ESS201

Level 2 Earth and Space Science 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Brock


This course covers topics in geology, astronomy, and extreme events (such as earthquakes, tsunamis, etc), and how heat and light cause many of the effects we see on our planet.

Methods of Assessment:
3 External assessments worth 4 credits each
3 Internal assessments worth 4 credits each involving research and investigation of various ESS topics



Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have gained at least 10 credits from either a Science or Geography course at level 1. This course can be taken alongside any level 2 Biology, Chemistry, or Physics course. 

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91188 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.2 - Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91189 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91190 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91191 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91192 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of stars and planetary systems
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91193 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of physical principles related to the Earth System
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 24
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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