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Senior Science (Stage 6)

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

Please note students cannot combine this course with one of the other Science courses in the Preliminary Year. Students who complete any of the other Science courses in Year 11 can transfer into Senior Science for the HSC year from another science course (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science)

Main Topics Covered

Preliminary CourseHSC Course
Core TopicsOne Option From the following
Water for LivingLifestyle ChemistryPolymers
PlantsMedical Technology – BionicsPreservatives and Additives
Humans at WorkInformation SystemsPharmaceuticals
The Local EnvironmentDisasters
Space Science

How this course will help me in the future?

This course gives a general overview of science that is relevant to society. It develops science skills and a better understanding of the world around you.

This course would be useful for students not wishing to continue science at university level. It is designed to give students an opportunity to apply investigative and problem-solving skills, effective communication skills and an appreciation of what science has made to our understanding of the world. All of the above skills are required in all facets of learning.