ROSMINI COLLEGE - NCEA Senior Subject Guide 2017 - Sporty

 
ROSMINI COLLEGE - NCEA Senior Subject Guide 2017 - Sporty
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
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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

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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

1   Numeracy = 10 credits @ Level 1 or higher
    From specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects

2   Literacy = 10 credits @ Level 2 or higher
    From specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects

                 5 credits in Reading                                  5 credits in Writing
                  From a specified list                                From a specified list

3   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            Minimum of 14 credits in a          Minimum of 14 credits in a
4     ONE approved subject                SECOND approved subject             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

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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.

                          Careers Related information

   ● 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

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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.

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General Guide to Employment & Training
  Career Area                      Minimum Recommendations or Requirements
  Agriculture/Horticulture         No specific subjects, Science @ L1 is useful
  Apprenticeships (Trades)         Most require Level 1 to be achieved and many trades
  e.g. Building, Plumbing,         prefer specific subjects to be taken and passed at Level
  Automotive                       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         English @ Level 2, Mathematics useful, I.T. skills
  Admin                            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

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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 &   Design and / or Painting or                   Design and / or Painting
                          Visual Communication     Design & Visual                               or Design & Visual
                          Mathematics              Communication                                 Communication
                          Science                  Mathematics                                   One E.L.R. subject
Business                  Mathematics              Mathematics                                   Mathematics
(degree level study)                                                                             (Statistics or Calculus)
Law                       No specific subjects               No specific subjects                Minimum – one E.L.R.
                                                                                                 subject
Engineering               Mathematics                        Mathematics                         Maths with Calculus
                          Science                            Physics                             Physics
                                                             Chemistry                           Chemistry
Biological                Mathematics                        Biology                             Biology
Sciences                  Science                            Chemistry                           Chemistry
                                                             Mathematics                         Maths with Statistics (or
                                                                                                 Calculus)
Health Sciences           Mathematics                        Mathematics                         Maths with Statistics (or
(Dentistry,               Science                                                                Calculus)
Medicine, Medical                                            Minimum two out of three            Minimum two out of the
Science,                                                     sciences; Biology, Chemistry,       three sciences; Biology,
Physiotherapy,                                               Physics                             Chemistry, Physics
Pharmacy)                                                                                        One E.L.R. subject
Health Science            Mathematics                        Mathematics (optional)              Minimum of one of the
(Nursing,                 Science                            Minimum of one of the               following;
Occupational                                                 science;                            Biology, Chemistry,
Therapy)                                                     Biology                             Physics, Science,
                                                             Chemistry                           Mathematics
                                                             Physics                             Plus
                                                                                                 One E.L.R. subject

Technology /              Mathematics                        Mathematics                         Maths with Calculus
Physical Sciences         Science                            Physics                             Physics
                                                             Chemistry                           Chemistry
Veterinary Science        Science                            Mathematics                         Maths with Statistics (or
                          Mathematics                        Biology                             Calculus)
                                                             Chemistry                           Biology
                                                             Physics                             Chemistry
                                                                                                 Physics
      The website www.careers.govt.nz is a useful resource for exploring and gathering careers information.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR EACH LEVEL

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.

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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.

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ENGLISH                                                              HOD: Mr C. Herbst

                                                                    9ENG
          Year 9
                                                                  25 points

                                                     10ENG                     10ENX
          Year 10
                                                    25 points                  14 NCEA

       NCEA Level 1
                                            11ENT               11ENG          11ENH
      COMPULSORY

       NCEA Level 2
                                            12ENT               12ENG          12ENH
      COMPULSORY

       NCEA Level 3
                                                                13ENG*

       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  Ext      4         Y
text(s), using supporting evidence (1.1)
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           Int       4           Y
by evidence (1.10)
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.

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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  Ext       4        Y
text(s), using supporting evidence (1.1)
Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or    Ext   4        Y
oral text(s), using supporting evidence (1.2)
Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written   Ext   4        Y
text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence (1.3)
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 Ext       4         Y
oral text(s), using supporting evidence (1.2)
Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written   Ext   4        Y
text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence (1.3)
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           Int   4        Y
texts, supported by evidence (2.9)
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.

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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 Ext      4       Y
by evidence (2.1)
Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s),      Ext   4       Y
supported by evidence (2.2)
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             Int   4       Y
texts, supported by evidence (2.9)
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 Ext      4       Y
by evidence (2.1)
Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s),      Ext   4       Y
supported by evidence (2.2)
Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through   Ext   4       Y
close reading, supported by evidence (2.3)
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             Int   4       Y
texts, supported by evidence (2.9)
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.

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 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),               Ext        4          Y
 supported by evidence (2.1)
 Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s),        Ext        4          Y
 supported by evidence (2.2)
 Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s)             Ext        4          Y
 through close reading, supported by evidence (2.3)
 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,           Int        4          Y
 supported by evidence (3.7)
 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         Ext          4          Y
 text(s), supported by evidence (3.1)
 Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or       Ext          4          Y
 oral text(s), supported by evidence (3.2)
 Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written      Ext          4          Y
 texts through close reading, supported by evidence (3.3)
 Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which             Int          6          Y
 develops, sustains, and structures ideas (3.4)
 Respond critically to significant connections across texts,          Int          4          Y
 supported by evidence (3.7)
 For some students: Develop an informed understanding of              Int          4          Y
 literature and/or language using critical texts (3.8)
 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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English Language
                                                            HOD: Mrs L. A. Whitcombe

       Year 9                                         9ESOL

      Year 10                                         10ESOL

  NCEA Level 1                                 11EL           11EAP

  NCEA Level 2                                 12EL           12EAP

  NCEA Level 3                                                13EAP

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       Int     2          5
familiar topics (EL)
Where will this course lead? 12EEL provided 10 credits are achieved

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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      Int    3          5
topics (EL)
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     Ext    4          Y
text(s), using supporting evidence (1.1)
Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or   Ext    4          Y
oral text(s), using supporting evidence (1.2)
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   Int    4          Y
by evidence (1.10)
Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close   Int    3          Y
viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence (1.11)
Where will this course lead? 12EAP provided 10 credits are achieved

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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), Ext       4         Y
supported by evidence (2.2)
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           Int     4          Y
texts, supported by evidence (2.9)
Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close       Int     3          Y
viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence (2.10)
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      Int       6         Y
develops, sustains, and structures ideas (3.4)
Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which          Int     3          y
develops, sustains, and structures ideas (3.5)
Respond critically to significant connections across texts,       Int     4          Y
supported by evidence (3.7)
Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral   Int     3          Y
text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence (3.9)
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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                                                                                                           TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH
MATHEMATICS                                                             HOD: Mr T. Rout

                                                                   9MAT
           Year 9
                                                                  25 points

                                                                   10MAT
          Year 10
                                                                  25 points

       NCEA Level 1
                                                        11MAT                     11NUM
      COMPULSORY

       NCEA Level 2
                                          12MAC                  12MAS            12MAR

       NCEA Level 3              13MAC*           13MAT*         13MAS*

                                                                                     *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    Ext         4           Num
 (1.3)
 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  Int         4   Num &
 enquiry cycle (1.10)                                                             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)

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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           Int      2        Num
(1.9)
Use the statistical enquiry cycle to investigate bivariate Int       3        Num & Lit
measurement data (1.11)
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
Interpret statistical information for a purpose             Int      3           of all 3
Use measurement to solve problems                           Int      3        contribute  to
                                                                                numeracy
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)

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                                                                                                    TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS ENGLISH
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        Int      3         Num &
 statistical methods (2.10)                                                       Lit
 Evaluate a statistically based report (2.11)                  Int      2         Num &
                                                                                  Lit
 Investigate a situation using a simulation (2.13)             Int      2         Num &
                                                                                  Lit

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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         Int       2          Num
(2.1)
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.

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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

                                                                                               TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE
 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 Ext             5          Num
 (3.5)
 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             Int       3          Num
 problems (3.15)
 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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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 Ext                5          Num
(3.5)
Apply probability concepts in solving problems (3.13)            Ext        4          Num
Apply linear programming methods in solving problems             Int        3          Num
(3.2)
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               Int        3          Num
problems (3.15)
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.

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SCIENCE                                                               HOD: Mr B. Plummer

                                                               9SCI
          9SCI                                               20 points

                                                              10SCI
         10SCI                                               20 points

   NCEA Level 1                    Science         Biology            Chemistry          Physics

                                                                                                               TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE
   NCEA Level 2                    Science         Biology            Chemistry          Physics

   NCEA Level 3                                    Biology*           Chemistry*         Physics*

                                                                                      *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        Ext        4              Lit
 variation (1.9)
 Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction (Chem      Int        4              Num
 1.1)
 Investigate the implication of electricity and magnetism in              Int        4              Num
 everyday life (1.2)
 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

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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         Ext       4         Lit
 Earth events in New Zealand (2.5)
 Demonstrate understanding of stars and planetary           Ext       4         Lit
 systems (2.6)
 Demonstrate understanding of physical principles related   Ext       4         Lit
 to the Earth System (2.7)
 Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science              Int       4         Lit
 investigation (2.1)
 Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality Int       4         Lit
 (2.3)
 Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme            Int       4         Lit
 environment (2.7)
 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-     Ext   4           Lit
 organisms (1.3)
 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to the life   Ext   4           Lit
 cycle of flowering plants (1.4)
 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a          Ext   3           Lit
 mammal as a consumer (1.5)
 Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with    Int   4           Num
 direction (1.1)
 Report on a biological issue (1.2)                                   Int   3           Lit
 Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to            Ext   4           Lit
 genetic variation (Sci: 1.9)
 Where will this course lead? This course is to provide students with entry into Biology
 or Earth Science at Level 2.

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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   Ext   4         Lit
(2.4)

                                                                                                     TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE
Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change           Ext   4         Lit
(2.5)
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            Ext   5         Lit
animals to their external environment (3.3)
Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to      Ext   4         Lit
speciation (3.5)
Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution (3.6)        Ext   4         Lit
Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response      Int   3         Lit
to a socio-scientific issue (3.2)
Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable       Int   3         Lit
internal environment (3.4)
Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic         Int   3         Lit
transfer and its biological implications (3.7)
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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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             Ext   4
(1.4)
Demonstrate understanding of aspects of chemical reactions            Ext   4
(1.5)
Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases               Ext   4
(Sci:1.5)
Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction (1.1)   Int   4         Num
Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry in a technological         Int   2         Lit
application, with direction (1.2)
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         Ext   5         Lit
and energy changes (2.4)
Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic       Ext   4         Lit
compounds (2.5)
Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity (2.6)              4 Ext    Lit
Carry out quantitative analysis (2.1)                     Int       4
Carry out procedures to identify ions present in solution Int       3
(2.2)
Demonstrate understanding of oxidation–reduction (2.7)    Int       3
Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 Chemistry.

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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           Ext        5        Lit
the properties of particles and substances (3.4)

                                                                                                          TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE
Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic               Ext        5        Lit
compounds (3.5)
Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous       Ext        5        Lit/ Num
systems (3.6)
Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes           Ext        3        Lit
(3.7)
Carry out an investigation in chemistry involving quantitative       Int        4        Lit/ Num
analysis (3.1)
Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world         Int        3        Lit
around us (3.3)
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              Ext        4        Num
magnetism (1.3)
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   Int        4        Num
mathematical relationship, with direction (1.1)
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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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    Ext      6         Lit/ Num
(2.6)
Carry out a practical investigation that leads to a non-linear   Int      4         Lit/ Num
mathematical relationship (2.1)
Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics (2.5)    Int      5         Lit
Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a     Int      3         Lit
selected context (3.2)
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     Int      3         Lit
selected context (3.5)
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.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

                                                                                                             TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS
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.

              NCEA Level 1              NCEA Level 2              NCEA Level 3
                                              Geography                   Geography*
                   Geography
                                               History                     History*

                                           Classical Studies         Classical Studies*
                     History
                                               Tourism                     Tourism

                                                                                          *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        Ext         4           Lit
 have been shaped by extreme natural event(s) (1.1)
 Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate          Ext         4           Num
 understanding of a given environment (1.4)

 Conduct geographic research, with direction (1.5)                  Int         4           Lit/ Num
 Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic          In t        3           Lit
 issue (1.6)
 Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale (1.7)     Int         3           Lit
 Demonstrate knowledge of the impact on the environment of          Int         3           Lit
 primary production management practices (Ag & horticultural
 Sci:1.5)
 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

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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          Ext        4         Lit
environment (2.1)
Apply concepts and geographic skills to demonstrate              Ext        4         Lit
understanding of a given environment (2.4)
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   Ext        4         Lit
shape a New Zealand geographic environment
Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes       Ext        4         Lit
geographic environment(s)
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

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                                                                                                        TECHNOLOGY LANGUAGES PYSICAL EDUCATION THE ARTS COMMERCE SOCIAL SCIENCE SCIENCE MATHEMATICS
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        Ext    4       Lit
 Zealanders (1.3)
 Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event            Ext    4       Lit
 (1.5)
 Describe how a significant event affected New Zealand society          Ext    4       Lit
 (1.6)
 Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of        Int    4       Lit
 significance to New Zealanders (1.1)
 Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of         Int    4       Lit
 significance to New Zealanders (1.2)
 Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people          Int    4       Lit
 in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders (1.4)
 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          Ext    4       Lit
 Zealanders (2.3)
 Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical            Ext    5       Lit
 event (2.5)
 Carry out a planned inquiry of an historical event, or place, of       Int    4       Lit
 significance to New Zealanders (2.1)
 Examine an historical event, or place, of significance to New          Int    5       Lit
 Zealanders (2.2)
 Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event of   Int    5       Lit
 significance to New Zealanders (2.4)
 Where will this course lead? This course prepares students for L3 History.

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