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Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design

Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design

Designing Futures

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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.

Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design has an experienced and enthusiastic science staff with four well-equipped laboratories.

The science faculty offers a wide range of challenging and stimulating topics in the junior years and elective subjects in the senior years:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth & Environmental Science

Students develop knowledge, skills and understanding in integrated areas of physics, chemistry, biology and earth sciences. There is a strong emphasis on skill acquisition, literacy, numeracy and Information Computer Technology (ICT). Students are encouraged to become autonomous learners through their acquisition of knowledge, engagement, understanding, confidence, their creativity and appreciation of science in the 21st century.

Courses offered

Years 7-10

Years 11-12

Gifted and talented

The science faculty promotes several gifted and talented opportunities for students to showcase their personal best: Big Science Competition, Olympiad, etc. Field trips to the Zoo, Maritime Museum, UNSW, UTS, Australian Museum, CSIRO, Sydney Observatory and the Powerhouse Museum complement specific learning outcomes covered in the curriculum and provide enrichment to student learning.

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

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Physics