The science Department at SGHS offers a comprehensive and stimulating programme for Year 7 to 13 students.
Science includes learning in the four contextual strands:
- "Living World"
- "Planet Earth and Beyond"
- "Physical World"
- "Material World"
Through the unifying stand "Nature of Science", students learn what science is, and how scientist work.
Students start science at Years 7 and 8 as a ‘science component' of their learning packages.
Learning in general science continues at Year 9 and 10 and lays a strong foundation for NCEA Level 1 Science.
At Year 11 three courses are offered depending on needs and abilities of students. These level 1 courses lead to either general science or specialist subjects.
Specialisation occurs at Year 12 and 13 into physics, Chemistry, Biology as well as General Science which continues at Level 2 and Level 3.
The Science Department also offers a wide range of Extra-curricular activities including:
- Entries to the annual Science Fair
- Various science competitions such as ICAS
- Hands on Science
We have experienced and specialist staff who teach at all levels across the Science programme.