13SC

Level 3 General Science

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Keough

This course is designed build students' science literacy to enable informed participation in science-related debates and issues.

The content of the course will be selected from the list of internally assessed achievement standards from the Earth and Space Science curriculum. This course is designed for students wishing to pursue Science at College, but not for students intending to study Science at University.

The standards listed below will (if achieved) will give you 16 University Entrance credits, but cannot be used for subject endorsement.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A chromebook or laptop is recommended.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits in Level 1 Science
OR
12 credits in Level 2 General Science
OR
currently enrolled in Level 2 Biology, Chemistry or Physics
OR
at the discretion of the HOD/Teacher in Charge.

You may not take this course and Level 3 Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 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,4w *
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,4w *
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 12
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

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.