Science

Years Seven and Eight Science course

The Years Seven and Eight Science course is designed with two objectives in mind: it aims to furnish students with a broad base of scientific knowledge and concepts and, secondly, it aims to introduce and develop scientific thinking processes and skills.

Year Seven and Eight Science introduces the four main disciplines of Science: Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Earth Science. For each of these it lays a foundation of fundamental concepts which are necessary for further study in Science.

In these two years of Science, the goal is also to foster in students the ability to think scientifically. This is particularly important for those students who may have passed through Primary Schooling with little exposure to scientific experimentation. Included is an emphasis on team work, scientific questioning and hypothesising, and making and recording observations. Students are also exposed to a range of laboratory equipment and techniques and are instructed in safe laboratory practice.

The Years Seven and Eight Science course provides the opportunity for students to foster a wonder and awe at the amazing order that God has created in the world around us.

Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important Science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, Science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives.

 

Years Nine and Ten Science course

The Years Nine and Ten Science course also provides the opportunity for students to foster a wonder and awe at the amazing order that God has created in the world around us.

Students will build their knowledge in the four Science sub-strands of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics. The development of practical laboratory skills as well as the fostering of scientific processes such as hypothesising, researching and testing are key aims of this course.

Science Extension is offered in addition to Science to students in Year Ten only. Year Ten Science Extension is designed for students who have demonstrated either an above-average Science ability in Year Nine or who have a keen interest in the subject. It is recommended that students who would like to study one or more Science electives in Years Eleven and Twelve (particularly Chemistry and/or Physics) study Science Extension in Year Ten. It is recommended that students considering studying Science Extension achieve at minimum grade of a B in Year Nine Science.

Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important Science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, Science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives.

The Years Nine and Ten Science course also provides the opportunity for students to foster a wonder and awe at the amazing order that God has created in the world around us.

Students will build their knowledge in the four Science sub-strands of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics. The development of practical laboratory skills as well as the fostering of scientific processes such as hypothesising, researching and testing are key aims of this course.

Science Extension

Science Extension is offered in addition to Science to students in Year Ten only. Year Ten Science Extension is designed for students who have demonstrated either an above-average Science ability in Year Nine or who have a keen interest in the subject. It is recommended that students who would like to study one or more Science electives in Years Eleven and Twelve (particularly Chemistry and/or Physics) study Science Extension in Year Ten. It is recommended that students considering studying Science Extension achieve at minimum grade of a B in Year Nine Science.