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Science is mandatory for all students from Year 7 to Year 10.

Science 7-10 provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real-world problems. Science emphasises the skills for working scientifically, as well as critical and creative thinking to address scientific issues.

In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from different science disciplines, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics.

In Year 12, students who are studying at least one other science subject may also choose to study Science Extension.

Science is fascinating and functional and through exploration, discovery, experimentation and research, students are challenged to seek explanation for what happens in the world around us.

At Doonside Technology High School the Science faculty aims to equip students with the necessary tools and knowledge, and encourage appropriate values and attitudes, to allow students to engage at many levels with the world of Science.

We achieve this by:

  • ¬†Encouraging the exploration of their existing knowledge and views of the world around them
  • Developing skills in practical investigations, research, formulating questions, teamwork, and scientific communication
  • Teaching the broad principles underpinning scientific understanding through specific examples
  • Exploring how we can use our scientific understanding to contribute positively to our school, community and world
  • Exposing students to a variety of experiences including experimental work, field studies, discussions, evaluation of mass media, on-line activities, excursions and individual projects.

Science is a mandatory subject for years 7-10. Students entering a HSC pattern of study from year 11 may choose Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Studies, Physics or Senior Science. Each senior course is a 2 unit Board Developed Course.