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Level One Extension Science

Level

NCEA Level 1 with Achievement Standards

Entry Requirement

Preferably “Excellence” in each assessment during Year 10 or in the End of Year exam.

A special ability and motivation in Science as identified by teachers, parents and students, and recommended by the Head of Department and/or senior management, according to the above criteria.

Cost

$25 Scipad Course workbook included in Year level Donation

Course Outline

Topics and learning include a mixture of Chemistry, Biology and Physics.  The focus of this class will be on obtaining Excellence grades. The students will be offered two internals; a practical investigation & one other dependent on teacher/student interest. 

Assessment

Internals

AS 90930 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation with direction                                                4 credits

and others selected from

AS 90947 -  Investigate selected chemical reactions                                                                           4 credits

AS 90926 - Report on a biological issue                                                                                             3 Credits

As 90935 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a Linear Relationship with direction.  4 Credits

Externals

AS 90940 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of Mechanics                                                          4 credits

AS 90944 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of Acids and Bases                                                  4 credits

AS 90948 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of Biological Variation relating to Genetic Variation      4 credits

Where Does It Lead

Level 2 Biology

Level 2 Chemistry

Level 2 Physics

Level 2 Agribusiness

Further Information

Mrs Thomson