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:
- Earth and Environmental Science
- Investigating Science
Science is mandatory for years 7 – 10, however there are a range of extension options on offer to students. In Years 9 and 10, students can choose electives in Science, iSTEM (Invigorating Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics), Agriculture Technology, and Marine and Aquaculture Technology.
Science aims to develop scientifically literate, 21st Century learners. Our goal is to provide students with the tools required to make sense of the world around them and to evaluate competing ideas in a modern society. We endeavour to prepare Queanbeyan High School's students for university, technical coursework, career as well as a life-long interest and curiosity for the Sciences.
Science is a field of human endeavour that seeks truth about how the natural world functions. At QHS we aim to clarify the importance of Science in everyday lives while highlighting its relevance to future careers aspirations. We plan learning experiences around practical investigations across the main areas of Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Chemistry and Physics. Our focus is providing students with opportunities to engage with relevant material, allowing students to develop their analytical and problem solving skills as they enhance their scientific communication skills.
Science is mandatory for Years 7 to 10, however there are a range of extension options on offer to students. In Years 9 and 10, students can choose electives in Science, iSTEM, Agriculture Technology, and Marine and Aquaculture Technology. Opportunities exist for students to challenge themselves in a range of extracurricular Science competitions such as the Engineering Challenge, ICAS Science Competition, the Big Science Competition amongst others. Student progress is assessed and compared to the rest of NSW through annual VALID assessment in Years 8 and 10.
HSC course offered are Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics, Primary Industries (VET), Senior Science, Science Investigations, Extension Science.
Mr Andrew Goeldner (Head Teacher)
Mr Mitchell Andrew
Mr Mark Harris
Ms Lauren Stevens
Mr Douglas Powter