11SCF

Level 1 Science - Foundation

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Eyre

This course develops the fundamental concepts taught in Year 9 and 10 Science.  Students will experience a wide variety of learning opportunities involving literacy and numeracy skills, scientific knowledge and application, thinking skills, problem solving and practical skills. Students will experience a wide variety of achievement opportunities through internally assessed activities, practical work, mini projects, group work, models and puzzles.

By the end of this course, successful students will have the necessary background to progress to the Level 2 Biology and/or Earth and Space Science courses, or to the Level 1 Science Mainstream course. To progress on to these courses, students need to achieve in the external exam, as well as the internal assessments.



Recommended Prior Learning

Completed the Year 9 and 10 Science courses.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90925 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
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. 90929 v4
NZQA Info
Biology 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal(s) as a consumer(s)
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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. 90953 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.14 - Demonstrate understanding of carbon cycling
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90954 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.15 - Demonstrate understanding of the effects of astronomical cycles on planet Earth
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Lynfield College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

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