Level 1 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Hill

Recommended Prior Learning

This course has no prerequisites; open entry to all.

This course will enable students to get a good grounding for the study of Science subjects at Level 2 & Level 3 (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology). 

Topics include Genetics,  Health and Disease, Physics, Electricity and Chemistry. Within each topic, opportunities exist to build the skills of  Information Gathering, Processing & Interpreting, and Reporting.  




Level 2 Biology, Level 2 Chemistry, Level 2 Physics, Level 2 Psychology

Science is about people exploring and investigating their biological, chemical, physical, and technological worlds and making sense of them in logical and creative ways.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a write-on booklet, which covers work for the external exams, which can be purchased for approximately $30. This booklet can be purchased once classes are finalized and will be on the stationery list.


Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  


The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.