12SCI

Level 2 Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Fairweather

Year 12 Science is an Achievement Standards and Unit Standards course, based on Level 7 of the Science Curriculum document.   This Course encourages students to relate what they have learnt in class to the world they live in, supporting report and writing skills.  The geological history of the World is a focus of this course, together with its natural environment.  This course is designed for the student who wishes to go to a technical vocation such as offered by tertiary course at polytechnic or onto a trade’s specific vocation.


Pathway

Environmental Science.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B8 or 2B5 Exercise book
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Pens

Recommended Prior Learning

Achieved grade in 2 or more of Year 11 Internal Science Standards OR 1 of the external Level 1 Science exams, OR HOF Approval.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1279 v7
NZQA Info
Write in plain English
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

U.S. 2990 v7
NZQA Info
Read texts to research information
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6

A.S. 91169 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context

In this assessment task, you will research the physics of vehicle crumple zones and then prepare a report that explains the relevant physics principles. 

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91188 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.2 - Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public

The purpose of this Earth & Space Science research, is to evaluate the information about how the dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago (mya), and to present this information to the public.  

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

A.S. 91189 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality

This assessment activity requires you to study the Taupō Volcanic Zone in the centre of the North Island and the formation of rocks in this volcanic zone.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

A.S. 91190 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment

This assessment activity requires you to investigate the adaptations of an organism which spend most or all of its life in the deep ocean. 

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 15
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0