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.

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Career Pathways

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Chemist, Marine Biologist, Biotechnologist, Science Technician, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Diver, Forensic Scientist, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Forestry Scientist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Data Analyst