Level 1 Trades Science

L1SCT
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh

Trades Science covers standards that may be of use to students aiming for careers in the trades.

What will I learn and how will I learn? 
The course consists of 20 Level 1 Credits.  There are two investigations, involving experiments and written work.  There is one external examination, Level 1 Mechanics.

Conditions of Assessment
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.  There will be two school examinations. These will be set and marked to the same standard as NZQA.  They are very good indicators for progress towards gaining NCEA, and students should take them seriously by preparing themselves through revision.

Submitting Internal Assessments
It is important that students take note of the due dates for their internal assessments. All internal assessments must be submitted on or prior to the due date, unless prior approval has been granted for special circumstances (refer to NCEA guidelines or talk to their teacher about this). Assessments that are submitted after the due date, without prior approval, will receive a Not Achieved.

Resubmissions and Reassessments
Further assessment opportunities MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE due to the full content nature of this course.


Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction. AS90947 (5 weeks)
KEY DATES: Week 5: Assessment; Week 9: Assessment

Term 2

KEY DATES: Week 7: Assessment

Term 3

KEY DATES: Week 9/10: Derived Grade examinations

Term 4
Revision and reassessment
KEY DATES: Revision and reassessment; Week 5: NCEA examinations

Pathway

Level 2 Physics, Level 2 Science

This course is tailored to fit students aiming for careers in the trades.

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is open.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90935 v3 Physics 1.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90940 v3 Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90943 v3 Science 1.4 - Investigate implications of heat for everyday life
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90946 v3 Science 1.7 - Investigate the implications of the properties of metals for their use in society
1
I
4
A.S. 90953 v3 Science 1.14 - Demonstrate understanding of carbon cycling
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

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