Level 1 Science Extension
Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh
What will I learn and how will I learn?
This course prepares students primarily for Level 2 NCEA Science subjects. It also offers an in-depth study of Living things, including genetic variation, the chemistry of substances, and forces and motion of objects. This is an extension course and students are expected to aim for the higher assessment grades. Students will have opportunities to gain in-depth of selected areas of the New Zealand Curriculum at Level 6. This will be via practicals, research and written reporting. There are three externally assesses standards covered.
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.
Chemical reactions and microbes
KEY DATES: Week 6: Chemical reactions assessment; Week 11: Hand in microbes report
KEY DATES: week 5: Physical investigation assessment
KEY DATES: Week 5: Mechanics test; Week 9/10 Derived Grade examinations - Mechanics and Acids & Bases
Revision for externals and further assessment opportunities
KEY DATES: Week 4: Mock examination for Genetics; Week 5; NCEA examinations
Recommended Prior Learning
Entry is dependent upon students' results from Year 10 Science.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.