Hunters Hill High School

Opera Ad Maiora – By Hard Work to Greater Things

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A study of science is mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 10.

In science, students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.

Science provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real-world problems. The inquiry and skill-based nature of science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.

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

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics.

An understanding and appreciation of the role of science in our lives is a vital component of an education for the future. To this end, the science faculty at Hunters Hill High School consistently delivers quality outcomes in science for students of all abilities.

Our experienced, energetic, and committed staff are the driving force behind the exceptional results our students have consistently achieved in the HSC (Higher School Certificate), Record of School Achievement (RoSA) and the recent Essential Science Secondary Assessment (ESSA) test for Year 8.

Programs focus clearly on current syllabus outcomes. Classroom teaching is linked closely to the needs and learning styles of students at all levels. A particular emphasis is on guided and open-ended investigations supported by traditional approaches to practical work.

Our faculty also offers extension for gifted and talented students and the Year 7 and 8 Need and Validity in Gifted and Talented Education (NAVIGATE) classes. These units are student centred and focus on real life learning experiences.

Students are also given the opportunity to participate in the Rio Tinto Big Science Competition, Australian National Chemistry Quiz and NSW Schools Titration Competition and many other national competitions.