This course requires 2 Lessons.

11 Science Double 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Justin Hinds.

The Double Science course is recommended for students who would like to 

- have a broader and deeper foundation in Science and are looking to take two or more Senior Science options at Level 2 and 3 

- continue on with Science at the Tertiary Level for a Science based career. 

Double Science will occupy TWO option lines from your choices made up of BOTH a General Science option 11SI1 AND a Double Science option 11SD1. The Double Science course includes a wider range of topics from the fields of Biology, Chemistry and Physics which complement the General Science course 11SI1. 

Students completing the Double Science course will develop a greater breadth and depth of understanding of scientific concepts which will best prepare them for Year 12 courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. It is worth noting that students can enter the Year 12 Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses with the prerequisites from the General Science 11SI1 course if taken on its own. 

For 2024 The Double Science course is structured to include the following topics:

General Science 11SI1Double Science 11SD1
Chemical Reactions Internal 6Cr (NCEA assessed)
Biology: Microbes 5Cr (MAGS assessed)
Physics: Energy  5Cr (MAGS assessed)
Physics: Investigations Internal 5Cr (NCEA assessed)
Biology: Genetics 5Cr(MAGS assessed)
Chemistry: Properties of materials 4Cr (MAGS assessed)
Total 16 CreditsTotal 14 Credits

Double Science will show as one option of 11SI1 and one option of 11SD1 on student's timetable once they are confirmed into the course.


Year 10 Science examination (Term 4) at Merit level or better for two of Genetics, Atomic Structure and/or Electricity and Achieved in the other. 

or HoD approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*11SD1 Double Science* - Supplementary costs: $90 ($45 for 11SD1 and $45 for 11SI1)
This covers workbooks, course notes and online subscriptions.


Career Pathways

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 11 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 92021 v3
Chemistry and Biology 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactions in context
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 92045 v3
Physics, Earth and Space Science 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of a physical phenomenon through investigation
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 11
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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