NCEA Level 1 Science 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Mackintosh

Recommended Prior Learning

Overall teacher recommendation across the year and performing up below level 5B across the Nature of Science strands over the year.

This course is designed for students who want some science, but who do not want to complete any exams or enter any year 12 physics, biology, or chemistry classes. They can still enter 12 general science provided they achieve enough credits in year 11.

The assessments are all done in class and they are based on a variety of different topics and assessed using a variety of assessment techniques.

This course will explore a range of science topics as decided by the class and teachers to suit the learning of students. Assessments will be chosen to suit the topics covered. 

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student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

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


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.