Entry Recommendations: 

Successful completion of Year 10 Science or STEM.


Students develop their knowledge of scientific principles and concepts, the ability to use that knowledge to identify questions, issues, opportunities and challenges, and the capacity to acquire new knowledge through their own investigations.

They develop the skills and abilities to explain scientific phenomena, and to draw evidence-based conclusions from the investigation of science-related issues. In this way, students develop scientific knowledge and skills to support them in their future career pathways, including those that are science-related, and everyday life in a world shaped by science and technology.

While STEM aims to investigate modern scientific and technological phenomenon, because the International Astronautical Congress is being held in Adelaide in 2017, this year’s’ focus will be the exploration of space and life beyond Earth.


Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Investigations Folio
  • Skills and Applications Tasks