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Year 11 and 12 Science in Practice

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​​​​​​​Pre-requis​​ites

None

Co-requisites​​

N/A ​​​​

Subject Desc​​​ription

Science in Practice develops critical thinking skills through the evaluation of claims using systematic reasoning and an enhanced scientific understanding of the natural and physical world. Students learn through a contextual interdisciplinary approach that includes aspects of at least two science disciplines — Biology, Chemistry, Earth and​ Environmental Science or Physics.

Weekly workload in h​ours​

4+ hours

Structu​​re​

​​Core Concepts​​​​

​Modules​
​Scientific literacy and working scientifically
Forensics
​Workplace health and safety
Cosmetics​
​​Communication and self-management​
​​​Environmental Sustainability ​

The Future of Space Science​

Disease and Biotechnology

​​Renewable Energies ​

​Microorganisms
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​​​Sports Science​

Assessme​​nt

Schools devise assessments in Units 1 and 2 to suit their local context. 

For Science in Practice, assessment from Units 3 and 4 is used to determine the student’s exit result, and consists of four instruments, including: 

  • ​​at least one investigation based on primary data a range of assessment instruments that includes no more than two assessment instruments from any one technique ​

Summative assess​ment

​Project​
Investigation​
Collection of work​
​Extended response
​​Examination
​A response to a single task, situation and/or scenario.​
​A response that includes locating and using information beyond students’ own knowledge and the data they have been given.​
A response to a series of tasks relating to a single topic in a module of work.​​
A technique that assesses the interpretation, analysis/examination and/or evaluation of ideas and information in provided stimulus materials.​
A response that answers a number of provided questions, scenarios and/or problems.




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Last reviewed 10 June 2021
Last updated 10 June 2021