L2SCI

Level 2 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh

Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills learners will achieve by taking this course?)
Level 2 Science is internally assessed and has standards in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Sustainability. The course consists of 16 Level 2 Credits. Students will be assessed by carrying out experiments, practising laboratory techniques and doing research.

Most assessment will be completed with a mixture of in class and out of class time. However, some standards require work only to be completed in class time. This is to ensure authenticity - that all work that you submit is your own. It is important that you understand the conditions of assessment for these standards and that you direct any questions about when and how you're able to work on them to your teacher. The teachers will be working together to get the best results for students as individuals from their year of study. 

Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)

Learning outcomes/Assessment links: See standards list
Note: Courses are subject to change with the review of courses at the end of each year. Course is not endorsable.

Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
There is a possibility that this course will lead to Level 3 Biology. 

Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
Conservation. 

Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
Teachers make links to the real world with most concepts they introduce to help with understanding and connectedness of ideas.  Students have the opportunity to explore a topic of their choice. 

Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
Students will learn through ICT use for visualisation of abstract ideas, Future-relevant foundational understanding of the world, Applied mathematics and statistics, Scientific writing, and Scientific investigation and laboratory work.


Course Overview

Term 4
KEY DATES: Revision for external and further assessment opportunities

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is open.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90813 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values have implications for a sustainable future
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91155 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91160 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.8 - Investigate biological material at the microscopic level
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91163 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry used in the development of a current technology
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91168 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

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