11SCP

Level 1 Practical Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Fraser

All Year 11 students are required to study science and if they do not choose the optional Extension Science course, they will be placed into one of the following Level 1 courses: Practical Science, Applied Science or Science, depending on their Year 10 grades.

The Practical Science course is able to focus on those Level 1 standards that gain credits through practical and hands-on investigations across a variety of science fields. Topics will be selected based on the interest and ability of the students in the class and may include chemical reactions, heat transfer related to hangi or home insulation, horticulture, and microbiology and disinfectants. This makes the course suitable for students who are not planning on taking Level 2 Science courses.




Recommended Prior Learning

Acceptance at the discretion of HOF Science, HOD Careers, & Dean.

Assessment Information

A course will be chosen from a selection of the following standards:

Pathway

Students in this course are not eligible to continue onto Senior Sciences.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90918 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90930 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
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. 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. 90943 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.4 - Investigate implications of heat for everyday life
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. 90950 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.11 - Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms
4
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 16