Science at Grant High School
The Science faculty provides teaching programs that enable students to study general courses, and a range of specialist courses which will equip them for academic study at university, TAFE and other tertiary institutions.
We prepare students for senior study in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Psychology and have a full program of study in Agriculture and Agricultural Science from years 9 to 12.
Our teaching at Grant High School emphasises practical, hands-on Science and the use of the Scientific Method as a problem-solving tool. Students are encouraged to propose problems, ideas and areas of interest, to design experiments, gather data, record, analyse and draw conclusions.
We emphasise and train in the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy of thinking. This encourages students to apply and improve what they learn and use knowledge to be creative and to contribute scientifically to the local and global community.
Junior School courses
The junior curriculum is based on the outcomes of the SACSA Framework and each term, a strand forms the focus of study.
|Year 8||Year 9||Year 10|
| Life Systems Cells and reproduction
Food for Life
Life in the Past
Sustainable resources Renewable resources
Problem solving with Lego Technics
|Our Energy future
Global Climate change
Green house effect
The fossil fuel
Mixing and Separating
Investigating Chemical Reactions
Living with Acids and Bases
|Elements and Compounds
Chemicals in the Environment
|The Earth and SpaceThe Geology of the South EastThe Earth and Beyond||Our Dynamic Earth
Life and Where it Lives
|How Planet Earth Works
Travelling the Universe
Year 10 Advanced Science
In year 10 students with specific interest or ability in Science are offered the following enriched programs based on their performance in Junior School.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|10 Advanced ScienceAn enriched program based on the Life Systems and Energy Systems strands||10 Studies of Physics and Chemistry.A program specifically designed to prepare students for academic study of these subjects in years 11 and 12.|
Senior School courses
In the Senior School the following subjects are offered.
|Year 11||Year 12|
Grant High School has a fine tradition of success in Science and a high regard for excellence in teaching and learning.
- The Seimens Science Experience
- The National Science Youth Forum
- The West Pac Australian Science Competition
- The Investigator Science Challenge