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:

  • Chemical Reactions
  • Eat a Burger, Save the World
  • Energy
  • Mission to Mars
  • Electricity and magnetism.

We also have a strong focus on teachng the Science Capabilities: Using evidence, engage with science, critique evidence, gather and interpret data and interpreting representations. At the end of Year 10 students will have completed study at Level 5 of the New Zealand curriculum and will be ready to study at Level 6 of the New Zealand curriculum during Year 11. 


Students will be assessed in all the contextual areas with a variety of assessment styles.

These assessments can be used for recommending students into senior science courses.

Where Does It Lead:

NCEA Level 1 Sciences, Agricultural/Horticultural Science and Electronics.  

For further information see:
Mr Tolhoek