Senior Course Booklet 2018

Senior Course Booklet 2018

Senior Course Booklet 2018

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Senior Course Booklet 2018

1 Senior Courses 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.

Senior Course Booklet 2018

2 Senior Courses 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 National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) What are the Vocational Pathways? 9 10 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 Mātauranga Māori Faculty 30 34 Mathematics Faculty Pathway Faculty 37 41 Science Faculty 43 Social Sciences Faculty 48 Technology Faculty 54

3 Senior Courses 2018 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

4 Senior Courses 2018 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

5 Senior Courses 2018 Course Structure Note: Courses will only be offered if there are sufficient numbers. Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Arts Visual Art * Drama/Dance* Music* Visual Art(*) Dance* Drama(*) Media Studies* Music(*) Visual Art Dance Design (Practical Art) Drama Media Studies Music Music Performance Photography English English - English Advanced - English - English Enrichment English - English Advanced - English - English Enrichment English - English Advanced - English - English Enrichment Health & PE Physical Education and Health Sports Performance Physical Education and Health* Health Studies* Sports Leadership Health Studies Languages Chinese French Japanese Samoan Chinese French Japanese Samoan Chinese French Japanese Samoan Lea Faka-Tonga Māori Te Reo Maori Te Reo Rangatira Te Reo Maori Te Reo Rangatira Te Reo Maori Mathematics Mathematics - Mathematics Advanced - Mathematics - Mathematics - Numeracy Mathematics - Mathematics Advanced - Mathematics - Mathematics - Numeracy Accounting Mathematics - Mathematics Advanced - Mathematics - General Mathematics - Practical Mathematics Computer Science* Science Science Science* Body Story* Electronics* Extreme Earth & Space* Science & Food* Science - Biochemical Science - Science for Life - Hands on Science - Earth & Space Science* - Electronics* - Physical Science* Key: Text in Bold = Compulsory curriculum * = one semester course = semester or full year course Social Science Social Studies* Social Studies Enterprise Studies* Money Matters* Philosophy* Business Studies Economics Geography (*) General Social Studies History(*) Philosophy* Technology Technology* Architectural Design* Computing Technology * Food Technology * Product Technology * Textiles Technology * Design & Visual Communication Computing Technology Food Technology Textiles Technology Global Thinking(*) Healthy Lifestyles (*)

6 Senior Courses 2018 Year 12 Year 13 Multi Level Courses Art History Dance Design (Practical Art) Drama Media Studies Music/Music performance Painting Photography Art History Dance Design (Practical Art) Drama Media Studies Music Painting Photography English - English Advanced - English - English Enrichment English Advanced English English Applied Pathway English Foundation English Intermediate English Literacy (ESOL) Health Studies Physical Education and Health Healthly Lifestyles (*) Applied Health Studies Health Studies Physical Education and Health Healthly Lifestyles (*) Applied Health Studies Childcare* Chinese French Japanese Samoan Lea Faka-Tonga Chinese French Japanese Samoan Lea Faka-Tonga Te Reo Maori Te Reo Maori Maori Performing Arts Tikanga Maori Mana Wahine Accounting Mathematics Advanced Mathematics with Statistics General Mathematics Practical Mathematics Computer Science Financial Skills* Accounting Mathematics with Calculus Mathematics with Statistics General Mathematics Financial Skills* Applied Science Biology Chemistry Earth & Space Science Electronics with Physics Physics Sustainability (cross-curricula) Applied Health Science Biology Chemistry Earth & Space Science Physics Sustainability (cross-curricula) Business Studies Classical Studies Economics General Social Sciences Geography History Philosophy Sustainability (cross-curricula) Tourism & the Travel Industry Business Studies Classical Studies Economics General Social Sciences Geography History Sustainability (cross-curricula) Tourism & the Travel Industry Pasifika Studies* Catering Design & Visual Communication Computing Technology Food Technology Textiles Technology Catering Design & Visual Communication Computing Technology Food Technology Textiles Technology Hospitality (*) Pathways Programme Gateway Future Focus Pathways Programme Gateway

7 Senior Courses 2018 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. 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. 1 Yr 11 and 12 students complete their Option forms at academic pathway interviews and enter them in during this time.

Yr 10 students complete their Option forms online by Monday 18 h Sept.

Year 9 students complete their Option forms onine by Friday 20 th Oct. In Term 4 , Deans and subject teachers check subject 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 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 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) 2 3 4 5

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9 Senior Courses 2018 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 When I leave school I would like to …. Study for a diploma or certificate at a Tertiary Institute Get a job immediately Don’t know Study for a degree at a Tertiary Institute This degree will possibly be in _ _ _ _ _ _ The training will be in _ _ _ _ _ _ as a _ _ _ _ So I must keep my course as general as possible Have you checked Degree/Diploma Certificate requirements in the Careers Room? To do this, I will need to study at Year 13: 1.

_ _ 2. _ _ 3. _ _ 4. _ _ 5. _ _ To do this, I will need to study at Year 11 1. Eng _ _ 2. Math _ _ 3. Sci _ _ 4. _ _ 5. _ _ 6. _ _ To do this, I will need to study at Year 12: 1. Eng _ _ 2. _ _ 3. _ _ 4. _ _ 5. _ _ 6. _ _ Make an appointment with Ms Hames ASAP – your parents are welcome to attend. Year 12 or 11 students enter the actual subjects you are taking this year in the appropriate box.

10 Senior Courses 2018 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

11 Senior Courses 2018 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.

12 Senior Courses 2018 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: Level 3 60 credits at Level 3 (plus 20 at Level 2 or above) including: 14 credits in a 1st Approved Subject* 14 credits in a 2nd Approved Subject* 14 credits in a 3rd Approved Subject* Level 2 Literacy made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing (available from a range of subjects) Level 1 Numeracy - 10 credits made up of:  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 Agriculture & Horticulture Biology Business Studies Calculus Chemistry Chinese Classical Studies Construction & Mechanical Technologies Cook Islands Maori Dance Design (Practical Art) Design & Visual Communication Digital Technologies Drama Earth & Space Science Economics Education for Sustainability English French Geography German Health Education History History of Art Home Economics Indonesian Japanese Korean Latin Lea Faka-Tonga Mathematics Media Studies Music Studies Painting (Practical Art)Photography (Practical Art) Physical Education Physics Processing Technologies Religious Studies Samoan Science Sculpture (Practical Art) Spanish Social Studies Statistics Technology Te Reo Maori Te Reo Rangatira

13 Senior Courses 2018 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/ Technology Mathematics with Calculus and the three sciences. 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.

14 Senior Courses 2018 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 Yr 11 Course Requirements Equivalent of 6 full year NCEA Level 1 subjects Compulsory English, Science, Maths – All full year PLUS a seventh subject Global Thinking Y12 Course Requirements Equivalent of 6 full year NCEA Level 2 subjects Compulsory English – full year PLUS a seventh subject Future Focus Y13 Course Requirements Equivalent of 5 full year subjects (at Level 3 or combination L2/L3) 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.

15 Senior Courses 2018 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.

16 Senior Courses 2018 12DES 12PAI 13PAI 11DAN 13DES 13AHI 13DAN 13MUS 13MED 13DRA 12DAN 12DRA 12MED 11ART 11DRA 11MED 11MUS 12MUS/ 12MUP 9ART 10ART 10ATS* 10DAN* 10DRA 10DRS* 10MED* 10MUS 10MSS* 9MUS 13PHO 11PHO 12PHO 11DES 9DRD 12AHI 11MUP 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 Main Pathway Alternate Pathway *Semester course ^Multi Level Course (*) Full year or semester course

17 Senior Courses 2018 YEAR 11 COURSES 11ART VISUAL ART Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 10 External 12 Total 22 Prerequisite: It is recommended students have done at least 2 semesters of Junior Art to gain the 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, painting and printmaking. They will develop practical skills enabling them to explore, analyse, and resolve problems and issues in the Visual Arts.

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 L1 AS Internal 16 External 4 Total 20 Prerequisite: 10DNS/10DAN, or negotiable with LPC who may require an auditon. 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 written dance analysis. 80% of course is practical so fitness and full ability to participate is expected.

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 L1/ L2 AS Internal 4 / 12 External Total 16 Prerequisite: None. 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. Communication Design and Graphic Design is the main focus of the course. Street Art, stencilling and printmaking will also be explored.

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 L1 AS Internal 18 External 4 Total 22 Prerequisite: 10 Drama or negotiable with the LPC who may require an audition. 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 play. Written work is expected throughout the year. Students will be expected to perform to a public audience in the DWC for one of the standards.

Cost/Equipment: Where does it lead? 12 Drama Who to talk to? Ms Smith-Roy 11MED MEDIA STUDIES Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 15 External 4 Total 19 Prerequisite: Completion of Year 10 Media Studies preferred and good written skills. 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 their choice. Group work and organisation are important. Students also study film genre and look at how to analyse film. Essay writing and research are key assessment components.

Where does it lead? 12 Media Studies Who to talk to? Mr McQuillan

18 Senior Courses 2018 11MUP MUSIC PERFORMANCE (full year) Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available AS Internal L1 26 External Total 26 Prerequisite: Level 1 students must have done either semester Music or full year Music in Year 10. 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 engineering, and knowledge of the New Zealand music industry. Students will perform as a soloist and as part of a group and may choose to enter the group performance 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 Students will be advised about which external standard to enter. Credits available L1 AS Internal 16 External 8 Total 24 Prerequisite: 10MUS. Semester music students must seek permission from the Director of Music or 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 specific occasion and/or write for their solo instrument. Students will perform twice during the year, once as a soloist and once as a member of a group. They will continue 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 purchase from the school, $10 for write on workbooks that students can take home or is available for download at student cost.

Where does it lead? 12 Music Who to talk to? Ms Moller 11PHO PHOTOGRAPHY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L1 / 2 AS Internal 16 External Total 16 Prerequisite: Junior Art. An interest in photography and intention to continue to 12PHO. 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 build their understanding of image making and visual communication. This is not a portfolio subject.

Where does it lead? 12 Photography Who to talk to? Ms McMillan YEAR 12 COURSES 12AHI ART HISTORY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 8 External 12 Total 20 Prerequisite: Minimum 12 credits in L1 English or L1 History.

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 communicate these. There is no practical component. Where does it lead? 13AHI Who to talk to? Ms Dugdale 12DAN DANCE Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 18 External 4 Total 22 Prerequisite: Minimum of 14 credits in L1 Dance or negotiable with LPC who may require an audition. 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 both practical dance skills and written dance analysis. 80% of course is practical so fitness and full ability to participate is expected.

Cost/Equipment: PE Gear, $20.00 towards outside performance costs. Where does it lead? 13DAN Who to talk to? Ms Sullivan

19 Senior Courses 2018 12DES DESIGN (Practical Art) Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 12 External 12 Total 24 Prerequisite: None but 11 Design or 11Art would be helpful. 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 Photoshop. In the second half of the year, students work on their own individual project, choosing the topic with guidance from their teacher.

Past topics have included 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 L2 AS Internal 19 External 5 Total 24 Prerequisite: Minimum of 16 credits in L1 Drama or by negotiation with the LPC. 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 production. Written work is expected throughout the year. Students will be expected to perform to a public audience in the DWC for one of the standards. Please be aware that 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 L2 AS Internal 16 External 4 Total 20 Prerequisite: 10 credits in L1 Media and/or approval by HOD. 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 design and produce their own short documentary film. Essay writing, research and production knowledge are key components of the assessments. Where does it lead? 13MED Who to talk to? Mr McQuillan 12MUS/12MUP MUSIC/MUSIC PERFORMANCE Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Students will be advised about which of the three external standards they should enter.

Credits available L2 AS Internal 18 External 8 Total 26 Prerequisite: 14 credits in L1 Music, including credits from either solo or group performance. 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 learn how to write music for groups/ensembles and produce compositions using Sibelius and continue to develop their aural, theory skills.

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 from the school. Where does it lead? 13MUS Who to talk to? Ms Moller 12PAI PAINTING Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 10 External 12 Total 22 Prerequisite: L1 Visual Art minimum of 16 credits or at HOD discretion. 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 appropriate artist models from NZ and international painting practice.

Styles, methods and ideas of established artists will be researched. Students will be encouraged early in 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 L2 AS Internal 8 External 12 Total 20 Prerequisite: Year 11 Photography 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 creative process. Cost/Equipment: Students benefit from having access to a good quality SLR camera. Where does it lead? 13PHO Who to talk to? Ms McMillan

20 Senior Courses 2018 YEAR 13 COURSES 13AHI ART HISTORY Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 12 External 8 Total 20 Prerequisite: Minimum 14 credits in L2 English or L2 History or L2 Classical Studies. 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 and postmodern art in New Zealand and the USA. Through analysis of art works in context, students will gain an insight into artists as diverse as Leonardo da Vinci, Colin 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 L3 AS Internal 18 External 4 Total 22 Prerequisite: Minimum of 14 credits in L2 Dance or negotiable with LPC who may require an auditon. 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 both practical dance skills and written dance analysis. 80% of course is practical so fitness and full ability to participate is expected.

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 L3 AS Internal 10 External 14 Total 24 Prerequisite: Minimum of 12 credits in L2 Design. 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 included 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. 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 L3 AS Internal 18 External 4 Total 22 Prerequisite: Minimum of 16 credits in L2 Drama or permission from the Head of Drama by audition. 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 theatre history and/or analysis of theatre performances are offered as externals.

Please be aware that good attendance to lessons/rehearsals is an assessed part of the course. 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 L3 AS Internal 16 External 4 Total 20 Prerequisite: 10 credits in L2 Media Studies and/or approval by HOD. 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 film. Essay writing, research and prior production knowledge are key components of the assessments. Scholarship Media Studies is also available.

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

21 Senior Courses 2018 13MUS MUSIC Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Students will be advised about which external standard to enter. Pacifica Beats/ Chamber music competition students may gain a 10 credit US. Credits available L3 AS Internal 17 External 8 Total 25 Prerequisite: 14 credits in L2 Music including a performance and/or a composition achievement standard or taken 14MUP to Level 2. Course Information: This course is individually tailored to the student’s strengths and abilities. Students can choose to specialise in their area of strength performance/composition. Students will work on their individual choice of research project under the guidance of a teacher mentor.

Cost/Equipment: $5.00 for headphones are required for health and safety reasons and are available for purchase from the school. Where does it lead? Tertiary study in Music performance, composition, history at Auckland, Victoria, Otago Universities or SAE, Mainz, Excel. Who to talk to? Ms Moller 13PAI PAINTING Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 10 External 14 Total 24 Prerequisite: Minimum 16 credits L2 Painting or HOD Discretion. Corequisite: 13AHI is recommended. Course Information: Year 13 Painting is designed to extend previous knowledge and skills gained in Level 2 Painting.

Individual programmes are designed to enable the students to pursue their interests, guided by appropriate artist models from International and New Zealand art 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 L3 AS Internal 12 External 14 Total 26 Prerequisite: Minimum of 16 credits in L2 Photography. 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 understanding of methods and ideas from contemporary practice and develop critical and creative thinking skills.

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.

22 Senior Courses 2018 12EAD 10ENG 12ENG 13ENG 11ENG 9ENG 10ENR 13EAD 12ENR 11EAD 11ENR 10EAD 9ENR 9EAD 14LIT^ 14INT^ 14FOU^ 13PEN 13EAP 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 ESOL COURSES – Level is determined by an entrance test. Main Pathway Alternate Pathway *Semester course ^Multi Level Course (*) Full year or semester course

23 Senior Courses 2018 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 L1 AS Internal 10 External 12 Total 22 Prerequisite: Merit/Excellence levels in Year 10 assessments and examination, (and/or FC approval).

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

Where does it lead? 12ENG Who to talk to? Ms Stone 11ENR ENGLISH ENRICHMENT Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 13 External 8 Total 21 Prerequisite: 10ENR or recommendation by Yr 10 teacher. 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. Where does it lead? 12ENG, 12ENR Who to talk to? Ms Stone 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 L2 AS Internal 13 External 12 Total 25 Prerequisite: Must have Merit and Excellence grades in L1 English (and/or Faculty approval).

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, both written and visual will be studied.

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

24 Senior Courses 2018 12ENR ENGLISH ENRICHMENT Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 16 External 4 Total 20 Course Information: This is a course for those students who need additional support to gain their L2 literacy.

More time will be spent on teaching than in the 12ENG course, while allowing more time to complete the assignments. Where does it lead? 13EAP, 13ENG Who to talk to? Ms Stone 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 L3 AS Internal 16 External 8 Total 24 Prerequisite: Must have Merit and Excellence grades in L2 English (and/or Faculty Coordinator approval).

Course Information: This course is intended for those students who enjoy reading and responding to texts, both traditional and contemporary. A Shakespearean play and an extensive collection of written texts will be examined through a number of literary lenses. Who to talk to? Ms Stone 13ENG ENGLISH Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 10 External 8 Total 18 Prerequisite: Must have 12 L2 English credits including one external. Course Information: This course includes studying a wide range of literatures including film, poetry and/or a novel study.

Who to talk to? Ms Stone 13PEN PATHWAY ENGLISH Qualification: NCEA Level 2/3 Credits available L2/L3 US Internal 21 External Total 21 Prerequisite: None.

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 useful in a workplace or for those going onto further study. The skills will assist you in writing reports, researching and evaluating outcomes. Who to talk to? Ms Stone 13EAP ENGLISH APPLIED Qualification: NCEA Level 3 Credits available L3 AS Internal 15 External 4 Total 19 Prerequisite: 10 L2 English credits. 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, speaking and inquiry skills but without a literature focus.

Who to talk to? Ms Stone

25 Senior Courses 2018 ESOL COURSES 14FOU FOUNDATION ENGLISH Qualification: Preparation for NCEA Level 1 Credits available ESOL 13AS L4 Literacy 10 Total 23 Prerequisite: Vocabulary Level: 0 – 1,000 words. Reading age: Under 8 years. Course Information: Development of English language skills and introduction to NZ culture. Course Length: Dependent on student’s English level Where does it lead? Intermediate English Who to talk to? Ms Sinclair 14INT INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 14 External 8 Total 22 Prerequisite: Vocabulary level: 1,000 – 2,000 words.

Reading age: 8 – 9 yrs 9/10 Course Information: Development of English language skills.

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

26 Senior Courses 2018 10PED* 12HLS(*) 12PED 13PED 11PED 11HEA 9PED 10HEA* 13HLS(*) 10PEH* 12HEA 13HEA 11HLS* 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 MULTI-LEVEL COURSES Childcare*^ Main Pathway Alternate Pathway *Semester course ^Multi Level Course (*) Full year or semester course

27 Senior Courses 2018 YEAR 11 COURSES 11PED PHYSICAL EDUCATION Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 20 External Total 20 Prerequisite: Students have preferably taken 10PED but can take if completed 10PEH/10HEA. 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 develop knowledge of the human body, leadership & interpersonal skills and how to assess risk in an outdoor activity. All students must attend the Outdoor Education trip to 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 L1 AS Internal 13 External 4 Total 17 Credits available L1 AS Internal 9 External Total 9 Course Information: Health Studies is about looking at well-being and how this relates to a number of contexts. Internal topics will develop an understanding and knowledge of influences, consequences and strategies when looking at the topics of relationships and sexuality. Students will also participate in a variety of physical activities once a week and use on- line log books to reflect on their participation.

There will be one external examination on Nutrition.

Cost: None. Where does it lead? 12 Health Studies Who to talk to? 11HLS* Healthy Lifestyles (semester) Course Information: Students will look at how to maintain physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health as a young adult. Components of the course include: Nutrition, Stress reduction and self-management, Religion, Contraception and Interpersonal skills. Students will also participate in a variety of physical activities. This is a compulsory subject at Year 11 – students do not need to select it as an option as they will be put into this class automatically. Where does it lead?

Who to talk to? Ms Jobe, Mrs Waka Mrs Waka HEALTHY LIFESTLES The aim is to focus on Lifelong Health.

Through the Maori philosophy of Hauora, the course is based around living well and staying well by learning about Physical, Emotional/Mental, Social and Spiritual Health. Students will be taking action to improve their own personal wellbeing, participating in different activities and taking purposeful action to assist others in physical activity. 12HL1, 12HL2 Ms Jobe, Mrs Waka YEAR 12 COURSES 12PED PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 US AS Internal 20 External 9 Total 9 20 Prerequisite: Success in 11PED or permission from FC if taken 11HEA. Cannot be taken concurrently with 12HL1, 12HL2.

Course Information: Students will take part in a STAR funded four day high ropes course at UNITEC and experience a sporting event that enables them to challenge themselves and support their peers. Students will gain knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology 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 L2 AS Internal 8 External Total 8 Prerequisite: Success in 11PED, 11HEA or permission from FC.

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 improvement programme and will learn to apply their understanding of how and why chosen biophysical factors affect the overall effectiveness of their training outcomes. 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

28 Senior Courses 2018 12HL2* HEALTHY LIFESTYLES (Semester 2) Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 US Internal 12 External Total 12 Prerequisite: Success in 11PED, 11HEA or permission from FC. Course Information: Students will develop their understanding of Human Anatomy with particular focus on Bones and Muscles. They will complete fitness sessions at a local gym and will be required to perform various exercises. During this time they will also learn to demonstrate knowledge of correct exercise and stretching techniques.

Students will also plan and run a recreation fitness activity with a group of junior students. Cost: $50 (TBC) Where does it lead? 13HL1, 13HL2 Who to talk to? Mrs Dunn, Ms Leiataua 12HEA HEALTH STUDIES Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 10 External 9 Total 19 Prerequisite: 11HEA or a keen interest in Health related issues. Must be in 12ENG or above. Course Information: Students will look at either the issue of stress, bullying and substance abuse affecting the lives of adolescents. They will explore gender inequality, sexuality and develop strategies to address these issues.

Students will also look at how they can manage change. This course will make you think, question and open your eyes to issues that are very real for teenagers.

Where does it lead? Complements other PED and SCI courses. Who to talk to? Mrs Waka, Ms Jobe 12HAA APPLIED HEALTH STUDIES Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 10 External 4 Total 14 Prerequisite: 11HEA or a keen interest in Health related issues. Must be in 12ENG or above. Course Information: Students will extend their knowledge of the concepts in health education. This includes learning about personal well-being and decision making skills to make health enhancing choices relating to sexuality issues. For the external examination, students will analyse an interpersonal issue that places personal safety at risk.

Where does it lead? 13HAA Who to talk to? Mrs Waka, Ms Denny YEAR 13 COURSES 13PED PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE approved Prerequisite: 12PED or permission from FC. Course Information: Students will develop their motor skills in a selected sport (TBC) and carry out a training programme to enable them to compete in the ‘Tough guy and gal challenge’. They will analyse a NZ issue/event and its impact on NZ society. Evaluate physical activity experiences and their impact on lifelong wellbeing. Cost/Equipment: There is a possibility of an Outdoor Camp – this is to be confirmed.

Where does it lead?

Who to talk to? Tertiary courses in Sport, Physical Education, Sciences, and Outdoor Education. Mrs Wikaire, Ms Jobe 13HEA HEALTH STUDIES Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Prerequisite: Must be in 12ENG or above & have a keen interest in Health issues. Course Information: Students will look at a New Zealand and International Health issue and analyse the impact this issue has on self, others and society. They will also evaluate current health practices in New Zealand and a contemporary ethical issue. This course will require you to think critically about Health issues and the impact of these on society now and in the future.

Cost/Equipment: None. Where does it lead? Tertiary courses in Sport, Physical Education, Sciences, and Outdoor Education. Who to talk to? Mrs Waka Credits available L3 AS Internal 20 External Total 20 Credits available L3 AS Internal 14 External 5 Total 19

29 Senior Courses 2018 13HAA APPLIED HEALTH STUDIES Qualification: NCEA Level 3 Credits available L3 AS Internal 9 External 5 Total 14 Prerequisite: To be taken as part of the Health Science programme. This is course is by application only. Course Information: Students will analyse, health practices and health promotion within New Zealand and internationally.

Study topics include Western and Complementary and Alternative health practices, Euthanasia and Type 2 diabetes in the Asia Pacific region. Cost/Equipment: None.

Where does it lead? Level 4 certificates in Applied Science or Health Studies. Who to talk to? Mrs Waka, Ms Denny 13HL1* HEALTHY LIFESTYLES (Semester 1) Qualification: NCEA Level 3 credits Credits available L2 AS US Internal 4 4 External Total 4 4 Prerequisite: Success in 12HL1, 12HL2, 12PED, 12HEA or permission from FC. Course Information: Students will do a range of physical activities and complete a performance standard in Turbo Touch. They will also develop an understanding of what factors affect the learning of a movement skill and plan and teach a simple movement skill to a group of junior students.

Cost/Equipment: None. Where does it lead? Tertiary Education, National Certificate in Recreation & Sport. Who to talk to? Mrs Dunn 13HL2* HEALTHY LIFESTYLES (Semester 2) Qualification: NCEA Level 3 credits Credits available L3 US Internal 10 External Total 10 Prerequisite: Success in 12PED, 12HL1, 12HL2, 12HEA or permission from FC. Course Information: Students will develop their understanding of human anatomy with particular focus on Bones and Muscle groups. They will also complete fitness sessions at a local gym and will be required to perform various exercises and demonstrate knowledge of correct technique.

Students will also plan and run a reaction fitness activity with a group of junior students.

Cost/Equipment: $30.00 (TBC) Where does it lead? Tertiary Education, National Certificate in Recreation & Sport. Who to talk to? Mrs Holmes Mrs Dunn 14CHC* CHILDCARE (Semester) Qualification: NCEA Level 2 & 3 Credits available L2/L3 US Internal 12 External Total 12 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the developing child in a variety of contexts. Content includes: recognising basic needs of pre-school children, Child Development from 0-6 years, knowledge of Attachment Behaviour in Early Childhood and providing resources for play for young children.

Who to talk to? Ms Hayward MULTI LEVEL COURSES

30 Senior Courses 2018 12FRE 10JAP 12JAP 13JAP 11JAP 9JAP 13FRE 13SAM 12SAM 11FRE 11SAM 10FRE 10SAM 9FRE 9SAM 12TGN 11TGN 10CHN 9CHN 11CHN 13TGN 12CHN 13CHN LANGUAGES FACULTY Everyone benefits from learning languages. Communicating with people within and across communities, cultures and nations enables us to engage with new ways of thinking, questioning, and interpreting our world. Students with more than one language enhance their employment and life-style opportunities. They are able to participate as citizens of a world in which many different languages are spoken and most people can use more than one language.

Languages Faculty Curriculum Pathways YEAR 9 YEAR 10 YEAR 11 YEAR 12 YEAR 13 Main Pathway Alternate Pathway *Semester course ^Multi Level Course (*) Full year or semester course

31 Senior Courses 2018 YEAR 11 COURSES 11CHN CHINESE Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 14 External 10 Total 24 Prerequisite: Year 10 Chinese or equivalent competence. Course Information: How to communicate in Chinese and understand written and spoken language on the following topics: School, Family & Friends, Travel, and Food. Where does it lead? 12CHN Who to talk to? Ms Lei 11FRE FRENCH Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 14 External 10 Total 24 Prerequisite: Year 10 French or equivalent competence. Course Information: How to communicate in French and understand written and spoken language on the following topics: Family & Friends, Sport and Leisure, Holidays & Travel, and New Zealand.

Where does it lead? 12FRE Who to talk to? Miss Malins 11JAP JAPANESE Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 14 External 10 Total 24 Prerequisite: Year 10 Japanese or equivalent competence. Course Information: How to communicate in Japanese and understand written and spoken language on the themes of Young People, Travel and Food. Where does it lead? 12JAP Who to talk to? Ms Griffiths 11SAM SAMOAN Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 14 External 10 Total 24 Prerequisite: Year 10 Samoan or competence equivalent to 2 - 3 years learning the language.

Course Information: How to communicate in Samoan and understand written and oral Samoan on the following topics: Aiga (family), Aganu'u (culture), Lotu (church), A'oga (school), Ta'aloga (sports), and Galuega/Tofi (work and responsibilities).

Cost/Equipment $10 Samoan Independence Day Fee Where does it lead? 12SAM Who to talk to? Ms Peters, Mrs Salū 11TGN LEA FAKA-TONGA Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L3 AS Internal 9 External 10 Total 19 Prerequisite: Prior experience in using Lea Faka-Tonga to communicate. Course Information: How to communicate in Lea Faka-Tonga and understand written/spoken Lea Faka- Tonga on topics such as: family, culture, school, leisure time, work and responsibilities. Where does it lead? 12TGN Who to talk to? Mrs Faka’osi YEAR 12 COURSES 12CHN CHINESE Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 14 External 10 Total 24 Prerequisite: Competency shown in L1 Chinese or equivalent Course Information: How to communicate in Chinese through listening, speaking, reading and writing with the development of appropriate cultural skills and understanding.

Themes include teenage life and culture, future choices and relationships. Where does it lead? 13CHN Who to talk to? Ms Lei

32 Senior Courses 2018 12FRE FRENCH Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 14 External 10 Total 24 Prerequisite: Competency shown in L1 French or equivalent. Course Information: How to communicate in French and understand written and spoken language on the following topics: Relationships, Health, the Future and Travel. Where does it lead? 13FRE Who to talk to? Miss Malins 12JAP JAPANESE Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 14 External 10 Total 24 Prerequisite: Competency shown in L1 Japanese or equivalent. Course Information: How to communicate in Japanese through listening, speaking, reading and writing with the development of appropriate cultural skills and understanding.

Themes include teenage life and culture in Japan.

Where does it lead? 13JAP Who to talk to? Ms Griffiths 12SAM SAMOAN Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 14 External 10 Total 24 Prerequisite: Competency shown in L1 Samoan or equivalent. Course Information: How to communicate in Samoan and understand written and oral Samoan used in a variety of situations, including everyday, formal and cultural occasions. Cost/Equipment $10 Samoan Independence Day Fee Where does it lead? 13SAM Who to talk to? Ms Peters 12TGN LEA FAKA-TONGA Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 9 External 10 Total 19 Prerequisite: Competency shown in L1 Lea Faka-Tonga or equivalent.

Course Information: How to communicate in Lea Faka-Tonga in a variety of situations, including everyday formal and cultural occasions.

Where does it lead? 13TGN Who to talk to? Mrs Faka’osi YEAR 13 COURSES 13CHN CHINESE Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 14 External 10 Total 24 Prerequisite: Competency shown in L2 Chinese or equivalent. Course Information: How to communicate in Chinese through listening, speaking, reading and writing with the development of appropriate cultural skills and understanding. Themes include: media and entertainment, social issues, and employment. Where does it lead? Tourism, finance, government, social services and trade. Who to talk to? Ms Lei 13FRE FRENCH Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 14 External 10 Total 24 Prerequisite: Competency shown in L2 French or equivalent.

Course Information: How to communicate in French and understand written and spoken language on the following topics: media and entertainment • travel and tourism • employment • the environment.

Where does it lead? Tourism, teaching, or any careers which demand highly developed verbal, written and thinking skills, cultural awareness and adaptability. Who to talk to? Miss Malins

33 Senior Courses 2018 13JAP JAPANESE Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 14 External 10 Total 24 Prerequisite: Competency shown in L2 Japanese or equivalent. Course Information: How to communicate in Japanese through listening, speaking, reading and writing with the development of appropriate cultural skills and understanding. Themes include media • travel and tourism • employment • the environment.

Where does it lead? Tourism, teaching, media, finance, government, social services and trade. Who to talk to? Ms Griffiths 13SAM SAMOAN Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 14 External 10 Total 24 Prerequisite: Competency shown in L2 Samoan or equivalent. Course Information: This course aims to develop students’ ability to express with confidence ideas in Samoan on a range of topics relating to Samoan culture, including current youth issues. Cost/Equipment $10 Samoan Independence Day Fee Where does it lead? Careers involving translation/ interpreting Samoan language, or organisations that work predominantly with Pasifika people.

Who to talk to? Ms Peters 13TGN LEA FAKA-TONGA Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 8 External 10 Total 18 Prerequisite: Competency shown in L2 Lea Faka-Tonga or equivalent. Course Information: How to communicate confidently in Lea Faka-Tonga in a variety of situations, including everyday formal and cultural occasions. Where does it lead? Careers involving translation/interpreting Tongan language, or organisations working with Pasifika people. Who to talk to? Mrs Faka’osi

34 Senior Courses 2018 13TRM 12TRM 11TRM 10TRM 9TRM MATAURANGA MAORI FACULTY The Faculty of Mātauranga Māori will be responsible for the delivery of Te Reo Māori (Māori Language), Tikanga Māori (Cultural Processes) and Nga Toi Whakaari (Cultural Performance).

In addition to this the Faculty of Mātauranga Māori will oversee initiatives which are designed to raise Māori Achievement across the whole school. We encourage open communication between teachers, learners and their whānau, on all or any aspects of the learning journey of Māori students. Mātauranga Māori Faculty Curriculum Pathways MULTI-LEVEL COURSES Māori Performing Arts^ Tikanga Māori^ Mana Wahine^ Main Pathway Alternate Pathway *Semester course ^Multi Level Course (*) Full year or semester course

35 Senior Courses 2018 YEAR 11 COURSES 11TRM TE REO MAORI Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 18 External 12 Total 30 Prerequisite: Competency shown in Year 10 Te Reo Maori or equivalent. Course Information: This course seeks to develop students’ skills in: Pānui (reading), Tuhituhi (writing), Kōrero (speaking), and Whakarongo (listening). Topics from contemporary to traditional kaupapa will be covered. Where does it lead? 12TRM Who to talk to? Koka Rhonda Tibble YEAR 12 COURSES 12TRM TE REO MAORI Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 16 External 12 Total 28 Prerequisite: Competency shown in L1 Te Reo Māori or equivalent.

Course Information: This course seeks to develop our students’ skills in: Panui (reading), Tuhituhi (writing), Korero (speaking) and Whakarongo (listening). Topics from contemporary to traditional kaupapa will be covered.

Where does it lead? 13TRM Who to talk to? Whaea Stevie-Jane Mutu YEAR 13 COURSES 13TRM TE REO MAORI Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 16 External 12 Total 28 Prerequisite: Competency shown in L2 Te Reo Māori or equivalent. Course Information: This course seeks to develop our students’ skills in: Panui (reading), Tuhituhi (writing), Korero (speaking) and Whakarongo (listening). Topics from contemporary to traditional kaupapa will be covered. Where does it lead? Tertiary study. Who to talk to? Koka Rhonda Tibble

36 Senior Courses 2018 Māori Performing Arts is a co-curricular course that runs outside the timetable.

Wananga will be held over several weekends and out of school times. Do NOT choose this as a subject on your option form. 14MPA MAORI PERFORMING ARTS (Semester) Qualification: NCEA Level 1, 2, 3 Credits available AS Internal L1 14 Internal L2 18 Internal L3 22 Total N/A Prerequisite: Member of Kapa Haka. Course Information: This course seeks to develop skills and knowledge of the varying genre’ of Maori Performance, such as Whakaeke, Whakawatea, Haka, Poi, Waiata-a-ringa, Moteatea. Where does it lead? Tertiary study.

Who to talk to? Koka Rhonda Tibble 14TKM TIKANGA MAORI Qualification: NCEA Level 1, 2 Credits available US Internal L1 11 Internal L2 12 Total 23 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: The students will gain confidence in developing an understanding of Tikanga Māori, important in service delivery. Where does it lead? Service industries, Anthropology, Hauora, Matauranga Māori, and Teaching careers. Who to talk to? Koka Rhonda Tibble 14MWH MANA WAHINE Qualification: NCEA Level 2, 3 Credits available US Internal L2 13 Internal L3 9 Total 22 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: The students will gain confidence in developing an understanding of Mana Wahine as an academic subject to compare against other understandings of feminism.

Students will develop their general knowledge of what constitutes Mana Wahine based upon Māori Epistemology.

Where does it lead? Service industries, Anthropology, Hauora and Matauranga Māori. Who to talk to? Koka Rhonda Tibble MULTI LEVEL COURSES

37 Senior Courses 2018 13MAC 13MAS 13MAG 11ACC 12ACC 13ACC 11MAA 10MAA 9MAA 12MAA 11MAT 10MAT 9MAT 12MAS 11MAG 10MAN 9MAN 11MAP 12MAP 12MAG 11CSC* 12FIN 13FIN 12CSC* MATHEMATICS FACULTY Mathematics at secondary school will give you the skills, understanding and confidence to use mathematics in every day life. You will develop a variety of approaches to problem solving, learn to discover patterns and relationships, interpret information and statistics and to communicate your ideas using mathematical language.

There are courses that will prepare you to go on studying mathematics and courses to give you the mathematical skills and concepts needed to take a responsible role in our society.

Your mathematics teacher will discuss your choice with you and help you make the right decision. Mathematics Faculty Curriculum Pathways YEAR 9 YEAR 10 YEAR 11 YEAR 12 YEAR 13 Main Pathway Alternate Pathway *Semester course ^Multi Level Course (*) Full year or semester course

38 Senior Courses 2018 YEAR 11 COURSES 11ACC ACCOUNTING Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 9 External 12 Total 21 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: Understanding accounting, processing financial transactions, preparation of financial statements, interpretation of accounting information and understanding cash management.

Cost/Equipment: Calculator. Where does it lead? 12ACC and complements Economics and Business courses. Who to talk to? Mr Gounder NOTE: Our Year 10 Mathematics courses offer one Achievement Standard. If this is achieved, students will go into Year 11 with 4 Level 1 credits banked in their achievement records.

Your Year 10 Mathematics teacher will recommend which one of these courses is most suitable for you: 11MAA MATHEMATICS ADVANCED Qualification: NCEA Level 1, Numeracy for NCEA Level 1 and UE Credits available L1 AS Internal 3 External 16 Total 19 Prerequisite: Merit or better in most of the topics in 10MAT or 10MAA and 4 L1 credits. Course Information: Topics covered will include algebra, graphs, geometry and trigonometry, statistics & probability Cost/Equipment: Graphics calculator, ruler. Where does it lead? 12MAC Who to talk to? Your Year 10 Maths teacher 11MAT MATHEMATICS Qualification: NCEA Level 1, Numeracy for NCEA Level 1 and UE Credits available L1 AS Internal 6 External 16 Total 22 Prerequisite: Merit or better in many of the topics in 10MAT or 10MAA and 4 L1 credits.

Course Information: Topics covered will include algebra, graphs, geometry and trigonometry, statistics and probability.

Cost/Equipment: Scientific or graphics calculator. Where does it lead? 12MAC or 12MAS or 12MAG Who to talk to? Your Year 10 Maths teacher 11MAG GENERAL MATHEMATICS Qualification: NCEA Level 1, Numeracy for NCEA Level 1 and UE Credits available L1 US AS Internal 10 13 External 4 Total 10 17 Prerequisite: Achieved grades in most of the topics covered in Year 10. 4 L1 credits. Course Information: This course will provide students with the opportunity to gain Numeracy for NCEA L1 and works towards L2 Maths. Topics covered will include algebra, statistics and probability. Cost/Equipment: Scientific calculator.

Where does it lead? 12MAG Who to talk to? Your Year 10 Maths teacher 11MAP PRACTICAL MATHEMATICS Qualification: NCEA Level 1, Numeracy for NCEA Level 1 and UE Credits available L1 US AS Internal 10 13 External Total 10 13 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: Practical mathematics for use in everyday life. This course will provide students with the opportunity to gain Numeracy for NCEA L1 through Achievement or Unit Standards. Topics covered will include number, statistics and probability with some algebra. Cost/Equipment: Scientific calculator, protractor, ruler. Where does it lead? 12MAG if achievement is good enough Who to talk to? Your Year 10 Maths teacher 11CSC* COMPUTER SCIENCE (Semester) Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 6 External 3 Total 9 Co-requisite: 11MAA/MAT Course Information: Computer programming.

Topics covered will include planning and constructing a computer programme using Python programming language. The external standard is a report.

Cost/Equipment: None. Where does it lead? 12CSC Who to talk to? Your Year 10 Maths teacher

39 Senior Courses 2018 YEAR 12 COURSES 12ACC ACCOUNTING Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 10 External 13 Total 23 Prerequisite: At least 14 credits in L1 ACC or FC approval. If you are taking this course, you should also be taking a Year 12 Mathematics course. Course Information: Recording of financial information, presentation of financial reports, analysis of financial information, basic Accounting principles, processes and systems. Cost/Equipment: Calculator.

Where does it lead? Complements economics courses. Leads to Year 13 Accounting. Who to talk to? Mr Gounder  Students may do any two of 12MAA, 12MAS & 12MAG  Students who wish to do Year 13 Calculus must do 12MAA or gain Merit grade in the Algebra and Calculus Standards in 12MAS  Students who wish to do Year 13 Mathematics and Statistics must do 12MAA or 12MAS 12MAA MATHEMATICS ADVANCED Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 9 External 9 Total 18 Prerequisite: At least 14 credits in L1 Maths AS including at least 12 external credits. Course Information: This course covers all the mathematics necessary for 13MAC and 13MAS.

It includes algebra, graphs, co-ordinate geometry, equations, calculus and trigonometry. Cost/Equipment: Graphics Calculator.

Where does it lead? 13MAC Who to talk to? Your Yr 11 Maths teacher 12MAS MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 6 External 13 Total 19 Prerequisite: At least 14 credits in L1 Maths AS, including at least 8 external credits. Course Information: This course covers all the mathematics necessary for Yr13 Mathematics and Statistics. It includes algebra, probability, statistics, equations and calculus. Cost/Equipment: Graphics Calculator. Where does it lead? 13MAS and complements Biology, Social Sciences, Commerce or PE. 13MAC with Merit grade in Algebra and Calculus.

Who to talk to? Your Year 11 Maths teacher 12MAG GENERAL MATHEMATICS Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2/3 AS AS Internal 9 2 External 4 Total 13 2 Prerequisite: At least 13 credits in L1 including AS 91027 or 91029. Course Information: This course covers co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, probability and networks. It gives students a background in mathematics and a pathway to UE-approved 13MAG. Cost/Equipment: Scientific Calculator. It includes one L3 standard. Where does it lead? 13MAG Who to talk to? Your Year 11 Maths teacher 12MAP PRACTICAL MATHEMATICS Qualification: Numeracy and UE Numeracy Credits available L2 US AS Internal 3 6 External Total 3 6 Prerequisite: At least 10 credits in L1 AS, not in US.

Course Information: This course covers statistics, probability, networks, co-ordinate geometry and budgeting US. This course will focus on gaining L2 credits.

Cost/Equipment: Scientific Calculator. Where does it lead? Thi is a final course. Who to talk to? Year 11 Maths teacher, careers advisor 12FIN* FINANCIAL SKILLS (Semester) Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 US Internal 9 External Total 9 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: Develop skills to become confident, responsible and capable in managing your finances. Topics could include budgeting, insurance, banking and tertiary study funding options Where does it lead? 13FIN* Who to talk to? Ms Kerr, Ms Motlagh or Mr Gounder

40 Senior Courses 2018 12CSC COMPUTER SCIENCE Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 15 External 4 Total 19 Prerequisite: L1 CSC or L1 Electronics and 12MAA/MAT Course Information: This course builds on L1 programming and electronics, taking them to a more advanced level.

Topics covered will include planning and constructing a computer programme using Python programming language and planning and constructing an electronic system. The external standard is a report. Cost/Equipment: Nil Who to talk to? Ms Kerr or Ms Nicholson YEAR 13 COURSES 13ACC ACCOUNTING Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 12 External 9 Total 21 Prerequisite: At least 12 credits in L2 Accounting. Course Information: Basic Financial and Management Accounting including presentation of accounts, analysis for partnerships, companies and manufacturing entities.

Cost/Equipment: Calculator. Where does it lead? Complements Economics courses. Accounting is used in a wide range of fields, including business, finance, administration, law and government. Who to talk to? Mr Gounder 13MAG GENERAL MATHEMATICS Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 14 External 4 Total 18 Prerequisite: At least 10 L2 or L3 Mathematics or Statistics credits, including AS 91256 or 91259. Course Information: Statistics, Equations, Probability and Linear Programming. Cost/Equipment: Graphics Calculator.

Where does it lead? Provides Mathematics skills which will be useful in a range of careers & tertiary courses.

Who to talk to? Your Year 12 Maths teacher 13MAC MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 3 External 17 Total 20 Prerequisite: At least 13 credits from L2 Algebra and Calculus including 91257, 91261 and 91262. Course Information: Calculus is the major part of the course. Conic Sections, Calculus, Graphs and Algebra are extended beyond L2. Complex Numbers is a new topic.

Cost/Equipment: Graphical Calculator. Where does it lead? University level Mathematical studies, including the study of Engineering and Commerce. Complements 13 Economics, Physics and Chemistry. Who to talk to? Ms Kerr 13MAS MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 10 External 8 Total 18 Prerequisite: At least 8 L2 Mathematics external AS credits. Course Information: Probability, Statistics and Linear Programming. Cost/Equipment: Graphical Calculator.

Where does it lead? University level Mathematical studies and complements Science and Social Science university studies.

Complements Year 13 Biology, Social Sciences and Accounting. Who to talk to? Ms Kerr or Ms McFarland 13FIN* FINANCIAL SKILLS (Semester) Qualification: NCEA Level 3 Credits available L2 US Internal 10 External Total 10 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: Develop skills to make informed judgements and decisions on the use and management of money. Topics could include setting financial goals, comparing different credit options and explaining interest payments and investment options.

Who to talk to? Ms Kerr, Ms Motlagh or Mr Gounder

41 Senior Courses 2018 13PAT 12PAT PATHWAY FACULTY The Pathways Programme involves a variety of experiences including classroom learning, student self-directed projects, taster courses; industry related field trips, one day courses taught by external providers and work experiences through the Gateway Programme. The aim is to provide practical and work related competencies required in the workforce. Students are encouraged to engage with their Pathways teachers, Careers Advisor, Gateway Coordinator, experienced external providers and work placement providers in order to make informed choices about their pathway.

Pathway Faculty Curriculum Pathways MULTI-LEVEL COURSES Gateway^ (this is not a timetabled course) Main Pathway Alternate Pathway *Semester course ^Multi Level Course (*) Full year or semester course

42 Senior Courses 2018 YEAR 12 COURSE 12PAT PATHWAY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L1 US Internal 17 External Total 17 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: This course introduces students to the world of work where they begin to develop an understanding of the skills needed both in the workplace and in their everyday life at home and school. Year 12 Pathways offers students Employment skills, Core generics, vocational and work based education linked to NCEA. This Pathways course will be enhanced by incorporating learning around the preparedness to complete the learner licence and participation in the gateway programme, where some students have the opportunity to complete 10 days of industry based learning experience.

Where does it lead? 13PAT Who to talk to? Ms Ashmore, Ms Hayward YEAR 13 COURSE 13PAT PATHWAY Qualification: NCEA Level 3 Credits available L2 US Internal 21 External Total 21 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: This course follows on from year 12 Pathways and continues to introduce students to the world of work where they will develop their understanding of the skills needed both in the workplace and in their everyday life at home and school. Year 13 Pathways offers students Employment skills, Core Generics, vocational and work based education linked to NCEA. This Pathways course will be enhanced by incorporating learning through Great Success and also the Gateway programme, where some students have the opportunity to complete 10 days of industry based learning experience within a chosen company.

Who to talk to? Ms Ashmore MULTI-LEVEL COURSE This is not a timetabled class so do not choose it on your option form. You will need to apply to be part of this programme. 14GAT GATEWAY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 and 3 Credits available L2/3 US Internal 20 External Total 20 Prerequisite: Application only. Course Information: The Gateway programme is designed to strengthen pathways for senior students from school to further education, training or employment. It offers supervised and structured work place education through individualised learning arrangements across a variety of industries and businesses.

Gateway students complete a 10 day voluntary work placement for one day per week during term or holidays while they are continuing to study at school. By undertaking a Gateway placement students work on industry relevant unit standards. They might also attend health and safety, first aid and communication workshops. Gateway students can gain valuable ‘work-ready’ skills through direct workplace experience as well as achieving credits towards their NCEA qualifications and vocational pathways. Participation in the Gateway programme helps students to identify current and future programmes of study while supporting their interests in personal career pathways.

They also get to experience a chosen vocation before making a commitment. It therefore enables young people to explore potential job and career options. Simultaneously, it provides an opportunity to demonstrate their personal vocational profile to potential tertiary providers and future employers. We are currently offering Gateway work placements in the Services Industries such as Retail, Early Childhood, Public Sector, Tourism, Hospitality, Motor Industries, Beauty & Hairdressing and we aim to expand our range of placements in additional industry sectors. Ideally Gateway students are able to balance their learning at school while attending a work placement.

Good time-management, communication and team player skills, as well as organisational competencies and self-motivation are beneficial to complete the programme successfully.

To participate in the 2018 Gateway programme please discuss the application process, your career aspirations and workplace availability with Mrs. Sabbage. Student applicants are interviewed and notified about the outcome of their application. Who to talk to? Ms Sabbage

43 Senior Courses 2018 SCIENCE FACULTY Learning in science is fundamental to understanding the world in which we live and work. Science finds patterns by making careful observations of the world around us. It helps people to clarify ideas, to ask questions, to test explanations through measurement and observations and to use their findings to establish the worth of an idea.

Science makes an important contribution to the decisions which are shaping our world and the world of future generations. Science Faculty Curriculum Pathways YEAR 9 YEAR 10 YEAR 11 YEAR 12 YEAR 13 Main Pathway Alternate Pathway *Semester course ^Multi Level Course (*) Full year or semester course 12BIO 13BIO 13SBY 11PHY* 12CHE 13CHE 10SCI 12SBY 12PHY 13PHY 11BCH 12ESS 9SCI 13ESS 11SCH 11SCL 12AHS 13AHS 11ESS* 12ELE 11ELE*

44 Senior Courses 2018 11BCH BIOCHEMICAL SCIENCE Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 15 External 8 Total 23 Prerequisite: Merit or better in Year 10 Science. Course Information: This course covers key science concepts from Biology – genetics and human biology, and Chemistry – atomic structure, acids and bases and chemical reactions. As well, important scientific skills such as investigation planning, data gathering and interpreting, research and writing skills, and problem solving will be taught. Students who want to study Biology and/or Chemistry in Year 12 and 13 need to take this course.

Where does it lead? 12CHE, 12BIO, 12SBY, 12ESS Who to talk to? Ms Denny 11SCL SCIENCE FOR LIFE Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 17-22 External Total 17-22 Prerequisite: Achieved or better in Year 10 Science. Course Information: The aim of this course is for students to deepen their scientific knowledge and skills so they can make informed decisions about what is best for them, for life on planet Earth, for society and for our environment. Students will work with their teacher to design a course that allows them to use a wide range of scineitifc concepts to investigate and explore Science and its applications.

Some students will have the option of attempting an external achievement standard.

Where does it lead? 12AHS Who to talk to? Ms Denny 11SCH HANDS ON SCIENCE Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 12 External Total 12 Prerequisite: Entry by decision of Faculty Co-ordinator. Course Information: The focus of this course is on increasing students’ scientific knowledge and understanding of the world about them as well as their use of practical scientific skills. Students do not choose this course. They will be selected for it by the Faculty Coordinator. Where does it lead? 12AHS with FC approval Who to talk to? Ms Denny 11ESS* EARTH and SPACE SCIENCE (Semester) Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 12 External Total 12 Prerequisite: Merit or better in Year 10 Science Course Information: This course will cover concepts in electronics and also provide students with the opportunity to learn basic programming for controlling electronic components.

Students modify toys using microcontrollers so that the toys play music or flash lights when they are triggered. This gives students the opportunity to learn basic programming and electronic theory. If taken with 11PHY or 11CSC, then this makes a full year of Science. Where does it lead? 12ESS, 12GEO Who to talk to? Ms Arthur 11ELE* ELECTRONICS (Semester) Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 9 External Total 9 Prerequisite: Merit or better in Year 10 Science Course Information: This course will cover concepts in electronics and also provide students with the opportunity to learn basic programming for controlling electronic components.

Students modify toys using microcontrollers so that the toys play music or flash lights when they are triggered. This gives students the opportunity to learn basic programming and electronic theory. If taken with 11PHY or 11CSC, then this makes a full year of Science. Where does it lead? 12ELE Who to talk to? Ms Nicholson, Ms Rhode YEAR 11 COURSES

45 Senior Courses 2018 11PHY* PHYSICS (Semester) Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 7 External 4 Total 15 Prerequisite: Merit or better in Year 10 Science. Corequisite: 11MAA or 11MAT. Course Information: This course covers the key physics concepts of electricity, magnetism, and mechanics. as well as skills in physics investigations. As well, important scientific skills such as investigation planning, data gathering and interpreting, research and writing skills, and problem solving will be taught. If taken with 11ELE or 11CSC, then this makes a full year of Science.

Students who want to study Physics in Year 12 and 13 need to take this course Where does it lead? 12PHY, 12ELE, 12ESS Who to talk to? Ms Rhode YEAR 12 COURSES 12AHS APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCE Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 14 External Total 14 Prerequisite: Achieved or better in most assessments in any Year 11 Science course. Course Information: This course provides an alternative pathway for students interested in careers in health and community services such as nursing, social work, community support workers, rehabilitation assistant, aged care and vet nursing. It will include workplace experiences and visits to relevant tertiary institutions.

Standards will be chosen based on the needs of the students each year.

Where does it lead? 13AHS, NZ Cert in Health & Wellbeing (Level 3). Who to talk to? Ms Denny 12BIO BIOLOGY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 7 External 12 Total 19 Prerequisite: 12 credits in L1 BCH or PHY, plus merit in at least one external standard, or permission of Faculty Co-ordinator. Course Information: This course is designed for students who have good academic ability. It covers topics from cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology and plant biology. As well, important biological skills such as investigation planning, data interpretation, research skills, and problem solving will be further developed.

Students will also gain an appreciation of the uniqueness of New Zealand ecosystems.

Where does it lead? 13BIO Who to talk to? Ms Denny 12CHE CHEMISTRY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 7 External 13 Total 20 Prerequisite: 12 credits in L1 BCH or PHY, plus merit in at least one external standard, or permission of Faculty Co-ordinator. Course Information: This course is designed for students who have good academic ability. It covers topics from atomic structure, chemical reactions and organic chemistry and aims to give students a solid foundation in Chemistry for future study. Practical work is an essential component so regular attendance is important.

This course will be tailored to meet the individual needs of students through the choice of external and internal standards studied.

Where does it lead? 13CHE Who to talk to? Ms Tudor

46 Senior Courses 2018 12ELE ELECTRONICS WITH PHYSICS Qualification: NCEA Level 2. Credits available L2 AS Internal 12 External 6 Total 18 Prerequisite: 6 credits in Yr 11 Physics or Yr 11 Electronics. Corequisite: At least 12MAG. Course Information: This course is for students interested in electronics and physics and who may wish to pursue further training and employment in this field such as Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Applied Technology. Students build simple robots and develop sensors so their robot can complete a task.

The theory covered helps students achieve their design and includes; electricity, magnetism, and microcontroller circuits.

Where does it lead? Certificate in Science and Technology, Bachelor of Engineering Technology (after completing Year 13). Who to talk to? Ms Nicolson 12ESS EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 16 External 4 Total 20 Prerequisite: Year 10 or Year 11 Earth and Space Science. Course Information: This course is designed for students who have an interest in how our planet sustains life, the forces that shape Earth and its position in the Solar System. It will cover a selection of topics from astronomy, geology, climatology, and planetary science. Standards will be chosen based on the needs of the students each year.

Where does it lead? 13ESS Who to talk to? Ms Arthur 12PHY PHYSICS Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 10 External 16 Total 26 Prerequisite: 12 credits in L1 BCH or PHY, plus merit in at least one external standard, or permission of Faculty Co-ordinator. Corequisite: 12MAA Course Information: This course is designed for students who have a good academic ability and an understanding of mathematical concepts. It covers topics from electricity, mechanics, waves and atomic and nuclear physics, and aims to give students a solid foundation in Physics for future study. There will be optional external and/or Internal standards offered to meet the individual needs of students.

Where does it lead? 13PHY Who to talk to? Ms Rhode 12SBY SUSTAINABILITY (Cross-curricula) Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 13 External 8 Total 21 Prerequisite: 14 credits in a L1 Science or Social Science subject, plus Merit in at least two standards. Course Information: Are you concerned about issues affecting the world today from a sustainability perspective? Plan a personal action that will contribute towards a sustainable future. Look at different examples of sustainability from NZ and around the world. This is a chance for you to make a difference in the world.

While this course is quite practically based using models to explain and understand relevant concepts, you will be expected to write detailed answers to convey your new understandings in assessments. Where does it lead? 13SBY Who to talk to? Ms Arthur, Ms Nicolson YEAR 13 COURSES 13AHS APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCE Qualification: NCEA Level 3 Credits available L3 US Internal 14 External Total 14 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: This course provides an alternative pathway for students interested in careers in health and community services such as nursing, social work, community support workers, rehabilitation assistant and aged care.

It will include workplace experiences and visits to relevant tertiary institutions. Standards will be chosen to meet the needs of the students who take this course.

Where does it lead? Related on-the- job training or tertiary courses such as Nursing, NZ Cert in Health & Wellbeing (Level 3/4), Cert in Social Services (Level 4). Who to talk to? Ms Arthur

47 Senior Courses 2018 13BIO BIOLOGY Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 6 External 13 Total 19 Prerequisite: Merit or better in two externals plus achieved or better in one internal standard from L2 BIO or with permission of Faculty Co-ordinator. Course Information: This course will cover Genetics and evolution, Plant responses and Animal behaviour, Human biological and cultural evolution, Contemporary techniques in molecular biology and biotechnology.

As well, important biological skills such as data interpretation, research skills, and problem solving will be further developed. Where does it lead? Tertiary courses in biomedical sciences, health, biotechnology, plant and animal science, ecology/environmental science.

Who to talk to? Ms Denny 13CHE CHEMISTRY Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 7 External 15 Total 22 Prerequisite: Merit or better in two externals plus achieved or better in one internal standard from L2 CHE or with permission of Faculty Co-ordinator. Course Information: This course builds on Yr 12 Chemistry. It will cover Thermochemistry, Organic Chemistry and Spectroscopic techniques and develops in-depth investigative skills. Practical work is an essential component so regular attendance is important. The course will be tailored to meet the individual needs of students for their future tertiary courses through the mix of external and internal standards studied.

Students can expect to achieve 15-22 credits. Where does it lead? Tertiary courses in medicine, biochemistry, pharmacology, science research, food engineering, molecular biology.

Who to talk to? Ms Tudor 13ESS EARTH and SPACE SCIENCE Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 12 External 8 Total 20 Prerequisite: 12 credits in L2 Earth & Space Science or Geography, preferably at Merit level. Course Information: This course will cover topics from ocean and atmospheric processes, astronomy, geology and issues facing the earth. The externals develop an introduction to how these complex systems work and interact and the huge increase in our recent understanding of these systems. The internals focus on using students knowledge of geologic and astronomic concepts to explain their understanding of key ideas like dating techniques used to determine the timeline for events or what has been gained from observations made by recent probes to other planets or to observe other stars.

Standards will be chosen to meet the needs of the students who take this course. Where does it lead? Tertiary courses in geology, astronomy, planetary science, environmental science, and climate change research, environmental planning, geography, fisheries research. Who to talk to? Ms Denny, Ms Arthur 13PHY PHYSICS Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 10 External 16 Total 26 Prerequisite: Merit or better in two externals plus achieved or better in one internal standard from L2 PHY or with permission of Faculty Co-ordinator.

Co-requisite 13MAC Course Information: This course builds on Year 12 Physics. It will cover mechanics, waves, electricity (AC and DC) and electromagnetism. The course will be tailored to meet the individual needs of students for their future tertiary courses through the mix of external and internal standards studied. Where does it lead? Tertiary courses in Engineering and Physical Sciences and is strongly recommended for sport, medical or health sciences. Who to talk to? Ms Rhode 13SBY SUSTAINABILITY (Cross-curricula) Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 15 External 4 Total 19 Prerequisite: At least 14 credits in Year 12 Science or Social Science subject.

Course Information: Learn about issues affecting the world today from a sustainability perspective that involves social, cultural, environmental and economic aspects. Plan a personal action that will contribute towards a sustainable future. Learn to evaluate local examples of sustainability in action and how they could be improved. This is a chance for you to make a difference in the world. This course is based on student led research and involves report writing with guidance. Students will learn about ways to move groups and/or organisations towards a more sustainable future and the type of steps that do this.

Where does it lead? Careers in Environmental Management, Business, Policy and Planning, Local Government.

Who to talk to? Ms Arthur

48 Senior Courses 2018 13GEO 13HIS 13GSS 13CLS 11ECO 12ECO 13ECO 11GES* 10SST 9SST* 11HIS 12GSS 11HSS* 12CLS 12TOU 11GEO 12HIS 12PHL 13TOU 11PHL* 10PHL* 11BUS 12GEO 10ENT* 10MMT* 12BUS 12SBY 13SBY 11GSS 13BUS SOCIAL SCIENCES FACULTY Social Sciences Faculty Curriculum Pathways YEAR 9 YEAR 10 YEAR 11 YEAR 12 YEAR 13 MULTI-LEVEL COURSES Pasifika Studies *^ Main Pathway Alternate Pathway *Semester course ^Multi Level Course (*) Full year or semester course

49 Senior Courses 2018 YEAR 11 COURSES 11BUS BUSINESS STUDIES Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 12 External 8 Total 20 Prerequisite: None.

Course Information: Students will apply the marketing mix to a product, investigate the recruitment process of a business, and plan and carry out a business activity. Other topics include business aims, entrepreneurship, competition, stakeholders and finance. Also covered are the economic, environmental and legal factors that businesses must consider. Cost/Equipment Workbooks (optional).

Where does it lead? 12BUS Who to talk to? Ms Sturme, Mrs Dallaston 11ECO ECONOMICS Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 9 External 12 Total 21 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: Economics gives an insight into the business world and how the New Zealand economy works. Topics include Demand e.g. what influences a consumer to buy a product, Supply e.g. what decisions do businesses need to make (we will visit a local business) and Market equilibrium (e.g. how prices and quantities in the market are determined). Cost/Equipment: Workbooks (optional).

Where does it lead? 12ECO Who to talk to? Ms Sturme, Mrs Dallaston 11GEO GEOGRAPHY Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 10 External 8 Total 18 Prerequisite: None.

Course Information: Study how New Zealand’s population is made up and look at the issues of having 7 billion people in the world. Understand how we can use environments in a sustainable way. Look at the impacts of the Christchurch Earthquakes. Participate in a field trip to study our local environment. Cost/Equipment: Field trip cost tbc. (optional) Geography Skills Workbooks $27.00 (optional). Where does it lead? 12GEO, 12GSS, 12SBY Who to talk to? Mr Isaacs, Miss Price 11GES* GEOGRAPHY (Semester) Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 10 External Total 10 Prerequisite: None.

Course Information: Look at the impacts of the world having over seven billion people. Understand how we can use environments in a sustainable way. Participate in a field trip to study Goat Island. Cost/Equipment: Field Trip – cost to be confirmed (optional). Where does it lead? 12GEO, 12GSS, 12SBY Who to talk to? Mr Isaacs, Miss Price 11HIS HISTORY Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 12 External 12 Total 24 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: Topics will include the Origins of WWI, the Gallipoli campaign and the Black Civil Rights Movement in USA. This course aims to develop communication, research and analytical skills for the future historian.

Where does it lead? 12HIS, 12GSS Who to talk to? Ms Rhodes, Mr Cabral-Tarry, Mr McNair, Mr Meads 11HSS* HISTORY (Semester) Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 12 External Total 12 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: Two topics are studied in the semester classes, with the same topics being covered in each semester. Find out about the Origins of WWI and the Gallipoli campaign and the Black Civil Rights Movement in the USA. This semester course aims to develop communication, research and analytical skills for the future historian. Where does it lead? 12HIS, 12GSS Who to talk to? Ms Rhodes, Mr Meads, Mr Cabral-Tarry, Mr McNair

50 Senior Courses 2018 11GSS GENERAL SOCIAL SCIENCE Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 US AS Internal 8 8 External 4 Total 20 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: This course features a mix of Social Science unit and achievement standards and is ideal for students. Investigate the different perspectives surrounding the Black Civil Rights movement in the USA. Describe the role of democratic governments. Study of human rights and historical research. Where does it lead? 12GSS, 12HIS, 12GEO Who to talk to? Mr McNair, Ms Rhodes 11PHL* PHILOSOPHY (Semester) Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 10 External Total 10 Prerequisite: Good written and oral communication skills.

Course Information: Focus at Level 1 is on religion, morality and rights. Where does it lead? 12PHL Who to talk to? Mr Cabral-Tarry YEAR 12 COURSES 12BUS BUSINESS STUDIES Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 12 External 8 Total 20 Prerequisite: 14 L1 credits in L1 Business Studies, Economics or Accounting. Course Information: Study the theory behind running a business. Topics include leadership, production and corporate culture. Find out about issues that businesses face eg laws, social expectations, and technology changes. Students will undertake market research, write a business plan and run their own business.

Where does it lead? Complements ACC and ECO courses. Who to talk to? Ms Sturme 12CLS CLASSICAL STUDIES Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 10 External 10 Total 20 Prerequisite: 14 Level 1 credits in language based subjects like History, English or Philosophy. Course Information: This course is best suited for students who enjoy writing, a high level of writing and reading skills are required. This is a multi-disciplinary course, which demonstrates aspects of Greek or Roman culture. The Ancient Romans and Greeks, are studied through Mythology, Literature, Social and Political History.

Cost/Equipment: No costs; students may wish to purchase L2 Classical Studies ESA Study Guide for personal use at home. Class sets of these books are available for use in class. Where does it lead? 13CLS Who to talk to? Ms Wilson, Mr Meads 12ECO ECONOMICS Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 10 External 8 Total 18 Prerequisite: 14 credits in Level 1 Economics or NCEA Level 1. Course Information: Study the economic issues that all countries must address – how to improve international trade and employment, and control inflation, and what government policies can be used e.g.

Why is inflation bad for the economy? How can we improve our standard of living? Will a rising NZ dollar affect me? What are the economic impacts of hosting an event like the Rugby 7’s?

Where does it lead? 113ECO Complements Accounting, Business Studies and Mathematics courses. Whot to talk to? Ms Sturme, Mrs Dallaston

51 Senior Courses 2018 12GEO GEOGRAPHY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 14 External 8 Total 22 Prerequisite: At least 12 credits in L1 GEO, or at least 4 credits in 11GES or 11ESS, or NCEA L1 overall with at least 14 credits in English if you did not do Geography in 2018. Course Information: Study the Urban Pattern of crime in Chicago through spatial analysis technology. Assess the global human trafficking patterns and their impacts on people.

Undertake research at Muriwai Beach and study the natural environment of the Amazon. Cost/Equipment: Field trip (optional); Level 2 Geography Skills workbooks $27.00 (optional). Where does it lead? 13GEO, 13SBY Who to talk to? Mr Isaacs, Miss Price 12GSS GENERAL SOCIAL SCIENCE Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 US AS Internal 12 9 External Total 21 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: This course will cover the key elements from History and Legal Studies. Students will study Black Civil Rights and crime in New Zealand. 12GSS students cannot take 12HIS. Where does it lead? 13GSS or other Year 13 Social Science subjects with FC approval.

Who to talk to? Any Social Science teacher 12HIS HISTORY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 14 External 9 Total 23 Prerequisite: At least 12 credits in 11HIS, or at least 8 credits in 11HSS, or equivalent results in another written subject.

Course Information: The major focus is 20th Century world history. Weimar and Nazi Germany – Hitler’s appeal and control in 1930s Germany. The Prohibition Era in the USA, WWII and it’s impact on the Pacific. The Vietnam War – find out about the war of the elephant and the flea. Where does it lead? 13HIS, 13GSS Who to talk to? Miss Rhodes, Mr Cabral-Tarry, Mr McNair 12TOU TOURISM AND THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 US Internal 26 External Total 26 Prerequisite: None. Course Information: Introductory skills needed in Tourism: tourist characteristics, work roles, business of tourism, destination New Zealand, world tourist destinations, numeracy and tourism impacts and aviation terminology books.

Students may bring their own devices but computers will be available. There is also the opportunity for outside courses with the International Tourism College.

Cost/Equipment: None. Who to talk to? Ms Thom, Mr Isaacs 12PHL PHILOSOPHY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS/US Internal 17 External 8 Total 25 Prerequisite: Achieved 14 credits in L1 English and a Social Science subject. Good communication skills. Course Information: Focus at Level 2 is on morals and ethical problems in contemporary society. Where does it lead? Complements all learning areas, critical thinking and analysis skills. Careers in law, government, health, management. Who to talk to? Mr Cabral-Tarry

52 Senior Courses 2018 YEAR 13 COURSES 13BUS BUSINESS STUDIES Qualification: NCEA Level 3 Credits available L3 AS US Internal 15 3 Total 18 Prerequisite: 14 credits or higher in L2 Economics, Business Studies or Accounting.

Course Information: This course will provide an authentic and engaging life experience. Students will participate in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). Through this programme students will have the opportunity to work in groups to set up and run their own business enterprise throughout the school year. Students become company directors and design, market and sell a real product or service of their choice. Alongside NCEA credits students will develop soft skills crucial for their future including creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, teamwork, time management and decision making.

Where does it lead? Complements Accounting and Economics courses. A wide range of fields, including business, finance, administration, law and government. Who to talk to? Ms Sturme 13CLS CLASSICAL STUDIES Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 12 External 10 Total 22 Prerequisite: 14 credits or more in L2 language based subjects (English, History, and Classical Studies). Course Information: This course is best suited for students who enjoy writing, a high level of writing and reading skills are required. This is a multi-disciplinary course, which demonstrates aspects of Greek or Roman culture.

The Ancient Romans and Greeks are studied through Mythology, Literature and Social History.

Cost/Equipment: No costs; students may wish to purchase L3 Classical Studies. ESA Study Guide for personal use at home. Class sets of these books are available for use in class. Where does it lead? Bachelor of Arts courses at tertiary level and University Law, Architecture, Commerce and Medicine. Who to talk to? Ms Wilson, Mr Meads 13ECO ECONOMICS Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 10 External 10 Total 20 Prerequisite: 14 credits or higher in L2 Economics or NCEA L2 (if student did not study ECO in 2018). Course Information: Micro-economics - The market system (how it operates, how decisions are made and their outcome in a modern market economy) and the state sector (reasons for government involvement in the economy), Macro-economics - Aggregate economic activity (e.g.

the Money market, the Foreign Exchange market, Government policies). Where does it lead? Complements Accounting, Business Studies and Mathematics courses. A wide range of f fields, including business, finance, administration, law and government. Who to talk to? Ms Sturme, Mrs Dallaston 13GEO GEOGRAPHY Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 14 External 4 Total 18 Prerequisite: At least 14 credits in 12GEO or NCEA L2 with at least 14 credits in L2 English. Course Information: Look at the development of tourism in Rotorua on a field trip, find out why and how tourism grew in this location.

Look at how an event like Polyfest is planned and the impacts of the event. Look at ways to solve Auckland’s Traffic issue and assess the impact of the conflict diamond trade.

Cost/Equipment: 3 day Field Trip cost to be around $300 (optional). Where does it lead? An excellent base subject for almost any future career. It can be studied as either an Arts or Science subject at university. Who to talk to? Mr Isaacs, Miss Price 13GSS GENERAL SOCIAL SCIENCE Qualification: NCEA Level 3 Credits available L3 AS US Internal 10 8 Total 18 Prerequisite: No academic prerequisite. Should enjoy reading and writing. You may not take this course if you are taking 13HIS. Course Information: Complete historical research on the Atomic Bomb, consider the merits and issues surrounding the death penalty.

Evaluate systems of government.

Where does it lead? Benefits students’ literacy levels in reading, writing and discussion and broadens students’ education by introducing them to a wide range of content. Who to talk to? Mr McNair, Mr Meads, Ms Rhodes

53 Senior Courses 2018 13HIS HISTORY Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 15 External 10 Total 25 Prerequisite: At least 13 credits in L2 History. Strong written communication skills are essential. Course Information: 1. 19th Century New Zealand History 2. Cold War. 3. Stalin’s Russia. Cost/Equipment: 2 day Fieldtrip $120.00 approx (optional).

Where does it lead? Language-rich tertiary subjects such as law, journalism and medicine. Who to talk to? Miss Rhodes, Mr McNair 13TOU TOURISM AND THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY Qualification: NCEA Level 3 Credits available L3 US Internal 30 External Total 30 Prerequisite: None Course Information: The focus is on Australia and New Zealand as travel destinations including attractions, activities, events, transport and accommodation. Students will gain skills that will help to equip them for a career in the Travel Industry. They will have the opportunity to take part in industry visits and training opportunities in Auckland City.

Cost/Equipment: 3 Day Trip to Rotorua cost approx. $300 (optional). Where does it lead? Tourism courses at tertiary level, Positions in the Tourism industry. Who to talk to? Mr Isaacs, Ms Hayward 14PSK* PASIFIKA STUDIES (semester) Qualification: NCEA Level 2/3 Credits available L2 /3 US Internal L2 3 Internal L3 6 External Total 9 Prerequisite: None Course Information: Pacific studies will enable students to develop a broad knowledge of the Pacific and enhance their cultural awareness. Possible topics include Pacific Indigenous knowledge, music and performing arts, culture and society, history and migration.

In this course students will also look at how culture and traditional values have been maintained over time, the impact of migration on Pacific people and Pacific culture identity today. Where does it lead? Courses at tertiary level.

Who to talk to? Ms Rhodes MULTI LEVEL COURSES

54 Senior Courses 2018 13CAT(*) 12DVC 13TCF 11TCF 12CAT(*) 12TCF 10TCP* 9TEC* 10TCT* 11TCT 12TCT 13TCT 10ADS* 11DVC 13DVC 10TDD* 11TDD 12TDD 13TDD 10TCF* 14HS1(*^) 14HS2(*^) TECHNOLOGY FACULTY Technology is the creative and purposeful use of human knowledge, skills and physical resources to solve practical problems. It involves developing objects, systems or environments. Technology is part of our daily lives, both at home and at work. Technology education develops a wide range of skills including problem solving, design, construction, critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

Technology Faculty Curriculum Pathways MULTI-LEVEL COURSES Hospitality (*^) YEAR 9 YEAR 10 YEAR 11 YEAR 12 YEAR 13 Main Pathway Alternate Pathway *Semester course ^Multi Level Course (*) Full year or semester course

55 Senior Courses 2018 YEAR 11 COURSES 11DVC DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 13 External 6 Total 19 Prerequisite: Year 10 Technology Product Design or Year 10 Architectural Design Course Information: Students will learn how to design, draw and research projects in Architecture, Interior Design and Product Design.

Use of 3D Printers and Scanners. Creating digital portfolios and CAD (Computer Aided Design). Cost/Equipment: Specialised stationery purchased from suppliers at discounted price of $45.00. Where does it lead? 12DVC Who to talk to? Mr Hawkins 11TDD COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 16 External 4 Total 20 Prerequisite: Year 10 Technology would be advantageous but not necessary. Course Information: Students are required to consult with stakeholders to plan, prepare and build a digital product for a young child such as an app, online book, incentive chart, board game, reading book etc.

Skill building units are based around digital drawing, design, project management, consultation and planning and organisation. No prior experience is necessary.

Cost/Equipment: A3 Visual diary. Where does it lead? 12TDD Who to talk to? Miss Langlands 11TCF FOOD TECHNOLOGY Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 15 External 4 Total 19 Prerequisite: Year 10 Technology would be advantageous but not necessary. Course Information: Students will learn foundational knowledge and skills in areas of Food and Nutrition, Food Technology and Hospitality. It will offer both achievement and unit standards which will provide learning opportunities to make well informed yet sound food choices, practical cookery and apply technological process to design a food product suitable to a given brief.

Cost/Equipment: $60.00 to cover food costs. Where does it lead? 12TCF or 12CAT Who to talk to? Ms Tiquia 11TCT TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Credits available L1 AS Internal 16 External 3 Total 19 Prerequisite: Year 10 Technology would be advantageous but not necessary. Course Information: Students apply knowledge and skills from all subjects into a practical task that encourages them to think critically, and find innovative solutions to problems. This course develops independent learning, critical thinking and creativity. The students’ personal interests are encouraged as they complete assignments for the year.

Cost/Equipment: $45 to cover materials.

Where does it lead? 12TCT Who to talk to? Mrs MacDonald YEAR 12 COURSES 12CT1* CATERING (Semester 1) Qualification: Credits - NCEA Level 2, Industry Unit Standards Credits available L2 US Internal 10 External Total 10 Prerequisite: 11 TCF or by negotiation with TIC only. Course Information: Students will study food preparation to a professional standard. Each semester has a different set of Unit Standards and may be taken consecutively. The first semester includes knowledge and practice of food safety, cookery skills and food presentation. Cost/Equipment: $50.00 to cover food costs.

Where does it lead? 13CAT.

Opportunities in the Food and Service Industry. Tertiary training opportunities in Cookery and Hospitality. Who to talk to? Ms Tiquia

56 Senior Courses 2018 12CT2* CATERING (Semester 2) Qualification: Credits - NCEA Level 2, Industry Unit Standards Credits available L2 US Internal 10 External Total 10 Prerequisite: 11 TCF or by negotiation with TIC only. Course Information: Students will further enhance knowledge and skills of food production in the hospitality industry. It is a semester course where the framework is taken from Pre-Tertiary Unit Standards and certificates of achievement provided by the Hospitality Industry Training Organisation, Service IQ. It includes knowledge and practice of food safety, working with a variety of food ingredients and supplemented by skills in Barista coffee making.

Cost/Equipment: $50.00 to cover food costs.

Where does it lead? 13CAT. Opportunities in the Food and Service Industry. Tertiary training opportunities in Cookery and Hospitality. Who to talk to? Ms Tiquia 12DVC DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 13 External 6 Total 19 Prerequisite: 11DVC or an interest in CAD (Computer Aided Design). Course Information: Students will learn how to design, draw and research projects in either Architecture or Product Design. Use of 3D Printers and Scanners.Creating digital portfolio presentations, models and CAD ( Computer Aided Design ).

Cost/Equipment: $45.00 for specialised stationery.

Where does it lead? 13DVC Who to talk to? Mr Hawkins 12TDD COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 16 External 4 Total 20 Prerequisite: 11TDD Course Information: This is a project management course requiring students to build a website that is based on a choice of a personal interest each student wishes to pursue or a teacher supplied brief to create a digital product. Skill building units covered are design, html, photo manipulation and website creation.

Cost/Equipment: A3 Visual diary. Where does it lead? 13TDD Who to talk to? Miss Langlands 12TCF FOOD TECHNOLOGY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 14 External 4 Total 18 Prerequisite: L1 Food Technology and by negotiation with TIC only. Course Information: Students will benefit from a strong focus in nutrition and sustainable food practices. This is a highly academic course mostly theory based with a practical component. They apply knowledge while working through the technological process to develop a food product that addresses an issue for a client. A more thorough approach to food design and product development.

Cost/Equipment: $60.00 to cover food costs. Where does it lead? 13TCF Who to talk to? Ms Tiquia 12TCT TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY Qualification: NCEA Level 2 Credits available L2 AS Internal 16 External 4 Total 20 Prerequisite: L1 Textiles Technology. Course Information: Students further explore, learn and apply new and old knowledge to find creative solutions to problems conceptual or practical. Students will further develop their independent working and learning habits, their ability to think objectively and critically as well as develop their own style and skills.

Cost/Equipment: $45.00 to cover materials.

Where does it lead? 13TCT Who to talk to? Mrs MacDonald

57 Senior Courses 2018 YEAR 13 COURSES 13CT1* CATERING (Semester 1) Qualification: Credits –NCEA Level 2 & 3, Industry Unit Standards Credits available L2 & 3 US Internal 6 External Total 6 Prerequisite: None - an interest in food preparation and commitment to the course is required. Course Information: Students will study food and beverage preparation to a professional standard. Each semester has a different set of Unit Standards taken consecutively. The first semester has a focus on preparing and making preserved products which will be integral in the preparation and presentation of Cafe inspired complex sandwiches.

It is a semester course where the framework is taken from Pre-Tertiary Unit Standards and certificates of achievement provided by the Hospitality Industry Training Organisation, Service IQ. Cost/Equipment: $50.00 to cover food costs.

Where does it lead? Opportunities in the Food and Service Industry. Tertiary training opportunities in Cookery and Hospitality. Who to talk to? Ms Tiquia 13CT2* CATERING (Semester 2) Qualification: Credits –NCEA Level 2 & 3, Industry Unit Standards Credits available L2 & 3 US Internal 8 External Total 8 Prerequisite: None - an interest in food preparation and commitment to the course is required. Course Information: Students will advance their knowledge about culinary arts and become competent baristas. Each semester has a different set of Unit Standards taken consecutively. The second semester will provide a training ground to confidently put into practice safe culinary application in various food and beverage preparation.

It is a semester course where the framework is taken from Pre-Tertiary Unit Standards and certificates of achievement provided by the Hospitality Industry Training Organisation, Service IQ. Cost/Equipment: $50.00 to cover food costs.

Where does it lead? Opportunities in the Food and Service Industry. Tertiary training opportunities in Cookery and Hospitality. Who to talk to? Ms Tiquia 13DVC DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 12 External 4 Total 16 Prerequisite: 12DVC or an interest in CAD (Computer Aided Design). Course Information: Students will learn how to design, draw and research projects in either Architecture or Product Design. Use of 3D Printers and Scanners. Creating digital portfolio presentations, models and CAD ( Computer Aided Design ).

Cost/Equipment: 45.00 for specialised stationery. Where does it lead? Tertiary study and many creative professions. Who to talk to? Mr Hawkins 13TDD COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved External is optional Credits available L3 AS Internal 16 External 4 Total 20 Prerequisite: 12 TDD or ability to project manage. Course Information: This is a project management course requiring students to work for an external (and real) client in the research, design and creation of a digital product. Skill building units covered maybe design, website construction, project management, consultation and planning and organisation.

Cost/Equipment: A3 visual diary, folder. Where does it lead? Tertiary study, employment. Who to talk to? Miss Langlands 13TCF FOOD TECHNOLOGY Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 16 External 4 Total 20 Prerequisite: L2 Food Technology and by negotiation with TIC only. Course Information: Students will further progress to develop a strong focus and awareness on a nutritional issue. This is a highly academic course mostly theory based with a practical component. They apply knowledge while working through the technological process to develop a food concept to meet a need or issue within the school community.

The students are given the opportunity to practise and perfect complex practical skills and processes. Cost/Equipment: $60 to cover food costs.

Where does it lead? Tertiary study. Who to talk to? Ms Tiquia

58 Senior Courses 2018 13TCT TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY Qualification: NCEA Level 3, UE Approved Credits available L3 AS Internal 16 External 4 Total 20 Prerequisite: L2 Textiles Technology. Course Information: The focus is on textiles, but all material use is encouraged. Students work with a real industry based client in their chosen field, such as designers, galleries and shops. They produce a portfolio of work to demonstrate their skill and understanding as well as gaining contacts in the creative industries.

Cost/Equipment: $45 to cover materials. Where does it lead? Tertiary study and many creative professions. Who to talk to? Mrs MacDonald 14HS1* Hospitality (Semester 1) Qualification: Credits – NCEA Level 2 and 3, Industry Unit Standards Credits available L2 & 3 US Internal 11 External Total 11 Prerequisite: Course Information: US 167 In this course students will complete Industry Unit Standards that focus on knowledge and skills required in commercial food preparation and hospitality industry. It may assist you in gaining apprenticeships and entry into practical tertiary level and as work in the retail, hotelier and food service industry.

Each semester has a different set of Unit Standards taken consecutively. The first semester will cover food safety in an industry place settings and an introductory course on coffee origins. The second semester provides practical applications on customer service in a dining and beverage luncheon service. It is a course where the framework is taken from Pre-Tertiary Unit Standards and certificates of achievement provided by the Hospitality Industry Training Organisation, Service IQ.

Cost/Equipment: TBA. Where does it lead? Opportunities and tertiary training in the Hospitality Service Industry. Who to talk to? Ms Tiquia 14HS2* Hospitality (Semester 2) Qualification: Credits – NCEA Level 2 and 3, Industry Unit Standards Credits available L2 & 3 US Internal 10 External Total 10 Prerequisite: US 167 Course Information: In this course students will complete Industry Unit Standards that focus on knowledge and skills required in commercial food preparation and hospitality industry. It may assist you in gaining apprenticeships and entry into practical tertiary level and as work in the retail, hotelier and food service industry.

Each semester has a different set of Unit Standards taken consecutively. The first semester will cover food safety in industry place settings and an introductory course on coffee origins. The second semester provides practical applications on customer service in a dining and beverage luncheon service. It is a course where the framework is taken from Pre-Tertiary Unit Standards and certificates of achievement provided by the Hospitality Industry Training Organisation, Service IQ.

Cost/Equipment: None. Where does it lead? Opportunities and tertiary training in the Hospitality Service Industry. Who to talk to? Ms Tiquia MULTI LEVEL COURSES