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Esports

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Does this subject contribute to an ATAR?  No (Applied subject)
How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4

What is Esports? 

Esports (ICT Specialist Subject) is a strand of the ICT Applied subject area and focuss on the knowledge, understanding and skills required to engage in the rapidly developing Esports industry.

Students will explore multiple aspects of the Esports industry, including past, present and future applications in society across a range of current and emerging hardware and software modes.

Students will explore software and hardware interactions through console gaming, PC, mobile phone and VR platforms and how to design solutions to meet the changing needs of users and industry, including game design, tournament and event management and social media marketing and engagement.

 

What makes a student suited to Esports?

Students who achieve success in Esports are those who:

  • Enjoy being competitive and social through technology
  • Have previous experience and enjoyment in a range of games or game platforms
  • Want to design and create programs, apps, games and media in response to real world challenges and scenarios

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

Nil

 

What is the cost of this subject?

$40 - school supplied ANC headphones

 

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • Year 11 - compulsory BYOD

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?​


  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1

Casting
In this unit, students explore and develop their online gameplay personas and establish a class community video and casting sharing network.  Students will learn about transmission of data and video content, sharing and privacy considerations.

Coding with Minecraft
Students are introduced to coding languages of Makecode, Javascript and Python through Minecraft Education Edition. Students will develop their knowledge of and ability to use code to develop interactive user experiencing, before designing a Minecraft world with game/interactive coded elements for users to explore.

Formative internal assessment:
Exam

Summative internal assessment:
Project - Video submission of  gameplay with voiceover discussion on data                       

Formative internal assessment:
Exam

Summative internal assessment:
Project - Design and create a game or interactive world with code inside Minecraft EE. 

 Semester 2

Networking
Students will learn how to create conected networks of various sizes and hardware components, including wired, wireless and mobile network structures, including dataa security and privacy considerations for each solution.
Students will develop their own LAN/Wireless network to conduct small scale multiplayer games.

Esports Hub
Students use project management concepts to design and run an Esports tournament for users across the school.  Students will need to design and plan for user experiences and consider sustainability and enterprise in their project.

Formative internal assessment:
Exam

Summative internal assessment:
Project - Create a local gaming LAN/Wireless network           

Summative internal assessment:
Project - Designing an Esports Tournament for users across the school.

Year 11Unit 1TBA

TBA

Unit 2TBA

TBA

Year 12Unit 3TBA

TBA

Unit 4TBA

TBA​


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Last reviewed 04 August 2022
Last updated 04 August 2022