Level 3 Science

13SCI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Fairweather

Year 13 Environmental Science is an Achievement Standard and Unit Standard course.  It aims to provide students a wide range of Science based skills, which relate to environmental issues. With a variety of achievement standards on offer, including one unit standard on report writing, this course will help students develop an understanding of the issues affecting the world around them.  Aspects of astronomy and problem solving are a major part of this course.  Learning opportunities can be used in pursuing a technical vocation such as offered by tertiary courses at university and polytechnic.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B5 OR 2B8
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Recommended Prior Learning

Any one of the unit standards US 2990 OR US 1279 and any two of internal achievement standards from Year 12 Science OR one level 2 External in any of the Sciences OR gain a combination of achievement standards with HoF approval.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91607 v2 Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91602 v2 Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91527 v2 Physics 3.7 - Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91415 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5
3
I
4
Y
4r *
U.S. 3491 v7 Write a report
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5
3
I
4
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 13

* 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: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.