Year 13 Environmental Science

13ENV
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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90828 v3 Education for Sustainability 3.1 - Evaluate a personal action that contributes towards a sustainable future
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 90832 v3 Education for Sustainability 3.5 - Develop a strategy for an organisation that will contribute to a sustainable future
3
I
5
Y
5r *
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. 91605 v2 Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
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 *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

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

* 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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.