- Approx Cost:
- Couse booklets costing approximately $30
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is essential for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
Open entry course. Students are able to take this course with any other NCEA level one Science. If there is a standard clash an alternative can be arranged
- Course Outline:
An Introduction to Forensic Science focusing on psychological theories and linking to body farms, biological decay of carbon (animal and plant material) and the use of microorganisms within decay and recycling. Concludes with carbon compounds and their effects on individual health and environmental conditions.
There is one internal NCEA assessment.
- Where Does It Lead:
Students who are looking at careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields are recommended to consider taking more than two semesters of science such as 11BIO, 11SCP, 11ESS, 11AHS, 11SBC, 11AMS or 11FSC. For NCEA Level 2 Speciality Sciences, a total of 8 Science credits are required with 4 credits of those being at least Merit level in the specialty subject area.
- For further information see:
- Dr Travis