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Year 9

The stage 4 and 5 Science syllabus is broken into four distinct fields of study: Living World (Biology), Chemical World (Chemistry), Earth and Space Science and the Physical World (Physics). Students will be introduced to each of these fields over junior years in the hope that they will go on to study one or more of them at the HSC level.


Topics studied in year 9 include: Body Systems and Responses, Inside the Atom, The Periodic Table, Energy on the Move, Understanding and Managing Ecosystems, Electricity and Plate Tectonics.
Specifically, students will be provided with a learning experience in which they: 
  • acquire scientific knowledge and skills and develop understanding about phenomena within and beyond their experience
  • develop an appreciation of science as a human activity and apply their understanding to their everyday life.

Year 9 Sequence of Topics:

Term 1:

1. Body Systems and Responses Body Systems and Responses (pdf 78 KB)

2. Inside the Atom Inside the Atom (pdf 71 KB)


Term 2:

1. The Periodic Table The Periodic Table (pdf 57 KB)

2. Energy on the Move Energy on the Move (pdf 60 KB)


Term 3:

1. Energy on the Move continued

2. Understanding and Managing Ecosystems Understanding and Managing (pdf 71 KB)


Term 4:

1. Electricity Electricity (pdf 71 KB)

2. Plate Tectonics Plate Tectonics (pdf 104 KB)


Year 9 Assessment tasks:

Term 1. Weighting = 25%

Oral task


Term 2. Weighting = 25%

Mid Course examination


Term 3. Weighting = 25%

Student Research Project (SRP)


Term 4. Weighting = 25%

Yearly examination


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