WELLINGTON GIRLS' COLLEGE

WELLINGTON GIRLS' COLLEGE

WELLINGTON GIRLS' COLLEGE

WELLINGTON GIRLS’ COLLEGE YEAR 11, 12 & 13 COURSES 2015 Choose your subjects carefully. What you choose now is what the 2015 timetable will be based on. If you change your mind later on the subjects you want may not be available.

WELLINGTON GIRLS' COLLEGE

2 Contents Introduction . . 5 Reminders when choosing your course . . 5 Our vision, mission, and values . . 6 Key Competencies . . 6 Curriculum Design . . 7 Understanding levels: curriculum and NCEA . . 8 Senior Qualifications . . 9 Scholarship . . 10 Students planning to go to university . . 10 University Entrance . . 11 Course selection: other points to note .

. 12 Course confirmation for Years 12 & 13 2015 . . 12 Course Costs & Specialist Equipment . . 14 BYOD – Bring Your Own Device . . 14 Subjects Available in Years 11, 12, 13 for NCEA & other qualifications . . 15 Learning Area - Arts . 16 Art: Design – Year 13 , 13DS . . 16 Art: History of Art – Year 12, 12AH . . 16 Art: History of Art – Year 13, 13AH . . 16 Art: Painting – Year 13, 13PA . . 17 Art: Photography – Year 12, 12PH . . 17 Art: Photography – Year 13, 13PH . . 17 Art: Visual Art – Year 11, 11AT . . 18 Art: Visual Art – Year 12, 12AT . . 18 Dance – Year 11, 11DA . . 18 Dance – Year 12, 12DA .

. 19 Dance – Year 13, 13DA . . 19 Drama – Year 11, 11DR . . 20 Drama – Year 12, 12DR . . 20 Drama – Year 13, 13DR . . 20 Music – Year 11, 11MU . . 21 Music – Year 12, 12MU . . 21 Music – Year 13, 13MU . . 22 Learning Area - English . 22 English – Year 11, 11EG . . 22 English – Year 12, 12EG . . 22 English – Year 13, 13EG . . 23 English Language Literacy – Year 11, 11ELL . . 23 English Language – Year 12, 12EL . . 24 English Language – Year 13, 13EL . . 24 Academic English – Year 13, 13AE . . 24 Learning Area - Health/Physical Education . 25 Physical Education – Year 11, 11PE . . 25 Physical Education – Year 12, 12PE .

. 25 Physical Education – Year 13, 13PE . . 25 Sports Studies – Year 12, 12SPRT . . 26 Sports Studies – Year 13, 13SPRT . . 26 Learning Area - Languages . 27 Te Reo Māori – Year 11, 11TR . . 27 Te Reo Māori – Tau 11, 11TR . . 27 Te Reo Māori – Year 12, 12TR . . 27 Te Reo Māori – Tau 12, 12TR . . 28

3 Te Reo Māori – Year 13, 13TR . . 28 Te Reo Māori – Tau 13, 13TR . . 28 Chinese / Modern Mandarin – Year 11, 11CI . . 29 Chinese / Modern Mandarin – Year 12, 12CI . . 29 Chinese / Modern Mandarin – Year 13, 13CI . . 29 French – Year 11, 11FR . . 30 French – Year 12, 12FR . . 30 French – Year 13, 13FR . . 30 German – Year 11, 11GM . . 31 German – Year 12, 12GM . . 31 German – Year 13, 13GM . . 31 Latin – Year 11, 11LT . . 32 Latin – Year 12, 12LT . . 32 Latin – Year 13, 13LT . . 32 Learning Area - Mathematics . 33 Mathematics and Statistics – Year 11, 11MS or 11MSI or 11MN . . 33 Mathematics and Statistics – Year 12, 12MS or 12MSI .

. 34 Mathematics with Statistics – Year 13, 13 MS or 13MSI . . 34 Mathematics with Calculus & Statistics – Year 13, 13MX . . 35 Mathematics with Calculus – Year 13, 13MC . . 35 Learning Area - Science . 36 Science – Year 11, 11SI or 11SC . . 36 Science Extra – Year 11, 11SE . . 36 Science – Year 12, 12SC . . 37 Science – Year 13, 13SC . . 37 Biology – Year 12, 12BI . . 37 Biology – Year 13, 13BI . . 37 Chemistry – Year 12, 12CH . . 38 Chemistry – Year 13, 13CH . . 38 Physics – Year 12, 12PY . . 38 Physics – Year 13, 13PY . . 39 Learning Area - Social Sciences . 39 Classical Studies – Year 12, 12CS .

. 39 Classical Studies – Year 13, 13CS . . 39 History – Year 11, 11HI . . 40 History – Year 12, 12HI . . 40 History – Year 13, 13HI . . 40 Geography – Year 11, 11GE . . 40 Geography – Year 12, 12GE . . 41 Geography – Year 13, 13GE . . 41 Psychology – Year 12, 12PC . . 41 Applied Psychology – Year 13, 13PC . . 42 Tourism – Year 13, 13TO . . 42 Accounting – Year 11, 11AC . . 42 Accounting – Year 12, 12AC . . 43 Accounting – Year 13, 13AC . . 43 Economics – Year 11, 11EC . . 43 Economics – Year 12, 12EC . . 43 Economics – Year 13, 13EC . . 44 Media Studies – Year 11, 11MD . . 44 Media Studies – Year 12, 12MD .

. 44 Media Studies – Year 13, 13MD . . 45

4 Learning Area - Technology . 45 Computing for English Language Students – Year 11, Year 12, 11COM or 12COM . . 45 Digital Design Technologies – Year 13, 13DDT . . 45 Digital Technologies – Year 11, 11DT . . 46 Digital Technologies – Year 12, 12DT . . 46 Digital Technologies – Year 13, 13DT . . 46 Fashion and Textiles Technology – Year 11, 11FTT . . 46 Fashion and Textiles Technology – Year 12, 12FTT . . 47 Fashion and Textiles Technology – Year 13, 13FTT . . 47 Product and Spatial Design Technology – Year 11, 11PST . . 47 Product and Spatial Design Technology – Year 12, 12PST . . 48 Product and Spatial Design Technology – Year 13, 13PST .

. 48 Learning Area - Other subjects . 48 Transition and Pathways – Year 11, 11TP . . 48 Transition and Pathways – Year 12, 12TP . . 48 Gateway – Year 13, 13GW . . 49 General Studies – Year 12, 12GS . . 49 General Studies – Year 13, 13GS . . 49 Curriculum Overview 2015 . . 50

5 Introduction This book is designed to help you to make the choices that are right for you for 2015. In Years 9 & 10 you had the opportunity to experience a wide range of subjects. In the senior school you begin to specialise, and study five or six subjects each year. You will find it easier to motivate yourself and to achieve to the best of your ability if you choose the subjects you are good at or personally interested in. If you are not sure what you want to do in the future, choose a course that is as broad as possible and which keeps a range of options open to you once you leave school.

If you do know what you would like to do, make sure you know which subjects you need to choose to reach your goals. Choose your subjects carefully. What you choose now is what the 2015 timetable will be based on. If you change your mind later on the subjects you want may not be available. If you change your mind before the end of the year let your Dean know immediately. Reminders when choosing your course Read the subject descriptions in this booklet carefully. Choose subjects that develop your strengths and interests. Look ahead to see where subjects lead in your final years at school and beyond.

The Curriculum Overview at the back of this booklet will help you with this. Discuss your choices with parents/caregivers and remember that there are many people here who can answer your questions and help you decide on the course that is right for you.  Deans o Year 11 2015 – Mr Beckett o Year 12 2015 – Ms Heighway o Year 13 2015 – Ms Bartch  Teachers o Form teachers o Subject teachers o Teachers in charge of subjects – listed on page 13  Careers staff o Ms Johnson o Ms Moran o Ms Allen o Ms Caseley  International staff o Mrs Falconer o Ms Smith  Māori liaison o Ms Allen  Pasifika liaison o Ms Jones  Senior Management Team o Mrs Davidson o Ms Coster o Ms Kahl o Ms Denzler o Ms Greenwood o Ms Pidduck

6 Our vision, mission, and values Our vision Learning, with and through technologies, that equips students to be: Confident, connected, innovative, resourceful, learners. Our mission statement Wellington Girls’ College will prepare young women to go out into the world as independent thinkers with respect for themselves and others, the confidence to accept and respond to challenges, and an enduring passion for learning. Our values Our culture is underpinned by the following values  High expectations, of ourselves and others, in all dimensions of school life  Respect, for self and others, and the principles of honesty, integrity, and accountability  Inclusion & equity, which includes embracing and celebrating diversity  Innovation & critical thinking, leading to bold, creative and considered action  Ecological sustainability, which includes care for the environment Key Competencies Key Competencies – capabilities for living and lifelong learning  The New Zealand Curriculum (pp.

12-13) identifies five key competencies:  thinking  using language, symbols, and texts  managing self  relating to others  participating and contributing. People use these competencies to live, learn, work, and contribute as active members of their communities. These competencies link directly to the school vision, mission and values. At Wellington Girls’ College you will experience multiple opportunities to develop these competencies regardless of the subjects you choose and the extra-curricular activities you are involved in.

7 Curriculum Design Learning Areas – important for a broad, general education The New Zealand Curriculum (pp. 16-33) specifies eight learning areas: English, the Arts, Health and Physical Education, Learning Languages, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology. In Years 9-10 students all students experience learning in each of these eight learning areas. In Years 11-13 you have a wide range of subjects to choose from. Some of you will continue with a broad, general course while others will begin to specialise as you approach the end of your school years and as your ideas about future direction become clearer.

You can gain credits towards a range of recognised qualifications, and in some cases, participate in programmes offered by workplaces and tertiary institutions. All of our Year 13 courses prepare you for tertiary study at universities or polytechnics, and to enter the workforce.

Year 11:  All students take English, and programmes in both Mathematics and Science  All students choose three additional subjects to complement the English, Mathematics and Science programmes. You are free to choose the subjects that interest you most, but remember to check course details if you know the subjects you would like to take in Years 12 and 13 as you need to make sure you cover the pre-requisites now. Year 12:  All students take English  All students choose five additional subjects, or four subjects and General Studies. You are free to choose the subjects that interest you most, but remember to check course details if you know the subjects you would like to take in Year 13 as you need to make sure you cover the pre-requisites now.

*Pay particular attention to subjects on the approved list for University Entrance. Year 13:  All students choose five subjects in Year 13 and have one line of study. You are free to choose the subjects that interest you most, but remember to check requirements for tertiary courses and vocational pathways to make sure you have covered pre-requisites while at school.  *Pay particular attention to subjects on the approved list for University Entrance. All five of your subjects must be from the approved list for entry into undergraduate degree programmes that require a high number of points.

For entry into programmes that require fewer points, including polytechnic degree courses, a minimum of four subjects from the approved list is recommended.

NOTE: All options are dependent on numbers and staffing.

8 Understanding levels: curriculum and NCEA Years and curriculum levels The diagram below shows how curriculum levels typically relate to years at school. Note that many students do not necessarily fit this pattern, for example, those with special learning needs, those who are gifted, and those who come from non-English speaking backgrounds. Broadly speaking, our Year 9 courses target Level 4 of the curriculum, and our Year 10 courses target Level 5 and lay the groundwork for transition to Level 6 in Year 11.

Knowledge and skills from earlier curriculum levels are reinforced within a differentiated programme, taking account of individual learning needs in each class. Challenge and extension at higher curriculum levels is also provided depending on individual learning needs.

Note: Level 1 is the entry level if you are learning a language you have not learned before, regardless of which year you are in at school. NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 Standards available are organised into levels of increasing difficulty. Standards assessed at school are usually at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Most Year 11 students start at Level 1, and progress to Level 2 in Year 12, and Level 3 in Year 13. NCEA Level 1 aligns with curriculum level 6; NCEA Level 2 aligns with curriculum level 7; and NCEA Level 3 with curriculum level 8.

9 Senior Qualifications National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) NCEA is the main qualification in the senior secondary school.

You are able to obtain the NCEA from a wide range of subjects within and beyond the school curriculum. NCEA is a broad based qualification. It encourages you to develop your particular strengths within a well-rounded general education. All learning in the senior secondary school can generate credits towards NCEA. To gain NCEA Level 1 you must collect at least 80 credits, including 10 credits in Mathematics to satisfy numeracy requirements and 10 credits in English or Te Reo to satisfy literacy requirements.

To gain NCEA Level 2 you must collect 60 credits at Level 2 or above and an additional 20 credits at Level 1 or above, making a total of at least 80 credits. 20 Level 1 credits gained in Year 11 may be used again for NCEA Level 2 the following year. Although there are no literacy or numeracy requirements for NCEA Level 2, achievement in certain literacy standards is a pre-requisite for University Entrance. To gain NCEA Level 3 you must collect 60 credits at Level 3 or above and an additional 20 credits at Level 2 or above, making a total of 80 credits. 20 Level 2 credits gained in previous years may be used again for NCEA Level 3.

Although there are no numeracy or literacy requirements for NCEA Level 3, there are numeracy and literacy requirements for University Entrance. These are detailed in the University Entrance section of this booklet. NCEA certificate endorsements: To qualify for a merit endorsement you must achieve 50 credits at Merit or Excellence at the same level, or higher, as the certificate being awarded.

To qualify for an excellence endorsement you must achieve 50 credits at Excellence at the same level, or higher, as the certificate being awarded. Note that credits can be accumulated over more than one year for the purposes of certificate endorsement. Endorsements will be shown on the Record of Achievement. NCEA course endorsements: Strengths in individual courses are recognised with a course endorsement at Merit or Excellence. To qualify for course endorsement you must:  achieve 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence in that course;  achieve these 14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence in a single year;  at least 3 of the 14 credits must be from externally assessed standards and at least 3 from internally assessed standards.

The only exceptions to this requirement are: Levels 1, 2 & 3 Physical Education & Level 3 Visual Arts – all credits may come from internally assessed standards for these subjects.

10 Qualifications offered in addition to NCEA  Transition and Pathways: Kiwi Host Certificate – Year 11  General Studies: WelTec Certificate in Customer Service Skills – Year 13  Tourism: National Certificate in Tourism and Travel, Introductory Skills Level 2 – Year 13  Gateway: Credits towards a number of nationally recognised certificates are available from outside providers through distance learning. Options may include:  Certificate in Management  Certificate in Early Childhood Education  Certificate in Retail  Certificate in Hospitality  Certificate in Customer Service Skills  STAR funded courses can offer qualifications from a variety of Industry Training Organisations.

Scholarship Scholarship is an additional award available for students entering subjects at Level 3. The intention of Scholarship is to identify and reward the very top achievers in each subject nationwide. As it is not a qualification, credits are not collected for achievement in Scholarship. Students have the chance of winning financial awards for study at tertiary level based on their performance in Scholarship examinations. Detailed information regarding Scholarship is issued to interested students each school year. Students planning to go to university It has become much more difficult to gain entry to some tertiary courses and to some universities.

Read this section very carefully if you are planning to go to university from 2016.

 You should see the Careers Department to confirm that you are taking the subjects that are required for entry to some degrees.  Most of our universities rank students using a point system based on the quality of your Level 3 credits before guaranteeing you a place in their degree courses. The point requirements vary depending on the university and the course. An increasing number of courses require Level 2 or Level 3 credits from specified school subjects. You can find this information on university websites or by visiting the Careers Department.  University Entrance as detailed over the page will continue to apply but should be considered the bare minimum.

 Universities calculate a ranking score by looking at your 80 best credits from no more than five approved subjects at Level 3. They allocate 2 ranking points for Achieved, 3 for Merit, and 4 for Excellence from each credit gained.  Because the required ranking scores for different degrees at different universities can change with minimal notice you need to check the Careers & Transition Department website frequently as well as relevant university websites.  Pay particular attention to subjects on the approved list for University Entrance. See Careers staff for advice if necessary.

11 o All five of your subjects must be from the approved list for entry into undergraduate degree programmes that require a high number of points.

o You are advised to take a minimum of four subjects from the approved list for entry into programmes that require fewer points. This includes polytechnic degree courses.  Note that other pathways are available for entry to some undergraduate degree courses if you do not achieve University Entrance or do not meet the rank score requirements. This is likely to involve extra study before acceptance. See Careers staff for advice and assistance.

 If you are thinking of taking two or more subjects NOT on the approved list you must make an appointment with your Dean or Careers staff. University Entrance University Entrance and NCEA Level 3 are NOT the same thing. To be awarded University Entrance, you will need to tick all of the following boxes: + + Numeracy Literacy + + 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in an approved subject 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in another approved subject 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in a third approved subject 10 credits at Level 1 or above in specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects; or from the unit standards package 10 credits at Level 2 or above available through a range of subjects made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing NCEA Level 3 60 credits at Level 3 or above, and an additional 20 credits at Level 2 or above, making a total of 80 credits.

The only Year 13/Level 3 subjects NOT on the approved list are: Academic English Applied Psychology English Language Gateway General Studies Sports Studies Tourism All other Year 13/Level 3 subjects offered at WGC are on the approved list.

12 Numeracy & Literacy The Dean will contact you if you are going into Year 13 and have not gained the minimum literacy credits required for entrance to university (5 approved credits in reading; 5 approved credits in writing) and/or the minimum numeracy credits you require (10 credits at Level 1 or above). There are a range of subjects you can take which offer the reading and writing credits you need, and there are a range of ways in which we can support you to achieve the numeracy credits you need.

Course outlines show which standards count for UE Literacy.

In addition to the University Entrance literacy standard applicants to Auckland University from 2016 must have gained a minimum of 17 credits in English at Level 2 and/or Level 3. If you do not meet this requirement but otherwise qualify for admission you are required to pass an academic English language course during your first year of study. Course selection: other points to note Choose your 2015 subjects carefully. What you choose now is what the 2015 timetable will be based on. If you change your mind later the subjects you want may not be available.

Confirmation of subject choices – Year 12 & 13 2015  Your initial selection of subjects is provisional.

 All subject choices are dependent on numbers and staffing.  HODs and Deans will check your choices to see if you are on track to meet pre- requisites. This will be done at the end of August and again at the end of November. This applies to both single-level and multi-level courses.  You will receive an email at the end of the first week of September and another at the end of the first week of December stating whether each of your choices has been a) approved, or b) whether you are not currently on track to meet pre-requisites.  If you know in September that you are not on track to meet pre-requisites you need to talk to your subject teacher or HOD, and/or to the Dean for advice.

 NCEA Level 1 and NCEA Level 2 results are notified in mid-January. Check these results carefully. If you have still not met pre-requisites for the subjects you have chosen you will be notified of this on Wednesday 21 January. You must then make an appointment to see your Dean using the school interview system. Appointments will be available on Thursday 22 January and Friday 23 January 2015.

 If you want to change your course between now and the start of the new school year, and you meet the pre-requisites detailed in this booklet you should email the Dean immediately.  If you have a subject clash the Dean will contact you. If you have not met subject pre-requisites once NCEA Level 1 and 2 results are confirmed you must make an appointment to see the Dean in person on Thursday 22 January or Friday 23 January 2015 to finalise your course. You will book a time using the School Interview System. Please mark this date in your diaries now. If you do not follow this process you will be placed on a waitlist.

You may not get your preferred subjects.

13 Multi-level study: A multi-level course may be right for you. Talk to your Dean and relevant HODs if this is something you are considering. Placement of students in compulsory subjects: English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory in Year 11. English is compulsory in Year 12. We want to make sure you have the chance to achieve the minimum literacy and numeracy credits required to gain NCEA Level 1 and for entrance to university, while keeping future pathways as open as possible. HODs for Mathematics and Science look at your achievement data and consult with teachers in their departments to determine the subject branches best suited to you.

We want to maximise your chances of achieving the literacy and numeracy credits you need, while still providing you with appropriate challenge and extension. Pre-requisites: Check information regarding course pre-requisites very carefully. Some subjects have no pre-requisites; others have strict pre-requisites that you must meet to be able to take that subject. This is to ensure that you have the best chance of success as you advance to a higher level of study. You must take this into account when making your provisional choices.

Additional subjects  English Language is available at all levels for any student from a non-English speaking background who needs support to improve her English language skills.  English Language Computing is available at Years 11 & 12 for English Language students only.  General Studies is available at Year 12 for students who wish to study five rather than six subjects towards a qualification; the Year 12 course includes three study periods per week. It is available at Year 13 for students who wish to focus on four standard subjects for NCEA, while gaining extra credits towards their NCEA Level 3 certificate within the General Studies course; the Year 13 course includes two study periods per week.

Check pre-requisites for all of the subjects you want to take. We will track your progress towards pre-requisites throughout the rest of the year and in external assessments. If you do not meet subject pre-requisites you will be asked to make alternative choices.

Please take careful note of all information on the course confirmation process and pre-requisites above.

14 Course Costs & Specialist Equipment Charges in addition to standard stationery costs are noted where relevant in this booklet, as well as any specialist equipment you may need access to for particular courses. So that we can plan for effective curriculum delivery we ask that you pay all course costs in advance. We are unable to supply you with workbooks and other specialist equipment or to confirm your participation in trips outside school until payment has been received.

In cases of hardship, please make contact with the school either via the Guidance Counsellor, the Dean, or the Business Office.

Note that stationery lists for each year level can be accessed in the Start and end of year folder under both the 4students and 4parents tabs on WGC4me. Stationery lists for 2015 will be available in this folder in early December. BYOD – Bring Your Own Device We strongly recommend that you bring your own internet-capable device to school for learning. This could be a chromebook, ultrabook, laptop, or other device. Note that a smartphone is not a suitable device as it does not have the functionality required for many of the BYOD uses outlined below.

Wellington Girls’ College is a Google Apps school.

This means you can access email, calendar and documents for collaborative learning anytime and anywhere. You do this via our Learning Management System, WGC4me. WGC4me is the springboard to Google Apps and to all your courses as well as to a range of information and help topics under the 4students tab. Take time to explore WGC4me regularly until you are familiar with it and can find what you need exactly when you need it. Our vision is for learning with and through technologies, that equips students to be confident, connected, innovative, resourceful learners. Your device has a big part to play in this process and you will use it for many purposes.

You will use it for research; for making and managing notes; for completing assignments and projects; for creating and sharing presentations; to connect and collaborate with others in your class, in your school and beyond; to create a portfolio of your work in certain subject areas; and to reflect on what you are learning and what your next steps will be. Along the way you will also discover for yourself other ways in which your device can support your learning. You and your parents can find information on BYOD@WGC in the IT and BYOD folder under both the 4students and 4parents tabs on WGC4me.

15 Subjects Available in Years 11, 12, 13 for NCEA & other qualifications Year 11 Year 12 Year 13 To discuss contact: Arts  Art: Visual Art  Dance  Drama  Music  Art: History of Art  Art: Photography  Art: Visual Art  Dance  Drama  Music  Art: Design  Art: History of Art  Art: Painting  Art: Photography  Dance  Drama  Music Ms Labrum Ms Heighway Ms Steele Ms Sutherland English  English  English Language  English Language Literacy  English  English Language  English Language Literacy  English  English Language  Academic English Mr Henderson Mrs Falconer PE & Health  Physical Education  Physical Education  Sports Studies  Physical Education  Sports Studies Mrs Parish & Ms Chisholm Languages  Te Reo Māori  Chinese  French  German  Latin  Te Reo Māori  Chinese  French  German  Latin  Te Reo Māori  Chinese  French  German  Latin Ms Gibbons Ms Wang Mrs Bryant Ms Watson Mr Adams Mathematics  Mathematics & Statistics  Mathematics & Statistics Internal  Mathematics for Numeracy  Mathematics & Statistics  Mathematics & Statistics Internal  Mathematics with Calculus  Mathematics with Calculus & Statistics  Mathematics with Statistics  Mathematics with Statistics Internal Ms Priest & Ms Hinchliffe Science  Science Internal  General Science  Science Extra  Science  Biology  Chemistry  Physics  Science  Biology  Chemistry  Physics Mrs Glass/Mr Holmes Mrs Glass Mr Holmes Ms Greenwood Social Sciences  History  Geography  Accounting  Economics  Media Studies  History  Geography  Classical Studies  Psychology  Accounting  Economics  Media Studies  History  Geography  Tourism  Classical Studies  Applied Psychology  Accounting  Economics  Media Studies Mr Beckett Mr Walker Ms Moran Mr Adams Ms Hall Mr Morar Mr Morar Ms Breeze Technology  Fashion & Textiles Technology  Product & Spatial Design Technology  Digital Technologies  Computing (English Language)  Fashion & Textiles Technology  Product & Spatial Design Technology  Digital Technologies  Computing (English Language)  Fashion & Textiles Technology  Product & Spatial Design Technology  Digital Technologies  Digital Design Technologies Ms Clement Ms Clement Mr Harford Mr Harford Other  Transition & Pathways  Transition & Pathways  General Studies  Gateway  General Studies Ms Johnson Ms Johnson

16 Learning Area – Arts Art: Design – Year 13 13DS Qualification available: NCEA Level 3 Year 13 Design is a practical Visual Art course. You will complete projects and assessments using a wide range of hand-crafted and digital media. You will also cover the development of individual concepts and writing of design briefs. These will be informed by a range of established national and international designers and artists. Much of the year is spent on personal folio development. Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: Year 12 Visual Art internal Achievement Standard or by negotiation with Head of Department Likely course cost: Printing costs $80; materials $30; folio boards, tape $30 Specialist equipment: Personal art materials; portable data storage device (4GB or more), A3 spiral bound art journal Leads to: Tertiary study Art: History of Art – Year 12 12AH Qualification available: NCEA Level 2 This course aims to give you the confidence to understand art works and the significance behind their creation and existence.

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to recognise artistic styles and develop an appreciation of meanings and influences, as well as the historical context behind the art works. There are two areas of study: The ‘Towards Modernism (1780-1900)’ topic will investigate 19th Century European Art through the study of painting, sculpture and architecture. This is followed by the ‘Aotearoa and the Pacific (1800-1950)’ topic. Here you will examine early Māori and European Art through to an understanding of Regionalist styles and Modern New Zealand Art. Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Likely course cost: Occasional entry to exhibitions Specialist equipment: A4 refill paper or hard-cover book Leads to: Year 13 Art History Art: History of Art – Year 13 13AH Qualification available: NCEA Level 3 This course enables you to examine art from a variety of cultures from past to the present day.

You will assess the values attached to ‘Art’ and learn to ‘read’ works by interpreting content, style, techniques and ideas; recognising the characteristics of specific movements. You will learn about the historical context which gave rise to these art works, discovering how the political, economic, social, philosophical factors influence the thinking of each era. A range of art movements and themes will be studied which include: ‘Early Modernism 1900-1940’ covering French, Italian, Dutch and German art. Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: Level 2 literacy Likely course cost: Occasional entry to exhibitions Leads to: Tertiary study

17 Art: Painting – Year 13 13PA Qualification available: NCEA Level 3 Year 13 Painting is a practical Visual Arts course. You will complete projects and Achievement Standards using a wide range of media and covering a range of drawing and painting approaches in two and three dimensions. These will be informed by the study and interpretation of established national and international artists. Much of the year is spent on individual folio development. Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: Year 12 Visual Art external Achievement Standard (folio) or by negotiation with the Head of Department Likely course cost: Folio boards, tape, courier $30; materials $40, Specialist equipment: A variety of personal materials, as appropriate to individual students Leads to: Tertiary study Art: Photography – Year 12 12PH Qualification available: NCEA Level 2 Year 12 Photography is a practical course that teaches the technical foundations of digital photography as well as creative thinking and research skills.

The internally assessed Achievement Standards explore both studio based and location based photography, which are designed to extend your inventiveness and ability to produce high quality, artistic images. You will learn camera operations and the use of computer skills for image manipulation and processing. An externally assessed folio submission is produced comprising of subject matter and pictorial approaches defined by the student and supported by research and workbook inquiry.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Likely course cost: Printing costs approximately $40; paper fee $20; double sided tape and folio board $15 Specialist equipment: Compact or SLR digital camera that is capable of full manual control. A3 spiral bound art journal. Portable data storage device (4 GB or more) Leads to: Year 13 Photography Art: Photography – Year 13 13PH Qualification available: NCEA Level 3 Year 13 Photography enables you to extend your photographic knowledge from Level 2. You will continue to learn from a range of established artists and how to apply this to your own photographic projects.

The programme develops your abilities in both the technical and artistic aspects of photography and promises to be exciting and challenging as you define your approach to a range of photographic genre. The aim of the course is to provide you with opportunities to extend your skills and analytical ability as well as explore a variety of photographic approaches. Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: NCEA Level 2 Photography external Achievement Standard or by negotiation with the Head of Department Likely course cost: Printing costs approximately $80; Materials $15; Double sided tape and folio board, courier $30

18 Specialist equipment: Compact or SLR digital camera that is capable of full manual control. A3 spiral bound art journal. Portable data storage device (4 GB or more) Leads to: Tertiary study Art: Visual Art – Year 11 11AT Qualification available: NCEA Level 1 The Year 11 programme focuses on Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and covers a wide range of mixed media approaches. You will build upon personal ideas and learn to develop and extend your creative imagination. You will also study and interpret the works of established national and international artists, who will in turn help inform your major folio submission.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: Year 10 Art or by negotiation with the Head of Department Likely course cost: Folio boards $10; personal art materials approximately $30 Specialist equipment: Personal art materials Leads to: Year 12 Visual Art Art: Visual Art – Year 12 12AT Qualification available: NCEA Level 2 This programme encourages the exploration of a range of approaches to prepare you for the specialised areas of Year 13 Visual Arts. You will complete Painting and Design internal Achievement Standards, and one external Achievement Standard portfolio in the discipline of your choice.

This course focuses on developing your creative thinking and artistic skills. You will study and apply the approaches of a range of contemporary established artists in both fields and these in turn will inform your major folio submission. Within the Design course you will explore digital media as well as hand-crafted techniques. Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: Year 11 Visual Art, Achievement Standard 1.4 (folio) or by negotiation with the Head of Department Likely course cost: Folio boards $10; personal art materials approximately $30; also allow for printing charges which are deducted automatically from a personal printer balance Specialist equipment: Personal art materials from stationery list Leads to: Year 13 Painting and/or Design Dance – Year 11 11DA Qualification available: NCEA Level 1 In this course you will explore and investigate a variety of dance genres.

You will develop technical dance skills, strength and creativity through a combination of practical and written work. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the dance elements and how these can be applied and analysed.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your choreographic skills through a range of tasks for duos and small groups. An integral part of this course is developing your knowledge of dance through research, exploration and performance. You will demonstrate your understanding through written analysis and evaluation. Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course

19 Likely course cost: Up to $50 to attend a live performance and $20 for performance/choreography workshops Specialist equipment: Appropriate footwear Note: It is expected that you wear a black singlet/t-shirt and black three quarter length dance pants or leggings for lessons Leads to: Year 12 Dance Dance – Year 12 12DA Qualification available: NCEA Level 2 In this course you will study a number of dance genres in depth.

You will develop and extend your technique in these genres and apply your understanding of the dance elements in a range of creative tasks. You will also further your understanding of choreography and demonstrate this by communicating an intention for a solo/duet performance. Throughout the course there will be opportunity for you to showcase your dance skills in group performances. An integral part of this course is to extend your analysis, investigation and evaluation of dance performance and a chosen dance genre in context. Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: NCEA Level 1 Dance or by negotiation with the TIC Likely course cost: Up to $50 to attend a live performance and $20 for performance/choreography workshops Specialist equipment: Appropriate footwear Note: It is expected that you wear a black singlet/t-shirt and black three-quarter length dance pants or leggings.

Leads to: Year 13 Dance Dance – Year 13 13DA Qualification available: NCEA Level 3 In this course you will produce a dance to effectively realize your chosen concept, interpreting your ideas through production, design and performance. You will refine your skills as a choreographer, applying your knowledge to competently realise an intention. Throughout this course you will have the chance to showcase your dance skills in both individual and group performances. An integral part of this course is to refine your knowledge of dance to critically analyse, interpret and evaluate a dance performance and also demonstrate an in depth understanding of the development of dance in New Zealand.

To take part in this course you will need to demonstrate that you have already reached a minimum level of technique in a specific type of dance, which could include ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, etc.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Note: Entrance to the course will be by audition in Term 3. It is recommended that you have completed at least two years of dance training in any genre. Likely course cost: Up to $50 to attend a live performance and $20 for performance/choreography workshops Specialist equipment: Appropriate footwear Leads to: Tertiary study

20 Drama – Year 11 11DR Qualification available: NCEA Level 1 In this course you have ample opportunity to work with others sharing and exploring ideas using a range of contexts.

You will continue to develop your own understanding of how to apply drama elements, conventions, techniques and technologies to your performances. You will perform a role in scripted and in your own created work. You will also study a play which is significant to the development of theatre and perform an acting role to an invited audience in a production. The dates for no more than two performances outside of school hours are given the start of your school year. There will be practical assessments of performances, in-class workshops, and expected involvement in lessons. You are expected to produce written assessments include research assignments, reviews, essays and journaling.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Likely course cost: Up to $60 including cost of texts and a visit to a local Wellington performance Leads to: Year 12 Drama Drama – Year 12 12DR Qualification available: NCEA Level 2 In this course you explore ideas using a range of contexts. You continue to develop your own understanding of drama elements, conventions, techniques and technologies, and perform a role in scripted and your own created work. In class you study a play which is significant to the development of theatre and perform an acting role in a scripted production.

In this course you develop a wider understanding of the history of theatre and its influences on drama. There will be practical assessments of performances, in-class workshops, and involvement in lessons. You will also be expected to produce written assessments including research assignments, reviews, essays and journaling. You need to be well-organised and demonstrate a willingness to be available for out of class rehearsals. Dates for evening performances will be given at the start of the school year. Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: Level 1 Drama; or at the discretion of the HOD Likely course cost: Up to $60 including cost of texts and a visit to a local Wellington performance Leads to: Year 13 Drama Drama – Year 13 13DR Qualification available: NCEA Level 3 In this course you explore ideas using a range of contexts.

You must demonstrate willingness to research and develop your ideas thoroughly. The course allows you to develop your own strengths by giving you a choice of assessment standards based on a number of shared contexts. You need to be well-organised and demonstrate a willingness to be available for out of class rehearsals. This is a demanding course which requires a lot of self-management skills. In class you are given opportunities to learn more about the history of theatre and theatre forms. You are expected to see at least two live performances and critique them throughout the year. There will be practical assessments of your own performances to a live audience, in-class workshops, and involvement in lessons.

You will also be expected to

21 produce written assessments including research assignments, reviews, essays and journaling. Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: Level 2 Drama; or at the discretion of the HOD Likely course cost: Up to $60 including cost of texts and a visit to a local Wellington performance Leads to: Tertiary study Music – Year 11 11MU Qualification available: NCEA Level 1 In this course you will do the following things: compose short pieces of music, perform two pieces of music in front of an audience, do theory, learn and practise aural skills (e.g.

rhythmic and melodic patterns, intervals, chords), and study and write about a variety of pieces of music, by listening, researching and studying scores. You may also perform in a small group.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: Year 10 Music, or by negotiation with the HOD Music Likely course cost: $35.00 for your workbook Note: If you enrol in this course you must be having regular weekly lessons in an instrument or voice (either through the school itinerant music scheme or privately), and should have done so for two years. You will be expected to join a school performing group (choir, orchestra, chamber music group, rock band or concert band) Specialist equipment: You must have an instrument at home so you can practise regularly Leads to: Year 12 Music Music – Year 12 12MU Qualification available: NCEA Level 2 In this course you will choose a programme of study which suits your skills and interests.

You must study Music Works, do theory and score reading, and orchestrate a piano piece for a small group of instruments. Other than that you will select a course from standards which involve the following things: compose two pieces of music, perform two pieces of music in front of an audience as a soloist and/or one piece in a group, learn and practise aural skills (e.g. rhythmic and melodic patterns, intervals, chords), or investigate an aspect of New Zealand music. You may also perform one piece on a second instrument. Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: Year 11 Music; or by negotiation with the HOD Music Likely course cost: $35.00 for your workbook Note: If you enrol in this course you must be having regular weekly lessons in an instrument or voice, and should have done so for three years.

You will be expected to join a school performing group (choir, orchestra, chamber music group, rock band or concert band). Specialist equipment: You must have an instrument at home so you can practise regularly Leads to: Year 13 Music

22 Music – Year 13 13MU Qualification available: NCEA Level 3 In this course you will choose a programme of study which suits your skills and interests. You must study Music Works (4 external credits and 4 internal credits), but other than that you will select a course from standards which involve the following things: composition, arranging, solo and/or group performance, aural skills, theory (mostly harmony and chords or figured bass), and research. Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: Year 12 Music; or by negotiation with the HOD Music Likely course cost: $35.00 for your workbook Note: If you enrol in this course you should be having regular weekly lessons in an instrument or voice, and should have done so for four years.

You will be expected to join a school performing group (choir, orchestra, chamber music group, rock band or concert band).

Specialist equipment: You must have an instrument at home so you can practise regularly Leads to: Tertiary study Learning Area – English English – Year 11 11EG Qualification available: NCEA Level 1 In Year 11 English, you will complete a range of activities. You will study a mixture of novels, short stories, poems and films that are linked through a range of themes. Activities that will help build your enjoyment of English language and literature may include: presentations, making connections between a range of texts, closely reading text, and various types of writing.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: Year 10 English Likely course cost: It is recommended that you purchase the extended text that you will be studying in class (approximately $25) Leads to: Year 12 English English – Year 12 12EG Qualification available: NCEA Level 2 Year 12 English continues to develop your skills and enjoyment of literature, and the English language.

You will study a mixture of film, novels, short stories and poems. The Level 2 course builds on the skills developed at Level 1.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course Pre-requisites: Year 11 English Likely course cost: It is recommended that you purchase the extended text that you will be studying in class (approximately $25) Leads to: Year 13 English