2019 Senior Course Information

2019 Senior Course Information

2019 Senior Course Information

2019 Senior Course Information

2019 Senior Course Information

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. Havelock North High School Aim to excel : Whaia te iti kahurangi

2019 Senior Course Information

Curriculum Chart – Subjects offered for 2019 YEARS 9-10 YEAR 11 YEAR 12 YEAR 13 English English External Focus English Internal Focus English Literacy English External Focus English Internal Focus English Literacy English External Focus English Internal Focus Spanish Japanese Te Reo Māori Spanish Japanese Te Reo Māori Spanish Japanese Te Reo Māori ESOL Spanish Japanese Te Reo Māori ESOL Mathematics Mathematics External Mathematics Internal Mathematics Numeracy Mathematics External Mathematics Internal Mathematics Numeracy Mathematics with Calculus Maths with Statistics External Maths with Statistics Internal Science Science Science Applications Physics Chemistry Biology Science Science Applications Physics Chemistry Biology Science Social Studies Geography History Geography History Classical Studies Geography History Classical Studies Physical Education and Health Physical Education Physical Education Applications Physical Education Physical Education Applications Physical Education Yr 9 Technology Yr 10 Technology Technology: - Wood (building and construction trade skills) - Multi-materials – product design - Fashion & textiles Technology: - Wood (building and construction trade skills) - Multi-materials – product design - Fashion & textiles - Engineering Skills Technology: - Wood (building and construction trade skills) - Multi-materials – product design - Fashion & textiles - Wood - Multi-materials - Fashion & Textiles - Electronics Digital Technology Digital Technology Computing Digital Technology Computing Digital Technology Computing Design and Visual Communication Design and Visual Communication Design and Visual Communications Design and Visual Communication Food and Nutrition Food and Nutrition Food and Nutrition Hospitality Food and Nutrition Hospitality Business Accounting Economics Business Accounting Economics Business Accounting Economics Visual Arts Visual Art Design Painting Photography Design Painting Photography Drama Drama Drama Drama Media Studies Media Studies Media Studies Music Music Musicianship Music Musicianship Music Musicianship Future Pathways – (Foundation) Distance Learning* Future Pathways – (Start up) Future Pathways – (Gateway) Future Pathways – (Individual) Distance Learning* Future Pathways – (Gateway) 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 Other Languages: is an ESOL course available to international students and to Havelock North High School students for whom English is not the first language. Future Pathways: Gateway: is available to Year 12 and 13 students who are in their final year 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: Individual Programmes: is available for selected students to undertake work place learning 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 • career planning • course planning • liaison with outside providers/employers • applications for tertiary institutions • arranging guest speakers from industry, armed forces, Police, etc. • contacts for part-time and full-time employment • information on changes in qualifications or courses offered • facilitating job shadowing and job training • facilitating student allowance/loan applications 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 L3 Internal/External Year 13 MAC Scholarship Year 9 Extension Class Year 10 MATE Accelerate Class Year 12 MATE L2 Internal/External Standards Year 13 MASE L3 Internal/External Standards (Scholarship) Year 11 MATE L1 Internal/External Standards Year 12 MATI L2 Internal Standards Year 13 MASI L3 Internal Standards Year 9 Mixed Ability Class Year 10 Mixed Ability Class Year 11 MATI L1 Internal Standards Year 9 Learning Support Class Year 10 Learning Support Class Year 11 MATN L1 Numeracy Standards 12 MATN L2 Internal Standards

Subject Choices for Year 11, 2019 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.

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.

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 Study Design and Visual Communication (DVC) 11 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 Study Digital Technology (DTG) 11 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 Study Drama (DRA) 11 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 of Study Economics (ECO) 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 Study English Internal Focus (ENGI) 11 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 Study Future Pathways Foundation Programme (FPF) 11 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 Study Mathematics External (MATE) 11 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 Study Mathematics Internal (MATI) 11 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 Study Mathematics Numeracy (MATN) 11 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 of Study Media Studies (MED) 11 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 Study Music (MUS) 11 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 Course of Study • 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

Course of Study 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 Course of Study Physical Education Applications (PEA) 11 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

Course of Study 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 Course of Study 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

Course of Study 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. Course of Study Technology: Fashion & Textile (TEF) 11 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

Course of Study Technology: Multi-materials Product Design (TEM) 11 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. Course of Study Technology: Wood (Product Development) (TEW) 11 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 of 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 Course of Study 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 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. 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.

Course of Study 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 Course of Study 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

Course of Study 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.

Course of Study 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

Course of Study 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 Course of Study 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

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

Course of Study 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 Course of Study 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 Study Drama (DRA) 12 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 Study Economics (ECO) 12 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

Course of Study 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.) Course of Study 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 \

Course of Study English Internal Focus (ENGI) 12 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 Course of Study 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