Year 10 – Cutting Edge Science

Length: Single Semester (Semester 1 or Semester 2)
Contact: Science Leader

Recommended Background

B grade or higher in Year 9 Science and an interest in studying Science/STEM.

Course Description

The course is designed for students who have a passion for Science and have the ability to investigate and problem solve complex problems. Students who study either the Semester 1 or Semester 2 course will focus on a mixture of the following:

• Cutting edge technologies in fields such as Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, and Rocketry
• Project / problem-based learning enabling students to develop valuable skills such as project management, working as a member of a team and decision making.


Assessment types include practical skills and reports, investigations, projects, oral presentations. Assessment modes will include team challenges, in which students will use specified criteria developed by industry to complete STEM challenges.

Leads To

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