Level 1 Science
Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh
What will I learn and how will I learn?
Students will study Chemistry and Physics through doing practical investigations. There are three external examinations on offer in the three sciences: Chemistry, Biology and Physics. Students will pick two of these.
Conditions of Assessment
NCEA internal assessments allow a flexible approach to the collection of achievement evidence. Therefore, assessment conditions will vary from theoretical assessments, supervised by the teacher, to practical performance assessments. All assessments will be monitored by the subject teacher to ensure authenticity of student work. Specific assessment conditions will be provided for individual achievement standards.
Submitting Internal Assessments
All work for assessment must be submitted to the teacher by the due date. Any work not submitted for assessment by the deadline will receive a "Not Achieved" grade. If students are sick on the day their work is due, they must get a doctor's certificate. (Read over Student Handbook for full assessment details). APA Referencing must be used if relevant to the task.
Resubmissions and Reassessments
All standards have a resubmission opportunity. Time and pace of learning will dictate whether further assessment opportunities can occur.
Introduction: AS90947 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 5: Assessment; Week 9: Assessment
KEY DATES: Week 6: Assessment
KEY DATES: Weeks 9/10: Derived Grade examinations
Revision and reassessment
KEY DATES: Revision and assessment; Week 5: NCEA examinations
The purchase of a study guide/workbook is highly recommended.
Recommended Prior Learning
Selection is based on Year 10 examination, with approval from the Head of Learning Area.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.