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Rationale

 

The Excellence in Science Program is designed for high performing Science students to provide greater opportunities to excel in Science. The 3 year program across years 7 to 9 allows bright, highly motivated students to be grouped together in one class so that they are nurtured and motivated to work hard and continue to excel in their studies.

Entrance to the Program

 

Entry requirements for the Excellence in Science Program include an application form, ACER test, interview, and portfolio containing 2 most recent report cards and other supporting documentation such as UNSW certificates. The sitting date for the ACER test will be during term 3. The date will be available on the calendar.

Expert Staff

 

Teachers of this program will be senior Science staff from specialist science areas.

Overview

 

Students in this program will study the Australian Curriculum for Science, and will experience learning above and beyond this curriculum framework. It is expected that students cover core content for each term; however, this class will do so at a faster pace, leaving time for development of deeper understanding of concepts, exploration of other topics and enrichment activities e.g. QUT programs.

Maintenance of Position in Program

 

It is expected that students who enter the program will maintain high academic achievement, and display suitable behaviour and effort at all times. They will also be required to provide identified resources. The school reserves the right to withdraw students from the program at any time.

Pathways

 

Students who graduate from the program at the end of Year 9 may also be eligible to study Year 10 Science Extension.