NCEA Level 1 Science 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Mackintosh

Recommended Prior Learning

Overall teacher recommendation across the year, and performing at 5A or above across the Nature of Science strands over Year 10.

Science is a general course suitable for students interested in a range of science topics. Students that are planning to take Levels 2 and 3 sciences should complete this course or Science 2. There are a range of topics and achievement standards available in this course. Each class will co-construct the course for the year selecting appropriate topics.

SCIPAD workbooks will be available at key times during the year for students to purchase. 

Field Trips be discussed and planned across the year as appropriate.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.



Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 2 Biology, NCEA Level 2 Chemistry, NCEA Level 2 Farming Skills, NCEA Level 2 Physics

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Student manuals may be recommended for purchase.
1B8 exercise book or computer, calculator, HB pencil, 30cm ruler, blue & 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


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.