11SCP

Level 1 Physical Science Advanced

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Reddy

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: 

Taught as two half-year courses by specialist teachers, students will experience a wide variety of learning opportunities involving scientific knowledge and application, thinking skills, literacy and numeracy skills, research techniques, experimental design, problem solving and practical skills.

This course provides students with a deeper understanding of Physics and Chemistry and their
applications to everyday life. It is an excellent preparation for Level 2 and 3 Physics and Chemistry courses (see Physics (Advanced) and Chemistry (Advanced)). Studies in science are essential for students considering careers in the following areas: Sciences, engineering, technology, medical and health sciences, architecture and landscape design, environment, farming, computing and electronics, communications, aviation, applied geology, energy management, oceanography, etc.



Recommended Prior Learning

This is an academically demanding course as it seeks to bridge the gap between L1 and L2 Sciences.

Prerequisite A: Achieve with Merit average or higher in Year 10 NCEA Level 1 Science, based on results from school assessments during the year, with an emphasis on performance in Physics and Chemistry, and Faculty Leader’s endorsement. Students may also wish to take Level 1 Biological Sciences as a second Science option, 

OR

Prerequisite B: Achieve with Excellence in both Year 9 and 10 Science, based on results from school assessments across both years, with an emphasis on their performance in Physics and Chemistry, and Faculty Leader’s endorsement. Students from Year 10 Science MUST also take 11SCM as a second Science option.


Pathway

This course leads on to the advanced Chemistry and Physics courses at Level Two

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90932 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of carbon chemistry
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. 90934 v4
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of chemical reactions
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. 90937 v3
NZQA Info
Physics 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of electricity and magnetism
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. 90938 v3
NZQA Info
Physics 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of wave behaviour
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
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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