When students commence at Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) they will study Pre-International Baccalaureate (IB) Science as their group 4 subject.
This science course is designed to enable all students to acquire prerequisite skills, methodologies and understandings for any of the IB Diploma Sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS).
This course adopts an enquiry based approach to learning utilising innate student curiosity. The nature of science, international mindedness and theory of knowledge, as they apply to the IB Diploma courses, are also integrated into this science course. Key ideas of science from the Australian Curriculum are also incorporated.
Once students have completed the Pre-IB science course, a selection is made to study and Standard Level (SL) or Higher Level (HL) Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Environment Systems and Societies (ESS).