12 Education for Sustainability

12EFS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss S. Street

This course is for those who are curious to learn about environmental issues and have a strong desire to become involved in protecting our environment. Students will explore, analyse and discuss current advances in both local and global environmental issues from scientific and sociological perspectives. The aim of this course is to give students a better understanding and appreciation for the natural world, as well as help each student develop both practical and inquiry skills that allow them to think scientifically. Students will also be required to take personal action to contribute towards a more sustainable future.

To support the cross-curricular nature of this course, the teaching is shared between two specialist teachers; half of the year with a science specialist (AS 90810, AS 91154) and half with a social science specialist (AS 90811, AS 90813), with both covering content for the external assessment (AS 90814).


Pathway

13 Education for Sustainability

This course leads on to Year 13 Education for Sustainability. Further study of Environmental Science, Ecology or Sustainability courses at university.
Careers - an expanding range: ecologist, zoologist, climate change or GIS scientist, scientific officers (for WWF-NZ, UNESCO), research scientists (NIWA, ESR, Landcare), environmental engineer, environmental lawyer, DOC (ranger, pest manager), resource planners in local and regional government, zookeeper, environmental educator, sustainability officer.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Approx $160 for an overnight trip to Tawharanui and Cape Rodney - Okakari Point marine reserves to support learning for AS 90811.


Recommended Prior Learning

10EVS and/or 11EVS is strongly recommended and would be an advantage, but is not required.


Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90810 v3 Education for Sustainability 2.1 - Undertake a personal action, with reflection, that contributes to a sustainable future
2
I
6
Y
6r
A.S. 90811 v3 Education for Sustainability 2.2 - Explain how human activity in a biophysical environment has consequences for a sustainable future
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 90813 v3 Education for Sustainability 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values have implications for a sustainable future
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 90814 v3 Education for Sustainability 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of sustainability in different contexts
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91154 v2 Biology 2.2 - Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

ecologist, zoologist, climate change or GIS scientist, scientific officers, research scientists, environmental engineer, environmental lawyer, DOC (ranger, pest manager), resource planner, zookeeper, environmental educator, sustainability officer


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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.