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Level 1 Nature of Science

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Clarke.

Welcome to NCEA Level 1 Nature of Science, a captivating course that will unlock the secrets of scientific inquiry and exploration! In this course, you'll delve into the core principles that underpin all scientific endeavors, gaining an understanding of how science works, its limitations, and its impact on society. Explore the scientific method, critical thinking, and data analysis as you engage in hands-on investigations and explore real-world applications of science. Discover the interconnections between science, technology, and society, and how ethical considerations play a vital role in scientific research. NCEA Level 1 Nature of Science will nurture your curiosity, hone your scientific skills, and equip you with a deeper appreciation for the role of science in shaping our world. Get ready for an enriching journey that celebrates the wonders of scientific exploration and its profound impact on our lives!


This course consists of three internal standards 



This course leads onto Level 2 General Science 

Recommended Prior Learning

There are no entry requirements for this course. Everyone is welcome!

You may not take this course AND Level 1 Senior Science.

Pathway

Credit Information

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

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91920 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a science-informed response to a local issue
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91921 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the use of a range of scientific investigative approaches in a context
5
5
5
5
5
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 92020 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry and Biology 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between a microorganism and the environment
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 15
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 5
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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.