Lake Macquarie High School

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Science: Stage 6

The Science courses offered in Stage 6 recognise that students may take different pathways beyond Stage 6; some continue with further study in Science, some continue with further study in other areas and others move on to the workforce.

 

What do we offer?

  • Biology: Biology provides students with a contemporary and coherent understanding of the concepts explaining the functioning, origins and evolution of living things. It explores the levels of organisation of life, from the molecular level through cellular to higher levels of organisational structure and function, which exhibit evolution as a common source of unity and diversity. It includes developing an understanding of the interactions within and between organisms and between organisms and their environment.

    For more information about this course, check out the Biology Syllabus (pdf 947 KB)
     
 
  • Chemistry: Chemistry provides students with a contemporary and coherent understanding of matter and its interactions. It focuses on investigating the physical and chemical properties of substances, chemical reactions and processes, and the interaction of energy and matter, and attempts to explain and predict events at the atomic and molecular level. The study of Chemistry recognises that a study of the nature of materials includes natural and made substances, their structures, changes and environmental importance. The history and philosophy of science as it relates to the development of the understanding, utilisation and manipulation of chemical systems is important in developing current understanding in Chemistry and its applications in the contexts of technology, society and the environment.

    For more information about this course, check out the Chemistry Syllabus (pdf 1096 KB)

     
  • Physics: Physics provides students with a contemporary and coherent understanding of energy, matter, and their interrelationships. It focuses on investigating natural phenomena and then applying patterns, models (including mathematical ones), principles, theories and laws to explain the physical behaviour of the universe. It uses an understanding of simple systems (single particles and pairs of particles) to make predictions about a range of objects from sub-atomic particles to the entire universe and aims to reveal the simplicity underlying complexity.

    For more information about this course, check out the Physics Syllabus (pdf 1070 KB)

     
  • Senior Science: The study of Senior Science Stage 6 provides students with a contemporary and coherent understanding of some of the basic laws, theories and principles of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Environmental Science and their application. It includes an examination of the technology that uses these laws, theories and principles and the impact of this science and technology on society. It reflects the interdisciplinary nature of science with a focus on the interdependence of science, technology and society. Students who have completed the Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science or Physics Preliminary course but do not wish to continue on to the HSC in that course can elect to undertake the Senior Science HSC course.

    For more information about this course, check out the Senior Science Syllabus (pdf 1091 KB)

 

 

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