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James Ruse Agricultural High School

James Ruse Agricultural High School

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

The importance of scientific awareness in our everyday lives is increasing all the time and our informed decisions will have an impact on future generations. In Science, students are able to gain an understanding of the relationships between Science and Technology and their impacts on society. Students at JRAHS develop questions and seek solutions to problems about the world around us.

Students use scientific inquiry by developing and utilising working scientifically skills, to increase understanding of concepts.

The Years 7 to 10 science programs at James Ruse Agricultural High School have been developed using the inquiry based learning model with an emphasis on student centred learning and first hand investigations. Students learn how to apply the process of working scientifically by identifying problems, working collaboratively in practical investigations, processing and analysing data and communicating scientific ideas. 

Students undertake a student research project in each of year 8 and year 9.

Students study one unit of work each term for stage 4, dealing with the following areas of science. 

Stage 5 has units of varying length. These include:

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

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


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