Given below are the detail for the upcoming first term end examination for ESS applicable to Grade 12 students. Kindly make a note of the same and begin your preparations appropriately.
Grade 12 ESS – Syllabus for first term end examination:
Unit 1 : Foundations of Environmental systems and societies
1.1 Environmental value systems
1.2 Systems and models
1.3 Energy and equilibria
1.5 Humans and pollution
Unit 2: Ecosystems and Ecology
2.1 Species and populations
2.2 Communities and ecosystems
2.3 Flows of energy and matter
2.4 Biomes, zonation and succession
Unit 3: Biodiversity and Conservation
3.1 An introduction to biodiversity
3.2 Origins of biodiversity
3.3 Threats to biodiversity
3.4 Conservation of biodiversity
Unit 5: Soil systems and society
5.1 Introduction to soil systems
5.2 Terrestrial food production systems and food choices
5.3 Soil degradation and conservation
The detail of two ESS papers are mentioned below:
Duration : 1 hour Maximum marks: 40 Weighting: 33%
Students will be provided with a range of data in form of a resource booklet related to a specific, previously unseen case study.
Questions will be based on the analysis and evaluation of data in the case study.
All the questions are compulsory.
Duration : 2 hours Maximum marks: 65 Weighting: 67%
Paper 2 consists of two sections, section A and section B.
Section A(25 marks) is made up of short-answer and data-based questions.
Section B(50 marks) requires students to answer two structured essay questions from a choice of four questions. Each question is worth 20 marks.