Science

Sciences Courses @ the College      
Biology      Chemistry    Earth and Environmental Science   Marine Studies     Physics       Senior Science

 

Biology 2 Unit

The Biology Course in Stage 6 Science provides students with a contemporary and coherent understanding of the concepts explaining the functioning, origins and evolution of life, and explores the levels of organisation of life, from molecular to cellular and higher levels of organisation structure and function.

Students can combine this subject with ONE or TWO other Science subjects selected from:

• Chemistry.

• Earth & Environmental Science.

• Physics.

For whom is the Subject Intended?

The Biology Course is designed for students:  (Look at the Biology Course)

• who can work individually and with others in practical, field and interactive activities related to the theoretical concepts.

• who can apply investigative and problem-solving skills, effectively communicate biological information and understanding and appreciate the contribution that a study of Biology makes to their understanding of the world.

It is suited to students who wish to continue with further studies at TAFE or university such as Nursing, Pathology, Medical Sciences, Environmental studies, etc.

Pre-Requisites

Grade A, B or C in Science Year 10

 

Chemistry 2 Unit

This Course involves students in group and individual practical work, illustrating theoretical ideas and models. It is expected that throughout the Course students will read scientific periodicals and use a variety of other resource materials and technology.

The Course provides an understanding of Chemistry and its application in the context of technology, society and the environment and is intended for students who have at least a substantial achievement level at the Year 10 level.

In the organisation of the Course the needs and interests of students wishing to pursue careers involving Tertiary Education are addressed. The Course also allows credit transfer for some courses at TAFE.

Students can combine this subject with ONE or TWO other Science subjects selected from:

• Biology.

• Earth & Environmental Science.

• Physics.

For whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Chemistry Course)

Students considering this subject should be achieving at Grade A or B for Science during Year 10.

Pre-Requisites

Need to qualify for Mathematics 2 Units ie: 5.3 or near top in 5.2 course.

 

Earth & Environmental Science 2 Unit

This course covers the study of Planet Earth and its processes. Students will understand the system and processes which influence aquatic and terrestrial environments. This is an even blend of Geology, Geography and Ecology.

The Course aims to assist students to recognise and understand our responsibilities to conserve, protect and maintain the quality of all environments for future generations.

Students can combine this subject with ONE or TWO other Science subjects selected from:

• Chemistry.

• Biology.

• Physics.

For whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Earth and Environmental Course)

This Course is designed for students who have achieved at a substantial level or above in Years 7-10 Science. Students need skills in research and experimenting, also the communicating and analysis of data is important for intending students.

Pre-Requisites

A genuine interest in the future of Planet Earth and Processes is a major advantage. 

Grade A, B or C in Science Year 10

 

Physics 2 Unit

This Course provides students with an understanding of energy, matter and their interactions. Investigating natural phenomenon and then applying patterns, models (including mathematical ones), principles, theories and laws to explain the physical behaviour of the universe.

Students will apply investigative and problem-solving skills, effectively communicate the concepts and appreciate the study of Physics.Physics builds on and draws on the knowledge and understanding, skills and values and attitudes developed in the science studied in Years 7 to 10.

Students can combine this subject with ONE or TWO other Science subjects selected from:

• Chemistry.

• Earth & Environmental Science.

• Biology.

For whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Physics Course)

Students considering this subject should be achieving at Grade A or B for Science during Year 10.

Pre-Requisites

Need to qualify for Mathematics 2 Unit, ie 5.3 Mathematics or near top in 5.2 course.

 

Senior Science 2 Unit

Most students will find this Course stimulating and interesting. The focus is on Science and the way it affects peoples personal lives. The Course deals with aspects of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Environmental Science.

For whom is the Subject Intended? (Look at the Senior Science Course).

Students who have achieved a satisfactory to excellent achievement level in Science in Year 10 and who do not wish to pursue Science based courses at university.

Pre-Requisites

Grade A, B, C or D in Science Year 10

Please note Students CANNOT combine this subject with one of the other Science Courses in the Preliminary Year. Students who complete any of the following Preliminary courses: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science or Physics can pick up Senior Science in the Higher School Certificate year.