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All Year 11 students are required to study Science and will be placed in one of the following courses: Applied Science, General Science or Cambridge Science. Students will be selected on their Year 10 results and teacher recommendation.

ONLY General Science students can opt for the Science Option as well.

SCIENCE AND LIFE SKILLS - Level 1
Prerequisites: Acceptance at the discretion of HOF Science, HOD Careers, & Dean
Course Description: This course is an opportunity to gain numeracy and life skills credits through practical and hands on investigations in the areas of Science, Finance, and Health and Well-being.
This is a discovery-based and practical programme which encourages learning within a variety of authentic educational and community contexts.
Qualifications: Credits towards NCEA
Contact: Jennifer Arai
Level 1 credits (AS/US)LevelCreditNumLit
90918 Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigationL1/Int4L1
91034 Apply transformation geometry in solving problemL1/Int2L1
90943 Investigate implications of heat in everyday lifeL1/Int4L1
24709 Produce a balanced budget to manage personal financesL1/Int3
29300 Maintain hauora-personal health and well-beingL1/Int4
GENERAL SCIENCE - Level 1
Course Description
This sThis science course is a pathway for students who want to study any combination of science subjects at Level 2 and beyond. The course includes aspects of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geology while covering a broad range of scientific skills and knowledge.
Leads to Level 2 Sciences.
Qualifications: Credits towards NCEA
Contact: Johnnie Fraser
Level 1 credits (AS)LevelCreditNumLit
90940 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanicsL1/Ext4L1
90944 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and basesL1/Ext4
90948 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variationL1/Ext4L1
90935 Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with directionL1/Int4L1
90950 Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organismsL1/Int4
SCIENCE EXTENSION OPTION - Level 1
Co-requisite: Cambridge students cannot select this option
Course Description
This course is an option that is taken in conjunction with the General Science course. It is designed to broaden students learning in science. It incorporates elements of physics, biology, chemistry and astronomy along with investigating elements of the nature of science. A comprehensive pathway to the senior sciences.
Leads to Level 2 Sciences.
Qualifications: Credits towards NCEA
Contact: Johnnie Fraser
Level 1 Credits (AS)LevelCreditNumLit
90926 Report on a biological issueL1/Int3L1
90937 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of electricity and magnetismL1/Ext4L1
90934 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of chemical reactionsL1/Ext4
90954 Demonstrate understanding of the effects of astronomical cycles on planet EarthL1/Int4L1
90929 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal(s) as a consumer(s)L1/Ext3L1
CAMBRIDGE SCIENCE - Level 1
Prerequisites: Year 10 Cambridge Science course
Course DescriptionA double award, earning two grades, IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences gives students the opportunity to study biology, chemistry and physics within a cross-referenced, scientifically coherent syllabus. Students learn about the basic principles of each subject through a mix of theoretical and practical studies, whilst also developing an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study. Students learn how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.
Contact Johnnie Fraser