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
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 modern laboratory facilities, which have been specifically designed to flexibly cater for a range of middle school and senior school learning and teaching methods.