NCEA Level 3 Science General

13SCI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. O'Loughlin

Why study Science in Level 3?

This is a general Level 3 Science course that includes a range of topics from Chemistry, Biology and Planet Earth (Geology and Astronomy) including understanding and implementing chemical processes, advancements and events in Astronomy and how to carry out scientific investigations. The course will teach practical science investigation techniques along with research techniques that will get students thinking critically about knowledge presented to them. It will also allow students to get involved with the world around us, analysing current practices and how to improve them in a positive way. 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 on from our Level 2 General Science course. However, students who have done Level 2 Biology, Chemistry or Physics could also pick up this course. This course follows the requirements of Level 8 Science in the New Zealand Curriculum and is a fully internally assessed programme with standards that may change depending on student interest. There are many courses and careers that require some Level 3 Science credits but do not specify the discipline.


Recommended Prior Learning

At least 10 Credits from Level 2 Science Courses.


Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91389 v2 Chemistry 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91410 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.1 - Carry out an independent practical Earth and Space Science investigation
3
I
4
Y
4r,4w *
Y
A.S. 91411 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.2 - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
3
I
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91415 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91604 v2 Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.