General Science L3
What is the course offering/ who should enrol?
This NCEA Level 3 course is beneficial for students who want to pursue a more technical pathway in foundation courses at Tertiary institutions e.g. nursing foundation science courses.
It is also ideal for students who have interests in Earth and Space Science.
It is recommended to students who have pursued Science at Level 2 (General Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics).
What should I have learned?
Know the safety requirements regarding the use of hazardous materials and procedures as covered in Year 11 Laboratory safety Skills units.
What will I be learning about?
The course involves a practical component where you will learn about and carry out an Environmental Science investigation.
Students will research and report on a Socio-scientific issue of their choice and can also use this same work to evaluate the sustainability of a biophysical environment. Both of these can be linked to the Goat Island Marine Reserve Field trip.
Students will learn about the Ocean and the processes occurring in the ocean and have they have a global impact.
Students will research and report on an astronomy aspect and/or geological dating of volcanoes in Auckland.
What are the important assessment information?
The timing of assessments: The course is personalised to each individual student, there will be different options as to how the course can be completed depending on the needs of the student.
Resubmission opportunity will be only allowed where they take a student from "Not Achieved" grade to an " Achieved" grade.
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 for Assessment Information.
Field trip: Goat Island Marine Reserve:
This field trip is optional, but highly recommended. It will link in with two internals and provide students with experience of New Zealand's first Marine reserve created in 1975. The cost is yet to be confirmed, but is around $100.