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Course - Science Extension

Science Extension focuses on the authentic application of scientific research skills to produce a Scientific Research Report. Students propose and develop a research question, formulate a hypothesis and develop evidence-based responses to create their Scientific Research Report which is supported by a Scientific Research Portfolio. Students have the opportunity to learn about the development of scientific knowledge and scientific methods of inquiry as well as the use of statistics in scientific research.

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FAQ

What are the prerequisites for Science Extension?

Prerequisite courses for entry into Science Extension Year 12 are one of, or a combination (up to 6 units of study) of, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Investigating Science or Physics in Year 11. 

Co-requisite courses for Science Extension Year 12 are one of, or a combination (up to 7 units of study) of, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Investigating Science or Physics in Year 12.

What assessments are there for Science Extension?

This course consists almost entirely of a Scientific Research Portfolio and a Scientific Research Report. There are three mandatory assessments and an external exam. One of those mandatory assessments is the Scientific Research Report.  

A portfolio must be kept for the duration of the course. It will not be marked by NESA but it will document your progress and authenticate the originality of your work. The Scientific Research Report must follow the guidelines set out in the syllabus and must include a literature review, method and statistical analysis.

Who should study Science Extension?

This subject is suited to students who are;

  • committed to it
  • interested in scientific research
  • self-motivated
  • able to take criticism
  • able to work independently
  • able to solve problems and evaluate new ideas
  • willing to engage with complex concepts
Can I replicate my Year 11 or 12 Depth Study for my Science Extension research project?

The Scientific Research Report and Portfolio produced in this course may be an extension of, but must not overlap with or significantly duplicate, any depth study attempted in the Year 11 or Year 12 Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Investigating Science or Physics courses.

If you have further questions, please contact:
Science Coordinator - Mr Michael Green
mgreen@covenant.nsw.edu.au