L3 Earth & Space Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Grattan

Required Prior Learning

Minimum entry is 12 credits in L2 Science or if given approval by the HOD Science.

In this academic course, students will develop a deeper understanding of the world around them through the evaluation of current scientific issues. Topics include the processes of the ocean, atmosphere, geosphere and astronomy. 

Students will learn the interconnectedness between the various parts and possible future implications e.g. ocean currents and climate; geological processes, the carbon cycle and life; ocean acidification and the fishing industry. 

It is an academic course with a mix of internally and externally assessed standards and leads into University courses such as marine science, environmental sciences, law.

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 L3.

Scholarship Earth and Space is offered in this course of study.

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Course Costs

Coursebook $28 Field trip $43 (optional)