A-E ratings on mid and end of year reports will be replaced by a 9-point visual scale
May lead to
‘B’ (or ‘C’ in consultation with teachers) in Year 10 Australian Curriculum English and Science.
An interest in environmental issues and management
Environmental Science 3
Careers in conservation, parks and wildlife, fisheries and oceanography, environmental science, biology, ecology, environmental engineering, forestry, geography journalism, environmental management, science, tourism, aquaculture, teaching, and life sciences.
To apply scientific method and experimental design to understand ecological processes
About changes to ecosystems locally and globally; focussing on current and topical environmental issues
How humans depend on and impact upon ecosystems
What measures can be used to sustainably manage the environment.
Go on a field trip to collect environmental data from local environments, including rivers and estuaries, forests and beaches, to deepen understanding of an ecosystem
Compare factors affecting ecosystems such as climatic factors, fire, biodiversity, introduced species and greenhouse gas composition
Perform an investigation, survey and case study to explore how natural events and humans impact upon ecosystems
Research the role of scientists in decision making about the sustainable use of resources, and strategies for their management.
Wants to better understand our place in ecology and how it is managed
Would like to make informed decisions about environmental issues both locally and globally, and their increasing importance to our planet.