Science Level 1

Science Level 1 (Full Year) (L1SCIEF)

This course is designed for students who wish to study sciences at higher levels. It covers theory in biology, chemistry, and physics, and practical investigations.

PREVIOUS STUDY : Good grades in Year 10 Science and Mathematics.
TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE : 24 Credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS : 12 Credits
INTERNAL CREDITS : 12 Credits
FURTHER STUDY : Level 2 full-year courses in Sciences.

Standard
Number
Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of
Assessment
Assessment
Opportunities
Offered
90925 1 4 Num Biology 1.1 – Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction Assignment
90930 1 4 Num Chemistry 1.1 – Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction Assignment
90935 1 4 Num Physics 1.1 – Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction Assignment
90940 1 4 Num Science 1.1 – Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics Exam External
90944 1 4 Science 1.5 – Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases Exam External
90948 1 4 L1 Lit Science 1.9 – Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation Exam External

 

Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries