Central Hawkes Bay College Central Hawkes Bay College

L1 Biology & Chemistry (L1SBC)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr L. Oliver.

Recommended Prior Learning

Recommendation from your Science Teacher or HOF Science, based on your performance in year 10.

This course is designed for students looking to further their knowledge of key Biology and Chemistry concepts. The 4 standards will develop an students theoretical and practical understanding of how Chemistry and Biology relates to the issues facing the world today.  

Note: Students who are looking to follow a Science based career, should choose to take L12 Double Science to give them the best preparation and greatest choice of pathways.

Learning Areas:



L2 Biology (L2BIO), L2 Chemistry (L2CHE)

This course leads into Biological Science based careers such as Health Sciences and Environmental Science. Your Science teacher can give you advice in this.

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Metal Worker, Dairy Processing Operator, Chemical Production Operator, Civil Engineer, Meteorologist, Conservator, Electronics Trades Worker, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Plastics Worker, Geophysicist, Ship's Master, Winemaker, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Plastics Technician, Purchasing/Supply Officer, Production Manager, Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Paramedic, Anaesthetist, Anaesthetic Technician, Pathologist, Veterinary Nurse, Zoologist, Beekeeper, Chemist, Aquaculture Farmer, Zookeeper, Marine Biologist, Arborist, Medical Physicist, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Microbiologist, Beauty Therapist, Farmer/Farm Manager, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Biotechnologist, Phlebotomist, Brewer, Mechanical Engineer, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Midwife, Dental Assistant, Science Technician, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Coder, Dental Technician, Community Karitāne, Pharmacist, Crop Farmer/Manager, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Medical Imaging Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Dispensing Optician, Forensic Scientist, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Dog Trainer, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Ranger, Food Technologist, Professional Sportsperson, Forest Manager, Forestry Scientist, Pest Control Technician, Landscaper, Gardener, Agricultural/Horticultural Field Representative, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Veterinarian, Massage Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiation Therapist, Nursery Grower/Worker, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Quarantine Officer, Radiation Oncologist, Speech-Language Therapist, Sterilising Technician, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Pet Groomer, Orchard Farmer/Manager, Support Worker, Ophthalmologist, Viticulturist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 for write in work books
2 x 1B5 exercise books or A4 Ring binder & refill


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year