Level 2 & Level 3 Combined Sciences

SCI301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Lincoln

This course integrates different Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth & Space) to provide an internally based course at both Level 2 and Level 3. Combined Science can count as a UE subject if 14 Level 3 Science credits are completed over the year. There is also the possibility of looking at some Health standards for those students who are interested.

Over the year a range of topics can be covered depending on the interests of the students. Some of the topics include HPV vaccinations, crumple zones in cars, plastic rubbish in the oceans, emperor penguins in Antarctica, protection of the Ross Sea, nanotechnology, space exploration and New Zealand native species.

For further information see Mrs Lincoln


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91154 v2 Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91155 v2 Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91163 v2 Chemistry 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry used in the development of a current technology
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91169 v2 Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91188 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.2 - Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91190 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91389 v2 Chemistry 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91411 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.2 - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
3
I
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91415 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91602 v2 Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91604 v2 Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 17

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 37 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 37 credits.