Years 12 - 13
At Year 12-13 the students select from NCEA level 2-3 Physics, Chemistry and Biology courses, taught by specialist teachers. A mixture of external exams and internally assessed standards are provided. The modern learning environment involves google classroom pages, use of applets and simulations. An interactive, responsive classroom setting provides students with opportunities to discuss concepts, ask questions of their teacher and their peers, and consolidate learning during and after a lesson. Links to the everyday contexts they are familiar with are always provided.
The Year 13 course aims to leave the students with the required skills to succeed at university in science. Critical thinking skills, fair tests, the nature and philosophy of science are all integrated into the Year 13 courses.