The Secondary Science course develops students’ understanding of the earth, its environment and issues affecting humans, and an awareness of interactions between science, technology and society.  Students learn skills of interpretation, experimentation, problem solving and critical thinking. 


The aim of the course is to produce thoughtful, questioning individuals who can make informed choices and responsible decisions about the environment, the natural and the technological world, and can communicate their understanding and viewpoints. Practical experiences which emphasise hands-on activities will occupy a substantial amount of course time. 


Stage 4

Stage 5

Topics include:

  • Working as a Scientist
  • Body Systems
  • Classification
  • Solids, Liquids and Gases
  • Separating Mixtures
  • The Earth and our Solar System
  • Forces
  • Microscopes
  • Eye and Ear
  • Individual Research Project

Topics include:

  • The Periodic Table
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Origin of the Universe
  • Light
  • The Fragile Crust
  • Reproduction
  • Sense and Control
  • Simple Machines


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