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Blacktown Boys High School

Blacktown Boys High School

Partially Selective Boys High School since 2010

Telephone02 9622 1558



Faculty outline

Scientific inquiry fosters curiosity and provides the skills to find solutions to problems by applying scientific knowledge and provides explanations for observed phenomena. The focus of Science team is to engage students in questioning, predicting, testing ideas, analysing and evaluating collected information based on evidence to develop their critical thinking and decision-making skills.Students will study the scientific content based on the National Curriculum, enriched by engaging practical activities which aim at developing and refining their scientific knowledge and skills. 


Curriculum Outline

Science is a dynamic body of knowledge which has become increasingly important and integral to our rapidly changing world. The study of science is linked to critical thinking, observing, analysing and problem solving, by using the skills and processes of scientific inquiry. Through applying the processes of working scientifically skills, students use scientific inquiry to develop their understanding of science ideas and concepts. By engaging in science, students begin to develop the capabilities needed to become more scientifically literate citizens.


Curriculum options

Stage 4 and 5

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

Stage 6

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


  • The Biology Stage 6 Syllabus explores the diversity of life from a molecular to a biological systems level. The course examines the interactions between living things and the environments in which they live. It explores the application of biology and its significance in finding solutions to health and sustainability issues in a changing world.

  • The course provides the foundation knowledge and skills required to study biology after completing school, and supports participation in a range of careers in biology and related interdisciplinary industries.


  • The Chemistry Stage 6 Syllabus explores the structure, composition and reactions of and between all elements, compounds and mixtures that exist in the Universe. The discovery and synthesis of new compounds, the monitoring of elements and compounds in the environment, and an understanding of industrial processes and their applications to life processes are central to human progress and our ability to develop future industries and sustainability.

  • The course provides the foundation knowledge and skills required to study chemistry after completing school, and supports participation in a range of careers in chemistry and related interdisciplinary industries. 


  • The Physics Stage 6 Syllabus involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts that include energy and force. Physics deals with the study of phenomena on scales of space and time – from nuclear particles and their interactions up to the size and age of the Universe. This allows students to better understand the physical world and how it works, appreciate the uniqueness of the Universe, and participate in navigating and influencing the future.

  • The study of physics provides the foundation knowledge and skills required to support participation in a range of careers.

Co Curricular activities/Competitions

Students are encouraged and supported to pursue their passion for science by participating  in a wide range of co curricular activities according to their interests.There  are numerous opportunities available for students in all year groups to participate in these enrichment activities.The list of these educational activities is given below;

Assessment Outline 

  • Please refer to your son's assessment booklet for information regarding assignment notification and due dates.