SCIENCE

The Science curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important scientific concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge

Science is compulsory from years 7 to 9 and offered as an elective at year 10. We cover a range of different fields so students are well informed when they come to choose their VCE subjects.

Practical work and assignments are part of all science courses. Visits to KIOSC, Swinburne University, Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) and other destinations are also made to enhance student learning.

Science is compulsory from years 7 to 9 and offered as an elective at year 10. We cover a range of different fields so students are well informed when they come to choose their VCE subjects.

Practical work and assignments are part of all science courses. Visits to KIOSC, Swinburne University, Gene Technology Access Centre (GTAC) and other destinations are also made to enhance student learning.

Topics covered at the different levels are as follows:

Year 7

Being a scientist, states of matter and mixtures, Earth and space, sustainability and ecology, classification and forces.

Year 8

Cells, elements, compounds and mixtures, sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, body systems chemical reactions and energy.

Year 9

Forensics, chemical reactions, dynamic earth, electric cars, regulation and control and ecosystems.

Year 10

Students are able to choose from the science electives:

  • General science
  • Biology/psychology
  • Physics/chemistry

VCE

Students are able to Choose from the VCE Subjects

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology

About Us

Fairhills High School is an inclusive and welcoming community where our students feel inspired to achieve their very best. The school offers a coeducational diverse learning experience for students from Year 7 through to Year 12. Our students are supported by talented and dedicated  staff who love what they do and know how to bring out the best in each individual. Learn what makes Fairhills High School unique by exploring our website or contacting us.

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