This broad, practical course can help students appreciate the value of science while preparing them for related vocational studies or the world of work.

Through studying this subject, students will:

  • gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the material, physical and living worlds;
  • gain understanding of the nature of science and its applications and the interrelationships between science and society;
  • develop an understanding of the importance of scale in science;
  • develop and apply their knowledge and understanding of the scientific process through hypotheses, theories and concepts;
  • develop their understanding of the relationships between hypotheses, evidence, theories and explanations;
  • develop awareness of risk and the ability to assess potential risk in the context of potential benefits;
  • develop and apply their observational, practical, enquiry and problem-solving skills and understanding in laboratory, field and other learning environments;
  • develop their skills in communication, mathematics and the use of technology in scientific contexts; and
  • acquire and apply skills, knowledge and understanding of how science works and its essential role in society.

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