Year 12 Science

Course Code: 
12Sci
Year Level: 
Year 12
NCEA Level: 
2
Learning Area: 

Department / Subject Area:

New Zealand lives with many challenges created by nature: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods and droughts. This course will explore the dynamic relationships which exist within New Zealand’s land, ocean and atmosphere systems. In particular we study New Zealand’s geology and the social consequences of human activities on this environment and biodiversity.

Prerequisites: 12 Level 1 Science credits, 8 Literacy credits. Students without these prerequisites need to apply to Head of Learning Area, Ms Mora, for entry.

Year 12 Science is a full year course, of five topics, that works towards gaining 19 Level Two NCEA credits. All of the standards are assessed internally.

Students need to gain 14 credits at Level 2 to be eligible for entry into the Level 3 Science course.

Level 2 Science Course Information 2015

Topics and Assessment (in order covered)

Topic

Achievement Standard No.

Description

Literacy

Numeracy

Credits

Assessment

Date

Oil Spills

91187 Version 2 (Earth and Space Science 2.1)

Carry out a practical earth and space investigation

Y

Y

4

Term 1 Week 7

Extreme Environments

 91190 Version 2
(Earth and Space Science 2.5)

Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment

Y

 

4

Term 2 Week 4

Environmental Pollutants

 91188 Version 2 (Earth and Space Science 2.2)

Examine an earth and space science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public

Y

 

4

Term 2 Week 11

Geology

91189 Version 2

(Earth and Space Science 2.3)

Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality

Y

 

4

Term 3 Week 6

Microscopes
(Optional)

91160  Version 2

(Bio 2.8)

Investigate biological material at the microscopic level

Y

 

3

Term 4 Week 2

 

 

 

 

The Science Learning Area website provides an online learning environment students can use to revise and to prepare for future learning. They will be able to complete quizzes, contribute to forums, access resources and receive important notices. The site is accessed by going to http://tinyurl.com/LCSciencePage