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Peakhurst Campus

Georges River College

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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 faculty

Our everyday lives are full of science. Our Science programs aim to create enthusiastic, scientifically literate students. To facilitate this, we provide a broad range of experiences including practical and computer activities to maximise student engagement and learning.


The science Years 7 – 10 syllabus outlines that students will develop knowledge and understanding of:

  • the history of science
  • the nature and practice of science
  • applications and uses of science
  • implications of science for society and the environment
  • current issues, research and development
  • models, theories and laws, and structures and systems related to the physical world, matter, the living world and Earth and space
  • interactions within the physical world, matter, the living world and Earth and space.

Students will develop skills in working scientifically through:

  • planning investigations
  • conducting investigations
  • communicating information and understanding
  • developing scientific thinking and problem-solving techniques
  • working individually and in teams.

Our programs address these issues and provide students with a broad variety of learning experiences. Activities include hands-on practical work, independent work, group work, use of computer technology, learning centres, communication skills, literacy skills and numeracy skills.