Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are important areas of study for building a sustainable future. In Science at Rosehill we focus on STEM learning where students apply specific knowledge and skills to engaging, real-world situations.  Promoting interest, critical investigation skills and science by doing, promotes life-long learning skills which allows all students to succeed, regardless of whether they progress into a STEM field or not.

Below are some photos of Rosehill students engaging in STEM related activities.




The Science department at Rosehill Secondary College offers an engaging, practical-based science curriculum in-line with the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). Units of work are designed to cater for all learning abilities and integrate literacy, numeracy and ICT tasks. Students participate in Science excursions and incursions at all year levels. The College runs a highly successful Science Week program with students very eager to participate in various science based extra-curricular activities.

Years 7 – 9

Students participate in at least one unit of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth Science per year. Psychology is introduced to the curriculum in Year 9. The units are further outlined below. All units are incremental and build on prior knowledge and understandings. Throughout all units of work, a major emphasis is placed on comprehension of the scientific method and building confidence and skills within the laboratory setting.

Year 10

At Year 10 Students have the opportunity to participate in one of three Science electives:

Robotics- In Robotics, students will engineer and design processes and program robots to solve several set challenges.  Students are expected to gain their knowledge and skills whilst working on a variety of projects throughout the semester unit.  The use of inductive reasoning will be key   to solving set task or challenges.

  • Advanced Science- Students are prepared for VCE studies in Biology, Chemistry and Physics studying units such as the Periodic Table, The Laws of Motion, Heredity, Electricity & Motors, Evolution, Chemical Reactions, and Evolution and Features of the Universe. Advanced Science is a prerequisite for taking VCE Sciences.
  • Practical Science- Students complete units of work focusing on the everyday application of scientific knowledge. Units of work include: Forensics and The Need for Speed (the physics of moving objects), and Chemical Pathways.


At the VCE level, we offer the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Rosehill Secondary College is accredited under the Department of Education and Trainings CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K).
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