Level 1 Science B


Satisfactory completion of some middle school courses is desirable preparation for this course, but our aim is to be able to deliver a programme to all those interested in science and the pursuit of evidence-based decision making.

Course description:

This course is aimed at developing critical scientific thinking skills, but for those who are not intending to progress into further studies in science or related disciplines.

Topics covered:

  • Investigating interactions between humans and microorganisms
  • Gaining good basic knowledge of chemistry, including investigating rates of reaction
  • Carrying out practical physics investigation

Credits available:

The table below shows the credits available within the subject.

Number   Title I or E*    Credits
90950 Investigate interactions between humans and microorganisms                      I 4
90930 Carry out a practical (chemistry) investigation with direction       I 4
90935 Carry out a practical investigation, with direction, that leads to a linear mathematical relationship   I 4


I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Additional achievement standards will be tailored to the needs of the class

Leads to:

A better understanding of the nature of science in general life situations.

Cost: nil

Contact: Dr C Manuel

Upcoming events

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Last day of term 4, 2020.

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre.

Monday 30 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 23 Nov

23rd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre.

Friday 13 Nov

13th November Senior students go on study leave for their NCEA exams.

Monday 26 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 12 Oct

12th October to 17th October Westland High School will be staging Big Fish a School production at the Regent t... [Read more]

Monday 12 Oct

Term 4 begins

Friday 25 Sep

Last day of term 3.

Friday 25 Sep

25th September the Westland High School Ball takes place. More information regarding venue and other details w... [Read more]
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