Level 3 Earth and Space Science

3ESS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Eyre

Recommended Prior Learning

Ideally 10 credits from any Level 2 Science course, including at least one externally assessed standard.


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, 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.



Faculties:

Science


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Marine Biologist, Urban/Regional Planner, Meteorologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Fishery Officer, Geophysicist