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.

Year 11

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics

Year 12

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics

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

DNA replication

This lesson describes the structure of DNA and explains how DNA replication occurs including the enzymes involved.

HSC hub - DNA replication

Polypeptide synthesis

This lesson explains the process for polypeptide synthesis, compares the molecules involved in transcription and translation, and investigates the importance of mRNA and tRNA.

HSC hub - polypeptide synthesis

Pedigrees – autosomal inheritance

This lesson will explain autosomal inheritance patterns, including how to construct and interpret Punnett squares and pedigrees

HSC hub - Pedigrees-autosomal inheritance

Infectious Disease

A range of sample answers provided for students to rank against marking criteria.

HSC hub - infectious Disease

Non-infectious disease HSC question guide

A guide to answering HSC style questions for students to complete relating to module 8

HSC hub - non-infectious disease HSC question guide 

Cross module questions

Guide to answering sample HSC style questions across cross modules and/or focusing on data analysis for students to complete.

HSC hub - Cross module questions

 

 

Organic chemistry

A study session lead by Joshua Westerway focused on module 7, organic chemistry 

HSC hub organic chemistry  study session 

Spectroscopy Problem Set

Practice HSC style questions across cross modules and/or focusing on data analysis for students to complete.

HSC hub - spectroscopy problem set

IQ2 Analysis of organic substances

Annotated PowerPoint with resources linked for students to explore and associated practice HSC style questions for students to complete.
 

IQ4 Reactions of Alcohols

Annotated PowerPoint with resources linked for students to explore and associated practice HSC style questions for students to complete.

HSC hub -IQ4 Reactions of Alcohols

Chemistry module 7 guide

Module guide for content relating to Chemistry module 7.

HSC hub - Chemistry module 7 guide

 

Plate tectonic supercycle

Practice HSC style questions across cross modules and/or focusing on data analysis for students to complete.

HSC hub - Plate tectonic supercycle

Tips for the HSC examination

An outline of the best practices in answering HSC questions using Working Scientifically skills.

HSC hub - Tips for the HSC examination

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.

HSC hub - The Standard Model of Matter

The big picture of electromagnetism in HSC physics

This resource and embedded Prezi reviews key conceots on electromagnetism in HSC physics

HSC hub - The big picture of electromagnetism in HSC physics

The foundations of scientific thinking

An overview of the philosophical and cultural factors that have influenced modern scientific practice.

HSC hub - The foundations of scientific thinking

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

HSC hub - Statistical analysis of research data

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