Course book 2018 - Southland Girls High School

 
 
Southland Girls’ High School




       Level 1 / 2 / 3




     COURSE BOOK
           2018
In this book there is information about:
   NCEA LEVEL 1, 2 & 3
   Option Choice Information
   Senior Subjects Pathways
   Subject descriptors listed in alphabetical order
   Option Choice Forms




                          OPTION EXPO
           This will be held for parents and students on
                Wednesday, 13 September 2017
    from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm, and 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm
                        in the West Hall




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  Southland Girls’ High School.
  Permission must be obtained before reproducing any part of this booklet.
NCEA COURSE BOOK
                          LEVEL 1, 2, 3
      (NCEA stands for National Certificate in Educational Achievement)


 CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE
 CHOOSE the levels of learning best for you. This may be
  ACROSS LEVELS, ie at Year 13 you may be doing Level 2
  subjects.
 CHECK your pathways fit your goals.



              Year 11 and 12                            Year 12 and 13


   LEVEL 1                             LEVEL 2                             LEVEL 3




                     Student Subject Choice Flowchart
                 Tick the boxes as you complete each step

My future career job might be: _______________________________

 Read about the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)               

 I need to talk to __________________________ after school                           

 Can you create a pathway for you? ….. what subjects do you need?
                                                                                     

 I have consulted with my teachers and/or HODs to see if I meet the prerequisites    

 Record your option choices on the appropriate level form                            

 Check your option choices with your parent(s) / caregiver                           
GAINING NCEA QUALIFICATIONS
At Level 1
To gain Level 1 NCEA, a student needs 80 credits. This must include at least 10 credits in
both Literacy and Numeracy. Both Literacy and Numeracy can be gained across a variety
of subjects.
The 80 credits are usually spread over 6 subjects or equivalent. Each student must
choose a Mathematics, English and Science full year course and three full year or
equivalent semester courses.

At Level 2
The minimum requirement is 60 credits from Level 2, and 20 credits already gained from
Level 1. These are spread over 6 subjects or equivalent courses.
English at Level 2 is compulsory to fulfil University Entrance requirements.

At Level 3
The minimum requirement is 60 credits from Level 3, and 20 credits already gained from
Level 2. These are spread over 5 one year or equivalent courses.

                                  University Entrance
  Attain NCEA Level 3.
  Achieve 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects
   listed below. 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 Level 1 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 Level 2 and above from
   specific standards.
Many Universities are setting their own criteria for entry and courses. Please check websites for
ongoing updates.


Literacy and Numeracy
Credits for these can be gained across subjects and levels. To check go to
http:/www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/subjects/literacy-and-
numeracy/level-1-requirements/lit-num-subjects/
It is important to know that internal Reading and Writing credits for University Entrance
Literacy are only available in some courses. They are far more restricted than Level 1.

Approved Subjects for University Entrance
Accounting                                           History of Art
Agriculture & Horticulture                           Home Economics
Biology                                              Japanese
Business Studies                                     Mathematics
Calculus                                             Media Studies
Chemistry                                            Music Studies
Classical Studies                                    Painting (Practical Art)
Dance                                                Photography
Design and Visual Communication                      Physical Education
Digital Technologies                                 Physics
Drama                                                Printmaking (Practical Art)
Economics                                            Science
English                                              Sculpture (Practical Art)
French                                               Spanish
Geography                                            Statistics
German                                               Technology (Fashion & Design)
Health Education                                     Te Reo Maori
History                                              Te Reo Rangatira
Certificate Endorsements
NCEA certificates at Level 1, 2 and 3 can be endorsed with Excellence or Merit.

To gain an Excellence endorsement, you must gain 50 or more credits at
Excellence.
To gain a Merit endorsement, you must gain 50 or more credits at Merit (some of
these may be at Excellence).

You can earn credits counting towards endorsement over more than one year and
more than one level. However, they must be gained at the level of the certificate
or above.
For example, Level 2 credits will count towards endorsement of a Level 1 NCEA,
but Level 1 credits will not count towards endorsement of a Level 2 NCEA.



        Subject / Course Endorsements
Students will be able to have their strengths in individual courses recognised with a
course endorsement at Merit or Excellence. The key objective of course
endorsement is to motivate students to achieve their potential in one or more
courses.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course where they achieve:
1    14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence at the lower level that supports the
     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, Religious Studies and Level 3 Visual Arts will be exempt
        from (2).


               New Zealand Scholarship
Scholarship is an external examination for top secondary students. Candidates
usually enter in Year 13, which is their last year of schooling. Scholarship examines
course material related to Level 3 standards derived from up to Level 8 of the New
Zealand Curriculum that students study in Year 13. However, the skills and
understanding required to meet Scholarship criteria are considerably more
advanced. Scholarship requires students to demonstrate high-level critical thinking.
     Scholarship requires high-level abstract thinking and the application of
      knowledge and ideas to complex situations.
     The intention is that 3 per cent of the total number of Year 13 Level 3
      students in each subject studying for 14 credits or more will get Scholarship,
      as long as Scholarship standards are met.
     Scholarship results will be released in February.
Option Choice Information
Most subjects are divided into half year / semester courses to allow
you to make choices at a range of levels.

We have provided a range of courses that will enable all students to
gain credits and give enough flexibility to enable all students to strive
for excellence.

Subject Prerequisites
Some subjects require prior learning to be able to succeed at the level.
These are indicated on the course outline for each subject.

This book gives guidelines for each subject.
Teachers may adjust content and assessments to better meet the
learning needs of their students.


Learning Area – ENGLISH
English                              Mrs McArthur
Media Studies                        Ms Liggins-Walters

Learning Area – LANGUAGES
Languages                            Mrs Wilson

Learning Area – BUSINESS
Accounting
Economics                            Mr Prouting
Enterprise
Financial Literacy

Learning Area – TECHNOLOGIES
Computing                    Mrs Cheyne
Digital Technologies
Child Care
Fashion and Design           Mrs Jones
Food and Hospitality
Food and Nutrition

Learning Area – PE AND HEALTH
Physical Education            Mr Beadle
Health
Learning Area – SOCIAL SCIENCES
Classical Studies
Geography                      Mrs Diack
Tourism
History                        Mr Stickley

Learning Area – PERFORMING ARTS
Dance
Performance Drama
Performing Arts               Miss Rae
Music
Theatre Tech
Sound Tech

Learning Area – GATEWAY AND CAREERS
Outside the Square
Business Retail / Trades     Ms Dodds


Learning Area – MATHEMATICS
Mathematics
Calculus                          Ms Mattingly
Statistics

Learning Area – SCIENCE
Science                           Mrs Garden
Biology
Agriculture                       Mr Kennedy
Chemistry                         Mr Claridge
Physics                           Dr Wilkinson

Learning Area – VISUAL ARTS
Visual Art
Painting / Printmaking
Photography
Third Dimension / Sculpture       Mrs Templer
Design
Digi Image
Design and Visual Communication
Art History
Agribusiness                     Mrs Gentle / Mr Prouting

Level 2 NCEA – Agribusiness
This is a course of study that integrates primary industries and business beyond the
farm gate, encompassed by a group of sectors (agriculture, aquaculture, dairy
manufacturing, equine, forestry, horticulture, seafood and sports turf) that form the
basis of modern primary production.

 Guideline:            Satisfactory completion of NCEA Level 1 Science, Economics or
                       Accounting would be an advantage.
 Course Information:   Agribusiness offers the beginning of a career pathway which links into
                       the primary industries of New Zealand.
                       This programme covers achievement standards from Agribusiness, and
                       key relevant aspects of accounting, business and economics. Through
                       the focused learning of Agribusiness, students engage in future and
                       innovative thinking, and develop problem-solving strategies and
                       lifelong skills surrounding the primary industries.
 Course Costs:         Field trip costs – no more than $100 for the year


Level 3 NCEA – Agribusiness
This is a course of study that integrates primary industries and business beyond the
farm gate, encompassed by a group of sectors (agriculture, aquaculture, dairy
manufacturing, equine, forestry, horticulture, seafood and sports turf) that form the
basis of modern primary production.

 Guideline:            Useful to have completed NCEA Level 2 Agribusiness, Accounting,
                       Chemistry, Economics or in consultation with the Teacher in Charge.
 Course Information:   Agribusiness offers the beginning of a career pathway which links into
                       the primary industries of New Zealand.
                       They build knowledge of the whole operation, and are encouraged to
                       find innovative solutions to challenging operational issues. They will
                       learn economic, physical / climatic, political, environmental,
                       technological, historical, social, ethical and cultural influences on
                       agribusinesses and the interrelationships of science, business,
                       technology, society and the environment.
 Course Costs:         Field trip costs as they occur




                                        English                                  Mrs McArthur

Level 1 NCEA – English 101
 Guideline:            High achievement in Year 10 English, or in consultation with the Head
                       of Department.
 Course Information:   While a broad base of English study is central to this course, there is
                       the opportunity to pursue in depth learning of some aspects of writing
                       and literary analysis. The focus for assessment includes specialising in
                       a chosen genre of writing, as well as wide reading, speech making and
                       external assessment of literary and language analysis.
Level 1 NCEA – English 102
Guideline:            Satisfactory achievement in Year 10 English, or in consultation with the
                      Head of Department.
Course Information:   A general range of English skills and learning which will give a sound
                      base from which to pursue further English study. Assessment includes
                      creative and formal writing, speech making, wide reading, research
                      and literary analysis.

Level 1 NCEA – English 103
Guideline:            Achievement of Year 10 English, or in consultation with the Head of
                      Department.
Course Information:   This course covers a broad range of English skills. Assessment
                      includes both creative and formal writing, static image presentation,
                      research, wide reading and giving a speech. All national assessment
                      will be by internally assessed standards.

Level 2 NCEA – English 201
Guideline:            High level of achievement, and in consultation with the Head of
                      Department.
Course Information:   This course is an extension English programme focused on an
                      advanced study of literature and language.
                      201 English provides an enriching foundation for the further study of
                      English at Level 3.

Level 2 NCEA – English 202
Guideline:            Satisfactory completion of Level 1 English, or in consultation with the
                      Head of Department.
Course Information:   This is a stimulating course but not as demanding as English 201.
                      It covers a selection of achievement standards. This programme is
                      based on a study of literature, language and production. It provides a
                      sound foundation for the study of English at Level 3.


Multi Level NCEA – English 203
Guideline:            None.
Course Information:   This course is based on internally assessed standards. The
                      programme is based on a study of literature, language and production.
                      This course can provide a foundation for further study of English. The
                      aim is to complete Level 1 and work towards achieving Level 2
                      standards.

Level 3 NCEA – English 301
Prerequisite:         Satisfactory completion of 201 English or 202 English, including
                      achievement of external credits, or in consultation with the Head of
                      Department.
Course Information:   The course is an extension English programme and will cover close
                      reading of and response to language and literature texts from both
                      visual and written strands. There will be opportunities to deepen
                      study of some genres through individual research and critical analysis.
                      The achievement standards available to be assessed against will
                      encompass both internal and external assessment.
                      301 English provides an enriching foundation for those who intend to
                      study further in humanities or sciences.
Multi Level NCEA – English 302
Prerequisite:         Satisfactory completion of Level 2 English, or in consultation with the
                      Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course of study includes analysis of written and visual texts as
                      well as opportunities to create meaning through oral and visual text
                      production. It is an ideal course of study for those who need to
                      further their skills in English for academic purposes but who are not
                      necessarily interested in the critical analysis of 301 English.
                      The assessment focus will be mainly on internally assessed standards,
                      but the opportunity to enter externally assessed standards will be
                      available.




                                  Media Studies                            Ms Liggins-Walters

Level 2 NCEA – Media Studies
Guideline:            Literacy at Level 1.
Course Information:   Foundation Course:
                      Media studies examines the dynamic role of the media in society, how
                      the media constructs messages about individuals, communities, and
                      cultures and how media products are produced, controlled, and
                      distributed. Through media studies students will gain the knowledge
                      and skills to conceive, plan, design and make media products that
                      engage audiences.


Level 3 NCEA – Media Studies
Prerequisite:         Level 2 Media Studies, Level 2 Literacy and/or in consultation with the
                      Head of Department.
Course Information:   Develops the skills and knowledge from Level 2:
                      Media studies examines the dynamic role of the media in society, how
                      the media constructs messages about individuals, communities, and
                      cultures and how media products are produced, controlled, and
                      distributed. Through media studies students will gain the knowledge
                      and skills to conceive, plan, design and make media products that
                      engage audiences.




                                     Languages                                     Mrs Wilson

Level 1 NCEA – French, German, Japanese
Guideline:            Satisfactory completion of Year 10 in the selected language, and in
                      consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   The study of languages at Level 1 maintains and builds on the skills of
                      listening, speaking / presenting and performing, reading / viewing and
                      writing that students have acquired in their first two years of study.
                      At this level students will work towards understanding and producing
                      more complex language, communicating beyond the immediate
                      context, and understanding and producing a variety of text types.
Course Cost:          A subscription to Language Perfect is desirable - $20.00
Level 2 NCEA – French, German, Japanese
Guideline:            15 credits at Level 1, and in consultation with the Head of
                      Department.
Course Information:   The study of languages at Level 2 maintains and builds on the skills
                      practised at Level 1. The course structure follows the same format as
                      Level 1 with three internal and 2 external achievement standards.
                      At this level students will work towards using the language variably
                      and effectively to express and justify their own ideas and opinions, and
                      support or challenge those of others. They will also use and identify
                      the linguistic and cultural forms that guide interpretation and enable
                      them to respond critically to texts.
Course Cost:          A subscription to Language Perfect is desirable - $20.00


Level 3 NCEA – French, German, Japanese
Prerequisite:         10 credits at Level 2, and in consultation with the Head of the
                      Department.
Course Information:   The study of languages at Level 3 continues to build on the language
                      skills learned and practised at Level 2. The course structure follows
                      the same format as Level 2, three internal and two external
                      achievement standards.
                      At this level students will continue to work towards using the language
                      variably and effectively to express and justify their own ideas and
                      opinions, and support or challenge those of others. They will also use
                      and identify the linguistic and cultural forms that guide interpretation
                      and enable them to respond critically to texts.
Course Cost:          A subscription to Language Perfect is desirable - $20.00



                                    Te Reo Māori                                    Mrs Wilson

Level 1 NCEA – Te Reo Māori
Guideline:            Completion of Year 10 in Te Reo Māori, and in consultation with the
                      Head of Department.
Course Information:   The study of Te Reo Māori maintains and builds on the skills of
                      listening, speaking / presenting and performing, reading / viewing and
                      writing that students have acquired in their first two years of study.
                      At this level students will work towards conversing with Te Reo Māori
                      speakers in familiar social situations and cope with some less familiar
                      ones.
                      Using basic Māori language patterns spontaneously, experimenting
                      with new language and reading independently, writing short passages,
                      personal letters, and simple formal letters in Te Reo Māori. Students
                      will increase their confidence in using a range of strategies for learning
                      Te Reo Māori and for communicating with others in predominantly
                      Māori social contexts.
Course Cost:          A subscription to Language Perfect is desirable - $20.00
Level 2 NCEA – Te Reo Māori
Guideline:            12 credits at Level 1, and in consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   The study of Te Reo Māori at Level 2 maintains and builds on the skills
                      practised at Level 1. The course structure follows the same format as
                      Level 1 with three internal and 2 external achievement standards.
                      At this level students will work towards taking part in general
                      conversations with speakers of Te Reo Māori, understanding most of
                      what is said, and contributing relevant comments. Students will
                      explain and discuss many of their own ideas and opinions, use Te Reo
                      Māori creatively, and read a variety of authentic Te Reo Māori
                      materials and write expressively for a range of purposes. Students will
                      also use a range of strategies to help them learn Te Reo Māori
                      effectively, and demonstrate a high level of fluency.
Course Cost:          A subscription to Language Perfect is desirable - $20.00

Level 3 NCEA – Te Reo Māori
Prerequisite:         12 credits at Level 2, and in consultation with the Head of the
                      Department.
Course Information:   The study of Te Reo Māori at Level 3 maintains and builds on the skills
                      practised at Level 2.
                      At this level students will take part in general conversations with
                      speakers of Te Reo Māori, understanding most of what is said, and
                      contributing relevant comments. Students will explain and discuss
                      many of their own ideas and opinions, use Te Reo Māori creatively,
                      and read a variety of authentic Te Reo Māori materials and write
                      expressively for a range of purposes. Students will also use a range of
                      strategies to help them learn Te Reo Māori effectively, and
                      demonstrating a high level of fluency. This course is total immersion.
Course Cost:          A subscription to Language Perfect is desirable - $20.00




                                    Accounting                                   Mr Prouting

Level 1 NCEA – Accounting
Guideline:            None.
Course Information:   This course examines accounting theory and practices for individuals,
                      business and community organisations. It follows on from Year 9/10
                      Show Me the Money course.
                      Students will apply knowledge and skills to practical situations.
Course Cost:          Workbooks desirable $30.00

Level 2 NCEA – Accounting
Guideline:            Completed Level 1, Accounting 1, or in consultation with the Head of
                      Department.
Course Information:   Level 2 Accounting builds on the understanding gained in Level 1.
                      Students will process financial information using an accounting
                      software package, prepare financial statements for businesses and
                      analyse the financial information.
Course Cost:          Workbooks desirable $20.00
Level 3 NCEA – Accounting
Prerequisite:         At least achieved in standard 91176 Prepare Financial Information, or
                      in consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course covers accounting for partnerships and companies. It also
                      includes the analysis of a company listed on the New Zealand Stock
                      Exchange.
Course Cost:          Workbooks desirable $30.00



                                     Economics                                    Mr Prouting

Level 1 NCEA – Economics
Guideline:            None.
Course Information:   This course gives students an insight into how the New Zealand
                      economy works. It builds on the foundations students have developed
                      in the Year 10 Enterprise Studies course and Year 9/10 Show Me the
                      Money learning package.
Course Cost:          Field trip. Workbook is desirable $30.00

Level 2 NCEA – Economics
Guideline:            Level 1 Economics, or in consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   Students will gain an understanding of the place of the New Zealand
                      economy in a worldwide context while learning about how / why
                      New Zealand Government decisions influence the economy.
Course Cost:          Workbook is desirable $30.00

Level 3 NCEA – Economics
Prerequisite:         Completion of Level 1 or 2 Economics, or in consultation with the Head
                      of Department.
Course Information:   Students will learn about the workings of the New Zealand Economy
                      and its interaction with the Global Economy. They will relook at
                      microeconomic ideas and policies.
Course Cost:          Workbook is desirable $30.00



                                     Enterprise                                   Mr Prouting

Level 2 NCEA – Enterprise
Guideline:            None.
Course Information:   This course is available to students who are interested in starting and
                      running their own enterprise. It has a business focus and will involve
                      being part of a Young Enterprise team. A high level of personal
                      motivation is expected. Students are able to obtain 12 Achievement
                      Standard credits towards NCEA Level 2.
                      Completion of course work and the Young Enterprise Exam also
                      entitles the student to 24 credit equivalents towards attainment of
                      Level 2 or Level 3 NCEA if required.
Course Cost:          To Young Enterprise Scheme Wellington (due by 1 March)
                      Registration Fee:     $40
                      Exam Fee:             $25 (due 29 June)
Level 3 NCEA – Enterprise
Prerequisite:         None.
Course Information:   This course is available to students who are interested in starting and
                      running their own enterprise. It has a business focus and will involve
                      being part of a Young Enterprise team. A high level of personal
                      motivation is expected. Students are able to obtain 15 Achievement
                      Standard credits towards NCEA Level 3.
                      Completion of course work and the Young Enterprise Exam also
                      entitles the student to 24 credit equivalents towards attainment of
                      Level 2 or Level 3 NCEA if required.
Course Cost:          To Young Enterprise Scheme Wellington (due by 1 March)
                      Registration Fee:     $40
                      Exam Fee:             $25 (due 29 June)



                            Financial Literacy                     Ms Mattingly / Mr Prouting

Level 2 NCEA – Financial Literacy
Guideline:            None.
Course Information:   Financial Literacy is a programme that assists with personal and
                      practical financial concepts including:
                      Setting goals and budgeting, managing income and understanding tax,
                      spending, managing debt, saving and investing, insurance, tertiary
                      study finances, and creating and protecting assets and wealth.




                                     Computing                                    Mrs Cheyne

Level 1 NCEA – Computing
Guideline:            Students need little or no prior knowledge of basic computing
                      practices.
Course Information:   The aim of this course is to give students an opportunity to learn basic
                      computing skills necessary to operate technological equipment and
                      software packages competently for either vocational or personal use.
                      Where appropriate, students may work independently to gain specific
                      unit standards they require. This is unit standard based.

Level 2 NCEA – Computing
Guideline:            It would be helpful for students to have a good understanding of Word
                      and Excel. This may be by prior knowledge – in consultation with the
                      Head of Department, or satisfactory completion of Level 1 Digital
                      Technologies or Computing.
Course Information:   The aim of this course is to give students an opportunity to achieve
                      the National Certificate in Computing (Level 2).
                      Where does it lead? National Certificate in Computing (Level 2),
                      National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Level
                      2), and/or Credits towards other National Certificate levels
Level 3 NCEA – Computing
Prerequisite:         Students would benefit from having completed the National Certificate
                      in Computing Level 2 or gained most of the unit standards towards it,
                      or satisfactory completion of Level 2 Digital Technologies, or in
                      consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   The aim of this course is to give students an opportunity to achieve
                      the National Certificate in Computing (Level 3).
                      Where appropriate, students may work independently to gain specific
                      unit standards they require.
                      Where does it lead? National Certificate in Computing (Level 3),
                      National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Level
                      3), and/or Credits towards other National Certificate levels



                             Digital Technologies                                 Mrs Cheyne

Level 1 NCEA – Digital Technologies
Guideline:            Preferably completed one semester at junior level.
                      Or in consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course will cover work from Digital Information, Digital Media,
                      and Programming.
                      This course is assessed using achievement standard credits – internal
                      and external.

Level 2 NCEA – Digital Technologies
Guideline:            Completed Digital Technologies Level 1, or in consultation with the
                      Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course will cover work from Digital Information and Digital Media.
                      This course is assessed using achievement standard credits – internal
                      and external.

Level 3 NCEA – Digital Technologies
Prerequisite:         Students need to have satisfactorily completed the Digital
                      Technologies course at Year 12.
                      NOTE: Digital Technologies is on the approved list for entrance to a
                      university in New Zealand.
Course Information:   This course will cover work from Digital Information and Digital Media.
                      This course is assessed using achievement standard credits – internal
                      and external.



                                     Child Care                                    Mrs Jones

Level 2 NCEA – Child Care
Guideline:            Satisfactory completion of Level 1 NCEA, or in consultation with the
                      Head of Department. This is a unit standard based course.
Course Information:   Students may have an interest in working with young children and
                      applying the knowledge gained through this course.
Fashion and Design                                    Mrs Jones

Level 1 NCEA – Fashion and Design
Guideline:            Preferably completion of Designers For the Future, Designers for the
                      Future Plus or Avant Garde, or in consultation with the Head of
                      Department.
                      Must have a definite interest in fashion and construction of garments.
Course Information:   This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills
                      and interest in working with textiles. Students are given a brief from
                      which they can be creative when designing, inventing and making
                      articles.
Course Cost:          Students taking this course must be prepared to purchase their own
                      material requirements.

Level 2 NCEA – Fashion and Design
Guideline:            Completion of Level 1 Fashion and Design course, or in consultation
                      with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course provides an opportunity for students to develop and
                      extend their skills in textiles. This course focuses on developing
                      garments from a brief for a client. Students are given the opportunity
                      to be creative and use their flair in designing articles.
Course Cost:          Students taking this course must be prepared to purchase the material
                      requirements.

Level 3 NCEA – Fashion and Design
Prerequisite:         Completion of Level 2 Fashion and Design course, or in consultation
                      with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course allows students to extend their knowledge, designing skills
                      and creativity when working with a client, developing a pattern from a
                      block to form a design.
Course Cost:          Students taking this course must be prepared to purchase their own
                      material requirements.



                            Food and Hospitality                                    Mrs Jones

Level 1 NCEA – Food and Hospitality
Guideline:            A passion and enthusiasm for food.
Course Information:   This course is a Unit Standard based course which covers a wide range
                      of practical skills used in the hospitality industry.
Course Cost:          Students taking this course must be prepared to pay a part cost for
                      ingredients used.


Level 2 NCEA – Food and Hospitality
Guideline:            Satisfactory completion of Food and Hospitality Level 1, or Food and
                      Nutrition Level 1, or in consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course is designed to build up skills and techniques which are
                      used in the hospitality industry, especially food and beverage service.
Course Cost:          Students taking this course must be prepared to pay a part cost for
                      ingredients used.
Food and Nutrition                                    Mrs Jones

Level 1 NCEA – Food and Nutrition
Guideline:            Preferably completed Food Design and/or Food Design Plus Learning
                      Package, or in consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course involves students investigating, planning and preparing
                      food to meet specific needs. Knowledge and the application of safe
                      food practices is a vital component of this course.
Course Cost:          Students taking this course must be prepared to pay a part cost for
                      ingredients used.

Level 2 NCEA – Food and Nutrition
Guideline:            Satisfactory completion of Level 1 Food and Nutrition, or in
                      consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course involves students investigating, planning and preparing
                      food to meet specific needs, and the knowledge and the application of
                      safe food practices. It involves individual research in and out of the
                      classroom on specified topics.
Course Cost:          Students taking this course must be prepared to pay a part cost for
                      ingredients used.

Level 3 NCEA – Food and Nutrition
Prerequisite:         Students must have an interest in food and nutrition, and have
                      achieved satisfactory Food and Nutrition credits at Level 1 or Level 2,
                      or in consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course gives students an opportunity to study the link between
                      food and wellbeing and to plan, prepare and serve food for people
                      with different needs.
                      It gives students the opportunity to investigate the influences that
                      media places on food choices.
                      The course requires individual commitment and self motivation for a
                      student to successfully complete the standards on offer.
Course Cost:          Students taking this course must be prepared to pay a part cost for
                      ingredients used.




                              Physical Education                                    Mr Beadle

Level 1 NCEA – Physical Education
Guideline:            Demonstrated high level of participation and motivation in Year 9 and
                      10 PPE recommended, or in consultation with the Head of
                      Department.
Course Information:   This course involves practical and theory based activities which
                      underpin the learning about Physical Education.
                      It includes badminton, running, anatomy, biomechanics, team work,
                      and the ability to critically analyse performance.
Course Cost:          Students will be asked to pay at Student Services costs for transport
                      and associated activities ($70.00).
Level 2 NCEA – Physical Education
Guideline:            12 credits in NCEA Level 1 Physical Education, and in consultation with
                      the Head of Faculty.
Course Information:   This course involves practical and theory based activities which
                      underpin the learning about Physical Education. It includes biophysical
                      principles, fitness and training concepts, risk management, and
                      leadership strategies for coaching.
Course Cost:          Students will be asked to pay at Student Services costs for transport
                      and associated activities ($80.00).

Level 3 NCEA – Physical Education
Prerequisite:         In consultation with the Head of Faculty.
Course Information:   Students develop their knowledge and skills in the physical education,
                      recreation and leisure fields. They will participate in an outdoor
                      education tramping experience, develop and analyse skill learning, and
                      research a physical trend.
Course Cost:          $120 approx for Outdoor Education component.



                                      Health                                       Mr Beadle

Level 2 NCEA – Health
Guideline:            An interest in Health study, and in consultation with the Head of
                      Department. (This is not a prerequisite for Level 3 Physical Education)
Course Information:   Students will develop their knowledge around current Health issues
                      and Health promotion. In this course students will learn about the
                      factors that influence sexuality and gender issues, how to build
                      resiliency through managing change and loss and take action to
                      promote an aspect of community wellbeing.




                                Classical Studies                                   Mrs Diack

Level 2 NCEA – Classical Studies
Guideline:            12 credits in Level 1 English achievement standards, or in consultation
                      with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   Classical Studies in Level 2 has a Roman Focus. Topics this year will
                      include: a study of an epic film ‘Gladiator’, Art and Architecture of
                      Pompeii linking with the Eruption of Mt Vesuvius, and Virgil’s ‘The
                      Aeneid’.
                      There will be standards which are assessed both internally and
                      externally.
                      Classical studies in the Senior school leads on from the Ancient
                      Influences learning packages.
Level 3 NCEA – Classical Studies
Prerequisite:         Students must gain at least 12 credits in Level 2 Classical Studies or if
                      Classics has not been previously taken, 12 credits in English
                      achievement standards, at least 4 credits externally assessed, to gain
                      entry into this course, or in consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   Classical Studies in Level 3 has a focus on Greek society and beliefs.
                      Topics this year will include: The Hero Through Time, Art and
                      Architecture of the Classical World and Epic Poems.
                      There will be standards which are assessed both internally and
                      externally.



                                     Geography                                       Mrs Diack

Level 1 NCEA – Geography
Guideline:            None.
Course Information:   Geography is the study of the environment as the home of people. It
                      seeks to explore the physical and cultural features of the environment
                      and how they change over time.
                      In this course students study an extreme natural event (Boxing Day
                      tsunami), and practice the application of geographic skills.
                      Students will practice conducting Geographic Research, applying
                      Geographic Information Systems to a selected context and
                      investigating a New Zealand issue, and examination of a global
                      pattern.

Level 2 NCEA – Geography
Guideline:            10 Literacy and 10 Numeracy credits at Level 1, or in consultation with
                      the Head of Department.
Course Information:   Students continue to develop their skills as a Social Scientist by
                      exploring how people interact with natural and cultural environments.
                      They are required to explore a range of perspectives about topical
                      issues affecting New Zealand and the world today.
                      In this course students study the natural landscape of Fiordland, an
                      introduction to criminology and the urban patterns of crime in Chicago,
                      and a study of the global pattern of Malaria.
Course Cost:          Field trip – Milford Sound 2 days $130 approx.

Level 3 NCEA – Geography
Prerequisite:         10 Level 1 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits, or in consultation
                      with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   Students learn to develop and enlarge upon their appreciation of the
                      environment and its natural and cultural features, and to increase their
                      understanding of the associated processes and inter-relationships.
                      In this course students will study Tourism as a Cultural Process and
                      continue to build upon their application of Geographic skills within a
                      selected context.
                      Students will also inquire into the issue of human trafficking, conduct
                      geographic research and be required to analyse an event from a
                      geographic perspective, and/or examine a global pattern.
Course Cost:          Field trip – Queenstown 2 days $90 approx.
History                                    Mr Stickley

Level 1 NCEA – History
Guideline:            Taking 101 or 102 English.
Course Information:   Level 1 History looks at key historical ideas like continuity and change
                      through a variety of New Zealand topics or topics from around the
                      world.
                      Topics could possibly include Black Civil Rights, Springbok Tour,
                      Origins of World War II, the Holocaust, South Africa. Classes will have
                      the opportunity to pick their topics. This flows on from the Decade of
                      Trouble and Strife learning package.

Level 2 NCEA – History
Guideline:            Taking 201 or 202 English, and have 10 Literacy credits from Level 1,
                      or in consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   Level 2 History introduces students to some of the major factors that
                      have shaped today’s world: nationalism, revolution and fascism.
                      Students will learn about the past and its significance and impact on
                      the world today. They will learn to construct an argument that will
                      show different perspectives of the history we study.
                      Topics could include: Russia 1900-1923, Vietnam War, Weimar and
                      Nazi Germany 1918-1939. Classes will have the opportunity to pick
                      their topics.

Level 3 NCEA – History
Prerequisite:         Must have done Level 2 English (201, 202) in Year 12 and have UE
                      Literacy, or passed 1 internal and 1 external in Level 2 History, or in
                      consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   Level 3 History will encourage students to examine the beliefs and
                      values which have motivated groups and individuals to act as they did
                      within their historical context.
                      Students will study in depth some of the key historical developments
                      of yesterday’s world which will contribute to their understanding of
                      today’s society. One topic will be genocide, the other will be picked by
                      the class.



                                        Tourism                                   Ms Popham

Level 2 NCEA – Tourism
Guideline:            Level 1 Numeracy credits, or in consultation with the Head of
                      Department.
                      Students are expected to show a desire for independent learning.
Course Information:   Students learn about key job roles, attractions, activities and events,
                      both in New Zealand and overseas. The students will also learn about
                      tourist characteristics and the business of tourism, and how it impacts
                      socially, physically and culturally on our society.
Level 3 NCEA – Tourism
Prerequisite:         Level 2 Literacy credits (10), Level 1 Numeracy credits (10), Level 2
                      compulsory Tourism credits (18).
                      Entry to Level 3 Tourism for students who have not completed the
                      course requirements at Level 2 will be at the discretion of the Head of
                      Department.
Course Information:   Students learn about the significant economic impact tourism has on
                      New Zealand’s economy. Tourism units enable students to identify
                      examples of industry participants, both in New Zealand and
                      destinations overseas.
                      Where appropriate, students may work independently to gain specific
                      unit standards.




                                         Dance                                       Miss Rae

Level 1 NCEA – Dance
Guideline:            Joy of Dance, Perform Like There is No-one Watching or Dancing
                      Centre Stage is recommended.
                      Dance experience outside school will be considered instead of these
                      three courses. Or in consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course includes both practical and written components. Practical
                      components include solo and group choreography, as well as solo and
                      group performances. The styles of dance students will learn include
                      jazz, hip hop and contemporary. The written components include
                      analysing a dance performance.
Course Cost:          Live performances or workshops may be needed. Any costs for these
                      will be notified and charged to the student’s account.

Level 2 NCEA – Dance
Guideline:            Level 1 Dance preferred, or in consultation with the Head of
                      Department.
Course Information:   Level 2 Dance will extend on the knowledge and experiences from
                      Level 1 Dance.
                      It involves three components: Dance Performance, Dance
                      Choreography, and Dance Analysis.
                      Students will need to use imagination and build on their knowledge of
                      dance techniques, elements and devices to create interesting and
                      unique movement sequences, and to critically analyse their own and
                      others’ movements. The written components will include analysing a
                      dance performance.
Course Cost:          Live performances or workshops may be needed. Any costs for these
                      will be notified and charged to the student’s account.

Level 3 NCEA – Dance
Prerequisite:         External Achievement Standards from Level 1 or 2, or in consultation
                      with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   Standards follow closely on those of Level 2, however more detail with
                      written work is expected.
                      Students are required to choreograph and produce a dance work
                      involving other students, and to perform dances from three different
                      genres. As in Level 2, a written dance analysis paper is included.
                      Scholarship in Dance is available for Level 3 students if they wish.
Course Cost:          Live performances or workshops may be needed. Any costs for these
                      will be notified and charged to the student’s account.
Performance Drama                                       Miss Rae

Level 1 NCEA – Performance Drama
Prerequisite:         Although none is necessary, Drama Devised or Drama Defined is
                      recommended or drama experience outside school, eg school
                      productions, private tuition.
Course Information:   This course includes both practical and written components.
                      Students perform in a variety of drama situations, exploring the
                      elements and conventions of drama and theatre.
                      A portfolio describing their progress is an essential part of the course
                      and is necessary for achievement.
                      This course focuses on working as a member of a group (although
                      they are assessed individually). A large emphasis is placed on using,
                      analysing and reflecting on drama techniques, elements and
                      conventions. Over the year the students will perform in a significant
                      drama, apply features of a theatre form such as Melodrama, and
                      devise their own scripts based on a given starter. Students are
                      expected to go and watch live performances as part of the course
                      requirement.
                      While some performances are assessed in class time, one of the main
                      performances for assessment takes place in the evening. This date
                      will be given to the students at the beginning of the year.
Course Cost:          Students are expected to attend at least two live theatre performances
                      as this supports the requirements of the curriculum, in particular the
                      external examination. Group bookings are made by the Drama
                      Department and will be charged to students’ accounts.

Level 2 NCEA – Performance Drama
Prerequisite:         Level 1 Performance Drama and Literacy Skills or private tuition and
                      drama experience, involvement in school productions, or in
                      consultation with the Head of Faculty.
Course Information:   Students develop practical and theoretical knowledge in dramatic
                      skills. This course includes both practical and written components.
                      Students will perform in a significant drama from a given text, as well
                      as devising their own drama for performance. Opportunity is given in
                      the latter for this to be student directed. Students will further learn
                      about the techniques, elements and conventions of drama through
                      applying them in a variety of situations and explaining their purpose as
                      to achieve the desired intention. Students will study a playwright and
                      perform an extract from one of their plays, highlighting the features of
                      the period chosen. Portfolio work will be essential to the students
                      documenting their progress and understanding of their role and is a
                      critical component for achievement. Students work predominantly as
                      a member of a group throughout the year.
                      While some performances are assessed in class time, one of the main
                      performances for assessment will take place in the evening. This date
                      will be given to students at the beginning of the year.
Course Cost:          Students are expected to attend at least two live theatre performances
                      as this supports the requirements of the curriculum, in particular the
                      external examination. Group bookings are made by the Drama
                      Department and will be charged to students’ accounts.
Level 3 NCEA – Performance Drama
Prerequisite:         Level 2 Performance Drama, high standard of performance, and strong
                      Literacy Skills
                      or
                      Private tuition or involvement in extra-curricular or wider community
                      opportunities, or in consultation with the Head of Faculty.
Course Information:   This course requires a high level of skill in both written and
                      performance work. At this level students take greater responsibility in
                      the planning, organisation and shaping of material through a process
                      of negotiation and communication, analysis and evaluation. Students
                      are expected to keep a written portfolio which provides essential
                      supplementary evidence to meet the criteria of each standard. In this
                      portfolio they document techniques, elements and conventions used in
                      performance and reflect upon the challenges and successes
                      encountered during their preparation. Students have the opportunity
                      to work as a solo performer or a member of a group.
                      While some performances are assessed in class time, one of the main
                      performances for assessment takes place in the evening. This date
                      will be given to the students at the beginning of the year.
                      Students are expected to attend several live theatre performances to
                      support the requirements of the curriculum. These visits provide
                      opportunities for students to watch and evaluate live performance and
                      to reflect on the power or effectiveness of theatre in society. Note
                      taking is encouraged so as to have adequate information to support
                      them in their External preparation.
Course Cost:          Group bookings for live theatre are made by the Drama Department
                      and will be charged to students’ accounts.



                               Performing Arts                                        Miss Rae

Level 2 NCEA – Performing Arts
Prerequisite:         There is a heavy performance expectation for this class.
                      Students must be strong in at least two of the Performing Arts
                      disciplines, and have strong Literacy skills. One Performing Art discipline
                      must be passed at Level 1 or success has been achieved in exams under
                      private tuition.
                      All students interested in this course are required to have an interview
                      with the Head of Faculty.
Course Information:   Students will perform a full length musical in Semester One. This is
                      supported by a comprehensive Portfolio which details their character and
                      their knowledge and understanding of their role to fulfill the intentions of
                      the Musical. Weekly reflections are written to detail their challenges and
                      successes throughout the process.
                      In Semester Two students will discover talents of choreography, devising
                      their own script and analysing performance techniques based on a
                      prevalent issue faced by New Zealand teenagers.
                      Students in this class will sit an external in Drama at the end of the year.
Course Cost:          Students are expected to attend at least two live theatre performances
                      as this supports the requirements of the curriculum, in particular the
                      external examination. Group bookings are made by the Drama
                      Department and will be charged to students’ accounts.
Music                                        Miss Rae

Level 1 NCEA – Music
Guideline:            Completion of Music: Music Junior Advanced Learning Package, or in
                      consultation with the Head of Department / Faculty.
Course Information:   This course covers a wide range of musical contexts and activities,
                      such as performance (both solo and group), composition, aural skills,
                      musical history and analysis, and music conventions. Students are
                      expected to have been taking weekly lessons (either privately, or
                      through the Itinerant Music Scheme) on an instrument or voice for at
                      least 2 years prior to this course.
                      Course is highly flexible, based on student requirements.
Course Cost:          Itinerant Music costs $45, + Hireage costs if needed.

Level 2 NCEA – Music
Guideline:            Completion of Level 1 Music, or in consultation with the Head of
                      Department / Faculty.
Course Information:   This course builds on the skills and understandings developed in Level
                      1 Music, with the addition of basic instrumentation skills. Students are
                      expected to be taking weekly lessons (either privately, or through the
                      Itinerant Music Scheme) on an instrument or voice for at least 3 years
                      prior to this course.
                      Students are also expected to contribute to musical activities at school.
Course Cost:          Itinerant Music costs $45, + Hireage costs if needed.

Level 3 NCEA – Music
Prerequisite:         Completion of Level 2 Music, or in consultation with the Head of
                      Department / Faculty.
Course Information:   This course builds on the skills and understandings developed in Levels
                      1 and 2 Music. Students (in consultation with the Head of
                      Department) build an individual programme to suit their particular
                      needs, interests and future intentions. Students are expected to be
                      taking weekly lessons (either privately, or through the Itinerant Music
                      Scheme) on an instrument or voice for at least 4 years prior to this
                      course.
                      Students are also expected to contribute to musical activities at school.
Course Cost:          Itinerant Music costs $45, + Hireage costs if needed.



                            Performance Music                                         Miss Rae

Level 1 NCEA – Performance Music
Guideline:            At least 3 years of instrumental tuition / practice.
Course Information:   This course has no classroom hours and is for students who wish to
                      receive NCEA credits for taking an instrument. It contains only
                      practical standards in performance and group performance. Students
                      are expected to self manage their own assessment conditions via a
                      community performance or one of the NCEA performance evenings.
                      This course requires the student have a high degree of self
                      management.
Course Cost:          Itinerant Music costs $45, and instrumental costs.
Level 2 NCEA – Performance Music
Guideline:            At least 4 years of instrumental tuition / practice.
Course Information:   This course has no classroom hours and is for students who wish to
                      receive NCEA credits for taking an instrument. It contains only
                      practical standards in performance and group performance. Students
                      are expected to self manage their own assessment conditions via a
                      community performance or one of the NCEA performance evenings.
                      This course requires the student have a high degree of self
                      management.
Course Cost:          Itinerant Music costs $45, and instrumental costs.

Level 3 NCEA – Performance Music
Guideline:            At least 5 years of instrumental tuition / practice.
Course Information:   This course has no classroom hours and is for students who wish to
                      receive NCEA credits for taking an instrument. It contains only
                      practical standards in performance and group performance. Students
                      are expected to self manage their own assessment conditions via a
                      community performance or one of the NCEA performance evenings.
                      This course requires the student have a high degree of self
                      management.
Course Cost:          Itinerant Music costs $45, and instrumental costs.




                                  Theatre Tech                                      Miss Rae

Level 1 NCEA – Theatre Tech
Guideline:            None.
Course Information:   This course is ideal for students who are interested in supporting the
                      Performing Arts, without being a performer themselves. It covers
                      important performance technologies such as dealing with sound,
                      lighting, stagecraft (properties), costuming and makeup, as well as
                      undertaking a key production role.
                      It is expected that this course will work in conjunction with other
                      Performing Arts courses in order to produce plays, productions and
                      concerts. Due to the nature of this course, several evenings
                      throughout the year will be spent observing and operating aspects of
                      performances.
Course Cost:          Students may be asked to attend shows and performances, and there
                      may be costs associated with these.


Level 2 NCEA – Theatre Tech
Guideline:            It is recommended you have completed Level 1 Theatre Tech
Course Information:   This course builds on the skills and understandings developed in
                      Level 1 Theatre Tech, with the added responsibility of leading a
                      production area.
                      It is expected that this course will work in conjunction with other
                      Performing Arts courses in order to produce plays, productions and
                      concerts. Due to the nature of this course, several evenings
                      throughout the year will be spent observing and operating aspects of
                      performances.
Course Cost:          Students may be asked to attend shows and performances, and there
                      may be costs associated with these.
Level 3 NCEA – Theatre Tech
Guideline:            Level 2 Literacy
Course Information:   This course builds on the skills and understandings developed in
                      Levels 1 and Level 2 Theatre Tech. Students (in consultation with
                      Performing Arts staff) build an individual programme focusing on three
                      chosen areas. Students have the chance to work in Sound, Lighting,
                      Set Design, Costume Design, Make-Up and Stage Management.
                      Please note: If you have not completed Level 1 and 2 Theatre Tech
                      is may restrict what units you can undertake.
                      It is expected that this course will work in conjunction with other
                      Performing Arts courses in order to produce plays, productions and
                      concerts. Due to the nature of this course, several evenings
                      throughout the year will be spent observing and operating aspects of
                      performances.
Course Cost:          Students may be asked to attend shows and performances, and there
                      may be costs associated with these.



                                    Sound Tech                                      Miss Rae

Level 2 NCEA – Sound Tech
Guideline:            None.
Course Information:   This course offers a possible pathway into future study in the area of
                      Audio Engineering. Although Music based, the course has many
                      applications in Performing Arts and Media. Students will use music
                      technologies to both record and represent music, as well as enhance
                      live performances. The course also includes investigation of a variety
                      of music technologies, and examines the New Zealand Music Industry.
                      It is expected that this course will work in conjunction with other
                      Performing Arts courses in order to produce plays, productions and
                      concerts. Due to the nature of this course, several evenings
                      throughout the year will be spent observing and operating aspects of
                      performances.
Course Cost:          Students may be asked to attend shows and performances, and there
                      may be costs associated with these.

Level 3 NCEA – Sound Tech
Guideline:            Level 2 Literacy
Course Information:   This course builds on the skills and understandings developed in Level
                      2 Sound Tech. The course focuses on three main areas –
                      understanding the context and recording techniques used within a
                      significant music work, setting up a sound system and operating it for
                      a live performance, and using software solutions to record and
                      represent music.
                      It is expected that this course will work in conjunction with other
                      Performing Arts courses in order to produce plays, productions and
                      concerts. Due to the nature of this course, several evenings
                      throughout the year will be spent observing and operating aspects of
                      performances.
Course Cost:          Students may be asked to attend shows and performances, and there
                      may be costs associated with these.
Outside the Square                                      Ms Dodds

Level 1 NCEA – Outside the Square
Guideline:            None.
Course Information:   This course is two semesters and is centred on a self-directed learning
                      programme that accommodates a range of learning styles within
                      flexible timeframes.
                      It is set against the National Curriculum Document and covers skills
                      needed for life long learning, incorporating the Key Competencies,
                      Literacy and Numeracy.
                      Students will be challenged to make decisions for themselves and be
                      encouraged to participate to the best of their abilities in all aspects of
                      their learning.
                      Unit standards will be offered in Core Generics, Communication Skills
                      and Supported Learning as appropriate to the individual student.



                      Business Retail / Trades                                         Ms Dodds

Level 2 NCEA – Business Retail / Trades
Guideline:            None.
Course Information:   Students will study aspects of service skills, health and safety, first aid,
                      business operation and financial skills, communication and public
                      relation skills.
                      They will also develop skills to manage their own learning programme,
                      explore career options, produce a CV, investigate plans for future
                      direction and marketing themselves to the job market.
                      Unit Standards will be offered from Core Generics, Work and Study
                      Skills.
                      Students will also be involved in offsite training to further their
                      learning.
                      There may also be additional opportunities to participate in learning
                      and work experiences outside the classroom as appropriate, to meet
                      individual needs.
Course Cost:          There may be a small cost involved.
Mathematics                                     Ms Mattingly

Level 1 NCEA – Mathematics 101
Guideline:            Have a strong grounding in algebra, number and trigonometry, and in
                      consultation with their current Maths Teacher, and the Head of
                      Department.
Course Information:   This course covers solving problems in a number of contexts. These
                      include number and algebra problems, right-angled triangle and
                      geometric problems involving lines, circles, triangles and other
                      polygons and probability problems.
Course Cost:          Students are expected to provide their own graphics calculator -
                      $120.00

Level 1 NCEA – Mathematics 102
Guideline:            Have a strong grounding in number and trigonometry, and in
                      consultation with their current Maths Teacher, and the Head of
                      Department.
Course Information:   This course covers a wide range of concepts including solving number
                      and algebra problems in context, practical problems involving
                      measuring and applying concepts to solve these including right-angled
                      triangles, constructing situations using a compass, transforming
                      objects using rotation, reflection, translation and enlargement and
                      solving probability problems.
Course Cost:          Students are expected to provide their own graphics calculator -
                      $120.00


Level 1 NCEA – Mathematics 103
Guideline:            For students who need to focus on numeracy skills, and in consultation
                      with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course covers basic numeracy skills and requirements and applies
                      these to everyday life, as well as constructing situations using a
                      compass, transforming objects using reflection, rotation, translation
                      and enlargement and also solving practical measurement problems in
                      context.
Course Cost:          Students are expected to provide their own scientific calculator.

Level 2 NCEA – Mathematics 201
Guideline:            Have a grade of Achieved or better in 91028 Graphs, 91027 Algebra
                      and 14 credits in Mathematics achievement standard Level 1, or in
                      consultation with the Head of Department.
Course Information:   This course covers solving problems in a number of contexts. These
                      include practical trigonometry involving non-right angled triangles,
                      posing a question for a statistical investigation, probability including
                      risk, relative risk and normal distribution, further algebra skills required
                      to solve more complicated problems, using graphs to model and solve
                      practical problems, calculus to solve problems involving rates of
                      change.
Course Cost:          Students are expected to provide their own graphics calculator -
                      $120.00
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