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Year 7
In Year 7, students investigate:
·       the diversity of life on Earth and the role of classification in ordering and organising living things.
·       the flow of energy and matter through ecosystems and the impact of changing components within these systems.
·       the interaction between multiple forces when explaining changes in an object’s motion.
·       relationships in the Earth-Sun-Moon system.  
 
Year 8
Students are introduced to:
·       Living cells as microscopic structures that explain macroscopic properties of living systems.
·       Explore changes in matter and distinguish between chemical and physical change.
·       The dynamic nature of the rock cycle, the interrelationships between rock types.
·       Classification of different forms of energy, and the role of energy in causing change.
·       Making predictions and proposing explanations, by using evidence to support their views.
 
Year 9
Students explore:
·       The human body and biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems.
·       Atomic structure matter and chemical change and their role in many systems.
·       The concept of the conservation of matter and energy transfer.
·       Energy and the forces that drive global systems such as continental movement.
 
 

Year 10
Students explore:
·       The importance of DNA and genes in controlling characteristics of organisms.
·       Different theories, such as natural selection and the Big Bang and the periodicity of elements.
·       How motion and forces are related by applying physical laws to road safety.
·       Aspects of the living, physical and chemical world on a local and global scale to predict how changes will affect the equilibrium within these systems.
 
Vocational Education
Certificate II Sampling and Measurement provides students with opportunities to:
·       changes will affect the equilibrium within these systems.
·       complete a nationally recognized foundation qualification that will provide you with the skills necessary for an entry role in laboratory operations or further study.
·       learn how to perform sampling and /or testing duties in construction, manufacturing, resource development and environmental contexts.
·       gain an understanding of both field and laboratory equipment and how to use them in simple tests.
 
Senior Science
The study of a senior science will add and refine the development of students’ scientific literacy and help them foresee the consequences of their own and society’s activities. This will enable them to participate as informed and responsible citizens in decision-making processes, the outcomes of which will affect the world now and in the future.
 
The study of Chemistry provides students with a means of:
·       enhancing their understanding of the world of matter around them;
·       enacting scientific inquiries, investigations and experiments as “hands on” participants.
 
The study of Physics teaches about:
·       the universe and how it works;
·       real world physical applications that continue to produce benefits to our society.
 
The study of senior Biology provides students with opportunities to:
·       gain insight into the scientific manner of investigating problems pertaining to the living world;
·       develop a deeper understanding and aesthetic appreciation of the living world.