11SCX

Level 1 Science Extension Option

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Fraser

This course is an option that is taken in addition to the compulsory Level 1 Science course. It is designed to broaden students learning in science. It incorporates elements of physics, biology, chemistry and astronomy along with investigating elements of the nature of science. It will consist of a variety of science standards that complement the compulsory Level 1 Science course.

Alongside the compulsory Level 1 Science course, this option will provide an excellent knowledge base and comprehensive pathway for those students planning to study two or more senior sciences in Year 12.




Pathway

Credit Information

Course can be endorsed with Merit or Excellence

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90926 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.2 - Report on a biological issue
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90929 v4
NZQA Info
Biology 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal(s) as a consumer(s)
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90934 v4
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of chemical reactions
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. 90937 v3
NZQA Info
Physics 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of electricity and magnetism
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. 90954 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.15 - Demonstrate understanding of the effects of astronomical cycles on planet Earth
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

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