Randwick Boys 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.

Courses offered

students pretending to be doctor and patient

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


Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12) provides the opportunity for students to undertake specific areas of study. The following subjects are offered as elective subjects at the end of Year 10, for study in Years 11 and 12:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • physics
  • earth and environmental science*
  • senior science*

*subject to student numbers

Senior students may study six units of science in Years 11 and 12.


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


Students are offered several opportunities to take part in competitions that challenge them to do their very best. These include the ACIS Science Competition, The University of Sydney Gifted and Talented Discovery Program Qualifying Exam, The Rio Tinto Big Science Competition and The Olympiad Examinations in chemistry, physics and biology.

Future studies

Several of our successful students go on to study science and engineering at the tertiary level. The post-school opportunities for science students are varied and exciting.