Year 12

Welcome to the Year 12 program. Here at Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College, students have many pathway options in their final year of the Later Years Program. These include:

– Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3-4

– Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

– Vocational Education and Training (VET)

– School Based Apprenticeships (SBA)

To discover more about these programs at MFGSC simply click on the drop down box on the eCurriculum tab on the MFGSC web home page. You can also find a list of year 12 electives to download here.

 

Students are advised to carefully consider their strengths and talents so they can choose wisely to plan a pathway through the Later Years of their schooling. To ensure students study a balance of units which engage and interest them, as well as support future pathways they will complete a Managed Individual Pathway Plan (MIP) which considers:

– Teacher recommendations from Unit 1-2

– Pathway requirements

– Sequential subjects

– Other special requirements.

To learn more about any Unit 3-4 , simply click on the appropriate thumbnail below. Please read each unit’s description carefully as there are some units that have special pathways. For example, to study LOTE in Unit 3-4, the language must have been studied in Unit 1-2. Please pay special attention to the Maths Pathways in the Later Years.

Maths

Further Maths Unit 3-4

Unit 3 Further Mathematics consists of the compulsory core areas of study; ‘Data analysis’ and ‘Recursion and financial modelling’.   Unit 4 consists of a selection of two…

Maths Methods Unit 3-4

VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods  In any career there are tools of the trade. Think about an engineer, a financial advisor, a scientist and so on….

Specialist Maths Unit 3-4

VCE Units 3 and 4 Specialist Mathematics Specialist Mathematics builds on the queries that are developed in Mathematical Methods 3 & 4.  It also builds on what is…

Science

Biology Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION Unit 3 begins with some basic chemistry to help explain the structure and function of cells and their organelles. Cellular processes, such as respiration and photosynthesis, are…

Psychology Unit 3-4

Year 12 Psychology (Units 3 and 4)   Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and of human behaviour. Students who study Units 3 and 4 Psychology…

Chemistry Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION If you enjoyed Chemistry 1-2 and would like to build on your skills and understanding of chemical reactions and analysis then this subject is for you. Through…

Physics Unit 3-4

UNIT THREE:  How do fields explain motion and electricity   Areas of Study   How do things move without contact? How are fields used to move electrical energy…

Environmental Science Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION Environmental Science provides the opportunity for students to understand the impacts that humans have on the environments around us and what can be done to minimise this…

Humanities

Legal Studies Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION   In Unit 3 you will develop an understanding of the institutions that determine our laws, and their law-making powers and processes and undertake an informed…

History – Revolutions Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION Would you like to reinvent the society you live in today? What would you revolutionise?  Few events in history are as momentous or complex as revolutions. Growing…

English

VCAL Literacy

UNIT DESCRIPTION VCAL LITERACY VCAL Literacy will be offered to students  at Intermediate and Senior VCAL levels. Literacy includes reading, writing and oral communication skills. The Literacy Skills…

English Unit 3-4

VCE English Units 3 and 4   English helps you to become a confident communicator, imaginative thinker and informed citizen.  Through the study of English, you will learn…

Literature Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION Literature involves the study and enjoyment of a wide range of literary texts – classical, popular, traditional and modern. Its distinctive focus is on the use…

Health & Physical Education

Health & Human Development Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION In Unit 3: Australia’s Health, students explore the health status of Australians, including variations between population groups such as Rural and Remote communities, Indigenous populations and different…

Physical Education Unit 3-4

  COURSE DESCRIPTION In Unit 3: Physical Activity Participation and Physiological Performance, students will learn how to assess physical activity levels and relate this information to the National Physical Activity…

Outdoor & Enviro Studies Unit 3-4

UNIT DESCRIPTION Outdoor and Environmental Studies is an exciting, challenging and adventurous subject, which combines practical experiences and theoretical knowledge of the outdoor environment.  If you are after…

Technology

Food Studies Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION In Unit 3, students explore food preparation, processing and food controls. Unit 4 focusses on food product development and emerging trends. Students develop an understanding of the following and…

Arts

Studio Arts Unit 3-4

Studio Art – Unit three – STUDIO PRACTICES and PROCESSES This area of study focuses on the development and understanding of the stages of Studio Practice. Students explore…

Visual Communication Design Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION In Unit 3: Design thinking and practice, students will develop their own solutions to detailed design challenges. They will create visual communications for specific contexts, purposes and…

Drama Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION Ready for a challenge? Ready to balance practical performance work with analysis? Ready to perform your own work? Ready to be rewarded? Year 12 Drama might be for…

Music Performance Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION Unit 3 focuses on building performance and musicianship skills. Students develop a repertoire of solo and group works representing a range of styles for performance. They practise…

LOTE

French Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION In Year 12 you will continue to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in French. You continue to improve your knowledge of French grammar, allowing…

Indonesian Unit 3-4

COURSE DESCRIPTION This year, we focus on the themes of the urban environment of the large Indonesian cities, and related social issues such as the drift of people from…