Level 3 Science 301

SCI301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Skevington

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 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.



Faculties:

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. 91389 v2 Chemistry 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91391 v2 Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91411 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.2 - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
3
I
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91415 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91522 v2 Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91606 v2 Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.