SOS202

Level 2 Sustainable Societies & Futures (SOS202)

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Baird

Sustainable Societies and Futures

This Social Sciences course is a fully internally assessed. 

It is a mixture of Level Two NCEA Achievement and Unit standards offered, from a variety of interesting subjects including – Education for Sustainability, Journalism, Art History, Conservation Strategies, and Legal Studies. There are a total of 7 Achievement Standard credits and 10 Unit Standard credits available. 

The focus for this course will be Global Citizenship, NZ society, rights, responsibilities, ideas, and environmental and political issues. Issues will be examined from a Global, National, Local, and personal level.

 Topics may include: climate change and damage to the environment, reducing, reusing and recycling, 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.


Due to the use of Unit Standards in this course it may be more suited to students who find traditional achievement standards, and traditional subjects, difficult. 


Fieldwork includes: A study of Wellington Sculpture in its physical environment, and the World of Waste Tour. Costs TBC


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x Clear file (20 page), 2 x Clever Kiwi Activity Scrapbook (or similar size 240 x 340mm),
Field trips: approx. $20

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.

Pathway

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. 12359 v5
NZQA Info
Describe household conservation strategies

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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. 90813 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values have implications for a sustainable future

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91186 v2
NZQA Info
Art History 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of art works in relation to their physical environments

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 7
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0