Level 3 Science and Sustainability

3SUS
Subject Description

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.


Subject Overview

Term 1
The Issue - identifying why the issue is an issue - this includes developing a science-based understanding of the issue.

Term 2
Sustainability - analysing the impact of world views, values and practices on sustainability - working out why the issue became an issue.

Term 3
Possible solutions - analysing a range of solutions and identifying the issues and implications involved.

Term 4
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)


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91411 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.2 - Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context
3
I
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91602 v2 Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91735 v2 Education for Sustainability 3.2 - Evaluate measures that may be taken to sustain and/or improve a biophysical environment
3
I
4
4r *
A.S. 91736 v2 Education for Sustainability 3.3 - Analyse how different worldviews, and the values and practices associated with them, impact on sustainability
3
E
4
4r,4w *
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.