13ENV

Year 13 Environmental Science

Course selection will be active from the 14th August 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Wati

Content:
Environmental Biology has a conservation and action focus. In this course students will evaluate measures that may be taken to sustain and/or improve a biophysical environment.  This will include fieldtrips to Limestone Island and Bream Head. Students will explore the socio-scientific issue of predator proof fences and integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response. Students will have an opportunity to complete a personal action that contributes to a sustainable future and evaluate it. They will also develop a strategy for an organisation that will contribute to a sustainable future. Linking back to New Zealand’s unique biodiversity, the students will explore the evolutionary processes leading to speciation which includes a fieldtrip to Auckland Zoo. 

Skills:
• Research
• Collecting and processing data
• Drawing conclusions
• Constructing action plans for a sustainable future
• Thinking skills
• Writing skills


Contributions and Equipment

Specific requirements for this class are:
1 1B5 Exercise Book
SciPad - (optional) available from Officemax

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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. 91602 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r,3w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91605 v2
NZQA Info
Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 22
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.

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