Central Hawkes Bay College Central Hawkes Bay College

L1 Physics, Earth & Space Science (L1SPE)

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 who have in interest in how Physics influences the Earth and Universe around us.   Comprising a mixture of Physics standards and Earth and Space Science Standards, students will develop a basic understanding of key Physics concepts, including practical skills, along with everyday cycles that happen on Earth and in Space.  

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

Learning Areas:



L2 Physics (L2PHY)

This course leads into Physical Science based careers such as Engineering, Architecture and some Health Sciences. Your Science teacher can give you advice in this.

Career Pathways

Aeronautical Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Software Developer, Building Surveyor, Architect, Architectural Technician, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Electronics Engineer, Biomedical Technician, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Fabrication Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Ship's Officer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Diver, Interior Designer, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Manager, Systems Administrator, Dispensing Optician, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Welder, Marine Engineer, Flight Instructor, Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Landscape Architect, Helicopter Pilot, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Radiation Therapist, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Saw Doctor, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Geospatial Specialist, Security Analyst, Penetration Tester, Security Consultant, Fire Engineer, Mining Engineer, Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Paramedic, Anaesthetist, Anaesthetic Technician, Pathologist, Veterinary Nurse, Zoologist, Chemist, Marine Biologist, Medical Physicist, Microbiologist, Chemical Engineer, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biotechnologist, Metal Worker, Brewer, Mechanical Engineer, Dairy Processing Operator, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Midwife, Dental Assistant, Chemical Production Operator, Science Technician, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Civil Engineer, Meteorologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Coder, Dental Technician, Community Karitāne, Pharmacist, Conservator, Crop Farmer/Manager, Oral Health Therapist, Dentist, Medical Imaging Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Forensic Scientist, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Electronics Trades Worker, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Plastics Worker, Food Technologist, Forest Manager, Forestry Scientist, Pest Control Technician, Geophysicist, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Naturopath, Veterinarian, Ship's Master, Medical Laboratory Technician, Occupational Therapist, Winemaker, Optometrist, Osteopath, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Physiotherapist, Plastics Technician, Purchasing/Supply Officer, Production Manager, Radiation Oncologist, Speech-Language Therapist, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Orchard Farmer/Manager, 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