2EFSA
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Level 2 Environmental Studies - The Future Planet - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Peter Besley

Sustainability is a critical issue for New Zealand – environmentally, economically, culturally 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.

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.

Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Fieldtrip costs


Recommended Prior Learning

TIC and/or HoF discretion


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90814 v3 Education for Sustainability 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of sustainability in different contexts
4
4
4
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91733 v2 Education for Sustainability 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of initiatives that contribute to a sustainable future
2
E
4
4r,4w
A.S. 90811 v3 Education for Sustainability 2.2 - Explain how human activity in a biophysical environment has consequences for a sustainable future
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 90810 v3 Education for Sustainability 2.1 - Undertake a personal action, with reflection, that contributes to a sustainable future
2
I
6
Y
6r
Total Credits
14
18
8
 Construction & Infrastructure
 Manufacturing & Technology
 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries