Kempsey High School

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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.

Mission statement

Kempsey High School's Science Faculty is focussed on engaged learning integrated into 'doing' science.

We bring a mixture of experience, youth and science domains to Kempsey High School including:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Marine Studies
  • Physics
  • Earth & Environmental Studies.

Topic Structure

Each year level will study a number of units of work. Students will undertake a number of formative and summative assessment tasks,  including an end of year exam. These assessment tasks are designed to assess the achievement of outcomes.

Year 7 Science Year 8 Science Year 9 Science Year 10 Science
Year 9 Marine Science Year 10 Marine Science    
Preliminary Chemistry Preliminary Physics Preliminary Biology Preliminary Earth and Environmental Science
Preliminary Senior Science Preliminary Marine Science    
HSC Chemistry HSC Physics HSC Biology HSC Earth and Environmental Science
HSC Senior Science HSC Marine Science    

Science Facilities

With the major upgrade of science facilities, we have four fantastic fully operational Science laboratories as well as an extremely impressive Marine Studies Centre.