Science curriculum HSC hub
The HSC hub has been launched to further support you in preparing your students for their exams this year.
The HSC hub will also list general HSC information and study skills which you can share with your students.
To access the HSC hub from Thursday 2 July visit the HSC hub page or look out for announcements.
To access quality resources to support the delivery of our courses visit our Stage 6 science page
You will be notified here when more listings become available and the catalogue grows.
We encourage you to speak with your principal to arrange Edrolo access and ensure you and your students have been enrolled in the relevant modules. You can find instructions on Education.NSW website, on third-party software.
For science, the following on-demand sessions will be made available from Edrolo and Aurora College.
- Investigating Science
- Investigating Science
It is the responsibility of individual teachers to ensure their students are adequately prepared for the HSC examinations, identifying the suitability of resources, and adapting resources to the students’ context when required.
Stage 6 resources
Resources designed to support Stage 6 students in preparing for the HSC
This lesson describes the structure of DNA and explains how DNA replication occurs including the enzymes involved.
This lesson explains the process for polypeptide synthesis, compares the molecules involved in transcription and translation, and investigates the importance of mRNA and tRNA.
Pedigrees – autosomal inheritance
This lesson will explain autosomal inheritance patterns, including how to construct and interpret Punnett squares and pedigrees
A range of sample answers provided for students to rank against marking criteria.
Non-infectious disease HSC question guide
A guide to answering HSC style questions for students to complete relating to module 8
Cross module questions
Guide to answering sample HSC style questions across cross modules and/or focusing on data analysis for students to complete.
A study session lead by Joshua Westerway focused on module 7, organic chemistry
Spectroscopy Problem Set
Practice HSC style questions across cross modules and/or focusing on data analysis for students to complete.
IQ2 Analysis of organic substances
IQ4 Reactions of Alcohols
Annotated PowerPoint with resources linked for students to explore and associated practice HSC style questions for students to complete.
Chemistry module 7 guide
Module guide for content relating to Chemistry module 7.
The standard model of matter
What is the Standard Model? What evidence suggests that protons and neutrons are not fundamental particles? What is the role of particle accelerators in obtaining evidence that tests and/or validates aspects of theories?
This presentation, along with the video interview with Dr Mark Scarcella can be used to help Year 12 students answer the above questions.
The presentation includes links to suggested classroom activities for introducing the core components of the Standard Model along with the relevant evidence supporting its development. Dr Mark Scarcella outlines his contribution as part of the ATLAS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in the 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson.
The big picture of electromagnetism in HSC physics
This resource and embedded Prezi reviews key conceots on electromagnetism in HSC physics
The foundations of scientific thinking
An overview of the philosophical and cultural factors that have influenced modern scientific practice.
Ethical principles in scientific research
An introduction to the ethical frameworks applicable to science 7 different criteria, some examples and some questions.
Titanic - Statistical analysis of research data
An overview of descriptive and inferential statistical tests used to analyse data. Hypothesis testing. Worked examples 20-30 min