SCI13F
This course requires 2 options.

SCIENCE 13F - Full Year

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Hanlon

This course studies a broad variety of Science, with an emphasis on scientific literacy and building the skills needed to make educated decisions in the future. This is designed for students who are not planning to pursue Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Topics in this course build on those presented in Years 9 and 10 and further develop understanding of the Nature of Science. 

Classes will study  from the following areas, although the exact topics may vary year to year: 

1. The movement of carbon in our environment.

2. Horticulture.

3. Effects of exercise on the human body.  

4. Investigation in Science.

5. Recognising different reaction types. 

This course will offer 16 credits and will be selected from the list below. Students will NOT complete all of the assessment listed, but 4 will be selected each year. 

NOTE: Students can only choose ONE Science option at Year 11.

FUTURE POSSIBILITIES

This course can lead into a number of different Science pathways in the Senior school, including Physical Science, General Science, Life Sciences, Agriculture, Horticulture, and Astronomy.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

20 page Clear file
notebook
1B5 exercise book

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 28 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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
A.S. 90953 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.14 - Demonstrate understanding of carbon cycling
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. 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. 90949 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.10 - Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them
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. 90947 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.8 - Investigate selected chemical reactions
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. 90930 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, 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. 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8