11SCI

Level 1 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. McNaught

Level 1 Science will give you the opportunity to explore a range of different Science subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth & Space Science. There is some flexibility to some of the areas that you study, based on interest, with the aim to complete at least four or five standards over the year.



Level 1 Science gives you the opportunity to gain Numeracy and Literacy credits. To gain NCEA Level 1 you need 10 Numeracy and 10 Literacy credits.  Practical investigations are offered in physics and chemistry and this will give you 8 numeracy credits.  Through these assessment you will be able to build on investigation skills gained during year 9 and 10 to carry out investigations and to communicate scientific ideas. 


You will have the opportunity to research and communicate ideas on various scientific topics including microbes and disease, vaccinations, uses of metals, volcanoes and earthquakes. These will also allow you to gain some literacy credits.  Through these assessments you will gain an understanding of a range of different aspects of Science. There will also be an external assessment in chemistry, focusing on rates of reaction & acids and bases. This course will also give you the skills to move on with Science at Level 2 and Level 3.

Any questions please talk to Mrs Nethercott, Mr McKenzie, Mrs McNaught or Mrs Lincoln.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 35 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 31 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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. 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. 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. 90950 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.11 - Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms
4
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. 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
A.S. 90955 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.16 - Investigate an astronomical or Earth science event
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: 35
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 8