Menai High School

Care and commitment

Telephone(02) 9543 7000

Emailmenai-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Science

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.

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

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Investigating Science
  • Physics.

The Science Faculty at Menai High School is responsible for the teaching of all Science subjects as well as Agriculture, Primary Industries and Marine Studies.

Our subjects

  • Junior 7-10 : science
  • Year 8 electives: forensics, robotics & surfboards to seaweed
  • Years 9 - 10 electives: agriculture and marine & aquaculture technologies
  • Years 11 – 12: biology, chemistry, physics, primary industries, senior science

Academic achievements

Year 8 valid (previously ESSA) exam

Menai High School has consistently received results placing students well above state average across all science areas. in 2015 students achieving in the highest band (band 6) was double the State average.

Higher School Certificate 

Students in biology, chemistry and physics are offered extra, intensive tutorial sessions along with an ongoing and detailed revision schedule. Recent results have seen each cohort achieve at and above state average in all 3 courses. Students who sit the VET subject primary industries have obtained outstanding results recently, achieving 10% above state average.

ICAS science

Each year our junior enrichment students compete in the International Competition and Assessment for Schools (ICAS) program run by the University of NSW. Each year our students are rewarded with credit, distinction and high distinctions, sometimes placing them in the top 1% of student entries.