Stage 6 Content (Yr. 11 & 12)

Stage 6 Overview

Stage 6 Legal Studies

 

Year 11

Our society is regulated by a complex set of rules and regulations which both guide and protect individual and community rights. Being well informed about legal issues, including the rights and responsibilities integral to our society, is part of being an active and informed citizen.

The course allows students to develop an understanding of the nature and functions of law through the examination of the law-making processes and institutions. It includes a number of case studies on the impacts of technology on society and law making and concludes with a case study on recent changes to the law.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

 

Core Part I: The legal system • Basic legal concepts • Sources of contemporary Australian law

• Classification of law

• Law reform • Law reform in action

 

 

Core Part II: The individual and the law • Your rights and responsibilities

• Resolving disputes • Contemporary issue: the individual and technology

 

 

Core Part III: Law in practice

 

  1. Young people and the law
  2. Outlaw Motorcycle Groups.
  3. Recent court cases

 

 


Commencement of the year 12 course.

 

Part III Options

Consumers

  1. The nature of consumer law
  2. Consumer redress and remedies
  3. Contemporary issues

 

Assessment

Class test

Media file and report

Law reform case study

In class extended response

Yearly exam

Consumer in class extended response

  

Year 12

Legal Studies develops students' knowledge, understanding and critical thinking skills in relation to the legal system and its effectiveness in promoting a just and fair society, with a view to empowering students to participate effectively as responsible citizens at the local, national and international level.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

 

Core Part II: Human rights

 

• The nature and development of

human rights

• Promoting and enforcing human

rights

• Contemporary issues

 

 

Core Part I: Crime

 

•The nature of crime

• The criminal investigation process

•The criminal trial process

•Sentencing and punishment

•Young offenders

•International crime

 

 

Part III Options

Shelter

  1. The nature of shelter
  2. Legal protection and remedies with shelter
  3. Contemporary issues concerning shelter

 


HSC Exams

Assessment

Report on Human Rights issue

Half Yearly exam

Crime media file with research extended response

Trial exam

Shelter extended response

 

 

 

Stage 6 Business Studies

 

Year 11


The focus of the preliminary course is on the role and nature of business in a changing business environment, the nature and responsibilities of management in the business environment and the processes of establishing and planning a small to medium enterprise.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

Nature of Business

Business management

Business planning

Commence HSC studies

Operations Management

Assessment

 

Topic test

 

Topic test

 

Business Plan assignment

 

Topic Test

 

Year 12


The HSC course for Business Studies focusses on four main areas. The first being the strategies for effective operations management in large businesses. Secondly the course concentrates on the main elements involved in the development and implementation of successful marketing strategies. This is followed up by studying the role of interpreting financial information in the planning and management of a business and the final area of study looks at the contribution of human resource management to business performance.

The HSC course adds the element of focussing on large businesses operating in a global environment.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

Marketing

Finance

Human resources

HSC Exams

Assessment

 

Marketing plan analysis

Financial statement analysis.

Trial HSC

Case study report.

 

 

Stage 6 Ancient History

 

Year 11

The study of iHstory is an inquiry into past experience that helps make the present more intelligible. A study of the past is invaluable, for to be unaware of History is to be ignorant of those forces that have shaped our social and physical worlds. Through the study of Ancient History, students learn both about the interaction of societies and the impact of individuals and groups on ancient events and ways of life.

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

Investigating the Past: History, Archaeology and Science

Schliemann and the Trojan War

City of Rome in the Late Republic

Sparta top the Battle of Leuctra

Assessment

 

Personal Interest Project and Oral

 

Essay

 

Source Based Task

 

Source Based Task

  

Year 12

 

Ancient History Stage 6 has a unique role in the school curriculum because it allows students to study and analyse past societies with a detachment conferred by the perspectives of at least two millennia. It draws on a variety of disciplines and sources, both written and

archaeological, such as literary works, coins, inscriptions, art, architecture, artefacts and human remains, enabling students to piece together an informed and coherent view of the past.

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

Historical  Period: The Greek Word 500-450BC

Ancient History Personality: Alexander the Great

Core Study: Cities of  Vesuvius – Pompeii and Herculaneum

HSC Exams

Assessment

 

Research and Oral Task

 

Research and Essay Task

 

Source Based Task

 

 

 

Stage 6 Society and Culture

 

Year 11

The central goal of Society and Culture Stage 6 is the development of social and cultural literacy and a clear understanding of the interaction of persons, societies, cultures, environments and time. The influence of other aspects of societies and cultures – including power, authority, identity, gender, technology and globalisation – is also central to the course.

Society and Culture draws on cross-disciplinary concepts and social research methods from anthropology; communication; cultural and media studies; philosophy; social psychology; and sociology.

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

 

The Social and Cultural World

The focus of this study is the interactions occurring between persons and within and between groups, both in the contemporary world and in societies across time.

 

Focus: The Amish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal and Social Identity
 

The focus of this study is the process of socialisation, and the development of personal and social identity in individuals and groups in a variety of social and cultural settings.

 

Focus: The Yolngu people of Arnhem Land

 

 

 

Intercultural Communication

 

The focus of this study is to understand how people in different social, cultural and environmental settings behave, communicate and perceive the world around them so that they can better understand each other and their world.

 

Focus: Japan

 

 

 

CORE: Personal Interest Project
(6weeks of class time)

The personal interest project is a major research task that is integrated across the whole HSC course and draws together the interests, research skills and personal experiences of the student.

 

Commencement of the year 12 course.

 

 

Depth Study 1: Popular Culture (4weeks)

The focus of this study is the interconnection between the individual and popular culture.

Focus: Animation and The Simpsons

 

Assessment

 

Research Task – Comparative Analysis

(Ongoing Work Portfolio)

 

In-Class Exam

(Ongoing Work Portfolio)

 

Oral Presentation

(Ongoing Work Portfolio)

PRELIMINARY EXAMS

 

Oral Presentation
PIP Proposal


Year 12

Through the study of Society and Culture Stage 6, students will develop:
• knowledge and understanding about:
- social and cultural concepts and their application
- personal, social and cultural identity and interactions within societies and cultures
- how personal experience and public knowledge interact to develop social and cultural literacy
- continuity and change, personal and social futures
- social and cultural research methods
• skills to:
- apply ethical social and cultural research to investigate and analyse information from a variety of sources
- communicate information, ideas and issues in appropriate forms to different audiences and in a variety of contexts

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Topic

 

Depth Study 1: Popular Culture
(5 weeks)

 

 

CORE: Social and Cultural Continuity and Change

 

The focus of this study is to understand the nature of social and cultural research methodologies and apply the fundamental concepts of Society and Culture within the context of continuity and change in a selected country.

Focus: Vietnam

 

 

CORE: Personal Interest Project

(ongoing)

 

 

 

 

CORE: Social and Cultural Continuity and Change

 

 The focus of this study is to understand the nature of social and cultural research methodologies and apply the fundamental concepts of Society and Culture within the context of continuity and change in a selected country.

Focus: Vietnam

 

Focus: Vietnam

 

CORE: Personal Interest Project

(ongoing)

 

 

 

 

Depth Study 2:

Belief Systems

 

The focus of this study is the role of belief systems in personal life and in relationship to societies, cultures and environments through time.

Focus: Buddhism

 

CORE: Personal Interest Project

Submission Early Term 3

 

 


HSC Exams

Assessment

 

In-Class Task – Popular Culture
HSC Structured Response

PIP Progress Report

 

In-Class Exam – Continuity and Change

TRIAL HSC EXAMS

 

Essay – Belief Systems

 

 

               

 

*Please note, the information contained on these pages is subject to change. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the content is updated and correct we recommend you consult the Head Teacher of each faculty to ensure up to date and accurate information.