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Level 3 Earth and Space Science

Level 3

Course Code: 3SSCE
Who can I talk to: Mrs Wild

Through a range of practical earth science investigations and research students will develop their self-management and ability to communicate with others. Students will also develop critical thinking skills as they link field work observations to theory. Students will explore the use of a range of scientific symbols and vocabulary.

Course Information

What Knowledge Will I Develop?

Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the interrelationship between human activities and the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere over time. Through practical work students will analyse ocean acidification. Students will conduct research to critically analyse climate change. Students will explore recent astronomical events or discoveries, showing understanding of the concepts of distance and time, in particular the evolution of the Martian atmosphere.

How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?

Code Title Credits Internal External Core Optional L1 Literacy L1 Numeracy UE Reading UE Writing Date
91415 Investigate an aspect of astronomy 4 y 10-05-2021
91414 Demonstrate understanding of processes in the atmosphere system 4 y y y y y 19-11-2021
91413 Demonstrate understanding of processes in the ocean system 4 y y y y 19-11-2021
91412 Investigate the evidence related to dating geological event(s) 4 y y y 04-06-2021
91411 Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context 4 y y y y 12-03-2021
91410 Carry out an independent practical Earth and Space Science investigation 4 y y y y 08-07-2021
Credits: 24
Does this course provide a pathway to University Entrance? Yes

Entry Requirements

All students welcome.

Course Related Costs

Overnight trip expenses will be requested.

Companion Subjects

Geography, Statistics and another Science

Subject Combination Notes

Not applicable