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Provided is an outline of the NCEA Achievement Standards that will be taught this year plus a guide to the assessment.  The course outlines and NCEA achievement Standards, which will be available for assessment.  External assessments will be in the form of examinations.  Internal assessments will be in the form of practical work and research projects.
Achievement  objectives:   Students will:

Properties and changes of matter

  • Identify patterns and trends in the properties of a range of groups of substances, for example, acids and bases, metals, metal compounds, and hydrocarbons.  Explore factors that affect chemical processes.

The structure of matter

  • Distinguish between atoms, molecules, and ions (includes covalent and ionic bonding).
  • Link atomic structure to the organisation of the periodic table.
  • Use particle theory to explain factors that affect chemical processes.

Chemistry and society

Investigate how chemical knowledge is used in a technological application of chemistry.Make connections between the concepts of chemistry and their applications and show an understanding of the role chemistry plays in the world around them.

There are 6 Achievement Standards in the course and they contribute 22 credits towards Level 1 NCEA.  The Achievement Standards and assessment methods are as follows:

AS Number and Level

Description

Assessment

Credits

Numeracy
Literacy

C1.1
AS 90930

Carry out a practical chemistry investigation with direction.

Internal

4

Numeracy

C1.2
AS 90931

Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry in a technological application with direction

Internal

2

Literacy

C1.3
AS 90932

Demonstrate understanding of carbon chemistry

External

4

No

C1.4
AS 90933

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of selected elements

External

4

No

C1.5
AS 90 934

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of chemical reactions

External

4

No

S 1.5
AS 90444

Demonstrate a n understanding of aspects  of acids and bases

External

4

No

Each student will be issued with an assessment statement detailing the dates and types of assessment at the start of the year.
The two Internal Achievement Standards will be assessed as follows:

C1.1    A practical investigation taking 3-5 periods
C1.2    A research task followed by an in-class task using the research information Reassessment will be available for C1.1, but not for C1.2.

The four External Achievement Standards will be assessed via external examinations at the end of the Year.

Year 11 Biology gives a general overview of biology looking at how micro-organisms impact our lives; this looks at how viruses, bacteria and fungi live and interact with the environment around them and how we use them and protect ourselves against them. You will study how mammals obtain their food and process it, focusing on the human body’s digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems. Of importance to NZ industries is the study how plants reproduce, grow & photosynthesise. Another very large growth area is that of genetics, you will be looking at how variation in organisms comes about. You will get the opportunity to look at a biological issue of importance today as well as learning how to carry out a biological investigation with direction.

Provided is an outline of the NCEA Achievement Standards that will be taught this year plus a guide to the assessment.

There are SIX Achievement Standards in this course and they contribute 22 credits towards the Level 1 NCEA.
The Achievement Standards and assessment methods are as follows:


Ach. Std. & Level

Title

 

Assessment 

Date

Credits

90925 v1
Biology 1.1

Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context.

Internal

Extended Practical Investigation

Term 2 ≈Wk. 4
1 Resubmission

4
Numeracy

90926 v1
Biology 1.2

Report on a biological issue.

Internal

Written report

Term 1 ≈Wk. 5
1 Resubmission

3
Literacy

90927 v1
Biology 1.3

Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to micro-organisms.

External

Topic test &
Exam

Term 2 ≈Wk. 6 November

4
Literacy

90928 v1
Biology 1.4

Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants.

External

Topic test &
Exam

Term 1 ≈Wk. 12 November

4
Literacy

90929 v1
Biology 1.5

Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal as a consumer.

External

Topic test &
Exam

Term 3 ≈Wk. 8 November

3
Literacy

90948 v1
Science 1.9

Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation.

External

Topic test &
Exam

Term 3 ≈Wk. 2 November

4
Literacy

The TWO Internal Achievement Standards will be assessed as follows:
Biology 1.1 – The practical investigation report will be carried out during the Term 2. There will be 1 resubmission only.
Biology 1.2 – A research project/report will be done during Term 1. There will be 1 resubmission only.

The FOUR External Achievement Standards will be assessed via external examinations at the end of the year.
Practice assessments will be via topic tests as well as mock exams; T2 – Bio 1.4, Bio 1.5; T3 – Bio 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, and Sci 1.9.

COURSE OUTLINE AND ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

Preamble
The course for this subject presupposes a study of accounting for year 11 to year 13 (level 1 to level 3) and for students seeking future study in business, service, trading and commerce.

Aims
This course aims to:

  • develop students’ understanding of the role of accounting in society as a financial literacy for individuals, community organizations and businesses
  • provide students with knowledge of the principle, processes and systems of accounting
  • enable students to apply financial knowledge and skills to practical situations

The Year 11 Accounting course contributes 21 credits towards the Level 1 National Certificate in Education Achievement (NCEA).

Assessment Information

There are five Achievement standards in the course.  The credits contributed towards the NCEA and assessment methods are as follows:

Number

Achievement Standard Title

Credits

Assessment
Method

1.1

Demonstrate an understanding of
Accounting concepts

3

External

1.2

Process financial transactions for a small entity

5

Internal

1.3

Prepare financial statements for sole proprietors

5

External

1.5

Interpret accounting information for sole proprietors

4

External

1.7

Demonstrate understanding of cash management for a small entity

4

Internal

The Two internal Achievement Standards will be assessed in term 1, 2 and 3.

The Five external Achievement Standards will be assessed by a 3 hour examination at the end of the year.

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ENTRY FOR LEVEL ONE

Students who want to complete Level 1 Achievement Standards in Visual Art must have completed a Visual Art course at Year 10 or met the Learning Objectives at Level 5 of the Arts Curriculum.

STANDARDS OFFERED – 22 credit course on negotiated course.

Achievement standards are selected in the year of study and are dependent on the strengths and interests within the group.

Achievement Standards

Description

Assessment

Credits

1.1

Demonstrate understanding of artworks from Maori and other cultural contexts using art terminology

Internal

4

1.2

Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media

Internal

4

1.3

Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice

Internal

6

1.4

Produce a body of work informed by established practice that develops ideas using a range of media

External

12

1.5

Produce a finished work that demonstrates skills appropriate to cultural conventions

Internal

4

AUTHENTICITY

Written work for Research must be completed in class and in art exams in presence of teacher.

ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES

These occur during assignments and exams.  All internal re-assessments are to be completed by the September exam week.

  • Units of work may not be completed in order depending on the moderation requirements for NCEA.

NB: To advance to Level 2 you will need 16 credits or Curriculum Level 6.  See the teacher re special requirements.

Year 11 Academic Physical Education is recommended for students who successfully participated in the year 10 Sports Science programme at Rosmini College. In this subject we combine both practical and theoretical experiences to have students possess knowledge which enables them to follow the subject through Years 12 and 13. Although physical stimulation is of high priority to us, students who enrol should understand that there is a large focus on the completion of theoretical work. This is an interesting and exciting course which develops both intellect and character.

Level 1 Academic Physical Education: 24 credits internally assessed.

Prerequisite for Year 11 - successful completion of Year 10 Sports Science highly recommended.

Number

Achievement Standard

Term

Credits

Numeracy
Literacy

1.1

Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation

1

5

 

1.2

Describe the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activity.

1

5

L

1.3

Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity

2

3

 

1.4

Describe the societal influences on physical activity and the implications for self and others

3

4

L

1.5

Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these skills impact on others

4

4

L

1.6

Demonstrate strategies to improve the performance of a physical activity and describe the outcomes

2

3

L

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