FAHS - FEILDING HIGH SCHOOL - 2021 Year 13 Course Information

 
FAHS - FEILDING HIGH SCHOOL - 2021 Year 13 Course Information
FAHS - FEILDING HIGH SCHOOL

            2021
 Year 13 Course Information

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CONTENTS
4.    Course Planning
      Your 13 Course
      Selecting your Subject Choices
5.    Subject Information
      Course Confirmation
6.    University Entrance
7.    Scholarship

2021 YEAR 13 OPTION SUBJECTS
8.    13ACC         13 Accounting
9.    13AGHRT       13 Agriculture and Horticultural Science
10.   13ARD         13 Art Design
11.   13ARP         13 Art Painting
12.   13BIO         13 Biology
13.   13BUI         13 Building
14.   13BUS         13 Business Studies
15.   13CHE         13 Chemistry
16.   13DVC         13 Design and Visual Communication
17.   13DTE         13 Digital Technology
18.   13DRA         13 Drama
19.   13ECO         13 Economics
20.   13TEN         13 Engineering
21.   13ENG         13 English
22.   13ENS         13 English Studies
23.   13ELL         13 English Language Learning
24.   13FNU         13 Food and Nutrition
25.   13FRE         13 French
26.   13FFS         13 Fitness for Sport
27.   13GAT         13 Gateway
28.   13GEO         13 Geography
29.   13HRS         13 Health Related Studies
30.   13HIS         13 History
31.   13HOS         13 Hospitality
32.   13JPN         13 Japanese
33.   13MAT         13 Mathematics
34.   13CAL         13 Mathematics - Calculus
35.   13STA         13 Mathematics - Statistics
36.   13MED         13 Media Studies
37.   13MUS         13 Music
38.   13MUI         13 Music Industry
39.   13ODL         13 Outdoor Leadership
40.   13PHY         13 Physics
41.   13PHO         13 Photography
42.   13PSY         13 Psychology

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43.   13SSS    13 Social Studies
44.   SPEC     13 South Pacific Educational Courses
45.   13SPS    13 Sport Science
46.   13TEAO   13 Te Ao Māori
47.   13MAO    13 Te Reo Māori
48.   13TTE    13 Technology Textiles
49.   13TOU    13 Tourism
50.   13TRA    13 Transition
51.   13USK    13 USkills
53.   13WRY    13 Work Ready

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SUBJECT SELECTION OVERVIEW

Course Planning
When planning your Year 13 Subject Selection for 2021, keep the following in mind:
  • The subjects you take in Year 13 will impact on the pathways you will have access to.
  • If you have a particular career in mind, research the requirements to ensure your subject
      choices create a pathway to get there
  • If you are unsure remember you have the following people you can talk to:
         o Your Whānau
         o Your Teachers
         o Faculty Leaders
         o Your Dean
         o Careers Advisors – Miss MacKenzie and Miss Johanson

Your Year 13 Course

   •   A Year 13 course consists of five subjects
   •   All students will take Year 13 study which you will have four periods a week in the library

Selecting your Subject Choices

Your subject selection will be made during Week 8 of Term 3 on the Parent Portal. The Parent
Portal can be accessed via the ‘Quick Links’ menu on our school webpage or directly via the
following address: https://parentportal.feildinghigh.school.nz

We will try to fulfil the wishes of students and their whānau in selecting subjects, but the school
reserves the right to limit or modify classes according to:
    • The ability and needs of the student
    • Available staffing, resources and timetable restrictions.

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Subject Information
The following pages contain information about following:
   • Entry requirements for Year 13 subjects
   • Whether the subject is a University Entrance subject

It is possible that some of the information may change prior to the start of the 2021 school year.

Course Confirmation

Your course will be confirmed at re-enrolment Wednesday 27th January 2021, between 10am and
1pm in the Library.

Your acceptance into a subject for 2021 will depend on your 2020 NCEA results.

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University Entrance
To be awarded a University Entrance qualification, you must have achieved all of the following:
• NCEA Level 3 Certificate
• 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved subjects (see table below)
• UE numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or higher from specific achievement standards across a
    range of subjects, or all three specific numeracy unit standards
• UE literacy - 10 credits (five in reading and five in writing) at Level 2 or higher from specific
    standards.

To be enrolled in a university you must meet their entry requirements
Universities are now setting     - their own entry requirements
                                 - their own Literacy requirements

Some courses may                 - have specific subject prerequisites i.e. specific Y13 courses
                                 - require specific standards
                                 - have higher entry requirements such as a greater number of Merit
                                   and Excellence grades
                                 - be selective and choose the highest achieving students

For more information, contact Careers Advisors
                              Deans
                              University Liaison Officers

Approved Subject for University Entrance
 Courses that are offered at FAHS - Feilding High School and are APPROVED
 SUBJECTS for University Entrance
 Please note:
 - a combination of the Sciences (BIO, CHE, PHY) may provide an additional Approved subject Science
 - a combination of the Mathematics (CAL, MAT, STA) may provide an additional Approved subject Mathematics
 - a combination of the Technology (DTE, DVC, FTE, TTE) may provide an additional Approved subject Technology

 Accounting ACC                         English ENG ENS                     Physical Education SPS
 Agriculture/Horticulture AGHRT         Engineering TEN                     Physics PHY
 Art Painting ARP                       French FRE                          Psychology PSY
 Art Design ARD                         Geography GEO                       Social Studies SSS
 Biology BIO                            Health Related Studies HRS          Statistics STA
 Business Studies BUS                   History HIS                         Te Reo Maori MAO
 Calculus CAL                           Home Economics FNU                  Textiles Technology TTE
 Chemistry CHE                          Japanese JPN
 Drama DRA                              Mathematics MAT
 Design and Visual Communication DVC    Media Studies MED
 Digital Technology DTE                 Music Studies MUS
 Economics ECO                          Photography PHO

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Scholarship
•     Assessed in an extra exam for each subject, other than for Sport Science (a report is required)
      and for those for which an extra portfolio is submitted
•     Only one portfolio may be submitted in Practical Art or in Technology
•     Scholarship Food and Nutrition is available as Scholarship Physical Education

    SCHOLARSHIP SUBJECTS offered at FAHS – Feilding High School

    Accounting ACC                                 Physical Education SPS FNU
    Agriculture AGSC                               Physics PHY
    Biology BIO                                    Statistics STA
    Calculus CAL                                   Te Reo Maori MAO
    Chemistry CHE                                  Technology (one option)
    Drama DRA                                         -   Design and Visual Communication DVC
    Economics ECO                                     -   Digital Technology DTE
    English ENA                                       -   Food FTE
    French FRE                                        -   Hard Materials THM
                                                      -   Textiles TTE
    Geography GEO
    History HIS                                    Visual Arts (one option)
    Home Economics (FNU) (assessed as PE Schol)       - Art Design ARD
    Japanese JPN                                      - Art Painting ARP
    Media Studies MED                                 - Photography PHO
    Music Studies MUS

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ACCOUNTING                                                                     13ACC

Entry Requirements
• 6 credits from 12 Mathematics, Mathematics Studies or Mathematics Skills and 12 credits from
    11 English or 11 Te Reo Maori.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
• Accounting concepts
• Processing for partnerships and companies
• Preparing financial statements for partnerships and companies
• Calculations and analysis of a company report
• Cost accounting

Assessment

                 Standard Code                  Int/Ext              Credits
                     91404                        EXT                   4
                     91405                        INT                   4
                     91406                        EXT                   5
                     91407                        INT                   5
                     91409                        INT                   4
                          Total Credits Available                      22

Subject Progression
• 13 Accounting is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
• Accounting is studied at tertiary institutions e.g. university or UCOL.
• Leads to careers in commerce, accountancy, finance and banking, e-commerce, retail, forensic
    accounting, fashion, sports and education.
• One internal standard will be optional.

Special Conditions of Subject
• Workbook and revision workbook must be purchased.
• A calculator is required.
• The course includes a field trip to Massey University.

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AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE                                                 13AGHRT

Entry Requirements
12 credits including an external assessment from 12 Agriculture or at Teacher in Charge discretion.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
This course examines aspects of primary production in New Zealand, including the impact of both
national and global influences. Students will learn about the profitability of a chosen primary product,
the impact of market forces and how primary production impacts on the environment.

Topics covered could include
• Environmental issues
• Market forces
• Industry profitability research
• Investigation of an aspect of primary production

Assessment

                   Standard Code                  Int/Ext                    Credits
                       91528                        INT                         4
                       91529                        INT                         6
                             Students choose 2 of the following 3 externals:
                       91530                        EXT                         5
                       91531                        EXT                         4
                       91532                        EXT                         5
                            Total Credits Available                           19-20

Subject Progression
• 13 Agricultural and Horticultural Science is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
• Leads on to tertiary study.

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ART DESIGN                                                                           13ARD

Entry Requirements
12 Art Design

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
Art Design is a digital graphic design course. Students will build upon skills attained in Year 12 using
Adobe creative software such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign to create digital artworks using
the design process. Students will create a range of branding and marketing material within a context
of their own choosing. Assignments are styled to suit each students’ strengths and interests (eg-
drawing, photography, typography, painting, digital illustration, street art etc) as well as tailored by
them to suit their stylistic preferences within Visual Art.

Assessment

                   Standard Code                  Int/Ext                  Credits
                       91445                        INT                       4
                       91450                        INT                       4
                       91455                        EXT                      14
                            Total Credits Available                          22

# An exclusively internal course (12-16 credits) can be negotiated upon discussion with HOD

Subject Progression
13 Art Design is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
This course aims to develop an understanding of processes and procedures in contemporary graphic
design and prepare students for a vocation in graphic design, advertising, marketing and/or tertiary
study in design, visual communication or creative courses such as Fine Arts.

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ART PAINTING                                                                     13ARP

Entry Requirements
12 Art Painting

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered

Students will build upon skills from Year 12 Painting working on an individual programme
Of work using contemporary artist within a context of their own choosing.
The course is designed to suit individual strengths and interests.
Students can work with a variety of media, including printmaking and digital artwork.
Assessment

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext               Credits
                      91460                        INT                    4
                      91456                        EXT                   14
                           Total Credits Available                       18

Subject Progression
13 Art Painting is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
This course aims to develop an understanding of the procedures and processes in
contemporary painting and prepares students for tertiary study in creative courses,
which can include illustration, theatre design and environmental art.

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BIOLOGY                                                                             13BIO

Entry Requirements
Students must have achieved at least two externally assessed standards and one internally assessed
standard in 12 Biology, and 10 credits from 12 English (12ENG) or 12 English Studies (12EST) OR at the
discretion of the teacher in charge.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
• Genetic modification
• Relationships between organisms and environment - the strategies animals and plants use to
    survive
• Patterns of evolution
• The biological and cultural evolution of human species
• Practical Work - Students select and study an animal or plant, and design and carry out their
    own research experiment

Assessment

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext                  Credits
                      91601                        INT                       4
                      91603                        EXT                       5
                      91607                        INT                       3
                      91605                        EXT                       4
                      91606                        EXT                       4
                           Total Credits Available                          20

Subject Progression
13 Biology is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

Special Conditions of Subject
Students are required to purchase a Biology workbook from the school’s stationery shop -
approximate cost is $30.00.
There is a field trip in Term 1 for the practical investigation standard.

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BUILDING                                                                           13BUI

Entry Requirements
18 credits from either 12 Building or 12 Engineering.

Students who have not taken either 12 Building or 12 Engineering may apply to the Teacher in Charge
for approval.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
All work is Unit Standards based and requires students to complete all elements in each unit of work.
There are practical and theory components in the units of work.

Assessment

                   Standard Code                  Int/Ext                Credits
                       29678                        INT                     4
                       29682                        INT                     4
                       29684                        INT                    12
                            Total Credits Available                        20

Subject Progression
Training and employment in the building industry.

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BUSINESS STUDIES                                                                         13BUS

Special Note
Students in Year 13 Business Studies will be able to work from a “AgriBusiness” context in selected
standards.

Entry Requirements
NCEA Level 2 or 12 credits from 12 Business Studies

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
   • how to start up your own business
   • how a large export business operates in New Zealand
   • understand the integral role of business in society and the economy
   • explore enterprise culture
   • gain knowledge and understanding of good business practice and of business as a
       productive activity
   • acquire greater financial capability

Assessment

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext                Credits
                      91379                        EXT                     4
                      91380                        EXT                     4
                      91382                        INT                     3
                      91384                        INT                     9
                      91869                        INT                     4
                           Total Credits Available                        24

Subject Progression
   • 13 Business Studies is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
   • Opportunities in marketing, banking, accounting, industry, farming and tourism sectors.

Special Conditions of Subject
   • Students will be expected to purchase a class HW workbook. (Approximately $35.00)
   • Students may be invited to join the Young Enterprise Scheme (Registration Cost $35.00)

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CHEMISTRY                                                                          13CHE

Entry Requirements
Students must have achieved at least two externally assessed standards and one
internally assessed standard from 12 Chemistry OR approved by the teacher in charge.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
• Spectroscopy
• Oxidation-reduction processes
• Atomic, molecular and ionic properties
• Thermochemistry
• Properties of organic compounds
• Aqueous solutions – solution composition, equilibrium principles, solubility, acid-base

Assessment

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext                 Credits
                      91388                        INT                      3
                      91390                        EXT                      5
                      91391                        EXT                      5
                      91392                        EXT                      5
                      91393                        INT                      3
                           Total Credits Available                         21

Subject Progression
13 Chemistry is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

This course is recommended for any student who wishes to study any science at university
or polytechnic level e.g. Health Sciences (Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing etc.),
Engineering, Agriculture or Horticulture, Bachelor of Science or Applied Science.

Special Conditions of Subject
Students are required to purchase a Chemistry workbook from the school’s stationery shop -
approximate cost is $30.00.

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DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION                                                    13DVC

Entry Requirements
12 credits from 12 DVC (formerly Graphics). Good independent work habits are essential.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
• 13 DVC builds on the foundations of 11 and 12 DVC.
• It requires a focused undertaking of graphics practice, quality freehand and instrumental
    drawings, and the presentation of design and visual communication techniques.
• The students complete their own design brief based projects in a specialist area of spatial or
    product design.

Assessment
                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext                 Credits
                      91630                          INT                   6
                      91627                          EXT                   4
                      91628                          INT                   6
                           Total Credits Available                         16

Scholarship evidence is collected from Internal Achievement Standards.

Subject Progression
• 13 DVC is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
• The skills learned can be used in design and communication courses at polytechnics and other
    tertiary institutions - product design, industrial design, graphic design and interior design.

Special Conditions of Subject
Because Generic Technology Achievement Standards are offered in 13 Food Technology, 13 DVC and
13 Textiles, students taking more than one of these Technology courses will need to negotiate an
individual assessment programme.

Special Conditions of Subject
$30.00 Class materials and equipment

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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY                                                               13DTE

Entry Requirements
Students must have taken 12 Digital Technology and achieved programming standard AS 91876 or at
the discretion of Teacher in Charge of Digital Technology.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
   • Graphical computer programming
   • Software Engineering
   • Computer science theory

Assessment

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext               Credits
                      91906                          INT                  6
                      91907                          INT                  6
                     901908                          EXT                  4
                           Total Credits Available                       16

Subject Progression
• 13 Digital Technology is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
• This course is designed for students who are considering a career in computer science or software
    engineering at university.

Special note: Year 13 Digital Technology is a BYOD subject and not timetabled into a computer room.

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DRAMA                                                                         13DRA

Entry Requirements
Achievement Standard 91218 (Class Production) and one other standard from 12 Drama, or in
consultation with TIC.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
• Practical workshops
• Script analysis
• Performance
• Theatre forms / genre
• History of theatre
• Devising
• Drama theorists
• Live theatre viewing

Assessment

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext            Credits
                     91512                           INT               4
                     91513                           INT               5
                     91517                           INT               5
             Optional:
                     91514                           EXT               4
                           Total Credits Available                    18

Subject Progression
13 Drama is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

Special Conditions of Subject
   • Extra rehearsal time outside of class time is required.
   • Scholarship Drama is offered by invitation.
   • Students are expected to attend live theatre organised by the department, and they will be
        required to provide some costuming.

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ECONOMICS                                                                           13ECO

Entry Requirements
12 credits from 12 Economics or 12 English.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
This course is divided into two sections:

•   Microeconomics and the Market System – how the market system sets prices and the competitive
    nature of firms in the marketplace.
•   Macroeconomics and Government Policies – the behaviour of the New Zealand economy as a
    whole.

Assessment

                   Standard Code                  Int/Ext                 Credits
                       91399                        EXT                      4
                       91400                        EXT                      4
                       91403                        EXT                      6
                       91401                        INT                      5
                       91402                        INT                      5
                            Total Credits Available                         24

Subject Progression
Year 13 Economics is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

Many university degrees have compulsory Economics papers e.g. Commerce,
Social Work, Agriculture, Horticulture.

Special Conditions of Subject
This course includes an optional field trip to Wellington to visit the Reserve Bank, the Trading Rooms
and Parliament - approximate cost is $35.00.
Students are expected to purchase a workbook at an approximate cost of $35.00

Students will also have the opportunity to be involved in the NZ Economics Competition and NZ
Business Week.

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ENGINEERING                                                                             13TEN

Entry Requirements
• 24 credits from 12 Engineering
• Level 2 Mathematics and Level 2 English credits are an advantage

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
Using engineering processes, design and make approved projects e.g. 70cc midi bike.

Assessment
Two options are available - entry is by individual negotiation

Option A:      4 Level 2 Internal Unit Standards

                   Standard Code                   Int/Ext              Credits
                       21905                          INT                 6
                       21907                          INT                 3
                       21908                          INT                 2
                       21909                          INT                 1
                            Total Credits Available                       12

Option B:      4 Level 3 Internal Achievement Standards

                   Standard Code                   Int/Ext              Credits
                       91620                          INT                 6
                       91624                          INT                 3
                       91625                          INT                 3
                       91623                          INT                 4
                            Total Credits Available                       16

Subject Progression
This course will provide entry into a range of engineering apprenticeship and career programmes.

Fees
• $850.00 (estimated) is the kit price to make the mini bike. This price could be subject to change
    due to the NZ dollar exchange rate.
• A non-refundable deposit (GST inclusive) of $510 due by Week 3 Term 4 2020 or by payment plan
    set up by due date. If paying by payment plan full deposit must be paid by end of 2020.

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ENGLISH                                                                             13ENG

Entry Requirements
Students must pass at least three out of four standards from the 12ENG class.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
This is a Level 3 English programme and focuses on preparing students for university level study.

This programme is for students with an interest in literature and language study. It involves in-depth
studies of novels, drama, poetry, short stories and film.

Students will:

•   Evaluate texts and develop detailed response essays
•   Have the choice to participate in oral and visual presentations
•   Write in a range of styles
•   Carry out a theme study on a topic of their choice

Assessment

                  Standard Code                   Int/Ext                 Credits
                      91474                     EXT                         4
                      91475                     INT                         6
                      91479                     INT                         4
                            Students will take one of the following:
                      91472                     EXT                         4
                      91473                     EXT                         4
                                            Optional:
                      91476                     INT                         3
                            Total Credits Available                         18

Subject Progression
13 English is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

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ENGLISH STUDIES                                                                  13ENS

Entry Requirements
8 credits from Achievement Standards from 12 English Studies or 12 English

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
• Read and evaluate a range of texts
• Write a range of pieces
• Study and present moving images

Assessment

                   Standard Code                  Int/Ext              Credits
                       91473                        EXT                   4
                       91475                        INT                   6
                       91477                        INT                   3
                       91478                        INT                   4
                       91480                        INT                   3
                            Total Credits Available                      20

Subject Progression
13 English Studies is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

The course offers writing credits required for University Entrance.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING                                                          13ELL

Entry Requirements
Students are directed into the course as required.

Course Outline
The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) unit standards are designed to assess a language learner’s
readiness to study at undergraduate level. It is a suite of five English for Academic Purposes unit
standards. 22750 and 22751 are university approved literacy requirements.

Assessment
Assessments offered include:
• English Language (EAP) Unit Standards
• IELTS (Massey University)

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext                 Credits
                      22750                        INT                      6
                      22751                        INT                      6
                      22891                        INT                      5
                      22892                        INT                      5
                           Total Credits Available                         22

Subject Progression
22750 (Writing) and 22751 (Reading) are Literacy unit standards approved for university entrance.

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FOOD AND NUTRITION                                                                   13FNU

Entry Requirements
10 credits in 12 Food and Nutrition (Home Economics) or 12 English and 10 Level 1 English credits.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
Students will debate significant nutritional issues of concern for both New Zealand and the world.
Research and health promotion actions are used to support the practical cookery experiences
throughout the year.
Topics include:
• Nutritional concerns and eating patterns
• Health promotion and community action
• Relationship between food choices, lifestyle and well-being, and health
• Analysis of influences and effects of media messages on food choice
• Multinational food corporations

Assessment

                   Standard Code                  Int/Ext                  Credits
                       91469                        INT                       5
                       91466                        INT                       5
                       91468                        INT                       5
                       91471                        EXT                       4
                            Total Credits Available                          19

Subject Progression
Tertiary study in nutrition, dietetics, nursing, health promotion and health sciences.

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FRENCH                                                                            13FRE
Entry Requirements
14 credits from 12 French with two Merit passes.
Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
Ÿ Grammar and language studies
Ÿ Literature studies - chosen from short story, poetry, song, novel, drama, film
Ÿ Study of contemporary topics in French – e.g. creative arts, media, social cohesion in France, our
    changing world, environmental issues, getting a job in France, current issues
Ÿ A region of France

Tasks:
• Creating static displays
• Comprehension - aural and written
• Making notes in French and English
• Composition of paragraphs and essays
• Giving talks and participating in discussions and debates
• Research tasks
• Completing computer based activities
• Cultural – developing a greater understanding of present day life in France
Assessment

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext                Credits
                      91544                          INT                   3
                      91545                          INT                   6
                      91547                          INT                   5
                      91543                          EXT                   5
                      91546                          EXT                   5
                           Total Credits Available                        24

Subject Progression
• 13 French is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
• Students will be prepared to undertake a full French programme at university.
Special Conditions of Subject
• Students are required to purchase Renash French Student Booklet - approximate cost is $18.00.

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FITNESS FOR SPORT                                                                13FFS
Entry Requirements
Year 13 students who have participated in Year 12 Recreational Physical Education or by approval of
the Faculty Leader

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
• Development and understanding of standard exercises - resistance training and free standing
    exercises
• Personal goal setting
• Development of a personal gym based programme
• Plan and apply a fitness training programme
• Instruct and monitor resistance training

Assessment

                    Standard Code                   Int/Ext                    Credits
                        22265                           INT                       7
                        22264                           INT                       4
                        91501                           INT                       4
                              Total Credits Available                            15

Subject Progression
May lead to Diploma in Personal Fitness and Training.

Special Conditions of Subject
• Students will need at least two senior PE tops either from 12RPE or purchased new - approximate
    cost is $45.
• This course will require the use of out of school facilities - the cost is $11.50 per week (no sign up
    fee is required). This entitles each student to the use of fitness facilities in class as well as outside
    school hours.
• Transport to and from Evolve Fitness - cost to be advised at the start of the 2021 year
    (approximately $100.00 per year).
• Students are unable to take both 13 Fitness for Sport and 13 Sport Science.
• Please note that students are required to travel in school transport unless class is P1 or P5 when
    they may travel to the gym on their way to school or on their way home.

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GATEWAY (Structured Workplace Learning)                                           13GAT

This is a programme that offers Year 13 students the opportunity to trial, in the workplace, their
probable career choice. The course involves learning and assessment in the workplace as well as
Unit Standards to be completed in class.

Entry Requirements
Students who wish to apply for a place in this course must meet the following criteria:
•      Be working at Level 3 in their other subjects.
•      Have 10 Literacy and 10 Numeracy credits, preferably at Level 2.
•      Be prepared to attend the First Aid course in the week before school starts.
•      Have shown a strong commitment to a particular career choice through previous subject
       selection, work experience, or career planning e.g. Year 10 Learning and Careers Plan.

Students must make application early in Term 3. They will be interviewed for selection.
Acceptance into the course will depend on the availability of a suitable work placement.
Students are encouraged to find their own workplace or attempt to approach an employer
before their interview.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered (In class and in the workplace):
•      Practical First Aid
•      Active listening and working as part of a team Training
•      Employment relationship problems
•      Communication process theory
•      CV writing

Assessment
                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext                Credits
                       4251                          INT                   2
                      25424                          INT                   4
                       6400                          INT                   2
                     6401 (L2)                       INT                   1
                     6402 (L1)                       INT                   1
                       9681                          INT                   3
                      11097                          INT                   3
                    1980 (EXT)                       INT                   2
                           Total Credits Available                        18

Workplace Requirements
It is anticipated that students will work one day per week for approximately 20 weeks depending on
the work completed in class and on the workplace.

Subject Progression
This course is intended to lead students into the workplace or to further training such as a pre-
apprenticeship course.

Special Conditions of Subject
Students taking the Primary Industry or U-Skills course will not be able to do Gateway.

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GEOGRAPHY                                                                           13GEO

Entry Requirements
16 credits from 12 Geography, or 16 credits from 12 English, 12 History or 12 Media Studies

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
• Natural processes – based on the coastal processes in the lower North Island
• Cultural processes – the development of tourism in Rotorua
• Geographic skills – mapping, graphing and critical analysis
• Geographic research based on tourism in Rotorua
• Contemporary geographic issue looking at management of Tongariro National Park
• Global geographic study of the spread of the Pandemic around the world.

Assessment

                   Standard Code                  Int/Ext                 Credits
                       91426                        EXT                      4
                       91427                        EXT                      4
                       91429                        EXT                      4
                       91430                        INT                      5
                       91431                        INT                      3
                       91432                        INT                      3
                            Total Credits Available                         23

Subject Progression
13 Geography is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

Special Conditions
• There is an optional three-day field trip to Rotorua - estimated cost is $350.00
• There is an optional one day field trip to Kapiti Coast - estimated cost is $20.00

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HEALTH RELATED STUDIES                                                          13HRS

Entry Requirements:
10 credits from 12HRS. Alternatively, 8 credits from 12EST or 12ENA. Approval may be given at
the discretion of the HOF.

Course Outline / Key topics covered:
• New Zealand health issues – alcohol, obesity, poverty, drugs
• Contemporary ethical issues – Medicinal marijuana, Euthanasia, Vaccinations, Abortions
• International health issues – disease, life expectancy, poverty, reproductive health
• Strategies to reduce harm
• Determinants of health
• Hauora
• Socioecological perspective
• Attitudes and Values
• Health Promotion

Assessments

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext              Credits
                     91461                           INT                5
                     91463                           INT                5
                     91464                           INT                4
                     91462                           EXT                5
                           Total Credits Available                      19

Subject Progression
13 Health is an Approved Subject for University Entrance

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HISTORY                                                                            13HIS

Entry Requirements
12 credits in 12 History and / or 12 English.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
Ÿ A broad survey of Scottish history with a focus on the 18th century Jacobite Uprisings.
Ÿ A special studies component involving a research inquiry into an historical event or place, using
    primary and secondary sources.

Types of Tasks:
• Analysing evidence relating to historical events, using a variety of visual and written resources
• Analysing causes and consequences of significant historical events
• Evaluating differing historical interpretations
• Presenting a convincing case on the basis of supporting evidence and sound argument

Assessment

                   Standard Code                   Int/Ext               Credits
                       91434                           INT                  5
                       91435                           INT                  5
                       91438                           EXT                  6
                             Total Credits Available                       16

Subject Progression
13 History is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

Special Conditions of Subject
This course includes an optional overnight field trip to National Park, Central North Island to
investigate the Tangiwai Disaster as part of AS 91434 and AS 91435- approximate cost is $80.00.

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HOSPITALITY                                                                        13HOS

Entry Requirements
Open entry to Year 13 students only.
NB: This is not an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
This is a practical subject with knowledge and skills to support industry standards and valuable life
skills. Students will gain confidence and the ability to seek employment in the wider hospitality
industry.
Key Topics:
• Nutrition and commercial catering
• Pickles, chutneys and other preserves
• Culinary terms
• Food safety
• Complex sandwiches

Assessment

                   Standard Code                  Int/Ext                Credits
                       18497                        INT                     8
                       13282                        INT                     2
                       13331                        INT                     4
                       13343                        INT                     5
                        168                         INT                     4
                       24525                        INT                     4
                            Total Credits Available                        27

Subject Progression
Career in the hospitality industry

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JAPANESE                                                                          13JPN

Entry Requirements
Minimum of one internal and one external Achieved at Level 2, in
Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
The Year 13 course continues on from studies started in Year 12.
Four topics will be covered during the year:
Ÿ Land and people (Japan / New Zealand)
Ÿ Communication and media
Ÿ Japan at work
Ÿ Travel and tourism
Tasks:
Ÿ Translation from English to Japanese and vice versa
Ÿ Comprehension, written and aural
Ÿ Composition of paragraphs and essays
Ÿ Speeches, giving talks and participating in discussions
In some designated class periods, students may have the opportunity to chat to native speakers.
Assessment

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext                Credits
                      91553                          EXT                  5
                      91554                          INT                  3
                      91556                          EXT                  5
                      91557                          INT                  5
                           Total Credits Available                        18

Subject Progression
13 Japanese is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
Special Conditions of Subject
Students are required to purchase Renash Japanese Student Booklet - approximate cost is $10.00.

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MATHEMATICS                                                                           13MAT

Entry Requirements
13 credits from any 12 Mathematics which must include AS91259 (2.4 Trigonometry) and AS91267
(2.12 Probability Methods).

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
This course offers a mixture of mathematical and statistical skills. It provides an alternative option at
Year 13 for students wanting to continue with Mathematics and prepares them for university study.

Assessment

                   Standard Code                  Int/Ext                   Credits
                       91574                        INT                        3
                       91575                        INT                        4
                       91576                        INT                        2
                       91581                        INT                        4
                       91586                        EXT                        4
                       91587                        INT                        3
                            Total Credits Available                           20

Subject Progression
13 Mathematics is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

Special Conditions of Subject
Students must have a graphics calculator available at all times.

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MATHEMATICS – CALCULUS                                                            13CAL

Entry Requirements
16 credits from 12 Mathematics which must include AS91262 (2.7 Calculus) and a Merit in AS91261
(2.6 Algebra).

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
The emphasis is on establishing a solid foundation of more advanced algebraic, geometrical and
calculus skills and being able to apply them to solve problems.

Assessment

                   Standard Code                  Int/Ext               Credits
                       91575                        INT                    4
                       91577                        EXT                    5
                       91578                        EXT                    6
                       91579                        EXT                    6
                       91587                        INT                    3
                            Total Credits Available                       24

Subject Progression
13 Calculus is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

This course prepares students for tertiary study in mathematics, the physical sciences, health
sciences, engineering, architecture and other areas where mathematics is used for solving problems.

Special Conditions of Subject
Students must have a graphics calculator available at all times.

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MATHEMATICS – STATISTICS                                                            13STA

Entry Requirements
11 credits from any 12 Mathematics course which must include a Merit in AS91267 (2.12 Probability
Methods).

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
• This course provides both mathematical modelling and statistical skills to students with an
    interest in any area where the analysis of data is important. Such areas include biological and
    social sciences, agriculture, economics, business and marketing, and health.
• The emphasis is on applying skills to problems arising in real and simulated situations.

Assessment

                   Standard Code                  Int/Ext                 Credits
                       91581                          INT                    4
                       91582                          INT                    4
                       91583                          INT                    4
                       91585                          EXT                    4
                       91586                          EXT                    4
                            Total Credits Available                         20

Subject Progression
13 Statistics is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

This subject is a recommended pre-requisite for a wide range of university courses such as the physical
sciences, health sciences, engineering, architecture and other areas where mathematics is used for
solving problems.

Special Conditions of Subject
Students must have a graphics calculator available at all times.

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MEDIA STUDIES                                                                     13MED

Entry Requirements
Students must have achieved 3 standards from 12 English or achieved 3 standards from 12 Media
Studies.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
• Design and produce a short film
• Research a significant development in the media e.g. Instagram, TikTok
• Undertake a film genre study e.g. Film Noir
• Understand the meaning of a film of their own choice through different readings

Assessment

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext                Credits
                      91491                          INT                   3
                      91493                          EXT                   4
                      91494                          INT                   4
                      91495                          INT                   6
                      91496                          INT                   3
                           Total Credits Available                        20

Subject Progression
• 13 Media Studies is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
• At the completion of this course each student will have increased their range of literacy skills
    to encompass visual and printed texts and have a practical involvement in planning and
    producing a media product.
• Media Studies is a subject included in a range of university degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Business
    Studies, Accountancy and Communication or practical courses preparing students for related
    industries.

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MUSIC                                                                                    13MUS
Entry Requirements
Students must be taking lessons to learn an instrument, either through the school itinerant scheme
or privately. Students must be working towards at least Grade 6 in theory and performance.

Students must be involved in at least one of the school-based performance groups.
Entry into Year 13 Music is at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Course Outline
Year 13 Music continues the learning undertaken in Year 12 Music.
Ÿ Solo performance
Ÿ Group performance
Ÿ Score reading
Ÿ Composition
Ÿ Arranging
Ÿ Group performance – to be done only in extra-curricular music

Assessment

                    Standard Code                   Int/Ext                   Credits
                        91416                        INT                         8
                        91421                        EXT                         4
              At least one of the following:
                        91418                        INT                         4
                        91419                        INT                         8
                        91424                        INT                         4
                              Total Credits Available                          16-20
Students are on individual programs based on their strengths. This will be worked out in consultation with
the classroom music teacher.

Subject Progression
13 Music is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

Special Conditions of Subject
$120.00 Instrument hire
Free Instrument/Vocal tuition for Solo Performance instrument (after that it is $100 per instrument
for lessons and $120 for instrument hire).

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MUSIC INDUSTRY                                                                    13MUI

Entry Requirements
Open entry for students who have achieved their NCEA Level 2 Certificate. Students can take this
course with minimal music performance experience. Students MUST be prepared to work in a
group and a very good attendance record is required as there are many practical activities
throughout this course.

Entry into the Year 13 Music Industry course is at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Outline
Year 13 Music Industry offers contemporary and practical opportunities to apply skills
fundamental to the Music Industry including: Recording, Music Technology, Music Production, and
Music Industry Research

Students will be working towards producing a full length audio recording

Key Topics Covered:

   •   The fundamentals of recording music and editing sound
   •   Recording and editing music in music software Logic Pro and Sibelius.
   •   Researching a topic in the music industry

Assessment

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext                Credits
                      28007                          INT                   6
                      91425                          INT                   6
                      23730                          INT                   7
                           Total Credits Available                         19

The achievement standards in this course are able to be used towards a University Entrance subject
of ‘Music’.

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OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP                                                                  13ODL

Entry Requirements
• Due to the nature of this course, places are limited and there will be a selection process. Students
    applying for a place in the course through subject selection will be contacted by the Teacher in
    Charge near thea start of Term 4, 2020.
• Students will be required to obtain suitable outdoor clothing.
• Students undertaking this course must be willing to lead a team of other students.

Course outline
The 13 Outdoor Leadership course may be run in conjunction with the Year 12 Outdoor Adventure
course. Students are expected to lead other students in developing their skills. This course aims to be
largely student led. Consequently, Year 13 leaders must be self-motivated, work in a team
environment and assist each other in the variety of activities.
Students will contribute to discussions with their teacher that enables a flexible programme of study
to suit both the class and individual students’ needs.

Key topics for Year 13 students may include:
Snowboarding
Rock climbing/ Abseiling              Risk management
Leadership

Kayaking, snorkelling, survival camping and mountain biking may also be undertaken as a learning
context for risk management and leadership.

Assessment

                   Standard Code                   Int/Ext                Credits
                        4597                           INT                   8
                       20150                           INT                   5
                       20151                           INT                  10
                       91504                           INT                   3
                       91505                           INT                   4
                             Total Credits Available                       16-28

Subject progression: The course may lead on to the National Certificate in Outdoor Recreation

Special conditions of the subject
An appropriate level of physical fitness is required.

Camp Costs
$450.00 - To assist with camp costs. Food and clothing are not included and students will need to
provide these for themselves.

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PHYSICS                                                                          13PHY

Entry Requirements
Two externally assessed standards and one internally assessed standard from 12 Physics (13 credits)
and 11 credits from 12 Mathematics (12MAT) OR at the discretion of the teacher in charge.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
   • Mechanics – translational motion, rotational motion, and simple harmonic motion
   • Electricity and electromagnetism - analysis of complex DC circuits, capacitors and inductors,
       and AC circuits
   • Waves – diffraction, interference, standing waves and the Doppler Effect
   • Atomic and nuclear physics

Assessment

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext               Credits
                      91523                        EXT                    4
                      91524                        EXT                    6
                      91526                        EXT                    6
                      91525                        INT                    3
                      91522                        INT                    3
                           Total Credits Available                       19

Subject Progression
• 13 Physics is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
• 13 Physics is a pre-requisite for tertiary study in a number of degrees e.g. Pure Sciences,
    Engineering, Health Science, Veterinary Science.

Special conditions of Subject
Students are required to purchase a Physics workbook from the school’s stationery shop -
approximate cost is $30.00.

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PHOTOGRAPY                                                                       13PHO

Entry Requirements
Year 12 Photography

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
Students will build upon skills from Year 12 Photography in using a digital SLR camera as well as
post-production editing techniques using Adobe creative software such as Photoshop, InDesign and
Bridge. Students will generate meaningful imagery which explores conceptual art-making
techniques within a context of their own choosing.

Students are not required to own their own camera. All necessary equipment will be provided.

Assessment

                  Standard Code                  Int/Ext               Credits
                      91447                        INT                    4
                      91452                        INT                    4
                      91457                        EXT                   14
                           Total Credits Available                       22

# An exclusively internal course (12-16 credits) can be negotiated upon discussion with HOD

Subject Progression
13 Photography is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
This course aims to develop an understanding of processes and procedures in contemporary
photography and prepares students for tertiary study in creative courses, digital imaging and
marketing media or Fine Arts. Commercial Photographic vocations include; product, event, studio,
portrait and fine art photography.

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13 PSYCHOLOGY                                                                 13PSY

Entry Requirements
16 credits from either 12PSY or 12ENA or 12HIST OR 12GEO or 12MED or 12SPS

Course Outline
Students will cover the following topics:
    •   Abnormal behaviour; including schizophrenia, OCD, dissociative identity disorder.
    •   Maori mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand.
    •   Cultural bias and how this effects psychological research.
    •   How Gender is caused and explained. Gender Bias and the effect that this has on
        psychological research.
    •   The Forer Effect and personality and conduct their own psychological experiment.

Assessment

                    Standard Code               Int/Ext             Credits
                        91875                     INT                  4
                        91872                     INT                  6
                        91874                     INT                  6
                        91876                     EXT                  3
                           Total Credits Available                    19

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SOCIAL STUDIES                                                                            13SSS

Entry Requirements
16 credits from either 12ENA, 12GEO, 12MED, 12SPS or 12PSY

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
The aim of the course is for students to understand how policy changes are influenced by and impact
on the rights, roles and responsibilities of individuals and communities. Also, to understand how
ideologies shape society in different contexts.

Topics:
• Current issues in the world
• Social action
• Viewpoints, values and perspectives
• The legislative process in New Zealand
• Ideologies
• Examine a campaign of social actions to influence policy change e.g. Euthanasia
• Personal involvement in social actions to influence policy change e.g. Sugar tax, carbon emissions,
    Pharmac funding
• Conduct a critical social inquiry on a world leader e.g. Putin, Trump, Merkel

Assessment

                   Standard Code                  Int/Ext                Credits
                       91596                        EXT                     4
                       91597                        INT                     6
                       91599                        INT                     6
                       91600                        INT                     4
                            Total Credits Available                        20

Subject Progression
13 Social Studies is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.

Special Conditions of Subject
Good report writing skills are required.

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SPEC (SOUTH PACIFIC EDUCATIONAL COURSES)                                         13SPEC
Entry Requirements
Staff will recommend students for this course to the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who will
liaise with the Dean to enter students.

Subject Matter
This programme is based on the key competencies in each learning area of the New Zealand
curriculum.

Individual challenges are set within a range of choices. Planning how to achieve the goals and
reviewing progress are an integral part of learning.

Assessment
• Students receive a SPEC certificate if they successfully complete the course.
• Internal moderation is followed by external moderation as each level is completed.

Learning Outcomes
Students experience self-organisation and take responsibility for their own learning. Their
independent work is closely supervised. A wide range of personal skills can be formally recognised.

Fees
$40.00 towards the cost of workbooks.

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SPORT SCIENCE                                                                      13SPS

Entry Requirements
16 credits from 12 ENA or EST, 12 HIS, 12PSY or 12SPS or at the discretion of the Head of Faculty

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
• Practical skills in a chosen physical activity skilled performance
• Skill development
• Risk Management in the Outdoors
• Examining a current issue relating to Health and Physical Education
• Biomechanical Analysis
• Biophysical and sociocultural influences on Health and well being

Assessment

                  Standard Code                 Int/Ext                  Credits
                      91504                       INT                       3
                      91498                       INT                       4
                      91501                       INT                       4
                      91502                       INT                       4
                                          Optional standard
                       91499                       INT                     (4)
                           Total Credits Available                       15 (19)

Subject Progression
13 Sport Science is an Approved Subject for University Entrance. Students could consider any of the
following:
•   Degree in Sport and Exercise Science
•   Diploma in Personal Fitness and Training
•   Nursing
•   Sport management/coaching

Special Conditions of Subject
   • This course includes entry and transport costs for the optional Secondary School Tough
        Guy/Gal Challenge in Wellington - approximate cost is $90
   • Students will also need a school pe top ($45)

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TE AO MĀORI                                                                        13TEAO
Nau mai, haere mai! The Te Ao Māori course will provide students with the opportunity to gain a
respect for Māori knowledge and tikanga and an understanding of traditional and contemporary
Māori views.

Students will actively participate in a range of different learning experiences at local marae and
interact with and within their school and community environment, practising and applying tikanga
as it applies to local mana whenua. They will become aware of the links between the views, values,
beliefs and tikanga of themselves and others.

                                      ‘He kai kei āku ringa’

Entry Requirements
Successful completion of Year 12 Te Ao Māori or at the disgression of the Head of the Māori
Department – Whaea Lee. This course does not require knowledge of te reo Māori.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
A project-based course will be developed to meet the interests and needs of the students and to
teach via student engagement in problem-solving and exploration.
 Kaupapa may include:
•      Whakapapa, Ngā kōrero o neherā, Atua Māori
•      Tourism Māori, Kaitiakitanga
•      Tikanga Māori, Pōwhiri. Manaaki Manuhiri
•      Māori history, The New Zealand Wars
•      A Māori Leader / Waka study
•      Māori Performing Arts

Assessment

             Standards                        Int/Ext                    Credits

Students may have an individual and
group programme of internally          All unit Standards are    Up to 20 credits will be
assessed Unit Standards in Tikanga,     internally assessed             available.
Manaaki Marae, Māori Tourism
and/or Māori Performance.

Students of Kapa Haka who perform at Pae Taiohi may also enter US 22759 – 10 credits.

Subject Progression
Further study in Mātauranga Māori at Te Wānanga o Aoteroa or University in combination with your
Te Reo Māori studies.

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TE REO MĀORI                                                                   13MAO

Entry Requirements
• 12 credits from 12 Te Reo Māori including AS91288 (2.5 Waihanga Tuhinga), AS91286 (2.3 Panui)
    or AS91287 (2.4 Tuhituhi).
• By application to the Teacher in Charge, students may be able to have an individual internally
    assessed Unit Standards programme in Tikanga ā-iwi, Māori Tourism and/or Māori Performing
    Arts. The entry requirement is Level 1 Literacy.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
• Pānui
• Tuhituhi
• Kōrero
• Whakarongo
• Waihanga Tuhinga

Assessment

                  Standard Code                   Int/Ext            Credits
                      91653                         EXT                 6
                      91654                         INT                 6
             Alternative programme:
                       7259                         INT                 8
                       7267                         INT                 8
             Available to students of Kapa Haka:
                       22756                         INT               10
                             Total Credits Available                   20

Subject Progression
• 13 Te Reo Māori is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
• This course leads tertiary study in Te Reo Māori.

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TECHNOLOGY TEXTILES                                                                     13TTE

Entry Requirements
10 credits at 12 Technology Textiles. An ability to do practical sewing is essential.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
Students learn to perform a range of complex construction techniques in order to construct a
garment featuring at least two on them. They include:
 • managing special fabrics, e.g. fine knits, sheers
 • managing the inclusion of structural or style features eg. tucks, pockets, openings
 • joining materials with different properties eg. lining
 • changing the characteristics of the materials eg. interfacing boning

Following this, students may select a second project based on their strengths/interests.
This may include pattern making and an external report on good design.

    Assessment

                  Standard Code                Int/Ext                  Credits
                      91617                      EXT                       4
                     Students choose three of the following internal standards
                      91626                      INT                       6
                      91621                      INT                       6
                      91610                      INT                       6
                      91611                      INT                       6
                          Total Credits Available                         22

Subject Progression
13 Textiles Technology is an Approved Subject for University Entrance.
It leads to tertiary study in fashion design.

Special Conditions of Subject
Generic Technology Achievement Standards are offered in 13 Food Technology, 13 Graphics and 13
Textiles, students taking more than one of these Technology courses will need to negotiate an
individual assessment programme.

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TOURISM                                                                                13TOU

Entry Requirements
Open entry.

To achieve the National Certificate in Travel (Introductory Skills) Level 2, it is essential that students
have successfully completed 12 Tourism in 2016.

Year 13 students who have not successfully completed Level 2 may enter the course to achieve Level
2 and Level 3 credits towards their NCEA Level 3 certificate.

Course Outline
• In-depth study presentation of a New Zealand destination
• Australia as a destination
• Economic impacts of tourism
• South Pacific as a destination
• In depth study of tourism industry terms and concepts
• Asia as a destination
• Students may complete some additional standards from the list below

Assessment

                   Standard Code                   Int/Ext                  Credits
                        3727                           INT                     5
                       18211                           INT                     5
                       23766                           INT                     5
                       24725                           INT                     4
                       24733                           INT                     5
                       25508                           INT                     3
                       26461                           INT                     8
                             Total Credits Available                         22-28

To achieve the National Certificate in Tourism (Introductory Skills) Level 2, a student must have
achieved all of the following:

1.   6 compulsory Level 2 Unit Standards in Year 12 Tourism (21 credits)
2.   6 Level 2 credits from English oral and / or written language
3.   8 Level 1 credits from Mathematics

Subject Progression
A career in the tourism industry or further study at a polytechnic or private provider.
Optional trip to Rotorua looking at the Tourism Industry, approximate cost $350

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TRANSITION                                                                        13TRA

Entry Requirements
Staff will recommend students for this course to the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) who will
liaise with the Dean to enter students.

Subject Matter
These are predominantly practical courses which are individualised for each student.

The course may include:

•   Practical life skills such as cooking for flatting and household management
•   Work experience
•   Constructive use of leisure time
•   Interpersonal skills training
•   Working towards individual goals set at an IEP

Outside agencies may be invited to contribute as the need arises.

Assessment
There is no formal assessment, though feedback to parents / caregivers is provided at both Transition
Meetings and IEP meetings.

Learning Outcomes
Students will increase their awareness of the skills they will need as they move from school to life
beyond school.

Fees
A contribution towards outings and materials may be requested as the need occurs.

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USKILLS                                                                              13USK

This is a programme that offers Year 13 students the opportunity to trial a vocational pathway at
UCOL in Palmerston North.

Entry Requirements
Students who wish to apply will be interviewed for selection. Acceptance into the course
will depend on the limited places available and the overall best fit for the student.

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
This is a predominantly practical course which is individualised for each student.

Example U-Skills courses on offer:
   • Construction
   • Applied Construction Design
   • Fashion and Textiles
   • Gaming Development
   • Fashion and Textiles
   • ICT Innovation
   • Mechatronics
   • Mechanical Engineering
   • Cookery
   • Tourism
   • Business Enterprise
   • NZ Police Pathway
   • Applied Technical Laboratory Science
   • Health
   • Primary Industries
   • Te Kura Tapere (Conservation)

Assessment
In- school assessment is by internally assessed Unit Standards
Level 3 Unit Standards:      up to 15 credits
UCOL:                        21 to 38 credits (depending on the course)

Workplace Requirements
Students will attend UCOL one day per week in Terms 1, 2 and 3.

Subject Progression
This course is intended to lead students into the workplace or to further training such as a pre-
apprenticeship course.

Special Conditions of Subject
   • Students will be interviewed prior to being offered a place in this course.
   • During Terms 1, 2, and 3 students will spend one day per week at UCOL. Subjects missed
        on that day must be caught up in a subsequent U-skills lesson.
   • Students may only take one of Primary Industries, Gateway or U-Skills.

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WORK READY                                                                          13WRY

Entry Requirements
Open Entry, previously studying Year 12 Work Ready would be an advantage

Course Outline / Key Topics Covered
The aim of Year 13 Work Ready is to get students thinking and preparing for their next steps in life,
whether that be on to further study post school, into employment or an apprenticeship.

The learning in Work Ready supports a self-directed learning style. Students will be expected to
acknowledge where they are at in their current stage of learning, what are their next steps and to
control how they get there.

Being career focussed Work Ready will also involve visits to industry to explore what careers will
look like

Assessment
Please note at the time of the production of this course booklet the assessment for Year 13 Work
Ready is still being developed.

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