ESS301

NCEA Level 3 Earth and Space Science 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Monigatti

Earth and Space Science 301
Earth and Space Science looks at our planet, the factors which influence it, and our place in space. This course can lead to degrees in Astronomy, Environmental Science, Geology or Geography at University.
On completion of this course students should have developed ability to:
carry out practical work, make observations, take and record measurements and evaluate
identify the processes that have created the local Wellington / Wairarapa landscape
investigate evidence for dating geological events and current issues in Earth and Space Science
discuss processes occurring in the world’s oceans and atmosphere

UE Approved Subject


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There will be additional costs for these planned trips:
Island Bay & NIWA – anticipated cost $15
GNS Lower Hutt – anticipated cost $15

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in Level 2 Science

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91410 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.1 - Carry out an independent practical Earth and Space Science investigation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91411 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.2 - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

A.S. 91412 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.3 - Investigate the evidence related to dating geological event(s)
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 2

A.S. 91413 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of processes in the ocean system
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91414 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of processes in the atmosphere system
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91415 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 24
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 20
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24

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.

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