The Faculty of Science is concerned with providing the very best education for all students of science at all levels. A highly trained, motivated and dedicated staff uses the very latest in technology, interfacing and science equipment to ensure that students are motivated to learn, and that they are instructed using the very latest in educational strategy, equipment and learning theory. Science is taught to make it relevant and exciting so that it stimulates natural curiosity, problem solving and learning.
In Years 8 to 10 a variety of units and classes are taught which allow students to study at a level appropriate to their individual capabilities and needs as prescribed by the Australian Curriculum. Units include a balance from the Biological and Physical Sciences and there is a focus on practical and theoretical investigation as well as the teaching of key scientific concepts. The emphasis is to make science exciting, interesting and fun in order to stimulate students to learn and to encourage a career path in science. It is also on teaching and learning the key scientific principles required to successfully go on and study science at a higher level.
High achievers are strongly encouraged to become involved in our various enrichment programs and science competitions in order to further extend, motivate and challenge them. Extra science classes, held both after school and at lunchtime, are available to help those students who need further tuition. A comprehensive range of school excursions are organised at all year levels to help relate science learning to the real world and to further motivate students in their studies.
In upper school, a full range of WACE subjects is offered including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science and Physics. Students receive instruction from highly experienced teachers in small classes. Many of the teachers have recent experience as WACE markers and can provide relevant and valuable examination feedback to students. Examination techniques are emphasised in all subjects with detailed feedback and solutions provided to assist students and to help prepare them for their WACE.