L1SBC

L1 Biology & Chemistry A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr L. Oliver

This course is designed for students looking to follow a science based pathway that requires a strong understanding of Biology & Chemistry such including Health Sciences, Biotechnology and Environmental Science and some Health Science disciplines. Both subjects are taught by experienced staff who specialise in these fields and can bring their extensive knowledge to motivate students and advise on future pathways. 

Note: Students who are looking to follow a Science based career, should choose to take both SPC and SBC to give them the best preparation and greatest choice of pathways.

Recommended Prior Learning

Recommendation from your Science Teacher or HOF Science, based on your performance in year 10.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 for write in work books
2 x 1B5 exercise books or A4 Ring binder & refill
Calculator

Assessment Information

This course comprises 4 Biology Standards (2 External and 2 Internal), and 2 Chemistry Standards (1 external and 1 internal) The Chemistry standards taught in this course are different from the L1 Physics and Chemistry course.

Pathway

This course leads into Biological Science based careers such as Health Sciences and Environmental Science. Your Science teacher can give you advice in this.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90925 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction

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

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. 90928 v3
NZQA Info
Biology 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants

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

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90932 v3
NZQA Info
Chemistry 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of carbon chemistry

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

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. 90944 v4
NZQA Info
Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases

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

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. 90948 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation

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

4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90949 v3
NZQA Info
Science 1.10 - Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them

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

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: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Pathway Tags

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Disclaimer


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year

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