Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 2 Science General

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. O'Loughlin.

Recommended Prior Learning

8 credits from any Level 1 Science course or by HOF Science approval

Why study Science in Level 2?

This is a general Level 2 Science course that will cover a range of Science topics including, but not limited to, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Planet Earth. For example, we will study microscope use and chemical and biological investigations. Therefore this course will be mainly practical based and give students a hands on experience in many areas of Science. Not only is Science a subject required to continue along many career pathways, it provides all students with knowledge of the world around us and the ability to think critically about ideas and explanations for everyday events. As Technology and Science move us forward into the 21st century, the skills learned in this subject will enable students to participate and contribute to our future society in a confident and knowledgeable manner. This course follows the requirements of Level 7 Science in the New Zealand Curriculum. Successful completion of this General Science course will give students pre-requisite knowledge to advance through to Level 2 Biology or Chemistry or our Level 3 General Science course. There are also many courses and careers that require some Level 2 Science credits but do not specify the discipline.

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 3 Science General

You may also be able to pick up Level 2 Biology or Chemistry based on your results from this course.

Career Pathways

Science Technician, Medical Laboratory Technician, Animal Care Attendant, Veterinary Nurse

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Field-trip approximately $15