The study of Science aims to develop an understanding of the role of science in society and with this the capacity to apply technology and operate equipment with an understanding of the scientific principles involved.
The development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) dispositions to analyse a problem and apply problem solving strategies, especially in situations where critical thinking and a creative approach is required; an understanding of and concern for balanced development of the global environment.
Outcomes for students
Through an exposure to many scientific areas, including STEM, a knowledge of the key ideas of science and the ability to recognise the coherence of science.
Knowledge of the interactions between science, STEM and the environment and an awareness of and interest in the interaction between people and their environment.
Development of the ability to solve problems and, particularly, the use of STEM dispositions to solve problems in their local and national environments.
Development of scientific literacy (i.e. the ability to read and understand the material of a scientific nature).
Vocationally useful knowledge and skills which can be used to develop a basis for further study.
Development as individuals, with the capacity to interact effectively with other people and become global citizens.
All students are encouraged to extend themselves in competitions such as ICAS (UniNSW) and the Online Big Science Competition held Australia-wide.
Other extension activities available to students include Year 11 Biology in Year 10 on Middle Campus, the Science and Engineering Challenge and the National Youth Science Forum for outstanding Maths and Science students.