Sciences

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Science classes begin at Year 9.  Science is compulsory in Level 1.  Students will be placed in either Level 1 Science, or Science Extension.  Otherwise they may select Trades Science or Horticulture, depending on their vocational pathway.

In Level 2 and 3 students have the choice of moving on to Biology, Chemistry or Physics, or taking Level 2 Science which offers Level 2 credits in a variety of sciences.

We also have a Horticulture classroom, where students begin at Level 1 and learn more about the world around us.  The Level 2 & Year 13 Science Primary Industries classes are limited to fourteen students.

Head of Learning Area
Mr Mark Dryburgh
Mrs Neldie Dryburgh

BIOLOGY:
The study of Biology is effectively the study of how to not 'end up dead'. Biology explores life at the cellular and genetic level, and how organisms have adapted different ways of dealing with the same life processes. At our Kura, students will find in-depth information about Level 2 and Level 3 Biology on the links on this page.  They will find resources used in class as well as extras that may help in their studies. It will be beneficial for them to check the sites frequently, as resources are added and updated by the Teachers in Charge. On this site, will be resources used in class as well as extras that may help them in their study.  This is a University Entrance approved subject.

CHEMISTRY:
Chemistry is the study of materials, their structure, properties and chemical reactivity. This is a University Entrance approved subject.

HORTICULTURE:
The course is for students who are interested in a career in land-based industries.

PHYSICS:
Physics is the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. The topics are: mechanics, atoms and radioactivity, practical physics, waves, electricity and electromagnetism. This is a University Entrance approved subject.

SCIENCES:
There are three courses for students at Level 1: Science, Science Extension and Trades Science.

SCIENCE PRIMARY INDUSTRIES:
Level 2 and Year 13 Science Primary Industries are highly practical courses for students who are interested in a career in primary industries and learning practical skills.