COURSE BOOK

COURSE BOOK

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  The information contained in this booklet is the Intellectual Property of 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 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  LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3

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/subject s/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 Agriculture & Horticulture Biology Business Studies Calculus Chemistry Classical Studies Dance Design and Visual Communication Digital Technologies Drama Economics English French Geography German Health Education History History of Art Home Economics Japanese Mathematics Media Studies Music Studies Painting (Practical Art) Photography Physical Education Physics Printmaking (Practical Art) Science Sculpture (Practical Art) Spanish Statistics Technology (Fashion & Design) Te Reo Maori 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.