Science  Type  Number of Credits
Internal
 Number of Credits
External
 Total Number of
Credits
Level 1  Achievement 8  12 20
 
 Level 2 – Biology Achievement 7 12 19
 Level 2 – Chemistry  Achievement  7  13  20
Level 2 – Physics Achievement 7 12 19
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 Level 3 – Biology  Achievement 7 13 20
Level 3 – Chemistry  Achievement 6 15 21
Level 3 – Physics  Achievement 7 12 19

 

LEVEL 1

A.S. 90930 4 cr Chemistry 1.1 – Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
A.S. 90935 4 cr Physics 1.1 – Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction
A.S. 90940 4 cr Science 1.1 – Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
– External
A.S. 90948 4 cr Science 1.9 – Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation – External
A.S. 90944 4 cr Science 1.5 – Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases – External

LEVEL 2 – BIOLOGY

A.S. 91153 4 cr Biology 2.1 – Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
A.S. 91155 3 cr Biology 2.3 – Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
A.S. 91156 4 cr Biology 2.4 – Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the
cellular level – External
A.S. 91157 4 cr Biology 2.5 – Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change – External
A.S. 91159 4 cr Biology 2.7 – Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
– External

LEVEL 2 – CHEMISTRY

A.S. 91161 4 cr Chemistry 2.1 – Carry out quantitative analysis
A.S. 91164 5 cr Chemistry 2.4 – Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes -External
A.S. 91165 4 cr Chemistry 2.5 – Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds – External
A.S. 91166 4cr Chemistry 2.6 – Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity
– External
A.S. 91167 3 cr Chemistry 2.7 – Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction

LEVEL 2 – PHYSICS

A.S. 91168 4 cr Physics 2.1 – Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
A.S. 91171 6 cr Physics 2.4 – Demonstrate understanding of mechanics – External
A.S. 91172 3 cr Physics 2.5 – Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
A.S. 91173 6 cr Physics 2.6 – Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism – External

LEVEL 3 – BIOLOGY

A.S. 91601 4 cr Biology 3.1 – Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance
A.S. 91602 3 cr Biology 3.2 – Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
A.S. 91603 5 cr Biology 3.3 – Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment – External
A.S. 91065 4 cr Biology 3.5 – Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation – External
A.S. 91606 4 cr Biology 3.6 – Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution – External

LEVEL 3 – CHEMISTRY

A.S. 91388 3 cr Chemistry 3.2 – Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry
A.S. 91390 5 cr Chemistry 3.4 – Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances – External
A.S. 91391 5 cr Chemistry 3.5 – Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds – External
A.S. 91392 5 cr Chemistry 3.6 – Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems – External
A.S. 91393 3 cr Chemistry 3.7 – Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes

LEVEL 3 – PHYSICS

A.S. 91521 4 cr Physics 3.1 – Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
A.S. 91524 6 cr Physics 3.4 – Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
– External
A.S. 91525 3 cr Physics 3.5 – Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
A.S. 91526 6 cr Physics 3.6 – Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems – External

SCIENCE

What is science about?
Science is the study of how the universe works
Science is a systematic process used to discover how the universe works and what it is made of. Science relies on testing ideas with evidence gained from the natural and physical world. Scientific explanations are accepted as reliable only when they have been subjected to rigorous testing.
Scientific knowledge is dynamic and evolves over time
Scientific knowledge builds on previous ideas and innovations and is continually being updated and expanded as new evidence comes to hand. This means that our understanding of the universe has changed over time and will continue to change.
Science is a collaborative activity
Scientists interact with each other and with the wider world and as they try to validate new explanations. Science explanations are inextricably linked to culture, politics, and economics because scientists are part of communities and cultures that view the world in different ways.
Science is both logical and creative
Scientific investigation makes use of multiple approaches, creative as well as logical. Creative scientists “think outside the box”, shift perspective as they view problems, and examine different views of the same problem. Through inspiration, careful observation, and critical thinking, scientists discover, invent, adapt, combine, and apply ideas. Knowledge gained from scientific research finds its way into countless practical applications/technologies that benefit humankind.

Teacher  Responsibilities  E-mail
Ms. N Vaike Head of Department ngatiav@wesley.school.nz
Dr. S Das Head of Physics  syamald@wesley.school.nz
Mr. S Siliasau Teacher samuelas@wesley.school.nz
 Ms. A Clarke  Teacher anac@wesley.school.nz 
 Ms. S Nisha  Teacher shazian@wesley.school.nz 

 

 

 

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