- Simple algebra (such as solving linear equations and expanding and factorising);
- Trigonometry (SOH CAH TOA);
- Being able to work with fractions.
- Use patterns and technology to recognise rules and generate a formula;
- Communicate their understanding of mathematical ideas;
- Use Year 10 algebra to solve complex mathematical problems.
- A magic trick involving shuffling of cards;
- A short 250 word essay exploring the nature of mathematics;
- A video explaining a unique mathematical concept to the general public;
- Portfolio work (short exercises/explorations relating to class activities).
Frontiers of Physics
In Frontiers of Physics, students journey through the Universe where they explore the phenomenon of black holes, quasars, dark matter and dark energy. We discuss how stars, the solar system and other objects are formed and link this to the likelihood of life existing on these objects.
Brainstorm: Big Ideas in Neuroscience
Brainstorm: Big Ideas in Neuroscience will tackle what we already know about the brain and how cutting edge technologies are changing this, using a mix of videos, discussion, practical activities, guest speakers, group and individual work.
Bioinformatics explores how we use technology to understand DNA and genetic codes. Students will examine the structure and function of the cell, DNA and proteins, the development and uses of genetic technology.
Captivating students’ personal interests and building from a highly accessible, first principles approach into the development of genuine understanding, Synchrotron Science will dive into the physics, properties and scientific applications of the synchrotron.
Nanotechnology is the study of the world at a scale that is larger than the atom but smaller than a bacteria. In this course, students will engage in a range of activities to gain an understanding of the nano-scale and establish the difference between bulk properties and nano scale properties.