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Stage 6 Science

Biology

Biology Stage 6 aims to provide learning experiences through which students will:

  • acquire knowledge and understanding about fundamental concepts related to living things and their environments, the historical development of these concepts and their application to personal, social, economic, technological and environmental situations.
  • progress from the consideration of specific data and knowledge to the understanding of models and concepts and the explanation of generalised biology terms, from the collection and organisation of information to problem-solving, and from the use of simple communication skills to those which are more sophisticated.
  • develop positive attitudes towards the study of living things, the environment and the opinions held by others, recognising the importance of evidence and the use of critical evaluation of different scientific opinions related to various aspects of biology.
  • Syllabus Extract (PDF 7110KB)
  • Past Paper (2015) (PDF 727KB)

Chemistry

Chemistry Stage 6 aims to provide learning experiences through which students will:

  • acquire knowledge and understanding about fundamental concepts related to matter and its interactions, the historical development of those concepts and their application to personal, social, economic, technological and environmental situations
  • progress from the consideration of specific data and knowledge to the understanding of models and concepts and to the use of generalised terms related to chemistry in their explanations, from the collection and organisation of information to problem-solving and from the use of simple communication skills to those which are more sophisticated
  • develop positive attitudes towards the study of matter and its interactions, the environment and opinions held by others, recognising the importance of evidence and the use of critical evaluation of differing scientific opinions related to various aspects of chemistry.
  • Syllabus Extract (PDF 7110KB)
  • Past Paper (2015) (PDF 1057KB)

Earth and environmental sciences

The aim of the Earth and environmental science Stage 6 Syllabus is to provide learning experiences through which students will:

  • acquire knowledge and understanding about fundamental concepts related to planet Earth and its environments, the historical development of these concepts and their application to personal, social, economic, technological and environmental situations
  • progress from the consideration of specific data and knowledge to the understanding of models and concepts and the explanation of generalised Earth and Environmental Science terms; from the collection and organisation of information to problem-solving; and from the use of simple communication skills to those which are more sophisticated
  • develop positive attitudes towards the study of planet Earth and its environments, and towards the opinions held by others, recognising the importance of evidence and critically evaluating differing scientific opinions related to various aspects of Earth and Environmental Science.
  • Syllabus Extract (PDF 6743KB)
  • Past Paper (2015) (PDF 1924KB)

Physics

Physics Stage 6 aims to provide learning experiences through which students will:

  • acquire knowledge and understanding about fundamental concepts related to natural phenomena and their causes, the historical development of these concepts and their application to personal, social, economic, technological and environmental situations
  • progress from the consideration of specific data and knowledge to the understanding of models and concepts and the explanation of generalised physics terms; from the collection and organisation of information to problem-solving; and from the use of simple communication skills to those that are more sophisticated
  • develop positive attitudes towards the study of natural phenomena and their causes and opinions held by¬†others, recognising the importance of evidence and the use of critical evaluation of differing scientific opinions related to various aspects of physics.
  • Syllabus Extract (PDF 5612KB)
  • Past Paper (2015) (PDF 1239KB)

Senior science

To provide learning experiences through which students will:

  • acquire knowledge and understanding about fundamental concepts related to the nature and functioning of physical, chemical, geological and biological systems, the historical development of these concepts and their application in personal, social, economic, technological and environmental situations
  • progress from the consideration of specific data and knowledge to the understanding of models and concepts and the explanation of generalised scientific terms; from the collection and organisation of information to problem-solving and from the use of simple communication skills to those that are more sophisticated
  • develop positive attitudes towards the study of physical, chemical, geological and biological systems, the environment and opinions held by others, recognising the importance of evidence and the use of critical evaluation of differing scientific opinions related to various aspects of science.
  • Syllabus Extract (PDF 6031KB)
  • Past Paper (2015) (PDF 589KB)

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