Girraween High School

Aspire - Respect - Unite

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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.

Competitions you can participate in

Careers in science

At Girraween the Staff make every effort to ensure that students are aware of the employment opportunities that follow from a thorough Science education. We work closely with the careers office to co-ordinate activities that encompass the 5 universities in the Sydney region, including excursions where a whole year group (e.g. Year 10) are involved in travelling to a campus and participating in seminars and workshops, as well as meeting and talking to professional scientists.

Science incursions and excursions

  • Year 7 - Sydney aquarium and Imax
  • Year 8 - Reptiles (incursion)
  • Year 9 - Science in the city (various venues)
  • Year 10 - Careers in science exhibition at Sydney university