Somerville Secondary College

Elective Type: The Technologies

Product Design and Technology

Designers play an important part in our daily lives. They determine the form and function of the products we use every day and transform ideas into drawings and plans for the creation of products that fulfil human needs and wants. Environmental and sustainability issues are also a key consideration. In VCE Product Design and Technology, …

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Food Studies

VCE Food Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the exploration of food, with an emphasis on extending food knowledge and skills and building individual pathways to health and wellbeing through the application of practical food skills. VCE Food Studies provides a framework for informed and confident food selection and food preparation within today’s complex architecture …

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Food Gastronomy

Featured Learning Area Technology – food Additional Learning Areas Science Learning Capabilities Developed COURSE DESCRIPTION This subject explores what happens when the chef and the scientist meet. It applies the principles of physical and chemical change cooking. It involves examining how foods react to different cooking methods common ways food texture can be manipulated in …

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Café Culture

Featured Learning Area Technology – Foods Additional Learning Areas Learning Capabilities Developed COURSE DESCRIPTION Café Culture explores the importance of coffee in society and investigate what makes a good café experience! Students will experience running a small scale café at the college. They will develop employable skills such as working hygienically and consistently to prepare …

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Food for Health and Fitness

Featured Learning Area Food Technology Additional Learning Areas Health and Human Development Learning Capabilities Developed Critical and Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION This practical based food elective focuses on the links between healthy eating and adolescent needs. Student will gain a greater understanding of the role of nutrients in the body and how to fuel their …

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Food Around the World

Featured Learning Area Food Technology Additional Learning Areas Technology Learning Capabilities Developed Critical and Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION In Food Around The World, students will enjoy sharing food, exchanging experiences and discovering the delights of dishes from other countries. This is also a wonderful way for students to get to know and accept other cultures …

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Food by Design

Featured Learning Area Food Technology Additional Learning Areas Technology Learning Capabilities Developed Critical and Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION This elective is designed to provide a pathway and introduction to VCE Food Studies. Students are given the opportunity to experience, explore and extend their food knowledge and skills through the application of practical food activities developing …

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Create, Make and Bake

Featured Learning Area Food Technology Additional Learning Areas Technology Learning Capabilities Developed Critical and Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION This elective teaches students how to produce beautifully decorated cakes. Students will learn a range of different cake making skills using a variety of modern techniques. These include sponges, cupcakes, gluten free cakes, vegetables cakes and fancy …

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DESIGN TECHNOLOGY Computer Aided Design & Manufacture

Featured Learning Area Technologies – Design and Technologies Additional Learning Areas Digital Technologies Learning Capabilities Developed Critical and creative thinking and planning. Developing, refining and evaluating design solutions. Production capabilities. COURSE DESCRIPTION The use of effective Computer Aided Design and Manufacture techniques are increasingly becoming a crucial element in assisting Australian industry to develop an …

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

Featured Learning Area Digital Technologies Additional Learning Areas Design Technologies Learning Capabilities Developed Data collection, presentation and interpretation, algorithm development, digital systems, interactions with and impact of digital systems. COURSE DESCRIPTION The use of digital technology skills within our society is expanding at an ever-increasing rate. This elective gives students the opportunity to develop a …

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