SCI1

Science Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Science Level 1

This course involves study from the specialist areas of Chemistry, Biology, Horticulture and Physics to provide students with a Science background to understand everyday Science, prepare for the workforce or to choose further study pathways (secondary and tertiary) in all specialist areas. 

Science study includes mechanics, chemical reactions,  scientific issues relating to genetics and Covid 19 and several scientific practical investigations.

Science courses will be assessed to a selection of Achievement Standards, composed of 4 internal standards (15 credits) and 2 external standards (8 credits).


Course Overview

Term 1
Biology
90925 Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction Internal 4 Credits
90926 Report on a biological issue Internal 3 Credits

Term 2
Physics
90935 Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction Internal 4 Credits
90940 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics External 4 Credits

Term 3
Chemistry
90930 Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction Internal 4 Credits
90944 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases External 4 Credits

Term 4
Earth Space Science and Revision

Recommended Prior Learning


 Entry through recommendation of Year 10 Science Teacher. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook $25.

Assessment Information

Assessments
90925 Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction Internal 4 Credits
90926 Report on a biological issue Internal 3 Credits
90935 Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction Internal 4 Credits
90940 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics External 4 Credits
90930 Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction Internal 4 Credits
90944 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases External 4 Credits
Total 23 Credits

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90930 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
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. 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. 90947 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.8 - Investigate selected chemical reactions
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. 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 12

Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.