COURSE HANDBOOK LEVEL

COURSE HANDBOOK LEVEL
Green Bay High School

COURSE HANDBOOK
      LEVEL 1




         Cammie Munoz
          Year 13, 2014




        2015
COURSE HANDBOOK LEVEL
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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              TERM 3 COURSE SELECTION TIMELINE


  STEP ONE                                  WEEK 1 and 2
21 Jul – 1 Aug              Handbooks available at Open Day and Form Class
                                           Tuesday 29 July


 STEP TWO                                     WEEK 3 and 4
 4 – 15 Aug            •    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!


  STEP THREE                                   WEEK 5
  18 – 22 Aug           You will have a one-on-one conversation with a Dean,
                       Senior Leader or someone from Careers to finalise your
                                          course selections.


  STEP FOUR                                     WEEK 6
  25 – 29 Aug              Data from course selection forms will be entered to
                                  enable planning of the 2015 timetable


   STEP FIVE                                     2015
                           Attend course confirmation day to get your finalised
                                               timetable
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                                     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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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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                                    GAINING NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3
                                                                                                         Level 3 & Scholarship
                                                                                                               80 credits at Level 3
                                                                 Level 2                                                 or
                                                                                                  60 credits at Level 3 or above, plus 20 credits
                                                       80 credits at Level 2 or above
                 Level 1                                              or
                                                                                                                at Level 2 or above
        80 credits at Level 1 or above        60 credits at Level 2 or above plus 20 credits at
                  Including:                                      any level
              10 literacy credits
            10 numeracy credits                                                                         University Entrance Requirement:
                                                                                                  14 credits in each of 3 subjects from the list of
                                                University Entrance Literacy Requirement:
 University Entrance Numeracy Requirement:                                                              University Approved subjects; and
                                                10 credits at Level 2 (5 in reading and 5 in
        10 credits at Level 1 or higher                          Writing)                               18 further credits from all subjects




                                         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                                             Non University Approved
                                 Green Bay High School in 2015                                                        Subjects 2015
Check with your teacher how the course meets the university approved subject requirements
03 Accounting                      03 English General                  03 Music                               03 Early Childhood Education
03 Art History                     03 Food and Nutrition               03 Physics                             03 Customer Service
03 Biology                         03 Textiles Technology              03 Physical Education                  03 Foundation Programme 03
03 Calculus                        03 French                           03 Science General                     Science Applied
03 Chemistry                       03 Geography                        03 Statistics                          03 Social Science
03 Computing Technology            03 German                           03 Te Reo Maori                        03 Senior Bridging
03 Design & Visual                 03 Health Science                   03 Visual Art: Design                      Programme
   Communication                   03 History                          03 Visual Art: Painting                03 Travel and Tourism
03 Digital Technology              03 Japanese                         03 Visual Art: Photography             03 ITO Construction
03 Dance                           03 Media Studies                    03 Visual Art: Printing
03 Drama                           03 Multi-Materials
03 Economics                       Technology
03 English Academic                03 Mathematics Applied
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                                             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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                                   GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Approved subject         These are subjects and related standards that can be used to gain University Entrance.
Certificate              Students gain certificate endorsement when they gain 50 or more credits at Merit or
Endorsement              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             It is expected that all students select courses they are interested in and that they give
Requirements             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    These are required to gain NCEA Level 1 and 2 and for university entrance (see page
Credits                  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.
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ENGLISH – LEVEL 1

             YEAR 11                                                  YEAR 12                                                     YEAR 13
    [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                        [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                          [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.
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MATHEMATICS – LEVEL 1

             YEAR 11                                               YEAR 12                                              YEAR 13
    [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                     [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                    [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
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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
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SCIENCE – LEVEL 1

             YEAR 11                                                  YEAR 12                                               YEAR 13
    [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                        [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                     [Level 3 unless otherwise stated]




     01 Science Academic                                              02 Biology                                            03 Biology
      (01SCBC & 01SCPC)



                                                                    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




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
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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
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SOCIAL SCIENCE – LEVEL 1

             YEAR 11                                                  YEAR 12                                                   YEAR 13
    [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                        [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                       [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
                                                                                                                           th
COURSE DESCRIPTION:                     In this course you will learn about the themes of conflict and security in the 20 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
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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
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION and HEALTH – LEVEL 1

             YEAR 11                                                   YEAR 12                                                YEAR 13
    [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                         [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                      [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
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LANGUAGES – LEVEL 1

             YEAR 11                                                 YEAR 12                                              YEAR 13
    [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                       [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                    [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


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
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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.
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VISUAL ARTS – LEVEL 1

              YEAR 11                                                 YEAR 12                                             YEAR 13
     [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                       [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                   [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


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.
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PERFORMING ARTS – LEVEL 1

             YEAR 11                                               YEAR 12                                                YEAR 13
    [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                     [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                      [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


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
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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
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TECHNOLOGY – LEVEL 1

             YEAR 11                                                 YEAR 12                                              YEAR 13
    [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                       [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                    [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                                    02 Design and Visual                                 03 Design and Visual
       Communication                                           Communication                                        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
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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
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HOME & LIFE SCIENCES – LEVEL 1

              YEAR 11                                                  YEAR 12                                                    YEAR 13
     [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                        [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                         [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)


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
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DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY – LEVEL 1
             YEAR 11                                                  YEAR 12                                              YEAR 13
    [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                        [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                    [Level 3 unless otherwise stated]


     01 Digital Technology                                    02 Digital Technology                                03 Digital Technology


  01 Computing Technology                                  02 Computing Technology                              03 Computing Technology


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
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COMMERCE – LEVEL 1

             YEAR 11                                                YEAR 12                                              YEAR 13
    [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                      [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                    [Level 3 unless otherwise stated]


          01 Accounting                                          02 Accounting                                        03 Accounting


      01 Business Studies                                        02 Economics                                         03 Economics


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
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CUSTOMER SERVICE – LEVEL 1

             YEAR 11                                                YEAR 12                                                YEAR 13
    [Level 1 unless otherwise stated]                      [Level 2 unless otherwise stated]                      [Level 3 unless otherwise stated]


     01 Customer Service                                    02 Customer Service                                    03 Customer Service


01 CUSTOMER SERVICE                                                                                                                     01CUS

COURSE DESCRIPTION:                     This is an introductory course to highlight some of the key areas in customer service. There is an
                                        increased demand for students to be work ready whether they are looking for part time work while
                                        still studying or in the future when they are looking for something full time. Along with qualifications,
                                        one of the key skills employers look for is someone with some basic customer service experience.
                                        Even if the job isn’t a traditional ‘customer service’ role everyone will have to deal with another
                                        person for some reason at some stage in their life.
                                        You will be working towards the National Certificate in Retail Level 2.
ASSESSMENT:                             Unit standards up to 23 credits, all internally assessed.
THIS COURSE LEADS TO:                   02 Customer Service.
                                        For further assistance talk to the teacher of Customer Service, the Careers Centre and/or visit
                                        www.careers.govt.nz
COURSE COSTS (approx):                  Course workbooks TBA
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SENIOR BRIDGING PROGRAMME – LEVEL 1

          YEAR 11                                       YEAR 12                                            YEAR 13

01 Senior Bridging Programme                02 Senior Bridging Programme                        03 Senior Bridging Programme


01 SENIOR BRIDGING PROGRAMME                                                                                         01SBP
ENTRY:                         For you to be eligible for the Senior Bridging programme you will need to have completed Year 9 and
                               10 (Junior Bridging Programme (currently Integrated Studies)).
COURSE DESCRIPTION:            This programme will allow you to gain credits towards the National Certificate in Work and Community
                               Skills. You will have developed real life numeracy, communication and life skills.
ASSESSMENT:                    National Certificate in Work and Community Skills is a supported learning unit standard based
                               programme of 40 credits, including some compulsory numeracy and communication standards
THIS COURSE LEADS TO:          02 Senior Bridging Programme
COURSE COSTS (approx):         $20.00
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FOUNDATION PROGRAMME – LEVEL 1

           YEAR 11                                           YEAR 12                                             YEAR 13

     01 Foundation Studies                           02 Foundation Studies                               03 Foundation Studies

     National Certificate in                          National Certificate in                             National Certificate in
      Employment Skills                                Employment Skills                                   Employment Skills

  Language, Symbols and Texts                     Language, Symbols and Texts
              (Level 1)                                     (Level 1 or 2)


           Numeracy                                         Numeracy
              (Level 1)                                     (Level 1 or 2)


               Plus                                             Plus                                                Plus
   Three other option courses                    Three other option courses to                        Four other option courses to
     towards NCEA Level 1                         complete NCEA Level 1 or 2                            complete NCEA Level 2


01 NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN EMPLOYMENT SKILLS                                                                                01ESF
01 LANGUAGE, SYMBOLS AND TEXT                                                                                               01ENF
01 NUMERACY                                                                                                                 01MTF

ENTRY:                          For you to be eligible for the 01 Foundation Studies programme you will need to have been nominated
                                by your Dean.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:             National Certificate in Employment Skills: This course is part 1 of a three-year programme, which will
                                allow you to gain credits towards the National Certificate in Employment Skills. This certificate is
                                awarded to people who have demonstrated competence in literacy, speaking skills, numeracy and
                                other personal and technical skills. These skills have been identified by a wide range of employers as
                                being important in the workplace. The certificate is made up of some compulsory as well as elective
                                credits, thus making it flexible and accessible.

                                01 Language, Symbols and Text: This course covers the essential literacy skills necessary in everyday
                                life. Students will develop skills in communication, critical thinking and problem solving.

                                01 Numeracy: This course covers the essential numeracy skills in everyday life.

                                You will also select three additional courses of your own choice. Progress will be monitored closely
                                across all courses and individual needs will be catered for, providing a supportive environment for
                                your success as a learner.
ASSESSMENT:                     Unit standard credits for the National Certificate in Employment Skills (individualised).
THIS COURSE LEADS TO:           02 Foundation Programme.
COURSE COSTS (approx):          Workbook $50.00
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               SELECTING YOUR COURSES FOR 2015

                 Think about what                 I am good at doing…
                 subjects/things you are good at
                 and/or what you want to do       _____________________
                 once you have finished with high                                  
                 school.                          In the future I am interested
                                                  in doing…
                                                                                   
                                                    _____________________

                 Talk to people about your ideas    I have talked my ideas
                 or to help you get ideas. Try      through with…
                 talking to subject teachers,
                 older students or siblings, your   _____________________
                 form teacher, your parents,                                       
                 your dean, careers staff.                                         
                 You can also use web sites such
                 as www.careers.govt.nz or
                 MyCareerMatch or CareerQuest.

                 Make sure you understand the       The requirements or
                 requirements and/or                prerequisites I need to be
                 prerequisites for the pathway      able to achieve this are…
                 you are interested in.             • ___________________          
                 Remember to be realistic ☺
                                                    • ___________________          
                                                    • ___________________
                                                    • ___________________
                 Complete the Course Selection      I have completed the
                 Form                               planning sheet in form class
                                                                                   
                                                                                   
Refer to Step 3 – 5 on the Course Selection Timeline on page 3 for what happens next
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                                                                                                                                                                      Tick here if you
 PROVISIONAL COURSE SELECTION FOR 2015 – YEAR 11                                                                                                                            are
                                                                                                                                                                      NOT returning
 Surname:                                                First name:                                                       Form Class:

 INSTRUCTIONS:
 Please use the course planning sheet you will receive in your form class and the flow charts in the handbook to forward-plan your courses for 2015 and beyond. You have the choice of
 3 courses in addition to English, Maths and Science, plus two backup courses. It is important that you add the backup courses in case your first choice becomes unavailable. Please
 CLEARLY PRINT the level and name of the courses you are choosing below.

        Course 1                   Course 2               Course 3                      Course 4                             Course 5                             Course 6

        English                     Maths                Science


                       These are compulsory subjects

 Note: Staff, please enter the course code in the ‘Office Use Only’ section below

 Backup Courses                                                                                                OFFICE USE ONLY
 (in case your first choices aren’t available)
                                                                                                   Code for Course 4        Course selection conversation with:
        Course Code                    Course Code
                                                                           English
                                                                                                                            Staff Name:
                                                                                                   Code for Course 5

                                                                           Maths
                                                                                                                            Signature:
                                                                                                   Code for Course 6

                                                                           Science



 Parent/Caregiver Approval
 If you wish to change your child's course selection(s) for next year, please contact
 Chris Jordan on 817 8173 ext 211 or chris.jordan@greenbayhigh.school.nz or the Careers                      Signature:
 Centre on 817 8173 ext 237 or careers@greenbayhigh.school.nz before Friday 29 August.

Please note that all selections are provisional until timetables are confirmed at the beginning of the school year, 2015.
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LIST of COURSES at YEAR 11

SUBJECT AREA                    COURSES                                             CODES

ENGLISH                         01 English Academic                                 01ENA
                                01 English General                                  01ENG
                                01 English Applied                                  01ENP
MATHEMATICS                     01 Mathematics                                      01MAT
                                01 Mathematics General                              01MAG
                                01 Mathematics Applied                              01MAP1
SCIENCES                        01 Science Academic (Bio/Chem)                      01SCBC
                                01 Science Academic (Phys/Chem)                     01SCPC
                                01 Science General                                  01SCG
                                01 Science Applied                                  01SCP
SOCIAL SCIENCE                  01 Geography                                        01GEO
                                01 History                                          01HIS
                                01 Media Studies                                    01MED
                                01 Social Science                                   01SOS
HEALTH and PHYSICAL EDUCATION   01 Physical Education                               01PED
                                01 Health Science                                   01HES
LANGUAGES                       01 French                                           01FRE
                                01 German                                           01GER
                                01 Japanese                                         01JAP
                                01 Te Reo Maori                                     01MAO
                                Senior English for Speakers of Other Languages      SnrESL
VISUAL ARTS                     01 Visual Art                                       01ART
PERFORMING ARTS                 01 Dance                                            01DAN
                                01 Drama                                            01DRA
                                01 Music                                            01MUS
TECHNOLOGY                      01 Design and Visual Communication                  01DVC
                                01 Textiles Technology                              01TEX
                                01 Multi-Materials Technology                       01MMT
                                01 ITO Construction Technology                      01CON
                                01 ITO Mechanical Engineering                       01MEC
HOME and LIFE SCIENCES          01 Food and Nutrition                               01FAN
                                01 Hospitality                                      01HOS
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY              01 Digital Technology                               01DIT
                                01 Computing Technology                             01CMT
COMMERCE                        01 Accounting                                       01ACC
                                01 Business Studies                                 01BUS
CUSTOMER SERVICE                01 Customer Service                                 01CUS
SENIOR BRIDGING PROGRAMME       National Certificate in Work and Community Skills   01SBP
FOUNDATION PROGRAMME            01 National Certificate in Employment Skills        01ESF
                                01 Languages, Symbols and Text                      01ENF
                                01 Numeracy                                         01MTF
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