L2 Earth & Space Science

L2ESSC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Grattan

In this specialty course, students who have an interest in our planet and beyond have the opportunity to explore aspects of space, environmental issues geology and earth processes. 

It is an academic course with a mix of internally and externally assessed standards and leads into University-approved L3 Earth and Space Science. The main areas include practical Earth and Space Investigation, stars and planetary systems, geological processes and extreme geological events in NZ.

This course will be assessed to a selection of Achievement Standards, both internal and external, with students having the opportunity to gain up to 20 credits at L2.


Pathway

L3 Earth & Space Science

Course Costs

Coursebook $28 Field trip $43 (optional) Education Perfect (optional) $20


Required Prior Learning



Minimum entry is 12 credits in L1 Science or if given approval by the HOD Science.




Course Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91188 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.2 - Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91189 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91190 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91191 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91192 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of stars and planetary systems
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.