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.