Level 1 Applied Science

27/07/2017

Subject: Applied Science Level 1

Level: Year 11

Code: ASC1

Course Description:

Students will build on a foundation of scientific knowledge and skills gained in Years 9 and 10 to explore how the natural, physical, and material worlds work so that they can participate as critical, informed, and responsible citizens in a society in which science plays a significant role. The units of work are designed to help students understand the world around them and to develop a wide range of practical skills. Practical work is a major part of this course. Note that all standards offered are internal standards and so this course is not eligible for subject endorsement.

Future Pathways:

Science underpins our whole civilisation and economy so nearly every career has an element of Science to it. In addition we all must have some understanding of the Science in our everyday lives if we are to make informed decisions about how science and technology will affect us. Level 1 Applied Science is recommended for those intending to pursue trades and apprenticeships for example plumbers, electricians, beauty therapists and technicians. After successfully completing the Level 1 Applied Science course, students may choose to take the Level 2 Applied Science course or, with HoF approval, one of the individual Sciences.

Cost: Nil

Achievement Standards

A selection (depending on staff and student interest) of four standards from:
90925 Int 4 Cr Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction.
90930 Int 4 Cr Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction.
90935 Int 4 Cr Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction.
90936 Int 4 Cr Demonstrate understanding of the physics of an application.
90941 Int 4 Cr Investigate the implications of electricity and magnetism for everyday life.
90942 Int 4 Cr Investigate the implications of wave behaviour for everyday life.
90943 Int 4 Cr Investigate the implications of heat for everyday life.
90945 Int 4 Cr Investigate the implications of the use of carbon compounds as fuels
90946 Int 4 Cr Investigate the implications of the properties of metals for their use in society
90949 Int 4 Cr Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them.
90950 Int 4 Cr Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms.
90952 Int 4 Cr Demonstrate understanding of the formation of surface features in New Zealand.
90955 Int 4 Cr Investigate an astronomical or Earth science event.