Level 3 Earth and Space Science

13ESS
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 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


Entry Requirements

12 credits from any Year 12 Science subject or 12GEO. Students not meeting this requirement may be admitted at the discretion of the HOD.



Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91410 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.1 - Carry out an independent practical Earth and Space Science investigation
3
I
4
Y
4r,4w *
Y
A.S. 91411 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.2 - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
3
I
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91412 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.3 - Investigate the evidence related to dating geological event(s)
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91413 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of processes in the ocean system
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91414 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of processes in the atmosphere system
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91415 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91735 v2 Education for Sustainability 3.2 - Evaluate measures that may be taken to sustain and/or improve a biophysical environment
3
I
4
4r *
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Disclaimer

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