NCEA Course Booklet

Year 13

Prerequisites Any of the Level 2 sciences.

• AS 91410 (4 credits – internal) Carry out an independent practical Earth & Space Science investigation. • AS 91411 (4 credits – internal) Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth & Space Science context. • AS 91412 (4 credits – internal) Investigate the evidence related to dating geological events. • AS 91413 (4 credits – external) Demonstrate understanding of processes in the ocean system. • AS 91414 (4 credits – external) Demonstrate understanding of processes in the atmosphere system. • AS 91415 (4 credits – internal) Investigate an aspect of astronomy. The course may be tailored to meet the needs of the class or student as appropriate, following discussion with the teacher.

Description Students will study the Earth's interconnected systems and processes, the other parts of the solar system, and the universe beyond. They will design and carry out a practical investigation, research a socio-scientific issue and study geological processes. Students will examine the oceanic and atmospheric systems in detail, and investigate an aspect of astronomy. Assessment This course contributes towards NCEA Level 3 and University Entrance, with 8 of the 24 credits externally assessed by examination, and the remaining 16 credits internally assessed.

The following Achievement Standards will be assessed:

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