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2019 Senior Course Information - Sporty.co.nz
Senior
Course
Information

2019
2019 Senior Course Information - Sporty.co.nz
Havelock North High School
                         Aim to excel : Whaia te iti kahurangi

                                      Introduction
Choosing the subjects that make up a course of study is a very important decision for students. Students need
to ensure that their own individual course best suits their particular abilities, interests, and learning needs.

The ideal course of study will:

    •   allow every opportunity to gain qualifications.
    •   allow for a smooth progression through each school level and then into areas of tertiary study.
    •   allow for a variety of possible career paths.

This booklet aims to assist students in the process of subject selection by providing:

    •   essential information on each course offered in 2019.
    •   an overview of the curriculum so that courses can be planned over a period of time.
    •   information on qualifications available to students.

                  2019 Course Confirmation
The school will confirm 2019 courses based on the choices the students made in 2018 and their 2018 results.
Students with an unconfirmed course will need to see their house tutor before school starts in 2019.
Heads of Department and teachers in charge of subjects have the final authority to allow a student entry
into a subject.

           How to choose your 2019 subjects
An email will be sent to all parents/caregivers informing them of their log-in to the Parent Portal. The Parent
Portal can be accessed via the school website: www.hnhs.school.nz
Subject choices are made on the Course Selection page.

    • Year 11 and 12 students must make their subject selections by Friday,
      21 September 2018.
    • Year 10 students must make their subject selections by Friday, 9th
      November 2018.
2019 Senior Course Information - Sporty.co.nz
Curriculum Chart                                             –   Subjects offered for 2019

                  YEARS 9-10                          YEAR 11                               YEAR 12                                 YEAR 13

English                                  English External Focus               English External Focus                    English External Focus
                                         English Internal Focus               English Internal Focus                    English Internal Focus
                                         English Literacy                     English Literacy
Spanish                                  Spanish                              Spanish                                   Spanish
Japanese                                 Japanese                             Japanese                                  Japanese
Te Reo Māori                             Te Reo Māori                         Te Reo Māori                              Te Reo Māori
                                                                              ESOL                                      ESOL

Mathematics                              Mathematics External                 Mathematics External                      Mathematics with Calculus
                                         Mathematics Internal                 Mathematics Internal                      Maths with Statistics External
                                         Mathematics Numeracy                 Mathematics Numeracy                      Maths with Statistics Internal
Science                                  Science                              Physics                                   Physics
                                                                              Chemistry                                 Chemistry
                                                                              Biology                                   Biology
                                                                              Science                                   Science
                                         Science Applications                 Science Applications
Social Studies                           Geography                            Geography                                 Geography
                                         History                              History                                   History
                                                                              Classical Studies                         Classical Studies
Physical Education                       Physical Education                   Physical Education                        Physical Education
and Health                               Physical Education Applications      Physical Education Applications

                  Yr 10 Technology       Technology:                          Technology:                               Technology:
                  - Wood                 - Wood (building and construction    - Wood (building and construction trade   - Wood (building and construction
                  - Multi-materials      trade skills)                        skills)                                   trade skills)
                  - Fashion & Textiles   - Multi-materials – product design   - Multi-materials – product design        - Multi-materials – product design
                  - Electronics          - Fashion & textiles                 - Fashion & textiles                      - Fashion & textiles
                                                                              - Engineering Skills
Yr 9 Technology

                  Digital Technology     Digital Technology                   Digital Technology                        Digital Technology
                                         Computing                            Computing                                 Computing
                  Design and Visual      Design and Visual                    Design and Visual Communications          Design and Visual
                  Communication          Communication                                                                  Communication
                  Food and Nutrition     Food and Nutrition                   Food and Nutrition                        Food and Nutrition
                                                                              Hospitality                               Hospitality
Business                                 Accounting                           Business                                  Business
                                         Economics                            Accounting                                Accounting
                                                                              Economics                                 Economics
Visual Arts                              Visual Art                           Design                                    Design
                                                                              Painting                                  Painting
                                                                              Photography                               Photography
Drama                                    Drama                                Drama                                     Drama
                                         Media Studies                        Media Studies                             Media Studies
Music                                    Music                                Music                                     Music
                                         Musicianship                         Musicianship                              Musicianship
                                                                              Distance Learning*                        Distance Learning*
                                                                              Future Pathways – (Start up)              Future Pathways – (Gateway)
                                         Future Pathways – (Foundation)       Future Pathways – (Gateway)               Future Pathways – (Individual)
                                                                              Future Pathways – (Individual)

                               All subjects are offered dependent on staffing availability and on a minimum class size being met.
                                                      *Subjects offered through the Correspondence School
Qualifications Framework
                                                  NCEA
•   The National Certificate of Educational Achievement is the national qualification for Year 11, Year 12
    and Year 13 courses.
•   NCEA uses achievement standards. To indicate how well a student has performed, each standard has
    three levels: achieve, merit and excellence. Each standard is worth a set number of credits. Some
    credits derive from internal assessment, some from external assessment.
•   NCEA also uses unit standards. Some courses are organised in conjunction with providers outside the
    school and these courses offer industry-based unit standards. Each standard is worth a set number of
    credits and all assessment is conducted internally.
•   Course information in this booklet will indicate the assessment to be applied, but more precise
    information will be communicated to students and caregivers via email at the beginning of the year.
•   Level Certificates are achieved as follows:
    Level 1:              80 credits, including ten credits in standards that support literacy and ten credits in
                          standards that support numeracy
    Level 2:              80 credits, 60 of which must be at Level 2 or higher
    Level 3:              80 credits, 60 of which must be at Level 3
•   Level certificates will be endorsed according to the following criteria:
    −      endorsement with merit: 50 credits at merit or excellence, required at the same level (or higher)
           as the certificate being awarded.
    −      endorsement with excellence: 50 credits at excellence, required at the same level (or higher) as
           the certificate being awarded.
•   Students will gain an endorsement for a course where they achieve:
    1.     14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence (Excellence credits can be substituted to gain a Merit
           endorsement).
    2.     at least 3 credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed
           standards.
    3.     sufficient credits in a single school year.
    Note: physical education and visual arts are exempt from 2 above.

University Entrance requirements
Students will need all of the following to be awarded UE:
•   attain Level 3 NCEA
•   achieve 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects. The list of
    approved subjects will consist of subjects derived from the New Zealand Curriculum with achievement
    standards at Level 3.
•   achieve UE numeracy – 10 credits at and above from specific achievement standards, or three specific
    numeracy unit standards.
•   achieve UE literacy – 10 credits (five in reading and five in writing) at and above from specific
    standards.

Scholarship
Scholarship is purely an award for academic excellence. External examinations are based on the Level 3
curriculum but students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and skills of analysis, synthesis and
interpretation in advance of that required for excellence at Level 3.
NCEA Procedures
The following specific policies will be applied:
Authenticity
The work you hand in for assessment must be your own work. This means you cannot:
• copy from another student or source (this is plagiarism and it means you cannot photocopy from or
    submit information downloaded from the internet)
• get another person to do your work for you, for example, another student or parent
You and your caregivers may be expected to sign an authenticity declaration and, where appropriate, you may
be required to submit working drafts.
Where evidence indicates work presented is not your own work the school policy is that all students who copy
other student’s work or allow their work to be copied will be awarded a ‘not achieved’ grade. The grade of
‘not achieved’ will also be awarded to those students who plagiarise. This is a serious offence and will be
reported to Mr Bird, who will interview the students concerned, keep a record and write a letter home to your
parents/caregivers.
Verification of Grades
Once all internal assessment is completed you may be asked by your teacher to sign that the grades are
correct.

Late Work
The DUE DATE means just that!
Your teachers will not accept late work for marking unless there are exceptional circumstances.
You can apply to your teacher for an extension but this must be done before the due date. Remember the
reason given for the extension must be exceptional.
If you cannot hand in work for assessment because you are ill then you must produce evidence of this, for
example a medical certificate or equivalent, and hand the assessment in on your first day back at school.
You also need to be aware that a record will be kept by Mr Bird which records all student information relating
to late assessment.

Retention of Student Work
Your teacher/s will keep your internal assessment material for at least one year. This is for the purpose of
moderation. Both the department and school will comply with the Privacy Act.

Work stored and shared electronically should be retained by the student and should also remain shared with
the classroom teacher for at least one year after the due date.

Derived Grade
Derived grade is only available for external assessment and is not available for scholarship
If you are ill, suffer a disability, bereavement or traumatic event leading up the examinations or during the
examination period you may be eligible for derived grade.
The process is as follows:
 •     as soon as you can see Mr Bird to collect the application form
 •     fill the form out and, if illness is involved, get your doctor to also fill out their section of the form
 •     return the form to Mr Bird as soon as you can and before the due date
 •     if accepted she will recommend a grade/s based on your benchmark examination results
Breaches of the Rules
The following are breaches of the rules:
            •   copying other student’s work OR allowing your work to be copied by other students
            •   communicating with other students during a formal assessment
            •   bringing notes etc. into a test situation
            •   having another student complete the assessment
            •   plagiarism
            •   misconduct

For all of these situations your teacher/s will refer the incident to the Head of Department and Mr Bird. The
incident will be thoroughly investigated and you will be penalised with the grade of ‘not achieved’, if the
breach is proven, whether the work would have got a higher grade or not.
Breaches of the rules will be recorded and your parents/caregivers notified.

Appeals
You may appeal a grade or any assessment decision but this must occur within five school days of the return
of assessed work. The process is as follows:

•       firstly collect an appeals form from Mr Bird and fill it out
•       discuss the appeal with the teacher concerned
•       if you are unhappy with the outcome of that discussion you can appeal to the Head of Department
•       if you are still unhappy then the school policy states that you may then appeal to
        Mr Bird who will then investigate the issue
Use of Technology in the Senior School
Havelock North High School operates an open BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment for all staff and
students. Our state of the art network infrastructure provides access to the school network and the internet via
a site-wide wireless network. Students can work on any platform or device in any classroom or learning area
around the school.

The advantages for students bringing their own devices are many and varied. A student owned internet
capable device can be an important part of a student’s toolkit, giving them instant access to unlimited
resources and enabling them to support, extend, communicate and share their learning in a way that will
prepare them for the future.

Compulsory BYOD
Students must have a digital device with them at school every day.

Buying the Right Device
We encourage and support students to bring a personal IT device to school for use in the classroom. Having a
personal IT device is not a requirement for all subjects and is only required for those subjects where devices
are used consistently throughout the year.

While most internet capable devices are suitable for use in the classroom mobile phones are not considered
an appropriate tool for the classroom. This is due to the small screen size and limited functionality.
Occasionally teachers may allow the use of mobile phones for videoing and photographing work and simple
internet research tasks.

In general, a personal digital device for use in the senior school should have the ability to have software
loaded locally. It should have a good battery life and be robust enough to withstand the occasional knock.
With this in mind we recommend either a Windows laptop or a MacBook or a Windows tablet and keyboard
for use in the senior school. Students should consider the requirements of their subjects in selecting an
appropriate digital device.

Key for the Senior Course Booklet

               This icon indicates that students will need access to specific subject-related software in order
               to study this subject. The software requirements will be described for each subject in the
               subject information.

Most of the software requirements require individual licenses to be purchased and for the software to be
downloaded directly to a personal device online.
Multi-Level Course Structures

1.   The timetable has the facility to offer students subject courses that span the different subject levels. This
     enables students to enrol in a subject in advance of their year level or to repeat a subject and expand that
     level of qualification. However, in any one year, a student can enter a subject for just one level of
     qualification.

2.   The following courses are not confined to a particular level or age group. They may be taken to provide
     specific or career-related skills.

        Distance Learning:              is available to students in special circumstances who apply to take
                                        a course not currently available at Havelock North High School.
                                        Students who transfer to this school and find that a subject is not
                                        taught here can apply for assistance from Te Kura (previously the
                                        Correspondence School).

        English for Speakers of         is an ESOL course available to international students and to
        Other Languages:                Havelock North High School students for whom English is not the
                                        first language.

        Future Pathways:                is available to Year 12 and 13 students who are in their final year
        Gateway:                        at school and wish to include work-based training.
                                        Recruitment for this programme begins in September 2018.
                                        An information booklet is available from the Careers Centre.

        Future Pathways:                is available for selected students to undertake work place learning
        Individual Programmes:          and training. Non-conventional subject/course and tasters
                                        information is available from the Careers Centre.
Career Pathways

The school has a Careers Centre where the most current career information is readily available for students to
access.

Members of the careers team provide the following:

•   career guidance                                    •   contacts for part-time and full-time employment
•   career planning                                    •   information on changes in qualifications or
•   course planning                                        courses offered
•   liaison with outside providers/employers           •   facilitating job shadowing and job training
•   applications for tertiary institutions             •   facilitating student allowance/loan applications
•   arranging guest speakers from industry, armed
    forces, Police, etc.

The Careers Centre is also responsible for delivering the following
programmes:

•    Year 11 Future Pathways – Foundation – Personal development and preparation for future learning
     and career options.
•    Year 12 Future Pathways – Start up – skills for the world of work.
•    Year 13 Future Pathways – Gateway – combining academic study and industry training.
•    Year 12/13 Future Pathways – individual programmes – for non-conventional subjects/courses and
     tasters.
•    Distance Learning (DSS)

             The Careers Centre is staffed from 8.30 am – 4.00 pm,
              including lunchtime, and is available to all students.

         Individual and small group interviews are available and parents/caregivers are very welcome.
                                Phone 877 8129, ext 732, for an appointment.

            Information on Careers is available on the following website address:
                                             www.careers.govt.nz
Flow Chart of Mathematics Courses at Havelock North High School
                                         Note: Students in 12MATN classes do not have a follow on course.

                                                                                                         Year 13 MAC        Year 13 MAC
                                                                                                     L3 Internal/External   Scholarship

                                                                                                       Year 13 MASE
     Year 9                                        Year 10 MATE               Year 12 MATE
                                                                                                     L3 Internal/External
 Extension Class                                  Accelerate Class         L2 Internal/External
                                                                                                          Standards
                                                                                Standards
                                                                                                        (Scholarship)

                                                    Year 11 MATE              Year 12 MATI              Year 13 MASI
                                                 L1 Internal/External     L2 Internal Standards          L3 Internal
                                                      Standards                                          Standards

      Year 9              Year 10                   Year 11 MATI
Mixed Ability Class     Mixed Ability           L1 Internal Standards
                           Class

     Year 9               Year 10                  Year 11 MATN                 12 MATN
Learning Support      Learning Support             L1 Numeracy                      L2
     Class                 Class                    Standards              Internal Standards
Subject Choices for Year 11, 2019

     A.     All students must select SIX SUBJECTS.

     B.     ENGLISH IS COMPULSORY; MATHEMATICS IS COMPULSORY.
            (Students must select ONE of the English and mathematics courses.)

     C.     All Year 10 students will be interviewed by their House Tutors in the week
            12th – 16th November to discuss their course. Parents may attend this interview.

      D.    Entry criteria for each subject is indicated in the subject information notes.
            Students who do not meet these criteria, or who have had no previous subject experience,
            will discuss this with their House Tutor at this interview.

1.   The English department will place students in year 11 classes according to their progress in 2018.
     Students who wish to contest this decision need to speak directly with the Head of English, Mr W.
     Barnes.

2.   The Mathematics department will place students in year 11 classes according to their progress in
     2018. Students who wish to contest this decision need to speak directly with the Head of
     Mathematics, Mr S. Caldwell.

3.   Once students’ courses are finalised, the timetable will be constructed on the basis of student choice.
     From this point on, changes will be very difficult. Every effort is made to accommodate students
     whose courses do not ‘work’ on the final timetable.

4.   It is essential that subjects are chosen with Year 12 and Year 13 courses in mind. Students should
     refer to the Curriculum Chart for information.

5.   At the beginning of the academic year, teachers in every subject will communicate with students and
     their caregivers a clear statement of the course outline, the methods and timing of assessment
     (assessment models) and issues related to assessment. This will be done via email. A student who
     enrols in a subject is expected to commit fully, for the whole year, to the assessment programme for
     that subject.
Course
     of
   Study                        Accounting (ACC)                                                11

Course Content:         •   Explaining accounting concepts
                        •   Preparing financial statements
                        •   Interpreting accounting information

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:

 Internally assessed:   Two            9 credits

 Externally assessed:   Three          12 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         It is recommended students are also studying 11MAT (achievement standard
                        course) or see the HOD for approval.

Costs:                  none

  Course
    of
  Study
                                Computing (COM)                                                   11

Course Content:           Students will be able to competently and responsibly use software applications
                         to create documents using:
                          •    word processing
                          •    desktop publishing
                          •    spreadsheets and graphs
                          •    slide show presentations
                          •    manipulate images
                          •    create a CV

Assessment:              Unit Standards:
 Internally assessed:    up to 16 credits
 Externally assessed:    N/A

Qualification:           NCEA Level 1
Pre-requisites:          none
Course Fees:             $25
Course
     of           Design and Visual Communication (DVC)                                                      11
   Study
Course Content:         The course involves establishing core design and drawing knowledge and techniques, with a
                        particular focus on three-dimensional design. Students will develop their skills in exploring
                        and refining design ideas in response to a brief, using creative strategies and visual techniques
                        to aid design thinking. The use of visual communication techniques (freehand sketching,
                        instrumental drawing, physical and digital modelling) and presentation principles are integral
                        for effective designing.

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:

 Internally assessed:   13 credits
 Externally assessed:   9 credits (by portfolio)

Qualification:          NCEA

Pre-requisites:         None

Costs:                  $35 (for materials)

   Course
     of                 Digital Technology (DTG)                                                              11
   Study

Course Content:
This course provides opportunities for students to be creative and innovative using a variety of
software applications.
Designing and developing digital outcomes
    • Google forms, sheets and drawing to develop an outcome
    • Develop a website using Notepad ++, HTML/CSS and an image manipulation program
Computational thinking for Digital Technologies
    • Develop a computer program using Python
    • Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
    • Demonstrate understanding of compression coding for a chosen media type

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Three             15 credits
 Externally assessed:   One                3 credits
Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         Year 10 Digital Technology or HOD approval.
Costs:                  $25
Course
     of                              Drama (DRA)                                              11
   Study

Course Content:         • apply drama techniques in a dramatic context
                        • devise and perform a drama
                        • use features of a theatre form
                        • perform an acting role in a scripted production
                        • demonstrate understanding of a live production
                        • demonstrate understanding of a theatre form

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Four 18 credits
 Externally assessed:   up to 8 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         satisfactory performance in Year 10 drama course or H.O.D. approval

Costs:                  $25 materials
                        Visits to local productions.
                        Device that gains access to Schoology.

   Course

                                Economics (ECO)
     of
   Study                                                                                      11

Course Content:             • Decisions a producer makes about production
                            • How consumer, producer and government choices affect society
                            • Interdependence of sectors of the economy

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:

 Internally assessed:   Three     12 credits

 Externally assessed:   Three     12 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         none

Costs:                  $18 for e-learning script
Course
     of
   Study
                    English External Focus (ENGE)                                                              11

Course Content:             •   studying a variety of literature for enjoyment as well as appreciation of content
                                and style
                            •   writing in a variety of styles
                            •   developing skills in speaking and listening
                            •   comprehension and language

Assessment:                Achievement Standards
 Internally assessed:      Four     12 credits
 Externally assessed:      Three 12 credits
 Note: There could be some variation in credit completion, for students to maximise the opportunity to
       achieve at a level that best reflects their ability.

Qualification:             NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:            satisfactory performance in Year 10 English course

Costs:                     NCEA assessment booklet

   Course
     of              English Internal Focus (ENGI)                                                             11
   Study
Course Content:             This course runs parallel to the mainstream NCEA English course but is internally assessed.
                            It offers students the opportunity to gain the national literacy requirement (ten credits at
                            Level 1) and more.
                            A range of standards is offered to cater for the individual needs and strengths of students.
                            Not all standards will be completed by all students.
                            Students will be identified for this course at the end of Year 10.
                            This course leads on to a similar internally assessed course at Level 2.
                            •   reading a range of texts and making connections
                            •   delivery of a speech
                            •   creating a visual/verbal text
                            •   media study
                            •   wide reading

Assessment:                    Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:          up to 23 credits
 Externally assessed:          possibility of 4 credits
 (Note: There could be some variation in credit completion, for students to maximise the opportunity to achieve at a level
 that reflects their ability.)
Qualification:             NCEA Level 1
Pre-requisites:            entry to this course is by direction.

Costs:                     none
Course
     of
   Study                     English Literacy (ENGL)                                                   11

Course Content:          This course runs parallel to the mainstream NCEA English course but emphasis is
                         placed on the internally assessed components
                         Students will be identified for this course at the end of Year 10.
                         This course offers students the opportunity to gain the national literacy requirement
                         (ten Level 1 credits) and leads on to a similar Year 12 course

                         •     public speaking and conversation skills
                         •     reading skills
                         •     writing
                         •     creating static images

Assessment:              Unit Standards and some achievement standards if appropriate
 Internally assessed:    minimum of 10 credits
 Externally assessed:    N/A

Qualification:           NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:          entry to this course is restricted and by direction.

Costs:                   none

  Course
    of
  Study
                        Food And Nutrition (FNT)                                                    11

Course Content:          This course provides the opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills
                         involved in the planning and safe preparation of nutritious food suitable for
                         adolescents.

Assessment:              Achievement Standards:

 Internally assessed:    Three 15 credits
 Externally assessed:    One     4 credits

Qualification:           NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:          none

Costs:                   $50 course fee, plus additional costs as per selected practical meal.
Course
     of
                                    Future Pathways                                                     11
   Study                 Foundation Programme (FPF)
Course Content:         This course is designed to introduce students to, and then explore, the interpersonal
                        and work skills that they will require as they continue their secondary education
                        moving into further study and other Future Pathways programmes. We endeavour to
                        provide a short work experience placement.

                        The aim of this course is to assist learners to develop more independent learning
                        habits and focus them on their future pathway.

Assessment:             Unit Standards:
 Internally assessed:   a number of life skills unit standards are offered (approximately 20 credits)

Pre-requisite:          entry to this course is by consultation and/or direction.

Costs:                  None.

   Course
     of
   Study
                                 Geography (GEO)                                                    11

Course Content:         The following achievement standards will be covered:
                         •      extreme natural events
                         •      basic concepts and geographic skills
                         •      geographic research
                         •      geographic topic at a global scale
                         •      apply spatial analysis to value a geographic problem
                         •      contemporary geographic issue

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   13 credits
 Externally assessed:    8 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         none

Costs:                  Any fieldwork that is undertaken may incur some costs and students will be notified
                        at the appropriate time.
Course
    of
  Study
                                       History (HIS)                                                  11

Course Content:
                        • Creating Kiwis – The development of New Zealand’s national identity
                        • Research investigation – A significant event in New Zealand’s history
                        • French Revolution, 1789-1804
                        • Rise of Nazi Germany, 1919-1945

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Three       12 credits
 Externally assessed:   Two         8 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         none

Costs:                  Approx. $20 fieldwork/museum trip.

  Course
    of
  Study
                                      Japanese (JAP)                                                  11

Course Content:         •      further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in
                               Japanese
                        •      students can communicate beyond the immediate context and produce a variety
                               of text types

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:

 Internally assessed:   speaking         9 credits
                        writing          5 credits

 Externally assessed:   reading          5 credits
                        listening        5 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         satisfactory performance in Year 10 Japanese course

Costs:                  Students are encouraged to use Language Perfect – online learning
Course
    of                                                                                          11
  Study
                  Mathematics External (MATE)
Course Content:          •     multi-variate data
                         •     algebraic methods
                         •     tables, equations and graphs
                         •     apply geometric reasoning
                         •     chance and data

Assessment:              Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:    One         4 credits
 Externally assessed:    Three      12 credits

Qualification:           NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:          50% or better in the 2017 Year 10 (end-of-year) mathematics examination,
                         including 50% or better in the algebra section.

Costs:                   scientific calculator or graphics calculator

Course
    of                                                                                         11
  Study
                  Mathematics Internal (MATI)
Course Content:         •      linear algebra
                        •      measurement
                        •      multivariate data
                        •      elements of chance
                        •      right angled triangles

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Five     15 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         a mark of below 50% in the 2017 Year 10 (end-of-year) mathematics examination.

Costs:                  none
Course
    of                                                                                               11
  Study
                  Mathematics Numeracy (MATN)
Course Content:         mathematical skills useful in vocational and everyday situations:
                        • number
                        • measurement
                        • statistics

Assessment:             Unit Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Three 3 (10 credits total)
                        These three standards will be gained by collecting evidence across the year by means
                        of a portfolio, observations, oral and written presentations.
 Externally assessed:   N/A

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1 numeracy

Pre-requisites:         students are selected for this class
Costs:                  none

  Course

                            Media Studies (MED)
    of                                                                                               11
  Study

Course Content:         •  Plan and create a media product - pre-production, shooting, and editing of a
                           short film
                        • Develop critical thinking about the media including understandings about:
                            - current media issues
                            - the language of the media and film
                            - media trends and how we interact with the media
                            - how to write a media text
                            - a film genre.
Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   15 credits
 Externally assessed:   4 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         satisfactory skills in English are desirable and approval of teacher in charge.

Costs:                  $20
                        - Students to have USB 3.1 32G with minimum read speed 200MB/s
                        - The Adobe suite of programmes, including Premiere Pro for editing, is available
                           for a 12 month licence at a reasonable price
Course
    of                                  Music (MUS)                                                     11
  Study
Course Content:          Performance
                         Composition
                         Score Reading and Aural skills

                        This is a practical course and is designed to cater for those who enjoy making music
                        (playing an instrument or singing in any style) and would like to further extend their
                        musical knowledge.

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Two 18 credits
 Externally assessed:   Two 8 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1
Pre-requisites:         •     Students taking this course should have at least two years of experience playing
                              on their chosen instrument, and are expected to be involved in individual or
                              small group tuition which is available through the itinerant programme.
                        •     Confident knowledge of music theory is helpful but not essential to begin this
                              course.
Costs:                  $50

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                              Musicianship (MSH)                                                    •       11

Course Content:          Group Performance
                         Composition
                         Music Technology
                         Aural Skills
                        This is a contemporary music course that is focused on instrumental performance
                        skills and developing knowledge of recording and creating music through the use of
                        technology.

Assessment:              Achievement Standards
 Internally assessed:    Four 18 credits

Qualification:              NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         •      Students taking this course should have at least two years of experience on
                               their chosen instrument and are expected to be involved in individual or small
                               group tuition which is available through the itinerant programme.
                        •      Confident knowledge of music theory is helpful but not essential to begin this
                               course.
Costs:                  $50
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                        Physical Education (PED)                                                            11

Course Content:         •       Theory: - participate actively in a variety of activities
                                        - describe function of the body- basic anatomy – basic biomechanics
                                          – basic exercise physiology
                                        - demonstrate interpersonal skills
                                        - demonstrate strategies to improve performance
                                        - demonstrate self-management strategies
                        •       Practicals relating to standards:
                                          - demonstrate performance
                                          - individual training programme
                                          - badminton
                                          - touch or futsal and basketball
                                          - athletics

Assessment:                 Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:       Six    23 credits
 Externally assessed:       N/A
Qualification:              NCEA Level 1
Pre-requisites:             satisfactory performance in Year 10 physical education course and H.O.D. approval.
Costs:                      none

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                  Physical Education Applications                                                           11
   Study                                              (PEA)
Course Content:             •   participate in a variety of sports: basketball, touch, badminton, fitness training
                            •   demonstrate performance
                            •   demonstrate strategies to improve performance
                            •   demonstrate self-management strategies
                            •   demonstrate interpersonal skills

Assessment:                 Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:       Five   18 credits
 Externally assessed:       N/A

Qualification:              NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:             satisfactory performance in Year 10 physical education course and H.O.D. approval.

Costs:                      none
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                                      Science (SCI)                                                11

Course Content:         aspects of:

                         •   biology – genetic variation and micro-organisms
                         •   chemistry – acids, bases and reaction rates
                         •   physics – motion of objects

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:

 Internally assessed:   Three    12 credits
 Externally assessed:   Three 12 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         satisfactory performance in Year 10 science course.

Costs:                  none

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                        Science Applications (SCA)                                                  11

Course Content          This course is designed to allow students to complete a range of Level 1 standards
                        using a more holistic approach to delivering the curriculum.
                        Subjects/topics include:
                         • physics (portfolio of practical investigations)
                         • chemistry (practical investigation)
                         • biology (practical investigation)
                         • select and use scientific equipment

Assessment:             Achievement Standards / Unit Standards

 Internally assessed:   15 credits
 Externally assessed:   N/A

Qualification:          supports NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         students are selected for this course.

Costs:                  none
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                                     Spanish (SPA )                                                   11

Course Content:     Level 1 NCEA Spanish is a language course that will give students the opportunity to
                    explore their ideas and opinions on a variety of topics, as well as develop their problem
                    solving, memory, decision making and collaboration skills. These topics include school,
                    leisure activities, health and well-being, friendships and personal experiences. They will
                    be encouraged to compare and contrast their own values and perceptions with those of
                    students in Spanish speaking countries, through the exploration of Hispanic history,
                    culture and heritage. They will present their ideas in the form of a written portfolio,
                    spoken presentation and some interactions with a peer and have choice over the topics
                    that they wish to present as part of their assessment work.

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   speaking        4 credits
                        writing         5 credits
                        conversation 5 credits
 Externally assessed:   listening       5 credits
                        reading         5 credits
Qualification:          NCEA Level 1
Pre-requisites:         satisfactory performance in Year 10 Spanish course and H.O.D. approval.
Costs:                  Students are encouraged to use Language Perfect – online learning.

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                        Technology: Fashion & Textile                                                   11
  Study                            (TEF)
Course Content:          The focus of this course is designing and making innovative wearable textile
                         outcomes. Skills covered include: patternmaking, material knowledge, sewing
                         construction techniques and developing a fashion brief. The degree of difficulty of
                         the practical tasks depends on the student’s skill, and their ability to self-manage in
                         a project-based classroom.

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   16 credits

 Externally assessed:   4 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         An interest in hands-on, project-based learning, good common sense and safety
                        consciousness

Costs:                  $25. Cost of fabric and excursions is additional
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                        Technology: Multi-materials                                                11
  Study                   Product Design (TEM)
Course Content:          The focus of this course is designing and making innovative products using a range
                         of materials (metal, timber, plastics). Skills covered include: research, material
                         testing and evaluation, forming and fabrication methods including welding,
                         carpentry and laser cutting.
                         The degree of difficulty of the practical tasks depends on the student’s skill, and
                         their ability to self-manage in a project-based classroom. Students also have the
                         opportunity to visit local designers and industry leaders.

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   16 credits

 Externally assessed:   4 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         An interest in hands-on, project-based learning, good common sense and safety
                        consciousness

Costs:                  $55, plus additional cost of materials and class excursions.

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                        Technology: Wood (Product                                                  11
  Study                    Development) (TEW)
Course Content:          This is a vocational course of study. Students will develop knowledge and skills in a
                         construction workshop environment. The course is delivered through a combination
                         of building and construction industry unit standards and allows a pathway to higher
                         level qualifications or apprenticeships.

Assessment:             Unit Standards:
 Internally assessed:   up to 20 credits

 Externally assessed:   N/A

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         An interest in hands-on, project-based learning, good common sense and safety
                        Consciousness.

Costs:                  $55, plus additional cost of materials and class excursions.
Course
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  Study                     Te Reo Māori (MAO)                                                      11

Course Content:         •     listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Te Reo Māori.
                        •     using Te Reo Māori.
                        •     knowledge of relevant customs and protocols.

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Two (Whakarongo and Kōrero) 12 credits
 Externally assessed:   Two (Pānui and Tuhituhi)           12 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         Year 9 and Year 10 study of Te Reo Māori or its equivalent.

Co-requisites:          - participation in co-curricular activities, especially in powhiri and tikanga Māori
                        - attendance and participation in kapa haka is encouraged.

Costs:                  Students are encouraged to use Language Perfect and Quizlet – online learning

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                                   Visual Art (ARV)                                                  11

Course Content:         •   demonstrate understanding of art from cultural contexts
                        •   use drawing methods and skills to record information
                        •   use drawing conventions in more than one field
                        •   produce a finished work that demonstrates skills appropriate to cultural
                            conventions

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Four 18 credits
 Externally assessed:   N/A

Qualification:          NCEA Level 1

Pre-requisites:         satisfactory performance in Year 10 visual art course and H.O.D. approval

Costs:                  $30 (includes materials used in class)
                        Students will also need to purchase their own paints and brushes.
Subject Choices for Year 12, 2019

A.       All students must select SIX SUBJECTS.

B.       A course of ENGLISH is COMPULSORY (either Year 11 or Year 12)

C.       Only ONE course in MATHEMATICS can be taken:
         Either Mathematics External (MATE)
         Or     Mathematics Internal (MATI)
         or     Mathematics Numeracy (MATN)
         Students must confirm their course with Mr S. Caldwell if directed to do so by their House
         Tutor.

D.       A maximum of THREE science subjects can be taken.
         Students enrolling in Year 12 Science (SCI) cannot do more than one pure science.
         Students enrolling in Year 12 Science Applications (SCA) would not enrol in the specialist
         science subjects.
         Students in Year 10 SCIE going directly to Year 12 cannot do more than two pure sciences.

         Year 11                                Year 12                               Year 13
                                             Biology                                  Biology
                                             Chemistry                                Chemistry
        Science                              Physics                                  Physics
                                             Science                                  Science
        Science Applications (SCA)           Science Applications (SCA)

E.       All year 11 students will be interviewed by house tutors on Thursday, 26 October. Parents may
         attend this interview. Entry criteria for each subject is indicated in the subject information
         notes. Students who do not meet these criteria, or who have had no previous subject experience,
         will discuss this with their House Tutor at this interview.

     At the beginning of the academic year, teachers in every subject will communicate with students
     and their caregivers a clear statement of the course outline, the methods and timing of assessment
     (assessment models) and issues related to assessment. This will be done via email. A student who
     enrols in a subject is expected to commit fully to the assessment programme for that subject, for the
     whole year.
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                                 Accounting (ACC)                                               12

Course Content:         •   explaining accounting concepts
                        •   investigating the accounting systems of a local business
                        •   preparation of financial statements
                        •   analysis and interpretation
                        •   processing using Xero software

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Two 7 credits
 Externally assessed:   Three 13 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:         preferably study of Level 1 Accounting the previous year.

Costs:                  none

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                                       Biology (BIO)                                            12

Course Content:         •      genetics and evolution
                        •      cell biology
                        •      practical investigation
                        •      gene expression
                        •      animal adaptations
                        •      ecological study

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Three 11 credits
 Externally assessed:   Two      8 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:         NCEA Level 1 Science: 12 credits including 4 credits from externally assessed
                        biology standard at Level 1

Costs:                  none
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                                         Business (BUS)                                            12

Course Content:          •       Young Enterprise Scheme
                         •       business environment and formation
                         •       market research
                         •       external factors affecting businesses

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed: Two           12 credits
 Externally assessed: Two            8 credits

Qualifications:         NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:         none

Costs:                  The Young Enterprise Scheme requires every student in the class to be an active
                        shareholder in the company formed by the students. There is a $35 registration fee
                        for this scheme.

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                                      Chemistry (CHE)                                               12

Course Content:              •    atomic structure and bonding
                             •    quantitative chemistry
                             •    principles of chemical reactivity
                             •    oxidation – reduction chemistry
                             •    organic chemistry

Assessment:              Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:    Two: total 7 credits
 Externally assessed:    Three: 13 credits

Qualification:           NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:          NCEA Level 1 Science: 12 credits including 4 credits from externally assessed
                         chemistry standard at Level 1

Costs:                   none
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                         Classical Studies (CLS)                                                12

Course Content:         A selection from the following achievement standards:
                        •      ideas and values of the classical world
                        •      works of art in the classical world
                        •      a significant event in the classical world
                        •      socio-political life in the classical world
                        •      influence of the classical world on other cultures

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:

 Internally assessed:   12 credits
 Externally assessed:    8 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:         NCEA Level 1 English or History: 12 credits.

Costs:                  none

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                                  Computing (COM)                                               12

Course Content:          Students will be able to competently and responsibly use software applications to
                         create documents using:
                         • word processing
                         • desktop publishing
                         • spreadsheets and graphs
                         • database
                         • image manipulation

Assessment:             Unit Standards:
 Internally assessed:   up to 21 credits
 Externally assessed:   N/A

Qualification:          NCEA Level 2
Pre-requisites:         none

Costs:                  $25
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                                        Design (ARD)                                                          12

Course Content:         •   demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice
                        •   use drawing methods to apply knowledge of design conventions
                        •   develop ideas appropriate to design practice
                        •   produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making
                            conventions

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Two      8 credits
 Externally assessed:   One     12 credits (portfolio)

Qualifications:         NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:         NCEA Level 1 Visual Art: 18 credits

Costs:                  A laptop that supports Adobe Creative Cloud/Photoshop
                        $9.99 per month to rent the software.
                        $20.00 class materials plus printing costs.

   Course
     of            Design & Visual Communication (DVC)                                                         12
   Study                                        (Graphics)

Course Content:         This course builds on a foundation of knowledge and techniques established in Year 11.
                        Design contexts are more sophisticated in nature requiring the use of specialist spatial and
                        product design knowledge and the increased integration of visual communication, freehand
                        sketching, instrumental drawing, physical and digital modelling, and presentation skills. At
                        this level, design thinking is required to be more refined in terms of the level of details and in
                        the depth of reflection and creative exploration.

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   13 credits
 Externally assessed:   7 credits (by portfolio)

Qualification:          NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:         NCEA Level 1 DVC: 12 credits

Costs:                  $35 for materials used.
                        A laptop that supports ArchiCAD – free for students’ use.
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                        Digital Technology (DTG)                                                   12

Course Content:
This course provides opportunities for students to be creative and innovative using a variety of software
applications at an advanced level
Digital Information:
    • Use software applications to create documents using a word processor and database
    • Demonstrate understanding of advanced concepts relating to managing shared information within
         information systems
Digital Media:
    • Develop a website using Notepad ++, HTML/CSS and an image manipulation program
Computer Science:
    • Develop a computer program using Python
    • Demonstrate understanding of advanced concepts of computer science

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Three 13 credits
 Externally assessed:   One     3 credits
Qualification:          NCEA Level 2
Pre-requisites:         Year 11 Digital Technology or HOD approval.

Costs:                  $25

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                         Distance Learning (DSS)                                                    12

Course Content:          Students DO NOT choose ‘Distance Learning’ as a subject.
                         Courses provided by the Correspondence School are governed by strict criteria.
                         They may be offered to students with specific learning needs, after discussion with
                         their House Tutor and the Curriculum Co-ordinator.

Assessment:              the method depends on the course chosen.

Pre-requisites:          approval of the Curriculum Co-ordinator.

Costs:                   Correspondence School courses have no charge attached but there will be some extra
                         printing costs for students. Students may also need Adobe DC on their own device
                         for some online courses.
Course
     of                                 Drama (DRA)                                          12
   Study

Course Content:         •       apply techniques in a scripted context
                        •       devise and perform a drama to realise an intention
                        •       perform using features of a theatre form or a period
                        •       perform in a significant production
                        •       study elements and technologies of live performance

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Four 18 credits
 Externally assessed:   One        4 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:         NCEA Level 1 Drama: credits from a minimum of three achievement standards, or
                        HOD approval.

Costs:                  $25 materials; visits to productions.

   Course
     of                            Economics (ECO)                                           12
   Study

Course Content:                inflation
                               international trade
                               economic growth
                               government policies in relation to these issues

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Two 10 credits
 Externally assessed:   Three 12 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:         none

Costs:                  none
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                             Engineering Skills (ESK)                                                           12

    Course Content:         This course is for students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in an
                            Engineering workshop environment. Students will develop mechanical engineering
                            skills and become familiar with a variety of tools and machinery. It is particularly
                            suitable for those who may be interested in mechanical engineering related trades.
                            The course allows a pathway to higher-level qualifications or apprenticeships. This
                            course is not University Entrance approved.
Assessment:                 Unit Standards:

Internally assessed:        up to 20 credits (approx)
Externally assessed:        N/A

Qualifications:             NCEA Level 2 and pre-apprenticeship qualifications

Pre-requisites:             Year 11 TEM is preferred but not essential. HOD approval will be required.
                            An interest in hands-on, project-based learning, good common sense and safety
                            consciousness. Ideally, this course is for students in their final year of high school.

Costs:                      $55. (Cost of additional materials where applicable.)

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                      English External Focus (ENGE)                                                             12

Course Content:                 This is the ‘mainstream’ academic, Level 2 course in English.
                            •     formal and creative writing
                            •     study of literature from a range of genres
                            •     oral language including delivery of a speech
                            •     language study
                            •     film study
                            •     using information literacy skills

Assessment:              Achievement Standards:
    Internally assessed: Three 13 credits
    Externally assessed: Three         12 credits
Note:     There could be some variation in credit completion according to the composition of the class and the ability of
          individual students.

Qualification:              NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:             NCEA English: 16 credits with at least 4 from external level 2 standards

Costs:                      NCEA assessment booklets

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     of              English Internal Focus (ENGI)                                                             12
   Study
Course Content:             This course runs parallel to the mainstream NCEA English course but is internally assessed.
                            A range of standards is offered to cater for the individual needs and strengths of students.
                            Not all standards will be completed by all students.
                            Students will be identified for this course at the end of Year 11.
                            This course leads on to a similar internally assessed course at Level 3.

                            •   reading a range of texts and making connections
                            •   delivery of a speech
                            •   creating a visual/verbal text
                            •   media study
                            •   communication and group work skills
                            •   wide reading
Assessment:                    Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:          up to 23 credits (minimum of 10)
 Externally assessed:          possibility of 4 credits
 (Note: There could be some variation in credit completion, for students to maximise the opportunity to achieve at a level
 that reflects their ability.)
Qualification:             NCEA Level 1
Pre-requisites:            entry to this course is by direction.

Costs:                     none

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                           English Literacy (ENGL)                                                             12

Course Content:            This course is for Year 12 students for whom an alternative pathway is deemed to be the
                           most appropriate. This will be a communication skills course that will integrate a range of
                           communication and reading/writing assessments. In order to meet the needs of students,
                           assessment could be at Level 1 or 2 on the NCEA framework.
                           Course content (subject to amendment):
                            •     reading texts
                            •     selecting and assessing texts
                            •     report writing
                            •     participation in meetings
                            •     public speaking
Assessment:                Unit Standards and Achievement Standards
 Internally assessed:      up to 15 credits
 Externally assessed:      N/A

Qualification:             NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:            a satisfactory level of performance in 11 English Literacy Skills courses 1 or 2.
                           Entry requires HOD approval and a strong level of student commitment.

Costs:                     none
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     of                     English for Speakers of Other                                             12
   Study                         Languages (ESOL)
Course Content:         Intensive English language study to:
                        a) develop and improve skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
                        b) gain an understanding of New Zealand culture and history.
                        c) prepare for national and international qualifications.
                        Classes are organised into groups appropriate to the student’s level of
                        skill/experience in the English language.

Assessment:                  international examinations (IELTS) may be possible and may be arranged at
                              appropriate times.
                             ESOL unit standards.

Pre-requisites:         students are from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Costs:                  by arrangement with the Executive Office.
                        Any international qualification will have a cost.

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                        Food And Nutrition (FNT)                                                     12

Course Content:         This course leads to Level 3 Food and Nutrition and is aimed at those students
                        considering university or other tertiary studies. This course provides students with
                        the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in the selection, planning and safe
                        preparation of foods to address nutritional and environmental concerns.

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   Three 15 credits
 Externally assessed:   One     4 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:         NCEA Level 1 Home Economics: 12 credits, or HOD approval.

Costs:                  $50. (Other additional costs as per selected practical project.)
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                                               Future Pathways                                                                12
    Study                                              Gateway (FPG)
Course Content: students select a career area. Possible options are:
    •     agriculture                              •   construction – glass and glazing        •    horticulture
    •     animal care / vet nursing                •   construction – joinery: aluminium            - fruit production
                                                                                                    - nursery production
    •     automotive trades                        •   construction – joinery: wood                 - arboriculture
    •     aviation                                 •   early childcare education                    - viticulture
    •     baking                                   •   electrical / electrical supply          •    hospitality
    •     beauty therapy                           •   engineering                             •    plumbing
    •     boat building                            •   equine                                  •    printing and sign making
    •     butchery                                 •   floristry                               •    retail and small business
    •     construction – carpentry/building        •   hairdressing                            •    sports turf
    •     construction – cement and concrete       •   healthcare                              •    travel and tourism
                                                                                               •    telecommunication technician
                                                                                               •    travel and tourism
Information on additional careers options is available from the Careers Office.
Assessment:
   Internally assessed:         Unit Standards
   Externally assessed:         N/A
Pre-requisites:                 The student has registered; has fulfilled the entry requirements (application form and formal interview
                                etc.); has achieved Level 1 numeracy and literacy; and shows a faultless attendance record.
                                Parents/caregivers are fully informed and support the choice.
                                N.B. Gateway is best suited for students for whom 2019 is their final year. It can provide a pathway
                                to apprenticeships and/or further tertiary training.
Qualification:                  NCEA Levels One, Two, Three. (Credits can be counted towards NCEA and a
                                national certificate in the chosen vocational area.)
Costs:                          Gateway students must provide/organise their own transport for work placements.

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                                                 Future Pathways                                                              12
    Study                                  Individual Courses (FPI)
 Future Pathways Individual courses are available to those students whose individual needs cannot be catered for within the
 Future Pathways Start-up or Gateway programmes.
 e.g.    A student :
     •    enrols at HNHS part way through the year when other courses are well on their way.
     •    may want to apply to do a tertiary course/paper which will better meet their future career plan, motivate them to
          achieve and facilitate their smooth transition to further education, training or employment.
     •   is seeking support to explore career pathways and help them make informed decisions about their schooling
         and future work or study through a short course or holiday course, e.g.:
          -    a short introductory course with a local polytechnic or private provider
          -    some distance learning unit standards with any practical’s being completed during out of school hours.
          Check school website for more details.

Assessment:
  Internally assessed:            Will depend on course taken
  Externally assessed:            N/A

Qualification:                    Will depend on the course taken
Pre-requisites:                   The student:
                                  • has a specific career direction associated with the course.
                                  • shows personal goals consistent with the aims of the course
                                  • has the full support of their parents/caregivers
                                  • completes a Future Pathways application form and interview.

Costs:                            Will depend on the course taken.
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                                        Future Pathways                                            12
   Study                          StartUp Programme (FPS)
Content:
                         This course is designed for those students who are not yet ‘work ready’ and
                         therefore need support, engaging programmes and input around career options.
                         The course looks to highlight the relevance of schoolwork to their future, build
                         confidence and self-esteem, and develop personal, organisational and financial
                         management skills.
                         The course will include introduction to a number of trades and industries through
                         hands-on courses delivered by The Hawke’s Bay Schools’ Trade Academy or other
                         outside provider.
                         It will involve being out of school each Friday for the first three terms.

Assessment:              A number of unit standards at NCEA Level 2 covering:
                            •   preparation for work
                            •   trade and industry skills
                            •   driver education

Pre-requisites:          Entry to this course is by consultation and/or direction.

Costs:                   None

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                                   Geography (GEO)                                                 12

Course Content:         A selection from the following achievement standards:
                        •       a large natural environment
                        •       an urban pattern
                        •       concepts and geographic skills
                        •       geographic issue
                        •       geographic topic at a global scale.
                        •       geographic research

Assessment:             Achievement Standards:
 Internally assessed:   14 credits
 Externally assessed:   8 credits

Qualification:          NCEA Level 2

Pre-requisites:         NCEA Level 1 Geography: 12 credits.
                        H.O.D. approval required for students new to the subject.

Costs:                  Approximately $250 for a two night field trip to Tongariro National Park
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