Science

Canterbury’s Science & Engineering program has a strong inquiry base and is supported by rigorous academic content.

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

YEARS 11 AND 12

Science

Science

Agricultural and Horticultural Practices
Chemistry and Physics (Extension)

Science

Biology
Chemistry
Agricultural and Horticultural Practices
Physics

Science

Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Science in Practice

Science Engineering teacher with students

Science students in Year 7-12 enjoy lessons in eight well equipped laboratories. In addition, Senior and Extension Science students have access to Work rooms with a wide array of data collecting equipment available for investigations. Students in Years 9 have the opportunity to select an Extension Chemistry/Physics option, which has a strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focus. Through this program around 45% of graduating students go on to study Science, Health, Engineering, Pharmacy, Veterinary and Medicine related courses at university.

Across Year 7-9, students develop their understanding of microscopic and atomic structures; systems; flows of energy and matter and interactions due to forces; and develop their ability to quantify changes.

Students in Year 10-12 have a selection of subjects to choose from to suit their interests and career paths, each of which allows students to develop evidence-based decision making and engage critically with contemporary scientific issues.