Somerville Secondary College

Elective Year: VCE

Studio Arts

Studio Arts encourages and supports students to recognise their individual potential as art makers and presents a guided studio process to assist their understanding and development of art making. The study establishes effective art practices through the application of an individual studio process. The theoretical component of this study is an important basis for studio …

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Psychology

This subject focuses on the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. Through the study of Psychology students will be able to explain in a scientific manner the key components of human behaviours and mental processes. This will be done through the scientific application of complex research methods on observable behaviours to draw scientifically valid …

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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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Physics

Physics is a theoretical and empirical Science, which contributes to our understanding of the physical universe from the minute building blocks of matter to the unimaginably broad expanses of the universe. This understanding has significance for the way we understand our place in the universe. This study is designed to enhance the scientific literacy of …

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Physical Education

VCE Physical Education explores the complex interrelationships between anatomical, biomechanical, physiologicaland skill acquisition principles to understand their role in producing and refining movement, and examines behavioural,psychological, environmental and sociocultural influences on performance and participation in physical activity. The assimilation of theoretical understanding and practice is central to the study of VCE Physical Education.Students participate in …

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Outdoor and Environmental Studies

Outdoor and Environmental Studies brings together two important areas of human interest, outdoor education and environmental studies, through academic study of environments and practical experiences of the outdoors. The study is directed towards enabling students to make critically informed comment on questions of environmental sustainability and to understand the importance of environmental health, particularly in …

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Mathematical Methods

Mathematical Methods CAS provides students with a range of mathematical techniques that are commonly used in analytical and problem solving situations. Students are exposed to opportunities to apply mathematical techniques, routines and processes involving Rational and Real Arithmetic, Algebraic Manipulation, Equation Solving, Graph Sketching, Calculus and Theoretical Probability with and without the use of technology. …

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Further Mathematics

Further Mathematics has a strong emphasis on using Mathematics in data analysis, business modelling and everyday practical contexts. Students are expected to be able to apply problem solving techniques and processes as well as statistical analysis techniques to a wide variety of situations and application tasks including; univariate and bivariate data, networks, business modelling and …

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General Mathematics

The areas of study for Unit 1 and 2 of General Mathematics are ‘Data Analysis’, ‘Graphs of Linear and Non-Linear Relations’, ‘Arithmetic and Number’, ‘Decision and Business Mathematics’, ‘Measurement’ and ‘Geometry and Trigonometry’. These are designed as a preparation for Units 3 and 4 of Further Mathematics, which comprises the Data Analysis module as well …

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Legal Studies

Legal Studies provides students with an analytical evaluation of the processes of law making and the methods of dispute resolution. Students are able to develop an understanding of the impact our legal system has upon the lives of citizens and the implications of legal decisions on Australian Society. This study will also assist in the …

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