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

  • Investigating
  • Cells - the building blocks of life
  • Health science
  • States of matter
  • Earth's precious resources
  • Separating mixtures
  • The solar system
  • Forces in Action
  • Ecology

Year 8 Topics

  • Student research project
  • Properties of matter
  • Classification
  • Chemical changes
  • Energy
  • Body systems
  • The Changing Earth
  • Growing and multiplying

Year 9 Topics

  • Chemistry - the inside story
  • All under control
  • Invisible waves
  • The Dynamic Earth
  • Ecology
  • Radioactivity - a two edged sword
  • Medical Science
  • Electricity at work

Year 10 Topics

  • Genetics
  • Chemical reactions
  • On the move
  • Studen research project
  • Life goes on
  • The mysterious universe
  • Global systems
  • Forensics

 

Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Investigating 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.