SCP2
This course requires 2 options.

Science - Level 2 (internally assessed)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Probert

Science is the study of the physical, biological and chemical world around us.
A follow on from Level 1 course. SCI1 or SCP1. Suitable for students who have done the internal course or students not taking Level 2 Chemistry, Biology or Physics.

Internally assessed.


Course Overview

Term 1
Titrations (Carry out quantitative analysis), Using Chemistry equipment in the laboratory seek to find the concentration of a known substance. This is usually done to test the amount of active ingredient against what is expected.

Investigate Organisms in an Extreme Environment. Using an Earth and Space Science context learn about organisms that venture into the deep sea in order to survive.

Term 2
Investigate a Geological Process in NZ Locality. Using the context of the Taupo Volcanic Zone to describe the rock cycle processes that continually shape the landscape of New Zealand.

Term 3
Ions in Solution. Mixing different compounds in the lab in order to make observations and identify unknown Ions that may be dissolved in a solution. This is related to the importance of clean rivers and streams in New Zealand.

Term 4
Practical Earth and Space Investigation. Using the context of seasons, to better understand how the sun and earth influence the heating and cooling of the earths surface.

Pathway

Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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
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. 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. 91162 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 2.2 - Carry out procedures to identify ions present in solution
3
3
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. 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

POLICY
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