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Level 1 Atoms, genes and energy

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Clarke.

Welcome to NCEA Level 1 Science, where we'll take you on a thrilling exploration of three captivating domains: genetics, chemical reactions, and energy in physics! In this course, you'll unravel the mysteries of genetics, discovering the secrets of inheritance and genetic variation that shape all living organisms. Then, dive into the fascinating world of chemical reactions, where you'll witness the magic of substances transforming and interacting. Lastly, explore the fundamental concept of energy in physics, understanding its various forms, transfers, and conservation principles that govern the behavior of the universe. Engage in hands-on experiments and interactive learning experiences that will ignite your scientific curiosity and lay a solid foundation for further scientific endeavors. Get ready for an exciting journey through genetics, chemical reactions, and physics energy, as we uncover the wonders of the natural and physical world!

Recommended Prior Learning

You should be consistently at Level 5 of the curriculum, but final entry is at the discretion of the HoD or the Teacher in Charge.

You may *not* take this course *and* Level 1 General Science.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The opportunity to purchase revision and study workbooks through the school will be offered, but there is no obligation to purchase these. Suggestions for appropriate workbooks will be provided in the student information sheet issued at the start of the year. The cost is approximately $25.

Pathway

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 92021 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry and Biology 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactions in context
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 92022 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry and Biology 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation in relation to an identified characteristic
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 92047 v3
NZQA Info
Physics, Earth and Space Science 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a physical system using energy concepts
5
5
5
5
5
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 5
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 5

Disclaimer

All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

  • meeting any course entry requirements
  • minimum class sizes
  • the availability of teaching staff

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.