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