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NSW Syllabuses

Outcomes

Table of Objectives and Outcomes – Continuum of Learning

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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
INS11/12-1 develops and evaluates questions and hypotheses for scientific investigation
Planning investigations
INS11/12-2 designs and evaluates investigations in order to obtain primary and secondary data and information
Conducting investigations
INS11/12-3 conducts investigations to collect valid and reliable primary and secondary data and information
Processing data and information
INS11/12-4 selects and processes appropriate qualitative and quantitative data and information using a range of appropriate media
Analysing data and information
INS11/12-5 analyses and evaluates primary and secondary data and information
Problem solving
INS11/12-6 solves scientific problems using primary and secondary data, critical thinking skills and scientific processes
Communicating
INS11/12-7 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 cause and effect

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of models, theories and laws

Year 11 course outcomes
A student:

Year 12 course outcomes
A student:

INS11-8 identifies that the collection of primary and secondary data initiates scientific investigations

INS12-12 develops and evaluates the process of undertaking scientific investigations

INS11-9 examines the use of inferences and generalisations in scientific investigations

INS12-13 describes and explains how science drives the development of technologies

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of science and technology

Objective
Students:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues involving science

Year 11 course outcomes
A student:

Year 12 course outcomes
A student:

INS11-10 develops, and engages with, modelling as an aid in predicting and simplifying scientific objects and processes

INS12-14 uses evidence-based analysis in a scientific investigation to support or refute a hypothesis

INS11-11 describes and assesses how scientific explanations, laws and theories have developed

INS12-15 evaluates the implications of ethical, social, economic and political influences on science

View a table showing the Science Life Skills Stage 6 and Related Investigating Science Stage 6 Syllabus Outcomes.