Level 3 Earth and Space Science
Contact Person: L. MacGilloway
This course covers a wide range of Earth and Space Science that will give students scientific knowledge of the world around us. We will investigate New Zealand and/or worldwide issues such as the movement of the Alpine Fault, the potential effects of a meteorite strike, the effects of ocean acidification, whether there is life on other planets or how we can protect a local natural environment. We also focus on atmospheric and/or oceanic processes. It is suitable for students wishing to have a career in Geology, Marine Science and Environmental Science. Five standards will be assessed from those listed, allowing for 20 credits to be assessed.
Contributions and Equipment
Approx $35.00 for recommended workbook
12 credits from any Year 12 Science subject or 12GEO. Students not meeting this requirement may be admitted at the discretion of the HOD.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 28
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Courses are based on student choice, so some courses may not run.