Science Extension

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.

Why choose Science Extension?

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Science Extension: Your choice

The Journal of Science Extension Research

This scientific journal is a celebration of students' achievements in scientific research in the Science Extension course. It illustrates the depth and quality of scientific output that our inspired high school science students can produce when unfettered by content-driven investigations.

The Journal of Science Extension Research

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