Curricular - Science

Science is mandatory at Stage 4 (Years 7 and 8) and Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10).

Our modern Science laboratories enable a variety of practical lessons which give students a taste of the diverse and exciting areas that Science explores.

Year 7 Topics

  • Working scientifically
  • It’s a matter of science
  • The building blocks of life
  • Toy story
  • Separating mixtures
  • Where do I fit in?
  • Geology rocks
  • Water, water everywhere and only a drop to drink

Year 8 Topics

  • The College Science fair
  • Forces Of Attraction
  • A Delicate Balance
  • The Future Is In Your Hands
  • Elemental Behaviour
  • The Human Machine
  • Life Bubble On Another Planet
  • Short Circuit

Year 9 Topics

  • Materials
  • Reaction Types
  • Heat, light and sound
  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Electrical Energy
  • Body co-ordination
  • Disease
  • Ecosystems
  • Plate Tectonics

Year 10

  • Topics DNA and Genetics
  • Geological time
  • Natural selection and evolution
  • The Periodic Table

Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Senior Science are offered for Year 11 and 12 students.

The Syllabus for these subjects are located on the BOSTES website.

Students have the opportunity at various year levels to nominate for activities such as the National Youth Science Forum, HESS Engineering School, Compact’s “Build a Bridge” and Women in Engineering.

We have over the years been able to offer extra activities such as Science in the Bush, “Off the Planet” CSIRO workshops and Questacon innovations. Entry to the NSW University Competition in Science is available to all students in the junior Years.