Year 13 Earth and Space Science

13ESS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: M. Blackburn

This course looks at planet Earth. Understanding how the systems (Oceans, atmosphere) are inter-related and how “man” interacts with these. The standards are taken from the Earth and Space Science learning area allow a variety of contexts to be studied. The contexts covered in 2018 were the effect of global warming on Pacific Islands, how the Alpine Fault record of earthquakes has been determined and how astronomers determine the presence of exoplanets. The practical investigation internal is student determined.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 1B5 exercise book


Recommended Prior Learning

Level 3 Science is open to all students completing their Level 3 year. It is recommended that student have Level 2 English and either have 12 credits at Level 1 Science or completed a level 2 course.
Four internal standards are offered (16 credits). A choice of an external standard with the removal of one internal standard for students wishing to gain an endorsement. Earth and Space Science is an approved subject for entry into university.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91410 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.1 - Carry out an independent practical Earth and Space Science investigation
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2
3
I
4
Y
4r,4w *
Y
A.S. 91411 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.2 - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7
3
I
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91412 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.3 - Investigate the evidence related to dating geological event(s)
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 4
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91415 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9
3
I
4
Y
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: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.