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NSW Syllabuses

Outcomes

Table of objectives and outcomes

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Skills

Objective
Students:

  • develop skills in applying the processes of Working Scientifically

Year 11 and 12 course outcomes

A student:

Questioning and predicting
EES11/12-1 develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
Planning investigations
EES11/12-2 designs and evaluates investigations in order to obtain primary and secondary data and information
Conducting investigations
EES11/12-3 conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information
Processing data and information
EES11/12-4 selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media
Analysing data and information
EES11/12-5 analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information
Problem solving
EES11/12-6 solves scientific problems using primary and secondary data, critical thinking skills and scientific processes
Communicating
EES11/12-7 communicates scientific understanding using suitable language and terminology for a specific audience or purpose

The Working Scientifically outcomes found at the beginning of each module are targeted for emphasis. The other Working Scientifically outcomes could also be addressed in each module.

Knowledge and Understanding

Year 11 course Year 12 course

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s systems

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the evolving Earth

Year 11 course outcomes
A student:

Year 12 course outcomes
A student:

EES11-8 describes the key features of the Earth’s systems, including the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere and how they are interrelated

EES12-12 describes and evaluates the models that show the structure and development of the Earth over its history

EES11-9 describes the evidence for the theory of plate tectonics and the energy and geological changes that occur at plate boundaries

EES12-13 describes and evaluates the causes of the Earth’s hazards and the ways in which they affect, and are affected by, the Earth's systems

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s processes and human impacts

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of the impacts of living on the Earth

Year 11 course outcomes
A student:

Year 12 course outcomes
A student:

EES11-10 describes the factors that influence how energy is transferred and transformed in the Earth’s systems

EES12-14 analyses the natural processes and human influences on the Earth, including the scientific evidence for changes in climate

EES11-11 describes human impact on the Earth in relation to hydrological processes, geological processes and biological changes

EES12-15 describes and assesses renewable and non-renewable Earth resources and how their extraction, use, consumption and disposal affect the Earth’s systems