Level 1 Science
Year 11 Science
Learning in science is fundamental to understanding the world in which we live and work. Science finds patterns by making careful observations of the world around us. It helps people to clarify ideas, to ask questions, to test explanations through measurement and observations and to use their findings to establish the worth of an idea. Science makes an important contribution to the decisions which are shaping our world and the world of future generations.
Level 1 NCEA Science is a course which covers internally and externally assessed standards from the Science domain. Two internally assessed standards and three externally assessed standards, make up this course.
90944 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases 4 credit External
90930- carry out a practical investigation with direction - 4 credit Internal
90948 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation 4 credit External
90940 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics 4 credit External
90954 Demonstrate understanding of the effects of astronomical cycles on planet Earth
90925 Biology practical investigation 4 credit Internal
90946 Investigate the implications of the properties of metals 4 credit Internal
Recommended Prior Learning
Year 11 Science Scipad approximately $25.00.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Level 1 Scipad- students workbook approximately $25.00.
You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
PATHWAYS / CAREER RELEVANCE: Level 1 Science Mainstream provides essential background knowledge and skills for successful study in NCEA Level 2 Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Space Science. To progress on to these Level 2 courses, students need to succeed in the relevant external exam. Studies in Science are essential for students considering careers in the following areas: sciences, engineering, technology, medical and health sciences, architecture and landscape design, environment, farming, computing and electronics, communication, aviation and many others., Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Air Force Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Anaesthetic Technician, Animal Care Attendant, Zoologist, Chemist, Marine Biologist, Author, Microbiologist, Baker, Biochemist, Carpenter, Science Technician, Meteorologist, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Watchmaker and Repairer, Diver, Crop Worker, Forensic Scientist, Electronics Trades Worker, Electrical Engineering Technician, Wool Classer, Food Technologist, Professional Sportsperson, Forestry Scientist, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nursery Grower/Worker, Packhouse Worker, Shearer, Data Analyst,