Science provides an empirical way of answering interesting and important questions about the biological, physical and technological world. The knowledge it produces has proved to be a reliable basis for action in our personal, social and economic lives.
Year 7 - 10
- Mixtures and Solutions
- Laboratory Skills
- Food Chains and Webs
- The Unique Earth
- Atoms, Reactions and The Scientific Method
- Animals and Plants
- Energy Sources
- Rocks and Minerals
- Body Systems
- The Changing Earth
- Waves and Electricity
- Patterns of Chemistry
In Year 10 students are required to choose one of the following Science subjects:
- General Science
- Applied Science
Year 11 - 12
Biology provides opportunities for students to engage with living systems. Students develop their understanding of cells and multicellular organisms. They engage with the concept of maintaining the internal environment. They study biodiversity and the interconnectedness of life. This knowledge is linked with the concepts of heredity and the continuity of life.
Chemistry is the study of materials and their properties and structure. Students study atomic theory, chemical bonding, and the structure and properties of elements and compounds. They explore intermolecular forces, gases, aqueous solutions, acidity and rates of reaction. They study equilibrium processes and redox reactions. They explore organic chemistry, synthesis and design to examine the characteristic chemical properties and chemical reactions displayed by different classes of organic compounds.
Food & Nutrition is the study of food in the context of food science, nutrition and food technologies, considering overarching concepts of waste management, sustainability and food protection.
Physics provides opportunities for students to engage with classical and modern understandings of the universe. Students learn about the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics, electricity and nuclear processes; and about the concepts and theories that predict and describe the linear motion of objects.
The subject Aquatic Practices investigates how Australians interact with their coastal waters, freshwater rivers, lakes and wetlands. Australia’s seas and inland waterways have always played a critical role in supporting human habitation and culture, from pre-colonisation to the present day.
Science is a dynamic, collaborative and future-focused field of human endeavour that has emerged from a need to understand natural phenomena. Studying science contributes to the development of a sense of wonder and engagement with the natural world. To have an informed voice in charting the future of society and to effectively participate in society and everyday life, where science and technology play significant and increasing roles, students need to be scientifically literate.