Level 3 Earth and Space Science

13ESS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Kindley

Recommended Prior Learning

This is a science-based course so a good understanding of science concepts is required.

Open entry but some science credits at Year 11 and 12 would be helpful.



This is an ideal course for students wanting to learn about the processes going on in our oceans, atmosphere and space and how they interact to make the climate on Earth. We will also look at how human activities are having an affect on the planets climate. 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.

This a University-approved subject.


Faculties:

Science



Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Zoologist, Microbiologist, Chemical Engineer, Biosecurity Officer, Mechanical Engineer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Urban/Regional Planner, Science Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Meteorologist, Psychologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, 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

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Workbook approx $35


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91410 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.1 - Carry out an independent practical Earth and Space Science investigation
3
I
4
Y
4r,4w *
Y
A.S. 91411 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.2 - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
3
I
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91413 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of processes in the ocean system
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91414 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of processes in the atmosphere system
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91415 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
3
I
4
Y
4r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

Mining Engineer, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Zoologist, Microbiologist, Chemical Engineer, Biosecurity Officer, Mechanical Engineer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Urban/Regional Planner, Science Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Meteorologist, Psychologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, 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


Disclaimer

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 2022.