Level 3 Environmental Studies - Our Future - Semester B

Although 2021 timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Besley

Sustainability is a critical issue for New Zealand - environmentally, economically, culturally, politically, and socially. We need to learn how to live smarter to reduce our impact on the environment for future generations.
Environmental Studies is about learning to think and act in ways that will safeguard the future well being of people and our planet.
Environmental Studies includes learning about:
The environment – water, land, ecosystems, energy, waste, urban living, transportation
The interactions between the natural environment and human activities, and the consequences of these
The choices and actions we can take to prevent, reduce, or change harmful activities to the environment.

If you are intending for this to be a University approved subject, you must take both Semester A and B of this course. 15 credits are assessed internally.

It is expected that students will develop skills in all areas but will complete between 8 and 12 credits for assessment. Not all skills taught will be assessed.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Fieldtrip costs.

Recommended Prior Learning

TIC and/or HoF discretion

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 10 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90831 v3
Education for Sustainability 3.4 - Analyse the impact that policies have on a sustainable future
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90832 v3
Education for Sustainability 3.5 - Develop a strategy for an organisation that will contribute to a sustainable future
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 10
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 10
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 10

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.


Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2021.

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