L3 Marine Studies

L3MAST
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Grattan

The purpose of this course is to gain a deeper understanding of the Marine environment and factors that affect it. 

Students will investigate the impact of oceans on society, learning about the physical factors that influence our Oceans, and undertake a practical investigation into the ecological life of Shrimp and gain their Advanced Scuba Diving course (which is the next level up on the Openwater Diving course offered at L2)

L3 Unit Standards 7, L3 Achievement Standards 12. This course offers a challenging and interesting mix of both unit standards and achievement students to prepare students for Polytech courses in Marine Biology, Environmental Science and other practical Science pathways.


Course Costs

Diving course includes fees of elearning, diving equipment hire of tanks, regulator, BCD and instruction cost - this must be paid up front. $550
Note - Students must provide own mask and snorkel.

Medical: All students must supply a recreational diving medical certificate stating they are medically fit to undertake SCUBA diving. This is due week 2 of term 1. $60-90.

Local field trip (optional) $35


Required Prior Learning


Minimum entry of 11 credits in any L2 Science course or if given HOD approval.



Course Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 6315 v6 Complete an investigation into the ecological niche of an animal species, with guidance
3
I
4
U.S. 28392 v1 SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres
3
I
7
U.S. 28393 v1 Navigate underwater while SCUBA diving in open water
3
I
4
U.S. 28405 v1 Complete SCUBA dives in open water to locate and observe common aquatic organisms
4
I
5
U.S. 28408 v1 Complete SCUBA dives off shore in open water
3
I
4
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. 91413 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of processes in the ocean system
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91601 v2 Biology 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91735 v2 Education for Sustainability 3.2 - Evaluate measures that may be taken to sustain and/or improve a biophysical environment
3
I
4
4r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

* 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: 40 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 36 credits.