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  • 1. YEAR 11 SUBJECT SELECTION FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • 2. What subjects are available? BUSINESS STUDIES ECONOMICS LEGAL STUDIES GEOGRAPHY RETAIL SERVICES (VET) WORK STUDIES SOCIETY & CULTURE BUSINESS SERVICES (VET)
  • 3. Why should I choose these subjects?
    • choose from a diverse range of subjects
    • learn about the physical and human worlds
    • investigate how society develops
    • study contemporary , current and relevant topics
    • develop your ability to think critically
    • see and know the world in new ways
    • PATHWAYS to:
          • careers
          • TAFE
          • university
  • 4. What career pathways are available? journalism industry communication accounting arts environment politics trade law
  • 5. What career pathways are available? tourism town planning government customer service retail finance human resources teaching business / commerce marketing cultural studies economics
  • 6. What about the teachers?
    • focus on quality teaching
    • experienced and innovative teachers with professional backgrounds in law, business, sociology, economics, marketing, geography
    • assessment for learning and effective feedback: students can submit assessment tasks one week early for feedback and then resubmit
    • revision programs and tutorials prior to exams
    • ICT and online learning through Moodle
    • committed to helping you achieve your best in the 2013 HSC
  • 7. BUSINESS STUDIES KEY TOPICS: nature of business, business management and planning, business operations, marketing, finance, human resources CAREERS: accountant, banking officer, business manager, economist, events manager, financial planner, human resources officer, marketing consultant, stockbroker OR FOR YOUR OWN INTEREST
  • 8. BUSINESS STUDIES UNIVERSITY COURSES: Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Management Bachelor of Accounting Bachelor of Laws TAFE TRAINING PACKAGES: Business Services Financial Services Property Services Retail Services Tourism
  • 9. BUSINESS STUDIES
    • the third most popular HSC subject in NSW
    • prepares students for the real world of business
    • encourages entrepreneurship
    • important subject for any student who wants to open their own business in the future
    • EXCURSIONS to Tommy’s, Luna Park, IMAX Theatre, Sydney Aquarium and the Sydney CBD
  • 10. ECONOMICS KEY TOPICS: consumers, business, labour markets, financial markets, economic policies, management of the Australian and international economies, role of government CAREERS: accountant, banking officer, business manager, economist, financial planner, foreign affairs officer, statistician, stockbroker OR FOR YOUR OWN INTEREST
  • 11. ECONOMICS UNIVERSITY COURSES: Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Economics Bachelor of Arts TAFE TRAINING PACKAGES: Business Services Financial Services
  • 12. ECONOMICS
    • intellectually stimulating and demanding subject
    • a ‘blue ribbon’ subject that is well-regarded by universities
    • prepares students for university in areas including economics, business and law
    • EXCURSIONS to the Reserve Bank of Australia and HSC study days
  • 13. LEGAL STUDIES KEY TOPICS: legal system, international law, technology, children, women, de facto couples, family law, business law, human rights, crime CAREERS: solicitor, barrister, journalist, police officer, communications officer, political adviser, government official, paralegal, criminologist OR FOR YOUR OWN INTEREST
  • 14. LEGAL STUDIES UNIVERSITY COURSES: Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Social Sciences (Criminology) TAFE TRAINING PACKAGES: Community Services Local Government Property Services
  • 15. LEGAL STUDIES
    • explores current legal issues
    • examines the role the law plays in all our lives
    • syllabus focuses on youth issues including technology and the law
    • engaging activities including mock trials, debates, court visits and use of media items
    • EXCURSIONS to the Local Court, Supreme Court and Justice and Police Museum
  • 16. SOCIETY AND CULTURE KEY TOPICS: personal and social identity, popular culture, belief systems, continuity and change, communication, equality, difference CAREERS: journalist, communications officer, sociologist, writer, film critic, teacher, events manager, political adviser, government official OR FOR YOUR OWN INTEREST
  • 17. SOCIETY AND CULTURE UNIVERSITY COURSES: Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Social Science TAFE TRAINING PACKAGES: Entertainment Film, TV, Radio and Multimedia Museum and Library Services Screen and Media
  • 18. SOCIETY AND CULTURE
    • explores current social issues and investigates why people and societies are the way they are
    • complete a Personal Interest Project (worth 40% of the course) on a topic of your choice and complete a 2 hour HSC examination
    • develop your social and cultural literacy
    • develop your critical thinking skills
    • EXCURSIONS to museums and cinemas
  • 19. GEOGRAPHY KEY TOPICS: ecosystems, global challenges, biophysical interactions, urban places, population, economic activity, geographical skills and tools CAREERS: local government officer, engineer, geologist, government official, journalist, architect, horticulturalist, surveyor, park ranger, tourism operator, town planner, real estate OR FOR YOUR OWN INTEREST
  • 20. GEOGRAPHY UNIVERSITY COURSES: Bachelor of GeoScience Bachelor of Social Science Bachelor of Natural Resources Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning TAFE TRAINING PACKAGES: Community Services Local Government Outdoor Recreation Industry Property Services Tourism
  • 21. GEOGRAPHY
    • builds on geographical skills and knowledge from Year 7-10 Geography and Science
    • explores both physical and human environments
    • examine current global and national issues including climate change and population
    • EXCURSIONS to the Sydney CBD, Homebush, Fitzroy Falls and Minnamurra Falls
  • 22. VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING
  • 23. BUSINESS SERVICES (VET) KEY TOPICS: workplace communication, customer service, workplace information, OHS, sustainable work practices, using technology CAREERS: office management, small business operator, marketing consultant, occupational therapist, financial service provider
  • 24. BUSINESS SERVICES (VET) QUALIFICATIONS: Certificate I, II, III and IV in… Advertising Legal Services Business Administration Small Business Management Occupational Health and Safety
  • 25. RETAIL SERVICES (VET) KEY TOPICS: interacting with customers, ‘point of sale’ procedures, using technology, stock control, safe working practices, handling mail, using technology, marketing and public relations CAREERS: customer service officer, office management, small business operator, sales assistant, retail service, marketing
  • 26. RETAIL SERVICES (VET) QUALIFICATIONS: Certificate I, II, III and IV in… Wholesale Retail Services Retail Management Visual Merchandising Community Pharmacy
  • 27. WORK STUDIES KEY TOPICS: work and change, career planning, interview skills, workplace communication, OHS, lifestyle issues, self-employment, work placement WORK STUDIES IS RELEVANT TO ALL CAREERS
  • 28. WORK STUDIES
    • relevant to all students in all courses
    • practical and hands-on activities
    • prepares students for all types of workplaces
    • students completing a VET course (Automotive, Business Services, Construction, Hospitality, Information Technology, Retail Services) should complete this subject to learn about the workplace
    • no HSC exam : school-based assessment only
  • 29. What subjects go well together? SUBJECT 1 SUBJECT 2 Legal Studies Community & Family Studies Society & Culture Community & Family Studies Society & Culture Psychology Economics Business Studies Economics Mathematics Geography Senior Science / EE Science Work Studies Retail Services Work Studies Business Services
  • 30. How is ICT used?
  • 31. What else should I consider?
    • essay writing in most subjects
    • keeping up to date with news and current events
    • choose subjects linked to your future career : work, TAFE or university
    • choose subjects that interest you
    • look at syllabus documents on the Board of Studies website (www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au)
  • 32. What happens next?
    • subject selection evening
    • talk to your teachers
    • choose subjects that interest you in order to achieve your potential at Fairvale High School
    • PRESENTATION ON MOODLE :
    •  Social Sciences…
    •  Year 10…
    •  HSC Subject Selection…
  • 33. You have some important decisions to make. Please talk to a teacher in the faculty if you need further information about our subjects. We hope to see you in 2012! FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Mrs Zilic Relieving Head Teacher – Social Sciences Email: ivona.zilic1@det.nsw.edu.au