Year 10 (Stage 1) Exploring Perspectives and Processes

 

LENGTH OF COURSE: One Semester Only

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Nil

CURRICULUM CHARGES: Nil

CONTENT:

Exploring Research Approaches:
Students develop research approaches through four topics including; The Purpose of Research, Research Methods, Research and Twenty-first Century Skills and Researchers in Society.

Exploring Research Skills:
Students learn about and develop specific research skills in the following phases of research: planning, development, synthesis, and review and evaluation.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Folio ( 50%):
Written assessment with a focus on ‘Exploring Research Approaches’ and ‘Exploring Research Skills’ (maximum 1000 words/3 minutes each focus).

Sources Analysis (50%):
Two sources analysis assessments, considering the appropriateness, uses, and limitations of sources in a written or multimodal format (maximum 1000 words/3 minutes per analysis).