Science is mandatory for all students from Year 7 to Year 10.
Science 7-10 provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real-world problems. Science emphasises the skills for working scientifically, as well as critical and creative thinking to address scientific issues.
Please see the below documents for information on topics and assessment schedules for 2020:
In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from different science disciplines, including:
Earth and Environmental Science
In Year 12, students who are studying at least one other science subject may also choose to study Science Extension.
There are seven science teachers. This includes the Head Teacher Science and the Agriculture teacher. There is also a science laboratory assistant and and an agriculture assistant. Together, the science staff work effectively as a team to deliver the highest quality learning experiences available to the students. The science teachers have a wealth of teaching experience and are ably supported by their assistants.
The school has four well-equipped, modern science laboratories. With the purchase of three data loggers, the science staff ensure senior students are offered learning experiences which are essential to the completion of their courses. There is also a science room which is set up with computers with internet access. The school has an outstanding agriculture plot which is surrounded by the picturesque Bellinger Valley.
We base our science courses on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NSEA), for the syllabus details and information visit the NESA website for: