Subject information

Students design and conduct geological investigations and gather evidence from fieldwork, experiments, and research. They have the opportunity to engage with the work of practising geologists and join and/or initiate debates about how geology impacts on our own lives, society, and the environment.

Students acquire knowledge of geological principals and concepts, and use that knowledge to identify questions, issues, opportunities, and challenges.


Stage 2 subject code: 2GOY20

Credits: 20

Stage 2 Subject Outline 2017 [DOC 168KB]

Subject change in 2018

2017 is the last year of teaching the current Stage 2 Geology. From 2018, the study of Geology is incorporated in Earth and Environmental Science.

Changes to moderation sample selection

From 2017, the SACE Board will no longer select Stage 2 moderation samples for school assessed materials. Teachers will select the moderation sample.

Read more about moderation sample selection, including FAQs and an instructional video.

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Robyn Pillans
SACE Officer – Curriculum and Assessment
Phone: +61 8 8372 7480