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Science LEVEL 3

NEW IN 2019

This is a NCEA Level 3 course intended for students who wish to pursue a more technical pathway in Science, eg: nursing foundation science courses at tertiary institutions.

 

This course is suitable for students who have taken a science subject at Level 2 (Chemistry, Biology, or Physics) but yet wish to continue taking Science at Level 3, or have a Science career.

 

Below are some of the optional standards available in the course.

All students are expected to gain a minimum of 14 credits from this course.


Subject Ref.

ID

Name of Standard

Level

Credits

Ext/Int

UE Lit

Phy 3.5 v2

91525

Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate an understanding of Modern Physics

3

4

Intl

none

Phy 3.7 v2

91527

Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue

3

4

Int

Lit

Science

26117

Work safely in a science laboratory(units std)

3

2

Intl

none

ESS 3.2

91411

Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context

3

4

int

Lit

ESS 3.4

91413

Demonstrate an understanding of processes in the ocean system

3

4

Ext

Lit

ESS 3.5

91414

Demonstrate an understanding of processes in the atmosphere system

3

4

Ext

Lit

Chm US v6

6347

Describe applications of surface chemistry

3

2

Int

none

Chm US v5

8949

Characterise the composition of acid and base solution

3

4

Int

none

Chm 3.2 v2

91388

Demonstrate an understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry

3

3

Int

none

Chm 3.3 v2

91389

Demonstrate an understanding of chemical processes in the world around us

3

3

Int

Lit

Phy 3.6

91523

Demonstrate an understanding of wave systems

3

4

ext

none

Bio US v6

6314

Complete an investigation into the ecological niche of a plant species, with guidance

3

4

I

none


Pre-requisites:

  • students coming from the Level 2 sciences (PHY, BIO and CHEM) need to have passed with a total of 14 credits across the three sciences

Other information: all safety requirements regarding the use of hazardous materials and procedures MUST be followed, as covered in Year 11 Laboratory safety Skills units.

 

Stationery requirements: a 2B8 exercise book is strongly recommended. A pad of refill This will have sufficient space for the whole year's work. A calculator will also be needed. General writing material includes pens (blue or black,) and a pencil.

 

The timing of assessments: see Year planner for the approximate timing of assessments.

 

NZQA/NCEA requirements: as a student you must be fully aware of the coursework requirements outlined regarding: authenticity, absence, appeals, reassessment, resubmission, misconduct, late work, attendance, course completion and endorsement requirements. See Assessment planner and year plan for Assessment Information.



Course Cost: $40

EOTC: yes. Some trip costs may be required.





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