SCI101

Level 1 Science 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Skevington

Science is essential for so many career choices and pathways into further qualifications. It also helps to explain the world around us and understand how and why things happen. It helps us to make good choices and be an active and informed part of society.

This is a course involving Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Each topic will have an internal and external assessment to help build student understanding for Level 2 Science courses. Credits gained count for NCEA Level 1. Students can progress to CHE201, PHY201, BIO201, ESS201 or SCI201, if their achievement is satisfactory.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Internal - assessments, (3 internal NCEA standards).
External - exam (3 external NCEA standard).

Recommended Prior Learning

Students will be directed to SCI101 by their Year 10 Science teacher or the HOD based on work in Year 10. Students cannot take this course with Sci100 or Sci102 .

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90935 v3
NZQA Info
Physics 1.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, 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. 90940 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90944 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
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. 90948 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 8

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