Learning Science is fundamental to understanding the world around us. Science is a major influence on many aspects of our daily lives. The Science curriculum is designed to encourage students to continue their participation in Science beyond the school years. This can include further tertiary study in the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. New areas of study that open up at University level include Geology, Engineering, Medicine, Psychology and Environmental Studies. Job opportunities arise appropriate to each field of study.
Biology is the scientific study of living things. It develops an understand the natural world and its inhabitants.
Life Science provides students with a foundational understanding of biological sciences within the context of humans and animals. This may assist students in pursuing career pathways such as nursing, physiotherapy, sports sciences, midwifery and other social and community services.
Chemistry is the study of the composition and properties of matter and the changes it undergoes. Chemistry applies to both living and non-living systems. Chemistry is fundamental in areas such as medicine, agriculture etc.
Physics is the branch of Science in which people explore the physical world around them and seek to understand and describe the phenomena they encounter.
Courses in this Learning Area
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