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Senior Years

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Senior Year students, from Year 10 to Year 12, have more control over the electives they choose to undertake, as they prepare for life after school. Whether they choose to continue on to university, take up a trade or apprenticeship, pursue other tertiary studies, or immediately join the workforce.

Our College also offers a Vocational Education and Training programme, which assists students with career options, work experience, industry connections, and applying for and attaining further qualifications.

pdf Year 10 2018 Subject Handbook

pdf Year 11 2018 Subject Handbook

pdf Year 12 2018 Subject Handbook

Other Useful Documents for Seniors:

pdf A Guide to Effective Referencing v2 2016

pdf A Guide to Excellent Writing in Senior v2 2016

pdf A Guide to focus and concentration v2 2016

pdf A Guide to Learning Styles v2 2016

pdf Preparing for Examinations – Notetaking v2 2016

Senior Years Subjects

Senior Religious Educationcross

Religious education, in the Catholic context, is the study of Christian identity, history and culture, contemplation of ideas such as morality and purpose, and discussion of such ideas and their place within the world we live in.

 

 

Senior English

English is the study of the use of our language, in written and spoken word, to effectively convey our ideas. The subject encompasses all aspects of this, from spelling and grammar to to narrative structure, stylistic writing techniques and vocabulary.

 

 

Senior Maths

Mathematics is the study of numbers, structure and patterns, and helps us understand the fundamental logic behind how our world works. It is the language and basis of all other sciences.

 

 

The Sciences

Year 10 Science

Science is the structured study of the world around us through observation and analysis of data. It encompasses many fields, including some which students may choose to specialise in such as biology, physics and chemistry.

 

 

Biology

Biology encompasses the branch of sciences which observe the processes of life and the ecosystems in which life occurs.

 

 

 

Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of the properties of the matter which makes up our universe.

 

 

 

Earth and Environmental Sciences

This subject emphasises ways in which Earth materials and processes generate environments, including habitats, where organisms live; the natural processes and human influences that induce changes in physical environments; and ways in which organisms respond to those changes.

 

 

Physics

Physics is the study of the fundamental forces through which matter and energy interact.

 

 

 

NutritionNutrition

Students of Nutrition are presented with up-to-date scientific information on the role of nutrients in the body as well as social and environmental issues in nutrition.

 

 

 

Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind and how people think.

 

 

 

Year 10 Science

Science is the structured study of the world around us through observation and analysis of data. It encompasses many fields, including some which students may choose to specialise in such as biology, physics and chemistry.

 

 

 

Scientific Studies

Students develop their knowledge of scientific principles and concepts, the ability to use that knowledge to identify questions, issues, opportunities and challenges, and the capacity to acquire new knowledge through their own investigations.

 

 

Humanities and Social Sciences

Year 10 Humanities and Social Sciences

This subject covers History, Ancient History, Geography, Legal Studies, Civics and Business and Enterprise.

 

 

 

Ancient Studies

Students critically engage with texts and analyse archaeological and historical sources, both primary and secondary. Students develop skills of historical literacy that enable them to challenge or confirm their beliefs, attitudes, and values.

 

 

Modern HistoryBombing of Darwin

Students of History have the opportunity to make sense of an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world by connecting the past and the present. History involves the investigation of human experience over time.

 

 

Geography

Through the study of Geography, students develop an understanding of the spatial interrelationships between people, places, and environments.

 

 

 

Media Studies

Digital Media includes the collaborative fields of film and sound production and editing, journalism, and media design.

 

 

 

Legal Studies

The study of law and its application.

 

 

 

Health and Physical Education

Year 10 Physical Education

In this subject, students study and participate in sport, and learn about health and physiology.

Information on school sports in general can be found here.

 

 

handsChild Studies

Child Studies is a subject that focuses on the study of children from conception to 8 years. It is a subject that supports an active process of learning where students engage in challenging experiences.

 

 

Food and Hospitality

Students work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals. They develop skills and safe work practices in the preparation, storage and handling of food, complying with current health and safety legislation.

 

 

 

HealthHealth

Students recognise the various factors that shape the behaviour and attitudes of individuals and groups in relation to healthy living, and caring for themselves and the environment.

 

 

 

Outdoor EducationPicture1

Students participate in activities such as: hiking, orienteering, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, rock climbing, surf lifesaving and archery.

 

 

 

Senior Physical Education

In this subject, students study and participate in sport, and learn about health and physiology.

Information on school sports in general can be found here.

 

 

The Arts

Senior Musicsaxophones

We also offer extracurricular instrumental music.

 

 

 

Senior Visual Art

 

 

 

 

Senior Creative Arts

 

 

 

 

Senior Dance

We also offer extracurricular dance classes.

 

 

 

Senior Drama

 

 

 

 

Business, Enterprise and Technology

Design and Technology – Material Products

 

 

 

 

 

 Design and Technology – Communication Products

 

 

 

 

Design and Technology – Systems and Control Products

 

 

 

 

Business and Enterprise

Business and Enterprise focuses on the successful management of business and enterprise issues in personal, business, and social contexts.

 

 

 

Workplace Practices

 

 

 

 

Information Processing and Publishing

 

 

 

 

Cross-Disciplinary

Community Studies

 

 

 

 

Integrated Learning

 

 

 

 

Research Project

 

 

 

 

Languages

Senior Japanese

This subject looks at the language and culture of Japan. We have an exchange programme with our sister school, Hakata High School.

We also have an extracurricular anime club.

 

 

Senior Italian

This subject looks at the language and culture of Italy.

 

 

 

Senior Indonesian

This subject looks at the language and culture of Indonesia.

 

 

 

Vocational Education and Training

VET at MacKillop

At MacKillop Catholic College we offer many Vocational Education and Training (VET) options. Please arrange an appointment with Tonia Folino in VET and Careers if you are interested in exploring VET options. Find out more here!