LSC22S

LIFE SCIENCES 22S - Semester

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Taylor


Life Sciences is a short course exploring the science of living things, with an emphasis on humans. It will include looking at body systems (e.g. circulation, respiratory, digestion) as well as building chemistry skills relevant to biological processes in the body. The topics in the course can vary depending on the interests and strengths of students. 

Key topics include:

  • Thermoregulation in humans
  • Comparison of gas exchange systems in animals
  • Chemical reactions in the body

This course provides 6 credits towards NCEA Level 2 from the list below. It is highly recommended that students match this course with another science semester course if they wish to pursue Science in Year 13.

Future Possibilities: This course provides a good background in health related sciences and could be beneficial to students looking to pursue future pathways in health related studies (e.g. nursing, medical imaging, certificate in Health Studies) but does not meet the requirements for Health Sciences at university level.


Recommended Prior Learning

12 Level 1 Science credits from Achievement standards with at least 4 credits from a Biology related standard. NCEA Level 1 Literacy.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91154 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91155 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
3
3
3

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91160 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.8 - Investigate biological material at the microscopic level
3
3
3

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 9
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 6
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0