Science is an essential part of modern life. This course will help students to understand the world better. It is the basis of a
huge range of career options. The Level 1 course allows entry into Year 12 Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Science.
There are three courses available in Level 1 Science. Each course is assessed differently using a combination of Achievement
Biology is for you if you are interested in living things (including humans) and wish to learn more about how they function and interact or if you wish to follow a career in Nursing, Forestry, Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Fisheries, Medicine, Conservation, Biochemistry, Dentistry, Psychology, Health Sciences or many others.
Throughout the history of the human race, people have struggled to make sense of the world around them. Through Chemistry we have gained an understanding of the matter which makes up our world and of the interactions between particles on which our world depends.
Modern society looks to chemists to produce, amongst many things, medicines to heal, pesticides and fertilisers to ensure better crops and chemicals for the many synthetic materials produced in the 21st century. It also looks for an academic understanding of how matter works and how the environment might be protected from the damage humans have caused.
Fortunately Chemistry holds many of the answers.
In Physics you will learn about the world of matter and energy from a scientific point of view. If you are thinking about a career in aviation, engineering, electronics, health sciences, telecommunications, surveying, architecture, pharmacy, and so on, then Physics could be an important subject for you.
Agricultural and Horticultural Science enables students to gain skills in both the practical and scientific concepts relating to primary industries. The course provides for careers in both practical farming and horticulture as well as commerce, applied science and other study at tertiary level. Level 3 Agricultural and Horticultural Science is a university entrance subject.