Level 1 General Science

11SCI
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

Level 2 Applied Science, Level 2 Biology, Level 2 Chemistry, Level 2 Earth & Space Science, Level 2 Physics

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
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90953 v3 Science 1.14 - Demonstrate understanding of carbon cycling
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90948 v3 Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90944 v4 Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
1
E
4
A.S. 90940 v3 Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90930 v3 Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90926 v3 Biology 1.2 - Report on a biological issue
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

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