Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Year 9 Science

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Seddon.

This is the first year of a two year course at Level 5 of the New Zealand Curriculum. Students will explore the 'Nature of Science' strand of the New Zealand Curriculum by continuing to develop their science capabilities including:

1. Gathering and interpreting information.

2. Using evidence to support ideas.

3. Critiquing evidence.

4. Making meaning of scientific representations.

5. Engaging with science.

The contexts used include aspects of the 'Living World', 'Material World', 'Physical World' and 'Planet Earth & Beyond' from Level 5 of the New Zealand Curriculum.

Learning Areas:

Putaiao - Sciences


Year 10 Science

Career Pathways

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Anaesthetic Technician, Animal Care Attendant, Veterinary Nurse, Zoologist, Chemist, Aquaculture Farmer, Author, Glazier, Microbiologist, Baker, Farmer/Farm Manager, Metal Worker, Phlebotomist, Brewer, Mechanical Engineer, Carpenter, Farm Assistant, Science Technician, Meteorologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Psychologist, Watchmaker and Repairer, Jeweller, Technical Writer, Dairy Farmer, Crop Farmer/Manager, Curator, Medical Imaging Technologist, Forensic Scientist, Electronics Trades Worker, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Economist, Electrician, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Environmental Engineer, Ranger, Food Technologist, Professional Sportsperson, Forestry Scientist, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Gardener, Groundsperson, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Insurance Adviser, Medical Laboratory Technician, Optometrist, Roading Construction Worker, Saw Doctor, Secondary School Teacher, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Intelligence Officer