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Performing Arts

Prerequisites & Assumed Knowledge:

Nil.

Subject Description:

In this semester course, students will expand on the fundamental skills and knowledge covered in General Arts course. Students will explore scripted play texts on various themes in order to develop capabilities in speech, character work, teamwork and presentation.

 

Students will then implement these skills within the production process of film creation. Students will work collaboratively to create a polished short film which they are expected to perform in, film and edit, individually creating their own piece to submit. Where possible students will either attend a live performance or have a guest speaker to support them throughout the creation of their work.

 

In Performing Arts: Semester, students:

  • take part in short performances

  • learn to view and discuss each other's work thoughtfully and constructively

  • attend live theatre performances and respond to a guest presenter through discussions and writing

  • learn to work cooperatively and productively with others in pairs and small groups

  • learn to plan, organise, communicate, negotiate, make decisions and solve problems as part of a team

  • learn to contribute positively in class so that they can take creative risks, grow in confidence and develop new skills

  • students will be required to maintain an Arts Process Journal demonstrating evaluation and reflection, undertake written assignments and oral presentations

 

The films created will be entered into the Norwood Morialta High School Film Festival with an opportunity for students to win prizes for their works created in class https://www.nmhsshortcuts.weebly.com.

Additional Costs:

Nil.

Subject Fees:

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International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Programme

Year 8 Curriculum

Year 8 Overview

All Year 8 students must study subjects from the eight learning areas of the IBMYP and Australian Curriculum. Students study each learning area outlined below for a full year (2 semesters) and within some learning areas there are opportunities for students to select different subjects.

  • Arts

  • English or English as an Additional Language (EAL)

  • Humanities

  • Languages

  • Mathematics

  • Physical & Health Education

  • Sciences

  • Technologies

School Constraints

Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate student choices but student demand, timetable management, staff and resources may preclude some requests.

Additional Costs for Subjects

The material and/or services related to IBMYP Courses are covered by the Material and Services Fee (ie School Fees). However, some subjects offer students the opportunity to undertake practical experiences which enrich the learning outcomes for students and these may incur additional costs which are not covered by the Material and Services Fee.

Please read the subject choice information carefully to identify the full costs associated with these. NOTE: Should there be outstanding monies owed to the School, students may not be permitted to be enrolled in subjects or VET courses where there are significant additional costs. 

Subject Opportunities

Listed below are all subjects open to Year 8 students. Please remember that a number of subjects have prerequisites which must be met to allow you to enrol. If you have not met one or more of these prerequisites at the time of subject selection you will not be able to enrol through our web preference system.

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The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) is a curriculum framework that is designed to meet the specific learning needs of students in the middle years of their schooling. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The Middle Years Program (MYP) emphasises intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world.

It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement—essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders. Some students begin the IBMYP in Year 6 at primary school, while others commence upon coming to Norwood Morialta High School in Year 7. Any questions should be directed to the Middle Campus Deputy Principal or the Year 8 Learning Community Leader – Ms Georgina D'Angelo.

Year 8 Curriculum

The South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) is generally based on two years of full-time study, but students may take more than two years. There is no time limit to complete the SACE but there are restrictions regarding Tertiary Entrance.

Questions should be directed to the Senior Campus Deputy Principal, Mr Brent Bloffwitch or Learning Community Leaders, Ms Margarita Paleologos (Laslett) and Mr Matthew Camerlengo (Campbell).

Promotion to Stage 1

Promotion from Year 10 to Stage 1 is automatic if a student gains an achievement level 4 or better, in the majority of subjects that lead to Stage 1. Students who do not attain this level of achievement will be required to undertake a ‘Bridging Course’ in Semester 1 of Stage 1.

Most subjects in Stage 1 require successful completion at Year 10. Learning Area staff recommendation and a Level 4 or better, is the achievement level that qualifies a student for automatic promotion into the same, or related subject, at Stage 1 level. Other subjects without prerequisites may be taken through negotiation with the relevant Learning Area Coordinator.

Course planning and subject choice will be guided by the work undertaken in the Personal Learning Plan (PLP). It is important to understand that some university courses have prerequisites that must be met at Stage 2 and in turn these Stage 2 subjects may have prerequisites at Stage 1.  

SACE Pattern 

To achieve their SACE completion, students are required to complete 200 credits in specific areas over stage 1 and 2. These are made up of the following:

  • Stage 1 Personal Learning Plan (C Grade or Better)

  • Stage 1 or Stage 2 Literacy (C Grade or Better)

  • Stage 1 or Stage 2 Numeracy (C Grade or Better)

  • Stage 2 Research Project (C- Grade or Better)

  • Stage 2 Subjects (C- Grade or Better) 

  • Stage 1 or Stage 2 Subjects

Tertiary or Vocational Entry

For students considering tertiary education, there are additional requirements that must be considered. These are found in the Tertiary Entrance Booklet (TEB) or the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) guides. For further information, please speak with the Senior Campus Deputy Principal, Learning Community Leaders, Personal Learning Group teacher or Senior Campus Student Wellbeing Coordinator.

Students have the opportunity to select Vocational Educational Programs (VET) offered by the East Adelaide Cluster of Schools (EASC), which will contribute units towards their SACE.

School Constraints

Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate student choices but student demand, timetable management, staff and resources may preclude some requests.

Bonus Points

Bonus points are awarded at Stage 2 as part of the SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme for entry intro Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. 

Additional Costs for Subjects

The material and/or services related to SACE Courses are covered by the Material and Services Fee (ie School Fees). However, some subjects offer students the opportunity to undertake practical experiences which enrich the learning outcomes for students and these may incur additional costs which are not covered by the Material and Services Fee.

Please read the subject choice information carefully to identify the full costs associated with these. NOTE: Should there be outstanding monies owed to the School, students may not be permitted to be enrolled in subjects or VET courses where there are significant additional costs. 

Subject Opportunities

Listed below are all subjects open to Stage 1 students. Please remember that a number of subjects have prerequisites which must be met to allow you to enrol. If you have not met one or more of these prerequisites at the time of subject selection you will not be able to enrol through our web preference system.