Level 2 Earth and Space Science

2ESS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Eyre

Recommended Prior Learning

Ideally 8 credits from a Level 1 Science course, including at least one externally assessed standard, or witrh HoD's approval.


This course is designed for students with an interest in Earth and Space Science.  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.



Faculties:

Science


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Pathway

Level 3 Earth and Space Science

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Marine Biologist, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Science Technician, Meteorologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Fishery Officer, Geophysicist