This General course enables students to investigate science issues in the context of the world around them. It encourages students to develop their scientific skills of observation, collection and analysis of evidence, in a range of contexts. The multidisciplinary approach, including aspects of biology, chemistry, geology and physics, further encourages students to be curious about the world around them and assume a balanced view of the benefits and challenges presented by science and technology. Students conduct practical investigations that encourage them to apply what they have learnt in class to real-world situations and systems.
The Year 11 syllabus is divided into two units:
The emphasis of this unit is on biological and Earth systems, focusing on the following topics:
• interrelationships between Earth systems
• structure and function of biological systems
• ecosystems and sustainability
• species continuity and change.
The emphasis of this unit is on physical and chemical systems, focusing on the following topics:
• atomic structure
• chemical reactions
• mixtures and solutions
• motion and forces
Integrated Science – General – Year 12 Course Code GTISC
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