10 Science

Year 10: 2 Semesters / Advanced Technologies

Australian Curriculum Website:  https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/mathematics/

Pre-Requisite:  Nil


The Year 10 Science course has been designed to enhance student’s practical skills, scientific knowledge and understanding, in the disciplines of chemistry and physics. Embedded within each area of study is a focus on future pathways, which enables students to make informed decisions in preparation for SACE Stage 1 course selection.

Throughout this course, students will be involved in collaborative and individual investigations.

Topics may include

Students engage in a series of practical and theoretical investigations with a focus on the areas of chemistry and physics.
The history, development, use and nature of science in the following topics:

  • the universe
  • global systems
  • motion
  • chemical reactions

with specific research & inquiry skill development in each area.

Future pathways

  • an achievement of "c" or better is highly recommended for entry into stage 1 physics and/or chemistry
  • completion of this course will also allow entry into stage 1 biology and psychology


A variety of tasks allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through

  • teamwork and collaboration
  • innovation and creativity
  • critical thinking and problem solving
  • effective oral and written communication
  • knowledge and understanding

Additional Information

A scientific calculator is essential