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Year 7 | Year 8 | Year 9 | Year 10 | Year 11 | Year 12 | Year 13

Staff 2013
Mrs. Wakker – HOD Science
                    - Middle School Science and Senior School Biology and Yr 13 Science

Mrs. Gillard – Middle School Science and Senior School Chemistry
Mrs. Mitchell – Middle School Science and Senior School Physics
Mrs English – Middle School Science, Year 11 Science and Year 12 Chemistry
Mr. Lacey – Middle School Science and Year 11 Science and Senior School Biology
Mr. Harrison - Middle School Science and Senior School Physics
Mrs. Laux – Middle School Science and year 11 Science
Mrs. Muir Science Technician

We welcome Mrs. Gillard and Mr. Lacey to the Dearptment from 2013.
Mrs. Gillard comes to us from Gisborne and Mr. Lacey from Rosehill College.  We are very fortunate to have them both join the team.

Science Courses

Year 7
This year you will learn a lot about the world around you and also learn a lot of skills that will help you in your future studies.
During the year you will study four different units of work. These are:

The Bush
Kitchen Chemistry
Light and Colour
Landforms
For further information, click here

 

 

 

 

 

Year 8
This year you will learn a lot about the world around you and also learn a lot of skills that will help you in your future studies.
During the year you will study five different units of work. These are:

Working in the Laboratory
Blodd, guts and cells
A muder mystery
Forces: structures and machines
Weather

For further information, click here

Year 9
This year you will learn a lot about the world around you and also learn a lot of skills that will help you in your future studies.
During the year you will study six different units of work. These are:

Science Skills
Cells and Reproduction
Light
Environmental Issues
Chemistry in Society
Astronomy
Food and digestion

For further information, click here

Year 10
This year you will continue your studies about Science. The topics are more specific and include the science areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and the formation of planet Earth.
During the year you will study six different units of work. These are:

Genetics and Human Reproduction
Electricity
Acids and Bases
The Dynamic Earth
Movin' It

For further information, click here

Year 11
This course will be assessed using two methods internal assessments and external assessments.
You will complete seven topics this year and have the opportunity to gain 20 NCEA credits, which will contribute to your Level 1 NCEA Certificate.

Internally Assessed Topics:

Chemistry
Electricity

 Externally Assessed Topics:

Genetics
Introductory Chemistry and Acids and Bases
Mechanics

For further information, click here
For further information about Year 11 Science Applied Course, click here

Year 12
At Year 12, Science diverges into the four separate areas of science:

Biology
Chemistry
Physics
General Science

For further information about these courses, click on the topic of your choice.

Year 13
At Year 13, there are four separate areas of science:

Biology
Chemistry
Physics
General Science

For further information about these courses, click on the topic of your choice.

Links to Tertiary Education
Interested in Tertiary Education??
New Zealand has a wide variety of tertiary providers. Information about courses offered at these institutions can be found at their different websites. Follow the information within each website to find the Science Department and find out the variety of exciting careers that an education in Science opens you to:

The University of Auckland (Auckland)
Waikato University (Hamilton)
Massey University (Palmerston North)
Lincoln University (Wellington)
Canterbury University (Christchurch)
Otago University (Dunedin)
Auckland University of Technology