11SCI

NCEA Level 1 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Blair

Developing Scientific skills is crucial to thriving in a changing world. Many of the major challenges that confront our world need to be approached from a scientific perspective. 

In this Science course, you will study Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Space standards; building on the knowledge you have gained in the last two years. 

In all of the standards studied, you will develop practical skills, and the internal assessments you complete will be based on practical experiments.

Topics include Mechanics, Genetics, Chemical reactions, Heat, and Astronomy.  

What will I learn in Level 1 Science?

You will; 

  • Investigate how different factors affect the rate of chemical reactions

  • Study different chemical reactions

  •  Perform a practical investigation that demonstrates an understanding of physics or biological ideas 

  •  Explore how genes control the inheritance of characteristics

  •  Be able to explain the causes of genetic variation 

  • Understand  Earth in space

  • Mechanics in Physics

This course is a required pathway to the senior sciences in years 12 and 13.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Stationery Requirements: Calculator, 3 x 1B5.

Pathway

Agriculture, Horticulture, Trades: plumber, electrician, builder, painter, mechanic, engineer, beautician, hairdresser, Astronomy, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences Environmental Sciences, Food Science, Sports science, and Technology

General Sciences, Life Sciences, Materials Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Geography, Physics, and Sports Science

Computer Science, Computing, IT, and multimedia software

Complementary Health, Counselling, Dentistry, Health Studies, Health and Safety, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Nutrition and Health, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiotherapy, Psychology, and Public Health

Agriculture, Farm Management, Horticulture, Plant and Crop Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 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. 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. 90943 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.4 - Investigate implications of heat for everyday life
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. 90944 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90947 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.8 - Investigate selected chemical reactions

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

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
A.S. 90952 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.13 - Demonstrate understanding of the formation of surface features in New Zealand
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 12

Disclaimer

Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.