Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science's contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to participate, if they so wish, in science-related careers.
Students are organised into levels according to their ability to understand and apply concepts and ideas:
- ACE – Level 1 with a range of assessed extracurricular activities
- Level 1 – proven high level of understanding and application
- Level 2 – developing understanding and application of concepts and ideas
- Level 3 – main focus is on the practical application of concepts and ideas
Assessment for all students is based on the achievement standards in the Australian Curriculum. Classes with similar student ability will have similar assessment criteria.