Level 1 Earth and Space Science Half Course

Course Description

TWO period a week course (half course) focusing on New Zealand earth science (half of year) AND Earth cycles (half of year). Course includes a field trip to Rangitoto Island with the L1SCIE classes as part of NZ geology and hazards. 

Learners taking this course should have an interest in Geology, Climate Science and/or Space Science and be considering taking the Level 2 Space Science course and/or the Level 3 Earth and Space Science course. 

Recommended Prior Learning

Preferably completing the Year 10 Science course at Whangaparāoa College.

Course Costs and Equipment

2B8 hardcover notebook recommended for each learner.
Field trip to Rangitoto Island will have an additional cost. This will be advised when trip details are finalised and sent to parents from the Schoolbridge platform. Field trip costs are to be paid via the Kindo app. In 2023 this fee was $72.


Assessment Information

Please note that the standard credit totals displayed below as well as the standard descriptions are subject to change before the start of 2024 due to the upcoming NCEA Level 1 changes.

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 92046 v2
Physics, Earth and Space Science 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the effect on the Earth of interactions between the Sun and the Earth-Moon system
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 5
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.