Approx Cost:
SCIPAD workbook of approximately $15. Education perfect can be purchased as additional online support tool for students.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Students should have enjoyed Year 10 Science and have an interest in general science. Students intending to take Year 12 science are advised to take this general science course alongside a more specific course such as 11BIO, 11CHE, 11PHY, 11SCB, 11AMS, 11AHS or 11FSC.

Course Outline:

Students will complete the following units:

Discuss and investigate aspects of mechanics:

Discuss and calculate aspects of motion including speed and acceleration

Discuss and calculate aspects of forces and pressure

Discuss and calculate aspects of energy forms, conservation, work and power

Develop an investigation to find a linear relationship (one internal NCEA assessment)

How to complete a scientific fair test in a physics context

How to calculate linear equations

How to evaluate the reliability of a method and validity of data

Where Does It Lead:

This course taken alongside the semester course, 11SCIa -Chemistry & Biology provides students with an understanding of some general aspects of Science at level 6 of the New Zealand Curriculum and provides a solid platform for entry into most Year 12 Sciences. Students who are looking at careers in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields are recommended to consider taking more than two semesters of science such as 11BIO, 11CHE, 11PHY, 11AHS, 11SCB, 11AMS or 11FSC. For NCEA Level 2 Speciality Sciences, a total of 8 Science credits are recommended with 4 credits of those being at least Merit level in the specialty subject area.

For further information see:
Mr Tolhoek