Pacific Studies

What should I have already achieved?

  • To have gained Level 1 Literacy, and have taken a literacy based semester subject in Year 11.

What will I learn?

How will this course be assessed?

  • This course will be assessed through three internal individual assessments and a choice of one external assessment.

Topics

"We are not drowning. We are fighting."

Students to explore the Pacific through contemporary issues of Climate Change - looking at Rising Sea Levels, Tropical Coral Reefs and Marine Reserves. Students will learn about what is Climate Change and why it is such a significant issue in the Pacific. They will also be gaining a range of research inquiry skills in order to locate relevant sources and build conclusions to questions around the issue of Change and Development in a Pacific Nation due to Climate Change.

Independence in the Pacific

Students will explore the actions of Pacific nations in gaining independence during the 20th century. Students will continue to build their research inquiry skills and be able to draw clear conclusions based on a range of evidence found. Students will be able to choose what Pacific nation they wish to focus on through their investigation and see the actions taken by Pacific nations and the importance of this in sustaining and building their culture.


Will there be any FAO? (Further Assessment Opportunities)

No, there will be no opportunities to complete any Further Assessment Opportunities in Pacific Studies.

Will there be resubmissions?

Resubmissions will only be allowed that take a student from a Not Achieved to an Achieved grade.