Course Outline

The electives listed below were offered for study in 2022 and provide a guide to the depth and breadth of study available. As a college, we are committed to the annual review of electives to ensure that they are relevant, meaningful, purposeful and engaging.

Electives offered by the college are driven by student choice and voice.

Course Outline Year 9

Course Studies (Full Year)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Geography
  • Rite Journey (Rite Journey is a combination of Christian Studies, Service Learning and Personal Development which includes Luther Journey, a five-day bush walking experience.)
Semester Courses
  • Core Commerce
  • Core History
Elective Studies (Semester Length)

General Electives (students study two of these):

  • Studies of Outdoor & Physical Education (SOAPE)
  • Elective History: History Mysteries
  • Elective Commerce: Mind Your Own Business
  • Elective Geography: Living in a Digital World
  • Musical Production
  • Dramatic Production
  • Dance
  • Acting for Screen
  • Music Performance
  • Music Technology
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Aboriginal Cultural Discovery
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented and Virtual World
  • Building a Sustainable
  • Future
  • Modern Chinese Living
  • Chinese Food Culture
  • Designing Spaces for the Future
  • German for Innovation
  • German for Travel
  • Learning Plus
  • Innovating for the Creative Future
  • Shark Tank
  • Web Development
  • Coding
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • Mythbusting Science
  • Psychology
  • English Magazine

Visual Arts / Technology (students study two of these):

  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Imaging
  • Electronics and Simple Machines
  • Photography
  • Technology: Food
  • Technology: Wood
  • Technology: Metal
  • Textiles
  • Visual Communication & Design
  • Video Production

Designing Spaces for the Future

Written by:
Phoebe

Over the last 50 years, the way we use space, particularly in cities, has changed dramatically. Warehouses, factories, and other urban buildings have been prime locations for re-purposing and renewal. These spaces are being designed to meet multiple social, economic and environmental issues and its exactly this our students are exploring in Designing Spaces for the Future.

I chose Designing Spaces for the Future as I originally thought it would be a designed based subject in terms of drawing buildings and perspective-based work, which as an artist is a skill I wanted to build on. It does incorporate this but also focuses upon how public buildings and other spaces are established, how spaces can be re-purposed and how successfully this can be achieved when designing within heritage buildings with strict historical overlays. Designing Spaces for the Future investigates the sustainability aspects to be considered, who the stakeholders are of the building and wider community, innovative re-designing of spaces, and the renovation process for heritage buildings.

The subject also involved going on excursions for assignments. We recently visited LCI or LaSalle University of Melbourne in Collingwood. The heritage listed building was originally a factory for the Foy & Gibson Company. It went through many renovations to become a fully functioning University and we looked at the renovation process and why it is important to preserve heritage buildings. This was also an opportunity to look at the courses the University has to offer if you were interested in going to a University for the Arts/Designing. This was something I did not expect we would get to do in this subject.

I have learnt about the deeper impacts that things like sustainability, place making, and the creative class have on our modern-day society. This subject also links into my other subjects I have chosen in Year 9 such as Art, as Art and Architecture go hand-in-hand.

Written by:
Phoebe

Course Outline Year 10

  • All Year 10 students undertake one week of Work Experience.
  • All Year 10 students participate in a one-week City Experience called Census 10.
  • Year 10 students may apply to include one VCE subject in their Year 10.
  • Elective subjects run provided sufficient student numbers are met.
Core Studies (Full Year)
  • Christian Studies
  • English: choose between
    • English 1 and English 2
    • English Literature and English 2
    • English Language and English 2
  • Mathematics: choose between
    • Mathematics (for students who intend to study Mathematical Methods in Year 11)
    • General Mathematics (for students who intend to study General Mathematics in Year 11)
    • Challenge Mathematics (for students who intend to study Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics in Year 11)
  • Health and Physical Education: choose between
    • HPE Practical Activities
    • EISM Interschool Sport
Core Studies (Semester)
  • History
    • The Modern World and Australia
  • Science: choose between
    • Science
    • Challenge Science (by approval)
Elective Studies

Students study four semester length electives.

  • 3D CAD and Fabrication
  • A Journey Through Photography
  • App Development
  • Big History
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Business Studies
  • Chinese
  • Contemporary Photography
  • Creativity and My World
  • Design for Print and Digital Media
  • Extended Investigation
  • Film Analysis
  • Film Making
  • Food for Fitness
  • Forensic Science
  • German
  • Global Correspondent
  • Illustration and Specialist Techniques
  • Industrial and Architectural Design
  • Issues and Inquiry
  • It’s Your Backyard
  • Luther Institute of Sport
  • Metal
  • Music Performance
  • DJ Performance (Music Technology)
  • Psychology of Power
  • Textiles
  • Theatreworks
  • Wood
  • Yarra Valley Food Trail

Note: the following are year long electives and therefore count as two electives:

  • Chinese
  • German

A VCE Unit 1&2 study is also the equivalent of two elective units.

 

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