LIFE SCIENCES 22S - Semester

LSC22S
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

SCIENCE 31F - Full Year

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

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