Level 1 Science Extension

L1SCX
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh

Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills learners will achieve by taking this course?)
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.

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 endorsable.

Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
Depending on the outcomes, in particular external assessments, this course can lead to any of the Level 2 Science courses.

Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
This is a pure science course.

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.

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


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

Pathway

Level 2 Biology, Level 2 Chemistry, Level 2 Physics, Level 2 Science

Resource Requirements

Students will require a 2B8 Lab Book.


Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is dependent upon students' results from Year 10 Science.


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. 90944 v4 Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
1
E
4
A.S. 90945 v3 Science 1.6 - Investigate implications of the use of carbon compounds as fuels
1
I
4
A.S. 90947 v4 Science 1.8 - Investigate selected chemical reactions
1
I
4
A.S. 90948 v3 Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
1
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

Teaching, Demographer, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Meteorologist, Resource Management, Geologist


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