YEAR 10 - Epsom Girls Grammar School - Course Selection 2020

 
YEAR 10 - Epsom Girls Grammar School - Course Selection 2020
Epsom Girls
Grammar School

   YEAR 10
Course Selection
     2020
2   Year 10 Options 2020
YEAR 9 2019 STUDENTS ENTERING
YEAR 10 2020
Please see below for a summary of how the Year 10 programme is structured. It outlines
compulsory courses and the choices that are available for option subjects. On the following
pages you will find course descriptions for each compulsory and option subject. A chart showing
subjects through to Year 13 can be found at the back of this booklet along with the Course
Selection Guide.

Year 10 students study full year courses in:
English
Mathematics
Physical Education and Health
Science
Social Studies

One half year Arts course from:                    One half year Technology course
Art                                                from:
Drama                                              Spatial Design
Music                                              Product Design
                                                   Robotics

In addition students choose 2 full year Options from:
Art                                                Graphics
Business Studies                                   Japanese *
Chinese Second Language *                          Latin *
Digital Technology                                 Music
Drama                                              Philosophy
English for speakers of other languages            Spanish *
Environmental Studies                              Te Reo Māori *
Food Technology                                    Textiles and Design
French *

* It is not possible to start these as new subjects in Year 10 unless you have prior knowledge.
Bold Type: These subjects are needed in Year 10 if you wish to take them in Year 11.
Year 10 students may not choose the same Arts course – eg: Drama (half-year) and then Option
Drama.

What to do
1.   Read through the statements about each of the option subjects and the Special Notes on the
     next page.
2.   Discuss your choices with:
     i) Parents or caregivers.
     ii) Subject teachers, including those mentioned in this booklet.
     iii) Tutors.

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Other people who can help:
     i) Dean – Ms Walker or Mrs Quedley
     ii) Careers Advisers - Ms Leask, Ms Pulsford
     iii) Deputy Principal – Ms Dwan

3.   Before making your choice consider:
     * your ability: what you are good at
     * areas of interest: what you like to do or study
     * possible future subject choice: see the Courses Available in 2018 chart at the back of
         this booklet.

4.   When you have considered your subjects carefully and are happy with your decision, fill in the
     on-line Course Selection that will be available on the Web Portal from Monday 5 August .
     The on-line Course Selection must be completed by Monday 12 August 2019 8am.

Special Notes
1.    A Literacy course will be offered as a separate option (half year or full year). This course is
     intended to assist students to develop their reading and writing skills, which are a foundation
     for success across the curriculum.

     Students will be invited to take this course, or parents/caregivers can signal their interest if
     they would like their daughter to be considered for this programme, please contact the Dean.

2.   Students choose 2 option subjects in order of preference. We cannot guarantee your
     choices as rooms and resources are limited. If we cannot accommodate you, your Dean will
     see you to make a third choice.

3.   If the school considers that your choice is not suitable for going forward into the senior
     school the Dean will discuss this with you and guide you into a more appropriate choice of
     subjects.

4.   E.O.T.C. stands for Education Outside the Classroom and includes valuable curriculum
     studied in a variety of settings.

5.   Subjects offered will be taught only if numbers and staffing permit. We cannot guarantee to
     accommodate every particular combination of subjects. When numbers are limited in any
     subject, the school will select students who have shown themselves most suited to that
     subject.

Note about costs
Some of the courses we offer have higher costs associated with them than others. In addition,
certain courses within the school require that students participate in valuable education outside
the classroom. These experiences are a very important part of the course and every endeavour is
made to minimise the costs involved. We cannot fund these extra costs from our government
grant.

For courses that have a high take home content, there may be associated costs. These will be
notified later.

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COMPULSORY FULL YEAR SUBJECTS

                                           English
The Year 10 English programme is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore
ideas and thinking through the study of a range of literature texts. A particular focus is on
reading, language, and the development of writing skills. Students are assessed on their ability
to understand ideas in texts, and to express ideas with accuracy in writing, speaking and visual
presentations.

                                     Mathematics
Year 10 Mathematics provides an excellent foundation for the study of Mathematics and Statistics
courses in Years 11, 12 and 13.

The course covers the essential concepts of algebra, graphs, measurement, trigonometry,
geometry, number, probability and statistics.

All classes will be using the Casio Graphics Calculators (compulsory) which may be obtained from
the school stationery shop for approximately $110, and a homework book to be advised by the
teacher.

                    Physical Education and Health
The Health and Physical Education Programme at Year 10 focuses on the concept of total well-
being. Through learning in this learning area students will gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes
and values to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Through the Health Programme students will explore Body Image, Sexuality Education, Careers,
Drugs and Keeping Ourselves Safe.

In the Physical Education Programme there are a range of compulsory aspects that students
participate in. These include the Year 10 Camp, Gymnastics and Dance, Athletics, Aquatics
(Stroke development and Surf Survival) and a range of team and individual sports.

Throughout both Health and Physical Education students will be encouraged to recognise the
importance of working with people and learning skills and strategies to maintain and enhance
those relationships. There is also a strong emphasis on participation and lifelong learning.

At Year 10 students have 2 periods of Physical Education a week and 1 period of Health.

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Science
The Year 10 Science course continues to develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand
and participate in a world that is becoming increasingly reliant on the advances of Science and
Technology. This course will provide a good foundation for students continuing with Sciences
from Year 11 onwards.

Topics Studied:
Biology: Plant reproduction, Human reproduction and Whakapapa (Genetics)
Chemistry: Atomic structure and Chemical Reactions.
Physics: Electricity, Forces and Motion.
Earth Science: New Zealand’s position on the tectonic edge.

Course Objectives:
Students will find that they enjoy the variety of learning contexts and experiences as they come
to make sense of Science, what it can do, and what it enables us to do in our world.
Students will
●   apply self management skills to identify strengths and set targets
●   extend the base of science knowledge and skills
●   be able to apply research, investigative and thinking skills using scientific and evidence
    based approaches
●   be able to work collaboratively with others by adopting different roles
●   exhibit different ways of communicating and relating to others.
●   develop an understanding of different scientific perspectives, including an awareness of New
    Zealand’s position within the scientific world

                                    Social Studies
           He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata! – It’s people, it’s people, it’s people!

This sums up the essence of Social Studies. It is the study of how societies operate and how
people participate as individuals and groups in their communities. A society and people’s
involvement in it is shaped by its past, the place of its people in it, and its resources.
Students will study the influences which shape people and their communities in the following
topics:
●    Courage and Convictions (a study of human rights)
●    Money Matters (a study of economic decisions and growth)
●    Great Ideas (a study of ideas and actions from the past which influence the present)
●    Nga Taonga (a study of peoples’ management of resources)

In addition to the topics the class teacher will determine a time during the year when the
students will experience the Community of Thinking (CoT) programme. The students will be given
a fertile question connected with their current topic and they will then become responsible for the
direction their research takes them in with the aim of finding a unique answer to the fertile
question.

Woven into Social Studies and the various topics is the key skill of Social Inquiry; the Key
Competencies; the Vision, Values and Principles as detailed in the New Zealand Curriculum. The
course will include, where appropriate, the school values of compassion, community, curiosity
and courage. These skills are crucial in the empowering of young people to participate
responsibly in our local, national and international communities.

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YEAR TEN OPTIONS

Compulsory Half Year   Full-Year Options       Full-Year Options
Courses

 Art                   Art                     Graphics

 or

 Drama                 Business Studies        Japanese

 or

 Music                 Chinese Second          Latin
                       Language

 Spatial Design
                       Digital Technology      Music
 or

 Product Design
                       Drama                   Philosophy
 or

 Robotics
                       English Language
                       Support                 Spanish

                       Environmental Studies   Te Reo Māori
 Other Half Year
 Courses
                       Food Technology         Textiles & Design
 Literacy

                       French

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COMPULSORY HALF YEAR COURSES

1. Technology (half year course)
   Course Objectives:
   Year 10 Technology is about developing solutions to real design problems for real people.
   Students will develop thinking skills including imagining, designing, testing, creating, building
   and evaluating.

   Students choose ONE only of the following design contexts to work on for the half year
   course:

   1.   Spatial Design: This context includes designing spaces that meet people’s needs.
        Students will have opportunities to be creative as well as solving practical problems.
        They will use computer software and build models to explore and present ideas. For more
        information see Ms Receveur or Ms Rennie nrennie@eggs.school.nz

   2.   Product Design: This context is very hands on and will involve working with workshop
        tools and machinery, and a range of materials. Students will design and make a well
        finished final product. For more information see Ms Bidwell jbidwell@eggs.school.nz

   3.   Robotics: Students will use Robotic Lego to create and programme robots that perform
        a variety of tasks. The context will include working through a number of practical
        problem solving challenges that teach programming in a fun and challenging way.
        Students will then develop their own robot that helps people.

        For more information see Ms Dunsmore or Mr Jones mdunsmore@eggs.school.nz

   NOTE: Subject to availability of staffing and facilities.

2. Arts component
   Students choose ONE only of the following. Choose a different option here to any arts
   subject you may intend to choose for a full year’s study from Section B.

                               Art (half year course)
Prerequisites:
   Two courses are available at this level; either a half year or a full year option. (see Section B
   for information on the full year course)

Course Objectives
   ●    Students will explore a range of art-making processes and techniques including painting,
        printmaking, drawing and design
   ●    Students will generate and develop ideas in response to a variety of motivations and artist
        models
   ●    Students will describe and evaluate how art works and processes are used to
        communicate meaning
   ●    Students will investigate the relationship between art and its social context.

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Course Content
   Year 10 Art includes learning through observational drawing, processes using wet and dry
   media, collage, printmaking and painting. Research themes in this year include personal
   whakapapa, New Zealand history and legends and using current issues to inform artworks.

   The half year course will provide the foundation needed for Year 11 Visual Art and/or Art
   Photography.
   From Year 11 Art students can continue with NCEA Level 2 & 3 Painting, Sculpture,
   Printmaking and Design.

Who to talk to: Jonathan Cameron or Michelle Christoffersen

Contact: jcameron@eggs.school.nz

                           Drama (half year course)
Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives:
   ●    To develop practical knowledge in Drama relating to the application of techniques,
        elements and conventions in drama
   ●    To explore and develop ideas in drama
   ●    To gain confidence communicating ideas with one another and to an audience
   ●    To develop an understanding of drama in a variety of cultural contexts

Course Content:
   Includes movement and story, improvisation, role play, Shakespearean scene study and
   devised drama drawn from historical sources relevant to Aotearoa/New Zealand. Students
   will also learn some basic stagecraft.

   Learners will write reflections in an electronic portfolio and will attend theatre productions
   either at the Raye Freedman Arts Centre or out of school for the purpose of review.

EOTC:
   Students are encouraged to see the school drama productions e.g. Year 12 and 13 Drama
   and the AGS/EGGS production. The cost for the seeing productions is approximately $30.00.

Who to talk to: Ms Druitt

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Music (half year course)
This half-year course is designed for students with a general interest in Music who want to
develop aspects of Year 9 Core Music. Students thinking about Music at Year 11, but without a
‘spare’ full year option choice may take this course as a useful way of keeping up their practical
involvement in school music.

Prerequisites:
    ●   Year 9 Core Music

Course Objectives:
    ●   To develop performance skills
    ●   To develop musical knowledge
    ●   To work creatively.

Course Content:
    ●   Small group performances
    ●   Creative music writing
    ●   Music technology including computers, keyboards, recording equipment etc.
    ●   Some theory, listening and research work.

Notes:
    Students must be prepared to work on improving their performance skills and are
    encouraged to have regular lessons.

Where next:
    Over the next few years, you will be able to progress to some or all of the following:
    ● Year 11 Music
    ● Year 12 Music Studies (Level 2 NCEA)
    ● Year 12 Performance Music
    ● Year 13 Music Studies (Level 3 NCEA)
    ● Year 13 Performance Music
    ● Scholarship Music

Who to talk to: Mr Thomas, Ms Orr, Ms Le Cren

Contact: Ph 970 6744 or email music@eggs.school.nz

                            Literacy (half year course)
This course is provided for students who need additional assistance with reading and writing
skills. Students are selected for the programme by teachers and Deans, and parents are notified.

This course is to assist students develop their reading and writing skills, which are a foundation
for success across the curriculum. There is a focus on reading and writing, vocabulary extension,
comprehension of texts and effective speaking and listening skills.

Who to talk to: Ms McKenzie-Downey, Mrs Frew

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FULL YEAR OPTION SUBJECTS

                                      Art: 10ART
Prerequisites: Year 9 Core Art.
   The full year course provides opportunity for in-depth investigation and exploration using a
   range of different Art making mediums. These include Mixed-media, Drawing, Painting,
   Printmaking, Design, Sculpture and Time-based Art. Students will develop ideas and explore
   visual communication within a variety of contexts.

Course Objectives
   ●   A wide range of skills and art processes are explored through a range of disciplines
       including Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Design and time based Art
   ●   Students will generate and develop ideas in response to a variety of motivations and
       artist models
   ●   Students will analyse and evaluate how artworks and processes are used to communicate
       meaning
   ●   Students will investigate the relationship between art and its social context, and begin to
       make connections

Course Content
   Includes investigation with wet media and dry media, collage and etching / printmaking.
   Observational drawing and research into personal whakapapa /history/ local environment.
   Students will explore working with clay to explore visual story-telling in a 3-dimensional way.
   Students will also complete a mixed media painting using stencilling and painting mediums to
   investigate a current issue meaningful to the student. In term four students taking this
   course will explore stop motion animation.

   This course also provides a foundation for Year 11 practical art and/or photography at Year
   11.
   From Year 11 Art students can continue with Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Design to
   Scholarship level.

Who to talk to: Jonathan Cameron or Michelle Christoffersen

Contact: jcameron@eggs.school.nz

                        Business Studies: 10BUS
Prerequisites: None.

Course Objectives:
   The dynamic world of business is a rapidly developing area of study and focus for New
   Zealand. This course aims to encourage students to be entrepreneurial, innovative and to be
   aware of sustainability practices in business.
   In the first half of the year students will develop skills and understanding in Financial
   Literacy, Accounting and Economics which will allow them to comprehend how and why
   businesses make decisions. In Term 3 these skills will be transferred into developing a
   business enterprise where they will create and sell a product and then reflect on the process

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of forming and managing a business.
   In Term 4 students will gain a basic understanding of New Zealand’s Legal System, for
   example, roles and responsibilities of employers. Students will also learn about the role
   tourism plays in the New Zealand economy by creating a holiday itinerary.

Course Content:
   ●   Financial Literacy
   ●   Business Economics
   ●   Business Accounting
   ●   Enterprise Studies/ Innovation/ Market Day
   ●   Legal Studies
   ●   Business of Tourism

   This course leads to Business Studies, Economics, Accounting and Legal Studies as options at
   various school levels.

Who to talk to: Miss Smith, Mr Shankar, Mr Tasneem, Mrs Osborn, Mrs St Clair

                Chinese Second Language: 10CHN
Prerequisites: Year 9 Chinese or equivalent (This course does not suit students whose home
language is Chinese. These students are able to join the Chinese heritage language class when
they reach Year 12 and 13).

Course Objectives:
   Learning Year 10 Chinese will help you:
   ● develop your ability to speak, listen, read and write in Chinese
   ● develop an appreciation of Chinese culture
   ● extend your communication and interaction skills
   ● foster cultural and linguistic understanding in general.

Course Content:
   You will learn spoken and written Chinese to cope with a variety of everyday situations
   including daily routines, fashion, shopping, making phone calls, eating out and weather.
   Cultural topics can include Food, Festivals, Chinese traditional dance and Chinese brush
   painting. You will watch Chinese movies and enjoy songs and language games to help with
   your learning. You will also access online learning using Education Perfect and ImmerseMe.

Cost: $30 Education Perfect (Note: One charge for all languages); $20 ImmerseMe (optional)

Who to talk to: Ms Lin and Mrs Liang

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Digital Technology: 10DIT
Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives:
   This course will focus on learning skills, theory and concepts in Digital Media, Information
   Management, Programming and Technological Process. This will help prepare students for
   NCEA for Year 11. The course will be theme based, focussing on raising awareness around a
   topic in business study that will be selected from a teacher-provided menu of choices at the
   beginning of the year. The skills and concepts we will focus on include:
   ● Logo - design and create a logo for your business using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and
       associated tools
   ● Animations – create an animation profiling/promoting your business topic that is
       appropriate for displaying on a website, using Adobe Animate
   ● Website Design – design and create a website to promote and raise awareness of your
       business, using HTML5 and CSS
   ● Game Design – further develop coding skills by designing a game using Scratch v2
   ● Print Media and Information Management - design and create word processed documents
       (letters, A4 posters and news sheets using Word), and desktop publishing (brochures
       using Publisher or InDesign). Students will follow Technological process to plan and
       develop original designs and documents

   Software applications include MS Office Suite (Word), AdobeCC (Photoshop, In Design,
   Dreamweaver, Animate and Illustrator), and Scratch.

Assessments:
   Project Work will be assessed during the year

Future area of interest and study:
   Year 11 Digital Technology.
   Career options in future could include programming, software engineering, game maker,
   media developer eg animator or graphic image manipulation, network technician, hardware
   technician, software design, database developer, database administrator.

Who to talk to: Ms Anderson, Mr Jones, Mrs Dunn

                                 Drama: 10DRA
Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives:
   ●   To develop students' personal confidence and the ability to work co-operatively and
       productively in groups
   ●   To introduce students to a variety of approaches to drama
   ●   To gain knowledge and experience of the theatre and production and performance skills
   ●   To participate in performances in a variety of venues and for a variety of audiences

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Course Content:
   Students will work on improvisation, role play, movement and voice. They will also explore
   aspects of theatre history e.g. Shakespeare, and devise around dramatic ideas drawn from
   historical sources relevant to Aotearoa/New Zealand.

   Students will work on deepening drama skills such as voice, body, use of space and
   movement.

   They will keep a reflective concept book recording their ideas about drama and their
   processes.

   Students are encouraged to see the school drama productions e.g. Year 12 and 13 Drama
   and the AGS/EGGS production. The cost for viewing theatre performances is approximately
   $30.00.

Who to talk to: Ms Druitt

  English for Speakers of Other Languages: 10ESA
Prerequisites:
   Students can take this subject if English is not their first language and whose test results
   indicate their level of English acquisition is at intermediate level. Students should discuss
   with their ESOL teacher and English teacher whether they should take this subject.

Course Objectives:
   To   improve and support students’ English so they can:
   a)    understand and use English across the school curriculum
   b)    understand and use English in the community
   c)    develop confidence in using English.

Course Content:
   This course offers three lessons per week and is designed to support students whose first
   language is not English. It is a cross curriculum programme and gives support and
   instruction in the four basic strands of language – reading, writing, listening and speaking.
   Students will increase their understanding of word meaning and usage; language needed in
   curriculum areas; and English grammar. The course also contributes towards preparing
   students for the requirements of English literacy assessments in Year 11.

Who to talk to: Mrs Loh

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English for Speakers of Other Languages: 10ESL
Prerequisites:
   Students can take this subject if English is not their first language and whose test results
   indicate their level of English acquisition is at beginner to pre-intermediate level. Students
   should discuss with their ESOL and English teacher whether they should take this subject.

Course Objectives:
   To   improve students’ English so they can:
   ●     understand and use English across the school curriculum
   ●     understand and use English in the community
   ●     develop confidence in using English.

Course Content:
   This course offers six lessons per week of English language support for students whose first
   language is not English. It is a cross curriculum programme and gives support and instruction
   in the four basic strands of language – reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students
   will increase their understanding of word meaning and usage; language needed in curriculum
   areas; and English grammar. The course also contributes towards preparing students for the
   requirements of English literacy assessments in Year 11.

Who to talk to: Mrs Loh

                    Environmental Science: 10EVS
Prerequisites: None.

Course Objectives:
   Students shall enjoy both learning and practical activities to develop:
   ● awareness and sensitivity to the environment and related issues
   ● knowledge and understanding of the environment and the impact of people on it
   ● attitudes and values that reflect feelings of concern for the environment
   ● skills needed for identifying, investigating and problem solving associated with
      environmental issues
   ● a sense of responsibility through active involvement in projects that support
      environmental issues
   ● connect science knowledge to real life environmental issues

Course Content:
   Units:
   ● New Zealand Ecology and Biodiversity
   ● Carbon and the Environment: Carbon and Climate Change
   ● Generating “Clean” Energy: Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy
   ● Wasted - the problems of waste
   ● Pest free by 2050: is it possible?
   Assessment:
   ● Mostly assignment and project based assessment. Tests for some topics.

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Costs: Field Trips usually visit Goat Island Marine Reserve ($80) and Tiritiri Matangi ($38)
Costs may vary slightly as a result of student numbers.

Future areas of interest and study:
    Leads to Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 Environmental Science

Who to talk to: Miss Burtenshaw or Ms Cotton

                          Food Technology: 10FTE
Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives:
    The year 10 Food Technology course aims to build on the skills learned in Year 9. Students
    will also be developing dishes to meet a variety of contexts such as; nutrition, cost, quality,
    creativity, specific techniques and skills, food safety, plus the consideration of societal
    influences. The units of work are loosely based around popular reality television programmes
    and some include class and inter-class competitions.

Course Content:
    Term   1: ‘Master Chef’
    Term   2:’My Kitchen Rules’
    Term   3: ‘Cake Boss’
    Term   4: ‘A taste of Asia’

Assessment:
    Project work associated with each unit will be assessed at the end of each term.

Future areas of interest and study:
    Year 11, 12 and 13 Food Technology

Cost: $80 per annum to cover the cost of consumables.

Who to talk to: Ms Riley and/or Miss Brooks

                                   French: 10FRE
French is fun and useful. We want to encourage you to keep learning it!

Prerequisites: Year 9 French or equivalent.

Course Objectives:
    In Year 10 French, our themes are: Festivals, Forming Links and Food at a French Café.
    The language we learn allows us to:

    ●   Communicate about our own background and immediate environment
    ●   Notice how the French language is organised compared to other languages
    ●   Explore French cultural practices and compare them with other cultures.

    Throughout the year, you compile portfolios for speaking, writing and culture.

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Course Content:
   We develop listening, speaking, viewing, reading, writing, performing and presenting skills as
   we learn language that is useful in a variety of everyday situations, such as:
   ● Media - television, films, books, the internet
   ● Holidays - tourist activities and attractions in Paris
   ● Identity - personality, relationships, preferences and opinions, style, our passion
   ● Where we live - our city, your home, meals, buying food, events and celebrations
   ● Our talents - ambition, encouraging and persuading, rehearsing for a contest, judging
   ● Culture - world geography (French-speaking countries), science (how to plant a garden),
       history (The French Revolution)

   Culture topics include Paris, Eating at home and eating out in France, celebrations on the
   French calendar, the regions of France. We learn using songs, videos, films and games,
   Education Perfect and ImmerseMe, and the online resources that come with our text, Studio
   2.

Rationale:
   Learning French is an end in itself but it is also a stepping stone to learning other languages
   and a good skill to complement any career. This is because French is the official language of
   29 countries around the world. Regardless of your intended career, French will open doors to
   exciting new opportunities that would not otherwise be available to you.

Cost: $10 workbook, $6.00 food celebration, $30 Education Perfect (Note: One charge for all
   languages), $20 ImmerseMe

Who to talk to: Dr Moir Scott (HOD French) - ascott@eggs.school.nz;
   Mme Walker (Year 9 Dean) - rwalker@eggs.school.nz; Mlle Clarke - tclarke@eggs.school.nz

                                 Graphics: 10GRA
Course Objectives:
   Graphics teaches students the drawing and design skills needed in areas of design such as
   Architecture, Engineering and Industrial Design. The course has two main areas of learning:

   Visual Communication: where students are taught how to use 3D sketching techniques,
   instrumental drawing skills and computer graphics software to create and express ideas.

   Design: where students are taught creative thinking and problem solving skills that enable
   them to generate and develop design ideas.

Course Content:
   The topics covered in this course include:
   ● Introduction to sketching & presentation skills
   ● Product design: Cupcake Packaging
   ● Architecture: Studio Space
   ● Landscape design
   ● Introduction to 3D computer software and 3D printing

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Where this course could lead:
   If you wish to pursue Graphics at Years 11, 12 or 13 it is compulsory to take Graphics in Year
   10.
   Graphics is useful for students who are considering a career in Architecture, Engineering,
   Urban Planning Spatial, Graphic or Industrial Design.

Who to talk to: Ms Rennie, Ms Dunsmore mdunsmore@eggs.school.nz or Ms Receveur.
   Please feel free to visit T13 at any time to see the displays of Graphics coursework.

                                Japanese: 10JPN
Prerequisites:
   Year 9 Japanese. However we understand that students may have learnt Japanese in a
   number of different ways, therefore if you have other experience please talk to Miss J
   Murphy.

Course Objectives:
   This course aims to polish your abilities in intercultural communication and increase the
   sophistication and subtlety of your use of Japanese. Now is your chance to participate further
   in meaningful communication with other speakers of Japanese.

Course Content:
   Your mastery of kana opens a world of modern Japanese communication. This year works on
   getting out and about. After developing your self-introduction, you will then be able to make
   and accept invitations to events. Before the event you will be able to check the weather
   forecast, describe how someone looks, give directions to the event and then discuss what
   you will do when you get there. You will engage in real life language use through a variety of
   activities e.g email exchanges, video competitions and Japanese lunch in class.

Cost: $50 Obento Supreme Workbook
       $30 Language Perfect (Note: One charge for all languages)

Who to talk to: Miss J Murphy or Miss T Clarke

                                    Latin: 10LAT
Prerequisites:
   Year 9 Latin. Although exceptions can be made, this would require independent holiday
   study. Please see Ms Wright or Mr Jackson about this possibility. There will be an
   opportunity for all students to enter the American National Latin Exam.

Course Objectives:
   This course is designed to:
   ● consolidate and extend knowledge of Latin grammar and vocabulary
   ● further develop skills in reading and translating Latin
   ● develop further understanding of Roman social life and society in general
   ● promote an appreciation for the contribution of Roman civilisation to our own life,
       language, attitudes and customs in the 21st century.

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Course Content:
    Language:      Consolidation and extension of Latin vocabulary, word forms and grammar.
    Translation:   Continue reading and translating the adventures of Quintus and his household
                   as they travel to different provinces following the eruption of Mt Vesuvius.
                   First you will explore ancient Britain and then extravagant Egypt with its exotic
                   culture.
    Social Life:   Explore the Roman province of Britain, including the Roman invasion, Boudica,
                   King Cogidubnus, the Palace at Fishbourne, Bath, the Roman Army, Agricola,
                   Religion and Worship. Also discover the Roman province of Egypt with topics
                   such as Alexandria, Glassmaking, the Worship of Isis, Medicine, Astrology and
                   Science.
    Heritage:      Did you know that invincible comes from the Latin word vinco? Learn more
                   about the contribution of Latin to the English language.

Cost: Language Perfect $20.00 (Note: One charge for all languages)

Who to talk to: Ms Wright or Mr Jackson

                                     Music: 10MUS
This full year course is for students with more experience and a keen interest in Music.

Prerequisites:
    Year 9 Core Music. Experience and lessons on an instrument or in voice.

Course Objectives:
    ●   To develop solo and group performance skills
    ●   To develop musical knowledge and theory skills
    ●   To work creatively

Course Content:
    ●   Small group and solo performances
    ●   Musical composition and songwriting in a range of styles and types
    ●   Music technology including computers, keyboards, recording equipment etc.
    ●   Theory, listening and research work.

Notes:
    Students must be prepared to work on improving their performance skills and should be
    having regular lessons. This course allows more advanced students to extend themselves into
    chamber music or other group performances (eg rock or jazz groups).

Where next:
    Over the next few years, you will be able to progress to some or all of the following:
    ● Year 11 Music
    ● Year 12 Music Studies (Level 2 NCEA)
    ● Year 12 Performance Music
    ● Year 13 Music Studies (Level 3 NCEA)
    ● Year 13 Performance Music
    ● Scholarship Music

Who to talk to: Mr Thomas, Ms Orr, Ms Le Cren

Contact: Ph 970 6744 or email music@eggs.school.nz

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Philosophy: 10PHI
Prerequisites: None however Year 9 philosophy beneficial.

Course Objectives:
The year 10 philosophy course is designed to:
    •   Encourage critical thinking skills
    •   Promote collaboration and the ability to articulate logical thinking.
    •   Develop positive attitudes towards curiosity, learning and creative thought processes.

    Throughout the year you will participate in fun collaborative activities and discussions.
    You will create inquiries that explore relevant issues to your generation.

Course content:
Topics covered:
    •   Theory of knowledge and big ideas through the ages.
    •   Critical thinking relating to science and the media
    •   Ethical theories - justifying decisions in different scenarios.
    •   Applied Ethics- treatment of animals and our obligations to future generations and our
        planet.
    •   Citizenship- political ideas, justice and equality.

Future areas of interest and study:
Develops key skills required in all learning, across school and life contexts.

Cost: Nil

Who to talk to: Dr Claire Gavin and Mr Jahred Dell

                                   Spanish: 10SPA
Prerequisites: Year 9 Spanish or equivalent

Course Objectives:
    This course has a strong communicative focus and it also covers Spanish language and
    grammar, as well as Hispanic culture. By the end of the year students will be able to
    •   talk about their own interests,
    •   describe a past holiday,
    •   make plans for the weekend,
    •   order a meal in a restaurant and talk about their eating habits,
    •   discuss their fashion preferences
    •   and give a virtual tour around Barcelona.

   10SPA builds on the Year 9 course and deepens understanding of the Spanish language
   through online tools, speaking activities, games, cultural projects and access to real
   materials. Highlights of the course include videoing your own cooking masterclass in Spanish
   and planning a trip to a Hispanic destination.

    Work opportunities worldwide are enhanced by the study of Spanish. It is the chosen second
    language of many people in the world and native speakers number well over 425 million in

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more than 23 countries. Spanish is spoken by a third of the world’s population in all corners
    of the globe. It is essential for travel, exchanges and work opportunities in Latin America,
    Spain and many parts of the United States. It is one of the official languages of the United
    Nations.

Cost: $12 Workbook; $3-5 Spanish celebration; $30 Education Perfect (one charge for all
    languages); $20 ImmerseMe (optional)

Who to talk to: Mrs Torrealba, Mrs Drobez, Mrs Wright, Miss Murphy

                            Te Reo Māori: 10MAO
Prerequisites: Year 9 Māori or equivalent level.

Course Objectives:
    This course is an extension to the Year 9 Māori course. In Year 10 Māori there is a strong
    communicative focus. The students will learn about Māori culture, grammar and language,
    and will have the opportunity to develop their skills in the following:
    ●   Tikanga - values/beliefs of the Māori
    ●   Waiata – Māori singing and dancing
    ●   Karakia - Acknowledgements/prayers honouring ancestors/elders
    ●   Whanaungatanga - building relationships
    ●   Whakapapa - Genealogy

Te Reo Māori is an official language in Aotearoa, and Māori speakers are now on high demand.
Being able to speak Te Reo Māori will give you insight into the Māori culture and open doors to
many career paths including; journalism, hospitality and tourism, teaching, performing arts, law,
medicine, social work and business.

Course Content:
    By the end of the year students will be able to speak, listen, read and write in Te Reo Māori
    in the following areas:
    ●   Te Haerenga ki te Tāone - Going To Town
    ●   Mahi Hākinakina - Sports and Leisure Activities
    ●   Ngā mahi a te Rā - Daily Routines
    ●   Tōku Akomanga - My Class
    ●   Te Hararei - Planning a Holiday
    ●   Manaakitanga - Hospitality

Cost: $30 Education Perfect (one charge for all languages), Māori To Go Workbook 2

Who to talk to: Whaea Cydel Peters

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Textiles & Design: 10TEX
Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives:
   ●   To give students the opportunity to work with a range of fabrics through the production
       of a variety of products.
   ●   To give students an understanding of the fundamentals of fashion design.
   ●   To give students a broad understanding of societal aspects of the fashion industry.
   ●   To help prepare students for Year 11 Textiles and Design.

Course Content:
   ●   Term 1-Patterns and woven fabrics- Students will create a circle skirt pattern and
       construct a skirt using this pattern- this may be a layered skirt, a rah-rah skirt and may
       be any length of the student’s choosing
   ●   Term 2-Hoodie Design- students will sketch. design and make a hoodie from knit fabric
       based on the class pattern.
   ●   Term 3-FashionStore- In groups and as a collaboration with year 10 Spatial students will
       design a Fashion store and create a mini- range for this store
   ●   Term 4-Charity Project- students will design and create a textiles gift using applied
       designs for Foster Care christmas gifts.
   ●
   Techniques covered:
   ● Colour and design elements re clothing/designing.
   ● Applied design- free embroidery, applique, screen- printing, textiles techniques
   ● Fabrics - their performance, suitable use and care.
   ● The fashion industry – the good and the bad.

Where this course could lead:
   This subject continues into Years 11, 12 and 13.

Who to talk to: Ms Huitema, Mrs Barsdell

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COURSES AVAILABLE IN 2020
LEARNING
              YEAR 10             YEAR 11                   YEAR 12                   YEAR 13
AREA
ARTS          Art (half year)     Art                       Design                    Design
              Art (full year)                               Painting                  Painting
                                                            Printmaking               Printmaking
                                                            Sculpture                 Sculpture
                                  Photography               Photography               Photography
                                                            Art History               Art History-Modern
                                                                                      Art History-
                                                                                      Renaissance
              Drama (half year)   Drama                     Drama                     Drama
              Drama (full year)                             Dance/Drama
              Music (half year)   Music                     Performance Music         Performance Music
              Music (full year)                             Music Studies             Music Studies

ENGLISH       English             English                   English                   English
                                                                                      English Shakespeare
                                                            Foundation English        English Foundation
              English for         English for               English for               English for
              Speakers of Other   Speakers of Other         Speakers of Other         Speakers of Other
              Languages (ESOL)    Languages (ESOL)          Languages (ESOL)          Languages (ESOL)
                                                                                      Literacy
                                                            Media Studies             Media Studies
                                  Writing for Publication

LANGUAGES     Chinese Second      Chinese Second            Chinese Second            Chinese Second
OTHER THAN    Language            Language                  Language                  Language
ENGLISH                                                     Chinese Heritage          Chinese Heritage
                                                            Language                  Language
                                                            Classical Studies         Classical Studies
              French              French                    French                    French
              Japanese            Japanese                  Japanese                  Japanese
              Latin               Latin                     Latin                     Latin
              Spanish             Spanish                   Spanish                   Spanish
              Te Reo Māori        Te Reo Māori              Te Reo Māori              Te Reo Māori

MATHEMATICS   Mathematics         Mathematics               Mathematics Calculus      Calculus
                                  Core Mathematics          Mathematics Combined      Mathematics
                                  Foundation                Mathematics Statistics    Statistics A
                                  Mathematics                                         Statistics B

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LEARNING
                         YEAR 10                  YEAR 11                 YEAR 12                YEAR 13
 AREA
                                                                       Child Development         Early Childhood Ed
 PHYSICAL            Health                  Health Sociology &        Health Sociology &        Health Sociology &
 EDUCATION                                   Investigations            Investigations            Investigations
 AND HEALTH          Physical Education      Physical Education &      Physical Health
                                             Health Programme          Programme
                                             Sports Science            Sports Science            Sports Science

   SCIENCE           Science                 Science - 2 or 4 of
                                              * Biology                Biology                   Biology
                                              * Chemistry              Chemistry                 Chemistry
                                              * Earth & Space
                                              * Physics                Physics                   Physics
                                             Human Biology
                     Environmental           Environmental             Education for             Education for
                     Science                 Science                   Sustainability            Sustainability

  SOCIAL                                     Accounting                Accounting                Accounting
  SCIENCES           Business Studies                                  Business Studies          Business Studies
                                                                                                 Business Enterprise
                                                                                                 & Legal Studies
                     Social Studies          Economics                 Economics                 Economics
                                             Geography                 Geography                 Geography
                                             History                   History                   History
                                                                       Legal Studies
                                                                       Travel & Tourism          Travel & Tourism

 TECHNOLOGY          Technology              Design Technology         Design Technology         Design Technology
                     Digital Technology      Digital Technology        Digital Technology        Digital Technology
                     Food Technology         Food Technology           Food Technology           Food Technology
                                                                       Hospitality               Hospitality
                     Graphics                Graphics                  Graphics                  Graphics
                                                                       Graphics (Beginners)      Graphics (Beginners)
                     Textiles & Design       Textiles & Design         Textiles & Design         Textiles & Design

 LEARNING
                     Learning Skills Prog   Learning Skills Prog       Learning Skills Prog      Learning Skills Prog
 CENTRE

                     Philosophy

 CAREER
                                                                       Vocational Pathways       Vocational Pathways
 EDUCATION

A subject printed in italics is compulsory
A subject printed in heavy type has a pre-requisite, and at certain levels will require a minimum
standard for achievement in the previous year.
There is a reception class for students with little familiarity with English.
There may be changes to this list for 2020. Availability of subjects will depend on sufficient student
numbers and staffing.

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INFORMATION ABOUT YEAR 11
 At present all students study eight subjects, including the following compulsory subjects:

 1.    A) English or English for Speakers of Other Languages

       B) A Mathematics course

       C) A Science course. Choose one of
          a) Advancing Science
              i) 4 hour course - two sciences
              ii) 8 hour course – four sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space
                  and Physics
          b) Environmental Studies
          c) Human Biology

       D) Physical Education and Health

 2.    Students must choose two or three other subjects (depending on the Science choice).
       Subjects in bold have a pre-requisite, and/or require a minimum standard of
       achievement in previous year.

      Accounting                                   Health Sociology and Investigations
      Art                                          History
      Chinese                                      Japanese
      Design Technology                            Latin
      Digital Media                                Learning Skills Programme
      Digital Technology                           Music
      Drama                                        Photography
      Economics                                    Spanish
      Environmental Science                        Sports Science
      Food Technology                              Te Reo Māori
      French                                       Textiles & Design
      Geography                                    Writing for Publication
      Graphics

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COURSE SELECTION GUIDE

                       Subject Choice for Year 10 2020
 Before you complete the on-line course selection please ensure that you have looked at pages
 24-25 of the Course Selection Booklet and checked your possible Year 11 subjects.

 COMPULSORY SUBJECTS                  (HALF YEAR OPTIONS)

 SUBJECT CHOICE 1: (Half year Technology Course):
 All students will study a 6 month course in one of the following: Spatial Design, Product Design
 or Robotics.

 SUBJECT CHOICE 2 (Half year Arts Course):
 In addition students will also study a 6 month course in one of the Arts subjects (Art, Music,
 Drama). Students who are really interested in an 'Arts' subject eg. Drama may prefer to study it
 for a year. They should then choose a different 'Arts' subject eg. Music in the compulsory section.

 FULL YEAR OPTIONS
 SUBJECT CHOICE 3 & 4
 You may choose 2 other subjects. Place these subjects in subject choice 3 & 4.

 NOTE: You may not choose the same Arts course – eg: Drama (half-year) and then Option Drama.

                                   SUBJECT             CODE               SUBJECT            CODE

  SUBJECT CHOICE 1:        Spatial Design             10DES
  Choose ONE code in                                              Robotics                  10DER
  this section.            Product Design             10DEP

                           Art
  SUBJECT CHOICE 2:                                   10ARC
  Choose ONE code in                                              Drama                     10DRC
                           Music
  this section.                                       10MUC

                           Art                         10ART      French                    10FRE
  SUBJECT CHOICE
  3 & 4:                   Business Studies            10BUS      Graphics                  10GRA
                           Chinese Second
                                                       10CHN      Japanese                  10JPN
  Choose TWO codes         Language
  in this section.         Digital Technology          10DIT      Latin                     10LAT

                           Drama                       10DRA      Music                     10MUS
                           English for speakers of
                           other languages             10ESL      Philosophy                10PHI
                           (10ESA)
                           English for speakers of
                           other languages             10ESL      Spanish                   10SPA
                           (10ESL)
                           Environmental Studies       10EVS      Te Reo Māori              10MAO

                           Food Technology             10FTE      Textiles & Design         10TEX

Please remember the final deadline for on-line course selection is no later than Monday 12 August
2019.

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