Mill Park SC Senior Handbook 2023

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Senior Campus Handbook 2023 2 Responsibility Respect Achievement Enjoyment

SENIOR CAMPUS HANDBOOK 2023 3 Contents Section 1: Year 10 Program 4 Year 10 Program Overview 4 Choosing Year 10 Electives 5 VCE and VET Enhancement at Year 10 6 SEAL Program 8 Accelerated English 8 Head Start 8 Section 2: Year 10 Subjects Offered 10 Core Subjects 10 Pastoral / English / Mathematics / Humanities 11 Science 12 ARTS 14 Architecture & Interior Design 14 Ceramics & Sculpture 15 Dance Styles & Choreography 15 Drama & Theatre 15 Graphic & Product Design 15 Media Film & Television 16 Media Print Digital Photography 16 Music Performance 16 Music Technology & Recording 17 Painting & Drawing 17 ENGLISH 18 Literature 18 HUMANITIES 18 Business Economics 18 Extended Investigation 18 Geography 19 Most Wanted - Legal Studies / Psychology 19 Philosophy & the Real World 19 LANGUAGES 20 Italian 20 MATHEMATICS 20 Mathematical Methods 20 PE & HEALTH 20 Health & Human Development 20 Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies 21 Physical Education 21 SCIENCE 22 Biomedical Science 22 Psychology 22 Science Investigations 22 TECHNOLOGY 23 Materials: Product Design 23 Materials: Fashion 23 System Engineering - Electro-technology & Mechanical Design 24 Computer Programming 24 Information Technology 24 Urban Cuisine 25 Junior Chefs 25 Section 3: VCE Year 11 & 12 26 Introduction 26 Choosing A Suitable Program 27 Information about the Victorian Certificate of Education 27 General VCE Information 28 VCE Vocational Major (VM) 29 General Achievement Test (GAT) 29 Vocational Education and Training (VET) Courses 30 In School Delivery at Mill Park Secondary College (Internal VET) 30 External VET Studies 31 Section 4: VCE Subjects Offered 36 ARTS 36 Art Making & Exhibiting 36 Dance 38 VET Dance 40 Drama 42 Media 44 Music 46 Music Contemporary Performance 48 Music Repertoire Performance 50 VET Music Industry: Sound Production 52 Product Design and Technology: Textiles and Fashion 54 VET Applied Fashion Design and Technology 56 Theatre Studies 58 Visual Communication Design 60 ENGLISH 62 English 62 English as An Additional Language 64 English Language 66 Literature 68 HUMANITIES 70 Accounting 70 Australian and Global Politics 72 Global Politics 73 Business Management 74 Economics 76 Extended Investigation 78 Geography 80 History: Ancient 82 History: Modern 84 Legal Studies 86 Philosophy 88 LANGUAGES 90 Italian 90 Chinese First Language 92 MATHEMATICS 94 General Mathematics 94 Mathematical Methods 96 Specialist Mathematics 98 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 100 Health & Human Development 100 Outdoor and Environmental Studies 102 Physical Education 104 VET Sport and Recreation 106 VET Community Services 108 SCIENCE 110 Biology 110 Chemistry 112 Environmental Science 114 Physics 116 Psychology 118 VET Laboratory Skills 120 TECHNOLOGY 122 Applied Computing 122 Food Studies 124 Product Design and Technology: Materials 126 System Engineering 128 VET Construction Pathways 130

Senior Campus Handbook 2023 4 SUBJECT OVERVIEW Students in Year 10 at Mill Park Secondary College undertake a combination of core and elective subjects. The core subjects that each student studies include: English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science: Environmental/Biology and Science: Physics/Chemistry. The purpose of the Year 10 curriculum is to develop students’ skills and enable them to explore their interests in preparation for the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). YEAR 10 PROGRAM Section 1 Year 10

5 Choosing Year 10 Electives Year 10 students have a choice of five free choice electives. When selecting electives, the following conditions apply: • Choosing a VCE subject and/or Language will count as two electives, as these subjects extend over two semesters (i.e. yearlong). • A student will need to choose from at least six different areas of study from the eight offered, these are; ▶ ▶ Arts, English, Humanities, Languages, Mathematics, Physical Education and Health, Science, and Technology. ▶ ▶ A student may not select more than four units from a single area of study. • Year 10 students may choose a VCE or VET subject to accelerate in. • Students who want to accelerate in an external VET subject would need to be able to attend off-site, be capable of achieving success in the area chosen and exhibit the school values at all times. • Early commencement in a VCE or VET subject requires that students complete the application process with final approval given by the Senior Campus Principal. Y10 Timetable: Semester 1 Semester 2 English English Mathematics Mathematics Science (Enviro/Bio) Science (Physics/ Chemistry) Humanities Elective 1 Elective 2 Elective 3 Elective 4 Elective 5 YEAR 10 PROGRAM

Senior Campus Handbook 2023 6 VCE and VET Enhancement at Year 10 Students have the opportunity to choose a VCE/VET subject to study in Year 10. They must select Units 1 and 2 to complete during Year 10 as two of their free choice electives. Completing Units 3 and 4 during Year 11 typically follows this. Students who wish to accelerate must show skills that will ensure their success in the chosen subject. VCE Units that are recommended for possible Y10 enhancement can be found on page 7. A full list of internal VET subjects available for selection can be found on page 30. Students who want to accelerate in an external VET subject would need to be able to attend offsite, be capable of achieving success in the area chosen and exhibit the school values at all times. Year 10 students considering choosing a VCE or VET subject should discuss these options with their parents and relevant staff. Interviews and an approval process will be held to discuss student choices before final approval. There are many benefits to undertaking a VCE subject as a Year 10 student: • Allows a student to gain valuable exposure to VCE assessment, as well as the rigours of a VCE program, workload and other requirements. • Provides students with an opportunity to complete a Unit 3 and 4 subject in Year 11 to enhance their Australian Tertiary. • Admissions Rank (ATAR). Completing a sixth Unit 3 and 4 subject counts towards the final ATAR. • Allows a student to build up effective study habits/routines before their final schooling years. It is recommended that students select a related or ‘complementary’ unit to study, rather than their ‘best’ or ‘favourite’ subject, or subjects that are pre-requisites for University or TAFE. For example, if you are passionate in Physical Education and Health, select VET Sport & Recreation in Year 10, rather than Physical Education or Health and Human Development. This should enable you to maximise your Study Score for these subjects in your final year of study, as you have gained valuable experience in the rigours of VCE, assessment, and end-of-year exams. There are a number of factors that will be considered when determining whether undertaking a VCE or VET subject in Year 10 is appropriate for a student: • Do you have a consistent record of achievement? • Do you have a genuine interest in the subject? • Do you have an excellent attendance record? • Have you demonstrate the maturity required to be successful in a course at an advanced year level? YEAR 10 PROGRAM

7 Recommended Subjects Available for Year 10 Enhancement Art • Dance • Drama • Media Studies • Music* • Art Making and Exhibiting • Theatre Studies • Visual Communication Design • VET Dance • VET Music Industry: Sound Production *Separate entrance requirement. Physical Education • Health & Human Development • Outdoor & Environmental Studies • Physical Education • VET Sport & Recreation • VET Community Services Technology • Product Design & Technology - Materials • Product Design & Technology - Textiles • Food Studies • Applied Computing • VET Applied Fashion Design and Technology Humanities • Accounting • Australian & Global Politics • Business Management • Economics • Geography • Ancient History • Modern History • Legal Studies • Philosophy Science • Biology • Environmental Science • Psychology • VET Lab Skills English • English Language* • Literature* *Generally not recommended, unless student commits to studying a second English 3 or 4 sequence in Year 12. Languages • Chinese First Language* *Chinese First Language is designed for students who speak Chinese or have a number of years experience studying in China where Chinese is the main language of instruction. Mathematics • General Maths YEAR 10 PROGRAM

Senior Campus Handbook 2023 8 SEAL Program SEAL students have a great deal of flexibility in their course, however they should plan their Year 11 and 12 program very carefully to ensure they gain the maximum benefit, whilst still following the College’s expectations. SEAL students can enrol in a maximum of two Units 1 and 2 subjects whilst in Year 10 and two Unit 3 and 4 subjects in Year 11. The SEAL Program at the Senior Campus is designed to allow SEAL students to complete more subjects than they need to complete their VCE. All students at Mill Park Secondary College including SEAL students are required to complete six subjects in Year 11 and five subjects in Year 12, regardless of how many subjects they have completed prior to that year. If a student has achieved excellent results in at least one Unit 3/4 course in Year 11, with consultation between the family and school, they may reduce the number of Unit 3/4 courses to four for their final year. Many SEAL students should consider applying for a University Extension subject in their final year. This is an excellent option for SEAL students who have already completed two or three subjects upon entering Year 12. Y10 SEAL Timetable: Semester 1 Semester 2 Accelerated English Accelerated English Accelerated Mathematics Accelerated Mathematics Extended Investigation Extended Investigation VCE Elective VCE Elective Elective 1 Elective 2 Elective 3 Elective 4 Accelerated English Students in the Accelerated English class do not select regular Year 10 English. They will have the benefit of studying English at a higher level while still completing a Year 10 course which could also include VCE subjects. This allows them to keep being challenged via acceleration of subjects, whilst trying out different subject areas. The program is designed to provide students with flexibility in their subject choice across the 3 years. A specialised Accelerated English subject allows students to undertake any VCE English choice in Year 11. Head Start Head Start is an education pathway for secondary school students that combines their VCE(VM) with an apprenticeship or traineeship. Head Start is designed to give students the confidence, capabilities and employability skills that employers are seeking in growth industries. Head Start is a quality pathway option for motivated students who wish to get a Head Start on their future career. A Head Start Program offers students a range of benefits including: • Career planning advice to find the right pathway. • A Head Start Pathway Plan tailored to the specific needs of the student and the employer. • One on one support from a Head Start Co-ordinator to keep students on track. • Quality assured nationally recognised training. • A VCE certificate. • Significant progress towards, or completion of a trade qualification. • Payment of a fair training wage. • A tailored pathway into a priority industry career. • Head Start is available in 27 priority industry qualifications. YEAR 10 ADDITIONAL PROGRAM

9 Interested students should obtain a Head Start Expression of Interest pack from the Careers & Pathways Team. READY TO GET A HEAD START? • PDF brochure for students: https://drive.google.com/ file/d/12DNm8C6PyYfSRQdddZIcobqQZXa o87_m/view • PDF brochure for parents: https://drive.google.com/ file/d/1M1E9nGhqjyxjXbTnz8cyX945bM8wy Dy3/view YEAR 10 ADDITIONAL PROGRAM

Senior Campus Handbook 2023 10 CORE SUBJECTS Students in Year 10 must complete all core subjects as part of the Victorian Curriculum. · Pastoral · English · Humanities · Mathematics · Science YEAR 10 PROGRAM Section 2 Year 10 Subjects Offered

11 Pastoral Homegroup & Pastoral (HG/PAST) In Year 10 Homegroup & Pastoral, students will develop working relationships with their peers and Homegroup/Pastoral Teacher. Pastoral classes throughout Year 10 are designed to allow you to discuss, research and debate issues around your personal health, relationships and future careers. You will learn about various topics including: • Careers and subject selection preparation • Occupational Health and Safety • Study Skills English English or EAL English (ENGA/ENGB/EALA) In Year 10 English or EAL, students will develop their written and spoken communication skills through the study of a variety of classic and contemporary texts. They will draw on the ideas and concerns in an Australian film to create a writing piece. Students will draft their writing and learn the skills of self-editing for improved fluency and expressiveness. Assessment Tasks • Text responses • Writing folio • Oral presentations Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE English & EAL • VCE Literature • VCE English Language Mathematics Mathematics (MTHA/ MTHB) This subject aims to combine a range of teaching methods and classroom practices through an online system called ‘Maths Pathways’. Lessons will be tailored to precisely what each individual student is ready to learn. This includes developing problem solving; independent learning and group work skills and helping students develop a growth mindset towards their mathematics learning. Assessment Tasks • Topic Tests • Investigations • Practical Activities Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE General Mathematics • VCE Mathematical Methods • VCE Specialist Mathematics Humanities History (HUMS) This subject allows students to explore the events, turning points and places where Australians fought in World War Two. Students will also examine how Indigenous Australians and other groups have fought for their rights and freedoms in Australia and abroad. Finally, they will investigate the development of pop-culture in post-war Australia and how it shaped the Australian way of life. Assessment Tasks • Essay • Research project • Oral presentation Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE History • VCE Australian and Global Politics YEAR 10 CORE SUBJECTS

Senior Campus Handbook 2023 12 Science Core Science at Year 10 is one course that has been split into two parts (Environmental/ Biology and Physics/Chemistry) to allow greater flexibility in timetabling of electives and allow for specialised teachers for each section. Students will take both components, either in one semester or across the two semesters. Science Environment & Biology (SCEB) In this subject, DNA and the transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next is studied, along with natural selection and evolution as a mechanism of change. Global systems including the carbon cycle are explored, along with the origins of the universe and the big bang theory. Assessment Tasks • Written reports • Written test • Practical reports • Exam Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Biology • VCE Psychology • VCE Environmental Science • VCE/VET Laboratory Skills Science Chemistry & Physics (SCCP) During the physics strand of this subject, students study motion and Newton’s laws as well as energy and energy transformations. In chemistry, atomic structure, the periodic table and chemical properties is studied. Students look at how chemical reactions can produce a range of products. Chemical formula and equations are also explored. Assessment Tasks • Written reports • Written test • Practical reports • Exam Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Physics • VCE Chemistry • VCE Biology • VCE Psychology • VCE Environmental Science • VCE/VET Laboratory Skills YEAR 10 CORE SUBJECTS

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Senior Campus Handbook 2023 14 Arts Architecture & Interior Design (AVID) In this subject, students explore ideas around ‘Architecture and Interior Design’. Students look at how designers have explored design elements and principles based on creative and conventional techniques. They investigate the role of Architects and Interior Designers in both production methods and theory. Students also study the design styles, sustainable impact, and the various roles and practices of designers. The focus is on the development of practical skills through the application of design concepts and briefs. You will use industry based software including Photoshop and Illustrator. Assessment Tasks • Folio: practical work • Work book: development of ideas • Written task: analysis of designs Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Visual Communication Design • VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Year 10 Electives

15 Ceramics & Sculpture (AVCS) In this subject, students will learn how to create three-dimensional artwork, through the exploration of ideas in clay. They will explore art elements and principles to develop their individual ideas and develop skills, techniques and processes to produce imaginative ceramics and sculpture based on a range of art styles. This also involves the analysis and discussion of features and differences in styles, themes used by artists. Assessment Tasks • Folio: practical work, ceramics and sculpture • Work book: development of ideas • Written task: analysis of artwork Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Dance Styles & Choreography (APDS) In this subject, students will learn about dance styles; from contemporary ballet, jazz, to hip hop. This unit focuses on your participation, development and exploration of various dance styles and techniques. They will develop technical and creative skills through learnt dance works and improvisation. Students will also develop a greater understanding of the choreographic processes through analysis and evaluation of dance styles. Assessment Tasks • Choreography task (solo/duo/trio) • Annotated Visual Report (written task) • Learnt Group Dance Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Dance • VET Dance Drama & Theatre (APDR) In this subject, students will learn about the elements of Drama in order to understand how to create a character and the process involved in performing. Students will examine character creation from a variety of different stimulus materials. Students will then study a play, be assigned a character part in the play and perform it in front of an audience. They will be involved in all areas of production, including; acting, props, sound, lighting, costume and make-up. Assessment Tasks • Performance • Analysis of a play • Class participation Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Drama • VCE Theatre Studies Graphic & Product Design (AVGD) In this subject, students will learn about the important role in producing creative ideas and meeting clients’ needs. They will develop skills and techniques and explore ideas through the design process based on design briefs. This includes the use of production methods and the analysis and discussion of qualities in design styles. They will develop an understanding of the role and practices of product and graphic designers. You will work on design tasks such as poster, promotion cover art, logo and product designs such as toys. You will use industry based Adobe software. Assessment Tasks • Folio practical work, posters, products • Work book: development of ideas • Written task: analysis of designs Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Visual Communication Design • VCE Art Making and Exhibiting YEAR 10 ELECTIVES

Senior Campus Handbook 2023 16 Media Film and Television (AMMA) In this subject, students develop an understanding of film and television story and production elements, such as: camera, acting, mise en scene, lighting and sound. Students will learn how to critically examine film and television texts to understand how directors make deliberate choices to create meaning. Students develop an understanding of the role and processes filmmakers go through to bring films to life. You will never watch movies the same way again! Assessment Tasks • Written task – case study essay • Practical work • Timed task/s – text analysis Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Media Media Print Digital Photography (AMDP) In this subject, students will learn about the creative application of digital photography. They will explore the technical and creative use of Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras and image editing/manipulation software such as Photoshop. They will also develop an understanding of historical and contemporary photographic practices and photographers. Assessment Tasks • Folio - photographic work • Work book – digital editing exercises and research • Written Task/s – Theory and interpretation Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Media Studies • VCE Art Making and Exhibiting • VCE Visual Communication Design Music Performance (APMU) In Music Performance, students will learn how to play musical pieces in solo and ensemble contexts. They will learn how to read and write musical notation and analyse music from a range of styles. Students will perform their prepared music to audiences in various contexts. Students will continue to develop skills on various instruments including voice, keyboard, guitar, bass and percussion. Brass, woodwind and other string instruments can be incorporated into this course. Students will be encouraged to explore and develop ideas, skills and techniques. Students will be exposed to many forms of music styles and develop an appreciation of the aesthetics of music through the analysis of its expressive elements. Students who undertake this elective are strongly encouraged to attend weekly Instrumental Music lessons either privately or through the college. Assessment Tasks • Instrumental development • Analysis assignment • Music-Theory comprehension and creative work Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Music Performance • VET Music Industry: Sound Production YEAR 10 ELECTIVES

17 Music Technology & Recording (APTR) This unit concentrates on the use of technology to develop composition and recording techniques. Students will be exposed to a number of musical experiences through working with a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), recording and analysis, composition and mixing using ICT, music theory and recording production. Students will explore and manipulate combinations of electronic and acoustic sounds to create new works, using technology as a composition tools. Students will be able to record a track using Garage-band or Logic. They will also be introduced to the components of and manage a PA system. As this unit focuses on music technology and composition, the use of musical instruments is limited. Assessment Tasks • Equipment Management of live sound systems • Presentation of creative composition and recording tasks • Written journals • Research project Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VET Music Industry: Sound Production Painting & Drawing (AVPD) In this subject, students will explore individual ideas through the creation of drawings and paintings. They will develop ideas and themes based on personal interests through the exploration of a range of art styles. Students will further develop drawing and painting skills, techniques and processes and produce imaginative and innovative art work. This includes the analysis and discussion of features and differences in styles, themes and aesthetic qualities of artists and their artwork. Assessment Tasks • Folio: practical work, drawings, canvas painting • Work book: development of ideas • Written task: analysis of artwork Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Art Making and Exhibiting • VCE Visual Communication Design YEAR 10 ELECTIVES

Senior Campus Handbook 2023 18 English Literature (ENLI) Do you love books and reading? Would you like to explore works of literature from the past and present and learn how to write creatively, all the while improving your ability as a writer, thinker and literary commentator? You will have the opportunity to read various forms of texts, such as poetry, novels, drama and film texts and learn how language and ideas are used to represent human experience. This elective will be invaluable to students planning to study literature in VCE. Assessment Tasks • Essay • Review • Creative Response Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Literature • VCE English • VCE English Language Humanities Business Economics (HEBE) In this subject, students examine the ‘economic cycle’ to see how an economy operates. They explore the role of markets in allocating resources. Students also study the impact of businesses on Australia’s economy and how advertising is used to grow profits. The concepts of ethics and social responsibility are considered to evaluate whether businesses can ever be a truly ‘good’ corporate citizen. Assessment Tasks • Written report • Written test • Debate Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Business Management • VCE Economics Extended Investigation (HEXT) In this subject, students explore an area of interest and develop a research question, which will be used as a basis for investigation. Students will learn skills central to the research process including thinking critically, developing a research question, searching academic databases and reviewing academic research, implementing research methods, and writing according to academic conventions. Throughout the year, students will defend their thesis in written and oral formats, and produce a 4,000-word written report detailing their investigation, results, discussion and conclusions. Assessment Tasks • Written reports • Oral presentations • Critical Thinking Test YEAR 10 ELECTIVES

19 Please note: The Year 10 Extended Investigation is a yearlong elective subject and will take up two of your free-choice electives. Before selecting the Year 10 Extended Investigation you are encouraged to speak with a Careers teacher and/or your English teacher regarding your suitability for the subject. Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • Extended Investigation (Unit 3 & 4 only) Geography (HGEO) In this subject you will learn about various sustainability issues at a local, regional and international scale. You will learn about how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples practised sustainable environmental management prior to colonisation and how this has been disrupted since. You will also study the causes and impacts of climate change. You will investigate and evaluate social and technological responses to climate change. Finally, you will work in groups to solve a particular sustainability issue at the school. Assessment Tasks • Test • Research report • Action project Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Geography Most Wanted – Legal Studies / Psychology (HLMW) This elective will introduce you to Legal Studies and the field of Psychology. You will discover psychological issues that directly impact on the legal system. Topics include memory and eyewitness testimony, mental impairment and criminal responsibility, criminal profiling and assessing dangerousness. You will explore these issues by analysing past cases and performing some duties of a forensic psychologist, such as criminal profiling and giving expert opinion. Assessment Tasks • Research project • Mock trial • Oral presentation • Criminal profiling Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Legal Studies • VCE Psychology Philosophy & The Real World (HPRW) Philosophy is the oldest discipline. Every subject draws from Philosophy – mathematics, science, arts and language – and philosophy draws on every subject. Students of philosophy ask the biggest, the most challenging, and the most intelligent questions known to human beings. For example: • Is there a God? • What is reality? • Is killing always wrong? Assessment Tasks • Timed exercise • Discussion • Essay YEAR 10 ELECTIVES

Senior Campus Handbook 2023 20 Languages Italian (ITA) Year 10 Italian gives you the exciting opportunity to get ready to use Italian for future work, study, travel and friendship opportunities. It will further develop your fluency in the language and develop your knowledge and skills in understanding, speaking and writing Italian. You may have studied Year 9 Italian or you can re-join the Italian program after a break. This course is specially designed to extend and challenge you. We will investigate the Italian culture by exploring modern issues through the perspective of an Italian. Assessment Tasks Activities involve assessing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills through stories, cartoons, posters, emails, letters, poems, articles and online activities. Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Italian Mathematics Mathematical Methods (MAVM) In this subject, students explore advanced and challenging mathematical concepts involving Algebra. They perform operations with surds, indices and logarithms. They also represent exponential and polynomial functions numerically, graphically and algebraically. Students use a Computer Algebra system to support their skill development and apply their skills to model and solve practical situations. Assessment Tasks • Written Tests • Mathematical Activities • Summary Notes Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Mathematical Methods • VCE Specialist Mathematics PE & Health Health & Human Development (PEHH) In this subject, students look at multiple dimensions of health and wellbeing, and the indicators used to measure and evaluate health status. They investigate risk and protective factors associated with the dangers of alcohol and other harmful drugs. Students will understand both energy and nutrition requirements for healthy living and analyse their own eating habits and propose strategies for improvement. An understanding of the qualities essential to positive, affirming and effective relationships as well as the implications of beginning more intimate relationships will also be examined. This is a theory focused subject. YEAR 10 ELECTIVES

21 Assessment Tasks • Data analysis • Assessment task • Written test/s Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Health & Development Outdoor Education & Environmental Studies (PEOE) In this subject, students examine risk taking behaviour by assessing and managing risks through their practical participation in rock climbing and other outdoor recreational activities. Students will participate in a variety of camp specific activities in preparation for an overnight camp, focused on developing their camping and mountain bike riding skills. Students will develop an understanding of environmental conflict, environmental sustainability and explore the influences of their own and others perceptions of the outdoor environment. Students will analyse a range of understandings of the use of, and relationship to, outdoor environments by Indigenous Australians. Other practical activities may include team building/ leadership initiative activities, camp cooking, orienteering and bushwalking. Assessment Tasks • Recreational Participation • Teamwork/Leadership Skills • Theory There is no cost associated with this elective, however, camp, day excursions and activities will be made available during the semester. These will need to be paid on attendance. Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Physical Education (PE10) This subject is designed to allow you to be introduced to both the practical and theoretical components of Physical Education. In this subject, you examine the health benefits of regular participation in physical activity and explore the consequences on the dimensions of health from sedentary behaviour. You will investigate fitness components and participate in fitness testing and a range of training methods incorporating relevant training principles to improve health and skill-related fitness components. You will design, implement and evaluate personalised plans for improving or maintaining your own physical activity and fitness levels. Students will examine the key concepts of the skeletal and muscular system and explore the three energy systems. Students will examine how movement occurs from both a musculoskeletal and biomechanical perspective. Assessment Tasks • Movement Analysis • Laboratory tasks • Training Program Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • Physical Education What else do I need to know? Excursions to support learning may be organised and may incur a cost. Participation in practical sessions is compulsory. YEAR 10 ELECTIVES

Senior Campus Handbook 2023 22 Science Biomedical Science (SCBS) This unit will cover cells and microscopy, cell membrane, chemistry of cells and biomacromolecules. Students investigate a range of body systems, such as the nervous and skeletal systems, and apply their knowledge to disease case studies. The immune system and cell damage will be explored, with a focus on the use of Biomedical Technology to help the body overcome disease. Assessment Tasks • Written report • Written test • Practical reports • Exam Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Biology • VCE/VET Laboratory Skills Psychology (SCPY) Year 10 Psychology aims to explore some of the most influential ideas in the science of Psychology, uncover occupational applications of Psychology, and prepare students for VCE Psychology. Students will be introduced to the key structures and functions of the brain, Mental Illness, Sleep, Social Psychology and Positive Psychology. Students develop Research Method skills, conduct and critique psychological experiments where findings of the studies are reported on according to professional standards. Assessment Tasks • Written report • Written test Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Psychology Science Investigations This course is designed for students that have accelerated in science and already completed Year 10 Science in Year 9 (SEAL and STEM Science). However, this course is open to any student interested in developing their science skills, especially for pathways that include VCE science courses. This course will run for one semester like a regular Year 10 elective. This course is designed to prepare students for excellence in VCE sciences. The focus will be on developing key scientific skills (practical and methodological) and extending understanding of science beyond the curriculum. Students will develop practical and laboratory skills by learning about various laboratory equipment and techniques. Alongside practicing skills, extension of key concepts for chemistry and physics will be explored. Students will then apply their theoretical understanding to conduct individual inquiries to develop their methodology. Assessment Tasks • Written reports • Written tests • Practical poster Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Biology • VCE Chemistry • VCE Physics • VCE Environmental Science • VCE/VET Laboratory Skills • VCE Psychology YEAR 10 ELECTIVES

23 Technology Materials: Product Design (TMPD) In this elective, you investigate and follow the design process in response to a specific design problem. You use research and communication skills to respond to the needs of a design brief and generate a variety of design options using freehand and technical drawing skills. You will learn about a variety of manufacturing processes and techniques and develop the ability to safely use a limited range of tools and portable and fixed machinery. To broaden your knowledge and understanding of design, you also investigate the influence of product design and technology on both historical and contemporary society as well as the properties materials, their functional properties and uses. Assessment Tasks • Design folio including a finished product • Practical projects • Tests • Written report / presentation(s) Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Technology: Product Design & Technology • VET Building & Construction Occupational Health and Safety Notice Students and Parents need to be aware that there is an important OHS aspect regarding the protective equipment worn in practical Technology classes. Subjects within this area require that students observe strict OHS controls which may include the tying back of hair, the wearing of hats / hair nets, aprons and black, fully enclosed, safe, leather school shoes. Materials: Fashion (TMFA) In this elective, you work through the design process to develop an understanding of the design process. You will explore a variety of investigation techniques and discover how to apply this information to the design process and how to implement ideas from research into your own designs. You develop fashion drawing, illustration skills and presentation techniques used to visually communicate ideas through the creation of a portfolio. You learn how to develop a range of production and construction skills including creative techniques relating to fabric embellishment as you apply design ideas to the production of a garment or product. You learn how to evaluate your work to establish the importance of reflecting and striving to achieve improvements in the products you create. Assessment Tasks • Design folio including a finished product • Practical projects • Tests • Written report / presentation(s) Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Technology: Product Design & Technology Textiles and Fashion • VET Applied Fashion Design and Technology Occupational Health and Safety Notice Students and Parents need to be aware that there is an important OHS aspect regarding the protective equipment worn in practical Technology classes. Subjects within this area require that students observe strict OHS controls which may include the tying back of hair, the wearing of hats / hair nets, aprons and black, fully enclosed, safe, leather school shoes. YEAR 10 ELECTIVES

Senior Campus Handbook 2023 24 Technology (Continued) Systems Engineering - Electro-technology & Mechanical Design (TMEM) In this elective, you investigate and follow the design process in response to a specific design problem. You use research and communication skills to respond to a set of design specifications and generate a variety of design options using freehand and technical drawing skills. You will learn about a variety of manufacturing processes and techniques and develop the ability to safely use a limited range of tools and portable and fixed machinery. To broaden your knowledge and understanding of design, you also investigate the influence of mechanical components, electrical systems and technology on both historical and contemporary society as well as the properties materials, their functional properties and uses. Assessment Tasks • Design folio including a finished product • Practical projects • Tests • Written report / presentation(s) Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Technology: Systems Engineering • VCE Technology: Product Design & Technology Materials Occupational Health and Safety Notice Students and Parents need to be aware that there is an important OHS aspect regarding the protective equipment worn in practical Technology classes. Subjects within this area require that students observe strict OHS controls which may include the tying back of hair, the wearing of hats / hair nets, aprons and black, fully enclosed, safe, leather school shoes. Computer Programming (TICP) In this elective, you will use modern programming environments including, Python, and Visual Basic to design and build applications for specific purposes. You will learn how to solve problems using computational thinking skills, and explore the role of programmers in our society. Assessment Tasks • Portfolio • Research task • Examination Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Computing, Informatics and Software Development Information Technology (TICT) In this elective, you will focus on acquiring a greater understanding of how computer software, hardware and networks work. You will use a range of software including MS Office, Animate, MS Expression Web, HTML, and learn to code using the Python and/or Visual Basic Net programming languages. The emphasis is also on working in collaborative teams to analyse, design, develop and evaluate digital solutions. Assessment Tasks • Portfolio • Research task • Examination Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Computing, Informatics and Software Development YEAR 10 ELECTIVES

25 Urban Cuisine (TFUR) In Urban Cuisine, students develop an understanding of food and kitchen safety and hygiene principles, the functional properties of food, and the role of key ingredients in cooking. They research the nutritional value of ingredients being used in dishes they cook through the completion of production plans and design tasks. Students learn practical kitchen skills by producing a variety of dishes to develop food preparation and an ability to read and follow a recipe. They investigate aspects of the impact of food production and consumption on the environment, analysing frozen and freshly cooked food. Addressing a design brief, students design and produce their own dish and evaluate its success/failure. Assessment Tasks • Major investigation • Production plans and self-evaluations • Practical cooking • Exam Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Food Studies Occupational Health and Safety Notice Students and Parents need to be aware that there is an important OHS aspect regarding the protective equipment worn in practical Technology classes. Subjects within this area require that students observe strict OHS controls which may include the tying back of hair, the wearing of hats / hair nets, aprons and black, fully enclosed, safe, leather school shoes. Junior Chefs (TFJC) In this elective, you will participate in practical productions to develop your knife handling skills and food presentation techniques. You learn about the design process and how it is used by professional chefs to produce dishes that offer nutritional value, and utilise the chemical properties and sensory characteristics of food. You are also provided with an opportunity to design you own practical dish to meet a design brief and evaluate it against specified design criteria. Assessment Tasks • Graded practical cooking sessions • Sensory evaluations • Practical exams • Written reports/presentations Pathways beyond Year 10 include but are not limited to: • VCE Food Studies Vocational Opportunities Students studying a food elective can also elect to complete a variety of Hospitality courses (for an additional fee and subject to class numbers) including: • Prepare and Serve Espresso Coffee Food Hygiene Course • Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety Responsible Service of Alcohol • FSS Food Safety Supervisor Course Occupational Health and Safety Notice Students and Parents need to be aware that there is an important OHS aspect regarding the protective equipment worn in practical Technology classes. Subjects within this area require that students observe strict OHS controls which may include the tying back of hair, the wearing of hats / hair nets, aprons and black, fully enclosed, safe, leather school shoes. YEAR 10 ELECTIVES

Senior Campus Handbook 2023 26 Introduction Welcome to the senior years of study at Mill Park Secondary College. This handbook is a resource for students and their parents/ guardians to support students in making program and course choices that will support them in. The Senior Years learning environment has encouraged senior students to develop independence, self-confidence and responsibility for their own learning and behaviour. The Senior Years Programs available at the College include: • The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) • The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE VM) Vocational Major • VCE/VET (Vocational Education and Training) units. All students at Mill Park Secondary College beginning in 2023 will undertake either the VCE or VCE Vocational Major (VM). Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects can be undertaken as part of a student’s VCE program, and are a compulsory element of the Vocational Major program. Section 3 VCE Year 11 & 12

27 VCE Choosing a Suitable Program When choosing a program, it is important to consider what you want to do after completing Year 12: • If you would like to attend University or TAFE, a VCE program will be your best choice. • If you want to go straight into the workforce or undertake an apprenticeship, a VCE(VM) program may be more suited to your pathway needs • Identify your interests and strengths and link these with appropriate study/work/ career choices • Read the information on Pathways Suggestions to get ideas about how to select a VCE program that leaves your options open for University or TAFE • Seek help from the Careers team regarding pre-requisite subjects you may need for university courses that interest you When making choices about your program for next year, you should seek advice and information from others to help you to identify if this program suits your learning needs and future pathways, particularly if you are interested in a vocational pathway or a pathway into the workforce. Who can I ask for help? • Pastoral Teacher • Your Teachers • Your Student Engagement Team • MPSC Careers Team • Your family MPSC Careers Team Kate Clinton VCE Practice and Implementation Learning Specialist Jane Brown Work Placement & Careers Wendy Gordon Pathways Support Megan Fox Work Experience & Pathways Support Information about the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is awarded to students who successfully complete their secondary education. It is recognised internationally, and provides pathways to employment as well as to further study at University or TAFE (Technical and Further Education). The VCE is usually completed in Years 11 and 12, but can be started in Year 10. Within the VCE, students can undertake subjects in Vocational Education and Training (VET). To be awarded the VCE students must successfully complete a minimum 16 units over two years. Each study is broken into two semester-long units. Units 1 and 2 are normally undertaken in Year 11, whilst Units 3 and 4 are normally undertaken in Year 12. Units 3 and 4 must be taken in sequence. The 16 units must include at least three units from the English Group, two of which must be a Unit 3–4 sequence, and an additional three Unit 3–4 sequences of studies other than English, which may include any number of English sequences once the English requirement has been met. There are two levels of units within the VCE: UNITS 1 AND 2 These are usually taken in the first year of VCE in Year 11 but some students may take one or two in Year 10. Most students take both units in a study, but it is possible in year 11 (subject to timetabling constraints) to take only one unit of a particular study. UNITS 3 AND 4 These are more advanced, and are mostly taken in Year 12. Units 3 and 4 must be studied as a sequence - that is, if you take Unit 3 of any study, you must also take Unit 4. Scores from Unit 3 and 4 subjects from School Assessed Coursework (SAC) along with Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) Final Exams are used for calculating students’ Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Senior Campus Handbook 2023 28 Summary of VCE minimum requirements: Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 16 total units of which: • Three units from the English group with two being a Unit 3-4 Sequence. • Three other Sequences of Unit 3-4 (6 units). To support students to meet the minimum requirements and achieve their best at Mill Park Secondary College: • All VCE students in Year 11 must undertake six VCE subjects (12 units). • In Year 12, all students must undertake five VCE subjects regardless of how many Unit 3 & 4 sequences they have already completed (10 units). Outcomes Each unit has a set of requirements, referred to as outcomes, that are clearly set out in a subjects Study Design. All students are required to reach a satisfactory standard (S) for all outcomes. The Study Designs for all subjects can be viewed on the VCAA website. School Assessed Coursework (SAC) is used to determine the coursework grade for a unit. Teachers use SACs to assess whether students have reached a satisfactory standard for the associated outcomes. All SACs are compulsory. School Assessed Tasks (SATs) are part of the assessment program for Unit 3 and 4 Technology and Arts subjects. These tasks are set over an extended period to assess a student’s level of achievement. Students must attempt all parts of each SAT. Completing a Language Other Than English subject through Victorian School of Languages: Some students may wish to study a Language (other than English) subject through the Victorian School of Languages (VSL). Students choosing to do one of these language courses from VSL are encouraged to consult with the school. Students taking an extra VCE subject outside of the college may be approved to take a reduced course load at MPSC. Attendance All VCE units require a minimum of 50 hours of class time. A student needs to attend sufficient class time (90%) to complete work. Evidence of the completion of work will be in the form of a record of the work completed in class and for homework, as well as the satisfactory completion of Assessment Tasks. General VCE Information Study Scores The study score is a score (maximum of 50) which shows how a student has performed in Units 3 and 4 of a VCE or scored VET study, relative to other students doing the same study in Victoria. It is calculated using the scores achieved in each of the graded assessments for that study, combined with an external examination grade. Exams The College’s policy is that all students who are enrolled in the VCE will present for, and attempt, all exams for subjects they are enrolled in. School uniform must be worn during the exam period. There is an examination period at the end of Unit 2 and Unit 4. Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) Once the VCE has been successfully completed, an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will be calculated from the student’s study scores. This overall ranking is on a scale of from zero to 99.95. For an ATAR to be calculated, both Units 3 and 4 of an English subject must be satisfactorily completed. A study score for a particular study will only be calculated when both Units 3 and 4 have been satisfactorily completed for that study. The four best Units 3 and 4 results (one which must be an English subject) are used as the basis of the ATAR; a bonus of 10% is given for each of the fifth or sixth Unit 3 and 4 sequences or up to a mark of 5.0 for a University Extension Unit. The ATAR score is used by Universities and TAFE institutions to select students for courses.

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