Overview of senior secondary Australian Curriculum

ACARA has developed a senior secondary Australian Curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Senior secondary Science subjects

The Australian Curriculum senior secondary Science subjects build on student learning in the Foundation to Year 10 Science curriculum and include:

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Representation of General capabilities

Literacy is important in students’ development of Science Inquiry Skills and their understanding of content presented through the Science Understanding and Science as a Human Endeavour strands.

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Safety

Science learning experiences may involve the use of potentially hazardous substances and/or hazardous equipment. It is the responsibility of the school to ensure that duty of care is exercised in relation to the health and safety of all students and that school practices meet the requirements of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, in addition to relevant state or territory health and safety guidelines.

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Animal ethics

Through a consideration of research ethics as part of Science Inquiry Skills, students will examine their own ethical position, draw on ethical perspectives when designing investigation methods, and ensure that any activities that impact on living organisms comply with the Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 7th edition (2004) (http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/ea16).

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Glossary

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