In this Central Study students study electronic, biochemical, digital and language-based communication. They look at how humans interpret, change, adapt, transform and control communication systems. There is an initial focus on understanding electronics and some associated mathematics through self-paced challenges, leading into the intertextuality of science communication to the biochemistry of communication within organisms.  The connection between chemical communications and states of awareness leads into an in-depth study of language based on Macbeth.

What content will be covered?

Students will work to develop their individual and collaborative work, and see the connections between the different curriculum areas.  Skills such as science inquiry, intertextual analysis and calculations are interleaved, drawing from content in Physics, Mathematics, English/EAL, Chemistry, and Biology.

Where will this course take me?

This course is a part of the ASMS Central Study curriculum. All students study it as part of the 2-year Central Study Curriculum. The curriculum is designed to develop students that are able to be successful in a range of pathways beyond school and as successful 21st century learners both during their time at the ASMS and beyond.

How will the course be assessed?

Assessments throughout the Communication Systems Central Study are assessed against the Australian Curriculum Achievement Standards for Year 10 students and against Stage 1 Performance Standards from Essential Mathematics, English/EAL, Scientific Studies for Year 11 students.

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