L1SCX

Level 1 Science Extension

Course Description

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. 



Course Overview

Term 1
Chemical reactions and microbes
KEY DATES: Week 6: Chemical reactions assessment; Week 11: Hand in microbes report

Term 2

KEY DATES: week 5: Physical investigation assessment

Term 3

KEY DATES: Week 5: Mechanics test; Week 9/10 Derived Grade examinations - Mechanics and Acids & Bases

Term 4
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.

Pathway

Credit Information

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.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90935 v3
NZQA Info
Physics 1.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, 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. 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. 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. 90945 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.6 - Investigate implications of the use of carbon compounds as fuels
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: 0
A.S. 90947 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.8 - Investigate selected chemical reactions
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: 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8