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Science - Level 1

CGHS —

Qualification - NCEA Level 1

Entry requirements - None

Year 10 students will have the opportunity to choose which science course they will study in Year 11. Year 11 Science remains compulsory in 2022.

These courses are designed for a wide range of student interest and learner engagement. The teachers of Year 10 Science in 2021 will be covering the various options and will help to guide the students with their science choice for 2022.

Course costs

A range of Level One sciPAD workbooks are highly recommended for Year 11 Science. The cost varies from approximately $15 to $45 depending on the books purchased.

Science 101 - 16 credits (12 internal / 4 external)

A course more heavily weighted towards internal assessment. These students will most likely need more time for their learning, and are not considering continuing to study Chemistry or Physics in the senior school. A pathway into Senior Biology exists for students that pass the external examination for Genetics

Achievement standards:

AS90930 Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction

AS90954 Demonstrate understanding of the effects of astronomical cycles on planet Earth INT

AS90950 Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms INT

AS90948 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation EXT

Science 102 - 16 credits (8 internal / 8 external)

A general science course for students that are considering studying one or more science subjects in the senior school.

Achievement standards:

AS90930 Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction INT

AS90947 Investigate selected chemical reactions INT

AS90940 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics EXT

AS90948 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation EXT

Science 103 - 20 credits (8 internal / 12 external)

A course designed for students that are considering studying 2 or 3 senior science subjects. The pace of teaching and learning will be faster than Science 101 and 102.

Achievement standards:

AS90940 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics EXT

AS90948 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation EXT

AS90944 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases EXT

AS90954 Demonstrate understanding of the effects of astronomical cycles on planet Earth INT

1.1 investigation - student choice between Biology, Chemistry or Physics context INT

For further information please contact Mr Aaron by email at aaj@cghs.school.nz