11FPS

Year 11 Future Problem Solving (11FPS)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. de Vos

This course has a Science base and is a merger of Problem Solving and Future Studies from the Junior Innovation Stream programme. The capabilities of Critical Thinking and Self Management are further developed within the course. Students will be exposed to biology, chemistry, and physics with an emphasis on real-world applications, future-focused industry, and environmental sustainability.

The course will have a choice of Level 1 credits, and must be taken with 11CFD/11APH and 11CPS. The three courses work together to create Year 11 Innovation Stream.  Teachers monitor students' NCEA progress closely and can tailor the topics and standards as required. Future Problem Solving can lead to any Year 12 Science learning area courses, depending on the choices that the students make.

Pre-requisites

Preference is given to those students who have completed the Innovation Stream in Years 9 and 10.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25.00

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90925 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90930 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90940 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics

Choose between this or 1.4

4
4
4
4
4
4

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90943 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.4 - Investigate implications of heat for everyday life

Choose between this or 1.1

4
4
4
4
4

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90944 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases

Choose between this or 1.7

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
4

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90946 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.7 - Investigate the implications of the properties of metals for their use in society

Choose between this or 1.5

4
4
4
4

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90950 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.11 - Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 16