Year 10 – Science

Length: Full Year
Contact: Science Leader

Recommend Background

Satisfactory completion of Year 9 Science.

Course Description

Year 10 Science will be delivered using the Australian Curriculum. Students continue to explore systems at different scales and connect microscopic and macroscopic properties to explain phenomena. They also develop their science inquiry skills and the notion of science as a human endeavour. Students explore DNA and genes and investigate the theory of evolution by natural selection. They explore the Big Bang theory and Global systems, including the carbon cycle. Students will investigate energy conservation in terms of energy transfers and transformations and that the motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics. Students investigate the atomic structure and properties of elements and how chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products.


Year 10 Students are assessed according to the Science Achievement Standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum, with A-E Grades used for reporting.

Assessment types include tests, practicals and reports, assignments, projects and oral presentations. Assessment modes will include both individual and collaborative approaches.

Leads To

Stage 1 Biology
Stage 1 Physics
Stage 1 Chemistry
Stage 1 Psychology