Thebarton Senior College offers Stage 2 students a range of 20 credit SACE subjects in the twilight.
This provides students with:
Students learn about the history, literature, society, and culture of ancient civilisations, which may include those of Asia-Australia, the Americas, Europe, and Western Asia/North Africa, and the classical civilisations of Greece and Rome. Students also explore the ideas and innovations that shape and are shaped by societies.
Students learn about children's growth and development from conception to 8 years and critically examine attitudes and values about parenting and care-giving and gain an understanding of the growth and development of children.
CREATIVE ARTS - STAGE, SCREEN AND DRAMA
Students explore acting techniques and apply skills gained in a project of their choice. There is also the flexibility to explore other areas such as production, direction or script design.
Students develop a strong understanding of the process of mathematical modelling and its application to problem-solving in everyday workplace contexts. They examine statistical, financial and discrete models, and modelling with linear relationships and matrices.
Students explore up-to-date scientific information on the role of nutrients in the body as well as social and environmental issues related to nutrition. The study of nutrition assists students to reinforce or modify their own diets and lifestyle habits to maximise their health outcomes.
The study of Biology is constructed around inquiry and application of understanding of the diversity of life as it has evolved, the structure and function of living things, and how they interact with their own and other species and their environment.
ENTERTAINMENT DESIGN (Design, Technology and Engineering - Digital Communication Solutions)
Students have the opportunity to develop characters, environments, creatures, comic book, 3D modelling, sculpting, storyboarding, digital painting, graphic design and props and costumes.
PHOTOGRAPHY (Design, Technology and Engineering - Digital Communication Solutions)
Students develop a range of photographic techniques and skills, using digital cameras and Adobe Photoshop to process and produce images. They actively research, investigate and critically analyse work from other photographers, test different equipment and materials and define issues related to the photographic industry.
Students develop their skills in using rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs, and using mathematical models. It includes the study of functions, vectors. complex numbers and calculus. The subject provides pathways into mathematical science, engineering, computer science, physical sciences, surveying, economics and commerce.
Students develop an understanding of the physical world that enables them to be questioning, reflective and critical thinkers. Students can use chemistry to explore and explain their experiences of phenomena around them. Chemistry is organised so that each intended learning outcome is related to a key idea or concept. Within the study of the chemical ideas and concepts, students develop their chemistry investigation skills through practical investigations and critical analysis of chemistry issues.
Students develop aesthetic and kinaesthetic intelligence, through using the body as an instrument for the expression and communication of ideas. They learn practical movement, choreographic and performance skills. They consider the role of dance in culture, as an art form, and as a life-enrichment opportunity connected to mental and physical wellbeing.
This course is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in health care and nursing. Students will improve their general scientific knowledge, skills and writing techniques in a health context. They study topics from the human body, health and hygiene, infectious diseases and vaccination, and lifestyle diseases and nutrition.
JOURNALISM AND MEDIA
Students examine a variety of media products including their creation for specific goals. They identify credibility, bias and validity of media sources and create media products including documentaries, internet advertising campaigns, short films, and photography-based projects.
Students develop a research question based on an area of interest, learning about their topic through primary and secondary research processes. They produce a folio, showing evidence of capability development and planning. Students create an outcome, then reflect on and evaluate the effectiveness of their decisions and processes.
This course is designed for students interested in space and potential careers in the space industries. Students explore areas of interest related to astronomy and the universe using a strong inquiry base. Space Science will include excursions and interactions with guest speakers involved in the space sciences.
VIDEO PRODUCTION (Design, Technology and Engineering - Industry and Entrepreneurial Solutions)
Students gain practical skills and knowledge in the craft of film making. They learn how to shoot, capture, edit and distribute video using consumer and industry standard equipment and software.
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