Assessment Specifications

Level 3 Earth and Space Science 2020

(Updated in March 2020)

General information

Domain

Earth and Space Science

Mode of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91413  91414

Format of the assessment

Each examination will contain resource-based and knowledge-based questions.

Candidates should be encouraged to develop their own labeled diagrams/sketches as part of their learning and assessment.

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

91413

Title

Demonstrate understanding of processes in the ocean system

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Special notes

The effects of climate change on ocean processes will be examined.

The solubility pump is an example of a physical pump in the carbon cycle.

The ocean composition includes mixed layer, deep layer, pycnocline, thermocline, and halocline.

Transport of matter in the ocean could include any materials, including nutrients.



Standard

91414

Title

Demonstrate understanding of processes in the atmosphere system

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Special notes

The effects of climate change on atmospheric processes will be examined.

Aerosols can include volcanic dust, desert dust, pollutants, particulates, and water.

When considering atmospheric composition, candidates should consider layers: troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere.

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