Level 3 Social Science

SOSC3
Course Description

This course will be developed in conjunction with the learners and may include any combination of Economics, Geography, Tourism and History standards depending on the interests of the class and individuals.

It will be based on local, national and international topics and be a combination of external and internal assessment.

In Level 1 Geography the main skill is to ‘describe’ Geographic topics and issues; in Level 2, it is to ‘explain’; Level 3 moves learners to the higher thinking skills of ‘analysis’. This course builds on all the skills, ideas and concepts from the Level 1 & 2 courses.

We study and analyse the tourism process, a specific natural environment, further develop research and analysis skills and look at contemporary issues.

Geography has a broad application. It develops skills and knowledge relating to environmental management, planning, Resource Management, tourism and other service industries. It can be studied either as a science or as an arts subject at university.

History standards focus on historical influences across a period of time. There are no set contexts and the topics studied can be developed to reflect learner interest. A research Achievement Standard allows for personal research.

Learners chose to do a combination of Geography, Tourism and History standards in consultation with their teacher.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Possible field trip costs (approximately $60)


Recommended Prior Learning Open Entry. Keen learners can pick this option up at Level 3.
Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91438 v2 History 3.5 - Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event
3
E
6
Y
6r,6w *
A.S. 91436 v2 History 3.3 - Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91432 v2 Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91431 v2 Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91430 v2 Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
3
I
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91429 v2 Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91427 v2 Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 29

* 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: 29 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.