Science is a dynamic, forward-looking and collaborative human endeavour. It provides a distinctive way of thinking about, and explaining, the events and phenomena in the world. Science teachers at Warwick Senior High School foster students’ curiosity, imagination and wonder through a range of engaging lessons. The skills of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) are promoted and taught across all courses not only in Science but also the entire school.
In the Science Learning Area, students learn to investigate, understand and communicate about the physical, biological, chemical and technological world. In the process, students learn to appreciate the interactions that support life on our planet and the role that Science has had on the cultural and technological development of man on this Earth.
Warwick students have the opportunity to enrich their Science learning by taking part in individual and group activities. Warwick Science teachers also provide a range of extension opportunities for students, with learning links established to tertiary institutions and professional associations.
In Years 7, 8, 9 and 10, science at Warwick Senior High School follows the Western Australian Curriculum and has three interrelated strands:
Science as a Human Endeavour
Science Inquiry Skills.
Together, the three strands of the Science curriculum provide students with understanding, knowledge and skills through which they can develop a scientific view of the world.
The Science Understanding strand is broken down into four units in which specific contexts are explored:
Earth and Space sciences
Students are assessed on their ability to interpret scientific concepts and apply them to new situations. They are also assessed on their ability to frame their own scientific investigations and discover new facts about the world.
In Years 11 and 12, study is based on the student’s selected Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) subjects with Units 1 and 2 offered in Year 11 and Units 3 and 4 offered in Year 12:
WACE Syllabus content Visit the WACE Website find out information about Science subjects.
Fascinating Facts about Science at Warwick Senior High School:
In 2017, Warwick Senior High School was the only school to be invited to attend the Perth Science Festival, highlighting our Science and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics).
Senior School Science results have been outstanding over recent years including the top student in the state in Psychology.
The majority of Warwick Senior High School graduates, go on to take Science courses at university.
Students have the ability to extend their knowledge and pursue their interest area with our after-school Science Club.
Students have had the opportunity to apply to attend state, national and international Science camps and forums, including the National Youth Science Forum, The Harry Messel Institute, The Conoco Phillips Science Experience.
Students are consistently selected for prestigious National Youth Science Forum in Canberra.
Student selected for the Harry Messel Institute in Sydney in 2017
Students have attended the Science Experience at various Perth universities since 2005
To facilitate student attendance at extra-curricular activities we have nurtured a strong relationship with the Rotary Club of Karrinyup.
We have a STEAM Focused education with the opportunity to develop these skills within the Science curriculum that will prepare our students for the future of work.
Students have opportunities to attend many extra-curricular and extension activities such as the Curtin Ahead program, The Science and Engineering Challenge, the Warwick Science Fair, Aurecon Bridge Building Competition and many STEAM related excursions such as STEM in the Valley.
Committed staff developing STEAM skills through competitions such as the Synergy Solar Car Challenge where Warwick Senior High School students finished second in the state.
With strong relationships with Perth Universities, Warwick was invited to join Edith Cowan University’s Drones in Schools program with their Department of Engineering, and invited to join the Citizen Science programs at Curtin University and University of Western Australia.
As you can see, studying Science at Warwick Senior High School offers a great range of opportunities for students.
Science Club is a group for anyone who has an interest and a passion in Science. This group meets weekly after school and its activities are geared around the many competitions and activities held out of school hours. These include the Bridge Building competition, STEM in the Valley, Solar Car challenge, ECU Drones in Schools, and Curtin University’s Citizen Science and Mildew Mania.