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Science in Practice

Course Description

Science is described as a dynamic and collaborative pursuit that involves unique ways of thinking and working to understand natural phenomena. It is fuelled by people's innate curiosity and desire to comprehend the physical, biological, and technological aspects of the world. Scientific knowledge represents human constructs aimed at explaining observed phenomena. The development of scientific explanations involves intuition, imagination, rational responses to hunches, challenges to prevailing attitudes, and the generation of problem-solving strategies based on existing scientific knowledge. Given the increasing relevance of science in daily life, there is a need for a well-informed populace capable of engaging with scientific debates and societal issues stemming from science and technology. The Science in Practice General course encourages students to become critical and reflective thinkers about scientific matters, empowering them to make informed decisions that impact themselves and society. Grounded in the belief that science is fundamentally practical, the course emphasises that conceptual understandings in science arise from solving real-world problems. It fosters creativity by engaging students in research utilizing various investigative methods and technologies, enabling them to address science issues within their community and collaborate with scientific practitioners. The course promotes intellectual honesty, scepticism, and ethical conduct in scientific investigations, making it inclusive and appealing to students from diverse backgrounds and career aspirations.

Minimum Entry Requirements

C Grade in Year 10 Extension Science OR Grade A or B in General Science


For assessment criteria and Year 12 course details, please visit the SCSA page of this subject.

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