Welcome to the Senior School 2017 Increasingly broad

Welcome to the Senior School 2017  Increasingly broad

Welcome to the Senior School 2017 Increasingly broad curriculum Clan based vertical form groups Flinders Ranges Outdoor Education Work Experience week Increasingly Independent Learning Curriculum Information Good decisions Pathways The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)

Senior School Curriculum Guide 2017 Year 10 Compulsory Subjects English* History* History (1 semester) History Extension full year Maths* General Mathematical Mathematics Mathematics 10A (Semester 2) leads to Maths 1,2,3,4

Health & Physical Education* Personal Learning Plan (SACE Stage 1) Religion Science* * Australian Curriculum SACE South Australian Certificate of Education

SACE South Australian Certificate of Education Awarded to students who successfully complete their senior secondary education Internationally recognised Leads to work, training and further study Australian Curriculum Senior Secondary subjects Stage 1 English and Mathematics 2016

Stage 2 2017 Stage 1 Science, History and Geography 2017 Stage 2 2018 Stage 1 = Year 11 Stage 2 = Year 12 Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan PLP Compulsory subject First step in gaining the SACE Undertaken in Year 10 Worth 10 credits Stage 1 level (first stage of SACE) C grade or better needed

Personal Learning Plan Helps your daughter to: Identify and research career paths and options Choose appropriate SACE/IBDP subjects Consider courses outside of school Review strengths and areas to work on Gain skills for future employment Set and work towards goals, monitor progress and adjust plans Year 10 looks like this. Semester 1 Semester 2

English English Mathematics Mathematics Science Science Health and Physical Education (Outdoor Ed)

Health and Physical Education (Outdoor Ed) PLP PLP Religion Religion Option 1 Option 1

Option 2 Option 2 Option 3 Option 3 Year 10 Option Subjects: Art Curriculum Support^ Design and Tech: Food and Fibre Digital and Media

Technologies Drama Entrepreneurship Studies Geography Maths 10A Music^ Languages: Chinese^ French^ History (Core or Extension^) Stage 1 subject (Sem 2)

Design and Technology: Multimedia ^ full year subject What might option choices look like? Semester 1 Home Economics Digital and Media Technologies Geography Semester 1 French History

Music Semester 2 Art Drama History Semester 2 French Maths 10A Music What might option choices look like? Semester 1 Home Economics

Art History (Ext) Semester 1 Digital and Media Technologies History Curriculum Support Semester 2 Maths 10A Art History (Ext) Semester 2 Design and Technology Drama

Curriculum Support Whats next? SACE begins next year in the following stages 2017 PLP (Year 10) 2018 Stage 1 (Year 11) Research Project 2019 Stage 2 (Year 12) Features of the SACE Students earn credits for completed subjects: One semester is worth 10 credits Students must complete courses adding up to at least 200 credits, mostly over two or three years Students need to gain a C grade or higher

for compulsory subjects to gain the SACE A - E grades in every subject Stage 1 Compulsory subjects Stage 1 C standard required Personal Learning Plan Completed in Year 10 (10 credits) Literacy (at least 20 credits from a range of English subjects or courses) Numeracy (at least 10 credits from range of Mathematics subjects or courses)

Compulsory Literacy Stage 1 20 credits Choose one of the following courses for two semesters English as an Additional Language English Literary Studies English Essential English Compulsory Numeracy Stage 1 10 credits Choose one of the following courses for at least one semester

Essential Mathematics General Mathematics Mathematics 1, 2, 3 and 4 What might Stage 1 look like.. Year 11 Semester 1 Semester 2 Stage 1 English Stage 1 English

Stage 1 Mathematics Option 5 Option 1 Option 1 Option 2 Option 2 Option 3 Option 3

Option 4 Option 4 Research Project Research Project

Stage 1 Subjects at Seymour French Accounting Biology

Business & Enterprise Chemistry Chinese (continuers) Dance Design & Technology: Communication Products: Multi- media Design & Technology: Fashion Drama Economics English as an Additional Language English English Literary Studies Essential English Essential Mathematics

Food and Hospitality General Mathematics Geography History Information Processing & Publishing Integrated Learning Legal Studies Mathematics 1, 2 , 3 and 4 Music Nutrition Physical Education Physics Psychology Visual Arts

Research Project A rigorous and detailed study in an area of interest own choice Students create an Outcome, a Folio of sources and an Evaluation of the process. Worth 10 credits C grade or higher Completed during Year 11 Stage 2 Compulsory subjects Stage 2 Students must gain 90 credits

C standard required (C- or higher) Three Stage 2 subjects (60 credits) Flexible options (30 credits) Research Project (completed in Stage 1) So Stage 2 looks like.. Students aiming for tertiary study must successfully gain 90 credits Year 12 Stage 2 Research Project B (completed in Stage 1) 10 credits Stage 2 Option 1 compulsory 20 credits (C- ) Stage 2 Option 2 compulsory

20 credits (C- ) Stage 2 Option 3 compulsory 20 credits (C- ) Flexible Option 30 credits (C- ) What can be included in Flexible Options? The SACE recognises learning in and outside school, for example:

Vocational Education and Training courses (VET) University and TAFE courses Community learning www.sace.sa.edu.au/subjects/recognisedlearning Students can also include a range of subjects as flexible options. Stage 2 at Seymour Year 12 Stage 2 Research Project B 10 credits Stage 2 Option 1 Legal Studies 20 credits (C) Stage 2 Option 2 English Literary Studies 20 credits

(C- ) Stage 2 Option 3 Biology 20 credits (C- ) Stage 2 Option 4 General Mathematics 20 credits (C- ) Stage 2 Option 5 Nutrition 10 credits (C- ) SACE Curriculum Planner Year 10 Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan (PLP) Year 11 Semester 1

Semester 2 Stage 1 English (which course?) Stage 1 English (which course?) Stage 1 Mathematics (which course?) Option 5 Option 1 Option 1 Option 2 Option 2 Option 3 Option 3 Option 4 Option 4 Stage 2 Research Project (your choice of topic) Year 12tion 1

Stage 2 Option 1 Stage 2 Option 2 Stage 2 Option 3 Stage 2 Option 4 Stage 2 Option 5 A Want to know more? Visit the SACE website at: www.sace.sa.edu.au SATAC South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Universities use Selection Ranks to determine entry to courses. This is the ATAR Australian Tertiary Admission Rank Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) Measures a students overall achievement compared with other students Used by universities to select students for university courses Ranges from 0 to 99.95 Calculated from university aggregate based on 90 credits of SACE Stage 2 for entry in 2018 Used across Australia and internationally

IBDP scores convert to an ATAR Two Year Program Six subjects + The Core studied for 24 months Globally Recognised Holistic

Language and LiteratureLanguage AcquisitionIndividuals and Societies English A Chinese A English B Chinese B French B Spanish ab initio Economics Psychology

Sciences Mathematics The Arts Biology Physics Chemistry Mathematics SL Mathematical Studies Film

Can I still do the Diploma Programme if I havent studied a language? Yes At Seymour we plan to offer Spanish ab initio Ab initio language courses are aimed at students with no or very little prior knowledge. Can I do other subjects online? Pamoja (www.pamojaeducation.com) currently offers: French ab initio, Mandarin ab initio, Spanish B Business Management, ITGS (IT in a Global Society) Philosophy, Mathematics HL The Core

Theory of Knowledge Extended Essay Creativity, Activity and Service What is TOK? TOK = Theory of Knowledge An opportunity to reflect philosophically on the diversity of knowledge and the way in which individuals learn. You develop higher order critical thinking strategies and reflect on How do we know something is true? Assessed with an essay and an oral presentation.

What is EE? EE = Extended Essay A 4000 word essay allowing students the opportunity to investigate a topic of special interest. It familiarises students with independent research and writing skills. Choose a topic from subjects of interest. What is CAS? CAS = Creativity, Activity and Service A range of activities allowing students to share their special talents, develop as compassionate citizens and appreciate a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Goal oriented, reflective, participation & organisation. Under guidance of a supervisor.

Compulsory completion. Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL) 3 Higher Level (HL) subjects 240 hours 3 Standard Level (SL) subjects 150 hours HL subjects provide more depth and breadth Assessment in the IBDP Written examinations at the end of the 2 years (Often a series of shorter papers) Internal Assessment These tasks are marked by the teacher and are subject to external moderation

External Assessment marked by IBDP examiners Assessment is criterion based and not comparative to other students A score out of 45 All 6 subjects are scored out of 7 Up to 3 extra points from TOK and EE A total score out of 45 (In 2015, scores of 43, 44 and 45 resulted in ATAR of 99.95) The Diploma is awarded to students who achieve a minimum of 24 points subject to a number of completion conditions.

A International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), The Extended Essay (EE) Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) GROUP SUBJECT Language and Literature

English Language acquisition Spanish Individuals and societies Economics Experimental Sciences Chemistry Mathematics

Mathematics The Arts Film What next? Web based Subject Selection Survey Forms due in Term 3 Best fit model is used to construct the timetable for all students. Final option choices for each student will depend on fitting these subject lines. Options run dependent on class sizes and overall

viability. Key considerations when making subject choices SACE/IBDP pattern requirements Pre requisites and assumed knowledge for future courses Keeping options open Student enjoyment, strengths and success Key Personnel Ruth Massie: Director of Studies Leonie Harwood: Director of Learning and

Operations Nicholas Sharrad: Head of Senior School Michelle Stoutjesdijk: Careers Counsellor Robyn Scott: SACE and IBDP Co-ordinator Jo Ferguson: VET Co-ordinator Faculty Heads Subject Teachers Clan Guardians Questions?

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