Subject Details - 10 Advanced Scientific Studies

Learning Area
Advanced Technologies
Subject Length
1 semester
Subject Overview
The Year 10 Science course has been designed to enhance student’s practical skills, scientific knowledge and understanding, in the disciplines of Chemistry and Physics. Embedded within each area of study is a focus on future pathways, which enables students to make informed decisions in preparation for SACE Stage 1 course selection.
Throughout this course, students will be involved in collaborative and individual investigations.
Focus Of Learning
Students engage in a series of practical and theoretical investigations with a focus on the areas of Chemistry and Physics.
The history, development, use and nature of science in the following topics:
     The Universe
     Global systems
     Motion
     Chemical reactions
With specific research & inquiry skill development in each area.

FUTURE PATHWAYS
     An achievement of "C" or better is highly recommended for entry into Stage 1 Physics and/or Chemistry.
     Completion of this course will also allow entry into Stage 1 Biology and Psychology
Evidence Of Learning
A variety of tasks allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through…..
     Teamwork and collaboration
     Innovation and creativity
     Critical thinking and problem solving
     Effective oral and written communication
     Knowledge and understanding
Costs
A scientific calculator is essential.
Notes
An achievement of "C" or better is highly recommended for entry into Stage 1 Physics and/or Chemistry. Completion of this course will also allow entry into Stage 1 Biology and Psychology.


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