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A study of Science is mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 10. In Science, students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.

Science 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. The inquiry and skill-based nature of Science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.

In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from different Science disciplines, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics

The most popular courses taught at Strathfield Girls High School are Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

In 2018, the new NESA syllabus was introduced for all senior Science courses. In 2019, this new syllabus was examined across NSW, with all students completing their NESA HSC Examinations.

Students considering Science courses as part of their HSC pattern of study should be aware that the content of the new syllabus courses is much more rigorous. Many concepts that were usually introduced in university level courses are now taught as part of the new senior syllabi. Additionally, the Chemistry and Physics courses, in particular, have a substantial mathematical component, which requires students to have already mastered some fundamental skills in Mathematics during Stages 4 & 5 (Years 7-10).

Information about senior Science courses is provided below:

The NESA website provides additional information about these courses: