L1 Science

L1SCIE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Grattan

This course involves study from the specialist areas of Chemistry, Biology, Horticulture and Physics to provide students with a Science background to understand everyday Science, prepare for the workforce or to choose further study pathways (secondary and tertiary) in all specialist areas. 

Science study includes electricity, mechanics,  horticulture, chemistry, genetics and scientific issues.

Science courses will be assessed to a selection of Achievement Standards, composed 4 internal standards (15 credits) and 1 external standard (4 credits), and the option of an additional external standard(s) depending on the student’s preference and future pathway. Guidance will be provided by Science teachers or HOD on this option.


Pathway

L2 Biology, L2 Chemistry, L2 Earth & Space Science, L2 Horticulture Practical, L2 Marine Studies, L2 Physics

Course Costs

ICAS Examination (optional) $9.50. Coursebook $20. Education Perfect (optional) $20


Required Prior Learning


On the basis of their performance in Year 10 course work and assessments, students will be allocated an individual class level (Science or Advanced Learner Science) by the HOD.



Course Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90923 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.9 - Demonstrate knowledge of basic plant propagation techniques
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90926 v3 Biology 1.2 - Report on a biological issue
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90930 v3 Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90940 v3 Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90941 v3 Science 1.2 - Investigate implications of electricity and magnetism for everyday life
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90944 v4 Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
1
E
4
A.S. 90948 v3 Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
1
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.