Approx Cost:
Course booklets $30.00.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Students will be selected for this course based on their overall achievement in Year 10. It is strongly recommended that students take a Science at NCEA Level 1 (BIO101, GSC101, SCI101, SCE101, SCP101, SCI102). This course can be taken alongside any other NCEA Level 1 Science course, except SCI101.

Course Outline:

Students will take a mixture of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Planet Earth & Beyond, Earth and Space Science standards, which will be internally assessed.  In addition, there is a strong practical component to this course, which is linked to real life contexts.

This course includes 4 internal standards, using portfolio style assessments that will require students to:

  • Investigate.
  • Research.
  • Enquire.
Where Does It Lead:

Level 2 Agricultural/Horticultural Science, Science201, Practical Biology and Manufacturing Science (if the entry requirements have been met).

If strengths are shown in Chemistry, Biology or Physics students may gain special entrance to these Level 2 Sciences academic courses (entry requirements must also be met).

For further information see:
Miss G Barrett / Mr R Grieve