NCEA Level 3 Earth and Space Science 301

ESS301
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.

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
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
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
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91412 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.3 - Investigate the evidence related to dating geological event(s)
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91413 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of processes in the ocean system
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91414 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of processes in the atmosphere system
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91415 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
4r *
Total Credits
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.

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