NBSC Cromer Campus

The co-educational comprehensive campus of the Northern Beaches Secondary College

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Science is mandatory for all students from Year 7 to Year 10.

Science 7-10 provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real-world problems. Science emphasises the skills for working scientifically, as well as critical and creative thinking to address scientific issues.

In Years 11 and 12, students can choose from different science disciplines, including:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics.

In Year 12, students who are studying at least one other science subject may also choose to study Science Extension.

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Science at Cromer Campus

Science at Cromer aims to foster an inquiring mind in all of our students and help make them scientifically literate citizens of society.

All students in Years 7 through 10 study Science. In these years, the Science course consists of units of work covering all of the major branches of Science (biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology, ecology). All units of work build upon the students' prior scientific knowledge and understanding and challenges them with new ideas and ways to explain the world around them. Students are also encouraged to obtain the greatest practical experience possible through the use of experimental equipment and practical activities.

Students in Years 9 and 10 have the opportunity to choose an elective Science course- Forensic Science and engage themselves in the skills and thinking used to by law enforcement.

In Years 11 and 12, the following courses are offered:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Senior Science

 Students in senior years generally choose to study one or more of the available Science subjects.