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  • VCE Curriculum Handbook 2014

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    2014 VCE Curriculum Handbook

    Table of Contents

    Introduction ........................................................................................................... 5 Senior Staff Contacts .................................................................................................. 6 Glossary of Terms ....................................................................................................... 7 Learning ........................................................................................................... 8 Assessment ......................................................................................................... 10 Reporting ......................................................................................................... 11 Academic Review and Probation ............................................................................... 13 VCE Assessment and Reporting ............................................................................... 14 The Victorian Certificate of Education ....................................................................... 16 Selecting a VCE Course of Study for 2014 ............................................................... 17 University Enhancement Studies Program ................................................................ 19 2013 for 2014 Subject Selection Time Line ............................................................... 22 VCE Study Choice and Tertiary Selection ................................................................. 22 Descriptions of VCE Studies ..................................................................................... 24 Accounting Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................................ 25 Accounting Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................................ 26 Art Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................................ 27 Art Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................................ 28 Biology Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................................ 29 Biology Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................................ 30 Business Management Units 1 & 2 ......................................................................... 31 Business Management Units 3 & 4 ......................................................................... 32 Chemistry Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................................ 33 Chemistry Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................................ 34 Theatre Studies (New for 2014) Units 1 & 2 .......................................................... 35 Drama Units 3 & 4 ......................................................... 37 Economics Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................................ 38 Economics Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................................ 39 English/EAL (Formerly ESL) Units 1 & 2 ................................................................. 40 English/EAL (Formerly ESL) Units 3 & 4 ................................................................. 41 Environmental Science Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................ 42

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    Environmental Science Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................ 44 Food and Technology Units 1 & 2........................................................................ 46 Food and Technology Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................ 47 Geography Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................................ 48 Geography Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................................ 49 German Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................................ 50 German Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................................ 51 Health and Human Development Units 1 & 2 .......................................................... 52 Health and Human Development Units 3 & 4 .......................................................... 53 History Units 1 & 2 ................................................................................. 54 History Units 3 & 4 ................................................................................. 55 Information Technology Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................ 56 Information Technology Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................ 57 Australian and Global Politics Units 1 & 2 ............................................................. 58 Global Politics Units 3 & 4 ............................................................. 59 Japanese Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................................ 60 Japanese Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................................ 61 Legal Studies Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................................ 62 Legal Studies Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................................ 63 Literature Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................................ 64 Literature Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................................ 65 Mathematics ......................................................................................................... 66 General Mathematics (Further) Units 1 & 2 .............................................................. 67 Mathematical Methods (CAS) Units 1 & 2 ............................................................... 68 General Mathematics (Specialists) Units 1 & 2 ...................................................... 69 Further Mathematics Units 3 & 4 ...................................................... 70 Mathematical Methods (CAS) Units 3 & 4 ....................................................... 71 Specialists Mathematics Units 3 & 4 ...................................................... 72 Media Studies Units 1 & 2 ............................................................ 73 Media Studies (New for 2014) Units 3 & 4 ............................................................ 75 Music ......................................................................................................... 77 Music Performance Units 1 & 2 ............................................................................... 78 Music Performance Units 3&4 ................................................................................. 79 Music Investigation Units 3&4 ................................................................................. 80 Physical Education Units 1 & 2 ............................................................................... 82 Physical Education Units 3 & 4 ............................................................................... 83 Physics Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................................ 84 Physics Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................................ 85 Studio Arts Units 1 & 2 ........................................................................................ 86 Studio Arts Units 3 & 4 ........................................................................................ 87 Visual Communication & Design Units 1 & 2 ........................................................ 88 Visual Communication & Design Units 3 & 4 ........................................................ 89

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    Principals Message The purpose of this booklet is to help you assist your sons and daughters make their subject choices for years 11 and 12. . The VCE is a two-year qualification which is typically taken over the two final years of secondary education.

    There are certain structural requirements which must be met over the course of the VCE which means that it is important to choose subjects for the two years at the outset. Whilst it is possible to make some changes along the way it is not always easy to do, so it is best to get it right from the start.

    In addition to the issue of this booklet to all students in Year 10 a number of other things will occur as part of the subject choice process.

    The Careers Counsellor Ms Carol Martin will introduce all students in the year level to the resources available in the careers reference centre, including data bases such as The Job Guide

    All students will be encouraged to obtain a copy of the VTAC 2016 supplement which appeared in the daily newspapers in mid-July. This supplement lists all courses on offer through VTAC in the year 2016 and the entry requirements for those courses. Prerequisites, etc., must be taken into account when selecting subjects for Years 11 and 12.

    All students in Year 10 are encouraged to unde

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