Science education fosters the development of critical thinking skills in students by encouraging them to utilise evidence when assessing the role of science in society, particularly in its application to everyday life. Students acquire the ability to investigate, comprehend, and communicate about the physical, biological, and technological aspects of our world, including the processes that sustain life on Earth.


Science is an ever-evolving, collaborative, and creative pursuit driven by our innate curiosity to comprehend our world, explore the unknown, unravel universal mysteries, make predictions, and solve problems. The objective of science is to explain a vast array of observations through a concise set of overarching principles. Scientific knowledge is subject to debate and is continuously refined, expanded, and revised as new evidence emerges.


In Years 7-10, students engage in units based on the key science areas of Biological, Chemical, Physical, Earth and Space Sciences.


In Years 11 and 12, students have the opportunity to pursue ATAR courses in four key branches of science: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Additionally, a general Integrated Science Course is available. Comet Bay College also supports additional pathways to science-based careers by offering a wide range of Fee for Service qualifications in the science field. Information about all courses is available in our Upper School Course Selection Handbook here

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence”

Louis Pasteur on Learning Science