Senior Course Booklet 2018

 
 
Senior Course Booklet 2018
Senior Course
   Booklet
    2018
 Name: _____________________
Senior Course Booklet 2018
ABBREVIATIONS USED
AS           Achievement Standards
US           Unit Standards
NCEA L1      National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 1
NCEA L2      National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 2
NCEA L3      National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3
NC           National Certificate – specialised E.g. National Certificate in Computing Level 2
LPC          Learning Programme Co-ordinator
FC           Faculty Co-ordinator
TBC          To be confirmed




Course availability:
The courses outlined in this booklet are all expected to run in 2018, except when there are insufficient students
choosing a particular course for it to be viable. While we make every effort to meet students’ needs, it is
possible that some individual courses may not run, or in some cases they may be combined with another level
of that subject.

Course Advice:
Parents are encouraged to participate in the Option Choice process. Deans, Deputy Principals and Career
staff are all available to advise students on their choices. Please contact the school if you would like to arrange
an appointment time during the next few weeks.



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Senior Course Booklet 2018
CONTENTS
 Principal’s Introduction                                             3

 Staff to see for advice                                              4

 AGGS Course Structure                                                5

 Course Selection Process for 2018                                    7

 Senior Pathways                                                      8

 Course Planning sheet                                                9

 National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)               10

 What are the Vocational Pathways?                                    11

 University Entrance in 2018 and beyond                               12

 Career Course Choice Guide                                           13

 Choosing the right courses for your future                           14

 Health Programme and Year 11 / 12 Programmes                         15

 Arts Faculty                                                         16

 English Faculty                                                      22

 Health and Physical Education Faculty                                26

 Languages Faculty                                                    30

 Mātauranga Māori Faculty                                             34

 Mathematics Faculty                                                  37

 Pathway Faculty                                                      41

 Science Faculty                                                      43

 Social Sciences Faculty                                              48

 Technology Faculty                                                   54




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August 2017


Dear Students, Parents and Caregivers


Over the next few weeks you will be making important decisions on subject choices for next year. This Course
Booklet provides information to assist you to make the appropriate course selection. It outlines the curriculum
offered at Auckland Girls’ for Years 11 to 13, including possible course pathways, and individual subject
descriptions, along with subject prerequisites and the credits offered towards qualifications.

Students are encouraged to choose a programme that allows them to optimise their potential as individuals
and achieve the highest possible levels of success. We offer a wide range of courses that lead to national
qualifications and awards and prepare our girls for their future pathways. We encourage each of our students
to study a broad range of subjects from several different curriculum areas, for as long as possible. Diversity of
subject choice will support changes in direction and better prepare students for the expectations of tertiary
institutions. It is also important to plan educational pathways with care, checking entry requirements for tertiary
courses and ensuring that special requirements for qualifications, such as literacy and numeracy, are fulfilled.

We have a Pathways programme for Year 12 and Year 13 students which are aligned with the government
initiative to enable students to focus their learning on a particular industry or broad career pathway, by making
clear links between education and employment. You will find more information on this programme on page 15.

I hope that you find this booklet useful in guiding your decision making. Further advice and guidance is
available from the Deputy Principals, Faculty Coordinators, Deans, and the Careers Advisor at school.




Ngaire Ashmore
Principal




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STAFF TO SEE FOR ADVICE
ARTS                               Ms Moller (FC) & Director of Music
                                   Ms Dugdale - Visual Arts
                                   Ms Sullivan - Dance
                                   Ms Smith-Roy - Drama
                                   Mr McQuillan - Media

CAREERS/STUDENT SUPPORT            Mrs Hames (Careers Advisor)
                                   Ms Larsen (Learning Centre)
                                   Ms Fletcher and Ms Hale (Gifted & Talented Coordinators)

ENGLISH                            Ms Stone (FC)

LANGUAGES                          Miss Malins (FC)

MATAURANGA MAORI                   Koka Rhonda Tibble (FC)

MATHEMATICS & ACCOUNTING           Ms Kerr (FC)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION                 Ms Jobe (FC)
                                   Mrs Waka (FC)

SCIENCE                            Ms Denny (FC) & Biology
                                   Ms Tudor - Chemistry
                                   Ms Arthur - Science
                                   Ms Rhode - Physics

SOCIAL SCIENCES                    Miss Rhodes (FC) & History
                                   Miss Price - Geography
                                   Ms Wilson - Social Studies / Classics
                                   Ms Sturme - Economics / Business Studies

TECHNOLOGY                         Mr Hawkins (FC)
                                   Miss Langlands - Computing
                                   Ms Tiquia - Food Technology

VOCATIONAL PATHWAYS                Ms Ashmore (FC)

SENIOR COURSE ADVISOR              Ms Rhode

PASIFIKA ACHIEVEMENT COORDINATOR   Ms Peters

DEANS 2017                         Ms Wikaire (Yr 9)
                                   Mrs Fakaosi (Yr 10)
                                   Mrs Lee-Cooper (Yr 11)
                                   Ms New (Yr 12)
                                   Ms Houpapa (Yr 13)
                                   Ms Sturme (International)
                                   Whaea Joey Rogers (Kahurangi)

DEPUTY PRINCIPALS                  Ms Flannery – Curriuclum and Leadership
                                   Ms Lamberton – Assessment and Reporting
                                   Ms Hames – Curriculum and Assessment
                                   Mr Morgan – Curriculum and Assessment

PRINCIPAL                          Ms Ashmore




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Year 9                                Year 10                          Year 11
                                                                                                          Visual Art *                        Visual Art(*)                    Visual Art
                                                                                                          Drama/Dance*                        Dance*                           Dance
                                                                                                                                                                               Design (Practical Art)
                                                                                                                                              Drama(*)                         Drama


                                                                                         Arts
                                                                                                                                              Media Studies*                   Media Studies
                                                                                                          Music*                              Music(*)                         Music
                                                                                                                                                                               Music Performance
                                                                                                                                                                               Photography

                                                                                                          English                             English                          English
                                                                                                           - English Advanced                  - English Advanced               - English Advanced
                                                                                         English




                                                                                                           - English                           - English                        - English
                                                                                                           - English Enrichment                - English Enrichment             - English Enrichment


                                                                                                          Physical Education and Health       Sports Performance               Sports Leadership
                                                                                                                                              Physical Education and Health*   Health Studies
                                                                                         Health
                                                                                          & PE




                                                                                                                                              Health Studies*
Course Structure




                                                                                                          Chinese                             Chinese                          Chinese
                                                                                         Languages




                                                                                                          French                              French                           French
                                                                                                          Japanese                            Japanese                         Japanese
                                                                                                          Samoan                              Samoan                           Samoan
                                                                                                                                                                               Lea Faka-Tonga
                   Note: Courses will only be offered if there are sufficient numbers.




                                                                                                          Te Reo Maori                        Te Reo Maori                     Te Reo Maori
                                                                                                          Te Reo Rangatira                    Te Reo Rangatira
                                                                                         Māori




                                                                                                                                                                               Accounting
                                                                                                          Mathematics                         Mathematics                      Mathematics
                                                                                                           - Mathematics Advanced              - Mathematics Advanced           - Mathematics Advanced
                                                                                         Mathematics




                                                                                                           - Mathematics                       - Mathematics                    - Mathematics
                                                                                                           - Mathematics - Numeracy            - Mathematics - Numeracy         - General Mathematics
                                                                                                                                                                                - Practical Mathematics
                                                                                                                                                                               Computer Science*


                                                                                                          Science                             Science*                         Science
                                                                                                                                              Body Story*                       - Biochemical Science
                                                                                                                                              Electronics*                      - Science for Life
                                                                                         Science




                                                                                                                                              Extreme Earth & Space*            - Hands on Science
                                                                                                                                              Science & Food*                   - Earth & Space Science*
                                                                                                                                                                                - Electronics*
                                                                                                                                                                                - Physical Science*

Key:                                                                                                      Social Studies*                     Social Studies                   Business Studies
                                                                                                                                              Enterprise Studies*              Economics
Text in Bold =                                                                                                                                Money Matters*                   Geography (*)
                                                                                         Social Science




Compulsory                                                                                                                                    Philosophy*                      General Social Studies
curriculum                                                                                                                                                                     History(*)
                                                                                                                                                                               Philosophy*
* = one semester
course

(*) = semester or
full year course                                                                                          Technology*                         Architectural Design*            Design & Visual Communication
                                                                                         Technology




                                                                                                                                              Computing Technology *           Computing Technology
                                                                                                                                              Food Technology *                Food Technology
                                                                                                                                              Product Technology *             Textiles Technology
                                                                                                                                              Textiles Technology *

                                                                                                                                                                               Global Thinking(*)
                                                                                                                                                                               Healthy Lifestyles (*)




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Year 12                                 Year 13                Multi Level Courses
Art History                        Art History
Dance                              Dance
Design (Practical Art)             Design (Practical Art)
Drama                              Drama
Media Studies                      Media Studies
Music/Music performance            Music
Painting                           Painting
Photography                        Photography

English                                                               Foundation English
 - English Advanced                English Advanced                   Intermediate English
 - English                         English                            Literacy (ESOL)
 - English Enrichment              English Applied
                                   Pathway English

Health Studies                     Health Studies                     Childcare*
Physical Education and Health      Physical Education and Health
Healthly Lifestyles (*)            Healthly Lifestyles (*)
Applied Health Studies             Applied Health Studies

Chinese                            Chinese
French                             French
Japanese                           Japanese
Samoan                             Samoan
Lea Faka-Tonga                     Lea Faka-Tonga

Te Reo Maori                       Te Reo Maori                       Maori Performing Arts
                                                                      Tikanga Maori
                                                                      Mana Wahine

Accounting                         Accounting
Mathematics Advanced               Mathematics with Calculus
Mathematics with Statistics        Mathematics with Statistics
General Mathematics                General Mathematics
Practical Mathematics              Financial Skills*

Computer Science
Financial Skills*

Applied Science                    Applied Health Science
Biology                            Biology
Chemistry                          Chemistry
Earth & Space Science              Earth & Space Science
Electronics with Physics           Physics
Physics                            Sustainability (cross-curricula)
Sustainability (cross-curricula)

Business Studies                   Business Studies                   Pasifika Studies*
Classical Studies                  Classical Studies
Economics                          Economics
General Social Sciences            General Social Sciences
Geography                          Geography
History                            History
Philosophy
Sustainability (cross-curricula)   Sustainability (cross-curricula)
Tourism & the Travel Industry      Tourism & the Travel Industry


Catering                           Catering                           Hospitality (*)
Design & Visual Communication      Design & Visual Communication
Computing Technology               Computing Technology
Food Technology                    Food Technology
Textiles Technology                Textiles Technology

Pathways Programme                 Pathways Programme
Gateway                            Gateway
Future Focus



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Course selection process for the 2018 school year
      Senior Course Booklet for 2018 is published for students and
      staff, and is also available on the school website.

 1    Students discuss their choices with parents, caregivers,
      teachers, Deans, Careers Advisor, Senior Course Advisor,
      Faculty Co-ordinators, Deputy Principals.

      Parents are encouraged to make contact with the school to
      discuss their daughter’s choices.




       Yr 11 and 12 students complete their Option forms at
       academic pathway interviews and enter them in during this
       time.
 2
       Yr 10 students complete their Option forms online by
                  h
       Monday 18 Sept.

       Year 9 students complete their Option forms onine by
                th
       Friday 20 Oct.




      In Term 4 , Deans and subject teachers check subject
 3    lists and make recommendations for any changes to
      individual students’ courses.

      During the timetabling process, some students may
      be contacted to discuss their courses.




      January 2018 : once external results are available, students
 4    must notify the Dean or Senior Course Advisor of any last
      minute changes to their option choices.

      The Deans & Senior Course Advisor checks each student’s
      course against prerequisites & examination results.




      Late January 2018 : All senior students should check for
 5    their course confirmation on the school intranet. The school
      website will have details and dates. There will be a Course
      Confirmation day held for each senior year level where each
      student discusses & finalises her course with a Dean.
      Students with confirmed courses need not attend this day.

      2018 Timetable begins : Wed 7th Feb (to be confirmed)




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COURSE PLANNING SHEET
                            This chart is designed to help you with planning your course for next year. Fill in the spaces after reading this course booklet and discussing your choices with your
                            parents and teachers.

                            START
                                                                                                                                                     Year 12 or 11 students enter the actual subjects you are
                          When I leave        Have you checked Degree/Diploma                                                                                taking this year in the appropriate box.
                          school I would     Certificate requirements in the Careers
                            like to ….                        Room?


                                                                        This degree will                    To do this, I will need                To do this, I will need                To do this, I will need
                                                                         possibly be in                      to study at Year 13:                   to study at Year 12:                   to study at Year 11
                                             Study for a
                                             degree at a               _______________
                                              Tertiary                 _______________
                                                                       _______________                      1. ______________                                                             1. Eng___________
                                              Institute                                                                                            1. Eng____________




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                                                                                                            2. ______________                                                              2. Math__________
                                                                                                                                                   2. ______________

                                                                                                            3. ______________                                                              3. Sci___________
                                            Study for a                 The training will be                                                       3. ______________
                                             diploma or                          in
                                           certificate at a             _______________
                                                                                                            4. _______________                                                            4. ______________
                                              Tertiary                  _______________                                                            4. _______________
                                              Institute                 _______________
                                                                                                            5. _______________                                                             5. _____________
                                                                                                                                                   5. _______________

                                                                                                                                                                                           6. _____________
                                                                                                                                                   6. ______________
                                                                              as a
                                              Get a job                 _______________
                                            immediately                 _______________




                                                                        So I must keep my
                                             Don’t know                 course as general




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                                                                            as possible
                                                                                                                             Make an appointment with Ms Hames ASAP – your parents are welcome to attend.
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE of EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) is New Zealand's main national qualification for secondary school
students and is part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Each subject offers a range of standards that are designed to
assess how well students perform in different skill and knowledge areas. When a student achieves a standard they gain credits on
the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

The NQF contains two types of national standards: Achievement Standards and Unit Standards. The credits from all Achievement
Standards and Unit Standards count towards NCEA.

Achievement Standards may be internally or externally assessed. External assessment is by NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications
Authority) at the end of the school year. Internal assessment of Achievement Standards is carried out by subject teachers throughout
the year in such form as tests, project work, practical work and performances. Achievement Standards are assessed as follows:
“Achieved”, “Achieved with Merit”, “Achieved with Excellence” or “Not Achieved”.

Unit Standards are all internally assessed and also earn credits on the National Qualifications Framework. Some Unit Standards are
linked to tertiary or vocational industry-based courses. Unit Standards are assessed on the basis of meeting the required standard
and therefore the result will be generally shown as “Achieved” or “Not Achieved”.

There are rigorous external and internal moderation systems in place to ensure that internal assessment is fair, student work is
authentic, and marking is accurate and consistent with national standards.

NCEA Level 1 is gained by accumulating a minimum of 80 credits, at least 10 of which show numeracy skills and 10 other credits
which show literacy skills.

NCEA Level 2 requires a minimum of 60 credits at Level 2 or above and 20 credits at any other level, plus Level 1 literacy and
numeracy. Credits can be used for more than one qualification, so some NCEA Level 1 credits can count towards NCEA Level 2.

NCEA Level 3 requires a minimum of 80 credits, of which 60 must be at Level 3 or above and 20 at Level 2 or above, plus Level 1
literacy and numeracy. Credits can be used for more than one qualification, so some NCEA Level 2 credits gained in a previous year
can count towards NCEA Level 3.


Certificate Endorsements
NCEA Level 1 – 3 Certificates will be endorsed as follows:
Endorsement with Merit for a student who achieves 50 credits or more at Merit or Excellence.
Endorsement with Excellence for a student who achieves 50 credits or more at Excellence.


Course endorsement
A course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual subject course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if for that course, in a single school year, they achieve:
     14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence
     and at least 3 of these credits are from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.
         Note: this does not apply to Physical Education, Religious Studies or Level 3 Visual Arts.


NZ Scholarship is a monetary award designed to extend and recognise top-level students. New Zealand Scholarship is an
external assessment that covers the same content as the Level 3 achievement standards, so a separate course is not needed. Most
subject areas at AGGS that offer Level 3 also offer entry into NZ Scholarship. This should be discussed with the appropriate FC.

For more information on NCEA visit: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/index.html
For more information on Scholarship visit: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/scholarship/index.html




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What are the Vocational Pathways?

                                                                      The Vocational Pathways provide new ways to achieve NCEA
                                                                      Level 2 – the foundation for success in further education and the
                                                                      world of work. The pathways help students see how their
                                                                      learning and achievement is valued in the ‘real world’ by aligning
                                                                      the NCEA Level 2 Assessment Standards including specific
                                                                      ‘sector-related’ standards with six industries:


                                                                               Primary Industries

                                                                               Services Industries

                                                                               Social & Community Services

                                                                               Manufacturing & Technology

                                                                               Construction & Infrastructure

                                                                               Creative Industries

These six pathways represent ways to structure and achieve NCEA Level 2 by providing a more coherent framework for vocational
education; students can develop their own individual education plans, are better informed and able to make better choices to meet
their goals.
Government agencies, the industry training sector, secondary and tertiary representatives and industry and employer
representatives worked together to develop the six Vocational Pathways for NCEA Level 2 as the foundation of the journey to
employment. These groups are now in the process of developing pathways through qualifications achieved in NCEA Level 3 and
beyond.

What is a Vocational Pathways Award?

The award enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily.
To receive a Vocational Pathways Award, students must first gain NCEA Level 2, which is 60 credits from Level 2 and 20 credits
from any other level; 80 credits in total. 10 of these 80 credits must satisfy the literacy requirements, and 10 of these 80 credits must
satisfy the numeracy requirements. To get a Vocational Pathways Award, 60 of the Level 2 credits must be from the recommended
standards in one or more pathways, including 20 Level 2 credits from sector related standards.
The following diagram shows this relationship:




The Vocational Pathways Award(s) will be awarded to students on their NZQA Record of Achievement. You can follow your
Vocational awards on your ROA or through your student portal. They can be a real advantage when they look for work and training
opportunities in the sector.



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UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE
                  to enter tertiary courses in 2018 and beyond
University Entrance (UE) will continue to be the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university.
From 2014, to be awarded UE you will need:

                                    60 credits at Level 3 (plus 20 at Level 2 or above) including:

   Level 3
                            14 credits in a                   14 credits in a                        14 credits in a
                       1st Approved Subject*              2nd Approved Subject*                  3rd Approved Subject*


   Level 2                            Literacy made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing
                                                          (available from a range of subjects)
                      Numeracy - 10 credits made up of:
   Level 1                        specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or
                                  a package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).



Further details are here: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

The University of Auckland is introducing an Academic English Language Requirement. Therefore you must have gained a
minimum of 17 NCEA credits in English at Level 2 and/or 3.

*Approved Subjects (for UE in 2018):

Accounting                                   Education for Sustainability          Music Studies
Agriculture & Horticulture                   English                               Painting (Practical Art)Photography
Biology                                      French                                (Practical Art)
Business Studies                             Geography                             Physical Education
Calculus                                     German                                Physics
Chemistry                                    Health Education                      Processing Technologies
Chinese                                      History                               Religious Studies
Classical Studies                            History of Art                        Samoan
Construction & Mechanical Technologies       Home Economics                        Science
Cook Islands Maori                           Indonesian                            Sculpture (Practical Art)
Dance                                        Japanese                              Spanish
Design (Practical Art)                       Korean                                Social Studies
Design & Visual Communication                Latin                                 Statistics
Digital Technologies                         Lea Faka-Tonga                        Technology
Drama                                        Mathematics                           Te Reo Maori
Earth & Space Science                        Media Studies                         Te Reo Rangatira
Economics




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CAREER COURSE CHOICE GUIDE
Your career
A career is not just a job. It is a lifelong process that includes paid and unpaid work, as well as formal and informal education. It
influences and is influenced by other activities such as family life and leisure activities. It is important that you consider all of these
areas when making career plans. To make career decisions you also need to understand yourself and the skills you have. Then
you need to investigate what opportunities are available to you. The website www.careers.govt.nz is a helpful tool.

Many tertiary courses have much higher entrance requirements than the minimum entry level. Listed below are the prerequisites
required by some tertiary institutions for acceptance into the course shown. It is not intended to be a guide to every course available
but may give you some help with your option choices. The institutions do alter their criteria so it is strongly advised that you check
the details before making decisions based on this information. The Careers Advisor is available to help you.

 Career Area                        NCEA Level 3
 Architecture                       A broad based academic programme including an English rich subject is recommended. Mathematics,
                                    Physics and a creative subject are an advantage e.g. Painting or Design.
 Biomedical Science                 Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
 Business, Commerce                 A broad based academic programme is recommended. Mathematics (Statistics) is an advantage and it is
                                    useful to have studied Accounting and Economics but not essential.
 Communication Studies              English rich subjects plus an enthusiasm for communication activities such as drama, media, debating or
                                    film are recommended. Advised to take English at NCEA Level 3.
 Computing/IT                       A broad based academic programme is recommended including Mathematics.
 Dentistry                          Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
 Design                             Practical art subjects are an advantage as often a portfolio is required.
 Engineering                        Physics, Mathematics with Calculus and a language rich subject. Chemistry is also required at Canterbury
                                    University.
 Fine Arts                          Two practical Art subjects are an advantage. A portfolio is usually required.
 Food Science/                      Mathematics with Calculus and the three sciences.
 Technology
 Health Sciences                    Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
 Hospitality                        A broad range of subjects is an advantage.
 Law                                It is useful to have studied essay based subjects, e.g. English, History
 Medical Lab Science                Biology, Chemistry, and Statistics and Modelling.
 Medicine                           Biology, Chemistry, Physics – essential for Otago and U of A 1st Year of Bio-Medical Science
 Music                              Auditions are required for specialisation in Performance.
 Nursing                            An English rich subject and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics
 Occupational Therapy               A broad range of subjects including a science or Mathematics.
 Optometry                          Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
 Performing Arts                    Performance skills in the chosen specialisation plus an audition.
 Pharmacy                           Biology Chemistry and Physics.
 Physiotherapy                      Biology, Chemistry and Physics for Otago. Min of 56 Level 3 credits in 3 approved subjects for AUT.
 Planning                           A broad range of academic subjects is an advantage.
 Physical Education                 A broad range of subjects is an advantage.
 Pilot                              Calculus, Physics and English are recommended.
 Teaching                           A broad range of subjects is an advantage.
 Technology                         Calculus, Statistics, Physics and Chemistry.
 Travel and Tourism                 A broad range of subjects is an advantage.
 Veterinary Science                 Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics or Calculus and English.

For up-to-date careers and tertiary course information visit:
 Mrs Hames (Careers Advisor) in the Careers Zone of the i-Centre.
 Visit www.careers.govt.nz for a comprehensive overview of all careers including training information.
 Career Quest is a questionnaire on the Career Services website and will give you Career ideas linked to your skills and
    interests. www.careers.govt.nz
 We encourage every student to set up ‘My Career Space’ on the website so they save their CV, job profiles etc. It is wise to start
    this process in Year 11.
 Youth Guarantee – www.youthguarantee.net.nz, visit this site for information on vocational pathways and to see your profile
    builder.



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Choosing the right courses for your future:
         ‘Educated at Auckland Girls’, Equipped for the world’
Your choices at school can make a difference to your pathway when you leave school, so choose
carefully and remember these important points:

         Think about the subjects that you enjoy and also the ones that you are succeeding in now
         Don’t specialise too soon - keep your overall course as broad as possible
         Research the subject requirements for your possible career choices
         Always have a back-up plan for your future pathway
         Think about how you prefer to work and learn E.g. practical subjects, written subjects, performance
          subjects, creative subjects, scientific subjects
         Check that you will have the pre-requisites for your 2018 subjects
         Discuss your options with as many people as possible E.g. Form teacher, Dean, Careers Advisor
         Involve your parents in your decision-making – they know you well!

Course Requirements at AGGS in 2018

           Course
                                 Equivalent of 6 full year NCEA Level 1 subjects
Yr 11      Requirements
           Compulsory            English, Science, Maths – All full year PLUS a seventh subject Global Thinking
           Course
                                 Equivalent of 6 full year NCEA Level 2 subjects
 Y12       Requirements
           Compulsory            English – full year PLUS a seventh subject Future Focus
           Course
                                 Equivalent of 5 full year subjects (at Level 3 or combination L2/L3)
 Y13       Requirements
           Compulsory            None

In some individual cases, students may study at more than one level of NCEA in the same year.

Pre-requisites for Courses:

Continuing on to Year 12 & 13 in most subjects requires that you have gained a minimum standard (prerequisite) this year. The
prerequisites are listed within the individual course information. Some courses will have open entry or no prerequisite. You will not be
able to take the course if you have not gained the prerequisites.

Portfolio subjects: (Visual Art, Design, Design & Visual Communication, Painting, Photography, Sustainability,
Technology)

These are subjects that require you to submit a major collection of work at the end of the year for the external assessment. For
workload reasons, it is recommended that you only take one portfolio subject, but exceptions to this may be made at the discretion of
your teachers, and in consultation with both you and your parents.

Course availability and credits:

Each course offered in this booklet will run in 2018, provided that sufficient students choose to take it. For senior school subjects, the
credit value offered in each course is an approximate indication and may be subject to change. Course outlines issued by teachers
at the start of 2018 will confirm the details of assessments and credits to be offered.




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HEALTH SCIENCES Programme
In Year 12 & 13 we offer a Health Sciences programme for students interested in a health career or work in the social or community
services sector. The goal is for students in this programme to achieve Level 2 or Level 3 NCEA with a Vocational Pathways award in
Social and Community Services.
Students involved in this programme will have the opportunity to complete sector related unit standards, visit tertiary providers and
health and community services workplaces and do work experience in a health, social or community services environment.

Year 12 students who successfully complete this programme will have the opportunity to leave school and go on to do the Level 3
Certificate in Health and Wellbeing or stay on at school and complete Level 3 NCEA.

Year 13 students who successfully complete this programme can go on to enrol for Level 4 certificates in Applied Science or Health
Studies. Both of these are foundation course for qualifications such as nursing, lab technician, social work etc.

If you decide to take part in this programme there are some subjects that you must take. You will be told about these, along with
more information, at a special meeting later in Term 3. If you are interested in being part of this programme, please speak with Ms
Denny.




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ARTS FACULTY
This is the learning area which explores and celebrates the processes and products of creativity and personal expression. The Arts
are powerful forms of expression, providing essential learning for living and developing a wide range of general and specific skills,
vital for employment, study, leisure and recreation.

The Arts are the basis of international communication and understanding as they cross all boundaries and link all areas of thought
and personal endeavour. The Arts subjects enable students to explore, understand and communicate ideas in creative ways. They
encourage individuality and an ability to be adaptable and innovative in the face of change.

                                        Arts Faculty Curriculum Pathways
        YEAR 9                     YEAR 10                     YEAR 11                   YEAR 12                    YEAR 13

                                                               11DES
                                                                                            12DES                     13DES
                                  10ART
       9ART                                                    11ART                       12PAI                       13PAI
                                 10ATS*

                                                               11PHO                       12PHO                      13PHO


                                                                                           12AHI                       13AHI


                                 10DAN*                        11DAN                       12DAN                      13DAN
        9DRD
                                 10DRA
                                 10DRS*                        11DRA                       12DRA                      13DRA


                                 10MED*                        11MED                       12MED                      13MED


                                 10MUS                         11MUS                      12MUS/                      13MUS
       9MUS
                                                                                          12MUP
                                 10MSS*                        11MUP




      Main Pathway                            Alternate Pathway
   *Semester course                          ^Multi Level Course                 (*) Full year or semester course




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YEAR 11 COURSES
11ART                 VISUAL ART
Qualification:        NCEA Level 1                                                                                      Credits available
Prerequisite:         It is recommended students have done at least 2 semesters of Junior Art to gain the
                                                                                                                          L1          AS
                      skills required at a senior level of Visual Arts study.
Course Information:   This course is a foundation for all senior specialist art programmes; covering drawing,         Internal        10
                      painting and printmaking. They will develop practical skills enabling them to explore,          External        12
                      analyse, and resolve problems and issues in the Visual Arts.
                                                                                                                      Total           22
Cost/Equipment:       $60.00 for Senior Art Pack.
Where does it lead?   L2 Visual Art subjects: Design, Painting and Printmaking.
Who to talk to?       Ms Dugdale

11DAN                 DANCE
Qualification:        NCEA Level 1                                                                                      Credits available
Prerequisite:         10DNS/10DAN, or negotiable with LPC who may require an auditon.
                                                                                                                          L1          AS
Course Information:   Students develop skills in choreography, performance and critical evaluation of a variety
                      of dance performances and styles. This course covers both practical dance skills and            Internal        16
                      written dance analysis. 80% of course is practical so fitness and full ability to participate   External         4
                      is expected.
                                                                                                                      Total           20
Cost/Equipment:       PE gear
Where does it lead?   12 Dance
Who to talk to?       Ms Sullivan

11DES                 DESIGN (Practical Art)
Qualification:        NCEA Level 1, 2                                                                                   Credits available
Prerequisite:         None.
                                                                                                                        L1/ L2        AS
Course Information:   This is an introductory course that will prepare students for further study in Design. They
                      will learn the basics of Photoshop and typography as well as the elements of Design.            Internal       4 / 12
                      Communication Design and Graphic Design is the main focus of the course. Street Art,            External
                      stencilling and printmaking will also be explored.
                                                                                                                      Total           16
                      This is not a portfolio subject.
Cost/Equipment:       $40.00
Where does it lead?    12 Design and 13 Design and careers in graphic design, web design, furniture, jewellery,
                       fashion, interior, spatial, landscape design and architecture.
Who to talk to?       Ms Heiford

11DRA                 DRAMA
Qualification:        NCEA Level 1                                                                                      Credits available
Prerequisite:         10 Drama or negotiable with the LPC who may require an audition.
                                                                                                                          L1          AS
Course Information:   Drama techniques of voice and movement to create a range of roles. Participation in a
                      variety of group performances, explore a specific theatre style and perform a scripted          Internal        18
                      play. Written work is expected throughout the year. Students will be expected to perform        External         4
                      to a public audience in the DWC for one of the standards.
                                                                                                                      Total           22
Cost/Equipment:
Where does it lead?   12 Drama
Who to talk to?       Ms Smith-Roy

11MED                 MEDIA STUDIES
Qualification:        NCEA Level 1                                                                                      Credits available
Prerequisite:         Completion of Year 10 Media Studies preferred and good written skills.
                                                                                                                          L1          AS
Course Information:   Students will begin to develop an understanding of media industries and texts. Over the
                      year students learn about TV Advertising and create a Music Video project for a song of         Internal        15
                      their choice. Group work and organisation are important. Students also study film genre         External         4
                      and look at how to analyse film. Essay writing and research are key assessment
                                                                                                                      Total           19
                      components.
Where does it lead?   12 Media Studies
Who to talk to?       Mr McQuillan




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11MUP                 MUSIC PERFORMANCE (full year)
Qualification:        NCEA Level 1                                                                                   Credits available
Prerequisite:         Level 1 students must have done either semester Music or full year Music in Year 10.
                                                                                                                                      AS
Course Information:   This course will focus on how to set up equipment used for music performance/recording
                      and how it works, operating a p.a. system, learning the basics for sound/audio              Internal L1         26
                      engineering, and knowledge of the New Zealand music industry. Students will perform         External
                      as a soloist and as part of a group and may choose to enter the group performance
                                                                                                                  Total            26
                      standard and or enter competitions like ‘Stand up Stand out’.
Cost/Equipment:       $10.00 for class trip. $5.00 headphones are required for health and safety reasons and
                      are available for purchase from the school.
Who to talk to?       Ms Moller


11MUS                 MUSIC
Qualification:        NCEA Level 1                                                                                   Credits available
Prerequisite:         10MUS. Semester music students must seek permission from the Director of Music or
                                                                                                                        L1            AS
                      have learned an instrument for two years.
Course Information:   During the course students will learn to write compositions e.g. A song, music for a        Internal            16
                      specific occasion and/or write for their solo instrument. Students will perform twice       External              8
                      during the year, once as a soloist and once as a member of a group. They will continue
                                                                                                                  Total               24
                      to develop their aural and score reading skills and learning about the history of music.
Cost/Equipment:       $5.00 for headphones are required for health and safety reasons and are available for
                                                                                                                 Students will be advised about
                      purchase from the school, $10 for write on workbooks that students can take home or is     which external standard to
                      available for download at student cost.                                                    enter.
Where does it lead?   12 Music
Who to talk to?       Ms Moller

11PHO                 PHOTOGRAPHY
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                                   Credits available
Prerequisite:         Junior Art. An interest in photography and intention to continue to 12PHO.
                                                                                                                      L1 / 2          AS
Course Information:   Students will explore the technical and creative possibilities of photography. They will
                      learn how to use a camera, develop and print their own photographs in the darkroom and      Internal            16
                      build their understanding of image making and visual communication.                         External
                      This is not a portfolio subject.
                                                                                                                  Total               16
Where does it lead?   12 Photography
Who to talk to?       Ms McMillan



                                                   YEAR 12 COURSES
12AHI                 ART HISTORY
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                                   Credits available
Prerequisite:         Minimum 12 credits in L1 English or L1 History.
                                                                                                                        L2            AS
Course Information:   Students will learn Art History topics and examine various Art movements. By discussing
                      art works they will examine the subjects and themes in art and the techniques used to       Internal              8
                      communicate these. There is no practical component.                                         External            12
Where does it lead?   13AHI
                                                                                                                  Total               20
Who to talk to?       Ms Dugdale

12DAN                 DANCE
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                                   Credits available
Prerequisite:         Minimum of 14 credits in L1 Dance or negotiable with LPC who may require an audition.
                                                                                                                        L2            AS
Course Information:   Students develop skills to choreograph solo and group works, perform a variety of
                      settings and analyse and research dance styles and performances. This course covers         Internal            18
                      both practical dance skills and written dance analysis. 80% of course is practical so       External              4
                      fitness and full ability to participate is expected.
                                                                                                                  Total               22
Cost/Equipment:       PE Gear, $20.00 towards outside performance costs.
Where does it lead?   13DAN
Who to talk to?       Ms Sullivan




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12DES                 DESIGN (Practical Art)
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                                    Credits available
Prerequisite:         None but 11 Design or 11Art would be helpful.
                                                                                                                         L2            AS
Course Information:   This is a portfolio subject in which students present a 2-board folio for their external
                      assessment. The course starts with the principles of Design and an introduction to           Internal            12
                      Photoshop. In the second half of the year, students work on their own individual project,    External            12
                      choosing the topic with guidance from their teacher. Past topics have included
                                                                                                                   Total               24
                      promotional material for: festivals, bands, cafes, restaurants, architectural magazines,
                      film festivals, awareness raising campaigns, charities and many more.
Cost/Equipment:       $60.00 for Senior Art Pack, plus a pen drive to download computer files.
Where does it lead?   13DES and careers in graphic design, web design, furniture, jewellery, fashion, interior,
                      spatial, landscape design and architecture.
Who to talk to?       Ms Heiford

12DRA                 DRAMA
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                                    Credits available
Prerequisite:         Minimum of 16 credits in L1 Drama or by negotiation with the LPC.
                                                                                                                         L2            AS
Course Information:   This course focuses on the development of skills in voice, movement and creating a role.
                      Students develop drama techniques, research a theatre style and perform in a                 Internal            19
                      production. Written work is expected throughout the year. Students will be expected to       External             5
                      perform to a public audience in the DWC for one of the standards. Please be aware that
                                                                                                                   Total               24
                      good attendance to lessons/rehearsals is an assessed part of the course.
Where does it lead?   13DRA
Who to talk to?       Ms Smith-Roy

12MED                 MEDIA STUDIES
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                                    Credits available
Prerequisite:         10 credits in L1 Media and/or approval by HOD.
                                                                                                                         L2            AS
Course Information:   Students will obtain both a theoretical and practical knowledge of media texts and
                      industries. Students will study a film genre and NZ’ news industry. Students will also       Internal            16
                      design and produce their own short documentary film. Essay writing, research and             External             4
                      production knowledge are key components of the assessments.
                                                                                                                   Total               20
Where does it lead?   13MED
Who to talk to?       Mr McQuillan

12MUS/12MUP           MUSIC/MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                                    Credits available
Prerequisite:         14 credits in L1 Music, including credits from either solo or group performance.
                                                                                                                         L2            AS
Course Information:   Students continue to extend and develop their skills as musicians. They perform twice
                      during the year with a choice of performing as a soloist or as a member of a group. They     Internal            18
                      learn how to write music for groups/ensembles and produce compositions using Sibelius        External             8
                      and continue to develop their aural, theory skills.
                                                                                                                   Total               26
Cost/Equipment:       $10 theory book, that may be alternatively downloaded at student cost, $5.00
                      headphones are required for health and safety reasons and are available for purchase        Students will be advised about
                                                                                                                  which of the three external
                      from the school.                                                                            standards they should enter.
Where does it lead?   13MUS
Who to talk to?       Ms Moller

12PAI                 PAINTING
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                                    Credits available
Prerequisite:         L1 Visual Art minimum of 16 credits or at HOD discretion.
                                                                                                                         L2            AS
Course Information:   Painting will further develop student’s critical thinking and formal skills from the
                      foundation year at Level 1. Students will develop art making in response to studying         Internal            10
                      appropriate artist models from NZ and international painting practice. Styles, methods       External            12
                      and ideas of established artists will be researched. Students will be encouraged early in
                                                                                                                   Total               22
                      the year to develop their own ideas toward their internal assessments and their external
                      folios.
Cost/Equipment:       $60.00 for Senior Art Pack.
Where does it lead?   13PAI or study of any Visual Arts at Level 3.
Who to talk to?       Ms Dugdale

12PHO                 PHOTOGRAPHY
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                                    Credits available
Prerequisite:         Year 11 Photography
                                                                                                                         L2            AS
Course Information:   Students will work toward a portfolio of their own photographic work. They will research
                      photography as an art form, and build their visual literacy and understanding of the         Internal             8
                      creative process.                                                                            External            12
Cost/Equipment:       Students benefit from having access to a good quality SLR camera.
                                                                                                                   Total               20
Where does it lead?   13PHO
Who to talk to?       Ms McMillan


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YEAR 13 COURSES
13AHI                 ART HISTORY
Qualification:        NCEA Level 3, UE Approved                                                                      Credits available
Prerequisite:         Minimum 14 credits in L2 English or L2 History or L2 Classical Studies.
                                                                                                                       L3          AS
Course Information:   Students will gain an overview of art history and learn how to analyse art works. Areas of
                      study will include an introduction to the Italian Renaissance and then focus on modern       Internal        12
                      and postmodern art in New Zealand and the USA. Through analysis of art works in              External         8
                      context, students will gain an insight into artists as diverse as Leonardo da Vinci, Colin
                                                                                                                   Total           20
                      McCahon, Andy Warhol and Judy Chicago.
Where does it lead?   Tertiary study in the Arts or Humanities
Who to talk to?       Ms Moller, Ms Stone

13DAN                 DANCE
Qualification:        NCEA Level 3, UE Approved                                                                      Credits available
Prerequisite:         Minimum of 14 credits in L2 Dance or negotiable with LPC who may require an auditon.
                                                                                                                       L3          AS
Course Information:   Students develop skills to choreograph solo and group works, perform a variety of
                      settings and analyse and research dance styles and performances. This course covers          Internal        18
                      both practical dance skills and written dance analysis. 80% of course is practical so        External         4
                      fitness and full ability to participate is expected.
                                                                                                                   Total           22
Cost/Equipment:       $20.00 towards attending outside performances, $10 for course booklet, PE gear.
Where does it lead?   Tertiary Performing Arts and supports creative careers.
Who to talk to?       Ms Sullivan

13DES                 DESIGN (Practical Art)
Qualification:        NCEA Level 3, UE Approved                                                                      Credits available
Prerequisite:         Minimum of 12 credits in L2 Design.
                                                                                                                       L3          AS
Course Information:   This is a portfolio subject in which students present a 3-board folio for their external
                      assessment. Students will begin by defining their topic for the folio. Past topics have      Internal        10
                      included promotional material for: festivals, bands, cafes, restaurants, architectural       External        14
                      magazines, film festivals, awareness raising campaigns, charities and many more.
                                                                                                                   Total           24
Cost/Equipment:       $60.00 for Senior Art Pack, plus a pen drive to download computer files. Access to a
                      computer with Photoshop software an advantage.
Where does it lead?   Tertiary study and many creative careers in graphic design, web design, furniture,
                      jewellery, fashion, interior, spatial, landscape design and architecture.
Who to talk to?       Ms Heiford

13DRA                 DRAMA
Qualification:        NCEA Level 3, UE Approved                                                                      Credits available
Prerequisite:         Minimum of 16 credits in L2 Drama or permission from the Head of Drama by audition.
                                                                                                                       L3          AS
Course Information:   Students will study theatre history, perform scripted drama, devise original performances,
                      research and perform a role in a production for a public audience. The understanding of      Internal        18
                      theatre history and/or analysis of theatre performances are offered as externals. Please     External         4
                      be aware that good attendance to lessons/rehearsals is an assessed part of the course.
                                                                                                                   Total           22
Cost/Equipment:       $15 to see a professional theatre performance, $15.00 for the course booklet.
Where does it lead?   Performing Arts tertiary study. Supports careers involving public speaking and
                      communication.
Who to talk to?       Ms Smith-Roy

13MED                 MEDIA STUDIES
Qualification:        NCEA Level 3, UE Approved                                                                      Credits available
Prerequisite:         10 credits in L2 Media Studies and/or approval by HOD.
                                                                                                                       L3          AS
Course Information:   This is an academic course that requires time management and production skills.
                      Students will study a film genre, media industries and create their own, narrative short     Internal        16
                      film. Essay writing, research and prior production knowledge are key components of the       External         4
                      assessments. Scholarship Media Studies is also available.
                                                                                                                   Total           20
Where does it lead?   Tertiary study and then careers in journalism, film, television, advertising, marketing,
                      media communication, public relations, communications management.
Who to talk to?       Mr McQuillan




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13MUS                      MUSIC
Qualification:             NCEA Level 3, UE Approved                                                                        Credits available
Prerequisite:              14 credits in L2 Music including a performance and/or a composition achievement
                                                                                                                               L3            AS
                           standard or taken 14MUP to Level 2.
Course Information:        This course is individually tailored to the student’s strengths and abilities. Students can    Internal           17
                           choose to specialise in their area of strength performance/composition. Students will          External            8
                           work on their individual choice of research project under the guidance of a teacher
                                                                                                                          Total              25
                           mentor.
Cost/Equipment:            $5.00 for headphones are required for health and safety reasons and are available for         Students will be advised about
                                                                                                                         which external standard to
                           purchase from the school.                                                                     enter. Pacifica Beats/
Where does it lead?        Tertiary study in Music performance, composition, history at Auckland, Victoria, Otago        Chamber music competition
                           Universities or SAE, Mainz, Excel.                                                            students may gain a 10 credit
Who to talk to?            Ms Moller                                                                                     US.



13PAI                      PAINTING
Qualification:             NCEA Level 3, UE Approved                                                                        Credits available
Prerequisite:              Minimum 16 credits L2 Painting or HOD Discretion.
                                                                                                                               L3            AS
Corequisite:               13AHI is recommended.
Course Information:        Year 13 Painting is designed to extend previous knowledge and skills gained in Level 2         Internal           10
                           Painting. Individual programmes are designed to enable the students to pursue their            External           14
                           interests, guided by appropriate artist models from International and New Zealand art
                                                                                                                          Total              24
                           practice.
Cost/Equipment:            $60.00 for Senior Art Pack.
Where does it lead?        Tertiary Study in Engineering, Architecture, Visual Arts, and any of the creative
                           industries.
Who to talk to?            Ms Dugdale

13PHO                      PHOTOGRAPHY
Qualification:             NCEA Level 3, UE Approved                                                                        Credits available
Prerequisite:              Minimum of 16 credits in L2 Photography.
                                                                                                                               L3            AS
Course Information:        Students will strengthen their technical and conceptual skills in the field of photography
                           by working towards a portfolio of original photographic work. They will gain                   Internal           12
                           understanding of methods and ideas from contemporary practice and develop critical             External           14
                           and creative thinking skills.
                                                                                                                          Total              26
Cost/Equipment:            Students benefit from having access to a good quality SLR camera.
Where does it lead?        Tertiary study
Who to talk to?            Ms McMillan




                      NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC/DANCE/DRAMA – Level 2
Credits: 40
Students who take a combination of two or more of the following subjects; Music/Dance/Drama/Performing Arts General and Maori Performing Arts
at Level 2 or above can get an additional qualification.

They need to have a minimum of 30 credits in 1 subject at Level 2 and above and 10 credits from a second subject or a combination of those
subjects at Level 2 or above.




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ENGLISH FACULTY

English is all about making sense of the written, visual and oral texts that we encounter every day of our lives. English empowers us
with an ability to understand text and see how people use language to influence the way we think and feel about the world. English
involves, but is not limited to the reading of literature. How you read films, internet pages and music videos is just as important as
how you read novels. English is also about helping you to think about the way that you can use language to create your own
messages. We also aim to make sure you understand why the apostrophe must never die, why ‘youse’ is not a word and a lot is two
words.


                                      English Faculty Curriculum Pathways
        YEAR 9                     YEAR 10                     YEAR 11                    YEAR 12                     YEAR 13


       9EAD                       10EAD                        11EAD                        12EAD                       13EAD


       9ENG                       10ENG                        11ENG                        12ENG                       13ENG


       9ENR                       10ENR                        11ENR                        12ENR                       13PEN


                                                                                                                        13EAP




   14FOU^                                                  14INT^                                                  14LIT^


ESOL COURSES – Level is determined by an entrance test.




        Main Pathway                            Alternate Pathway
     *Semester course                          ^Multi Level Course                 (*) Full year or semester course



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YEAR 11 COURSES
Students need to discuss with their English teacher which course would best suit their needs.
                    IT IS COMPULSORY TO DO ONE ENGLISH OR ESOL COURSE
11EAD                 ENGLISH ADVANCED
Qualification:        NCEA Level 1                                                                                    Credits available
Prerequisite:         Merit/Excellence levels in Year 10 assessments and examination, (and/or FC approval).
                                                                                                                        L1          AS
Course Information:   This course is suited to students who are excited by reading and enjoy exploring ideas
                      raised in literature. The course will include a study of traditional and contemporary texts   Internal        10
                      and encourage students to investigate their areas of reading interest.                        External        12
Where does it lead?   12EAD/12ENG
                                                                                                                    Total           22
Who to talk to?       Ms Stone

11ENG                 ENGLISH
Qualification:        NCEA Level 1                                                                                    Credits available
Prerequisite:         10ENG or recommendation by Yr 10 teacher.
                                                                                                                        L1          AS
Course Information:   This course focuses on developing reading, writing, and speaking skills by studying a
                      range of literatures and text types.                                                          Internal        13
Where does it lead?   12ENG                                                                                         External         8
Who to talk to?       Ms Stone
                                                                                                                    Total           21

11ENR                 ENGLISH ENRICHMENT
Qualification:        NCEA Level 1                                                                                    Credits available
Prerequisite:         10ENR or recommendation by Yr 10 teacher.
                                                                                                                        L1          AS
Course Information:   This is a double option course that is almost the same as 11ENG but with more time to
                      focus on reading and writing skills.                                                          Internal        13
Where does it lead?   12ENG, 12ENR                                                                                  External         8
Who to talk to?       Ms Stone
                                                                                                                    Total           21


                                                    YEAR 12 COURSES
Students need to discuss with their English teacher which class would best suit their needs.
                    IT IS COMPULSORY TO DO ONE ENGLISH OR ESOL COURSE
12EAD                 ENGLISH ADVANCED
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                                    Credits available
Prerequisite:         Must have Merit and Excellence grades in L1 English (and/or Faculty approval).
                                                                                                                        L2          AS
Course Information:   This academic course is intended for those people who actually love the thought of
                      reading and responding to texts, both traditional and contemporary. A range of text types,    Internal        13
                      both written and visual will be studied.                                                      External        12
Where does it lead?   Leads to 13ENG, 13EAD
                                                                                                                    Total           25
Who to talk to?       Ms Stone



12ENG                 ENGLISH
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                                    Credits available
Prerequisite:         12 L1 English credits. FC/Dean’s discretion. Students will predominantly come from
                                                                                                                        L2          AS
                      11ENG.
Course Information:   This course includes studying a wide range of literatures including film, poetry and/or a     Internal        16
                      novel study.                                                                                  External         8
Where does it lead?   This pathway leads to 13ENG, 13EAD or 13ENR
                                                                                                                    Total           24
Who to talk to?       Ms Stone




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12ENR                 ENGLISH ENRICHMENT
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                                   Credits available
Course Information:   This is a course for those students who need additional support to gain their L2 literacy.
                                                                                                                       L2          AS
                      More time will be spent on teaching than in the 12ENG course, while allowing more time
                      to complete the assignments.                                                                 Internal        16
Where does it lead?   13EAP, 13ENG                                                                                 External         4
Who to talk to?       Ms Stone
                                                                                                                   Total           20



                                                    YEAR 13 COURSES
Students need to discuss with their English teacher which class would best suit their needs.
13EAD                 ENGLISH ADVANCED
Qualification:        NCEA Level 3, UE Approved                                                                      Credits available
Prerequisite:         Must have Merit and Excellence grades in L2 English (and/or Faculty Coordinator
                                                                                                                       L3          AS
                      approval).
Course Information:   This course is intended for those students who enjoy reading and responding to texts,        Internal        16
                      both traditional and contemporary. A Shakespearean play and an extensive collection of       External         8
                      written texts will be examined through a number of literary lenses.
                                                                                                                   Total           24
Who to talk to?       Ms Stone

13ENG                 ENGLISH
Qualification:        NCEA Level 3, UE Approved                                                                      Credits available
Prerequisite:         Must have 12 L2 English credits including one external.
                                                                                                                       L3          AS
Course Information:   This course includes studying a wide range of literatures including film, poetry and/or a
                      novel study.                                                                                 Internal        10
Who to talk to?       Ms Stone                                                                                     External         8
                                                                                                                   Total           18

13PEN                 PATHWAY ENGLISH
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2/3                                                                                 Credits available
Prerequisite:         None.
                                                                                                                      L2/L3        US
Course Information:   This course is for Year 13 students who have previously been in 12ENR. You may also
                      be involved in vocational pathways. This course will allow you to gain skills which are      Internal        21
                      useful in a workplace or for those going onto further study. The skills will assist you in   External
                      writing reports, researching and evaluating outcomes.
                                                                                                                   Total           21
Who to talk to?       Ms Stone

13EAP                 ENGLISH APPLIED
Qualification:        NCEA Level 3                                                                                   Credits available
Prerequisite:         10 L2 English credits.
                                                                                                                       L3          AS
Course Information:   This course is for Year 13 students who wish to continue with English but prefer the
                      study of visual language. This course will allow you to complete a series of writing,        Internal        15
                      speaking and inquiry skills but without a literature focus.                                  External         4
Who to talk to?       Ms Stone
                                                                                                                   Total           19




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ESOL COURSES
14FOU                 FOUNDATION ENGLISH
Qualification:        Preparation for NCEA Level 1                                                              Credits available
Prerequisite:         Vocabulary Level: 0 – 1,000 words. Reading age: Under 8 years.
                                                                                                                ESOL         13AS
Course Information:   Development of English language skills and introduction to NZ culture.
Course Length:        Dependent on student’s English level                                                    L4 Literacy     10
Where does it lead?   Intermediate English                                                                    Total           23
Who to talk to?       Ms Sinclair

14INT                 INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH
Qualification:        NCEA Level 1                                                                              Credits available
Prerequisite:         Vocabulary level: 1,000 – 2,000 words. Reading age: 8 – 9 yrs 9/10
                                                                                                                  L1          AS
Course Information:   Development of English language skills.
Course Length:        Dependent on student’s English level.                                                   Internal        14
Where does it lead?   Dependent on students’ literary levels.                                                 External         8
Who to talk to?       Ms Sinclair
                                                                                                              Total           22

14LIT                 LITERACY (UE)
Qualification:        NCEA Level 2                                                                              Credits available
Prerequisite:         Vocabulary level: 2,000. Reading age: 11yrs.
                                                                                                                 L1/L2        AS
Course Information:   This course is designed for Yr 12 & 13 ESOL students looking for University Entrance.
Course Length:        Dependent on student’s English level. (1-2 yrs)                                         Internal        10
Where does it lead?   May lead to 13ENG/13EAD, 13EAP, 13PAT                                                   External         8
Who to talk to?       Ms Sinclair
                                                                                                              Total           18




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HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION FACULTY

In Health and Physical Education, the focus is on the well-being of students, other people, and society, through learning in health-
related and movement contexts.




                                   Health & PE Faculty Curriculum Pathways
        YEAR 9                     YEAR 10                      YEAR 11                    YEAR 12                    YEAR 13




                             10PED*                             11PED                   12PED                   13PED



       9PED                  10PEH*                             11HLS*                 12HLS(*)                13HLS(*)


                             10HEA*                             11HEA                   12HEA                   13HEA




                                                   MULTI-LEVEL COURSES

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            Main Pathway                           Alternate Pathway
            *Semester course                       ^Multi Level Course                  (*) Full year or semester course




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YEAR 11 COURSES
11PED                  PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Qualification:         NCEA Level 1                                                                                               Credits available
Prerequisite:          Students have preferably taken 10PED but can take if completed 10PEH/10HEA.
                                                                                                                                      L1             AS
Course Information:    This course allows students to experience a variety of physical activities such as Turbo
                       Touch, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Lacrosse, Aerobics and much more. Students will                     Internal             20
                       develop knowledge of the human body, leadership & interpersonal skills and how to                        External
                       assess risk in an outdoor activity. All students must attend the Outdoor Education trip to
                                                                                                                                Total                20
                       the Rocknasium / Mountain Biking and/or possibly Paddle boarding.
Cost:                  (Field trips subject to change).
Where does it lead?    12PED / 12HL1, 12HL2
Who to talk to?        Ms Jobe, Mrs Stowers, Mrs Wikaire

11HEA                  HEALTH STUDIES
Qualification:         NCEA Level 1                                                                                               Credits available
Course Information:    Health Studies is about looking at well-being and how this relates to a number of
                                                                                                                                      L1             AS
                       contexts. Internal topics will develop an understanding and knowledge of influences,
                       consequences and strategies when looking at the topics of relationships and sexuality.                   Internal             13
                       Students will also participate in a variety of physical activities once a week and use on-               External             4
                       line log books to reflect on their participation. There will be one external examination on
                                                                                                                                Total                17
                       Nutrition.
Cost:                  None.
Where does it lead?    12 Health Studies
Who to talk to?        Mrs Waka

 11HLS*                 HEALTHY      LIFESTLES
                         Healthy Lifestyles       (semester)                                                                            Credits available
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                                                                   and staying  well and
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                                                                                                                        compulsory subject  at Year 11 – 9
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                                           Waka in physical activity.
                       12HL1, 12HL2                                                                                                   Total              9
 Where does it lead?
 Who to talk to?       Ms Jobe, Mrs Waka




                                                        YEAR 12 COURSES
12PED                  PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH
Qualification:         NCEA Level 2                                                                                                Credits available
Prerequisite:          Success in 11PED or permission from FC if taken 11HEA. Cannot be taken concurrently
                                                                                                                                   L2          US         AS
                       with 12HL1, 12HL2.
Course Information:    Students will take part in a STAR funded four day high ropes course at UNITEC and                      Internal                    20
                       experience a sporting event that enables them to challenge themselves and support their                External           9
                       peers. Students will gain knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology
                                                                                                                              Total              9        20
                       to help them improve sports performance. Students will also take on a leadership role
                       as a teacher/coach with junior students. Participation in an outdoor education camp still
                       needs to be confirmed and this may take place instead of the high ropes course.
Cost:                  None.
Where does it lead?    13PED
Who to talk to?        Ms Jobe, Mrs Dunn

12HL1*                 HEALTHY LIFESTYLES (Semester 1)
Qualification:         NCEA Level 2                                                                                               Credits available
Prerequisite:          Success in 11PED, 11HEA or permission from FC.
                                                                                                                                      L2             AS
Course Information:    Students will perform a range of Fitness based team activities and complete a Level 2
                       performance standard in Turbo Touch. They will also carry out a performance                              Internal             8
                       improvement programme and will learn to apply their understanding of how and why                         External
                       chosen biophysical factors affect the overall effectiveness of their training outcomes.
                                                                                                                                Total                8
                       Students take part in a STAR funded four day high ropes course at UNITEC but this
                       needs to be confirmed and would be an extra 9 credits.
Cost:                  None
Where does it lead?    12HL2, 13HL1, 13HL2
Who to talk to?        Mrs Dunn, Ms Leiataua




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