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South Sydney High School

South Sydney High School

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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.

About Science at South Sydney High School

The experienced and highly qualified staff of the science faculty bring enthusiasm, dedication and a wealth of knowledge to their subject area. the faculty offers students the opportunity to study junior science in years 7 to 10 and Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Investigating Science and Science Extension in years 11 and 12.

Engaging sudents

Our teaching practice aims to engage the students in meaningful learning.

Our success is measured by our ongoing successes in the HSC.

Developing student skills

The science courses offered at south sydney high school allow students to experience a wide range of activities, and to develp those technologies and skills associated with research and scientific method.

We encourage all students to reflect, understand and relate to the links between science and the physical world and to appreciate the fragile environment.


Excursions are often organised throughout the year, including trips to Taronga Zoo, the Sydney Observatory, Science in the City, the Australian Museum, the Botanical Gardens, UNSW Museum of Human Disease, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Children's Hospital and Luna Park.

Enrichment classes

We offer enrichment classes in science, which cater for the talented science students who are also encouraged to enter various science competitions.