Level 1 Science 101

SCI101
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Skevington

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 .


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).


Faculties:

Science



Pathway

Level 2 Biology 201, Level 2 Chemistry 201, Level 2 Earth and Space Science 201, Level 2 Physics 201, Level 2 Science 201

Career Pathways

Registered Nurse, Paramedic, Anaesthetic Technician, Animal Care Attendant, Veterinary Nurse, Midwife, Community Karitāne, Crop Worker, Oral Health Therapist, Dietitian, Dog Trainer, Florist, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Landscaper, Gardener, Groundsperson, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Care Assistant, Veterinarian, Nursery Grower/Worker, Pet Groomer, Support Worker, Acupuncturist, Receptionist, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Pathologist, Marine Biologist, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Science Technician, Podiatrist, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Psychiatrist, Environmental Scientist, Forestry Scientist, Health Services Manager, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Radiation Oncologist, Saw Doctor, Wood Processing Worker, Ophthalmologist

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
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. 90947 v4 Science 1.8 - Investigate selected chemical reactions
1
I
4
A.S. 90948 v3 Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90949 v3 Science 1.10 - Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them
1
I
4
Total Credits

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