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.

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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.

Stationary requirement: Students must have a graphics calculator.

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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.

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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.