Stage 6

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Stage 6: In years 11 and 12, students can continue their study of science by choosing from the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Senior Science. These subjects are designed to foster a more detailed knowledge and understanding of the separate disciplines of science. Students  will be supported to develop a capacity to manage their own learning. Through group activities, students will also develop a capacity to work as part of a team, as they partake in field studies, practical investigations and group experiences.

Biology: Is the study of evolution, the structure and functioning of living things. Students learn about the cell, multicellular organisms, biodiversity and interactions between organisms and the environment. Students recognise the role of the biologist is to conserve, protect, maintain and improve the quality of environments for the future.

Chemistry: Is the study of matter and its interactions, chemical processes at a molecular level, conventions used to communicate theoretical concepts and its historical and philosophical development. The role of the chemist is to develop materials that will be of benefit to society and to study and reduce their impact.

Physics: Is the study of energy, matter, natural phenomena, theories and laws to explain behaviour of the universe. Students study the historical development of modern technologies and the contributions of famous scientists. The role of the physicist is to make discoveries about the atom, the universe and phenomena that can be applied to emerging technologies for the benefit of society and the environment.

Senior Science: This is a multi-disciplinary science where students learn about the applications of chemistry, biology and physics in the modern era. Students learn about the human body and the interaction of manmade substances. The development of medical bionics and biomaterials to improve quality of life. And applications of information systems that are used for communication.

Stage 6 Science

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