Senior Courses 2019 - Plan your Vocational Pathway - Plan with the End in Mind - Hornby High School
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Table of Contents 1. Arts - Visual 2. Biology 3. Building and Construction 4. Business Studies and Economics 5. Chemistry 6. Childcare 7. Classical Studies 8. Computer Technician Skills 9. Digital Technologies 10. Drama 11. Engineering Trades 12. English 13. ESOL 14. Gateway 15. Geography 16. Graphics – Design and Visual Communication 17. Health Education 18. History 19. Home Economics 20. Hospitality 21. Japanese 22. Mathematics 23. Media Studies 24. Music 25. Outdoor Education 26. Physical Education 27. Physics 28. Science 29. Practical Applications of Science 30. Te Reo Māori 31. Tourism 32. Transition S.P.E.C. 33. Trade Academies
Course Selection for the Senior School 2019 There are important steps to take when planning your course for next year. Before you can choose your subjects you must complete a career plan using the Vocational Pathways. You must then choose subjects which closely support your chosen Vocational (Career) Pathway. There are two steps to completing a career plan: 1. Complete your profile on ‘Vocational Pathways’. http://www.youthguarantee.net.nz/vocational-pathways/ This computer programme will help you see which subjects are important for your future career choice. 2. Research your selected job/career on CareersNZ. (www.careers.govt.nz). This site gives you a great deal of information about any job you may be interested in. Very importantly, the job information will show your Vocational Pathway and recommend the subjects you must take at school. By the end of this process you will know The subjects you need to study to support your career plan The qualifications you need to support your career plan How long you will need to stay at school to achieve your qualifications Students who (for whatever reason) do not develop a career profile will have to take a general set of subjects that keep as many career options open as possible. This will include English, Mathematics and Science and three other subjects chosen for you. Choosing your Course – Follow these Steps! 1. Complete a Career Plan using 'Future Indicative' and/or 'Vocational 2. Investigate possible Choose Pathways'. See Mrs Toohey careers on to help you if you missed the www.kiwicareers.govt.nz. your session given in your Note the subjects you Course Pathways class time. must take and the qualification you need. Ask Mrs Toohey for more information about any Act with the career or course you are End in interested in. 3. Look in this Mind! Senior Course Booklet. Check out the subject summary chart and the 6. Complete the information about the subjects you are option choice form interested in. and give it to your 4. Ask your dean by the due date. dean, your teacher or HOD to 5. Discuss your explain anything ideas with your you aren't sure of. parents or other adults who may have good advice for you.
General Information for Choosing your Course Year 11 – Students study six subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory and can be taken at different levels Science is strongly recommended. Your teachers in these subjects will discuss which Level 1 course is best for you. Your career plan will probably suggest 1-3 other subjects which you must take. Then you have personal choice to complete your subject selection, including one spare subject. Keep your course as wide and general as possible at this level. Year 12 – Students study six subjects English at an appropriate level is compulsory. Mathematics is strongly recommended, especially if you did not get at least 14 credits at Level 1. Your Vocational Pathway career plan will probably suggest 1-3 other subjects which you must take. You have free choice to complete your subject selection, including one spare subject. Most subjects will have a pre-requisite for Level 2 entry – check it out. Keep an eye on what subjects you can take through to Level 3 & UE next year. Year 13 – Students study five or six subjects There are no compulsory subjects, but your subject selection will be firmly fixed on your Vocational Pathway career plan and the qualifications you need to get there. Entrance to University and Poly Tech Degree Courses To gain entry to a University (and Poly Tech degree courses) you must get University Entrance You will need: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3. These can be Achievement or Unit Standards) Gain at least 14 credits in THREE approved Level 3 Subjects (i.e. have Ach Stds) Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above , made up of: 5 credits in reading 5 credits in writing Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of: achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required). Once you have met the requirements for University Entrance it will appear on your Record of Achievement. THIS IS THE MINIMUM LEVEL. Universities have set higher requirements for some courses based on points gained and the number of Merits and Excellences you gain. See your dean or Mrs Toohey for details. Students aiming for a degree course at university or polytech must aim for Merit and Excellence endorsement in NCEA.
Prerequisites You usually have to gain a certain number of credits at level 1 before you can study a subject at level 2. This is called a prerequisite. Normally you must gain 12-15 credits before you can go to the next level. Sometimes you must gain a particular standard to progress to the next level. Check the subject information page for prerequisite details. Multi-Level Studies It is important to study the subjects you need at a level that is right for you. It is possible (and often very sensible) to study a level 1 subject in year 12 or 13. Many students in years 12 & 13 study subjects at different levels. National Certificates You can gain a National Certificate Level 2 in some subjects in year 12 & 13. These are two year vocational courses which are studied as well as NCEA and can be very useful when applying for polytech courses. Scholarship Scholarships are gained in individual subjects. Able Year 13 students will be encouraged to do the extra work required to achieve this award. Your teacher will discuss this with you. Success in Scholarship does not contribute any credits to Level 3 NCEA. Vocational Pathways Vocational Pathways is a government programme to ensure school students study the correct subjects which will lead to the job or career path they want. Most jobs/professions are listed in the VP job profiles. Students can also discover their Vocational Pathway by looking at their results on the NZQA website. Once students have selected their job/career and Vocational Pathway then selecting the correct subjects to get them there becomes easy. In this booklet you will see which subjects support the various Vocational Pathways. Make your subject courses carefully according to your Vocational Pathway. This process is set out on the option choice form. Your dean or Mrs Climo will help.
Summary of Courses for 2019 This chart shows each subject’s pathway through the senior school from Level 1 to Level 3 Year 9&10 NCEA Level I NCEA Level 2 NCEA Level 3 University (Tertiary) Entrance Scholarships English English English English Vocational English Vocational English English Literacy* Enterprise English Enterprise English Supported Learning English ESOL ESOL ESOL* Media Studies Media Studies Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics with Calculus Vocational Mathematics Mathematics with Statistics Statistics & Modelling Enterprise Mathematics Vocational Mathematics Supported Learning Mathematics Enterprise Mathematics Science Science Biology Biology Chemistry Chemistry Science for Sport and Health Physics Physics Science for Sport and Health Social Studies History History History Geography Geography Geography Classical Studies Classical Studies Tourism National Cert Tourism National Cert* Enterprise Studies Business Studies Business Studies Business Studies Drama Drama Drama Drama Graphics Graphics (VCD) Graphics (VCD) Graphics
Health Health Health Health Information Technology Digital Technologies Digital Technologies Digital Technologies Computing Computing Technician Skills Computing Technician Skills Home Economics Home Economics Hospitality (Intro Skills) Nat Cert Hospitality (Intro Skills) Nat Cert* Childcare Childcare* Japanese Japanese Japanese Japanese Te Reo Māori Te Reo Māori Te Reo Māori Te Reo Māori Music Music Music Music Physical Education Physical Education Physical Education Physical Education Outdoor Education Outdoor Education* Technology Building Trades Building Trades Building Trades Engineering (Mechanical) Mechanical Engineering Visual Art Visual Art Design, Painting, Design, Painting, Printmaking, Photography Printmaking, Photography Careers/ Transition Transition – 4pds per week Transition – 4 periods per week Transition - 4 periods per week Gateway Programme Gateway Programme* Pathways – all students 1 period Pathways – all students 1 period * Shows subjects which do NOT contribute to University Entrance
Entry Level Qualification Chart 8 Post Graduate Diploma & Certificate e.g. Teaching, Nursing, etc 7 Bachelor Degree (University) Graduate Diploma & Certificate 6 Diploma Qualification (Two year) 5 Diploma Qualification Certificate Qualification (Two Year) Certificate Qualification (One year) 4 Polytech & other Tertiary Providers NCEA Level 3 & UE 3 Minimum Qualification for Entry to University & Degree Courses 2 NCEA Level 2 Minimum Level for Pre-Trade Entry 1 NCEA Level 1 Foundation Qualification 0 No Qualification Very Limited Choices
Some Basic NCEA Facts To gain NCEA Level 1 a student must gain at least 80 credits. Ten of these credits must be in Literacy and ten must be in Numeracy. Literacy & Numeracy can be gained in many standards in various subjects. The average Level 1 course has up to 120 credits available. NCEA Levels 2 & 3 require 60 credits at or above the level as well as 20 credits from a lower level. You must also have at least L1 Lit & Num Credits are gained by meeting national standards. These standards are set out as either Achievement Standards or Unit Standards. Each standard has a number of credits attached. In many subjects achievement standards and unit standards are combined. Students and teachers have a very wide choice of what standards to study. Most courses offer between 18-24 credits during the year. Standards can be assessed internally (marked by your teacher) or externally (e.g. exam at the end of the year) Students achieve standards at the level of ‘Achieved’, ‘Merit’ or ‘Excellence’. You get the same number of credits regardless of the level achieved. Students who get at least 50 credits at ‘Merit’ or ‘Excellence’ level will have their NCEA Certificate endorsed showing this achievement Subject endorsement can be gained if you get at least 14 credits at Merit or Excellence, gaining at least 3 credits externally. NZQA will check (moderate) samples of marked student work to ensure national standards are met for internal assessment. This means that standards between schools are similar. NCEA entry fees are currently $76.70. Financial assistance can lower this fee to $20.00. Some students can qualify for extra assistance such as extra time or reader/writer assistance during the exams. Ask your dean for details.
Arts - Visual Paint, Design, Photography, Printmaking HOD: Whāea Rowena Clemence Visual Arts in levels 1, 2 and 3 is of a high academic standard: Level 3 is UE and can be used as a pathway into University or as a reason for attending Art and Design Schools. Levels 1 and 2 are strong academic and vocational courses, which can be individually tailored to each student’s needs and strengths. Studying Art is an essential aspect of understanding society. How is this subject assessed: Art students create a completed body of work based on their own ideas and passions. We start with spending time in term one generating a strong concept (what your work is about) and tailor the course to suit the student’s interests. A degree of self-management is important in this, as we expect students to lead the learning with guidance from the teacher. Students at all three levels will need to produce an independent folio of work for external assessment and exhibition along with a digital blog/workbook to attain credits in these courses. Art work by Justine Pagarigan, Year 12 Painting Digital Photography work by Brandon Pope, Year 12 Photography Course Outlines: Visual Art Level 1 Up to 26 Level 2 Painting 20 Level 3 Painting 22 Level 2 Design 20 Level 3 Design 22 Level 2 Photography 20 Level 3 Photography 22 Art work by Qy’ana Currie Year 13 Painting
How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level one: Visual Arts is a generic practical Art course. It is a base level intended to set students up to successfully attain NCEA level 2 in a specific field. Because there are students who are already very keen on a specific field before they get to level one, the structure and design of our course allows students to specialise based on their own interests a little earlier than other school settings. Level 2 Level 3 Painting - Blog and 2 panel folio Painting - Blog and 3 panel folio(14 credits University based on paint techniques and clear entrance), study of 6 - 8 Artist models over the year that relate concept of own choice, study of 4 - 6 to clear student developed concept. Artist models over the year that relate Scholarship exam also available to this. Design - Blog and 2 panel folio based Design - Blog and 3 panel folio (14 credits University on a client and design brief that entrance), based on a client and design brief that students co- students co-construct. construct. Reflection and study of a number of design movements is required. Scholarship exam also available. Photography - Blog and 2 panel folio Photography - Blog and 3 panel folio (14 credits University based on camera techniques and entrance), based on the study of 6 - 8 artist models over the clear concept of own choice and course of the year that relate to clear student developed editing for photography concept. Reflection, refinement the creation of original work is required here. Scholarship exam also available Painting by Jibryl, Year 13 Painting, 2017 Design by Theresa, Year 13 design 2017
Biology HOD: Mr M Stock TIC Mr A Kane Subject description: The study of life and structure of living things. Level 2 looks at ecology, cells, genetics and some evolution ideas. Level 3 looks at species interactions, genetics, biotechnology,primate and human evolution. Pre-requisites To get into Level 2: A pass in Level 1 Biology external exam A/S90948 or obtaining 12 internal credits To get into Level 3: At least 12 credits in Level 2 Biology or Head of Department approval. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Biology contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Subject Total Credits Science Level 2 20 Biology Level 3 20 Course Contribution: Approximately $35 for the Scipad workbook that is used in class and field trips. How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Science Biology Biology Chemistry Chemistry Physics Physics
Building and Construction Level 1 NCEA Building and Construction Level 2 Tutors Mr F Rzoska Subject descriptions: Building and Construction National Certificate Level 2 These unit standards represent a set of foundation skills over a two year time frame achieving the National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills (BCATS). They may be used towards the first stages of an apprenticeship or as a basis for a pre-trade course. It is particularly relevant for people wishing to pursue careers in carpentry, joinery, cabinet making and all related trades. As the Level 2 and 3 National Standard qualification represents a common foundation for the industry, five unit standards are compulsory Students may be offered GATEWAY placements to support their learning Subject descriptions: Building and Construction Level 1 Course To provide a variety of design and practical experiences which are challenging and creative. These experiences build lifelong skills in designing and construction techniques. To develop practical skills and ingenuity in students through activities based around real life projects. To enable students to produce unit standards theory combined with practical skills that will be used as a representation of their abilities within the workplace or further educational purposes. To prepare and enable students to achieve NCEA unit standards credits for future study. How are these subjects assessed? The subjects are NCEA assessed by internal unit standards. Subject Unit Standards Compulsory Standards Subject Level 1 9 3 Subject Level 2 10 5 Subject Level 3 6 0 Pre-requisites: To get into Levels 1/2/3: None. These courses are designed to meet the needs of the student who has a keen interest in a career within the building and construction related trades industry. Course contribution Level 1 $45.00 Level 2/3 Over two year $75.00 first year $45.00 second year
Business Studies & Economics HOD: Mr J Handley-Packham Students often choose Business studies to learn how to launch their dream business in the future. The idea of someday being your own boss can be very attractive, but becoming a successful entrepreneur demands creativity, innovation and strong planning and execution skills. Business Studies will develop your entrepreneurial skills and can help set you on the right path to becoming New Zealand’s next millionaire. Economics is about choice and the impact of your choices on each other. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families, to the structures Subject description created by governments and businesses. It provides a logical Level 1 Business Studies includes some way of looking at a variety of financial, societal and ethical Economics and Accounting leading towards: issues so that we learn to make better financial decisions and Level 2 &3 Business Studies which can make a more positive contribution to our economy. include some Economics depending on In today’s working world, transferable skills and flexibility, student interest. together with strong personal characteristics, are highly sought after by future employers. Employers are particularly interested in applicants with good analytical and problem- solving skills. Training in Business Studies and Economics emphasises these skills and helps to make school leavers more marketable in the workforce. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Business Studies contribute Pre-requisites: to get into Level 1: to NCEA and University Entrance. Open entry, although you will generally have enjoyed Social Studies in Year 10 and be Subject Total Credits prepared to read, research and write. Business Studies1 20 To get into Level 2: Pass NCEA Level 1 Business Studies 2 20 To get into Level 3: Pass NCEA Level 2 Business Studies 3 20 General pre-requisites: You can pick up Business Studies at any level but you do need good literacy skills. Students in New Zealand must move up the value chain and lead a new era of global cooperation as 21st century learners. New Zealand needs citizens who are smarter, more creative, and more capable of leading, managing, collaborating and networking with productive people around the world. Qualifications in Business, Accounting, Economics and Marketing helps young people in being able to move themselves and New Zealand up the value chain. How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Business Studies Business Studies Business Studies (incorporates Economics and (incorporates Economics and Economics Accounting) Accounting) Accounting Financial Literacy Financial Literacy
Chemistry HOD: Mr M Stock Subject description Chemistry is an investigation of structure, physical and chemical behaviour of substances. A significant amount of practical work is carried out. Pre-requisites To enter Level 2: Pass in Level 1 Chemistry external exam A/S 90944 or obtaining 12 internal credits. To enter Level 3: Pass in level 2 Chemistry Achievement Standards obtaining 12 credits, or better, or Head of Department approval. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Chemistry contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Subject Total Credits Subject Level 1 8 4 internal/ 4 external Subject Level 2 23 10 internal/ 13 external Subject Level 3 25 10 internal / 15 external Course contribution:: Chemistry workbook at both level 2 and 3. Approximately $30 How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Science Chemistry Chemistry
Childcare HOD: Miss A Taylor Subject description Students learn about child development, importance of play and learning and how to care for a child from birth to mainimg-food school age. Activities include making toys, work place experience and preparing food for children. L3 is a lot more independent learning L2 is run by Plunket Pre-requisites - Open entry but a willingness to read, research and write as well as undertake practical activities and attend work experience. To get into Level 2: At least 10 credits in Level 1 in an English based subject and an interest in children or by negotiation. To get into Level 3: At least 10 credits in Level 2 English based subject or by negotiation. General pre-requisites: An interest in children’s education and development. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Childcare contribute to NCEA. Total Credits Childcare Level 2 20 Childcare Level 3 16 - 18 Course contribution: Level 2 – covers booklets $30.00 Level 3 – covers booklets $30.00 How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Home Economics Child Care Child Care
Classical Studies TIC: Ms S Handley Subject description Classical Studies is the study of the ancient civilizations of Classical Greece and Rome. This subject looks at mythologies, battles, artworks and the continuing impact these ancient societies have on our modern day world. Pre-requisites To get into Level 2: 12 credits or more in English, History or Geography To get into Level 3: 12 credits in English, History, Geography or Classical Studies Level 2. General pre-requisites: Please note that it is not necessary to do Classics in Level 2 to be able to study at Level 3, however, you should enjoy research and writing. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Classical studies count towards literacy credits and contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Subject Total Credits Classics Level 2 16-20 Classics Level 3 16-20 Course contribution: Workbook and copying $15 How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Classical Studies Classical Studies
Computer Technician Skills HOD: Mrs R Close Subject Description This is a practical course, covering many different aspects of computing. Students will be given the opportunity to have hands-on experience working with trained and qualified computer technicians to learn about how computers work, be able to maintain computers and resolve both hardware and software problems. Students will also be using computers to learn new skills and programs. This could lead to employment and/or further training opportunities in the growing IT sector. Pre-requisites Open Entry to all Year 12 and 13 Students. An interest in computers and problem solving. Students can also study Level 2 or Level 3 Digital Technologies. How is this subject assessed? Students can gain both Level 2 and Level 3 credits which contribute to NCEA. Many of the standards also gain credits towards the NZ Certificate In Computing. Total Credits = 20 How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 2 Level 3 Computer Technician Skills Computer Technician Skills Digital Technologies Digital Technologies NZ Certificate in Computing – Levels 2 and 3
Digital Technologies HOD: Mrs R Close Subject Description This is a practical course, covering many different aspects of computing. It is designed to give students a working knowledge of the most commonly used software programs, some knowledge of programming, and the ability to problem solve. Students can work at own pace and complete assessments when they feel confident of success. Pre-requisites To get into Level 1: Open entry To get into Level 2: At least 12 credits in Level 1 Digital Technology To get into Level 3: At least 12 credits in Level 2 Digital Technology General pre-requisites: An interest in computers and problem solving. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Digital Technology contribute to NCEA Level Total Credits Level 1 21 Level 2 22 Level 3 20 Course contribution? You will be charged $15.00 for print credits. How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Digital Technology Digital Technology Digital Technology Computer Technician Skills Computer Technician Skills
Drama HOD: Mrs J Clark Subject description: Drama is a performance course with 3 performances for an audience. Students work in groups on scripts, theatre styles and creating original plays. There are 2 external exams available at each level. The Achievement standards or Literacy all contribute to NCEA Literacy. Pre-requisites To get into Level 1: Students must have demonstrated the ability to perform in front of an audience through course work or extra- curricular activities. To get into Level 2: At least 9 credits in Level 1 Drama or demonstrated performance ability. To get into Level 3: At least 9 credits in Level 2 Drama or demonstrated performance ability. General pre-requisites: Students may enter Drama at any level but it is essential that they can demonstrate performance ability. A high standard of reading and writing are also required. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Drama contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Drama Total Credits Drama Level 1 18 Drama Level 2 19 Drama Level 3 20 Opportunity to view live theatre. How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Drama Drama Drama
Engineering Trades National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering L2 HOD: Mr F Rzoska / Teacher Mr I Rees Subject Description Engineering is a practical subject where students complete a series of industry approved projects. These projects provide students with an opportunity to learn a wide range of practical engineering skills and techniques. Each engineering project encompasses the tools, material requirements, and competency and knowledge outcomes listed in the unit standards, and provides a practical and stimulating experience for students. Students may also be offered additional tuition at SIT or ARA. A Range of Typical Jobs and Careers that this subject supports. This course provides a set of foundation skills for mechanical engineering and related trades. They may be used towards the first stages of an apprenticeship or as the basis for a pre-trade course. It is particularly relevant for people wishing to pursue careers in general engineering, machining, toolmaking, fitting, engineering maintenance, fabrication, and marine engineering. As the Level 2 qualification represents a common foundation for the industry, all unit standards are compulsory. These unit standards lead to trade qualifications in mechanical engineering at levels 4 and 5 on the NQF, and ultimately to the National Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) (Level 6). Our community continues to see growth in the engineering sector. Genuine opportunities exist and needs learners to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. New entrants to the sector need to build the underpinning knowledge and specific skills required to meet the needs of modern engineering industries. This is an exciting and evolving sector that will continue to grow. Subject Total Credits Pre-requisites Level 1 22 To get into Level 1: None Level 2 20 To get into National Certificate L2: None General pre-requisites: An interest in practical Engineering activities is desirable. How is this subject assessed? The subject is internally assessed with NCEA achievement standards and moderated by ‘Tools 4 Work/Competenz’ Course contribution: Level 1 Material Cost $45 Level 2 & 3 Material Cost $50 How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Engineering Mechanical Engineering Trades Engineering Trades National Certificate L2 National Certificate L2
English HOD: Mr S Aitken In English, students study, use, and enjoy language and literature communicated orally, visually, or in writing. Students learn how to express ideas through a variety of means and how to make critical readings of a selection of texts. Pre-requisites Level 1: Teacher and HoD discretion To get into Level 2: At least 14 credits at Level 1 (exam success for top English classes). To get into Level 3: At least 14 credits with some success in the Level 2 English exams. How is this subject assessed? All credits in English contribute to NCEA And University entrance. Subject Total Credits English Level 1 19-24 English Level 2 13-25 English Level 3 18-21 Course contribution? There will be a small fee for English homework and classroom texts as well as printing credits. Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 English English English Vocational English Vocational English Vocational English Enterprise English Enterprise English Enterprise English ESOL ESOL ESOL NB UE Literacy is obtained through most Level 2 & 3 subjects. It is a two year pathway for Level 2 Vocational and Enterprise English Courses.
ESOL Teacher in Charge: Ms L Briggs Subject Description ESOL should be taken by students who do not speak English as their first language. The subject follows an internally-assessed, NCEA ESOL course. Pre-requisites Levels 1, 2, 3 This course is designed to develop the English language skills for students working at Levels 1-3. The course offers English Language Unit Standards, along with a focus on grammar, literacy and communication skills. Assessments are selected on the basis of previous year’s results, testing, and discussion with the HOD.
Gateway is a TEC funded programme integrating Gateway Levels 2 & 3 workplace learning with school. Students must have a clear understanding of the Vocational Pathway they want to work within. Theory and HOD: Mrs B Climo Practical industry units are assessed towards Gateway Coordinator: Mrs L Barnett specific National Certificates NCEA, and NZ Vocational Pathways Award. Students may also A Range of Typical Jobs and have the opportunity to enrol onto a Trade Careers that this subject supports. Academy programme with a tertiary provider. Gateway students have worked in: Automotive Bakery Chef/kitchen-hand/barista Housekeeping (motel/hotel) Nursing/nurse aide Engineering Farming I.T. Pre-requisites Citizenship: Must be NZ Citizen/NZ Residency Age Criteria: Must be 16 years of age. To get into Level 2: Have gained Level 1 Numeracy and Literacy To get into Level 3: Have gained Level 2 Literacy approved standards Trade Related: Learner Licence – restricted is a pre-requisite for employment. General Pre-requisites: You must have a defined pathway from school to work (course). This programme is not “work experience”. Students studying Outdoor education are unable to study Gateway at the same time. Acceptance on the programme will be confirmed after an interview with the Gateway co- ordinator at beginning of February (NCEA results dependent). How is this subject assessed? Gateway is internally moderated/external industry providers Subject Total minimum Credits which must be achieved Gateway Level 2 20 Gateway Level 3 20 Course contribution: TEC Funded How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 2 Level 3 Gateway Gateway can count credits Transition/SPEC towards NCEA L3, but not Trade Academies University Entrance Trade Academies
Geography HOD: Mrs J Handley Subject description Geography is the study of our planet, our country and our city. It is a study of issues and involves research. It has a large amount of mapping and graphing work. Pre-requisites To get into Level 1: Open entry, although you will generally have enjoyed Social Studies and you are prepared to read, research and write. To get into Level 2: At least 14 credits in Level 1 Geography, English or similar subject. To get into Level 3: At least 12 credits in Level 2 Geography, English or similar subject. General pre-requisites: You can pick up Geography at any level, although success is more likely if you have reasonable reading and writing skills and an interest in issues and society. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Geography contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Subject Total Credits Geography Level 1 21 Geography Level 2 22 Geography Level 3 18 Course contribution: There is a $5 cost to cover the homework booklets and the study guide for externals. There is a cost for fieldtrips which will be given before the trip. Ranging from $20 for Year 11 field trip for the day to 3 day field trip in Year 13 costing $110. How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Subject Subject Subject Geography Geography Geography Tourism Tourism
Graphics – Design and Visual Communication (DVC) HOD: Mr F R Rzoska Gilbert // Teacher Teacher Mr Mr II Rees Rees Subject description The aim of the graphics course is: To provide a variety of design and drawing experiences that are challenging and creative and that draw upon students’ interests. These experiences build skills in equipment use, line work, colour theory, model making, presentation, etc. To develop enquiry and ingenuity in students through activities based on real-life situations in Graphic communication, including considering client needs, economic and environmental issues. To enable students to produce a portfolio of design work that could be used as a representation of their abilities within the workplace or the further educational purposes. To prepare and enable students to achieve NCEA Levels and for future study. Pre-requisites To get into Level 1: None To get into Level 2: None To get into Level 3: Expect at least 12 credits in Level 2 DVC, English or similar subjects. General pre-requisites: This course is designed for students who have a keen interest in graphical communication. How are these subjects assessed? All credits in Graphics contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Subject Total Credits Subject Level 1 22 Subject Level 2 29 Subject Level 3 28 Course Contribution Levels 1, 2 & 3 Material Cost $40 How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Design and Visual Design and Visual Design and Visual Communication (DVC) Communication (DVC) Communication (DVC)
Health Education Health Education will support students to become actively involved, lifelong learners box.] who will be able to bring about positive HOD: Miss A Aitken change for themselves, others and society. Health Education also encourages students to recognise their own potential by reinforcing communication and interpersonal skills. This allows them to make informed choices that “Be the change you want to see in the will enhance their well-being. world” – Ghandi Pre-requisites To get into Level 1: Open entry. Preferably, you enjoyed Health in the junior school. To get into Level 2: 12 credits or more in Health L1 or L1 NCEA. To get into Level 3: 12 credits or more at Health L2 or L2 NCEA General pre-requisites: You can pick up Health at any level, although success is more likely if you have reasonable reading and writing skills, as well as having a passion for sharing knowledge through non-judgemental classroom discussions, enabling critical thinking. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Health contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Subject Total Credits Health Level 1 20 Health Level 2 20 Health Level 3 19 How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level one Level two Level three Tertiary Health Health Health study
History HOD: Mrs J Handley Subject description History is a study of the past. The History courses at Levels 1-3 cover a range of topics covering major events which have shaped New Zealand and the World in the past 250 years. Pre-requisites To get into Level 1: Open entry, although you will generally have enjoyed Social Studies and you are prepared to read, research and write. To get into Level 2: At least 14 credits in Level 1 History, English or similar subject. To get into Level 3: At least 12 credits in Level 2 History, English or similar subject. General pre-requisites: You can pick up History at any level, although success is more likely if you have reasonable reading and writing skills and an interest in past events. How is this subject assessed? All credits in History contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Subject Total Credits History Level 1 24 History Level 2 24 History Level 3 24 Course contribution? There is a $5 cost to cover homework booklets and study guides for NCEA. The costs for Fieldtrips will be given at the time. How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 History History Classical Studies
Home Economics HOD: Miss A Taylor Subject Description NCEA L1 Home Economics follows on from Year 10, where students develop deeper knowledge and understanding on the importance of Health and Safety requirements; especially in the food industry. They will analyze their own nutritional intake and the effect it has on their well-being, as well as the impact that cultures from around the world have influenced New Zealand foods. Pre requisites: It is open entry, although those who did Year 10 Home Economics will find this course easier.. Good writing skills would benefit you but is not a requirement. Having the resilience and confidence to give things a go is important. To get into L1: ideally you would have taken Yr10, however, it is not compulsory. General pre-requisite: That you have an interest in the foods area, reasonable knowledge in food preparation and nutrition. How is this subject assessed: All credits in Home Economics contribute to NCEA and gaining L1 Literacy credits How is this subject assessed? All credits in Home Economics contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Total Credits Home Economics Level 1 19 Course Contribution: Level 1 $100.00 Senior Pathway Level 2 Hospitality
Hospitality HOD: Miss A Taylor Subject Description This is a L2 course that offers some L3 credits in the second year. This qualification covers the skills and knowledge relating to health and safety, participating in a team, maintaining personal presentation, and providing quality food to customers. It is designed for people who wish to enter the hospitality industry and gain an overview of the possible career choices available to them. Students taking this course will be expected to attend either Year 10 or leadership camp as chefs. Pre-requisites This is an open entry course in the first year, however, having an interest and general knowledge in Food and Nutrition would be beneficial. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Hospitality contribute to NCEA. Unit standards only. Subject Contribution: Vocational Pathway Approximately $200 to cover food and resources. Food Industry Level 2 (over 2 years) Level 3 (2nd year) Hospitality Industry 32 Credits 9 Credits Catering Chef Army / Navy
All credits in Japanese contribute to NCEA and University Entrance.
Mathematics HOD: Mr W Werder Mathematics is a mix of problem solving, logical and critical thinking. It is a key subject in today’s curriculum and the skills you learn and can help you in your daily life as well as in many career opportunities including business, finance, medicine, engineering, and basic sciences. At the same time, mathematics is a self-contained subject that is worth studying simply for its beauty While challenging at times, the study of mathematics can bring a great sense of accomplishment. Mathematics is an ideal subject for people who enjoy abstract thinking. The minimum Numeracy requirement for all levels of NCEA and UE is 10 credits at level 1. However, some courses at university of polytechnique may require more. *Keep the Pre-requites the same down to how this subject is assessed.* Course Contributions: Students will require a Chromebook or laptop, scientific Calculator and Mathematics quad exercise book. How does this subject fit into the senior school pathways? At Level 1 you will need to choose one of the following: Level 1 Mathematics Level 1 Vocational Level 1 Enterprise Mathematics Mathematics This course will Careers in the IT industry, This course would involve Aiming for those engineering economics and more technical mathematics students that want to the sciences that require that would be required for the embed the basics of more of the theoretical trades, or for those students Mathematics to enable Mathematics, also for those who are looking at degrees in them to easily meet the that simply enjoy the trades, management, and prerequisites of the job challenge that Mathematics tourism to name a few. market. offers You can choose one or both of Mathematics and/or Statistics alternatively you can choose to do Vocational Mathematics.
Level 2 Mathematics Level 2 Statistics This course is extension of the Level 1 This course is designed to cater for the Mathematics course. And will be students from either Level 1 Mathematics or designed primarily for those who want to the Level 1 Vocational Mathematics. It has a go into careers the IT industry, focus on analysing data that is useful in many engineering economics and the sciences different area from the sciences to changes in and those that are mathematically economic markets; Climate change and curious. business trends. Level 2 Vocational Mathematics This course leads on from the Level 1 Vocational Mathematics course. You would choose this course if you were interested in the trades, or those students who are looking at degrees in trades, management, and tourism to name a few. You can choose one or both of Mathematics and/or Statistics Level 3 Maths with Calculus Level 3 Maths with Statistics This course is designed designed primarily for It has a focus on analysing data that is those who want to go into careers the IT useful in many different area from the industry, engineering economics and the sciences to changes in economic sciences and those that are mathematically markets; Climate change and business curious. trends. Here are some videos for about Mathematics. Learning from Mistakes The Power of Mindset
Media Studies HOD: Mr S Aitken Pre-requisites for Level 2 & Level 3 Media Studies: Media Studies at HHS consists of 14 English credits, with some external exam success at the analysing key media concepts previous level or at the discretion of Mr Aitken. such as gender and Course contribution: representation, as well as There will be a small fee for Media homework and planning and making short films classroom texts as well as printing credits. or documentaries. Why Study Media Studies? The media is everywhere. They feed us fact and fantasy, ideas and information, sign and symbol, truth and lies. Their influence is profound, and, ideally, painless. Media Studies is the systematic examination of both the traditional media (such as radio, newspapers and television) and the newer media (such as the Internet and electronic games). As a discipline it seeks to develop an informed and critical understanding of the ways in which the media influence social, political and economic areas of life, as well as the way they shape our perceptions, attitudes, desires and behaviour.
Music HOD: Mrs K Beer Subject description: Music is an art form, which includes a wide range of experiences, such as: Performing, Composing, Using musical instruments, Singing, Appreciating all styles of music. Pre-requisites To get into Level 1: You must be prepared to perform to a public audience; you will generally have enjoyed junior music. Students must have at least three years’ experience singing or playing an instrument. To get into Level 2: At least 12 credits in Level 1 Music or Drama. To get into Level 3: At least 12 credits in Level 2 Music. General pre-requisites: Students who have not done music can meet the required standard in an audition for the HOD. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Music contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Total Credits Music Level 1 16 Music Level 2 20 Music Level 3 18 Course contribution: $40 for students who take individual instrumental lessons. How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Subject: Music Subject: Music Subject: Music
Outdoor Education HOD: Mr A Kane/ Mr P Daines Subject description: Outdoor Education is about learning new skills to safely enjoy our great outdoors. Level 2 teaches you basic tramping, camping, navigation and rock climbing skills. Level 3 takes these skills further and higher and includes some basic mountaineering skills . Students are working towards gaining the Level 3 NZ Certificate in Outdoor Experiences. Pre-requisites To get into Level 2: Open entry, but you should be reasonably active and show a positive attitude to theory and practical work. To get to Level 3: Must have survived the Level 2 course and passed at least the following standards: weather, tramping, camping and navigation. How is this subject assessed. All credits in Outdoor Education contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Subject Total Credits Outdoor Ed. Level 2 32 Outdoor Ed. Level 3 39 Course contribution? Due to the large practical component of Outdoor Education the Level 2 expected contribution is $275 and the Level 3 expected contribution is $375. How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Physical Education Physical Education Physical Education Outdoor Education Outdoor education
Physical Education HOD : Mr I Hilliard Subject description: Physical Education is a 3 year course designed to give students the knowledge and skills to enable them to analyse, plan and teach physical skills. The knowledge will give the students skills to improve both their own, and others, competency and confidence to participate in a wide range of physical activities. Pre-requisites To get into Level 1: a high level of sport participation and involvement, To get into Level 2 Biomechanics. Standard at Level 1 To get into Level 3 Biomechanics and Training Principles and Methods at Level 2. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Physical Education contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Subject Total Credits Phys Ed. Level 1 18 Phys Ed. Level 2 18 Phys Ed. Level 3 20 How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Physical Education Physical Education Physical Education Outdoor Education Outdoor Education
Physics HOD: Mr M Stock TIC: Mr J Minto Physics at Levels 2 - 3 is a study of mechanics, waves, electricity and magnetism and modern developments such as radioactivity. Physics has both a theory and practical component. Mathematical skills are important in Physics. Pre-requisites: To get into Level 1: N/A To get into Level 2: Pass in Level 1 Physics external exam A/S 90940 or obtaining 12 internal credits. To get into Level 3: Pass in Level 2 Physics Achievement Standards obtaining 12 credits or better, or Head of Department approval. General pre-requisites: Mathematical skills including graphing, trigonometry and problem solving. How is this subject assessed? All credits in Physics contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Subject Total Credits Subject Level 1 N/A Subject Level 2 10 internal / 16 external Subject Level 3 13 internal / 16 external Course contribution: Purchase of course manual, approximately $30. How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Subject Subject Subject AS Science Physics Physics
Science HOD: Mr M Stock Subject description: Science at Level 1 includes three external exams in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. There are 3 internally assessed Achievement Standards in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Pre-requisites To get into Level 1 Achievement Standards: Satisfactory performance in Year 10 Science General pre-requisites: Adequate level of Literacy and Numeracy How is this subject assessed? All credits in Science contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Subject Total Credits Subject Level 1 24 Subject Level 2 N/A Subject Level 3 N/A Course contribution: Purchase of course manual, approximately $20. How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 AS Science Biology Biology Chemistry Chemistry Physics Physics
Practical Applications of Science TIC: Mr M Stock Subject description: The Practical Science course is specifically designed for year 11 students who want to gain credits through doing hands-on practical investigations into the world around them. You will be able to develop your practical investigative skills and improve your scientific literacy. Depending on student interests, the course will cover topics ranging from Human Anatomy, Aerodynamics of Flight, Volcanoes and Earthquakes, Kitchen Chemistry, Astronomy, Sports Science and Weather. Pre-requisites: To get into Level 1: Satisfactory performance in Year 10 Science General pre-requisites: Adequate level of Literacy and Numeracy How is this subject assessed? All credits in Science contribute to NCEA and University Entrance. Subject Total Credits Subject Level 1 24 (internal) Subject Level 2 N/A Subject Level 3 N/A Course contribution: Purchase of course manual, approximately $20. How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Science Biology Biology Chemistry Chemistry Practical Applications of Physics Physics Science
Te Reo Mäori HOD: Mātua Corey Kamariera Subject description By learning Te Reo Mäori, students can increase their awareness of the central role that Te Reo Mäori and culture play in shaping New Zealand’s identity. Develop an understanding and knowledge of Te Reo Maori through korero, Panui, whakarongo and whakaari. Pre-requisites To get into Level 1: Satisfactory completion of Year 10 Te Reo To get into Level 2: 12 credits at Level 1 Te Reo To get into Level 3: 12 credits at Level 2 Te Reo General pre-requisites: An interest in Te Reo Māori and tïkanga. All students are encouraged to take part in Kapa haka. All students in Yr 9, Yr 10 and seniors will attend noho marae throughout the year How is this subject assessed? All credits in Te Reo Mäori contribute to NCEA Subject Total Credits Te Reo Mäori Level 1 30 Te Reo Mäori Level 2 30 Te Reo Mäori Level 3 30 Course contribution: All Levels – Noho Marae $30 How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Te Reo Mäori Te Reo Mäori Te Reo Mäori
Tourism National Certificate in Tourism Level 2 HOD: Mrs J Handley Subject description This is a practical subject which helps students to obtain the skills and knowledge that will be required in the tourism industry. It teaches about a variety of places and activities around the globe and in New Zealand. A Range of Typical Jobs and Careers that this subject supports: Travel Agent, Travel Broker, Air Hostess, Hospitality, Hotelier, Tour Guide, Concierge, Chef, Information Officer, Bar Staff, Backpacker Manager, Sales Representative, Barista, Front of House, Skipper, Coach Driver , Event planner, Jet boat driver, Bungy Jumping and Rafting Instructor. Pre-requisites: Open entry to senior students To get into Level 2: Open entry to all students To get into Level 3: Open entry to all students General pre-requisites: an interest in tourism and / or travel would be beneficial How is this subject assessed? To obtain the National Certificate in Tourism Level 2 Students will need to obtain at least 40 credits in Tourism. This may be achieved in 1 or 2 years. There are Unit Standards available for students who are working towards Level 3 NCEA. Subject Total Credits Tourism Level 2 14 - 18 Tourism Level 3 22 Course Contribution A contribution for each booklet is requested. $25 for each Year 12 booklet and $35 for each Year 13 booklet is requested How does this subject fit into the senior school pathway? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Subject Subject Subject Tourism Tourism
S.P.E.C. (Specific Preparation for Employment and Citizenship) HOD: Mrs V Sanford This is an alternative NZQA programme that allows students to work on special interest modules leading to a nationally recognised qualification. The programme is not an NCEA course but can complement many NCEA areas and also allows students to gain Supported Learning Level 1 credits towards NCEA in the form of specific Unit Standards. The programme offered in 2019 is the New Zealand Certificate in Skills for Living and offers a pathway forward to Employment or Vocational Training/Apprenticeships or the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 1. There is an optional “work strand” component to this qualification. The Ready for Work course provides a framework to prepare young people for work. This programme is aimed at Level 1 and 2 students who have not yet achieved L1 NCEA. Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites to gain entry into this course, however, students must be able to work independently, set learning goals and complete tasks to an acceptable standard. This course is designed to be a student driven programme, with the student making choices about what topics they want to study. All Unit Standards are internally assessed but student folios are externally moderated. It is envisaged that this qualification would be achieved over an 18 month - two year period for most students. Students must complete 11 modules (booklets) with a minimum of 10 tasks from each one.
Trade Academies HOD: Mrs B Climo In consultation with Year Level Dean Trade Academies are partnerships between tertiary providers and local secondary schools and no cost is incurred by the students. These are funded by the Ministry of Education. Students have access to the latest workshops, equipment and professional trades tutors one or two days per week. The remaining three or four days are at school. As part of the Trade Academy you may be required to complete work placement. At the conclusion of the year students will have achieved: Level 2: 50-70 credits: Trade Academy 20 credits: School based subjects How could it work: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thurs/Friday Normal school timetable Trade Academy : ARA National Trade Academy (farming / horticulture) S.I.T. It is envisaged that students who move on to this programme would then ultimately move to full time Youth Guarantee training at the beginning of the next academic year.
Secondary Tertiary Offerings Ara 2018 ‐ Christchurch Delivery Model Course Credits Level Qualification name Business & Retail NZ Certificate in Retail 3 60 2 x days per week 34 weeks NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and 3 60 2 x days per week 34 weeks Technology) Introduction to Retail, Business Administration 2 18 1 x day per week ‐ Semester 2 offering and Technology Health & Social Services Social and Community Services 2 41 2 x days per week 34 weeks Computing Digital Technologies 2 20 1 x day per week or as negotiated Trades Electrical Engineering 2 43 2 x days per week 34 weeks Introduction to Construction (1 x day) 2 30 1 x day per week 34 weeks Introduction to Construction 2 60 2 x days per week 34 weeks NZ Certificate in Allied Trades ‐ Carpentry 3 60 2 x days per week 34 weeks Introduction to Automotive and Engineering 2 60 2 x days per week 34 weeks Introduction to Automotive (1 x day) 2 30 1 x day per week 34 weeks Hospitality & Services Certificate in Foundation Studies‐ Hospitality 1 29 2 x 3 hr sessions per week 34 weeks Supported Learning NZ Certificate in Cookery 3 60 2 x days per week 34 weeks NZ Certificate in Salon Skills (Introductory) 2 61 2 x days per week 34 weeks NZ Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) 3 60 2 x days per week 34 weeks NZ Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery & Food 2 40 1 day per week 34 weeks Bev) Introduction to Beauty Therapy Industry 2 25 1 x day per week ‐ Semester 1 offering Introduction to Beauty Therapy Industry 2 15 1 x day per week ‐ Semester 2 offering Hospitality Career Pathways 3 29 1 x day per week NZ Certificate in Construction Trade Skills 3 120 2 x days per week over 2 years Creative Industries 2 60 2 days per week 34 weeks Te Reo 2 TBC 1 day per week Applied Science Physical Health and Sport in the Community 2 45 2 x days per week 34 weeks Humanities Early Childhood Studies 2 25 1 x day per week 34 weeks Sustainability and Outdoors 2 20 1 x day per week 34 weeks Sustainability and Outdoors 3 22 1 x day per week 34 weeks Engineering Electrotechnology 2 20 1 day per week 34 weeks
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