From their first years at school, our students are developing the skills and subject knowledge they need for a SACE pathway towards a career in STEM.
Sciences and Mathematics
We work to build a strong foundation in the sciences and maths from the earliest years, through individual subjects and interdisciplinary learning. We also offer many enrichment opportunities for students to extend their learning. These include participating in external challenges, Science Week, state and national Mathematics competitions, collaborations with local universities and more.
Delivered as a dedicated subject from Years 7 to 12, Digital Technologies helps students to develop computational thinking, collect and analyse data and automate its transformation into information, as well as designing digital solutions responding to current and future needs. Students develop their coding skills, create games and online platforms, build information systems, and work with robotics and electronics.
Design, Technology and Engineering
Concordia College is unique in our teaching of Design, Technology and Engineering in Middle and Senior School, with its application to product design and production. This encourages students to innovate and develop their creativity and problem-solving skills. Working with the latest laser cutting and 3D printing technologies, they also engage in traditional workshop practice with specialised equipment and machines. A much-anticipated exhibition showcases the work of Year 12 students every year.
In 2020, Concordia College introduced Scientific Studies (Humanitarian STEM), a new cross-disciplinary topic for Year 11 students. Integrating science and design, the subject engages students to actively investigate and respond to complex real-world questions, problems and challenges in areas such as sustainable industrialisation, nutrition, ocean acidification and climate change.