12SC

Level 2 General Science

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Keough

This course allows students who took Level 1 General Science OR Level 1 Senior Science to continue exploring science ideas. For those students who did not take a science in Year 11, entry is at the discretion of the Head of Science, but this may the course for you.

This is an internally assessed course with no external examination at the end of the year. All assessments are completed in class time. 

The list of achievement standards offered below reflect the possible assessment opportunities, but not all will be offered.

minimum of 14 credits are offered from the Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth & Space Science strands, but more may be offered (up to a maximum of 20 credits) depending on the class. Assessments and topics can be tailored to meet the needs of the class (e.g. have more of a health focus). Some of these standards will also provide Literacy and Numeracy credits at Level 2.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A laptop is recommended as all of the assessment work and research is completed online in the Google Classroom. Other resources will be provided as required.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Senior Science OR Level 1 General Science

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 29 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 29 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91153 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91160 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.8 - Investigate biological material at the microscopic level
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91163 v2
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry used in the development of a current technology
3
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91169 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
3
3
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91187 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.1 - Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91188 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.2 - Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91189 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91190 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 29
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8