11SCS

Year 11 Science Skills (11SCS)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Henty

This Year 11 Science Skills course has five internal papers which leads onto 12SCI (five internals) and then 13SCI (five internals), with 13SCI having UE accreditation.

The alternative is Year 11 Science (11SCI), which may be more suitable to higher achieving students.  11SCI has 2 internal papers and 3 external papers. 11SCI leads on to Chemistry (12CHE), Physics (12PHY), Biology (12BIO).

11SCS develops scientific reasoning, experimental technique, research skills and some base knowledge while completing assessments during the year rather than with external examinations.

11SCS is a course suited to those who do not wish to continue with science (but can change their mind), or those who require the flexibility of internal assessment.

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.

Pre-requisites

This Year 11 Science Skills course has five internal papers which leads onto 12SCI (five internals) and then 13SCI (five internals), with 13SCI having UE accreditation.

The alternative is Year 11 Science (11SCI), which may be more suitable to higher achieving students.  11SCI has 2 internal papers and 3 external papers. 11SCI leads on to Chemistry (12CHE), Physics (12PHY), Biology (12BIO).

11SCS develops scientific reasoning, experimental technique, research skills and some base knowledge while completing assessments during the year rather than with external examinations.

11SCS is a course suited to those who do not wish to continue with science (but can change their mind), or those who require the flexibility of internal assessment.

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.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

None.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 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. 90935 v3
NZQA Info
Physics 1.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction
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
A.S. 90946 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.7 - Investigate the implications of the properties of metals for their use in society
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
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: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 12