In 2016, the Science Department will provide an opportunity for students to challenge themselves in the Big Science Competition.

This 50-minute international competition is open to students of all abilities in Years 11 and 12 and will be held at BSSC between 18 and 25 May 2016.

Questions for the competition will test students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as their science knowledge.

Each student who takes part will receive a certificate as well as detailed feedback on their results.  They will also go into a draw to win hundreds of iTunes, Google Play and movie vouchers.

Our school will also receive a comprehensive report showing how each student performed on each question, the percentage of students in the cohort who answered correctly, and a comparison with the national results.

In 2015, nineteen BSSC students participated with six receiving honours certificates – a great achievement given there were 582 schools with 46,500 students to compete against!


The Big Science Competition is organised by Australian Science Innovations, a non-profit organisation committed to providing high-quality science extension programs that inspire, challenge and raise the aspirations of students in science.


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