Year 11 - Matamata College Subject Choice Booklet 2019
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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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