Level 3 Science
Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Fairweather
Year 13 Environmental Science is an Achievement Standard and Unit Standard course. It aims to provide students a wide range of Science based skills, which relate to environmental issues. With a variety of achievement standards on offer, including one unit standard on report writing, this course will help students develop an understanding of the issues affecting the world around them. Aspects of astronomy and problem solving are a major part of this course. Learning opportunities can be used in pursuing a technical vocation such as offered by tertiary courses at university and polytechnic.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
2B5 OR 2B8
Recommended Prior Learning
Any one of the unit standards US 2990 OR US 1279 and any two of internal achievement standards from Year 12 Science OR one level 2 External in any of the Sciences OR gain a combination of achievement standards with HoF approval.
Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 5
This assessment activity requires you to investigate an aspect of astronomy using the context of the lifecycle of stars.
Term: 3, Week: 5
Conduct research on electrical energy generation using nuclear power. Develop an informed personal response to the issue of New Zealand remaining nuclear power free, based on the physics knowledge.
Term: 2, Week: 5
This assessment activity requires you to integrate biological knowledge to write a report responding to the socio-scientific issue of using 1080 in New Zealand.
Term: 2, Week: 10
This assessment activity requires you to produce a report that discusses two case study organisms – one for selective breeding, one for mammal cloning.
Term: 3, Week: 10
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 13
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.