This course requires 2 options.
Science - Level 1
Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Probert
This course involves study from the specialist areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics to provide students with a Science background to understand everyday Science, prepare for the workforce or to choose further study pathways (secondary and tertiary) in all specialist areas. Although not compulsory, it is strongly recommended that all students take a science in Year 11.
Develop an understanding of the world, built on current scientific theories;
Learn that Science involves particular processes and ways of developing and organising knowledge and that these continue to evolve.
Use current scientific knowledge and skills for problem-solving and developing further knowledge.
Use scientific knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about the communication, application, and implications of Science, as these relate to individual lives and cultures and to the sustainability of the environment.
Revision and extension.
Prepare students for success in NCEA Level One examinations and further study pathways.
Open Entry - Students will be placed in appropriate classes according to their ability. A sample of possible standards is listed below.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Term: 3, Week: 2
Term: 2, Week: 2
Term: 1, Week: 11
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 9
It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.