In Truth and Perception, students will examine some of the theories about light, enzymatic chemical reactions, mathematical proofs and conjectures, cellular respiration/photosynthesis and the purpose of language/stylistic features in film. They will explore philosophical and psychological concepts related to ‘what is truth’, ‘what is perception’, and how we can use evidence to define our realities.

Concepts covered in Truth and Perception include:

  • Light can be modelled as particles or waves corresponding with different evidence (truth can depend on perception)
  • Themes are communicated by writers/directors through film, exposing different truths and perceptions
  • Different ways of sensing, measuring, using and interpreting data evidence, to attempt to discover new truths
  • Rates of chemical reactions (photosynthesis/respiration) can be manipulated by changing conditions, to derive evidence for conclusions that may lead to food security truths
  • There is an interplay between ethical, social and psychological perspectives that lead to what the media claims as ‘truths’

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.

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