Level 2 Earth and Space Science

12ESSC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.

This course is aimed at those students who wish to continue in Science at Level Two within an Earth and Space Science field. These students would want a general Science background and Science knowledge without needing the in-depth knowledge of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. 

There are two field trips – one to Takapuna beach for AS 2.3, and one to Stardome for AS 2.6. The approximate cost for both trips is $20.


Pathway

Level 3 Earth and Space Science

Recommended Prior Learning

Students should have achieved 12 credits at a Level 1 Science Achievement Standard Course (11SCIE, 11SCIX), based on Derived Grade Topic Tests and Internal Assessment results. In some circumstances entry may be granted at the discretion of the HOD.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91189 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91190 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91191 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91192 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of stars and planetary systems
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91193 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of physical principles related to the Earth System
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

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

Disclaimer

Courses will only run based on minimum entries

Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course

You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths