13 Education for Sustainability

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 and make change for good. 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 holistic understanding and appreciation for the natural world, as well as help each student develop both practical skills that allow them to think scientifically. The students will have the opportunity to carry out advanced independent inquiry, investigation and research as well as undertake a personal action for a 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 and half with a social science specialist.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Approx $230 for an overnight trip to Tutukaka/Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve to support learning for AS 91735.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 Education for Sustainability is strongly recommended and would be an advantage, but is not required.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
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
6r *
A.S. 90832 v3 Education for Sustainability 3.5 - Develop a strategy for an organisation that will contribute to a sustainable future
5r *
A.S. 91735 v2 Education for Sustainability 3.2 - Evaluate measures that may be taken to sustain and/or improve a biophysical environment
4r *
A.S. 91736 v2 Education for Sustainability 3.3 - Analyse how different worldviews, and the values and practices associated with them, impact on sustainability
4r,4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

* 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: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Pathway Tags

ecologist, zoologist, climate change or GIS scientist, scientific officer, research scientist, 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.