques to assist in their production of their product.
Skills taught & topics covered in this course include:
• Applique, quilting, machine embroidery and other various craft related skills
• Taking up hems
• Inserting zips and button holes
• Sewing safety
• Fabric terms and weaves
• Environmentally friendly fashion
• Using a commercial pattern
• Finishing off processes and fastenings
• Selecting suitable fabrics
• Understanding fabric production
The MYP Design Cycle is used throughout the course, for critical analysis and problem solving. Students begin to independently generate and
manage design solutions within set constraints. Students are required to record, present and communicate their design thinking.
Additional Costs: Nil. Students may want to bring their own fabric and patterns for garment construction at their own cost.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Shepherd
217
Year 10 Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Woodwork 1/S, Woodwork 2, Metal Fabrication,
Electronic Systems
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Student may choose up to three units from the Technology Learning Area
Description
This course is aimed at developing students’ skills in design, engineering and manufacturing using 3D CAD. The course provides a solid
foundation for studies in Computer Aided Design and production using technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting.
During this course students will have the opportunity to:
• Apply the Design Cycle to create alternative solutions using current 3D design software.
• Develop graphic communication skills using Autodesk Inventor software to create 3D parts, assemblies and realistic photographic
presentations.
• Investigate emerging technologies and their impact in solving real world problems.
• Demonstrate enhances ICT skills in documenting, presenting and communicating their design thinking.
• Problem solve project design, interpret 3D computer generated models and apply CAD solutions.
• Evaluate designs individually and in groups.
Autodesk Inventor is an industry standard 3D modelling and prototyping package which will allow students to create 3D prototypes, present their
designs as drawings and presentations.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Computer Aided Design and Drawing
Stage 2 Advanced Engineering
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
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Middle Campus: Ms Rowe
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Year 10 Photographic Imaging
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
MYP Learning Area
Technology
Selection Information
Students may choose up to four units from the Technology Learning Area
CAD, Programming for Real Life Applications
Description
This unit is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of photographic imaging and its associated issues. It has a strong focus on the
Design Cycle.
During this course students will have the opportunity to:
• Acquire the knowledge and skills in photographic processes, digital cameras and modern techniques, with an emphasis on contemporary
technology.
• Investigate aspects of good photographic composition
• Develop skills in capturing images by means of excursions and photographic projects.
• Learn to handle photographic equipment in a safe and practical manner.
• Gain an understanding of traditional darkroom technology, although the main emphasis will embrace current photographic techniques using
modern computer facilities.
• Use software to design and modify graphics for montages and/or web pages.
• Problem-solve using the Design Cycle
• Demonstrate skills approaching industry or community practice in effectively recording and communicating their design thinking
Additional Costs: This subject will involve excursions to capture images for photographs and projects. There may be a cost of $20.00 involved.
Assessment
Assessment is against the IBMYP Technology Criteria.
Criterion A
Inquiring and Analysing
Criterion B
Developing Ideas
Criterion C
Creating the Solution
Criterion D
Evaluating
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 1 Digital Imaging
Stage 2 Photographic Imaging
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Maximum 8
Contact Teacher
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Lee
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Stage 1 Information Technology S
10 Credits
Technology Curriculum
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Focus Capabilities
Learning, Communication, Citizenship, Work
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil (programming knowledge advantageous)
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Information Technology 1 and 2
Description
In Information Technology S, students learn how computer-based systems work to collect and process data, and transmit and produce
information. Students actively engage in developing their own computer-based systems to solve problems, and interact with and analyse others.
It is organised into the following two topics: Computer Systems and Application Programming.
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In Computer Systems, students develop an understanding of a computer system and its importance in supporting and developing computerbased applications.
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In Application Programming, students develop an understanding of programming by constructing an application that accepts input from, and
interacts with, the user to produce outcomes. Students use the problem-solving approach of the systems development life cycle to build an
application program.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Folio
60% Computer Systems Tests (Written and Practical).
Application and Skills Task
20%
Programming Tasks.
Project
20%
Developing a program using the Program Development Life Cycle.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Information Technology
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Ms Westerhoff
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe
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Stage 1 Information Technology 1 and 2
20 Credits
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Information Technology S
Focus Capabilities
Learning, Communication, Citizenship, Work
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil (programming knowledge advantageous)
Prerequisite
A level 4 or better in either Year 10 Mathematics or Year 10 Programming for Games and Entertainment
Description
In Information Technology 1 and 2, students learn how computer-based systems work to collect and process data, and transmit and produce
information. Students actively engage in developing their own computer-based systems to solve problems, and interact with and analyse others.
It is organised into the following two topics: Computer Systems, Application Programming, Website Programming and Relational Databases.
• In Computer Systems, students develop an understanding of a computer system and its importance in supporting and developing computerbased applications.
• In Application Programming, students develop an understanding of programming by constructing an application that accepts input from, and
interacts with, the user to produce outcomes. Students use the problem-solving approach of the systems development life cycle to build an
application program.
• In Website Programming, students develop an understanding of programming in a client-sided web environment by developing a system that
allows a high level of interactivity through the input of data and resultant program outcomes.
• In Relational Databases, students investigate how databases management systems are used. Students use the problem-solving approach of
the systems development life cycle to build a relational database system.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Folio
60% Computer Systems Tests (Written and Practical).
Application and Skills Task
20%
Programming Tasks.
Project
20%
Developing a program using the Program Development Life Cycle.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Information Technology
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Ms Westerhoff
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe
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Electrotechnology Part A
20 SACE Credits
Technology Curriculum
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Focus Capabilities
The Units of Competency undertaken in this
course are part of the VET Certificate 2 in
Electrotechnology.
Assumed
Knowledge
Students are assumed to have a basic knowledge of electronic circuits and sound Maths skills
Prerequisite
Selection process based on an Electronics and Maths test. Students must pass at least one
Related
Subjects
Electrotechnology Part B
Description
The Units of Competency undertaken in this course form part of the Certificate 2 in Electrotechnology.
Qualifications provide grounding in safety and allow you to select, assemble, set up and maintain electronic devices by following prescribed
routines.
This course will be delivered in our purpose-built Trade Training Centre on the Senior Campus.
Additional Costs: First Aid ($130.00), White Card Training ($130.00)
Assessment
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through projects which enable the demonstration of skills in the following UNITS OF
COMPETENCY:
UEENEEE101A
20 Hours
Apply OHS regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
UEENEEH102A
40 Hours
Repairs basic electronic apparatus faults by replacement components
UEENEEE102A
40 Hours
Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components
UEENEEE104A
40 Hours
Solve problems in D.C. circuits (Part A)
140 Hours
Future Study at NMHS
Electrotechnology Part B
Total Hours
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe. Mr Robertson
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Piantadosi
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Stage 1 Wood Technology
10 Credits
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Personal development, work, and learning.
Assumed
Knowledge
Skills and knowledge students are assumed to have basic practical skills
Prerequisite
Nil
Stage 1 Contemporary Furniture
Description
In this subject students develop the ability to identify, create, initiate and develop products and processes. Students learn to use tools and
materials safely and competently to complete a product. They explore technologies in both contemporary and historical settings, and analyse the
impacts of technology, including social, environmental and sustainable consequences.
The focus area for this subject is Material Products – students use a range of manufacturing technologies such as tools, machines, equipment
specific to furniture design.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations Folio
30% Task: Designing a bedside unit / forestry sustainability.
Skills and Applications Tasks
20%
3 tasks
Manufactured Board Selection
Fasteners – Mechanical/Polymer
Surface Finishing Systems
Product
50%
Design and make furniture products
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Furniture Design and Construction
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Piantadosi, Mr Evans
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Stage 1 Contemporary Furniture
10 Credits
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Personal development, work, and learning.
Assumed
Knowledge
Skills and knowledge students are assumed to have basic practical skills
Prerequisite
Nil
Stage1 Wood Technology
Description
Through the study of Design and Technology, students develop the ability to identify, create, initiate and develop products and processes to
competently complete a contemporary furniture product.
Students will:
• Design contemporary furniture, taking into account working properties of manufactured board.
• Learn to select appropriate construction methods for contemporary furniture.
• Use fixed machines and portable power tools safely.
• Compare and analyse appropriate materials for their Major Project.
The focus area for this subject is Material Products. The emphasis is appropriate use of materials such as plywood, MDF and fasteners.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations Folio
30% Designing a utility container/ issues with manufactured board.
Skills and Applications Tasks
20%
Timber joints and surface finishing systems.
Product
50%
Design and make storage products.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Furniture Design and Construction
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Piantadosi, Mr Evans
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Stage 1 Computer Aided Design and Drawing (CAD)
10 Credits
Technology Curriculum
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Focus Capabilities
Personal development, work, and learning
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Stage 1 Digital Imaging
Description
The Computer Aided Design and Drawing unit will provide students with the opportunity to design produce and evaluate sophisticated 3D
solutions with industry standard CAD software.
Students will:
• Explore a range of product development using the CAD system.
• Apply international drawing standards and systems used in professional work such as architecture, interior design, engineering and
construction
• Design, test and produce 3D prototypes using 3D printers and laser cutters
• Learn how to use the CAD system to transfer data for 3D printing and CNC machining of final products
• Present in their folio sophisticated rendered images to communicate product development and assembly
Autodesk Inventor is an industry standard 3D modelling and prototyping package which will allow students to create 3D prototypes, drawings and
presentations. Student versions of the software will be available for home use to provide opportunity for skill development.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Investigations Folio
30% Using the design process to develop a 3D product and presentation.
Skills and Applications Tasks
20%
CAD skills, concepts of work flow.
Product
50%
Final product presentation (digital and print) and evaluation.
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Design and Technology
Stage 2 Advanced Engineering
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
Senior Campus: Mr Evans
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Stage 1 Digital Imaging
10 Credits
Technology Curriculum
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Focus Capabilities
Personal development, work, and learning
Assumed
Knowledge
Nil
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Description
The Digital Imaging unit will provide students with the opportunity to design, produce and evaluate sophisticated photographic images with digital
DSLR cameras and industry standard software (Adobe Photoshop).
Students will:
• Explore creative camera techniques.
• Apply principles of composition and photographic techniques.
• Learn how to use Photoshop’s advanced and creative tools
• Present in their folio sophisticated images to communicate product development and presentation
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 1 is school-based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Folio
30% Design Brief, Issues Investigations
Product
40%
Production of a Graphic Communication exhibiting their results
Skills and Application
30%
Camera Technique Practice, Materials Investigation
Future Study at NMHS
Stage 2 Digital Photography
Contact Teachers
Middle Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Robertson
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe
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Stage 2 Information Technology
20 Credits
Technology Curriculum
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Focus
Capabilities
Assumed
Knowledge
Communication, Work, Citizenship,
Learning
Prerequisite
A ‘C’ grade or better in Stage 1 Information Technology, including the exam.
Related Subjects
Stage 2 Information Processing and Publishing
Nil (programming knowledge advantageous)
Description
In Information Technology, students learn how computer-based systems work to collect and process data, and transmit and produce
information. Students actively engage in developing their own computer-based systems to solve problems, and interact with and analyse
others. Stage 2 Information Technology consists of four topics: Computer and Communication Systems, Information Systems, Application
Programming and Relational Databases.
In Computer and Communication Systems, students develop an understanding of computer and communication systems concepts that
underpin computer devices and how these concepts apply to networks.
In Information Systems, students develop an understanding of an information system by considering how the elements interact and
impact on society. The application of knowledge and concepts helps the developer to build a system that meets the needs of the user.
In Application Programming, students develop an understanding of programming by constructing an application that accepts input from,
and interacts with, the user to produce outcomes. Students use the problem-solving approach of the systems development life cycle to
build an application program.
In Relational Databases, students investigate how databases management systems are used. Students use the problem-solving
approach of the systems development life cycle to build a relational database system.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Folio
20%
Written Tests.
Application and Skills Tasks
30%
Programming and Relational Database Skills Tasks.
Project
20%
Developing a program using the Program Development Life Cycle.
External Assessment
30%
A two hour external examination.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe
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Electrotechnology Part B
20 Credits
Technology Curriculum
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Focus Capabilities
The Units of Competency undertaken in this
course are part of the VET Certificate 2 in
Electrotechnology.
Assumed
Knowledge
Students are assumed to have a basic knowledge of the Units of Competency covered in Stage 1 Electrotechnology
Prerequisite
A satisfactory pass in Electrotechnology Part A
Related
Subjects
Stage 2 Electronic Systems
Description
The Units of Competency undertaken in this course are part of a Certificate 2 in Electrotechnology.
Qualifications provide grounding in safety and allow you to select, assemble, set up and maintain electronic devices by following prescribed
routines.
Assessment
Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through projects which enable the demonstration of skills in the following
UNITS OF COMPETENCY:
UEEENEEE038B
20 Hours
Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan
UEENEEA102A
20 Hours
Select electronic components for assembly
UEENEEE104A
40 Hours
Solve problems in D.C. circuits (Part B)
UEENEEE179A
20 Hours
Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities
UEENEEC001B
20 Hours
Maintain documentation
UEENEEE137A
20 Hours
Document and apply measures to control OHS risks associated with electrotechnology work
140 Hours
Total Hours
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Piantadosi
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Stage 2 Electronic Systems
20 Credits
Technology Curriculum
Home
Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Personal development, work and learning
Assumed
Knowledge
Students are assumed to have basic practical skills
Prerequisite
A pass in Electrotechnology Part A
Description
Through the study of Design and Technology, students develop the ability to identify, create, initiate and develop products, processes and
systems. Students learn to use tools, materials and systems safely and competently to complete a product. They also analyse the impacts of
technology, including social, environmental and sustainable consequences.
Content
The focus area for this subject is Systems and Control Products; students use devices such as electrical, electronic and mechanical
components, including control devices, to design and make products. Students may use scale models that have electrical, electronic,
mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and interface components, including radio controlled devices, to design and make products.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Assessment Type
Weighting
Skills and Applications Tasks
20%
Theory Tests, Practical Exercises.
Product
50%
Design and make electronic products.
External Assessment
30%
Folio.
Contact Teacher
Senior Campus: Mr Piantadosi
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Stage 2 Furniture Design and Construction
20 Credits
Technology Curriculum
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Focus Capabilities
Material Products, Personal development,
work and learning
Related
Subjects
Assumed
Knowledge
Students are assumed to have basic practical skills
Prerequisite
Nil
Description
Design and Technology develops students’ abilities to identify, create, initiate and develop products, processes and systems. Students learn to
use tools, materials and equipment safely and competently to complete products designed in class. They explore the environmental and social
consequences of technologies.
Content
• Safe use of hand tools, power tools and industrial quality machinery.
• Use of computer costing software and CAD graphics.
• Skill development exercises
• Practice a range of contemporary and traditional timber joining processes.
• Accurate timber machining, wood turning and sliding drawer construction.
Additional Costs: Contribution towards the cost of take-home projects above $25.00 of materials allowance
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Skills and Applications Tasks
20%
Develop and application of skills associated with the production of the student design piece
of furniture. Investigate and analyse properties of potential materials to be used in
producing student piece of furniture.
Product
50%
Construction and evaluation of the piece of furniture designed by the student.
External Assessment
30%
Folio: Using the design process to develop a plan for making a piece of furniture.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Mr Evans, Ms Rowe
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Stage 2 Advanced Engineering
20 Credits
Technology Curriculum
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Related
Subjects
Focus Capabilities
Personal development, work and learning
Assumed
Knowledge
Students are assumed to have basic practical skills. STEMSEL, CAD, STEM for Sustainability and advantage
Prerequisite
Description
This course provides study in STEM, emphasising content that includes aspects of Engineering and Design, Industrial Design and Architectural
fields. It is intended to be appealing and accessible to a wide range of students with varying experiences and abilities.
Students develop skills and knowledge through the Skills and Application Tasks, and use the Design Process to design a Major and Minor
Product
Content:
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3D Prototype development using the systems development life-cycle
3D parametric modelling using Autodesk Inventor software
Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) output devices including;
o 3D printers and associated software
o Computer controlled CNC Milling machines and associated software
o Laser cutters
Additional Costs:
Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
Assessment Type
Weighting
Skills and Applications Tasks
20%
2 Skills and Application Tasks. 1 Materials Application Investigation
Product
External Assessment
50%
30%
1 Major Product: Student Design. 1 Minor Product: A component of the Student Design.
2000 Word Folio: Documentation of product design process and evaluation
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Mr Evans, Ms Rowe
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Stage 2 Digital Photography
20 Credits
Technology Curriculum
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Focus Capabilities
Personal development, work and learning
Assumed
Knowledge
Basic Digital Imaging skills
Prerequisite
Nil
Related
Subjects
Description
Digital Imaging is a Design and Technology subject where students develop photography and graphic design skills. Students develop skills in
using a DSLR Camera to take photos, and digital manipulation and enhancement of images using Adobe Photoshop. They develop skills and
knowledge through the Skills and Application Tasks, and use the Design Process to design a Major and Minor Product.
Content
• Advanced use of Adobe Photoshop and other editing software.
• Completing the various stages of the Design Process to create a Photographic Major and Minor Product.
• Editing and manipulating various captured images.
• Completing Skills and Application tasks, which involve capturing own images using DSLR Cameras and editing/enhancing/manipulating
images using Adobe Photoshop.
• Exploring and analyzing materials and their specifications.
• Investigating and analyzing existing products, focusing on their environmental impact, applied processes, style and applied skills.
Additional Costs: Nil
Assessment
Assessment at Stage 2 is externally moderated. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
School-based Assessment
Weighting
Skills and Applications Tasks
20%
2 Skills and Application Tasks. 1 Materials Application Investigation.
Product
50%
1 Major Product: Photographic Calendar. 1 Minor Product: Advertisement.
External Assessment
30%
2000 Word Folio: Documentation of product design process and evaluation.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Rowe, Mr Schutt
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STAGE 1 BRIDGING COURSE
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The Bridging Course will be offered to students who have not satisfactorily met
prerequisites for a full course at Stage 1.
Description
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To provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully participate in Senior Secondary
programs and/or work/further education.
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To support students in their transition to the senior secondary years and provide the opportunity for successful SACE completion.
Content
The Bridging Course will consist of seven units of work:
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Essential English (20-credit subject)
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Essential Mathematics (10-credit subject)
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Personal Learning Plan (10-credit compulsory subject)
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Workplace Practices (10-credit subject)
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Information Processing & Publishing (10-credit subject)
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Choice units (2 x 10-credit subjects)
and /or/ negotiated VET programs.
Assessment
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As per the individual requirements of each subject outline.
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Lesson attendance rate of 90% or better.
Future Study
• Successful completion of the Bridging Course will enable students to select a full Stage 1 course for Semester 2.
• The identification of other educational options will be negotiated for students who do not satisfactorily meet the requirements of the Bridging
Course.
Contact Teachers
Senior Campus: Ms Kotrotsos, Mr D Carter, Mr Naylor, Ms Jacobs
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Community Learning
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Community Learning
Community learning is a recognition process that enables students to earn SACE credits for learning undertaken in the community. Community
learning enables a student’s learning in a non-formal and/or non-accredited program to contribute towards their SACE.
The SACE Board recognises two kinds of community learning:
• Community Developed Programs
Many community organisations develop and accredit their own programs, and many of these are eligible for recognition towards the
SACE. Examples of such programs include Australian Music Examinations Board, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and the SA Country
Fire Service.
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Self-directed Community Learning such as taking care of a family member, supporting a refugee family or volunteering for a
community project, eg planning and coordinating community or recreational events. To gain recognition for this kind of community
learning, students need to show evidence about what they have learnt.
The process for students to have their self-directed community learning considered for recognition as part of their SACE involves the student
filling in an application form and attending an interview.
Students who are applying for credits at Stage 1 may be interviewed by a school-based assessor, however, schools may request a SACE Board
assessor to undertake the interview.
Students who are applying for Stage 2 units, or combinations of credits at Stage 1 and units at Stage 2, will be interviewed by both a Boardtrained school-based assessor and a SACE Board assessor.
Students should see their Sub School Head to discuss applying for these credits.
For further information about Community Learning including Frequently Asked Questions go to www.sace.sa.edu.au/learning/communitylearning.
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VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET)
EAST ADELAIDE SCHOOL’S CLUSTER
2017 VET INFORMATION
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What is VET?
VET refers to the national vocational qualifications that are endorsed by industry. VET courses deliver industry-endorsed units of competence
from nationally endorsed training packages.
VET courses provide students with the opportunity to:
• Personalise their learning pathways.
• Develop and practice business and industry specific skills, often including on the job structured workplace learning.
• Work to attain nationally accredited certification against the Australian Qualifications Training Framework while still at school.
• Achieve their South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) through diverse and rigorous learning experiences.
EASC overview
The East Adelaide School’s Cluster (EASC) represents the collaborative partnership and regional provision of Vocational Education and Training
(VET) across all schooling sectors in the East of Adelaide. Comprising 18 schools and a range of training partners, the EASC compile courses
that compliment student interests, school specialisations, regional and national skill shortage areas and experiences that lead to the
development of transferable skills. For 2017 the EASC continues to offer a broad range of courses across a variety of learning environments for
senior students to study.
When and where will the training occur?
• EASC schools have made the commitment to host most programs on a Thursday,
• VET courses will be held across a range of settings from schools, purpose built skill centres, TAFE sites, on-the-job or a combination.
How do I get more information?
More information on each course is available from the EASC website - www.easc.org.au
Complete the Expression of Interest form from the website and give it to your School Counsellor or Sub School Manager for consideration.
If your area of interest is not offered by EASC, contact the Senior Campus School Counsellor for other options.
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VET Courses are available in a range of areas including:
Animal Studies
Automotive
Business Administration
Construction
Early Education and Care
Electronics
Engineering
Fashion Design
Fitness Training
Graphic Design
Hair & Beauty
Health Services Assistance
Horticulture
Hospitality
Information, Digital Media and Technology
Media
Visual Art
Contact Teacher: Senior Campus Ms Chesson
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