19 November, 2021
Students work to help future generations
ASPIRING Mareeba doctor Angelo Musso has had one of his chemistry assignments chosen as an exemplar and learning tool for both students and teachers across Queensland.
The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) recognised the St Stephens Catholic College (SSCC) senior’s work and has decided to use it as a teaching tool for others.
Now his assignment will be used in future subject reports and as a professional leaning product for teachers.
Angelo’s chemistry assignment was a research investigation into how plastics are bad for the environment, a topic he chose from a selection of others.
“We had certain claims we could pick from so I chose the plastic one,” he said.
“I researched how PVC is bad in landfill.
“I really enjoy science and I plan on doing medicine next year.”
Angelo was pleased to hear his assignment would become a learning tool as he learned much from using previous assignments as learning tools.
SSCC principal Kerry Manders said the achievement was an impressive accolade for the science faculty at SSCC, Angelo and his teacher Norm Fenner.
“Angelo produced the perfect response to the assessment task that showed the breadth, depth and range of his chemistry capabilities,” she said.
“Not only was Angelo able to get exemplary results, demonstrating each criteria at the highest standard, he left a legacy that will make a difference for others.
“We are very proud of Angelo, his
work ethic and his achievements. I am
sure that he will continue to go from
strength to strength in his future endeavours.”