Level 1 Science

11SCIE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Chand

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.



Course Overview

Term 1
90944 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases 4 credit External

AND

90930- carry out a practical investigation with direction - 4 credit Internal

Term 2
90948 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation 4 credit External

Term 3
90940 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics 4 credit External
OR
90954 Demonstrate understanding of the effects of astronomical cycles on planet Earth

Term 4
90925 Biology practical investigation 4 credit Internal

OR

90946 Investigate the implications of the properties of metals 4 credit Internal

Pathway

Level 2 Biology, Level 2 Chemistry, Level 2 Physics

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Level 1 Scipad- students workbook approximately $25.00.


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Science Scipad approximately $25.00.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90930 v3 Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, 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. 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. 90954 v3 Science 1.15 - Demonstrate understanding of the effects of astronomical cycles on planet Earth
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

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.


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