LSC22S

LIFE SCIENCES 22S - Semester

Course Description

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.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$15.00 for a field trip to support learning

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.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91604 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91167 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91155 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
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: 9
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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.