3ENV

Level 3 Environmental Science*

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

"Mō tātou te taiao ko te atawhai, mō tātou te taiao ko te oranga"

"It is for us to care for and look after the environment to ensure its wellbeing, in doing so we ensure our own wellbeing and that of our future generations"

Sustainability is a critical issue for New Zealand. We need to learn how to live smarter to reduce our impact on the environment for future generations. 

In this course, students will learn about

  • the environment – water, land, ecosystems, energy, waste, urban living, transportation

  • the interactions between the natural environment and human activities, and the consequences of these

  • the choices and actions we can take to prevent, reduce, or change harmful activities to the environment.


Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

Develop these skills:Explore this content:
  • Understand that scientific knowledge can be applied to solve problems.
  • Socioscientific issues, possibly exploring predator proof fences.
  • Use reflection and analysis during investigations.
  • Undertake and evaluate a personal action.
  • Collect, process and interpret data to draw conclusions.
  • Take measures to sustain or improve an environment and to improve biodiversity.
  • Understand that scientific evidence informs decisions that impact on people and the environment.
  • Develop a strategy for a local organisation that will contribute to a sustainable future.


Resources Required

1x 1E5 exercise book OR 30 page clearfile
1x Refill pad

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 18 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. 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: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

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

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