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1 ROTHWELL CAMPUS YEAR 8 COURSE OUTLINES 2017 w gracecollege.com.au

2 Grace Lutheran College Rothwell Campus INTRODUCTION TO COURSE OUTLINE HANDBOOK In this booklet, we are pleased to provide you with an outline of the Year 8 curriculum at Grace Lutheran College s Rothwell Campus in 2017, including the compulsory and elective subjects offered at each level. From 2013, Grace has been fully implementing the Australian Curriculum (ACARA). The principles we have used to construct our curriculum at Rothwell are as follows: The Basics: Grace provides a strong foundation in the general capabilities outlined in ACARA: Literacy, Numeracy, Information and Communication Technology, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Behaviour and Intercultural Understanding. These are developed through specific subjects (eg. English and Maths) and across curriculum areas. In line with ACARA, Grace mandates the study of the Arts and Technology to Year 8 and History and Science to Year 10. Balance: A Grace education means an education for the whole person spiritual, academic, physical, social-emotional, technological and cultural. Mandatory aspects of the curriculum therefore include Christian Studies, Chapel, Pastoral Care, Sport, Work Experience and Outdoor Education (including the four-week Googa programme in Year 10). Students are also encouraged to participate in the wide range of co-curricular opportunities. Choice and Differentiation: Grace seeks to cater for all members of a family: boys and girls, students who learn at varying rates and those with diverse interests. Grace offers learning support and academic extension offerings and we allow three elective choices for students in Years 8, 9 and Year 10 and four elective choices in Years This is very popular with students. In the Senior School, we offer all prerequisite subjects for University and Vocational Education and Training options. Two-Campus, One School Policy: Grace Heads of Department and Curriculum work across the College, ensuring work programmes, standards and assessment are consistent at both campuses. The Rothwell Campus offers subjects on site in all Key Learning Areas from Years With this curriculum in place we hope that all Grace students will learn the Grace Way of Excellence, Character and Purpose. We trust they will leave us having developed the skills and attitudes to live a life of faith and service so that God will be glorified in the world. Yours in Christ Ruth Butler Principal

3 YEAR 8 COURSE OUTLINES TABLE OF CONTENTS Page CHOOSING YEAR 8 SUBJECTS 1 GUIDELINES FOR CHOOSING SUBJECTS 2-3 ENGLISH Core 4 MATHEMATICS Core 5 HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY Core 6 CHRISTIAN STUDIES Core 7 SCIENCE Core 8 COMPUTING & INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY Technology 9 CREATIVE TEXTILES Technology 10 DESIGN TECHNOLOGY Technology 11 FOOD STUDIES Technology 12 isteam (previously Investigative Science) Technology 13 GRAPHICS Technology or Arts 14 MEDIA Technology or Arts 15 DANCE Arts 16 DRAMA Arts 17 MUSIC Arts 18 MUSIC (GAME ON!) Arts 18 VISUAL ART Arts 19 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS EDUCATION Elective 20 HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION Elective 21 GERMAN Elective 22 JAPANESE Elective 22 Printed JUNE 2016

4 CHOOSING YEAR 8 SUBJECTS There are many important decisions that have to be made as a student progresses through school. One of the more important decisions is made when selecting subjects in Year 8, then again in Year 9 and finally in Year 10. These are important decisions as they may affect the occupation or career that a student can follow after leaving school. These decisions will certainly affect the success a student will have at school and strongly influence the feelings a student may have about school, although the career significance of Year 7 choices is minimal. The Middle Years of schooling is when disaffection and disengagement can often surface, to adversely affect student performances. The Grace College approach to the curriculum reflects our strategies to minimize this disengagement and to keep students enthusiastically involved in their education and learning. Research indicates that a broad education with student participation in the selection of course material is a strong influence in retaining student interest. Accordingly, Grace features a solid core of Christian Studies, English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Sport and Physical Education (PE) combined with the opportunity for students to select three elective subjects from a wide range of elective options. These elective options are placed on fixed lines that give students one of the widest ranges of subject choice available in Queensland. These courses articulate with the even greater range of subjects available in the Senior School in Year 10 and finally in Years 11 & 12. Schools have changed dramatically in the last fifteen years and it is important to be aware of the overall picture when choosing subjects for Years 8. There is Government policy to either earn or learn until age 17 and a much greater opportunity for school students to select a vocational pathway in preference to the various academic pathways traditionally followed. The choices made in Year 7 prepare students for these later choices but in the majority of cases will permit a flexible approach to the future. GUIDELINES FOR CHOOSING SUBJECTS With the introduction of the Australian Curriculum there is an expectation that all students will cover Science and Core History until the end of Year 10. Core Geography, an Arts subject and a Technology subject must also be studied until at least the end of Year 8. Grace covers the language expectations of the Australian Curriculum by the end of Year 7 but provides the possibility of studying both German and Japanese throughout their time at the College. As an overall plan, it is suggested that subjects be chosen based on the following criteria: Subjects which a student enjoys Subjects in which the student has experienced some success in studying Subjects which provide an appropriate challenge Subjects which help meet students career aspirations, or will keep as many options as possible open Subjects which develop skills, knowledge and attitudes useful throughout your life Subjects which meet the Australian Curriculum guidelines (At least one Arts and Technology elective in Year 8). Career choices for most students are not certain in Year 7 and therefore it is important to keep as many options as possible open. This means choosing a selection of subjects that retains flexibility whilst thoughts firm in the next two years. The College recommends that students keep a balance in their subjects and that practical and theoretical subjects feature in the choices made. The ability to choose 3 electives allows for this scope whilst emphasising particular strengths and ambitions. Students will have experienced a number of subjects in Year 7 but it is important to find out as much as possible about the subjects offered in Year 8. Some subjects will be new and others may be a little different when studied in higher year levels. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 2

5 This means that subject choice may be difficult. In order to help with these choices we will provide information via: 1) Information contained in this booklet 2) Discussion in subject classes, home classes and presentations to students in Pastoral Care sessions 3) Contact via the Deputy Head of Curriculum (Middle School) 4) Discussions at the College Open Day on Sunday 16 October (a selection will have been made earlier but changes are possible, provided there is space in the new elective class). It is important to recognise a number of important opportunities that are available and also to be aware of student skill levels in certain presumed subject areas, and the following points may be helpful. As a College we do believe in a rounded education and encourage students to consider foreign language as an option. Whilst previous study is an advantage it is certainly not a pre-requisite for Year 8 study. A keen linguist is encouraged to consider the study of two languages. Students who may wish to study languages should commence their studies at Year 8. Students who are interested in careers that involve Graphics will need to select that subject from Year 8 (and onwards). Investigative Maths and Investigative Science are for students who enjoy these subjects. Students will probably be interested in careers in these areas and will have some aptitude for the subjects. They are challenging in their nature. Students who do not study these subjects will not be affected in terms of subject choice later in the College. The majority of subjects available in Year 10 and onwards do not have pre-requisites and the choices made in Year 7 are unlikely to damage the opportunities available for the Senior years but obviously some subjects will better prepare students for certain of the senior electives. There are currently some 39 senior electives. Students at the College may be pursuing a course leading to tertiary entrance, apprenticeships, vocational education or aiming at entry into the work force at an appropriate juncture. Subject entry requirements should be investigated for any of the careers, which may be of interest to you. Students who are interested in vocational programs and school based new apprenticeships should note that these courses typically commence in Year 10 and students will need to consult with the Work Education Co-ordinator and Careers Guidance Counsellor prior to undertaking these courses. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 3

6 ENGLISH Core Subject (All students study) The English course in Years 8 and 9 aims to address the requirements of the Australian Curriculum. It is hoped for example that students: develop understanding and appreciation of how English is used appropriately and efficiently. develop the ability to use language to talk about language by developing a metalanguage. develop an understanding of how language is used selectively. become proficient writers, readers and speakers. develop a life-long love of reading and writing. develop confidence in the use of a range of appropriate language systems. develop a growing appreciation of different cultures as represented in a range of texts. OUTLINE - By the end of the year, all students will have completed such tasks as: The World of Film an analytical essay based on the film studied Year 8 The Music of Words: A Study of Australian Poetry self-published poetry, reflections and poetry recitals Unlocking the Traffic Jam in Your Head an imaginative story and multi-modal presentation Novel Study a persuasive response to the novel studied YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 4

7 MATHEMATICS Core Subject (All students study) Mathematics continues to be one of the most important disciplines of learning for students in Year 8. It helps develop higher order thinking skills, rational argument and logic, and equips students with skills to apply in everyday real life situations. The journey through Year 8 & 9 is steady but increasingly challenging. As specified by the Australian Curriculum, students study the three strands: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability. The text book Essential Mathematics for the Australian Curriculum is used for Year 7 through to Year 10. Students in Year 8 continue with the middle school concept of having the same teacher for mathematics and science. Students complete the same course and assessment. Students in Year 8 continue into Year 9 except that a new subject may be offered by invitation, General Maths. At the end of Year 9 students decide whether to study Maths A or Maths B in Year 10. Some students who study Maths B may also elect to study Maths C in Year 10. It is important to recognise that for many students, Mathematics is the most difficult and challenging subject. Mathematics is a traditional learning discipline which requires regular practise and revision. Experience shows that students do NOT reach their expected achievements with anything less than minutes of homework and study every night! Students may say they don t have any homework, but rarely is this true in Mathematics. Practise is required every day to achieve mastery of the subject even when specific practice is not set by the teacher. Equipment details will be provided at the end of the year but a calculator is an essential piece of equipment and the college recommends the Texas TI-30XB Multiview calculator. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 5

8 HISTORY / GEOGRAPHY Core Subject (All students study) The coursework in the Social Science subjects of History and Geography, ensures that students address the requirements of Australian Curriculum. The aims of the course in Year 8 include: developing a sense of wonder, curiosity and respect about places, people, cultures and environments throughout the world. developing an interest in, and enjoyment of the study of History and Geography, including a capacity and willingness to be informed and active citizens. gaining a knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the past and the global issues and forces that shape societies. understanding and use of historical concepts, such as evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, significance and contestability possessing the capacity to undertake a framed inquiry, including skills in the analysis and use of sources, and in explanation and communication. In Year 8, all students study History and Geography as a core learning area for one year. In that year, students study each of these subjects for only one semester each. Year 8 The topics studied in Year 8 may include: Medieval Europe Japan under the Shoguns The Spanish Conquest of the Americas Weather and Water Biotic Life People and Settlement YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 6

9 CHRISTIAN STUDIES Core Subject (All students study) Christian Studies is a Middle School core subject which aims to investigate ideas which are central to understanding identity as well as living in and contributing to community. The subject is based on the Christian Studies Curriculum Framework which is used in Lutheran schools across Australia. Students learn to work collaboratively, engage in open dialogue and explore their own positions in relation to ideas about God, people, self and the world. Aiming to be relevant and challenging, Christian Studies uses as a central learning model the inquiry approach as well as valuing other approaches for example, Service Learning. Middle School Christian Studies seeks to help students investigate the following and other related questions: Year 8 Who am I? Who is God? How do people relate with God and self? How do I relate with God and self? How do you read an ancient text like the Bible? YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 7

10 SCIENCE Core Subject (All students study) Science is a compulsory subject until the completion of Year 10. The course provides the essential preparation for the senior subjects of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics, as well as developing an extensive range of the Common Curriculum Elements (CCEs) which are considered the basic skills required to operate in modern society. The course combines theory and practical work and aims to: Develop an interest in and enjoyment of the world around us To open up an understanding of the patterns and processes found in creation To develop analytical thinking in the context of the scientific method and associated problem solving techniques To provide a wide range of practical experiences, and develop laboratory and group skills To develop the ability to work independently and as a member of a team To demonstrate the significance of Science to students future intentions. The specific content areas cover four branches of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics according to Australian Curriculum. Opportunities are taken to integrate knowledge and the skills developed, with other subject areas. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 8

11 COMPUTING & INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (CICT) Technology Elective Computing and Information Communication Technology (CICT) provides students with the knowledge, skills, processes and understanding of information technology across a range of programs. Students will be exposed to a variety of intellectual challenges involving distinctive approaches to problem solving, communication and a range of associated practical skills. The study of this course will contribute in a significant way to the general education of students and not just those intending to pursue further study or employment in the Information Technology area. Content areas may include; Website Design Video Production and Editing Programming and Game Making NXT and EV3 Lego Robotics Animation Design Coding Programs and Games Adobe Package (Selected Programs) Learning experience may include; Enrichment excursion to the LEGO Education Centre First LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Competition The subject links with the senior courses of Information Processing and Technology but is not a prerequisite for this future study. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 9

12 CREATIVE TEXTILES Technology Elective Creative Textiles provides valuable preparation for students wanting to pursue a career in the textiles and clothing industries. Creative Textiles offers a good, but not essential, basis for the study of subjects in the senior school. There are two (2) electives in Lifestyle Technology available to study; Creative Textiles and Food Studies. It is quite acceptable for a student to study either one or both. The course includes: Skills for Me; Textiles for You incorporates a Service Learning project making toys for disadvantaged children Year 8 Bag It! further development of textile construction and design skills Bright and Beady embellishment techniques Wear It! clothing unit based on summer/spring fashions Creative Textiles is a good basis for further study in Food & Fashion Studies (previously known as Home Economics). YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 10

13 DESIGN TECHNOLOGY Technology Elective If you are motivated, interested in working with your hands, love to build things, use tools and if you are excited to make interesting projects using varied technologies and machines then Design Technology is the subject for you. This subject combines the basic traditional knowledge of hand tools and techniques with the current new technologies, tools and equipment from latest industry. Students who are considering taking senior subjects like Technology Studies or any of the Certificate courses in Engineering, Construction or Furnishing should consider this subject a must. Career pathways are endless from this direction of study. Subject comprises: Design, Make and Appraisal of Projects Completion of Folios of work Use of industry standard tools and machines Work place health and safety. Design Technology students will be exposed to many technologies and principles some of which include: Aerodynamics Hydraulics Pneumatics Electronics Laser cutting Programing Wood, Metal and Plastics. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 11

14 FOOD STUDIES Technology Elective Food Studies provides valuable preparation for students wanting to pursue a career in the nutrition or hospitality industries. Food Studies offers a good, but not essential, basis for the study of subjects in the senior school. There are two (2) electives in Lifestyle Technology available to study; Food Studies and Creative Textiles. It is quite acceptable for a student to study either one or both. The course includes: From Farm to Fork nutrition of animal foods; history of Australian food Year 8 International Cookery Asian Cuisine Skills for Me, Food for Others supporting those in need (Service Learning); food costings; food packaging and labelling Food Studies is a good basis for further study in Food & Fashion Studies (previously known as Home Economics) and/or Hospitality. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 12

15 isteam (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Technology Elective This subject allows students who are interested in the Sciences and problem solving the opportunity to explore a wide range of knowledge areas, methodologies, technologies and to further develop scientific skills. The course complements the existing Middle School Science course. Units of work fall into two main strands; Working Scientifically and In-depth Studies. Specific areas of study can vary according to group interest but will be structured around the use of: Scientific method Experimental design Analytical techniques Advanced laboratory techniques Application of knowledge & discoveries to real world situations In-depth studies can include topics such as: Food Science including the art and science of cheese making Household chemistry Flight Environmental studies Astronomy topics Independent studies The inquiry approach to learning with a strong emphasis on practical work is the normal basis for developing topics. Assessment is varied but revolves around discoveries and observations made through practical work. Students will present their work in a range of modes such as experimental reports, posters, videos and oral presentations. The end product of some assessment tasks may well be suitable for entry into local, state and national competitions should students be interested. It is important to note that the only pre-requisite for Senior Sciences is the completion of the Middle School Science course. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 13

16 GRAPHICS Arts Elective OR Technology Elective Students selecting Graphics will develop the practical and theoretical skills required to work creatively in a wide range of product design and development areas. The program explores new materials and manufacturing techniques with a view to creating product designers for the future. Students will develop higher order thinking skills and learn a variety of industrial design presentation and communication techniques. Students choosing to study Graphics will learn how to design products and services that could one day be used by people to enhance and improve their daily life. Graphical design is a critical part of solving some of the major issues facing our planet in the 21 st century through innovative and visionary thinking: Learn how to create innovative, attractive, sustainable and user-friendly products and systems. Learn the technical aspects of design, design development, CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technology, ergonomics and aesthetics. Students considering taking the senior subjects of Technology Studies or Senior Graphics are encouraged to take Graphics in the foundation years to ensure quality grounding is established. Course content includes; Sketching Orthographic projection Reprographics Perspective. Subject comprises; Design Modelling CAD Drawing Use of industry standard software. Graphics students will use software products such as Inventor, AutoCAD and ArchiCAD as well having access to a sticker and laser cutter to complete folios of drawings. Students thinking of careers such as a draftsperson, engineer, graphical designer or tradesperson should consider taking Graphics as a subject. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 14

17 MEDIA Arts Elective OR Technology Elective The media is the most influential and accessible agent of social conditioning in today s society. Visual literacy and understanding are therefore essential skills for every student. Media Studies offers an exciting opportunity for the development of creativity, social awareness and critique. With an emphasis on practical assessment and application, students are encouraged to excel. The intention of this subject is to provide students with an insight into and practical hands on experience of the media. Students who have an interest in journalism, marketing, film and television productions and sound engineering may be attracted to study this subject. The subject s goal is to help students to understand that all media is constructed and what they see at the cinema, on television, in newspapers, magazines, on the radio and Internet, are not representations of reality but re-presentations of reality. Throughout this course students should become equipped with the skills to discern the truth from the re-presentation of reality that they encounter everyday through various forms of media. CONTENT Year 8 Overview In Year 8 Media, students study Australian Television and Advertising. Students look in depth at Australian television institutions and the importance of television audiences. A variety of television genres are investigated. Advertising mediums and the persuasive techniques they use are explored. Learning is assessed firstly through making of a news bulletin and an advert. Students will also have to complete responding tasks through analysis of a TV show and an advertising campaign. Media Studies will suit students who have an interest in film and media, a flair for creativity and an interest in or an ability to use new technologies. Students should have a minimum sound achievement in English and should be able to work individually and in groups. Students will be expected to have earphones for work in the Editing Lab and a USB for backing up work. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 15

18 DANCE Arts Elective Middle School Dance is a course that is designed for students to use movement and gesture to capture and convey ideas, images and feelings. The focus is on using the human body as a means of expression and communication. It is a very practical course (about 70%), as students strive to develop as performers and choreographers. Students in this course must be prepared to participate in dance activities and be willing to stretch their minds and bodies, though there is no expectation that students will need to have had any prior dance training or experience. The units of study will be selected from: Dance through the Ages (Popular Dance from the 50s to now) Art and Stories in Motion (Choreographing Contemporary movement based on an Artwork) Pop and Lock it! (Hip-Hop) Folk Dance (Social and Ritual styles from countries such as Greece, Mexico and Russia) World Dance (particular focus on India and Bollywood) Musical Theatre (Jazz, Tap and Cabaret) Post-modern Dance (Influential Choreographers of the 20 th Century) Dance in Worship (Symbolism and the narrative through Lyrical movement). The course links directly, and is of great benefit to those looking to study the senior Dance course, though it is not a prerequisite. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 16

19 DRAMA Arts Elective This highly practical course focuses on understanding and making meaning in both the real and dramatic worlds by developing skills of communication, emotional intelligence, teamwork, initiative, quick thinking and confidence. Drama is a course which provides opportunities to a large number of students with a wide variety of career ambitions. The ability to speak and act confidently is a universally useful skill. Units of work studied may include: The elements of drama, group building and extended improvisation Radio plays & voice including public speaking Epic Theatre Script writing & analysis Circus (slapstick and clowning) Children s drama (play building and evaluation) Physical Theatre (neutral mask and dramatic movement) Directing & Realism. The course directly links and is of great benefit to those looking to study the senior courses of Drama and Film Television & New Media, though is not a prerequisite for either of these. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 17

20 MUSIC MUSIC (GAME ON!) Arts Elective The Year 8 Music course approaches the development of skills in performing, composing and musicology through the study of music of various styles. It is a rewarding and active course involving listening to, writing and playing music. Students from a contemporary or classical music background are catered for. Likewise, the course is suitable for both vocalists and instrumentalists. The integrated nature of the course allows the theoretical content to emerge from the activities. Computer software and ipad apps are used to develop composition and aural skills. Involvement in College music ensembles and/or vocal or instrumental lessons would enhance study of this subject but is not compulsory. Content areas may be chosen from: World Music Pioneers of Rock The Musical Song Writing Classic Hits Performance. The Year 8 Music course links with the Senior Music and Music Extension authority subjects. Students enrolled in the GAME ON! Music programme are required to choose Music (Game On!) as one of their elective subjects in Year 8. Students who have not been enrolled in Game On! in Year 7 can apply to join Game On! For Years 8 and 9. Please contact Mrs Paula Ellis in the Performing Arts department to express your interest. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 18

21 VISUAL ART Arts Elective The Visual Art course is built around two strands, Making and Responding. Together the strands focus on a holistic approach to both creating art works and appreciating the history and culture of the Visual Arts. Students will develop knowledge, practical understanding and skills as artists and designers by making Visual Art works. They will also study a wide variety of cultural histories and contemporary perspectives in the Visual Arts. Students will engage in a number of art making activities that will utilise a wide variety of media, materials and technologies. CONTENT Students will explore, investigate, experiment and communicate their ideas by making art works and responding to a variety of art works from various perspectives in the following areas: 2D: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media 3D: Ceramics, Sculpture DESIGN: Digital and Electronic Imaging, Printmaking, 2D and 3D approaches ASSESSMENT Making tasks will be undertaken in class time and will be assessed at the end of each Term. Responding tasks will be embedded into the making areas and reflect the content and media being explored at the time. Students can continue to further their Visual Art studies in Year 10 in either Visual Art (Authority) or Visual Art in Practice (Certificate III in Visual Arts). Students begin the Certificate III in Semester 2 of Grade 10 and can follow this through to completion in Grades 11 and 12. Students who undertake the Certificate III also benefit from recognition of prior studies towards diploma or degree qualifications. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 19

22 BUSINESS & ECONOMICS EDUCATION Elective Subject Business and Economics Education provides students with a foundational knowledge of the business world, which could be useful in any future career as an employee or a manager. This subject is 50% in a general learning area class and 50% in a computer room environment. This subject is designed to introduce students to the 5 pathway options which are available in the senior school within the Business Department. These being: Accounting, Business Management, Business Communication & Technologies, Legal Studies and Business & IT Practices. Content areas may include: Business Makes the World Go Around Business Venture & Business Plan Being Money Smart & Financial Literacy E-Commerce and Consumer Protection Criminal Law Non Profit Organisations including Practical Venture Franchising into the Future Demand and Supply & Circular Flow Deconstructing a Business (Critical Analysis of a Business) Learning Experiences may include: Excursion to St Helena Island Business Venture (Each year) YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 20

23 HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION Elective Subject Health and Physical Education involves students in: Learning about and practicing ways of maintaining healthy lifestyles Learning the prerequisite skills of and participating in skilful physical activities Learning how to improve performances in physical activities, sport and exercise Examining the health of Australian s and the choices that can influence health. The course is 50% practical and 50% theoretical. Year 8 Practical Year 8 Theoretical 1. Basketball 2. European Handball 3. Touch 4. Life Saving 1. Anatomy and physiology 2. Sports injuries 3. Nutrition and sport performance 4. Health Interventions: Sun Safety Assessment: Practical assessment is involves ongoing observation of physical performance across the term. Theoretical assessment takes the form of exams, essays, research reports and multi-modal presentations. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 21

24 LANGUAGES GERMAN / JAPANESE Elective Subjects Students may elect to study one or two languages from Year 8 to Year 12. The two languages offered at the College are German and Japanese. Any Year 8 student new to the College is welcome to enrol in German and/or Japanese, but from Year 9, it is usually a prerequisite that the student has previously studied the language. The fundamental aim of Language study is communication. This is achieved through equal practice of the four macro skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The Languages courses will develop in students an awareness and understanding of the way of life of not only German and Japanese speaking communities, but also of other ethnic communities within Australia and overseas. Students may commence their studies in Year 8 with no specific language background but must recognise the need for consistent, regular application to their studies. A student should expect to devote a minimum of 20 minutes per night to study for four nights per week. Grace Lutheran College offers students of German and Japanese many cultural contact experiences both in-country and in our own school or local area. YEAR 8 & 9 COURSE OUTLINES Page 22

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