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This course requires 2 Options.

Level 1 Science Extension

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Fraser

This exciting course is designed to give students a comprehensive science knowledge base. It allows students to explore elements of physics, biology, chemistry, geology and astronomy alongside learning the relevance of science to their everyday lives. It will consist of a variety of science standards taught by specialist teachers and allow students to gain a thorough understanding of the different disciplines of science. This is an 8-hour course and is highly recommended for those students who want to develop their scientific literacy, investigative, and research skills and/or are planning to continue on with Science in Level 2 and 3.

The content of this course is flexible and innovative as it offers a selection of standards based on the interests of the students. 

Contexts could include, marine biology, sports and medical science, astronomy, biochemistry, forensics, botany, acoustics, e-bikes, or other contexts of interest.




Pathway

Credit Information

Course can be endorsed with Merit or Excellence

Total Credits Available: 46 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90925 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, 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. 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. 90928 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 90938 v3
NZQA Info
Physics 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of wave behaviour
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. 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
A.S. 90952 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.13 - Demonstrate understanding of the formation of surface features in New Zealand
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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: 46
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 20