ROCKHAMPTON STATE HIGH SCHOOL WHOLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM PLAN YEAR 7, 8, 9 & 10
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ROCKHAMPTON STATE HIGH SCHOOL WHOLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM PLAN 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 contexts. 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. meaning. 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 Assessment 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 character.
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. viewpoints. 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 Assessment 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 Assessment 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 Assessment 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 Maths 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 quadrilaterals. 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 Assessment 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, Assignment/Project spaces and assign probabilities. answers. apply parallel angle relationships and Students identify properties of shapes and represent transformations. solve authentic problems using measurements.
Year 8 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Maths 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 quadrilaterals. 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 Exam Investigating the probability of events Assignment/Project Applying ratios, linear relationships and time concepts Assessment Short answer questions Year 9 Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Maths 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 Assessment concepts 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 10/10A
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. reports. 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 Assessment 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 Science 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. Assessment 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. representations.
Year 8 Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6 Unit 7 Unit 8 Science 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 change. 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 Assessment understanding of cells and the development of cell theory. 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 Science 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 evidence.
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. Assignment Students design and conduct an investigation Exam 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 Assessment 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 Science 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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