Sciences

In this group of classes, students will choose a physical science or technological science to study. The goal is to have students deepen their understanding of the scientific method.

Six subjects are available:

  • Biology

Biologists investigate the living world at all levels using many different approaches and techniques. At one end of the scale are the cell, its molecular construction, and complex metabolic reactions. At the other end of the scale, biologists investigate the interactions that make whole ecosystems function.

  • Computer science

A rigorous and practical problem-solving discipline. Computational thinking lies at the heart of the course and is integrated with other topics. This will be supported by practical activities including programming.

  • Chemistry

Chemistry is an experimental science that combines academic study with the acquisition of practical and investigational skills.

  • Design technology

Aims to develop internationally minded people whose enhanced understanding of the design and the technological world can facilitate our shared guardianship of the planet and create a better world. Focuses on analysis, design development, synthesis, and evaluation.

  • Physics

The most fundamental of the experimental sciences, as it seeks to explain the universe itself from the very smallest particles to the vast distances between galaxies.

  • Sports, exercise and health science

Incorporates the disciplines of anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychology, and nutrition, which are studied in the context of sport, exercise, and health.

  • Environmental systems and societies

Students will be provided with a coherent perspective of the interrelationships between environmental systems and societies, one that enables them to adopt an informed personal response to the wide range of pressing environmental issues that they will inevitably come to face.