New Zealand Scholarship Earth and Space Science

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2016 Assessment Report

Earth and Space Science assessment specification

Scholarship Performance Standard (93104) Earth and Space Science
Mode of Assessment Written Examination
For Year 2017

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. Each question will be based on a context from the curriculum strands Planet Earth and Beyond and/or Nature of Science. 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 astronomy, tectonic plate theory, and New Zealand geology, up to and including Level 8 of the New Zealand Curriculum

2017 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.

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