Senior School Curriculum 2021 - Years 11, 12 and 13 - Scots College

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Senior School Curriculum 2021 - Years 11, 12 and 13 - Scots College
Senior School
Curriculum            2021

Years 11, 12 and 13

Welcome                                                                 Contents
                                                                        Introduction                          02   Details of individual subjects:
The curriculum handbook is an important                                 Future Pathways (Careers Programme) 03     Business Studies                  44
part of your child’s educational pathway                                Course Planning for Careers           04   Biology                           45
– it provides information on subjects, courses                          Some useful websites                  07
                                                                                                                   Chemistry                         46
and careers.                                                            University Entrance                   08
                                                                                                                   Classical Studies                 47
                                                                        Senior School subject and pathway
                                                                        options                               09   Construction 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 one of our
                                                                        International Baccalaureate                History                           55
we offer.                           Careers Advisers (Mr Henley-
                                                                        Diploma Programme (IBDP)              29   Languages                         56
                                    Smith, Mrs Karen Gaffney) is
Well-informed course selection                                          International Baccalaureate Diploma
                                                                                                                   Materials Design Technology       57
                                    a useful first step, as they have   Programme Course Design             30
is crucial! It is important
                                    the most up to date information                                                Mathematics                       58
that parents and caregivers                                             Frequently asked questions            31
                                    available, especially from                                                     Music                             60
spend time with their sons                                              IBDP Subjects and Prerequisites       33
                                    Universities. There are also many                                              Physical Education                62
and daughters discussing the
                                    other avenues for sound advice      Details of individual subjects:
appropriate courses for their                                                                                      Physics                           63
                                    within the College, from Senior     Group 1: Mother Language              33
future aspirations. As a general                                                                                   Tourism Studies                   64
                                    Management to House Deans           Group 2: Language Acquisition         33
rule of thumb, courses should                                                                                      Visual Arts                       65
                                    and Heads of Department.            Group 3: Individuals and Societies    34
be chosen which leave as many
doors open as possible. Young       Christian Zachariassen              Group 4: Experimental Sciences        35
                                                                                                                   NCEA and IBDP Compared            67
people today have far more          Principal, Senior School            Group 5: Mathematics                  36
                                                                                                                   Qualification Fees                68
opportunities available to them     July 2020                           Group 6: The Arts                     37
and are more likely than ever to                                                                                   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 which 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
they are in a position to make wise course                                  themselves for the future of work more effectively. Our mind set needs to shift to reflect a more dynamic future of work where linear

selections in the students’ final three years at                            careers will 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
courses and careers, and then         students are asked to make             • Analytical thinking and innovation        • Analytical thinking and innovation        • Manual dexterity, endurance and
outlines details of each individual   choices, and at this stage we          • Complex problem-solving Critical          • Active learning and learning                precision

subject. Please note: the topics      do our best to satisfy all these         thinking and analysis                       strategies                                • Memory, verbal, auditory and spatial
and assessment information            choices, though we cannot              • Active learning and learning              • Creativity, originality and initiative      abilities

for each subject are indicative       guarantee that any particular            strategies                                • Technology design and                     • Management of financial, material
                                                                             • Creativity, originality and initiative      programming                                 resources
only. They are a guide to             combination of subjects will be
                                                                                                                                                                     • Technology installation and maintenance
the type of content that can          available. Once the structure          • Attention to detail, trustworthiness      • Critical thinking and analysis
be covered in each course             of the timetable is established,       • Emotional intelligence                    • Complex problem-solving                   • Reading, writing, math and active
and the likely assessment             and decisions made about how           • Reasoning, problem-solving and            • Leadership and social influence
                                                                                                                                                                     • Management of personnel
weightings.                           subjects are grouped together,           ideation                                  • Emotional intelligence
                                      the structure cannot be changed.       • Leadership and social influence                                                       • Quality control and safety awareness
                                                                                                                         • Reasoning, problem-solving and
The actual combinations of                                                                                                                                           • Coordination and time management
                                      This means that, if at a later date    • Coordination and time management            ideation
subjects available in Years 11-                                                                                                                                      • Visual, auditory and speech abilities
                                      students wish to change their                                                      • Systems analysis and evaluation
13 in any one year depend on
                                      courses, they can only do so                                                                                                   • Technology use, monitoring and control
the constraints imposed by the
                                      within that established structure.
timetable and the numbers of                                                Source: Future of Jobs Survey 2018, World Economic Forum.
students opting to do particular      If you have any questions   

subjects. Subjects will only be       concerning your own particular        Students will need to demonstrate foresight in navigating a rapidly shifting landscape of organisational forms and skill requirements.
available if there is a sufficient    situation as far as course            They will increasingly be called upon to continually reassess the skills they need, and quickly put together the right resources to
number of students wishing to         selection is concerned, please        develop and update these. Workers in the future will need to be adaptable lifelong learners.

take them.                            don’t hesitate to contact Mr          The PERFORM programme taught during tutorials provides an avenue to develop the students’ soft skills as mentioned above. See
                                      Morrison (Assistant Principal for more information on our PERFORM framework for wellbeing.
                                      Curriculum), Mr McKnight              Two opportunities we encourage senior students to look into when considering their post- secondary school pathways are:
                                      (IBDP Coordinator) or Mr Smith
                                      (Deputy Principal Curriculum).        Work or job shadow experience
                                                                            In 2019, the College introduced work and job shadowing experiences into the school programme. We believe it is an important
                                                                            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           Maths, 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
 Engineering 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 honours /		                                    any supporting subject
                                                                                                           			                   major or minor		                                     e.g English, Commerce,
 Forestry Degree Canterbury: first year BForSc                              Biology, Statistics
                                                                                                           			                   options 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

                                                                                                           Logistics 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 International Baccalaureate Diploma Qualification

               Whitireia Community Polytechnic
                                                   Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
                                                                                                   Wellington Institute of Technology
                                                                                                                                          Waikato Institute of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                              Universal College of Learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Unitec New Zealand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tai Poutini Polytechnic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Southern Institute of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Otago Polytechnic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Open Polytechnic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Northland Polytechnic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Manukau Institute of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Eastern Institute of Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ARA Institute of Canterbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Te Wananga o Raukawa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Te Wananga o Aotearoa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Victoria University of Wellington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         University of Waikato
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   University of Otago
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University Entrance                                                                                                    Senior School Subject & Pathway Options 2021

NCEA                                                                                                                                                                                        IBDP                  NCEA
     • NCEA Level 3 – gained from Achievement Standard credits and Unit Standard credits                               Subject                                          Yr 11       Yr 12          Yr 13   Level 2       Level 3
     • Three subjects – at Level 3, made up of:                                                                        Commerce
       – 14 Achievement Standard credits each, in three approved subjects (credits from Tourism and Construction       Business Management                                           #*              ^
         do not meet this requirement)                                                                                 Business Studies                               Full year                              #              ^
     • Literacy – 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:                                                          Consumer & Business Law                        Semester
       – 5 credits in reading gained from Level 2 or Level 3 Achievement Standards in a range of subjects              Economics                                      Full year      #*              ^        ^             ^
       – 5 credits in writing gained from Level 2 or Level 3 Achievement Standards in a range of subjects              Financial Capability                           Semester
     • Numeracy – 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:                                                          Tourism Studies
       – Achievement Standards credits from Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 Achievement Standards in a range of subjects   Digital Technologies
                                                                                                                       Computer Science                               Full year                      ^
                                                                                                                       Digital Technologies                                                                                #
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
                                                                                                                       English / Literature
     Award of the Diploma (minimum of 24 points).
                                                                                                                       English - Language and Literature                              ^              ^
                                                                                                                       English - Language Acquisition                                 ^              ^
                                                                                                                       English - Second or other language (ESL)        Full year
                                                                                                                       English - Standard                              Full year                              ^             ^
                                                                                                                       English - Studies                               Full year                              ^             ^
                                                                                                                       Language A - Literature (foreign languages)                                   ^
              Students should feel free to visit the Careers Centre at any time and/or                                 Classical Studies                                              *              ^        *            #

                   make an appointment with Mr Henley-Smith or Mrs Gaffney                                             Environment Systems & Societies                                *              ^
                                                                                                                       Geography                                      Semester                       ^        *            #*
                                                                                                                       History - Ancient                              Semester
                                                                                                                       History - Recent                               Semester
                                                                                                                       History                                                       #*              ^       #             #

                                                                                                                       Humanities                                     Full year
                                                                                                                       Psychology                                                     *              ^
                                                                                                                       Tourism Studies (Unit Standards only course)
                                                                                                                       Ab initio language                                                            ^
                                                                                                                       Chinese                                        Full year ^     ^              ^        ^             ^
                                                                                                                       English - Language Acquisition                                 ^              ^
                                                                                                                       English - Second or other language (ESL)       Full year
                                                                                                                       French                                         Full year ^     ^              ^        ^             ^
                                                                                                                       Language A - Literature (foreign languages)                                   ^
                                                                                                                       Spanish                                        Full year ^     ^              ^        ^             ^
                                                                                                                       Materials and Design Technologies
                                                                                                                       Biomimicry                                     Semester
                                                                                                                       Construction (Unit Standards only course)
                                                                                                                       Design and Visual Communication (Graphics)     Full year                              #              ^
                                                                                                                       Integrated Design Challenge                    Semester
                                                                                                                       Materials Design Technology                    Full year                               ^             ^
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                                                                                          IBDP                       NCEA
    Subject                                                      Yr 11          Yr 12            Yr 13     Level 2          Level 3
    Mathematics                                                                                          ^(Abstract)
    Mathematics - Abstract                                      Full year
    Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches                                     ^(Abstract)          ^
    Mathematics - Application and Interpretation                              ^(Abstract)          ^
    Mathematics - Calculus                                                                                              ^(Maths)
    Mathematics - Real World                                    Full year

                                                                                                                                      Year 11
    Statistics                                                                                             ^(Real)             ^
    Performing Arts
    Drama                                                       Full year                                       #             #

    Film                                                        Semester                           ^
    Music                                                       Full year          ^               ^            ^              ^
    Physical Education
    Physical Education                                          Full year                                                     #*
    Sports and Exercise Science                                 Semester
    Sports, Exercise and Health                                                   #*               ^
    Biology                                                                       #                ^            1             ^
    Biomedical Science                                          Semester
    Biology & Environmental Systems                             Full year
    Chemistry                                                   Semester          2               ^            2             ^
    Computer Science                                                                               ^
    Environment Systems & Societies                                                *               ^
    Physics                                                     Semester          2               ^            3            4
    Physics & Chemistry                                         Full year
    Sports and Exercise Science                                 Semester
    Sports, Exercise and Health                                                   #*               ^
    Visual Arts
    Art - Applied
    Art - Foundation                                            Full year
    Art - Industry                                                                                              #              ^
    Art - Studio                                                                                                ^              ^
    Art - Visual                                                                  #                ^

^           the previous year's course is a prerequisite
#           the previous year's course is recommended
*           prerequisite/recommended courses from other subjects

1          full year Biology & Environmental Systems AND the Biomedical Science semester courses at Year 11 are prerequisites
   2
            full year Physics & Chemistry AND the corresponding semester courses at Year 11 are prerequisites
   3
            full year Physics AND semester Physics at Year 11 are prerequisites, AND studying Level 2
            Mathematics is recommended - see requirement for Level 3 Physics
4          Level 2 Physics is a prerequisite AND studying Level 3 Calculus is required

Reminder: NCEA 2 and 3 Tourism and Construction courses offer Unit Standards, rather than Achievement Standards
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Year 11 Course overview                                                                                                              Full Year Courses
The Year 11 course is designed to           externally assessed Achievement               at the start of the year with an event
                                                                                                                                                                                   The topics include internal features of a
prepare students well for Level 2 NCEA      Standard and 1 internally assessed            such as three day BP Challenge and         Business Studies                                                                          that enable them to create an outcome
                                                                                                                                                                                   small business, marketing and preparing     from an initial idea to a resolved final
and the IB Diploma Programme by             Achievement Standard. This will assist        culminate in an exhibition at the end      INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                                                   financial information. Students will be     design using the design process.
concentrating on learning and the           students in preparation for NCEA              of the year.                               STUDIES
                                                                                                                                                                                   exposed to numerous local, national
development of key transferable skills.     Level 2 and IB Diploma Programme                                                                                                                                                   This course introduces students to an
                                                                                        • Students will be asked to reflect on       Introduction to course                        and global business case studies
                                            by requiring them to complete some                                                                                                                                                 advanced level of design skills including;
The focus of the course is to develop a                                                   their project throughout the year,         The Introduction to Business Studies          through excursions and school-based
                                            internal assessment and sit some exams.                                                                                                                                            design process, freehand sketching,
depth and breadth of learning that isn’t                                                  demonstrating what they have               course is a full year course, and builds on   presentations. They will be expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               rendering, design principles, presentation
available in a course based on discrete     At the foundation of the Year 11              learned or how they would have done        the skills and knowledge obtained from        to complete components of the course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               methods, and computer software. These
Achievement Standards.                      programme are the key skills of: critical     something differently – this reflection    the Year 9 Business Studies and Year          through a mixture of online modules,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               skills will be implemented within the
                                            thinking, communication, collaboration,       will be the main focus for the project’s   10 MYP Enterprise courses. The course         class based discussions and activities,
Courses have New Zealand Curriculum                                                                                                                                                                                            areas of architecture, product design and
                                            creativity, character, collection of          assessment along with the final            focuses on developing knowledge and           site visitis to local businesses and/
achievement objectives as well as those                                                                                                                                                                                        media design.
                                            data. Students will develop these skills      exhibition.                                understanding of fundamental business         or community organisations, as well
of the International Baccalaureate as the
                                            through the learning activities that take                                                                                              as formative and summative NCEA             There will be a cost of $120 to cover
basis of their design.                                                                  The combination of key skills, connected     studies and accounting skills through the
                                            place in their subject classes as well as                                                                                              assessment tasks.                           specialist graphics materials: a full
                                                                                        learning, and a collaborative project will   context of local Wellington businesses.
Learning within each course is              through the full-year project they will                                                                                                                                            design stationery set with specialist
                                                                                        prepare students well for future study       The course aims to provide a broad
connected, and units of work are themed     complete.                                                                                                                              Students completing this course will        pens, markers and paper, all modelling
                                                                                        in Years 12 and 13 as well as give them      understanding of operations and
or constructed to make learning deeper                                                                                                                                             develop the ability to:                     material and access to 3D resin printing
                                            Project details:                            more opportunities to develop the skills     internal features of a small scale
and more meaningful.                                                                                                                                                                                                           and laser cutting equipment and a one
                                                                                        necessary to be successful in the rapidly                                                  • Understand the internal features of
                                            • It is a full-year collaborative group                                                  business. Students will apply knowledge                                                   year subscription to the Adobe Suite,
Students study 5 full-year subjects that                                                changing world that surrounds them.                                                          a small businesses and how owners
                                              project.                                                                               of entrepreneurship and marketing                                                         including Photoshop and Illustrator.
provide the foundation of their further                                                                                                                                              make operational decisions that have
                                                                                                                                     communication mix through engaging in                                                     Students will also be expected to
learning in NCEA or the IB Diploma          • Students will spend one period a week                                                                                                  consequences for the success of their
                                                                                                                                     research of a local small business. Lastly,                                               present their exhibition poster on a
Programme. English, Mathematics and           working on their project.                                                                                                              business
                                                                                         What do students need to select:            students will develop their understanding                                                 professionally printed poster that costs
Science are compulsory; students choose     • Students will research a problem                                                       of fundamental accounting principles          • Relate business knowledge of the
the most appropriate course within those                                                 • 1 English course                                                                                                                    approximately $30.
                                              and plan a solution, building in a                                                     to allow them to prepare a basic set of         marketing mix to a new or existing
subjects. These 5 full-year subjects are      number of 21st century skills such as      • 1 Mathematics course
                                                                                                                                     financial information for a community           product from a suitable business          How and what will I learn?
complemented by 2 semester courses            collaboration, creativity and design       • 1 Science course                          organisation. Prior study of the MYP            connected to the student’s life and
and a full-year collaborative project.                                                                                                                                                                                         A project based, design brief approach is
                                              thinking.                                                                              Enterprise Studies course would be              community
Semester courses are more specialised                                                    • 2 additional full-year courses                                                                                                      applied throughout the course. Students
                                            • Groups can choose an area of interest                                                  beneficial but is not essential.              • Prepare and interpret financial           will be expected to show competence
and are designed to stimulate learning in                                                • 2 Semester courses
a range of areas.                             from Transport, Environment, Well-                                                     This course leads to further study at           information for a community               in the assigned activities and the visual
                                              being, Culture and Language, and                                                       Year 12, allowing students to progress          organisation’s annual general meeting     communication of ideas to solve set
All courses consist of clear learning         Entertainment. They can then use this                                                  towards the NCEA Level 2 Business                                                         design problems.
objectives that will be measured using        as a basis for utilising and developing                                                                                              How will I be assessed?
                                                                                                                                     Studies course or IB Diploma Business
a range of formative and summative            their scientific, technological,                                                                                                                                                 Students completing this course will
                                                                                                                                     and Management course. It is also a           Students will be assessed throughout
assessments, allowing students and            entrepreneurial and creative skills to                                                                                                                                           develop the ability to:
                                                                                                                                     valuable life skill and provides a basis      the year via a range of formative and
parents to receive feedback on levels of      develop a solution.                                                                    for entrepreneurial skills and knowledge      summative tests and submissions. 7          Draw, sketch, render, design and model;
achievement and skill development.
                                            • The project will be structured with                                                    for young people who will contribute to       internal and 4 external NCEA Level 1        use computer design programmes;
Within each full-year course there will       staff supervision, a handbook, regular                                                 New Zealand’s economic future in the          credits will be offered.                    use a 3D resin printer and laser cutter;
be some NCEA assessment. In general,          tracking of tasks, checkpoints and                                                     21st Century.                                                                             create presentations and understand
each full year course will include 1          events. The project will be launched                                                                                                                                             the principles of image composition,
                                                                                                                                     How and what will I learn?                    Design and Visual                           hierarchy, layout, and how to create
                                                                                                                                     The key intended learning outcomes            Communication                               an exhibition to showcase their design
                                                                                                                                     of the course is for students to apply                                                    thinking. Students will also learn how to
                                                                                                                                                                                   (Graphics)                                  use research to identify gaps in specific
                                                                                                                                     knowledge of Business Studies to
                                                                                                                                                                                   DESIGN AND VISUAL                           target markets and learn how to identify
                                                                                                                                     local Wellington businesses and/
                                                                                                                                                                                   COMMUNICATION                               and create customer profiles and design
                                                                                                                                     or community organisations. There
                                                                                                                                     are three Level 1 NCEA standards                                                          for their needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Introduction to course
                                                                                                                                     covered over the academic year, with          This course teaches students to think
                                                                                                                                     the concepts of entreprenuership and          and work as a designer, learning the
                                                                                                                                     innovation underpinning each topic.           creative skills and working techniques
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     How will I be assessed?                       • Unit 1: Digital Technology                  How and what will I learn?                  progress. Two NCEA Level 1 internal           • Analyse and explain stakeholders           Students completing this course will
     In addition to formative tasks, students’                                                   The course will include teacher led         assessments will be offered, with no            behaviour using economic models            develop the ability to:
                                                   • Unit 2: Web Design Concepts
     work is assessed against one internal                                                       workshops, exploration of renowned          external assessment.                                                                       • Write in a range of styles – formal,
                                                   • Unit 3: Web Design Project                                                                                                            • Analyse and explain the
     and one external NCEA assessment                                                            theatre practitioners’ theatre forms                                                        interdependent nature of sectors in          research, report, creative
     standards.                                    • Unit 4: Coding Concepts                     and methodologies such as Brecht,                                                           the economy                                • Create and present a visual
                                                   • Unit 5: Coding Project                      Stanislavski, Bogart, Musical Theatre,      Economics                                                                                    presentation and an oral presentation
                                                                                                                                                                                           • Analyse and evaluate the impacts of
                                                                                                 Combat Metaphor and Contemporary            INTRODUCTION TO
                                                   • Project Development – 1 hour a week                                                                                                     significant events in markets and the      • Examine connections in themes and
     Digital Technology                              to work on a project of personal
                                                                                                 Playwrights, devised self-directed work,    ECONOMICS
                                                                                                                                                                                             wider economy                                style across a range of texts
     COMPUTER SCIENCE                                                                            group collaboration and project based
                                                     interest (for example: programming,                                                     Introduction to course                        • Analyse and explain the roles and
                                                                                                 work. This will culminate in a production                                                                                              • Analyse and respond to visual texts
                                                     graphics, or app development)                                                           This Introduction to Economics course           actions of governments in markets
     Introduction to course                                                                      to an invited audience. The focus will                                                                                                 • Research using a variety of sources
     This course is designed to facilitate                                                       be on developing the idea of Company;       builds on the skills and knowledge              and the wider economy
                                                   How will I be assessed?                                                                   obtained from the MYP Business
     the journey from consumers of digital                                                       a condition of being with another or                                                      • Understand economic issues relating        How will I be assessed?
                                                   Students will be assessed on self-                                                        Studies course. The broad focus of this
     content to creators. Digital technology                                                     others, especially in a way that provides                                                   to the economy                             The course will offer one (student
                                                   management, communication,                                                                course includes exploring the resources
     incorporates aspects of computer                                                            support and enjoyment. This is achieved                                                                                                selected) Level 1 NCEA external
                                                   collaboration, critical and creative                                                      used by consumers and producers as
     science and information technology. It                                                      by using collaboration in the arts and                                                    How will I be assessed?                      Achievement Standard and one Level 1
                                                   thinking and problem solving.                                                             active stakeholders in the economy.
     explores how we can use technology                                                          finding ways of working together in                                                       Students will be expected to complete        NCEA internal Achievement Standard.
     to create, store, process, analyse and        In their assessment students will             drama. These include the 8C’s of drama;     This course leads to further study of
                                                                                                                                                                                           components of the course through a
     present information in a digital context.     demonstrate how they have be able to:         creativity, confidence, communication,      Economics at Year 12 (IBDP or NCEA).
                                                                                                                                                                                           combination of classroom teaching,
     This includes computer architecture,          • develop an understanding of the             compassion, culture, collaboration,         This course is designed for students
                                                                                                                                                                                           a series of online modules and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        STANDARD ENGLISH
     networks, web technology, digital                                                           critical thinking and challenge.            interested in a pathway into commerce
                                                     foundations of digital design and                                                                                                     communicate their understanding              Introduction to course
     media, programming tools and software                                                                                                   and a wider understanding of the
                                                     the creative process required to                                                                                                      through giving presentations to an
                                                                                                 Students completing this course will        economic environment.                                                                      The Standard English course prepares
     applications.                                   successfully develop solutions to given                                                                                               audience. At the conclusion of the
                                                                                                 develop the ability to:                                                                                                                students for using language in a wide
     Innovative Digital Technology                   issues                                                                                                                                course, students will need to be able to
                                                                                                                                             How and what will I learn?                                                                 variety of situations. Students will be
                                                                                                 • Investigate the forms and purposes                                                      demonstrate their understanding of how
     qualifications are a direct response to the   • develop a range of skills and                                                           The Introduction to Economics course                                                       taught to communicate through written,
                                                                                                   of drama in different historical and                                                    consumer, producer and government
     call for digital skills and digital makers.     knowledge to help present their                                                         aims to develop students’ comprehensive                                                    oral and visual language. The course
                                                                                                   contemporary contexts                                                                   choice affect society using the market
                                                     design ideas effectively and to a high                                                  understanding of the causes and flow                                                       builds on Year 10 MYP English and
     How and what will I learn?                      standard.                                   • Select and use techniques,                                                              equilibrium. Project work will also be
                                                                                                                                             on effects of economic decisions in                                                        prepares students to study either NCEA
     Students will acquire and apply                                                               conventions and technologies in a                                                       assessed.
                                                                                                                                             the 21st Century. This course uses a                                                       Level 2 or the IB Diploma.
     knowledge and understanding of digital                                                        range of dramatic forms                                                                 One internal and one external NCEA
                                                                                                                                             domestic New Zealand context to provide
     technology in a variety of contexts.          Drama                                         • Research, evaluate and refine ideas in    foundational economic skills for further      Level 1 Achievement Standards will be        How and what will I learn?
     They will also develop creative and           11 DRAMA COMPANY 21                             a range of dramatic forms to develop      study. It will cover the fundamental          undertaken.                                  Based around a theme of either conflict
     practical digital technology skills, either                                                   drama                                     economic concepts of supply, demand                                                        or identity, the course will cover topics
     using a range of generic software or in       Introduction to course                                                                    and market equilibrium which underpin                                                      of novel, short text, film, speech making
                                                                                                 • Perform and respond to drama and
     an object-oriented environment. They          This course will see students spending
                                                                                                   make critical judgements about how        pricing and production decisions and          English                                      and report writing.
     explore the legal, social, economic,          a year of working in a Drama Company
                                                                                                   elements, techniques, conventions and     consumer behaviour. Transactions              ENGLISH STUDIES
     ethical and environmental impact of           environment, with the purpose of                                                          between the key sectors of the economy                                                     Students completing this course will
                                                                                                   technologies are used to create form
     digital technology. This course also          producing work that explores our social                                                   are explored with a focus on New              Introduction to course                       develop the ability to:
                                                                                                   and meaning in their own and others’
     helps them to develop transferable skills     conventions.                                                                              Zealand and a comparison with key             English Studies is a practical course with   • Read and analyse visual and written
     such as creative problem solving and                                                                                                    trading partners. Students will explore the   an emphasis on developing skills which         texts
                                                   The Year 11 Drama Company 21 course
     teamwork.                                                                                   • Work collaboratively with their peers                                                   are transferable to their other Year 11
                                                   has been developed to broaden students’                                                   microeconomics concepts of consumer,                                                       • Research a topic and write a report
                                                                                                   in an artistic environment to produce a                                                 subjects. The course builds on Year 10
                                                   skill base in drama. New skills and                                                       producer and government choices using                                                        on it
     Students completing this course will                                                          drama                                                                                   MYP English and prepares students to
                                                   methodologies are to be introduced in                                                     the economic models of demand, supply
     develop the ability to:                                                                                                                                                               study English Studies at NCEA Level 2.       • Write a literary essay
                                                   the first half-year, and explored bi-weekly   • Communicate their ideas on social         and market equilibrium. Students will be
    Students will develop an understanding                                                         conventions through producing a                                                                                                      • Prepare and present an oral text
                                                   in a supportive workshop environment                                                      exposed to numerous local, national and
    of the foundations
Introduction             of digital
                to Business         design
                                Studies                                                            drama for a specific audience             global economic case studies through          How and what will I learn?
                                                   to develop students’ repertoire of drama
    and the creative process required to                                                                                                                                                   The course will use a variety of             How will I be assessed?
                                                   practices. Through these practices                                                        excursions to the Reserve Bank and
    successfully develop solutions to given                                                      How will I be assessed?                                                                   cooperative learning, discussion,            The course will offer one (student
                                                   students will develop their stagecraft                                                    Treasury and through school-based
    issues. They will develop a range of                                                         The course will comprise diagnostic,                                                      presenting, report writing, practical        selected) Level 1 NCEA external
                                                   and dramas. The second part of the                                                        presentations.
    skills and knowledge to help present                                                         formative and summative assessment.                                                       tasks, and inter-disciplinary learning.      Achievement Standard and one Level 1
                                                   course is designed for students to work
    their digital design ideas effectively and                                                   This will be achieved though                Students completing this course will          Students will cover the close viewing        NCEA internal Achievement Standard.
                                                   collaboratively on producing a two part
    to a high standard.                                                                          observations, feedback from the teacher     develop the ability to:                       and production of visual text, formal
                                                   thematic drama including a scripted
     The course has five units plus a project      and self-devised body of work for an          and peers when presenting work in           • Construct economic models to                writing, reading, research and speaking.
     development component:                        audience.                                                                                   describe market situations and the
                                                                                                                                               impact on the wider economy
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Humanities                                    How will I be assessed?                      FRENCH                                         Spanish speaking countries via making        develop design ideas based on a given         Mathematics
                                              This course offers one NCEA Level 1                                                         connections with culture, history and        brief. The course focusses on the design
HUMANITIES                                                                                 Introduction to course                                                                                                                    ABSTRACT WORLD
                                              external Achievement Standard and one                                                       commerce. Students who successfully          process and design thinking, allowing         MATHEMATICS
Introduction to course                        NCEA Level 1 internal Achievement            Students develop their French language         complete this course will be good            the students to express ideas through a
Humanities is a blended course which          Standard. In addition, there will be other   skills through the study of French-            candidates to continue study in Year         product design outcome. Materials Design      Introduction to course
draws on aspects of Classical Studies,        project-based assessment tasks.              speaking cultures, history, art, literature,   12 (IBDP SL or NCEA). An interest in         Technology aims to develop students'          This Abstract World Mathematics course
Geography, and History, and prepares                                                       music and civilization. Students who           Hispanic culture would be an advantage.      design skills through investigation,          deals with mathematical theory,
students for the future by equipping                                                       successfully complete this course will                                                      communication, and hands-on                   patterns and their application in real life
them with the thinking skills required        Languages                                    be good candidates to continue study at        How and what will I learn?                   involvement with a range of materials         problems. It covers algebra, geometry
to actively engage in a changing world.                                                    Year 12 (IBDP SL or NCEA).                     The course will comprise two core            where the design process is critical.         and trigonometry in detail, and the
                                              DISCOVER CHINA
It aims to ignite student curiosity for                                                                                                   units: Discover Cuba and Cultural                                                          basics of probability and statistics. This
                                              Introduction to course                       How and what will I learn?                     heritage of the Spanish speaking             How and what will I learn?
real world issues by exploring different                                                                                                                                                                                             course is intended for students who
societies, cultures, and perspectives. This   This course is designed for students         The course will comprise four core             world. Teaching strategies will include      Students will learn workshop safety           wish to pursue studies in mathematics
is a skills-based course building from        interested in Chinese language and           units of work: What is it to be a young        (but are not limited to): research,          protocols and how to use tools. They will     at a higher level. It is for students
Year 10 MYP Humanities, and leads to          culture. Students will build on their        person?; Discover France through its           group work, collaborative learning,          develop digital literacy using a range of     who enjoy developing mathematical
any IBDP or NCEA senior Humanities            current Mandarin knowledge to help           regions; Discover the French speaking          community seminars, an iQualify              design-based software. Students focus         arguments, problem solving and
subjects at Year 12.                          consolidate their future learning and        world beyond France; French culture            module, Education perfect, EOTC with         on the design process, while analysing        exploring both real and abstract
                                              prepare them for Year 12 courses (IBDP       through cinema and media. Learning will        a focus on community engagement and          existing high-end design examples,            applications of mathematics. Students
How and what will I learn?                    SL or NCEA)                                  be centred through projects, literature,       opportunities for interdisciplinary study.   developing unique ideas in response           will become fluent in the construction of
There will be a variety of learning                                                        DELF Scolaire (A2 level), and will take                                                     to a design brief. Prototyping is used        mathematical arguments, and develop
methods utilised in this course.              How and what will I learn?                   an inter-cultural approach.                    Students completing this course will         extensively, to test and hone ideas.          strong skills in mathematical thinking.
These include inquiry based learning,         Learning will take many forms, including                                                    develop the ability to:                                                                    They will also learn to explore real
                                                                                           Students completing this course will           • Communicate clearly and effectively        Students completing this course will
authentic learning when applicable,           (but not limited to): research, group                                                                                                                                                  and abstract applications of different
                                                                                           develop the ability to:                          demonstrating intercultural                develop the ability to:
online learning, and some project-based       work, collaborative learning, community                                                                                                                                                concepts, with and without the use of
learning. Three to four topics will be        seminars, through Education perfect,         • Understand ways in which French is             understanding                              • Use design to address real world            technology. This course is aimed at
covered over the academic year:               Quizlet, EOTC, online competitions and         organised for different purposes                                                            opportunities                               students that are looking at careers
                                                                                                                                          • Use language appropriate to a range
                                              Chinese speech competitions with a           • Express and respond to personal ideas          of interpersonal and/or cultural           • Develop language skills to articulate,      in or further study of areas such as
• Olympics: How the Olympic Games
                                              focus on community engagement, and             and opinions                                   contexts                                     judge and justify their own ideas           mathematics itself, engineering, physical
  promote relationships between nations
                                              opportunities for interdisciplinary study.                                                                                                                                             sciences, or economics.
  and celebrate identities                                                                 • Communicate appropriately in                 • Understand and use language to             • Analyse existing solutions in terms of
• Superpowers: How power systems                                                             different situations, participating and        express and respond to a range of            functional and aesthetic value
                                              Students completing this course will                                                                                                                                                   How and what will I learn?
  shift in relation to time, place, and                                                      contributing in communities                    ideas with some accuracy and fluency
                                              develop the ability to:                                                                                                                  • Understand a design brief                   This course aims to develop students’
  space                                       • Understand Chinese culture and             • Develop interactive skills                   • Understand literature to demonstrate                                                     skills in logical and systematic thinking;
                                                                                                                                                                                       • Use quick sketching and mock-ups
• Explorers and Exploration: What is the        legends                                    • Develop intercultural understanding            cultural and historical context              skills, testing/trialling and digital       presentation and critical analysis of data;
  purpose of modern exploration?              • Discover and perform traditional                                                          • Understand and apply topic-specific          design tools                                solving of both familiar and unfamiliar
                                                                                           • Have an awareness of the role of
                                                Chinese art                                                                                 vocabulary for the correct purpose                                                       problems; abstract reasoning; and
• Pop Culture: How cultures and                                                              language in relation to other areas of                                                    • Follow and create a well-structured
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     number processing using calculator
  environments change as individuals          • Demonstrate an understanding of              knowledge                                                                                   design plan using personal responses
                                                                                                                                          How will I be assessed?                                                                    and computer. The course comprises
  and communities express themselves            spoken Chinese texts                                                                                                                     to a brief
                                                                                           How will I be assessed?                        Assessment will take many forms                                                            units covering: Algebra, Geometry,
                                              • Speak confidently in order to give a                                                      throughout the year, and will measure        • Maintain safe working practices             Trigonometry, and Probability.
Students completing this course will                                                       Assessments will be designed to
develop the ability to:                         spoken presentation to an audience                                                        written, oral and reading skills in
                                                                                           measure the acquisition of oral, writing
                                                                                                                                                                                       How will I be assessed?                       How will I be assessed?
                                                                                           and reading skills in French. Students         Spanish. Two Achievement Standards
• Analyse and evaluate a range of             How will I be assessed?                                                                                                                  Students are to produce a well-
                                                                                                                                          (one internal and one external) will be                                                    Assessment will take many forms
  different sources                                                                        will undertake one internal and one
                                              Assessment tasks will take many forms                                                                                                    documented process portfolio. Students’       throughout the year. Students will
                                                                                           external NCEA Level 1 Achievement              completed.
• Interpret different perspectives and        throughout the year. These are to include                                                                                                work practices in areas of safety and the     complete a Level 1 NCEA Achievement
                                                                                           Standards. Students will also be
  their implications                          interactive conversations; Chinese                                                                                                       use of materials, and their ability to work   Standard assessing their abilities in both
                                                                                           encouraged to undertake DELF Scolaire.
                                                                                                                                                                                       independently are assessed through
• Synthesise information to make valid        art works, performance; Comic-book                                                          Materials Design                                                                           manipulation and solving of algebraic
                                              writing, and HSK examinations. Internal                                                                                                  teacher observations.                         expressions and equations. Students
                                              and external NCEA Level 1 Achievement        SPANISH
                                                                                                                                          Technology                                                                                 will also undertake an Achievement
                                                                                                                                                                                       Students’ work may be assessed against
• Structure information and ideas for an                                                                                                  MATERIALS DESIGN
                                              Standards will also be part of the formal                                                                                                NCEA Level 1 internal standards               Standard assessing competency in
  appropriate audience
                                              assessment of this course.                   Introduction to course                         TECHNOLOGY                                                                                 Tables, Equations and Graphs. This
• Use inquiry methods to collect and                                                       The aim of the Spanish course is to build                                                                                                 will assess their understanding of
                                                                                                                                          Introduction to course
  record relevant information                                                              on language competency and develop                                                                                                        mathematical models and patterns along
                                                                                                                                          This is a creative design course that
                                                                                           intercultural awareness. This course                                                                                                      with their fluency with different forms of
• Document sources of information                                                                                                         enables students to know how to
                                                                                           will prepare students to engage with
  using a recognised convention
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mathematical representation and ability       complete a Level 1 NCEA Achievement           • Develop advanced performance skills      How will I be assessed?                      How will I be assessed?                         Visual Art
to investigate different mathematical         Standard on Numerical Reasoning.              • Develop advanced skills in the use of    This course will be assessed through a       Assessment tasks for this course will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FOUNDATION ART
scenarios.                                    This will assess their ability in applying      composing and editing software           variety of approaches. The course will       take several forms throughout the year;
                                              numeric reasoning and using relational                                                   include four formal assessments; one         these may include research reports,             Introduction to course:
                                              and abstract thinking to solve problems.      • Gain experience in authentic settings
                                                                                                                                       NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standard on         assignments, end of topic tests, and oral       The Foundation Art course is a pathway
REAL WORLD MATHEMATICS                                                                        making music in the community
                                              Students will also undertake an                                                          societal influences, a knowledge based       presentations.                                  to studying art in Years 12 and 13. It
                                              Achievement Standard on Chance and            • Build knowledge of music theory and      test around anatomy and biomechanics,                                                        is designed to provide students with
Introduction to course
                                              Data. This will assess their ability to         understanding of written music           multiple performance related testing                                                         the various skills required of young art
This Real World Mathematics course deals                                                                                                                                            PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY
                                              demonstrate an understanding of chance        • Develop a final showcase presentation    and self-reflection process. The class                                                       students. Through this course students
with mathematical theory, patterns and
                                              and data, which includes their ability to       of their musical achievements            will have the opportunity to learn about     Introduction to course:                         will handle a variety of art-making
their application in real life problems. It
                                              justify statements and findings and show                                                 sports strapping and will complete a                                                         media such as sculpture, painting,
will cover probability and statistics in                                                                                                                                            This course is designed to introduce
                                              statistical insight.                          How will I be assessed?                    Level 1 coaching course.                                                                     drawing, photography and printmaking.
detail and the basics of algebra, geometry                                                                                                                                          students to the fundamentals of
and trigonometry.                                                                           Assessment will take many forms                                                         Chemistry and Physics and allow                 This is an introductory course to senior
                                                                                            throughout the year. Formal assessment                                                  students to see the connections between         art, so the aims of this course are to
This course is intended for students
                                              Music                                         for this course will include performance   Science                                      the two subjects. This course, alongside        provide a foundational knowledge of
who enjoy describing the real world                                                                                                                                                                                                 art making processes and thinking. In
                                              SOUNDS LIVE – REAL MUSIC                      and/or composition Achievement             BIOLOGY AND                                  the respective semester courses, will
and solving practical problems using
                                              FOR THE REAL WORLD                            Standards as well as the external music    ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS                        cover content that will prepare students        this course students will study the work
mathematics. Students will gain                                                                                                                                                                                                     of established artists, an important
                                                                                            theory exam.                                                                            for both NCEA Level 2, IBDP Physics or
experience in harnessing the power            Introduction to course                                                                   Introduction to the course:                                                                  feature of studying Art at a senior level.
of technology alongside exploring                                                                                                      Through studying this course, students                                                       Students are expected to purchase
                                              This is a dynamic course for active
mathematical models to help solve real
world problems. This course will suit
                                              musicians that focuses on practical skills    Physical Education                         will develop an awareness of the
                                                                                                                                                                                    How and what will I learn?                      and maintain their own materials to
                                              of recording, performing and composing.                                                  complex relationship organisms                                                               supplement those supplied by the Art
                                                                                            PHYSICAL EDUCATION                                                                      Students will learn through practical
those students who enjoy mathematics                                                                                                   have between themselves and the                                                              Department. As well, students may
                                              This will give opportunities for students                                                                                             work, inquiry, class discussions and
best when seen in a practical context.                                                                                                 environment they live in and how                                                             undergo field trips to visit galleries and
                                              to develop their areas of strength in real    Introduction to course                                                                  online platforms. The course is designed
It is aimed towards students who are                                                                                                   this drives evolution. Students will                                                         exhibitions and will be expected to do
                                              settings as well as learning 21st Century     This Physical Education course will give                                                to link core understandings between
looking at careers in or further study of                                                                                              also examine how humans impact                                                               so independently as well. Prior study of
                                              skills in the music studio. A willingness     students the opportunity to learn about                                                 Physics and Chemistry. Students will
areas such as social sciences, natural                                                                                                 the environment, and this will include                                                       Year 10 Art is highly recommended and
                                              to perform, compose and work with             anatomy, biomechanics, energy systems,                                                  cover atomic structure and bonding,
sciences, statistics, business, psychology,                                                                                            elements of Physics, Chemistry and                                                           students are encouraged to discuss with
                                              other musicians is a prerequisite. Singers,   psychology and societal influences on                                                   organic chemistry, rates of reaction and
and design.                                                                                                                            Biology. It is intended that students                                                        the HoD Art prior to course selection.
                                              instrumentalists and technicians are all      sport. Much of this will be delivered                                                   electricity; making links between the
                                              welcome. Core music theory will also          through engaging practical learning        develop an informed personal view of
How and what will I learn?                                                                                                                                                          structure of metals, electron transfer and
                                              be covered in preparation for the final       situations. This course will also have a   pressing global issues and instead of                                                        How and what will I learn?
                                                                                                                                                                                    electrical circuits. Students will also learn
Students will learn through problem                                                                                                    local real-world problems. If this course                                                    All work will be documented in a visual
                                              external exam.                                unit on adolescent health issues.                                                       about combustion of simple organic
solving and visual examples as well as                                                                                                 is done in conjunction with the Semester                                                     diary, with larger work being kept in
                                                                                                                                                                                    molecules and heat production and the
investigating problem solving methods         How and what will I learn?                                                               Biomedical course, it will lead to IBDP                                                      folders. The programme will begin quite
                                                                                            How and what will I learn?                                                              physics behind heat transfer. Finally,
and completing some research. This                                                                                                     or NCEA Level 2 Biology.                                                                     teacher-directed and will gradually
                                              Students will work in practical               This course will comprise units covering                                                students will learn about the stability of
course is comprised of units in Number,                                                                                                                                                                                             become more student-directed as the
                                              settings as much as possible, firstly         broad aspects of sports: Societal                                                       isotopes and radioactivity.
Statistics & Inference, Geometry &                                                                                                     How and what will I learn?
                                              learning recording and sound skills,          Influences; Performance Psychology;                                                                                                     course develops.
Trigonometry, Probability and Algebra.                                                                                                 Students will develop an understanding
                                              and then developing performances              Biomechanics and Anatomy; Health and                                                    Students completing this course will
                                              and compositions. A high degree of            Wellbeing; and Sports Education.           of fundamental biological and                                                                Students completing this course will
Students completing this course will                                                                                                   environmental system concepts and
                                              independence and collaboration will be                                                                                                                                                develop:
develop:                                                                                                                                                                            The ability to think logically and clearly;
                                              encouraged in order to complete work          Students completing this course will       ways to test these concepts by research,                                                     • The ability to handle a range of art-
                                                                                                                                                                                    observe and describe Physics and
• Skills in logical and systematic thinking                                                                                            fieldwork, experimentation and
                                              on personalised projects. The broad           develop an understanding of:                                                            Chemistry in everyday occurrences and             making a range media
• The ability to present and discuss          structure of the course includes units        • Anatomy/biomechanics/exercise            investigation. Topics covered will be
                                                                                                                                                                                    look for and identify commonalities and         • The ability to project manage, think
   information                                on: Soundtrack – learning studio and live       physiology                               pollution and stream studies, ecology,
                                                                                                                                                                                    themes. Students will also collect sound          creatively, and work collaboratively
                                              music skills; Remix – making music in for                                                microbes, genetics and evolution and
• Statistical insight – how to analyse                                                      • Societal influences on Generation Z                                                   qualitative and quantitative data and use
                                                                                                                                       environmental impacts of combustion.                                                         • Skills including time and self-
   information and relate it to context       a real setting or community; Big Bucks –                                                                                              them to draw valid conclusions.
                                                                                            • Sports performance                                                                                                                      management, critical art analysis,
                                              working to provide musical services to a
• The ability to solve both familiar and                                                                                               Students completing this course will                                                           annotation, planning and research
                                              set brief; Showtime – a final showcase of     • Sports education: coaching/                                                           How will I be assessed?
   unfamiliar problems                                                                                                                 develop:
                                              students’ work.                                 leadership/personal training/event                                                    There will be a range of different
                                                                                                                                       The ability to think critically, research,                                                   How will I be assessed?
• Skills in number processing using a                                                         management/grounds maintenance/                                                       school based assessments for this
   calculator and a computer                  Students completing this course will                                                     investigate and make connections                                                             Work will be assessed through evidence
                                                                                              player management                                                                     course; end-of-topic tests and practical
                                              develop the ability to:                                                                  between observed phenomena which                                                             supplied by the student in visual diaries.
                                                                                            • Skill analysis including psychology                                                   investigations. There will also be one
How will I be assessed?                                                                                                                allow them to draw conclusions.                                                              There is one NCEA Level 1 internal
                                              • Understand the use of equipment for                                                                                                 Level 1 Chemistry external Achievement
Assessment will take many forms                                                             • Health and well-being                                                                                                                 Achievement Standard offering 6 credits.
                                                live and recorded sound                                                                                                             Standard worth 4 credits.
throughout the year. Students will
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