New Zealand Scholarship Earth and Space Science

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Earth and Space Science assessment specification

Scholarship Performance Standard (93104) Earth and Space Science
Mode of Assessment Written Examination
For Year 2018

Format of the assessment

There will be three resource-based questions, some of which may be open-ended or structured in a step-wise fashion. Some questions may have long passages to read and consider. 

Candidates will be required to answer ALL questions.

Content/Context Details

Questions will be asked within a variety of contexts, some of which may be unfamiliar. Candidates should be familiar with over-arching cycles such as the water cycle, the carbon cycle, and the rock cycle, as integrating aspects of the curriculum. Candidates should have a broad knowledge of tectonic plate theory, the geology of Zealandia, and astronomy such as the life cycles of stars and the formation and key features of objects in our solar system. 

2018 Examination timetable

Science resources

The links listed below are for resources to help teachers and students understand what is required for success in New Zealand Scholarship.

Performance standards

Exam materials (question books, resource books, reports, schedules, etc)

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