Year 10 students will continue to be provided with the opportunity to work in the Science laboratories and become familiar with the skills and processes relevant to the study of Science. Year 10 is seen as an important year in preparing students for their future studies in Science in Year 11 and 12.
Students this year will be streamed into either Course 1 (extension) or Course 2 (mainstream) based on their science results from Year 9. At the end of Semester 1 students will be reselected for Course 1 depending on what science course/s they want to do in Year 11 and what marks they have achieved in Semester 1.
The course content follows closely the guidelines as laid out in the Australian Curriculum document, which we are implementing in our courses. In this Curriculum, Science has three interrelated strands: Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour andScience Inquiry Skills which are integrated into all sections of our course.
Students will then proceed to study all sub-stands of the Science Understanding Strand. These are Biological, Chemical, Physical and Earth and Space sciences at the Year 10 Level. The course follows closely the content of the student Text and E-learning resources which is based on the Australian Curriculum.
There is an emphasis on the use of computer technology as students will use various Applets on their Ipads and will need to go on-line to complete homework, assignment tasks, making presentations, setting up folders to organise their notes and files and using forums to discuss what they have learnt.
SCIENCE TOPICS for all classes
All students in both courses will do 10 weeks each of Life and Living (Genetics/Biotechnology) and Natural and Process Materials (Chemistry).
Students will be selected depending on what subjects they want to do in Year 11 and what marks they achieved in Semester 1. Full course descriptions will be given to students at the start of the semester.
These courses leads to Year 11 Science WACE courses both at the ATAR and General Level.
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