12SCI

NCEA Level 2 Science

Course Description

Content/Skills:

This course will offer an opportunity to experience a broad range of Science-based Achievement Standards that are linked to different vocational pathways.  Students may gain skills in Science related to Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Geology, Food and/or Health and Sport Science.

This course does lead to a University Entrance approved subject.


Recommended Prior Learning

An interest in studying Sciences linked to industry and everyday life with 8 credits or more from Level 1 Science or in consultation with the Head of Science.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91154 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91162 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.2 - Carry out procedures to identify ions present in solution
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91172 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91191 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91734 v2
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.5 - Develop a collaborative response that promotes a sustainable future, in relation to a current issue
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.

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