Secondary Science
Everything you need for teaching Junior and Senior Science, with focus on all curricula. Here you’ll find a range of print, digital and blended resources.
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Biology | Chemistry | Physics | Psychology | English | PE

A broad selection that caters for differentiated learning, with trusted and appropriately levelled content that’s supported by an array of engaging and comprehensive digital support and assessment tools.

Trust and quality. Oxford University Press was voted Secondary Publisher of the Year 2017.

Accessible language and appropriately levelled content for differentiated learning provide access points for struggling students and enough depth to keep advanced students going.

Senior Science resources provide a spotlight on exam preparation to support teachers and students in the new external assessment landscape.

What do teachers say about Oxford's science resources?

“The Oxford Science resources are clear, well set-out and so easy to use. Students love that there isn't a large amount of extraneous information on each double page spread… and are able to stay on task much easier when they know that there is a manageable amount of information to absorb. This has improved their transfer knowledge and ability to contribute positively to class discussions.”

– Head of Middle School Science, Haileybury (VIC)

“…provides ideas and resources for practical activities and provides questions that can be incorporated into tests. Provides students with accessible content and worksheets that offer a good level of revision for the topics covered in class. The arrangement of content with one concept per spread contains a good level of information without overwhelming students.”

– Science Teacher, John Forrest Secondary College (WA) on Oxford Science

“The resources are excellent… the impact is high as the teachers can easily use the resources and the students find the curriculum well-structured and easy to follow”


– Head of Science, Fremantle College (WA) on Oxford Science

“…aligns with the curriculum and has support sheets for students at all levels, which consolidates their learning... practical activities provided have increased students’ engagement”


– Head of learning Area – Science, Halls Head College (WA) on Oxford Science

Coming in 2018-19

Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective
Units 1–4 (Third edition)

Publishing in 2018–19 for the new QCAA syllabus

The new Queensland Senior Biology syllabus is designed to help develop the 21st-century skills and knowledge students need for success in their future work and life.
In an updated two-volume edition, Biology for Queensland: An Australian Perspective provides depth and complete coverage of the new syllabus in a format that encourages all students to succeed.
You can trust our expert Queensland authors and award-winning publishing team to support you with the tools and resources you need to implement the new Queensland Senior Biology syllabus. We’ve got your covered.
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Biology for Queensland

Key features

  • a clear learning pathway mapped directly to the syllabus to ensure complete coverage
  • targeted support and resources for assessment (including exam preparation and practice)
  • key subject matter presented using clear, concise language supported by engaging visual elements
  • sequenced key subject matter in 2–8 page sections, to scaffold student learning and aid navigation
  • appropriately levelled questions and activities for each section to support differentiation
  • a stand-alone reference section (known as the Biology Toolkit)
  • approaches to inquiry learning and critical thinking are clearly modelled
  • a Practical Manual outlining suggested methodologies for every mandatory practical in the syllabus
  • engaging and relevant digital resources via the obook assess platform, to support teachers and students.
New in 2018-19

Chemistry for Queensland
Units 1–4

Publishing in 2018–19 for the new QCAA syllabus

The new Queensland Senior Chemistry syllabus is designed to help develop the 21st-century skills and knowledge students need for success in their future work and life.
Our brand new two-volume series, Chemistry for Queensland provides depth and complete coverage of the new syllabus in a format that encourages all students to succeed.
You can trust our expert Queensland authors and award-winning publishing team to support you with the tools and resources you need to implement the new Queensland Senior Chemistry syllabus. We’ve got your covered.
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Chemistry for Queensland

Key features

  • a clear learning pathway mapped directly to the syllabus to ensure complete coverage
  • targeted support and resources for assessment (including exam preparation and practice)
  • key subject matter presented using clear, concise language supported by engaging visual elements
  • sequenced key subject matter in 2–8 page sections, to scaffold student learning and aid navigation
  • appropriately levelled questions and activities for each section to support differentiation
  • a stand-alone reference section (known as the Chemistry Toolkit)
  • approaches to inquiry learning and critical thinking are clearly modelled
  • a Practical Manual outlining suggested methodologies for every mandatory practical in the syllabus
  • engaging and relevant digital resources via the obook assess platform, to support teachers and students.
Coming in 2018-19

New Century Physics for Queensland
Units 1–4 (Third edition)

Publishing in 2018–19 for the new QCAA syllabus

The new Queensland Senior Physics syllabus is designed to help develop the 21st-century skills and knowledge students need for success in their future work and life.
In an updated two-volume edition, New Century Physics for Queensland provides depth and complete coverage of the new syllabus in a format that encourages all students to succeed.
You can trust our expert Queensland author and award-winning publishing team to support you with the tools and resources you need to implement the new Queensland Senior Physics syllabus. We’ve got your covered.
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New Century Physics for Queensland

Key features

  • a clear learning pathway mapped directly to the syllabus to ensure complete coverage
  • targeted support and resources for assessment (including exam preparation and practice)
  • key subject matter presented using clear, concise language supported by engaging visual elements
  • sequenced key subject matter in 2–8 page sections, to scaffold student learning and aid navigation
  • appropriately levelled questions and activities for each section to support differentiation
  • a stand-alone reference section (known as the Physics Toolkit)
  • approaches to inquiry learning and critical thinking are clearly modelled
  • a Practical Manual outlining suggested methodologies for every mandatory practical in the syllabus
  • engaging and relevant digital resources via the obook assess platform, to support teachers and students.
New in 2018-19

Psychology for Queensland
Units 1–4

Publishing in 2018–19 for the new QCAA syllabus

Psychology will be offered as a Senior Science subject in Queensland for the fist time. The new syllabus is designed to help develop the 21st-century skills and knowledge students need for success in their future work and life.
Our brand new two-volume series, Psychology for Queensland provides depth and complete coverage of the new syllabus in a format that encourages all students to succeed.
You can trust our expert Queensland authors and award-winning publishing team to support you with the tools and resources you need to implement the new Queensland Senior Psychology syllabus. We’ve got your covered.
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Psychology for Queensland

Key features

  • a clear learning pathway mapped directly to the syllabus to ensure complete coverage
  • targeted support and resources for assessment (including exam preparation and practice)
  • key subject matter presented using clear, concise language supported by engaging visual elements
  • sequenced key subject matter in 2–8 page sections, to scaffold student learning and aid navigation
  • appropriately levelled questions and activities for each section to support differentiation
  • a stand-alone reference section (known as the Psychology Toolkit)
  • approaches to inquiry learning and critical thinking are clearly modelled
  • a Practical Manual outlining suggested methodologies for every mandatory practical in the syllabus
  • engaging and relevant digital resources via the obook assess platform, to support teachers and students.

Oxford Insight Science
Stages 4 & 5

NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

Oxford Insight Science is a comprehensive and flexible suite of resources designed specifically to address the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum: Science. Engaging content and activities to suit a range of abilities enable students to develop deep understanding and knowledge of science concepts. The carefully structured learning design and engaging presentation of the Student book, workbook, obook and Teacher obook will help teachers optimise student understanding, personalise teaching and learning, and deliver better results.
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Oxford Insight Science 7 Australian Curriculum for NSW Student book + obook assess Buy now
Oxford Insight Science 8 Australian Curriculum for NSW Student book + obook assess Buy now
Oxford Insight Science 9 Australian Curriculum for NSW Student book + obook assess Buy now
Oxford Insight Science 10 Australian Curriculum for NSW Student book + obook assess Buy now

Inisght Maths NSW Curriculum

Key features

  • Question blocks – constantly review students’ understanding of key concepts throughout each chapter
  • Chapter Reviews – review understanding, encourage students to reflect on what has been learnt and offer research projects
  • Step-by-step photography in the Student book and video lab experiment demonstrations in the obook all carried out by an experienced science teacher
  • Checkpoints – offer a range of question types to explore depth of understanding
  • Risk assessments for all experiments written by a highly experienced NSW lab technician included in the obook
  • obook offers online and offline digital access to the complete range of content and interactivity. Included with every obook is assess, the indispensable 24/7 online assessment tool, explicitly mapped to the NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum and driving student progress through tailored instruction.

Oxford Science
Years 7–10

Victorian Curriculum

Oxford Science provides a complete science teaching and learning program with focus on clear and precise concept development across a range of print, digital and blended resources.


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Oxford Science 7 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Science 8 Victorian Curriculum
Student book + obook assess
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Oxford Science 9 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Science 10 Victorian Curriculum
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Oxford Science Victorian Curriculum

Key features

  • Clear, accessible language and written for all students
  • ONE spread = ONE concept = ONE lesson
  • Each double-page spread unit opens with a short summary of the concept
  • Each chapter is made up of highly engaging spreads with questions to check understanding
  • 'Science as a Human Endeavour' sections throughout, linking science concepts to real world applications
  • All experiments in one convenient section at the back of the book, allowing for a more spacious layout and clearer instructions to improve student comprehension
  • Comprehensive chapter reviews
  • Access to an unprecedented amount of engaging and relevant digital content via the obook assess platform.

Oxford Psychology
Units 1–4 (Third edition)

VCE

The third edition of Oxford Psychology has been fully revised to match the VCE Psychology 2016/2017–2021 Study Design.

It includes new and enhanced print and digital content as well as authoritative, accurate and up-to-date research in psychology.


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Oxford Psychology VCE Units 1 + 2
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Oxford Psychology VCE Units 3 + 4
Student book + obook assess
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Oxford Psychology VCE

Key features

  • Chapter overviews that clearly explain what each chapter covers and what students need to understand
  • Investigate boxes to help enrich and extend students’ knowledge
  • Guidance for Area of Study research investigations and practical investigations
  • Updated Workbook to help students develop key skills and consolidate learning
  • Essential exam knowledge in each chapter that breaks down the key terms, key ideas and research methods students need to know for their final exams (Units 3 + 4 only)
  • obook assess – Oxford’s premium digital teaching and learning solution which encompasses a suite of resources to provide comprehensive support for teachers and students, including planning and assessment materials
  • Same peerless author team: Roger Edwards, Karen Marangio, Vicki Moore, Elizabeth Blaher-Lucas, Fiona Ganino-Day.

Oxford Science
Years 7–10

Western Australian Curriculum

Oxford Science provides a complete science teaching and learning program with focus on clear and precise concept development across a range of print, digital and blended resources.


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Oxford Science 7 Western Australian Curriculum
Student book + obook assess
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Oxford Science 8 Western Australian Curriculum
Student book + obook assess
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Oxford Science 9 Western Australian Curriculum
Student book + obook assess
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Oxford Science 10 Western Australian Curriculum
Student book + obook assess
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Oxford Science Western Australian Curriculum

Key features

  • Clear, accessible language and written for all students
  • ONE spread = ONE concept = ONE lesson
  • Each double-page spread unit opens with a short summary of the concept
  • Each chapter is made up of highly engaging spreads with questions to check understanding
  • 'Science as a Human Endeavour' sections throughout, linking science concepts to real world applications
  • All experiments in one convenient section at the back of the book, allowing for a more spacious layout and clearer instructions to improve student comprehension
  • Comprehensive chapter reviews
  • Access to an unprecedented amount of engaging and relevant digital content via the obook assess platform.

Oxford Science
Years 7–10

Australian Curriculum

The award-winning Oxford Science series provides a complete science teaching and learning program with focus on clear and precise concept development across a range of print, digital and blended resources.


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Oxford Science 7 Australian Curriculum
Student book + obook assess
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Oxford Science 8 Australian Curriculum
Student book + obook assess
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Oxford Science 9 Australian Curriculum
Student book + obook assess
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Oxford Science 10 Australian Curriculum
Student book + obook assess
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Oxford Science Australian Curriculum

Key features

  • Clear, accessible language and written for all students
  • ONE spread = ONE concept = ONE lesson
  • Each double-page spread unit opens with a short summary of the concept
  • Each chapter is made up of highly engaging spreads with questions to check understanding
  • 'Science as a Human Endeavour' sections throughout, linking science concepts to real world applications
  • All experiments in one convenient section at the back of the book, allowing for a more spacious layout and clearer instructions to improve student comprehension
  • Comprehensive chapter reviews
  • Access to an unprecedented amount of engaging and relevant digital content via the obook assess platform.

Amazing Science
Years 7–9

Written and designed with the wider spectrum of students in mind,
Amazing Science delivers a simple, highly engaging learning experience. Visually attractive in nature, Amazing Science introduces students to key scientific terms whilst relating them to their day-to-day lives.


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Amazing Science 7
Student book + obook assess
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Amazing Science 8
Student book + obook assess
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Amazing Science 9
Student book + obook assess
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Amazing Science

Key features

  • Magazine-style format, attractive to visual learners
  • One spread = one concept, succinctly linked to the Australian Curriculum
  • Written by experienced science educators and authors who understand the challenges of mixed-ability classrooms and are up-to-date with the latest research
  • Supports the transition from Primary to Secondary learning
  • ‘Ask a scientist’ feature boxes in every Student book introduce students to young and dynamic Australian scientists from CSIRO, universities and research agencies. These features explain how current research is furthering scientific knowledge. They are supported by video interviews and worksheets
  • Access to an unprecedented amount of engaging and relevant digital content via the obook assess platform.