NCEA L2 Science - Pūtaiao

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Tinker

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is open entry. 

A general science course with a focus on local contexts designed to further develop scientific skills to complement other curriculum areas or possibly leading to advanced study in science.


  • Marine farming
  • Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes
  • Geological processes and Marlborough’s History Validity significant information

Course Overview

Term 1
Standards to be confirmed but will be focused on Earth Science

Term 2
Standards to be confirmed but will be based on Marine Science - for example, Mussel Farming.

Term 3
Standards to be confirmed but will be based on aspects of Geology for example Geological impacts on NZ.

Term 4
Examination prep.

Learning Areas:

NCEA Level 2, Science - Pūtaiao


NCEA L3 Sustainable Marine Science

Career Pathways

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Air Force Airman/Airwoman, Zoologist, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Anaesthetic Technician, Animal Care Attendant, Veterinary Nurse, Chemist, Aquaculture Farmer, Author, Glazier, Microbiologist, Baker, Farmer/Farm Manager, Metal Worker, Phlebotomist, Brewer, Mechanical Engineer, Carpenter, Farm Assistant, Science Technician, Meteorologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Psychologist, Watchmaker and Repairer, Jeweller, Technical Writer, Dairy Farmer, Crop Farmer/Manager, Curator, Medical Imaging Technologist, Forensic Scientist, Electronics Trades Worker, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Economist, Electrician, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Environmental Engineer, Ranger, Food Technologist, Professional Sportsperson, Forestry Scientist, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Gardener, Groundsperson, Hairdresser/Barber, Industrial Spray Painter, Insurance Adviser, Medical Laboratory Technician, Optometrist, Roading Construction Worker, Saw Doctor, Secondary School Teacher, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Intelligence Officer