Senior School Curriculum 2020 - Years 11, 12 and 13 - Scots College

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Senior School Curriculum 2020 - Years 11, 12 and 13 - Scots College
Senior School
Curriculum            2020

Years 11, 12 and 13

Welcome                                                                 Contents
                                                                        Introduction                          02   Details of individual subjects:
The curriculum handbook is an important                                 Future Pathways (Careers Programme) 03     Accounting/Business Studies        44
part of your child’s educational pathway – it                           Course Planning for Careers           04   Biology                            45
provides information on subjects, courses and                           Some useful websites                  07
                                                                                                                   Chemistry                          46
careers.                                                                University Entrance                   08
                                                                                                                   Classical Studies                  47
                                                                        Senior School subject and pathway
                                                                        options                               09   Construction & Materials Technology 48
The handbook outlines the three     change their goals as they move                                                Design & Visual Communication
year learning journey students      through the Senior School and       Year 11 Courses                            (Graphics)                         49
undertake in the Senior School.     beyond.                             Year 11 Course overview               12   Digital Technologies               50

It provides an overview of our      Please read the Future              Full year courses                     13   Drama                              51
Year 11 programme as well as        Pathways section carefully. The     Semester courses                      20   Economics                          52
up-to-date explanations of the IB   requirements for certain careers                                               English                            53
                                                                        Years 12 & 13 Courses
Diploma Programme and NCEA          may include prescribed subjects.
                                                                        Course Structure (IBDP)                    Geography                          54
qualifications and programmes       An appointment with the Careers
                                                                        International Baccalaureate                History                            55
we offer.                           Adviser, Mr Henley-Smith, is
                                                                        Diploma Programme (IBDP)              29   Languages                          56
                                    a useful first step as he has the
Well-informed course selection                                          International Baccalaureate Diploma
                                                                                                                   Materials Design Technology        57
                                    most up to date information         Programme Course Design             30
is crucial! It is important that
                                    available especially from                                                      Mathematics                        58
families and their sons and                                             Frequently asked questions            31
                                    Universities. There are also many                                              Music                              60
daughters spend time discussing                                         IBDP Subjects and Pre-requisites      33
                                    other avenues for sound advice                                                 Physical Education                 62
the appropriate courses for their
                                    within the College, from Senior     Details of individual subjects:
future aspirations. As a general                                                                                   Physics                            63
                                    Management to House Deans           Group 1: Mother Language              33
rule of thumb, courses should                                                                                      Tourism Studies                    64
                                    and Heads of Department.            Group 2: Language Acquisition         33
be chosen which leave as many                                                                                      Visual Arts                        65
doors open as possible. Young       Christian Zachariassen              Group 3: Individuals and Societies    33
people today have far more          Principal, Senior School            Group 4: Experimental Sciences        35
                                                                                                                   NCEA and IBDP Compared             67
opportunities available to them     July 2019                           Group 5: Mathematics                  36
                                                                                                                   Qualification Fees                 68
and are more likely than ever to                                        Group 6: The Arts                     37
                                                                                                                   Key Contacts                       69

                                                                        Course Structure (NCEA)
                                                                        National Certificate in Educational
                                                                        Achievement (NCEA)                    40
                                                                        General Course Information (NCEA) 42
02                                                                                                                                                                                                               03

Introduction                                                                Future Pathways
                                                                            Careers programme
                                                                            In 2019 the Scots Future Pathways programme was integrated into the existing PERFORM framework with emerging competencies
                                                                            identified through international ‘future of work’ research. The programme combines our traditional values and competencies with
                                                                            those identified as required in the future of work research. The aim is to sequentially build self-awareness and career knowledge to
This booklet is designed to give parents and                                put Scots students in the most well informed position to make career plans and decisions on their future pathways.

students an overview of the courses offered                                 When we talk about the future of work, much focus is on which jobs will disappear and which will remain. These are important

in the Senior School at Scots College so that                               factors, however we need to shift our focus from jobs to skills to prepare students for the future of work. By understanding the skills
                                                                            and capabilities that will be most portable and in demand in the new economy, young women and men can work to equip themselves
they are in a position to make wise course                                  for the future of work more effectively. Our mind set needs to shift to reflect a more dynamic future of work where linear careers will

selections in the students’ final three years at                            be far less common and young people need a portfolio of skills and capabilities, including career management to navigate a more
                                                                            complex world.
Secondary School.                                                           Comparing skills demand, 2018 vs. 2022, top ten
                                                                                            Today 2018                               Trending 2022                                 Declining 2022
It gives general details about        Early Term 3, parents and              • Analytical thinking and innovation        • Analytical thinking and innovation        • Manual dexterity, endurance and
courses and careers, and then         students are asked to make             • Complex problem-solving Critical          • Active learning and learning                precision
outlines details of each individual   choices, and at this stage we            thinking and analysis Active learning       strategies                                • Memory, verbal, auditory and spatial
subject. Please note: the topics      do our best to satisfy all these         and learning strategies                   • Creativity, originality and initiative      abilities
and assessment information            choices, though we cannot              • Creativity, originality and initiative    • Technology design and                     • Management of financial, material
for each subject are indicative       guarantee that any particular          • Attention to detail, trustworthiness        programming                                 resources
only. They are a guide to             combination of subjects will be        • Emotional intelligence Reasoning,         • Critical thinking and analysis            • Technology installation and maintenance
the type of content that can          available. Once the structure            problem-solving and ideation              • Complex problem-solving                   • Reading, writing, math and active
be covered in each course             of the timetable is established,       • Leadership and social influence                                                         listening
                                                                                                                         • Leadership and social influence
and the likely assessment             and decisions made about how             Coordination and time management
                                                                                                                         • Emotional intelligence
                                                                                                                                                                     • Management of personnel
weightings.                           subjects are grouped together,                                                     • Reasoning, problem-solving and
                                                                                                                                                                     • Quality control and safety awareness
                                      the structure cannot be changed.                                                     ideation                                  • Coordination and time management
The actual combinations of
                                      This means that, if at a later date                                                • Systems analysis and evaluation           • Visual, auditory and speech abilities
subjects available in Years 11-
                                      students wish to change their                                                                                                    Technology use, monitoring and control
13 in any one year depend on
                                      courses, they can only do so
the constraints imposed by the                                              Source: Future of Jobs Survey 2018, World Economic Forum.
                                      within that established structure.
timetable and the numbers of
students opting to do particular      If you have any questions             Students will need to demonstrate foresight in navigating a rapidly shifting landscape of organisational forms and skill requirements.
subjects. Subjects will only be       concerning your own particular        They will increasingly be called upon to continually reassess the skills they need, and quickly put together the right resources to
available if there is a sufficient    situation as far as course            develop and update these. Workers in the future will need to be adaptable lifelong learners.

number of students wishing to         selection is concerned, please        The PERFORM programme taught during tutorials provides an avenue to develop the students’ soft skills as mentioned above. See
take them.                            don’t hesitate to contact Mr for more information on our PERFORM framework for wellbeing.
                                      Dyer (Academic Programmes             Two opportunities we encourage senior students to look into when considering their post- secondary school pathways are:
                                      Coordinator – NCEA), Mr
                                      McKnight (IBDP Coordinator)           Work or job shadow experience
                                                                            Last year, the College introduced work and job shadowing experiences into the school programme. We believe it is an important
                                      or Mr Smith (Deputy Principal
                                                                            ingredient in helping students make decisions about their futures. Any students interested in taking part in this programme should
                                                                            speak with Careers Advisor Gary Henley-Smith.

                                                                            Future Pathways Forum
                                                                            Each year the College hosts a careers evening. We encourage senior students, particularly Year 13s to attend. All students and
                                                                            parents will have the opportunity to hear about a number of different career possibilities.

                                                                            To read more on the College’s Careers programme
CAREER AREA             QUALIFICATION     MINIMUM ENTRY                     SCHOOL SUBJECTS                04
Course Planning for Careers                                                                                Architectural           Polytechs:        60 Level 2 in best four or        Weltec: Level 2 Maths,
When choosing a course it is best to keep your subject choice as broad for as long as possible.            Technology              Diploma           equiv at Level 3.                 Science, English
Entry to many courses does not depend as much on course choice as it does on achievement.                  Architectural           Otago Polytech 35 Level 2 credits or higher         Level 2 Maths, Physics,
The list below is not exhaustive but will give some guidelines.                                            draughting              Diploma		                                           English, Chemistry

Note:                                                                                                      Business Management     Degree            All Universities                  Maths, Statistics
1. For entry to any university course, University Entrance is required                                     Commerce/Business NZ DipBus               48 NCEA Credits or better,        English, Maths
2. No subjects are compulsory. Universities label them recommended / highly                                				                                      Level 2
                                                                                                           			 Degree                                Some universities have            Maths, English, Accounting,
 CAREER AREA             QUALIFICATION      MINIMUM ENTRY                   SCHOOL SUBJECTS                				                                      limited entry.                    Eco recommended.
 Agriculture/Farming Diploma                NCEA 48 Credits or              Level 2 Biology, English,      				                                      NB: Specialist commerce           Calculus if majoring in Eco
 				                                       more in best 4 subjects         Maths, Chemistry/Physics       				                                      degrees at LIN & MAS              or Finance.
 				                                       Level 2                         recommended                    Communication Degree                      AUT, Auckland, Waikato,           Drama, English, Art
 			 Degree		                                                               Level 3 Biology, Maths,        				                                      Massey                            History
 					                                                                      Chemistry recommended          Computer Science Degree                   All Universities except           Mathematics, Physics,
 Apprenticeships:  Certificate & Check Polytechnic                          Level 1 English, Maths &       				                                      Lincoln                           Digitech
 e.g. Electrician, Diploma       programmes for specific                    Physics can be required.       Construction          Diploma             Level 2. Good Marks           Maths, Eco, Computer
 Plumber, Builder		              requirements                                                              Economics                                                               Studies
 Painter           		                                                                                                            Degree              Maths essential. Eco, Physics
                                                                                                           (Quantity Surveying)
                                                                                                                                                     & Computer Studies rec.
 (i) Air Force Air Force Officer            90 Credits Level 3              Calculus, Physics, English     Construction Diploma		                                                      Level 2 Maths & English
 				                                       English, Maths, Physics                                        Management			                                                               or AS Maths & English
                                                                                                           			 Degree Victoria, Massey                                                 Maths, English, Computer
 			 Pilot/Navigator                        Physics, 18 credits             Physics, Chemistry or          					                                                                       Studies
 				                                       Level 2 Maths, English,         Computer Studies, English
                                                                                                           Dentistry Degree                          See Health Science
 				                                       Science preferred
                                                                                                           				                                      Intermediate Otago
 			                     (ii) Massey        Pre-selection exam &            Level 3 Physics, Calculus,
                                                                                                           Design Hons. degree                       Portfolio required, competitive   Art essential
 			                     Degree:            high standard of English        English
                                                                                                           				                                      entry, Massey, Auckland           Useful English, His, Maths,
 			                     B. Aviation
                                                                                                           				                                      University of Technology,         Physics, Art History,
 (iii) Flying Academies/		                  Pre-selection process,          Level 2 Maths, Physics         				                                      Unitec, Otago Polytechnic.        Computer Skills, Graphics
 		 Schools		                               18 years of age                                                				                                      Victoria. no portfolio,
                                                                                                           				                                      competitive to Year 2
 Architecture            Degree:           All require                      Auckland: No specifics but
 			                     Auckland:         Auckland – min. 16 credits       Physics, Maths, Design,
 			                     Bachelor          in two subjects from             DigiTech may be useful.
 			                     Architect Studies Table A & Table B + portfolio.
 			                     Victoria          Vic – Competitive entry to       Victoria: Calculus,
 			                     BAS/BBSc          Year 2– no portfolio             Statistics, Physics English,
 			                     Unitec:           Unitec – Portfolio               Tech, Art, Design &
 			                     BAS		                                              Graphics are useful

 CAREER AREA             QUALIFICATION      MINIMUM ENTRY                   SCHOOL SUBJECTS                CAREER AREA            QUALIFICATION     MINIMUM ENTRY                      SCHOOL SUBJECTS
 Engineeering Diploma                       Maths & Physics:                Level 2 Maths, Physics,        Health Science Medicine,        Auckland Medical School:                    Auckland:
 				                                       48 credits Level 2 or better    graphics desirable             (Medicine)     Dentistry,       either Year I B. Health Sci or              For MBChB, Biology,
 				                                       in best four                                                   			            Pharmacy,        B Biomedical Sci.                           Chemistry and one English
                                                                                                           			            Med Lab Science,                                             rich subject.
 				                                       AUT: Calculus and Physics       Calculus, Physics
                                                                                                           			            Physiotherapy                                                Physics, Statistics/Calculus
 				                                       at Level 3.
 			                     B. Engineering     42 Level 3 credits &                                           				                            Otago Med School:                           Otago:
 			                     Technology         14 in Calculus & Physics                                       				                            Health Science Intermediate –               Recommended: Biology,
                                                                                                           				                            compulsory Biology,                         Chemistry, Physics,
 			 Degree Auckland: limited entry.                                        Level 3 Calculus & Physics
                                                                                                           				                            Chemistry, Physics, Statistics –            Statistics
 				       Canterbury: open entry.                                         essential. Chemistry highly
                                                                                                           				                            Competitive 2nd year entry                  Useful: Calculus, English
 				       Intermediate year.                                              recommended. English &
                                                                                                           				                            for Auckland and Otago.                     rich subject
 					                                                                      Statistics recommended
                                                                                                           Horticulture           BAg.Sc/HortSc		                                      Biology, Chemistry, Maths
 Environmental Degree All Universities                                      Chemistry, Biology, Maths
 					                                                                      Statistics, Geography          			 DipHort                              Minimum 40 credits NCEA
                                                                                                           				                                     Level 2 + numeracy/
 Fine Arts Diploma Portfolio required                                       Polytechnics: Level 2 in
                                                                                                           				                                     literacy for
 					                                                                      English & Art
                                                                                                           Journalism BCS                           Auckland University of          Art History, Classics,
 			 Degree                                 Canterbury: Good passes in      Art, Art History
                                                                                                           			        Bachelor of                   Technology. Preference to       English, Geography,
 				                                       2 Art Level 3 subjects &
                                                                                                           			        Communication                 60 credits Level 3 in four NCEA History or Media Studies
 				                                       portfolio, or 2 portfolios.
                                                                                                           			        Studies                       subjects. IB – 28 with min 5 in
 				                                       Auckland: Portfolio and
                                                                                                           				                                     language rich subj. also at
 				                                       written application required.
                                                                                                           			        Diploma –                     Waikato, Massey, Unitec
 				                                       Massey: Competitive entry,
                                                                                                           			        post-graduate                 Canterbury – degree required.
 				                                       Refer to individual ‘varsity                                   Information Systems Bachelor All universities                               No specific knowledge,
 				                                       websites                                                       					                                                                       interest in Tech & Business

 Food Science     Degree Auckland, Otago, AUT                               Chemistry essential.           Landscape Architecture Diploma Unitec: NCEA Level 2 credits. Maths, Design, Biology,
 Human Nutrition		                                                          Biology, Maths, Physics        					                                                        Geography recommended
                                                                                                           Languages              Degree (including University Entrance                Language of choice and
 Food Technology         Degree             Massey                          Chemistry, Physics, Maths      			                    joint honurs/		                                      any supporting subject
                                                                                                           			                    major or minor		                                     e.g English, Commerce,
 Forestry Degree Canterbury: first year BForSc                              Biology, Statistics
                                                                                                           			                    optons e.g inter-		                                  Economics
 				            can be taken at any university.                            Chemistry, essential,
                                                                                                           			                    national marketing
 					                                                                      Economics & English
                                                                                                           			                    with Spanish,
                                                                                                           			                    Chinese with

                                                                                                           Law Degree                               Very competitive entry to          English, Hist, Art History,
                                                                                                           				                                     second year.                       Classics, Eco, Geography
                                                                                                           				                                     Limited entry to Waikato           Physics, Maths Languages,
                                                                                                           				                                     first year.                        good preparation

                                                                                                           Logisitics Supply Chain Degree           Massey, Lincoln                    Maths, Statistics
CAREER AREA         QUALIFICATION                                  MINIMUM ENTRY                                                                                                                                                                                          SCHOOL SUBJECTS                                                                                                                                                   CAREER AREA                                                                                                      QUALIFICATION                                                                                         MINIMUM ENTRY                                                                                                                SCHOOL SUBJECTS                                                06
Medicine:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sport and Recreation                                                                                             Degree:		                                                                                                                                                                                                                          P.E. recommended.
               see Health Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sport & Exercise                                                                                                 Auckland		                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Biology, English,
Med Lab.Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Science                                                                                                          Canterbury		                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Geography helpful
Media Studies Certificate                                          Good grade in English.                                                                                                                                                                                 Level 2 English                                                                                                                                                   			                                                                                                              Massey
				                                                               Work experience desirable.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Science Certificate		                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Level 2 Biology, Chemistry,
			 BCS           Auckland University of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  English, History, Art                                                                                                                                             					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Maths, Physics depending
			 Bachelor of   Technology, Unitec,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     History, Classics,                                                                                                                                                					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               on major
			 Communication Waikato and Massey                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Geography, Media Studies                                                                                                                                          			 Degree Limited entry Auckland for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Maths, Biology, Physics,
			 Studies       Written application,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      				       some courses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Chemistry depending on
				              Competitive entry, high                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               major
				              grades for Auckland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Speech & Language                                                                                                Degree                                                                                                Competitive entry to second                                                                                                  Science to at least Level 2,
				              University of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Therapy                                                                                                          Postgraduate                                                                                          year, Massey & Canterbury                                                                                                    Biology recommended and
				              Media Studies &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            			                                                                                                              Auckland                                                                                              Post-graduate Auckland.                                                                                                      English
				              Communication are also BA
				majors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Social Work Degree                                                                                                                                                                                                     Competitive entry to second                                                                                                  General education
Medical Radiation Degree Otago. Post Grad.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                English, Maths, Physics,
Therapy		                programmes require Science                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Biology.                                                                                                                                                          Surveying Diploma                                                                                                                                                                                                      Minimum 35 Level 2 credits                                                                                                   Maths, Physics, Graphics
				degree.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 				                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in best 3 subjects including                                                                                                 Yr12, Computer Studies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            				                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Maths, 12 credits in Algebra                                                                                                 useful
Music Degree in various NZSM – some papers require Music to at least Level 2,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               				                                                                                                                                                                                                                   & trig
			   disciplines       music theory and some      preferably Level 3
				require audition.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       			 Degree Intermediate year at Otago                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               English, Calculus, Statistics,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Computer Studies &
Optometry Degree at                                                Auckland: (Year 1 of B.Sc.Bio Chemistry, Biology, Physics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Geography useful
				                                                               Auckland                      Med). competitive entry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Teaching Primary: degree		                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Primary: some required
Paramedicine       Degree                                          AUT                                                                                                                                                                                                    Biology, Chemistry                                                                                                                                                					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               subjects
Pharmacy Degree                                                    Auckland: competitive.         Maths, Chemistry, Biology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 			 Secondary: degree		                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Secondary: 4 year degree
				                                                               Direct entry and interview.    essential, Physics, English                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               or Post Graduate diploma
				                                                               Level 3 Biology & Chemistry recommended.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Technology Degree                                                                                                                                                                                                      Auckland: Limited entry                                                                                                      Physics & Calculus;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            				                                                                                                                                                                                                                   programmes. Victoria &                                                                                                       Chemistry if major in
				                                                               Otago Health Science for first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            				                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Massey – B. Tech                                                                                                             degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Veterinary Science Degree                                                                                                                                                                                              Vet Sc. intermediate. Massey. Biology, Statistics
Physical Education Degree at Otago                                 Min 16 in each of four                                                                                                                                                                                 English, Biology & P.E. at                                                                                                                                        				                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Competitive entry to          Chemistry, Physics, English
				                                                               Level 2 subjects.                                                                                                                                                                                      Level 2 and Level 3                                                                                                                                               				                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Semester 2.
				                                                               Admission competitive                                                                                                                                                                                  recommended.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Visual Communication Diploma, Degree                                                                                                                                                                                   Very competitive. Portfolio                                                                                                  English, Art
Physiotherapy Degree at                                            Otago: Health Sci. int.                                                                                                                                                                                Otago: English, Biology,                                                                                                                                          				                                                                                                                                                                                                                   required
			           Auckland                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chemistry, Physics, Maths.
			           University of                                        Auckland University of                                                                                                                                                                                 Auckland University of
			           Technology and                                       Technology – competitive                                                                                                                                                                               Technology – no
			           Otago                                                entry NCEA 56 Level 3                                                                                                                                                                                  prescribed subjects
				                                                               credits in 3 subjects.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Career Services

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Open Polytechnic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Otago Polytechnic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lincoln University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Massey University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            University of Otago

                                                                                                                                                                           Unitec New Zealand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    University of Waikato
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             University of Auckland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  University of Canterbury

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ARA Institute of Canterbury

                                                                                                                                           Universal College of Learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Eastern Institute of Technology

                                                                                                         Waikato Institute of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Victoria University of Wellington

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Southern Institute of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Manukau Institute of Technology

                                 Whitireia Community Polytechnic
                                                                    Wellington Institute of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Auckland University of Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                                Te Auaha The Institute of Creativity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   New Zealand Universities

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University Entrance                                                                                      Senior School Subject & Pathway Options 2020

NCEA                                                                                                                                                                   IBDP                  NCEA
     • NCEA Level 3                                                                                      Subject Name                                  Yr 11   Yr 12          Yr 13   Level 2       Level 3
     • Three subjects – at Level 3, made up of:                                                          Accounting/Business Studies                                                                 
       – 14 credits each, in three approved subjects                                                     Applied Art                                                                                 
     • Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:                                            Biology                                                                                  
       – 5 credits in reading                                                                            Biology & Environmental Systems - Full Year    *
       – 5 credits in writing                                                                            Business Management                                                  
       – specified Level 2 and Level 3 achievement standards through a range of subjects                 Chemistry                                            ^              ^                    
     • Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:                                            Classics                                                                                  
       – achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects   Computer Science                                                     
                                                                                                         Construction                                                                                
                                                                                                         Consumer & Business Law
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme                                                                                                           
                                                                                                         Design & Visual Communication                  
     Award of the Diploma (minimum of 24 points).
                                                                                                         Digital Design                                 
                                                                                                         Digital Design – Biomimicry                    
                                                                                                         Digitech                                                                                    
                                                                                                         Discover China                                 
                                                                                                         Drama                                                                                      
                                                                                                         Economics                                                                                
                                                                                                         English                                                                        *            
             Students should feel free to visit the Careers Centre at any time and/or
                                                                                                         English – English Studies                      *
                         make an appointment with Mr Henley-Smith                                        English – Standard English                     *
                                                                                                         Environmental Studies                          
                                                                                                         ESS                                                                  
                                                                                                         Film                                                                 
                                                                                                         Financial Capability                           
                                                                                                         Foundation Art                                 
                                                                                                         French                                         
                                                                                                         Geography                                                                                
                                                                                                         Graphics                                                                                    
                                                                                                         History                                                                                  
                                                                                                         Humanities                                     
                                                                                                         Industry Art                                                                                
                                                                                                         Integrated Design Challenge                    
                                                                                                         Language A – Literature                                              
                                                                                                         Language Acquisition                                                 
                                                                                                         Languages                                                                                   
                                                                                                         Materials Design Technology                                                                
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                                                                 IBDP                   NCEA
  Subject Name                                   Yr 11   Yr 12          Year 13   Level 2      Level 3
  Mathematics                                                                       
  Mathematics – Analysis & Approaches                                    
  Mathematics – Application & interpretation              ^^             
  Mathematics – Abstract World Mathematics       *
  Mathematics – Calculus                                                                         
  Mathematics – Real World Mathematics           *
  Mathematics – Statistics                                                                      

                                                                                                         Year 11
  Music                                                                                      
  Physical Education (Theory)                                                                  
  Physics                                                ^              ^                    

  Physics & Chemistry - Full Year                *
  Psychology                                                             
  Spanish                                        
  Sports Exercise & Health                                               
  Studio Art                                                                                    
  Tourism Studies                                                                               
  Visual Arts                                                            

Compulsory Subjects Year 11                *
Compulsory Subjects Year 12                *
Pre requisite Experimental Science         ^
Pre requisite Abstract World Mathematics   ^^
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Year 11 Course overview                                                                                                                Full Year Courses
The Year 11 course is designed to           Within each full-year course there will       • The project will be structured with
                                                                                                                                                                                       small business, marketing, small business
prepare students well for Level 2 NCEA      be some NCEA assessment. In general,            staff supervision, a handbook, regular     Business Studies                                                                            architectural and product design through
                                                                                                                                                                                       accounting, product development and         drawing, sketching, modelling and
and the IB Diploma Programme by             each course will include 1 externally           tracking of tasks, checkpoints and         INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                                                       operations management. Students             computer design software. It will suit
concentrating on learning and the           assessed achievement standard and               events. The project will be launched       STUDIES
                                                                                                                                                                                       will be exposed to numerous local,          students undertaking further study in
development of key transferable skills.     1 internally assessed achievement               at the start of the year with an event
                                                                                                                                       Introduction to course                          national and global business case studies   product or spatial design, and who wish
                                            standard. This will assist students in          such as three day BP Challenge and
The focus of the course is to develop a                                                                                                The Introduction to Business Studies            through excursions and school-based         to pursue the subject at Years 12 and 13,
                                            preparation for NCEA Level 2 and IB             culminate in an exhibition at the end
depth and breadth of learning that isn’t                                                                                               course is a full year course, and builds        presentations. They will be expected        and beyond into design studies such as
                                            Diploma Programme by requiring them             of the year.
available in a course based on discrete                                                                                                on the skills and knowledge obtained            to complete the marketing component         architecture, product design, landscape
achievement standards.                      to complete some internal assessment          • Students will be asked to reflect on
                                                                                                                                       from MYP Business Studies courses. The          of the course through a series of           design, graphic design, urban planning,
                                            and sit some exams.                             their project throughout the year,
Courses have New Zealand Curriculum                                                                                                    course structure consists of carrying out       online modules and communicate their        interior design, fashion design. Year 10
                                            At the foundation of the Year 11                demonstrating what they have                                                               understanding through a Dragon’s Den.       DVC or Graphics would be an advantage
achievement objectives as well as those                                                                                                and reviewing product based business
                                            programme are the key skills of:                learned or how they would have done                                                                                                    but is not essential.
of the International Baccalaureate as the                                                                                              activities concluding with a school-wide
                                            Communication, Collaboration, Self-             something differently – this reflection                                                    Students completing this course will
basis of their design.                                                                                                                 Market Day experience. The course
                                            management, Research, Innovation,               will be the main focus for the project’s                                                   develop the ability to:                     How and what will I learn?
                                                                                                                                       aims to provide a broad understanding
Learning within each course is              Creativity, and Critical Thinking, and          assessment along with the final
                                                                                                                                       of operations and internal features of          • Understand the internal features of       Students will focus on skills including
connected, and units of work are themed     Problem Solving. Students will develop          exhibition.
                                                                                                                                       a small scale business. This is through           a small businesses and how owners         self-management, collaboration,
or constructed to make learning deeper      these skills through the learning             The combination of key skills, connected     organising, planning, carrying out, and           make operational decisions that have      problem solving, communication and
and more meaningful. There will be          activities that take place in their subject   learning, and a collaborative project will   reviewing of a product-based business             consequences for the success of their     creative thinking through project based
opportunities for students to complete      classes as well as through the full-year      prepare students well for future study       activity to satisfy a specific group of           business                                  learning. Students will undertake work
interdisciplinary units of work across      project they will complete.                   in Years 12 and 13 as well as give them      customer’s needs. Students will apply           • Relate business knowledge of the          on two major projects: Flashlight Design
certain courses and subjects.
                                            Project details:                              more opportunities to develop the skills     knowledge of the four functions of                marketing mix to a new or existing        and Architectural Brief. Within these
Students study 5 full-year subjects that                                                  necessary to be successful in the rapidly    business throughout the planning,                                                           projects students will complete discrete
                                            • It is a full-year collaborative group                                                                                                      product from a suitable business
provide the foundation of their further                                                   changing world that surrounds them.          carrying out and evaluation of a Market                                                     phases of the design cycle, including
                                              project.                                                                                                                                   connected to the student’s life and
learning in NCEA or the IB Diploma                                                                                                     Day. Prior study of the MYP Enterprise                                                      research, brief development, conceptual
Programme. English, Mathematics and         • Students will spend one period a week                                                    Studies course would be beneficial as a                                                     design/development, final design
Science are compulsory; students choose       working on their project.                                                                                                                • Plan, carry out, and then review
                                                                                                                                       basis, but is not essential.                                                                and evaluation. Creative practice will
the most appropriate course within those                                                                                                                                                 a one-off business activity, basing
                                            • Students will research a problem                                                                                                                                                     comprise: model making, sketching,
                                                                                                                                       This course leads to further study at             recommendations for the future on
subjects. These 5 full-year subjects are      and plan a solution, building in a                                                                                                                                                   drawing, rendering, display principles
                                                                                                                                       Year 12, towards the NCEA Level 2                 market feedback
complemented by 2 semester courses            number of 21st century skills such as                                                                                                                                                and electronics.
                                                                                                                                       Accounting/Business Studies course or
and a full-year collaborative project.        collaboration, creativity and design                                                                                                     • Manage the financial affairs of a small
                                                                                                                                       IB Diploma Business and Management.                                                         Students completing this course will
Semester courses are more specialised         thinking.                                                                                                                                  business
                                                                                                                                       It is also a valuable life skill and provides                                               develop the ability to:
and are designed to stimulate learning in
                                            • Groups can choose an area of interest        What do students need to select:            a basis for entrepreneurial skills and
a range of areas.                                                                                                                                                                      How will I be assessed?                     • Analyse existing products/solutions
                                              from Transport, Environment, Well-           • 1 English course                          knowledge for young people who will
All courses consist of clear learning                                                                                                                                                  Students will be assessed throughout the      in terms of functional and aesthetic
                                              being, Culture and Language, and                                                         contribute to New Zealand’s economic
objectives that will be measured using                                                     • 1 Mathematics course                                                                      year via a range of formative tests and       values
                                              Entertainment. They can then use this                                                    future in the 21st Century.
a range of formative and summative                                                                                                                                                     submissions related to their Market Day
                                              as a basis for utilising and developing      • 1 Science course                                                                                                                      • Develop a design brief considering
assessments, allowing students and                                                                                                                                                     product. Up to 6 internal and 4 external
                                              their scientific, technological,             • 2 additional full-year courses            How and what will I learn?                                                                    function and aesthetic values, target
parents to receive feedback on levels of                                                                                                                                               NCEA Level 1 credits will be offered.
                                              entrepreneurial and creative skills to                                                   The key intended learning outcomes of                                                         audience, human factors/ergonomics
achievement and skill development.                                                         • 2 Semester courses
                                              develop a solution.                                                                      the course is for students to develop and                                                     and sustainability
                                                                                                                                       carry out a business plan for a product-
                                                                                                                                       based business, including preparing a
                                                                                                                                                                                       Design and Visual                           • Design a product of their own,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     considering all of the factors above
                                                                                                                                       marketing plan and financial plan for           Communication
                                                                                                                                       Market Day. This will be underpinned            (Graphics)                                  How will I be assessed?
                                                                                                                                       with a strong knowledge base of the key         DESIGN AND VISUAL                           Students will be assessed on self-
                                                                                                                                       internal features of a business. There are      COMMUNICATION                               management, communication,
                                                                                                                                       five topics covered over the academic                                                       collaboration, creative thinking, critical
                                                                                                                                       year, with the Market Day experience            Introduction to course                      thinking and problem solving. One
                                                                                                                                       embedded throughout the year. The               This course will appeal to students who     internal and one external NCEA Level
                                                                                                                                       topics include internal features of a           want to develop design thinking and         1 standard totaling six credits will be
                                                                                                                                                                                       practice. Students will learn to create     available.
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    Digital Technology                            • Project Development – 1 hour a              and methodologies such as Brecht,           Economics                                       the economy                                of visual text, formal writing, reading,
                                                    week to work on a project of personal       Stanislavski, Bogart, Musical Theatre,                                                                                                 research and speaking.
    DIGITAL DESIGN                                                                                                                          INTRODUCTION TO                               • Analyse and evaluate the impacts of
                                                    interest (for example: programming,         Combat Metaphor and Contemporary            ECONOMICS                                       significant events in markets and the
    Introduction to course                          graphics, or app development)               Playwrights, devised self-directed work,                                                                                               Students completing this course will
                                                                                                                                                                                            wider economy
                                                                                                group collaboration and project based       Introduction to course                                                                     develop the ability to:
    This Digital Design course is designed to
                                                  How will I be assessed?                       work. This will culminate in a production                                                 • Analyse and explain the roles and          • Write in a range of styles – formal,
    facilitate the journey from consumers                                                                                                   This Introduction to Economics course
                                                  Students will be assessed on self-            to an invited audience. The focus will                                                      actions of governments in markets            research, report, creative
    of digital content to creators. Digital                                                                                                 builds on the skills and knowledge
                                                  management, communication,                    be on developing the idea of Company;                                                       and the wider economy
    technology incorporates aspects of                                                                                                      obtained from the MYP Business                                                             • Create and present a visual
    computer science and information              collaboration, critical and creative          a condition of being with another or        Studies course. The broad focus of this       • Understand economic issues relating          presentation and an oral presentation
    technology. It explores how we can use        thinking and problem solving.                 others, especially in a way that provides   course includes exploring the resources         to the economy
                                                                                                support and enjoyment. This is achieved                                                                                                • Examine connections in themes and
    technology to create, store, process,         In their assessment students will                                                         used by consumers and producers as
                                                                                                by using collaboration in the arts and                                                    How will I be assessed?                        style across a range of texts
    analyse and present information in a          demonstrate how they have be able to:                                                     active stakeholders in the economy.
    digital context. This includes computer                                                     finding ways of working together in         This course leads to further study of         Students will be expected to complete        • Analyse and respond to visual texts
                                                  • develop an understanding of the             drama. These include the 8C’s of drama;                                                   components of the course through a
    architecture, networks, web technology,                                                                                                 Economics at Year 12 (IBDP or NCEA).                                                       • Research using a variety of sources
                                                    foundations of digital design and           creativity, confidence, communication,                                                    combination of classroom teaching,
    digital media, programming tools and                                                                                                    For students interested in a pathway into
                                                    the creative process required to            compassion, culture, collaboration,                                                       a series of online modules and
    software applications.                                                                                                                  commerce and a wider understanding of                                                      How will I be assessed?
                                                    successfully develop solutions to given     critical thinking and challenge.                                                          communicate their understanding
                                                                                                                                            the economic environment, this course is                                                   The course will offer one (student
    Innovative Digital Technology                   issues
                                                                                                                                            designed for you.                             through giving presentations to an           selected) Level 1 NCEA external
    qualifications are a direct response to the                                                 Students completing this course will
                                                  • develop a range of skills and                                                                                                         audience. At the conclusion of the           Achievement Standard and one Level 1
    call for digital skills and digital makers.                                                 develop the ability to:                     How and what will I learn?
                                                    knowledge to help present their                                                                                                       course, students will need to be able to     NCEA internal Achievement Standard.
                                                    design ideas effectively and to a high      • Investigate the forms and purposes        The Introduction to Economics course          demonstrate their understanding of how
    How and what will I learn?
                                                    standard.                                     of drama in different historical and      aims to develop students’ comprehensive       consumer, producer and government
    Students will acquire and apply                                                                                                                                                                                                    STANDARD ENGLISH
                                                                                                  contemporary contexts                     understanding of the causes and flow          choice affect society using the market
    knowledge and understanding of digital
                                                                                                • Select and use techniques,                on effects of economic decisions in           equilibrium. Project work will also be
    technology in a variety of contexts.                                                                                                                                                                                               Introduction to course
    They will also develop creative and
                                                  Drama                                           conventions and technologies in a         the 21st Century. This course uses a          assessed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Standard English course prepares
                                                  11 DRAMA COMPANY 20                             range of dramatic forms                   domestic New Zealand context to provide       One internal and one external NCEA
    practical digital technology skills, either                                                                                                                                                                                        students for using language in a wide
                                                                                                                                            foundational economic skills for further      Level 1 Achievement Standards will be
    using a range of generic software or in       Introduction to course                        • Research, evaluate and refine ideas in                                                                                               variety of situations. Students will be
                                                                                                                                            study. It will cover the fundamental          undertaken.
    an object-oriented environment. They                                                          a range of dramatic forms to develop                                                                                                 taught to communicate through written,
                                                  This course will see students spending                                                    economic concepts of supply, demand
    explore the legal, social, economic,                                                          drama                                                                                                                                oral and visual language. The course
                                                  a year of working in a Drama Company                                                      and market equilibrium which underpin
    ethical and environmental impact of                                                                                                                                                                                                builds on Year 10 MYP English and
                                                  environment, with the purpose of              • Perform and respond to drama and
    digital technology. This course also
                                                                                                                                            pricing and production decisions and
                                                                                                                                                                                          English                                      prepares students to study either NCEA
                                                  producing work that explores our social         make critical judgements about how        consumer behaviour. Transactions
    helps them to develop transferable skills                                                                                                                                             ENGLISH STUDIES                              Level 2 or the IB Diploma.
                                                  conventions.                                    elements, techniques, conventions and     between the key sectors of the economy
    such as creative problem solving and
                                                  The Year 11 Drama Company 20 course             technologies are used to create form      are explored with a focus on New              Introduction to course
    teamwork.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          How and what will I learn?
                                                  has been developed to broaden students’         and meaning in their own and others’      Zealand and a comparison with key             English Studies is a practical course with   Based around a theme of either conflict
                                                  skill base in drama. New skills and             work                                      trading partners. Students will explore the   an emphasis on developing skills which
    Students completing this course will                                                                                                                                                                                               or identity, the course will cover topics
                                                  methodologies are to be introduced in         • Work collaboratively with their peers     microeconomics concepts of consumer,          are transferable to their other Year 11
    develop the ability to:                                                                                                                                                                                                            of novel, short text, film, speech making
                                                  the first half-year, and explored bi-weekly     in an artistic environment to produce a   producer and government choices using         subjects. The course is based around the
    Students will develop an understanding                                                                                                                                                                                             and report writing.
                                                  in a supportive workshop environment            drama                                     the economic models of demand, supply         concept of ‘the joy of food’ and will use
    of the foundations of digital design
                                                  to develop students’ repertoire of drama                                                  and market equilibrium. Students will be      a variety of visual and written texts to
    and the creative process required to                                                        • Communicate their ideas on social                                                                                                    Students completing this course will
                                                  practices. Through these practices                                                        exposed to numerous local, national and       explore the ways various people have
    successfully develop solutions to given                                                       conventions through producing a                                                                                                      develop the ability to:
                                                  students will develop their stagecraft                                                    global economic case studies through          achieved success through eating and
    issues. They will develop a range of                                                          drama for a specific audience                                                                                                        • Read and analyze visual and written
                                                  and dramas. The second part of the                                                        excursions to the Reserve Bank and            working with food. The course builds
    skills and knowledge to help present                                                                                                                                                                                                 texts
                                                  course is designed for students to work                                                   Treasury and through school-based             on Year 10 MYP English and prepares
    their digital design ideas effectively and                                                  How will I be assessed?
                                                                                                                                            presentations.                                                                             • Research a topic and write a report
    to a high standard.                           collaboratively on producing a two part       The course will comprise diagnostic,                                                      students to study English Studies at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         on it
                                                  thematic drama including a scripted           formative and summative assessment.                                                       NCEA Level 2.
    The courseto
               hasBusiness    Studies
                   five units plus a project                                                                                                Students completing this course will                                                       • Write a literary essay
                                                  and self-devised body of work for an          This will be achieved though
    development component:                                                                                                                  develop the ability to:                       How and what will I learn?
                                                  audience.                                     observations, feedback from the teacher                                                                                                • Prepare and present an oral text
    • Unit 1: Digital Technology                                                                                                            • Construct economic models to                The course will use a variety of
                                                                                                and peers when presenting work in
                                                  How and what will I learn?                                                                  describe market situations and the          cooperative learning, discussion,
    • Unit 2: Web Design Concepts                                                               progress. Two NCEA Level 1 internal                                                                                                    How will I be assessed?
                                                  The course will include teacher lead                                                        impact on the wider economy                 presenting, report writing, guest
                                                                                                assessments will be offered, with no                                                                                                   The course will offer one (student
    • Unit 3: Web Design Project
                                                  workshops, exploration of renowned            external assessment.                        • Analyse and explain stakeholders            speakers, practical tasks, off site visits   selected) Level 1 NCEA external
    • Unit 4: Coding Concepts                     theatre practitioners’ theatre forms                                                        behaviour using economic models             and inter- disciplinary learning. Based      Achievement Standard and one Level 1
    • Unit 5: Coding Project                                                                                                                                                              around the theme of food students will       NCEA internal Achievement Standard.
                                                                                                                                            • Analyse and explain the
                                                                                                                                                                                          cover the close viewing and production
                                                                                                                                              interdependent nature of sectors in
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Individuals and                             • Document sources of information            How will I be assessed?                        Students will also be encouraged to            Materials Design                              Mathematics
                                              using a recognised convention              Assessment tasks will take many forms          undertake DELF Scolaire.
Societies                                                                                                                                                                              Technology                                    ABSTRACT WORLD
                                                                                         throughout the year. These are to include                                                                                                   MATHEMATICS
HUMANITIES                                  How will I be assessed?                                                                                                                    MATERIALS DESIGN
                                                                                         interactive conversations; Great Wall
                                            The course will offer one NCEA Level                                                        SPANISH                                        TECHNOLOGY                                    Introduction to course
Introduction to course                                                                   marathon competition; performance;
                                            1 External Achievement Standard and          Comic-book writing. Internal and                                                                                                            This Abstract World Mathematics course
This Humanities course is a blended                                                                                                     Introduction to course                         Introduction to course
                                            one NCEA Level 1 Internal Achievement        External NCEA Level 1 Achievement                                                                                                           deals with mathematical theory,
course which draws on aspects of                                                                                                        The aim of the Spanish course is to build      This is a creative design course that
                                            Standard. In addition, there will be other   Standards will also be part of the formal                                                                                                   patterns and their application in real life
Geography, History and Classics, this                                                                                                   on language competency and develop             enables students to realise their design
                                            project based exhibition style assessment    assessment of this course.                                                                                                                  problems. It covers algebra, geometry
course prepares students for the future                                                                                                 intercultural awareness. This course           ideas through a practical outcome and is
                                            tasks.                                                                                                                                                                                   and trigonometry in detail, and the
by equipping them with the thinking                                                                                                     will prepare students to engage with           aimed at students who want to develop
                                                                                                                                                                                       design thinking and hands-on skills.          basics of probability and statistics. This
skills required to actively engage in                                                                                                   Spanish speaking countries via making
                                                                                         FRENCH                                                                                                                                      course is intended for students who
a changing world. It aims to ignite                                                                                                     connections with culture, history and
student curiosity in real world issues by
                                            Languages                                                                                   commerce. Students who successfully            How and what will I learn?                    wish to pursue studies in mathematics
                                                                                         Introduction to course
                                            DISCOVER CHINA                                                                                                                             Students undertaking Materials                at a higher level. It is for students
exploring different societies, cultures                                                  Students develop their French language         complete this course will be good
                                                                                                                                                                                       Design will gain familiarity with good        who enjoy developing mathematical
and perspectives. This is a skills-based                                                 skills through the study of French-            candidates to continue study in Year
                                            Introduction to course                                                                                                                                                                   arguments, problem solving and
course building from Year 10 MYP                                                         speaking cultures, history, art, literature,   12 (IBDP SL or NCEA). An interest in           workshop safety protocols and tool
                                            This course is designed for students                                                                                                                                                     exploring both real and abstract
Humanities and leads to any IBDP or                                                      music and civilization. Students who           Hispanic culture would be an advantage.        usage. They will also follow the design
                                            interested in Chinese language and                                                                                                                                                       applications of mathematics. Students
NCEA senior Humanities subjects at                                                       successfully complete this course will                                                        cycle, comprising: Research, brief
                                            culture. Students will build on their                                                                                                                                                    will become fluent in the construction of
Year 12.                                                                                 be good candidates to continue study at        How and what will I learn?                     development, and evaluation skills. This
                                            current Mandarin knowledge to help                                                                                                                                                       mathematical arguments, and develop
                                                                                         Year 12 (IBDP SL or NCEA).                     The course will comprise three                 course is structured around the following
                                            consolidate their future learning and                                                                                                                                                    strong skills in mathematical thinking.
How and what will I learn?                                                                                                              core units: Discover Cuba; Spanish             modules: Safety and Workshop Practice;
                                            prepare them for Year 12 courses (IBDP                                                                                                                                                   They will also learn to explore real
There will be a variety of learning                                                      How and what will I learn?                     in the working world; and Cultural             Practical skills training and equipment
                                            SL or NCEA)                                                                                                                                                                              and abstract applications of different
utilized in this course. These include                                                   The course will comprise four core             heritage of the Spanish speaking               familiarization; Testing/trialling; and the
                                                                                                                                                                                       Major Project: Toy design project. Other      concepts, with and without the use of
inquiry based learning, authentic                                                        units of work: What is it to be a young        world. Teaching strategies will include
                                            How and what will I learn?                                                                                                                                                               technology. This course is aimed at
learning when applicable, G.R.A.S.P.S.                                                   person?; Discover France through its           (but are not limited to): research,            projects are lamp design and skateboard
                                            Students will learn a wide range                                                                                                                                                         students that are looking at careers
approach, some online learning and                                                       regions; Discover the French speaking          group work, collaborative learning,            design.
                                            of Chinese language and cultural                                                                                                                                                         in or further study of areas such as
some project based learning. Four topics                                                 world beyond France; French culture            community seminars, an iQualify
                                            knowledge. They will develop their                                                                                                         Students completing this course will          mathematics itself, engineering, physical
will be covered over the academic year:                                                  through cinema and media. Learning will        module, Education perfect, EOTC with
                                            speaking, reading, writing and listening                                                                                                   develop the ability to:                       sciences, or economics.
• Olympics: How the Olympic games                                                        be centred through projects, literature,       a focus on community engagement and
                                            skills throughout the course. The course
                                                                                         DELF Scolaire (A2 level), and will take        opportunities for interdisciplinary study.     • Analyse existing products/solutions in
  promote relationships between nations     will be structured by four core contexts:                                                                                                                                                How and what will I learn?
                                                                                         an inter-cultural approach.                                                                     terms of functional an aesthetic values
  and celebrates identities                 Everyday life in China; Chinese history                                                                                                                                                  This course aims to develop students’
                                                                                                                                        Students completing this course will
                                            and famous places; Traditional Chinese                                                                                                     • Develop a design brief considering
• Superpowers: Power systems shift in                                                                                                   develop the ability to:                                                                      skills in logical and systematic thinking;
                                                                                         Students completing this course will                                                            functional and aesthetic values, target
  relation to time, place and space         art; and Chinese literature. Learning                                                                                                                                                    presentation and critical analysis of
                                                                                         develop the ability to:                        • Communicate clearly and effectively            audience, human factors/ergonomics
                                            will take many forms, including (but are                                                                                                                                                 data; statistical insight; solving of both
• Pop Culture: Cultures and                                                              • Understand ways in which French is             demonstrating intercultural                    and sustainability
                                            not limited to): Research, group work,                                                                                                                                                   familiar and unfamiliar problems; abstract
  environments change as individuals                                                       organised for different purposes               understanding
                                            collaborative learning, community                                                                                                          • Design a product of their own,              reasoning; and number processing using
  and communities express themselves                                                                                                    • Use language appropriate to a range
                                            seminars, through an iQualify module,        • Express and respond to personal ideas                                                         considering all of the factors above        calculator and computer. The course
• Colonialism: Colonialism has              Education perfect, EOTC with a focus           and opinions                                   of interpersonal and/or cultural                                                           comprises units covering: Algebra
                                                                                                                                                                                       • Work with a variety of materials,
  redistribution of resources has created   on community engagement, and                                                                  contexts                                                                                   basics, Algebra advanced, Geometry
                                                                                         • Communicate appropriately in                                                                  including wood and wood products,
  inequalities in development               opportunities for interdisciplinary study.                                                  • Understand and use language to                                                             & Trigonometry basics, Geometry &
                                                                                           different situations, participating and                                                       metals, plastics and composites
Students completing this course will                                                       contributing in communities                    express and respond to a range of                                                          Trigonometry advanced, Statistics basics
                                            Students completing this course will                                                                                                       • Maintain safe working practices in a
develop the ability to:                                                                                                                   ideas with some accuracy and fluency                                                       and Probability basics.
                                            develop the ability to:                      • Develop interactive skills                                                                    potentially hazardous environment
• Analyse and evaluate a range of                                                                                                       • Understand literature to demonstrate
                                            • Understand Chinese culture and             • Develop intercultural understanding                                                                                                       How will I be assessed?
  different sources                                                                                                                       cultural and historical context              How will I be assessed?
                                              legends                                    • Have an awareness of the role of                                                                                                          Assessment will take many forms
• Interpret different perspectives and                                                                                                  • Understand and apply topic-specific          Safety and Workshop Practice:
                                            • Discover and perform traditional             language in relation to other areas of                                                                                                    throughout the year. Students will
  their implications                                                                                                                      vocabulary for the correct purpose           Assessment will comprise diagnostic
                                              Chinese art                                  knowledge                                                                                                                                 complete a Level 1 NCEA Achievement
                                                                                                                                                                                       and summative, with key skill sign-offs.
• Synthesise information to make valid                                                                                                                                                                                               Standard assessing their abilities in both
                                            • Demonstrate an understanding of                                                           How will I be assessed?                        Major Project: Toy design: Observation,
  arguments                                                                              How will I be assessed?                                                                                                                     manipulation and solving of algebraic
                                              spoken Chinese texts                                                                      Assessment will take many forms                portfolios, exhibitions, peer assessment.
                                                                                         Assessments will be designed to measure                                                                                                     expressions and equations. Students
• Structure information and ideas for an                                                                                                throughout the year, and will measure          Undertake development to make a
                                            • Speak confidently in order to give a       the acquisition of oral, writing and                                                                                                        will also undertake an Achievement
  appropriate audience                                                                                                                  written, oral and reading skills in Spanish.   prototype to address a brief. Up to 6
                                              spoken presentation to an audience         reading skills in French. Students will                                                                                                     Standard assessing competency in
• Use inquiry methods to collect and                                                                                                    Two achievement standards (one internal        internal NCEA Level 1 credits will be
                                                                                         undertake one internal and one external                                                                                                     Tables, Equations and Graphs. This
  record relevant information                                                                                                           and one external) will be completed.           assessed across the course.
                                                                                         NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standard.                                                                                                          will assess their understanding of
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mathematical models and patterns along        Standard on Numerical Reasoning.               • Develop advanced performance skills      How will I be assessed?                      How will I be assessed?                        Visual Art
with their fluency with different forms of    This will assess their ability in applying     • Develop advanced skills in the use of    This course will be assessed through a       Assessment tasks for this course will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FOUNDATION ART
mathematical representation and ability       numeric reasoning and using relational           composing and editing software           variety of approaches. The course will       take several forms throughout the year;
to investigate different mathematical         and abstract thinking to solve problems.                                                  include four formal assessments; one         these may include research reports,            Introduction to course:
                                                                                             • Gain experience in authentic settings
scenarios.                                    Students will also undertake an                                                           NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standard on         assignments, end of topic tests, and oral      The Foundation Art course is a pathway
                                                                                               making music in the community
                                              Achievement Standard on Chance and                                                        societal influences, a knowledge based       presentations.                                 to studying art in Years 12 and 13. It
                                              Data. This will assess their ability to        • Build knowledge of music theory and      test around anatomy and biomechanics,                                                       is designed to provide students with
REAL WORLD MATHEMATICS                                                                         understanding of written music           multiple performance related testing
                                              demonstrate an understanding of chance                                                                                                                                                the various skills required of young art
                                                                                                                                        and self-reflection process. The class
                                                                                                                                                                                     PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY
Introduction to course                        and data, which includes their ability to      • Develop a final showcase presentation                                                                                                students. Through this course students
                                              justify statements and findings and show         of their musical achievements            will have the opportunity to learn about     Introduction to course:                        will handle a variety of art-making media
This Real World Mathematics course deals
                                              statistical insight.                                                                      sports strapping and will complete a                                                        such as sculpture, painting, drawing and
with mathematical theory, patterns and                                                                                                                                               This course is designed to introduce
                                                                                             How will I be assessed?                    level 1 coaching course.                                                                    printmaking. As well, some photography
their application in real life problems. It                                                                                                                                          students to the fundamentals of
will cover probability and statistics in                                                     Assessment will take many forms                                                         Chemistry and Physics and allow                will be used in documenting work. In
detail and the basics of algebra, geometry    Music                                          throughout the year. Formal assessment                                                  students to see the connections between        this course students will be looking
and trigonometry.                             SOUNDS LIVE – REAL MUSIC                       for this course will include performance   Science                                      the two subjects. This course, alongside       at the work of artists, designers and
                                              FOR THE REAL WORLD                             and/or composition achievement             BIOLOGY AND                                  the respective semester courses, will          commercial photographers, an important
This course is intended for students
                                                                                             standards as well as the external music    ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS                        cover content that will prepare students       feature of studying Art at a senior level.
who enjoy describing the real world           Introduction to course                         theory exam.                                                                            for NCEA Level 2, IBDP Physics or              Students are expected to purchase
and solving practical problems using                                                                                                    Introduction to the course:
                                              This is a dynamic course for active                                                                                                    Chemistry.                                     and maintain their own materials to
mathematics. Students will gain                                                                                                         Through studying this course, students
                                              musicians that focuses on practical skills                                                                                                                                            supplement those supplied by the Art
experience in harnessing the power
of technology alongside exploring
                                              of recording, performing and composing.        Physical Education                         will develop an awareness of the
                                                                                                                                                                                     How and what will I learn?                     Department. As well, students may
                                              This will give opportunities for students                                                 complex relationship organisms
                                                                                             PHYSICAL EDUCATION                                                                      Students will learn through practical          undergo field trips to visit galleries and
mathematical models to help solve real                                                                                                  have between themselves and the
                                              to develop their areas of strength in real                                                                                             work, inquiry, class discussions and           exhibitions and will be expected to do so
world problems. This course will suit                                                                                                   environment they live in and how
                                              settings as well as learning 21st Century      Introduction to course                                                                  online platforms. The course is designed       independently as well.
those students who enjoy mathematics                                                                                                    this drives evolution. Students will
                                              skills in the music studio. A willingness to   This Physical Education course will give                                                to link core understandings between
best when seen in a practical context.                                                                                                  also examine how humans impact                                                              Prior study of Year 10 Art is required, or
                                              perform, compose and work with other           students the opportunity to learn about                                                 Physics and Chemistry. Students will
It is aimed towards students who are                                                                                                    the environment, and this will include                                                      students are encouraged to discuss with
                                              musicians is a pre-requisite. Singers,         anatomy, biomechanics, energy systems,                                                  cover atomic structure and bonding,
looking at careers in or further study of                                                                                               elements of Physics, Chemistry and                                                          the HoD Art.
                                              instrumentalists and technicians are all       psychology and societal influences on                                                   redox, and electricity; making links
areas such as social sciences, natural                                                                                                  Biology. It is intended that students
                                              welcome. Core music theory will also           sport. Much of this will be delivered                                                   between the structure of metals, electron
sciences, statistics, business, psychology,                                                                                             develop an informed personal view of                                                        How and what will I learn?
                                              be covered in preparation for the final        through engaging practical learning                                                     transfer and electrical circuits. Students
and design.                                                                                                                             pressing global issues and instead of                                                       All work will be documented in a visual
                                              external exam.                                 situations. This course will also have a                                                will also learn about combustion and heat
                                                                                                                                        local real-world problems. If this course                                                   diary, with larger work being kept in
                                                                                             unit on adolescent health issues.                                                       production and the physics behind heat
How and what will I learn?                                                                                                              is done in conjunction with the semester                                                    folders. The programme will begin quite
                                              How and what will I learn?
                                                                                                                                                                                     transfer. Finally, students will learn about
This course is to comprise Algebra                                                                                                      Biology course, it will lead to IBDP or                                                     teacher-directed and will gradually
                                              Students will work in practical                How and what will I learn?                                                              the stability of isotopes and radioactivity.
basics, Geometry & Trigonometry                                                                                                         NCEA Level 2 Biology.                                                                       become more student-directed as the
                                              settings as much as possible, firstly          This course will comprise units covering
basics, Statistics basics, Statistics                                                                                                                                                                                               course develops.
                                              learning recording and sound skills,           broad aspects of sports: Societal                                                       Students completing this course will
advanced, Probability basics and                                                                                                        How and what will I learn?
                                              and then developing performances               Influences; Performance Psychology;                                                     develop:
Probability advanced.                                                                                                                   Students will develop an understanding                                                      Students completing this course will
                                              and compositions. A high degree of             Biomechanics and Anatomy; Health and                                                    The ability to think logically and clearly;
                                                                                                                                        of fundamental biological and                                                               develop:
                                              independence and collaboration will be         Wellbeing; and Sports Education.                                                        observe and describe Physics and
Students completing this course will                                                                                                    environmental system concepts and                                                           • The ability to handle a variety of
                                              encouraged in order to complete work                                                                                                   Chemistry in everyday occurrences and
develop:                                                                                                                                ways to test these concepts by research,                                                      art-making media such as sculpture,
                                              on personalised projects. The broad            Students completing this course will                                                    look for and identify commonalities and
• Skills in logical and systematic thinking                                                                                             fieldwork, experimentation and                                                                painting, drawing and printmaking. As
                                              structure of the course includes units         develop an understanding of:                                                            themes. Students will also collect sound
• The ability to present and critically                                                                                                 investigation. Topics covered will be                                                         well, some photography will be used
                                              on: Soundtrack – learning studio and live      • Anatomy/biomechanics/exercise                                                         qualitative and quantitative data and use
  analyse data                                                                                                                          pollution and stream studies, ecology,                                                        in documenting work.
                                              music skills; Remix – making music in for        physiology                                                                            it to draw valid conclusions.
                                              a real setting or community; Big Bucks –                                                  microbes, genetics and evolution and                                                        • Skills including time and self-
• Statistical insight                                                                        • Societal influences on Generation Z
                                              working to provide musical services to a                                                  environmental impacts of combustion.         How will I be assessed?                          management, critical art analysis,
• The ability to solve both familiar and                                                     • Sports performance
                                              set brief; Showtime – a final showcase of                                                                                              There will be a range of different               annotation, planning and research.
  unfamiliar problems                                                                                                                   Students completing this course will
                                              students’ work.                                • Sports education: coaching/                                                           assessments for this course; end-of-topic
• Skills in number processing using a                                                                                                   develop:                                                                                    How will I be assessed?
                                                                                               leadership/personal training/event                                                    tests and practical investigations.
  calculator and a computer                   Students completing this course will             management/grounds maintenance/          The ability to think critically, research,                                                  Work will assessed through evidence
                                              develop the ability to:                          player management                        investigate and make connections                                                            supplied by the student in visual diaries.
How will I be assessed?                       • Understand the use of equipment for                                                     between observed phenomena which                                                            There are two NCEA Level 1 internal
                                                                                             • Skill analysis including psychology
Assessment will take many forms                 live and recorded sound                                                                 allow them to draw conclusions.                                                             Achievement Standards offering
throughout the year. Students will                                                           • Health and well-being                                                                                                                approximately 10 credits.
complete a Level 1 NCEA Achievement
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