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Level 3 Environmental Studies - Save the Planet - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Peter 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

Assessment Description
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91735 v2 Education for Sustainability 3.2 - Evaluate measures that may be taken to sustain and/or improve a biophysical environment
4r *
A.S. 90828 v3 Education for Sustainability 3.1 - Evaluate a personal action that contributes towards a sustainable future
6r *
Total Credits

Approved subjects for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsment: 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.

 Construction & Infrastructure
 Manufacturing & Technology
 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries