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Science is mandatory for all students from Year 7 to Year 10.

Science develops students' knowledge, understanding and skills in making sense of and explaining the biological, physical and technological world, enabling them to make informed choices and responsible decisions as individuals and as part of the community.

Practical experiences which emphasise hands-on activities will occupy a substantial amount of course time. All students will be required to undertake at least one research project during each of Stage 4 and Stage 5. At least one project will involve ‘hands-on' practical investigation. At least one Stage 5 project will be an individual task.

Science is a mandatory course that to be studied substantially in each of Years 7–10 with at least 400 hours to be completed by the end of Year 10.

Unit Outline:

Year 7

  •  Introduction to Science
  •  Water
  • Let's get things sorted
  •  Full of Enegry

Year 8

  •  Cells
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Earth and Space
  •  This rocks

Year 9

  •  Atoms Almighty
  • Its all under control
  •  The Environment, energy and electricity
  •  Monitoring natural disasters

Year 10

  •  Chemical reactions and materials
  •  Evolution and genetics
  • Motion
  • Waves and Space

In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from different science disciplines, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics.

In Year 12, students who are studying at least one other science subject may also choose to study Science Extension.