1SCINA

L1 Science - The Nature of Science - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Howie

L1 Science - The Nature of Science  - Semester A

This course focuses on the key scientific skill of investigation. Students will learn how to ask questions that can be answered by Science, how to formulate hypotheses and how to plan rigorous experiments to test them. They will learn several practical techniques that allow for the collection of accurate and reliable data.

This is a hands on, practical style course, great for students who like to plan and carry out experiments.


All Achievement Standards on this course are assessed internally.

The student will have to study a Level 1 Semester B Science course in order to gain a Course Endorsement.


Pathway

This course can lead onto Semester B Science courses. Most Level 2 Science courses require some credits from a Level 1 Semester B Science course. You do not have to study Level 1 Science Semester A Courses in order to do Level 1 Science Semester B Science courses.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Total Credits Available: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90925 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90930 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90935 v3
NZQA Info
Physics 1.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 12
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 12

Disclaimer

Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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