11SC1

NCEA Level 1 Science 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Mackintosh

This course covers a range of internal assessments and external assessments. It is expected that students in this course will sit 2 external papers.

If you are interested in taking Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology in year 12 then you need to do either science 1 or science 2.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM?

Science 1 has the expectation that you are pushing for excellence and students will be challenged and kept moving at a quicker pace than science 2.

Science 2 students will be offered the same standards as science 1 but they are covered at a slower pace so they may not get through them all. 

Science 1 and 2 are expected to purchase a SCIPAD workbook and these are extensively used throughout the course.  


Recommended Prior Learning

Overall teacher recommendation across the year, and performing at 5A or above across the Nature of Science strands over Year 10.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Student manuals may be recommended for purchase.
1B8 exercise book or computer, calculator, HB pencil, 30cm ruler, blue & black pens, highlighter

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 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

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8

A.S. 90930 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, 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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 7

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 6

A.S. 90940 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 90944 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 90948 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 91036 v3
NZQA Info
Mathematics and Statistics 1.11 - Investigate bivariate numerical data using the statistical enquiry cycle
3
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 27
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 7
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 19

Disclaimer

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

Credits listed may change.