Level 2 Earth and Space Science

12ESS
Course Description

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 investigate worldwide issues such as oil spills and climate change through research and practical investigations. We also focus on extreme events that occur on Earth, such as volcanic eruptions, tsunami's and earthquakes, along with star and planet formations. Students will gain a broad background suitable for careers in Geology, Astronomy, Marine Science and Environmental Science.



Pathway

Level 3 Earth and Space Science

Contributions and Equipment

Approx $35.00 for recommended workbook


Entry Requirements

12 credits from 11SCI, 11SCB or 11SCP. 



Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91187 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.1 - Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91188 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.2 - Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91190 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91191 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91192 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of stars and planetary systems
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Disclaimer

Courses are based on student choice, so some courses may not run.