Contact: Dr Katie Terrett and Dr Matthew Hill
The course is designed for students who have attained a high level of achievement in one or more of the Science disciplines in Year 11 and are planning to pursue further study in STEM based courses offered at the tertiary level.
The Science Extension syllabus focuses on the nature, development and processes of Science. The course requires students to engage with complex concepts and theories and to critically evaluate new ideas, discoveries, and contemporary scientific research. They are challenged to examine a scientific research question drawn from one or more of the scientific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science and Physics. In doing this, students extend their knowledge of the discipline/s, conduct further analysis and authentic investigations and, uniquely for this course, produce a detailed scientific research report that reflects the standards generally required for publication in a scientific journal.
|Year 12 Course 60 Hours||Modules||Indicative Hours||Scientific Research Project|
|Module 1 The Foundation of Scientific Thinking||10||Establish an area for scientific research|
|Module 2 The Scientific Research Proposal||10||Formulate the question for research|
|Module 3 The Data, Evidence and Decisions||20||Find or generate the data. Apply methodologies to analyse the project data for the Scientific Research Project|
|Module 4 The Scientific Research Project||20||Develop the Scientific Research Report and offer solutions to the scientific research question|
- Oral Presentation
- Research Methodology Processing Task
- Scientific Research Report