12SCI

NCEA Level 2 Science General

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. O'Loughlin

Why study Science in Level 2?

This is a general Level 2 Science course that will cover a range of Science topics including, but not limited to, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Planet Earth. For example, we will study microscope use and chemical and biological investigations with a human focus. Therefore this course will be mainly practical based and give students a hands on experience in many areas of Science. Not only is Science a subject required to continue along many career pathways, it provides all students with knowledge of the world around us and the ability to think critically about ideas and explanations for everyday events. As Technology and Science move us forward into the 21st century, the skills learned in this subject will enable students to participate and contribute to our future society in a confident and knowledgeable manner. This course follows the requirements of Level 7 Science in the New Zealand Curriculum. Successful completion of this General Science course will give students pre-requisite knowledge to advance through to Level 2 Biology or Chemistry or our Level 3 General Science course. There are also many courses and careers that require some Level 2 Science credits but do not specify the discipline.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Field-trip approximately $15

Recommended Prior Learning

8 credits from any Level 1 Science course or by HOF Science approval

Pathway

You may also be able to pick up Level 2 Biology or Chemistry based on your results from this course.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91153 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91160 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.8 - Investigate biological material at the microscopic level
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91172 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91190 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
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: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 7
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

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