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

Level 3 General Science

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Clarke.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits in Level 1 Science
12 credits in Level 2 General Science
currently enrolled in Level 2 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
at the discretion of the HOD/Teacher in Charge.

You may not take this course and Level 3 Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

This course is designed build students' science literacy to enable informed participation in science-related debates and issues.

This is an internally assessed course with no external examination at the end of the year. The list of achievement standards offered below reflects the range of assessment opportunities. A minimum of 14 credits are offered from the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth & Space Science strands, but more may be offered (up to a maximum of 20 credits) depending on the class. 

Assessments and topics can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of the class. This is an approved subject for University entrance. 

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Brewer, Science Technician, Emergency Management Officer, Geologist, Geophysicist, Agricultural Technician, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Anaesthetic Technician, Animal Care Attendant, Beekeeper, Aquaculture Farmer, Author, Glazier, Microbiologist, Baker, Farmer/Farm Manager, Metal Worker

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A chromebook or laptop is recommended.


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.