ELECTIVE SUBJECTS YEARS 9 & 10
Elective subjects generally combine students from both Years 9 & 10.Students will select their preferences for electives at the end of the previous year. Considerable effort is put into ensuring that students’ elective allocation is fair. Within these electives each student must include a minimum of one subject per semester in both Art/Technology and Physical and Personal Development.
Students will not be permitted to repeat electives, have an unbalanced course (e.g. six Physical Education electives in one year, or make arrangements to ‘swap’ electives if they are unsuccessful in their first choice. Requests to change electives will be processed in the first two weeks of each semester only.
Charges for electives will appear on the school charges and voluntary contributions sheet.
Year 10 students’ electives are processed first. Elective sheets that are handed in on time will be processed before those handed in late.
Elective subjects in Visual Arts
The following subjects are available in the Visual Arts stream are:
This course involves an investigation and application of a variety of techniques for the making of pottery. Students will design, create, make and present a range of ceramic products. Processes will include a range of hand building techniques and decorating techniques, use of a variety of colouring and glazing methods, and a knowledge of the firing procedures. Students will also develop an understanding of concepts of design within their own work and that of other artists, and investigate the cultural contexts and ideas in ceramic works of contemporary artists.
Students will be assessed on their production of ceramic pieces, their design folio, visual analysis and a research assignment.
- Film Theory
- Visual Communication
- Art World