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Killara High School

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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.

At Killara, students develop their skills and understanding in explaining and making sense of the biological, physical and technological world. Through applying scientific processes, students grow to understand the importance of scientific evidence, enabling them to act as independent thinkers and make informed decisions about the influence of science and technology in their lives.

Students engage individually and collaboratively in scientific inquiry. They learn to communicate and apply their understanding of scientific concepts to plan and conduct investigations by identifying questions, making predictions and analysing data to form evidence-based conclusions.

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.