Level 1 Physical Science Advanced
Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Reddy
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,
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.
Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
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.