Level 2 Earth and Space Science

12ESS
Course Description

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 both Waitomo Caves and the Stardome Observatory.  Assessments will allow students to demonstrate their understanding in a range of formats.  Students will study aspects of geology, astronomy, planetary science, extreme earth events and how environments impact life, through a wide variety of activities, including research, group work, and modeling.

By the end of the year, successful students will have earned Level 2 credits which contribute to
University Entrance, and will have the necessary background to progress to the Level 3 Earth and Space Science course. To continue on to 13ESS, students need to achieve at least one external exam, as well as the internal assessments. 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.



Pathway

Level 3 Earth and Space Science

Recommended Prior Learning

8 credits from a Level 1 Science course, including at least one externally assessed standard.


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. 91189 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality
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

POLICY
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.