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Level 1 SCIENCE COURSE OUTLINE

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Numeracy credits** = 12
*Literacy credits = 4

TermCodeAchievement Standard TitlecreditsInt / ExtFAO
1
 90925** 
Bio 1.1
Biology investigation, with direction4IN/A
1*90948
Sci 1.9

Genetic Variation

4
E
N/A
2
90930**
Chem 1.1
Chemistry investigation, with direction4IN/A
2
90944
Sci 1.5
 Acids & Bases4EN/A
390937** 
Phy 1.3 
Electricity and Magnetism
4
E
N/A


What should I have already achieved?
A general interest in the living, material and physical world. 

What will I learn?
Students will learn concepts relating to the three science areas of biology, chemistry and physics in this combined science course. They will study a unit on genetics, acids and bases and electricity. They will develop their investigative skills by planning, carrying out and analysing data to form scientific conclusions. They will also learn laboratory safety techniques and have opportunities to develop their skills of participation, collaboration, self-managment and critical thinking.
How will this course be assessed?
This course consists of 2 internal assessments worth a total of 8 credits. The internal assessments will take place during term 1 and 2. Please refer to the course year plan for details. The course also offers 3 external
standards worth a total of 12 credits. These will be taught during the year and assessed during the school practice exams in term 3. Students will also be assessed on the external standards during NCEA exams.

Will there be any FAO?  (Further Assessment Opportunities)
Due to the nature of the internal assessments, no FAO is available. Students should take advantage of
the class time and I-time to ensure that they have done their work to the best of their ability.

Are there any Pre-requisites for Level 2 Science Courses?
A total of 14 credits at Level 1 including 4 credits from the external relating to the chosen course i.e. to study L2 Biology students must pass the external in Genetics; to study L2 Chemistry they must pass the external in Acids and Bases and to study L2 Physics they must pass the external in Electricity.
What are the course costs? Workbook costs of $30