Accounting | Australian Studies | Biology | Chemistry | Economics | English | Foundations of Social Science | Foundations of Visual Arts and Design | Government and Law | Information Technology | International Studies | Mathematics | Media Studies and Communication | Music | Physics | Extended English | Extended Australian Identity
The aim of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the accounting process.
The aim of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the management accounting.
Prerequisite: Accounting A
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Australian Studies gives students an overview of the Australian environment and associated contemporary issues. This subject includes participation in excursions, group work and oral presentations. Students are given the opportunity to further explore relevant areas of interest through the development of Individual Research Projects.
Students will also gain an understanding of important contemporary issues facing Australia such as:
Australian Studies B gives students insight into Australian History including the early experiences of Aboriginal lifestyle, conflict with European and Asian settlers post 1788, and Federation of modern Australia.
Students are given the opportunity to further explore relevant areas of interest and develop skills in research presentations.
Students will also gain an understanding of very important contemporary issues facing Australia such as:
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and processes associated with living organisms. The students are then led from this basis to a study of areas of modern biology in the context of the world around us. Throughout the course the students are introduced to practical, research, analysis and presentation skills underpinning this subject.
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the structures, processes and systems in plants and animals in an Australian context. Through the study of the origin of life and ecology students will develop an understanding of the evolution and uniqueness of the Australian biota. Throughout the course the students are introduced to the practical, research, analysis and presentation skills underpinning the study of this subject.
Chemistry assists in the development of a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. It also assists students to develop the laboratory and process skills needed for an undergraduate study of Chemistry.
Each topic is accompanied by practical work and practical work assessments.
Prerequisite: Year 11 Chemistry or equivalent
Co-requisite: At least Mathematics for Humanities A, however Mathematics for Science A is recommended
Prerequisite: Chemistry A. At least Mathematics for Science.
Co-requisite: At least Mathematics for Humanities B, however Mathematics for Science B is recommended.
This course provides an interesting insight into the operation and regulation of the modern market based economy. It deals with the main market models and the government policies necessary to regulate them. After completing the course, students should have a good understanding of the operation of the market economy and the implications of and need for government intervention into the free market.
This course provides an overview of the operation of the economy and the sectors and institutions within the economy. It explains the underlying reasons for the contraction and expansion of economic activity, the main economic goals or policy targets and the policy instruments used to achieve them. After completing the course, students should have a good understanding of the need for macroeconomic management and the likely policy response to potential macroeconomic problems.
The subject provides training in the English language. The courses aim to enhance the students speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension skills in the language. These skills provide students the essential academic level required to study at university.
Prerequisite: English A is a prerequisite for English (Humanities) B
The aim of the course is to introduce students to concepts of personal development, social change and research skills. This course is an introduction to Psychology and Sociology at university.
This course builds on the Personal Interest Project started in the Foundations of Social Science. A particular focus at this stage is writing commentaries on primary research data and culminating all research into a final report/essay. There is a strong emphasis on development of strong writing skills at this stage.
Prerequisite: Foundations of Social Science A
This subject introduces students to a wide variety of media and art making techniques. It is designed to encourage and develop creative problem solving, research methods, art making skills, designing, independent organising and critical thinking in art making, art theory and history of art and design.
Approximately 60% of class time is devoted to practical art making.
This subject is intended for students who are interested in Visual Arts and Design for their tertiary studies. Students are introduced to a wide variety of media and art making techniques. It is designed to encourage and develop a greater depth of creative problem solving, research methods, art making skills, designing to a brief, independent organising and critical thinking in art making, theory and history of art and design.
Co-requisite: Foundations of Visual Arts and Design Elective A
This subject is designed to extend the skills developed in Elective A, techniques, critical language and understanding of art works gained in Foundations of Visual Arts & Design A. Students will develop a body of work in their preferred form based on the research of influencing artists and designers, concepts, techniques and media.
Students will produce a body of work in Visual Arts which may include: painting/drawing/printmaking/sculpture/photography/digital media/installation etc. Students will produce a body of work in design and select from: architectural design/textiles/fashion/interior design/industrial design/graphic design etc.
Prerequisite: Foundations of Visual Arts & Design – Elective A
Note: The final body of work and the portfolio is assessed by Taylors College and the Sydney College of Arts (Sydney University).
This subject is designed to extend the art making skills, techniques, critical language and understanding of art works gained in Foundations of Visual Arts & Design – Core A and who are who are undertaking Foundations of Visual Arts & Design – Elective B. Students will develop a body of work in their preferred form based on the research of influencing artists and designers, concepts, techniques and media.
Prerequisite: Foundations of Visual Arts and Design – Elective A and Foundations of Visual Arts & Design – Core A
Co-requisite: Foundations of Visual Arts and Design – Elective B
This subject gives students an understanding of the influences of the British parliamentary system on the development of Australian law and the system of government as it now exists. It also gives an introduction to the criminal justice system operating in Australia.
This subject introduces students to current issues related to the protection and enforcement of human rights and the effectiveness of legal and non-legal measures in promoting peace and resolving conflict between states.
Prerequisite: Government and Law A
This course complements the theory attained in an accounting/business course by providing the technical skills used to customise application programs. It's a 'hands-on' course that will show you how to setup an Internet-based company effectively using software. The module will draw upon students' artistic skills required in product marketing, their design skills used in web-page creation, and their modelling skills to representing existing businesses.
This course will appeal to creative students wishing to create their own software. Students will learn screen design and how to write the actual program 'code' using common programming languages. They will use techniques found in both traditional and modern development approaches.
International Studies A is an introduction to International and Global politics in the modern world. The course explores the factors that shape the main concepts and themes in global politics and teaches research and analysis skills to help students prepare for university study. Students are expected to prepare and present regular student seminars which will assists development of oral and presentation skills.
Areas to be investigated include:
International Economics is a course that prepares students for further study in International Economics or Business, International Studies, Arts Economics, or Political Economy. The course is non mathematical and focuses on problem solving questions rather than essay style questions.
Students are introduced to many of the problems faced by international business: dealing with exchange rate risk, arranging finance for overseas operations and negotiating the various logistical problems associated with underdeveloped regions. This course could be your gateway into a career in international business.
The course is very practical and uses many case studies of international businesses and countries. Students may be able to focus on their home country whilst being able to learn about many other regions of the world.
This course is intended to give students an understanding of, and competence in, aspects of Mathematics that are applicable to the real world. It provides students with the background and skills necessary for University study requiring some mathematics.
Mathematics for Humanities A may be studied as a minor.
Prerequisite: Year 11 Mathematics or equivalent.
This course extends the mathematical studies of Mathematics for Humanities A with particular emphasis on applications to problems in Economics and Finance.
Prerequisite: Mathematics for Humanities A or Mathematics for Science A.
This course is intended to give students an understanding of, and competence in, aspects of Mathematics that are applicable to the real world. It provides students with the background and skills necessary for university study requiring a significant level of mathematics.
Mathematics for Science A may be studied as a minor.
This course extends the mathematical studies of Mathematics for Science A with particular emphasis on applications to physical problems.
Prerequisite: Mathematics for Science A.
The Advanced Mathematics course is designed for students with a special interest in mathematics who have shown that they possess special aptitude for the subject. It provides students with the background and skills necessary for university study requiring a high level of mathematics.
Advanced Mathematics A may be studied as a minor, subject to the prerequisite below.
Prerequisite: Students must achieve a high standard in the Mathematics test held during Orientation at the College and be concurrently studying Mathematics for Science A or have achieved a high level in Mathematics for Science A.
This course extends topics from the core Mathematics for Science course. The material is treated in considerable depth. Advanced Mathematics B may be studied as a minor, subject to prerequisites below.
Prerequisite: Advanced Mathematics A or high achievement in Mathematics for Science A and completion or concurrent study of Mathematics for Science B.
If you are interested in language and how texts work, and how your knowledge and understanding of that can put you in a powerful position then this subject is for you. Equally, if you wish to enter the world of public relations and the mass media, journalism, TV, radio and film making, then this subject is also for you.
In this module, we examine the cultural, social and situational context of texts, in particular how "stories" occur in different contexts. Also, we take an historical view of the media in Australia, looking specifically at media ownership and the production of newspapers: both tabloid and broadsheet.
Here, we focus on the ethical issues facing journalists, and then we look at how "stories" and photographs in the media are produced and how a careful analysis of media texts can help us to determine the power of the media.
Prerequisite: Media and Communication A (Communication and The Media as an Institution)
Co-requisite: English (Arts)
This subject aims to develop a fundamental understanding of Music. Students will gain the opportunity to perform in concert (solo, duo and ensemble), attend concerts, meet professional musicians and widen their music repertoire.
Prerequisite: This subject assumes students have some knowledge of musical notation. An audition and interview are required.
Prerequisite: Pass Music Elective A OR special audition and theory test.
This subject aims to prepare students who want to take music for a tertiary subject or degree at a university.
Prerequisite: An equivalent to ABRSM or AMEB Grade 6 practical for instruments.
Audition: In person or a standard video tape or DVD.
Prerequisite: Music Core Performance A
This course will offer learning experiences that help students develop an understanding of physicists work. Students will be introduced to the knowledge and applications which result from the work of physicists.
Experiments form a major component of the course and are designed to develop practical skills and introduce students to new technology.
Prerequisite: Year 11 Physics or equivalent.
Co-requisite: At least Mathematics for Humanities, but Mathematics for Science is strongly recommended.
Experiments form a major component of the course which is designed to develop practical skills and introduce students to new technology. An integrated approach to the theory and practical use of waves is adopted to emphasise their applications in the study of astronomy.
Co-requisite: At least Mathematics for Humanities, but Mathematics for Science is strongly recommended.
The English course will be taught in modules, including attention to all four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), as well as grammar with extensive independent tutorial support for students with specific needs.
This course focuses on the human characteristics of contemporary Australian society, on the factors that have influenced the creation of a unique Australian identity and a diversity of Australian communities. The course aims to promote knowledge, skills, understanding and values regarding Australia's physical and human environments and aspects of Australian society – its individuals, families and communities.
*As well as Extended English and Australian Identity, in the first 19 weeks you’ll also choose two subjects from Accounting A, Australian Studies A, Chemistry A, Economics A, and Mathematics for Humanities A from the Standard program.
Science and Economics stream students must study Mathematics for Humanities.