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Scientific studies (B)

Level: 11 Stage 1
School code: 11SSB
Year level requirements: Non compulsory
SACE code: 1ILG10
SACE credits: 10


C grade in Year 10 Science Advanced or C+ in Year 10 Science Standard.

Subject descriptor:

A 10 credit course (one semester). This course aims to develop students’ scientific knowledge by examining aspects of science in the media, as well as examining science pedagogy within the Year 9 curriculum. Students’ knowledge, concepts and skills will be developed whist working as an individual and collaboratively.

Topics may include:

  • Investigating media claims for common products
  • Year 9 ‘dull and difficult’ subject development
  • How scientists have misrepresented their findings and its impact on society
  • Issues in Science


  • 2 Practical assessments with collaborative components
  • 1 Group Activity with collaborative components
  • Individual Project of choice
  • 1 Folio and Discussion (based around semesters work)