L3 Earth and Space Science - Semester B

3SESB
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Aziz

Level 3 Earth and Space Science - Semester B

Students will study atmospheric and ocean systems such as wind patterns, ocean currents and circulation patterns that influence weather and the global climate.

Curriculum Skills:

  • Understanding the scientists have an obligation to connect ideas to current and historical research.
  • Conduct investigations to extend scientific knowledge of the impact meteorite collisions have on the surface features of a planet.
  • 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.

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


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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
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 *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 8

* 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: 8 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 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.