## Areas Covered - ACARA

- Biology
- Mathematics
- Physics
- Chemistry

## Biology

Unit | Content |
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Unit 1 | Biodiversity and the interconnectedness of life Description |

Unit 2 | Cells and multicellular organisms Description |

Unit 3 | Heredity and continuity of life Description |

Unit 4 | Maintaining the internal environment Description |

## Essential Mathematics

Unit | Content |
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Unit 1 | Calculations, percentages and rates, Measurement, Algebra, Graphs |

Unit 2 | Representing and comparing data, Percentages, Rates and ratios, Time and motion |

Unit 3 | Measurement, Scales, plans and models, Graphs, Data collection |

Unit 4 | Probability and relative frequencies, Earth geometry and time zones, Loans and compound interest |

## General Mathematics

Unit | Content |
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Unit 1 | Consumer arithmetic, Algebra and matrices, Shape and measurement |

Unit 2 | Univariate data analysis and the statistical investigation process, Applications of trigonometry, Linear equations and their graphs |

Unit 3 | Bivariate data analysis, Growth and decay in sequences, Graphs and networks |

Unit 4 | Time series analysis, Loans, investments and annuities, Networks and decision mathematics |

## Mathematical Methods

Unit | Content |
---|---|

Unit 1 | Functions and graphs, Trigonometric functions, Counting and probability |

Unit 2 | Exponential functions, Arithmetic and geometric sequences and series, Introduction to differential calculus |

Unit 3 | Further differentiation and applications, Integrals, Discrete random variables |

Unit 4 | The logarithmic function, Continuous random variables and the normal distribution, Interval estimates for proportions |

## Specialist Mathematics

Unit | Content |
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Unit 1 | Combinatorics, Vectors in the plane, Geometry |

Unit 2 | Trigonometry, Matrices, Real and complex numbers |

Unit 3 | Complex numbers, Functions and sketching graphs, Vectors in three dimensions |

Unit 4 | Integration and applications of integration, Rates of change and differential equations, Statistical inference |

## Physics

Unit | Content |
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Unit 1 | Thermal, nuclear and electrical physics Description |

Unit 2 | Linear Motion and Waves Description |

Unit 3 | Gravity and electromagnetism Description |

Unit 4 | Revolutions in modern physics Description |

## Chemistry

Unit | Content |
---|---|

Unit 1 | Chemical fundamentals: structure, properties and reactions Description |

Unit 2 | Molecular interactions and reactions Description |

Unit 3 | Equilibrium, acids and redox reactions Description |

Unit 4 | Structure, synthesis and design Description |

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