Science


What is Science?

At the heart of the study of Science is the asking of questions, suggestion of answers and then collection, analysis and interpretation of evidence to test these answers. Science requires you to be creative and innovative as you will be designing and carrying out practical investigations to answer your questions. You will use current scientific theories to predict outcomes and solve problems. You will explore the role of Science in society, particularly how scientific ideas are communicated and the positive and negative impact of Science on our daily lives. Collaborative learning will be encouraged as scientists usually work with others, often across the globe.
Your work will be assessed by internal and external standards. This means that you will be assessed through project work and investigations carried out in class as well as in examinations at the end of the year.
 
Where will Science take you?
Science allows us to make sense of the world around us. The knowledge, skills and attitudes gained in Science will enable you to make informed decisions about your future, for example about health issues, the natural environment, and technology. Science usually splits into specialist areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Years 12 and 13 and can be studied at tertiary level.
 
The door is then opened to careers as an: architect, health practitioner (doctor, nurse, medical technician, pharmacist, dentist, radiographer, midwife, physiotherapist), engineer (chemical, civil, electronics, mechanical, nuclear, environmental), information systems analyst, laboratory technician, sports scientist, teacher, surveyor, veterinarian, food technician, forensic scientist, aviation consultant, geologist.