Science

Students are provided with grounding in current scientific processes, knowledge, values and skills to enable them to function in our complex, changing society.

Science provides students with the opportunity to gain a level of understanding sufficient to pursue tertiary studies in any major scientific discipline.

Students in Years 8 and 9 are placed in non-streamed classes where they are offered a generalised course designed to provide an overview of the major scientific disciplines and a solid foundation in scientific problem solving methods and scientific communication.

Year 10 students are streamed into pathways leading to particular combinations of upper school subjects. Year 12 WACE subjects include Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Human Biology.

All courses are designed to match closely with the Curriculum Council guidelines on assessment and content.