ESS201

Level 2 & 3 Environmental & Sustainability Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Carson-Iles

"The one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere" Greta Thunberg. 

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Environmental and Sustainability Science (Studies) is a cross curricular course which is available for Level 1, 2 and 3 students. We will be looking at local Science and environmental issues and thinking about how we can make a difference. If you are interested in the future and how you can make a difference then this action based course if for you. We will work on standards from a few different subject areas that explore social and environmental issues. The standards offered in this course are a mixture of Science, EFS, Agriculture and Home Economics. If 14 credits are taken at Level 3 then this course can be used for University Entrance. Level 3 reading and writing credits are also available from this course. The standards are mainly internal, but there is an option of external exams for those students who are interested.

For more information see Ms Carson


This class would complement Level 2 & 3 Geography.

 


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 76 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 67 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90810 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.1 - Undertake a personal action, with reflection, that contributes to a sustainable future
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90811 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.2 - Explain how human activity in a biophysical environment has consequences for a sustainable future
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90813 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values have implications for a sustainable future
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90828 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 3.1 - Evaluate a personal action that contributes towards a sustainable future
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90832 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 3.5 - Develop a strategy for an organisation that will contribute to a sustainable future
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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
A.S. 91188 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.2 - Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91228 v2
NZQA Info
Economics 2.7 - Analyse a contemporary economic issue of special interest using economic concepts and models
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91298 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91302 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 2.4 - Evaluate sustainable food related practices
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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,4w *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91467 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.2 - Implement an action plan to address a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand society
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91468 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 3.3 - Analyse a food related ethical dilemma for New Zealand society
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91532 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.5 - Analyse a New Zealand primary production environmental issue
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91734 v2
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.5 - Develop a collaborative response that promotes a sustainable future, in relation to a current issue
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91735 v2
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 3.2 - Evaluate measures that may be taken to sustain and/or improve a biophysical environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91736 v2
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 3.3 - Analyse how different worldviews, and the values and practices associated with them, impact on sustainability
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 76
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 64
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 47
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 38

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.

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