Science is a mandatory course to be studied in each of Years 7-10 with at least 400 hours to be completed by the end of Year 10. Syllabus documentation is available here: https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/k-10/learning-areas/science/science-7-10-2018
Year 11 and Year 12 Courses
In Year 11 students may study up to 6 units of Science and in Year 12 students may select up to 7 units of Science to study for the HSC.
The following Science subjects are offered in Year 11:
The following Science subjects are offered in Year 12:
Year 11 and 12 Science syllabus details can be found at: https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/Understanding-the-curriculum/syllabuses-a-z
Validation of Assessment for Learning and Individual Development (VALID)
The VALID Science 8 program provides online end-of-stage assessments for the science key learning area. The assessments assist schools to monitor student achievement and inform planning, programming and assessment practice. VALID replaces the Essential Secondary Science Assessment (ESSA).
For more information about VALID go to: https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/student-assessment/assessment-and-reporting/about-valid