The course consists of five subjects:
ENGLISHSACE Stage 2 - 20 credits
Students analyse texts with an emphasis on how language and stylistic features shape ideas and perspectives in a range of contexts. They consider a range of perspectives in texts and their representation of human experience and the world.
Students explore how the purpose of a text is achieved through application of text conventions and stylistic choices to position the audience to respond to ideas and perspectives. An understanding of purpose, audience, and context is applied in students? own creation of imaginative, interpretive, analytical, and persuasive texts that may be written, oral, and/or multimodal.
ESSENTIAL EALSACE Stage 2 - 20 credits
Students develop their understanding, confidence and proficiency in the use of the English language, developing skills as critical readers, viewers, listeners, speakers and writers.
SOCIETY AND CULTURESACE Stage 2 20 credits
Students develop skills in various approaches to, and methods of, investigating and analysing contemporary social issues.
They become familiar with the limits and potential of these approaches and methods and with the ethical issues associated with them.
The choice of topics will reflect the experiences, backgrounds and interests that each student brings to their studies.
INFORMATION PROCESSING AND PUBLISHINGSACE Stage 2 - 20 credits
Students apply practical skills and design principles to provide creative solutions to text-based communication tasks. They create both hard copy and electronic text-based publications and evaluate the development process.
Students use technology to design and implement information processing solutions and identify, choose and use the appropriate computer hardware and software to process, manage and communicate information in a range of contexts.
HEALTHSACE Stage 2 - 20 credits
Students learn about the factors that shape the behaviour and attitudes of individuals and groups in relation to healthy living and caring for themselves and the environment.
They develop skills to consider how changing social structures, community values, environmental issues and new technologies affect the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
RESEARCH PROJECTSACE Stage 2 - 10 credits
Students develop research skills and complete the Research Project based on an area of personal interest.