Essential Science A and B

SACE Stage 1

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Essential Science A and B

Scientific Studies

SACE Stage 1

10 or 20 credits


Essential Science A provides students with background skills to assist with SACE Stage 1, Earth and Environmental Science and Chemistry. Essential Science B provides students with background skills to assist with SACE Stage 1 Physics, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Course Content
Assessment
Overview
Each semester will focus on different aspects of science in which the following will be covered:

  • Explaining scientific phenomena
  • Reading and understanding scientific text
  • Planning and investigation
  • Conducting research
  • Collating, representing and analysing data
  • Evaluating scientific investigations
  • Presenting findings

Pathways

Assessment will include a variety of tasks that cover students' understanding and the skills acquired. Individual and collaborative tasks will be assessed.

Inquiry Folio 80%
Collaborative Inquiry 20%