GSC22S

GENERAL SCIENCE 22S - Semester

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Reeves

General Science
This is a short course designed around building on science knowledge and looking at real world contexts and applications. The exact contexts will vary from year to year depending on the students involved, but will tend to focus more on earth and physical sciences and could include topics such as: atomic and nuclear physics, chemical reactivity, and NZ geological processes.

This course will offer a minimum of 7 credits and the standards assessed will selected from the list below. It is highly recommended that students match this course with another science semester course if they wish to pursue Science in Year 13.

Future Possibilities
This course is designed to provide a general background in Science and can lead on to Year 13 Science. This course is designed for those who may wish to pursue pathways needing a science background, but not needing specialisation.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

up to $25.00 (to cover field trip costs)

Recommended Prior Learning

12 Level 1 Science credits from Achievement Standards and Level 1 Literacy.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91911 v1
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.2 - Carry out an investigation into chemical species present in a sample using qualitative analysis
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91189 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91187 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.1 - Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91172 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 14
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4