Year 10 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh

Recommended Prior Learning

This is a compulsory subject for Year 10 students.

Year 10 Science is organised into 4-5 weekly units of study, from all strands of the New Zealand Curriculum, and is linked directly to NCEA Level 1. The units are from Biology (Genetics & inheritance, Animals & plants, Medical science), Chemistry (Atomic structure, Acids & bases), Physics (Electricity, Forces & motion), and Planet Earth (Geology & natural disasters).

  • Students will gain the skills and knowledge to gain Level 1 by experimenting, investigating, reporting, creating and using the digital platform.
  • Genetics and inheritance, animals & plants, atomic structure, acids & bases, medical science, electricity, and forces and motion.
  • Skills are assessed by practicals, posters, google platform and written tests.


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