13SCI

Level 3 Science

Course Description

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.



Recommended Prior Learning

The unit standard US 2990 and any two of the Achievement Standards from Year 12 Science OR one Level 2 External Achievement Standard from Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics OR with consultation and approval from Teacher in Charge and HOF.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B5 OR 2B8
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Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 3491 v7
NZQA Info
Write a report
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

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: 3, Week: 5

A.S. 91522 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91527 v2
NZQA Info
Physics 3.7 - Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

A.S. 91602 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 10
Total Numeracy Credits: 0