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.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B8 or 2B5 Exercise book
Highlighter
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.

Pathway

Environmental Science.

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
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
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
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
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

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