11SCI

General Science L1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Kurian

Note: 

Students who are considering taking Physics or Chemistry at Levels 2 and 3 should select General Science. This will prepare them to take any of the Sciences at levels 2 and 3, including Biology and Agriculture. Students will take a selection of internal and external standards worth up to 20 credits from the available standards listed below. The standards offered will be on a class by class basis at the discretion of the head of Science, Mr Kurian.

 

Students who are considering taking Biology or Agriculture at Levels 2 and 3 should select Agricultural Biology. Agricultural Biology will consist of two externally assessed Achievement Standards, with three internally assessed standards. Your options are open in terms of doing Biology or Agricultural at level 2 but not for Physics or Chemistry. 


Course Highlights: General Science (Level 1) focuses on the requirements for Science at Level 2 and must be taken by students who are, or even just considering, taking Chemistry or Physics in Year 12. Students may also be looking into Ecology, Relationships, Genetics and/or Astronomy 

 

Vocational Pathway: Manufacturing and Technology, Construction and Infrastructure, Creative

Industries, Primary Industries, Social and Community Services, Services Industries. Medical, Health and Environmental science.

 

This course can lead to: Year 12 studies in any combination of Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture or Physics.   

 

For more information, please see Mr Kurian or your year 10 Science teacher


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 approx

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 39 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 31 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90925 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, 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. 90926 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.2 - Report on a biological issue
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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. 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. 90946 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.7 - Investigate the implications of the properties of metals for their use in society
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. 90951 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.12 - Investigate the biological impact of an event on a New Zealand ecosystem
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. 90954 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.15 - Demonstrate understanding of the effects of astronomical cycles on planet Earth
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: 39
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 16