SCI3

Science Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Scoggins

Science Level 3

This Science course focuses on Earth and Space Science. You will investigate the Tararu River, including the impact of mining, and also study the social impact of mining. You will look at geological events in the Coromandel and discover if aliens really do exist. This course is all internally assessed. 


Course Overview

Term 1
91410 4 Credits - Carry out an independent practical Earth and Space Science investigation

Term 2
91412 4 Credits - Investigate the evidence related to dating geological event(s)

91411 4 Credits - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context

Term 3
91411 4 Credits - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context continued

91415 4 Credits - Investigate an aspect of astronomy

Term 4
91415 4 Credits - Investigate an aspect of astronomy continued

Recommended Prior Learning


Any Level 2 Science course. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Waihi field trip $30.

Assessment Information

Assessments
91415 4 Credits - Investigate an aspect of astronomy

91411 4 Credits - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context


91412 4 Credits - Investigate the evidence related to dating geological event(s)

91410 4 Credits - Carry out an independent practical Earth and Space Science investigation

optional 22175 6 Credits Demonstrate knowledge of soil properties and their effect on plant growth

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 16 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 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
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 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 12
Total Numeracy Credits: 4

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

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.

Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.


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