Level 1 Science

11SCIE
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.


Pathway

Level 2 Biology, Level 2 Chemistry, Level 2 Electronics, Level 2 Horticulture, Level 2 Physics

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.


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

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

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