EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science (8)

This subject examines Years 11 - 12 syllabi and contextualises them within the framework of a national syllabus document. A major focus of the subject is promoting skills in selecting, planning and implementing lessons and teaching sequences for senior high school within a constructivist learning model, as well as assessment in science at a senior level. An understanding of diverse learners, safety issues and the application of information and communication technologies in science teaching explored in EMS441 are expanded as the ongoing nature of ensuring students develop a mastery of both literacy and numeracy aspects of science.


Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMS442. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to examine the contents of the Australian curriculum for senior students and compare it to that of their particular jurisdiction;
  • be able to outline how assessment can be used;
  • be able to use relevant syllabus and curriculum documents to prepare a school-based comprehensive assessment program;
  • be able to create an assessment item for a chosen area of content;
  • be able to develop a detailed teaching program from an area of content.


This subject will cover the following topics:

  • Curriculum for science in the senior years
  • Assessing learners' progress
  • Assessment
  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Developing senior teaching programs
  • Units of work
  • Programming for the HSC Syllabus


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.