ROSMINI COLLEGE

ROSMINI COLLEGE

ROSMINI COLLEGE

1 ROSMINI COLLEGE NCEA Senior Subject Guide 2017 Making Option Choices - Students from Years 8-12 will receive an email with a link and instructions as to how to make their option choices Week 5 - Tuesday, 23rd August, 6pm, Pavilion: NCEA and Option Evening - Wednesday, 24th August: Current Year 11-12 options due - Friday 26th August: Current Year 10 options due

2 Contents NCEA Qualification Information 3 Careers Related Information 4 Important Information for each level 8 Course information in Learning Areas - English 10 o English for students with limited English 14 - Mathematics 17 - Science 23 - Social Sciences o Geography 29 o History 31 o Classical Studies 33 o Tourism 34 - Commerce 35 o Accounting 36 o Economics 37 - The Arts 39 o Visual Art 39 o Drama 41 o Music 42 - Physical Education 44 - Languages o Maori 47 o French 48 o Japanese 50 - Technology o Hospitality and Catering 52 o Technology 54 o Engineering 56 o Design and Visual Communication 57 o Digital Technology 59 - Gateway 61 - Religious Education 62 - Health and Life Skills 63

3 NCEA Qualifications What you need to gain at each level NCEA Level 1- Level 2- Level 3 University Entrance The diagram below represents the requirements for New Zealand University Entrance. Please Note: To gain selection into many University courses, your level of achievement needs to be well above the minimum requirement of University Entrance. Please check the following pages very carefully for additional requirements such as specified subjects/credits.. University Entrance from NCEA- There are 4 components Numeracy = 10 credits @ Level 1 or higher From specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects Literacy = 10 credits @ Level 2 or higher From specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects 5 credits in Reading From a specified list 5 credits in Writing From a specified list Level 3 (or higher) in Three Approved Subjects (Level 3 credits achieved in Years 11 & 12 count towards University Entrance) Minimum of 14 credits in ONE approved subject Minimum of 14 credits in a SECOND approved subject Minimum of 14 credits in a THIRD approved subject Achieve NCEA Level 3 Certificate = 80 credits (minimum of 60 credits @ Level 3 + 20 credits @ Level 2) Credits to achieve NCEA Level 3 may come from either Achievement or Unit Standards 1 2 3 4

4 Certificate Endorsement An overall certificate is issued when a student achieves Level 1, 2 or 3. These certificates can be achieved with Merit or Excellence overall. In order to achieve Level 1, 2 or 3 with Excellence, at least 50 of the credits achieved must be at the Excellence level. To achieve a certificate with Merit at least 50 of the credits must be achieved at the Merit or Excellence level. Course Endorsement A student may gain a course endorsement, for example, English Level 2 with Excellence. In order to gain a course endorsement, a student must achieve 14 credits at the Excellence or Merit level and at least three credits must be internally assessed credits and three credits externally assessed.

The exceptions are Physical Education and Visual Arts. Physical Education students require 14 internal credits at Excellence for an Excellence Endorsement or at Merit for a Merit Endorsement because it is an entirely internally assessed course. Visual Arts students will gain an Excellence or Merit Endorsement if they achieve Excellence or Merit for their Boards or Portfolio which is worth 14 External credits or if they achieve 14 credits for their internal Achievement Standards. ● Entry into many careers is not as dependent on course choice as it is on grades. ● There are many hundreds of careers not on this list, but this guide details areas that are often inquired about.

● For the career areas listed below the courses are highly recommended, in some cases compulsory. ● You are advised to see the Careers Advisor (Mr Latch) if you are not sure. ● Senior students can also enquire about the marks required for entry to specific courses, e.g. Law or Medicine as these can vary from year to year. Choosing your subjects Plan to keep your course as broad as possible. Your college years are a time for exploring ideas and possibilities and finding out more about yourself. Keep in mind the following; ● It is important that you are interested in and enjoy the subjects you choose ● Some subjects which are not related strongly to a career may provide a base for a lifelong interest or hobby ● Subjects have value in the development of both specific and generic skills, not just knowledge content You must also take into consideration how the credits from the subject fit into your overall record of learning in terms of: ● Completing the Level 1, 2 or 3 NCEA qualification ● Meeting numeracy and literacy requirements ● Meeting entry requirements for tertiary courses / apprenticeship opportunities Careers Related information

5 Subject Choices and Careers What Subjects Do I Need? When making decisions about what subjects to take it is important to remember that for many courses and job training situations you do not need to have studied particular subjects at school. It is more important that you can demonstrate your interest in learning through your school grades and teachers’ report comments. Therefore your college years can be a chance to keep your studies broad rather than specializing at an early age. It may be helpful to sort subjects into 3 categories – USEFUL, RECOMMENDED and COMPULSORY.

Useful Every subject is useful for developing knowledge and skills. Useful subjects add value to your overall course of study even though they may not be directly related to your future plans. Recommended These subjects provide a strong background of knowledge and skills needed for further study and training. Subjects recommended for tertiary study and job training are listed in the following pages. Compulsory These subjects provide necessary building blocks of knowledge and skills. You must have these subjects in order to gain entry into specific courses either at school at tertiary level. Study at school – many subjects have pre-requisites at each year level, check summaries. Study at tertiary level Entering on job training / apprenticeships – e.g. ETCO electrical apprenticeships Subject Guide for Apprenticeships & On Job Training If you are considering entering into an apprenticeship or trainee position, it is important to realize that most employers are looking for young people with a positive attitude, good communication skills, basic literacy, numeracy and information technology skills. Many of the training programmes in work places are administered by ITO’s (Industry Training Organisations). Although the minimum entry for many apprenticeships and trainee positions are generally set at Level 1, students are encouraged to continue with Level 2 NCEA studies. To complete four years secondary schooling increases a student’s opportunities for employment. A high level of maturity is required to meet the demands of both work and study necessary to complete an apprenticeship.

Subject recommendations and requirements vary but the main focus is on the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Technology. Remember, in competitive times the “minimum” might not be enough for you to be offered a place. Aim to be well above the minimum.

6 General Guide to Employment & Training Career Area Minimum Recommendations or Requirements Agriculture/Horticulture No specific subjects, Science @ L1 is useful Apprenticeships (Trades) e.g. Building, Plumbing, Automotive Most require Level 1 to be achieved and many trades prefer specific subjects to be taken and passed at Level 2 Apprenticeships (Electrical) ETCO has compulsory requirements set as a minimum of 12 credits in each of English, Mathematics and Science @ L1 Banking / Insurance English and Mathematics @ L2, I.T. skills essential Computing / I.T. (PC Engineer) English and Mathematics @ L2 recommended to gain entry into a Diploma PC Engineering. Computer Studies useful Chefing / Hospitality No specific subjects, experience in industry is helpful Fitness Instructor No specific subjects, Science and P.E. useful Hairdressing No specific subjects, Science @ L1 is useful Legal Secretary / Office Admin English @ Level 2, Mathematics useful, I.T. skills essential Police Equivalent of Level 2 English, Mathematics Aptitude Test required. Most successful applicants have some life experiences and are over 20 years old. Retail / Sales English and Mathematics @ L1, I.T. skills important Travel & Tourism 4 years secondary schooling to gain entry into a L4 Certificate course.

Defence Forces (Air Force, Army, Navy) The Defence Forces provide many opportunities for apprenticeships and on job training. The minimum age for entry is 17 years and applicants are required to pass a Medical Assessment, Physical Fitness Test and Aptitude Test. It is important to check Residence / Citizenship requirements. Due to high demand most successful applicants are achieving well above the minimum requirements. General Summary of Entry into the Defence Forces Air Force, Army, Navy Recommendations / Minimum Requirements Support Roles English, Mathematics, Science @ L1 Most Apprenticeships English, Mathematics and Science or a Technology subject & L1 Engineering Apprenticeships English, Mathematics & Science (preferably Physics) @ L2 Officer & Specialist Roles English, Mathematics and a Science subject @ L2 or L3 Undergraduate Scheme University Entrance @ L3 – high level of achievement

7 Subject Guide for Tertiary Study ● This is only a general guide for study areas where a background in certain school subjects is strongly recommended. ● There are many other study areas that do not require any particular subjects. Remember all subjects are useful for knowledge and skills. ● Only a very small number of university courses have compulsory requirements. These tend to be science related courses. ● E.L.R. = subjects rich in English language Recommended Subjects – Tertiary Study Study Areas Level 1 (Yr 11) Courses Level 2 (Yr 12) Courses Level 3 (Yr 13) Courses Architecture Visual Art or Design & Visual Communication Mathematics Science Design and / or Painting or Design & Visual Communication Mathematics Design and / or Painting or Design & Visual Communication One E.L.R. subject Business (degree level study) Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics (Statistics or Calculus) Law No specific subjects No specific subjects Minimum – one E.L.R. subject Engineering Mathematics Science Mathematics Physics Chemistry Maths with Calculus Physics Chemistry Biological Sciences Mathematics Science Biology Chemistry Mathematics Biology Chemistry Maths with Statistics (or Calculus) Health Sciences (Dentistry, Medicine, Medical Science, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy) Mathematics Science Mathematics Minimum two out of three sciences; Biology, Chemistry, Physics Maths with Statistics (or Calculus) Minimum two out of the three sciences; Biology, Chemistry, Physics One E.L.R. subject Health Science (Nursing, Occupational Therapy) Mathematics Science Mathematics (optional) Minimum of one of the science; Biology Chemistry Physics Minimum of one of the following; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science, Mathematics Plus One E.L.R. subject Technology / Physical Sciences Mathematics Science Mathematics Physics Chemistry Maths with Calculus Physics Chemistry Veterinary Science Science Mathematics Mathematics Biology Chemistry Physics Maths with Statistics (or Calculus) Biology Chemistry Physics The website www.careers.govt.nz is a useful resource for exploring and gathering careers information.

8 All Year 11 and 12 students are required to study FIVE OR SIX SUBJECTS. Most students at Rosmini College go on to study in Year 13. The majority of students in Year 13 will be attempting to gain University Entrance and NCEA Level 3. For this reason, before choosing Level 1 and 2 subjects, students and parents should look at Level 2 and 3 subjects (including those that can be started at a higher level). If a student has a particular career in mind, the pre-requisites for this should be investigated. Level 1 (Year 11) Courses ● RE, PE, Health and English and Maths are compulsory and will be automatically selected.

● If you are a five subject student, select three subjects plus one reserve subject. ● If you are a six subject student, select three subjects plus one reserve subject which becomes your fourth subject. ● If you select General Science you cannot select Physics, Chemistry or Biology. Six subjects are only available to students currently in 10EMS. Level 2 (Year 12) Courses ● RE, PE, Health and English are compulsory and will be automatically selected. ● If you are a five subject student, three subjects plus one reserve subject. ● If you select General Science you cannot select Physics, Chemistry or Biology ● If you are a six subject student, select four subjects plus one reserve subject ● Most students will select three subjects plus one reserve subject. Six subjects are only available to students who have been studying 6 subjects this year. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EACH LEVEL

9 Level 3 (Year 13) Courses All Year 13 students are required to study FIVE options as well as Health, P.E and R.E. The majority of students in Year 13 will be attempting to gain University Entrance and NCEA Level 3. For this reason, before choosing Level 3 subjects, students and parents should look at the Level 3 subjects, and ensure if university is a consideration for the future, that 4 of the options chosen are university approved (these subjects are marked ‘*UE Approved’ in this booklet) If a student has a particular career in mind, the pre-requisites for this should be investigated.

Important to note at Level 3 (Year 13) ● RE, PE, Health are compulsory and will be automatically selected. ● Students need to select 5 other options they want to take in 2017. ● We recommend students choose one English rich subject. ● Students planning to go to university need to ensure they have at least four university approved subjects. ● Students picking up a new academic subject at Year 13 need to have gained at least 14 credits in an English rich subject at Level 2. Important:  Standards included in this senior subject guide may change for 2017. Students will be made aware of any changes in the course outlines they receive in 2017.

 Course fees are separate to stationary costs. Included in this guide are course fees which are specific for each subject/ level and relate primarily to field trips or specific programmes, like Write that Essay, which are not included in stationary fees. Course fees should not affect a student’s decision as to whether or not they choose an option as financial support is available through the college, if and when needed.

10 ENGLISH HOD: Mr C. Herbst Option to move from ENH to ENG *UE Approved NCEA Level 1: COMPULSORY 11 English Transition 11ENT Literature, reading comprehension, creative skills, verbal communication, research skills and analysis of film are all important. This class makes provision is made for students who struggle with the subject. These students will have been tracked from year 8. Entry criteria: Teacher recommendation Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence (1.1) Ext 4 Y Produce creative writing (1.4) Int 3 Y Produce formal writing (1.5) Int 3 Y Construct and deliver an oral text. (1.6) Int 3 Y Create a visual text (1.7) Int 3 Y Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence (1.10) Int 4 Y Where will this course lead? 12ENT, providing 10 literacy credits have been gained. English at Level 2 is compulsory.

Course fees: A $10.00 fee is required for the “Write that Essay” programme. NCEA Level 3 NCEA Level 2 COMPULSORY NCEA Level 1 COMPULSORY Year 10 Year 9 9ENG 25 points 10ENG 25 points 11ENT 12ENT 11ENG 12ENG 13ENG* 10ENX 14 NCEA 11ENH 12ENH

11 11 English 11ENG Literature, reading comprehension, creative skills, verbal communication, research skills and analysis of film are all important. Provision is made for students who struggle with the subject as well as those who need extension. Entry criteria: Teacher recommendation Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence (1.1) Ext 4 Y Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence (1.2) Ext 4 Y Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence (1.3) Ext 4 Y Produce creative writing (1.4) Int 3 Y Produce formal writing (1.5) Int 3 Y Construct and deliver an oral text. (1.6) Int 3 Y Create a visual text (1.7) Int 3 Y Where will this course lead? 12ENG, provided 10 credits are achieved Course fees: A $10.00 fee is required for the “Write that Essay” programme. 11 English Extension 11ENH Literature, reading comprehension, creative skills, verbal communication, research skills and analysis of film are all important.

This class is to extend the students who display a natural aptitude for English. They will have been identified and tracked from year 8. Entry criteria: Teacher recommendation- students mainly from 10ENX Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence (1.2) Ext 4 Y Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence (1.3) Ext 4 Y Produce formal writing (1.5) Int 3 Y Construct and deliver an oral text. (1.6) Int 3 Y UE Lit Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence (2.9) Int 4 Y Where will this course lead? 12ENH, provided student has met a high standard of achievement. Parents may choose for their son not to continue with the English Extension programme.

Course fees: A $10.00 fee is required for the “Write that Essay” programme. TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

12 NCEA Level 2: COMPULSORY 12 English Transition 12ENT Senior English uses the skills learned in the junior school. Literature, reading comprehension, creative skills, verbal communication, research skills and analysis of film are all important. This class makes provision is made for students who struggle with the subject. These students will have been tracked from year 8. Entry criteria: Teacher recommendation Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence (2.1) Ext 4 Y Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence (2.2) Ext 4 Y Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing (2.4) Int 6 Y Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text (2.5) Int 3 Y Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence (2.9) Int 4 Y Where will this course lead? It is NOT recommended that students in this class choose Level 3 English as an option as they benefit from a modified programme and more individualised attention. However, students who may want to attempt Year 13 English will be judged on a case by case basis. In order to be considered they will need to pass all External Standards and at least two Internal Standards 12 English 12ENG Senior English uses the skills learned in the junior school. Literature, reading comprehension, creative skills, verbal communication, research skills and analysis of film are all important.

Entry criteria: 10 credits in 11ENG Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence (2.1) Ext 4 Y Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence (2.2) Ext 4 Y Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence (2.3) Ext 4 Y Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing (2.4) Int 6 Y Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text (2.5) Int 3 Y Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence (2.9) Int 4 Y Where will this course lead? To Level 3 English, so long as students have gained a minimum of 15 Level 2 Credits, of which at least 8 should be from the External Examination at the end of the year.

This is to ensure that students have the best possible chance of succeeding in Scholarship English for top performing students.

13 12 English Extension 12ENH Students will be placed in this class if they have (a) been a part of the Year 11 extension class or (b) outstanding results and teacher recommendation in Year 11 (Note: this will be very rare due to level 2 work already covered in year 11). Parents may ask for their sons NOT to be placed in this class. The Year 12 extension class will attempt a level 3 Internal Standard (3.7) in place of the Year 12 standard completed in year 11. Students are also extended due to more difficult texts studied in class and a potentially greater workload.

It is generally accepted that most (if not all) of the students in the extension class will choose English in Year 13. Entry criteria: Teacher recommendation Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence (2.1) Ext 4 Y Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence (2.2) Ext 4 Y Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence (2.3) Ext 4 Y Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing (2.4) Int 6 Y Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text (2.5) Int 3 Y Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence (3.7) Int 4 Y Where will this course lead? Scholarship English NCEA Level 3: OPTIONAL 13 English 13ENG UE Approved Year 13 English focusses on the philosophies that underpin Literature and Film. The Course also explores issues in texts as well as detailed analysis of Unfamiliar and Familiar Texts. Critical thinking skills, fluency of writing and reading as well as a love for Literature is essential in order for a student to succeed at the highest level in Level 3 English. Entry criteria: Students will need a minimum of 15 Level 2 Credits, of which at least 8 should be from the External Examination at the end of the year.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence (3.1) Ext 4 Y Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence (3.2) Ext 4 Y Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence (3.3) Ext 4 Y Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas (3.4) Int 6 Y Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence (3.7) Int 4 Y For some students: Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts (3.8) Int 4 Y Where will this course lead? This course is University approved (Table A) and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy credits towards their University Entrance. TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

14 English Language HOD: Mrs L. A. Whitcombe English Language (previously known as ESOL) 11 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 11EL This course is for students with limited English. It focuses on improving the boys speaking, listening, writing and reading skills. The boys are taught in a small group to ensure individual learning needs are met. Standards assessed are from the domain of English Language (EL) and are Unit Standards. Credits gained count towards NCEA Level 1, but not for the literacy component of NCEA L1 Entry criteria: Students need to be able to speak English reasonably well and be born overseas or speak a second language at home.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Level Credits Read and understand simple texts on familiar topics (EL) Int 2 8 Participate in simple spoken routine transactions (EL) Int 2 10 Write simple texts on familiar topics (EL) Int 2 8 Demonstrate understanding of simple spoken information on familiar topics (EL) Int 2 5 Where will this course lead? 12EEL provided 10 credits are achieved NCEA Level 3 NCEA Level 2 NCEA Level 1 Year 10 Year 9 9ESOL 10ESOL 11EL 12EL 11EAP 12EAP 13EAP

15 12 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 12EL This course is for students with limited English. It focuses on improving the boys speaking, listening, writing and reading skills. The boys are taught in small classes to ensure individual needs are met. Entry criteria: 10 credits from 11EL, or at the teacher’s discretion Descriptor Int/ Ext Level Credits Demonstrate understanding of spoken interaction on familiar topics (EL) Int 3 5 Read and understand texts on familiar topics (EL) Int 3 5 Present information on a familiar topic (EL) Int 3 5 Write a response for a specific purpose (EL) Int 3 5 English for Academic Purposes 11 English for Academic Purposes 11EAP This programme is suitable for students who need writing support. The programme is similar to the English programme but with greater emphasis on vocabulary acquisition, writing skills and film study. The advantages are students are taught by trained ESOL specialists in smaller classes and individual needs taken into account. Entry criteria: Students need to be able to speak English reasonably well and be born overseas or speak a second language at home.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence (1.1) Ext 4 Y Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence (1.2) Ext 4 Y Produce creative writing (1.4) Int 3 Y Produce formal writing (1.5) Int 3 Y Construct and deliver an oral text. (1.6) Int 3 Y Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence (1.10) Int 4 Y Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence (1.11) Int 3 Y Where will this course lead? 12EAP provided 10 credits are achieved TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

16 12 English for Academic Purposes 12EAP This programme is suitable for boys who need writing support. It is similar to Mainstream English but has greater emphasis on academic vocabulary acquisition, improving writing skills and film study. The advantages are students are taught by trained ESOL specialists in smaller classes and individual needs taken into account. Entry criteria: 10 credits from 11EL, or at the teacher’s discretion Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence (2.2) Ext 4 Y Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing (2.4) Int 6 Y Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text (2.5) Int 3 Y Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence (2.9) Int 4 Y Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence (2.10) Int 3 Y Where will this course lead? 13EAP provided 10 credits are achieved 13 English for Academic Purposes 13EAP UE Approved This course has no external examinations and has greater emphasis on improving writing skills and media study. Students are in a small class and individual needs are taken into account.

Entry criteria: 10 credits from 12EL/ ENG and have a good command of English, both written a spoken. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas (3.4) Int 6 Y Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas (3.5) Int 3 y Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence (3.7) Int 4 Y Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence (3.9) Int 3 Y Where will this course lead? This course is University approved (Table A) and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy credits towards their University Entrance.

17 MATHEMATICS HOD: Mr T. Rout *UE Approved NCEA Level 1: COMPULSORY To gain NCEA Level 1 students need a minimum of 10 numeracy credits. To gain University Entrance, students need a minimum of 10 numeracy credits. 11 Mathematics 11MAT Students will be exposed to mathematical concepts across the three core strands of mathematics; ● Number and algebra, ● Measurement and geometry, ● Statistics including probability Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems (1.2) Ext 4 Num Investigate relationships between tables, equations or graphs (1.3) Ext 4 Num Apply geometric reasoning in solving problems (1.6) Ext 4 Num Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems (1.1) Int 4 Num Apply linear algebra in solving problems (1.4) Int 3 Num Apply measurement in solving problems (1.5) Int 3 Num Investigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical enquiry cycle (1.10) Int 4 Num & Lit Where will this course lead? Students need to gain at least 14 credits, including achievement of the Algebra standard to progress to Level 2. Specific stationary requirement: Graphics Calculator (approx. $120) NCEA Level 3 NCEA Level 2 NCEA Level 1 COMPULSORY Year 10 Year 9 9MAT 25 points 10MAT 25 points 11MAT 12MAC 13MAC* 13MAT* 12MAS 13MAS* 11NUM 12MAR TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

18 11 Mathematics for Numeracy 11NUM This course is for students who are at risk of not gaining numeracy through the standard Mathematics Course. Some students will be approached and recommended to take this course based on their previous results. Entry criteria: HOD approval for admittance, most students will be selected based upon previous performance. See Mr Rout if you wish to select this course. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate understanding of chance and data (1.12) Ext 4 Num Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems (1.1) Int 4 Num Apply linear algebra in solving problems (1.4) Int 3 Num Apply measurement in solving problems (1.5) Int 3 Num Apply transformation geometry in solving problems (1.9) Int 2 Num Use the statistical enquiry cycle to investigate bivariate measurement data (1.11) Int 3 Num & Lit The course also consists of 3 Unit Standards. These 3 standards together make up the NCEA Level 1 requirement for Numeracy Use number to solve problems Int 4 Achievement of all 3 contribute to numeracy Interpret statistical information for a purpose Int 3 Use measurement to solve problems Int 3 Where will this course lead? Students have the possibility of continuing with Mathematics at Level 2, however they must have demonstrated a significant improvement by achieving the Algebra standard, gaining a minimum of 14 achievement standard credits to be considered for progression by the HOD.

Specific stationary requirement: Graphics Calculator (approx. $120)

19 NCEA Level 2: OPTIONAL 12 Mathematics with Calculus 12MAC Students will be exposed to mathematical concepts from the strands related to; ● Algebra ● Geometry ● Calculus This course does not cover statistics or probability. For students interested in those strands of Mathematics see the Mathematics with Statistics course. Entry criteria: Must have gained at least an Achieved grade in the Algebra MCAT at Level 1 and have gained 16 Credits in Level 1 Mathematics. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Apply algebraic methods in solving problems (2.6) Ext 4 Num Apply calculus methods in solving problems (2.7) Ext 5 Num Apply graphical models in solving problems (2.2) Int 4 Num Apply sequences and series in solving problems (2.3) Int 2 Num Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems (2.4) Int 3 Num Apply systems of equations in solving problems (2.14) Int 2 Num Where will this course lead? Level 3 Calculus provided students have gained 14 credits, including the Algebra and Calculus standards, or students can progress to Level 3 Mathematics provided they have gained 14 credits.

NOTE: There is no pathway from this course to Level 3 Statistics. Stationary requirement: Students must have a graphics calculator. 12 Mathematics with Statistics 12MAS Students will be exposed to mathematical concepts from the strands relating to; ● Statistics ● Probability ● Algebra This course does cover calculus or geometry, for students interested in those strands of Mathematics see the Mathematics with Calculus course. Entry criteria: Must have gained at least 14 credits in Level 1 Mathematics. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Apply probability methods in solving problems (2.12) Ext 3 Num & Lit Use networks in solving problems (2.5) Int 2 Num Use statistical methods to make an inference (2.9) Int 4 Num & Lit Conduct an experiment to investigate a situation using statistical methods (2.10) Int 3 Num & Lit Evaluate a statistically based report (2.11) Int 2 Num & Lit Investigate a situation using a simulation (2.13) Int 2 Num & Lit TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

20 Where will this course lead? Level 3 Statistics provided students have gained 14 credits, including the Algebra and Probability standards, or students can progress to Level 3 Mathematics provided they have gained 14 credits. NOTE: There is no pathway from this course to Level 3 Calculus Stationary requirement: Students must have a graphics calculator. 12 Mathematics Internal 12MAR This course is designed for students who have found Mathematics challenging and are not likely to gain NCEA Level 2 Mathematics from the other two courses offered. It is mostly internally based and students will have had the opportunity to gain the 14 credits required for entry to a large number of career paths before the end of year external examinations. Entry criteria: HOD approval for admittance, most students will be selected based upon previous performance. See Mr Rout if you wish to select this course. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Apply probability methods in solving problems (2.12) Ext 4 Num & Lit Apply coordinate geometry methods in solving problems (2.1) Int 2 Num Apply sequences and series in solving problems (2.3) Int 2 Num Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems (2.4) Int 3 Num Use networks in solving problems (2.5) Int 2 Num Design a questionnaire (2.8) Int 3 Num & Lit Investigate a situation using a simulation (2.13) Int 2 Num & Lit Where will this course lead? There is no pathway to Level 3 Mathematics. Students wishing to progress to Level 3 should select one of the other Mathematics courses. Stationary requirement: Students must have a graphics calculator.

21 NCEA Level 3: OPTIONAL 13 Mathematics with Calculus 13MAC UE Approved Students will be exposed to mathematical concepts from the strands related to; ● Algebra ● Geometry ● Calculus Entry criteria: Must have gained at least 14 credits at Level 2 including the Algebra and Calculus standards. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems (3.5) Ext 5 Num Apply differentiation methods in solving problems (3.6) Ext 6 Num Apply integration methods in solving problems (3.7) Ext 6 Num Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems (3.3) Int 4 Num Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems (3.15) Int 3 Num Where will this course lead? This course is University approved (Table B) and provides further opportunities for students to gain numeracy credits towards their University Entrance.

For students wishing to go on to study Engineering at University they must pass all three external standards. To gain entry to Auckland University Engineering an average grade of Merit is recommended to give students the best chance of gaining the rank score required. Stationary requirement: Students must have a graphics calculator. 13 Mathematics with Statistics 13MAS UE Approved Students will be exposed to mathematical concepts from the strands relating to; ● Statistics ● Probability Entry criteria: Must have gained at least 14 credits in Level 2 Mathematics with Statistics including the probability standard.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Evaluate statistically based reports (3.12) Ext 4 Num & Lit Apply probability concepts in solving problems (3.13) Ext 4 Num Apply probability distributions in solving problems (3.14) Ext 4 Investigate times series data (3.8) Int 4 Num & Lit Investigate bivariate measurement data (3.9) Int 4 Num & Lit Where will this course lead? This course is University approved (Table B) and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy and numeracy credits towards their University Entrance.

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22 13 Mathematics 13MAT UE Approved This course is designed to offer students a broad base of Mathematics and includes standards from both the Calculus and Statistics courses, as such it is mutually exclusive with those courses as there is significant overlap. It is mostly internal so that students have the opportunity to gain the 14 credits required for University Entrance before going into the external examinations. Students still have the opportunity to gain Merit and Excellence endorsements in this course.

Entry criteria: Must have gained at least 14 credits in Level 2 Mathematics. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems (3.5) Ext 5 Num Apply probability concepts in solving problems (3.13) Ext 4 Num Apply linear programming methods in solving problems (3.2) Int 3 Num Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems (3.3) Int 4 Num Use critical path analysis in solving problems (3.4) Int 2 Num Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems (3.15) Int 3 Num Where will this course lead? This course is University approved and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy and numeracy credits towards their University Entrance.

Stationary requirement: Students must have a graphics calculator.

23 SCIENCE HOD: Mr B. Plummer *UE Approved NOTE: Pathways from Level 1 Science into Level 2 Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics is available with HOD approval, as are pathways from Level 1 Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics into Level 2 Science. Science: Level 1 and 2- Optional 11 Science 11SCI Students will be exposed to scientific concepts from the strands related to; ● Physics ● Biology ● Chemistry ● Science Entry criteria: None Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics (1.1) Ext 4 Num Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases (1.5) Ext 4 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation (1.9) Ext 4 Lit Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction (Chem 1.1) Int 4 Num Investigate the implication of electricity and magnetism in everyday life (1.2) Int 4 Num Demonstrate understanding of carbon cycling (1.14) Int 4 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is to provide students entry into L2 Physics, Biology or Earth Science NCEA Level 3 NCEA Level 2 NCEA Level 1 10SCI 9SCI 9SCI 20 points 10SCI 20 points Science Science Biology Biology Biology* Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry* Physics Physics Physics* TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

24 12 Science (Earth) 12ESS Earth and Space Science at Year 12 is for students who wish to pursue an academic science qualification (Geology, Geo-mechanics, Geophysics, Astronomy, Meteorology or Marine Sciences) in their degree choices. The subject matter is not mathematically based but is very rigorous in assessment. If the demand from students is high enough, it may be offered at Level 3 in 2018. Entry criteria: 14 Level 1 Science credits, which is to include at least 8 external credits. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand (2.5) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of stars and planetary systems (2.6) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of physical principles related to the Earth System (2.7) Ext 4 Lit Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation (2.1) Int 4 Lit Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality (2.3) Int 4 Lit Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment (2.7) Int 4 Lit Where will this course lead? This course terminates at the end of Year 12 and is not designed to continue to year 13. However more capable students are encouraged to undertake entry into the Earth and Space Science scholarship program run before school. Biology: Level 1-3- Optional TIC: Mr V. Pygott 11 Biology 11BIO Students will be exposed to Biology concepts from the strands related to; ● Genetics ● Mammals ● Flowering Plants ● Micro-organisms ● Practical investigations and research. Entry criteria: None Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to micro- organisms (1.3) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants (1.4) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal as a consumer (1.5) Ext 3 Lit Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction (1.1) Int 4 Num Report on a biological issue (1.2) Int 3 Lit Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation (Sci: 1.9) Ext 4 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is to provide students with entry into Biology or Earth Science at Level 2.

25 12 Biology 12BIO Students will be exposed to Biology concepts from the strands related to; ● Genetics ● Ecology ● Life Processes ● Cells ● Practical investigations and research. Entry criteria: 14 Level 1 Science or Biology credits, which is to include at least a Merit grade in two external examinations Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level (2.4) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change (2.5) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of gene expression (2.7) Ext 4 Lit Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context (2.1) Int 4 Lit Investigate a pattern in an ecological community (2.6) Int 4 Num Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for Level 3 Biology 13 Biology 13BIO UE Approved Students will be exposed to Biological concepts from the strands related to; ● Socio-scientific issues ● Plants and Animals ● Homeostasis ● Evolution ● Genetics Entry criteria: Must have gained at least 14 credits at Level 2 including at least Achieved in two of the external standards Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment (3.3) Ext 5 Lit Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation (3.5) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution (3.6) Ext 4 Lit Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue (3.2) Int 3 Lit Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment (3.4) Int 3 Lit Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications (3.7) Int 3 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is University approved and provides further opportunities for students to gain numeracy credits towards their University Entrance. TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

26 Chemistry: Level 1-3 – Optional TIC: Mr C. Ward 11 Chemistry 11CHE Students will be exposed to Chemistry concepts from the strands related to; ● Acids and Bases ● Chemical Reactions ● Carbon Chemistry ● Elements ● Practical investigations and research. Entry criteria: None Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate understanding of aspects of carbon chemistry (1.3) Ext 4 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of selected elements (1.4) Ext 4 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of chemical reactions (1.5) Ext 4 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases (Sci:1.5) Ext 4 Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction (1.1) Int 4 Num Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry in a technological application, with direction (1.2) Int 2 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is to provide students with entry into Chemistry or Earth Science at Level 2.

12 Chemistry 12CHE Students will be exposed to Chemistry concepts from the strands related to; ● Organic compounds ● Chemical reactivity ● Bonding, structure, properties and energy changes ● Ions ● Practical investigations and research. Entry criteria: 14 Level 1 credits in either Science or Chemistry which is to include at least a Merit grade in two external examinations Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of the nature of bonding, structure and energy changes (2.4) Ext 5 Lit Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds (2.5) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity (2.6) Ext 4 Lit Carry out quantitative analysis (2.1) Int 4 Carry out procedures to identify ions present in solution (2.2) Int 3 Demonstrate understanding of oxidation–reduction (2.7) Int 3 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Chemistry.

27 13 Chemistry 13CHE UE Approved Students will be exposed to Chemistry concepts from the strands related to; ● Quantitative analysis ● Organic chemistry ● Oxidation-reduction process ● Chemical processes ● Thermochemical principles. Entry criteria: Must have gained at least 14 credits at Level 2 Chemistry including Achieved in two of the external standards. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances (3.4) Ext 5 Lit Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds (3.5) Ext 5 Lit Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems (3.6) Ext 5 Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes (3.7) Ext 3 Lit Carry out an investigation in chemistry involving quantitative analysis (3.1) Int 4 Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around us (3.3) Int 3 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is University approved and provides further opportunities for students to gain numeracy credits towards their University Entrance. Physics: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD/ TIC: Mr B. Plummer 11 Physics 11PHY Students will be exposed to Physics concepts from the strands related to; ● Mechanics ● Heat ● Waves ● Electricity and Magnetism ● Practical investigations and research Entry criteria: None Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics (Sci:1.1) Ext 4 Num Demonstrate understanding of aspects of electricity and magnetism (1.3) Ext 4 Num Demonstrate understanding of aspects of wave behaviour (1.4) Ext 4 Num Demonstrate understanding of aspects of heat (1.5) Ext 4 Num Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction (1.1) Int 4 Num Demonstrate understanding of the physics of an application (1.2) Int 4 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is to provide students with entry into Physics or Earth Science at Level 2.

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28 12 Physics 12PHY Students will be exposed to Physics concepts from the strands related to; ● Mechanics ● Electromagnetism ● Waves ● Modern Physics ● Practical investigations and research. Entry criteria: 14 Level 1 credits in Physics, which is to include at least an achieved grade in Two external examinations, or by request for consideration from Year 11 Science Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of mechanics (2.4) Ext 6 Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism (2.6) Ext 6 Lit/ Num Carry out a practical investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship (2.1) Int 4 Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics (2.5) Int 5 Lit Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context (3.2) Int 3 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Physics. 13 Physics 13PHY UE Approved Students will be exposed to Physics concepts from the strands related to; ● Mechanics ● Waves ● Electromagnetism ● Modern Physics Entry criteria: At least 14 credits at Level 2 including Achieved in the Mechanics and Electromagnetism standards.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of wave systems (3.3) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems (3.4) Ext 6 Lit Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems (3.6) Ext 6 Lit Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context (3.5) Int 3 Lit Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics (3.5) Int 3 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is University approved and provides further opportunities for students to gain numeracy credits towards their University Entrance. For students wishing to go on to study Engineering at University they must pass all three external standards. To gain entry to Auckland University Engineering an average grade of Merit is recommended to give students the best chance of gaining the rank score required.

29 SOCIAL SCIENCES In Year 9-10 all students have an option of Social Studies. This subject, if students choose to do a Social Science, leads into NCEA Geography and History in Level 1-3, and/ or Classical Studies and Tourism in Level 2-3. Taking a Social Science is not compulsory, and it is possible to pick up a level without having previously studied the subject. However please be mindful of the entry recommendations and be aware that a good level of literacy is required. *UE Approved Geography: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mr C. Moverley 11 Geography 11GEO Geography equips students with the skills to interpret the world in which they live. They have opportunity to apply geographic learning outside the classroom; use maps, images, and emerging digital technologies to obtain, present, and analyse information; investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global; take part in fieldwork days enable students to develop research and analysis skills in an authentic environment Entry criteria: Students should have passed the majority of Social Studies and English assessments in Year 10.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate a geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s) (1.1) Ext 4 Lit Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment (1.4) Ext 4 Num Conduct geographic research, with direction (1.5) Int 4 Lit/ Num Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue (1.6) In t 3 Lit Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale (1.7) Int 3 Lit Demonstrate knowledge of the impact on the environment of primary production management practices (Ag & horticultural Sci:1.5) Int 3 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Geography. Course fee: There will also be a cost associated with a field trip TBC NCEA Level 1 Geography History NCEA Level 2 Geography History Classical Studies Tourism NCEA Level 3 Geography* History* Classical Studies* Tourism TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

30 12 Geography 12GEO Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the context of places and regions - recognising the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. Geography provides an ideal framework for relating other fields of knowledge and fosters many transferable skills relevant to the demands of the modern workplace. Entry criteria: At least 14 Level 1 credits from Geography, including at least 4 credits from the external examinations. If students have not studied L1 Geography they must have gained at least 14 Level 1 credits from English including at least 4 credits from the external examinations.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment (2.1) Ext 4 Lit Apply concepts and geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment (2.4) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern (2.2) Int 3 Lit Conduct geographic research with guidance (2.5) In t 5 Lit/ Num Explain aspects of a contemporary geographic issue (2.6) Int 3 Lit Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale (2.7) In t 3 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Geography. Course fee: There will also be a cost associated with a field trip TBC 13 Geography 13GEO UE Approved Level 3 Geography encompasses the theme of understanding the relationships between people and the environment. Students will explore how different processes interact and how they act at different rates. Students are challenged to take greater responsibility for creating frameworks for their own learning (for example, when carrying out research) to apply more complex skills, to make connections between concepts, to appreciate different attitudes and values, and to make use of their own experiences. Entry criteria: At least 14 Level 2 credits from Geography, including at least 4 credits from the external examinations. If students have not studied L2 Geography they must seek approval from the HOD.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s) Ext 4 Lit Conduct geographic research with consultation Int 5 Lit/ Num Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue Int 3 Lit Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale In t 3 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is University approved (Table A) and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy credits towards their University Entrance. Course fee: There will also be a cost associated with a field trip to Rotorua focussed on Tourism Development of approximately $280

31 History: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mr D. Crawley 11 History 11HIS The origins of WWII, conflict in Ireland 1909-1922 and New Zealand foreign policy after 1945 are topics that are studied in depth at Level 1. Entry criteria: Students should have passed the majority of Social Studies and English assessments in Year 10. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders (1.3) Ext 4 Lit Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event (1.5) Ext 4 Lit Describe how a significant event affected New Zealand society (1.6) Ext 4 Lit Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders (1.1) Int 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders (1.2) Int 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders (1.4) Int 4 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 History. 12 History 12HIS The causes of WWI and the War in Vietnam are the primary topics studied in Level 2 History. Students choose topics of special interest for internal assessments. Entry criteria: At least 14 Level 1 credits from History, including at least 4 credits from the external examinations. If students have not studied L1 History they must have gained at least 14 Level 1 credits from English including at least 4 credits from the external examinations.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Examine sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders (2.3) Ext 4 Lit Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event (2.5) Ext 5 Lit Carry out a planned inquiry of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders (2.1) Int 4 Lit Examine an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders (2.2) Int 5 Lit Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders (2.4) Int 5 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 History. TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

32 13 History 13HIS UE Approved History at Level 3 will pay particular attention to the Tudor/Stuart period of English and European history. Internals may reflect other historical events of significance to New Zealand. Entry criteria: At least 14 Level 2 credits from History, including at least 4 credits from the external examinations. If students have not studied L2 History they must seek approval from the HOD. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders (3.3) Ext 4 Lit Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources (3.1) Int 5 Lit Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders (3.2) Int 5 Lit Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders (3.4) Int 5 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is University approved (Table A) and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy credits towards their University Entrance.

33 Classical Studies: Level 2-3 – Optional HOD: Mr A. Samuels 12 Classical Studies 12CLA Classical Studies at Level 2 covers the development of Athenian Democracy and the epic poetry of Homer in the Odyssey. Entry criteria: Students at Level 2 is currently open to any Level 1 student with at least 14 credits in English. Students who wish to take Classical Studies should have sound skills in reading and writing and should be able to take an analytical approach to information studied in class. They also require and ability to conduct research individually and be highly motivated and engaged in the topic areas, while also making positive contributions to lessons. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Examine ideas and values of the classical world (2.1) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of socio-political life in the classical world. (2.4) Ext 6 Lit Examine a significant event in the classical world (2.3) Int 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of the influence of aspects of the classical world on other cultures. (2.5) Int 6 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Classical Studies. 13 Classical Studies 13CLA UE Approved Classical Studies at Level 3 covers the campaigns of Alexander the Great, and the Old Attic Comedy of Aristophanes Entry criteria: At least 14 Level 2 credits from Classical Studies, including at least 4 credits from the external examinations. If students have not studied L2 Classical Studies they must seek approval from the HOD.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Analyse ideas and values of the classical world (3.1) Ext 4 Lit Analyse the impact of a significant historical figure on the classical world (3.3) Ext 6 Lit Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world (3.4) Int 6 Lit Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time (3.5) Int 6 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is University approved (Table A) and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy credits towards their University Entrance. TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

34 Tourism: Level 2-3 – Optional HOD: Mr N. Bonetti The courses at Level 2 and 3 are structured to develop an interesting and stimulating basis in which to study this most relevant contemporary subject field, while gaining Unit Standard credits towards the National Certificate in Travel and Tourism. The course provides a valuable insight into the social, economic and geographic realities of tourism today on a local and global scale, as well as Tourism Industry people and practical skills. 12 Tourism 12TOU Entry criteria: None Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Perform calculations for a tourism workplace Int 3 Demonstrate knowledge of introductory aviation terminology Int 2 Read and comprehend work-related documents in English for tourism workplace Int 3 Describe and compare social and cultural impacts of tourism Int 3 Demonstrate knowledge of work roles in tourism Int 3 Demonstrate knowledge of world tourist destinations Int 4 Demonstrate knowledge of the business of tourism Int 4 Demonstrate knowledge of tourist characteristics and needs Int 3 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Tourism. 13 Tourism 13TOU Entry criteria: None Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate knowledge of Pacific Island countries as visitor destinations Int 8 Demonstrate knowledge of Australia as a visitor destination Int 8 Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand as a tourist destination Int 8 Demonstrate knowledge of introductory aviation terminology Int 2 Identify and self-evaluate the demands of a specific role in a tourism workplace Int 3 Where will this course lead? It is hoped the course will encourage as many students as possible to further explore studies and possibilities of a career in the Tourism and Travel industry.

35 COMMERCE: ACCOUNTING AND ECONOMICS In Year 10 students have the option of taking Business Studies. This subject, if students choose to do a commerce subject, leads into NCEA Accounting and Economics in Level 1-3. Taking a Commerce subject is not compulsory, and it is possible to pick up a level without having previously studied the subject. However please be mindful of the entry recommendations and be aware that a good level of literacy is required. *UE Approved NCEA Level 1 Accounting Economics NCEA Level 2 Accounting Economics NCEA Level 3 Accounting* Economics* TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

36 Accounting: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mr N. McMaster 11 ACCOUNTING 11ACC The Level One course teaches students the time honoured logic of accounting. The ability to add, subtract, divide and multiply numbers is a distinct advantage. It leads to future study at Level Two, Level Three and University. There are numerous potentially lucrative opportunities where knowledge of accounting is an advantage. Many New Zealand leaders, including the current Prime Minister, have accounting training. Entry criteria: None Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate an understanding of accounting concepts for small entities (1.1) Ext 3 Lit Prepare financial statements for sole proprietors (1.3) Ext 5 Interpret accounting information for sole proprietors (1.5) Ext 4 Lit Process financial transactions for a small entity (1.2) Int 5 Prepare financial information for a community organisation's annual general meeting (1.4) Int 4 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Accounting 12 ACCOUNTING 12ACC Topics include Inventory Management, Accounts Receivable Management, Preparing Financial Statements as well as Interpreting Financial Statements. Skills acquired include logical thinking and a comprehensive understanding of the accounting process.

Entry criteria: Entry is open to all students. Those who have not studies accounting before should discuss the course requirements with the HOD Accounting. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Prepare financial information for an entity that operates accounting subsystems (2.3) Ext 5 Num Interpret accounting information for entities that operate accounting subsystems (2.4) Ext 4 Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of accounting processing using accounting software (2.2) Int 4 Num Demonstrate understanding of an accounts receivable subsystem for an entity (2.6) Int 3 Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of an inventory subsystem for an entity (2.7) Int 3 Lit/ Num Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Accounting

37 13 ACCOUNTING 13ACC UE Approved The conceptual basis of accounting, job costing, preparing Financial Statements for Partnerships and Companies as well as Interpreting Company Financial Statements. Skills acquired include logical thinking and a comprehensive understanding of the accounting process. Entry criteria: Entry is open to all students. Those who have not studies accounting before should discuss the course requirements with the HOD Accounting. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of company financial statement preparation Ext 5 Num Demonstrate understanding of management accounting to inform decision-making Ext 4 Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of accounting for partnerships Int 4 Num Prepare a report for an external user that interprets the annual report of a New Zealand reporting entity Int 5 Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of a job cost subsystem for an entity Int 4 Lit/ Num Where will this course lead? This course is University approved (Table B) and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy credits towards their University Entrance. Economics: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mr M. Free 11 ECONOMICS 11ECO Economics provides a topical study of the New Zealand economy. The course provides a framework for future study in the subject, both at Years 12, 13 and University. The course is divided into five main topics: demand, supply, market, production and circular flow. Entry criteria: Ideally students will take Business Studies in Year 10 Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate understanding of consumer choices using scarcity and demand (1.1) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of producer choices using supply (1.3) Ext 3 Lit Demonstrate understanding of how consumer, producer and/or government choices affect society, using market equilibrium (1.4) Ext 5 Lit Demonstrate understanding of decisions a producer makes about production (1.2) Int 5 Lit Demonstrate understanding of the interdependence of sectors of the New Zealand economy (1.6) Int 3 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Economics TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

38 12 ECONOMICS 12ECO Economics in Year 12 provides a topical study of the New Zealand economy. The course covers the topics of inflation, economic growth, international trade, unemployment, and looks at the role of Government in the New Zealand economy. The emphasis at this level is more of a national orientated approach so students gain a more real worldview of economics and its impact on society. Entry criteria: At least 14 Level 1 credits from Economics, including at least 4 credits from the external examinations. If students have not studied L1 Economics they must have gained at least 14 Level 1 credits from English including at least 4 credits from the external examinations Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Analyse inflation using economic concepts and models (2.1) Ext 4 Lit Analyse international trade using economic concepts and models (2.2) Ext 4 Lit Analyse economic growth using economic concepts and models (2.3) Ext 4 Lit Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models (2.4) Int 4 Lit Analyse how government policy and contemporary economic issues interact (2.6) Int 6 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Economics 13 ECONOMICS 13ECO UE Approved The aim of Year 13 Economics is to enable students to attain a level of economic literacy and understanding which would allow them to develop a continuing and critical interest in contemporary economic issues.

Year 13 Economics provides a stepping stone to many careers, in commerce, humanities, even engineering and law. It provides the basis for Stage One Economics at University, giving you a head start in your University career. Entry criteria: At least 14 Level 2 credits from Economics, including at least 4 credits from the external examinations. If students have not studied L2 Economics they must seek approval from the HOD. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of market equilibrium (3.1)_ Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of macro-economic influences on the New Zealand economy (3.5) Ext 6 Lit Demonstrate understanding of micro-economic concepts (3.3) Int 5 Lit Demonstrate understanding of government interventions to correct market failures (3.4) Int 5 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is University approved (Table B) and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy credits towards their University Entrance. Course fee: There will also be a cost associated with a OPTIONAL field trip to Wellington of approximately $300, that will assist with end of year examinations

39 THE ARTS: VISUAL ART, DRAMA AND MUSIC Visual Art: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Ms B. Smith 11ART 11ART Students investigate the work of many different Artists in order to learn and understand the ideas and the skills required to produce works in a similar style. We experiment with artwork in the following Disciplines; Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Design. Skills in Photography can be applied to any of these Disciplines. Freehand or computer drawing skills are required to plan the artworks. Students produce equal amounts of finished works in a minimum of their two best Disciplines for the External Portfolio.

Entry criteria: A desire to create unique images that communicate feelings, ideas, thoughts and reactions to your world through your personal vision. You may already have great skills which you can share and you can also learn from others about how to create powerful visual images. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice (1.3) Int 6 Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media (1.4) Ext 12 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Art (which could include design/ painting/ photography/ printmaking/ sculpture) Stationary requirements and course fees: Varies depending on course requirements. 12ART (which could include design/ painting/ photography/ printmaking/ sculpture) 12ART Students investigate the work of many different Artists in order to learn and understand the ideas and the skills required to produce works in a similar style. We experiment with artwork in a general course in preparation for the following Disciplines; Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography or Design. Skills in Photography can also be applied to any of these Disciplines. Freehand or computer drawing skills are required to plan the artworks. After consultation with the teacher students plan a course of study based on 3-5 different Artists in order to plan and produce finished works in their best Discipline for the External Portfolio. Entry criteria: Depending on student’s ability and attitude. Approximately 14 Credits. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design/ painting/ photography/ printmaking/ sculpture. (2.2) Int 4 Develop ideas in a related series of drawing appropriate to established design/painting/ photography/ printmaking/ sculpture practice. (2.3) Int 4 TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

40 Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas design/painting/photography/printmaking/ sculpture. (2.4) Ext 12 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Art (which could include design/ painting/ photography/ printmaking/ sculpture) Stationary requirements and course fees: Varies depending on course requirements. 13ART (which could include design/ painting/ photography/ printmaking/ sculpture) 13ART UE Approved Students investigate the work of many different Artists in order to learn and understand the ideas and the skills required to produce works in a similar style. We experiment with artwork in a general course in preparation for the following Disciplines; Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography or Design. Skills in Photography can also be applied to any of these Disciplines. Freehand or computer drawing skills are required to plan the artworks. After consultation with the teacher students plan a course of study based on 3-5 different Artists in order to plan and produce finished works in their best Discipline for the External Portfolio. Entry criteria: Depending on student’s ability and attitude, approximately 18 Credits. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to design/painting/ photography/ printmaking/ sculpture (3.2) Int 4 Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design/painting/photography/printmaking/ sculpture practice (3.3) Int 4 Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design/ painting/ photography/ printmaking/sculpture practice (3.4) Ext 14 Where will this course lead? This course is University approved and students will produce a portfiolo for the NCEA external and if required for entry into tertiary art providers (for example Elam, Ilam, Unitec, Victoria University, Whitecliffe) Stationary requirements and course fees: Varies depending on course requirements.

41 Drama: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mrs K. Ashton Course fees At each level of Drama there are associated course fees of approximately $50.00. This covers discounted tickets to professional theatre productions that students are required to attend. Attendance to these performances is compulsory as students have to critically reflect on these in their external examinations. 11Drama 11DRA At level 1 students will cover a wide range of Drama elements and conventions that will enable them to enhance their skills learned in junior levels with a focus on technique. Students will work specifically on script analysis and devising their own work throughout the year.

Students will also have the opportunity to perform live in front an audience later in the year. (depending on numbers) This will allow them to fully explore characterisation and technique in a theatre environment. Entry criteria: Pass Year 10 Drama Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance (1.7) Ext 4 Lit Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context (1.1) Int 4 Lit Perform an acting role in a scripted production (1.6) Int 5 Lit Devise and perform a drama (1.2) In t 5 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Drama 12 Drama 12DRA At Level 2 students will continue to develop their technique and apply it to specific Theatre genres and devised work reflecting the issues of social injustice in the world today. This will enhance their script interpretation and analysis for the major production in term 3. Students will have the opportunity to perform live in front of an audience later in the year. (depending on numbers) This will allow them to fully explore characterisation and stage technique along with the opportunity of performing in a working theatre. Entry criteria: 14 credits in Level 1 Drama Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance (2.7) Ext 4 Lit Apply drama techniques in a scripted context (2.1) Int 4 Lit Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention (2.2) Int 5 Lit Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production (2.6) Int 5 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Drama TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

42 13 Drama 13DRA UE Approved Students will be applying their advanced technique and craft to specific interpretations of classic theatre, mostly Shakespeare. They will also devise and a play based around their life experiences during their time at Rosmini College. This will involve varying uses of theatre form including abstract theatre, naturalism, realism and the absurd. At Level 3 Students take lead roles in a full stage production at The Pumphouse theatre in term 3. This gives the students the opportunity to spend week experiencing the life of an actor working in a professional stage production. Industry professionals will visit the rehearsal process and give valuable advice to the students.

Entry criteria: 14 credits in Level 2 Drama Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance (3.7) Ext 4 Lit Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance (3.1) Int 4 Lit Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept (3.2) Int 5 Lit Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production (3.6) Int 5 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is University approved and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy credits towards their University Entrance. Music: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Dr J. Wang 11 Music 11MUS This is a course designed around the skills of performance, composition, aural and materials of Music. What students will learn;  Skills: Performing, composing, listening to and notating music.  Students will also work independently and with others.  Content: Solo and group performance, two compositions, aural transcription, reading and interpreting music score.

Entry criteria: The student must demonstrate technical, musical, and presentation skills on their musical instrument showing at least 3 years of instrumental study through itinerant tuition. Students are expected to do regular home practice on their instrument as minimal classroom time is allocated for this. (Theory Grade 3) Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores. (1.5) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate aural and theoretical skills through transcription (1.4) Ext 4 Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist (1.1) Int 6 Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group (1.2) Int 4 Compose two original pieces of music (1.3) Int 6 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Music

43 12 Music 12MUS This is a course designed around the skills of performance, composition, aural and materials of Music. What students will learn;  Skills: Performing, analysing, listening to and notating music.  Students will also work independently and with others.  Content: Solo and group performance, music notation, aural transcription, reading and interpreting music score. Entry criteria: The student must demonstrate technical, musical, and presentation skills on their musical instrument showing at least 4 years of instrumental study through itinerant tuition. (Theory Grade 4 and performance) Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate aural understanding through written representation. (2.5) Ext 4 Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores. (2.6) Ext 4 Lit Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist (2.1) Int 6 Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument (2.2) Int 4 Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group (2.3) Int 4 Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble. (2.8) Int 4 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Music Course fees: $25 for Music Theory book 13 Music 13MUS UE Approved This is a course designed around the skills of performance, composition, aural and materials of Music.

What students will learn;  Skills: Performing, analysing, researching, listening to and notating music.  Students will mainly work independently. Content: Solo and group performance, research, reading and interpreting music score. Entry criteria: The student must demonstrate technical, musical, and presentation skills on their musical instrument showing at least 5 years of instrumental study through itinerant tuition. (Theory Grade 5) Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist (3.1) Int 8 Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument (3.2) Int 4 Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group (3.3) Int 4 Research a music topic (3.10) Int 6 Lit Demonstrate an understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions with a range of musical scores. (3.6) Ext 4 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is University approved and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy credits towards their University Entrance. TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

44 PHYSICAL EDUCATION Academic Physical Education: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mr P. Fordham 11 Academic Physical Education 11APD Academic Physical Education is a course of work which examines both the physical and theoretical understanding of movement. As this subject is entirely internally assessed, there is a large written component through essay and project submissions meaning students ability to critically assess various ideas through writing is an important prerequisite. Physical activity is a valuable component of all life and we endeavour in this subject to not only experience being physically active but critically examine why and how it is important to you and the society you are immersed in. Students will learn through key areas such as biomechanics, training theory, functional anatomy, sociology and skills acquisition to understand the social, economic, environmental, cultural and historical impact of physical activity in our world.

Entry criteria: All students should have completed the Yr 10 Sports Science course and have a genuine interest in physical activity. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation (1.1) Int 5 Describe the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activity (1.2) Int 5 Lit Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity (1.3) Int 3 Demonstrate understanding of societal influences on physical activity and the implications for self and others (1.4) Int 4 Lit Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these skills impact on others (1.5) Int 4 Lit Demonstrate strategies to improve the performance of a physical activity and describe the outcomes (1.6) Int 3 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L1 L2 Academic Physical Education Course fees: $95 (this covers externally organised activities as part of assessment) 12 Academic Physical Education 12APD Level 2 Academic Physical Education is a course with an increased amount of theoretical content. Students who participate in this subject will learn about and apply key concepts associated to Biophysical Principles and Sociocultural Ideas. Biomechanics, training theory, functional anatomy, sociology, skill acquisition and sports psychology are examined through social, political, economic, environmental, cultural and historical lenses. It is hoped that students participating in this subject will understand the positive and negative impacts of physical activity on society whilst also developing an awareness of how to apply key ideas to physical development.

45 Entry criteria: It is hoped, but not essential, that students have completed the Year 10 Sports Science and Year 11 Academic Physical Education courses and have a genuine interest in physical activity. Academic success in other subjects will be examined as part of the selection process for this course. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Explain how biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills (2.2) Int 5 Lit Apply biophysical principles to training for physical activity and explain the application (2.3) Int 4 Lit Perform a physical activity in an applied setting (2.4) Int 4 Explain the significance for self, others and society of a sporting event, physical activity, or festival (2.5) Int 4 Lit Apply and explain appropriate leadership strategies that contribute to the effective functioning of a group (2.6) Int 4 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Academic Physical Education Course fees: $95 (this covers externally organised activities as part of assessment) 13 Academic Physical Education 13APD UE Approved Level 3 Academic Physical Education is a challenging course with a high level of theoretical content. Being mostly project based work; self-motivation and interest are essential if you are to be successful in this subject. Students who participate will develop a deeper understanding of Biophysical Principles and Sociocultural Ideas. As a result of this knowledge it is hoped students will be able to comprehensively analyse historical ideas and hegemonies associated to physical activity and begin to suggest solutions to common societal issues. A critical approach to physical activity in various settings will be the key focus. Entry criteria: It is essential that students have completed the Year 12 Academic Physical Education course and recommended that students completed the Year 10 Sports Science and Year 11 Academic Physical Education courses. Students should also have a genuine interest in physical activity. Academic success in other subjects will be examined as part of the selection process for this course.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Analyse a physical skill performed by self or others (3.2) Int 3 Lit Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme (3.3) Int 4 Lit/ Num Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting (3.4) Int 4 Num Examine a current physical activity event, trend, or issue and its impact on New Zealand society (3.5) Int 4 Lit Analyse issues in safety management for outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies (3.7) Int 3 Lit Examine contemporary leadership principles applied in physical activity contexts (3.8) Int 4 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is University approved and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy credits towards their University Entrance. Course fees: $95 (this covers externally organised activities as part of assessment) TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PHYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

46 13 Sports Leadership 13SPS Level 3 Sport Leadership, as a course provided by Manukau Institute of Technology, gives students an opportunity to experience the tertiary education environment while still at secondary school. The programmes objectives are: ▪ To enable students to develop a coaching philosophy and coaching style and apply them in the practical environment. ▪ To encourage students to develop their delivery style and be innovative in their gamlit e design. ▪ To provide an opportunity to experience the outdoor learning environment ▪ To encourage students to demonstrate self-management and self-evaluation skills in an outdoor learning environment ▪ To provide an understanding of fundamental skills. ▪ To provide an opportunity for students to determine an athlete’s ability to learn and perform fundamental skills.

▪ To have students conduct, review and adapt a skill practice of fundamental skills. ▪ To have students identify muscle groups and systems targeted by exercises ▪ To enable students to demonstrate exercise techniques and assist clients in fitness activities, under supervision. Entry criteria: Interest in participating and learning within this sporting context Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate exercise techniques Int 8 Demonstrate knowledge of inquiry prevention and risk and injury management in sport or recreation Int 4 Plan and run a recreation activity Int 4 Conduct and review a beginner level coaching session Int 6 Plan a beginner level coaching session for sport participants Int 4 Complete pre-competition preparation as an official at a competitive sports event Int 3 Where will this course lead? This course IS NOT University Approved but provides students with a range of skills and it is hoped the course will encourage students to further explore studies and possibilities of a career in Physical Education.

47 LANGUAGES Class sizes and composite classes: Due to class size restrictions, if there are limited numbers of student taking languages some levels may be combined. Maori: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mr H. Ngapua Rankin Exciting subject that teaches you the first Language of New Zealand. You will learn by actively experiencing and learning about Maori Culture. Through performing, writing and conversing with the language. 11 Maori 11MAO Entry criteria: None Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Pānui kia mōhio ki te reo o tōna ao (1.3) Ext 6 Lit Tuhi i te reo o tōna ao (1.4) Ext 6 Lit Whakarongo kia ki mōhio te reo o tōna ao (1.1) Int 6 Lit Waihanga tuhinga i te reo o tōna ao (1.5) Int 6 Lit *Note: Other standards may be included for performance from Dance and/or Unit Standards Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Maori 12 Maori 12MAO Entry criteria: 14 credits at L1 Maori Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Pānui kia mōhio ki te reo o te ao torotoro (2.3) Ext 6 Lit Tuhi i te reo o te ao torotoro (2.4) Ext 6 Lit Whakarongo kia mōhio ki te reo o te ao torotoro (2.1) Int 4 Lit Waihanga tuhinga i te reo o te ao torotoro (2.5) Int 6 Lit *Note: Other standards may be included for performance from Dance and/or Unit Standards Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Maori 13 Maori 13MAO UE Approved Entry criteria: 14 credits at L2 Maori Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Pānui kia mōhio ki te reo Māori o te ao whānui Ext 6 Lit Tuhi i te reo Māori o te ao whānui Ext 6 Lit Whakarongo kia mōhio ki te reo Māori o te ao whānui Int 4 Lit Pānui i ngā pūrongo kōrero mō te tangata me tōna taiao Int 7 Lit Tuhituhi kōrero mō tētahi tangata me tōna taiao Int 8 Lit Where will this course lead? This course is University approved and provides further opportunities for students to gain literacy credits towards their University Entrance. TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

48 French: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mr E. Elgoyhen A school trip to France will be organised every two or three years if there are sufficient numbers of students. This trip gives students the opportunity to discover a very different life and culture, as well as put into practice what they have learned over the years. 11 FRENCH 11FRE The French course at this level builds on the foundations laid in Year 10. Students work with a textbook and departmental resources covering the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These skills are practised using the vocabulary and grammar prescribed for Year 11 French.

Year 11 students will be working at level 6 of the National Curriculum covered by the following functions: • Give and follow instructions; Communicate about problems and solutions; Communicate about immediate plans, hopes, wishes, and intentions; Communicate in formal situations. These functions will be taught within the context of the following topics: • • Making social arrangements; Entertainment (e.g., television, music, movies, community events); Travel; Health Entry criteria: The French course at this level builds on the foundations laid in Year 10. It is a prerequisite for students to have completed the French year 10 course. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken French texts on areas of most immediate relevance (1.1) Ext 5 Demonstrate understanding of a variety of French texts on areas of most immediate relevance (1.4) Ext 5 Give a spoken presentation in French that communicates a personal response (1.2) Int 4 Interact using spoken French to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations (1.3) Int 5 Write a variety of text types in French on areas of most immediate relevance (1.5) Int 5 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 French 12 FRENCH 12FRE Students work with the textbook and departmental resources covering the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These skills are practised using the vocabulary and grammar prescribed for Year 12 French. Year 12 students will be working at level 7 of the National Curriculum covered by the following functions:  Communicate about future plans; Give and respond to advice, warnings, and suggestions; Express and respond to approval and disapproval, agreement and disagreement; Give and respond to information and opinions, giving reasons; Read about and recount actual or imagined events in the past. These functions will be taught within the context of the following topics: ● Youth issues; Travel; Immigration; Employment; French speaking countries Entry criteria: The French course at this level builds on the foundations laid in Year 10 and 11. It is a prerequisite for students to have completed the French Level 1 course and

49 have obtained 16 credits for the subject if they want to complete Level 2 Achievement Standards in French. Exceptions to this are made for suitably qualified students with approval from the HOD. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken French texts on familiar matters (2.1) Ext 5 Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual French text(s) on familiar matters (2.4) Ext 5 Give a spoken presentation in French that communicates information, ideas and opinions (2.2) Int 4 Interact using spoken French to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations (2.3) Int 5 Write a variety of text types in French to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts (2.5) Int 5 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 French 13 FRENCH 13FRE UE Approved Students work with the textbook and departmental resources covering the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These skills are practised using the vocabulary and grammar prescribed for Year 13 French. Year 13 students will be working at level 8 of the National Curriculum covered by the following functions: ● Expressing degrees of certainty and doubts; Talking about (im)probability and (im)possibility; Taking part in social situations; Repairing communications; Talking about the past, present or future in various forms.

These functions will be taught within the context of the following topics: ● Environment; health; the world of work; poetry; sport; technology Entry criteria: The French course at this level builds on the foundations laid in Year 10, 11 and 12. It is a prerequisite for students to have completed the French Level 1 course and have obtained 16 credits for the subject if they want to complete Level 2 Achievement Standards in French. Exceptions to this are made for suitably qualified students with approval from the HOD.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken French texts (3.1) Ext 5 Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual French texts (3.4) Ext 5 Give a clear spoken presentation in French that communicates a critical response to stimulus material (3.2) Int 3 Interact clearly using spoken French to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations (3.3) Int 6 Write a variety of text types in clear French to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives (3.5) Int 5 Where will this course lead? This course is University approved, therefore can be included as one of the three that students need to gain at least 14 credits for University Entrance. Furthermore it is hoped that the course will provide students with language skills to use later in life.

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50 Japanese: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mrs K. Crosby A school trip to Japan will be organised every two or three years if there are sufficient numbers of students. This trip enables students to experience the wonders of Japan and use their language in an authentic context. 11 JAPANESE 11JPN Japanese language and culture play a key role in developing students’ personal, group, national, and human identities. Japanese students are better able to understand and produce more complex Japanese and a variety of text types. The students can communicate beyond the immediate context, for example, past and future events. Students have the opportunity to: ● communicate information, ideas and opinions through different text types; express and respond to personal ideas and opinions; communicate appropriately in different situations; understand ways in which Japanese is organised for different purposes; understand ways in which Japanese culture is organised for different purposes.

Entry criteria: Japanese is taken at Year 10 and a minimum of 15 credits prior to undertaking the Level 1 course. Exceptions to this are with approval from the HOD. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Japanese texts on areas of most immediate relevance (1.1) Optional Ext 5 Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Japanese texts on areas of most immediate relevance (1.4) Ext 5 Give a spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates a personal response (1.2) Int 4 Interact using spoken Japanese to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations (1.3) Int 5 Write a variety of text types in Japanese on areas of most immediate relevance (1.5) Int 5 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Japanese 12 JAPANESE 12JPN Japanese Students are better to use Japanese variably and effectively to express and justify their own ideas and opinions and support or challenge those of others. The students are able to use and identify the linguistic and cultural forms that guide interpretation and enable them to respond critically to texts. Students have the opportunity to:  communicate information, ideas and opinions through different text type; communicate information, ideas and opinions through increasingly complex and varied texts; explore the views of others, developing and sharing personal perspectives; engage in sustained interaction and produce extended text; analyse ways in which Japanese is organised in different texts and for different purposes ; explore how meanings are conveyed through the Japanese language; analyse ways in which Japanese culture is organised for different purposes and for different audiences; analyse how the use of Japanese expresses cultural meanings.

51 Entry criteria: Japanese is taken at Level 1 and a minimum of 14 credits prior to undertaking the Level 2 course. Exceptions to this are made with approval from the HOD. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Japanese texts on familiar matters (2.1) Optional Ext 5 Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Japanese text(s) on familiar matters (2.4) Ext 5 Give a spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates information, ideas and opinions (2.2) Int 4 Interact using spoken Japanese to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations (2.3) Int 5 Write a variety of text types in Japanese to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts (2.5) Int 5 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Japanese 13 JAPANESE 13JPN UE Approved Japanese students are able to use language variably and effectively to express and justify their own ideas and opinions and support or challenge those of others. Students have the opportunity to:  communicate information, ideas and opinions through increasingly complex and varied texts; explore the views of others, developing and sharing personal perspectives; engage in sustained interaction and produce extended texts; analyse ways in which Japanese culture is organised for different purposes and for different audiences; analyse ways in which Japanese is organised in different texts and for different purposes; analyse how the use of Japanese expresses cultural meanings; explore how linguistic meaning is conveyed across languages. Entry criteria: Japanese is taken at Level 2 and a minimum of 14 credits prior to undertaking the Level 3 course. Exceptions to this are made for suitably qualified students with approval from the HOD.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Japanese texts (3.1) Optional Ext 5 Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Japanese texts (3.4) Ext 5 Give a clear spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates a critical response to stimulus material (3.2) Int 3 Interact clearly using spoken Japanese to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations (3.3) Int 6 Write a variety of text types in clear Japanese to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives (3.5) Int 5 Where will this course lead? This course is University approved, therefore can be included as one of the three that students need to gain at least 14 credits for University Entrance. Furthermore it is hoped that the course will provide students with language skills to use later in life.

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52 TECHNOLOGY Hospitality and Catering: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mrs S. van der Spuy 11 Hospitality and Catering 11HAC The Hospitality and Catering department is designed to develop the interest and give the student a head start into the Hospitality Industry. The course provides both a practical and theory based standards where skills and techniques are developed for the smooth and clear transition into a career in the Hospitality Industry. The department provides a safe environment for students to learn lifelong cooking skills and enhances the knowledge around healthy food choices.

The aims of the Hospitality and Catering department are: 1. Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of food hygiene and safety. Students apply this knowledge into their practical lessons. 2. Students learn new cooking skills and techniques dealing with topics such as meat, vegetable, cheese, eggs, hot finger foods and knife skills. 3. Students are able to plan, prepare and serve dishes with confidence, with a focus on plating of dishes. Entry criteria: None Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Identify career pathways in the hospitality industry (Unit Standard) Int 2 Prepare and present meat in the hospitality industry (Unit Standard) Int 4 Prepare and present egg and cheese dishes in the hospitality industry(Unit Standard) Int 2 Prepare and present fruit and vegetables in the hospitality industry Int 2 Implement basic procedures to process a specified product (Achievement Standard) Int 4 Undertake brief development to address an issue (Achievement Standard 1.1) Int 4 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Hospitality and Catering 12 Hospitality and Catering 12HAC This course is divided into three sections. 1. Hospitality and Catering unit standards (8 credits), will focus on the practical aspect of gaining skills and techniques in cooking. Areas that will be covered are: frying, roasting, fruit and vegetables and sandwiches.

2. Food and Beverages. ( Coffee Course) (8 credits) This course is the introduction course towards becoming a Barista. Students focus on coffee and techniques in preparing espresso for a café situation. 3. Food Technology - brief development of a food product. Entry criteria: Prerequisite Unit Standard 167 from L1 HAC

53 Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Cook food by frying in a commercial kitchen (Unit Standard) Int 2 Cook food by roasting in a commercial kitchen(Unit Standard) Int 2 Prepare fruit and vegetables in a commercial kitchen(Unit Standard) Int 2 Prepare and present basic sandwiches for service in a commercial kitchen. (Unit Standard) Int 2 Demonstrate knowledge of commercial espresso coffee equipment and prepare espresso beverages under supervision Int 4 Prepare and present pressed coffee for service Int 2 Prepare and present filtered coffee for service Int 2 Undertake brief development to address an issue (Achievement Standard 2.1) Int 4 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Hospitality and Catering Course fees: $100 for the coffee course 13 Hospitality and Catering 13HAC This course is: 1. Hospitality and Catering unit standards (17 credits), will focus on the practical aspect of gaining skills and techniques and knowledge in food hygiene and safety. The second aspect of this course focuses on nutrition and applying this to healthy foods.

2. Service IQ course on demonstrating knowledge of culinary products and terms, which will cover theory and practical work. An additional standard on sandwiches will be added to compliment the Rosmini Café day, which becomes a realistic environment for the coffee course. 3. Food and Beverages. ( Coffee Course) (8 credits) This course is the introduction course towards becoming a Barista. Students focus on the origins of coffee and preparing of 10 different espresso drinks for a café situation which becomes a realistic environment. (Must have completed Level 2 Food & Beverages course). Entry criteria: The students must have gained credits at Level 2. If a student enters the course at Year 13 and has not completed Level 2, will have to do Level 2 course unit standard 167.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate knowledge of food contamination hazards, and control methods used in a food business Int 4 Demonstrate knowledge of basic nutrition in commercial catering Int 5 Demonstrate knowledge of culinary products and terms Int 8 Prepare and present espresso for service Int 5 Demonstrate knowledge of coffee origins and production. Int 3 Where will this course lead? It is hoped the course will encourage as many students as possible to further explore studies and possibilities of a career in the Hospitality and Catering industry.

Course fees: $100 for the coffee course TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

54 Technology: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mr M. Broome 11 TECHNOLOGY 11TEC This course allows the student to engage in the activity of Product Design, the student develops an individual product for a specific need, within a given context and issue, for a specific stakeholder. The context and issue may vary from year to year. The student has the opportunity to utilise a wide range of technological resources and facilities in the design and manufacture of their product. Assessment credits relate to the design, planning, prototyping, manufacture and final evaluation as fit for purpose of their product. Achievement Standard credits are gained via a comprehensive design portfolio, which involves academic rigour, critical thinking, analysis and evaluation, as well as manufacturing a quality product. Entry criteria: Students should have completed Technology and/or Graphics in year 9 and 10, averaging Merit grades. They should be able to manage their time effectively, be creative critical thinkers with an interest in product design and manufacturing. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports decision making (1.5) Ext 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of how materials enable technological products to function (1.6) Ext 4 Lit Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity (1.1) Int 4 Lit Use planning tools to guide the technological development of an outcome to address a brief (1.2) Int 4 Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief (1.4) Int 6 Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product (1.20) Int 6 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Technology Course fees: Students will be charged for project materials- approximately $80 12 TECHNOLOGY 12TEC This course allows the student to engage in the activity of Product Design, the student develops an individual product for a specific need, within a given context and issue, for a specific stakeholder. The context and issue may vary from year to year. The student has the opportunity to utilise a wide range of technological resources and facilities in the design and manufacture of their product.

Assessment credits relate to the design, planning, prototyping, manufacture and final evaluation as fit for purpose of their product. Achievement Standard credits are gained via a comprehensive design portfolio, which involves academic rigour, critical thinking, analysis and evaluation, as well as manufacturing a quality product. Entry criteria: Students should have completed Technology at Level 1, with a minimum of 14 credits. They should have demonstrated they are able to manage their time effectively, be creative critical thinkers with an interest in product design and manufacturing.

55 Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of the role of material evaluation in product development (2.6) Ext 4 Lit Undertake brief development to address an issue (2.1) Int 4 Lit Select and use planning tools to manage the development of an outcome (2.2) Int 4 Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype (2.4) Int 6 Implement advanced procedures using resistant materials to make a specified produce with special features (2.20) Int 6 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Technology Course fees: Students will be charged for project materials- approximately $80 13 TECHNOLOGY 13TEC UE Approved This course allows the student to engage in the activity of Product Design, the student develops an individual product for a specific need, within a given context and issue, for a specific stakeholder. The student develops their context and issue this year. The student has the opportunity to utilise a wide range of technological resources and facilities in the design and manufacture of their product.

Assessment credits relate to the design, planning, prototyping, manufacture and final evaluation as fit for purpose of their product. Achievement Standard credits are gained via a comprehensive design portfolio, which involves academic rigour, critical thinking, analysis and evaluation, as well as manufacturing a quality product. Entry criteria: Students should have completed Technology at Level 2, with a minimum of 14 credits. They should have demonstrated they are able to manage their time effectively, be creative critical thinkers with an interest in product design and manufacturing. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of material development (3.6) Ext 4 Lit Undertake brief development to address an issue within a determined context (3.1) Int 4 Lit Undertake project management to support technological practice (3.2) Int 4 Lit Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense (3.4) Int 6 Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product (3.20) Int 6 Where will this course lead? This course is University approved, therefore can be included as one of the three that students need to gain at least 14 credits for University Entrance. Furthermore it is hoped that the course will provide students with practical skills for the future.

Course fees: Students will be charged for project materials- approximately $80 TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

56 Engineering: Level 1-2 – Optional 11 Engineering 11TME This is a Unit Standard course supported by Competnz, aimed at encouraging students to enter into Mechanical Engineering apprenticeships or further education. The focus is on developing processing skills using a wide range of equipment in a mechanical engineering workshop environment. Students develop skills in marking out and measuring, hand tool and machine tool operation, as well as fabrication and finishing processes. Students learn to work independently and manage their time. The course involves workshop safety, manufacturing a set piece skills based project and a design development project. Entry criteria: Students should have completed Technology in year 9 and 10. They should be able to manage their time effectively and have an interest in manufacturing in metal.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate basic engineering workshop skills under close supervision (Unit Standard) Int 12 Develop a simple product using engineering materials (Unit Standard) Int 10 Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures in a specific engineering workshop (Unit Standard) Int 2 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Engineering 12 Engineering 12TME This is a Unit Standard course supported by Competnz, aimed at encouraging students to enter into Mechanical Engineering apprenticeships or further education. The focus is on developing processing skills using a wide range of equipment in a mechanical engineering workshop environment. Students develop skills in marking out and measuring, hand tool and machine tool operation, as well as fabrication and finishing processes. Students learn to work in dependently and manage their time.

The course involves workshop safety, manufacturing, fabrication and problem solving skills developed while manufacturing a Mini Motor Bike project. Students that complete the project are encouraged to take part in a trip to compete in the NZ Mini Motorcycle Nationals Championships in Fielding in Term 3. There is an additional cost towards accommodation and expenses. Entry criteria: Students should have completed Mechanical Engineering, gaining 24 credits at Level 1. They should be able to manage their time effectively and have an interest in manufacturing in metal.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Assemble mechanical components under supervision Int 2 Select, use, and care for, engineering hand tools Int 4 Manually produce and interpret engineering sketches under supervision Int 4 Manually construct plan geometric shapes for engineering Int 3 Select, use, and care for engineering dimensional measuring equipment Int 3

57 Select, use, and care for engineering marking out equipment Int 3 Apply safe work practices in the workplace Int 4 Where will this course lead? Rosmini College does not at present offer a Level 3 course, students are encouraged to pursue other Engineering opportunities via other vocational course providers or gaining employment in apprenticeships. Course fees: $270 for Mini Bike Kit, and costs for an optional trip to Fielding Design and Visual Communication: Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mr N. Kozuls 11 Design and Visual Communication 11DVC Product design (Graphics) DVC at Year 11 gives students the opportunity to build up sketching, drawing, rendering and computer skills so that they can visually explain their ideas for product design. At the end of the year students will submit a portfolio of selected work. By this time they will have the ability to: Produce 2D and 3D freehand sketches that communicate design ideas. Produce instrumental drawings to communicate design ideas. Use rendering techniques to communicate the form of design ideas, promote an organized body of design work using visual communication techniques. Students will complete the above while producing the work for a given design brief.

They will undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice. To present their work students will be introduced to Coreldraw and Sketchup. Students will learn skills enabling them to create their own design ideas while considering function and aesthetics principles. Entry criteria: Must have completed Y10 DVC (Graphics) course Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Produce instrumental, multi-view orthographic drawings that communicate technical features of design ideas (1.31) Ext 3 Num Produce freehand sketches to communicate own design ideas (1.30) Ext 3 Promote design work to an audience using visual communication techniques (1.36) Int 4 Lit Use rendering techniques to communicate the form of design ideas (1.33) Int 3 Undertake development of design ideas through graphics practice (1.35) Int 6 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 DVC Course fees: DVC drawing kit around $60 12 Design and Visual Communication 12DVC DVC at Level 2 gives students the opportunity to build on sketching, drawing, rendering and computer skills so that they can visually explain their ideas for product and spatial design. At the end of the year students will submit a portfolio of selected work. Entry criteria: Minimum of 14 credits in L1 DVC Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas (2.30) Ext 3 TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

58 Produce working drawings to communicate technical details of a design (2.31) Ext 4 Develop a spatial design through graphics practice (2.34) Int 6 Lit Develop a product design through graphics practice (2.35) Int 6 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 DVC Course fees: $70 for Graphics Pack 13 Design and Visual Communication 13DVC UE Approved This course is useful if you are planning a career in Architecture, Building Industry, Engineering or Design. It teaches students the basic practices of design from conceptual ideas to a final solution.

The student will study and present material on; 1. Initiating design ideas through exploration. This will involve Ideation of objects and images. They then generate ideas through exploration. 2. Spatial Design, where the influences of the environment and people are looked at during a design process. Constraints and Opportunities are addressed. 3. Product Design. 4. Presentation and Presentation Technique. Entry criteria: Minimum of 14 credits in L2 DVC Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Initiate design ideas through exploration (3.30) Ext 4 Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience (3.31) Int 6 Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice (3.32) Int 6 Resolve a product design through graphics practice (3.33) Int 6 Where will this course lead? This course is University approved, therefore can be included as one of the three that students need to gain at least 14 credits for University Entrance. Furthermore it is hoped that the course will provide students with practical skills for the future.

Course fees: $70.00 (Graphics pack only)

59 Digital Technology and ICT Level 1-3 – Optional HOD: Mr D. Gounder 11 Digital Technology 11DTE Digital Technologies is used to describe the use of digital resources to effectively find, analyse, create, communicate, and use information in a digital context. This encompasses the use of Microsoft office tools, digital media tools, programming tools and software applications. Globalisation and technological change are two key features that are changing and shaping our lives. To participate in a future knowledge society students will need to be able to adapt to change, research, experiment, think critically; work creatively, plan, self- assess, use feedback, as well as project management tools to enable them to communicate ideas in a creative and critical way. The Digital Technologies Level One programme is robust and well-structured which allows students to identify a range of possible pathways which will lead to ICT related careers and/or further study opportunities in ICT.

Entry criteria: None Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts of information management (1.40) Ext 3 Lit Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity (1.1) Int 4 Lit Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts of digital media (1.42) Int 3 Lit Implement basic procedures to produce a specified digital information outcome (1.41) Int 4 Implement basic procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome (1.43) Int 4 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 DTE TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH

60 12 Digital Technology 11DTE Game Development has arrived in Level 2. This will be a project based course in which you will be challenged to learn advanced Game Development, 3D Modelling and Programing skills using Unity3d, Blender and C#. You must be fairly good with a computer and be both creative and logical in order to be successful in this. Entry criteria: Level 1 Digital Technology is recommended but not essential. Willingness to work to learn new skills is required. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Demonstrate understanding of sustainability in design (2.10) Ext 4 Select and use planning tools to manage the development of an outcome (2.2) Int 4 Implement advanced procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome (2.43) Int 4 Construct a plan for an advanced computer program for a specified task (2.45) Int 3 Construct an advanced computer program for a specified task (2.46) Int 3 Implement advanced procedures to produce a specified digital information 6outcome with dynamically linked data (2.41) Int 6 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 DTE 13 Digital Technology 13DTE UE Approved Computing skills are in higher demand than ever with businesses and Universities looking to recruit suitably skilled candidates. This course offers a range of challenging standards that include Computer Programming, Computer Science and Digital Media Creation. This subject will be project based and students will work individually and cooperatively to complete a computer game development project that will showcase their skills and knowledge.

Entry criteria: Minimum of 14 credits in L2 DTE Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Undertake a critique of a technological outcome’s design (3.10) Ext 4 Undertake project management to support technological practice (3.2) Int 4 Implement complex procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome (3.43) Int 4 Develop a complex computer program for a specified task (3.46) Int 6 Implement complex procedures to develop a relational database embedded in a specified digital outcome (3.41) Int 6 Where will this course lead? This course is University approved, therefore can be included as one of the three that students need to gain at least 14 credits for University Entrance. Furthermore it is hoped that the course will provide students with practical skills for the future.

61 Generic Computing and Applications- Optional, Level 3 Only 13 Generic Computing and Applications 13ICT This course is entry requirement free, designed to provide students with fairly advanced real world computing skills. You will have the opportunity to gain credits in standards ranging from document creation to website design and game development. Entry criteria: None Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Produce business or organised information using word processing functions (Unit Standard) Int 5 Produce business or organisational information using advanced word processing functions (Unit Standard) Int 10 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of single-user and mulit0user computer operating systems Int 5 Describe data communications Int 4 Demonstrate knowledge of computer database management systems Int 3 GATEWAY Co-ordinator: Mr R. Latch Gateway is designed for students who wish to explore career options while they are still at school. In Term One students who choose Gateway as a subject will spend time in class exploring career paths they are interested in. Students will make CV’s and discuss employment related issues. They then complete the required Health and Safety, First Aid courses that will allow them to legally go onto work sites.

In Term Two and Three students will work for one day a week in a workplace they are interested in, while in class students will work on unit standards that match this work placement. For example a student keen on working in radio/broadcasting will complete standards specifically related to this work. The expectation is that every student will complete between 10 and 20 days of work in an occupation(s) they are interested in during the year. Cost: No costs, although some work gear may need to be purchased Prerequisites: No specific academic requirements, but students must have good attendance levels and be able to represent the school appropriately while on work placements. The course is restricted on the number of students able to take it. Total Credits Offered in Course: Varies, most students gain about 40 unit standard credits GATEWAY TECHNOLOGY

62 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Director of Religious Studies: Mr S. Mills Compulsory (Students have RE twice a week- in an option line with Health and PE)) 11 Religious Education 11RED Over the course of the year, students will study and be assessed on two main topics: The Principle of Human Dignity and The Reformation. Literacy skills, research skills, verbal communication skills and an active involvement in all class learning activities are important. Provision is made for students who struggle with the subject and ESOL classes are available for those who struggle with the English language. Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Describe a significant aspect within the development of a religious tradition (1.2) Int 6 Lit Describe key ethical principles of a religious tradition and how they are applied to an issue (1.3) Int 6 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for l2 Religious Education 12 Religious Education 12RED Over the course of the year, students will study and be assessed on two main topics: World religions and Social Justice. Literacy skills, research skills, verbal communication skills and an active involvement in all class learning activities are important. Provision is made for students who struggle with the subject and ESOL classes are available for those who struggle with the English language.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Examine an example of contemporary social action related to a religious tradition (2.3) Int 6 Lit Explain the significance of a key belief within two religious traditions (2.4) Int 6 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for l3 Religious Education 13 Religious Education 13RED Over the course of the year, students will study TWO TOPICS: Current Religious Issues and Sects and Cults. The first and major topic will focus on the bio-ethical issues of abortion and examine how the Catholic Church responds to this issue. This topic will be internally assessed. The minor topic, Sects and Cults, will not be formally assessed. Literacy skills, research skills, verbal communication skills and an active involvement in all class learning activities are important. Provision is made for students who struggle with the subject and ESOL classes are available for those who struggle with the English language.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits UE Lit/ Num Examine the response of a religious tradition to a contemporary ethical issue (3.3) Int 6 Lit RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

63 HEALTH & LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION HOD: Mr G. Wood Compulsory (Students have Health once a week- in an option line with RE and PE) 11 Health & Life Skills 11HEA Two Achievement Standards 90971 (Take action to enhance an aspect of personal well- being) and 91097 (Demonstrate understanding of ways in which well-being can change and strategies to support well-being) are offered as part of a course which also covers physical, emotional and social transitions to adulthood and developing your personal management tools. Content focuses previous information on injury and disease prevention and assists students to understand choices within the context of one’s lifespan – the benefits and consequences.

Descriptor Int/ Ext Credits L1 Lit/ UE Num Take action to enhance an aspect of personal well-being (1.1) Int 3 Lit Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills used to enhance relationships (1.4) Int 5 Lit Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L2 Health 12 Health & Life Skills 12HEA Health and Life Skills at Level Two is unique and has been recognised for the strong focus on service-learning activity, in particular our enabling students to work with students at St. Joseph School and in other primary and intermediate classrooms across New Zealand and overseas. Some students will be selected to act as mentors for teenagers in Pacific countries. Other content includes driver and personal safety, alcohol and other drugs, sexuality and relationships, tertiary education and careers, and coverage of a wide variety of appropriate life skill.

13 Health & Life Skills 13HEA Health and Life Skills at Level Three continues with service-learning opportunities with students at St. Joseph School and in other primary and intermediate classrooms across New Zealand and overseas. Some students will be selected to act as mentors for teenagers in Pacific and Asian countries. Other content includes consideration of skills needed for the transition from school to life beyond Rosmini College. These topics include personal safety, alcohol and other drugs, sexuality and relationships, tertiary education and careers, financial decisions, flatting, and personal and group health. HEALTH

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