Year 10 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Skevington

Year 10 Science teaches students about the world around them. Emphasis is placed on making learning relevant to students and encourages them to have a sound knowledge on which to base their opinions and ideas. Practical work is included whenever possible. It also comprehensively prepares them for NCEA Year 11 Science.

The five areas of study are:

Biology: Micro-organisms, Body Systems and Plants. 

Physics: Forces & Motion and Electricity.

Chemistry: Acids & Bases and Carbon Chemistry.

Earth and Space Science: Tātai Arorangi and Ranginui

The Nature of Science: Taught all through the year as part of the other topics.

Most students should be working on gaining knowledge at Level 5 of the National Curriculum, gaining the foundation needed to work at Level 6 in Year 11 Sciences.

Students will also be entered for the internal NCEA Achievement Standard 90923 Demonstrate knowledge of plant propagation techniques, which is worth 4 NCEA Level 1 credits.

The students’ end of year examination, test and assessments are used to determine which Science course they can take in Year 11.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT: A mixture of projects, practical's and tests.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Ruler, pens, pencil and highlighters. A calculator will be needed for some topics.


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90952 v3
Science 1.13 - Demonstrate understanding of the formation of surface features in New Zealand
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 4
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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