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 provides students with general science skills, including inquiry, collaboration, analysis and evaluation. Numeracy skills are also developed, including graphing.

Essential Science A focuses on Earth and Environmental Sciences and Chemistry. Essential Science B continues these themes through Space Science and Physics.

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 texts
  • Planning and investigation
  • Conducting research
  • Collating, representing and analysing data
  • Evaluating scientific investigations
  • Presenting findings

Pathways

Inquiry Folio 80%
Collaborative Inquiry 20%