Year 10 Science - NCEA Level 1 Science

10SCN
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Eyre

This invitation-only course develops the fundamental concepts of Science.  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.  They will cover aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and earn credits towards their Level One certificate.  This will enable them to study further Level One Science concepts in Year 11, building a much broader scientific understanding, and prepare students for advanced study in Years 12 and 13.


Pathway

Level 1 Biology - Advanced, Level 1 Physical Science Advanced

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry to this course is by recommendation from the Academic Dean, based on results from Year 9.


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. 90925 v3 Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
1
I
4
Y
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. 90948 v3 Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
1
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Disclaimer

POLICY
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