Somerville Secondary College

Elective Type: Science

Psychology

This subject focuses on the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes. Through the study of Psychology students will be able to explain in a scientific manner the key components of human behaviours and mental processes. This will be done through the scientific application of complex research methods on observable behaviours to draw scientifically valid …

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Physics

Physics is a theoretical and empirical Science, which contributes to our understanding of the physical universe from the minute building blocks of matter to the unimaginably broad expanses of the universe. This understanding has significance for the way we understand our place in the universe. This study is designed to enhance the scientific literacy of …

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Chemistry

Chemistry is a key science in understanding the workings of our universe. It is used to explain natural phenomena at the molecular level as well as create new materials such as medicines and polymers. Students will develop the ability to use chemical knowledge and scientific arguments in their everyday lives. Understanding Chemistry is important to …

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Biology

The study of Biology focuses on living things from complex multi-cellular to single celled micro-organisms. Students study the relationships between living things, their interactions with the non-living environment, and the processes that maintain life and ensure its continuity. Biology enables students to understand that despite the diverse ways of meeting the challenges of survival, all …

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Forensic Science

Featured Learning Area Science Additional Learning Areas Application of Science to Criminal and Civil Laws Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Forensic Science is the application of Science to solve crimes. Forensic Scientists collect and analyse evidence from a crime scene that will allow the police to determine exactly what happened and who probably …

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Marine Science

Featured Learning Area 9/10 Elective Science Additional Learning Areas Learning Capabilities Developed Critical/Creative Thinking COURSE DESCRIPTION Students explore what makes up a marine environment and the diversity of life which exists within it. Students examine the roles and interactions of both plants and animals within various aquatic environments in maintaining a healthy and sustainable ecosystem. …

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Cosmetic Science

Featured Learning Area Science Additional Learning Areas Learning Capabilities Developed Ethical Capability COURSE DESCRIPTION Students will develop their understanding of the key chemical ingredients in both make-up and skincare products. They will explore the interaction between atoms in chemical reactions that give rise to chemical products used within this industry. Students will develop their understanding …

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Psychology

Featured Learning Area Science Additional Learning Areas Anatomy and Physiology Learning Capabilities Developed Ethical Capability COURSE DESCRIPTION This subject explores the work of psychologists and psychological scientists. Students will examine the history of psychology and how the discipline has developed across time into a science. Students will explore mental health and investigate a range of …

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