Year 12 maths and science on tap at Flinders

smaf-labFor the first time, students from Yankalilla Area School and Mount Barker High School  will join final-year students from six other high schools in a unique on-campus learning experience, thanks to the Science and Maths Academy at Flinders (SMAF) partnership.

The program now draws in more than 100 Year 12 students from schools across the southern Adelaide and Hills regions.

The sessions begin today (February 8), and throughout the school year the students will come to the first-year teaching spaces and laboratories at Flinders for up to a day-and-a-half per week to be taught their Stage 2 physics, chemistry and specialist maths by highly skilled teachers who are competitively selected from the participating schools.

Head of the Southern Knowledge Transfer Program, Ms Penny Crocker, said the program was an exciting collaboration between southern region schools and Flinders.

“The venture is designed to enhance and support the teaching of Stage 2 maths and science aligned with pathways to university, while providing a sophisticated and secure learning environment for school-aged students,” Ms Crocker said.

The original six participating schools are Aberfoyle Park High School, Christies Beach High School, Eastern Fleurieu School,  Mount Compass Area School, Seaford 6 -12 High School and Wirreanda High School.

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