Approx Cost:
Field trips and/or class visits $30.00. Education perfect $20.00.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Course Outline:

This course follows the National Science Curriculum at Level 5 and continues the study begun in Year 9.

The topics covered include:

  • Communities.
  • Microbes.
  • Atomic structure.
  • Chemical reactions.
  • Electricity and magnetism.

Various contexts are used by teachers to cover these main strands. At the end of Year 10 students will have completed study at Level 5 and will be ready to study at Level 6 during Year 11. 


Students will be assessed in all the contextual areas with a variety of tests, and an integrated examination will be held at the end of the year. Students will sit a Level 1 NCEA assessment at the end of the year.

Where Does It Lead:

NCEA Level 1 Science, Agricultural/Horticultural Science and Electronics.  Placement in Level 1 Science courses will depend on performance in assessments throughout the year, and teacher recommendation.

For further information see:
Mr R Grieve