The Science Learning Area is designed to develop scientific literacy relating to the understanding of how the world works around us. Students are taught analytical thinking, problem solving and communication skills. We will also try to put copies of assignments on CONNECT and notification of assessments which are coming up in order for parents/ guardians to be up to date with what students are up to. We also occasionally run after school science tutoring on Wednesday afternoons till 4pm in M4.
To see what is in the Australian Curriculum, use the link below
SCIENCE COURSES OF STUDY (Year 11-12) OFFERED IN 2016
YEAR 11-12 INTEGRATED SCIENCE – is a dynamic, collaborative human activity that uses distinctive ways of valuing, thinking and working to understand natural phenomena. This course enables students to investigate the world around them in a very practically orientated subject. Topics that can be covered include toy science, rocketry, marine science, cosmetics, forensic science and biotechnology.
YEAR 11 BIOLOGY Unit 1 and 2 – Biology Is the study of the diversity of life. Students will be focusing on the 2 areas of ‘Ecosystems and biodiversity’ and Single cells to multicellular organisms’.
YEAR 12 BIOLOGY Unit 3 and 4 – In 2016, students who have completed Year 11 Biology Units 1 and 2 in year 11 will progress into Biology Units 3 and 4 in year 12. The two units will focus on the ‘Continuity of species’ and ‘Surviving in a changing environment’.
YEAR 11 Chemistry Unit 1 and 2 – is the study of materials and substances and the transformations they undergo through interactions and the transfer of energy. This course is divided into two main areas: ‘Chemical fundamentals: structure, properties and reactions’ and ‘Molecular interactions and reactions’
YEAR 12 CHEMISTRY Unit 3 and 4 – In 2016, students who have completed Year 11 Chemistry Units 1 and 2 in year 11 will progress into Chemistry Units 3 and 4 in year 12. The two units will focus on ‘Equilibrium, acids and bases, and redox reactions’ and ‘Organic chemistry and chemical synthesis’.
YEAR 11 PHYSICS Unit 1 and 2 – Physics is a fundamental science that endeavours to explain all the natural phenomena that occur in the universe. This course is divided into two main areas: ‘Thermal, nuclear and electrical physics’ as well as ‘Linear motion and waves’
YEAR 12 PHYSICS Unit 3 and 4 – In 2016, students who have completed Year 11 Physics Units 1 and 2 in year 11 will progress into Physics Units 3 and 4 in year 12. This course is divided into two main areas: ‘Gravity and electromagnetism’ and ‘Revolutions in modern physics’
For more information please refer to the course descriptors in the student handbook.