11 Science General 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Justin Hinds.

General Science provides students with a general understanding of scientific principles that are important in their everyday lives. It is designed for students who want to access Science options in year 12 (Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science and Physics) but would like to keep their options open. 

This course includes the following selection of standards from the fields of Biology, Chemistry and Physics for 2024. 

General Science 11SI1
Chemical reactions Internal 6Cr (NCEA assessed)
Physics: Energy 5Cr (MAGS assessed)
Biology: Genetics 5Cr (MAGS assessed)
Total 16 Credits

General Science is recommended for students who wish to undertake a Science course that keeps some options open for further study in the sciences at Year 12. Students will be able to continue with individual Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Earth Space & Science and Agriculture) in Year 12 having studied General Science.  To gain entry into the 12PY1, 12BI1 or 12CM1 courses from General Science, they will need to get Merit or above in the corresponding external at Level 1. 


Year 10 Science examination (Term 4) at Achieved level or better for at least two of the Acids and bases, Genetics or Electricity sections.

OR HoD approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*11SI1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $45
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: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 6
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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