11SCI

Year 11 Science (11SCI)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Henty

This Year 11 Science (11SCI) course can involve three external papers and two internal papers, or you can adapt your course to sit up to four internal assessments and one external assessment. These choices are timetable dependent and involve swapping classes and teachers during the year. Students wanting to only sit five internal assessments should choose 11SCS instead. This 11SCI course must be taken as pre-requisite for senior courses that also involve external papers, Chemistry (12CHE), Physics (12PHY) and Biology (12BIO).

The alternative is Year 11 Science Skills (11SCS ) with five internal papers, which leads to the senior course that also has five internal papers 12 Science (12SCI). All our senior courses (except 12EVS) lead to university entrance (UE) at Year 13.

Students may choose between 11SCI and 11SCS (not both). Staff will use grades and ownership of learning reports from Year 9 and 10 to aid the student to make the right choice for Year 11. Some students may be allocated 11SCS after their initial option choice is made.

External (exams) are more demanding than internal assessment papers.

Some additional internal assessments may be made available during the year. 

Course Overview

Term 1
Rates of reaction, then C1.1 internal assessment for all.
Then choose Acids and Bases external or Metals internal.

Term 2
P1.1 internal assessment for all.
Then choose Mechanics external or Earthquakes internal

Term 3
Choose Genetics external or Microbes internal
Revision

Term 4
Revision

Pre-requisites

Merit grades in 10SCI or 10FTS/10PRS is an indication that 11SCI is appropriate. Otherwise,11SCS may be appropriate, or a discussion with the HoLA / HoD may be required. Students of 10FTS/10PRS are encouraged to stay in Innovation with 11FPS (which offers similar papers).

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$21 for Stile Education (paid to the school), $26 Scipad workbook (purchased through Office Max).

Pathway

You need to have sat and passed the equivalent Year 11 examination paper to get into some Year 12 sciences. For instance:
Students coming out of Year 11SCI can choose one or two or three Year 12 sciences. Some choose to take a specialist science course 12BIO 12CHE 12PHY only if they meet the entry requirements for which one(s) they have chosen.
Pass Mechanics to get access to 12PHY
Pass Genetics to get access to 12BIO
Pass Acids and Bases to get access to 12CHE

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 32 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90930 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction

All students sit this internal

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

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

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

A.S. 90935 v3
NZQA Info
Physics 1.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction

All students do this internal.

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

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: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 4

A.S. 90940 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics

Choose this external or the Earthquake event internal

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

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 90944 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases

Choose this Acids external or Metals internal.

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 7

A.S. 90946 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.7 - Investigate the implications of the properties of metals for their use in society

Choose this Metals internal or the Acids external

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: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

A.S. 90948 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation

Choose this Genetics external or the Microbes internal

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

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: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 7

A.S. 90950 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.11 - Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms

Choose Microbes internal or Genetics external

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

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: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

A.S. 90955 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.16 - Investigate an astronomical or Earth science event

Choose this Earthquake internal or Mechanics external.

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

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: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 32
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 12