1SCIL2

Level 1 Science - Investigating and Communicating Scientific Knowledge

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

This course focuses on Biology with links to Chemistry and Physics. It will give students the opportunity to explore in more depth the Life Processes - MRS GREN that enable our bodies to maintain good health. We will be focusing on nutrition and exercise and the impact unhealthy choices can have on our well-being. This will be explored using a range of scientific investigative approaches. In addition, students will explore the development of scientific ideas in response to new evidence or varied perspectives, such as Māori and Pacific knowledge systems, and how this information is communicated to the public.

Students continuing on from Semester One(1SCIL) will be able to extend their time completing the Science 1.2 Achievement Standard. 

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Pathway

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91921 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the use of a range of scientific investigative approaches in a context
5
5
5
5
5
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91922 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.3 - Describe features of science that have contributed to the development of a science idea in a local context
5
5
5
5
5
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91923 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of science-related claims in communicated information
5
5
5
5
5
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 15
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 5
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer


The courses we offer are reviewed regularly and are subject to change.