Level 3 Earth and Space Science

13ESS
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 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.


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. 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 *
Total 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.

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.