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Level 2 General Science

Level 2

Course Code: 2SSCG
Who can I talk to: Miss Ashford

Through a range of practical science investigations students will develop their self-management and ability to communicate with others. Students will develop critical thinking skills as they link observations to theory. Students will explore the use of a range of scientific symbols and vocabulary.

Course Information

What Knowledge Will I Develop?

Students will develop an understanding of the causes of natural hazards using examples around Aotearoa such as the Tarawera eruption. Students will describe how and why genetic variation and change occurs, they will explain biological processes that affect gene expression. Students will carrry out a chemistry titration for quantitative analysis of chemicals. Through experimental observation students will gain an understanding of organic chemistry and reactions. This course provides a pathway for students who wish to continue a broad science learning.

How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?

Code Title Credits Internal External Core Optional L1 Literacy L1 Numeracy UE Reading UE Writing Date
91189 Investigate geological processes in New Zealand 4 y y 30-07-2021
91161 Carry out an investigation into chemical species present in a sample using qualitative analysis. 4 y y y 28-05-2021
91165 Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds 4 y y y 19-08-2021
91154 Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public 3 y y 10-03-2021
91157 Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change. 4 y y y y 19-11-2021
Credits: 19
Does this course provide a pathway to University Entrance? Yes

Entry Requirements

All students welcome; with HOD approval.

Course Related Costs

Overnight trip expenses will be requested.

Companion Subjects

Literacy rich subject, Mathematics

Subject Combination Notes

Not applicable