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Science Life Skills Stage 6 Course Description

Course No: TBC

2 units for Year 11 (Preliminary) and Year 12 (HSC).
Board Developed Course.

Exclusions:

Investigating Science, Science Extension

Course Description

The Stage 6 Investigating Science Life Skills course is one of five Science Life Skills course options.

The Stage 6 Investigating Science Life Skills course aligns with the rationale, aim and objectives of the Stage 6 Investigating Science course to provide opportunities for integrated delivery.

The Stage 6 Investigating Science Life Skills course focuses on the development of the knowledge, understanding and skills of scientific processes. Students are provided with opportunities to engage in scientific inquiry to make observations, ask questions, gather data and draw conclusions about the world around them. They explore the relationship between science and technology and how science can be used for human progress and development.

Study in the Stage 6 Investigating Science Life Skills course contributes to students’ understanding of the role of science in our world as well as develops students’ skills in problem-solving and communicating ideas and information.

Content

The structure of the Stage 6 Investigating Science Life Skills course allows for a broad and balanced program that reflects the needs of students within the context of the collaborative curriculum planning process.

The course is organised into four modules:

  • Cause and Effect
  • Scientific Models
  • Science and Technology
  • Science and Society.

The modules provide possible frameworks for addressing the Stage 6 Investigating Science Life Skills outcomes and content, and are suggestions only. The course provides flexibility to develop programs appropriate to the needs, strengths, goals, interests and prior learning of students. 

Course Requirements

Life Skills courses are for students with special education needs, particularly those with an intellectual disability, who are unable to access the outcomes of the regular courses, even with adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment.

On entering students for the Stage 6 Investigating Science Life Skills course, the principal is certifying that each student is eligible and the decision is the result of the collaborative curriculum planning process.

Students are expected to address or achieve one or more of the Stage 6 Investigating Science Life Skills outcomes. They need not address or complete all of the content to demonstrate achievement of an outcome.

Course No: TBC

2 units for Year 11 (Preliminary) and Year 12 (HSC).
Board Developed Course.

Exclusions:

Physics, Science Extension

Course Description

The Stage 6 Physical World Science Life Skills course is one of five Science Life Skills course options.

The Stage 6 Physical World Science Life Skills course aligns with the rationale, aim and objectives of the
Stage 6 Investigating Science course to provide a practical focus on scientific processes. The Life Skills course content draws from the discipline of Physics, providing opportunities for integrated delivery.

The Stage 6 Physical World Science Life Skills course focuses on the development of knowledge and understanding of forces, motion and energy in everyday contexts. Students are provided with opportunities to engage in scientific inquiry to explore how forces, motion and energy are used in our world. They are also provided with opportunities to explore how technological developments have contributed to a more efficient society.

Study in the Stage 6 Physical World Science Life Skills course contributes to students’ understanding of the role of science in our world as well as develops students’ skills in problem-solving and communicating ideas and information.

Content

The structure of the Stage 6 Physical World Science Life Skills course allows for a broad and balanced program that reflects the needs of students within the context of the collaborative curriculum planning process.

The course is organised into two modules:

  • Forces and Motion
  • Energy.

The modules provide possible frameworks for addressing the Stage 6 Physical World Science Life Skills outcomes and content, and are suggestions only. The course provides flexibility to develop programs appropriate to the needs, strengths, goals, interests and prior learning of students. 

Course Requirements

Life Skills courses are for students with special education needs, particularly those with an intellectual disability, who are unable to access the outcomes of the regular courses, even with adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment.

On entering students for the Stage 6 Physical World Science Life Skills course, the principal is certifying that each student is eligible and the decision is the result of the collaborative curriculum planning process.

Students are expected to address or achieve one or more of the Stage 6 Physical World Science Life Skills outcomes. They need not address or complete all of the content to demonstrate achievement of an outcome.

Course No: TBC

2 units for Year 11 (Preliminary) and Year 12 (HSC).
Board Developed Course.

Exclusions:

Earth and Environmental Science, Science Extension

Course Description

The Stage 6 Earth and Space Science Life Skills course is one of five Science Life Skills course options.

The Stage 6 Earth and Space Science Life Skills course aligns with the rationale, aim and objectives of the Stage 6 Investigating Science course to provide a practical focus on scientific processes. The Life Skills course content draws from the discipline of Earth and Environmental Science, providing opportunities for integrated delivery.

The Stage 6 Earth and Space Science Life Skills course focuses on the development of knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s resources and how the evolution of the Earth has contributed to climate variation and geological natural disasters. Students are provided with opportunities to engage in scientific inquiry to explore geological resources and the significance of the Earth’s resources for living things. They are also provided with opportunities to explore the human impact on our environment and how resources can be managed more sustainably to improve the future of our world.

Study in the Stage 6 Earth and Space Science Life Skills course contributes to students’ understanding of the role of science in our world as well as develops students’ skills in problem-solving and communicating ideas and information.

Content

The structure of the Stage 6 Earth and Space Science Life Skills course allows for a broad and balanced program that reflects the needs of students within the context of the collaborative curriculum planning process.

The course is organised into four modules:

  • Earth’s Resources
  • Human Impacts
  • Earth’s Processes and Hazards
  • Resource Management.

The modules provide possible frameworks for addressing the Stage 6 Earth and Space Science Life Skills outcomes and content, and are suggestions only. The course provides flexibility to develop programs appropriate to the needs, strengths, goals, interests and prior learning of students. 

Course Requirements

Life Skills courses are for students with special education needs, particularly those with an intellectual disability, who are unable to access the outcomes of the regular courses, even with adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment.

On entering students for the Stage 6 Earth and Space Science Life Skills course, the principal is certifying that each student is eligible and the decision is the result of the collaborative curriculum planning process.

Students are expected to address or achieve one or more of the Stage 6 Earth and Space Science Life Skills outcomes. They need not address or complete all of the content to demonstrate achievement of an outcome.

Course No: TBC

2 units for Year 11 (Preliminary) and Year 12 (HSC).
Board Developed Course.

Exclusions:

Biology, Science Extension

Course Description

The Stage 6 Living World Science Life Skills course is one of five Science Life Skills course options.

The Stage 6 Living World Science Life Skills course aligns with the rationale, aim and objectives of the Stage 6 Investigating Science course to provide a practical focus on scientific processes. The Life Skills course content draws from the discipline of Biology, providing opportunities for integrated delivery.

The Stage 6 Living World Science Life Skills course focuses on the development of the knowledge and understanding of the structure of living things, genetic traits and infectious and non-infectious diseases. Students are provided with opportunities to engage in scientific inquiry to explore how living things survive, grow and are interdependent. They are also provided with opportunities to explore the human impact on habitats and ecosystems and how advances in technology can contribute to the ongoing sustainability of life.

Study in the Stage 6 Living World Science Life Skills course contributes to students’ understanding of the role of science in our world as well as develops students’ skills in problem-solving and communicating ideas and information.

Content

The structure of the Stage 6 Living World Science Life Skills course allows for a broad and balanced program that reflects the needs of students within the context of the collaborative curriculum planning process.

The course is organised into four modules:

  • The Structure and Organisation of Living Things
  • Diversity and Ecosystems
  • Heredity and Genetics
  • Disease and Disorders.

The modules provide possible frameworks for addressing the Stage 6 Living World Science Life Skills outcomes and content, and are suggestions only. The course provides flexibility to develop programs appropriate to the needs, strengths, goals, interests and prior learning of students. 

Course Requirements

Life Skills courses are for students with special education needs, particularly those with an intellectual disability, who are unable to access the outcomes of the regular courses, even with adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment.

On entering students for the Stage 6 Living World Science Life Skills course, the principal is certifying that each student is eligible and the decision is the result of the collaborative curriculum planning process.

Students are expected to address or achieve one or more of the Stage 6 Living World Life Skills outcomes. They need not address or complete all of the content to demonstrate achievement of an outcome.

Course No: TBC

2 units for Year 11 (Preliminary) and Year 12 (HSC).
Board Developed Course.

Exclusions:

Chemistry, Science Extension

Course Description

The Stage 6 Chemical World Science Life Skills course is one of five Science Life Skills course options.

The Stage 6 Chemical World Science Life Skills course aligns with the rationale, aim and objectives of the
Stage 6 Investigating Science course to provide a practical focus on scientific processes. The Life Skills course content draws from the discipline of Chemistry, providing opportunities for integrated delivery.

The Stage 6 Chemical World Science Life Skills course focuses on the development of knowledge and understanding of matter and chemical reactions in everyday contexts. Students are provided with opportunities to engage in scientific inquiry to explore the properties of matter and how chemical reactions occur. They are also provided with opportunities to explore how physical and chemical properties of a range of substances influence their use.

Study in the Stage 6 Chemical World Science Life Skills course contributes to students’ understanding of the role of science in our world as well as develops students’ skills in problem-solving and communicating ideas and information.

Content

The structure of the Stage 6 Chemical World Science Life Skills course allows for a broad and balanced program that reflects the needs of students within the context of the collaborative curriculum planning process.

The course is organised into two modules:

  • Properties of Matter
  • Chemical Reactions.

The modules provide possible frameworks for addressing the Stage 6 Chemical World Science Life Skills outcomes and content, and are suggestions only. The course provides flexibility to develop programs appropriate to the needs, strengths, goals, interests and prior learning of students. 

Course Requirements

Life Skills courses are for students with special education needs, particularly those with an intellectual disability, who are unable to access the outcomes of the regular courses, even with adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment.

On entering students for the Stage 6 Chemical World Science Life Skills course, the principal is certifying that each student is eligible and the decision is the result of the collaborative curriculum planning process.

Students are expected to address or achieve one or more of the Stage 6 Chemical World Life Skills outcomes. They need not address or complete all of the content to demonstrate achievement of an outcome.