Seaton offers a broad range of science courses. Courses are comprehensive and cater for student needs leading to both academic and trade endpoints.
Students in Years 8 and 9 (Middle School), experience science taught with a thematic approach where connections to other curriculum areas are identified and emphasised. This makes the learning of science a more realistic and relevant experience.
Middle School science courses focus on;
(Biological sciences, Chemical sciences, Earth and Space sciences and Physical sciences)
Science as a Human Endeavour
Science Inquiry Skills
There is also a focus on the application of science skills and understanding through projects, which strengthen connections with Maths and Technology.
South Australia is often referred to as "the driest state in the driest continent" and is very aware of the importance of water. Science, both in the Middle School and Senior School, has a "Water focus".
Seaton High School has a dedicated Water workshop and has established close connections with the Grange Golf Course wetlands. Students undergo a real science experience with field trips to the wetlands to take water samples and monitor water quality. Water samples may also be taken back to the Water workshop and the study continued in a laboratory setting. Studying the macro invertebrates and chemical composition of the water exposes students to the health of water systems and the factors, which influence it.
Water related study is extended into the senior school with students being able to study, not only the traditional senior courses, but also courses focussed on the development of aquaculture skills.
Science students at Seaton have access to modern laboratory facilities, which have been specifically designed to flexibly cater for a range of middle school and senior school learning and teaching methods.