12SE1

12 Earth and Space Science 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Dockery

Students will:
• Develop a scientific understanding of aspects of geology and astronomy. This includes the effects of tectonics and their link to natural disasters as well as life cycles of stars and the formation of solar systems. Aspects of biology are related to living in an extreme environment as well as using microscopes.
• Be recommended to continue with Level 3 Earth and Space Science

Students will sit 91160 which may overlap with the 12 Biology 2 course.



Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

12ES1 - Supplementary costs: Approx $30

Prerequisites

At least 14 credits in any Y11 Science course and L1 numeracy with a least 12 credits at Achieved or higher from external standards at Level 1.

OR HoD approval


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91160 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 2.8 - Investigate biological material at the microscopic level
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

A.S. 91187 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.1 - Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

A.S. 91190 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 6

A.S. 91191 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91192 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of stars and planetary systems
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4