Level 2 Environmental Studies

12ENV
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Besley

Recommended Prior Learning

TIC and/or HoF discretion


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 are also cricial to future sustainability. The choices and actions we can take to prevent, reduce, or change harmful activities to the environment. 


As we face the world's greatest environmental challenges, what we need most is solutions.


At least 14 credits will be offered for internal assessment and 4- 8 for external credits.


This is a literacy-rich course and the standards contribute towards UE literacy (reading and writing) - see standards below.


Faculties:

Social Sciences



Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Auditor, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Zoologist, Barrister, Microbiologist, Chemical Engineer, Biosecurity Officer, Mechanical Engineer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Urban/Regional Planner, Science Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Cleaner, Meteorologist, Psychologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Interior Designer, Dairy Farmer, Solicitor, Driller, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Firefighter, Ranger, Fishery Officer, Pest Control Technician, Rubbish/Recycling Collector, Landscape Architect, Health and Safety Inspector, Geophysicist, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Immigration Officer, Quarantine Officer, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Geospatial Specialist, Dairy Herd Manager, Epidemiologist, Facilities Manager

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Fieldtrip costs


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
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
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. 90813 v3 Education for Sustainability 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values have implications for a sustainable future
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 90814 v3 Education for Sustainability 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of sustainability in different contexts
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. 91734 v2 Education for Sustainability 2.5 - Develop a collaborative response that promotes a sustainable future, in relation to a current issue
2
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Pathway Tags

Mining Engineer, Auditor, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Zoologist, Barrister, Microbiologist, Chemical Engineer, Biosecurity Officer, Mechanical Engineer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Urban/Regional Planner, Science Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Cleaner, Meteorologist, Psychologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Interior Designer, Dairy Farmer, Solicitor, Driller, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Firefighter, Ranger, Fishery Officer, Pest Control Technician, Rubbish/Recycling Collector, Landscape Architect, Health and Safety Inspector, Geophysicist, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Immigration Officer, Quarantine Officer, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Geospatial Specialist, Dairy Herd Manager, Epidemiologist, Facilities Manager


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