Stage 1 Marine Studies

LENGTH OF COURSE: Semester Only

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Successful Completion of Year 10 Science, with a C grade or better

CURRICULUM CHARGES:  Nil

CONTENT
Course content will be a selection of the following:

1. Captive and natural marine environments – understanding the relationships between plant, animal and microbial life, and the non-living and biological factors that affect them.
2. Organisms – understanding the cellular and overall structures and functions of a range of organisms.
3. Field activities – understanding the work of biologists, and to joining and initiating debates about how biology impacts on their lives, on society, and on the environment.
4. Science in Society – understanding the relationships between marine studies, medical research, biodiversity, recreation, tourism and environmental health.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Investigations Folio:
Includes practical and Science as a Human Endeavour activities, with written reports

Skills Tasks:
Includes supervised tasks and activities