Papanui High School Senior Coursebook
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|Welcome to the Papanui High School Senior Coursebook.|
|Introduction||General Information | Subject Choice & NCEA | Curriculum Guide Overview|
|NCEA||National Qualifications | Literacy and Numeracy | Certificate endorsements | Scholarship | University Study | University Entrance | Approved Subject list for NCEA|
|Subject choices||Subject Choice | Careers & Transition | Gateway | Star funded courses | Changes to Level 2 Courses | Introduction of Semester Courses | Subject Planner|
|Course Descriptions||Learn more about courses being offered in 2012|
APPLIED SCIENCE 201 (2 Semesters) - SCC21S / SCP21S
TEACHER IN CHARGE: Mr Hall
This course consists of 2 independent semesters so a student may opt to do either a full year course or 1 semester.
14 credits in Level 1 Science and have gained an Achieved grade in a Physics or Chemistry based Achievement standard as appropriate for the semester chosen.
Exclusion: Students cannot study Chemistry 201 and the Chemistry semester of this course – similarly for the Physics semester and Physics 201. They can do Chemistry 201 and the Physics semester of this course or vice versa.
Semester 1: Physics (3 of the following topics)
- Investigating Movement and Energy
- Understanding the science of waves
- Understanding the atomic and nuclear physics
- Understanding stars and planetary systems
Semester 2: Chemistry
There are three areas to this course
- Solution testing and water quality – investigating what is dissolved in water and aspects of water pollution.
- Investigating a recent discovery in Chemistry and its effects on society.
- Looking at common carbon based compounds – fuels, vinegar, food flavourings – how they interact and making and analysing them.
Physics: 10-11 credits depending on the topics chosen
Chemistry: 10 credits from 3 Achievement Standards
$25.00 workbooks, $25.00 field trips
This course is aimed for students who are interested in Physics and/or Chemistry. They are not suitable preparation for Year 13 Physics or Chemistry courses. They are preparation for some but not all Science courses at CPIT. University courses require Level 3 Physical Science courses. If you are thinking about either of these courses, you will need to seek career guidance to see if it is appropriate for you.