13SCI

Year 13 Science (13SCI)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Henty

The course consists of five internally assessed Level 3 standards across a variety of topics that develop skills that are useful in many careers, not just work in a science field. This is a UE approved course. Students do fair testing and investigations, as well as research and reports.

This course is for students who come from 12SCI, 12SSC or 12EVS (as well as 12BIO, 12CHE or 12PHY who did not pass with external standards) and did not meet the requirement for entry in to 13BIO, 13CHE or 13PHY, but yet wish to continue taking science or have a science career.

13SCI is entirely internally assessed.

Pre-requisites

Students coming from the Level 2 sciences (12PHY, 12BIO and 12CHE) need to have passed with a total of 16 credits across the three sciences.

Students coming from Level 2 science (12SCI, 12EVS, 12SSC) need to have passed with a total of 14 credits.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 may be required for field trips that occur.

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. 91410 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.1 - Carry out an independent practical Earth and Space Science investigation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91411 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.2 - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91412 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.3 - Investigate the evidence related to dating geological event(s)
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91415 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91735 v2
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 3.2 - Evaluate measures that may be taken to sustain and/or improve a biophysical environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 16
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.