SENIOR SCIENCE 15340
Course: Senior Science Category: A
2 units for each of Preliminary and HSC
Board Developed Course Exclusions: Preliminary courses in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science and Physics
The Preliminary course incorporates the study of some aspects of human anatomy and discusses issues associated with the protection of the body in the workplace; the interactions between organisms in local ecosystems; the collection, storage and conservation of water resources; and the structure and function of plants with an emphasis on Australian native plants.
The HSC course examines the range and importance of biological molecules found in humans and other organisms; the physical and chemical properties of chemicals used by people on and in their bodies; the structure and function of organs of the human body and the physical features of these organs that can be detected by medical technology.
Particular Course Requirements:
The Preliminary course includes field experience in the identification of soil types as well as how biological factors interact to form the local environment. Practical experiences should occupy a minimum of 80 indicative hours across Preliminary and HSC course time.
SKILLS / APTITUDE Important Not so important
Essay Writing *
Oral Reporting *
Practical work *
Working in a group or team *
Public performance *
Meeting Deadlines *