LIFE SCIENCES 22S - Semester
Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Reeves
Life Sciences is a short course exploring the science of living things, with an emphasis on humans. It will include looking at body systems (e.g. circulation, respiratory, digestion) as well as building chemistry skills relevant to biological processes in the body. The topics in the course can vary depending on the interests and strengths of students.
Key topics include:
- Thermoregulation in humans
- Comparison of gas exchange systems in animals
- Chemical reactions in the body
This course provides 6 credits towards NCEA Level 2 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 provides a good background in health related sciences and could be beneficial to students looking to pursue future pathways in health related studies (e.g. nursing, medical imaging, certificate in Health Studies) but does not meet the requirements for Health Sciences at university level.
Recommended Prior Learning
12 Level 1 Science credits from Achievement standards with at least 4 credits from a Biology related standard. NCEA Level 1 Literacy.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 3
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.