Level 1 Science

SC102
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Sharp

• To assist students to make good life choices in socio-scientific contexts through increased scientific skills and knowledge relevant to their everyday world.
• To enable students to achieve at the highest possible level in NCEA Science Level 1.
• To lay a sound foundation in Biology, Chemistry and Physics so that students may continue on to Level 2 in these learning areas.


Pathway

Level 2 Biology, Level 2 Chemistry, Level 2 Physics

Your Year 10 teacher will advise you of the Level 1 course that best suits your learning needs between SC102 and SC100

Equipment/Stationery

A set of 3 workbooks are provided by the department for use as texts. However, if a student wishes to write in her workbook, she can purchase them at a cost of $25.

It is of benefit to students to bring a laptop to lessons although they will not be disadvantaged academically if they do not. They may need to access a Chromebook from school instead.

$15.00 contribution to the online programme Education Perfect


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Science


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90926 v3 Biology 1.2 - Report on a biological issue
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90935 v3 Physics 1.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90940 v3 Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90944 v4 Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
1
E
4
A.S. 90948 v3 Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
1
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Pathway Tags

Level 1 science leads to the senior sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and health Science. These cam lead into university and polytech courses and thus to a myriad of careers involving the sciences. Have a look at the careers listed in the senor science courses.