Ingleburn High School

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“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.  Now is the time to understand more, so we may fear less”Marie Curie


Science is mandatory for all students from Year 7 to Year 10. Science 7-10 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. Science emphasises the skills for working scientifically, as well as critical and creative thinking to address scientific issues. 

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

·       Biology 

·       Chemistry 

·       Earth and Environmental Science 

·       Investigating Science 

·       Physics

In Year 12, students who are studying at least one other science subject may also choose to study Science Extension. 



  • to participate and enjoy learning about science.
  • learning how to work scientifically to find solutions to problems.
  • to inspire a culture that is inclusive and reflects the importance of science in society.

The Science faculty are committed to providing the students at Ingleburn High School with quality teaching and learning experiences that cater towards 21st century learners. Teachers are frequently engaged in professional development workshops to further our skills.

We focus on providing practical experiences for our Science students so that they can apply their scientific knowledge to real life situations. This allows them to develop an understanding of the world around them and become scientifically literate citizens.

 Courses Offered

Stage 4: (Year 7 & 8)

In year 7 and 8 students develop skills and knowledge that examine the nature of science through participation in practical work. Students learn about laboratory skills, separation techniques, living things, forces, states of matter, energy and cells, body systems, chemical elements, rocks and minerals, plants and ecosystems, astronomy and sustainability.   They develop research and practical project skills via guided investigation tasks

Stage 4 science outcomes are assessed at school and externally through the VALID online end of stage 4 examination, which is undertaken by all students in NSW.

Stage 5: (Year 9 & 10)

In year 9 and 10 students develop skills and knowledge that examine the nature of science through participation in practical work.  Students learn about genetics and heredity, Newton’s laws and motion, plate tectonics, atomic structure of atoms, chemical reactions and radioactivity, ecosystems, waves, electricity, human disease, renewable energy, evolution, natural and human disasters.  Students complete a detailed independent research project that demonstrates their ability to conduct investigations.

Stage 6: (Year 11 & 12)

ATAR HSC courses:

    •    Biology

    •    Chemistry

        Earth and Environmental Science

    •    Investigating Science



Senior students may have the opportunity to attend excursions:

  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • Australian Museum
  • Sydney University Kickstart
  • Museum of Human Diseases, University of New South Wales
  • Sydney Water


    Ms Trudy Smith - Head Teacher

    Mr A. Adams

    Mr A. Al Saifi

    Ms A. Bankole

    Ms. P. Rao

    Ms K. Rogan

    Mr. K. Saboune

    Ms Z. Sarshar