Level 1 Science - Foundation

11SCF
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.



Pathway

Level 2 Biology, Level 2 Earth and Space Science

Recommended Prior Learning

Completed the Year 9 and 10 Science courses.


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. 90929 v4 Biology 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal(s) as a consumer(s)
1
E
3
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. 90953 v3 Science 1.14 - Demonstrate understanding of carbon cycling
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90954 v3 Science 1.15 - Demonstrate understanding of the effects of astronomical cycles on planet Earth
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

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

Disclaimer

POLICY
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