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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.

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.

Science at Maclean High School

Stage 4 Science (Years 7 and 8) - Mandatory

Stage 5 Science (Years 9 and 10) - Mandatory

Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10) Electives

Marine and Aquaculture Technology


 Stage 6 Science Courses (Year 11 Preliminary and Year 12 HSC) - Electives

Agriculture Science

Biology (New syllabus from 2018)

Chemistry (New syllabus from 2018)

Earth and Environmental Science (New syllabus from 2018)

Investigating Science (New course for the Year 11 Preliminary 2018)

Marine Studies 

Physics (New syllabus from 2018)

Primary Industries