Year 9 and 10 Options
Hope Christian College
Language option class offers the study of Japanese and Mandarin Chinese.
Students learn some basic conversational skills in both languages and have the opportunity to experience each language on a cultural level, such as, customs, values, norms, celebrations, music, food, arts, pop culture etc.
This subject benefits students who would like to enhance their intercultural communication skills, deepen the connection to the cultures associated with both languages and students who would like to use language learning for improved memory, enhanced concentration and better listening skills. It will also benefit students who are seeking a career in international business, tourism, media or education in the future.
There is no requirement of prior knowledge in both languages.
Students who choose not to participate in the non compulsory activities that attract an additional cost, will be assigned other activities.
3 elements covered - Production, Analysis and Investigation.
- the practical work
Learn a range of techniques for example, drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D elements such as mask making and basics of sculpture.
Plan, prepare and complete resolved art works.
Develop an art visual diary/portfolio.
- learn to look at artists work and use a framework such as FELDMANS or TAYLORS to analyse their work - these are written essay type tasks.
- research a range of artists looking at styles, media, techniques.
How the elements and principles of art are used.
Gather a range of ideas for their own resolved artwork.
Experiment with a range of media.
Complete written artist studies.
Visual Arts is offered as a General subject in Year 11 & 12. If students are seriously considering doing Visual Art in Year 11 & 12, particularly if they are in Year 10 - they should be selecting Art as an option.
The Art Option program is quite formal as it is effectively utilised as a preparation and skill development for Year 11 & 12.
Introduction to recreational sport, for example, golf, squash, tennis etc.
Students design and implement fitness tests.
Students to be put into various leadership roles and work on communication skills in order to complete tasks.
This option will provide students the opportunity to use Adobe Photoshop to manipulate images and create bitmap images. Students will learn the purpose of layers, how to organise and customise the workspace, and how to manage colour. Also, they will have the opportunity to work on a project which involves designing a poster.
Learning Adobe Photoshop will enhance the career opportunities of students by making them advantageous in the job market. It can be rewarding as students can earn money by using their Photoshop skills to engage in freelancing opportunities such as editing & retouching images.