About the subject
Students learn to develop and apply risk and safety management skills and responsibility for themselves and other members of a group. Students reflect on environmental practices related to outdoor activities.
The 10-credit subject consists of the following three topics:
The 20-credit subject consists of the following six topics:
In the 10-credit subject,students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:
The investigation is a piece of writing of a maximum of 1000 words for the 10-credit subject, and 2000 words or two reports, each a maximum of 1000 words, for the 20-credit subject. Students study a particular environmental issue related to an outdoor journey; a self-reliant expedition, or their own experience.
The investigation is double graded, firstly by the student’s teacher and secondly by an external assessor appointed by the SACE Board. The teacher and the external assessor make a decision about the quality of the investigation with reference to the performance standards.
The Outdoor Education Subject Outline includes performance standards, which describe five levels of achievement that are reported with the grades A to E at the student’s completion of the subject.
The school-based assessments and the external assessment will be graded with reference to the performance standard.
Students and their families are encouraged to download the Darwin High School Compass app to their smart phone/tablet device. Compass app allows you to stay up to date with announcements and events, complete a range of e-forms for student absences and excursions and easily contact us via phone or email direct from the app.
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