Somerville Secondary College

Elective Year: Year 9 Program

Ballistic Sports (Ball Sports + Aquatics)

Featured Learning Area HPE Additional Learning Areas Learning Capabilities Developed Personal and Social COURSE DESCRIPTION Students will be participating in a variety of invasion type sports, such as AFL, Basketball, soccer, netball and an aquatics unit.  This elective has an emphasis on active participation in physical activity in every class.  Students will be involved in …

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Dance and Chillax

Featured Learning Area HPE Additional Learning Areas Learning Capabilities Developed Personal and Social COURSE DESCRIPTION In Dance, students explore and participate in the elements of dance, skills, techniques and processes through the practices of choreography, performances and appreciation. They will have the opportunity to explore a range of dance styles such as hip/hop, contemporary, ballet …

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Active for Life

Featured Learning Area HPE Additional Learning Areas Science Learning Capabilities Developed Personal and Social COURSE DESCRIPTION Students will be introduced to a variety of life-long sports and activities in the community such as lawn bowls, croquet, tennis, golf, swimming.  Students will learn new skills and new sports and activities to allow them to be active …

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Urban Recreation

Featured Learning Area HPE Additional Learning Areas Science Learning Capabilities Developed Personal and Social COURSE DESCRIPTION Students participating in this elective will develop skills and knowledge for enjoyable participation in outdoor adventure activities.  Students will be participating in activities such as skateboarding, walking, bike riding, aquatics using community facilities.  This elective enables students to build …

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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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Music Composition

Featured Learning Area Arts – Music Additional Learning Areas Technologies – Digital Technologies Learning Capabilities Developed Personal/Social, Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Have you wondered why pop songs all sound so similar? Or how songwriters manage to keep coming up with new lyrics? Well, here’s your chance to find out and write your own music! In …

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Psychology

Featured Learning Area Science Additional Learning Areas Anatomy and Physiology Learning Capabilities Developed Ethical Capability COURSE DESCRIPTION This subject explores the work of psychologists and psychological scientists. Students will examine the history of psychology and how the discipline has developed across time into a science. Students will explore mental health and investigate a range of …

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Forensic Science

Featured Learning Area Science Additional Learning Areas Application of Science to Criminal and Civil Laws Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Forensic Science is the application of Science to solve crimes. Forensic Scientists collect and analyse evidence from a crime scene that will allow the police to determine exactly what happened and who probably …

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Marine Science

Featured Learning Area 9/10 Elective Science Additional Learning Areas Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Students explore what makes up a marine environment and the diversity of life which exists within it. Students examine the roles and interactions of both plants and animals within various aquatic environments in maintaining a healthy and sustainable ecosystem. …

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