COURSE HANDBOOK LEVEL

COURSE HANDBOOK LEVEL

COURSE HANDBOOK LEVEL

Green Bay High School COURSE HANDBOOK LEVEL 1 2015 Cammie Munoz Year 13, 2014

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CONTENTS 3 Term 3 Course Selection Timeline 4 www.careers.govt.nz 6 Gaining NCEA Level 1, 2 or 3 6 2015 University Entrance 6 University Approved Subjects 7 What’s New 8 Glossary of Terms 9 English 10 Mathematics 11 Science 13 Social Science 15 Physical Education and Health 16 Languages 18 Visual Arts 19 Performing Arts 21 Technology 23 Home and Life Sciences 24 Digital Technology 25 Commerce 26 Customer Service 27 Senior Bridging Programme 28 Foundation Programme 29 Selecting Your Courses for 2015 31 Course Selection Form 32 List of Courses The content of this handbook is correct at the time of printing.

Course availability is dependent on numbers and staffing, and course entry cannot be confirmed until the beginning of 2015.

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3 TERM 3 COURSE SELECTION TIMELINE WEEK 1 and 2 Handbooks available at Open Day and Form Class Tuesday 29 July WEEK 3 and 4 • Year 12 and 13 students and Careers will visit your form class to help you complete the Course Planning 2015 and Beyond form • Have discussions with your parents/caregivers • 13 and 14 August: Careers Centre open during Parent/Student/Teacher meetings – book a time to talk to Careers staff! WEEK 5 You will have a one-on-one conversation with a Dean, Senior Leader or someone from Careers to finalise your course selections.

STEP ONE 21 Jul – 1 Aug STEP TWO 4 – 15 Aug STEP THREE 18 – 22 Aug WEEK 6 Data from course selection forms will be entered to enable planning of the 2015 timetable 2015 Attend course confirmation day to get your finalised timetable STEP FIVE STEP FOUR 25 – 29 Aug

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4 www.careers.govt.nz To help give you an idea of useful subjects for a particular career area, follow the steps below. 1. Go to www.careers.govt.nz and this is what the screen will look like. Using the ‘SEARCH’ feature type in the career you are thinking off eg pilot 2. The screen will look like the one below. Select your occupation.

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5 3. To check what subjects you need for this occupation, click on ‘How to enter this job,’ then scroll down to Secondary Education. 4. Click on the ‘Interactive Tools’ tab to bring up a list of tools to use. Use Subject Matcher and CareerQuest to further help with choosing subjects.

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6 GAINING NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3 2015 UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE University Entrance (UE) minimum requirements are: Pass NCEA Level 3 = 60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 = 80 credits This is made up by:  14 credits in each of three subjects from the list of university-approved subjects (see below) = 42 credits  18 further credits from all subjects, these can be either achievement or unit standards.  UE Numeracy = 10 credits at Level 1 or higher from specified achievement standards or the 3 specific numeracy unit standards  UE Literacy = 10 credits (5 in reading and 5 in writing) from specified achievement standards at Level 2 and higher; or specified Level 2 standards in Te Reo Māori Most Universities ask for higher entry requirements than above, please see their websites or ask at the Careers Centre.

University of Auckland Literacy Requirement: From 2016 the University of Auckland only will introduce a new entrance requirement for domestic students. For those applying on the basis of NCEA results, the applicant must have gained a minimum of 17 credits in English at Level 2 or 3, instead of the current 8 credits required. UNIVERSITY APPROVED SUBJECTS University Approved Subjects offered at Green Bay High School in 2015 Non University Approved Subjects 2015 Check with your teacher how the course meets the university approved subject requirements 03 Accounting 03 Art History 03 Biology 03 Calculus 03 Chemistry 03 Computing Technology 03 Design & Visual Communication 03 Digital Technology 03 Dance 03 Drama 03 Economics 03 English Academic 03 English General 03 Food and Nutrition 03 Textiles Technology 03 French 03 Geography 03 German 03 Health Science 03 History 03 Japanese 03 Media Studies 03 Multi-Materials Technology 03 Mathematics Applied 03 Music 03 Physics 03 Physical Education 03 Science General 03 Statistics 03 Te Reo Maori 03 Visual Art: Design 03 Visual Art: Painting 03 Visual Art: Photography 03 Visual Art: Printing 03 Early Childhood Education 03 Customer Service 03 Foundation Programme 03 Science Applied 03 Social Science 03 Senior Bridging Programme 03 Travel and Tourism 03 ITO Construction Level 1 80 credits at Level 1 or above Including: 10 literacy credits 10 numeracy credits University Entrance Numeracy Requirement: 10 credits at Level 1 or higher Level 2 80 credits at Level 2 or above or 60 credits at Level 2 or above plus 20 credits at any level University Entrance Literacy Requirement: 10 credits at Level 2 (5 in reading and 5 in Writing) Level 3 & Scholarship 80 credits at Level 3 or 60 credits at Level 3 or above, plus 20 credits at Level 2 or above University Entrance Requirement: 14 credits in each of 3 subjects from the list of University Approved subjects; and 18 further credits from all subjects

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7 WHAT’S NEW Vocational Pathways: Vocational pathways is a tool that helps you to see how your strengths, interests and achievements relate to future study options and job opportunities. The pathways provide clear study options that are valued by employers and show you what employers expect to see you achieve in your learning. The pathways cover six broad industry sectors: • Manufacturing and technology • Construction and infrastructure • Primary industries • Social and community services • Services industries • Creative industries Why have they been introduced? Vocational pathways provide more options for students to complete NCEA Level 2.

By having more choices, ways and places to achieve NCEA Level 2 you will have more pathways into further learning and work. When you complete a vocational pathway you will receive a Vocational Pathways Award on top of receiving NCEA Level 2. This award is a way of showing employers that you have the knowledge and skills they are looking for.

What happens if I’m interested in more than one pathway? All of the pathways identify skills that are valued by employers across all sectors. Maths and English skills are especially important across all pathways, so as long as you are achieving the required literacy and numeracy credits you are still able to change direction in your learning. What NCEA credits do I need to get to achieve a Vocational Pathway Award? In order to earn a Vocational Pathway Award you need to have: • NCEA Level 2, including meeting NCEA Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements • 60 recommended assessment standards (including 20 sector-related standards from the same sector pathway).

Youth Guarantee website - find out which standards are recommended for each pathway www.youthguarantee.net.nz/vocational-pathways/students-and-whanau/

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8 GLOSSARY OF TERMS Approved subject These are subjects and related standards that can be used to gain University Entrance. Certificate Endorsement Students gain certificate endorsement when they gain 50 or more credits at Merit or Excellence at the level of the certificate or higher. Course Endorsement Students gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single year, they achieve: • 14 credits or more at Merit or Excellence, where • at least 3 of these credits are from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.

Course Entry Requirements It is expected that all students select courses they are interested in and that they give careful consideration to the subjects required for their future career pathways, as well as being realistic about their chance of succeeding. Students who are unsure about subject choices should visit the Career Centre to discuss the options available. Credit Credits are awarded for each standard a student achieves - refer to page 6 regarding the number of credits needed to pass NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3.

External assessment Assessment for externally assessed standards are set and marked by NZQA at the end of the year.

Further tertiary study Any study undertaken beyond school at university, polytechnic or private training provider. Gateway A programme for Year 12 and 13 students wanting to investigate an industry or workplace as well as gaining some credits. Work experience is also available to students. Visit the Careers Centre to find out more. Internal assessment Internally assessed standards are set and marked by teachers in schools or consented providers throughout the year.

Literacy and Numeracy Credits These are required to gain NCEA Level 1 and 2 and for university entrance (see page 6). They can be gained in subjects other than English and Mathematics. NZQA The New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) is the definitive source for accurate and current information on quality assured qualifications in New Zealand. Standard Standards are the skills or knowledge students are expected to achieve or know in a course. Achievement Standards assess performance against the NZ Curriculum. They can be assessed internally or externally. For achievement standards you can get: Achieved (A) for a satisfactory performance, Merit (M) for very good performance, Excellence (E) for excellent performance, or Not Achieved (N) if you don’t meet the requirements of the standard.

Unit Standards assess performance specified by industry or tertiary organisations. They are assessed internally, and students can gain Achieved (A) or Not Achieved (N). Scholarship This is an externally run assessment for only the most able students. It is a competitive monetary award and not a qualification, to recognise performance for the top 2-3% of students in the subject cohort at Level 3. Scholarships These are generally monetary awards to students to assist with continued study beyond school. Visit the Careers Centre to find out more.

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

Vocational Pathways There is a move in the education sector to align students’ credits into vocations post school. The new Vocational Pathway website, allows students to look at which of the five pathways their subjects and credits best fit into. The website is www.youthguarantee.net.nz. The profile builder part of the website allows students to load the credits that they are doing and the website will show them the vocational pathway that best suits them.

9 ENGLISH – LEVEL 1 YEAR 11 [Level 1 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 12 [Level 2 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 13 [Level 3 unless otherwise stated] 01 English Academic 02 English Academic 03 English Academic 01 English General 02 English General 03 English General 01 English Applied 02 English Applied 1 02 English Applied 2 02 English Applied is a two-year programme 01 ENGLISH ACADEMIC 01ENA COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course you will cover creative and formal writing, literature study, speeches, close and wide reading and research.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement Standards up to 26 credits • 12 credits externally assessed • 14 credits internally assessed NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence.

At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 English Academic – if you haveat least 15 credits from 01 English Academic, including all external standards, or approval of the Head of Department English.

02 English General - you will need the recommendation of the Head of Department English. For further assistance talk to the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): Students to purchase their own writing materials. 01 ENGLISH GENERAL 01ENG COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course you will cover core literacy skills, writing, literature study, close and wide reading and research. The course is predominantly internally assessed, with the possible inclusion of one external standard to allow Merit or Excellence endorsements.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement Standards up to 27 credits • 4 credits externally assessed • 23 credits internally assessed NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence.

At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 English General - if you have achieved 15 credits; or 02 English Applied 1 - if you have achieved Level 1 Literacy. COURSE COSTS (approx): Students to purchase their own writing materials. 01 ENGLISH APPLIED 01ENP COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is based on the NZ Curriculum in English and is designed to cover the core literacy skills required for NCEA Level 1.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement Standards up to 13 credits, all internally assessed. Literacy Standards up to 10 credits, all internally assessed. There is no endorsement available for this course. THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 English General or 02 English Applied 1 COURSE COSTS (approx): Students to purchase their own writing materials.

10 MATHEMATICS – LEVEL 1 YEAR 11 [Level 1 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 12 [Level 2 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 13 [Level 3 unless otherwise stated] 01 Mathematics 02 Mathematics 03 Calculus 01 Mathematics General 02 Mathematics with Statistics 03 Statistics 01 Mathematics Applied 1 02 Mathematics Applied 03 Mathematics Applied 01 Mathematics Applied 2 01 MATHEMATICS 01MAT COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course develops the mathematical thinking and problem solving skills required to achieve well in 01 Mathematics, so that you will be able to progress to 02 Mathematics and beyond.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 20 credits • 16 credits externally assessed • 4 credits internally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Mathematics - if you have at least 3 Merit grades, including one in AS1.2 or AS1.3, plus Achieved in 2 others; or 02 Mathematics with Statistics - if you have gained at least 2 Merit grades and Achieved in 3 others COURSE COSTS (approx): Workbook $20.00 Graphics calculator $120.00 01 MATHEMATICS GENERAL 01MAG COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course develops the mathematical thinking and problem solving skills required as background knowledge for both the 02 Mathematics with Statistics and Applied courses.

There will be an emphasis on learning statistical processes.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 21 credits • 4 credits externally assessed • 17 credits internally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Mathematics with Statistics - if you have gained at least 2 Merit grades and Achieved in 3 others; or 02 Mathematics Applied - if you have an Achieved grade in 4 achievement standards COURSE COSTS (approx): Workbook $20.00 Graphics calculator $120.00

11 01 MATHEMATICS APPLIED 1 01MAP1 COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for students who have some difficulty with mathematical skills and concepts and covers the core numeracy skills required for NCEA Level 1. ASSESSMENT: Numeracy standards up to 10 credits. Achievement standards up to 14 credits. All internally assessed. THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 01 Mathematics Applied 2; or 02 Mathematics Applied - if you have achieved all possible achievement and numeracy standards from 01 Mathematics Applied 1 COURSE COSTS (approx): Workbook $20.00 Scientific calculator $20.00

12 SCIENCE – LEVEL 1 01 SCIENCE ACADEMIC [Biology/Chemistry and Physics/Chemistry] 01SCBC 01SCPC COURSE DESCRIPTION: 01SCBC consists of aspects of biology and chemistry.

The biology in this course covers the role of DNA in producing the wide variety of life on earth; how the unique organ structure of mammals allows them to gain the energy they need to survive; and how humans use micro-organisms to produce a range of products. The chemistry in this course covers the uses and reactions of carbon-based compounds and fuels, and their effect on the environment. In addition, you will research the chemistry involved in an industrial process that takes place in New Zealand.

01SCPC consists of aspects of physics and chemistry. The physics in this course covers how forces and motion affect our daily lives; what causes lightning; and how electricity works for us. The chemistry includes chemical reactions and roles of acids and bases in our everyday lives. ASSESSMENT: 01SCBC: achievement standards up to 21 credits • 11 credits externally assessed • 10 credits internally assessed. 01SCPC: achievement standards up to 20 credits • 12 credits externally assessed • 8 credits internally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for these courses when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence.

At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: The two courses will give you a broad base on which to progress to 02 Biology, 02 Physics or 02 Chemistry - you will need at least 12 credits with at least 9 of these from the specific specialization eg Biology; or 02 Science General - you will need at least 12 credits including 8 from external standards COURSE COSTS (approx): Workbook $40.00 YEAR 11 [Level 1 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 12 [Level 2 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 13 [Level 3 unless otherwise stated] 01 Science Academic (01SCBC & 01SCPC) 02 Biology 03 Biology 02 Chemistry 03 Chemistry 02 Physics 03 Physics 01 Science General 02 Science General 03 Science General 01 Science Applied 02 Science Applied 03 Science Applied

13 01 SCIENCE GENERAL 01SCG COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course covers the main areas of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, and astronomy. You will learn about how and why chemical reactions occur; how forces affect the motion of objects; and how genetics operates to make us all different and unique. We will also learn about how the Auckland volcanoes formed; why we have day, night and seasons on Earth; and the effect of heat on everyday objects. ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 24 credits • 12 credits internally assessed • 12 credits externally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence.

At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Science General or a pass at Merit or above in three standards (two of which should be externals) will allow you to go on to 02 Biology, 02 Physics and/or 02 Chemistry, with the approval of the Science Head of Department. COURSE COSTS (approx): Workbook $20.00 Field Trip (Mangere Mountain) $20.00 01 SCIENCE APPLIED 01SCP COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course you are given time to properly understand scientific ideas and concepts. The main topics covered include uses of electricity; microbes; metals; and chemical reactions in everyday life. We will also look at why we have day, night and seasons.

The rest of the topics will depend on the time available and the interests of the students in the class.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 24 credits, all internally assessed. THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Science Applied COURSE COSTS (approx): Workbook: $35.00

14 SOCIAL SCIENCE – LEVEL 1 YEAR 11 [Level 1 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 12 [Level 2 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 13 [Level 3 unless otherwise stated] 01 Geography 02 Geography 03 Geography 01 History 02 History 03 History 01 Media Studies 02 Media Studies 03 Media Studies 01 Social Science 02 Social Science 02 Tourism and Travel 03 Tourism and Travel 01 GEOGRAPHY 01GEO COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course you will learn about geographical skills and extreme natural events; specifically the 2010 Haiti earthquake and its impacts on both the cultural and natural environments.

The course will also focus on geographic issues such as; global patterns of the illegal ivory trade as well as how to use environments sustainably.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 21 credits • 13 credits internally assessed • 8 credits externally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Geography - if you have at least 14 credits. You are also developing skills in research, interpreting and analysing geographic information and a greater knowledge and awareness of environmental issues. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): Field trip to Waihi Goldmine: $50.00 01 HISTORY 01HIS COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course you will learn about the themes of conflict and security in the 20 th century, both in a New Zealand and international context.

You will cover threats to New Zealand’s security and the development of the country’s position on the international stage. In term two, the focus will be on the origins of World War 2, looking at the rise of fascism and the international responses to this. Finally, we will explore the changing values and ideas in the New Zealand post World War 2 society. Through this course, you will develop skills in research, debating, understanding perspectives, interpreting historical evidence and essay writing.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 20 credits • 12 Credits internally assessed • 8 Credits externally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 History - if you have at least 14 credits. You are also developing skills in research, debating, understanding perspectives, interpreting historical evidence and essay writing. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): Field trip $15.00

15 01 MEDIA STUDIES 01MED COURSE DESCRIPTION: In the course you will learn about development of ‘New Media’, focusing on theory and practice. You will have the opportunity to study and produce advertising and viral marketing, while working collaboratively with senior Media Studies students. ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 19 credits: • 15 credits internally assessed • 4 credits externally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Media Studies - if you have at least 14 credits. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): 8GB SD card $20.00 8GB USB stick $10.00 01 SOCIAL SCIENCE 01SOS COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course offers an alternative to 01 Geography and 01 History. You will study a variety of topics linked to Geography, History and Social Studies including the factors and processes that result in the illegal ivory trade as well as learning about how social action groups were formed during the 1981 Springbok Tour of New Zealand.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 18 credits, all internally assessed THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Social Science or 02 Travel and Tourism. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): Field trip to Waihi Goldmine: $50.00

16 PHYSICAL EDUCATION and HEALTH – LEVEL 1 YEAR 11 [Level 1 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 12 [Level 2 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 13 [Level 3 unless otherwise stated] 01 Physical Education 02 Physical Education 03 Physical Education 02 Physical Education Outdoors 01 Health Science 02 Health Science 03 Health Science 01 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 01PED COURSE DESCRIPTION: In the theory part of 01 Physical Education you will learn about anatomy, skill learning, biomechanics and wellbeing, sports and fitness studies.

In the practical classes you will participate in a variety of fitness activities and sports, including offsite visits, possible examples; ice skating, Aquatic Centre, lawn bowls, and Les Mills’ gym. Travel to these venues may require you to give up some lunchtimes. Some practicals will take place off-site.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 23 credits, all internally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Physical Education or 02 Health Science - if you have at least 14 credits, otherwise you will need HOD approval 02 Physical Education Outdoors - all students need to apply and be interviewed for entry into this course.

For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): Covers venue hire, expert coaches, transport costs.

$100.00 You will be required to have a school PE uniform and sports shoes. 01 HEALTH SCIENCE 01HES COURSE DESCRIPTION: You will learn a variety of health concepts and strategies and cover topics such as youth issues; changing states of health and managing health; skills to support relationships and solve problems; sexual wellbeing and sexuality education; drug education and related issues. Offsite visits and work may occur.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 20 credits • 12 credits internally assessed • 8 credits externally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Health Science - if you have at least 14 credits. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): Outside trips, guest speakers $50.00

17 LANGUAGES – LEVEL 1 01 FRENCH 01FRE COURSE DESCRIPTION: You will develop your listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and presenting skills.

This course will enable you to communicate in greater detail about yourself and others; understand and use French language in a variety of situations; learn about aspects of French life and culture; and express your own ideas and opinions. ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 24 credits • 14 credits internally assessed • 10 credits externally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 French. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): 01 French folder with prescribed vocabulary and structures $15.00 Language Perfect subscription $20.00 French cultural restaurant trip (food not included) $10.00 01 GERMAN 01GER COURSE DESCRIPTION: You will develop your listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and presenting skills. This course will enable you to communicate in greater detail about yourself and others; understand and use German language in a variety of situations; learn about aspects of German life and culture; and express your own ideas and opinions.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 24 credits • 14 credits internally assessed • 10 credits externally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 German. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): 01 German folder with prescribed vocabulary and structures $15.00 Goethe exam $10.00 Language Perfect subscription $20.00 YEAR 11 [Level 1 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 12 [Level 2 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 13 [Level 3 unless otherwise stated] 01 French 02 French 03 French 01 German 02 German 03 German 01 Japanese 02 Japanese 03 Japanese 01 Te Reo Maori 02 Te Reo Maori 03 Te Reo Maori Senior English for Speakers of Other Languages

18 01 JAPANESE 01JAP COURSE DESCRIPTION: You will develop your listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and presenting skills. This course enables you to communicate in greater detail about yourself and others; understand and use Japanese language in a variety of situations; learn about aspects of Japanese life and culture; and express your own ideas and opinions. ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 24 credits • 14 credits internally assessed • 10 credits externally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence.

At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Japanese. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): 01 Japanese text, workbook and vocabulary book $30.00 Language learning Software – Language Perfect subscription $20.00 Restaurant trip (food not included) $8.00 01 TE REO MAORI 01MAO COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course you will develop your listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and presenting skills. The course will enable you to communicate in greater detail about yourself and others; understand and use Te Reo Maori in a variety of situations; learn about aspects of Maori history and culture; and express your own ideas and opinions.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 30 credits • 18 credits internally assessed • 12 credits externally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEAD TO: 02 Te Reo Maori and a developing expertise in Te Reo, kawa and Tikanga Maori. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): Te Hikuwai $40.00 Language Perfect subscription $20.00 SENIOR ENGLISH for SPEAKERS of OTHER LANGUAGES SNRESL COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course builds on your English language skills and knowledge, and will support you in your mainstream English class.

The course offers ESOL standards at NCEA Levels 2 and/or 3. You will further develop your listening, speaking, reading, writing and presenting skills in English. ASSESSMENT: Unit standards up to 26 credits, all internally assessed. All standards are taken from NCEA Level 2 and/or Level 3. There is no endorsement available for this course. THIS COURSE LEADS TO: Increased skill in speaking, reading and writing in English. For further assistance talk to the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): Language Perfect subscription $20.00 optional.

19 VISUAL ARTS – LEVEL 1 01 VISUAL ART 01ART COURSE DESCRIPTION: The aim of the course is to provide a solid foundation for 02 and 03 Visual Art courses. In this course you will develop your ideas from drawings to finished work using a wide variety of media such as basic photographic darkroom techniques, making digital images, controlling drawing and painting media. Work is set around a given theme and is assessed at five different stages of the year to cover each of the achievement standards. ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 26 credits • 14 credits from internal assessment • 12 credits from external assessment.

NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Visual Art: Painting/Printing or Design or Photography - if you have 80 credits at Level 1 NCEA including at least 18 credits from 01 Visual Arts; and/or 02 Art History - if you have 80 credits at Level 1 NCEA. In recent years, the Visual Arts have grown enormously to become a multi-million dollar industry. There are now many career opportunities for tertiary and non-tertiary trained students. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): There is a compulsory, specialised stationary 01 Visual Art kit which includes an art diary, zipped art bag, specialised art drawing and painting paper, a set of paints, drawing materials and photographic paper.

Students are issued the kit at the beginning of the course and are billed through the school accounting system.

The total cost of this course is $175 including stationary. YEAR 11 [Level 1 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 12 [Level 2 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 13 [Level 3 unless otherwise stated] 01 Visual Art 02 Visual Art: Painting/Printing 03 Visual Art: Painting 03 Visual Art: Printing 02 Visual Art: Design 03 Visual Art: Design 02 Visual Art: Photography 03 Visual Art: Photography 02 Art History 03 Art History

20 PERFORMING ARTS – LEVEL 1 01 DANCE 01DAN COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course develops both choreography and performance skills. You will experience a wide variety of styles and genres, as well as learning to critique dance performances.

The course provides a solid knowledge and movement base if you are a ‘first-timer’ and will extend you if you have previous experience in dance. ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 28 credits • 8 externally assessed credits • 20 internally assessed credits. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Dance - if you have achieved at least 18 credits or audition. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): 2B8 exercise book $4.20 Two class trips at $20.00 each Specialist dance workshops $20.00 01 DRAMA 01DRA COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is an introduction to performance drama, techniques, and technologies. You will learn to combine voice and body to create character; write and perform your own scripts; study different forms of theatre and prepare an evening performance for family and friends.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 26 credits • 4 externally assessed credits • 22 internally assessed credits. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Drama - if you have achieved at least 18 credits or audition. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): 2B8 exercise book $4.20 Transport cost and entry fees to theatres and at least two live performances at $25.00 each USB device for scripts and other digital information (optional) $20.00 YEAR 11 [Level 1 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 12 [Level 2 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 13 [Level 3 unless otherwise stated] 01 Dance 02 Dance 03 Dance 01 Drama 02 Drama 03 Drama 01 Music 02 Music 03 Music 02 Stage Technologies

21 01 MUSIC 01MUS COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course you will prepare solo and group performances, study composition, musicianship, and musical knowledge. You must be actively learning an instrument either through the itinerant music lessons at school, or private music lessons. The expectation is that you will attend at least one instrumental or vocal lesson once a week. ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 30 credits • 8 externally assessed credits • 22 internally assessed credits. From the above, students have the opportunity to select up to 20-24 credits depending on whether they are performance or theory focussed.

If the externally assessed credits are included in their 20-24 credits they are eligible for Merit or Excellence endorsement.

NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Music - if you have achieved at least 14 credits and at least Grade 3 Theory or equivalent. For further assistance talk to your teacher, the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra trip cost; 4 GB USB drive; all picks, sticks, guitar leads, straps and strings required for performance aspects; Aural resource book; and Theory resource book $40.00 Itinerant Music Scheme: All students must be actively learning an instrument, either through the itinerant scheme or privately outside of school $60.00

22 TECHNOLOGY – LEVEL 1 YEAR 11 [Level 1 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 12 [Level 2 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 13 [Level 3 unless otherwise stated] 01 Multi-Materials Technology 02 Multi-Materials Technology 03 Multi-Materials Technology 01 ITO Construction 02 ITO Construction 03 ITO Construction 01 ITO Mechanical Engineering 02 ITO Mechanical Engineering 01 Design and Visual Communication 02 Design and Visual Communication 03 Design and Visual Communication 01 Textiles Technology 02 Textiles Technology 03 Textiles Technology 01 MULTI-MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY 01MMT COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course you will develop your academic and practical skills through design and research into natural energy, materials and construction techniques.

You will work creatively and analytically to identify, problem solve, trial and evaluate potential solutions, and eventually put your ideas into practice. This course is ideally for students considering a university focussed academic pathway in the future. Work will be exhibited at the end of the year for parent viewing. ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 20 credits • 4 credits externally assessed • 16 credits internally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Multi-Materials Technology - if you have achieved at least 12 credits and are considering a university focussed academic pathway in the future; or 02 ITO Mechanical Engineering or 02 ITO Construction if you are looking at trades training or an apprenticeship pathway COURSE COSTS (approx): Base fee to cover material costs $65.00 01 ITO CONSTRUCTION 01CON COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course you will gain experience in planning and managing materials and tools. You will work on carpentry and joinery projects and will complete theory worksheets to show subject knowledge.

It focuses on developing practical skills and uses unit standards developed and moderated by the Building Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) these also contribute to the National Certificate in Building Construction and Applied Trades (Level 2).

ASSESSMENT: Unit Standards up to 25 credits, all internally assessed. THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 ITO Construction or 02 ITO Mechanical Engineering Students considering 02 Multi-Materials Technology must have achieved all 25 credits from 01 ITO Construction. COURSE COSTS (approx): Base fee to cover material costs $85.00

23 01 ITO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 01MEC COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course you will work with mechanical engineering materials and techniques. The course focuses on knowledge of metals and the latest technology in engineering machinery and tools.

You will develop practical skills using unit standards developed and moderated by COMPETENZ an industry training organisation, these also contribute to the National Certificate in Engineering (Level 2) ASSESSMENT: Unit Standards up to 26 credits, all internally assessed. THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 ITO Mechanical Engineering or 02 ITO Construction Students considering 02 Multi-Materials Technology must have achieved all 26 credits from 01 ITO Mechanical Engineering.

This pathway can also lead onto trades training or apprenticeships. COURSE COSTS (approx): Base fee to cover material costs $45.00 01 DESIGN and VISUAL COMMUNICATION 01DVC COURSE DESCRIPTION: You will gain knowledge about the use of drawing, technological and modelling skills to provide solutions to a variety of design challenges. The course will allow you to work in three areas: graphic communication and design; spatial architectural design; and product design. ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 21 credits • 12 credits externally assessed • 9 credits internally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence.

At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Design and Visual Communication - if you have achieved at least 14 credits COURSE COSTS (approx): Specialist graphic equipment $55.00 01 TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY 01TEX COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is a mixture of practical and theory. You will learn about technological processes associated with soft materials, and there will be two major projects: Sleepwear and Home Décor. You will need to keep written and photographic records as you design and make projects to fit a brief you have developed. There is also an external written report.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 20 credits • 4 credits externally assessed • 16 credits internally assessed.

NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Textiles Technology - if you have achieved at least 14 credits COURSE COSTS (approx): Notions (interfacing, appliqué aides, black and white thread, embroidery thread etc) $30.00 Photographs (colour) of each stage of construction and final product $10.00

24 HOME & LIFE SCIENCES – LEVEL 1 01 FOOD and NUTRITION 01FAN COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course you will cover theory and practice relating to: food handling – how to prepare, cook and serve food so it is safe to eat; food studies – how to store, prepare and serve food; basic nutrition – choosing and making healthy food; and understanding packaging information; and practical skills – developing your cooking skills and managing your work area safely and efficiently. ASSESSMENT: Achievement Standards up to 22 credits • 4 credits externally assessed • 18 credits internally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence.

At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Food and Nutrition - if you have achieved at least 14 credits. 02 Hospitality COURSE COSTS (approx): Workbooks $35.00 Food ingredients $100.00 You may be asked to bring some of your own ingredients when doing individual tasks. 01 HOSPITALITY 01HOS COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces you to food and catering in the hospitality industry. It is practically-based with some theory, You will need to be able to relate to others and follow instructions carefully, and will develop important organisational and self-management skills. This is a totally internally assessed course using unit standards from Service IQ.

ASSESSMENT: Unit standards up to 20 credits, all internally assessed THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Hospitality which is a two year programme. For further assistance talk to the Careers Centre and/or visit www.careers.govt.nz COURSE COSTS (approx): Assessment booklets from Service IQ $65.00 Food used in preparation $90.00 YEAR 11 [Level 1 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 12 [Level 2 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 13 [Level 3 unless otherwise stated] 01 Food and Nutrition 02 Food and Nutrition 03 Food and Nutrition 02 Early Childhood Education 03 Early Childhood Education 01 Hospitality 02 Hospitality 02 Hospitality (02 Hospitality is a two-year programme)

25 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY – LEVEL 1 01 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY 01DIT COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory course encompassing a wide variety of skills and will develop your knowledge in information management, conceptual design, digital media and basic computer programming. It is project based and has a high level of inquiry learning and self-responsibility. You will use digital tools and develop an understanding of the function of digital systems including the interaction between computers, tablets and mobile devices with their operating systems and applications. ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 21 credits • 3 credits externally assessed • 18 credits internally assessed.

NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Digital Technology or 02 Computing Technology, if you have achieved at least 14 credits. COURSE COSTS (approx): Course workbook and personal printing $20.00 01 COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY 01CMT COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is for you if you are interested in programming and creating programs for users, by using, text based programming language like Python. You will also learn to create websites using HTML and CSS; modifying images using Photoshop and illustrator. ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 21 credits • 3 credits externally assessed • 18 credits internally assessed.

NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Computing Technology or 02 Digital Technology, if you have achieved at least 14 credits. COURSE COSTS (approx): Course workbook and personal printing $20.00 YEAR 11 [Level 1 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 12 [Level 2 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 13 [Level 3 unless otherwise stated] 01 Digital Technology 02 Digital Technology 03 Digital Technology 01 Computing Technology 02 Computing Technology 03 Computing Technology

26 COMMERCE – LEVEL 1 01 ACCOUNTING 01ACC COURSE DESCRIPTION: You will learn what assets, liabilities, owner’s equity, income and expenses mean in terms of running a business.

You will also learn to process financial transactions, and prepare financial statements for a club and a business, and interpret these to advise the owner. ASSESSMENT: Achievement standards up to 25 credits • 9 credits externally assessed • 16 credits internally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s).

THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Accounting - if you have achieved at least 14 credits COURSE COSTS (approx): Workbook $25.00 01 BUSINESS STUDIES 01BUS COURSE DESCRIPTION: You will learn about how to market a new product or an existing product. You will study aspects of economics, which looks at the scarcity of resources, and the choices made as a result by consumers, producers and the government. Other topics include a study of well-being in society and the opportunity cost of decision making; and demand and supply of goods and services and how shortages and surplus are dealt with by the market system.

ASSESSMENT: Achievement Standards up to 21 credits • 9 credits externally assessed • 12 credits internally assessed. NZQA will give you a Merit or Excellence endorsement for this course when you gain 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence. At least 3 of those 14 credits must be gained from external standard(s) and 3 from internal standard(s). THIS COURSE LEADS TO: 02 Economics - if you have achieved at least 14 credits COURSE COSTS (approx): Workbook $25.00 YEAR 11 [Level 1 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 12 [Level 2 unless otherwise stated] YEAR 13 [Level 3 unless otherwise stated] 01 Accounting 02 Accounting 03 Accounting 01 Business Studies 02 Economics 03 Economics