11SCIE

Level 1 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Maxwell

- Biology – genetics and evolution/microorganisms
- Chemistry – acids and bases/metals/carbon cycle
- Physics – mechanics/heat
- Practical investigations

We are continually developing and improving our Science Programme. As a result, the Level 1 Science course classes will offer an inquiry based learning model offering alternative standards. Students will study five topics from the list above for a maximum of 20 credits. All students will complete Science 1.14 and Physics 1.1. Each external topic will be paired with a corresponding internal standard allowing students to choose between either the internal or external pathway based on their future career and life goals. The goal is to allow students to have choice in what standards they do however all students are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one external as this is needed for endorsement.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a Level 1 NCEA Science Workbook attached to each external exam available for purchase (approximately $9.00 each)

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry, based on recommendations from Deans and Year 10 Science teachers.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 32 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90935 v3
NZQA Info
Physics 1.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90940 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90943 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.4 - Investigate implications of heat for everyday life
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90944 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90946 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.7 - Investigate the implications of the properties of metals for their use in society
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90948 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90950 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.11 - Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90953 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.14 - Demonstrate understanding of carbon cycling
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 32
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 12

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