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COURSE SELECTION GUIDE - 2021 For Year 9-12 students at New Plymouth Boys' High School - New Plymouth Boys High ...
2021
COURSE
SELECTION
GUIDE
For Year 9-12 students at New Plymouth Boys’ High School

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Content
3    Welcome
4    Curriculum Outline
5    How NCEA works at each level
5    Endorsements
6    Getting into University in NZ
7    Halls of Residence
8    Alternative Courses of Study
9    Vocational Pathways
10   How to choose NCEA Level 1 Courses
12   How to choose NCEA Level 2 Courses
14   Our Faculties
16   Year 10 Introduction
17   Year 10 Courses
20   Level 1 Introduction
21   Level 1 Prerequisites Table
22   Level 1 Compulsory Courses
23   Level 1 Full Year Optional Courses
30   Level 1 Half Year Optional Courses
36   Level 2 Introduction
37   Level 2 Prerequisites Table
38   Level 2 Compulsory Courses
39   Level 2 Full Year Optional Courses
49   Level 2 Half Year Optional Courses
54   Level 3 Introduction
55   Level 3 Prerequisites Table
56   Level 3 Full Year Optional Courses
66   Level 3 Half Year Optional Courses
70   School Rules
72   Uniform Regulations
73   2021 Course Selection Form
75   What’s next?

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Welcome
to this guide for Years 9 to 12 students.
At NPBHS a senior student chooses a combination of either full
or half-year courses to make up their programme of study. This
allows students the flexibility to design a programme that suits
their needs and interests.

This Course Selection Guide has been designed to provide
information to enable students to choose the courses that suit
them best. All students will be given guidance from their Huia
teacher on how to use this booklet to complete their Course
Selection Form on page 73. Students will have the opportunity
to speak with senior teachers from each course area plus they
will be able to discuss their choices with either their Dean, Senior
House Leader, or a member of the Senior Leadership Team, to
confirm the programme of study that meets their future needs.

We have grouped courses into units of
work. Each half-year course is worth 1
unit of work and a full-year course is
worth 2 units of work.

At NCEA Level 1 (Year 11):
1. Students have compulsory English.
2. Students have compulsory Mathematics.
3. Students have compulsory Science or AgriScience.
4. Students have to select six units of optional work.

At NCEA Level 2 (Year 12):
1. Students select a compulsory English course.
2. Students have to select ten units of optional work.

At NCEA Level 3 (Year 13):
1. Students have to select twelve units of optional work.
2. If students intend going to University it is important they
    check the school’s website for the requirements for
    University Entrance.

                                                                       NEW PLYMOUTH BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL
*Please note: Some courses may not run                                 TE KURA TAMATANE O NGAMOTU
due to low class numbers.

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Curriculum Outline
    Year 9                             Students select 4 half-year Optional Courses

    Compulsory Courses                     HALF YEAR                                Drama                                   Technology Electronics
    English                                Optional Courses                         ESOL                                    Technology Metal
    Health &                               AgriScience                              French                                  Technology Wood
      Physical Education                   Ancient Roman Civilisation               Graphics                                Visual Art
    Mathematics                             and Language (Classics)                 Home Economics
    Science                                Athlete Development                      Māori Performing Arts
    Social Science                          Programme                               Music
    Technology                             Business Studies                         Performance Music
    The Arts                               Computer Science                         Spanish
    Tikanga ā kura                         Digital Media                            Te Reo Māori

    Year 10                            Students select 2 half-year Optional Courses

    Compulsory Courses                     HALF YEAR                                Computer Science                        Music
    English                                Optional Courses                         Digital Media                           Performance Music
    Health Education                       AgriScience                              Drama                                   Spanish
    Mathematics                            Ancient Roman Civilisation               ESOL                                    Te Reo Māori
    Physical Education                      and Language (Classics)                 French                                  Technology Electronics
    Science                                Athlete Development                      Graphics                                Technology Metal
    Social Science                          Programme                               Home Economics                          Technology Wood
    Visual Art                             Business Studies                         Māori Performing Arts

    Level 1                            Students select 6 units of Optional Courses - a full-year course is worth 2 units and a half-year is 1 unit

    NCEA Level 1                           Art Studio - Paint & Illustrate          Māori Performing Arts                   HALF YEAR                               Health
    Compulsory Courses                     Athletic Preparation and                 Metalwork Practical                     Optional Courses                        It’s All Greek To Me
    English                                 Applied Training                        Physical Education                      Armed Forces and                        Māori History Aotearoa 1
    Mathematics                            Business Studies                         Science                                  Police 1                               Māori History Aotearoa 2
    Science or AgriScience                 Computer Science                         Sound and Lighting                      Armed Forces and                        Metalwork
                                           Digital Media                            Spanish                                  Police 2                               Music Practical
    FULL YEAR                              Drama                                    Te Reo Māori                            Athletic Preparation and                Music Theory
    Optional Courses                       Economics                                Technology Electronics                   Applied Training                       Outdoor Education
    Accounting                             ESOL                                     Technology Engineering                  Business for Trades                     Physical Education
    AgriScience                            Geography                                Technology Wood                         Commerce                                Robotics
    Ancient Roman and Greek                Graphics                                                                         Cooking for Entertaining                Sport Management
     Civilisation (Classics)               History                                                                          Farm Management 1                       Woodwork
    Art Studio - Design                    Hospitality                                                                      Farm Management 2

    Level 2                            Students select 10 units of Optional Courses - a full-year course is worth 2 units and a half-year is 1 unit

    NCEA Level 2                           Athletic Preparation and                 Geography                               Te Reo Māori                             Front of House
    Compulsory Courses                      Applied Training                        Graphics with Architecture              Technology Electronics                   Māori History Aotearoa 1
    English (Full) or                      Biology                                  Graphics with Product                   Technology Engineering                   Māori History Aotearoa 2
    English for Industry (Full) or         Building and Construction                 Design                                 Woodwork                                 Mathematics
    UE Literacy (Full) or                  Business Studies                         Health Science                                                                   Mathematics (Statistics)
    English Literacy (Half)                Calculus                                 History                                 HALF YEAR                                Music Practical
                                           Chemistry                                Hospitality                             Optional Courses                         Music Theory
    FULL YEAR                              Computer Science                         Māori Performing Arts                   Armed Forces and                         Physical Education
    Optional Courses                       Digital Media                            Metalwork Practical                       Police 1                               Robotics
    Accounting                             Drama                                    Outdoor Education                       Armed Forces and                         Sport Management
    AgriScience                            Earth and Space Science                  Physical Education                        Police 2                               This is Sparta
    Ancient Roman and Greek                Economics                                Physics                                 Athletic Preparation and                 Tourism 1
     Civilisation (Classics)               ESOL                                     Science                                   Applied Training                       Tourism 2
    Art Studio - Design                    Farm Management                          Sound and Lighting                      Business for Trades
    Art Studio - Paint & Illustrate        Furniture Making                         Spanish                                 Financial Planning 1
    Art Studio - Photography               Gateway                                  Statistics                              Financial Planning 2

    Level 3                            Students select 12 units of Optional Courses - a full-year course is worth 2 units and a half-year is 1 unit

    NCEA Level 3                           Business Studies                         Geography                               Technology Engineering                   Māori History Aotearoa 1
    FULL YEAR                              Calculus                                 Graphics                                Woodwork                                 Māori History Aotearoa 2
    Optional Courses                       Chemistry                                History                                                                          Mathematics
    Accounting                             Computer Science                         Hospitality                             NCEA Level 3                             Mathematics (Statistics)
    AgriScience                            Digital Media                            Māori Performing Arts                   HALF YEAR                                Music Practical
    Ancient Roman and Greek                Drama                                    Metalwork Practical                     Optional Courses                         Music Theory
     Civilisation (Classics)               Earth and Space Science                  Physical Education                      Armed Forces and                         Physical Education
    Art Studio - Design                    Economics                                Physics                                   Police 1                               Robotics
    Art Studio - Paint & Illustrate        English                                  Politics and Law                        Armed Forces and                         Study
    Art Studio - Photography               ESOL                                     Science                                   Police 2                               Tourism 1
    Athletic Preparation and               Farm Management                          Spanish                                 English                                  Tourism 2
     Applied Training                      Film and Media                           Statistics                              Financial Planning 1
    Biology                                Furniture Making                         Te Reo Māori                            Financial Planning 2
    Building and Construction              Gateway                                  Technology Electronics                  Hospitality
                                     All courses are subject to sufficient student numbers and available staffing. The range of senior courses may change year to year.

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How NCEA works
at each level
LEVEL 1                                               LEVEL 3
80 credits at Level 1 or above                        60 credits at Level 3 or above
(including 10 literacy credits and 10                 20 credits at Level 2 or above
numeracy credits)                                     Level 1 literacy and numeracy
Total = 80 credits                                    Total = 80 credits

LEVEL 2                                               The school’s website has details on the
60 credits at Level 2 or above                        literacy and numeracy requirements for
20 credits from anywhere on the National              NCEA.
qualifications framework
Level 1 literacy and numeracy
Total = 80 credits

Endorsements
When students perform consistently above the 'Achieved' level, their
result(s) can be 'endorsed' to reflect that high achievement. This can
occur at either the certificate or individual course level.

Certificate Endorsement
For an NCEA certificate to be endorsed with Excellence a student must gain 50 credits at
Excellence at the level of the certificate or above. So, if a student has 50 Level 1 credits at
Excellence they may have their Level 1 certificate endorsed with Excellence. Likewise, if
a student gains 50 credits at Merit (or Merit and Excellence) at Level 1 their NCEA Level
1 certificate may be endorsed with Merit. Endorsement awards show on the Record of
Achievement.

Course Endorsement
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally
well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:

•   14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
•   at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from
    internally assessed standards. Note, this does not apply to Physical Education,
    Religious Studies and level 3 Visual Arts.

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Getting into University in NZ
           University Entrance (UE) is the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university.

         80 credits, including
                                                   14 credits in three                      10 Literacy credits                          10 Numeracy
          at least 60 credits
         at Level 3 or above.           +          different approved             +         at Level 2 or above.
                                                                                            5 credits in reading,
                                                                                                                            +         credits at Level 1 or
         Can include up to 20                       Level 3 subjects.                                                                        above.
                                                                                            5 credits in writing.
          credits at Level 2.

           University Entrance subjects at New Plymouth Boys’ High School: 14+ approved credits
    Accounting                                   Biology                                Earth and Space Science                  Physics
    AgriScience                                  Business Studies                       Economics                                Spanish
    Ancient Roman and                            Calculus                               English                                  Statistics
      Greek Civilsation (Classics)               Chemistry                              Geography                                Te Reo Māori
    Art Studio - Design                          Computer Science                       Graphics                                 Technology Electronics
    Art Studio - Paint & Illustrate              Digital Media                          History                                  Technology Engineering
    Art Studio - Photography                     Drama                                  Physical Education

University Specific Requirements (in addition to University Entrance)
Some programmes have additional requirements such as specific subjects, an interview, audition, portfolio and/or references.

      The University of Auckland            Auckland University of Technology             The University of Waikato                     Massey University
• A specific Rank Score.                    • A specific Rank Score is required       • Check their website for specific        • Check their website for specific
• Check their website for specific            for a Bachelor of:                        entry requirements for your               entry requirements for your
  entry requirements for your                 - Engineering                             chosen programme.                         chosen programme.
  chosen programme. Refer to the              - Health Sciences
  website for details on Table A and/       • Check their website for specific
  or Table B subjects.                        entry requirements for your
                                              chosen programme.

    Victoria University of Wellington                Lincoln University                    University of Canterbury                     University of Otago
• A Rank Score of 150+.                     • A Rank Score of 150+.                   • An additional application form is       • A Rank Score of 140+.
• Check their website for specific          • Check their website for specific          required for a Bachelor of:             • Check their website for specific
  entry requirements for your                 entry requirements for your               - Engineering with Honours                entry requirements for your
  chosen programme.                           chosen programme.                         - Fine Arts                               chosen programme.
                                                                                        - Music - performance course
                                                                                        - Speech and Language Pathology
                                                                                      • Check their website for specific
                                                                                        entry requirements for your
                                                                                        chosen programme.

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Halls of Residence
        You need to apply for a hostel, halls of residence or residential college even before you are accepted into a course at university
        or polytech. Applications need to be made as early as August the year before you plan to study, and accommodation offers are
        generally made to prospective students in October, even before NCEA exams start.
        It is better to apply and secure a room rather than delay and take your chances on long waiting lists. Applications require
        a reference from your school as well as all your other details, and it’s important that you know this has been done and can
        accompany your application.

               When universities or polytechnics are looking         If you don’t get in the first time
               at your application, they get a confidential          around, don’t give up. Quite a
               reference from your school and they look at
                                                                     number of prospective students
               YOUR YEAR 12 results, not what you achieve
                                                                     change their minds in December
               in Year 13. If study is on your horizon, how
                                                                     and January, resulting in places
               you perform in Year 12 is hugely important.
               The better you go in Year 12, the more options
                                                                     becoming available to students on
               you have when applying and the better your
                                                                     the waiting lists. Visits to hostels
               chances of being accepted.                            can be arranged if wanted, and
                                                                     these can be organised through
                                                                     the respective institution’s
                                                                     accommodation office.

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Alternative Courses of Study
STAR                                                                      Trades Academy
STAR is the Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource which allows            Taranaki Trades Academy is the exclusive vehicle that will take
students to participate in courses provided by tertiary institutions      Level 2 to Level 3 students along the career highway towards a
such as WITT or private training establishments such has Taranaki         vocational qualification while still at school. Students can remain
FEATS. STAR allows students to explore options and make choices           engaged in education, be assisted in transition from a secondary to
related to the world of work or further education.                        tertiary learning environment, and gain credits towards NCEA Level
                                                                          2 and a tertiary qualification.
As STAR courses are done in addition to the normal school
subjects, selection for a STAR course requires boys to be up-             The Academy is a partnership between Taranaki secondary
to-date and working well in normal classes. The decision about            schools, WITT and Industry.
which programmes run is made on the basis of student demand.
                                                                          Entry Requirements:
However, every effort is made to support the needs of the
                                                                          • Be enrolled in a Taranaki secondary school; and be in Levels 2
individual students, so students with definite career plans should
                                                                             and 3.
explore the possibility of having a STAR course tailored to their
                                                                          • Working towards, or have completed, at least 60 credits at
needs.
                                                                             NCEA Level 1.
                                                                          • Have a genuine interest in a particular career area.
                                                                             Gain approval from your school and parents/guardians.
Gateway
                                                                             Attend an interview and create a personal education plan.
Gateway - Te Tomokanga builds the links between school                    • Be motivated to succeed.
and business and allows schools to offer workplace learning
                                                                          PLEASE NOTE: Final programmes for 2021 are conditional to
opportunities for their students. The programme will develop
                                                                          sufficient student numbers.
students’ vocational skills while still at school. They will be able to
get first-hand experience of what it is like in the workforce, and also
to begin the qualifications needed to ‘today’s job market’.
                                                                          3 + 2 Pathway
Students involved in NCEA Levels 2 and 3, will have the opportunity
                                                                          Before committing to a 3 + 2 course, students should check with
to pursue these qualifications whilst beginning a trade/career
                                                                          the Careers Advisor or the HOD of the department to check that
specific qualification. They may be registered with the appropriate
                                                                          credits offered have not already been embedded in the school
industry Training Organisation (ITO) to begin their workplace
                                                                          programme.
training.
                                                                          3 + 2 is an exciting government initiative designed for students
Students are encouraged to go out and find their own placement.
                                                                          who have gained NCEA Level 2 who are enrolled in Level 3
All Gateway students complete three Health and Safety units
                                                                          secondary school. Students in 3 + 2 work towards NCEA Level 3
before they begin their placement.
                                                                          at school three days a week as well as gaining a Level 3 tertiary
Students are in a training situation and are not paid while on            qualification two days a week at WITT.
Gateway placement.

Students chosen for the programme need to be committed to it.
                                                                          Engineering Education to
They will become full members of an organisation’s workplace and
                                                                          Employment (EE2E Pathway)
will be treated much the same as any other employee and follow
the school rules as applicable to students outside the classroom.         EE2E is for students strong in Mathematics and Science aiming
                                                                          for a career in Instrumentation, Electronics, Civil Engineering,
Students need to go through an interview process as there are only
                                                                          Digital Engineering, Control Systems and Robotics. Half a day
65 placements available.
                                                                          with WITT every Thursday gives students the Level 4 Engineering
There is no cost to a student to be involved in this programme.           Fundamentals paper which counts towards the New Zealand
                                                                          Diploma of Engineering which pathways to the BEing Tech.
                                                                          Interested students should discuss this with the Careers Advisor.

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Vocational Pathways
What are the
Vocational Pathways?
The Vocational Pathways provide new ways to
achieve NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 and develop
pathways that progress to further study, training
and employment. Achieving NCEA Level 2 is the
foundation for success in further education and
the world of work. Level 3 builds upon this through
shared opportunities across school, tertiary,
and industry training. The Vocational Pathways
provide a framework for students to show how
their learning and achievement is valued in the
workplace by aligning learning to the skills needed
for industry.

The six Vocational Pathways are:

The six Vocational Pathways improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued
by broad sectors of the workforce. Each has been colour-coded for ease of recognition to help students and teachers plan study pro-
grammes.

Government, industry, and educational representatives selected a range of Level 1 and 2 achievement and unit standards that they
believed provide a curriculum foundation in each Vocational Pathway. These are known as Recommended standards.

At Level 2, an additional category has been given to some of the Recommended standards, known as Sector-Related standards. These
are standards that are closely related to the Vocational Pathway and require development of skills from, or direct experience in, an
industry setting. The make-up of the pathways is important when young people are planning to achieve a Vocational Pathways Award.

At Level 3, achievement standards and Levels 3–7 qualifications have been mapped to the Vocational Pathways.

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How to choose NCEA Level 1 Courses

     1          WHAT DO I
                                                                                         2                  WHAT AM I
                                                            Playing music

                ENJOY?                                             Making art                               GOOD AT?
                                                           Building things

                NOTE: Credit and course information based on 2020 Courses. Please speak to Careers Advisor for updated information in 2021.

        Social & Community                                             Construction &                                      Manufacturing &
              Services                                                 Infrastructure                                        Technology

               EXAMPLES OF JOBS RELATED TO                              EXAMPLES OF JOBS RELATED TO                            EXAMPLES OF JOBS RELATED TO
                     THIS PATHWAY                                             THIS PATHWAY                                           THIS PATHWAY
     Airforce, Animal Control, Army, Careers Advisor,              Architecture, Design, Building, Carpentry,           Butcher, Baker, Computers, IT, Electronics,
             Coast Guard, Counsellor, Doctor,                          Joinery, Earthworks, Excavation,                   Programming, Electrical Equipment,
      Early Childhood Educator, Firefighter, Lifeguard,            Demolition, Electricial work, Engineering,            Appliances, Components, Engineering,
     Navy, Nursing, Health Care Assistant, Paramedic,                Gardening, Landscaping, Plumbing,                  Design, Metal Works, Fabrication, Mining,
           Physiotherapist, Police, Prison Officer,                          Road Construction,                          Oil and Gas, Scientist, Textiles, Leather,
              Probation Officer, Psychologist,                                   Maintenance,                         Apparel, Transportation, Wood, Paper, Printing,
                  Social Worker, Teacher.                                         Surveying.                                      Woodwork, Carpentry.

     COURSE        COURSE             CREDITS TOWARDS      COURSE            COURSE             CREDITS TOWARDS      COURSE        COURSE            CREDITS TOWARDS
     CODE          NAME                       PATHWAY      CODE              NAME                       PATHWAY      CODE          NAME                      PATHWAY
     L1AFP1H       Armed Forces and Police 1          4    L1COSCF           Computer Science                   10   L1COSCF      Computer Science                  21
     L1AFP2H       Armed Forces and Police 2          8    L1DIGIF           Digital Media                       6   L1DIGIF      Digital Media                     19
     L1APATF       Athletics Preparation and               L1ELECF           Technology Electronics              4   L1ECONF      Economics                          5
                   Applied Training                  19    L1ENGLF           English                            29   L1ELECF      Technology Electronics            24
     L1APATH       Athletics Preparation and               L1GEOGF           Geography                           4   L1ENGLF      English                           29
                   Applied Training                   9    L1GRAPF           Graphics                           18   L1GRAPF      Graphics                          18
     L1BFTRH       Business for Trades                3    L1MATHF           Mathematics                        15   L1MATHF      Mathematics                       15
     L1COSCF       Computer Science                   6    L1METPF           Metal (Practical)                  14   L1METPF      Metal (Practical)                 16
     L1DIGIF       Digital Media                     10    L1METPH           Metalwork                          12   L1METPH      Metalwork                         12
     L1ECONF       Economics                          3    L1SCIEF           Science                            16   L1SCIEF      Science                           24
     L1ENGLF       English                           29    L1TENRF           Technology Engineering             16   L1TENRF      Technology Engineering            16
     L1GEOGF       Geography                          3    L1TEWOF           Technology Wood                    18   L1TEWOF      Technology Wood                    6
     L1HISTF       History                           12    L1WOODH           Woodwork                           11
     L1HLTHH       Health                             8
     L1MAOPF       Māori Performing Arts             12
     L1MAORF       Te Reo Māori                      12
     L1MATHF       Mathematics                       10
     L1ODEDH       Outdoor Education                  6
     L1PHEDF       Physical Education                21
     L1PHEDH       Physical Education                11
     L1SCIEF       Science                           16
     L1SPANF       Spanish                           10

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3               WHAT COURSES DO I
                  NEED FOR A JOB?
                  See examples below                                                  4                  WHAT COURSES DO
                                                                                                         I NEED FOR ... Vocational Pathways
                                                                                                                               NCEA Level 2
                                                                                                                                           Polytechnic, University

                  NOTE: Credit and course information based on 2020 Courses. Please speak to Careers Advisor for updated information in 2021.

           Primary Industries                                               Service                                               Creative
             (Food & Fibre)                                               Industries                                             Industries

               EXAMPLES OF JOBS RELATED TO                          EXAMPLES OF JOBS RELATED TO                             EXAMPLES OF JOBS RELATED TO
                     THIS PATHWAY                                         THIS PATHWAY                                            THIS PATHWAY
        Agriculture - Dairy, Meat, Wool, Aquaculture -       Accounting, Banking, Finance, Airforce, Army,       Actor, Musician, Singer, Dancer, Architecture, Interior
                 Seafood, Fishing, Forestry,                Beauty Therapy , Bus Driver, Coach Driver, Chef,             Design, Art Gallery, Museum Curator,
                    Heavy Vehicle Driver,                    Barista, Bartender, Front of House, Customer           Artist, Sculptor, Director, Producer, Publisher,
        Horticulture - Fruit, Vegetables, Landscaping,     Services, Education, Health, Fitness, Lawyer, Legal           Event Management, Fashion Design,
                Machinery Operator, Servicer,             Services, Media, Journalism, Navy, Personal Trainer,              Graphic Design, Animation, CGI,
                    Researcher, Scientist,                       Pilot, Police Officer, Real Estate Agent            Librarian, Marketing, Advertising, Branding,
                          Stockbuyer.                           Retail, Sales Assistant, Sales, Marketing.        Musical Production, Photography, Product Design.

     COURSE         COURSE            CREDITS TOWARDS     COURSE         COURSE            CREDITS TOWARDS       COURSE          COURSE             CREDITS TOWARDS
     CODE           NAME                      PATHWAY     CODE           NAME                      PATHWAY       CODE            NAME                       PATHWAY
     L1ACCYF       Accounting                         4   L1ACCYF        Accounting                         9    L1ACCYF         Accounting                         13
     L1AFP2H       Armed Forces and Police 2          4   L1AFP1H        Armed Forces and Police 1          4    L1AFP1H         Armed Forces and Police 1           4
     L1AGHRF       AgriScience                       19   L1AFP2H        Armed Forces and Police 2          8    L1APATF         Athletics Preparation and
     L1BFTRH       Business for Trades                3   L1APATF        Athletics Preparation and                               Applied Training                   16
     L1BUSSF       Business Studies                  20                  Applied Training                 19     L1APATH         Athletics Preparation and
     L1COSCF       Computer Science                  10   L1APATH        Athletics Preparation and                               Applied Training                    6
     L1DIGIF       Digital Media                     14                  Applied Training                  9     L1BFTRH         Business for Trades                 7
     L1ECONF       Economics                         20   L1BFTRH        Business for Trades               7     L1BUSSF         Business Studies                    7
                                                                                                                 L1CLSTF         Ancient Roman and Greek
     L1ELECF       Technology Electronics             4   L1BUSSF        Business Studies                  7
                                                                                                                                 Civilisation (Classics)            20
     L1ENGLF       English                           29   L1COSCF        Computer Science                  6     L1DESNF         Art Design                         18
     L1GEOGF       Geography                         18   L1DIGIF        Digital Media                     6     L1DIGIF         Digital Media                      19
     L1HLTHH       Health                             8   L1ECONF        Economics                         8     L1DRMAF         Drama                              14
     L1MAOPF       Māori Performing Arts             12   L1ENGLF        English                          29     L1ECONF         Economics                           8
     L1MAORF       Te Reo Māori                      12   L1GEOGF        Geography                        21     L1ELECF         Technology Electronics             15
     L1MATHF       Mathematics                       18   L1HISTF        History                          16     L1ENGLF         English                            29
     L1METPF       Metal (Practical)                 14   L1HLTHH        Health                            8     L1GEOGF         Geography                           6
     L1METPH       Metalwork                         12   L1HOSPF        Hospitality                      24     L1GRAPF         Graphics                           18
     L1PHEDF       Physical Education                 4   L1HOSPH        Cooking for Entertaining         15     L1HISTF         History                            20
     L1PHEDH       Physical Education                 4   L1MAOPF        Māori Performing Arts            18     L1HLTHH         Health                              3
     L1SCIEF       Science                           24   L1MAORF        Te Reo Māori                     12     L1MAOPF         Māori Performing Arts              29
     L1SMANH       Sports Management                  9   L1MATHF        Mathematics                      18     L1MAORF         Te Reo Māori                       12
     L1SPANF       Spanish                            9   L1ODEDH        Outdoor Education                14     L1MATHF         Mathematics                        18
     L1TENRF       Technology Engineering            16   L1PHEDF        Physical Education               21     L1PAITF         Art Painting                       16
     L1TEWOF       Technology Wood                   10   L1PHEDH        Physical Education               11     L1PHEDF         Physical Education                 21
     L1FAR1H       Farm Management                    8   L1SCIEF        Science                          12     L1PHEDH         Physical Education                 11
                                                                                                                 L1SCIEF         Science                            12
     L1FAR2H       Farm Management                    8   L1SMANH        Sports Management                 3
                                                                                                                 L1SLTNF         Sound and Lighting                  4
                                                          L1SPANF        Spanish                          20     L1SMANH         Sports Management                   3
                                                          L2ODED1F       Outdoor Education                26     L1SPANF         Spanish                            15
                                                                                                                 L1TENRF         Technology Engineering             16
                                                                                                                 L2ODED1F        Outdoor Education                   4

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How to choose NCEA Level 2 Courses

     1          WHAT DO I
                                                                                        2                  WHAT AM I
                                                           Playing music

                ENJOY?                                            Making art                               GOOD AT?
                                                          Building things

                NOTE: Credit and course information based on 2020 Courses. Please speak to Careers Advisor for updated information in 2021.

        Social & Community                                            Construction &                                      Manufacturing &
              Services                                                Infrastructure                                        Technology

               EXAMPLES OF JOBS RELATED TO                             EXAMPLES OF JOBS RELATED TO                           EXAMPLES OF JOBS RELATED TO
                     THIS PATHWAY                                            THIS PATHWAY                                          THIS PATHWAY
     Airforce, Animal Control, Army, Careers Advisor,             Architecture, Design, Building, Carpentry,           Butcher, Baker, Computers, IT, Electronics,
             Coast Guard, Counsellor, Doctor,                         Joinery, Earthworks, Excavation,                   Programming, Electrical Equipment,
      Early Childhood Educator, Firefighter, Lifeguard,           Demolition, Electricial work, Engineering,            Appliances, Components, Engineering,
     Navy, Nursing, Health Care Assistant, Paramedic,               Gardening, Landscaping, Plumbing,                  Design, Metal Works, Fabrication, Mining,
           Physiotherapist, Police, Prison Officer,                         Road Construction,                          Oil and Gas, Scientist, Textiles, Leather,
              Probation Officer, Psychologist,                                  Maintenance,                         Apparel, Transportation, Wood, Paper, Printing,
                  Social Worker, Teacher.                                        Surveying.                                      Woodwork, Carpentry.

     COURSE        COURSE             CREDITS TOWARDS      COURSE           COURSE             CREDITS TOWARDS      COURSE       COURSE             CREDITS TOWARDS
     CODE          NAME                       PATHWAY      CODE             NAME                       PATHWAY      CODE         NAME                       PATHWAY
     L2AFP1H       Armed Forces and Police 1          3   L2BLDGF           Building and Construction          20   L2CHEMF      Chemistry                         20
     L2AFP2H       Armed Forces and Police 2          9   L2CHEMF           Chemistry                          20   L2COSCF      Computer Science                  19
     L2APATF       Athletics Preparation and              L2COSCF           Computer Science                   19   L2DIGIF      Digital Media                     20
                   Applied Training                   3   L2DIGIF           Digital Media                      20   L2ELECF      Technology Electronics            21
     L2APATH       Athletics Preparation and              L2ELECF           Technology Electronics             10   L2ENGLF      English                           22
                   Applied Training                   3   L2ENGLF           English                            22   L2FURNF      Furniture Making                  19
     L2BIOLF       Biology                           14   L2ESSCF           Earth and Space Science            16   L2GATEF      Gateway                            3
     L2CHEMF       Chemistry                         16   L2FURNF           Furniture Making                    6   L2GRAPF      Graphics                          13
     L2COSCF       Computer Science                   6   L2GATEF           Gateway                             3   L2HOSPF      Hospitality                        2
     L2DIGIF       Digital Media                     16   L2GEOGF           Geography                           3   L2MATCF      Mathematics for Calculus          16
     L2ENGLF       English                           22   L2GRAPF           Graphics                           13   L2MATHF      Mathematics                        8
     L2ESSCF       Earth and Space Science            8   L2MATCF           Mathematics for Calculus           16   L2MATHH      Mathematics                        5
     L2GATEF       Gateway                            2   L2MATHF           Mathematics                         8   L2METPF      Metalwork Practical               16
     L2GEOGF       Geography                          7   L2MATHH           Mathematics                         5   L2PHYSF      Physics                           23
     L2HLTHF       Health Science                    14   L2PHYSF           Physics                            20   L2SCIEF      Science                           18
     L2MAORF       Te Reo Māori                      12   L2SCIEF           Science                            14   L2TENRF      Technology Engineering            16
     L2MATHF       Mathematics                       18   L2TENRF           Technology Engineering             10
     L2MATHH       Mathematics                        4   L2WOODF           Woodwork                           16
     L2PHEDF       Physical Education                 9
     L2PHEDH       Physical Education                 7
     L2PHYSF       Physics                           13
     L2SCIEF       Science                           13
     L2SMANH       Sports Management                  3
     L2SPANF       Spanish                            5

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3               WHAT COURSES DO I
                  NEED FOR A JOB?
                  See examples below                                                   4                 WHAT COURSES DO
                                                                                                         I NEED FOR ... Vocational Pathways
                                                                                                                               NCEA Level 3

                 NOTE: Credit and course information based on 2020 Courses. Please speak to Careers Advisor for updated information in 2021.
                                                                                                                                            Polytechnic, University

           Primary Industries                                                Service                                               Creative
             (Food & Fibre)                                                Industries                                             Industries

                EXAMPLES OF JOBS RELATED TO                          EXAMPLES OF JOBS RELATED TO                             EXAMPLES OF JOBS RELATED TO
                      THIS PATHWAY                                         THIS PATHWAY                                            THIS PATHWAY
        Agriculture - Dairy, Meat, Wool, Aquaculture -        Accounting, Banking, Finance, Airforce, Army,       Actor, Musician, Singer, Dancer, Architecture, Interior
                  Seafood, Fishing, Forestry,                Beauty Therapy, Bus Driver, Coach Driver, Chef,              Design, Art Gallery, Museum Curator,
                     Heavy Vehicle Driver,                    Barista, Bartender, Front of House, Customer           Artist, Sculptor, Director, Producer, Publisher,
        Horticulture - Fruit - Vegetables, Landscaping,     Services, Education, Health, Fitness, Lawyer, Legal           Event Management, Fashion Design,
                Machinery Operator, Servicer,              Services, Media, Journalism, Navy, Personal Trainer,              Graphic Design, Animation, CGI,
                    Researcher, Scientist,                        Pilot, Police Officer, Real Estate Agent            Librarian, Marketing, Advertising, Branding,
                          Stockbuyer.                            Retail, Sales Assistant, Sales, Marketing,        Musical Production, Photography, Product Design.

     COURSE         COURSE             CREDITS TOWARDS     COURSE         COURSE            CREDITS TOWARDS       COURSE          COURSE             CREDITS TOWARDS
     CODE           NAME                       PATHWAY     CODE           NAME                      PATHWAY       CODE            NAME                       PATHWAY
                                                                                                                  L2ACCYF         Accounting                          4
     L2AGHRF        AgriScience                       20   L2ACCYF        Accounting                       11     L2AFP1H         Armed Forces and Police 1           5
     L2BIOLF        Biology                           18   L2AFP2H        Armed Forces and Police 2         9     L2AFP2H         Armed Forces and Police 2           9
     L2BUSSF        Business Studies                  15   L2APATF        Athletics Preparation and               L2APATF         Athletics Preparation and
     L2CHEMF        Chemistry                         20                  Applied Training                 16                     Applied Training                    7
                                                           L2APATH        Athletics Preparation and               L2APATH         Athletics Preparation and
     L2COSCF        Computer Science                  10                                                                          Applied Training                    7
     L2DIGIF        Digital Media                     20                  Applied Training                  9
                                                                                                                  L2BUSSF         Business Studies                   10
     L2ENGLF        English                           25   L2BIOLF        Biology                           3     L2CHEMF         Chemistry                           3
                                                           L2BUSSF        Business Studies                  4     L2CLSTF         Ancient Roman and Greek
     L2GATEF        Gateway                            5
                                                           L2CHEMF        Chemistry                        15                     Civilisation (Classics)            20
     L2GEOGF        Geography                          3   L2COSCF        Computer Science                  6     L2COSCF         Computer Science                   19
     L2GRAPF        Graphics                           7   L2DIGIF        Digital Media                    12     L2DESNF         Art Design                         20
     L2HLTHF        Health Science                     5   L2ECONF        Economics                         8     L2DIGIF         Digital Media                      20
     L2MAORF        Te Reo Māori                      12   L2ENGLF        English                          25     L2DRMAF         Drama                              14
     L2MATCF        Mathematics for Calculus           9                                                          L2ELECF         Technology Electronics              6
                                                           L2GATEF        Gateway                           2     L2ENGLF         English                             9
     L2MATHF        Mathematics                       18   L2GEOGF        Geography                        18     L2FURNF         Furniture Making                    6
     L2MATHH        Mathematics                        4   L2HISTF        History                           9     L2GEOGF         Geography                           8
     L2METPF        Metalwork Practical                4   L2HLTHF        Health Science                   17     L2GRAPF         Graphics                           16
     L2PHYSF        Physics                           20   L2HOSPF        Hospitality                      27     L2HISTF         History                             5
                                                           L2MAOPF        Māori Performing Arts            28     L2HLTHF         Health Science                      7
     L2SCIEF        Science                           21
                                                           L2MAORF        Te Reo Māori                     12     L2MAOPF         Māori Performing Arts              28
     L2SMANH        Sports Management                  3
                                                           L2MATCF        Mathematics for Calculus          2     L2MAORF         Te Reo Māori                       12
     L2TENRF        Technology Engineering             4                                                          L2MATCF         Mathematics for Calculus            7
     L2FARMF        Farm Management                   18   L2MATHF        Mathematics                      16     L2MATHF         Mathematics                        11
                                                           L2MATHH        Mathematics                       2     L2MATHH         Mathematics                         5
                                                           L2ODED1F       Outdoor Education                26     L2MUSCH         Music Performance                  27
                                                           L2PHEDF        Physical Education               17     L2ODED1F        Outdoor Education                   4
                                                           L2PHEDH        Physical Education               13     L2PAITF         Art Painting                       20
                                                           L2SCIEF        Science                          14     L2PHEDF         Physical Education                 17
                                                           L2SMANH        Sports Management                 3     L2PHEDH         Physical Education                 11
                                                                                                                  L2PHOTF         Art Photography                    20
                                                           L2SPANF        Spanish                          15     L2SCIEF         Science                             6
                                                           L2TOU1H        Tourism 1 - Business and                L2SLTNF         Sound and Lighting                 16
                                                                          World Tourism                    11     L2SMANH         Sports Management                   6
                                                           L2TOU2H        Tourism 2 - NZ Tourism           10     L2SPANF         Spanish                             5
                                                                                                                  L2TENRF         Technology Engineering             10

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Our Faculties

     YEAR 9                                   YEAR 9                           YEAR 9                            YEAR 9
     Drama                                    English                          Athlete Development               Mathematics
     French                                   ESOL                              Programme
     Māori Performing Arts                                                     Health & Physical Education       YEAR 10
     Music                                    YEAR 10                          Home Economics                    Mathematics
     Performance Music                        English
     Spanish                                  ESOL                             YEAR 10                           LEVEL 1
     Te Reo Māori                                                              Athlete Development               Mathematics
     Tikanga ā kura                           LEVEL 1                           Programme
     Visual Art                               English                          Health Education                  LEVEL 2
                                              ESOL                             Home Economics                    Calculus
     YEAR 10                                                                   Physical Education                Mathematics
     Drama                                    LEVEL 2                                                            Mathematics (Statistics)
     French                                   English                          LEVEL 1                           Statistics
     Māori Performing Arts                    English for Industry             Athletic Preparation and
     Music                                    English Literacy                  Applied Training                 LEVEL 3
     Performance Music                        UE Literacy                      Cooking for Entertainment         Calculus
     Spanish                                  ESOL                             Health                            Mathematics
     Te Reo Māori                                                              Hospitality                       Mathematics (Statistics)
     Visual Art                               LEVEL 3                          Outdoor Education                 Statistics
                                              English                          Physical Education
     LEVEL 1                                  ESOL
     Art Studio - Design                      Film and Media                   LEVEL 2
     Art Studio - Paint & Illustrate                                           Athletic Preparation and
     Drama                                                                      Applied Training
     Māori History Aotearoa 1                                                  Front of House
     Māori History Aotearoa 2                                                  Health Science
     Māori Performing Arts                                                     Hospitality
     Music Practical                                                           Outdoor Education
     Music Theory                                                              Physical Education
     Sound and Lighting
     Spanish                                                                   LEVEL 3
     Te Reo Māori                                                              Athletic Preparation and
                                                                                Applied Training
     LEVEL 2                                                                   Hospitality
     Art Studio - Design                                                       Physical Education
     Art Studio - Paint & Illustrate
     Art Studio - Photography
     Drama
     Māori History Aotearoa 1
     Māori History Aotearoa 2
     Māori Performing Arts
     Music Practical
     Music Theory
     Sound and Lighting
     Spanish
     Te Reo Māori

     LEVEL 3
     Art Studio - Design
     Art Studio - Paint & Illustrate
     Art Studio - Photography
     Drama
     Māori History Aotearoa 1
     Māori History Aotearoa 2
     Māori Performing Arts
     Music Practical
     Music Theory
     Spanish
     Te Reo Māori

              HEAD OF FACULTY                           HEAD OF FACULTY                 HEAD OF FACULTY                   HEAD OF FACULTY

            Mr Bevan Matene                         Ms Anne McSweeney                     Mr Larry Wilson                 Dr Janine Wright
      bevan.matene@npbhs.school.nz            anne.mcsweeney@npbhs.school.nz      larry.wilson@npbhs.school.nz     janine.wright@npbhs.school.nz

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YEAR 9                             YEAR 9                            YEAR 9                         YEAR 9
   AgriScience                        Ancient Roman Civilisation        Computer Science               Learning Support
   Science                             and Language (Classics)          Digital Media
                                      Business Studies                  Graphics                       YEAR 10
   YEAR 10                            Social Science                    Technology Electronics         Learning Support
   AgriScience                                                          Technology Metal
   Science                            YEAR 10                           Technology Wood                LEVEL 1
                                      Ancient Roman Civilisation                                       Learning Support
   LEVEL 1                             and Language (Classics)          YEAR 10                        STAR
   AgriScience                        Business Studies                  Computer Science
   Science                            Social Science                    Digital Media                  LEVEL 2
                                                                        Graphics                       Gateway
   LEVEL 2                            LEVEL 1                           Technology Electronics         Learning Support
   AgriScience                        Accounting                        Technology Metal               STAR
   Biology                            Ancient Roman and Greek           Technology Wood                Trades Academy
   Chemistry                             Civilisation (Classics)
   Earth and Space Science            Armed Forces and Police 1         LEVEL 1                        LEVEL 3
   Physics                            Armed Forces and Police 2         Computer Science               3 + 2 Pathway
   Science                            Business for Trades               Digital Media                  Gateway
                                      Business Studies                  Graphics                       Learning Support
   LEVEL 3                            Economics                         Metalwork
   AgriScience                        Farm Management 1                 Metalwork Practical
   Biology                            Farm Management 2                 Robotics
   Chemistry                          Geography                         Technology Electronics
   Earth and Space Science            History                           Technology Engineering
   Physics                            Sport Management                  Technology Wood
   Science                            It’s All Greek To Me              Woodwork

                                      LEVEL 2                           LEVEL 2
                                      Accounting                        Building and Construction
                                      Ancient Roman and Greek           Computer Science
                                        Civilisation (Classics)         Digital Media
                                      Armed Forces and Police 1         Furniture Making
                                      Armed Forces and Police 2         Graphics with Architecture
                                      Business for Trades               Graphics with Product Design
                                      Business Studies                  Metalwork Practical
                                      Economics                         Robotics
                                      Farm Management                   Technology Electronics
                                      Financial Planning 1              Technology Engineering
                                      Financial Planning 2              Woodwork
                                      Geography
                                      History                           LEVEL 3
                                      Sport Management                  Building and Construction
                                      This is Sparta                    Computer Science
                                      Tourism 1                         Digital Media
                                      Tourism 2                         Furniture Making
                                                                        Graphics
                                      LEVEL 3                           Metalwork Practical
                                      Accounting                        Robotics
                                      Ancient Roman and Greek           Technology Electronics
                                        Civilisation (Classics)         Technology Engineering
                                      Armed Forces and Police 1         Woodwork
                                      Armed Forces and Police 2
                                      Business Studies
                                      Economics
                                      Farm Management
                                      Financial Planning 1
                                      Financial Planning 2
                                      Geography
                                      History
                                      Politics and Law
                                      Tourism 1
                                      Tourism 2

            HEAD OF FACULTY                    HEAD OF FACULTY                  HEAD OF FACULTY                HEAD OF FACULTY

           Mr John McLellan                  Mr Michael Taylor                 Ms Suzanne Scott                    Mr Rik Allen
     john.mclellan@npbhs.school.nz     michael.taylor@npbhs.school.nz      sue.scott@npbhs.school.nz       rik.allen@npbhs.school.nz

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Year 10
                                                                        All students study
                                                                    English, Health Education,
                                                                     Mathematics, Physical
                                                                    Education, Science, Social
                                                                     Science, and Visual Art.

                                                                  All students also study two option
                                                                  courses.
                                                                  Courses that are part of the option
                                                                  system are:
                                                                  • AgriScience
                                                                  • Ancient Roman Civilisation and
                                                                    Language (Classics)
                                                                  • Athlete Development Performance
                                                                  • Business Studies
                                                                  • Computer Science
                                                                  • Digital Media
                                                                  • Drama
                                                                  • French
                                                                  • Graphics
                                                                  • Home Economics
                                                                  • Māori Performing Arts
                                                                  • Music
                                                                  • Performance Music
                                                                  • Spanish
                                                                  • Te Reo Māori
                                                                  • Technology Electronics
                                                                  • Technology Metal
                                                                  • Technology Wood

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AgriScience                                                     Ancient Roman Civilisation
   O P T I O N 1 0 A G R
                                                                  and Language (Classics)
                                                                  O P T I O N 1 0 C L S
  AgriScience introduces students to the fastest growing
  industry in New Zealand. The course covers modern               Ancient Roman Civilisation and Language is the study of
  agricultural theory, conservation of plants and animals and     the people, places and events of the classical world and
  practical outdoor horticulture practice.                        how they influence the modern world. The course covers
                                                                  the study of Roman public architecture, including roads,
  Prerequisites                                                   aqueducts, thermae, amphitheatre, the political structure,
  Students will require a good background in Year 9 Science       Roman childhood and education, Roman religion and
  or AgriScience, and an interest in plant management, from       death. Students will be doing basic Latin translations and
  farming and plant science, to home gardening.                   developing source analysis and research skills.

                                                                  Prerequisites
                                                                  Year 9 Classical Studies (recommended but not essential).

  Athlete Development                                             Business Studies
  Programme                                                        O P T I O N 1 0 B U S
   O P T I O N 1 0 A D P
                                                                  Business Studies introduces students to the skills required
  The Year 10 Athlete Development Programme is designed           to build an enterprising culture in New Zealand. The course
  to develop the strength and conditioning of our athletes        covers the knowledge of business and how to apply that
  while at the same time developing sport specific skills.        knowledge in a range of business contexts.
  Students in Rugby, Cricket, Hockey, Basketball and Football     In Year 10, the course looks at enterprising people in New
  will work directly with the school’s Sports Directors/          Zealand and abroad. It also looks at the risks people take
  coaches in sport specific sessions. They will also have the     and the rewards they receive, whether that is in daily life,
  opportunity to enhance their tactical and decision-making       sport or business. Students learn how entrepreneurs
  processes in an invasion game environment.                      combine resources and add value to them in order to make
                                                                  a profit.
  Placement will be dependent on previous sporting
  performance and selection by the sport development team.
                                                                  Prerequisites
                                                                  Year 9 Business Studies
  Prerequisites
  Year 9 Athlete Development Programme

  Computer Science                                                Digital Media
   O P T I O N 1 0 C O S                                           O P T I O N 1 0 D I G

  The Computer Science course is designed for students who        Digital Media is designed for a student wanting to create
  want to learn programming in a game design context. They        and manipulate a range of media products including,
  will be introduced to the creation of simple arcade games       the visual arts/performing arts, web pages, graphics,
  using the open source software Gamemaker and use html           animations and video. Students gain knowledge in theory
  and css to create websites which tell a story. Students will    related to media products, create web pages, original
  continue to develop skills in digital literacy including file   images, animations and video. The technology design
  management and research as well as being introduced             process is used to develop an outcome and manage an
  to some key programming concepts in python and App              original project.
  Inventor which will prepare them for senior level Computer
  Science courses. Theoretical knowledge including number         Prerequisites
  systems such as binary, and usability of interfaces will also   None
  be taught.

  Prerequisites
  None

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Drama                                                              French
     O P T I O N 1 0 D R A                                          O P T I O N 1 0 F R E

 Year 10 Drama offers students the opportunity to express           This course is designed for students who are interested in
 themselves in a range of creative ways. Students will              travelling, working or studying abroad. Students may simply
 develop confidence in using their voices, bodies, movement         wish to learn a beautiful Romance language or they may
 and use of space. Drama creation, drama rehearsing and             hope to open up career options. Through learning French,
 performance, stage managing, team work and film making             students will discover new cultures and develop a different
 are all key aspects covered in this course. Students will          perspective on the world and their place in it. This half year
 be fully prepared for the transition into Level 1 Drama.           course covers a wide variety of content, including how to
 Year 9 Drama transitions into this course, but it is not a         talk about personal details, family and friends, hobbies,
 requirement.                                                       school, music, food, holidays and the places we live. French
                                                                    classes are very interactive and taught in a fun and relaxing
 Prerequisites                                                      atmosphere. This course can lead on to Level 1 French.
 None
                                                                    Prerequisites
                                                                    Year 9 French (recommended but not essential).

 Graphics                                                           Home Economics
     O P T I O N 1 0 G R A                                          O P T I O N 1 0 H E C

 Graphics is the subject of visual communication through            Home Economics develops awareness of individual dietary
 drawing, design and presentation techniques. The Year 10           needs and the needs of family members. This course is an
 course will allow students to develop their creativity and         introduction to Level 1 Hospitality (NCEA Level 1). Practical
 learn about the practice of designing. Students will make          skills will be developed and a variety of nutritious dishes will
 informed decisions on aesthetic and functional aspects of          be produced. Students will learn to work in organised and
 design and develop a range of drawing skills, including 3D         co-operative teams.
 Computer Modelling.
                                                                    Prerequisites
 Prerequisites                                                      None
 None

 Māori Performing Arts                                              Music
     O P T I O N 10MPA                                              O P T I O N 10MUS

 This course is an introduction to Māori Performing Arts.           This is a continuation of the Year 9 course where students
 Tauira will be introduced and developed the origins and            learn basic guitar/keyboard and a little music theory. It
 essential performance components skills. Tauira learn              will involve students in the creative process and foster an
 through the medium of Haka, Mōteatea, Waiata-a-ringa,              appreciation of music. Students will work on individualised
 maurākau and takaro Māori. Whanaungatanga is developed             plans based on instruments and skill level.
 through this course. This course leads in to Level 1Māori          This course is not intended for students who want to study
 Performing Arts.                                                   NCEA Music theory in the senior school.

 Prerequisites                                                      Prerequisites
 None                                                               None

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Performance Music                                                Spanish
   O P T I O N 1 0 P E R                                           O P T I O N 1 0 S PA

  The emphasis of this course is on reading music and              This course is designed for students who are interested in
  practical development leading to NCEA Music. Students in         travelling, working or studying abroad. Students may simply wish
  this class will most likely be part of various bands. Students   to learn a widely spoken Romance language or they may hope
  will work on an individualised plan based on instrument and      to open up career options. Through learning Spanish, students
  skill level.                                                     will discover new cultures and develop a different perspective on
                                                                   the world and their place in it. This half year course covers a wide
  Prerequisites                                                    variety of content, including how to talk about personal details,
  Year 9 Performance Music                                         family and friends, hobbies, school, music, food, holidays and the
                                                                   places we live. Spanish classes are very interactive and taught
                                                                   in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. This course leads onto Level 1
                                                                   Spanish.

                                                                   Prerequisites
                                                                   Year 9 Spanish (recommended but not essential).

  Te Reo Māori                                                     Technology Electronics
   O P T I O N 10MAO                                               O P T I O N 1 0 T E E

  Tauira will learn conversational Māori, waiata, karakia, kēmu    The course has an emphasis on both theoretical knowledge
  and haka in practical situations which include heritage,         and practical exercises. Students will develop electronic
  values and customs. Tauira will apply their knowledge in         products and/or systems through the planning and design
  real life situations such as pōwhiri, tangihanga and cultural    process. The course will build on the development of the
  festivals. This course encompasses an oral, as well as a         electronic products learnt in Year 9.
  written approach to learning Te Reo Māori.
                                                                   Prerequisites
  Prerequisites                                                    Year 9 Electronics would be an advantage.
  Year 9 Te Reo Māori or at the discretion of the Head of
  Faculty.

  Technology Metal                                                 Technology Wood
   O P T I O N 1 0 T E M                                           O P T I O N 1 0 T E W

  Technology Metal is based around specific materials;             Technology Wood is a stimulating and demanding course
  tools, machinery and processes used in creating solutions        where students have the opportunity to make a furniture
  primarily out of mild steel and engineering materials.           project using timber as the main medium. The development
  This course is ideal for students who enjoy designing            and application of related knowledge in tools, materials
  and building projects. It will allow students to be creative     and processes that specifically relate to the woodworking
  and show ingenuity with simple project work, along with          environment will be taught, with furniture making being the
  covering recognised and fundamental workshop knowledge           primary outcome.
  and practice in set tasks.
                                                                   Prerequisites
  Prerequisites                                                    None
  None

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Level 1
              Students must take a
             full year of English and
             Mathematics, and will
             be classed according to
                individual needs.
           Students must take either
           Science or AgriScience, or
               they can take both.

        Students must select a combination
        of full year and half year optional
        courses. To the equivalent of 6
        units of work - a full-year course
        is worth 2 units of work and a half
        year is one unit.
        Students for which English is a
        second language will be assessed
        and offered ESOL assistance.

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Level 1 Prerequisites Table                                                                                                                                              * Available Credits (may change)
   Course                           Course                     Course     *Available           Prerequisites                                         Pathway to                                  Course
    Code                            Name                       Length      Credits     (at the discretion of the HOF)                                 Level 2                                    Endors.
 L1ACCYF     Accounting                                       Full Year      22                    None                 Accounting                                                                Yes
 L1AGHRF     AgriScience                                      Full Year      19                    None                 AgriScience                                                               Yes
 L1CLSTF     Ancient Roman and Greek Civilisation (Classics) Full Year       20                    None                 Ancient Roman and Greek Civilisation (Classics)                           Yes
 L1DESNF     Art Studio - Design                              Full Year      22                    None                 Art Studio - Design                                                        No
 L1PAITF     Art Studio - Paint & Illustrate                  Full Year      20                    None                 Art Studio - Paint & Illustrate                                            No
 L1APATF     Athletic Preparation and Applied Training        Full Year      17                    None                 Athletic Preparation and Applied Training                                  No
 L1BUSSF     Business Studies                                 Full Year      20                    None                 Business Studies                                                          Yes
 L1COSCF     Computer Science                                 Full Year      20                    None                 Computer Science                                                          Yes
 L1DIGIF     Digital Media                                    Full Year      17                    None                 Digital Media                                                             Yes
 L1DRMAF     Drama                                            Full Year      14                    None                 Drama                                                                      No
 L1ECONF     Economics                                        Full Year      20                    None                 Economics                                                                 Yes
 L1ENGLF     English                                          Full Year      21                    None                 English                                                                   Yes
 L1ESOLF     ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)   Full Year       -                    None                 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)                             No
 L1GEOGF     Geography                                        Full Year      21                    None                 Geography                                                                 Yes
 L1GRAPF     Graphics                                         Full Year      18                    None                 Graphics                                                                  Yes
 L1HISTF     History                                          Full Year      20                    None                 History                                                                   Yes
 L1HOSPF     Hospitality                                      Full Year      28                    None                 Hospitality                                                                No
 L1MAOPF     Māori Performing Arts                            Full Year      24                    None                 Māori Performing Arts                                                      No
 L1MATHF     Mathematics                                      Full Year      18                    None                 Statistics, Calculus, Mathematics and Mathematics (Statistics)            Yes
 L1METPF     Metalwork Practical                              Full Year      16                    None                 Metalwork Practical                                                        No
 L1PHEDF     Physical Education                               Full Year      21                    None                 Physical Education                                                        Yes
 L1SCIEF     Science                                          Full Year      24                    None                 Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics and Science          Yes
 L1SLTNF     Sound and Lighting                               Full Year      10                    None                 Sound and Lighting                                                         No
 L1SPANF     Spanish                                          Full Year      24                    None                 Spanish                                                                   Yes
 L1MAORF     Te Reo Māori                                     Full Year      24                    None                 Te Reo Maori                                                              Yes
 L1ELECF     Technology Electronics                           Full Year      18                    None                 Technology Electronics                                                     No
 L1TENRF     Technology Engineering                           Full Year      16                    None                 Technology Engineering                                                     No
 L1TEWOF     Technology Wood                                  Full Year      18                    None                 Furniture Making or Building and Construction                              No
 L1AFP1H     Armed Forces and Police 1                        Half Year       8                    None                 Armed Forces and Police                                                    No
 L1AFP2H     Armed Forces and Police 2                        Half Year       8                    None                 Armed Forces and Police                                                    No
 L1APATH     Athletic Preparation and Applied Training        Half Year       9                    None                 Athletic Preparation and Applied Training                                  No
 L1BFTRH     Business for Trades                              Half Year      10                    None                 Business for Trades and Business Studies                                   No
 L1COMMH Commerce                                             Half Year       8                    None                 Economics and Accounting                                                   No
 L1HOSPH     Cooking for Entertaining                         Half Year      15                    None                 Hospitality                                                                No
 L1FAR1H     Farm Management 1                                Half Year       8                    None                 Farm Management                                                            No
 L1FAR2H     Farm Management 2                                Half Year       8                    None                 Farm Management                                                            No
 L1HLTHH     Health                                           Half Year       8                    None                 Health Science                                                             No
 L1AGTMH     It’s All Greek To Me                             Half Year      12                    None                 Ancient Roman and Greek Civilisation (Classics)                            No
 L1MAH1H     Māori History Aotearoa 1                         Half Year      10                    None                 Māori History Aotearoa                                                     No
 L1MAH2H     Māori History Aotearoa 2                         Half Year      10                    None                 Māori History Aotearoa                                                     No
 L1METPH     Metalwork                                        Half Year      12                    None                 Metalwork Practical                                                        No
 L1MUSPH     Music Practical                                  Half Year      10                    None                 Music Practical                                                            No
 L1MUSTH     Music Theory                                     Half Year      20                    None                 Music Theory                                                               No
 L1ODEDH     Outdoor Education                                Half Year      19                    None                 Outdoor Education                                                          No
 L1PHEDH     Physical Education                               Half Year       8                    None                 Physical Education                                                         No
 L1ROBOH     Robotics                                         Half Year      10                    None                 Robotics                                                                   No
 L1SMANH     Sport Management                                 Half Year       8                    None                 Sport Management and Business Studies                                      No
 L1WOODH Woodwork                                             Half Year      11                    None                 Woodwork                                                                   No

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LEVEL 1 COMPULSORY COURSES

    English                                                                                    Mathematics
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    English is compulsory at Level 1. Students will be placed in the                           Mathematics is compulsory at Level 1. Students will be placed
    appropriate class, according to their academic ability in English.                         in the appropriate class, based on their academic ability in
    As such, students could be placed in a full year internal/ external                        Mathematics. As such, students could be placed in a full year
    course or a full year internal course. There are extension classes                         internal/external course or a full year internal course. There are
    for students who excel in English, a Sport in Education class for                          also extension classes for students who excel in Mathematics,
    students who enjoy learning within a sport context, and a class                            a Sport in Education class for students who enjoy learning with
    designed for those students for whom English is not their first                            a sporting context, and a numeracy class for those who need
    language. Depending on the level of the class, topics covered                              extra support in their learning.
    include: writing, speaking, connections across texts, written and
    and unfamiliar text.                                                                       Course Endorsable
                                                                                               External - Yes
    Course Endorsable                                                                          Internal - No
    Yes
                                                                                               Further Study
    Further Study                                                                              Level 2 Statistics and/or Calculus and/or Mathematics (half
    Level 2 English                                                                            year), and or Mathematics (Statistics) (half year).

    Vocational Pathways                                                                        Vocational Pathways

    Science                                                                                    AgriScience
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    This course is designed for students who wish to study sciences                            This course is designed for students who wish to gain
    at higher levels. It covers theory in Biology, Chemistry, Physics,                         understanding and skills in primary production. Students will
    and practical investigations.                                                              need to have a natural curiosity about science, practical work,
    Note: Students may take compulsory Science and option                                      and the outdoors. It covers practical skills, environment, and
    AgriScience.                                                                               primary production in New Zealand.
                                                                                               Note: Students may take compulsory AgriScience and option
    Course Endorsable                                                                          Science.
    Yes
                                                                                               Course Endorsable
    Further Study                                                                              Yes
    Level 2 Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Physics,
    and Science.                                                                               Further Study
                                                                                               Level 2 AgriScience

    Vocational Pathways                                                                        Vocational Pathways

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LEVEL 1 FULL YEAR OPTIONAL COURSES

  Accounting                                                                      AgriScience
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   FULL OPTION L1ACCYF                                       V                     FULL OPTION L1AGHRF                                   V

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  This course is designed for students who wish to gain an                        This course is designed for students who wish to gain
  understanding of Accounting for small businesses. It covers;                    understanding and skills in primary production. Students will
  basic cash management, processing of transactions as well as                    have a natural curiosity about science, practical work, and the
  the creation and analysis of financial statements.                              outdoors. It covers practical skills, environment, and primary
  Students cannot study this course as well as L1ACCYH (Level                     production in New Zealand.
  1 Accounting (half year) and L1BFTRH (Level 1 Business for
  Trades (half year).                                                             Course Endorsable
                                                                                  Yes
  Course Endorsable
  Yes                                                                             Further Study
                                                                                  Level 2 AgriScience
  Further Study
  Level 2 Accounting

  Vocational Pathways                                                             Vocational Pathways

  Ancient Roman and Greek                                                         Art Studio - Design
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                                                                                  This course is tailored for students who wish to gain an
  This course is designed for students who wish to gain an                        understanding of the Design process as it applies to Art. It
  understanding of the Classical World. Ancient Roman and                         covers basic Photoshop skills, design layout and presentation
  Greek Civilisation (Classics) encourages students to make links                 techniques.. By the end of the year, the boys will have produced a
  between the past and present civilisations by exploring diverse                 2-panel folio board where they show off their ideas, technical and
  values and traditions, viewed from their cultural perspectives and              media skills.
  those of others. Students will also develop research and source
  analysis skills.                                                                Course Endorsable
  The year will be divided into three units: Olympian Gods and                    No
  Greek Mythology, Homer’s Iliad and the Trojan War and Athenian                  Further Study
  Art and Architecture.                                                           Level 2 Art Studio - Design

  Course Endorsable                                                               Exclusions
  Yes                                                                             Students cannot choose both Art Studio - Design and Art Studio
                                                                                  - Paint & Illustrate.
  Further Study
  Level 2 Ancient Roman and Greek Civilisation (Classics)

  Vocational Pathways                                                             Vocational Pathways

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LEVEL 1 FULL YEAR OPTIONAL COURSES

    Art Studio -                                                                             Athletic Preparation and
    Paint & Illustrate                                                    AL
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    This is a hands-on course providing boys with an opportunity                             This course is designed for students who are motivated to
    to develop their creativity and critical thinking. Boys generate                         learn the skills and techniques required to become an athlete.
    and extend their ideas in a self-directed and collaborative                              It covers the topics of physical fitness, self-management
    environment. By the end of the year, the boys will have                                  strategies, and strategies to improve performance. The
    produced a 2-panel folio board where they show off their ideas,                          students will manage their own skills and fitness program
    technical and media skills.                                                              with guidance from teaching staff. All assessment is ongoing
                                                                                             throughout the year.
    Course Endorsable
    No                                                                                       Course Endorsable
                                                                                             No
    Further Study
    Level 2 Art Studio - Paint & Illustrate                                                  Further Study
                                                                                             Level 2 Athletic Preparation and Applied Training
    Exclusions
    Students cannot choose both Art Studio - Paint & Illustrate and
    Art Studio - Design.

    Vocational Pathways                                                                      Vocational Pathways

    Business Studies                                                                         Computer Science
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        FULL OPTION L1BUSSF                                           V                       FULL OPTION L1COSCF                                  V
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    This course is designed for students who wish to gain an                                 This course is designed for students who want to learn skills in
    understanding of how small business operate in New Zealand.                              Computer Science as well as work on their own project idea.
    It covers business planning, marketing, human resource                                   This course is helpful for students wishing to pursue a career
    management and gives an insight into the internal features and                           in computer programming or game creation or undertake a
    external factors that influence a small business.                                        Science, Business or Engineering degree at university. This
                                                                                             course covers knowledge of how to plan a computer program;
    Course Endorsable                                                                        learning the structures and syntax including loops, decisions,
    Yes                                                                                      lists and functions when programming in Python as well as a
                                                                                             knowledge of algorithms, programs and informal instructions.
    Further Study
                                                                                             Students will build a computer and problem solve issues arising
    Level 2 Business Studies
                                                                                             from this. This course also covers the technology design process
                                                                                             which students follow to design and create the best outcome.
                                                                                             Students will need to be self-motivated, and have a good level of
                                                                                             literacy. Students should have a Windows laptop. Preferably the
                                                                                             completion of Year 9 or 10 Computer Science.
                                                                                             Course Endorsable
                                                                                             Yes
                                                                                             Further Study
                                                                                             Level 2 Computer Science

    Vocational Pathways                                                                      Vocational Pathways

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