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Unit 1: Introduction to Earth systems Earth and Environmental Science

The Earth system involves four interacting systems: the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. A change in any one ‘sphere’ can impact others at a range of temporal and spatial scales. In this unit, students build on their existing knowledge …

Unit 1 | Earth and Environmental Science | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 2: Cells and multicellular organisms Biology

The cell is the basic unit of life. Although cell structure and function are very diverse, all cells possess some common features: all prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells need to exchange materials with their immediate external environment in order to maintain …

Unit 2 | Biology | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 3: Living on Earth - extracting, using and managing Earth resources Earth and Environmental Science

Earth resources are required to sustain life and provide infrastructure for living (for example, food, shelter, medicines, transport, and communication), driving ongoing demand for biotic, mineral and energy resources. In this unit, students explore renewable …

Unit 3 | Earth and Environmental Science | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 4: The changing Earth - the cause and impact of Earth hazards Earth and Environmental Science

Earth hazards occur over a range of time scales and have significant impacts on Earth systems across a wide range of spatial scales. Investigation of naturally occurring and human-influenced Earth hazards enables prediction of their impacts, and the development …

Unit 4 | Earth and Environmental Science | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 1: Biodiversity and the interconnectedness of life Biology

The current view of the biosphere as a dynamic system composed of Earth’s diverse, interrelated and interacting ecosystems developed from the work of eighteenth and nineteenth century naturalists, who collected, classified, measured and mapped the distribution …

Unit 1 | Biology | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 3: Equilibrium, acids and redox reactions Chemistry

The idea of reversibility of reaction is vital in a variety of chemical systems at different scales, ranging from the processes that release carbon dioxide into our atmosphere to the reactions of ions within individual cells in our bodies. Processes that …

Unit 3 | Chemistry | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 1 English

In Unit 1, students explore how meaning is communicated through the relationships between language, text, purpose, context and audience. This includes how language and texts are shaped by their purpose, the audiences for whom they are intended and the …

Unit 1 | English | English | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 1 English as an Additional Language or Dialect

Unit 1 focuses on investigating how language and culture are interrelated and expressed in a range of contexts. A variety of oral, written and multimodal texts are used to develop understanding of text structures and language features. Students explore …

Unit 1 | English as an Additional Language or Dialect | English | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 2: Earth processes – energy transfers and transformations Earth and Environmental Science

Earth system processes require energy. In this unit, students explore how the transfer and transformation of energy from the sun and Earth’s interior enable and control processes within and between the geosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. …

Unit 2 | Earth and Environmental Science | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 2: Molecular interactions and reactions Chemistry

In this unit, students develop their understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials including gases, water and aqueous solutions, acids and bases. Students explore the characteristic properties of water that make it essential for physical, …

Unit 2 | Chemistry | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 4: Structure, synthesis and design Chemistry

Current and future applications of chemistry include the development of specialised techniques to create, or synthesise, new substances to meet the specific needs of society, including pharmaceuticals, fuels, polymers and nanomaterials. In this unit, …

Unit 4 | Chemistry | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 1 Literature

Unit 1 develops students’ knowledge and understanding of different ways of reading and creating literary texts drawn from a widening range of historical, social, cultural and personal contexts. Students analyse the relationships between language, text, …

Unit 1 | Literature | English | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 1 Essential English

Unit 1 focuses on students comprehending and responding to the ideas and information presented in texts drawn from a range of contexts. Students are taught a variety of strategies to assist comprehension. They read, view and listen to texts to connect, …

Unit 1 | Essential English | English | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 1: Understanding the Modern World Modern History

This unit examines developments of significance in the modern era, including the ideas that inspired them and their far-reaching consequences. Students examine TWO topics, including at least ONE study of a development or turning point that has helped …

Unit 1: Understanding the Modern World | Modern History | Humanities and Social Sciences | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 2: Movements for Change in the 20th century Modern History

This unit examines significant movements for change in the 20th century that led to change in society, including people’s attitudes and circumstances. These movements draw on the major ideas described in Unit 1, have been closely connected with democratic …

Unit 2: Movements for Change in the 20th century | Modern History | Humanities and Social Sciences | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 3: Heredity and continuity of life Biology

Heredity is an important biological principle as it explains why offspring (cells or organisms) resemble their parent cell or organism. Organisms require cellular division and differentiation for growth, development, repair and sexual reproduction. In …

Unit 3 | Biology | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 3: Gravity and electromagnetism Physics

Field theories have enabled physicists to explain a vast array of natural phenomena and have contributed to the development of technologies that have changed the world, including electrical power generation and distribution systems, artificial satellites …

Unit 3 | Physics | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 4: Maintaining the internal environment Biology

In order to survive, organisms must be able to maintain system structure and function in the face of changes in their external and internal environments. Changes in temperature and water availability, and the incidence and spread of infectious disease, …

Unit 4 | Biology | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 4 English

In Unit 4, students examine different interpretations and perspectives to develop further their knowledge and analysis of purpose and style. They challenge perspectives, values and attitudes in literary and non-literary texts, developing and testing their …

Unit 4 | English | English | Senior secondary curriculum

Unit 4: Revolutions in modern physics Physics

The development of quantum theory and the theory of relativity fundamentally changed our understanding of how nature operates and led to the development of a wide range of new technologies, including technologies that revolutionised the storage, processing …

Unit 4 | Physics | Science | Senior secondary curriculum

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