Level 3 Science and Sustainability
Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Baars
This is a course for students wanting to do a Level 3 science course for career or interest without specialising in one or more of biology, chemistry and physics. Students will explore different aspects of one issue during the year. Assessment will be largely internal, with one external assessment so students can pursue a course endorsement if they wish.
The Issue - identifying why the issue is an issue - this includes developing a science-based understanding of the issue.
Sustainability - analysing the impact of world views, values and practices on sustainability - working out why the issue became an issue.
Possible solutions - analysing a range of solutions and identifying the issues and implications involved.
How do we know we are making an impact? Evaluating measures taken to improve the environment.
Recommended Prior Learning
It is recommended that you have L1 Literacy and have gained at least 4 credits in a L2 Science course (Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Sustainability)
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15
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.