The Science Extension Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) was implemented in Term 4, 2018. This one-unit course is taken by students in Year 12. Science Extension focuses on the scientific process. In this course, students will learn about the scientific process by engaging in a scientific research project. They will document their research experience in a research portfolio, and produce a scientific research report that highlights their findings.
The Science Extension Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) consists of four modules:
- Module 1: The foundations of scientific thinking
- Module 2: The scientific research proposal
- Module 3: The data, evidence and decisions
- Module 4: The research report
Prior to the HSC examinations, the scientific research report will be uploaded to NESA (schools online).
The Science Extension HSC examination is a two-hour online examination. When logged in to the examination portal, students will be able to access a PDF copy of their scientific research report to help them answer questions.