Earth & Space Science Level 2

Develop an understanding of the interdependence of earth and space investigating geology, palaeontology, marine, weather sciences and astronomy.

Earth & Space Science Level 2 (Full Year) (L2ESSCF)

Prior Learning: 12 credits in L1SCIEF or L1SCIAF
Future Pathways/Subjects: Level 3 Earth and Space Science
Note:
This course is designed for students: who want to gain an understanding developing an understanding of the interdependence of Earth’s Geological processes an astronomy. it covers: geology, paleontology, marine science, astronomy and weather science.

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE : 24 Credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS : 8 Credits
INTERNAL CREDITS : 16 Credits

Standard
Number
Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of
Assessment
Assessment Opportunities Offered
91187 2 4 Num, L1
Lit
Earth and Space Science 2.1 – Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation Assignment

91188

2 4

L1 Lit

Earth and Space Science 2.2 – Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public Assignment

91189

2 4

L1 Lit

Earth and Space Science 2.3 – Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality Assignment

91190

2 4

L1 Lit

Earth and Space Science 2.4 – Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment Assignment

91191

2 4

L1 Lit

Earth and Space Science 2.5 – Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand

Exam

External

91192

2 4

L1 Lit

Earth and Space Science 2.6 – Demonstrate understanding of stars and planetary systems

Exam

External

 

Earth & Space Science Level 2 (Half Year) (L2ESSCH)

Prior Learning: 8 credits in Level 1 Science
Future Pathways/Subjects: This course does not guarantee entry to L3ESSF but entry may be granted at the discretion of the HoF
Note:
This course is designed for students who want to gain an understanding of basic geological concepts and aspects of the petrochemical industry. It covers basic geology and an introduction to petrochemical industry practice.

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE : 24 Credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS : 8 Credits
INTERNAL CREDITS : 16 Credits

Standard Number Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of Assessment Assessment Opportunities Offered
91187 2 4 Num, L1 Lit Earth and Space Science 2.1 – Carry out a practical  Earth and Space Science investigation Practical 1
91189 2   L1 Lit Earth and Space Science 2.3 – Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality Assignment 1

Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications Authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at  Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries