Senior Science

When students reach Year 11 at Selwyn College, they have the option of continuing their science study by taking Senior General Science. This program is based on NCEA Level 1 Science and takes achievement standards from Biology, Chemistry, and PhysicsStudents who complete this course will have a broad knowledge base in the core domains of science such as understanding how acids and bases interact, understanding Newton’s Laws, and understanding the functions of different parts of cells. Students who complete NCEA Level 1 Science will be ready for future senior courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. 
Students may also continue in the Senior General Science program with NCEA Level 2 and NCEA Level 3 Science. These programs offer achievement standards across the NCEA curriculum preparing students for a broad range of futures in and out of the sciences.