Endeavour Choice Subjects

Year 7

Foodies - Year 7

In this elective, students will develop a foundation in food preparation and recipe design. After learning the importance of kitchen hygiene and safety rules, they will learn the skills required to follow a recipe, such as the very important skill of correct measurement. Students will then use the design process to develop and subsequently prepare and evaluate their own recipes. Healthy eating is an underlying theme throughout this elective.

Year 8

Robotics - Year 8

Robotics is a lab-based course that uses a hands-on approach to introduce the basic concepts of robotics and the use of robots in everyday life. This course covers the introduction to construction and programming of autonomous mobile robots. Course information will be tied to lab experiments; students will work in groups to build and test increasingly more complex mobile robots, culminating in an end-of-semester robot demonstration.

LEGO EV3 Design Systems will be used as the platform for constructing and programming. Students will be divided into groups and complete a variety of robot construction and programming activities within the confines of these groups.

Year 9

Sweet and Savoury - Year 9

In this elective students are introduced to foods that have both a sweet and a savoury option. Each week they cook different dishes using a variety of methods and they are challenged to modify existing recipes. Safety considerations and correct handling of food are key foci throughout this subject.

Garment to Go -Year 9

This course provides students with the opportunity to follow the design process and make a hooded top for a client of their choice. This project encourages the development of investigation skills, evaluative design skills as well as producing a garment using practical sewing skills. Students will also learn how to professionally print images on to garments, consider sustainable materials, use CAD/CAM and have fun.

Electric Dragster - Year 9

This elective is an interesting and challenging project that is carried out relatively autonomously. Students will produce an autonomous vehicle. This elective approaches a real world, engineering problem as would be found in a design and development work group. Students work in teams also lending similarity to a work environment. Experience of team dynamics and management are by products of completing the project which will be useful in the future. The students, rather than the teachers are in control of the project progress. Students who like cars, engineering and systems should choose this elective.

Electric Dragster - Year 9

Students will re-design and make quality products with increasing sophistication. They will use a wide range of tools and equipment, follow safety practices and work with a selection of sustainable timbers. They also will consider the impact of disposing of products on the environment. This course is good for those students who enjoy practical work and problem solving and who want to follow a design career.

Year 10

Designing for Life - Year 10

Students will re-design and make quality products with increasing sophistication. They will use a wide range of tools and equipment, follow safety practices and work with a selection of sustainable timbers. They also will consider the impact of disposing of products on the environment. This course is good for those students who enjoy practical work and problem solving and who want to follow a design career.

Sustainable Food and Fashion - Year 10

This elective encourages students to look at food and fashion through the lens of sustainability.

Students will investigate clothing waste, then look at the positive social, environmental and economic impact of repurposing clothing. To experience this, students will re-design a piece of their own clothing and then, by working through the design process, produce a re-developed product. They will use sewing machines and various materials, while taking into account safety considerations.

Students will investigate the sustainability of food production methods in Australia, such as farming practices and transport, as well as food wastage. They will plan, produce and evaluate a variety of meals that take into such considerations. Food used will be locally sourced or grown by the students themselves in the school garden.

Mechatronics and Robotics - Year 10

Robotics and mechatronics is a lab-based course that uses a hands-on approach to advance the basic concepts of robotics and mechatronics developed in prior courses. This course covers the construction and programming of autonomous mobile robots using line coding. Course information will be tied to lab experiments; students will work in groups to build and test increasingly more complex mobile robots, culminating in an end-of-semester robot demonstration of the robot design, application and functionality.

We will be using VEX Design System as our platform for constructing and VEX coding studio for robot programming, building to C++. Students will be divided into groups and complete a variety of robot construction and programming activities within the confines of these groups.

IT: App and Software Development - Year 10

IT- Software Development gives students the opportunity to extend their understandings and skills of the underlying concepts of information systems.

Students will design and create digital solutions that solve problems taking their preferred future into considerations. All work throughout the semester will be project based.

Students will examine the way ‘big data’ is being used on a large scale to inform decision-making. They will use tools to organise data and make sense of complex data to identify patterns and trends.

Student will apply stages of the problem-solving methodology to create a solution using a programming language that fulfils identified requirements.

Endeavour Advanced - Year 10

Endeavour Entrepreneurship gives students the opportunity to extend their studies in a STEM-based learning environment.

The overarching vision is to allow students to further develop their 21st Century skills, including creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.

All work throughout this elective will be problem and project based. Students will identify, define and research problems, then design and develop solutions. Students will look through a business lens to consider how best to deliver their solutions to a broader market. Finally, they will pitch their solution to a panel made up of teachers, other students and industry professionals.

Endeavour Projects