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This course encourages students to be questioning, reflective and critical thinkers about scientific issues. The course is based on an integrated view of scientific knowledge that draws on the traditional disciplines of science and new scientific technology to enable students to investigate issues that are interesting and relevant in a modern world.
This course provides opportunities for students to consider contemporary scientific developments. This enables them to make informed judgements and decisions about questions that directly affect their lives and the lives of others. This course is inclusive and aims to be attractive to students with a wide variety of backgrounds, interests and career aspirations.
Unit 3 – Water
Through an integrated, scientific approach, this unit focuses on water as a resource and its importance to life on Earth. Students investigate how water resources are under threat from pollution, over-use and a changing global climate.
Unit 4 – Energy
This unit focuses on energy, energy uses, energy production and sustainability of energy resources, through an integrated scientific approach. Students are involved in a detailed study of energy resources, alternatives, and the outcomes of the continued reliance on fossil fuels. Students are encouraged to make informed opinions about energy generation, distribution and use.
Successful completion of Year 11 Integrated Science, Chemistry or Physics.
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