Level 1 Science (Internal)
Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Fairweather
Whilst a Science option is not compulsory in Year 11 students are strongly encouraged to consider it as one of their options, due to the opportunities it opens in terms of Level 2 and Level 3 courses. It is a subject that gives breadth to their curriculum. An essential subject for many careers in technical areas such as Electrician, Laboratory Technician, and many other areas of trade employment. As well as gaining scientific knowledge and understanding, there is emphasis in this course on preparing a student for tertiary study at a polytechnic. This is an internally assessed achievement standard course, which provides students with a range of opportunities within the different branches of science.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
2B5 or 2B8
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.
The purpose of this investigation is to determine how increased exercise and movement, affects your body's ability to breathe efficiently and therefore its effects on heart rate. A practical biological investigation is carried out within a selected context.
Term: 3, Week: 10
This assessment activity requires you to carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction. The context for this investigation is the rate of reactions.
Term: 2, Week: 5
This assessment activity requires you to investigate and explain under what conditions, plugging multiple appliances into the same power socket would be dangerous and how it impacts everyday life.
Term: 1, Week: 11
This research activity requires you to investigate biological ideas related to how humans are affected by two pathogens. Pathogens are disease-causing micro-organisms such as bacteria, fungi, or viruses.
Term: 3, Week: 5
This assessment activity requires you to investigate the discovery of moons around large planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune.
Term: 2, Week: 10