Welcome to James Hargest College Science
At James Hargest College students attend year 7, 8, 9 and 10 core science classes. Core Science is taught at Levels 3, 4 and 5 of the New Zealand Curriculum in years 7 to 10.
In year 11 students are required to participate in NCEA Level 1 Science. Year 11 students select which course they wish to enter. There are three course available:
- Red: 20 credits all internally assessed.
- Gold: 20 credits, 12 credits internally assessed and 8 credits externally assessed.
- Black: 20 credits, 8 credits internally assessed and 12 credits externally assessed.
The Gold and Black courses have identical content. The Red course has some content that differs and is designed for students wanting to take L2 Science the following year who do not intend attending university.
In Level 2 Science is available. In Levels 2 and 3 Biology; Chemistry and Physics are available.