3SESA

L3 Earth and Space Science - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Aziz

L3 Earth and Space Science - Semester A

Students will study the necessary technological modifications required to enable life in space. This will cover the features of an extreme environment, and the ability of extreme environments to sustain life.

Curriculum Skills:

  • Understanding the scientists have an obligation to connect ideas to current and historical research.
  • Conduct investigations to extend scientific knowledge.
  • Consider the wider implications of scientific findings and how they could be used in the future to further understanding of the world around us.
  • Develop a coherent understanding of socio-scientific issues such as space travel and the potential of creating a society in space in the future.


In order to gain Course Endorsement or UE, students must study both Semester A and B of Level 3 Earth and Space.


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

Level 2 Literacy

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

This course is approved for University Entrance however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91410 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.1 - Carry out an independent practical Earth and Space Science investigation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91411 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.2 - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91415 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 12
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 12
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 12

At least 14 Achieved credits are required in an approved subject for the subject to count as an approved University Entrance subject. You will need to take both Semesters at Level 3 to earn 14 credits as each semester usually offers 8-10 credits.

Disclaimer

Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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