Science

Science is a multidisciplinary subject, which helps students to become critical thinkers. We encourage our students to use evidence to evaluate the use of science by society with a focus on the application of science in daily life. Furthermore, learners are exposed to a vast array of systematic and carefully controlled experiments that are linked to the theoretical understanding of a specific topic. 

Science is divided into two main areas, namely lower school and upper school:

Lower School Science (Year 7-10) includes the following disciplines: 

•    Earth and Space Science
•    Physical Science
•    Chemical Science 
•    Biological Science

Senior School Science (Year 11-12) includes the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Integrated Science
  • Human Biology (Including General Human Biology)
  • Physics

The subject areas are catered for each student’s future career pathway such as University, TAFE, VET, etc. This is taught under the three strands of Science below:

  1. Science Understanding (SU): Which focuses on concepts and terminologies associated with a particular topic.
  2. Science Inquiry Skills (SIS): Which emphasises on skills essential for working in a scientific laboratory.
  3. Science as a Human Endeavour (SHE): Which encompasses the use of Science in the application of technology and innovation. 

For more information visit the Australian Curriculum website

For further information contact Hayder Atti, Head of Learning Area: hayder.atti@education.wa.edu.au