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Science

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Science is part of the human quest for understanding and wisdom. It reflects human wonder about the world and through a systematic separation of what is 'known' from what is 'unknown,' Science has made advances in technology that impact every aspect of human society today. Students of Science must acquire both scientific knowledge and scientific processes in order to reach deeper understandings of the world.

Students of today are a part of an ever changing world, where scientific knowledge is expanding at a huge rate, and where the applications of this scientific knowledge leads us into a new and better future. Our students of today become the scientists and engineers who solve the problems of tomorrow.

Science offers a variety of learning opportunities through direct teaching, digital formats, and inquiry and discovery-based approaches. Subjects offer weekly experimental based lessons as well as exposure to science through models, displays and other specimens. Group and individual investigation tasks though challenging and extension activities promote the process of high-order thinking.

Science is a core subject for Years 7 to 10 with electives in Years 9 through to 12.

Tutorials

Years 7 through to 12 tutorials are available from 8:00–8:45am in SCL4 commencing Week 2 of each term.

Subject and teacher specific tutorials are also available by arrangement.

Subjects offered

The Senior Subject Book (PDF, 4.1MB) provides information on subjects offered in Year 11 and 12 for 2019, and describes the required prerequisites.

The Year 10 Subject Book (PDF, 3.5MB) provides information on subjects offered in Year 10 during the transition year (2019) to the new Queensland syllabus.

The Junior Subject Book (PDF, 3.4MB) provides information on subjects offered in Year 9 during the transition year (2019) to the new Queensland syllabus.

Year levelSubjects offered
Years 7 and 8
  • Science
Years 9 and 10
  • Science
  • Science Research and Technology – STEM Extension
Years 11 and 12

General subjects

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Marine Science
  • Physics

Applied subjects

  • Science in practice

Vocational education subjects

  • Aquaculture – Certificate II & Sampling and Measurement – Certificate II (dual certificate)

Activities and competitions

Competitions:

  • ICAS science
  • QBI Brain Bee

Supported award applications

  • Peter Doherty STEM
  • National Youth Science Forum
  • CSIRO Bronze & Silver

Reading lists and further information

The Science Department uses Oxford Bid Ideas Science for Years 7 to 10 and also for senior Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Contact details

Contact details for the Heads of Departments are listed under the contact us page.

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Last reviewed 21 December 2018
Last updated 21 December 2018