YEAR 11 Epsom Girls Grammar School Course Selection 2020

 
YEAR 11 Epsom Girls Grammar School Course Selection 2020
Epsom Girls
Grammar School

   YEAR 11
Course Selection

     2020
2   Year 11 Options 2020
CONTENTS
YEARS 11 – 13 – NCEA AND SCHOLARSHIP .......................................... 6
COURSES AVAILABLE IN 2020 ............................................................ 10
ARTS LEARNING AREA ........................................................................ 12
     Art – 11ART ....................................................................................13
     Photography – 11APH ......................................................................13
     Drama – 11DRA ..............................................................................14
     Music – 11MUS ................................................................................15
ENGLISH LEARNING AREA .................................................................. 16
     English – 11ENG ..............................................................................17
     ESOL - 11ESL ..................................................................................17
     Writing for Publication – 11WFP .........................................................18
LANGUAGES LEARNING AREA ............................................................. 19
     Chinese Second Language – 11CHN ...................................................20
     French – 11FRE ...............................................................................20
     Japanese – 11JPN ............................................................................21
     Latin – 11LAT ..................................................................................22
     Spanish – 11SPA .............................................................................22
     Te Reo Māori – 11MAO .....................................................................23
MATHEMATICS LEARNING AREA ......................................................... 24
     Foundation Mathematics – 11MTF ......................................................25
     Core Mathematics – 11MTC ...............................................................25
     Mathematics – 11MTH ......................................................................26
PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH .................................................. 27
     Health Sociology & Investigations – 11HEA .........................................28
     Physical Education and Health Programme – 11PHP .............................28
     Sports Science – 11PSS ....................................................................29

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SCIENCES LEARNING AREA ................................................................ 30
     Biology (half year course) .................................................................31
     Chemistry (half year course) .............................................................32
     Earth and Space Science (half year course) ........................................32
     Physics (half year course) .................................................................33
     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 Technology – 11DIT ...............................................................41
     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 2020 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 2020
Dear Year 10 2019 students and parents

It is time for us to begin planning the option structure and staffing required for 2020. 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 2020 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 25 July 2019
                   Time:             5.30 – 7.30pm
                   Venue:            Marjory Adams Hall
and the second is the Course Information and Option Selection Evening where teachers will
be available to discuss programmes being offered in 2019:
                    Date:           Wednesday 31 July 2019
                    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 29 July
2019. Please discuss your daughter’s subject choices and ensure she completes this form no
later than 8am Monday 12 August 2019. 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 2020.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Lorraine Pound                                Karyn Dempsey
Principal                                         Deputy Principal

                                              5                                   Year 11 Options 2020
YEARS 11 – 13 – NCEA AND SCHOLARSHIP
     YEAR 11                  YEAR 12                 YEAR 13            SCHOLARSHIP -
                                                                            YEAR 13
Numeracy:               Level 2 NCEA              Level 3 NCEA        The New Zealand
●  10 specified                                                       Scholarship
   Numeracy             To gain a Level 2         To gain a Level 3   examinations
   credits              Certificate in NCEA       Certificate in
                                                                      Students may enter to
                        students must gain        NCEA students       sit one or more
Literacy:               80 credits. At least      must gain 80        Scholarship
●    10 specified       60 credits must           credits. At least   examinations as well as
     Literacy credits   be at Level 2. The        60 credits must     their Level 3 NCEA
     which will be      other 20 credits          be at Level 3       Standards. Scholarship
     gained at          can be at any             and 20 at Level     examinations extend
     either Year 11     level.                    2 or above.         very able students and
     or Year 12.                                                      offer monetary awards
                                                                      ranging from one off
Literacy credits can    Level 1 Literacy and                          payments of $500 right
be gained from a        Numeracy must be                              up to $10,000 each year
range of subjects       achieved to gain                              for three years of
including               Level 2.                                      tertiary study in New
Accounting, Biology,                                                  Zealand. The
Drama, Economics,                                                     examinations are
English, Geography,                                                   designed to extend
Health, History,                                                      academic students,
Languages, Music,                                                     requiring them to
Sports Science and                                                    demonstrate high-level
Technology                                                            abstract and critical
                                                                      thinking. (Scholarship is
Numeracy credits
                                                                      not a qualification and
can be gained from
                                                                      does not generate
subjects including
                                                                      credits towards NCEA).
Biology, Geography,                                                   For further information
Graphics,                                                             visit the New Zealand
Mathematics and                                                       Qualifications Authority
Physics                                                               website:
                                                                      www.nzqa.govt.nz or
                                                                      see the relevant Head of
                                                                      Department, Mr Nowell
                                                                      or Ms Dempsey
Year 11 students        Year 12 students          Year 13
study:                  study:                    students study:
●   English / ESOL
                        ●   English / ESOL        ● 5 option
●   Mathematics
                        ●   5 option                subjects
●   Science (1 or 2
                            subjects              ● A
    option lines)
                        ●   Physical Health         tutorial/study
●   3 or 2 option
                            Programme               option
    subjects
    (depending on
    the Science
    choice above)
●   Physical
    Education and
    Health Prog

                                              6                                Year 11 Options 2020
UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE (UE)
 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 Sustainability   Painting (Practical Art)
 Agriculture and Horticulture     English                        Photography (Practical Art)
 Biology                          French                         Physical Education (Sports
 Business Studies                 Geography                      Science)
 Calculus                         German                         Physics
 Chemistry                        Graphics                       Printmaking (Practical Art)
 Chinese                          Health Education               Processing Technologies
 Classical Studies                History                        Religious Studies
 Construction and Mechanical      History of Art                 Samoan
 Technologies                     Home Economics                 Science
 Cook Island Maori                Indonesian                     Sculpture (Practical Art)
 Dance                            Japanese                       Social Studies
 Design (Practical Art)           Korean                         Spanish
 Digital Technologies             Latin                          Statistics
 Drama                            Mathematics                    Technology
 Earth and Space Science          Media Studies                  Te Reo Māori
 Economics                        Music Studies                  Te Reo Rangatira
                                                                 Tongan

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

                                           7                                 Year 11 Options 2020
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 2020
9   Year 11 Options 2020
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)                             Drama/Dance
              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 Combine Mathematics
                                  Foundation                Mathematics             Statistics A
                                  Mathematics               Statistics              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.

                                                    11                                      Year 11 Options 2020
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:                         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
                                  Drama/Dance

 Music                            Performance Music               Performance Music

                                  Music Studies                   Music Studies

                                                  12                                   Year 11 Options 2020
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 printmaking processes, 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.
   ● Finished works in the disciplines of Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture
   ● 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.

NCEA NCEA Standard assessed
   Internal   6 credits           AS 90915 Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than
                                  one field of practice

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.

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.

                                               13                                    Year 11 Options 2020
NCEA Standard assessed
   Internal Level 1   4 credits   AS 90917 Produce a finished work that demonstrates skills

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, Michele Martin

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

Course Information
   In this course 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

   Students keep a digital folder of written work reflecting on their own and others' contributions.
   This written work is part of the assessment for devising and provides a reflection of drama
   participated in and viewed.

   Students will attend a range of performances to influence their understanding of theatre. They will
   practise writing critical responses required for external examinations at Level 2 and 3.

Course Cost: Theatre visits - $55

Standards assessed
   Internal           5 credits   AS 90997 Devise and perform a drama

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)

                                               14                                   Year 11 Options 2020
Music – 11MUS
Pre-requisite: Year 9 & 10 Music - At least 2 years’ experience on your instrument or voice

Course Information
   In Year 11 Music you will experience:
   ● Performing in groups and as a soloist
   ● Composition (creating your own music, and using composer models)
   ● Developing general Musical Knowledge
   ● Developing listening and aural perception skills
   ● Investigating a broad range of musical genres

   The course is designed to inspire students to explore a range of music styles through listening,
   analysis, performing and composing. With a hands on approach they will develop and reinforce
   musical literacy skills. Students will use technology such as computer apps, recording and sound
   techniques. They will also gain valuable insight through the opportunity to work with visiting
   performers.

Standards assessed
   Internal          4 credits   AS 91095 Demonstrate knowledge of music works

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, Ms Orr or Ms Le Cren

                                             15                                   Year 11 Options 2020
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 or an 11ESL course based on the
recommendation of the teacher in charge in Year 10.

 Year 11:                      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 (Level 2)        English ENF (Level 3)

                                                                   EAP (Level 4 EAP)

     ESL (Level 1 Literacy)    ESL (Level 3 EAP)                   ESL (Level 4 EAP)

                                                                   Literacy (Level 2)

                               Media Studies (Level 2)             Media Studies (Level 3)

     Writing for Publication
     (Level 1)

                                              16                                  Year 11 Options 2020
English – 11ENG
Pre-requisite:      None

Course Information
   The course is designed to: foster the enjoyment of literature, develop critical thinking, build
   literacy skills, and promote confident self-expression.

   Course content includes the following:
    ●   a study of a range of literary texts
    ●   building understanding of language skills
    ●   exploration of New Zealand identity
    ●   developing awareness and response to social issues

NCEA Standard assessed
   Internal           4 credits   AS 90852 Making connections across texts

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 or Ms McKenzie-Downey

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

   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.

NCEA 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 Loh (HOD)

                                               17                                    Year 11 Options 2020
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.

NCEA Standard assessed
   Internal          3 credits   AS 90052 Creative writing

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

                                              18                                   Year 11 Options 2020
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. To foster cross cultural
empathy, students in all languages will take part in an intercultural understanding unit whereby they
learn the ways of thinking and doing of the cultures behind all languages taught in the school.

All language students are asked to pay $30 for Language Perfect. With one payment, you
have access to all languages. Some also ask for a $20 annual subscription to ImmerseMe
(see specific language costs below).

 Year 11:                          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

                                                19                                       Year 11 Options 2020
Chinese Second Language – 11CHN
Pre-requisite:     Year 10 Chinese or equivalent (this is a course for second language learners)

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 Student Workbook $60 (Students purchase theirs at the EGGS stationery
   shop), Language Perfect and Languages in Action $30.00 (once for all languages), ImmerseMe
   $20.00.

NCEA Standard assessed
   Your progress in the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing, will be assessed
   throughout the year.

   Internal          5 credits    AS 90870 Interaction

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; HSK Chinese Proficiency Exam. 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 three themes:
    -     Identity and Culture (Me, My Family and Friends; Technology and Everyday Life; Freetime
          Activities; Healthy Living; Customs and Festivals)
    -     Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest (Home, Town, Neighbourhood
          and Region; Social Issues; Global Issues; Travel and Tourism)
    -     Current and Future Study and Employment (My Studies; Life at School and College; Jobs,
          Career Choices and Ambitions).
   French culture is naturally integrated throughout each context. In addition, at the end of the year,
   we will take part in an intercultural understanding unit with other language classes. To support
   your learning, you have access to Kerboodle, Language Perfect and ImmerseMe.

Course Cost: RENASH handbook for NCEA Level 1 $22.00, Language Perfect and Languages in
   Action $30.00 (once for all languages), ImmerseMe $20.00.

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NCEA Standard assessed
   Your progress in the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing, will be
   assessed throughout the year.

   Internal          5 credits    AS 90880 Interaction

Future Areas of interest and study
   Continued study in Year 12, 13 and at university; exchange and scholarship opportunities; DELF
   exam; 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 and the
   Olympic Organisation.

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.

   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)

NCEA Standard assessed
   Internal          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 4th largest importer in the world and 12th
   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 2020 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.

   New vocabulary and grammar/language acquisition will continue to be assessed through regular
   in-class tests.
   Translation and comprehension skills will be assessed regularly throughout the year.
   There will also be several Roman cultural projects throughout the year.

NCEA Standard assessed
   Internal        6 credits AS 90864 Latin literature study

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, fitness and leisure, home and country, holidays,
   travel, school, hobbies, shopping, health, etc.

Course Cost: RENASH handbook for NCEA Level 1 $22.00, Language Perfect and Languages in
   Action $30.00 (once for all languages), ImmerseMe $20.00.

NCEA Standard assessed
   Internal          5 credits     AS 90910 Interaction

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

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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.

   Future areas of use are vast:
   Continued study in Year 12, 13 and at university; 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, Mrs Drobez

                             Te Reo Māori – 11MAO
Pre-requisite:      Year 10 Te Reo Māori or similar level of prior learning

Course Information
   This course builds on practical skills with content relating to Te Ao Māori, Tikanga Māori and the
   Māori Culture. This Year 11 course has a strong communication focus. Students will learn how to
   communicate about daily events, Māori myth and Legends, a variety of karakia and whakatauki,
   weekend activities, sports, going on holiday and future plans.
   To support your learning, you have access to Language Perfect.

NCEA Standard assessed
   Internal   6 credits           AS 91086 Speaking – Kōrero 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
   Continued study in Te Reo Māori Year 12, 13 and at university. 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.

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 NCEA. 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:                           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

NCEA Standards assessed
   Students will be assessed against a combination of the following standards:
                     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 2020 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, Education Perfect about $20

NCEA Standards assessed
   Students will be assessed against a combination of the following standards:
                     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 2020 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: Mr Tomlinson or 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

NCEA Standards assessed
   Students will be assessed against a combination of the following standards:
   External          4 credits   AS 91027 Algebra
                     4 credits   AS 91028 Graphs
                     4 credits   AS 91031 Geometry
                     4 credits   AS 91037 Chance and data
   Internal          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:                          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
   This course will give students a solid understanding of some of the key concepts in Health, to help
   build a better understanding of topics in the Level 2 and 3 courses.
   ● We will look at change situations and how these can affect our wellbeing, as well as how we
       communicate with our peers.
   ● In the Positive Sexuality unit, students will have the opportunity to gain NCEA credits.
       Students will create an informative website where they will apply their learning from this unit.
   ● In the Nutrition unit, students will gain an understanding of what influences teenagers in their
       choice of foods. This helps students understand why they eat the food they do and how this
       affects their well being. This topic includes some practical activities around food.
   ● Finally we look at drugs and what influences people to take drugs, the effects on wellbeing
       and how they can impact on both the individual and society.

Course Cost: $30 (Speakers on Nutrition)

NCEA Standard assessed
   Internal          4 credits    AS 90974 Strategies for Promoting Positive Sexuality

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 Cleverley, Ms Fisher

 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.

NCEA Standard assessed
   Internal          5 credits    AS 90962 Participation and factors that influence participation.

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
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Sports Science – 11PSS
Pre-requisite:     None

Course Information
   The Year 11 Sports Science course will set you up for success in your future study of sports
   science.
   The course content will include:
   ● Being taught to surf by professional instructors on surf camp.
   ● Learning various circus skills (such as diablo, uni-cycling and juggling), then applying and
       examining strategies to improve performance in these skills.
   ● Applying knowledge of anatomical features, biomechanical principles and physiological
       responses to exercise in a Combat context.
   ● Demonstrating leadership and interpersonal skills in a group activity based on a Professional
       Handball Franchise Model and explain how these skills impact on those involved.
   ● Demonstrating how to be safe in a variety of outdoor settings, including a trip to the Wero
       Whitewater Park.

Course Cost: $350.00 for Surf Camp, Wero trip, outside instructors and the course workbook

NCEA Standard assessed
   Internal         5 credits    AS 90963 Demonstrate understanding of the function of the body
                                 as it relates to the performance of physical activity

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, Miss Carlton & Miss Horler.

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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.
As a scientist, you really can ‘make a difference’.

 Year 11:                           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              Education for Sustainability    Education for Sustainability
 (full year course)                 (Involves Science and Social    (Involves Science and Social
                                    Science)                        Science)

**You cannot choose 4 half year courses AND a full year course in Science. (example:
you cannot do Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Physics and Environmental
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 learn about the environment, in the environment and for
the environment and involves compulsory field work. This course integrates biology, geology, ethics
and sustainability. Students will explore, analyse and discuss current advances in both local and
global environmental issues from scientific and sociological perspectives.

                              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.

    Students will look widely and deeply into the use of microorganism studying the history, the
    science, and the effect of viruses, bacteria and more. After this we will move onto studying
    genetics. Again we will look at the history, the science, the effect and the future of genetics and
    where this knowledge may take us.

    This course will set you up for either Year 12 biology, or if you are not doing Year 12 sciences it is
    great knowledge to help you in any future path.

Assessment: All half year courses will include formative and summative assessment.

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.

Assessment: All half year courses will include formative and summative assessment.

Course Content
    This course is a half year course and will prepare the students for the Year 12 Chemistry course.

    The topics are Atomic Structure, Acids and Bases, Rates of Reactions, Types of Chemical
    Reactions – Precipitation, Displacement, Decomposition and Combination.
    The course will also look at increasing the chemical literacy of the students. For example, is
    calcium metal really in milk? Alkaline water, what is it and why is it being marketed?

Course cost: $20 for Education Perfect, this subscription will allow access to all sciences on
    education perfect.

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 and food technology.

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

    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: $25 for the cost of a field trip to some of the volcanoes in Auckland.

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Course content:
   This is a half year course. Two topics will be studied in this course:

   ●   The formation of surface features in New Zealand
   ●   The effects of astronomical cycles on planet Earth.

   The first topic will look at developing an understanding of the internal structure of the Earth and
   the processes which occur within that result in the formation of surface features in the world, New
   Zealand and Auckland. The formation of the Auckland volcanic field is unique in comparison to
   those around the world. An in depth study coupled with field trips to volcanoes around our local
   area will explore the internal processes that led to their formation. The effects that humans made
   to the external surface features of these volcanoes will also be explored.

   The second topic will explore the types of celestial bodies that exist in our solar system. A main
   foci will involve taking a closer look at astronomical cycles: spin of the Earth, orbit of the Earth
   around the Sun, orbit of the Moon around the Earth and the effect of the Earth’s tilt and the
   heating effect of the Sun and how these bring about certain effects on Earth such as day and
   night and seasons, formation of tides, seasonal changes and phases of the moon.

Assessment: All half year courses will include formative and summative assessment.

Future Areas of interest and study
   Careers in geology, astronomy and research studies in science.

Who to talk to: Ms Willson, Ms Swift, Mrs Davidson, Miss Pearse

                             Physics (half year course)
Pre-requisite:      None

Course Information
   Physics is a subject that helps us understand and think about how things happen. This course will
   help you to understand about electricity, magnetism, motion, force and energy as they apply in
   everyday life. There is practical work involved, with minimal mathematics. This course is suited to
   all students who like to ask…. WHY?

Course Cost: $12 for ESA workbook on Practical Physics. All students need to buy this workbook as
   part of the course.

Course Content
   The course will be a half year course covering the following content so as to prepare the students
   to be ready for Year 12 Physics.
    ●    Mechanics - Motion, Force, Energy
    ●    Practical Investigation related to Mechanics and Electricity
    ●    Electricity - Static and DC Electricity, Electromagnetism

Assessment: All half year courses will include formative and summative assessment.

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