Scientific Studies (Marine Science)


Through Scientific Studies, students develop their knowledge of scientific principles and concepts, the ability to use that knowledge to identify questions, issues, opportunities, and challenges, and the capacity to acquire new knowledge through their own investigations.

About the subject

In this subject students explore:

  • geological origins of the oceans
  • abiotic factors effecting marine life and
  • fisheries management and conservation
  • evolution of or marine life
  • adaptations of marine organisms
  • Marine ecosystems

Within timetable and resource constraints an inquiry approach to learning is adopted. Students undertake a range of practical and conceptual investigations exploring the above topics.


  • Investigations folio 50%:
    • Completion practical
    • Design practical
    • Issue investigation
  • Skills and applications tasks 50%:
    • Class based tasks
    • Exam
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