The Science Faculty at James Fallon High School delivers the Science syllabus in a way that allows students to develop as independent learners in a rich and dynamic context with excellent facilities.
Why Learn Science?
The question often asked is why do we have to do Science? Science is studied so that students can:
- Understand the world around us
- Understand the role of Science in our society
- Develop skills of planning and conducting investigations, gathering information and evaluating their findings
- Act responsibly when using scientific equipment and applying scientific knowledge.
From their experiences in Science, students:
- Predict, analyse, test, evaluate and respond to ideas to confirm, challenge or modify their interpretations
- Have opportunities to learn through talking, listening, reading, viewing, drawing, making, enacting, experimenting and modelling
Stage 4 and 5 –
The Year 8 – 10 course challenges students to develop their knowledge and skills and encourages students to explore career opportunities in agriculture and related industries.
Students studying Agricultural Technology investigate a range of enterprises which are conducted on the school farm. These enterprises include:
- Beef cattle
- Prime lamb production
- Layer chickens
- Fruit & vegetable production
- Extensive cropping
Stage 6 –
Primary Industries, a Vocational Education & Training (VET) course is offered in Years 11 & 12. This course allows students to develop specific technical and vocational competencies related to work and employment in the primary industries sector. An important part of this course is the requirement to spend two weeks in a relevant industry sector undertaking work placement.