Level 3 Earth and Space Science 301

ESS301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Brock

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have gained at least 10 credits from either a Science or Geography course at level 1 or higher (although level 2 or higher is recommended). This course can be taken alongside level 3 Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. However, there is overlap in one standard with level 3 Chemistry.



This course covers topics involving atmosphere, ocean, and geologic processes. We also investigate how to determine the age of rocks, how the planets of our Solar System formed, and other issues involving the world around us.

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


Faculties:

Science



Career Pathways

Environmental Scientist, Geologist, Meteorologist, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Marine Biologist, Environmental Engineer, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Mining Engineer, Ranger, Geophysicist, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Recreation Co-ordinator, Tour Guide

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. 91389 v2 Chemistry 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
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: 23

* 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: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Pathway Tags

Environmental Studies, Climate studies, Conservation, Oceanography, Oceanographer, Astronomy, Astronomer, Geology, Geologist, Meteorology, Meteorologist, Geography, Geographer, Tourism, Marine Biology, Marine Biologist, Resource consultant, Weather, Resource management


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