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NBSC Manly Campus

NBSC Manly Campus

The selective campus of Northern Beaches Secondary College

Telephone02 9905 3982

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

Stages 4 and 5

Year 7 study the following topics:

  • working scientifically
  • properties of substances
  • mixtures
  • earth resources
  • classification and cells
  • habitats and interactions
  • forces
  • earth in space. 

Year 8 topics include:

  • science skills and data
  • plants
  • growth and reproduction
  • cells and vertebrate body systems
  • energy and electrostatics
  • physical and chemical change
  • elements, compounds and mixtures
  • simple machines
  • rocks
  • exploration and mining.

Year 9 topics include:

  • chemistry (materials and reactions)
  • disease
  • waves and heat, light and sound
  • light and sound
  • electromagnetic radiation
  • electricity
  • body coordination
  • global systems
  • forensic science. 

In Year 10 topics are taught by teachers with special expertise of the subject on a rotation basis.

The topics are:

  • chemical reactions
  • the Universe - from big bang to black holes
  • genetics and evolution
  • physics of motion and collisions
  • dynamic earth and plate techtonics
  • report on an individually designed and executed experiment to answer a specific question.

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