Earth and Environmental Science

SACE Stage 2

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Earth and Environmental Science

Earth and Environmental Science

SACE Stage 2

20 credits


Students have the opportunity to investigate and apply Earth and Environmental Science concepts in the real world through extensive field work, excursions and conversations with professionals in the field.

This course can lead to further study of geology, environmental science and ecological geo-tourism at university level.

Course Content
Assessment
Further Info
Course Content
Stage 2 Earth and Environmental Science is organised into four topics. It is intended that students participate in field trips and use technology to develop their observational, recording, and analytical skills, as well as develop and extend their skills in communicating scientific information by analysing and presenting evidence, and drawing and justifying conclusions.

This course aims to encourage recognition of how scientific knowledge from global collaboration can be used to consider the future health and well-being of the global population.

Topics are:

  • Topic 1: Earth Systems
  • Topic 2: Earth's Resources
  • Topic 3: Earth's Sustainable Future
  • Topic 4: Climate Change

Assessment

School Assessment
Investigations Folio 30%
Skills and Applications Tasks 40%


External Assessment
Earth Systems Study 30%

Further Info

Stage 2 Earth and Environmental Science will include a compulsory camp, field trips and excursions involving walking and physical activity.