YEAR 10 & SENIOR CURRICULUM

 
YEAR 10 & SENIOR CURRICULUM
YEAR 10 & SENIOR
CURRICULUM
BOOKLET            2021
YEAR 10 & SENIOR CURRICULUM
YEAR 10 AND SENIOR STUDENTS

                                                                        VIS ION
                                                                           To develop
                                                                           educated,
                                                                           confident
                                                                           young women
                                                                           of outstanding
                                                                           character.

           NEW PLYMOUTH GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL

          Please read this
        Curriculum Booklet
      carefully to inform your
         subject selections

    © This Curriculum Booklet is the intellectual property of
       New Plymouth Girls’ High School – no reproduction
(whole or part) is permitted. References to qualifications are direct
     downloads from the NZQA website to ensure accuracy.

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YEAR 10 & SENIOR CURRICULUM
TABLE OF CONTENTS

 2021 Subject Selection Process  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6
 Programme of Study  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  7
 Careers Information  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7
 Vocational Pathways   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  8
 Year 10 Courses  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 9
 Level ONE Courses   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  17
 Level TWO Courses  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  28
 Level THREE Courses   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  41
 Qualifications  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 55

     TERM DATES 2021
                        START DATE                            END DATE                                              PUBLIC HOLIDAYS/SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
   Term 1              Tuesday 28 January                    Thursday 9 April                                      6 February - Waitangi Day
                       (Year 9 students                                                                            9 March - Taranaki Anniversary
                       start Thursday 30                                                                           10 April - Easter Friday (School holidays)
                       January)                                                                                    13 April - Easter Monday (School holidays)
                                                                                                                   10 April to 27 April - School holidays

   Term 2              Tuesday 28 April                      Friday 3 July                                         27 April - ANZAC Day
                                                                                                                   1 June - Queens birthday
                                                                                                                   4 July to 19 July - School holidays
   Term 3              Monday 20 July                        Friday 25 September                                   26 September to 11 October

   Term 4              Monday 12 October                     Wednesday 9 December                                  26 October – Labour Day
                                                                                                                   8 November - NCEA Exams start (approx.)

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YEAR 10 & SENIOR CURRICULUM
CURRICULUM
Year 9 - All students study all EIGHT Learning Areas   Year 12 - Students select SIX subjects.
Arts, English, Health & Physical Education,            Compulsory Subject:
Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Science        English
and Technology
                                                       Students select FIVE options from a list of 47
Within some Learning Areas there is a choice among     subjects
subjects:                                              OR
Arts (Dance, Drama, Music or Visual Arts),             Students may choose ‘Shape your Future’ an
Languages (English Language, French, Literacy,         integrated programme including English.
Spanish or Te Reo Māori), Technologies (Nature of      AND
Technology, Design Technology, Design & Visual         Students select FOUR options from a list of 47
Communication, Digital Technology, Robotics or         subjects.
Textiles Technology)
Students may be placed in one or more of the           Year 13 - Students select a full course of FIVE
following subjects to support their learning needs:    subjects and also have a study line.
English Language (English for Speakers of other
Languages), Learning Skills or Literacy                Students select all of their subjects from a list of 49
                                                       subjects.

Year 10 - All students study FIVE Learning Areas:      OR
                                                       Students may choose ‘Shape your Future’ an
English, Health & Physical Education, Mathematics,     integrated programme including English.
Science and Social Science
                                                       AND
Students are able to select THREE options from the     Students select FOUR options from a list of 49
following:                                             subjects.
Animal & Plant Science, Business Studies,
Dance, Design Technology, Design & Visual              NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 - Senior students can
Communications, Digital Technology, Drama,             select courses from any NCEA level appropriate
English Language, Food and Nutrition, French,          to their ability so long as they meet the entry
Music, Spanish, Sports Education, Sustainability,      requirement.
Te Reo Māori, Textiles Technology and Visual Arts
Students may be placed in English Language to          Alternative or more practically based courses
support their learning needs (English for Speakers     are available in many subject areas. This range
of other Languages).                                   of specialist alternative courses includes a SPEC
                                                       learning support programme. Timetabled and
Year 11 - Students select SIX subjects.                supplementary Vocational Training opportunities are
                                                       available to senior students at NCEA Levels 1 to 3
                                                       and higher.
Compulsory Subjects:
English, Mathematics and a Science
‘Shape your Future’ – an integrated programme for
English, Maths and Science
Students select THREE options from a list of 39
subjects.

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YEAR 10 & SENIOR CURRICULUM
ACADEMIC LEVELS
                              SUBJECT SELECTION GUIDE                                                                                                 Extension Course                             Intermediate Course                               Alternative Course

                                  LEARNING AREA                    YEAR 9                          YEAR 10                            LEVEL 1                                 LEVEL 2                                   LEVEL 3                              LEVEL 3+
                             ARTS                    Dance                           Dance                               Dance                                   Art Design                                Art Design
                             NGA TOI                 Drama                           Drama                               Digital Visual Arts                     Art History                               Art History
                                                     Music                           Music                               Drama                                   Dance                                     Dance
                                                     Visual Arts                     Visual Arts                         Making Music                            Drama                                     Drama
                                                                                                                         Māori Performing Arts                   Making Music                              Making Music
                                                                                                                         Music Studies                           Māori Performing Arts                     Māori Performing Arts
                                                                                                                         Visual Arts                             Music Studies                             Music Studies
                                                                                                                                                                 Photography                               Painting
                                                                                                                                                                 Visual Arts                               Photography
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Printmaking
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sculpture
                             ENGLISH                 English                         English                             English                                 English                                   English Alternative                   English Extension
                             TE REO INGARIHI                                                                             English Alternative                     English Alternative                       English Visual                        (Scholarship - for Yr13’s)
                                                                                                                         English Extension (Yr10’s)              English Extension (for Yr11s)             English Writing
                             HEALTH AND              Food & Nutrition                Food & Nutrition                    Food & Nutrition                        Fitness & Recreation (for Yr11/12/13’s)   Food & Nutrition
                             PHYSICAL EDUCATION      Health                          Health                              Hauora                                  Food & Nutrition                          Hauora
                                                     Physical Education              Physical Education                  Health                                  Hauora                                    Health
                             HAUORA ME MAHI TINANA                                   Sports Education                    Hospitality                             Health                                    Sports Science & Physical Education
                                                                                                                         Sports Science & Physical Education     Hospitality (for Yr12s & Yr13’s)
                                                                                                                                                                 Sports Science & Physical Education
                             LANGUAGES               English Language                English Language                    English Language                        English Language                          English Language
                             NGA REO                 French                          French                              French                                  French                                    French
                                                     Literacy                        Spanish                             Spanish                                 Spanish                                   Spanish
                                                     Spanish                         Te Reo Māori                        Te Reo Māori                            Te Reo Māori                              Te Reo Māori
                                                     Te Reo Māori
                             LEARNING SUPPORT        Learning Skills                 SPEC – Yr10 / Pre-Level 1           SPEC (for Yr11/12/13’s)                 SPEC (for Yr11/12/13’s)                   SPEC (for Yr11/12/13’s)
                                                                                     (for Yr10/11/12/13’s)
                             TAUTOKO AKO                                             (individualised placement)
                             MATHEMATICS             Mathematics                     Mathematics                         Mathematics with Algebra & Statistics   Mathematics with Algebra & Statistics     Calculus                              Statistics Extension (for Yr13’s)
                             PANGARAU                                                                                    Mathematics Extension (for Yr10’s)      Mathematics Extension (for Yr11’s)        Mathematics Extension (for Yr12’s)
                                                                                                                         Mathematics Numeracy                    Mathematics with Statistics               Statistics External
                                                                                                                         Mathematics with Statistics                                                       Statistics Internal
                             SCIENCES                Science                         Animal & Plant Science              Animal & Plant Science                  Animal & Plant Science                    Animal & Plant Science
                             PUTAIAO                                                 Science                             Science Extension (for Yr10’s)          Biology                                   Biology
                                                                                                                         Science External                        Chemistry                                 Biology Internal
                                                                                                                         Science Internal                        Physics                                   Chemistry
                                                                                                                                                                 Science                                   Physics
                             SOCIAL SCIENCES         Social Science                  Business Studies                    Accounting                              Accounting                                Accounting
                             TIKANGA A IWI                                           Social Science                      Business and Enterprise Studies         Classical Studies                         Classical Studies
                                                                                     Sustainability                      Business for Living                     Economics                                 Economics
                                                                                                                         Economics                               Enterprise Studies                        Enterprise Studies
                                                                                                                         Geography                               Geography                                 Geography
                                                                                                                         History                                 History                                   History
                                                                                                                         Social Science Extension (for Yr10’s)   Media Studies                             Media Studies
                                                                                                                         Social Studies                          Social Studies                            Social Studies
                                                                                                                         Tourism                                 Tourism                                   Tourism
                             TECHNOLOGY              Nature of Technology            Design Technology                   Computer Science                        Computer Science                          Computer Science
 Placement is subject to                             Design Technology               Design & Visual Communication       Design Technology                       Design Technology                         Design Technology
   the English language
                             HANGARAU
                                                     Design & Visual Communication   Digital Technology                  Design & Visual Communication           Design & Visual Communication             Design & Visual Communication
        level and course                             Digital Technology              Textiles Technology                 Textiles Technology                     Textiles Technology                       Textiles Technology
  availability at the time                           Textiles Technology
            of enrolment.                            Robotics
                         VOCATIONAL
All courses are subject to
                                                                                                                         Shape Your Future                       Classroom Career Development              Classroom Career Development
                         TRAINING / INTEGRATED                                                                           Supplementary Career Development        Shape Your Future                         EE2E Engineering
    numbers and staffing                                                                                                 (Not an option subject)                 Supplementary Career Development          Shape Your Future
                         PROGRAMMES                                                                                                                              (Not an option subject)                   Supplementary Career Development
                  SPEC – RAPUARA                                                                                                                                 Trades Academy                            (Not an option subject)
    (Specific Preparation                                                                                                                                        Workplace Training                        Training Academy
        for Employment                                                                                                                                                                                     Workplace Training
           & Citizenship)                                                                                                                                                                                  3+2 Career Training

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YEAR 10 & SENIOR CURRICULUM
2021 SUBJECT SELECTION PROCESS
    (IN PLACE OF CURRICULUM PLANNING TIMEFRAMES)

    Current Year 10, 11 and 12 Students
    Week 1 Term 3 - Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 July

        •    Subject Selection Assemblies for all Year 10 to 12 students.

        •    Individual student My Course 2021 Document distributed for students to save in their
             Office 365 OneDrive and share with Kawai Huia Teacher.

    Weeks 2 and 3 Term 3 - Monday 27 July – Friday 7 August

        •    Students working on My Course 2021 during Kawai Huia times including completing Careers
             Quest, researching on other careers related websites, identifying their strengths and weaknesses,
             investigating possible careers and working on plan for their subjects for every level. Kawai Huia
             and subject teachers will support them to complete this process.

    2021 Year 10 to Year 13 Curriculum Booklet online at www.npghs.school.nz > Curriculum
    Students discuss My Course 2021 process with parents / guardians and show them their plan.
    Heads of Subject Departments (HoDs) and Teachers in Charge (TiCs) of courses available by email,
    and at some Kawai Huia times for individual queries.
    When students have finished, Kawai Huia teachers will approve student completion of My Course 2021
    process – then students enter courses in KAMAR Portal
    Parents of students who are unable to complete the process are invited to a Subject Selection Interview on
    Friday 14 August – note normal school timetable will continue on this day.

    Week 4 Term 3 Friday 14 August

    Friday 14 August - SUBJECT SELECTION INTERVIEWS FOR INVITED STUDENTS AND PARENTS / GUARDIANS.
    Note normal Day 10 timetable classes with continue.

    Current Year 9 Students
    Weeks 8 & 9 Term 3 Monday 7 – Thursday 17 September

        •    Monday Monday 7 September – Curriculum Assembly My Year 10 Course 2021

        •    Students working on My Year 10 Course 2021 during Kawai Huia times. Kawai Huia and subject
             teachers will support them to complete this process.

    2021 Year 10 to Year 13 Curriculum Booklet online at www.npghs.school.nz > Curriculum
    Students discuss My Year 10 Course 2021 process with parents / guardians and show them their plan.
    When students have finished, Kawai Huia teachers will approve student completion of My Year 10 Course
    2021 process – students enter courses in KAMAR Portal

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YEAR 10 & SENIOR CURRICULUM
PROGRAMME OF STUDY
   Every effort is made to ensure students are able to study the subjects they want to. The school timetable is
   structured around student subject selection. However, if subjects do not attract sufficient student numbers they
   may not be able to run or may have to be offered with reduced teacher contact hours. Study through Te Kura
   (The Correspondence School) may also be an option.
   Subject selection is based around three factors:
       • Skills & Ability
       • Interest
       • Career Pathways
   Students may not know exactly what they want to do when they finish secondary school but some serious thought
   should have been given to possible career options.
   When selecting subjects students need to:
        1. Be clear about what subjects they enjoy the most;
        2. Be clear about their ability in each subject. Check with their teachers if necessary;
        3. Use CareersNZ website http://www.careers.govt.nz by completing Careers Quest questionaire and
           accessing the other careers tools;
        4. Identify their Vocational Pathway(s) using http://www.youthguarantee.net.nz/vocational-pathways/
        5. Identify career possibilities within their vocational pathway(s);
        6. Keep options open in Years 9, 10 and 11;
        7. Consult the Careers Advisor, Mr Zimmerman about any of the above if necessary.

    CAREERS INFORMATION
   Students must have a career plan and check that they have selected the right subjects for their career choice(s).
   A number of specific career pathways require particular subjects to be studied at school.
   Remember the following:
      • All careers require Mathematics to some level and to an advanced level in a number of fields
          such as the Sciences.
      • English is also required to some level in all careers and to an advanced level in information based careers
          such as Law.
      • Science and Engineering careers usually require Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics
          as well as Biology in some cases.

   It is important that all students understand the subject level required for entry into their intended career.

   When planning for a career you can find careers information from the following information sources:
     • The Careers Counsellor, and other Careers Department Staff;
     • CareersNZ Website http://www.careers.govt.nz for all careers information;
     • Career Quest to assist in career selection;
     • Appropriate tertiary training provider booklets;
     • Youth Guarantee Website http://www.youthguarantee.net.nz/vocational-pathways/
         for Vocational Pathways information;
     • Careers Information Leaflets;
     • Jobs Galore Manual;

   All Career matters can be discussed with Careers Department staff at the NPGHS Careers Centre in B Block.

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YEAR 10 & SENIOR CURRICULUM
VOCATIONAL PATHWAYS
    The six Vocational Pathways improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and
    achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Each Vocational Pathway has been colour-coded for ease
    of recognition to help students and teachers in Subject Selection.

                                                                Each Vocational Pathway has been colour
                                                                coded for ease of recognition to help students
                                                                and teachers in Subject Selection.
                                                                •   Construction & Infrastructure (orange)
                                                                •   Manufacturing & Technology (red)
                                                                •   Primary Industries (green)
                                                                •   Service Industries (blue)
                                                                •   Social & Community Services (purple)
                                                                •   Creative Arts (yellow)

                                                            Throughout the Curriculum Booklet the
                                                            various standards that contribute to one or
                                                            more Vocational Pathways have been colour
                                                            coded to assist students in considering
                                                            future pathways and selecting subjects
     For more information go to http://www.youthguarantee.net.nz/vocational-pathways/

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YEAR 10 & SENIOR CURRICULUM
O U R S E S
 YEAR 10 C

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YEAR 10 & SENIOR CURRICULUM
Y10 English 10ENG

 Description:
 This course focuses on improving students’ ability to read and use language, whether written, oral, or visual and develops the learning
 undertaken in Year 9. Students will study the following forms of communication: listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and
 presenting. Texts include novels, short stories, poetry, film, television, magazines, posters, newspapers, and drama. During the course,
 students will consider the purposes and audiences, ideas, use of language features and structure of texts.

  Entry Requirements                     Contact
  Compulsory                             Mrs McNeil

 Y10 Accelerate English 10ENX
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES   MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY         CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE     CREATIVE INDUSTRIES   PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                           SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course offers acceleration and enrichment, extending the work which students undertake in Year 9. Written, Oral and Visual language are
 studied.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                                 Contact
  By HOD placement instead of
                                         8 L1 Ext; 16 L1 Int (L1 Lit)            Mrs McNeil
  10ENG

 Y10 Health 10HEA

 Description:
 This course aims to encourage and promote an holistic sense of well-being across a range of health related contexts. The Year 10 Health
 programme will provide students with information and key skills necessary to maintain health, develop assertiveness and empower students
 to make positive decisions in a range of situations. The Year 10 Health programme is designed to build on the content covered in Year 9 Health
 Education.

  Entry Requirements                     Contact
  Open Entry                             Mrs Verry

 Y10 Mathematics 10MAT

 Description:
 This course is based on Levels 4 and 5 of Mathematics in the NZ Curriculum. The following topics will be covered: Number, Trigonometry,
 Probability, Statistics, Measurement, Algebra and Processes. Students will be expected to incorporate Numeracy Strategies for addition and
 subtraction, multiplication and division as well as proportional thinking into their mathematical processes. A range of teaching approaches
 are used including book work, group work activities (DMIC) and the use of ICT.

  Entry Requirements                     Contact
  Compulsory                             Mrs Parry

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Y10 Accelerate Mathematics 10MAX
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY       CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE      CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                            SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 This course is the beginning of a four year mathematics programme which both accelerates and extends high achieving students. It is
 a split-level course aimed at preparing students for the 2MAX course. It provides students with the opportunity to explore mathematical
 concepts and develop an enriched understanding of their interconnections. Topics include: Number, Algebra, Graphs, Statistics, Right-angled
 Triangles and Probability.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                  Contact
  By HOD placement instead of
                                          4 L1 Ext, 10 L1 Int (14 L1 Num)          Mr Bone
  10MAT

 Y10 Physical Education 10PED

 Description:
 The course aims to promote physical participation and skill development in a variety of individual and team activities. The Year
 10 Physical Education component is designed to be a continuation of the Year 9 core units. The emphasis is on 100% practical active participation,
 fun and cooperation utilising our school’s extensive sporting resources and environments- Stadium, Pool, Fields, Turf and the Fitness Centre.

  Entry Requirements                      Contact
  Compulsory                              Mr Dickson

 Y10 Science 10SCI

 Description:
 Science conjures up many different ideas: white lab coats, microscopes, an astronomer peering through a telescope, a naturalist in
 the rainforest, the launch of the space shuttle, and bubbling beakers.  While these images reflect some aspects of science, none of them
 provide the full picture because science has so many facets.  This course builds on the skills and knowledge established in Year 9 Science.

  Entry Requirements                      Contact
  Compulsory                              Mr Chubb

 Y10 Accelerate Science 10SCX
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY       CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE      CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                            SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 Learning science is fundamental to understanding the world in which we live and work.  It helps people to clarify ideas, to ask questions
 and to test explanations through measurement, observation and knowledge. Science forms the basis of many varied and exciting career
 opportunities.  This course is an acceleration and enrichment course which extends and builds upon science work from Year 9 while providing
 a pathway directly into our senior subjects 2CHE, 2BIO and 2PHY.  

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                  Contact
  By HOD placement instead of 10SCI       12 L1 Ext + 8 L1 Int (L1 Lit / L1 Num)   Mr McFarlane

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Y10 Social Sciences 10SSC

 Description:
 Social Science is a subject that explores how people in different cultures, times and places think, feel and act. It investigates how people
 organize their way of life and deal with other people. Social Science also involves examining current events and looking at how people are
 affected by these on a local, national and/or global scale.

  Entry Requirements                    Credits                                  Contact
  Compulsory                            Optional 4 L1 Ext (4 L1 Num)             Mr Brown

 Y10 Social Sciences Extension 10SSX
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES   CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE        CREATIVE INDUSTRIES     PRIMARY INDUSTRIES   SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course offers enrichment and extension while exploring how people in different cultures, times and places think, feel and act.   It
 investigates how people organize their way of life and deal with other people. Social Science also involves examining current events and
 looking at how people are affected by these on a local, national and/or global scale.

  Entry Requirements                    Credits                                  Contact
                                        12 L1 Int, 4 L1 Ext
  By HOD placement instead of 10SSC                                              Mr Brown or Ms Conybeer
                                        (12 L1 Lit, 4 L1 Num)

                                YEAR 10 OPTIONAL COURSES - CHOOSE THREE

 Y10 Animal & Plant Science 10APS
  PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Learning science is fundamental to understanding the world in which we live and work.  It helps people to clarify ideas, to ask questions
 and to test explanations through measurement, observation and knowledge.  If students have an interest in animals and plants and
 their connection with the environment or are intending to study and work with animals and/or plants in the future, then Animal and Plant
 Science will be an excellent Option subject.  

  Entry Requirements                    Credits                                  Contact
  Open Entry                            Optional 7 L1 Int (L1 Num)               Mr Barker

 Y10 Art - Visual 10ART
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course allows the development of a connection between originality and creativity while improving knowledge and understanding of a
 range of conventions in Visual Arts. Students will experiment with media (wet and dry) and materials to make artworks that communicate the
 themes of ‘Identity and Place’ using self-portraits, symbolism and objects. An optional component of the course will be for students to take
 part in the Student Visual Arts exhibition.

  Entry Requirements                    Credits                                  Contact
  Open Entry                             Optional 4 L1 Int                       Ms Mercer

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Y10 Business Studies 10BSS

 Description:
 Year 10 Business Studies is an introduction to the business world in which we live and a “taster” for subjects offered in the senior school. The
 course covers the following four key areas: Financial Literacy, Accounting, Economics and Enterprise Studies.

   Entry Requirements                      Credits                                  Contact
   Open Entry                              Optional 6 L1 Int                        Ms Hurley or Miss Laurence

 Y10 Dance 10DAN

 Description:
 This course is for students who enjoy movement and want to explore Dance as a subject for NCEA Level 1. The course involves learning and
 performing a variety of dance genres. You will learn skills to choreograph interesting pieces of work and research the history of different styles.
    
   Entry Requirements                      Contact
   Open Entry                              Mrs McCrae

 Y10 Design Technology 10DET

 Description:
 Design Technology is essentially about designing and making using tools, materials and processes. It is a year long practical subject with an
 emphasis on following the technological design process to come up with concepts (ideas for products) in response to a design brief. These
 concepts will be developed through drawing and modelling before being made in the workshop. Students will usually have 3-4 design briefs
 to work through, covering small and medium scale products in wood, metal and plastics.   

   Entry Requirements                      Contact
   Open Entry                              Ms Laing

 Y10 Digital Technology 10DGT

 Description:
 Students will develop skills and knowledge related to Digital Technologies including the practical skills and related theoretical aspects of using
 the technology process to create digital outcomes. The skills taught at this level are in preparation for NCEA Level 1 Digital Technologies. Students
 will be given an opportunity to complete three major projects: 3D Digital Character Sculpting, developing a basic online website using
 HTML5+CSS and 2D Animation.

   Entry Requirements                      Contact
   Open Entry                              Mr Bouterey

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Y10 Drama 10DRA

 Description:
 This course is for students with an enthusiasm for acting and performing. In Drama, students gain skills in presenting themselves and their
 ideas to a live audience, working effectively in groups and will develop their creativity.  Students in this course need to be prepared to
 perform in front of others and attend some rehearsals and performances out of class time.  Topics in this course include improvisation, script
 work, and the study of 16th century Italian theatre form Commedia dell’Arte.

  Entry Requirements                      Contact
  Open Entry                              Mrs Simpson

 Y10 Design & Visual Communication 10DVC
   MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY      CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE       PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Students learn the skills of visually communicating through drawing and design. This course covers design, sketching, rendering, and the use
 and application of presentation drawings. The students will study a chosen designer and use their influence in the design work for both the
 product design and the spatial design. The students also colour render their final product design for 3 credits at Level 1 DVC.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                 Contact
  Open Entry                              Optional 3 L1 Int                       Mr Young or Mr Berndt

 Y10 English Language 10ELA

 Description:
 This course aims to support English speakers of other languages who need specific assistance both in learning the English language and
 in their curriculum areas. The course includes support for reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar structure, inter-personal skills and
 cultural interaction.

  Entry Requirements                     Contact
  Restricted to ESOL students
  needing specific language support      Ms Kindler
  by TiC recommendation

 Y10 Food & Nutrition 10FNT

 Description:
 This course involves investigating eating patterns that reflect health enhancing attitudes towards nutrition for teenagers and families. Nutrients
 found in food and their use in the body will be investigated as well as how influences on their food choices effect well-being. Topics include
 safe practices with kai, kai for teenagers, kai for the family and kai from around the world. Students will select, prepare, cook and serve food
 and be required to bring some perishable ingredients for practical work.

  Entry Requirements                      Contact
  Open Entry                              Mrs Findlay

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Y10 French 10FRE

 Description:
 This course develops the skills and language acquired in Year 9 and lays a foundation for study in Year 11. Students will further develop the
 four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking and learn more about the life and customs of France and French speaking countries. The
 topics studied include: Travel and Holidays, School, Around Town, Food and Drink, Fashion and Free Time.

   Entry Requirements                    Contact
   Open Entry                            Ms Williams

 Y10 Te Reo Maori 10TRM

 Description:
 This course develops the skills and language acquired in Year 9 and lays a foundation for study in Year 11. Students will further develop the
 four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking and learn more about Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga. The topics studied include: Family
 Connections, Around Town, Food and Drink, Sport and Pastimes.

   Entry Requirements                   Contact
   Open Entry                           Matua Rihari

     

 Y10 Music 10MUS
   CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course is for students who enjoy listening to and making music. The course involves learning about different musical genres, reading
 notation, composing, and playing music together and individually. Students are encouraged to learn an instrument in order to gain the most
 from this course.

   Entry Requirements                    Credits                                Contact
                                         Some L1 credits available for
   Open Entry                                                                   Mrs Woller
                                         exceptional musicians

 Y10 Spanish 10SPA

 Description:
 This course develops the skills and language acquired in Year 9 and lays a foundation for study in Year 11. Students will further develop the
 four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking and learn more about the life and customs of Spain and Spanish speaking countries. The
 topics studied include: Travel and holidays, School, Around town, Food and Drink, Fashion and Free time.

   Entry Requirements                    Contact
   Open Entry                            Ms Williams

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Y10 Sports Education 10SPO
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course is designed for students who enjoy their own chosen sport or physical activity and who want further opportunities for
 sport practicals.  Students will have the opportunity to develop and work on their own training program and study the theory of exercising and
 training for improved performance. Students will also study Anatomy, Sport Nutrition, Injuries and Sport Psychology.  A visit to the Aquatic Centre,
 Bowlarama, Boxfit Club and a community sport event are also included in this course.    

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                  Contact
  Open Entry                              Optional 2 L1 Int                        Mr Dickson

 Y10 Sustainability 10SUS
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This is a new course. The main aim is to engage students to be aware of sustainability issues and to develop their critical thinking and problem-
 solving ability while developing life skills. The course will be divided up into three themes. The first will explore how we use local beaches
 and the impact we have as well as possible solutions. The second is to explore cultural sustainability by learning the stories of local people
 and places in our communities and producing a digital presentation that can be shared. The third is an inquiry-based unit exploring any
 sustainable issue people face and putting into practice possible outcomes.   

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                  Contact
  Open Entry                              Optional 8 L1 Int                        Mr Brown

 Y10 Textiles Technology 10TXT

 Description:
 Students will develop skills and knowledge related to materials, processes and equipment to meet a selected need or opportunity. This course of
 study is based on a project approach and involves students carrying out technological practice to develop an outcome to a given brief. Students
 will be given an opportunity to complete three major projects and one local community project: Sewing Bag; Designer Pyjamas; Express
 Yourself Sweatshirt; Boomerang Bag – Local Community Project.

  Entry Requirements                      Contact
  Open Entry                              Mrs Horne or Mrs Findlay

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O U R S E S
  LEVEL 1 C

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L1 Accounting 1ACC
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Accounting is the language of business. Accounting gives an understanding of financial events and financial documents that affect the
 individual, businesses and community organisations. It is a practical subject that helps students learn some processes to assist with their own
 money management as well as looking at how to make informed financial decisions for sole proprietors. Students gain an understanding of
 the business environment.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                 Contact
  Open Entry                              8 L1 Ext 13 Lt Int (12 L1 Lit)          Ms Hurley or Miss Laurence

 L1 Animal & Plant Science 1APS
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY        CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE     CREATIVE INDUSTRIES   PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                           SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 Learning science is fundamental to understanding the world in which we live and work. It helps people to clarify ideas, to ask questions and
 to test explanations through measurement, observation and knowledge. If you have an interest in animals and plants and their connection
 with the environment or are intending to study and work with animals and/or plants in the future, then Animal and Plant Science will be an
 excellent option subject.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                                 Contact
                                         12 L1 Ext + 8 L1 Int
  Year 10APS recommended                                                         Mr Barker
                                         (4 L1 Num)

 L1 Visual Arts 1ART
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Students will experience a variety of art making processes and techniques in the fields of Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture to make their
 own work that supports their ideas on the topic of ‘My place’. They will develop artworks that collaborate their own personal experiences,
 history and use of locations, to extend their ideas and creativity. This course will allow students to venture into Creative Industry pathways if
 they desire or as a support towards creativity in other Vocational pathways.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                                 Contact
  Year 9 or 10 Visual Arts or with HOD
                                         12 L1 Ext, 10 L1 Int (4 L1 Lit)         Miss Smith
  approval

 L1 Business & Enterprise Studies 1BES
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    PRIMARY INDUSTRIES     SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course aims to cover the fundamentals of a small business enterprise, the use and recording of financial transactions and an insight into
 the reality of how small business work. Students will be able to apply financial knowledge and skills to practical situations and to use this
 knowledge of these business principles by planning and carrying out a one-off business through the implementation of a business plan.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                                 Contact
  Open Entry                             19 L1 from a menu of 22 credits         Miss Laurence

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L1 Business for Living 1BFL
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES   PRIMARY INDUSTRIES      SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course aims to cover the basic financial knowledge that students need for life. It will look at credit card, loans, income tax, how to read a
 pay slip and prepare a budget. Students will learn some basic financial terminology and their rights as an employee. At the completion of the
 course the students should have some real life financial skills. The aim of this course is life skills rather than assessment and assessment will be
 offered on an optional, needs basis.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                      Contact
  Open Entry                              18 L1 Int                                    Ms Hurley or Miss Laurence

 L1 Computer Science 1COM
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES     MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY          CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE      CREATIVE INDUSTRIES   PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                               SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 The aim of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to plan, develop, test and evaluate prototypes and evaluate these against the
 requirements of a brief. There are three projects undertaken during the year. These projects will include product prototyping, a live website
 which includes the application of Design and HTML5 + CSS and the setting up of a PC for family use. Some internal work may contribute
 towards an external submission. Projects may be subject to change.

  Entry Requirements                       Credits                                     Contact
                                           3 L1 Ext, 17 L1 Int
  Open Entry                                                                           Mr Bouterey or Mr Berndt
                                           (10 L1 Lit)

 L1 Dance 1DAN
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course is for students who enjoy movement and want to learn skills to create interesting and effectively pieces of choreography. The
 course involves learning and choreographing movement sequences using a variety of genres. You will perform them as a solo and in groups.
 Students are required to view, interpret and respond to dance as a performance.

  Entry Requirements                       Credits                                     Contact
  Year 9 or 10 Dance or with
                                           16 L1 Int, 4 L1 Ext                         Mrs McCrae
  HOD approval

 L1 Design Technology 1DET
  MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY        CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE           CREATIVE INDUSTRIES   PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Design Technology is essentially about designing and making, using tools, materials and processes. It is a practical subject with an emphasis
 on following the design process in response to a design brief. These ideas will be developed through drawing and modelling before being
 made. Students begin to investigate designers to help inform their own design practice.  There will be a choice of contexts offered: one to
 develop a furniture item and the other an item of jewelry.

  Entry Requirements                       Credits                                     Contact
  Open Entry                               16 L1 Int. 4 L1 Ext (8 L1 Lit)              Ms Laing or Mr Young

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L1 Design & Visual Communication 1DVC
  MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY      CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE        PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Students will learn to effectively generate and present design ideas and design outcomes by using graphics practice. This will include drawing,
 sketching, colour work, and evaluation of their design work. There are three assignments which include the study of a designer, a product
 lighting design and a spatial which is the design of an I-Site building.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                                   Contact
  Open Entry                             6 L1 Ext 13 L1 Int                        Mr Young or Mr Berndt

 L1 Digital Visual Arts 1DVA
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY        CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE     CREATIVE INDUSTRIES   PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                           SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 This course is a foundation course for those students interested in undertaking further study in Photography, Design, Sculpture and/or Moving
 Image. Students will learn a range of skills using the Adobe Suite: Photoshop and Illustrator. These skills are transferable within the Creative
 Industries Pathway and will complement other subjects that use software. Students will experience a variety of art making processes and
 techniques in the fields of Design and Photography on a selected topic.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                                   Contact
  Open Entry                             12 L1 Ext, 10 L1 Int                      Ms Wright

 L1 Drama 1DRA
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Drama is the expression of ideas, feelings and experience using voice, movement, visual images and the creation of role. Drama develops
 self-confidence, creativity and discipline. In this practical course students develop their performance skills through a class production,
 creation of their own drama and the study of 19th Century theatre form Melodrama. Students will be expected to attend some rehearsals and
 performances out of class time.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                                   Contact
  Year 9 or 10 Drama or with
                                         4 L1 Ext, 14 L1 Int (8 L1 Lit )           Mrs Simpson
  HOD approval

 L1 Economics 1ECO
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY        CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE     CREATIVE INDUSTRIES   PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                           SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Economic events and economic choices affect everybody, every day of their lives. Economics will help students understand how individuals,
 business and the government make choices when faced with scarce resources. They will gain insight into what influences their buying decisions
 as consumers, the influences affecting business decisions as well as the impact of government choices on businesses and consumers.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                                   Contact
  Open Entry                             9 L1 Ext, 9 L1 Int (18 L1 Lit)            Ms Hendrickse

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L1 English Alternative 1ENA
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course is designed for students who would find a full NCEA level 1 English too demanding at this stage. The course develops students’
 oral, written and visual language skills, in a range of practical everyday situations. Subjects studied include: Creative and Formal writing;
 Literature Studies: e.g. novel, short story, film; Reading Skills; Static Image; Oral Presentation.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                 Contact

  HOD placement instead of 1ENG           Up to 8 L1 Ext 12 L1 Int (20 L1 Lit)    Ms Crewe

 L1 English Language 1ELA
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course aims to support English speakers of other languages who need specific assistance both in learning the English language and in
 their curriculum areas. Students will focus on: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Grammar structure, Inter-personal skills and Cultural
 interaction. Initial and ongoing diagnostic and formative assessment in English language skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking are
 offered. NCEA Assessment is based on Unit Standards according to the individual needs and level of each student.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                 Contact
  Restricted to ESOL students
  needing specific language support       10 L1 Int                               Ms Kindler
  by TIC recommendation.

 L1 English 1ENG
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This is a full NCEA Level One English course developing students’ oral, written and visual language skills. Subjects studied include: Creative and
 Formal writing; Literature studies: e.g. novel, short story, film, static image or speech; Reading skills.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                 Contact
                                          Up to 12 L1 Ext 9 L1 Int credits
  Compulsory or 1ENA                                                              Ms Crewe
                                          (21 L1 Lit)

 Year 11 Fitness & Recreation 1FIT
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY        CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE      CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                             SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 This class combines Year 11, 12 and 13 students and involves a 90% active practical course that enables students to keep fit or start some
 regular physical activity and participate in a variety of fun, leisure and sporting activities. Students are expected to participate in all the
 practicals and to train individually. This course provides an opportunity to participate in a variety of interesting individual and team activities
 through core units in fitness. Students have one theory spell for every four practical spells. This course has NCEA credits on offer but at a
 reduced number compared to the full Sport Science courses.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                 Contact
  Open Entry                              10 L1 Int                               Mr Dickson

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L1 Food & Nutrition 1FNT
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES   SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course involves the study of food and eating patterns that reflect health-enhancing attitudes towards nutrition for New Zealanders. The
 nutritional requirements of various groups will be investigated. Students will apply their knowledge to interpret food labels and to select the
 best choice of food to meet the needs of individuals. Safe food handling practices and strategies in the preparation and storage of food for
 individuals and the community will be reinforced through practical work.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                                   Contact
  Open Entry                             4 L1 Ext, 15 L1 Int                       Mrs Findlay

 L1 French 1FRE
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    CREATIVE INDUSTRIES     SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Students will work towards achieving NCEA Level 1 credits in French through their development of speaking, listening, reading and writing
 skills. The course will cover topics such as: Health, Leisure Activities, Holidays, Travel.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                                   Contact
                                         Up to 10 L1 Ext 14 L1 Int. Some L2
  Year 10 French                         Int credits possible on application       Ms Williams
                                         to TiC

 L1 Geography 1GEO
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES   CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE       PRIMARY INDUSTRIES     SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Geography is no longer just about maps and places as it once was perceived to be. It is about the issues facing society and the environments
 we live in and future solutions to these. It studies the way we use, value and interact with our marine environments including the Great Barrier
 Reef, and the causes and effects of tsunami. The final unit is a model United Nations that explores population issues in a selected country and
 impact on people locally and globally.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                                   Contact
                                         8 L1 Ext, 10 L1 Int
  Open Entry                                                                       Mr Brown or Miss Dempster
                                         (14 Lit and 8 Num)

 Year 11 Hauora 1HAU
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES   CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    PRIMARY INDUSTRIES      SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This is a practical based health course with an aim to equip young women with the knowledge and key skills they need to enhance and
 maintain positive personal health and make health enhancing decisions throughout their lives. Content covered in this course will be set at a
 slower pace to cater for a range of learning abilities and styles. We cover the following topics throughout the year: Hauora and mental health,
 resilience, sexuality education, and interpersonal skills to enhance relationships.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                                   Contact
  Open Entry                             16 L1 Int (L1 Lit)                        Mrs Verry

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L1 Health 1HEA
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    PRIMARY INDUSTRIES    SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course covers a range of health issues present in today’s society. This is a practical Health course aiming to equip young women with the
 knowledge and key skills they need to enhance and maintain positive personal health and to make health enhancing decisions throughout
 their lives. The following topics will be covered throughout the year: Hauora and Mental Health, Resilience, Sexuality Education, Drug
 Education, and Interpersonal Skills which enhance relationships.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                Contact
  Open Entry                              4 L1 Ext, 16 L1 Int                    Mrs Verry

L1 History 1HIS
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 The focus of this course is on International Relations, Social Change and Conflict. History examines the past to understand the present. The
 skills that are developed through research are invaluable in any future study and career choices such as law, journalism, international relations
 and criminology. Skills learnt include information gathering, information processing and presentation.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                Contact
                                          12 L1 Int, 8 L2 Ext (8 L1 Lit)
                                                                                 Ms Conybeer, Mrs Coleman or Miss
  Open Entry                              Possible extension for some at
                                                                                 Dempster
                                          Level 2

 L1 Hospitality 1HOS
  SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course is internally assessed and is comprised of Level 1 Industry Unit Standards that contribute to NCEA. Content includes: an introduction
 to the hospitality industry, career pathways in the hospitality industry, demonstrating knowledge of knife care, use, storage, and carrying;
 preparing and presenting to industry standard; meat, fruit and vegetables, egg and cheese dishes, hot finger food, sauce and soup; preparing
 and cooking a cake, a sponge and a batch of scones.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                 Contact
  Open Entry                              20 L1 Int                               Mrs Findlay

 L1 Making Music 1MMUS
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This is predominantly a practical course focusing on performance and composition. No external examinations are offered. Students choose
 from a menu of standards. Students are expected to be learning an instrument or singing to take this course.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                 Contact
                                          15 L1 Int with further optional
  Open Entry                                                                      Mrs Woller
                                          credits

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L1 Mathematics with Algebra & Statistics 1MATH
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES     MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY       CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE       CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                              SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 This course has a strong emphasis on algebra and using graphs. It covers logical thinking skills and mathematical methods and will equip
 students with a variety of strategies for investigating real life situations and solving problems. It provides a solid base for the study of
 Mathematics at Year 12 and beyond. Topics include Number, Algebra, Graphs, Statistics and Probability.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                  Contact
  HOD placement Compulsory at Year
                                          12 L1 Ext, 7 L1 Int (19 L1 Num)          Mr Bone
  11 or 1MATS or 1MATN or 2MAX

 L1 Mathematics Numeracy 1MATN
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY        CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE       CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                              SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 This course has a strong emphasis on Numeracy and information processing skills which are needed in the workforce and adult life. It provides
 the 10 Unit Standard Numeracy credits required for NCEA Level 1. Topics include Number, Measurement and Statistics.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                  Contact
  HOD placement. Compulsory at Year
                                    10 L1 Int (10 L1 Num)                          Mrs Parry
  11 or 1MATH or 1MATS or 2MAX

 L1 Mathematics with Statistics 1MATS
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY        CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE       CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                              SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course aims to develop students’ ability to use mathematics in a range of everyday situations, with an emphasis on numerical and
 statistical literacy. It provides a solid base for the study of Statistics in Year 12 and beyond. Topics include Number, Measurement, Statistics and
 Probability. Up to 10 additional Numeracy credits are available through the Unit Standards. These are dependent on the recommendation of
 the classroom teacher.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                          Contact
                                          4 L1 Ext, 14 L1 Int (another possible 10 L1
  HOD placement Compulsory at Year
                                          Int (US only)                                    Mr Bone
  11 or 1MATH or 1MATS or 2MAX
                                          (18 L1 Num + another possible 10 L1 Num)

 Year 11 Mathematics Extension 2MAX
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY        CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE       CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                              SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 This course builds on and extends the work covered in the Level 1 Extension Mathematics programme, as well as introducing some new
 concepts. It is a split-level course aimed at preparing students for the 3MAX course. It provides students with the opportunity to explore
 mathematical concepts and develop an enriched understanding of their interconnections. Topics include networks, statistics, trigonometry,
 algebra, sequences and series, coordinate geometry and probability.

  Entry Requirements                             Credits                                  Contact
  By HOD placement Compulsory at Year 11
                                                 4 L1 and 4 L2 Ext, 9 L2 Int              Ms Anjum
  or 1MATH or 1MATS or 1MATN

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L1 Maori Performing Arts 1MPA
   SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course will give students an opportunity to experience the different aspects of Māori Performing Arts in areas such as haka, poi,
 waiata-ā-ringa and pōwhiri. This course offers theory and practical work and is supportive of Te Reo me ōna Tikanga Māori.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                               Contact
                                         A range of internal credits are
  Open Entry                                                                   Matua Rihari
                                         available

 L1 Music Studies 1MUST
  CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 This course is a mixture of practical and theoretical/analytical contexts with one external score-reading examination included. Students
 choose from a menu of standards and are expected to be learning an instrument or singing to take this course.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                               Contact
                                         4 L1 Ext, 6 L1 Int with students able
  Open Entry                             to choose from a menu of 10 further Mrs Woller
                                         credits.

 L1 Science External 1SCIE
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY      CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE     CREATIVE INDUSTRIES   PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                         SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 There are many rewarding science-based careers available for students to undertake in the future. Access to these careers often requires
 students to earn a science-based university degree and 1SCIE is designed for students heading down this path. There is a focus on external
 examinations and the course provides the gateway to Level 2 Chemistry, Biology and Physics.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                               Contact
  HOD placement. Compulsory or
                                         12 L1 Ext 8 L1 Int                    Mr McFarlane
  1SCII, 1APS, 2BIO or 2CHE

 L1 Science Internal 1SCII
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY      CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE     CREATIVE INDUSTRIES   PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                         SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 There are many rewarding science-based careers available for students to undertake in the future. Access to these careers often requires
 students to study some science-based papers and this course is designed to prepare students for this pathway. There is a focus on internal
 assessment and this course provides the pathway to Level 2 Science.

  Entry Requirements                     Credits                               Contact
  HOD placement. Compulsory or
                                         19 L1 Int                             Mr McFarlane
  1SCII, 1APS, 2BIO or 2CHE

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Year 11 Shape Your Future Programme 1SHP
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES     MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY        CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE       CREATIVE INDUSTRIES   PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                              SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 The Shape Your Future programme is for those who wish to learn in an innovative and collaborative way to prepare themselves for the real
 world. In the future, work opportunities will require the ability to think critically, self-motivate and innovate in particular areas. Students will
 undertake self-selected projects which will encourage problem solving, collaboration, adaptability, while building confident and effective oral
 and written communication.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                  Contact
                                          (10 L1 Lit; 7 L1 Num); with subject
  Open Entry, instead of 1ENG, 1MAT       (English, Mathematics and Science)
                                                                                   Mr Robinson or Ms Grieve
  and 1SCI or similar                     credits available in consultation
                                          with student and teacher

 L1 Social Studies 1SOS
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES    CREATIVE INDUSTRIES     PRIMARY INDUSTRIES     SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Social Studies at Level 1 introduces the basic concepts of psychology and sociology. Students study how individuals and groups from different
 times, cultures and places participate in society and deal with change. Social Studies is a very relevant subject in today’s society as most jobs
 involve dealing with people. Areas of particular interest are: Commerce, Health Services, Law and Criminal Justice, Teaching and Social Work.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                  Contact
  Open Entry                               16 L1 Int, 4 L1 Ext (16 L1 Lit)         Ms Conybeer or Mrs Crowe

 L1 Spanish 1SPA
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES     CREATIVE INDUSTRIES    SERVICES INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Students will work towards achieving NCEA Level 1 credits in Spanish through their development of speaking, listening, reading and writing
 skills. The course will cover topics such as: health, leisure activities, holidays, travel.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                  Contact
                                          Up to 20 L1 credits available from
                                          a menu of 10 L1 Ext, and 14 L1 Int.
  Year 10 Spanish                                                                  Ms Williams
                                          Some L2 Int credits possible on
                                          application to TiC

 L1 Sports Science & Physical Education 1SPC
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES     MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY        CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE       CREATIVE INDUSTRIES   PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                              SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 This is an interesting course that covers all the important theoretical and practical aspects of Sport Science and Physical Education. It consists
 of many challenging and interesting practical topics relating to sport and physical activity. The theory topics covered include: Anatomy,
 Biomechanics, Sport Studies and Skill Analysis. These are taught in a practical and classroom setting. Students who did not take Year 10 Sport
 are still able to take this course and they will not be disadvantaged.

  Entry Requirements                      Credits                                  Contact
  Open Entry                               20 L1 Int                               Mr Dickson

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L1 SPEC 1SPEC
 Description:
 The Specific Preparation for Employment and Citizenship (SPEC) course focuses on learning social, life and employment skills to help prepare
 students for life beyond school. Students complete Learner’s Workbooks on a variety of topics which include writing a CV, cyberbullying, alcohol
 and drugs, anger, sexual harassment, workplace skills, flatting, stress, discrimination, research, participation in a group and the role of the NZ police.
 Once they have finished their Learner’s Workbook, the workbook is used to complete open book unit standard assessments. All assessments are
 internal. Students complete a SPEC portfolio which goes through a moderation and verification process while also completing unit standards
 which are internally assessed and are optional.

  Entry Requirements                        Credits                                    Contact

  By HOD of Learning Support                Up to 20 L1 Int                            Mrs McVicar

L1 Tourism 1TOU
 Description:
 Tourism is a growing industry in New Zealand with a shortage of jobs and skilled people. Whether the student is interested in a career working
 in outdoor tourist activities, event management, hotels, airlines or hospitality this course provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills
 needed for a successful career. This course is aimed at students who are studying a vocational course in the school in Year 11 or in the future.
 For those considering university, we recommend Level One Geography.

  Entry Requirements                        Credits                                   Contact

  Open Entry                                15 L2 Int Unit Standards                  Mr Brown

 L1 Te Reo Maori 1TRM
  SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICES      MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY        CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE         CREATIVE INDUSTRIES     PRIMARY INDUSTRIES

                                                                                                                                   SERVICES INDUSTRIES
 Description:
 Students will work towards achieving NCEA Level 1 credits in Te Reo Māori through their development of speaking, listening, reading and
 writing skills. The course will cover topics such as: Sport, Leisure Activities, Social Media and Food.

  Entry Requirements                        Credits                                   Contact
  Open Entry                                12 L1 Ext, 18 L1 Int                      Matua Rihari Brown

 L1 Textiles Technology 1TXT
  MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY        CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE         CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

 Description:
 Students will be provided with an opportunity to carry out Technological practice. This involves the formulation of a brief to meet a selected
 need or opportunity and the development of an outcome to meet the requirements of the brief. The course of study is based on a project
 approach involving research, designing, making, and evaluating using textiles. Three projects will be undertaken by students over the course
 of the year: Carry-on Bag, Push Play garment, and a Size-wise garment.

  Entry Requirements                        Credits                                   Contact
  Open Entry                                4 L1 Ext, 16 L1 Int                       Mrs Horne

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