11SCI

Level 1 General Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Z. Mohammed

This course is the prerequisite course for most senior science subjects, (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Science) and it is expected that most students will continue into level 1 General Science from Year 10 Science.

You will learn to:
• understand why materials are different from one another
• represent chemical reactions using formulae
• investigate the reactions of acids and bases
• understand how genes cause variation between organisms
• appreciate the importance of variation within a population
• understand how carbon is added, removed and stored in our environment
• collect process and report on information about a biological issue
• understand the relationship between energy, forces and motion in everyday situations


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course book costing approximately $25. Education Perfect (recommended) $20.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students will have completed a Year 9 and Year 10 Science course and be working above Level 4 of New Zealand Curriculum

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90953 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.14 - Demonstrate understanding of carbon cycling
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. 90948 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
4
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. 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. 90940 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90930 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, 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. 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8