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Earth and environment

Two Unit Board Developed Course (BDC) Category A

This science course explores the earth’s renewable and non-renewable resources and environmental issues. An understanding of the earth’s resources and how we might live sustainably on the planet is at the core of earth and environmental science.

Students develop and apply the working scientifically skills to build their knowledge. Inquiry questions, practical and secondary-source investigations, and fieldwork are used to acquire a deeper understanding of the Earth’s features, naturally occurring phenomena, and cycles.

Whilst most of the concepts are not overly complex, there is a lot of content to be covered so students must be dedicated to working consistently in class.

This course is suitable for students who achieve a Year 10 ROSA grade of C or higher.

Further information is available on the Earth and environmental science syllabus website.

Year 11

Course modules:

  • earth’s resources
  • plate tectonics
  • energy transformations
  • human impacts.

Year 12

Couse modules:

  • earth’s processes
  • hazards
  • climate science
  • resource management.