Subject overviews and criteria

Subjects on offer in 2023

Assessment criteria/requirements provided in the subject overviews are indicative of past Summer Master Classes, and they are subject to change for 2023.

This subject gives students the tools to understand the fundamental interrelationships that exist in responsible business decision-making. It explores responsible decision-making with reference to the impact on company strategy, disciplinary functions, stakeholders and customers. Students' are challenged to consider the greater impact on the environment and society. The HSC business studies syllabus will be referred to and extended.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above in Advanced English OR an A in Standard English;
  • AND B or above in Business Studies OR Legal Studies OR Economics.
BUS002 past assessment requirements
  • Reflections (30%)
  • Case Studies (20%)
  • Group Report (30%)
  • Presentation (20%)

Indicative delivery model

On-campus orientation, lectures and classes.*

*Should COVID 19 restrictions prevent on-campus delivery, all activities will be moved to online delivery.

This subject offers students the opportunity to examine health priorities and populations at risk. With input from experienced practitioners, students will workshop case studies and local examples of health promotion in action.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above in Advanced English OR a B or above in Standard English;
  • AND B or above in PD/H/PE OR A in Community & Family Studies (CAFS)

ASH000 past assessment requirements

  • Annotated bibliography - 600 words (25%)
  • Literature review - 1300 words (35%)
  • Final report - 200 words (40%)

Indicative delivery model

Blended delivery: on-campus orientation followed by a combination of self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.*

*Should COVID 19 restrictions prevent on-campus delivery, all activities will be moved to online delivery.

Through examining a mix of written and filmic texts, this subject will provide students with a range of critical approaches to engage with texts, their meaning, and their ethical and cultural implications. The class will touch on topics such as genre, post-colonialism, gender and sexuality, identity, class and ethnicity. It will also reinforce the skills and conventions attached to presenting clear, critically engaged, and supported arguments. 

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above in Extension English; OR
  • C or above in Advanced English; OR
  • A in Standard English

ASSH005 past assessment requirements

  • Online blog posts (x2) 400-500 words each 30%
  • Essay Plan 500 words 15%
  • Visual Presentation 4-5 minutes 20%
  • Final Essay 1000-1200 words 35%

Indicative delivery model

On-campus orientation, lectures and classes.*

*Should COVID 19 restrictions prevent on-campus delivery, all activities will be moved to online delivery.

This subject will draw upon examples from Ancient, Modern and Indigenous History, and explores case studies in global conflict, as well as the issue of how historians separate fact from fiction. There will be a wide range of case studies from different eras and parts of the world including Alexander the Great, the Tudors, the World Wars, Cold War, JFK and the Russian Revolution. What are the controversies that surround these events and can we ever know the truth? This subject will help you answer those questions.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above in Extension English; OR C or above in Advanced English; OR A in Standard English; AND
  • B or above in Aboriginal Studies; OR Ancient History; OR Modern History OR C or above in Extension History

ASSH002 past assessment requirements

  • Online reflective posts - 800 words (20%)
  • Short essay - 500 words (15%)
  • Short presentation - 5 mins (15%)
  • Major presentation - 7 mins (25%)
  • Major essay - 1200 words (25%)

Indicative delivery model

Blended delivery: on-campus Orientation followed by a cominbination on self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.*

 *Should COVID 19 restrictions prevent on-campus delivery, all activities will be moved to online delivery.

Delivered primarily online in 2021, this subject will allow students to investigate and develop new approaches to studio practice, and consider and investigate options for their Year 12 major work through an introduction to visual arts as it is studied at a university, and through consultation with academics and practising artists.

Throughout this subject, students will focus on the development of reflective practice and reflexivity and the ways they can apply this research approach to their Visual Arts Process Diary, a key component of their HSC assessment.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above Advanced English OR B or above in Standard English; AND
  • B or above in Visual Arts.

ASSH003 past assessment requirements

  • Workshop Portfolio
  • Visual Arts Process Blog and Artist’s Research to support Minor Project
  • Minor Project

Indicative delivery mode

Blended delivery: on-campus Orientation followed by a cominbination on self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.*

*Should COVID 19 restrictions prevent on-campus delivery, all activities will be moved to online delivery.

This subject offers HSC students an opportunity to develop scientific research skills, to use modern laboratory equipment, and to learn modern research tools under the guidance of UOW staff. This subject covers strands of Biology, Chemistry, and Earth & Environmental Sciences. It provides an introduction to some of the key concepts covered in the HSC, and in several science subjects at university.

Indicative entry criteria

  • B or above in a Year 12 Science Subject; AND
  • C or above in (2 unit) Mathematics or Mathematics Extension OR B or above in
    Mathematics Standard

SMAH001 past assessment requirements

  • Earth & Environmental Sciences field trip report (15%)
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences: mixed assignment (10%)
  • Biology Scientific Report (15%)
  • Biology: mixed assignment (10%)
  • Chemistry: practical template (15%)
  • Chemistry: mixed assignment (10%)

Indicative delivery mode

Blended delivery: on-campus orientation followed by a combination of online learning and on-campus classes.*

*Should COVID 19 restrictions prevent on-campus delivery, all activities will be moved to online delivery.

Under-pinned by aspects of biology and chemistry, this subject offers students an inter-professional opportunity to explore topics related to the health professions, including anatomy and physiology, exercise science, nutrition and dietetics. It includes seminars and practicals to enhance introductory skills and knowledge under the guidance of UOW staff. This subject covers strands of PDHPE and aspects of biology, chemistry and food technology. It provides an introduction to some key concepts covered in the HSC, and in several science related subjects at university.

Indicative entry criteria

  • B or above in a Science subject (including PDHPE); AND
  • C or above in Mathematics or Extension Maths OR B or above in Mathematics
    Standard

Indicative past assessment requirements

To be advised

Indicative delivery mode

Blended delivery: on-campus Orientation followed by a combination on self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.*

*Should COVID 19 restrictions prevent on-campus delivery, all activities will be moved to online delivery.

Get career ready with applied STEM problem solving. In this subject, you will explore the big challenges facing future development and engineering your own robotic vehicle. You'll learn basic concepts of 3D design/printing and electronics using online tools to design and test your theories, while combining maths, physics and engineering to find the most effective solution.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above in Advanced English OR A in Standard English; AND
  • B or above in Engineering Studies, OR Mathematics, OR Physics

STEM001 past assessment criteria

  • Group project reflection report (20%)
  • Sustainability in my region video - 3 mins (10%)
  • Final group reflection report (30%)
  • Final exam (40%)

Indicative delivery model

Blended delivery: on-campus Orientation followed by a cominbination on self-directed and staff-led online learning and on-campus classes.*

*Should COVID 19 restrictions prevent on-campus delivery, all activities will be moved to online delivery.

This subject provides students with an understanding of how to design and develop systems through computer programming, that will solve problems using real world examples. Students will be introduced to fundamental computer science concepts and employ a design-thinking approach to develop prototypes and algorithms for use in agile software development practice. The subject will also allow students to develop collaboration skills as they work with fellow students on challenges.

Indicative entry criteria

  • C or above in Advanced English OR a B or above in Standard English; AND
  • C or above in Mathematics OR Extension Mathematics OR A in General Mathematics.

STEM002 past assessment requirements

  • Tutorial tasks - 5 (20%)
  • Programming Assignments - 3 (50%)
  • Learning Portfolio & presentation (30%)

Indicative delivery model

Blended delivery: on-campus orientation followed by a combination of online learning and on-campus classes*

*Should COVID 19 restrictions prevent on-campus delivery, all activities will be moved to online delivery.

Minimum number of enrolments

All subjects must have a minimum number of enrolments to proceed.

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Outreach & Pathways Year 12 Programs Team