Level 3 Oceanography - Semester A

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 M. Kindley

This is an ideal course for students wanting to learn about the processes going on in our oceans from how they influence our weather and climate and how our actions are altering them. It also includes a standard on geological dating of rocks. Ideal for students who are interested in the environment and learning more about the Earth or who want to do further study in the Earth Science field.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook approx $35

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 12 Level 2 Science credits or at the discretion of the Head of Science.

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 8 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91411 v2
Earth and Space Science 3.2 - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91413 v2
Earth and Space Science 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of processes in the ocean system
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 8
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 8
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 8

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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