Curriculum Guides  |  Year 10 Curriculum Guide

Year 10 Curriculum Guide

For Year 9 students entering Year 10

Introduction to the Senior Years

This guide describes the learning offered for Year 10 students at Adelaide Botanic High School in 2023 as they move from Middle Schooling to their Senior Years, where the foundation preparation for the SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) begins. As students’ progress from Year 9 to 10 there is a greater range of learning choice available. Selection of courses at this level is an important step in shaping each young person’s future learning and pathways and requires careful consideration.

The Personal Learning Plan (PLP), which is a compulsory 10-credit subject in SACE Stage 1, will be the first SACE subject that students undertake. They will become familiar with the range of SACE learning options, learn the terminology used to describe senior school curriculum and understand the requirements of the SACE and VET (Vocational Education Training).

We will be working with students and families throughout the year to develop an understanding of the SACE. The SACE Board website is a good starting point for information.

We expect students to explore learning choices that give them every opportunity to achieve success for their dreams and goals.

Alistair Brown
Principal

Adelaide Botanic High School - Principal - Alistair Brown

Process for Subject Selection

WEEK 5Studio One: Subject selection focus and preparing for Learning Pathway Conferences
Curriculum Guide is released online
Pathway Expo for students
WEEK 6Online subject selection opens in Web Preferences
Pathway planning information for parents of Year 9 students
WEEK 7Studio One: Subject selection focus and preparing for Learning Pathway Conferences
WEEK 8Learning Pathway Conferences

Year 10 Curriculum

Choice in the Senior Years is a significant feature of the curriculum at Adelaide Botanic High School, providing options that enable students to succeed.

Science, Mathematics, English, History, Health and PE are the required Australian Curriculum learning areas at Year 10 with other learning areas optional.

Students will access the required learning areas in the following way:

STEM
Mathematics and Science
2 semesters

Global Perspectives
English and History
2 semesters

Lifestyle Choices
Health and PE
1 semester

Choices
5 semesters

Futures Ready
Personal Learning Plan (PLP)
Embedded across curriculum

 

Global Perspectives

Through an interdisciplinary approach Global Perspectives enhances the study of English and History, underpinned by a strong focus on literacy.

In second semester Year 10 students will have the opportunity to choose from a range of subjects within the disciplines of English and History.

Students will develop an understanding of different identities and perspectives expressed in oral, written and multimedia texts. They will gain an awareness of self as a member of interconnected and overlapping communities and how this influences responses to global issues.

English (Global Perspectives) Pathways

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English (Global Perspectives)  |  Year 10

English

For Semester 2 English, students choose one term-long unit from Group A and one term-long unit from Group B. 

Student Experience (Group A)

Graphic Novels

Do you love comics, anime and manga?

In this unit you will discover the features and conventions of graphic texts and learn how authors develop complex characters and plots. You will have the opportunity to create your own graphic text using the knowledge you have gained from this unit.

This course is designed for students who wish to study SACE Stage 1 Essential English or English.

Stranded

Can you imagine what it would be like to be stranded on a desert island or out at sea?

In this unit students examine a range of popular texts related to stories about people who were lost, forgotten or left behind. They will explore the way authors and filmmakers develop characters and setting before producing their own creative piece in a format of their choice.

This course is designed for students who wish to study SACE Stage 1 English Pre-Literary Studies or English.

Adaptations from Book to Film

How often have you read a book, then watched the film version and been disappointed?

In this unit students will analyse and compare the film and novel versions of some of the world’s best-known stories.

This course is recommended for students who wish to study SACE Stage 1 Essential English or English.

Future Worlds

How much power should governments have?

Imagine living in a world where everything we do is controlled, where the ruling class living in the Capitol forces the rest of the country to send children to compete in Hunger Games.

In this unit you will study a dystopian novel chosen from a range of texts.

This course is designed for students who wish to study SACE Stage 1 English.

Student Experience (Group B)

Hashtags and Headlines

What grabs your attention?

In this unit students examine a variety of media platforms including print media, social media and advertising in order to examine the way in which they connect to their audience. They will then choose a specific field of their choice and create a relevant media text.

This course is designed for students who wish to study SACE Stage 1 Essential English or English.

Poets and Playwrights

Do you enjoy poetry? Do you like to look deeper into a text analysing characters and themes?

This unit looks at a variety of poets and playwrights including Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and Kath Walker. Emphasis is placed on reading, reviewing and analysing more complex classic and contemporary texts.

This course is recommended for students who wish to study SACE Stage 1 English Pre-Literary Studies.

So You Want to be a Writer?

What makes a good writer?

In this unit you will examine a range of short texts and focus on the techniques used by authors to engage an audience. You will then create your own short story using the techniques and understandings you have gained.

This course is designed for students who wish to study SACE Stage 1 English.

The Power of Manipulation

How does advertising influence my decisions?

How do lobby groups gain supporters?

In this unit you will examine a range of advertisements focusing on the techniques used to influence an audience and explore some recent protest movements. You will then have the opportunity to create your own advertisement in the format of your choice and work collaboratively to plan a campaign on an issue you are passionate about.

This course is designed for students who wish to study SACE Stage 1 English.

Assessment

Create and respond to a variety of text options.

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester (Semester 2)

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
English is a required course in Year 10.

HASS (Global Perspectives) Pathways

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Global Perspectives

How do global conflicts lead to mass migration of people?

How do individuals spark movements that have a lasting impact on the world?

Student Experience

Students study World War II as a case study identifying key events and figures, for example, the Holocaust, the rise of the Nazi Party, the Atomic Bomb and the Kokoda Trail. Choosing an area of interest, students explore the stories of people involved through a variety of text types.

The civil rights movements both in Australia and overseas were personified by the most creative and persuasive people of our times.

Through the examination of powerful speeches and influential songs students will understand how key individuals were able to effect change.

Course Information

Assessment
Create and respond to a variety of text options.

Course Length
1 Semester (Semester 1)

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
Global Perspectives (English and History) is a required course in Year 10.

HASS (Global Perspectives)  |  Year 10

Pathway to Politics

Are you interested in becoming a politician or a lawyer? If you are, then this course is for you.
Do you value the right to protest issues that you feel strongly about? For example, Black Lives Matter’ or ‘Climate Change’.

Student Experience

In this unit students will follow a case study from grassroots to the court.

Students will consider what it means to be an active citizen living in a democracy including our shared values and beliefs.

Assessment

  • Inquiry-based task
  • Participation in a debate on a current issue

Key Information

Course Length
1 Term

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
Pathway to Politics may be paired with Boomers to Zoomers or Lessons Learned from the Pandemic to create a semester course.

HASS (Global Perspectives)  |  Year 10

Boomers to Zoomers

Have you ever wondered what your grandparents got up to in their day?
Have you ever felt that young people today are unfairly judged?

Student Experience

Looking through the lens of music, sport and television this unit explores how culture has changed over the years.

Some of the areas for inquiry will include Beatlemania, the evolution of rap music, Woodstock, TV shows in the 70 that broke through censorship barriers as well as how sport has influenced popular culture.

Students will have the opportunity to focus on an area of interest and respond in a format of their choice.

Assessment

Inquiry-based task – interviews and surveys

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Term

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
Boomers to Zoomers may be paired with Revolution and Roosters or Pathway to Politics to create a semester course.

HASS (Global Perspectives)  |  Year 10

Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

Are you a zombie fan?
Do you think you have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse?
What challenges would you face? 
What resources would you need?
How would you thrive in a new world?

Student Experience

This unit looks at the emergency survival skills and plans students would need to survive a zombie apocalypse.

Students will explore the answers to inquiry questions such as ‘How would you manage people, places and resources to ensure they are sustainable?’ and ‘How might landscapes and population be your best friend or your worst enemy?’

Identifying and overcoming geographical and societal challenges will be a key part of this course. You need to survive – and look to the future to thrive!

Students will look at the difficulties of epidemics, modern-day survival skills, geographical challenges and sustainability for the future.

Assessment

  • Inquiry-based task
  • Practical
  • Data analysis

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Term

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
Lessons Learned from the Pandemic may be paired with Revolution and Roosters or Pathway to Politics to create a semester course.
Includes visits to local sites around the CBD.

HASS (Global Perspectives)  |  Year 10

Revolution and Roosters

How can fiction help us to learn from the past?
How does the bias of the author affect the interpretation of History?

Student Experience

Historical fiction is an increasingly popular genre. In this unit students will read the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell.

Students will study the causes of the Russian Revolution and the main groups and individuals involved by comparing the events leading up to the revolution to the plot and characters in Animal Farm.

Assessment

  • Inquiry-based task
  • Creative response

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Term

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
Revolution and Roosters may be paired with Boomers to Zoomers or Lessons Learned from the Pandemic to create a semester course.

HASS (Global Perspectives)  |  Year 10

Global Inquiry Project (Stage 1)

Students explore research practices to develop skills in undertaking research, such as planning their research, developing and analysing their data, and presenting their research findings.

Student Experience

This course provides students with opportunities to examine the purpose of research, explore a range of research approaches, and develop their investigative and inquiry skills in a topic of their own choice from a Global Perspectives-related area, such as:

  • History
  • Science
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Social science
  • Mathematics
  • Linguistics

Exploring research approaches

  • Develop a conceptual understanding of common approaches to research

Exploring research skills

  • Topic 1: Planning
  • Topic 2: Development
  • Topic 3: Synthesis
  • Topic 4: Review and evaluation

Assessment

Three folio tasks including:

  • Exploring research approaches
  • Creation and use of a research instrument
  • Analysis of research instrument

Two sources analysis tasks including:

  • Sources analysis
  • Synthesis of sources

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

SACE Credits
10

SACE Subject and Link
Research Practices

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
This is a valuable course to prepare you for success in SACE Stage 2 Research Project.

HASS (Global Perspectives)  |  Year 10

Shark Tank

Entrepreneurship is growing at an incredible rate and its importance in education is being recognised in building foundational skills for the 21st Century through developing critical and creative thinking and encouraging innovative approaches to problem solving.

Student Experience

The Shark Tank eSchool (STeS) program has been designed by MIE Lab in partnership with The University of Adelaide (UofA) to encourage students to think creatively and develop solutions to real world problems, while prototyping their ideas and pitching and presenting these to a panel of experts.

By equipping students with the skills, knowledge, understanding and personal capabilities to participate and successfully compete in a fast-paced global society, the students of today can build their own futures for tomorrow.

All students exhibit their ventures at a large venture showcase event and receive feedback from judges, including the opportunity to win cash and prizes and speak to a Shark Tank judge from the show.

Assessment

Shark Tank eSchool is mapped to the Business Innovation Stage 1 course.

  • Assessment Type 1: Business Skills
  • Assessment Type 2: Business Pitch

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

SACE Credits
10

SACE Subject and Link
Business Innovation

Prerequisites
Teacher, parent and student consultation required.

Additional Information
Visit Shark Tank eSchool for further information.

Language (Global Perspectives) Pathways

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Language (Global Perspectives)  |  Year 10

Chinese

Mastering the spoken language of Mandarin students will consolidate and build on the knowledge, vocabulary, structures and skills they have learned in the middle years.
They will learn how the language skills they are developing can help them in future work and travel opportunities.

Student Experience

The two key strands in Chinese are ‘understanding’ and ‘communication’. ‘Understanding’ develops skills with
understanding language and culture and ‘communication’ involves using the language for communicative purposes.

Assessment

Students are assessed against the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards.

Key Information

Subject Length
Full Year

Prerequisites
C grade or higher in Year 9 Chinese

Language (Global Perspectives)  |  Year 10

French

Fancy yourself furthering your French? C’est chic c’est cool c’est le français!
Students will consolidate and build on the knowledge, vocabulary, structures and skills they have learned over the past two years. They will learn how the language skills they are developing can help them in future work and travel opportunities. They will engage in cultural activities and excursions to enrich their understandings.

Student Experience

The two key strands in French are ‘understanding’ and ‘communication’. ‘Understanding’ develops skills with
understanding language and culture and ‘communication’ involves using the language for communicative purposes.

Assessment

Students are assessed against the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards

Key Information

Subject Length
Full Year

Prerequisites
C grade or higher in Year 9 French

Language (Global Perspectives)  |  Year 10

Japanese

Confident Conversations in Japanese. Students will consolidate and build on the knowledge, vocabulary, structures and skills they have learned over the past two years.
They will learn how the language skills they are developing can help them in future work and travel opportunities. They will engage in cultural activities and excursions to enrich their understanding.

Student Experience

The two key strands in Japanese are ‘understanding’ and ‘communication’.

‘Understanding’ develops skills with understanding language and culture and ‘communication’ involves using the language for communicative purposes.

Assessment

Students are assessed against the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards

Key Information

Subject Length
Full Year

Prerequisites
C grade or higher in Year 9 Japanese

Additional Information
There may be the option of going on a trip to Japan in the future

Lifestyle Choices

Lifestyle Choices supports students to develop the knowledge and understanding they require to make healthy, safe and active choices that will enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

Lifestyle Choices supports students to develop skills to understand how changing social  structures, community values, environmental issues and new technologies affect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Within the area of Lifestyle Choices there will be opportunity for deeper learning in  specialist areas such as, physical education and sports analytics, health, outdoor education and environmental science, food technology and hospitality.

Lifestyle Choices Pathways

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Lifestyle Choices  |  Year 10

Lifestyle Choices

How can we create and maintain a healthy lifestyle in an ever-changing world? 

Student Experience

Students will participate in a range of sports and activities that will encourage them to consider and develop a healthy lifestyle. They will also explore concepts that will further build their knowledge and understanding of personal and community health.

Topics covered will include:

  • Sport in the community
  • Personal fitness
  • Drug education
  • Diversity and inclusivity in sport

Assessment

  • Group tasks
  • Practical assessments
  • Assignments
  • Expo

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
Lifestyle Choices is a required course in Year 10.

Lifestyle Choices  |  Year 10

Sports Science

Is technology always the way to improve athletic performance? 

Student Experience

This course will allow students to develop skills to explore and analyse how sporting performance can be improved.

Students will be introduced to basic human physiology and biomechanics, along with learning about how skills are learnt and developed.

Data will be collected via a range of technologies and analysed to support improved athletic performance.

Topics covered may include:

  • Physiology and anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Movement and motion
  • Sports psychology

Assessment

  • Group task
  • Practical tasks
  • Assignments

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Lifestyle Choices  |  Year 10

Sport and Recreation

If you’re not playing sport competitively, what are some of the options for being involved in the sport and recreation industry?

Student Experience

This course provides students with an opportunity to participate in a range of recreational sports and activities in the local community.

Students will learn about event management by planning and delivering their own activity, or they will learn to coach by teaching younger students a game or activity.

Topics studied may include physical activity, sport in the community, coaching, sport administration, geocaching and bushwalking.

Topics covered will include:

  • Sport in the community
  • Fitness
  • Coaching and officiating
  • Sport administration
  • Sports injuries

Assessment

  • Group task
  • Practical tasks
  • Assignments

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Subject Fees
$50 (to cover entry fees to community sporting venues such as lawn bowls, swimming centre, archery)

Lifestyle Choices  |  Year 10

Outdoor Education

Do you want to escape to the great outdoors? If so, a bushwalking camp might get you excited.

Student Experience

In this course students will participate in a range of group dynamics activities, learn basic navigation skills and engage in a variety of outdoor experiences that will culminate in a bushwalking camp.

Students will develop leadership and personal organisation skills, as well as gain an understanding of respecting the natural environment.

Topics covered will include:

  • Group dynamics
  • Navigation skills
  • Aquatic activities
  • Bushwalking camp

Assessment

  • Group task
  • Folio task
  • Practical assignment
  • Assignment

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Subject Fees
Fee of $220 to cover bushwalking camp and excursions.

Lifestyle Choices  |  Year 10

Data Analytics in Sport

How can data be used within sport to compete against the all-mighty eye test? Can you always trust what you see, or are there secrets to be found when you really crunch the numbers?

Student Experience

Students will experience a variety of sports and be introduced to the various methods used to obtain data within sport. Students will select a sport of their choice and explore how the data is used to improve both individual and team performance.

Topics covered in this subject include:

  • Sport performance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Game review

Assessment

  • Practical assessment
  • Group task
  • Hypothesis task
  • Case study task

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Subject Fees
Excursions may be offered which may incur an additional cost.

Lifestyle Choices  |  Year 10

Food and Hospitality: Skills for Home and the Workplace

Have you ever wished you could chop an onion like a chef?
Improve your kitchen preparation and serving skills while learning how to safely prepare food that will have you feeling like a chef in your own kitchen. 

Student Experience

This is a highly practical course in which students will learn the importance of safe food handling processes and good nutrition by cooking recipes for themselves and others.

Students will explore the role that technology plays in food and nutrition and may develop their own recipes using the design process.

Topics covered will include:

  • Safe food practices
  • Nutrition
  • Food and technology
  • Hospitality skills

Assessment

  • Group tasks
  • Practical assessments
  • Journal
  • Assignments

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Lifestyle Choices  |  Year 10

Food and Hospitality: Food Sustainability

So, you think you know where your food comes from? 
Explore the notion of paddock to plate, and the nutritional impacts that this has on the food that we consume. 

Student Experience

Students will investigate the notion of ‘paddock-to-plate’ along with food sustainability, exploring the potential impact that food production has on nutrition.

Students will also further develop their kitchen skills by cooking a variety of different foods using fresh and seasonal produce.

Topics covered will include:

  • Safe food handling practices
  • Food production
  • Food sustainability
  • Food garden

Assessment

  • Group tasks
  • Practical assessments
  • Journal
  • Assignments

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Subject Fees
Excursions may be offered which may incur an additional cost.

Lifestyle Choices  |  Year 10

Cafe Culture

Is the way to a person’s heart always through a good cup of coffee? 

Student Experience

This course provides students who have an interest in Food and Hospitality the opportunity to hone their skills through creating and cooking recipes for a range of different audiences and events.

Students will learn the importance of safe food handling practices as well as serving food to customers using appropriate hospitality procedures. Students will also be introduced to the basics in barista skills.

Topics studied may include:

  • Food and entrepreneurship
  • Events and catering
  • Food and beverage presentation

Assessment

  • Group tasks
  • Practical assignments
  • Assignments

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Subject Fees
$50 (to cover some resources and ingredients required for this course. Some local excursions may be offered which may also incur an additional cost).

Lifestyle Choices  |  Year 10

Body, Mind and Soul

How does an individual’s decisions regarding their personal health affect their body, mind and soul and vice versa? 

Student Experience

This course provides students with an opportunity to explore how psychology, nutrition and physical activity complement each other to support the development and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle.

Topics covered will include:

  • Psychology
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Personal fitness

Assessment

  • Group tasks
  • Folios
  • Journals
  • Assignments

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Lifestyle Choices  |  Year 10

Health

Have you considered what it really means to look after your own health? 
How does your community influence your wellbeing? 

Student Experience

In this course students analyse factors that influence their identities, relationships and behaviours.

Students explore community health and critically analyse how attitudes and beliefs about diversity impact on connection and wellbeing.

Through a range of learning experiences, students will apply decision-making and problem-solving skills to enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.

Topics covered include:

  • Relationships and sexual health
  • Understanding mental health
  • Risk-taking behaviours
  • Community health
  • Health promotion

Assessment

  • Group task
  • Assignment
  • Folio
  • Journal

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Lifestyle Choices  |  Year 10

Child Studies

What does a child need to thrive at every stage of their development? 
Take an in-depth look at the stages of pregnancy and child development from preconception to pregnancy and birth and beyond.

Student Experience

Students analyse the impact and importance that play and technology have on child development and will explore the ever-changing needs of a child.

Topics covered include:

  • Stages of pregnancy
  • Milestones
  • Learning through play
  • Impact of technology and media

Assessment

  • Group tasks
  • Folio
  • Assignments

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Subject Fees
Excursions may be offered and may incur an additional cost.

The Arts

Embracing our value of community, students are supported and encouraged to connect with the arts in our immediate precinct and beyond through authentic learning design, enabling us to develop skilled communicators through visual and performing arts.

The school facilities provide an inspirational environment for students to explore, imagine, express, collaborate, challenge, observe, critique, exhibit and perform.

Whatever arts pathway our students decide to pursue, they will have a positive learning experience designed to engage and fulfil their creative aspirations.

The Arts Pathways

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The Arts  |  Year 10

Drama: The Show Must Go On

An in -depth look at contemporary theatrical works gives students the opportunities to investigate their own identities both on stage and screen.

Student Experience

Students deepen their understanding of influential modern and historical styles of theatre, looking at lighting, sound, audience, theatres, themes, innovators and rule-breakers in order to create their own short performance in these forms.

Students experience live theatre performances and workshops and respond to these in a variety of creative ways.

Students work together on a public performance to fill the on-stage and off-stage roles required to produce a show for stage or screen.

Topics explored include:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Multimedia
  • Front of house
  • Publicity
  • Marketing
  • Costume
  • Makeup
  • Stage management
  • Producing
  • Cinematography

Assessment

  • Responding to performance
  • Creative synthesis
  • Group production and process

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
Theatre Tech or Acting 101 Studio experience an advantage

Additional Information
Optional activities throughout the semester may incur additional costs. This course is an ideal pathway for students looking to take Drama in Semester 2, and Drama or Creative Arts at SACE Stage 1.

Students undertaking The Show Must Go On are expected to attend weekend and after-school rehearsals as required.

Students may be invited to attend live performances during out-of-school hours.

The Arts  |  Year 10

Drama: Botanic Drama Co

Stage a live performance that encapsulates all the elements of a theatre production. Wow your crowd with a show they’ll be talking about for years to come.

Student Experience

Working towards a short season of public performances, students learn how to devise and work from scripts to explore the thrilling world of creating live performance.

Perfect for pre-SACE Drama or Creative Arts with a practical-based approach to classic texts, this semester allows students to sink their teeth into plays that address big issues.

Students delve into how plays can excavate human fears and imperfections and examine this in our current society by attending performances as well as making their own.

Topics explored include:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Multimedia
  • Front of house
  • Publicity
  • Marketing
  • Costume
  • Makeup
  • Stage management
  • Producing
  • Cinematography

Assessment

  • Responding to performance
  • Creative synthesis
  • Group production and process

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
Theatre Tech, Acting 101 Studio or The Show Must Go On experience an advantage

Additional Information
Optional activities throughout the semester may incur additional costs. This course is an ideal pathway for students looking to study Drama or Creative Arts at SACE Stage 1.

Students undertaking Botanic Drama Co are expected to attend weekend and after-school rehearsals if required.

Students may be invited to attend live performances during out-of-school hours.

The Arts  |  Year 10

Design Disruptors

As a Graphic Designer, be at the forefront of the next big creative phenomenon. 

Student Experience

Working from the Design Lab students develop their knowledge and understanding of the design principles and elements.

Students write and respond to a client-based brief to redesign and market a product/brand/fashion item.

Exploring a range of design fields such as product design, branding and merchandise, students create their final practical using relevant industry standard technologies such as photographic printing, UV laser printing, vinyl pressing and sublimation.

Topics explored include:

  • Design principles and elements
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Branding
  • Product re-design
  • Prototype design and production

Assessment

  • Folio: The folio documents the design process from brief and research through to ideation and concept.
  • Practical: The concept presented in the folio is resolved into a final practical which could present either the prototype, packaging, advertisement or all aspects.

 

 

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester (A or B) OR Full Year (A and B)

Prerequisites
None

The Arts  |  Year 10

Artist in Residence (A)

Work as an artist in a studio to plan and resolve a practical artwork or series of works.

Student Experience

Through this course, students experience what it means to be part of the arts community.

Students create conceptual art in a medium of their choice. They respond to artist’s works in the world around them, past and present, and analyse concepts, meanings and contexts.

Students also have the opportunity to be immersed in Adelaide’s visual arts culture. This includes inner and outer precinct experiences.

Assessment

  • Folio: A folio of work that explores, ideates, develops and reflects on the creative process.
  • Practical: A final practical which resolves the folio in either 2D or 3D with an artist statement.
  • Skills Folio: A small folio to evidence learning in a range of practical skills tasks such as drawing, painting and sculpture.

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

The Arts  |  Year 10

Artist in Residence (B)

Could you be the Archibald Prize winner of the future? Is portraiture painting a skill you would like to develop?  

Student Experience

Students engage in a skills development and workshop delivery approach to explore the wonderful world of portraiture painting.

In partnership with the Adelaide Central School of Arts  students will experience workshops with portrait artists from the Adelaide arts community.

Developing skills with oil painting and understanding the concepts of composition, proportion, scale and colour theory, students will complete this subject with a fully resolved portrait.

Assessment

  • Folio: Evidence of skills development through a series of portrait studies and responses in a range of approaches.
  • Practical: A final practical portrait in oil paints.

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

The Arts  |  Year 10

Creative Photography

Through Creative Photography, students are given the opportunity to see the world around them through a new lens.

Student Experience

Through this course, students explore a variety of professional modes of photography from studio to location as freelance photographer or artist taking the opportunity to see the world around us through a new lens.

Developing professional photography skills students become familiar with camera functions and handling, exposure and composition.

Students develop skills in post-production methods using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Assessment

  • Folio: Explores and appropriates fine art photography works, technical and production skills, concept development for post-production artefacts.
  • Practical: A final artwork or suite of works.

 

 

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
Students will be regularly immersed in our precinct for on location shoots.

The Arts  |  Year 10

Media Arts

Ever wanted to make your own movies? Through the study of film, television and media you will be able to build your creative and technical skills while also having a blast! 

Student Experience

Students study the world of cinema and examine specific genres of film and television ranging from Documentary to Horror. Students learn both theoretical skills for film analysis but also the practical skills required to make media content for themselves.

Students are taken through the process of pre-production, filming and post-production techniques.

Skills developed in Media Arts are highly transferable and can be applied beneficially to numerous other academic and industry pursuits.

Topics explored include:

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Special effects
  • Editing
  • Costume
  • Makeup
  • Producing
  • Cinematography

Assessment

  • Film analysis
  • Two short film products

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

The Arts  |  Year 10

Music Production

Students will learn about contemporary music, using computer technologies to produce, record, compose and perform music.
They will build skills using an entrepreneurial mindset and have opportunities to develop their knowledge in business management and self promotion practices while engaging in a highly creative work environment.

 

Student Experience

Within a collaborative framework, students explore the creation, promotion and performance of contemporary music.

They focus on at least one of the following areas:

  • Learning an instrument (e.g. guitar, drums, piano, vocals)
  • Music production and technologies

Students learn about modern techniques in songwriting and gain a practical understanding of modern musical structure, language and industry practice.

Assessment

Students provide evidence of their knowledge, understanding, capabilities and practical application in a variety of ways including:

  • Performance/practical application assessments
  • Multimodal folios
  • Recordings and quizzes

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Subject Fees
Students may require additional fees for private tuition and instrumental hire. There is a wide variety of tuition and hire options. Contact the Music Department for personalised information and advice.

Additional Information
This program will connect with Creative Arts, Music Studies and Music Explorations at SACE Stages 1 and 2.

The Arts  |  Year 10

Music, Culture and Identity

The power, necessity and function of music in modern and historical contexts is a central focus in this highly practical, creative and collaborative course. 

Student Experience

Students research and replicate current music industry options including freelance solo and ensemble performers, composers, ethnomusicologists, and sound producers.

Rich and diverse music projects, combined with music industry guest presentations and workshops, assist students to reflect on their identity as a musician, identifying their unique strengths and interests.

A high level of practical instrumental technique, musical literacy and critical aural perception are the fundamental skills that will be developed throughout this course.

Performance Technique, Ensemble Etiquette, Composition Essentials, Music Virtual Tour of Asia, Foundations of Jazz and Latin Music.

Assessment

Students will provide evidence of their learning through ongoing assessments. Assessment tasks include:

  • Creative works in performance and recording.
  • Music literacy tasks with focus on composition and musical analysis.

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
Music Intense students must also select Music Studies and Explorations to meet the requirements of a full year of music.

C grade or higher in Year 9 Music or equivalent knowledge/skills from other music studies, at the discretion of the Arts Faculty.

Subject Fees
Students may require additional fees for private tuition and instrumental hire. There are wide variety of tuition and hire options. Contact the Arts Department for personalised information and advice.

Additional Information
Completion of Music, Culture and Identity will prepare students for success in all Stage 1 Music subject options and beyond.

Students enrolled in Music are required to continue instrumental music lessons on their chosen instrument through either on-site Department for Education Instrumental Music Service lessons, ABHS Music Tutor or private lessons in their own time.

The Arts  |  Year 10

Music Studies and Exploration

The power, necessity and function of music in modern and historical contexts is a central focus in this highly practical, creative and collaborative course.

Student Experience

Building on the Semester 1 theme of unique musical identity and contribution to culture, Year 10 students will explore and study their areas of musical strength/interest in the creation of a personal artistic “brand”, working on this as a core focus for the semester.

Students continue to refine solo and ensemble skills, working collaboratively to produce polished examples of each in live and recorded performances.

Critical analysis of Baroque and Classical masterpieces will allow students a deep understanding of harmonic possibilities and composition devices. Students then apply these skills to the harmonic design of a Virtual Instrument composition, with space for aspects of improvisation.

A high level of practical instrumental technique, musical literacy and critical aural perception are the fundamental skills that will be developed throughout this course.

Musical Brand and Image, Ensemble Performance, Baroque and Classical Composition Techniques, Virtual and Acoustic Music Fusion, Improvisation with Ableton Live.

Assessment

Students will provide evidence of their learning through ongoing assessments. Assessment tasks include:

  • Creative works in performance and recording.
  • Music literacy tasks with focus on composition and musical analysis.

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
Music Intense students must also select Music, Culture and Identity to meet the requirements of a full year of music.

C grade or higher in Year 9 Music or equivalent knowledge/skills from other music studies, at the discretion of the Arts Faculty.

Subject Fees
Students may require additional fees for private tuition and instrumental hire. There are wide variety of tuition and hire options. Contact the Arts Department for personalised information and advice.

Additional Information
Completion of Music Studies and Explorations will prepare students for success in all Stage 1 Music subject options and beyond.

Students enrolled in Music are required to continue instrumental music lessons on their chosen instrument through either on-site Department for Education Instrumental Music Service lessons, ABHS Music Tutor or private lessons in their own time.

STEM

STEM learning is responsible for the great innovations that make our world a better place. It is this approach to learning that provides a way of thinking about the world that will benefit students in far reaching ways.

At Year 10 level, learning in STEM continues to connect mathematical and scientific concepts within contemporary contexts linked to the Australian Curriculum. Students build on existing knowledge and skills developed in their connected Year 8 and 9 STEM experience.

Students wishing to develop mastery and gain new skills and knowledge in the Technology, Science and Mathematics disciplines can select from a range of choice courses offered in this guide.

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Technologies (STEM)  |  Year 10

Convergent Materials

Learn the essential steps for designing, planning and building wooden furniture in your own signature style.

Student Experience

This course introduces students to the process of designing and producing wooden objects and furniture.

Students draw on traditional and cutting-edge technologies and approaches as they develop essential creative skills, knowledge and practices, such as presentation techniques, materials and production skills, construction methods, model-making and computer aided design.

Topics and concepts covered may include:

  • Traditional joinery skills
  • Contemporary Furniture
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Computer aided-manufacturing (CAM)

Assessment

  • Skills tasks
  • Major project
  • Folio assessment

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Subject Fees
Students may be required to co-contribute towards the purchase of project materials, dependent on their personal design and choice of materials.

Technologies (STEM)  |  Year 10

Engineered for the Future

What role will engineering and assistive technologies play in future-proofing modern society and ensuring social inclusivity?

Student Experience

Students explore this key idea and choose a focus area for project development, along with completing a range of skill development tasks.

Students may undertake a robotics focus as a way of preparing for VEX Robotics competitions.

Topics and concepts covered may include:

  • Humanitarian and social inclusivity through human-centred design
  • Programming
  • Robotics
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)

Assessment

  • Skills tasks
  • Major project
  • Folio assessment

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Subject Fees
Students may be required to co-contribute towards the purchase of project materials, dependent on their personal design and choice of materials.

Technologies (STEM)  |  Year 10

Architectural Concepts

In an age of rapid global change, this course will highlight the role design can play in shaping the future form and performance of our built environments.

Student Experience

Students explore the foundation concepts of architectural design and sustainability to find inspiration in developing a major project brief.

Students use digital and design technology skills to create digital (2D) and physical (3D) project models.

Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in the following techniques and programs:

  • Technical drawing
  • Hand-sketching techniques
  • Model-making
  • AutoCAD
  • Rhino
  • Photoshop

Assessment

  • Skills tasks
  • Major project
  • Folio assessment

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Subject Fees
Students may be required to co-contribute towards the purchase of project materials, dependent on their personal design and choice of materials.

Technologies (STEM)  |  Year 10

Silversmithing Concepts

Creating jewellery is a timeless art form. Build upon your Studio skills and learn new techniques under the guidance of a skilled and experienced teacher.

Student Experience

Students will design and produce a number of pieces that extend their skills in silversmithing techniques, including soldering, filing, rolling and forming, while exploring advanced techniques, such as electroplating, sweat soldering and stone setting.

Assessment

  • Skills tasks
  • Major project
  • Folio assessment

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Subject Fees
Students may be required to co-contribute towards the purchase of project materials, dependent on their personal design and choice of materials.

Technologies (STEM)  |  Year 10

Entertainment Technologies

Be part of the next generation of Australian game makers, visual effects artists and media designers.
This course introduces students to the foundation skills required to work across a variety of roles behind the scenes in game design and development, visual effects and 3D animation.

Student Experience

Students have the opportunity to explore a broad range of areas with the entertainment technologies field and programs including:

  • Game art, design and development
  • Character and story development
  • Game programming
  • Virtual environments for games, simulations and 3D animation
  • Visual effects for movies and commercials
  • Industry standard software: Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects and Unreal Engine

Assessment

  • Skills tasks
  • Major project
  • Folio assessment

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Technologies (STEM)  |  Year 10

Computer Science and Cyber Security

Have you thought about cyber attacks and who stops them?
As computers become increasingly interconnected and support more services than ever, securing these systems becomes more challenging and more crucial.

Student Experience

This course will introduce students to the inner workings of programmes, operating systems and networks so that they understand the mechanisms of cyber-attacks.

Students will learn the fundamental processes and practices of programming to protect computing systems from attack, damage or unauthorised access.

Topics and concepts covered may include:

  • Computer programming
  • AI systems
  • Software engineering
  • App development
  • Data distribution and analytics
  • Networks

Assessment

  • Skills tasks
  • Major project
  • Folio assessment

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

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Maths (STEM)  |  Year 10

Mathematical Methods

Mathematical Methods is aligned to the Year 10 A content of the Australian Curriculum. Mathematical Methods will stretch students to describe, explore and explain the world around them in a mathematical way. 
It places mathematics in a relevant context and deals with relevant phenomena. Mathematics is used to model practical situations. Students will also use technology to support the development of these skills. 

Student Experience

Solving problems based on a range of applications is vital to this mathematical subject.

Topics covered include:

  • Operations with surds
  • Algebra solving equations
  • Quadratics
  • Trigonomic functions
  • Exponential equations
  • Logarithms
  • Linear equations
  • Geometric reasoning
  • Statistics and probability

 

Assessment

  • At least six skills and applications tasks
  • At least two mathematical investigations

Key Information

Subject Length
Full Year

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
This subject is a prerequisite for Stage 1 Mathematical Methods. Please consider teacher subject recommendations prior to making a choice.

Subject Fees
Students may need to purchase a graphics calculator.

Maths (STEM)  |  Year 10

General Mathematics

General Mathematics is aligned to the Year 10 Australian Curriculum. This will continue work done in the Middle Years to build on the essential skills, knowledge and procedures already developed.
Students will apply their knowledge in a range of settings, from looking at the effect of interest rates on savings to looking at what congruence means and everything in between.

Student Experience

Students will expand on their current knowledge as well as being exposed to new topics that will challenge them mathematically.

Students will use a range of mediums to share understanding of content such as increasing their competence of Excel and Desmos, as a couple of examples.

Topics covered include:

  • Measurement
  • Statistics
  • Compound interest
  • Congruence
  • Probability
  • Quadratics and binomial distribution
  • Linear and nonlinear relationships
  • Simultaneous equations
  • Similar triangles

Assessment

  • At least six skills and applications tasks
  • At least two mathematical investigations

Key Information

Subject Length
Full Year

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
This subject is the pathway for Stage 1 General and Essential Mathematics. Please consider teacher subject recommendations prior to making a choice.

Maths (STEM)  |  Year 10

Who Wants to be a Billionaire?

Do you want to know more about the stock market, shares, cryptocurrency, loans, bookkeeping and interest rates? 

Student Experience

This integrated maths and business course gives students an inside look at the inner workings of these aspects of the Australian economy.

The skills and knowledge learnt can be used by students to start up their own business or investment portfolio, taking them one step closer to making their fortune*.

Students explore topics such as:

  • Personal Finance: Picking bank accounts, interest rates, budgeting, working and paying tax
  • Stock Market Game: Using a starting point of $50K, students buy and sell shares with the aim of making as much money as possible
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Business Finance: Profit and loss, paying employees, superannuation, business tax

 

*This course doesn’t guarantee you will become a billionaire.

Assessment

Evidence of learning will include:

  • Oral presentations
  • Learning portfolios
  • Lesson-to-lesson activities

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Maths (STEM)  |  Year 10

Essential Mathematics

Essential Mathematics offers senior secondary students the opportunity to continue developing 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.

Student Experience

Students extend their proficiency with calculations required for everyday living. Computational skills are practiced within contexts that are relevant to the students’ interests.

To develop a better understanding of the mathematical processes involved, the initial focus of the learning in this topic is the performance of calculations by hand.

The discerning use of electronic technology is introduced to enable more complex problems to be solved efficiently.

Topics covered may include:

  • Calculations, time, and ratio
  • Earning and spending
  • Investing

Students investigate mathematical relationships, concepts, or problems, which may be set in an applied context. The subject of a mathematical investigation may be derived from one or more subtopics, although it can also relate to a whole topic or across topics.

Assessment

  • At least two skills and applications tasks
  • At least one mathematical investigation

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

SACE Credits
10

SACE Subject and Link
Essential Mathematics

Prerequisites
This subject cannot be chosen. Students are recommended by teachers for this subject based on their Semester 1 results.

Additional Information
Students who complete this satisfactorily do not need to select mathematics in Year 11.

This subject follows the Stage 1 Essential Mathematics Learning and Assessment Plan. It is designed as an intervention program for students who have been highlighted by their teachers needing extra support for numeracy.

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Science (STEM)  |  Year 10

Science

Students explore the biological, chemical, geological and astronomical evidence for different theories, such as the theory of natural selection and the Big Bang theory.
Through investigating natural selection and processes of heredity they come to understand the evolutionary feedback mechanisms that ensure the continuity of life. They appreciate how energy drives the Earth system and how climate models simulate the flow of energy and matter within and between Earth’s spheres. 

Student Experience

Students develop a more sophisticated understanding of atomic theory to understand patterns and relationships within the periodic table. They understand that motion and forces are related by applying physical laws and can be modelled mathematically.

Students analyse and synthesise data from systems at multiple scales to develop evidence-based explanations for phenomena. They learn that all models involve assumptions and approximations, and that this can limit the reliability of predictions based on those models.

This course provides student choice for further in-depth learning of science.

Topics covered include:

  • Biological sciences – DNA, genetics
  • Earth and space science – Earth systems
  • Chemical sciences – Periodic table construction, chemical reactions and rate of reaction
  • Physical sciences – Forces, motion and energy

Assessment

  • At least three practical investigations that involve both completion and deconstruction
  • Three investigations with a focus on science as a human endeavour
  • At least four skills and applications tasks

Key Information

Subject Length
Full Year

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
Science is a required course in Year 10 and is a pathway to Stage 1 Sciences.

Science (STEM)  |  Year 10

Rocket Science and Space

As humans we have always looked beyond what is in front of us and challenged what we are capable of. Space exploration and the space race has taken us to the next level of existence.

Student Experience

Through this course students look at the physics involved in sending humans to space and the rules that are followed when working in space without gravity.

Students also look at the science that has sparked our curiosity to want to know more about space and the universe e.g., red shift, dark matter.

Students explore topics such as:

  • Forces and motion
  • Momentum
  • Energy
  • Waves
  • Nuclear fusion and fission

Assessment

May include:

  • Tests
  • Folios of evidence
  • Oral presentations
  • Practical experiments
  • Research inquiry projects

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Science (STEM)  |  Year 10

BioChemistry and Medical Science

In the age of a global pandemic and the fear that follows, it is important that we understand how diseases spread and change, how the body responds, and how we develop and test pharmaceuticals to fight back.
Scientists on the front lines are looking at how we can fine tune emerging technologies at the nano scale to better treat and diagnose diseases.
These advancements in technology and scientific understanding have flow on effects into other areas from cosmetics to cleaning products.

Student Experience

Topics covered in this subject may include:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nanotechnology in Medicine
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Mole Theory
  • Cosmetic and Consumer Science

Assessment

May include:

  • Tests
  • Folios of evidence
  • Oral presentations
  • Practical experiments
  • Research inquiry projects

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Science (STEM)  |  Year 10

Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of thoughts, feelings and human behaviour. Psychology aims to explain why humans and animals behave the way they do. It is a scientific study because it endeavours to prove the theories about behaviour through specific research.
Students will look at how the memory works, what a criminal psychologist does and how we can trick our perceptions as well as contemporary research in psychology. 

Student Experience

An inquiry approach to psychology provides students with the ability to investigate questions, design ethical research using scientific approaches, and use data to analyse and critique findings.

Memory

Students explore how memory works, why we forget and learn mnemonic techniques and strategies for improving and maximising their own memories.

Criminal Psychology

Students learn about reconstructive memory and the psychological issues involved with relying on eyewitness testimony in making legal decisions. Students will investigate criminal profiling and personality disorders and understand how social identity theory explains unconscious bias in the legal system.

Magic and Perception

Magicians are masters of illusion and deception, and they have developed astonishing methods for manipulating our experience. Students learn how the link between magic and psychology explains how magicians use techniques such as misdirection to manipulate our attention, illusions to distort our perception, and influencing our decisions

Psychology in Context

Time permitting, students have the option to choose from additional topics such as motivation, intelligence or pro-social and anti-social behaviour, Positive Psychology and Wellbeing.

Assessment

  • Research investigation
  • Multimedia presentation

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
Psychology is useful for students considering pathways in education, the police force, health, business, law or any pathway requiring an understanding of people.

Science (STEM)  |  Year 10

STEM Inquiry Project

Do you have a burning question which requires new knowledge and skills to solve?
Would you like the opportunity to develop these skills and knowledge? 

Student Experience

Students explore research practices to develop skills in undertaking research, such as planning their research, developing and analysing their data, and presenting their research findings.

This course provides students with opportunities to examine the purpose of research, explore a range of research approaches, and develop their investigative and inquiry skills in a topic of their own choice from a STEM-related area.

Exploring research approaches

  • Develop a conceptual understanding of common approaches to research

Exploring research skills

  • Topic 1: Planning
  • Topic 2: Development
  • Topic 3: Synthesis
  • Topic 4: Review and evaluation

Assessment

Three folio tasks including:

  • Exploring research approaches
  • Creation and use of a research instrument
  • Analysis of research instrument

Two sources analysis tasks including:

  • Sources analysis
  • Synthesis of sources

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

SACE Credits
10

SACE Subject and Link
Research Practices

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
The learning from this course develops foundation skills for Research Project.

Futures Ready

The Futures Ready Learning area curates offerings using SACE cross disciplinary subjects with a focus on building employability skills, industry skills and career development competencies.

Students begin to take part in Futures Ready subjects when they undertake the Personal Learning Plan in Year 10 and continue with the SACE Research Project. Around these, offerings using SACE curriculum subjects such as Workplace Practices, Integrated Learning, Research Practices and Community Studies are available as standalone subjects and connected with other learning areas.

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Futures Ready  |  Year 10

Personal Learning Plan (PLP)

The Personal Learning Plan (PLP) helps students to plan for their future and assists them in choosing the subjects they will study in Years 11 and 12.

Student Experience

The PLP is a compulsory subject at Stage 1, normally undertaken at Year 10.

Topics covered include:

  • Career exploration
  • Learning and thinking skills
  • Planning and decision making skills

These help students to:

  • Understand the capabilities
  • Develop their selected capability or capabilities
  • Identify, explore, develop, refine, and review their personal and learning goals.

Assessment

The following assessment types enable students to demonstrate their learning in the Stage 1 PLP:

  • Assessment Type 1: Folio
  • Assessment Type 2: Review

Students provide four pieces of evidence of their learning for assessment.

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

SACE Credits
10

SACE Subject and Link
Personal Learning Plan

Prerequisites
None

Additional Information
Students must achieve a C grade or higher to successfully complete the subject. The PLP is a required course in Year
10.

Futures Ready  |  Year 10

Integrated Learning

The Integrated Learning course is a flexible program specifically designed to connect students to a real-world leadership and learning situations in our school community.
Within this course, there are opportunities for students to focus their learning within SYNERGY leadership activities, students coaching students, peer mentoring and service-learning opportunities.

Student Experience

Examples include:

Students Coaching Students
Participants of this strand coach individual students, meeting with them on a regular basis to mentor and support them with developing their identity within the school. Community, Curiosity and Excellence are the guiding principles for these coaches, enabling them to effectively support the students that they are coaching to achieve success.

Participants have an opportunity to undertake their own personal venture to further develop skills in communicating, mentoring, leadership, problem solving, organisation and self-development.

Peer Mentoring
Participants of this strand commit to supporting students transitioning into Adelaide Botanic High School by participating in modules to develop their mentoring and coaching skills. They work alongside students during Connect Group and break times to develop strong relationships, mentor and provide support.

Participants have an opportunity to undertake their own personal venture to further develop skills in communicating, mentoring, leadership, problem solving, organisation and self-development.

Assessment

  • Assessment Type 1: Practical Exploration – this is designed with a specific purpose that enables students to demonstrate practical application and to develop their knowledge, concepts, and skills through inquiry.
  • Assessment Type 2: Connections – Students undertake a task or activity to be achieved through collaboration. They identify their individual role and responsibility in the task/activity and communicate their contribution.
  • Assessment Type 3: Personal Venture – The personal venture is an opportunity for students to explore an area of the program focus that is of interest to them. They investigate their area of interest by identifying, exploring, and communicating relevant information, concepts, and ideas about them.

Key Information

Subject Length
1 Semester

SACE Credits
10

SACE Subject and Link
Integrated Learning

Prerequisites
None

Subject Fees
Excursion opportunities may be offered to students which may incur additional costs.

Additional Information
Following selection of this course through web preferences students will be required to complete an application. Final enrolment into this course is determined by a successful application.