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Randwick Boys High School

Randwick Boys High School

An exclusive education in an inclusive environment

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Science is a compulsory subject in Years 7 to 10. It is studied as two stages: Stage 4 (Years 7 and 8) and Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10). 

In Years 9 and 10, students can elect to study Marine and Aquaculture Technology. This course has a strong emphasis on water safety, water rescue porcedures, the ecology of the marine environment and studies of techniques used in aquaculture.

Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12) provides the opportunity for students to undertake specific areas of scientific study. A number of courses are offered as elective subjects for study in Years 11 and 12. Students may study up to 7 units of Science but it is recommended that students do not exceed 6 units of Science-related courses. 


At Randwick Boys’ High School, Year 11 and 12 students may elect to study:

·         Biology

·         Chemistry

·         Earth and Environmental Science

·         Physics

·         Investigating Science

·         Extension Science (1 unit only, offered in Year 12)

Independent investigations are compulsory for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. In Stage 6, these independent investigations are called Depth Studies. Field work and practical work is also compulsory for all Stage 6 Science courses.

First hand experiences in the form of relevant excursions and in-school events are offered in all stages of study. 

Students are also offered numerous and varied opportunities to participate in competitions that challenge them to do their very best. These include:

·         The ICAS Science Competition (UNSW)

·         The Conoco Phillips Science Experience

·         The Australian Science Olympiads (for Biology, 
          Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science and

·         The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chemistry

·         The Rio Tinto Big Science Competition

·         The Science and Engineering Challenge

A significant number of our students have furthered their education in Science at the tertiary level. The photographs below show two of our ex-students in the field.