LEVEL 1 BIOCHEMICAL SCIENCE – L1SCIBC

Learning Area: Science
Qualification: NCEA Level 1

In Biochemistry key concepts and themes from Biology and Chemistry are covered. Important Science skills such as Science literacy and capabilities that apply to everyday life are part of the course. This course leads into Level 2 Biology and Chemistry courses and will be of value to you if you are interested in health care, agriculture or horticulture, food science, forensic science, animal care and conservation.

Course Components:
  • Science skills including chemical equations, dissections, processing data, problem solving, research skills
  • Literacy in science – writing scientific explanations, unpacking exam questions
  • Experiments and field work relating to biology
  • Science knowledge (acids and bases, rates of reactions, body systems, human impact on ecosystems, genetics, microbes).

External Credits:                                     8
Internal Credits:                                     14
Literacy:                                                   12                                                          Numeracy:                                                 4
Entry Recommendations:                    There are no pre -requisites for this course

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