In Real Life for the Australian Curriculum v8.3
Year 10 + 10A
Sounds Like A Plan - 10
You have recently started a weekend job at the supermarket and now that you’re making some money you want to get the latest phone! Before you spend anything, you want to work out the different ways you can get the phone of your dreams.
Not So Hard Drives - 10
You are a computer software and hardware engineer. You have been hired by two schools to set up new computer data storage centres. When you are finished, you will also have time to work on the coding for a game you’re creating.
Not So Hard Drives Extension - 10A
You continue your work as a computer software and hardware engineer by helping the school with the design of a computer room, ensuring a consistent voltage supply in order to keep the computers operating well.
It's My Party - 10
You and you three friends, Maya, Hassan and Alex are all turning 16 next month. To celebrate, you are planning a backyard barbecue party at Maya's house. You have volunteered to take on the role of event organiser.
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It's My Party Extension - 10A
You have already organised most things and have set up the party. At the last minute, Maya suggests you add some fairy bread and finger food to the food selection. Yum!
Lights, Camera, Action! - 10
You are directing the film titled "Attack of the Zombie Teachers". As the director, you will coordinate and communicate with the behind-the-scenes team to create an unmissable movie full of amazing stunts and special effects.
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Designing For Disaster - 10
You are part of a team of engineers working with a local community in Vanuatu to design a building that will be used as a school hall, but that can also be used as a shelter during natural disasters. This will be a very important structure for this community, as Vanuatu is one of the places most affected by natural disasters in the world!
Designing For Disaster Extension - 10A
While you wait for building supplies to arrive on the island in Vanuatu, you want to help the community by: designing tents for an emergency situation, making toys for the local children and planning decorations for the new school hall.
Art Attack - 10A (Extension)
You are the graphic designer at an advertising firm. You have been asked to help create a billboard image for an adventure bike hire company. You will need to go through each element of the design and work out its properties so that you can create an image for the billboards.
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Toad-ally Wild! - 10
You entered a nation-wide essay competition about the importance of protecting Australia’s native wildlife. Your essay was chosen as one of the top 10, so you, and the other top essay writers have won a trip to Townsville in North Queensland to spend a week experiencing life as a field biologist where you will be investigating cane toads.
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Toad-ally Wild! Extension - 10A
To finish your placement as a field biologist you need to do some more analysis of the data you collected. You will be investigating the differences between the groups of female and male cane toads you collected using the tools of mean and standard deviation.
Game, Set, Match - 10
After years of commentating local footy and netball games on community radio, and sending recordings to television stations you have been contacted by a television station manager. You just got your big break into the world of sports commentating at the China Open!
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Game, Set, Match Extension - 10A
Your big debut in tennis commentating is coming up! It’s two days until the first men’s match. You have one more day to research tennis stats that you might use in your commentary, then you fly to China!