Level 3 Earth and Space Science
Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Eyre
This course is designed for students with an interest in Earth and Space Science. It will include field trips to geological sites in Auckland and the Stardome Observatory. Assessments will allow students to demonstrate their understanding in a range of formats. Students will study aspects of geology, astronomy, issues affecting Earth and society, ocean and atmospheric processes through a wide variety of activities, including research, group work, and modeling.
By the end of the year, successful students will have obtained Level 3 credits which contribute to
University Entrance. The credits will also count towards the Literacy requirements of University Entrance. Extra studies for the Earth and Space Science Scholarship examination may be offered to students who show an interest, and sufficient ability. Success in Earth and Space Science can lead to further study and careers in geology, astronomy, planetary science, environmental science, climate change, environmental planning, geography, fisheries research, land management and others.
Recommended Prior Learning
10 credits from any Level 2 Science course, including at least one externally assessed standard.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
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.
It is the policy of Lynfield College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.