12EVS

Year 12 Environmental Science (12EVS)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Henty

Environmental Studies combines science and social science to explore environmental issues and empower students to take meaningful action for a sustainable future. We will unpack the four pillars of sustainability; environmental, social, economic, and cultural, and upskill on methods of data collection and recording. Students will then choose to work individually or in small groups a local and global environmental issue important to them, driven by them.  

The aim of this course is to empower students to take both personal action and engage in local democratic processes, developing capabilities in global leadership, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Environmental studies draws on level 2 Education for Sustainability standards and Science standards. This course is ideal for students motivated in practicing kaitiakitanga, developing environmental stewardship, and career pathways in environmental sciences/management.

Pre-requisites

12 credits in Level 1 Science, from either 11SCI, 11SCS, 11FPS, 11SSC.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Bus fares for local field trips (to be advised).

Pathway

12EVS does not have a 13EVS course. The only course it leads to is 13SCI which contains some Earth Science papers.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 37 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 25 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90810 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.1 - Undertake a personal action, with reflection, that contributes to a sustainable future

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90811 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.2 - Explain how human activity in a biophysical environment has consequences for a sustainable future

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90813 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values have implications for a sustainable future

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90814 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of sustainability in different contexts

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91187 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.1 - Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91189 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91191 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91733 v2
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of initiatives that contribute to a sustainable future

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91734 v2
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.5 - Develop a collaborative response that promotes a sustainable future, in relation to a current issue

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 37
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 29
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
Total Numeracy Credits: 4