Science LEVEL 3

What is the course offering/ who should enrol?

  • This NCEA Level 3 course is beneficial for students who want to pursue a more technical pathway in foundation courses at Tertiary institutions e.g. nursing foundation science courses.

  • It is also ideal for students who have interests in Earth and Space Science.

  • It is only applicable to students who have pursued science at Level 2 (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

What standards are offered?

  • The students are expected to gain 14 credits from this course. In the table below, there is a list of optional standards available:

What are the pre-requisites?

    • students coming from the Level 2 Sciences (PHY, BIO and CHEM) need to have passed with a total of 14 credits across the three sciences.

    • Know the safety requirements regarding the use of hazardous materials and procedures as covered in Year 11 Laboratory safety Skills units.

What are the important assessment information?

  • The timing of assessments: The course is personalised to each individual student, therefore planner will be given at the start of the year when choices are made.

  • Resubmission opportunity will be only allowed where they take a student from "Not Achieved" grade to an " Achieved" grade.

  • NZQA/NCEA requirements: as a student you must be fully aware of the coursework requirements outlined regarding: authenticity, absence, appeals, reassessment, resubmission, misconduct, late work, attendance, course completion and endorsement requirements. See Assessment planner for Assessment Information.

What is the course costs?

  • Course Cost: $40 for workbooks

  • Stationery requirements: a 2B8 exercise book is strongly recommended. A pad of refill This will have sufficient space for the whole year's work. A calculator will also be needed. General writing material includes pens (blue or black,) and a pencil.

  • EOTC: Yes. Some trip costs may be required.