The Science domain provides a range of curriculum and extra-curriculum options that students can engage with to drive their curiosity and solve some of the worlds big issues.

 

Throughout Year 7-9, students will have the opportunity to study all strands of Science, including Physics, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science and Biology. Throughout middle school, students will not only develop their academic capacity in Science but also develop the fundamental skills of working in a laboratory through practical application, including experiments and problem-based learning.

 

As students transition to senior school, they are invited to selected courses supporting their personalised pathways, which includes an array of subjects covering all area’s of Science, including psychology and laboratory skills.

In Year 11 and 12, Joseph Banks Secondary College students have a wide range of choice, including four ATAR, five General and one certificate course to choose from.

 

The Science Domain also offers a range of extra-curricular courses in middle school to provide students to excel in Science, and are selected in addition to their normal Science classes. Joseph Banks Secondary College also provides an opportunity for our prospective scientists, offering our SCIscope program and Science on the road programs to engage students in Science.

 

If you have any questions with regards to the Science Learning Area, please don’t hesitate to contact us!”

Courses

Year 7 & 8

Year 9

Exploring the Science of Everything

Course Code: 9EXPDomain: ScienceTimetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information Exploring the Science of everything is designed to allow you to explore areas of Science that are of interest to

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Space Academy

Course Code: 9SPACDomain: ScienceTimetable: <timetable>Length of Course: <duration> Course Information The Science Space Academy elective explores what it’s like to be an astronaut.  Is there life out there, and who’s

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Year 10

Environmental Science

Course Code:  Domain: Science Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Have you ever wondered why there are so many different living things on our planet and why they look so

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Experimenting with Science

Course Code:  Domain: Science Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information This course is an opportunity to explore and experiment across all major fields of Science. If you love Science then

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Forensics

Course Code:  Domain: Science Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information This course is a hands-on learning experience that allows you to learn techniques relevant to Forensics. This course teaches techniques

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From Cells to Survival

Course Code:  Domain: Science Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Are you the next Fiona Wood? Were you fascinated by the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic? Do you want to

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Human Biology 101

Course Code:  Domain: Science Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information How do the body’s systems work together to achieve balance? How does our body regulate our temperature, our breathing and

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It’s All Chemical!

Course Code:  Domain: Science Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Do you want to be a doctor, an engineer, or the next Nobel Prize Winning Scientist? If so, then an understanding

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Psychology

Course Code:  Domain: Science Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information In this course you will be introduced to the study of Psychology. You will conduct research, gather data and use

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Science on the Road

Course Code:  Domain: Science Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Do you want to help young drivers become expert road users and limit injuries during car accidents? Use your skills

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Scientific Construction and Design

Course Code:  Domain: Science Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Can you solve problems? Have you got good analytical skills? This course is designed to develop your critical thinking and

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Space Academy

Course Code:  Domain: Science Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information Space Academy delves into the secrets of the universe and aims to unlock our current understandings of the cosmos. This

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The Heat Is On!

Course Code:  Domain: Science Timetable: Length of Course: Trimester Unit Information What gives fireworks their brilliant colours? How is the sand at the beach so hot but the water so cool?

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Year 11 & 12

Biology (ATAR)

Course Code: AEBLY/ATBLY Domain: Science Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information Biology is the study of the fascinating diversity of life as it has evolved and

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Chemistry (ATAR)

Course Code: AECHE/ATCHE Domain: Science Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information Chemistry is the study of materials and substances and the transformations they undergo through interactions and

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Human Biology (ATAR)

Course Code: AEHBY/ATHBY Domain: Science Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information Human biology covers a wide range of ideas relating to the functioning human. Students learn

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Human Biology (General)

Course Code: GEHBY/GTHBY Domain: Science Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information In the Human Biology General course, students learn about themselves, relating the structure of the

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Integrated Science (General)

Course Code: GEISC/GTISC Domain: Science Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information Science is a dynamic, collaborative human activity that uses distinctive ways of valuing, thinking and

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Psychology (ATAR)

Course Code: AEPSY/ATPSY Domain: Science Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information Psychology is the scientific study of how people think, feel and act. It aims to

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Psychology (General)

Course Code: GEPSY/GTPSY Domain: Science Timetable: Semester 1 and 2 Length of Course: 2 Years Unit Information Psychology is the scientific study of how people think, feel and act. It aims to

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