YEAR 11 Epsom Girls Grammar School - Course Selection 2019

 
YEAR 11 Epsom Girls Grammar School - Course Selection 2019
Epsom Girls
Grammar School

   YEAR 11
Course Selection

     2019
CONTENTS
YEAR REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS                               6

COURSES AVAILABLE IN 2019                                        10

ARTS LEARNING AREA                                               12
Art – 11ART                                                       13
Photography – 11APH                                               13
Drama – 11DRA                                                     14
Music – 11MUS                                                     15

ENGLISH LEARNING AREA                                            16
English – 11ENG                                                   17
Foundation English – 11ENF                                        17
ESOL - 11ESL                                                      18
ESOL - 11ESU                                                      18
Writing for Publication – 11WFP                                   19

LANGUAGES LEARNING AREA                                          20
Chinese Second Language – 11CHN                                   21
French – 11FRE                                                    21
Japanese – 11JPN                                                  22
Latin – 11LAT                                                     23
Spanish – 11SPA                                                   23
Te Reo Māori – 11MAO                                              24

MATHEMATICS LEARNING AREA                                        25
Foundation Mathematics – 11MTF                                    26
Core Mathematics – 11MTC                                          26
Mathematics – 11MTH                                               27

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH                                    28
Health Sociology & Investigations – 11HEA                         29
Physical Education and Health Programme – 11PHP                   29
Sports Science – 11PSS                                            30

                                        3         Year 11 Options 2019
SCIENCES LEARNING AREA                                                             31
Biology (half year course)                                                          32
Chemistry (half year course)                                                        33
Earth & Space Science (half year course)                                            33
Physics (half year course)                                                          34
Environmental Science – 11EVS (full year course)                                    34
Human Biology – 11HBI (full year course)                                            35

SOCIAL SCIENCES LEARNING AREA                                                      36
Accounting – 11ACC                                                                  37
Economics – 11ECO                                                                   37
Geography – 11GEO                                                                   38
History – 11HIS                                                                     39

TECHNOLOGY LEARNING AREA                                                           40
Design Technology – 11DET                                                           41
Digital Technologies – 11DIT                                                        42
Food Technology – 11FTE                                                             42
Graphics – 11GRA                                                                    43
Textiles and Design – 11TEX                                                         44

LEARNING CENTRE                                                                    45
Learning Skills Programme– 11LSP                                                    45

SUBJECT CHOICE - A HELPFUL GUIDE                                                   46

ONLINE COURSE SELECTION GUIDE                                                      47

TIMELINE FOR CHOOSING YOUR 2019 OPTIONS                                            48

Course Costs
Some subjects specify a course cost to cover the expense of special materials, trips
or services which form part of the programme. Without this payment the programme
would not have the desired support and richness of learning.

These costs are specified in advance so parents are aware of their commitment
before their daughter enrols in this course.

                                           4                        Year 11 Options 2019
Dear Year 10 2018 students and parents

It is time for us to begin planning the option structure and staffing required for 2019. Your
choice of courses will dictate our option structure and we would like you to consider carefully
the courses open to you and to let us know subject course choices as soon as possible.

At Year 11 we believe that keeping options as broad as possible is important. The Courses
Available in 2019 chart on Pages 10 and 11 indicates compulsory and option courses at
each year level. This chart also indicates which subjects have prerequisite requirements. As
some subjects cannot be ‘picked up’ at either Year 12 or Year 13, please make sure that
tertiary requirements are checked carefully. Eg: entry to Engineering at the University of
Auckland requires 17 external Level 3 credits in Calculus and 16 external Level 3 credits in
Physics, as well as UE and the Rank Score. This means that a student going into Year 11
must take 11 Physics so that it can be continued in Years 12 and 13. In the main body of the
booklet course content for each subject is outlined, as well as details of NCEA assessments
and information about University Entrance requirements.

In addition to this booklet you will also need to refer to the Career Education Pathways
Booklet which gives important information about tertiary institution entry requirements, as
well as career pathways information. Please read this booklet carefully to ensure the
options you choose for next year will enable your daughter to achieve her future aspirations.
If you have further questions about tertiary education please feel free to contact the Careers
Department.

To help with the decision-making process there are two evenings you might wish to attend.
The first is a Pathways Information Evening where tertiary providers will display their
programmes and answer any questions
                   Date:             Thursday 26 July 2018
                   Time:             5.30 – 7.30pm
                   Venue:            Marjory Adams Hall
and the second is the Senior Options Evening where teachers will be available to discuss
programmes being offered in 2019:
                   Date:           Thursday 2 August 2018
                   Time:           6.00 – 7.30pm
                   Venue:          In Departments and Learning Areas
An online Course Selection Form will be available on the Web Portal on Monday 30 July
2018. Please discuss your daughter’s subject choices and ensure she completes this form
no later than 8am Monday 13 August 2018. Take careful note of the subject course
codes. Any students making returns after this date may find that some courses are full and
that an alternative must be chosen. The same will apply to anyone who wishes to change
subjects. This will be possible only if courses are not full and the new choices fit the option
blocks which are established from initial choices.

To aid your completion of this online form you will find instructions and a full list of subject
course codes at the back of this booklet.

If you require further help, please contact your daughter’s Dean or the staff member in
charge of the subject course in which you are interested.

We hope that you find this booklet helpful in thinking about subject course choices for 2019.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Lorraine Pound                                Karyn Dempsey
Principal                                         Deputy Principal
YEARS 11 – 13 – NCEA AND SCHOLARSHIP
LEVEL 1 - YEAR 11       LEVEL 2 - YEAR 12          LEVEL 3 - YEAR 13      SCHOLARSHIP -
                                                                          YEAR 13
Level 1 NCEA            Level 2 NCEA               Level 3 NCEA           The New Zealand
                                                                          Scholarship
To gain a Level 1       To gain a Level 2          To gain a Level 3      examinations
Certificate in NCEA     Certificate in NCEA        Certificate in NCEA
students must gain      students must gain         students must gain     Students may enter
80 credits. At least    80 credits. At least       80 credits. At least   to sit one or more
60 credits must be      60 credits must be         60 credits must        Scholarship
at Level 1.             at Level 2. The            be at Level 3 and      examinations as well
                        other 20 credits           20 at Level 2 or       as their Level 3 NCEA
Literacy:               can be at any              above.                 Standards.
•    10 specified       level.                                            Scholarship
     Literacy credits                                                     examinations extend
                                                                          very able students
Numeracy:               Level 1 Literacy                                  and offer monetary
                                                                          awards ranging from
•    10 specified       and Numeracy
                                                                          one off payments of
     Numeracy           must be achieved
                        to gain Level 2.                                  $500 right up to
     credits                                                              $10,000 each year for
                                                                          three years of tertiary
Literacy credits can
                                                                          study in New
be gained from a
                                                                          Zealand. The
range of subjects
                                                                          examinations are
including
                                                                          designed to extend
Accounting, Biology,
                                                                          academic students,
Drama, Economics,
                                                                          requiring them to
English, Geography,
                                                                          demonstrate high-
Health, History,
                                                                          level abstract and
Languages, Music,
                                                                          critical thinking.
Sports Science and
                                                                          (Scholarship is not a
Technology
                                                                          qualification and does
                                                                          not generate credits
Numeracy credits
                                                                          towards NCEA). For
can be gained from
                                                                          further information
subjects including
                                                                          visit the New Zealand
Biology, Geography,
                                                                          Qualifications
Graphics,
                                                                          Authority website:
Mathematics and
                                                                          www.nzqa.govt.nz
Physics
                                                                          or see the relevant
                                                                          Head of Department,
                                                                          Mr Nowell or Ms
                                                                          Dempsey
Year 11 students        Year 12 students           Year 13 students
study:                  study:                     study:

•    English / ESOL     •   English / ESOL         •    5 option
•    Mathematics        •   5 option                    subjects

•    Science (1 or 2        subjects               •    A
     option lines)      •   Physical Health             tutorial/study
                            Programme                   option
•    3 or 2 option
     subjects
     (depending
     on the
     Science
     choice above)
•    Physical
     Education and
     Health Prog
                                               6                                Year 11 Options 2019
UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE (UE)
 LEVEL 1 – YEAR 11                        University Entrance: (UE) Numeracy

                                          Students need a minimum of 10 credits at
                                          Level 1 or above in specified Numeracy
                                          standards

 LEVEL 2 – YEAR 12                        University Entrance: (UE) Literacy

                                          Students need 10 credits at Level 2 or above,
                                          made up of:
                                          •       5 credits in Reading (UE R)
                                          •    5 credits in Writing (UE W)
                                          NB: A standard that counts for both UE reading
                                          and writing will be identified as UE Both.
 LEVEL 3 – YEAR 13                        University Entrance: (UE)

                                          •       NCEA Level 3
                                          •       14 credits each, in 3 approved subjects
                                          In addition to gaining UE students also may need
                                          to meet one or more of the following
                                          requirements (also see chart on following pages)

                                          •       Ranked Score/Guaranteed Entry Score

                                          •       Individual Degree programme subject
                                                  requirements

                                          •       Individual requirements – eg; portfolios,
                                                  interviews etc.

    APPROVED SUBJECTS FOR UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE AND RANK SCORE
 Accounting                          Education for               Painting (Practical Art)
 Agriculture and Horticulture        Sustainability              Photography (Practical Art)
 Biology                             English                     Physical Education (Sports
 Business Studies                    French                      Science)
 Calculus                            Geography                   Physics
 Chemistry                           German                      Printmaking (Practical Art)
 Chinese                             Graphics                    Processing Technologies
 Classical Studies                   Health Education            Religious Studies
 Construction and Mechanical         History                     Samoan
 Technologies                        History of Art              Science
 Cook Island Maori                   Home Economics              Sculpture (Practical Art)
 Dance                               Indonesian                  Social Studies
 Design (Practical Art)              Japanese                    Spanish
 Digital Technologies                Korean                      Statistics
 Drama                               Latin                       Technology
 Earth and Space Science             Mathematics                 Te Reo Māori
 Economics                           Media Studies               Te Reo Rangatira
                                     Music Studies               Tongan

Make sure that you have chosen enough University Approved Level 3 subjects to gain
the University Entrance qualification.

                                              7                                Year 11 Options 2019
GUARANTEED ENTRY SCORE RANK SCORE CALCULATIONS
A Rank Score has been added to the New Zealand University Entrance requirement to
enable universities to select students into courses. The universities who currently use
this score or a Guaranteed Entry Score are The University of Auckland, AUT, Victoria
University, Massey University, Canterbury University and the University of Otago.
Please note that Otago, Massey and Canterbury have added the rank score as a series
of guaranteed entry points that students can obtain prior to applying. It may be
possible to gain entry with basic UE but the Rank Score gives them guaranteed or
preferential entry.

Also note that individual degree programmes may have specific additional subject
and/or level requirements. Year 13 students should aim to take at least 4 approved
subjects for University Entrance to keep their options open. This means that Year 11
and 12 students need to plan subject pathways ahead so that they are able to take at
least 4 approved subjects in Year 13.

Rank Score is based on the following:
 Top 80 credits in up to 5 approved subjects          X 2 for Achieved = 160 points
                                                      X 3 for Merit = 240 points
                                                      X 4 for Excellence = 320 points

The University of Auckland also has the Table A and B system for some of their
programme entry criteria requirements. Commerce, Architecture, Health Sciences,
Nursing, and Property. Please check the specific faculty requirements.
Table A                                                Table B
Classical Studies                                  Accounting
English                                            Biology
Geography                                          Calculus
History                                            Chemistry
History of Art                                     Digital Technologies
Te Reo Maori OR Te Reo Rangatira                   Economics
                                                   Mathematics *
                                                   Physics
                                                   Statistics
* Cannot be used in combination with Calculus and/or Statistics

University of Auckland Academic English language requirement

All students who are interested in applying to a degree course at The University of
Auckland will need to meet the following requirement in order to be offered an
unconditional place at the University:
      • A minimum of 17 credits in English at Level 2 and/or 3
If an applicant does not meet this requirement, they will have a further opportunity to
strengthen their preparation in this key competency while undertaking the initial stage
of their degree studies. Otherwise qualified applicants who do not meet this standard
will still be admitted to the University but their ongoing enrolment will be conditional on
passing a specified for-credit course in academic English in their first year of university
study.

                                            8                              Year 11 Options 2019
9   Year 11 Options 2019
COURSES AVAILABLE IN 2019
LEARNING
AREA
              YEAR 10             YEAR 11                   YEAR 12                YEAR 13
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)
              Music (half year)   Music                     Performance Music      Performance Music
              Music (full year)                             Music Studies          Music Studies

ENGLISH       English             English                   English                English
                                                                                   English Shakespeare
                                  Foundation English        Foundation English     English Foundation
              English for                                                          EAP
              Speakers of Other   ESL                       ESL                    ESL
              Languages           ESU
                                                                                   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 Combine Mathematics
                                  Foundation                Mathematics            Statistics A
                                  Mathematics               Statistics             Statistics B

                                            10                                      Year 11 Options 2019
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           Environmental          Environmental
                     Studies                 Science                 Science                Science

  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 Technologies    Digital Technologies    Digital Technologies Digital Technologies
                     Food Technology         Food Technology         Food Technology        Food Technology
                                                                     Hospitality            Hospitality
                     Graphics                Graphics                Graphics               Graphics
                     Textiles & Design       Textiles & Design       Textiles & Design      Textiles & Design

 LEARNING CTR        Learning Skills Prog   Learning Skills Prog     Learning Skills Prog   Learning Skills Prog

 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 2019. Availability of subjects will depend on sufficient student numbers
and staffing.

                                                    11                                      Year 11 Options 2019
ARTS LEARNING AREA
Study in the Arts activates creativity and challenges, affirms and celebrates expressions of self,
community and culture. As students express and interpret ideas within creative, aesthetic, and
technological frameworks, their confidence to take risks is increased.

In the Arts, students learn to work both independently and collaboratively to construct meaning,
produce work, and respond to and value others’ contributions. They learn to use imagination to
engage with unexpected outcomes and to explore multiple solutions.

Studying the Arts enhances students’ personal well-being and provides students with skills that
are in great demand in our modern world.

Students’ who study any or multiple Arts subjects learn how to communicate, think, critique, take
risks, relate to others, participate and engage in life.

 Year 11: NCEA Level 1           Year 12: NCEA Level 2            Year 13: NCEA Level 3

 Art                             Design                           Design

                                 Painting                         Painting

                                 Printmaking                      Printmaking

                                 Sculpture                        Sculpture

 Photography                     Photography                      Photography

                                 Art History                      Art History Renaissance

                                                                  Art History Modern

 Drama                           Drama                            Drama

 Music                           Performance Music                Performance Music

                                 Music Studies                    Music Studies

                                                 12                               Year 11 Options 2019
Art – 11ART
Pre-requisite:     Prefer students to have taken Year 10 Art or Year 10 Core Art

Course Information
   During this course students will further develop their ability to generate, develop and refine
   visual ideas within a thematically based and teacher directed programme. Students will have
   the opportunity to extend their perceptual and creative skills using a variety of stimulating
   senior art materials, tools, processes and procedures such as the screen printing process,
   conceptual sculpture and painting as well as mixed media and collage.
   ● A workbook based study utilising a range of drawing processes and procedures in both
       wet and dry media.
   ● A 2-board folio presentation where students demonstrate their ability to generate and
       develop ideas in making art works.
   ● This course provides students with the opportunity to extend ideas into sculpture, design,
       painting and printmaking.

Course Cost: There is a $50 Art fee that covers general materials such as paper, card, print
   making and sculpture materials and mediums. In addition to this students need to purchase
   an Art pack from the school that includes paints, brushes, drawing materials and a palette.

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   Internal          6 credits    AS 90915 Use drawing conventions to develop work in more
                                  than one field of practice

   External          12 credits   AS 90916 Produce a body of work informed by established
                                  practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media.

Future Areas of interest and study
   This course is a pre-requisite for: Year 12 and Year 13 Visual Arts courses: Painting, Design,
   Printmaking and Sculpture. Students studying this course learn how to generate ideas, think,
   critique, problem solve and manage deadlines. These are essential skills for any creative
   career such as Design, Architecture, Illustration, Fine Arts, Fashion and Media related fields.

Who to talk to: HOD of Art Jonathan Cameron or your Year 10 Art Teacher

                           Photography – 11APH
Pre-requisite: Prefer students to have their own Single lens reflex digital camera (we
   recommend the Canon EOS range e.g 1350D) though the department does have some
   cameras available for hire.

Course Information
   During this course students will learn creative expression and technical skills in both pinhole
   and digital photography. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of
   photography both historically and aesthetically.
   ●    Pinhole Photography – Students will use a pinhole camera to take photographs which
        they will then process in the darkroom.
   ●    Domestic Still Life - Students will print a folio submission of work that explores ordinary
        objects or environments within the home and transform them into the extraordinary
        using pictorial and technical skills.
   ●    Documentary Photography - Students will research and understand a range of New
        Zealand photographers/artist models that use documentary genre. They will then use
        their understanding to continue to refine camera and photographic skills while
        documenting their own person, place or event.

                                               13                                Year 11 Options 2019
Course Cost: $50 Materials fee. Students must maintain credit on their print account during
   the year to support this course and it is strongly advised that students have a personal
   storage device such as a portable hard drive.

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   Internal           4 credits   AS 91016 Demonstrate an understanding of the subject
                                  matter of artworks - Level 1 lit
              Level 2 4 credits   AS 91325 Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control
                                  of skills appropriate to cultural conventions
              Level 2 4 credits   AS 91312 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of
                                  conventions appropriate to photography
              Level 2 4 credits   AS 91317 Develop ideas in a related series of drawings
                                  appropriate to photography
              Level 2 4 credits   AS 91307 (Year 12 only) Demonstrate an understanding of
                                  methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to
                                  Photography - Level 2 lit

Future Areas of interest and study
   NCEA Level 2 and 3 Photography, plus Scholarship.
   Students studying this course learn how to generate ideas, think, critique, problem solve and
   manage deadlines. These are essential skills for any creative career such as Fine arts, art
   history, commercial photography, graphic design, journalism, architecture and interior
   design, advertising, fashion photography, publications and the film industry.

Who to talk to: HOD of Photography, Mrs Martin

                                  Drama – 11DRA
Pre-requisite: Year 9 and 10 Drama or HOD approval.

Course Information
   The course prepares students for NCEA Level 1. Students will:
   ● Learn to use drama techniques such as voice, body, movement and use of space
   ● Devise and perform an original site-based drama through a visit to and study of local
       historical house, Highwic House
   ● Study the theatre form clowning, and perform a scene in this style
   ● Perform an acting role in a scene from a significant, published play
   ● Sit a written external examination in which students demonstrate their understanding of
       drama within a live performance they have seen

   Students keep a digital folder of written work reflecting on their own and others'
   contributions. This written work is part of the assessment for each standard and provides
   study material for the external examination.

   Students will attend a range of performances in preparation for writing critical responses
   required in their external examination. Students keep reflective records of their work in
   order to prepare for this examination.

Course Cost: Theatre visits - $55

                                              14                               Year 11 Options 2019
Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   Internal           4 credits     AS 90999 Use features of a drama / theatre form in a
                                    performance
                      5 credits     AS 90997 Devise and perform a drama
                      5 credits     AS 90009 Perform an acting role in a scripted production

   External           4 credits     AS 90011 Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama
                                    aspects within live performance

Future Areas of interest and study
   The course leads to Years 12 and 13 Drama and Drama Scholarship

Who to talk to: Ms Druitt (HOD Drama)

                                    Music – 11MUS
Pre-requisite: At least 2 years of instrumental or vocal tuition and the ability to read music.

Recommended; Year 9 and/or 10 Option Music

Course Information
   In   Year 11 Music you will experience:
   ●     Performances (both solo and group).
   ●     Composition (writing your own music).
   ●     Musical Knowledge (learning about musical styles).
   ●     Aural Skills (listening and responding).
   ●     Score Studies (reading and responding to written music).

   In performance you will perform solo, and as a member of a group to an audience. You will
   compose and record pieces of music based on specific tasks or ideas given in class. Aural
   work will involve you learning the skills of describing and transcribing music by listening. You
   will also use your theory knowledge to study pieces of music and to understand musical
   scores. You will study several pieces of music in a range of styles and from different musical
   eras, and learn about the historical and social context of the music and the composers.

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   External           4 credits     AS 91093 Demonstrate aural skills & theoretical skills through
                                    transcription
                      4 credits     AS 91094 Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in
                                    music scores L1 Lit

   Internal           6   credits   AS   91090   Perform contrasting music as a featured soloist
                      4   credits   AS   91091   Perform music as a member of a group
                      6   credits   AS   91092   Compose pieces of music
                      6   credits   AS   91095   Demonstrate knowledge of music works L1 Lit

   Some of these achievement standards may be optional.

Future Areas of interest and study
   Year 12 and 13 Music, University and Polytechnic music courses, community music groups,
   radio, TV, media, advertising, teaching, rock and jazz groups, travel etc.

Who to talk to: Mr Thomas (Head of Music), Ms Orr, Miss Chong or Mrs Le Cren

                                                  15                               Year 11 Options 2019
ENGLISH LEARNING AREA
The English programme aims for students to become literate, articulate, creative and confident
users of language.

The study of English enables students to create and make meaning effectively in order to
understand and reflect critically on a wide range of literature and language.

English is compulsory in Year 11. You will be placed in 11ENG, 11ENF or an 11ESOL course
based on the recommendation of the teacher in charge in Year 10. (Please note that your ESOL
teacher will place you in the appropriate ESOL class best suited to your English language ability).

 Year 11: NCEA Level 1           Year 12: NCEA Level 2           Year 13: NCEA Level 3

                                                                     English ENG (Level 3)
     English (Level 1)               English (Level 2)
                                                                     English ENS (Level 3)

     Foundation English              Foundation English
                                                                     English ENF (Level 3)
     (Level 1)                       (Level 2)

                                                                     EAP (Level 4 EAP)

     ESL (Level 1 Literacy)
                                     ESL (Level 3 EAP)               ESL (Level 4 EAP)
     ESU (Level 2 EL)

                                                                     Literacy (Level 2)

     Writing for Publication
                                     Media Studies (Level 2)         Media Studies (Level 3)
     (Level 1)

     Note: EL
     (English Language)

                                                16                               Year 11 Options 2019
English – 11ENG
Pre-requisite:     None

Course Information
   The course is designed to continue to: develop the skills of English, foster the enjoyment of
   literature, develop critical thinking and promote confident self-expression. The course will
   include writing, making connections across texts and an oral presentation. There will be a
   balance of internal and external credits.

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   External          4 credits     AS 90849 Written text(s)
                     4 credits     AS 90850 Visual or oral text(s)
                     4 credits     AS 90851 Close reading of unfamiliar written texts
   Internal          3 credits     AS 90053     Formal writing
                                         or
                     3 credits     AS 90052     Creative writing
                     4 credits     AS 90852     Making connections across texts
                     3 credits     AS 90857     Construct and deliver an oral text (optional
                                   standard)
   Total Credits: 19-22

Future Areas of interest and study
   Year 12 English, Media Studies. We also hope to encourage a lifelong interest in literature
   and ideas.

Who to talk to: Mrs Vaughan

                     Foundation English – 11ENF
Pre-requisite:     None

Course Information
   The course will focus on reading, writing and viewing for different purposes, and a variety of
   communication skills that will give students opportunities to discuss issues on a range of
   topics. Students are encouraged to speak to their Literacy/English teachers to assess whether
   they meet the criteria for Foundation English.

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   Internal          3   credits   AS   90857   Oral presentation
                     3   credits   AS   90052   Creative Writing
                     3   credits   AS   90053   Produce formal Writing (optional)
                     3   credits   AS   90856   Close Read a Visual text
   External          4 credits     AS 90851 Unfamiliar text
                     4 credits     AS 90849 Written text

   Total Credits: 17 or 20

Future Areas of interest and study
   12ENG, 12ENF, 304 English. Students will also develop reading, writing and communication
   skills necessary for a wide variety of careers.

Who to talk to: Ms Krishnan

                                                  17                                Year 11 Options 2019
ESOL –        Students will be placed in the appropriate ESOL course according to their
              needs.
                                   ESOL - 11ESL
Pre-requisite:     English is not the student’s first language.

Course Information
   Exclusions: Year 11 English except in special circumstances.
   This course will improve students' English so they can:
   ● understand and use English in their academic studies
   ● understand and use English in social situations
   ● gain literacy credits for NCEA level 1

   The Course will cover English across the curriculum: listening and speaking, reading and
   writing, viewing and vocabulary skills will be developed for communication and academic
   purposes.

Assessment - Standards assessed
   LITERACY
   Internal          3 credits   US 26624 Read texts with understanding
                     3 credits   US 26625 Actively participate in spoken interactions
                     4 credits   US 26622 Write to communicate ideas

Future Areas of interest and study
   Year 12 ESL

Who to talk to: Mrs Crosswell

                                   ESOL - 11ESU
Pre-requisite:     English is not the student’s first language.

Course Information
   Exclusions: Year 11 English
   This course will improve students' English so they can:
   ● understand and use English in their academic studies
   ● understand and use English in social situations
   ● gain credits for NCEA

   The Course will cover English across the curriculum: listening and speaking, reading and
   writing, viewing and vocabulary skills will be developed for communication and academic
   purposes.

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   Students will be offered the following English Language (EL) Unit Standard assessments at
   Level 1 or 2 depending on their ability.

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Level 2:
                     4 credits     US   27983   Read information texts
                     8 credits     US   27999   Write simple texts on familiar topics
                     10 credits    US   27991   Spoken Exchanges
                     5 credits     US   28022   Understand simple spoken information

Future Areas of interest and study
   Year 12 ESL

Who to talk to: Mrs Whelan

                 Writing for Publication – 11WFP
Pre-requisite:       This is an extension course to develop confident and competent writing skills.
   Entry is at the discretion of the English Department, based on results from the Year 10
   Writing Portfolio.

Course Information
   This is an advanced writing course which builds on student competence and confidence in
   poetic and non-fiction writing. You should enjoy writing and have a good command of
   language to succeed in this course. You will develop:
   ● creative potential
   ● writing and reading across a wide range of genres
   ● understanding and control of language in a range of styles
   ● awareness of audience
   ● a portfolio of writing
   ● confidence in presenting your writing orally to an audience

   The course will cover:
   Introduction to poetry and prose, non-fiction writing and writing for the media, developing
   writing skills through to publication standard, introduction to peer editing workshops.

   Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   Internal          3   credits   AS   90052   Creative writing
                     4   credits   AS   90854   Personal reading
                     3   credits   AS   90996   Journalistic writing
                     3   credits   AS   91103   Create a visual text

Future Areas of interest and study
   Journalism, media studies, communications, law, arts or any other career requiring creative
   thinking and competent writing skills.

Who to talk to: Mrs Frew

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LANGUAGES LEARNING AREA
Knowing how to speak other languages helps you develop critical thinking and a resilient sense of
self and culture. You are able to confidently contribute to local, national and global societies. You
are able to sustain relationships with a variety of people through understanding and valuing
difference.

In Year 11 you are able to continue with the languages you have already studied and there are
also opportunities for those with significant prior knowledge to join at this level.

When considering your career, you can match a language with many other subjects. With
increasing globalisation, to be able to communicate in more than one language is a valuable
asset, regardless of your career path. No matter which languages you choose to continue
learning, doors will open for you.

The Overarching Theme in Year 11 international languages is On Exchange.

All language students are asked to pay $30 for Language Perfect. With one payment,
you have access to all languages.

 Year 11: NCEA Level 1             Year 12: NCEA Level 2             Year 13: NCEA Level 3

 Chinese Second Language           Chinese Second Language           Chinese Second Language

                                   Chinese Heritage Language         Chinese Heritage Language

                                   Classical Studies                 Classical Studies

 French                            French                            French

 Japanese                          Japanese                          Japanese

 Latin                             Latin                             Latin

 Spanish                           Spanish                           Spanish

 Te Reo Māori                      Te Reo Māori                      Te Reo Māori

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Chinese Second Language – 11CHN
Pre-requisite:       Year 10 Chinese or equivalent

Course Information
    The Year 11 Chinese course builds on your practical skills with content including: transport,
    sports, leisure activities, Chinese cuisine, celebrations, and future plans. This course provides
    you with realistic opportunities to use your Chinese language, such as by entering Chinese
    speech competitions for secondary schools, and by participating in the Chinese Short Film
    Competition in both Auckland and New Zealand Wide. You will also have the opportunity to
    be selected to go on a Chinese Language Study Camp in China.

    To support your learning, you have access to ‘Language Perfect’ and other online Chinese
    resources.

Course Cost: NiHao 3 Workbook $52 (Students purchase theirs at the EGGS stationery shop.)
                  Language Perfect and Languages in Action $30.00 (once for all languages)

Course Assessment - Standards Assessed
    You are assessed in the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing.

    External          5 credits    AS 90868 Listening
                      5 credits    AS 90871 Reading
    Internal          5 credits    AS 90870 Interaction
                      5 credits    AS 90872 Writing

Future Areas of Interest and Study
Continued study in Year 12, 13 and university; exchange and scholarship opportunities; travel
   and tourism; many work opportunities in New Zealand and Asia. China is our biggest trading
   partner, the first language of many in our community and around the world. It is the most
   spoken language worldwide.

Who to talk to: Ms Lin & Ms Liang

                                   French – 11FRE
Pre-requisite:       Year 10 French or equivalent

Course Information
In Year 11, you learn practical, transactional French, that is, all the language that you need to go
    on exchange in a French speaking country. Ours is a blended online course that covers
    language in four contexts: Lifestyle, Health and Relationships; Leisure and Media; Home and
    New Zealand; Work, Education, Current and Future Jobs. French culture is naturally
    integrated throughout each context. To support your learning, you have access to Kerboodle
    and Language Perfect.

Course Cost: RENASH handbook for NCEA Level 1 $18.00, Language Perfect and Languages
    in Action $30.00 (once for all languages).

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Course Assessment - Standards assessed

    External          5 credits    AS 90878 Listening
                      5 credits    AS 90881 Reading
    Internal          5 credits    AS 90880 Interaction
                      5 credits    AS 90882 Writing

Future Areas of interest and study
    Continued study in Year 12, 13 and at university; exchange and scholarship opportunities;
    travel and tourism, business, communication, and enhanced opportunities regardless of the
    career you choose. This is because French is spoken in more than fifty countries around the
    globe and on all five continents, and is one of the official languages of the United Nations.

Who to talk to: Dr. Moir Scott, Ms Clarke, Mrs Walker

                                  Japanese – 11JPN
Pre-requisite:      Year 10 Japanese or equivalent

Course Information
The Year 11 course further builds on your practical skills with content including: fashion,
    shopping, weather, sports, high tech products, weekend activities, finding your way around,
    going on holiday and future plans. This course provides you with realistic opportunities to use
    your Japanese knowledge, both within Auckland, by entering competitions for secondary
    schools, and in Japan, through our relationship with Poole Gakuen High School.

To support your learning, you have access to E-Learn and ‘Language Perfect’.

Course Cost: $30 Language Perfect and Languages in Action (once for all languages)

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
    External          5 credits    AS 90893 Listening
                      5 credits    AS 90896 Reading
    Internal          5 credits    AS 90897 Writing Portfolio
                      5 credits    AS 90895 Interaction

Future Areas of interest and study
    Entry to Year 12 and a variety of exchange, scholarship and career opportunities (due to the
    close ties between Japan and NZ and the fact that Japan is the 5th largest importer in the
    world and 8th in foreign investment).

Who to talk to: Ms J Murphy

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Latin – 11LAT
Pre-requisite:      Year 10 Latin

Course Information
   This course serves to consolidate and extend knowledge of Latin. In particular, it aims to:
   ● Revise and extend knowledge and understanding of grammar and vocabulary.
   ● Improve skills in translation and comprehension.
   ● Develop the ability to read original Latin literature. For 2019 our reading topic will be the
       mythical story of the Athenian hero Theseus, who slew the Minotaur, and the Cretan
       princess Ariadne, who helped him and abandoned her own family.
   ● Expand understanding of the Roman heritage of our own language and society.

Course Assessment - Standards assessed (20 credits)
   External          6 credits      AS 90862 Translation
                     5 credits      AS 90863 Comprehension
   Internal          6 credits      AS 90864 Literature

Course Cost: $20 Language Perfect (one charge for all languages)

Future Areas of interest and study
   Latin can be studied for its own enjoyment and intellectual rigour. It can be continued to
   Years 12 and 13 and also provides a useful introduction to Years 12 and 13 Classical Studies.
   Latin is also helpful for the study of English, History and foreign languages, as well as for any
   career which requires analytical and intellectual thinking such as law, journalism, public
   relations, advertising and marketing.

Who to talk to: Ms Wright

                                 Spanish – 11SPA
Pre-requisite: Year 10 Spanish or equivalent

Course Information
   This course has a strong communication 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 more immediate environment, their own interests and opinions. Topics covered
   will include a more in-depth look at the family and self, daily routine, home and country,
   holidays, travel, school, hobbies, shopping, health, etc.

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   External          5 credits      AS 90908 Listening
                     5 credits      AS 90911 Reading
   Internal          5 credits      AS 90912 Portfolio Writing
                     5 credits      AS 90910 Interaction

Course Cost: Language Perfect and Languages in Action $30.00 (once for all languages)

Future Areas of interest and study
   Work opportunities worldwide are enhanced by knowledge of Spanish. Spanish is spoken by a
   third of the world's population in all corners of the globe and is the chosen second language
   of many more. Native speakers number well over 425 million in more than 23 countries. 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.

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Future areas of use are vast:
   University study, exchange and scholarship opportunities, post-graduate study at Hispanic
   universities, medical study in specialist areas, international law, foreign correspondent,
   publishing, export-import, diplomatic service, music and art, education, tourism and
   hospitality, volunteer programmes in Latin America and Africa.

Who to talk to: Mrs Torrealba

                           Te Reo Māori – 11MAO
All Te Reo Māori assessment standards are able to contribute towards NCEA
literacy requirements.

Pre-requisite:      Year 10 Te Reo Māori or similar level of prior learning

Course Information
   This course will further develop your competence in speaking, listening to, reading and
   writing Te Reo Māori. You will learn:
   ● everyday vocabulary around core topics such as whanau, kainga, kura
   ● Te Reo Māori relevant and incidental in conversational settings
   ● To read Te Reo Māori more fluently with accurate pronunciation and expression
   ● To write Te Reo Māori using accurate grammar structures, conventions and functions
   ● To use Te Reo Māori descriptively in order to express yourself
   ● The history and traditions of tangata whenua in Aotearoa

   You will be given the opportunity to participate in activities that will apply this language skill
   and general knowledge, where appropriate, in a variety of contexts to positively promote
   EGGS Māori identity both on and off campus. (eg. Polynesian Festival, The Manu Korero
   Speech competition, school powhiri, Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori.)

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   You will be assessed in the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and
   writing.
   Internal          6 credits    AS 91089 Writing – Hanga tuhi
                     6 credits    AS 91085 Listening– Whakarongo i te reo o tona ao
                     6 credits    AS 91086 Speaking - Korero i te reo o tona ao

   External           6 credits    AS 91087 Reading - Panui i te reo o tōna ao

Course Cost: $30 Language Perfect and Languages in Action (one charge for all languages)

Future Areas of interest and study
   Te Reo Māori Year 12. Being able to speak another language requires great skill. Learning 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.

Who to talk to: Whaea Cydel Peters

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MATHEMATICS LEARNING AREA
Studying mathematics at school helps you understand society and play a responsible part in it.
You will learn to interpret data, communicate clearly, think logically, look for relationships and
patterns and solve problems. It will provide a foundation for further study in a range of learning
areas.
The social sciences, the physical and biological sciences, medicine, marketing, business studies
and engineering all require a fundamental understanding of mathematical thinking. Mathematics
forms the basis of technology and information science.
At Year 11 mathematics is compulsory so that all students have the opportunity to gain their ten
numeracy credits required for the Level 1 NCEA certificate. Courses which are assessed internally
are provided for those students who would benefit from this.
There may be variations to the assessment programme stated for each course to meet the
individual needs of students. A range of classes working at different speeds and depth is offered
at each level.
You will be placed in the course most suited to your needs. You do not need to select
Mathematics as an option.

 Year 11: NCEA Level 1             Year 12: NCEA Level 2            Year 13: NCEA Level 3

 Mathematics                       Mathematics Calculus             Calculus

                                   Mathematics Combined             Mathematics

 Core Mathematics                  Mathematics Statistics           Statistics A
 (Internally assessed)
                                                                    Statistics B

 Foundation Mathematics
 (Numeracy standards)

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Foundation Mathematics – 11MTF
Pre-requisite:     None

Course Information
   Entry to this course is on the recommendation of your Year 10 teacher in consultation with
   the Director of Mathematics. The emphasis will be on gaining credits for the Numeracy
   component of the Level 1 Certificate and for entrance to University.

Course Cost: Calculator about $20

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   Internal up to 19 Credits chosen from
                     4 credits    US 26623   Number
                     3 credits    US 26626   Statistics
                     3 credits    US 26627   Measure,
                     2 credits    US 24697   Personal Finance
                     3 credits    US 24709   Budgeting
                     3 credits    AS 91038   Probability
                     2 credits    AS 91034   Transformations

   This assessment programme may be amended for 2019 to meet student needs.

Future Areas of interest and study
   This course provides the skills required for good citizenship in today's society. This course
   does not progress to any Level 2 Mathematics course but could progress to Level 2 Statistics
   on the recommendation of your teacher.

Who to talk to: Mrs Kim

                      Core Mathematics – 11MTC
Pre-requisite:     Completion of Year 10.

Course Information
   The skills developed in Years 9 and 10 are consolidated and extended. Students will learn to
   interpret data, communicate clearly, think logically, look for patterns and solve problems. The
   aim of mathematics at this level is to help students understand society and play a responsible
   part in it. This course is entirely internally assessed.

Course Cost: Calculator about $20, workbooks about $7 per standard

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   Internal   up to 21 Credits selected from
                     4 credits    AS 91026 Number       3 credits AS 91029 Linear Algebra
                     3 credits    AS 91032 Trigonometry     3 credits  AS 91033 Geometry
                     2 credits    AS 91034 Transformations 3 credits   AS 91036 Statistics
                     3 credits    AS 91038 Probability
   .
   This assessment programme may be amended for 2019 to meet student needs.

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Future Areas of interest and study
   Mathematics is a foundation for further study in a range of learning areas including science,
   commerce, medicine and information science. Satisfactory completion of this course will
   allow students to proceed to Level 2 Statistics.

Who to talk to: Mrs Kim

                           Mathematics – 11MTH
Pre-requisite:     Completion of Year 10 to an overall satisfactory standard.

Course Information
   The skills developed in Years 9 and 10 are consolidated and extended. Students will learn to
   interpret data, communicate clearly, think logically, look for patterns and solve problems. The
   aim of mathematics at this level is to help students understand society and play a responsible
   part in it. The course is designed to provide a sound foundation for further study of
   mathematics.
   Each student will be allocated a mathematics class based on the recommendation of her
   teacher in Year 10 and performance in the end–of–year Year 10 examination, in consultation
   with the Director of Mathematics. Students placed in 11MTA classes will have very good
   grades in the year 10 examination. Entry to 11MTX, which does a level 2 maths course, is by
   invitation only.

Course Cost: Graphics Calculator about $120, Homework book about $25

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   The course will offer up to 16   credits, including internal and external standards selected
   from:
   External 16 credits from
                      4 credits     AS   91027   Algebra
                      4 credits     AS   91028   Graphs
                      4 credits     AS   91031   Geometry
                      4 credits     AS   91037   Chance and data
   Internal 7 credits from
                     4 credits      AS 91026 Number
                     3 credits      AS 91032 Trigonometry

Future Areas of interest and study
   Mathematics is a foundation for further study in a range of learning areas including science,
   commerce, medicine and information science. Satisfactory completion of this course will
   allow students to proceed to any of the Level 2 Mathematics or Statistics courses.

Who to talk to: Mrs Kim

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH
A variety of courses in this learning area provide students with the opportunity to develop a
broader understanding of the body in relation to physical activity, develop physical skills through
practical participation, promote physical activity, and equip students with the necessary life skills
for the future. The courses will also encourage students to look critically at dilemmas and ethical
issues that operate in our society.
Health and Physical Education share a combined curriculum which addresses the critical health
and physical education issues facing our young people.

    ●   Through learning in this curriculum, students will gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes
        and values to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. They will develop motivation to make informed
        decisions and to act in ways that contribute to the well being of themselves, others and
        society.
    ●   Students will take increasing responsibility for their own health and will learn movement
        skills in a wide range of contexts.
    ●   Health and PE is a compulsory subject for all students from Year 9 - Year 12, additionally
        it can be taken as an option in Year 11, 12 and 13.

 Year 11: NCEA Level 1             Year 12: NCEA Level 2             Year 13: NCEA Level 3

                                   Child Development                 Early Childhood Education

 Health Sociology &                Health Sociology &                Health Sociology &
 Investigations                    Investigations                    Investigations

 Physical Education & Health       Physical Health
 Programme                         Programme

 Sports Science                    Sports Science                    Sports Science

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Health Sociology & Investigations – 11HEA
Pre-requisite:     None

Course Information
   You will experience the following aspects of Health in this course:
   ● Changing States of Health - What can cause us to go through ups and downs in life and
      how do we manage this?
   ● Food - What makes teenagers eat certain things and how can we promote healthier food
      choices?
   ● Drugs - What influences people to use drugs when we know the effects and how their use
      can impact on individuals and society?
   ● Sexuality – looking at positive sexuality.

Course Cost: $30 (Speakers on Nutrition)

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   External          4 credits   AS 90972 Food
                     4 credits   AS 90975 Drugs
   Internal          4 credits   AS 90974 Sexuality
                     4 credits   AS 91097 Changing States of Health

Future Areas of interest and study
   NCEA Health will be offered from Level 1- 3. As NCEA Health is a University approved entry
   course it can lead to many different careers; Doctor, Midwifery, Social Worker, Counsellor,
   Police Officer, Occupational Therapist, Nurse, Physiotherapist, Teacher, Dietician.

Who to talk to: Ms McCool, Miss Horler

Physical Education and Health Programme – 11PHP
Pre-requisite:      Compulsory Course

Course Information
   The course aims to have students:
   ● Participate in a range of activities and relate this to hauora/wellbeing.
   ● Develop individual skills in a range of physical activities.
   ● Learn how to organise and participate in a variety of sports tournaments.
   ● Identify skills and develop coping strategies and safe practices to minimise risks when
       faced with changing situations.
   ● Participate in units covering Mental Health, Sexuality/Relationships, Careers and Drug
       Education.

Course Cost: $15 Outside instructors for Dance etc.

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   Internal          5 creditsAS 90962 Participation and factors that influence
                              participation.
   This assessment programme may be amended for 2019 to meet student needs.

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Future Areas of interest and study
   Tertiary education in - Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Teaching, Sports Science,
   Nutrition, Recreation and Leisure. Careers in - Health and Fitness Centres, Recreation
   Centres, Regional Sports Trusts, Coaching and Sports Management, Sports Psychology,
   National Sport Foundations, Public Health Organisations, Medicine, Occupational therapy.

Who to talk to: Any Physical Education and Health teacher

                          Sports Science – 11PSS
Pre-requisite:     None

Course Information
   This course aims to have students:
   ● Demonstrate and examine their quality of movement in a Surfing and Circus context and
       apply and examine strategies to improve performance.
   ● Apply knowledge of anatomical features, biomechanical principles and physiological
       responses to exercise in a Combat context.
   ● Demonstrate leadership and interpersonal skills in a group activity based on a
       Professional Handball Franchise Model and explain how these skills impact on those
       involved.
   ● Demonstrate how to be safe in a variety of outdoor settings

Course Cost: $300.00 Surf Camp, Outside instructors, course workbook

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   Internal         5 credits    AS 90963 Demonstrate understanding of the function of the
                                 body as it relates to the performance of physical activity
                    3 credits    AS 90964 Demonstrate quality movement in the performance
                                 of a Physical Activity
                    3 credits    AS 90968 Demonstrate, and show understanding of,
                                 responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education
                                 activities
                    3 credits    AS 90967 Demonstrate Strategies to improve the
                                 Performance of a Physical Activity and describe the outcomes
                    4 credits    AS 90966 Demonstrate Interpersonal Skills in a group and
                                 explain how these skills impact on others.

   This assessment programme may be amended for 2019 to meet student needs.

Future Areas of interest and study
   Tertiary education in - Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Teaching, Sports Science,
   Nutrition, Recreation and Leisure. Careers in - Health and Fitness Centres, Recreation
   Centres, Regional Sports Trusts, Coaching and Sports Management, Sports Psychology,
   National Sport Foundations, Public Health Organisations, Medicine, Occupational therapy.

Who to talk to: Mrs O’Donnell, Miss Blackwell and Miss Carlton

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SCIENCES LEARNING AREA
We use the products of the many branches of Science every day. Science and the skills
developed in Science subjects are essential if we are to gain an understanding of the way the
world works. It helps people develop the skills needed to think critically, ask questions, make
evidence based explanations, work together and also work independently.

The courses offered within the Sciences Learning area provide a great variety in the choice of
subjects offered and a wide range of opportunities for further study.

Science allows the harnessing of creative talents and personal intelligences to create new
knowledge to improve society. Scientists get to create, develop and contribute new ideas and
products. ‘Canvas’ (NZ` Herald) listed ‘Scientist’ as the dream job for ‘twenty-somethings’.
As a scientist, you really can ‘make a difference’.

 Year 11: NCEA Level 1              Year 12: NCEA Level 2           Year 13: NCEA Level 3
 In year 11 students choose         All full year courses           All full year courses
 either 2 or 4 of the following
 half year courses:

 Biology (half year)                Biology                         Biology

 Chemistry (half year)              Chemistry                       Chemistry

 Earth and Space Science
 (half year)

 Physics (half year)                Physics                         Physics

 OR
 Human Biology
 (full year course) at teacher
 discretion

 AND/OR
 Environmental Science              Environmental Science           Environmental Science
 (full year course)                 (Involves Science and Social    (Involves Science and Social
 (Involves Science and Social       Science)                        Science)
 Science)

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All Year 11 students study Science. They may study any two, or all four of the semester (half
year) courses: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Space Science OR Human Biology
(full year course) and/or Environmental Science (full year course).

Students who choose the semester courses will study a different science in each of the half year
semesters eg. Chemistry for the first half of the year and Physics for the second half.
Students who intend to continue in Year 12 Biology must study Year 11 Biology.
Students who intend to continue in Year 12 Chemistry must study Year 11 Chemistry.
Students who intend to continue in Year 12 Physics must study Year 11 Physics.

Year 11 Human Biology does NOT continue into Year 12 and students are not able to use this
as the Biology option to proceed to Year 12 Biology. Year 11 Human Biology is for those
students who need greater support with learning. This is done by teacher discretion.

Environmental Science allows students to study about the environment, in the environment
and for the environment and involves compulsory field work. It involves both Science and
Social Science studies and may continue to Year 12 and 13 Environmental Science provided
student numbers are sufficient.

                        Biology (half year course)
Pre-requisite:      None

Course Information
    This course is designed to give you a sample of what Biology has to offer. We develop your
    understanding of the essentials of Biology in an informative and fun way. Students study
    genetics and microbiology - both areas of intensive research and practical applications in New
    Zealand.

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
    Internal          4 credits    AS 90950 Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions
                                   between humans and micro-organisms.

   External           4 credits    AS 90948 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas
                                   relating to genetic variation.

Future Areas of interest and study
    This course leads to Level 2 Biology. After completing Level 3 Biology you may enter future
    study of the sciences at tertiary level to become a research scientist, a forensic scientist, a
    health professional or simply put your knowledge to good use in a field you choose.

Who to talk to: Ms Heeney or any of the biology staff.

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Chemistry (half year course)
Pre-requisite:      None

Course Information
   Chemistry is about understanding the properties of different substances and materials in the
   world around us and the ways these substances can change.
   Objectives
   ● To gain a basic understanding of chemistry and be aware of the role of chemistry in our
       society.
   ● To be able to interpret and use chemical information.
   ● To understand theories and concepts to account for some chemical and physical
       properties of substances.
   ● To gain practical skills in handling substances and manipulating equipment safely.
   Content
   Atomic Structure, Acids and Bases, Rates of Reactions, Types of Chemical Reactions –
   Precipitation, Displacement, Decomposition.

   Course cost: $20 for education perfect (optional), this subscription will allow access to all
   sciences on education perfect.

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   External          4 credits    AS 90944 Aspects of Acids and Bases
                     4 credits    AS 90934 Aspects of Chemical Reactions

Future Areas of interest and study
   Tertiary courses with study leading to a scientifically related field such as medical or health
   sciences, pharmacy, veterinary science, physiotherapy, food technology, etc..

Who to talk to: Mrs Rainey or any Chemistry teacher

       Earth and Space Science (half year course)
Pre-requisite:      None

Course Information
   This course covers the fourth strand of Science which is Planet Earth and Beyond. The course
   is for students interested in Earth Science and Astronomy
   This is a half year course.
   In this course, learners will explore the world from the, geological and astronomical
   perspectives. Geology is the science which deals with the physical structure and substances
   of the Earth, their history, and processes which can act on them. Astronomy is the science
   which deals with space, celestial objects and phenomena which affect them.

Course Cost: $15 for Astronomy learning workbook.

Course Assessment - Standards assessed
   Internal          4 credits    AS 90952: Demonstrate understanding of the formation of
                                  surface features in New Zealand
                     4 credits    AS 90954 Demonstrate understanding of the effects of
                                  astronomical cycles on planet Earth.

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