Level 2 Applied Science

ASC2
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Northage

This science course is for students who wish to take a general science course rather than pursue the individual sciences. Whenever possible, a hands-on approach to science is used. 

All assessment will be carried out internally and so this course is not eligible for endorsement. Upon successful completion of the course, students may wish to take a Level 2 course in an individual science.

selection of four Achievement Standards will be completed over the course of the year. The number of credits offered in this course will be 14 or 15 credits.  The most likely combination is listed below.  However, depending on student and teacher preference, the following standards are alternative options:

A.S. 91154 v2 Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public

A.S. 91160 v2 Biology 2.8 - Investigate biological material at the microscopic level

A.S. 91169 v2 Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context

A.S. 91189 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality

A.S. 91911 v1 Chemistry 2.2 - Carry out an investigation into chemical species present in a sample using qualitative analysis


Entry Guidelines

Internal Science Achievement Standards at Level 1 or in consultation with Head of Faculty.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91153 v2 Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91155 v2 Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91187 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.1 - Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91190 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Disclaimer

An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.