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       YEAR 7, 8, 9 & 10
The curriculum at Rockhampton State High School may be structured in the following way:

Year 7           English                            All year
                 Social Science                     All year
                 Maths                              All year
                 Science                            All year
                 HPE                                One Semester

                 LOTE                               One Semester
                 Electives                          One Term each of Drama, Media, Computer Education and Agriculture

Year 8           English                            All year
                 Maths                              All year

                 Science                            All year
                 Social Science                     All year
                 HPE/LOTE                           Semester each
                 Electives                          One Term each of Art, Music, Manual Arts and Home Ec

Year 9           English                            All year

                 Maths                              All Year
                 Science                            All Year
                 History                            Semester 1
                 HPE                                Semester 2
                 Electives                          Students select 2 Electives for the full year

Year 10          English                            All Year
                 Maths                              All Year
                 Science                            All Year
                 HPE                                Semester 1
                 History                            Semester 2

                 Electives                          Students select 2 Electives for the full year
Year 7 English

TERM                                   1                                             2                                             3                                           4

                  Unit 5: Reading and interpreting              Units 1: Examining representations of         Units 7 and 8: Exploring perspectives       Unit 2: Persuading through
                  literature about Australia and                Australia and Australians                     in poetry and songs                         motivational speaking
                  Australians                                   Unit 6: Analysing persuasion in media                                                     Unit 3: Reading and creating life
                                                                texts                                                                                     writing: biographies

                  Students listen to, read and view literature Students understand how text structures        Students listen to and read a variety of    Students will examine how text structure
 Unit overviews

                  about Australia and Australians, including and language features combine in media           poems and songs that put forward            and language features are used to
                  the close study of the literary text, The    texts to influence audiences.                  different perspectives on a variety of      persuade in motivational speeches from
                  Black Snake: the Ned Kelly Story.                                                           issues.                                     different historical, social and cultural

                  Students will identify the text structure and Students will analyse the visual codes and Students analyse the text structure and        Students will also read a variety of
                  language features used to create an           conventions used in an Australian          language features used in poems and            biographies to investigate the common
                  imaginative recount.                          advertisement.                             songs to create particular effects and         traits of noteworthy characters.

                              Task 1 – recount                          Task 2 – analytical exam                      Task 3 – literary analysis                Task 4 – motivational speech

                  Students create an imaginative recount to     Students will analyse an Australian           Students write an analysis of a poem or     Students will deliver a persuasive

                  convey a particular point of view, adapting   advertisement, identifying the visual codes   song, commenting on its content and craft   motivational speech from the perspective
                  stylistic features such as narrative          and conventions (images and text              and evaluating its effectiveness in         of a real character (living or deceased) to
                  viewpoint, contrast and juxtaposition.        features) in exam conditions.                 presenting a social issue.                  promote a point of view or enable a new
                                                                                                                                                          way of seeing. Students will include a
                                                                                                                                                          biography (snapshot) of the chosen
Year 8 English

TERM                                   1                                               2                                              3                                            4

                  Unit 3: Representing human experience Unit 1: Representations in news media                    Unit 6: Expressing viewpoints on             Unit 7: Creating narratives
                                                        Unit 4: Understanding how texts                          ethical issues in a drama text
                                                        communicate ideas about values

                  Students read Leaving Barrumbi, a novel       Students read, view and listen to a variety of   Students read and analyse a drama text.      Students read and comprehend a variety
                  that focuses on adolescence, friendship       texts that create both positive and negative     They examine characters and differing        of narratives to understand the features
 Unit overviews

                  and finding out how to belong. They           representations. They analyse the text           viewpoints on ethical issues raised in the   that engage an audience.
                  examine techniques used to create             structures, language and visual features that    text.
                  representations of groups, to position        create these representations and position an
                  audiences and to privilege certain            audience.

                  Students will develop higher-order thinking   Students view a selection of multimodal texts, Aesthetic qualities of the drama text are      Students will identify authors’ language
                  skills of reflecting, inquiring, analysing,   and examine how they communicate ideas         explored and evaluated, and students           and visual choices in illustrated narratives
                  evaluating and synthesising.                  about the values of the groups represented.    appreciate how knowledge of other texts        and understand how these choices are
                                                                                                               influences their responses. Review news        combined for particular purposes and
                                                                                                               articles that challenge or support             effects.
                                                                                                               perspectives of ethical issues.

                           Task 1 – essay on issue                       Task 2 – analytical exam                          Task 3 – monologue                       Task 4 – illustrated narrative

                  Students create a series of imaginative       Students analyse one news article that           Students create and present a persuasive     Students create and edit an illustrated
                  diary entries written from the perspective of communicates either a positive or a negative     monologue in-role as a character to          narrative that combines language and
                  a teenage character to explore an issue in representation.                                     express a viewpoint on an ethical issue      visual choices for particular purposes and
                  the novel.                                                                                     raised in the drama text.                    effects.
Year 9 English

TERM                                  1                                             2                                            3                                             4

                  Unit 2: Exploring different perspectives    Unit 4: Creating speculative fiction           Unit 5: Exploring ethical issues in a        Unit 1:Examining representations of
                  Unit 8: Examining perspectives on                                                          drama text                                   Australia’s peoples, histories and
                  issues                                                                                                                                  cultures

                  Students listen to, read and view literary Students listen to, read and view               Students read and view a drama text to       Students listen to, read and view literary
                  texts including, but not limited to, Boy   information texts and speculative fiction       compare and contrast human experience        and non-literary advertisements, some of
 Unit overviews

                  Overboard and Worldshaker, to examine      texts.                                          in response to ethical and global dilemmas   which will feature different perspectives of
                  how authors present different perspectives                                                 of justice and equity.                       Australia’s peoples, histories and cultures.
                  on issues.

                  Students also examine persuasive text       Students also examine and experiment           Students examine the representations of   Students explore how advertisements
                  structures and language features that       with the features of hybrid texts and apply    issues in a drama text and explore themes position audiences to respond.
                  influence an audience to accept a           their knowledge of how authors create          of human and cultural significance and
                  particular perspective.                     different levels of meaning in their writing   interpersonal relationships.
                                                              to transform their speculative short story
                                                              into a hybrid text.

                          Task 1 – persuasive oral                Task 2 – speculative short story                   Task 3 – interview script                   Task 4 – advertising exam

                  Students create and deliver a speech that   Students write a speculative short story       Students construct an imaginative            Students analyse the text structure,
                  either supports or challenges the           that is stimulated by ideas and issues         interview script between a journalist and    language features and visual codes and
                  perspective conveyed on an issue The        represented in an information text to          juror from the play, Twelve Angry Men,       conventions of an advertisement. Students
                  purpose is to persuade the audience to      present perspectives of aspects of the         demonstrating an understanding of events,    will also be required to analyse how the
                  agree with a chosen point of view.          world and significant human experiences.       characters’ attitudes, values and beliefs    public has been positioned to respond to
                                                                                                             whilst exploring an ethical issue.           the advertisement.
Year 10 English

TERM                                   1                                               2                                               3                                                4

                  Unit 1: Understanding and analysing            Unit 3: Responding to literary texts            Unit 5: Responding to a Shakespearean Unit 6: Responding to interpretations of
                  satire in texts                                                                                drama                                 Shakespeare in film
 Unit overviews

                  Students read, view and analyse the            Students analyse and evaluate a                 Students read and interpret a number of          Students view and examine the qualities of
                  techniques used in satirical texts that        contemporary novel.                             versions of a Shakespearean tragedy.             film texts.
                  influence audience interpretation and
                  response to their serious message.             Students examine elements of creative           Using the tools of critical literacy, students   Using the tools of critical literacy, students
                                                                 writing and the stylistic features of authors   produce interpretations of plot,                 analyse the features of a chosen film and
                                                                 to create an imaginative transformation         characterisations and themes.                    make judgements.
                                                                 that contributes an additional scene to the
                                                                 narrative of the novel.

                          Task 1 – satirical analysis                    Task 2 – short story exam                           Task 3 – soliloquy                             Task 4 – feature article

                  Students write an analytical response to a     Students create a short story from the          Students assume the role of a character in Students create a feature article, reviewing
                  satirical text.                                perspective of a secondary or                   Romeo and Juliet and perform a soliloquy a chosen film and analysing its relevance

                                                                 marginalised character in a novel.              that demonstrates an understanding of the to a teenage audience.
                  This response is to analyse and interpret      The story is to provide an alternative          events in the play and reveals the
                  the techniques that have been used by a        perspective on characters, settings, and        character’s thoughts, feelings and
                  satirist to influence an audience and invite   events taken from the novel, as well as         motivations.
                  them to agree with the message of their        advancing a social, moral and/or ethical
                  text.                                          issue from the text.
Year 7             Term 1                                           Term 2                                         Term 3                                       Term 4
                   Students develop understandings of:                  Students develop understandings of:       Students develop understandings of:          Students develop understandings of:
                                                                        Real numbers — add and subtract
                    Number and place value — investigate               fractions with unrelated denominators,      Number and place value — compare,           Location and transformation —
                     the relationship between index notation,           explore the relationship between             order, add and subtract integers using       describe and create translations,
                     square roots and square numbers, apply             fractions, decimals and percentages,         written strategies, solve problems           reflections and rotations on the
                     the associative, commutative and                   express one quantity as a percentage         involving addition and subtraction of        Cartesian plane, use appropriate
                     distributive laws to aid computation, revise       of another, interpret, represent and         integers, review index notation and          conventions for naming transformed
                     prime factors, express numbers as a                simplify ratios.                             standard notation, explore the powers of     shapes, identify a combination of
                     product of its primes using index notation.                                                     ten and convert numbers to expanded          transformations on the Cartesian
                                                                        Patterns and algebra — use
                    Real numbers — compare fractions using                                                          notation.                                    plane, and identify line and rotational
                                                                        variables to represent numbers, create
                     equivalence, locate and represent fractions                                                    Real numbers — Round, multiply and           symmetry.
                                                                        algebraic expressions, evaluate
                     on a number line, solve problems involving         algebraic expressions by substitution.       divide decimals in a money context,         Geometric reasoning — develop
                     addition and subtraction of fractions,             Linear and non-linear relationships         multiply and divide fractions, add and       geometry conventions and angle
                     express one quantity as a fraction of              — plot points on a Cartesian plane, find     subtract mixed numbers with unrelated        relationships, explore transversals
   Unit overview

                     another.                                           coordinates for points on a Cartesian        denominators, solve problems involving       and angles associated with parallel
                    Using units of measurement — develop a             plane, solve simple linear equations         decimals, fractions and the four             lines and find unknown angles using
                     formula to find the area of a rectangle,           and create and analyse graphs from           operations ,solve problems involving         angle relationships.
                     calculate the area of rectangles,                  authentic data.                              ratios, multiply decimals using written      Data representation and
                                                                                                                     strategies, convert between fractions,     interpretation — construct stem-and-
                     investigate the relationship between           •   Chance — identify sample spaces for
                     volume, the area of the base and the                                                            decimals and percentage and express        leaf plots and dot-plots, calculate mean,
                                                                        single-step events, conduct one-step
                     number of layers, calculate volume, solve                                                       one quantity as a fraction or percentage   median, mode and range, compare a
                                                                        chance experiments, record observed
                     problems involving area and volume.                                                             of another.                                range of data displays, describe and
                                                                        frequencies in a table, calculate
                    Shape — construct 3D objects, draw 3D              probabilities from experimental data,       Money and financial mathematics —          interpret data displays using mean,
                     objects from different viewpoints.                 compare experimental and theoretical         calculate and compare unit prices,         median and range, identify and
                                                                        probabilities.                               investigate and calculate best buys with   examine issues involving numerical
                   Geometric reasoning — revise triangles,                                                           and without digital technology.            data collected from primary and
                   quadrilaterals and types of angles, classify                                                                                                 secondary sources
                   triangles and quadrilaterals by comparing
                                                                                                                    Patterns and algebra — create and
                                                                                                                     evaluate formulas to model relationships
                   sides and angles, make generalisations                                                            between two variables.
                   about the sum of angles in triangles and in
                    Exam                                            Exam: Solving algebra and chance               Assignment: Making financial decisions       Exam: Applying data and geometry
                                                                    problems                                                                                    concepts
                   Short answer questions: Students connect                                                         Written: Students calculate and use unit
                   whole numbers and index notation, and            Short answer questions                         pricing to make financial decisions to       Short answer questions
                   solve problems involving fractions and

                                                                                                                   develop a costed catering plan.
                   integers                                         Students model and solve linear                                                             Students use data displays and
                                                                       representations, construct sample           Exam:- Integers & Real numbers short         measures of centre to make decisions,
                                                                       spaces and assign probabilities.            answers.                                     apply parallel angle relationships and
                   Students identify properties of shapes and                                                                                                   represent transformations.
                   solve authentic problems using
Year 8             Term 1                                             Term 2                                          Term 3                                            Term 4
                   Students have opportunities to develop             Students have opportunities to develop          Students have opportunities to develop            Students have opportunities to develop
                   understandings of:                                 understandings of:                              understandings of:                                understandings of:
                                                                       Number and place value - express numbers
                    Number and place value - apply the four                                                           Linear and non-linear relationships - model      Linear and non-linear relationships - apply
                                                                        in index notation, establish the index laws                                                       number laws to algebraic expressions and
                     operations to rational numbers and integers                                                        situations involving proportional
                                                                        with whole number bases and positive                                                              equations, expand and factorise algebraic
                     and solve problems.                                                                                relationships, solve a range of problems
                                                                        integral indices                                                                                  expressions, solve simple linear equations
                                                                                                                        involving rates and ratios, interpret, model
                    Real numbers - make connections between
                                                                       Patterns and algebra - expand and               and formulate patterns and relationships,         algebraically and graphically, connect
                     percentages, fractions and decimals,                                                                                                                 patterns, linear functions, tables of values,
                                                                        factorise algebraic expressions.                represent patterns and relationships as
                     calculate a percentage of a quantity,                                                                                                                graphs and worded statements, plot
                                                                       Using units of measurement - convert units      rules, functions, tables and graphs and
                     percentage increase and decrease, discount,                                                                                                          coordinates on the Cartesian plane and
                                                                        of measure, revise perimeter and area of        solve linear equations using graphical
                     profit, loss and GST, and problem solve in a                                                                                                         solve realistic problems.
   Unit overview

                                                                        parallelograms and triangles, develop           techniques.
                     range of contexts including financial                                                                                                               Using units of measurement - develop
                     situations, identify terminating and recurring     formulas for rhombuses, kites, trapeziums      Using units of measurement - solve                formulas for volume and capacity of
                     decimals, link fractions to terminating and        and circles, calculate the perimeter and        problems involving time duration, for 12-         rectangular and triangular prisms, solve
                     recurring decimals and explore irrational          area of rhombuses, kites, trapeziums and        and 24- time formats, within a single time        volume problems involving rectangular
                     numbers in relation to pi.                         circles, problem solve and reason involving     zone.                                             and triangular prisms and convert units of
                                                                        perimeter, circumference and area.                                                                measurement.
                    Chance - describe and calculate the                                                               Data representation and interpretation -
                     probability of 'and', 'or', and 'not' events,                                                      collect, organise and display data, interpret    Geometric reasoning - revise angle
                     represent events in Venn diagrams and two-                                                         data displayed in tables and graphs,              properties (co-interior, corresponding,
                     way tables and solve related problems,                                                             connect samples and populations, explore          alternate and vertically opposite), explore
                     identify complementary events and use the                                                          the effect of sample size, calculate              congruence, establish and apply the
                     sum of probabilities to solve problems.                                                            measures of centre, identify outliers and         congruence tests (SAS, AAS, SSS, RHS),
                                                                                                                        their effect on measures of centre, identify      extend congruence of triangles to identify
                                                                                                                        sources of bias and apply this knowledge to       the properties of quadrilaterals and solve
                                                                                                                        make hypotheses and support conclusions .         problems using the properties of
                                                                                                                                                                          congruent figures, reasoning and
                                                                                                                                                                          generalisations, apply understanding and
                                                                                                                                                                          reasoning of area, congruence and plane
                                                                                                                                                                          shapes to develop properties of

                   Exam:- Solving problems involving                  Exam:- Applying index, algebra and              Investigating relationships between               Exam:- Applying algebra, geometry
                   percentages and profit and loss                    measurement concepts                            game variables                                    and measurement understanding
                   Short answer questions                             Short answer questions                          Assignment/Project                                Short answer questions
                   Investigating the probability of events
                   Assignment/Project                                                                                 Applying ratios, linear relationships and
                                                                                                                      time concepts

                                                                                                                      Short answer questions

Year 9             Term 1                                             Term 2                                          Term 3                                            Term 4
                  Students have opportunities to develop             Students have opportunities to develop             Students have opportunities to develop            Students have opportunities to develop
                  understandings of:                                 understandings of:                                 understandings of:                                understandings of:
                                                                      Patterns and algebra — expand and                 Real numbers — understand and use index
                   Real numbers — Solving rates problems,                                                                                                                 Real numbers — express numbers using
                                                                       factorise algebraic expressions, expand            notation, convert index notation to expanded
                    simplifying rates, identifying additive and                                                                                                             scientific notation and perform
                                                                       binomial expressions, sketch non-linear            notation and vice versa, investigate the
                    multiplicative patterns in direct proportion,                                                                                                           operations using the index laws.
                                                                       relations and find x- and y- intercepts of         index laws for multiplication, division, zero
                    representing rates graphically and
                                                                       parabolic functions                                index, power of a power, power of a product,     Linear and non-linear relationships —
                    algebraically                                                                                                                                           model relationships between variables
                                                                                                                          power of a quotient, the negative indices and
                                                                      Geometric reasoning — describe the
                   Linear and non-linear relationships —                                                                 simplify expressions using the index laws,        and link algebraic, graphical and tabular
                                                                       conditions for similarity, draw scaled
                    Calculate gradient, calculate the distance                                                            convert numbers from scientific notation to       representations of those relationships.
                                                                       enlargements, determine scale factors,
                    between two points on a Cartesian plane using                                                         standard decimal form and vice versa, use
                                                                       interpret scale drawings, assess the                                                                Using units of measurement —
                    Pythagoras’s theorem, calculate the midpoint                                                          index laws to solve problems involving            investigate very large and very small
                                                                       similarity of triangles using tests, and
                    of a line segment.                                                                                    scientific notation.                              scales, express time scales using metric
                                                                       investigate scale and area.
                    Using units of measurement — calculate the                                                           Money and financial mathematics — use the         prefixes and scientific notation, convert
                                                                       Pythagoras and trigonometry — apply
                    area of composite shapes, calculate the                                                               simple interest formula, rearrange the simple     units of time using the index laws.
  Unit overview

                                                                       Pythagoras’ Theorem to check if a triangle is
                    surface area and volume of right prisms and                                                           interest formula, and solve problems using        Chance —determine outcomes of two-
                                                                       acute, right-angled or obtuse, determine
                    cylinders solve problems involving the surface                                                        simple interest.                                  step chance experiments using tree
                                                                       unknown side lengths of right-angled
                    area and volume of right prisms and cylinders,
                    apply reasoning around volume to design a
                                                                       triangles, solve problems involving right-        Patterns and algebra — review the                 diagrams and arrays, assign probabilities
                                                                       angled triangles, apply naming conventions         distributive law, expand and simplify             to outcomes, calculate relative
                    rainwater collection system for a school.                                                                                                               frequencies, determine probabilities of
                                                                       for sides of right-angled triangles, use           binomial expressions, apply the index laws
                                                                       similarity to investigate the constancy of the     to expansion, investigate special cases of        events (including those involving ‘and’
                                                                       sin, cos and tan ratios, investigate patterns      binomial expansion (perfect squares, the          and ‘or’ criteria), organise data and
                                                                       in trigonometric ratios, calculate                 difference of squares).                           determine relative frequencies in Venn
                                                                       trigonometric ratios using known angle or                                                            diagrams and two-way tables,
                                                                                                                         Data representation and interpretation —          investigate data used in media reports
                                                                       side length values, calculate unknown side
                                                                                                                          consolidate types of statistical variables,
                                                                       lengths in right-angled triangles, solve                                                             (estimate population means and
                                                                                                                          collect primary and secondary data to
                                                                       problems using trigonometry, & calculate                                                             medians and evaluate the validity of
                                                                                                                          investigate statistical questions, calculate,
                                                                       unknown angles in right-angled triangles.                                                            statistics used
                                                                                                                          interpret and describe statistics from both
                                                                                                                          raw data and data representations using
                                                                                                                          non-digital and digital resources, construct
                                                                                                                          and compare histograms and back-to-back
                                                                                                                          stem-and-leaf plots and use statistical
                                                                                                                          knowledge to draw conclusions.
                  Exam: Solving analytical geometry                  Exam: Connecting and applying                      Assignment: Investigating secondary               Exam : Calculating probability and
                  problems-Short answer questions                    trigonometry, similarity and algebraic             data                                              using timescales

                  Assignment: Investigating area and                                                                    Exam: Applying index laws and simple              Short answer questions
                                                                     Short answer questions
                  volume problem situations                                                                             interest formula

                                                                                                                        Short answer questions

Year              Term 1                                             Term 2                                             Term 3                                            Term 4
Students develop understandings of:                   Students develop understandings of:                   Students develop understandings of:                        Students develop understandings of:

                 Pythagoras and trigonometry — revise                 Patterns and algebra — apply the four                Using units of measurement — recall formulas              Money and financial mathematics —
                  Pythagoras’ Theorem and solve                         operations to algebraic fractions,                    to calculate area and volume, calculate the                recall simple and compound interest
                  contextualised problems, apply the                    manipulate expressions and equations to               surface area and volume of prisms and                      formulas, calculate simple and
                  trigonometric ratios to solve problems, by            solve problems involving algebraic                    cylinders, solve problems involving calculating            compound interest , connect simple
                  substituting into formulas, in two and three          fractions, expand and factorise quadratics.           surface area and volume of composite solids                and compound interest, substitute into a
                  dimensions and solve contextualised                                                                        Geometric reasoning — recall angle                         formula, connect graphical and
                                                                       Linear and non-linear relationships —
                  trigonometric problems including surveying                                                                  relationships for straight lines, triangles and            algebraic representations of functions,
                                                                        explore connections between algebraic and
                  and orienteering.                                                                                           quadrilaterals, prove angle relationships using            solve financial problems involving
                                                                        graphical representations, make                       formal proofs, develop proofs for congruency               compound interest and loans.
                 Chance — describe the results of two- and             generalisations in relation to parallel and           and similarity rules and apply understanding
                  three-step chance experiments, assign and             perpendicular lines, identify the solution to         of plane shapes to prove geometric                        Linear and non-linear relationships —
                  determine probabilities including conditional         two intersecting linear equations, apply              properties.                                                represent and solve problems involving
                  probability and investigate the concepts of           graphical and substitution methods to find                                                                       simple linear equations, represent and
                                                                                                                             Data representation and interpretation —
Unit overview

                  dependence and independence.                          solutions and solve contextualised                                                                               solve problems involving simple linear
                                                                                                                              develop an understanding of statistical
                10A students may also be taught to:                     problems, formulate & solve real life                                                                            inequalities and solve simultaneous
                                                                                                                              measures of centre and spread to describe
                                                                        problems involving monic quadratic                                                                               equations graphically.
                                                                                                                              data sets, analyse data displays (box plots,
                                                                        expressions and equations, adapt graphing
                 Pythagoras and trigonometry —perform operations                                                             histograms and scatter plots) to make                    10A students may also be taught to:
                  with surds, apply Pythagoras’ theorem and
                                                                        techniques to solve problems involving                generalisations, calculate statistical measures
                                                                        monic quadratics, make connections                                                                              Real numbers — define a logarithm, make
                  trigonometry to three-dimensional problems,                                                                 of data sets, graphically represent
                                                                        between functions and their graphical                                                                            connections between exponential and
                  establish and apply the sine and cosine rules and                                                           relationships, draw a line of best fit, apply
                                                                        representations, extend application of                                                                           logarithmic expressions, establish and apply
                  solve related problems, define and graph                                                                    known strategies to compare data, manipulate
                                                                        graphing techniques from linear functions to                                                                     the laws of logarithms, simplify expressions
                  trigonometric functions and solve simple                                                                    reports and data displays to identify trends,
                                                                                                                                                                                         using logarithmic laws and solve financial
                  trigonometric equations.                              parabolas, circles & exponential functions.           use statistical measures to analyse data and
                                                                                                                                                                                         problems involving the use of logarithms.
                  Chance — evaluate media statements and              10A students may also be taught to:                                                                               Linear and non-linear relationships — identify
                  statistical reports.                                  Patterns and algebra — choose appropriate           10A students may also be taught to:                          the features of a polynomial, connect a
                                                                        methods to factorise monic and non-monic            Using units of measurement — solve problems                  written division algorithm and the factor and
                                                                        quadratic expressions.                                  involving the calculation of volume and surface          remainder theorems and sketch polynomials.
                                                                        Linear and non-linear relationships — apply the         area of pyramids, cones and spheres.
                                                                        elimination method to find solutions and solve      Geometric reasoning — develop generalisations
                                                                        contextualised problems, formulate and solve real      about angle relationships in a circle, apply
                                                                        life problems involving monic and non-monic            knowledge of proof to circle-geometry theorem
                                                                        quadratic equations, transform relations and           relationships, use the properties of circles to
                                                                        functions & simplify expressions involving             determine and justify unknown quantities
                                                                        irrational numbers.                                    relating to circle geometry.
                                                                                                                            Data representation and interpretation — find and
                                                                                                                            use an equation for the line of best fit to describe the
                                                                                                                            relationship between two variables, calculate and
                                                                                                                            use standard deviation to describe the spread of a
                                                                                                                            data set, compare data sets using the mean and
                                                                                                                            standard deviation.
                Exam: Trigonometry                                    Exam: Patterns & algebra                              Statistics supervised assessment                           Exam: Finance & algebra

                                                                      Linear & non-linear relationships
                Assignment: Probability                                                                                     Exam: Measurement & Geometry
Year 7             Unit 1                 Unit 2                      Unit 3                              Unit 4                 Unit 5                     Unit 6                      Unit 7                     Unit 8
                   Water - Waste not,     Water - Waste not,          Moving right along- exploring       Moving right           Heavenly bodies.           Sensational                 Organising                 Affecting
                   want not.              want not – continued.       motion.                             along -                Students will:             seasons.                    organisms.                 organisms.
                   Students will:         The unit follows on from    Students will:                      applications in                                   This unit builds on the     Students will:             Students will :
                                          Unit 1.                                                         real systems.          understand the relative    concepts covered in
                   consider the           Students will:              develop understandings of           Students will:         positions of Earth, the    Science Year 7 Unit 5:      classify organisms         investigate
                   importance of water                                balanced and unbalanced forces                             moon and the sun in        Heavenly bodies,            based on their physical    how a range of
                   and the water          consider the importance     and apply these to predict and      build on               space.                     which examines the          characteristics.           environmental
                   cycle.                 of sustainable, clean       justify conclusions about           understandings of                                 relative positions of                                  changes and
                                                                                                          force and motion       describe the rotations                                 apply scientific           human
                                          water in the community.     changes in motion.                                         and orbits of Earth and    Earth, the moon and         conventions to
                   distinguish between                                                                    developed in Unit                                 the sun.                                               activities can
                                                                                                          3 Moving right         the moon relative to                                   construct and use          impact food
                   mixtures, including    explore Aboriginal          explore the effects of                                     the sun.                                               dichotomous keys to
                   solutions, and pure    peoples’ and Torres         gravitational force on motion and   along - exploring                                 Students will:                                         webs in
                                                                                                          motion and apply                                                              assist and describe        different
                   substances             Strait Islander peoples’    consider the difference between                            understand that                                        classification.
                                          values about water.         mass and weight.                    these to situations    science knowledge          explore the                                            ecosystems.
                   compare a range of                                                                     and problems in        changes with new           relationship between        analyse the
                                                                                                          everyday life.                                    the tilt of Earth on its                               explore native
                   separation             investigate the             analyse forces involved in                                 evidence and they will                                 effectiveness of           food webs and
                   techniques and         application of separation   simple machines to understand                              identify how the           axis, its rotation and      dichotomous keys and
                                                                                                          apply their                                       revolution around the                                  consider how
                   assess which           techniques in water         mechanical advantage.               understanding of       positions of Earth, the                                suggest                    these are
                   techniques can be      treatment and recycling                                                                moon and the sun           sun, and seasons.           improvements.
                                                                                                          fair testing to                                                                                          understood
                   used for specific      processes.                  consider how people use             construct, test, and   cause different            understand that                                        and used by
                   purposes.                                          understandings of force and                                predictable                                            explore how
                                                                                                          modify a balloon-                                 different environmental     improvements in            Aboriginal
                                          compare and contrast        motion in their occupations, and    powered vehicle        phenomena such as          factors define the                                     peoples and
   Unit Overview

                   consider everyday      artificial treatment        how science and technology                                 eclipses, tides, phases                                microscope technology
                                                                                                          and analyse the                                   seasons for different       led to changes in          Torres Strait
                   applications of the    processes with the water    have contributed to solving         forces acting on       of the moon and solar      cultures.                                              Islander
                   separation             cycle to understand how     problems in the community                                  phenomena.                                             classification systems.
                                                                                                          the vehicle.                                                                                             peoples.
                   techniques             humans have impacted        through the development of                                                            examine the                 consider how and why
                   including those        on and mimic                simple machines.                    build on their         explore and compare        relationship between                                   examine how a
                                                                                                                                 cultural beliefs related                               classification systems
                   used by different      natural processes.                                              understanding of                                  the angle of Earth's tilt   are used in a variety of   range of
                   cultures and relate                                identify questions or problems,     simple machines        to phases of the moon,     and the intensity of the                               human
                                                                                                                                 eclipses and solar                                     occupations.
                   use of different       consider ways in which      and plan and conduct                to examine how                                    sunlight hitting Earth.                                activities can
                   techniques in a        science understanding       investigations related to forces    changes to levers      phenomena.                                             explore feeding            impact on
                   variety of             contributes to the          and motion, selecting               and pulley systems                                examine data about          relationships between      marine
                                                                                                                                 examine how science        weather and climate
                   occupations.           development of water        appropriate equipment, ensuring     affect forces within   and technology have                                    organisms in an            environments
                                          management processes        fair testing and following safety   more complex                                      from different sources.     environment using          and explore
                                                                                                                                 contributed to
                   plan and conduct       to produce sustainable,     guidelines.                         systems.               understanding solar        understand that the         food chains and food       the work of
                   investigations         clean water supplies,                                                                  storms and reducing        behaviour and               webs, and construct        scientists and
                   into the separation    both locally and in         summarise and use data to           investigate the                                                               representations of         other
                                                                      identify relationships and draw     application of         their effects on Earth.    appearance of plants
                   of mixtures then       developing countries                                                                                              and animals and the         these relationships        occupations
                   use their data to                                  conclusions.                        scientific             Further predictable                                    using second-hand          working in
                                                                                                          understanding of                                  activity and practices
                   evaluate the           conduct a water audit for   evaluate the quality of the data,                          phenomena will be          of humans change in         data.                      Antarctica.
                   effectiveness of       the home and school                                             force and motion in    studied in Unit 6:
                                                                      and reflect on experimental         transport systems                                 response to seasonal        apply their
                   different techniques   and suggest ways to         methods to identify                                        Sensational seasons.       changes.
                   draw conclusions.      manage water use.                                               and consider how                                                              understandings from
                                                                      improvements.                       scientific and         This unit needs to                                     this unit in Unit 8:
                                                                                                                                                            explore how science
                                                                      communicate using scientific        technological          precede Unit 6:            understanding               Affecting organisms.
                   This unit needs to     calculate their own water
                   precede Unit 2:        footprint.                  terminology and representations     developments           Sensational seasons.       influences the
                                                                                                          have improved                                                                 This unit needs to
                   Water - Waste not,                                 including force diagrams.                                                             development of              precede Unit 8:
                   want not,                                                                              vehicular safety.                                 practices within
                                                                      This unit needs to precede Unit                                                                                   Affecting organisms.
                   continued.                                                                                                                               agriculture.
                                                                      4: Moving right along -
                                                                      Applications in real systems.
Students should contribute to an individual assessment folio that provides evidence of their learning and represents their achievements over the year. The folio should include a range and balance of
             assessments for teachers to make valid judgments about whether the student has met the achievement standard.

             Units 1 and 2                                         Units 3 and 4                                      Units 5 and 6                                       Units 7 and 8

             Unit 1:                                               Unit 3:                                            Unit 5:                                             Unit 7:
             Separating a mixture                                  There is no summative assessment in this unit.     Understanding Earth, moon and sun systems           Classifying creatures
             Experimental investigation                            The concepts developed in this unit will be        Exam                                                Exam
             Students describe techniques to separate pure         assessed in Unit 4: Moving right along —           Students explain phenomena experienced on           Students classify and organise diverse
             substances from a mixture, plan experimental          applications in real systems.                      Earth due to the relative positions of the Earth,   organisms by using dichotomous keys and use
             methods, select equipment that improves accuracy,     Monitor student learning and progress              moon and sun using scientific language and          evidence to construct a dichotomous key using
             describe how they considered safety, summarise        throughout the unit.                               appropriate representations.                        scientific conventions.

             data, refer to their data when suggesting
             improvements to their methods, and communicate
             ideas, methods and findings using scientific
             language and appropriate representations.

             Unit 2:                                               Unit 4:                                            Unit 6:                                             Unit 8:
             Solving water issues                                  Experimenting with balloon powered                 Exploring the seasons                               Predicting the effects of change on
             Assignment                                            vehicles                                           Assignment                                          organisms
             Students explain the water cycle process and          Experimental investigation                         Students explain how the seasons on Earth and       Exam
             sustainable water management strategies,              Students plan and conduct an investigation into    how understanding seasons has been used to          Students construct food webs, predict the effects
             consider the impact of chosen strategies on           how forces acting on a racer affect its motion,    address a real-world problem. They summarise        of human and environmental changes on
             Australian communities, and describe how scientific   and use evidence to draw conclusions. To           data from different sources, describe trends and    interactions between organisms and describe
             and cultural knowledge has been used to solve         suggest improvements to the method by              use scientific language and appropriate             how scientific knowledge has been used to
             real-world water issues.                              referring to the quality of data and communicate   representations.                                    address issues associated with invasive
                                                                   using scientific language and appropriate                                                              species.
Year 8            Unit 1                Unit 2                       Unit 3                Unit 4                         Unit 5                      Unit 6                      Unit 7                     Unit 8
                  Particles matter.     The chemistry of             Rocks never die.      Rock my world.                 Energy in my life.          What’s Up?                  Building Blocks of         Survival
                  Students will:        common substances.           Students will:        Students will:                 Students will:              Students will:              Life.                      Students will:
                  be introduced to      Students will:               explore different     apply their understanding of   classify energy forms.      identify the different      Students will:             analyse the
                  the particle model    extend their application     types of rocks and    rocks and minerals to          investigate different       forms of energy that        identify cells as the      relationships
                  of matter and use     of the particle model of     the minerals of       describe the properties of     forms of potential          they observe in order to    basic units of living      between structure
                  it to explain         matter to represent and      which they are        soil formed from the           energy, making              explain and represent       things.                    and function of
                  properties.           explain differences          composed.             weathering of rocks, and the   predictions, conducting     how energy transfers                                   organs in the major
                                        between elements,                                  impact of soil degradation     fair tests and ensuring     and transformations         use microscopes and        systems of the
                  investigate the                                    compare the                                                                                                  images to distinguish
                                        compounds and                                      on the environment and         safety guidelines are       cause change in simple                                 human body,
                  physical and                                       different                                                                                                    between multicellular
                                        mixtures, and                                      agriculture.                   followed.                   systems.                                               including the
                  chemical                                           processes and                                                                                                and unicellular
                                        differences between                                                                                                                                                  reproductive
                  properties of                                      timescales            research an issue that has     process and analyse         plan and conduct            organisms and identify
                                        physical and chemical                                                                                                                                                system.
                  materials and                                      involved in the       led to soil degradation and    experimental data and       investigations into         specialised cellular
                  identify signs of                                  formation and         consider how collaboration     evaluate experimental       factors affecting energy    structures.                examine and
                  chemical change.      be introduced to the         breakdown of          across different fields of     methods used in             transfers and                                          compare organs
                                                                     igneous,              science and technological      investigations.             transformations.            understand how to          and systems in
                  relate the properties periodic table of                                                                                                                         prepare wet mount
                                                                     sedimentary and       advancements are helping                                                                                          other animals and
                  of materials to their elements, including                                                               use models and              identify variables, and     slides and correctly
                                        symbolic representation      metamorphic           to address this issue.                                                                                            plants.
                  use in everyday                                                                                         representations to          construct                   construct biological
                                        of elements.                 rocks as part of
                  applications and                                                         learn how mineral-based        examine kinetic energy      representations of          drawings from              research the
                                                                     the rock cycle.
                  evaluate the          continue to investigate                            resources are sourced,         and its relationship with   patterns and trends in      microscopic                structure of a
                  effectiveness of the the physical and              investigate the       extracted, processed and       potential energy and        their data in order to      observations.              system and its
                  material for its      chemical properties of       properties of         used, including how            heat energy.                draw conclusions.                                      component organs
                  identified purpose.   materials and explain        minerals and          Aboriginal peoples and                                                                 compare similarities       and describe how
                                                                                                                          communicate how             evaluate the
  Unit Overview

                                                                     analyse data to       Torres Strait Islander                                                                 and differences            the structure
                  examine traditional how these relate to                                                                 energy is transferred       effectiveness of their      between plant and
                                        material use.                identify patterns     peoples quarry and use                                                                                            supports the
                  uses of natural                                                                                         and transformed through     investigations.             animal cell structure.
                                                                     and relationships     rocks and minerals.                                                                                               functions of the
                  material by           plan and conduct fair                                                             systems and use
                                                                     between mineral                                                                  also examine Australia's                               system within the
                  Aboriginal peoples    tests, ensuring safety                             summarise information          diagrams to represent                                   examine the
                                                                     composition,                                                                     use of renewable and                                   body.
                  and Torres Strait     guidelines are followed.                           from secondary sources to      energy flow.                                            relationship between
                                                                     location and the                                                                 non-renewable energy
                  Islander peoples.                                                        draw conclusions about                                                                 the structure and          examine different
                                                                     type of rock                                         recognise that energy       resources.
                                        record observations and                            how knowledge from                                                                     function of specialised    reproductive
                  plan and conduct                                   formed.                                              can be transformed into
                                        collect, summarise and                             different fields of science                                consider the impact of      plant and animal cells,    strategies and
                  investigations of                                                                                       usable and unusable
                                        analyse data.                identify rock         is used in locating,                                       photovoltaic technology     including reproductive     discuss how these
                  the properties of                                                                                       forms, and consider how
                                                                     specimens and         extracting and processing                                  becoming available to       cells                      contribute to the
                  materials             evaluate the quality of                                                           this can affect the
                                                                     model processes       a particular mineral-based                                 Australia's First Peoples                              survival of multi-
                  identifying risk and the data collected during                                                          efficiency of a system.
                                                                     of rock formation.    resource                                                   living in remote            understand the             cellular organisms,
                  applying safety       fair tests and suggest                                                            discuss the use and         Australian communities.     advantages of cell         and analyse data
                  guidelines.           ways the quality of the      use a variety of      how science and
                                                                                                                          influence of science on                                 specialisation.            and trends in
                                        data could be improved.      representations,      technology contribute to                                   evaluate the impacts of
                  use data to                                                                                             the use of energy                                                                  reproductive cycles.
                                                                     including geologic    the development and                                        transitioning to            analyse the
                  identify              use their data to draw                                                            resources and consider
                                                                     cross-sections, to    advancement of                                             renewable resources         development of cell        investigate the
                  relationships, draw   evidence-based                                                                    how the efficiency of the
                                                                     analyse               sustainable mining                                         compared with the           theory as a result of      relationship
                  conclusions,          conclusions about the                                                             production of energy
                                                                     relationships         processes.                                                 continued use of fossil     historical scientific      between structure
                  evaluate the          suitability of a material                                                         could influence the use
                                                                     between and draw                                                                 fuels                       work and use the           and function in the
                  quality of data       for a specific use and                             use representations and        of these resources by
                                                                     conclusions about                                                                                            findings to validate the   systems of vascular
                  collected and         make recommendations                               scientific understanding to    society.                    examine how science
                                                                     rock types, rock                                                                                             tenets of the theory.      plants.
                  suggest               of the most appropriate                            analyse relationships and                                  and technology are
                                                                     cycle processes                                      This unit needs to
                  improvements to       material for an identified                         draw conclusions about                                     contributing to making      identify and construct     explore the
                                                                     and the geological                                   precede Unit 6: What's
                  experimental          purpose.                                           rock and mineral-based                                     the transition socially,    scientifically             concepts of ethical
                                                                     history of an area.                                  up? The content taught
                  methods.                                                                 resources.                                                 economically and            investigable questions     guidelines to
                                        This unit needs to follow                                                         will be assessed in Unit
                                                                     This unit needs to                                                               environmentally             and problems related       consider the impact
                  This unit needs to    Unit 1 Particles matter.                           This unit needs to follow      6: What's up?
                                                                     precede Unit 4:                                                                  sustainable.                to the relationship        of animal welfare
                  precede Unit 2 -                                                         Unit 3: Rocks never die.
                                                                     Rock my world.                                                                                               between cell structure     frameworks when
                  Chemistry of                                                                                                                        This unit should follow
                                                                                                                                                                                  and function.              planning
                  common                                                                                                                              on from Unit 5: Energy
                                                                                                                                                                                                             investigations in
                  substances.                                                                                                                         in my life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             science education.
Students should contribute to an individual assessment folio that provides evidence of their learning and represents their achievements over the year. The folio should include a range and balance of
             assessments for teachers to make valid judgments about whether the student has met the achievement standard.

                              Units 1 and 2                                        Units 3 and 4                                      Units 5 and 6                                       Units 7 and 8

             Unit 1:                                             Unit 3:                                             Unit 5:                                            Unit 7:
             There is no summative assessment in this            There is no summative assessment in this unit.      There is no summative assessment in this unit.     Understanding the nature of the cell
             unit.                                               The concepts developed in this unit will be         The concepts developed in this unit will be        Exam
             The concepts developed in this unit will be         assessed in Unit 4: Rock my world.                  assessed in Unit 6: What’s up?                     Students analyse the relationship between the
             assessed in Unit 2: Chemistry of common             Monitor student learning and progress throughout    Monitor student learning and progress throughout   structure and function of a cell and identify and
             substances.                                         the unit.                                           the unit.                                          construct investigable questions and problems.
             Monitor student learning and progress                                                                                                                      They identify historical problems and explain how,
             throughout the unit.                                                                                                                                       over time, evidence has led to an improved

                                                                                                                                                                        understanding of cells and the development of cell

             Unit 2:                                             Unit 4:                                             Unit 6:                                            Unit 8:
             Investigating the chemistry of common               Understanding rock cycle processes                  Exploring energy transfers and                     Understanding reproductive structure and
             substances                                          Exam                                                transformations                                    function
             Experimental investigation                          Students compare and account for differences in     Experimental investigation                         Exam
             Students plan, conduct, evaluate and report         rock types and processes of rock formation,         Students design, conduct and evaluate an           Students analyse the relationships between
             on an experimental investigation of the             including the timescales involved. They construct   experimental investigation of energy changes       structure and function of organs within different
             physical and chemical properties of fabrics in      and use representations to analyse patterns and     using a gravity buggy. They analyse energy flow    reproductive systems. They consider ethics when
             order to reach conclusions about their              draw conclusions about rock types, rock forming     and explain how the system functions in terms of   planning investigations and reflect on the
             suitability for use in a poolside chair. Students   processes and the geological history of             energy transfers and transformations. Students     implications of solutions for different groups.
             explain observed changes using the particle         landscapes. Students describe a situation in        present evidence-based findings using              Students analyse trends occurring in reproduction
             model of matter.                                    which scientists collaborated with other            appropriate scientific language and                cycles.
                                                                 occupations to generate a solution to a             representations.
                                                                 contemporary problem, and identify risk and
                                                                 suggest risk management strategies associated
                                                                 with geological fieldwork. They use appropriate
                                                                 language and representations to communicate
                                                                 science ideas.
Year 9             Unit 1                      Unit 2                           Unit 3                     Unit 4                     Unit 5                      Unit 6                      Unit 7                     Unit 8
                   Energy on the move.         Making waves.               It's elementary.           Changing Earth.           My life in balance.           Responding to              Chemical Patterns.         Heat and Eat.
                   Students will:              Students will:              Students will:             Students will:            Students will:                change.                    Students will:             Students will:
                                                                                                                                                              Students will:
                                                                           explore the                explore the historical    identify human body                                      engage in the              explore a range of
                   examine, inquire and        build on their
                                                                           development of             development of the        systems and the ways in       explore the concepts       exploration of chemical    chemical
                   explain ways in which       knowledge of energy
                                                                           scientific ideas about     theory of plate           which they work together      of change within an        reactions and the          reactions and
                   energy can be               transfer to include the
                                                                           atoms and their            tectonics.                in balance to support life.   ecosystem.                 application of these in    their application in
                   transferred through         wave-based models of
                                                                           subatomic particles,                                                                                          living and non-living      everyday life.
                   different mediums           energy transfer related                                                          outline how the functions     understand that all life
                                                                           protons, neutrons and      model and                                                                          systems.
                   including using the         to sound and light.                                                              of the systems are            is connected through                                  examine a series
                   particle model.                                         electrons.                 investigate geological    coordinated to provide        ecosystems.                understand that            of chemical
                                               investigate wave                                       processes involved in     the essential                                            chemical change            reactions used in
                   have opportunities to       motion and how              investigate the            Earth movement.           requirements for life.        analyse how                involves the               food production
                   design investigation        different mediums           structure and uses of                                                              biological systems         rearranging of atoms       including
                   questions and collect       affect sound and light      isotopes and consider      compare different         analyse and predict the       function and maintain      to form new                fermentation,
                   quantitative and            transfer.                   the processes and          types of tectonic plate   effects of the                balance.                   substances.                detoxification,
                   qualitative data and                                    products of radioactive    boundaries and the        environment on body                                                                 gelation and
                                                                           decay including            tectonic events that      systems, and discuss          explore how different      examine energy
                   information on the flow     explore ways in which                                                                                                                                                denaturation.
                                                                           radiation and half-life.   occur at these            how the body responds         ecosystems respond         transfer in reactions,
                   of heat and electrical      humans have used and
                                                                                                      boundaries.               to changes in the             to external changes        the nature and             explore the
                   energy.                     controlled sound and
                                                                           understand that                                      environment and to            and examine the            reactions of acids, as     reliability of
                                               light energy transfer for
                                                                                                                                                              impacts on
   Unit Overview

                   use these findings,         practical purposes.         scientific knowledge       explore technological     diseases.                                                well as the                acid/base
                                                                           and ideas about the        developments that                                       populations, the           conservation of mass       indicators made
                   scientific knowledge
                                                                           structure of atoms and     have aided scientists     research the positive and     interrelationships         in chemical reactions.     from natural plant
                   and prior understanding     design and conduct
                                                                           isotopes has changed       in the study of           negative aspects of           occurring within and                                  pigments.
                   to form conclusions.        investigations to
                                                                           as new evidence has        tectonic plate            vaccination and use           the flow of matter and     continue to develop
                                               transmit a form of
                                                                           become available.          movement and              evidence to justify           energy through an          their scientific inquiry   design and
                   evaluate explanations       energy through a
                                                                                                      consider how these        decisions related to          ecosystem.                 skills by engaging in a    conduct
                   and claims using            medium using available
                                                                           research the use of        assist societies living   vaccination.                                             range of investigations    investigations that
                   scientific knowledge.       equipment and                                                                                                  formulate questions
                                                                           radioisotopes in a         in tectonic-event                                                                  including measuring        demonstrate how
                                               materials.                                                                       consider current and          and conduct research
                                                                           range of areas of          areas.                                                                             the pH of soils,           chemical
                   assess energy                                                                                                future developments in        to investigate how an
                                                                           society and consider                                                                                          replicating ocean          reactions
                   efficiencies in house       analyse experimental                                                             vaccine technology and        ecosystem responded
                                                                           the impacts of these       research the impact                                                                acidification and          involving energy
                   design and use of           and second-hand data                                                             reflect on how the needs      to an extreme event.
                                                                           uses on society,           of tectonic events                                                                 examining the              transfer can be
                   electrical appliances for   and identify                                                                     of society influence the
                                                                           including the              such as earthquakes,                                                               chemical reactions         applied in food
                   heating and cooling to      relationships within the                                                         focus of scientific
                                                                           technology and             tsunamis and                                                                       used in instant cold       preparation.
                   make informed               data.                                                                            research.
                                                                           occupations resulting      volcanoes on                                                                       packs.
                   decisions about the                                                                                                                                                                              assess risk,
                   influence of science        explore the structure       from these uses.           humans and describe       evaluate from a scientific                               apply their                control variables,
                   and technology on           and use of musical                                     where science and         perspective and use                                      understanding to           gather and
                   energy use.                 instruments by              critically evaluate the    technology are            appropriate language                                     evaluate claims related    analyse primary
                                               Australia's First           sources of their           contributing to the       and representations                                      to environmental           data, identify
                   This unit needs to          Peoples.                    researched                 development of safer      when communicating                                       issues and consider        anomalies,
                   precede Unit 2 Making                                   information.               buildings.                their ideas and findings.                                how the application of     evaluate methods
                   waves. The                  This unit needs to                                                                                                                        chemistry affects          and make
                   assessment of some          follow Unit 1: Energy on                                                                                                                  people's lives.            recommendations
                   concepts in this unit is    the move.                                                                                                                                                            to improve the
                   in Unit 2 Making waves.                                                                                                                                                                          quality of
Students should contribute to an individual assessment folio that provides evidence of their learning and represents their achievements over the year. The folio should include a range and balance of
             assessments for teachers to make valid judgments about whether the student has met the achievement standard.

                             Units 1 and 2                                       Units 3 and 4                                        Units 5 and 6                                       Units 7 and 8

             Unit 1:
                                                              Unit 3:                                                Unit 5:                                            Unit 7:
             Investigating thermal insulation
                                                              Exploring radioisotopes                                Understanding the effect of external factors on There is no summative assessment of student
             Experimental investigation                                                                              the body                                        learning in this unit.
             Students design and conduct an investigation
             about energy transfer in home insulation and     Students research a radioisotope, describe and
             analyse data to draw conclusions about a         explain its structure, radioactivity and a practical   Students communicate understanding of the
             factor that impacts on the effectiveness of an   use of this radioisotope, and evaluate how its         body’s response to external changes and describe

             insulation material.                             applications affect people’s lives.                    social factors and future developments of
                                                                                                                     vaccination considering scientific perspectives.

             Unit 2:                                          Unit 4:                                                Unit 6:                                            Unit 8:
             Explaining the transfer of light and sound       Explaining plate tectonics                             Analysing ecosystem changes                        Exploring energy in chemical reactions
             Exam                                             Exam                                                   Assignment                                         Experimental investigation
             Students explain the transfer of energy using    Students explain how geological processes result       Students investigate how an ecosystem functions    Students research chemical reactions and energy
             different models, design an investigation        in tectonic events and changes to the Earth’s          and maintains balance within normal tolerance      transfers and then design and conduct an
             method, including control and measurement        surface, identify patterns and trends in secondary     limits. They formulate research questions to       investigation to determine the types and quantities
             of variables, collect data and identify          data and evaluate secondary sources to critique        examine how an ecosystem responds following a      of reactants best suited to reheating portable pre-
             relationships between variables.                 validity of claims. They also describe factors that    human impact or climatic event.                    cooked meals.
                                                              have impacted on the development of the theory
                                                              of plate tectonics.
Year 10            Unit 1                          Unit 2                     Unit 3                 Unit 4                 Unit 5                Unit 6                  Unit 7                     Unit 8
                   Life Blueprints.                Life Evolves.              Chemistry isn’t        Chemical               Moving Along.         Energy of motion.       Global systems             The universe.
                   Students will                   Students will:             magic                  reactions matter.      Students will :       Students will:          Students will:             Students will :
                                                                              Students will:         Students will:
                   explore genetics and            build on their                                                           explore and apply     investigate the         explore how Earth is       understand that the universe is
                   heredity.                       knowledge of genetics      collect and            explore the factors    Newton's three        impact of forces and    composed of four           made up of a variety of
                                                   and inheritance gained     analyse data to        that affect reaction   laws of motion to     energy on the motion    interacting and            features, including galaxies,
                   examine the relationship        in Unit 1 Life             identify patterns in   rates through          predict, describe     of objects.             dynamic 'spheres',         stars and solar systems, and
                                                                                                                            and calculate the                             within which the global    that the Big Bang theory can
                   between DNA, genes,             blueprints.                atomic structure       observation and
                                                                                                                            effect of forces on                           systems and cycles         be used to explain the origin of
                   alleles and the heritable                                  and the properties     experimentation.                             use the laws of
                                                                                                                            the motion of                                 operate. These are the     the universe.
                   traits of an organism.          develop an                 of elements and                                                     motion and the Law
                                                   understanding of how       how these relate       plan, conduct,         objects.              of Conservation of      lithosphere,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     outline the Big Bang theory
                   describe and compare the        the diversification of     to the organisation    evaluate and                                 Energy to predict,      hydrosphere,
                                                                                                                            develop questions                                                        and review evidence
                   two main forms of cell          life from a single         of the periodic        report on an                                 describe and explain    atmosphere and
                                                                                                                            and hypotheses,                                                          supporting the theory.
                   division in eukaryotes and      ancestral species is       table.                 investigation into                           the consequences of     biosphere.
                                                                                                                            assess risks, and                                                        identify the limitations of the
                   explain how genetic             explained by Darwin's                             reaction rate of a     consider accuracy     the rapid changes in    consider how matter
                   material is transferred from    theory of evolution by     use scientific         chemical process.                            the forces and                                     Big Bang theory and recognise
                                                                                                                            when using a                                  cycles within and          that theories are revised and
                   parent to offspring during      natural selection.         knowledge of an                               range of methods,     energy acting during    between these
                   cell division.                                             atom's electron        examine different                            collisions.                                        scientific ideas change over
                                                                                                                            including the use                             spheres, such as in the    time, as new evidence is
                                                   research the               arrangement to         types of reactions     of digital                                    carbon cycle and the
                   examine how meiosis and         development of the         predict the            and consider the                             evaluate vehicle                                   gathered.
                                                                                                                            technologies, to                              water cycle, and use
                   mutation contribute to          theory of evolution and    formation of ions.     usefulness of the      collect reliable      safety features using   scientific knowledge to    examine different types of star
                   genetic variety between         how ideas have been                               products.              data.                 their knowledge of      evaluate how humans        life cycles and investigate the
   Unit Overview

                   organisms.                      refined over time by a     make predictions                                                    force and motion.       have influenced flow       contributions that technology
                                                   range of scientists as     and draw               consider how the       analyse data and                              between these              has made to increase
                   analyse different patterns of   new evidence               conclusions from       development of         draw conclusions      use their               systems.                   knowledge of stars over time.
                   inheritance for autosomal       becomes available.         experimental data      useful products        using their           understandings to
                   and sex-linked crosses and                                 about the products     and chemical           knowledge of          design an energy-       design and conduct         understand that light from stars
                   use Punnett squares to          consider how               of chemical            processes,             Newton's laws of      absorbing feature       reliable and fair          provides information about
                   predict genotypes and           technological              reactions, and         particularly           motion.               and explain the         fieldwork investigations   composition and relative
                   phenotypes of offspring         advancements have          represent              polymers and                                 changes in motion       to collect, analyse and    motions of galaxies.
                   from different genetic          contributed to the         reactions in           pharmaceuticals,       explain sources of    using physics           evaluate data related
                                                                                                                            uncertainty and                                                          examine information related to
                   crosses.                        advancement of             balanced chemical      have been driven                             concepts and            to carbon emissions        theories about the origin and
                                                   evolutionary theory        equations.             by societal needs,     describe ways to      experimental results.   produced by human
                                                                                                                            improve                                                                  fate of the universe.
                   consider how genetic                                                              and the impact this                                                  activity and consider
                   diseases are inherited and      model and understand       examine how            has had on society     experimental          This unit should        the role of the            summarise how
                   analyse a multi-                the mechanisms that        scientific             and the                methods to            follow Science Year     biosphere in carbon        understandings of the universe
                   generational pedigree to        explain the ways in        understanding of       environment.           improve data          10 Unit 5: Moving       storage.                   have changed through new
                   describe patterns of            which evolution can        the atomic model                              quality.              along, as it                                       discoveries due to improved
                   inheritance.                    occur.                     has been refined       explore how                                  consolidates and        explore approaches         technologies.
                                                                                                                            This unit needs to                            used to minimise
                                                                              over time.             traditional            precede Science       extends the
                                                                                                                                                                          carbon emissions and       develop an understanding of
                   explore how genetic             critically analyse the                            knowledge has led      Year 10 Unit 6:       concepts taught in
                                                                                                                                                                          methods of                 Aboriginal peoples' and Torres
                   research is applied to areas    validity of evolutionary   Understanding          to the                 Energy of motion.     that unit.
                                                                                                                                                                          sequestering carbon.       Strait Islander peoples' use of
                   such as genetic                 evidence found in          developed in this      development of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     astronomical knowledge and
                   modification and genetic        secondary sources          unit will be applied   new                                                                  consider how ethical       link selected spinoffs from
                   testing and consider the        and communicate their      and assessed in        pharmaceuticals                                                      decision making in         space research to everyday
                   impacts of these on society     understanding of the       this unit and in       and issues related                                                   relation to global         applications.
                   and individuals, including      theories and               Unit 4: Chemical       to intellectual                                                      systems could improve
                   ethical considerations.         processes of evolution     reactions matter.      ownership of the                                                     the state of the planet.   examine recent developments
                                                   using scientific                                  knowledge of                                                                                    in astronomy and identify new
                   This unit needs to precede      language, conventions                             these products.                                                                                 career opportunities.
                   Unit 2 Life evolves.            and representations.
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