Year 9 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. O'Loughlin.

Science is a way of investigating, understanding, and explaining our natural, physical world and the wider universe. It involves generating and testing ideas, gathering evidence, and communicating ideas in order to develop scientific knowledge, understanding and explanations.

Science is able to inform problem solving and decision making in many areas of life. Many of the major challenges and opportunities that confront our world need to be approached from a scientific perspective. These outcomes are pursued through the following major contexts: Living world, Material world, Physical world and Planet earth and beyond. 

The course involves a significant amount of practical work so students learn content through investigations and experiencing science first hand. There are individual components to the course but also project based work to explore the Nature of Science: how scientists work, what science is and how investigations are carried out to gain valid, reliable results.

The Year 9 Science programme gives students the necessary skills for continuing on in the Science Faculty. This is a compulsory course in Year 9.