Level 3 Science 301
Teacher in Charge: J. Skevington
This course is made up of standards from Earth and Space Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is designed as a possible pathway for students who might do university degree or just have a general interest in Science.
Sci301 has 2 External (9 Credits) and 4 Internals (14 Credits) worth a total of 23 credits. It will count as domain towards UE and has 15 credits towards UE literacy (reading) and 11 credits towards UE Literacy (writing).
Due to clashes with standards this is a standalone Science course and is not intended to be studied with Bio301, Chem301, Phy301 and/or ESS301.
Our specific areas of study are: Plastics in the environment, organic chemistry, how a speed gun works and how we know the universe is expanding, how we measure the distance to stars and galaxies, ozone production and the ozone hole, and human evolution.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students must gain at least 12 credits of level 2 Science in any of Sc 201, Bio 201, Chem 201, Chem 200, Phys 201 of which a minimum of 3 NCEA credits must be from the external examination.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23
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.