Science Level 1

SCI1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Recommended Prior Learning


 Entry through recommendation of Year 10 Science Teacher. 


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

Learning Areas:

Science



Pathway

Biology Level 2, Chemistry Level 2, Horticulture Level 2, Physics Level 2, Science Level 2

Career Pathways

Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Medical Laboratory Technician, Plastics Technician, Fabrication Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Surveyor, Test Analyst, Network Administrator, Data Analyst, Science Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Telecommunications Engineer, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Mining Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Forensic Scientist, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Software Developer, Electrical Engineering Technician, Zoologist, Engineering Machinist, Information Technology Architect, Environmental Engineer, Marine Biologist, Marine Engineer, Food Technologist, Sound Technician, Electronics Engineer, Forestry Scientist, Chemical Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Biotechnologist

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 Tags

Biology: Medicine, Nursing Technician, Technologist, Teaching, Marine Biologist, Zoologist, Veterinarian/Vet, Nurse Chemistry: Pharmacist, Bio-Chemist, Industrial Chemist, Forensic Scientist Physics: Engineer, Pilot, Medicine, Physicist, Meteorology, Geophysics, Astronomy, Medical Radiation Technician Horticulture: Tree Surgeon, Nursery Production Manager, Packhouse Supervisor, Orchard Grower, Town Planner, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Meteorologist, Policy Analyst, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Archivist, Film maker, Lawyer, Nurse


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.