Year 11 - Matamata College Subject Choice Booklet 2019

 
Matamata College

Subject Choice Booklet
         2019

     Year 11
Accounting (ACC100)                                                    Commerce
    Description                                                      Qualification
    The Level 1 Accounting Course is a one-year course                • NCEA Level 1
    designed to enable students to establish background               • Course endorsements to Excellence
    knowledge of Cash Accounting, enabling them to keep              Assessment Types
    accurate journals and ledgers and prepare and interpret           • Internal NZQA standards
    financial statements for a sole proprietor and community          • External NZQA standards
    organisation.
    Course Content
    During the course students will:
    • Process financial information for a sole proprietor
    • Produce and analyse basic financial statements for a           Prerequisites
        sole proprietor and for a community organisation             None
    • Use a decision-making model to make a financial
                                                                     Costs
        decision
                                                                     None
                                                                     Literacy Level
                                                                      • Students will need good literacy skills

                          Art Painting (ART100)                                                  Arts
    Description                                                      Qualification
    This course aims to equip students with the necessary             • NCEA Level 1
    skills to achieve, with guidance, at this level. Students will    • Course endorsements to Excellence
    learn to draw with a variety of different media, e.g.            Assessment Types
    pencil, paint, ink, pastel and explore ideas using a range        • Internal NZQA standards
    of selected subject matter. They will learn how to                • External NZQA standards
    compose a piece of work and how to develop their ideas.

    Course Content
    This course is practical, with some theory and research. It
    involves a logical approach that explores and develops
                                                                     Prerequisites
    ideas and uses the work of other artists into a body of
                                                                     Y10 Visual Art or by arrangement
    practical work that is the students own. Students will be
    taught methods and techniques that will help them to             Costs
    achieve the internal and external standards on offer.            $55 Optional Stationery Art Pack
                                                                     Literacy Level
                                                                      • Suits students at all literacy levels
    Additional Notes
    Year 11 Art is a prerequisite for Y12 Painting or Y12 Photography.

1
Business Studies (BUS100)                                                 Commerce
Description                                                  Qualification
The study of business is about how individuals and groups     • NCEA Level 1
of people organise, plan and act to create and develop        • Course endorsements to Excellence
goods and services to satisfy customers.                     Assessment Types
In Business Studies, students develop their understanding     • Internal NZQA standards
of business theory and practices in a range of relevant       • External NZQA standards
contexts, through experiential as well as theoretical
approaches to learning.
Course Content
During the course students explore:
• Internal factors leading to business success
• External factors affecting businesses                      Prerequisites
• How businesses deal with operational problems              None
Students also will:
                                                             Costs
• Investigate the human resource management of a
                                                             None
    local business
• Create a marketing plan for a new or existing product      Literacy Level
• Create and run their own small business                     • Students will need good literacy skills

Additional Notes
Students may be required to contribute a small amount of capital to set up their small business.

     Construction and Allied Trades Skills                                               Hard
                                                                                         Technologies
                  (CAT100)
Description                                                  Qualification
Students have the opportunity to train under the Building     • NCEA Level 1
and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO)       • BCATS Entry Level 1
to gain skills associated with the building and              Assessment Types
construction industry.                                        • Internal NZQA standards

Course Content
This is an internally assessed program where students will
have the opportunity to study materials, safe working
procedures and working processes associated with the
                                                             Prerequisites
building industry.
                                                             Y10 Wood and HOD Wood approval
                                                             Costs
                                                             The cost to the department for materials to
                                                             deliver this course is $40. A
                                                             donation/contribution can be paid on your
                                                             student’s account. Items the student makes
                                                             and wants to take home may incur additional
                                                             costs, depending on the amount of extra
                                                             materials used. Parental/guardianship
                                                             permission would be sought prior to a fee
                                                             being charged. This must be paid in full before
                                                             the product can be taken home.
                                                             Literacy Level
                                                              • Suits students at all literacy levels
Design and Visual Communication (DVC100)                                                         Technology
Description                                                  Qualification
In Year 11 Design and Visual Communication you will           • NCEA Level 1
explore concept design and gain knowledge in spatial          • Course endorsements to Excellence
design, product design and graphic design. You will          Assessment Types
complete these projects exploring sketching skills,           • Internal NZQA standards
computer aided drawing and model making.                      • External NZQA standards
Course Content
What students are going to gain from the course:
 • Sketching and drawing skills
 • Traditional technical drawing skills                      Prerequisites
 • CAD skills (Archicad and Sketch up)                       Students should have experience of DVC at Year
 • Graphic design skills (Photoshop)                         9 or 10 level
 • Model making skills (3D printer, hard materials)          Costs
 • Specialist product design knowledge                       An A3 Visual Diary is required for this course. It
 • Specialist interior design knowledge                      can be purchased from school for $12
 • Specialist graphic design knowledge                       (optional). A fee may be charged for any
                                                             optional component, trip etc related to this
                                                             course. Parental/guardianship permission
                                                             would be sought prior to this fee being charged.
                                                             Literacy Level
                                                              • Students will need good literacy skills

                                                                                             Digital
           Digital Design & Office (DDO100)                                                  Technologies
Description                                                   Qualification
This subject gives students an introduction to many of the     • NCEA Level 1
design and office skills in Digital Technology.                • Course endorsements to Excellence
                                                              Assessment Types
There is a wide range of career options in the computing       • Internal NZQA standards
industry that are well paid and there is a high demand for     • External NZQA standard
such as Database Administrator, Office Specialist, Adobe
Specialist, Web Site Designer, Animator and Computer
Designer                                                      Prerequisites
Course Content                                                None, but completion of 9DGT, 9DIT or 10IDT
 •   Website design and creation                              would be an advantage
 •   Mobile phone or game interface design                    Costs
 •   Introduction to databases                                None
 •   Design & documents in Microsoft Word or Publisher        Literacy Level
 •   Using Excel                                               • Suits students at all literacy levels
 •   Animation (if possible)

Additional Notes
 • Students can take both DDO100 and DSH100 if they wish
Digital
       Digital Science & Hardware (DSH100)                                                  Technologies
Description                                                  Qualification
This subject gives students an introduction to many of the    • NCEA Level 1
hardware and computer science topics in Digital               • Course endorsements to Excellence
Technology.                                                  Assessment Types
                                                              • Internal NZQA standards
There is a wide range of career options in the computing      • External NZQA standard
industry that are well paid and there is a high demand.
These include computer technician, hardware designer,
electronic engineer, programmer and computer scientist.      Prerequisites
Course Content                                               None, but completion of 9DGT, 9DIT or 10IDT
 •   Electronics using the Arduino microprocessor            is recommended.
 •   Designing a computer from components                    Costs
 •   Building a PC and Installing Windows                    None
 •   Programming using Python                                Literacy Level
 •   Image compression                                        • Students will need good literacy skills

Additional Notes
 • Less academic students should consider taking DDO100 instead of this course
 • Students can take both DDO100 and DSH100 if they wish

                          Drama (DRA100)                                                 Drama
Description                                                  Qualification
This subject teaches students a range of performance          • NCEA Level 1
styles and skills. It explores both modern and historical     • Course endorsements to Excellence
theatrical forms and focuses on developing students’         Assessment Types
confidence in performing for a live audience.                 • Internal NZQA standards
                                                              • External NZQA standards
Students will find this course useful if they are
considering any form of career in a performance-based
industry. It will help them develop confidence in
addressing both small and large groups of people and
teaches them the importance of being able to work
collaboratively with their peers.
Course Content
This course covers the following aspects of Drama:
 • Exploration of Drama techniques
 • Improvisation skills                                      Prerequisites
 • Elements and Conventions of Drama                         None – 10DRA would be an advantage
 • Devising original Drama
                                                             Costs
 • Performing for a live audience                            A fee may be charged for any optional
 • Analysis and understanding of Drama processes and         component, trip (live theatre visits) etc. related
    performance                                              to this course. Parental/guardianship
                                                             permission would be sought prior to the fee
                                                             being charged.
                                                             Literacy Level
                                                              • Suits students at all literacy levels
Hard
                     Engineering (EER100)                                                Technologies
Description                                                  Qualification
This course will be comprised of Engineering Unit             • NCEA Level 1
Standards and the designing and making of appropriate        Assessment Types
practical projects which include specific skill               • Internal NZQA Unit Standards
requirements.                                                 • National Certificate in Engineering
Course Content
The Engineering Standards are specific competency-based      Prerequisites
studies of skills and knowledge covering a range of:         None
  • Workshop safety – general and welding                    Costs
  • Hand tools                                               The cost to the Engineering department for
  • Machine tools                                            materials to deliver this course is $35. A
  • Joining methods                                          donation/contribution can be paid on your
  • Measurement                                              student’s account. Items the student makes
  • Materials                                                and wants to take home may incur additional
  • Finishing procedures                                     costs, depending on the amount of extra
  • Drawing and design                                       materials used. Parental/guardianship
                                                             permission would be sought prior to a fee
                                                             being charged. This must be paid in full before
                                                             the product can be taken home.
                                                             Literacy Level
                                                              • Suits students at all literacy levels

 English for Speakers of Other Languages                                                 Languages
                 (ELL100)
Description                                                  Qualification
This course has been developed to assist learners whose       • NCEA Level 1
first language is not English, to achieve English language   Assessment Types
skills across all levels and gain NCEA credits.               • Internal NZQA standards
                                                              • Unit standards
Course Content                                                • Formative and Summative
 • Participate in basic, spoken everyday transactions
 • Read and understand basic texts on very familiar
   topics                                                    Prerequisites
 • Read and understand basic texts for practical             English is not your first language
   purposes
                                                             Costs
 • Write basic texts on familiar topics
                                                             NZQA IELTS if entered
 • Write basic texts for practical purposes
 • Respond to basic instructions
                                                             Literacy Level
                                                              • Suits students with English literacy needs
Soft Materials
                 Fashion & Design (FDT100)                                                   Technology
Description                                                   Qualification
This subject gives students the opportunity to learn basic     • NCEA Level 1
to slightly advanced sewing skills. They will sew a variety    • Course endorsements to Excellence
of garments to meet their needs.                              Assessment Types
                                                               • Internal NZQA standards
Students will find this course useful if they want to work     • External NZQA standard
in the fashion, interior design or textile industries or if
they want to learn the skills of garment construction.
                                                              Prerequisites
Course Content                                                None – Y9 or Y10 Fashion & Design an
 •   Research about influential designers                     advantage
 •   Plan and sew garments you would like to wear             Costs
 •   Study the elements of design                             There is a cost associated to this course for a
 •   Develop fashion drawing skills                           student to construct a garment. Students will
 •   Improve your sewing skills                               calculate the cost of their garment.
                                                              Parental/guardianship permission would be
                                                              sought prior to this cost/fee being charged.
                                                              This must be paid in full before the garment
                                                              can be taken home. Suitable fabrics for
                                                              garments are available at school but students
                                                              may wish to choose and purchase their own
                                                              fabric.
                                                              Literacy Level
                                                               • Suits students with fair literacy levels

                                                                                          Soft Materials
                Food & Nutrition (FNT100)                                                 Technology
Description                                                   Qualification
This course is intended for those students who have a          • NCEA Level 1
more academic interest in Nutrition, Health, Child Care,      Assessment Types
Chef or Hospitality work.                                      • Internal NZQA Achievement Standards
Course Content                                                 • An External NZQA Achievement Standard
 • Demonstrate knowledge of an individual’s nutritional          will be offered.
   needs
 • Demonstrate understanding of how cultural practices        Prerequisites
   influence eating patterns in New Zealand                   Year 10 Food Technology
 • Demonstrate knowledge of practices and strategies
                                                              Costs
   to address food handling issues.
                                                              The cost to the department for materials to
 • Implement basic procedures to process a specified
                                                              deliver this course is $70. A
   product.
                                                              donation/contribution can be paid on your
 • Prepare and present fruit and vegetables in the
                                                              student’s account. A fee may be charged for
   hospitality industry.
                                                              any optional component, trip etc. related to
                                                              this course. Parental/guardianship permission
                                                              would be sought prior to this fee being
                                                              charged.
                                                              Literacy Level
                                                               • Students will need good literacy skills
Additional Notes
Less academic students should consider taking HTY100.
Students are expected to wear an apron and cap (supplied) during all practical lessons.
The wearing of correct footwear is a requirement in the kitchen.
French (FRE100)                                                Languages
Description                                                   Qualification
Year 11 French continues to develop the language skills        • NCEA Level 1
learned in Years 9 and 10. The main emphasis is on
increasing students' ability to understand everyday           Assessment Types
French and to use it for listening, speaking, reading and      • Internal NZQA standards
writing.                                                       • External NZQA standards

Course Content
 • My own country
 • Travel
 • Health                                                     Prerequisites
                                                              Year 10 French
                                                              Costs
                                                              None
                                                              Literacy Level
                                                               • Students will need good literacy skills

                     Geography (GEO100)                                                  Social Sciences
Description                                                   Qualification
This subject looks at the environment as the home of           • NCEA Level 1
people; how it changes and the connections between the         • Course endorsements to Excellence
two. It develops an ability to see and think holistically.    Assessment Types…
Students will find this course useful in any future careers    • Internal NZQA standards
or studies as a Social Science background is highly sought     • External NZQA standards
after.                                                         • Literacy and Numeracy credits
Course Content
 •   Population Studies
 •   Sustainable use of Environments
 •   Geographic Skills                                        Prerequisites
 •   Geographic Research                                      None
 •   Contemporary NZ Geographic Issues
                                                              Costs
 •   Global Topics
                                                              None
 •   Extreme Natural Events
                                                              Literacy Level
                                                               • Students need good literacy skills
History (HIS100)                                                   Social Sciences
Description                                                        Qualification
Course content is focused on 20th Century history and               • NCEA Level 1
New Zealand’s place in that story.                                  • Course endorsements to Excellence
                                                                   Assessment Types
Employers and tertiary providers love the skills History            • Internal NZQA standards
fosters, such as; critical thinking about ideas, researching,       • External NZQA standards
processing and synthesising information and                         • All standards earn literacy credits
communication of good arguments.
Course Content
What students are going to gain from the course                    Prerequisites
 • Empathy                                                         None – an enjoyment of Social Studies or
 • Research skills                                                 English an advantage
 • Internet literacy                                               Costs
 • Written communication skills                                    None
 • Ability to judge the worth of information                       Literacy Level
 • Greater perspective on current events                            • Students will need good literacy skills

Additional Notes
Many countries make History a compulsory subject in the way English, Science, and Maths are in New
Zealand. If you wish to work and travel overseas, this may prove a good choice for you.

                                                                                               Soft Materials
                       Hospitality (HTY100)                                                    Technology
Description                                                        Qualification
This course is designed for students who are keen to work           • NCEA Level 1
in the Hospitality Industry. It is the first step in training to   Assessment Types
be a Chef. However, the skills learned in this course will          • Internal NZQA Unit Standards
also be valuable for those students who are presently
engaged in part-time work in restaurants or cafes. The
course will also be appropriate for those students seeking
future employment in the Tourism Industry.
Course Content
 • Preparation and service of fruit, vegetables, meat,
   eggs and cheese in the hospitality industry. Also,
   scones, cakes, sponges and hot finger foods are                 Prerequisites
   prepared and presented                                          It is preferable that students have completed
 • Provide food service to the table in the hospitality            Year 10 Food Technology but this is not a
   industry                                                        necessity.
                                                                   Costs
                                                                   The cost to the department for materials to
                                                                   deliver this course is $70. A
                                                                   donation/contribution can be paid on your
                                                                   student’s account. A fee may be charged for
                                                                   any optional component, trip etc. related to
                                                                   this course. Parental/guardianship permission
                                                                   would be sought prior to this fee being
                                                                   charged.
                                                                   Literacy Level
                                                                    • Suits students at all literacy levels
Additional Notes
More academic students should consider taking FNT100.
Students are expected to wear an apron and cap (supplied) during all practical lessons.
The wearing of correct footwear is a requirement in the kitchen.
Māori (MAO100)                                                       Languages
Description                                                    Qualification
This is an NCEA Level 1 course. Students will develop their      • NCEA Level 1
listening, reading, writing and speaking skills at a basic     Assessment Types
level.                                                           • Internal NZQA standards
                                                                 • External NZQA standard

                                                               Prerequisites
Course Content                                                 Satisfactory completion of Year 9 & 10 Māori
 • A variety of learning opportunities based on current        Costs
   learning contexts, modern themes and topics as well         None
   as the local history and knowledge of the people and        Literacy Level
   the area.                                                     • Suits students at all literacy levels

        Māori Performing Arts (MPA100)                                                     Music
Description                                                   Qualification
This course will provide scope for the extension of            • NCEA Level 1
knowledge and skills in the area of Māori performing          Assessment Types
arts.                                                          • Internal NZQA Unit Standards

                                                              Prerequisites
Course Content                                                Entry is at the discretion of the Learning Area
This course includes                                          Leader.
 • Demonstrating knowledge and skills of performance          Costs
    components                                                None
 • The origins of disciplines, kākahu, mau rākau, ngā         Literacy Level
    tākaro and people associated with Māori                    • Suits students at all literacy levels
    Performing Arts
Music (MUS100)                                                    Music
Description                                                    Qualification
This subject allows students to enhance their musical           • NCEA Level 1
skills in theory, aural, performance and composition.           • Course endorsements to Excellence
This is through the study of composers and their musical       Assessment Types
works as well as music technology.                              • Internal NCEA Achievement Standards
                                                                • External NCEA Achievement Standards
Students will find this course useful if they are planning      • Internal NCEA Unit Standards
to pursue a career in music or just have a strong interest
in music.
                                                               Prerequisites
Course Content                                                 At least two years instrumental/vocal training
 •   Solo and group performance                                Successful completion of Year 10 Music
 •   Composition                                               Costs
 •   Musical theory                                            None
 •   Music technology                                          Literacy Level
 •   Composers and their musical works                          • Students will need good literacy skills
Additional Notes
Students must receive either private or itinerant lessons on their chosen instrument.

                                                                                                 Physical
               Physical Education (PED100)                                                       Education
Description                                                     Qualification
This subject gives students a range of experiences in             • NCEA Level 1
physical activity and outdoor education. The aim of this          • Course Endorsement to Excellence
course is to empower students to develop a breadth of           Assessment Types
knowledge, skills and attitudes that will make a significant      • Internal Achievement standards-20 credits
contribution to their wellbeing and success within and
beyond the classroom.

                                                                Prerequisites
Course Content                                                  Satisfactory performance and attendance in
 • Practical performance – using strategies to improve          core Health and Physical Education at Year 10
   performance                                                  or at the Head of Department’s discretion.
 • Biophysical principles – understanding how the body          Costs
   functions and moves, optimising performance using            A fee may be charged for any optional
   scientific principles                                        component, trip etc. related to this course.
 • Investigate physical activity in society                     Parental/guardianship permission would be
 • Demonstrate safe behaviours in outdoor                       sought prior to the fee being charged.
   environments                                                 Literacy Level
 • Facilitating an event – running the Special Olympics           • Suits students at all literacy levels
   Football or teaching primary students
Hard
              Wood Technology (WWK100)                                                    Technologies
Description                                                Qualification
Senior woodwork students will have the opportunity to       • NCEA Level 1
train under the Furniture Industry Training Organisation    • National Certificate in Furniture Making
(FITEC).                                                   Assessment Types
                                                            • Internal NZQA standards

                                                           Prerequisites
Course Content                                             Students must have completed a Woodwork
This is an internally assessed course which studies        Technology course at Year 10 level, or entry to
workshop safety, time management, hand tools, portable     this course will be at the discretion of the
power tools, woodturning and some fixed machinery.         Learning Area Leader.
                                                           Costs
                                                           The cost to the Wood department for
                                                           materials to deliver this course is $40. A
                                                           donation/contribution can be paid on your
                                                           student’s account. Items the student makes
                                                           and wants to take home may incur additional
                                                           costs, depending on the amount of extra
                                                           materials used. Parental/guardianship
                                                           permission would be sought prior to a fee
                                                           being charged. This must be paid in full before
                                                           the product can be taken home.
                                                           Literacy Level
                                                            • Suits students at all literacy levels
Sciences at Year 11
At Year 11 all students are required to choose from the following list:
 • Science
 • Agriculture
 • Biological Science
 • Physical Science
 • Biological Science & Physical Science
 • Agriculture along with Biological and/or Physical Science

      Agriculture / Horticulture (AGR100)                                                   Science
Description                                                     Qualification
This course is part of the National Certificate in               • NCEA Level 1
Agriculture (Level 2). Agriculture / Horticulture course is      • National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 2)
made up of NCEA and Agriculture Industry Training               Assessment Types
Organization standards. The emphasis is on practical skills      • Internal NZQA standards
and basic Agriculture / Horticulture theory.                     • ITO standards

The course prepares students for higher level study, life
skills, direct links to the Polytechnics, on-job training and
links with training providers.
Course Content                                                  Prerequisites
 •   Animal Physiology & Reproduction                           None. The course is an applied Science subject
 •   Garden Maintenance                                         and students should be willing to get their
 •   ATV                                                        hands dirty.
 •   Tractor                                                    Costs
 •   Fencing                                                    A fee may be charged for any optional
 •   Plant Propagation                                          component, trip etc. related to this course.
 •   Dairy                                                      Parental/guardianship permission would be
                                                                sought prior to the fee being charged.
                                                                Literacy Level
                                                                 • Suits students at all literacy levels
Additional Notes
Students taking this course can also take BIO100, PSC100 and/or SCI100.

                              Biology (BIO100)                                                 Science
Description                                                     Qualification
An introduction to major concepts in biology, including          • NCEA Level 1
the structure and function of organisms from the                 • Course endorsements to Excellence
molecular to the organ system level. Students will              Assessment Types
develop an understanding of how organisms rely on each           • Internal NZQA standards
other and the processes which living organisms carry out         • External NZQA standards
in order to live successfully in their environment.

Students will find this course useful if they are planning to   Prerequisites
have any career in Scientific Research, Medicine & Health,      Good level of achievement in Year 10 Science.
Environmental Science, Horticulture or Agriculture.
Course Content
The areas of study are                                          Costs
 • Microbes                                                     None
 • Human Organ Systems                                          Literacy Level
 • Plant Reproduction                                            • Students will need good literacy skills
 • Genetics
 • Life Processes in Plants
Additional Notes
Students taking this course can also take AGR100 and/or PSC100, but cannot take SCI100.
Physical Science (PSC100)                                                 Science
Description                                                   Qualification
This subject builds on the skills and theory covered in the    • NCEA Level 1
junior Science courses. It is a course that involves an        • Course endorsements to Excellence
equal commitment to both Physics and Chemistry.               Assessment Types
                                                               • Internal NZQA standards
Students wishing to take Chemistry and/or Physics in Year      • External NZQA standard
12 must take this course. It helps to prepare students for
careers in engineering, construction, medicine and
aviation.                                                     Prerequisites
Course Content                                                Good level of achievement in Year 10 Science
 • Acids and Bases                                            Costs
 • Implications of the use of Carbon Compounds as             None
   Fuels                                                      Literacy Level
 • Implications of Chemistry for Society                       • Students will need good literacy skills
 • Electricity and Magnetism
 • Forces, Motion and Energy
Additional Notes
Students taking this course can also take AGR100 and/or BIO100, but cannot take SCI100.

                            Science (SCI100)                                             Science
Description                                                   Qualification
Science is needed for many careers. These courses aim to       • NCEA Level 1
develop concepts introduced in junior Science, covering        • Course endorsements to Excellence
aspects from all areas of the Sciences, and to give           Assessment Types
students a general understanding of the world around us.       • Internal NZQA standards

Course Content
Selection of topics from:
 • Biology
 • Chemistry                                                  Prerequisites
 • Physics                                                    Year 10 Science
 • Earth Science
                                                              Costs
 • Astronomy
                                                              None
                                                              Literacy Level
                                                               • Student literacy skills are used to help
                                                                 determine which class they are placed in
                                                                 by the Learning Area Leader.
Additional Notes
This course does not adequately prepare students wishing to take any of the Year 12 sciences. Students
wishing to take any of the Science subjects at Year 12 must take Biological Science and/or Physical Science.
However, individual cases will be considered depending on grades gained over the year.
Students taking this course cannot also take BIO100 or PSC100.
English, Maths & Health/PE at Year 11
At Year 11 all students are required to do English, Maths and Health/PE
 • Students will be placed into the most suitable class
 • For English, students must take ONE English course. You need to list three choices based on your
    preferences

                                       English                                                  English
Description                                                     Qualification
All students in Year 11 are enrolled in an NCEA Level 1,         • NCEA Level 1
Year 11 English Course. This will involve teaching, learning    Assessment Types
and assessing in the two areas of:                               • Internal NZQA standards
 • Creating Meaning – Listening, Reading and Viewing             • External NZQA standard
 • Making Meaning – Speaking, Writing and Presenting            Prerequisites
Course Content                                                  None
The activities included in this course will involve a variety   Costs
of writing tasks, as well as responding to various works of     None
literature; short stories, poetry, novels and films. In         Literacy Level
addition, the course will emphasise speaking to an               • Suits students at all literacy levels
audience and constructing visual texts. The course will
build on skills established in Years 9 and 10
                                         English (ENG1AW)
Description – All Around the World
Other cultures and other places are the basis for the texts in this topic, with a view also to the connections
between our own place and culture

                                          English (ENG1CP)
Description – Crime and Punishment
For those interested in social problems and the nature of right and wrong – focussing on true stories, and
texts looking at human nature

                                          English (ENG1DC)
Description – Dystopia and Conspiracy Theories
Far from the ideal world – these texts look at a world that is undesirable and frightening to live in. These
ideas can make for some great stories

                                          English (ENG1EP)
Description – Exploring the Past
Lessons from history help us understand the actions that people take in the present. Texts look at “big
events” such as World War 1 and the Great Depression

                                          English (ENG1SU)
Description – Survival
Youth Survival – Bullies and Societal expectations take us on a journey of personal, interpersonal and
societal narration

                                          English (ENG1RP)
Description – Representation and Pop Culture
Pop culture explores how we sometimes follow each other like sheep from trend to trend. If you are a
follower of the latest magazines, movies and music find out how the media defines who we are
Mathematics (MAT101-103)                                                     Mathematics
Description                                                     Qualification
Mathematics is considered by many employers to be a              • NCEA Level 1
necessity when applying for a job. Many university and           • Course endorsements to Excellence
polytechnic courses require some grounding in basic             Assessment Types
Mathematics.                                                     • Internal Achievement standards
                                                                 • External Achievement standards
Course Content
Three courses will be presented at Level One                    Prerequisites
Mathematics made up of standards selected from the              None
following:                                                      Costs
  • Number                                                      All students must have a scientific calculator
  • Algebra                                                     (or Graphics calculator if Mathematics is to be
  • Tables, Equations and Graphs                                studied in Year 12 or 13)
  • Measurement                                                 Literacy Level
  • Geometric Reasoning                                          • Suits students with average literacy levels
  • Right Angle Trigonometry
  • Statistical Investigation
  • Probability and Statistical Literacy
Additional Notes
Students will be directed to take one of the three courses offered based on their results in Year 10 Topic
Tests and end of year e-AsTTle Test.
In order to advance to a Level 2 Mathematics course, students will need to gain a minimum of 14 credits in
Level 1 Mathematics.

                   Mathematics (MAT104)                                                    Mathematics
Description                                                     Qualification
This is a two-year course allowing students to gain skills at    • NCEA Level 1 Numeracy
the basic numeracy level.                                       Assessment Types
                                                                 • Unit standards based on portfolios in the
                                                                   first year.
Course Content                                                   • Some internally assessed Level 1
In the first year the course will be made up of the three          Achievement Standards in the second year
Level 1 Numeracy Standards:                                     Prerequisites
  • Number                                                      None
  • Measurement                                                 Costs
  • Statistics                                                  All students must have a scientific calculator
In the second year, students will undertake a course of         Literacy Level
study involving internally assessed Level 1 Achievement          • Suits students with average or below
Standards.                                                         literacy skills

Additional Notes
Students will be directed to take this course based on their results in Year 10 Topic Tests and end of year e-
AsTTle Test.
Physical
     Health and Physical Education (HPE100)                                                 Education
Description                                                 Qualification
This subject gives students an opportunity to participate    • NCEA Level 1
in a range of Sports and Fitness activities and Dance.      Assessment Types
Students will also examine aspects of Health.                • Internal NZQA standards

This course will be a mixture of practical and theory
lessons.
                                                            Prerequisites
Course Content                                              Completion of Year 10
 •   Sports Education Team Sports                           Costs
 •   Leisure Sports                                         None
 •   International Games                                    Literacy Level
 •   Fitness                                                 • Suits students at all literacy levels
 •   Dance
 •   Interpersonal Skills
 •   Teenage Health Issues
 •   Career Choices
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