Central Hawkes Bay College Central Hawkes Bay College

L3 Science (L3SCI)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Franklin.

Recommended Prior Learning

L2 SCV, L2 Chemistry, L2 BIology, L2 Physics

Students will study aspects of all Science topics (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Space Science). The course is totally internally assessed and assessments will range from independent practical investigations to researching tasks and writing reports. It is an ideal for a student that wishes to have some Science credits at Level 3 but might not want to specialise in the individual Science courses (14 credits towards UE entrance can be achieved in this course). However, this course can also be taken by students who are also taking L3 Physics, Biology or Chemistry. Students would benefit from having they own device (laptop) at school to use during class. If you take this course and gateway you must be prepared to complete work in your own time so you stay up-to-date with assessments. This may include in handing in work early if out on work placements when assessments are due. 

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Anaesthetic Technician, Animal Care Attendant, Zoologist, Beekeeper, Chemist, Aquaculture Farmer, Marine Biologist, Author, Glazier, Microbiologist, Baker, Farmer/Farm Manager, Biochemist, Metal Worker, Phlebotomist, Mechanical Engineer, Carpenter, Farm Assistant, Science Technician, Meteorologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Psychologist, Watchmaker and Repairer, Diver, Technical Writer, Dairy Farmer, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Manager, Curator, Medical Imaging Technologist, Forensic Scientist, Electronics Trades Worker, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Economist, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Ranger, Wool Classer, Food Technologist, Professional Sportsperson, Forestry Scientist, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Gardener, Agricultural/Horticultural Field Representative, Groundsperson, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Insurance Adviser, Medical Laboratory Technician, Optometrist, Packhouse Worker, Roading Construction Worker, Saw Doctor, Secondary School Teacher, Shearer, Intelligence Officer, Data Analyst, Orchard Farmer/Manager, Dairy Herd Manager, Dairy Farm Assistant, Dairy Farm Manager, Sharemilker, Viticulturist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A4 Ring binder & Refill or exercise book
(BYOD would be a benefit)


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year