Year 10 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Brown

Science at Year 10 is a one semester course that aims to extend the science skills and capabilities introduced in Year 9. Units of work are based on the Nature of Science in the New Zealand Curriculum.

Science education covers a series of context based topics centered around the big ideas in science, which are offered throughout the year in suitably equipped laboratories.

Students continue to develop the science capabilities of: Gathering and interpreting information, Using evidence to support ideas, Critiquing evidence, Making meaning of scientific representations and Engaging with science. By developing these capabilities, students will become equipped to:

- Understand about Science and how scientists work

- Communicate in Science

- Investigate in Science

- Participate and contribute in Science



Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 1 Agriculture, NCEA Level 1 Science 1, NCEA Level 1 Science 2, NCEA Level 1 Science 3

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1x 1B8 exercise book or computer, calculator, pencil, 30cm ruler, blue and black pens, highlighter

Pathway Tags

Biology: Medicine, Nursing Technician, Technologist, Teaching, Marine Biologist, Zoologist, Veterinarian/Vet, Nurse Chemistry: Pharmacist, Bio-Chemist, Industrial Chemist, Forensic Scientist Physics: Engineer, Pilot, Medicine, Physicist, Meteorology, Geophysics, Astronomy, Medical Radiation Technician Horticulture: Tree Surgeon, Nursery Production Manager, Packhouse Supervisor, Orchard Grower, Town Planner, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Meteorologist, Policy Analyst, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Archivist, Film maker, Lawyer, Historian, Social Work, Geologist, Packhous


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.