Year 9 students will continue to be provided with the opportunity to work in the Science laboratories and become familiar with the skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to the study of Science. The students will work collaboratively in a practical environment to solve problems and make discoveries.

Students this year will be streamed into either Course 1 (extension), Course 2 (mainstream) or Science Focus (Course 3) based on their science results from Year 8 science and other aspects of their learning.

The course content follows closely the guidelines as laid out in the Australian Curriculum document, which we are implementing in our courses.  In this Curriculum, Science has three interrelated strands: Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills which are integrated into all sections of our course.

Also in Term 3 is our annual Project night where students will display their individual projects to both parents and students.

Students will then proceed to study all sub-stands of the Science Understanding Strand. These are Biological, Chemical, Physical and Earth and Space sciences at the Year 9 Level. The course follows closely the content of the student Text and E-learning resources which is based on the Australian Curriculum.

There is an emphasis on the use of information technology as students will use various Applets on their iPads and will need to go on-line to complete homework, assignment tasks, making presentations, setting up folders to organise their notes and files and using forums to discuss what they have learnt. 

Semester One

  • LIFE AND LIVING – The Human Body and Ecological Systems – includes Field studies at Lake Joondalup in Term 1
  • ENERGY AND CHANGE – Energy transformations – includes Energy Conservation, Light, Sound and Electricity

Semester Two

  • NATURAL AND PROCESS MATERIALS – Chemistry – continues from the Year 8 course.
  • EARTH AND BEYOND – The Earth, Space and Water Conservation 


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