12SUS

Year 12 Sustainable Societies & Futures

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Baird

Students will investigate global issues and examine their impact on societies and cultures of the world. Topics include: climate change and damage to the environment, civil defense, pandemics, the United Nations and New Zealand, the treatment of women, human rights, social justice, social action, response to disasters, the law, crime and local issues. Views, values and perspectives are a key focus of this course.This course offers the opportunity for students to gain credits in Level 2 Social Studies Achievement Standards and Level 2 Legal Studies and Journalism Unit Standards.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x Clear file (20 page), 2 x Clever Kiwi Activity Scrapbook (or similar size 240 x 340mm), $15 (approx) Field trip to Wellington City

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is fully internally assessed and is aimed at students who may struggle in some Level 2 courses. It is taught at a slower pace and assessments are structured with students' capabilities in mind.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10337 v5
NZQA Info
Describe the legal rights and personal responsibilities of secondary school students
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 2

U.S. 27611 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate understanding of current events for journalism
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 2

A.S. 91280 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 2.2 - Conduct a reflective social inquiry
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 3

A.S. 91282 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 2.4 - Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0