Year 12

SUBJECT: Creative Arts

Students actively participate in the development and presentation of creative arts products in a variety of visual arts mediums. Students analyse and evaluate creative arts products in different contexts and from various perspectives, and gain an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which creative arts contribute to and shape the intellectual, social, and cultural life of individuals and communities.

Examinable: No

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: $100

Requirements:

Students studying Stage 2 Creative Arts are recommended to have studied at least one semester of Creative Arts at Stage 1. Students need critical and creative thinking skills and a passion for the arts.

Areas of Study:
  • Creative Arts Process
  • Development and Production
  • Concepts in Creative Arts Disciplines
  • Creative Arts in Practice.
Assessment:
Assessment Type Weighting
Product 50%
Folio 20%
External
Practical Skills 30%

 

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Stage 2 Creative Art SACE minisite

SUBJECT: : Graphics Design (Integrated Learning)

Students learn about the elements and principles of design, then apply them to creative projects such as a poster design and magazine layout. Students participate in hands-on, school based projects by creating promotional materials for the annual school musical, as well as designing and producing the Year 12 Yearbook. They learn about important design movements in history and develop technical skills in the Adobe Creative Suite programs. They create their own original designs and communicate their ideas and opinions through the critical and creative thinking capability.

This course is implemented as a 20-credit Integrated Learning A. This subject framework that enables students to make links between aspects of their lives and their learning.

Examinable: No

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None

 

Requirements:

Students studying Stage 2 Graphic Design are recommended to have studied at least one semester of Stage 1 Graphic Design. Students need critical and creative thinking skills and an eye for design.

Focus Areas:
  • Practical Inquiries enable students to demonstrate practical application and development of their Graphic Design knowledge, concepts, and skills
  • In the Connections task students design the school Yearbook whilst making connections between Graphic Design skills and their development of the critical and creative thinking capability.
  • The Personal Endeavour is an investigation in which students explore the work of a graphic designer through research, analysis, practical work and exploration of skills and techniques.
Assessment:

All assessment at Stage 1 is school based

Assessment Type Weighting
Practical Inquiry 40%
Connections 20%
External
Personal Endeavour 30%

 

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Stage 2 Integrated Learning SACE minisite

Head of Department:

Sarah Taylor

Ph:  (08) 8983 7288

Em: Sarah.taylor@education.nt.gov.au

SUBJECT: English

In English students analyse the interrelationship of author, text, and audience, with an emphasis on how language and stylistic features shape ideas and perspectives in a range of contexts. They consider social, cultural, economic, historical, and/or political perspectives in texts and their representation of human experience and the world.

Type: Compulsory – At Stage 1 students must complete 20 credits of Literacy through English subjects.

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None

Requirements:

To be successful in Stage 2 English students need to have successfully completed Stage 1 English or Pre-Literary Studies.

Content Areas:
  • Responding to Texts
  • Creating Texts
  • Comparative Analysis
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Responding to Texts 30%
Creating Texts 40%
External
Comparative Analysis 30%

 

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Stage 2 English SACE minisite

SUBJECT: Essential English

English Literary Studies focuses on the skills and strategies of critical thinking needed to interpret texts. Through shared and individual study of texts, students encounter different opinions about texts, have opportunities to exchange and develop ideas, find evidence to support a personal view and learn to construct logical and convincing arguments. Students also consider a range of critical perspectives in the interpretation of texts.

Examinable: Yes – Electronic

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None

Requirements:

To be successful in Stage 2 English Literary Studies students need to have successfully completed Stage 1 Pre-Literary Studies.

Content Areas:
  • Responding to Texts
  • Creating Texts
  • Comparative Text Study
  • Critical Reading
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Responding to Texts 50%
Creating Texts 20%
External
Comparative Test Study – 1500 words 25%
Critical Reading – 100min electronic exam 15%

 

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Stage 2 English Literary Studies SACE minisite

SUBJECT: Essential English

This subject provides students with a focus for informed and effective participation in cultural and/or social contexts. Students use language to establish and maintain effective connections and interactions with people in different contexts. They also read, respond to, and produce texts for a range of purposes.

Examinable: No

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None

Requirements:

To be successful in Stage 2 Essential English students need to have successfully completed any Stage 1 English subject

Content Areas:
  • Responding to Texts
  • Creating Texts
  • Language Study
Assessment:
Assessment Type Weighting
Responding to Texts 30%
Creating Texts 40%
External
Language Study 30%

 

Head of Department:

Elliot Saunderson

Ph:  (08) 8983 7183

Em: Elliot.sanderson@education.nt.gov.au

SUBJECT: : Business Innovation- Currently Unavailable

In this course students engage with dynamic real-world problems to identify and design, test, iterate and communicate viable business solutions. Topics covered include, designing business, sustaining business and transforming business.

Examinable: no

NTCET Credits: 10

Cost: None

Requirements:

Students need critical and creative thinking skills. Students must have good literacy skills.

Focus areas:
  • Designing business
  • Sustaining business
  • Transforming business
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Business Skill 40%
Business Model 30%
External
Business Plan and Pitch 30%

 

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Stage 2 Business Innovation SACE minisite

SUBJECT: : Geography- Currently Unavailable

Students develop an understanding of the spatial and interrelationships between people, places and environments. Topics include environmental change and social and economic change. This subject will include field trips that may incur some costs.

Examinable: Yes – Electronic

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: Field trip costs

Requirements:

Students studying Stage 2 Geography should have studied at least one semester of at Geography at Stage 1 level. Students need critical and creative thinking skills.

Topics:

Theme 1:Environmental Change

  • Topic 1: Ecosystems and people
  • Topic 2: Climate change

Theme 2: Social and Economic Change

  • Topic 3: Population change
  • Topic 4: Globalisation
  • Topic 5: Transforming global inequality.
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Geographic Skills and Applications 40%
Fieldwork Report 30%
External
Examination – 130mins Electronic 30%

Examination assesses problem solving and decision making skills and Topics 1 and 3

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Stage 2 Geography SACE minisite

SUBJECT: Legal Studies - Currently Unavailable

This subject analyses the operation, principles, and processes of the Australian legal system. This subject explores rights and responsibilities, sources of law and dispute resolution processes. Students examine how laws are developed, and how the law controls, shapes, and regulates interactions between people, institutions, and government. Students analyse evidence and perspectives to make recommendations for reform to the legal system and laws.

Examinable: Yes – Electronic

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None

Requirements:

Students studying Stage 2 Legal Studies should have studied at least one semester of Stage 1 Legal Studies. Students need critical and creative thinking skills. Students must have good literacy skills.

Focus areas:
  • Focus Area 1: Sources of Law
  • Focus Area 2: Dispute Resolution
  • Option Area 1: The Constitution
  • Option Area 2: When Rights Colllide
Assessment:

 

School Based Weighting
Folio 40%
Inquiry 30%
External
Examination – 130mins Electronic 30%

 

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Stage 2 Legal Studies SACE minisite

SUBJECT: Modern History

The Modern History course covers topics including modern nations and the world since 1945. Students will apply inquiry skills to question and analyse historical sources and form arguments. Assessments in this subject are based around historical skills and historical study.

Examinable: Yes – Electronic

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None

Requirements:

Students studying Stage 2 Modern History should have studied at least one semester of Modern History for at Stage 1. Students need critical and creative thinking skills. Students must have good literacy skills.

Focus areas:
  • Modern Nations
  • The World since 1945
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Historical Skills 50%
Historical Study 20%
External
Examination – 130mins Electronic 30%

 

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Stage 2 Modern Hostory SACE minisite

Head of Department:

Amanda Tully

Ph:  (08) 8983 7211

Em: amanda.tully@education.nt.gov.au

SUBJECT: Health and Wellbeing - Stage 2

Students learn about the factors that shape the behaviour and attitudes of individuals and groups in relation to healthy living, and caring for themselves and the environment. They develop skills to consider how changing social structures, community values, environmental issues and new technologies affect the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

Examinable: No

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None

Requirements:

Students studying Stage 2 Health and Wellbeing are recommended to have studied at least one semester of Stage 1 Health. To be successful students will require strong literacy and ICT skills, critical and creative thinking, and research skills.

Content Areas:
  • Health Literacy
  • Health Determinants
  • Health Promotion
  • Social Equity
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Initiative 40%
Folio 30%
External
Inquiry 30%

 

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Stage 2 Health and Wellbeing SACE Minisite

SUBJECT: Physical Education - Stage 2

Students gain an understanding of human functioning and physical activity, and an awareness of the community structures and practices that influence participation in physical activity. They explore their own physical capacities and analyse performance, health and lifestyle issues. Students develop skills in communication, investigation and the ability to apply knowledge to practical situations.

Examinable: No

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None

Requirements:

Students studying Stage 2 Physical Education are recommended to have studied at least one semester of Stage 1 Physical Education. To be successful students will require strong literacy and ICT skills, critical and creative thinking, and research skills.

Focus Areas:
  • Focus Area 1: In movement
  • Focus Area 2: Through movement
  • Focus Area 3: About movement.
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Diagnostics 30%
Self-improvement Portfolio 40%
External
Group Dynamics 30%

 

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Stage 2 Physical Education SACE Minisite

Head of Department:

Eilish McCluskey

Ph:  (08) 8983 7180

Em: Eilish.mccluskey@education.nt.gov.au

SUBJECT: Essential Mathematics

In this course, students develop the ability to apply mathematical skills to practical problem-solving in everyday and workplace contexts. Students will solve problems in trigonometry, geometry, and measurement. They explore financial mathematics through investments and loans, taxation and business structure. Students use statistical skills to interpret and analyse real life data, ensuring they understand the validity and reliability of results.

This subject is intended for students planning to pursue a career in a range of trades or vocations.

Examinable: Yes – Written

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None. Students are expected to purchase their own calculator.

Requirements:

Stage 2 Essential Mathematics relies on knowledge of at least one semester of Stage 1 General Mathematics or strong results in two semesters of Stage 1 Essential Mathematics. Students must have good literacy skills to enable them to reason mathematically and write about interpretations and limitations in real-life contexts.

Topic Areas:
  • Topic 1: Scales, plans, and models
  • Topic 2: Measurement
  • Topic 3: Business applications
  • Topic 4: Statistics
  • Topic 5: Investments and loans
Assessment:

All assessment at Stage 1 is school based

 

School Based Weighting
Skills and Applications Tasks 30%
Folio 40%
External
Examination (130 minutes – Handwritten) 30%

Examination assesses Topics 2, 4 and 5

 

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Stage 2 Essential Mathematics SACE minisite

SUBJECT: General Mathematics

In this course, students develop the ability to solve problems in linear programming, matrices, statistics, financial maths and discrete models. They explore how to optimise business costs, how to calculate sports team rankings based on matrices, and how to plan for retirement through researching superannuation. Students use algorithms and discrete models for finding optimal solutions for problems involving critical path analysis and assignment. They learn statistical techniques to investigate relationships between data sets and use this for making predictions in many social, industrial, and scientific contexts

Examinable: Yes – Written

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None, Students are expected to purchase their own calculator.

Requirements:

Stage 2 General Mathematics relies on successful completion of two semesters of Stage 1 General Mathematics at a C level or better. Students are required to be competent in the many areas of mathematics with a focus on the use of graphics calculators. Students must have good literacy skills to enable them to reason mathematically and write about interpretations and limitations in real-life contexts.

Topic Areas (Teacher chooses 3 topics per semester):

Topic 1: Modelling with linear relationships

  • Topic 2: Modelling with matrices
  • Topic 3: Statistical models
  • Topic 4: Financial models
  • Topic 5: Discrete models
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Skills and Applications Tasks 40%
Mathematical Investigations 30%
External
Examination (130 minutes – Handwritten) 30%

Examination assesses Topics 3, 4 and 5

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Stage 2 General Mathematics SACE minisite

SUBJECT: Mathematical Methods

In this course, students learn to differentiate and integrate polynomial, trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions. They apply these techniques to problems involving kinematics, increasing and decreasing functions, and modelling real-world situations. They learn about probability distributions of discrete and continuous random variables, and use the normal distribution to describe and predict real world statistics.

Examinable: Yes – Written

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None, Students are expected to purchase their own calculator.

Requirements:

Stage 2 Mathematical Methods relies on successful completion of at least two semesters of Stage 1 Mathematics at a C level or above. Students are required to be competent in the many areas of mathematics in particular algebraic manipulation. Students must have good literacy skills to enable them to reason mathematically and write about interpretations and limitation in real-life contexts.

Topic Areas:
  • Topic 1: Further differentiation and applications
  • Topic 2: Discrete random variables
  • Topic 3: Integral calculus
  • Topic 4: Logarithmic functions
  • Topic 5: Continuous random variables
  • Topic 6: Sampling and confidence intervals.
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Skills and Applications Tasks 50%
Mathematical Investigation 20%
External
Examination (130 minutes – Handwritten) 30%

 

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Stage 2 Mathematical Methods SACE minisite

Head of Department:

Alex Mildenhall

Ph:  (08) 8983 7178

Em: alex.mildenhall@education.nt.gov.au

SUBJECT: Biology

In this course, students further their knowledge and understanding of cell biology including cell structure and function and cell processes essential to all life. They explore the concept of homeostasis by examining the human nervous and endocrine systems. Students learn about our genetic code through DNA structure and replication, protein synthesis and mutations. They delve into gene expression, DNA profiling, and genetic engineering. Students look at how organisms evolve to ensure the survival of the species and explore the interaction between biology and society.

Examinable: Yes – Electronic

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None

Requirements:

Stage 2 Biology relies on knowledge of at least one semesters of Stage 1 Biology. To be able to write scientific reports, students must have good literacy skills. Students are required to be competent in the interpretation and drawing of graphs.

Topic Areas:
  • Topic 1: DNA and proteins
  • Topic 2: Cells as the basis of life
  • Topic 3: Homeostasis
  • Topic 4: Evolution
Assessment:

 

School Based Weighting
Investigations Folio 40%
Skills and Applications Tasks 30%
External
Examination (130 minutes – Electronic) 30%

 

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Stage 2 Biology SACE minisite

SUBJECT: Chemistry

In this course, students further their knowledge and understanding of chemistry through exploring methods of analytical chemistry such as titration and atomic absorption spectroscopy. They examine the management of chemical processes through the means of rates of reaction and equilibrium systems in the context of the Haber and contact processes. Students look at the physical properties and reactions of organic molecules and perform experiments including identification of unknown substances, saponification, distillation, esterification and silver coating.

Examinable: Yes

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None

Requirements:

Stage 2 Chemistry relies on knowledge of two semesters of Stage 1 Chemistry. Students are required to be competent in the many areas of mathematics including substitution, rearrangement of formulas, scientific notation, and the interpretation and creation of graphs. To be able to write scientific reports, students must have good literacy skills.

Topic Areas:
  • Topic 1: Monitoring the environment
  • Topic 2: Managing chemical processes
  • Topic 3: Organic and biological chemistry
  • Topic 4: Managing resources
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Investigations Folio 40%
Skills and Applications Tasks 30%
External
Examination (130 minutes – Electronic) 30%

 

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Stage 2 Chemistry SACE minisite

SUBJECT: Physics

In this course, students extend their knowledge and understanding of motion in two dimensions, they investigate projectile, circular, and gravitational motion and are introduced to the special theory of relativity. Students examine electric and magnetic fields and how these can be modelled, modified, and used in a variety of applications. The properties of light are explored through both wave and particle models, and students explore applications including lasers, X-rays, spectroscopy and the photoelectric effect. Students are introduced to the Standard Model of matter. Experiments are used to demonstrate Physics theory in real life and students explore the interaction between physics and society through research of current advancements in science.

Examinable: Yes – Written

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None. Students are expected to purchase their own calculator.

Requirements:

Stage 2 Physics relies on successful completion of two semesters of Stage 1 Physics. Students are required to be competent in many areas of mathematics including substitution, rearrangement of formulas, scientific notation, and the interpretation of graphs. To be able to write scientific reports, students must have good literacy skills.

Topic Areas:
  • Topic 1: Motion and relativity
  • Topic 2: Electricity and magnetism
  • Topic 3: Light and atoms
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Investigations Folio 40%
Skills and Applications Tasks 30%
External
Examination (130 minutes – Electronic) 30%

 

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Stage 2 Physics SACE minisite

Physics classroom

PHET

SUBJECT: Psychology

In this course, students extend their understanding of their own behaviours and the behaviours of others. They explore how psychological knowledge can improve outcomes and the quality of experience in various areas of life, such as education, intimate relationships, child-rearing, employment, and leisure. Students develop skills in the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, analytical and critical thinking, and in making inferences by employing evidence-based procedures.

Examinable: Yes – Electronic

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None

Requirements:

Stage 2 Psychology relies on knowledge of at least two semesters of any Stage 1 Science. Students are required to be competent in the many areas of mathematics including substitution, rearrangement of formulas and the interpretation and creation of graphs. To be able to write scientific reports, students must have good literacy skills.

Topic Areas:
  • Topic 1: Psychology of the Individual
  • Topic 2: Psychological Health and Wellbeing
  • Topic 3: Organisational Psychology
  • Topic 4: Social Influence
  • Topic 5: The Psychology of Learning
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Investigations Folio 40%
Skills and Applications Tasks 30%
External
Examination (130 minutes – Electronic) 30%

Examination assesses Science Inquiry Skills, Science as a Human Endeavour Topic 4 and 5

 

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Stage 2 Psychology SACE minisite

SUBJECT: Scientific Studies

In this course, students focus on observations, questioning and thinking scientifically. Students will investigate and respond to challenges whilst identifying links between science and society. The content of this subject is chosen in discussion with the subject teacher.

Examinable: No

NTCET Credits: 20

Cost: None

Requirements:

Stage 2 Scientific Studies relies on knowledge of at least one semester of any stage 1 Science subject. Students are required to be competent in the many areas of mathematics interpretation of graphs. To be able to write scientific reports, students must have good literacy skills.

Topic Areas:
  • Understanding of Scientific
  • Concepts Science as a Human Endeavour
  • Science Inquiry Skills
Assessment:
School Based Weighting
Investigations Folio 50%
Skills and Applications Tasks 20%
External
Examination (130 minutes – Electronic) 30%

 

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Stage 2 Scientific Studies SACE minisite

Head of Department:

Jason Dyson

Ph:  (08) 8983 7195

Em: Jason.dyson@education.nt.gov.au