The QCAA supports 2 types of senior subjects in the area of Science. Both types can count towards a Queensland Certificate of Education.
Authority subjects are based on syllabuses that have been approved and issued by the QCAA . Results in Authority subjects can count in the calculation of OPs and FPs, the most common selection devices used by the tertiary sector.
Authority-registered subjects are developed from Subject Area Syllabuses ( SAS ) and when successfully completed contribute four credits towards the Queensland Certificate of Education ( QCE ). They are not used in the calculation of OP s and FP s. Watch the series of four orientation video clips for an introduction and explanation of Subject Area Syllabuses.
- Agricultural Science (2013)
- Biology (2004, amended 2006 and 2014)
- Chemistry (2007, amended 2014)
- Earth Science (2000)
- Marine Science (2013)
- Physics (2007, amended 2014)
- Science21 (2010)
Senior External Examination
See the Senior External Examination section for a list of subject examinations offered this year.