NCEA Level 1 Science

11SCI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Blair

This course covers topics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth & Space.   Topics include Mechanics, Genetics, Chemical reactions and Heat.

You will build on the knowledge gained in Year 9 and 10, you will:

  • develop an understanding of the world, built on current scientific theories
  • use your current scientific knowledge and skills for problem solving and developing further knowledge
  • use scientific knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about the communication, application, and implications of science to the sustainability of the environment.

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


Pathway

NCEA Level 2 Biology, NCEA Level 2 Chemistry, NCEA Level 2 Physics, NCEA Level 2 Science - Practical

Astronomy, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences Environmental Sciences, Food 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

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Stationery Requirements: Calculator, 3 x 1B5.


Recommended Prior Learning

Satisfactory grades in Science


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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. 90943 v3 Science 1.4 - Investigate implications of heat for everyday life
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90947 v4 Science 1.8 - Investigate selected chemical reactions
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. 90952 v3 Science 1.13 - Demonstrate understanding of the formation of surface features in New Zealand
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Disclaimer

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