Welcome to James Hargest Science
Learning in science is fundamental to understanding the world in which we live and work. It helps people to clarify ideas, to ask questions, to test explanations through measurement and observation, and to use their findings to establish the worth of an idea.
Our dependence on science and technology demands a high level of scientific literacy for all New Zealanders and requires a comprehensive science education for all students, as well as for those who will have careers in science and technology.
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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 in years 7 to 10.
In year 11 students are required to participate in NCEA Level 1 Science or NZASE Science.This is followed in years 12 and 13 with the option subjects, General Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics in the NCEA.
Year 10 GATE Science students were invited to spend a day investigating applications of Science. They looked at some biotechnology, extracting DNA, testing for phosphates and investigating a crime scene. They also spent some time with robotic kits using technology to build and programme robots.