12SCIG

Year 12 General Science

Course selection will be active from the 14th August 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Scourfield

Are you keen to get out in the 'real world' and get stuck in? Want to join the Defence Forces as an engineer or technician? Want to enter an apprenticeship? Want to keep your options open by having a little bit of Science?

This is an exciting course that explores the Whangarei area and discovers Science in our own backyard. 

Learn about a combination of Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Earth Science in ways that are relevant to you! Enrich your own knowledge about how our town relies on Science by getting out there and seeing it for yourself

Get NCEA credits throughout the year - 4 standards are internally assessed (one of these is optional) and 1 standard is externally assessed. 

This course is designed to provide a general overview of selected concepts - it is not a course that leads to entry into a NCEA Level 3 Science subject. 


Contributions and Equipment

2x IB8 exercise book
BYOD device
General stationery, including scientific calculator
A great attitude!

Field trips (local) to be announced.

Recommended Prior Learning

None. 

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91157 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91168 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91169 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91189 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91911 v1
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.2 - Carry out an investigation into chemical species present in a sample using qualitative analysis
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

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