01SPC

Level 1 Science SPC

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr N. Marsh

01SPC is a Science course for students wanting to take only Physics and Chemistry.

Students will choose ONE of the three options offered, based on their Science interests and career pathway.

This course will be taught in three trimesters. In the 1st trimester, two topics will be assessed internally.

Students will then choose one Physics and one Chemistry topic for Trimester 2 and 3. Some topics will be assessed internally, others will be assessed externally.

Course Overview

Semester A
Trimester 1:
Internal Assessments: 90943 and 90946

Semester B
Trimester 2:
For Chemistry - either External Assessment 90944 OR Internal Assessment 90930
For Physics - either External Assessment 909408 OR Internal Assessment 90935 + 90941

Semester C
Trimester 3:
For Chemistry - either External Assessment 90944 OR Internal Assessment 90930
For Physics - either External Assessment 909408 OR Internal Assessment 90935 + 90941

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 and 10 Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Laptop
Scientific calculator

Assessment Information

NOTE: Students will not be doing ALL of the standards listed below.

Pathway

Students taking 01SPC will be able to take Level 2 Physics or Level 2 Chemistry the following year - as long as they have passed a significant proportion of the 01SPC course. Students wanting to take Level 2 Biology should choose 01SBC or 01SBP.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90930 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90935 v3
NZQA Info
Physics 1.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90940 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90941 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.2 - Investigate implications of electricity and magnetism for everyday life
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90943 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.4 - Investigate implications of heat for everyday life
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90944 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90946 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.7 - Investigate the implications of the properties of metals for their use in society
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 20