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.

Students develop knowledge, skills and understanding in integrated areas of Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences and Physics. 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

  • Science

Years 11-12

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Physics

Gifted and Talented

The science faculty promotes several gifted and talented opportunities for students to showcase their personal best such as: 

  • Big Science Competition
  • LifeLab Sydney
  • Maritime Museum
  • Australian Museum
  • Field trips to Taronga Zoo
  • University trips to University of NSW, University of Technology & University of Sydney

These opportunities complement specific learning outcomes covered in the curriculum and provide enrichment to student learning.