Board Developed Courses for the Higher School Certificate



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Board Developed Courses for the Higher School Certificate

English Standard

English Advanced

Preliminary English Extension )

HSC English Extension 1 )

HSC English Extension 2 )

English as a Second Language

Fundamentals of English


General Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics Extension 1

Mathematics Extension 2


Biology

Chemistry

Earth and Environmental Science

Physics


Senior Science
Ancient History

Modern History

HSC History Extension
Music 1

Music 2


HSC Music Extension
Aboriginal Studies

Agriculture

Business Studies

Community and Family Studies

Dance

Design and Technology



Drama

Economics

Engineering Studies

Food Technology

Geography

Industrial Technology

Information Processes and Technology

Legal Studies

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

Society and Culture

Software Design and Development

Studies of Religion I

Studies of Religion II

Textiles and Design

Visual Arts
Languages

Arabic Beginners

Arabic Continuers

HSC Arabic Extension

Armenian Continuers*

Chinese Beginners

Chinese Continuers

HSC Chinese Extension

Chinese Background Speakers

Classical Greek Continuers

HSC Classical Greek Extension

Classical Hebrew Continuers

HSC Classical Hebrew Extension

Croatian Continuers*

Czech Continuers*

Dutch Continuers*

Filipino Continuers*

French Beginners

French Continuers

HSC French Extension

German Beginners

German Continuers

HSC German Extension

Hindi Continuers

Hungarian Continuers*

Indonesian Beginners

Indonesian Continuers

HSC Indonesian Extension

Indonesian Background Speakers

Italian Beginners

Italian Continuers

HSC Italian Extension

Japanese Beginners

Japanese Continuers

HSC Japanese Extension

Japanese Background Speakers

Khmer Continuers

Korean Beginners

Korean Continuers

Korean Background Speakers

Latin Continuers

HSC Latin Extension

Latvian Continuers*

Lithuanian Continuers*

Macedonian Continuers*

Malay Background Speakers

Maltese Continuers

Modern Greek Beginners

Modern Greek Continuers

HSC Modern Greek Extension

Modern Hebrew Continuers

Persian Background Speakers

Polish Continuers*

Portuguese Continuers*

Russian Background Speakers

Serbian Continuers*

Slovenian Continuers*

Spanish Beginners

Spanish Continuers

HSC Spanish Extension

Swedish Continuers*

Tamil Continuers*

Turkish Continuers*

Ukrainian Continuers*

Vietnamese Continuers
* CCAFL language

VET Curriculum Frameworks


Business Services (Administration)

Business Services - Office Administration (120 hours)

Business Services - Office Administration (240 hours)

Business Services - Office Administration Extension (60 hours or 120 hours)



(Descriptors available August 2001)

Construction


Construction (120 hours)

Construction (180 hours)

Construction (240 hours)

Construction Specialist Studies (60 hours or 120 hours)



Information Technology


Information Technology (120 hours)

Information Technology (180 hours)

Information Technology (240 hours)

Information Technology Specialisation Studies (60 hours or 120 hours)



Metal and Engineering


Metal and Engineering (120 hours)

Metal and Engineering (180 hours)

Metal and Engineering (240 hours)

Metal and Engineering Specialist Studies (60 hours or 120 hours)



Primary Industries


Primary Industries (120 hours)

Primary Industries (180 hours)

Primary Industries (240 hours)

Primary Industries Extension (60 hours or 120 hours)



Tourism and Hospitality


Hospitality Operations (120 hours)

Hospitality Kitchen Operations (120 hours)

Hospitality Operations (240 hours)

Hospitality Extension (60 hours)

Tourism - Sales/Office Operations (120 hours)

Tourism - Sales/Office Operations (240 hours)


Retail


Retail Operations (120 hours)

Retail Operations (240 hours)



The following 60 hour courses are only available as Board Endorsed Courses. Students enrolled in the 240 hour course are eligible to make application through their school.

Retail Operations - General Selling (60 hours)

Retail Operations - Fresh Food Selling (60 hours)

Retail Operations - Clerical Administrative (60 hours)



Board Developed, TAFE Delivered VET Course


Accounting (Course description not included)

Life Skills Courses


English Life Skills

Mathematics Life Skills

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Life Skills

Citizenship and Society Life Skills

Science Life Skills

Creative Arts Life Skills

Technological and Applied Studies Life Skills

Work and the Community Life Skills


Board Endorsed Courses


Content Endorsed Courses


Ceramics

Computing Applications

Exploring Early Childhood

Marine Studies

Photography, Video and Digital Imaging

Sport, Lifestyle and Recreation Studies

Visual Design

Work Studies



VET Content Endorsed Courses


Furnishing

Introduction to Electrotechnology (Course description not included)



(Suite of CECs that lead to VET Certificates in Electronics and Electrical trades pathways)

TAFE Delivered VET Content Endorsed Courses


Available in a broad range of industry areas. (These are listed in the TAFE Handbook.)


Course: English Standard Course No:

2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC Exclusions: English (Advanced); English (ESL);

Board Developed Course English (Extension);



Course Description:

  • In the Preliminary English (Standard) course, students explore the ways events, experiences, ideas and processes are represented in and through texts.

  • In the HSC English (Standard) course, students reflect on and demonstrate the effectiveness of texts for different audiences and purposes.

Main Topics Covered:

Preliminary Course


The course has two sections:

  • content common to the Standard and Advanced courses is undertaken through units of work called Areas of Study. Students explore texts and develop skills in synthesis. The common content comprises 40% of the course content. Students undertake at least one Area of Study

  • Electives in which students explore and examine texts and analyse aspects of meaning. The electives comprise 60% of the content.

HSC Course

The course has two sections:



  • The HSC Common Content which consists of one Area of Study common to the HSC Standard and the HSC Advanced courses where students analyse and explore texts and apply skills in synthesis.

  • Modules that provide elective choices, which emphasise particular aspects of shaping meaning and demonstration of the effectiveness of texts for different audiences and purposes. Students are required to choose one elective from each of three Modules A, B or C.

Particular Course Requirements:

In the Preliminary English (Standard) course students are required to:

  • study Australian and other texts

  • explore a range of types of text drawn from prose fiction, drama, poetry, nonfiction, film, media and/or multimedia texts

  • undertake wide reading programs involving texts and textual forms composed in and for a wide variety of contexts

  • integrate the modes of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing as appropriate

  • engage in the integrated study of language and text

HSC English (Standard) course requires:

  • the close study of at least four types of prescribed text, one drawn from each of the following categories: prose fiction; drama; poetry; nonfiction or film or media or multimedia

  • a wide range of additional related texts and textual forms

  • Prescribed Stimulus Booklet.

Assessment: HSC course only

External Assessment

Weighting

Internal Assessment

Weighting

A written examination paper consisting of:
Paper 1 (2 hours)

Areas of Study (Common course content)


Paper 2 (2 Hours)

Module A


Module B

Module C

40

60


Area of Study

(Common course content)

Module A

Module B


Module C

40
20

20

20






100

Assessment across the language modes:

  • Listening

  • Speaking

  • Reading

  • Writing

  • Viewing & representing

15

15



25

30

15






100




100

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