History: 20th Century

History: 20th Century (Units 1 & 2)

Course Summary

Lenin, Mandela, JFK, Stalin, Rosa Parks, Gandhi, who are these people? How have they shaped our world today…well, this is your opportunity to find out. The Space Race, Berlin Wall, Hiroshima, heard of these places? Want to know more? 20th Century is the place for you. Open your mind and let the magic of history in. You will be the one that everyone wants on their Trivia team. 20th Century History will help you to understand the world that you live in today. How does that work? It is all in the past. The past is often repeated in the future if we do not learn from it.

VCE: Unit 1 and Unit 2 available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • A historical inquiry in which you research a chosen topic and prepare a written report on it
  • An analysis of primary sources in which you will respond in a combination of short and long answers
  • An analysis of historical interpretations in which you will respond in a combination of short and long
  • An essay in which you will use a variety of evidence to support your arguments

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Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $23

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Humanities Learning Area Leader

Elizabeth Pearce

History: Revolutions

History: Revolutions (3 & 4)

Course Summary

‘You say you want a revolution…well you know we all want to change the world…’ If you are like one of the Beatles and want a revolution well then you have come to the right place. Lenin, Robespierre, Mao and Washington are just some of the people you may meet on your journey through Revolutions. Countries have been changed, people have been killed and still many historians ponder whether or not the Revolution really brought about that much change. Join in the debate for yourself and decide whether or not a revolution is the best outcome for society.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • An analysis of primary to analyse the causes of revolution
  • An analysis of historical interpretations to analyse the consequences of revolution
  • An essay to analyse the causes of revolution
  • A historical inquiry in which you research a series of chosen topics to analyse the consequences of revolution

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Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $57

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Humanities Learning Area Leader

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History: Ancient

History: Ancient

Course Summary

Are you interested in Ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian Empires, Mesopotamian Empires and Ancient China? Studying Ancient History helps students develop an understanding of the social, political, economic and cultural influences on individuals and society across three millennia. Students will examine people, groups, events, ideas and movement to broaden their perspective. Being able to research, understand and interpret the history and make informed decision making in the present.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Investigate the creation of city-states and empires
  • Explore the invention of writing – a pivotal development in human history
  • Examine how life in an acient society of your choice were shaped by the complex interplay of social, political and economic factors
  • Complete an historical inquiries into ancient civilizations

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $10

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $30

Learning Area Contact

Humanities Learning Area Leader

Elizabeth Pearce

Legal Studies

Legal Studies

Course Summary

Are you interested in Human Rights? What is justice & fairness? Why we have laws and how they are made and applied? Studying Legal studies explores the legal system, as well as individual laws. This subject will give you the confidence and ability to access and participate in the legal system. You will develop skills and knowledge to create positive changes in law and the legal system.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Investigate current legal issue
  • Develop an understanding of Crimmal Law and Civil Law
  • Explore Law making and dispute resolution
  • Learn about the Victorian legal system

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $25

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $38

Checkpoints $35 (Optional Purchase)

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Humanities Learning Area Leader

Elizabeth Pearce

Philosophy

Philosophy

Course Summary

Are you interested in ethics and life’s big questions? Do you enjoy debating? VCE Philosophy is a broad introduction into western philosophy and methods of inquiry. You will investigate human nature through questions about the relationship between body and mind, and personal identity, leading to an examination of the good life. VCE Philosophy is a challenging and stimulating study, which nurtures curiosity, problem-solving skills, open-mindedness and intellectual rigour. You will explore foundational ideas and enduring questions related to diverse fields including the humanities, sciences and the arts.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $15

Unit 3 & 4

Readings $25

Textbook Hire $15

Learning Area Contact

Humanities Learning Area Leader

Elizabeth Pearce

Australian and Global Politics

Australian and Global Politics

Course Summary

Are you interested in politics? Interested in working in government and policymaking? VCE Australian and Global Politics is the study of contemporary power at both national and global levels. Through this study, you explore, explain, analyse and evaluate national and global political issues, and events. You will examine the interconnectedness of the contemporary global political arena and the impact of globalisation on culture, sovereignty, human rights and the environment. It examines the nature and power of key global actors and the types of power used by an Asia-Pacific state to achieve its national interests.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop an understanding of fundamental political concepts and be able to apply them
  • Explore the nature of contemporary politics and power in the national and global context
  • Examine and evaluate the characteristics and features of Australian democracy
  • Analyse global issues and challenges and the key factors that influence these
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of responses to global crises

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $25

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $25

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Humanities Learning Area Leader

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Sociology

Sociology

Course Summary

Are you interested in human behaviour, how you fit into society and what it means to live in a society together? Studying Sociology gives you the knowledge and skills to understand how this interaction works and doesn’t work in society. You’ll develop critical thinking skills, research skills, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills. In Unit 1 & 2, you’ll take a deep dive into Youth, Family, Education and the Workplace. In Unit 3 & 4, you’ll explore culture and ethnicity.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Exmine the role of the family and the impacts on it
  • Explore the theory of deviant behaviour
  • Explore the historical impacts of how we shape Aboriginal identity today
  • Develop an understand of social justice and human rights
  • Analyse social movements and examine criticisms for and against a movement

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $20

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $30

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Humanities Learning Area Leader

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Business Management

Business Management

Course Summary

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur/business owner/leader? Studying business management is a good opportunity for you to learn the knowledge and skills to help you pursue this aspiration. Students will follow an idea for a business concept, to planning and establishing a business, through to the day-to-day management of a business. Using contemporary business case studies students will compare a range of management theories with management in practice. Students will have the opportunity to propose and evaluate alternative strategies for establishing and maintaining a business.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Investigate the planning stage of setting up a business
  • Learn how to establish a business
  • Examine how large businesses operate
  • Learn what make a good manager and management styles
  • Explore change management strategies and how to ensure transformation and continued success of a business

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $32

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $48

Learning Area Contact

Humanities Learning Area Leader

Elizabeth Pearce

Accounting

Accounting

Course Summary

Accounting is the skills of being able to tell a story to management, owners, government, employees, investors, suppliers, the tax office and customers of how well a business is doing through producing a financial report (eg. Income statements, Balance sheets and Cashflow Statements). In this subject, you will learn how to record transactions, prepare financial reports, interpret and analyse financial reports and make decisions. You’ll be able to answer questions about profit/loss, stock, investments, returns, growth, shares, and cash flow through studying this subject.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Prepare accounting reports both manually and using ICT
  • Participate in simulated business activities such as buying/selling shares and managing inventory
  • Participate in discussions around ethical considerations in business, particularly in the area of accounting
  • Construct graphic representations of financial data to assist with the analysis of accounting reports and the evaluation of business performance

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Approximate Costs

Unit 1 & 2

Textbook Hire $25

Unit 3 & 4

Textbook Hire $39

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Humanities Learning Area Leader

Elizabeth Pearce

Standard Humanities (Year 10)

Standard Humanities (Year 10)

Course Summary

Are you interested in understanding how the world in which you live works? Do you want to know how you can participate as an active and informed community member? The study of Humanities provides a framework for you to examine the complex processes that have shaped the modern world and to investigate responses to different challenges. You will develop critical thinking skills through analysing visual and written representations, films and documentaries.

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Further develop critical thinking skills relevant to civics and citizenship, economic and business, geography and history
  • Develop an action plan related to a sustainability topic
  • Explore the different forms of power and influence
  • Write an expanded response and essay
  • Complete a Gapminder Graphing Assignment

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