St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Level 1 Nature of Science

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Clarke.

Recommended Prior Learning

There are no entry requirements for this course. Everyone is welcome!

You may not take this course AND Level 1 Senior Science.

Welcome to NCEA Level 1 Nature of Science, a captivating course that will unlock the secrets of scientific inquiry and exploration! In this course, you'll delve into the core principles that underpin all scientific endeavors, gaining an understanding of how science works, its limitations, and its impact on society. Explore the scientific method, critical thinking, and data analysis as you engage in hands-on investigations and explore real-world applications of science. Discover the interconnections between science, technology, and society, and how ethical considerations play a vital role in scientific research. NCEA Level 1 Nature of Science will nurture your curiosity, hone your scientific skills, and equip you with a deeper appreciation for the role of science in shaping our world. Get ready for an enriching journey that celebrates the wonders of scientific exploration and its profound impact on our lives!

This course consists of three internal standards 

This course leads onto Level 2 General Science 

Learning Areas:



Level 2 General Science

Career Pathways

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Anaesthetic Technician, Animal Care Attendant, Zoologist, Beekeeper, Aquaculture Farmer, Author, Glazier, Baker, Metal Worker


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.