SCI2
This course requires 2 options.

NCEA L2 Science - Pūtaiao

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Tinker

A general science course with a focus on local contexts designed to further develop scientific skills to complement other curriculum areas or possibly leading to advanced study in science.

 

  • Marine farming
  • Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes
  • Geological processes and Marlborough’s History Validity significant information


Course Overview

Term 1
Standards to be confirmed but will be focused on Earth Science

Term 2
Standards to be confirmed but will be based on Marine Science - for example, Mussel Farming.

Term 3
Standards to be confirmed but will be based on aspects of Geology for example Geological impacts on NZ.

Term 4
Examination prep.

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is open entry. 

Assessment Information

The assessments listed are examples of what you will study. The final assessments are chosen by the class at the tart of term 1.

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 31 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 16337 v4
NZQA Info
Describe New Zealand Greenshell mussel (kutai, kuku) farming

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 16672 v4
NZQA Info
Describe Pacific oyster (tio) farming industry in New Zealand

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91154 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91191 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 31
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0