11SCD

Year 11 Science Double (11SCD)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Henty

Science-Double is the option you may select to take alongside core science 11SCI. This means you can choose to take just 11SCI or both 11SCI and 11SCD. This will give you a total of eight hours of science with two different teachers. This course is not harder, but is ideally suited to merit students due to the pace of the teaching.

Science-Double prepares you for 12 Biology, 12 Chemistry or 12 Physics courses. If you only do 11SCI Science-core then this also is a suitable pre-requisite for Year 12 courses. 

Students who choose 11SCD are confident that they are going to continue in Sciences in Year 12. Spaces are limited and students will be allowed entry based on Year 10 grades and recommendation from their Year 10 teacher. Not all applicants can get in.

Note: some students coming out of Year 10 may be eligible to "jump" Year 11, and instead opt into one or two Year 12 Science course. Students should choose contact the HoLA Science before making their choices.

Pre-requisites

Students final place in this course will be based on progress in Year 10 or HOLA approval.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

3 x Scipad topic workbooks $26 (Purchased through OfficeMax).
Payment for STILE will be through the 11SCI course.

Pathway

Students taking 11SCD are expected to be challenging themselves and preparing for specialist science subjects in Year 12.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90927 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to micro-organisms
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90932 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of carbon chemistry
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90937 v3
NZQA Info
Physics 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of electricity and magnetism
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90954 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.15 - Demonstrate understanding of the effects of astronomical cycles on planet Earth
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90955 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.16 - Investigate an astronomical or Earth science event
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4