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Subject Selection 'Cheat Sheet'   Feel free to use this as a guide to assist students when talking about which subjects would be useful for our ​most  common​ study destinations.  (For students with more 'unique' career options, get them to see Craig)    BUT FIRST: ​Some information which will be important to note:    University Entrance:  10 credits Numeracy at Level 1 or higher  10 credits of Literacy at Level 2 or higher  5 credits in Reading, 5 credits in Writing  These do NOT have to be in Mathematics or English however*    14 credits in ​EACH​ of ​3 APPROVED​ subjects  Travel and Tourism and Hospitality are NOT approved subjects.  Outdoor Education is an approved subject as it has 14 PE credits offered to its students.  NCEA Level 3 Certificate  Remaining 18 credits CAN be Non Approved subjects    *If students are thinking of attending The University of Auckland: ​Students considering attending the University of  Auckland should present with ​17​ credits of ​English ​at Level 2 or higher. The 5 Reading and 5 Writing are still required (but  can be part of the 17 credits).  Not presenting with the 17 credits will ​NOT ​affect their ability to enter The University of Auckland, it will mean they will have  a compulsory Academic English paper in the first year however as part of their degree.    In terms of the 3x14 credits:  New rules now exist for Level Three subjects which have multiple 'facets' For example previously students could only use  Biology, Chemistry, and Physics separately. New rules means that students can 'mix and match' these subjects together to  form another subject 'Science' The list of these subjects are:    Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Earth and Space Science = Science    Mathematics with Calculus/Mathematics with Statistics = Mathematics    Combination of Technology standards = Technology     This is useful for stocktakes and for working with ASMAP Year 13's regarding UE.  For students pathwaying out before Year 13:  If ever confronted with 'I don't want to leave before Year 13 because I don't want to 'drop out', here is the guiding vision  from the Ministry of Education:  Our Government has set clear and challenging better Public Service targets. 85% of 18 year olds will have  achieved NCEA Level 2 or equivalent in 2017.    NCEA Level 2 is the National measure of 'success' at secondary school. All Certificate and Diploma course options are  open to students with NCEA Level 2 (some may require specific subjects however). NCEA Level 3 should be for those  intending to transition to university/degree level study.        Youth Guarantee Programmes: ​Because of the Government's targets, ​ALL ​Level 1 and 2 certificates at tertiary institutions  are ​FREE. ​This is up to the age of 25. These courses are very introductory in nature and may suit students who require  some type of qualification for more employment related purposes.    There are also a number of qualifications at Level 3 which are fully funded. These Youth Guarantee placements are limited  in number and students have to apply for a funded place and/or have an interview. Youth Guarantee places are generally 


vocational in nature and are usually for students who do ​not ​have NCEA Level 2 (There are some exceptions). Most of these courses will require students to have basic literacy and numeracy (Level 1), however some places do not require any  formal qualifications. Most Youth Guarantee places include travel costs and full fees paid. Students are unable to access  Student Loans for these programmes.    Institutions we have current arrangements for Youth Guarantee places are:    Unitec Institute of Technology​ – Trades (Automotive, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Multiskill Construction), Music,  and Foundation Studies  Servilles​ – Hospitality and Retail  Cut Above Academy​ – Hairdressing  NZMA​ – Early Childhood Education, Health, Disability and Aged Care Support, Sport, Hospitality, Floristry  New Zealand School of Tourism​ – Travel and Tourism  New Zealand Equine Training School​ – Equine Training (based in Pukekohe but pick ups from Papakura)  New Zealand Institute of Sport​ – Sport and Recreation  Advance Training Centre​ – Military Studies  Auckland Hotel and Chef's Training School​ – Hospitality Cookery  Whitereia (MAINZ) –​ Certificate in Foundation Sound and Music  Te Wananga O Aotearoa –​ Construction, Multimedia (Computing), Maori Art, Fitness, Retail, and Tourism  Premier Hairdressing Academy​ – Hairdressing  Regent Training Centre ​- Automotive, Building, Customer Service, Tourism, Hospitality, Intensive Literacy & Numeracy  Taratahi Agricultural College –​ Farming and Agriculture  Mahurangi Technical Institute –​ Keystep (a programme which exposes students to 10 different career options. Very  practical in nature and covers hospitality, tourism, automotive, marine technology and more)  Workforce Development –​ Hospitality Cookery    These programmes all contribute credits from the National Qualifications Framework and therefore students can use these  credits to gain NCEA certificates as well. The purpose of these programmes is to ensure students leave school to gain  minimum Level 2 qualifications and pathway into higher level study if they so wish. These higher level studies will incur  normal tertiary costs and Student Loans are available to assist with these. Students who have Level 2 will also generally  pathway into Certificate and Diploma courses set at Level 4, 5, and 6.    Common Degree/Career Pathways and Recommended Subjects:    On the whole, there are very few degrees with ​absolute ​requirements. These will be listed in bold. All other degrees listed  below are recommended subjects (and these are the highest entry criteria so students will have all options open to them).    Remember these are recommended subjects by universities and if students choose not to take them, it does not  necessarily restrict them from entry into a chosen pathway.    These degrees are the most common destinations for students from Albany Senior High School over the past 3 years (as in  we have had more than 10 students apply). Of course there will be other options and you can see Craig for advice on these.    Arts: ​No formal subject requirements. University Entrance required.    Science: ​No formal subject requirements. University Entrance required for most Sciences. Obviously subjects relating to a  chosen Science major will be useful.    Business: ​Recommended subjects Mathematics, Accounting, Economics, Business Studies and a language rich subject. No  formal requirement to have any of these, however students should consider carefully to have ​at least​ Mathematics or a  Business related subject.    Medicine/Dentistry/Pharmacy/Vet: HIGHLY Recommended to have: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and a  language rich subject​. Students who do not choose Physics will be recommended to take a Physics intensive course run  by The University of Auckland, Massey University or The University of Otago prior to the start of the academic year.   


Engineering: MUST do all externals for Physics and Calculus (NOT Mathematics). 3PHYS and 3MAC compulsory. ​Other specialities (such as Chemical and Materials Engineering) may require specific subjects.    Law: MUST ​meet entry requirements for 'other' degree. Subjects heavy in critical thinking and writing highly recommended.    Fine Arts/Design: Portfolio ​is required for this. Students require University Entrance however entry is determined by the  strength of their portfolio. Students need to make sure they know what the requirements are as different tertiary institutions  may require different elements in a portfolio. Painting, DVC, Photography, Design, or Digital Technology recommended  dependant on anticipated major in their degree.  =  Nursing: ​(and other ​clinical ​health based programmes)​ Biology and Chemistry ​are required by most institutions. Some will  accept students without one or the other, however these are highly recommended. If applying to University of Auckland,  you must have 18 Credits in either Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Students should also have a current ​Advanced First Aid  Certificate.    Architecture: ​University of Auckland requires a portfolio, language rich subject, and a Math/Science subject (usually  Calculus and Physics). Unitec, AUT and Victoria University do not have such requirements but students could be advised to  take them to keep all options open. Recommended creative subjects any one of: Painting, Photography, Design, DVC, or  Digital Technology.    Sport and Recreation: ​(and other majors within). No specific requirements however preference is given to students with a  language rich subject or Math/Science/PE.    Education: ​No specific subject requirements (however for secondary teaching, student MUST take undergraduate degree  in their teaching specialty first). University Entrance required, interview and police check.    Health: ​(NON clinical pathways) Preference is for one of: language rich subject and/or Math/Science based subject. Some  programmes will also require an interview and selection process.    Communications, Media, Public Relations, Event Management: ​Institutions prefer ​two s​ ubjects from: Classics, Drama,  English, Geography, Health, History, Art History, Media, or Social Anthropology. Competitive entry.    Popular Study Destinations from Level Two: ​These programmes are our most entered programmes from students leaving  school with NCEA Level Two.    Animal Science/Vet Nursing: ​At least ​one of​ Biology or Chemistry. A language rich subject also required.    Trades/Apprenticeships: ​Most training providers will want English Maths and Science at at least Level 1. Higher level  courses will expect English and Physics/Chemistry at Level 2. There are some foundation courses (listed above) which will  take students without these subjects.    Travel and Tourism: ​As our Travel course cross credits into tertiary programmes, no formal requirements needed. ​Highly  Recommended​ for Flight Attendant is a ​FULL ​driver's licence.    Hairdressing/Beauty: ​No formal requirements. Preference for English and Maths Level 1.    Hospitality and Retail: ​No formal requirements. Experience is useful.    Police/Military: ​Minimum Level 1 Maths and English. Other requirements for specialties.   


Picking Specialist Subjects for 2020   → Information by students for students . . .      ‘Pick subjects you are passionate about!’  ‘Experiment with a wide range of subjects.’  ‘Think about future subjects too.’  ‘Do something you have a talent in.’  ‘Don’t pick subjects just because your friends are doing them. Pick things you want to do.’    Baileigh, Elliot and Kai - 2018 Level 1/Year 11 Students at ASHS   

 

Level 1/Year 11 2018 - Baileigh

Level 1/Year 11 2018 - Elliot  

Level 1/Year 11 2018 - Kai

‘I like colours and being creative . . . I like being able to express  myself through different media  and techniques. I like the idea of  becoming a designer.’    This is why I picked:  → Level 1 Art  → Level 1 DVC Technology  → Level 1 English  → Level 1 Science  → Level 1 Mathematics  

‘I decided to pick my subjects based on the Level 1 credits I  gained last year [2017]. For  example I passed Level 1 English  in 2017 so I decided to take a year  off English and take Level 2  English when I am in Year 12,  instead I picked up Classics. The  science I am most interested in is  Physics this led on from my  experience in Level 1 Science last  year . . . plus Business is one of my  favourite subjects.’    This is why I picked:   → Level 2 Physics  → Level 2 Classics  → Level 1 Economics  → Level 1 Business Studies  → Level 1 Mathematics  

‘I choose two sciences because I have always loved figuring out  how things work. Coming from  Perth [arriving Jan 2018] I felt that  the appropriate Science Level to  join was Level 2. Art has always  been a way to escape and just get  away. I love drawing.’    This is why I picked:  → Level 2 Chemistry  → Level 2 Biology  → Level 1 Art  → Level 1 English  → Level 1 Mathematics  


ALBANY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2020 COURSE OUTLINE    Student services have produced an excellent guide on selecting subjects ​here​.  

Learning Area 

Level 1:

Level 2:

Level 3:

Computer science technology  

1TECC

2TECC

3TECC

Design and visual communication

1TECD

2TECD

3TECD

Food technology

1TECF

2TECF

3TECF

Hard material technology

1TECH

2TECH

3TECH

Textiles technology

1TECT

2TECT

3TECT

English

1ENG

2ENG

3ENG

English for academic purposes

1EAP

2EAP  

Health

1HEA

2HEA

3HEA

Physical Education

1PED

2PED

3PED

Outdoor Education

2OUT

3OUT

Japanese

1JAP

2JAP

3JAP

Spanish

1SPA

2SPA

3SPA

French (offered through correspondence)

1FRE

2FRE

3FRE

Te Reo Maori  

1REO

2REO

3REO

German (offered through correspondence)

1GER

2GER

3GER

Chinese (Mandarin) (offered through correspondence)

1CHI

2CHI

3CHI

Mathematics

1MAS

Mathematics with Statistics

2MAS

3MAS

Mathematics with Calculus

2MAC

3MAC

Design Technology

English

Health and physical education

Languages

Mathematics and statistics


Performing Arts Dance 

1DAN

2DAN

3DAN

Drama

1DRA

2DRA

3DRA

Music

1MUS

2MUS

3MUS

Science

1SCI

Biology

2BIO

3BIO

Chemistry

2CHE

3CHE

Earth, Space and Science

3ESS

Education for Sustainability

2EFS

Physics

2PHY

3PHY

Art History

2ARH

3ARH

Accounting

1ACC

2ACC

3ACC

Business  

1BUS

2BUS

3BUS

Economics

1ECO

2ECO

3ECO

Classical studies

2CLA

3CLA

Democracy, Liberty, and Justice  

1DLJ

Geography

1GEO

2GEO

3GEO

Media studies

1MED

2MED

3MED

History

1HIS

2HIS

3HIS

Social Psychology  

2PSY

3PSY

Social Anthropology

3SAN

Travel and tourism

2TRA

3TRA

Science

Social Sciences

Visual Arts

1​ VPD

Visual arts

1VAR​

Design

2DES

3DES

Painting

2PAI

3PAI

Photography

2PHO

3PHO


LEVEL 1 COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ​1TECC   

What is this course about? To expose students to design thinking, working collaboratively on projects and developing investigative skills into the  world of computer science. Students will develop their ideas into a working prototype by the end of the course in web  development and computer programming (or either one of the two in consultation with the teacher). Please note: you  do not have to have any programming or scripting language experience to enter this course in Year 11. At other levels is  desirable to have been exposed to a programming language and scripting language. 

What sorts of things will I do? Develop a proposal and construct an online game (or other digital outcome of your own choice) using an object oriented  language eg. javascript, python. You will develop a website using scripting languages: html and css. If you want to  further your knowledge of data structures you have options to incorporate a database using php or firebase. You will  also investigate a computer science concept e.g. compression coding, HCI, encryption, binary and produce a report on  your investigation and apply these skills to one or more of your own projects. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

1

AS91878 - 1.2

Develop a design for a digital outcome. 

1

3

Online project 18.03.2019  (Internal) 

1

AS91880 - 1.4

Develop a digital media outcome 

1

4

Online Project 20.05.2019  (Internal) 

1

AS91877 - 1.1

Develop a proposal for a digital outcome 

1

3

Online Research  Report  (Internal) 

1

AS91883 - 1.7

Develop a computer program 

1

4

Online Project 02.09.2019  (Internal) 

1

AS91886 - 1.10

Demonstrate understanding 1  of human computer  interaction. 

3

Online Exam (External) 

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy   

Approximate assessment  date 

21.06.2019

25.10.2019


LEVEL 2 COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY​ ​2TECC   

What is this course about? To expose students to design thinking, working collaboratively on projects and developing investigative skills into the  world of computer science. Students will develop their ideas into a working prototype by the end of the course in web  development and computer programming (or either one of the two in consultation with the teacher). In the level 2  course it is desirable to have been exposed to a programming language and scripting language. Please discuss taking  this course with the specialist subject leader if you have limited programming experience. 

What sorts of things will I do? Develop a proposal and construct an online game (or other digital outcome of your own choice) using an object oriented  language eg. javascript, python. You will develop a website using scripting languages: html and css. If you want to  further your knowledge of data structures you have options to incorporate a database using php or firebase. You will  also investigate a computer science concept e.g. compression coding, HCI, encryption, binary and produce a report on  your investigation and apply these skills to one or more of your own projects. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

2

AS91891- 2.2

Apply conventions to develop a design for a  digital technologies  outcome 

1

3

Online Report TBA  (Internal) 

2

AS91893 - 2.4

Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media  outcome 

1

4

Build an outcome  (Internal) 

2

AS91896 - 2.7

Use advanced programming techniques to  develop a computer  program 

1

6

Plan and build TBA  an outcome  (Internal) 

2

AS91898 - 2.9

Demonstrate understanding 1  of a computer science  concept   

3

Online Report 25 October  (External) 

2

AS91899 - 2.10

Present a summary of developing a digital  outcome 

3

Online Report TBA  (Optional  External) 

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy R - UE reading literacy 

1

Approximate assessment  date 

TBA


LEVEL 3 COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY​ ​3TECC 

What is this course about? To expose students to design thinking, working collaboratively on projects and developing investigative skills into the  world of computer science. Students will develop their ideas into a working prototype by the end of the course in web  development and computer programming (or either one of the two in consultation with the teacher). In the level 3  course it is desirable to have been exposed to a programming language and scripting language. Please discuss taking  this course with the specialist subject leader if you have limited programming experience. 

What sorts of things will I do? Develop a proposal and construct an online game (or other digital outcome of your own choice) using an object oriented  language eg. javascript, python. You will develop a website using scripting languages: html and css. If you want to  further your knowledge of data structures you have options to incorporate a database using php or firebase. You will  also investigate a computer science concept e.g. compression coding, HCI, encryption, binary and produce a report on  your investigation and apply these skills to one or more of your own projects. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

3

AS91617 - 3.10

Undertake a critique of a technological outcome’s  design 

3

4

Online Report 22 October  (External) 

3

AS91909 - 3.10

Present a reflective analysis of developing a digital  outcome   

1

3

Optional: TBA  Online Report    (External) 

3

AS91902 - 3.2

Use complex techniques to develop a database 

1

4

Plan and design  (Internal) 

TBA

3

AS91903 - 3.4  

Use complex techniques to develop a digital media  outcome   

1

4

Build a prototype  (Internal) 

TBA

3

AS91906 - 3.7

Use complex programming techniques to develop a  computer program   

1

6

Plan and build TBA  a prototype 

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 

Approximate assessment  date 


LEVEL 1 DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION ​1TECD   

What is this course about? Design & Visual Communication focuses on producing ideas through graphical techniques. It involves a rich variety of  learning experiences, leading to a wide range of career opportunities.  Design briefs utilised are based on realistic scenarios offering thought provoking situations and are designed to  encourage and challenge the individual to achieve their best.   Each student will be expected to seek individual, innovative solutions in a variety of ways. Studying design & visual  communication in this context develops understanding, sharpens perceptions of design and creates awareness of  the environment and of society’s needs. Emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation, technical competency and  presentation. A wide range of good quality graphical equipment, computer software plus a 3D and laser printer are  available to all students who undertake this option.  What sorts of things will I do?  Design solutions to briefs based on spatial or product design knowledge. Students will develop the ability to  conceptualise design solutions through a variety of modes and media. Freehand sketching, rendering, CAD, 2D and 3D  modelling. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

AS91067

Use the work of an influential designer to inform design  ideas   

4

4

Folio (internal

25/10/2019

1

AS91068

Undertake development of design ideas through  graphics practice  

5

6

Folio (internal)

25/10/2019

1

AS91066  

Use rendering techniques to communicate the form of  design ideas. 

4

3

Folio (internal )

17/10/2019

1

AS91069

Promote an organised body of design work to an  audience using visual  communication techniques 

5

4

Folio (internal) Literacy Yes 

25/10/2019

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 2 DESIGN​ ​& VISUAL COMMUNICATION ​2TECD 

What is this course about? Design & Visual Communication focuses on producing ideas through graphical techniques. It involves a rich variety of  learning experiences, leading to a wide range of career opportunities.  Design briefs utilised are based on realistic scenarios offering thought provoking situations and are designed to  encourage and challenge the individual to achieve their best.   Each student will be expected to seek individual, innovative solutions in a variety of ways. Studying design & visual  communication in this context develops understanding, sharpens perceptions of design and creates awareness of  the environment and of society’s needs. Emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation, technical competency and  presentation. A wide range of good quality graphical equipment, computer software plus a 3D and laser printer are  available to all students who undertake this option.    What sorts of things will I do?  Design solutions to briefs based on spatial or product design knowledge. Students will develop the ability to  conceptualise design solutions through a variety of modes and media. Freehand sketching, rendering, CAD, 2D and 3D  modelling. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

AS91340

Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design ideas

V4

3

Folio (Internal) Literacy Yes

02/08/2019

2

AS91341

Develop a spatial design through graphics practice

V4

6

Folio (Internal) Literacy Yes

02/08/2019

2

AS91343

Use visual communication techniques to compose a presentation of a design

V4

4

Folio (Internal)

25/10/2019

2

AS91337

Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas

V4

3

Folio (External)

21/05/2019

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy     


LEVEL 3 DESIGN​ ​& VISUAL COMMUNICATION ​3TECD 

What is this course about? Design & Visual Communication focuses on producing ideas through graphical techniques. It involves a rich variety of  learning experiences, leading to a wide range of career opportunities.  Design briefs utilised are based on realistic scenarios offering thought provoking situations and are designed to  encourage and challenge the individual to achieve their best.   Each student will be expected to seek individual, innovative solutions in a variety of ways. Studying design & visual  communication in this context develops understanding, sharpens perceptions of design and creates awareness of  the environment and of society’s needs. Emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation, technical competency and  presentation. A wide range of good quality graphical equipment, computer software plus a 3D and laser printer are  available to all students who undertake this option.    What sorts of things will I do?  Design solutions to briefs based on spatial or product design knowledge. Students will develop the ability to  conceptualise design solutions through a variety of modes and media. Freehand sketching, rendering, CAD, 2D and 3D  modelling. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

AS91629

Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice

V3

6

Folio (Internal)

08/10/2019

3

AS91628

Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience

V3

6

Folio (Internal)

25/10/2019

3

AS91627

Initiate design ideas through exploration

V3

4

Folio (External)

05/04/2019

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy       


LEVEL 1 FOOD TECHNOLOGY 1TECF   

What is this course about? Food Technology focuses on developing and creating food products through research and practical trials. It involves a  rich variety of learning experiences, leading to a wide range of career opportunities. Design briefs utilised are based on  realistic scenarios offering thought provoking situations and are designed to encourage and challenge the individual to  achieve their best.     Each student will be expected to seek individual, innovative solutions in a variety of ways. Studying food technology in  this context develops understanding, sharpens perceptions of design and creates an awareness of the environment,  society’s needs and food trends. Emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation, technical competency and presentation. A  well equipped commercial ‘test’ kitchen and domestic kitchen, suitable for prototyping, are available to all students who  undertake this option.  What sorts of things will I do?  Design solutions to briefs based on recipe development and food product design knowledge. Food preparation and  cooking skills. Food safety and hygiene. Nutrition and health.   

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

AS91082  

Implement basic procedures to process a specified product 

4

4

Folio/Practical Internal 

10/5/19

1

AS91047

Undertake development to 4  make a prototype to address a  brief 

6

Folio/Practical Internal 

27/9/19

1

AS91056  

Implement a multi-unit manufacturing process 

4

4

Report Internal 

27/9/19

1

AS91048

Demonstrate understanding of 4  how technological modelling  supports decision-making 

4

Report External   Literacy Yes 

28/10/19

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 2 FOOD TECHNOLOGY 2TECF   

What is this course about? Food Technology focuses on developing and creating food products through research and practical trials. It involves a  rich variety of learning experiences, leading to a wide range of career opportunities. Design briefs utilised are based on  realistic scenarios offering thought provoking situations and are designed to encourage and challenge the individual to  achieve their best.     Each student will be expected to seek individual, innovative solutions in a variety of ways. Studying food technology in  this context develops understanding, sharpens perceptions of design and creates an awareness of the environment,  society’s needs and food trends. Emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation, technical competency and presentation. A  well equipped commercial ‘test’ kitchen and domestic kitchen, suitable for prototyping, are available to all students who  undertake this option.  What sorts of things will I do?  Design solutions to briefs based on recipe development and food product design knowledge. Food preparation and  cooking skills. Food safety and hygiene. Nutrition and health.   

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

2

AS91357

2

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

Undertake effective 3  development to make and trial  a prototype 

6

Folio/PracticalI nternal

27/9/19

AS91353

Demonstrate understanding of 3  advanced concepts used in  preservation and packaging  for product storage 

4

Report Internal  Literacy Yes 

27/9/19

2

AS91358

Demonstrate understanding of 3  how technological modelling  supports risk management 

4

Report External  Literacy Yes 

28/10/19

2

AS91351

Implement advanced procedures to process a  specified product 

4

Folio/PracticalI nternal

10/5/19

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy     

Version number 

4


LEVEL 3 FOOD TECHNOLOGY 3TECF   

What is this course about? Food Technology focuses on developing and creating food products through research and practical trials. It involves a  rich variety of learning experiences, leading to a wide range of career opportunities. Design briefs utilised are based on  realistic scenarios offering thought provoking situations and are designed to encourage and challenge the individual to  achieve their best.     Each student will be expected to seek individual, innovative solutions in a variety of ways. Studying food technology in  this context develops understanding, sharpens perceptions of design and creates an awareness of the environment,  society’s needs and food trends. Emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation, technical competency and presentation. A  well equipped commercial ‘test’ kitchen and domestic kitchen, suitable for prototyping, are available to all students who  undertake this option.  What sorts of things will I do?  Design solutions to briefs based on recipe development and food product design knowledge. Food preparation and  cooking skills. Food safety and hygiene. Nutrition and health.   

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

AS91643

Implement complex procedures to process a  specified product 

3

6

Folio/PracticalI nternal Literacy Yes 

10/5/19

3

AS91611

Develop a prototype 3  considering fitness for  purpose in the broadest sense 

6

Folio/PracticalI nternal Literacy Yes 

27/9/19

3

AS91622

Implement complex procedures to make a  specified product using a  Computer Numerical  Controlled (CNC) machine 

3

4

Folio/PracticalI nternal

27/9/19

3

AS91612

Demonstrate understanding of 3  how technological modelling  supports technological  development and  implementation 

4

Report External  Literacy Yes 

25/10/19

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 1 HARD MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY ​1TECH 

What is this course about? The emphasis in this subject is to gain an understanding of technological products and their design using analysis,  research, modelling and prototyping. This knowledge is used to conceptualise new and innovative ways to solve real  world issues. We aim to provide students with the skills base to critically evaluate, design innovative solutions and  produce effective prototypes. Hard Materials Technology is a creative, thought provoking subject that requires students  to acquire practical and design related skills to produce solutions to issues using a variety of resistant materials.  What sorts of things will I do?  Students will develop the ability to conceptualise design solutions through a variety of modes and media. Freehand  sketching, computer aided design, 2D and 3D modelling and prototyping using either traditional human methods of  construction or applying new ways computer aided manufacture such as laser cut or 3D printed to address the issue. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

1

AS 91057

Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to  make a specified product.   

4

1

AS 91047

Undertake development to make a prototype to address a  brief. 

1

AS 91046

1

AS 9104

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy   

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

6

Workbook Internal 

End of term 1

4

6

Workbook Internal 

25.10.2019

Use design ideas to produce a conceptual design for an  outcome to address a brief 

3

6

Workbook Internal 

30.08.2019

Demonstrate understanding of how materials enable a  technological products to  function 

4

4

Report External  Literacy Yes 

25.10.2019


LEVEL 2 HARD MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY ​2TECH   

What is this course about? The emphasis in this subject is to gain an understanding of technological products and their design using analysis,  research, modelling and prototyping. This knowledge is used to conceptualise new and innovative ways to solve real  world issues. We aim to provide students with the skills base to critically evaluate, design innovative solutions and  produce effective prototypes. Hard Materials Technology is a creative, thought provoking subject that requires students  to acquire practical and design related skills to produce solutions to issues using a variety of resistant materials.  What sorts of things will I do?  Students will develop the ability to conceptualise design solutions through a variety of modes and media. Freehand  sketching, computer aided design, 2D and 3D modelling and prototyping using either traditional human methods of  construction or applying new ways computer aided manufacture such as laser cut or 3D printed to address the issue. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

2

AS 91344

Implement advanced procedures using resistant  materials to make a specified  product with special features   

4

2

AS 91357

Undertake effective development to make and trial  a prototype 

2

AS 91656

2

AS 91358

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

6

Workbook Internal 

End of term 1

3

6

Workbook Internal 

25.10.2019

Develop a conceptual design for an outcome 

3

6

Workbook Internal 

30.08.2019

Demonstrate understanding of material development   

3

4

Report External  Literacy Yes 

25.10.2019

Version number 

Credits


LEVEL 1 HARD MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY ​3TECH 

What is this course about? The emphasis in this subject is to gain an understanding of technological products and their design using analysis,  research, modelling and prototyping. This knowledge is used to conceptualise new and innovative ways to solve real  world issues. We aim to provide students with the skills base to critically evaluate, design innovative solutions and  produce effective prototypes. Hard Materials Technology is a creative, thought provoking subject that requires students  to acquire practical and design related skills to produce solutions to issues using a variety of resistant materials.  What sorts of things will I do?  Students will develop the ability to conceptualise design solutions through a variety of modes and media. Freehand  sketching, computer aided design, 2D and 3D modelling and prototyping using either traditional human methods of  construction or applying new ways computer aided manufacture such as laser cut or 3D printed to address the issue. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

AS 91620

Implement complex procedures to integrate parts  using resistant materials to  make a specified product   

4

6

Workbook Internal 

End of term 1

3

AS 91611  

Develop a prototype considering fitness for  purpose in the broadest sense   

3

6

Workbook Internal  Literacy Yes 

25.10.2019

3

AS 91610

Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for  purpose in the broadest sense 

3

6

Workbook Internal

30.08.2019

3

AS 91613

Demonstrate understanding of materials development 

3

4

Written report external  Literacy Yes 

25.10.2019

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy 

R - UE reading literacy

Version number 

Credits


LEVEL 1 TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY 1TECT   

What is this course about? Textiles Technology focuses on designing and creating fashion garments. It involves a rich variety of learning  experiences, leading to a wide range of career opportunities. Design briefs utilised are based on realistic scenarios  offering thought provoking situations and are designed to encourage and challenge the individual to achieve their best.   Each student will be expected to seek individual, innovative solutions in a variety of ways.     Studying textiles technology in this context develops understanding, sharpens perceptions of design and creates an  awareness of the environment, society’s needs and fashion trends. Emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation,  technical competency and presentation. A range of quality sewing machines and a well equipped design space is  available to all students who undertake this option.  What sorts of things will I do?  Design solutions to briefs based on garment construction and fashion design knowledge. Skills include: fashion design,  sewing skills, pattern drafting, applied design techniques. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

1

AS 91345

Implement advanced procedures using textile  materials to make a specified  product with special features   

4

1

AS 91350

Make advanced adaptations to a pattern to change the  structural and style features of  a design 

1

AS 91630

1

AS 91358

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

6

Workbook Internal 

TBA

4

4

Workbook Internal 

TBA

Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to  inform own design ideas 

4

3

Workbook Internal

25.10.2019

Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling  supports risk management 

4

3

Written report   External  Literacy Yes 

25.10.2019

Version number 

Credits


LEVEL 2 TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY 2TECT   

What is this course about? Textiles Technology focuses on designing and creating fashion garments. It involves a rich variety of learning  experiences, leading to a wide range of career opportunities. Design briefs utilised are based on realistic scenarios  offering thought provoking situations and are designed to encourage and challenge the individual to achieve their best.   Each student will be expected to seek individual, innovative solutions in a variety of ways.     Studying textiles technology in this context develops understanding, sharpens perceptions of design and creates an  awareness of the environment, society’s needs and fashion trends. Emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation,  technical competency and presentation. A range of quality sewing machines and a well equipped design space is  available to all students who undertake this option.  What sorts of things will I do?  Design solutions to briefs based on garment construction and fashion design knowledge. Skills include: fashion design,  sewing skills, pattern drafting, applied design techniques. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

AS 91345    

Implement advanced procedures using textile  materials to make a specified  product with special features 

4

6

Folio/Practical Internal 

27/9/18

2

AS 91350

Make advanced adaptations to 4  a pattern to change the  structural and style features of  a design 

4

Folio/Practical Internal 

10/6/19

2

AS 91340

Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to  inform own design ideas. 

4

3

Report/Folio Internal  Literacy Yes 

10/5/19

2

AS 91358

Demonstrate understanding of 3  how technological modelling  supports risk management 

4

Report External  Literacy Yes 

25/10/19

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy   


LEVEL 3 TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY 3TECT   

What is this course about? Textiles Technology focuses on designing and creating fashion garments. It involves a rich variety of learning  experiences, leading to a wide range of career opportunities. Design briefs utilised are based on realistic scenarios  offering thought provoking situations and are designed to encourage and challenge the individual to achieve their best.   Each student will be expected to seek individual, innovative solutions in a variety of ways.     Studying textiles technology in this context develops understanding, sharpens perceptions of design and creates an  awareness of the environment, society’s needs and fashion trends. Emphasis is placed on creativity, innovation,  technical competency and presentation. A range of quality sewing machines and a well equipped design space is  available to all students who undertake this option.  What sorts of things will I do?  Design solutions to briefs based on garment construction and fashion design knowledge. Skills include: fashion design,  sewing skills, pattern drafting, applied design techniques. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

AS 91626

Draft a pattern to interpret a design for a garment 

3

6

Folio/Practical Internal 

31/6/19

3

AS 91621

Implement complex procedures using textile  materials to make a specified  product​. 

3

6

Folio/Practical Internal 

27/9/19

3

AS 91623

Implement complex procedures to create an  applied design for a specified  product 

3

4

Folio/Practical Internal 

27/9/19

3

AS 91612

Demonstrate understanding of 3  how technological modelling  supports risk management   

4

Report External  Literacy Yes 

25/10/19

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy   


LEVEL 1 ENGLISH 1ENG   

What is this course about? We love exploring and developing a love of all things to do with English. In this course, you will study the  ideas of writers, directors and influencers and learn to convey your own through a variety of methods and  mediums. Is writing your passion? Love studying and unpacking films? Do you thrive on sharing your opinions  through speeches and debates? Having your voice heard in the English classroom and ensuring genuine  choice for our learners is what matters to us.  

What sorts of things will I do? ● ● ●

Read a range of written, visual and oral texts such as novels, short stories, articles, poetry, films, and static images.  Write, speak, and create visual texts to express your own ideas.  Analyse and examine perspectives and ideas in texts and demonstrate your understanding of these  through creating your own texts. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level  1 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

AS90053 or Produce formal writing OR  AS90052   Produce creative writing  

Version number 

Credits Assessment  Approximate  assessment  date 

5 5 

3 3 

Internal (L) Internal (L) 

Term 1   Weeks 3-7 

1

AS90856

Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or  listening, using supporting evidence 

2

3

Internal (L)

Term 2 Week 1 

1

AS90857

Construct and deliver an oral text

2

3

Internal (L)

Term 3 Week 1 

1

AS90852

Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence 

2

4

Internal (L)

Term 3 Weeks 3-6 

1

AS90849

Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using  supporting evidence 

3

4

External (L)

NZQA

1

AS90850  

Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s),  using supporting evidence 

3

4

External (L)

NZQA

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy


LEVEL 2 ENGLISH 2ENG   

What is this course about? Level 2 English allows you to take your love of English even further. Hearing and celebrating your voice and  choice is what we thrive on in our English classrooms. You will learn how to express your ideas confidently  and convincingly in a range of styles and mediums. Do you love writing? Are you passionate about films? Do  you have a lot to say? There are opportunities to powerfully explore and articulate your ideas verbally through  speeches, presentations and debates. Throughout the year you will also use processes and structures  precisely to understand and respond to surface level and deeper ideas within texts. Take your analysis skills  to the next level as you consider different readings available within a choice of texts.  

What sorts of things will I do? ● ● ●

Read a range of written, visual and oral texts such as novels, short stories, articles, poetry, films and static images.  Write, speak and create visual texts to express your own ideas.  Analyse and examine perspectives and ideas in texts and demonstrate your understanding of these  through creating your own texts. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits Assessment  Approximate  assessment  date 

2

AS91107

Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or  listening, supported by evidence 

2

3

Internal

Term 1 Weeks 3-6 

2

AS91101  

Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing 

2

6

Internal (W)  

Terms 2 and 3 

2

AS91105

Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s)  

2

4

Internal (R)

Term 2 Weeks 1-3 

2

AS91102  

Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text (OPTIONAL) 

2

3

Internal  

Term 3 Week 5 

2

AS91098  

Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence  

3

4

External (R, W) 

NZQA

2

AS91099

Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by  evidence 

3

4

External (W)

NZQA

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy  W - UE writing literacy


LEVEL 3 ENGLISH 3ENG   

What is this course about? Take your critical thinking skills to the ultimate level by choosing Level 3 English. You will learn how to  confidently and critically express your ideas through a range of styles and opportunities. Hone your critical  analysis by considering different readings available within a range of text choices. Your voice, interpretations  and world views are valued, celebrated and extended in Level 3 English. Find your passions and challenge  yourself by taking this course.  

What sorts of things will I do? ● ● ●

Read a range of written, visual and oral texts such as novels, short stories, articles, poetry, films and static images.  Write, speak and create visual texts to express your own ideas.  Analyse and examine perspectives and ideas in texts and demonstrate your understanding of these  through creating your own texts. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standar Level  d  Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits  Assessment  Approximate  number  assessment  date 

3

AS91480 Respond critically to significant aspects of  visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading,  supported by evidence 

1

3

Internal

Term 1 Weeks 3-6 

3

AS91479  

Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts  

1

4

Internal (R)  

Term 2 Weeks 1-3 

3

AS91475

Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains and structures  ideas  

1

6

Internal (W)

Terms 2 and  3 

3

AS91476  

Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains and structures  ideas (OPTIONAL) 

1

3

Internal  

Term 3 Weeks 9-10 

3

AS91472

Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence  

1

4

External (R, W) 

NZQA

3

AS91473

Respond critically to to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by  evidence  

1

4

External (W)

NZQA

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy  W - UE writing literacy 


LEVEL 1 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES ​1EAP 

What is this course about? This course is designed for those who do not have English as their first language. The main aims are to:  ● ● ● ● ●

provide appropriate academic pathways for English language learners (ELLs); develop the four language skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking);  ensure students can gain credits for their Record of Learning (ROL);  provide cross-curricular support for ELLs;  give students opportunities to live and study successfully in Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

What sorts of things will I do? ● ● ● ● ● ●

read and write simple recounts. read and process simple information texts.  write descriptions.  write responses to texts you read.  discuss current issues.  watch and listen to visual texts. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

US ​30995

​Read and understand a straightforward text on a  familiar topic (EL) 

1

5

Internal

Term 1

2

US 31014  

Participate in a straightforward 1  spoken interaction on a familiar  topic (EL) 

5

Internal

Term 2

2

US 27999

Write a simple connected text on a familiar topic (EL) 

3

5

Internal

Term 3

2

US 30980

Demonstrate understanding of a straightforward spoken text  on a familiar topic (EL) 

1

5

Internal

Term 4

20


LEVEL 2/3 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES ​2EAP   

What is this course about? 2 EAP develops academic language, through the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.  Students study a range of literature, complete research assignments, and learn to write academic essays.   Recommended Background: The ability to understand and respond to basic English, and to express ideas  and information in writing. 

What sorts of things will I do? ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Read and write recounts. Read a range of academic texts (research reports).  Develop listening skills in different contexts.  Develop written and oral presentation skills  Use skimming and scanning strategies.  Learn to identify main points and supporting details.  Analyse the cause and effect of social issues.  Learn how to craft and produce arguments. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

US30997

Read and understand a text on a familiar topic (EL) 

1

5

Internal

Term 1

3

US 28068

Write a connected text on a familiar topic (EL) 

1

5

Internal

Term 2

3

US31021

Participate in a formal interview 1  in an applied context (EL) 

5

Internal

Term 3

3

US30987

Demonstrate understanding of spoken instructions in a  familiar context (EL) 

1

5

Internal

Term 4

20

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy  


LEVEL 1 HEALTH 1HEA   

What is this course about? This course will appeal to students who are interested in learning about current youth issues and  how we are influenced by those around us, the media and society. In a 21st century world where  change is constant, it is important that individuals are resilient and know how to manage and deal  with change. In Health we will investigate current youth issues in New Zealand society and explore  how these impact on ourselves and others. This is a university approved academic subject with a full  Achievement Standard course. 

What sorts of things will I do? We will explore the role that communication has in a variety of relationships and how to use decision  making models to solve problems. We will also explore how to promote positive sexuality and carry  out a project to improve your individual well-being. Learning will take place in a co-operative  environment and may include role plays, debates, student lead activities and creating magazines or  websites. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Name of standard  Level  Number 

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

90973

Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills to enhance  relationships. 

3

5

Internal   L 

Term 2   Week 6 

1

90974

Demonstrate understanding of strategies for promoting positive sexuality 

4

4

Internal L 

Term 3 Week 2 

1

91097

Demonstrate understanding of ways in which well-being can change and  strategies to support well-being 

3

4

Internal   L 

Term 1 Week 7 

1

90971

Take action to enhance an aspect of personal well being. 

3

3

Internal L 

Term 3 Week 10 

1

90972

Demonstrate understanding of influences on adolescent eating patterns to make  health-enhancing recommendations. 

3

4

External   L 

Term 4  

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy L - L1 literacy R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 2 HEALTH 2HEA   

What is this course about? This is a university approved academic subject with a full achievement standard course. Subject  endorsements are available in this subject. Health is an academic subject which allows learners to  investigate the various issues which are affecting teenagers in our world currently. It will allow  learners to take responsibility for health initiatives around Albany Senior High School and in the local  community.  The level two course will further develop knowledge relating to current youth issues in New Zealand  society and how these impact both on individual and community well-being. Students will challenge  myths, assumptions and stereotypes in relation to mental health and sexuality, will learn about social  justice and continue to reflect on the nature of well-being. There is also a strong focus on how to  promote and contribute to the well-being of our community. This could be done in a variety of forms  such as producing a magazine, developing a website, creating a short film or even holding school or  community workshops. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will have the opportunity to take action to influence the well being of others in the school or  community environment. You will investigate the factors that may influence issues of gender identity  and sexuality, and the potential consequences on relationships and social justice. You will  investigate factors that affect a person’s ability to deal with change and be resilient. You will identify  ways in which people's personal safety are put at risk e.g bullying, discrimination, harassment and  strategies to overcome these situations. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Name of standard  Level  Number 

Version Credits  Assessment  Approximate  number  assessment date 

2

91236

Evaluate factors that influence people’s ability to manage change. 

2

5

Internal L 

Term 1 Week 9 

2

91239

Analyse issues related to sexuality and gender to develop strategies for  addressing the issues 

2

5

Internal L 

Term 2 Week 6 

2

91237

Take action to enhance an aspect of people’s well-being within the school or  wider community 

2

5

Internal   L 

Term 3 Week 8 

2

91238

Analyse an interpersonal issue(s) that places personal safety at risk 

2

4

External L 

Term 4  

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy L - L1 literacy R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 3 HEALTH 3HEA   

What is this course about? This is a university approved academic subject with a full Achievement standard course. Subject  endorsements are available in this subject where 14 credits are gained at Merit or Excellence level  including one external. It is recommended that you have done L1 and L2 Health and strong writing  skills will be beneficial.   The level three course will further develop knowledge relating to current health issues in New  Zealand society and how these impact both an individual's and community's well-being. Students  will look at both national and international health issues and investigate current health practices in  NZ. 

What sorts of things will I do? Students will develop their understanding of the key underlying concepts of the Health curriculum  such as Hauora, Socio-ecological perspective, health promotion, attitudes and values and  determinants of health.  Topics include: Investigate different medical philosophies and research various cancer treatments in  New Zealand, Examine New Zealand’s binge drinking culture (15-24 years olds) and the effects this  issue is having, Examine the current ethical issues of abortion and euthanasia looking at both sides  of the argument, Explore why there are high rates of diabetes in the Pacific. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Name of standard  Level  Number 

Version Credits  Assessment  Approximate  number  assessment date 

3

91461

Analyse a New Zealand health issue

2

5

Internal L, R 

Term 1 Week 9 

3

91463

Evaluate health practices currently used in 2  New Zealand 

5

Internal L, R 

Term 2 Week 6 

3

91464

Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being 

2

4

Internal L, R 

Term 3 Week 5 

3

91462

Analyse an international health issue

2

5

External L, R, W 

Term 4  

Key for assessment column: L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy  W - UE writing literacy 


LEVEL 2 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2PED   

What is this course about? Students will develop a strong understanding of performance improvement through the concepts surrounding  enhancing individual fitness and how the ideas around anatomy, biomechanics, and skill acquisition allow people  to improve on and learn new physical skills. These themes will be linked to a range of different physical activities  where students will be able to apply their new learning to endurance and skill based sports and potentially have  their performance assessed. New concepts such as social responsibility will be introduced and how through  physical activity we can learn about our responsibility to ourselves and others within our lives. 

What sorts of things will I do? Within the context of fitness improvement students will have the opportunity to participate in different forms of  fitness training (including resistance training) and will have the opportunity to participate in the secondary schools  tough guy and gal event in Auckland. Students will also participate in the usual traditional sports and be introduced  to less common activities throughout the course of the subject. In collaboration with students a physical activity will  be selected in which the concepts of learning and improvement will be applied so they can implement their new  learning in a practical context.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits Assessment  Approximate  assessment  date 

2

913328

Demonstrate understanding of how and why biophysical  principles relate to the learning of  physical skills 

2

5

L

14 October  

2

91329

Demonstrate understanding of the application of biophysical principles to  training for physical activity 

2

4

L

14 April  

2

91330

Perform a physical activity in an applied setting 

2

4

26 June  

2

91334

Consistently demonstrate social responsibility through  applying a social responsibility model in  physical activity 

2

3

14 October  

2

21794

Demonstrate, instruct, and monitor static stretching 

1

3

17 March  


LEVEL 3 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3PED   

What is this course about? This course is where students get to deepen their knowledge of the concepts of performance improvement,  movement analysis and societal issues impacting New Zealand society. Students also get to apply the learning and  new knowledge in their specific areas of interest to further develop their own physical activity goals.   To begin students get to apply their knowledge of functional anatomy and biomechanics to complete a movement  analysis of a skill in their chosen physical. Then using the same knowledge offer suggestions of feedback to make  improvements on their skill. Following on students will develop knowledge around increasing fitness components  and skill acquisition to devise strategies to improve their performance in a physical activity of their choice. Then to  round of their knowledge they will research the issues around sport and physical activity in New Zealand.  

What sorts of things will I do? Students will have much greater control on how they apply their knowledge to physical activity. The aims of this  course is to empower students with the knowledge and tools to be able to identify and improve on weaknesses in  their sport and apply proven researched techniques to allow them to become bigger, faster, stronger, better in  their area of choice.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits  number 

Assessmen t

Approximate assessment  date 

3

91499

Analyse a physical skill performed by self or 2  others 

3

L

4 April  

3

91500

Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance 2  improvement  programme 

4

L

14 October  

3

91501

Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an  applied setting   

2

4

26 June  

3

91502

Examine a current physical activity event, trend, or issue and  its impact on New Zealand society 

2

4

L R

1 June  

3

91789

Devise strategies for a physical activity outcome 

2

4

L

14 October

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy L - L1 literacy

R - UE reading literacy


LEVEL 2 OUTDOOR EDUCATION 2OUT   

What is this course about? Through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities learners will develop valuable lifelong  skills such as communication skills, teamwork, confidence building, trust, and personal and social  responsibility. Outdoor contexts include tramping, camping, bouldering (similar to rock climbing),  mountain biking and adventure based learning activities and more! Note: there is a cost to this  course to cover such expenses as transport, accommodation. In 2019 the fee was $500. In this  programme students will have the opportunity to gain: 14 Achievement Standard credit; A  Merit/Excellence Subject Endorsement; An additional 9 Unit Standard Credits, University Entrance. 

What sorts of things will I do? Students will participate in a range of outdoor pursuits and activities such as tramping, camping,  mountain biking, abseiling, adventure based learning activities. It is through these activities that  students will learn about interpersonal and leadership skills, risk analysis and management and  specific technical skills required within outdoor education.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Name of standard  Level  Number 

Version Credits  Assessment  number 

Approximate assessment  date 

2

US467

Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in adventure based  learning.  

5

3

Internal  

August

2

US425

Experience Tramping.  

5

3

Internal

April

2

US426

Experience Camping.

5

3

Internal

June

2

AS91333 Analyse the application of risk management  strategies to a  challenging outdoor activity. 

1

3

Internal

July

2

AS91332 Evaluate leadership strategies that contribute to  the effective functioning of a group 

2

4

Internal

August

2

AS91334

2

3

Internal

All Year

2

AS91330 Perform a physical activity in an applied setting 

2

4

Internal

Term 2

Consistently demonstrate social responsibility through applying a social responsibility model  in physical activity 

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 3 OUTDOOR EDUCATION 3OUT   

What is this course about? This  course  focuses  on  continuing  to  develop  students  knowledge  around  safety  management,  leadership,  trip  planning  and  sustainability  within  an  outdoor  contexts.  These  include  scuba  diving,  mountain  biking,  tramping,  rock  climbing  and  a range of other activities. The course consists of both  theory  and  practical  lessons  and  is  an  approved  university  subject.  In  this  programme  students  will  have  the  opportunity  to  complete 15 Achievement Standard Credits which will enable you to gain: 15  Achievement  Standard  Credits,  4  Additional  Unit Standard Credits, a Merit/Excellence endorsement,  University  EntranceNote:  Due  to  the  outdoor  nature  of  this  course there is a cost to cover expenses  such as transport and accommodation. The cost is $550. 

What sorts of things will I do? Students will take a greater role in the planning, preparation and leadership of the outdoor activities  in this course. In the past students have participated in a range of different activities such as  orienteering, mountain biking, kayaking, multi-day tramping and scuba diving. It is through these  activities that students can learn and apply their leadership, safety management and event planning  skills  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Name of standard  Number 

Version number 

Credits Assessment  Approximate  assessment  date 

3

US21414

Plan and run a recreation activity

3

4

Internal

Term 1

3

AS91501

Perform a physical activity in an applied setting 

2

4

Internal

Term 2

3

AS91504 Analyse issues in safety management for  outdoor activity to  devise safety management strategies 

2

3

Internal

Term 3

3

AS91505 Examine contemporary leadership principles  applied in physical  activity contexts 

2

4

Internal

Term 2

3

AS91498

1

4

Internal

Term 3

Examine past outdoor experiences and devise strategies for lifelong participation in  the outdoors 

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy L - L1 literacy    

R - UE reading literacy


LEVEL 1 JAPANESE 1JAP   

What is this course about? What occurs to mind when you hear of Japan? Artistic writing? Exotic food? Learning Japanese is like getting on a  magic carpet; it will take you to a completely different world full of bustling people with warm smiles. It will give you  an opportunity to taste their mysterious sounds, colours, and unique lifestyle. If you want to broaden your horizons  and increase your employment opportunities, this Japanese course will definitely appeal to you.  Students will learn:  ● ● ●

To get the gist of a range of texts and pick up some new language from its use in context when listening and reading.      To demonstrate knowledge about the conventions that are used when interacting with people in the wider  community in Japan, for example, when travelling on public transport and when booking events.   Students will study a wide range of everyday situations: descriptions of self and others, daily routines,  hobbies, school, travel, and holidays. The focus will be on communication functions and the vital  components necessary to succeed include learning Hirigana, Katakana, and Kanji.  

What sorts of things will I do? We  will do various learning activities: memory games, time bombs, etc. in the learning community. We will read Japanese  magazines  and  watch  Japanese  movies  and  dramas.  We  will  cook  Japanese  dishes  and  eventually,  with  increased  confidence, we will connect you with other Japanese speaking students and guests via email/Skype, etc​.   

What standards can I enter?

NCEA Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

1

90893  

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of v1   spoken JAPANESE texts relating to areas of  most immediate relevance   

1

90894

Give a spoken presentation in JAPANESE that v1 communicates a personal response 

4

1

90895

Interact using spoken JAPANESE to communicate personal information, ideas and  opinions in different Situations 

v1

5

1

90896

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written/visual JAPANESE texts relating to  areas of most immediate relevance  

v1  

5  

1

90897

Write a variety of text types in JAPANESE on areas of most immediate relevance 

v1  

5

Version number 

Credits

5

Assessm ent

Approximate assessment date 

External

November / December 2020 

Internal

Term 1 Week 9

Internal

Term 2 Week 9 Term 3 Week 9  

Externa

November / December 2020 

Internal

Term 2 Week 7 Term 3 Week 7  


LEVEL 2 JAPANESE 2JAP   

What is this course about? Japanese is one of the essential foreign languages for New Zealand’s business, trade and cultural links. It is the  eighth most widely spoken language in the world today. Learning Japanese enables students to learn about and  understand a very different culture from New Zealand, to travel around Japan in the future without any difficulty,  and it also gives them the opportunity to communicate with Japanese people in their own language – both in New  Zealand and in Japan. Skills in Japanese are highly sought after by the many businesses in New Zealand which  have relationships with Japanese companies. Knowledge of Japanese language and culture is an advantage for  careers in the diplomatic and government services, education, travel and tourism, diplomacy, international law,  trade and business, translation and interpreting, and in transport and distribution.  

What sorts of things will I do? ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

● ● ●

express opinions about daily life and current trends in Japan   interpret selected and adapted media (newspapers, magazines, television, movies and popular music)  discuss socio-economic concerns in Japan (unemployment, social welfare, education, immigration)    understand global issues from a Japanese perspective and express opinions about them   comprehend details and summarise meaning in spoken and written Japanese.  Initiate and maintain a conversation that may have some unpredictable content.    increase their competency in the four language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking covering  general communication functions with specific study in grammar and Kanji.    focus on the language, the culture, the history, geography, and the customs of Japan through keeping an  e-portfolio, and also connecting with other Japanese speaking students in the community and guest  visitors    watch Japanese TV and movies and discuss them by comparing trends    create and act out role plays with your fellow students and the Japanese assistant   read monthly magazines from Japan 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Japanese texts  on familiar matters 

v3

5

Give a spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates  information, ideas, and opinions. 

v2

4

Interact using spoken JAPANESE to communicate personal  information, ideas and opinions in  different Situations 

v2

5

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual  Japanese texts on familiar matters 

v3

Write a variety of text types in Japanese for genuine contexts 

v2  

2

AS91133

2

AS91135

2

AS91134

2

AS 91136

2

AS91137

Assessm ent

Approximate assessment date 

External

November / December 2020 

Internal

Term 1 Week 9

Internal

Term 2 Week 9 Term 3 Week 9  

5

External

November / December 2020  

5

Internal

Term 2 Week 7 Term 3 Week 7


LEVEL 3 JAPANESE 3JAP   

What is this course about? It is time to immerse yourself deeper into Japanese society and culture. It is also a time to consider your future  employment opportunities. Remember the enjoyment of being introduced to all the exotic Japanese sounds and tastes  over the last few years. You need to prove that your effort has been fruitful by producing good results. Your polished  Japanese language and knowledge will help open the door to a prosperous future. Let Japanese be the springboard for  your future direction.  Students will learn to:  ● interact flexibly in familiar social situations;  ● recognise fine details in spoken and written text and draw inferences and conclusions from it;  ● use basic language patterns spontaneously and develop and support points of view.  We will study various topics such as: land and people, travel and tourism, work, and media. Students will continue to  increase their knowledge of Japan and their Japanese ability with additional study of language and kanji.  It is recommended that students should have knowledge of Japanese equivalent to Level 2 NCEA achievement  standards. Those who have not will need to show considerable commitment and seek additional support to achieve, or  consider an alternative program to develop competence in communication skills in Japanese.  

What sorts of things will I do? You will focus on the language and culture of Japan, and you will also connect with other Japanese-speaking students in  the community and guest visitors.  ● Watch Japanese TV and movies and discuss them by comparing trends   ● Create and act out role plays with your fellow students with help from the Japanese assistant    ● Read monthly magazines in Japanese  ● Express opinions about current trends in Japan    ● Interpret selected and adapted media (newspapers, magazines, television, movies, popular music)    ● Discuss socio-economic concerns in Japan (unemployment, social welfare, education, immigration)    ● Understand global issues from the Japanese perspective and express opinions about them    ● Read Japanese texts and express points of view    ● Research modern trends in Japan     

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment date 

3

AS91553

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Japanese texts  

2

5

External

November / December 2020 

3

AS91554

Give a spoken presentation in Japanese that communicates information, ideas, and opinions 

1

3

Internal

Term 1 Week 9

3

AS91555

Interact using spoken Japanese to share and justify information, ideas and opinions in  different situations. 

1

6

Internal

Term 2 Week 9   Term 3 Week 9  

3

AS91556

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written/ visual Japanese texts on familiar  matters 

1

5

External

November / December 2020  

3

AS91557

Write a variety of text types in Japanese for genuine contexts 

1

5

Internal

Term 2 Week 7 Term 3 Week 7


LEVEL 1 SPANISH 1SPA   

What is this course about? This level of Spanish develops your social competence. You will learn to speak confidently, to initiate and  sustain a conversation in Spanish beyond the immediate contexts, and to use language to seek information  and respond appropriately. You will learn to understand and interpret detail in a variety of media in more  complex language. You will write passages, letters, diary entries with increasing accuracy, with some linking  of sentences and structuring of ideas. You will learn about values and beliefs held by people from  Spanish-speaking cultures and become familiar with Spanish speaking countries. Also note:  -  Languages  can  be  combined  with  any  career.  Having  a  language  puts  you  a  cut  above  the  rest  and  gives  you better opportunities in your career!  - Spanish is rapidly becoming a business necessity  - 2​nd​ most popular “second language” in Europe  - Over 400 million people speak Spanish  - Learning Spanish will expand your universe and opportunities

What sorts of things will I do? You will connect with other Spanish speaking students and guests via email, skype and visits. you will learn  about Spanish cuisine. You will learn about Spanish culture. You will connect to the Spanish speaking  community in Auckland. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Name of standard  Number 

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

90909

Give a spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates a personal  response 

2

4

Internal

Term 1

1

90910

Interact using spoken Spanish to communicate personal information,  ideas and opinions in different  situations 

2

5

Internal

Evidence collected  during year -  Due term 3 

1

90912

Write a variety of text types in Spanish on areas of most immediate relevance 

2

5

Internal

Evidence collected  during year 

1

90911

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Spanish texts on areas of  most immediate relevance 

2

5

External

1

90908

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Spanish texts on areas of most  immediate relevance 

2

5

External


LEVEL 2 SPANISH 2SPA   

What is this course about? This level of Spanish develops your ability to express and justify your opinions in Spanish. You will also learn  to understand and produce a variety of more complex texts. You will continue to develop your ability to  initiate and maintain conversations in a range of different contexts and will develop your ability to use Spanish  to effectively express and justify your own ideas and opinions. You will learn how to express and respond to  personal ideas and opinions.  - Languages can be combined with any career. Having a language puts you a cut above the rest and gives  you better opportunities in your career.  - Spanish is rapidly becoming a business necessity  - 2​nd​ most popular “second language” in Europe  - Over 400 million people speak Spanish  - Learning Spanish will expand your universe and opportunities

What sorts of things will I do? You will connect with other Spanish speaking students and guests via email, skype and visits. you will learn  about Spanish cuisine. You will learn about Spanish culture. You will connect to the Spanish speaking  community in Auckland. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Versio n numbe r 

Credits Assessmen t 

Approximate assessment  date 

2

91150

Give a spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates  information, ideas and opinions 

2

4

Internal

Term 1

2

91149

Interact using spoken Spanish to share information and justify ideas  and opinions in different situations 

2

5

Internal

IDue date end of term 3 

2

91152

Write a variety of text types in Spanish 2  to convey information, ideas, and  opinions in genuine contexts 

5

Internal

Due date end of term 3 

2

91148

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Spanish texts on  familiar matters 

5

External

3


LEVEL 3 SPANISH 3SPA   

What is this course about? This level of Spanish develops your ability to use Spanish variably and effectively to express and justify your  own ideas and opinions, and support or challenge those of others. You will be able to use and identify  linguistic and cultural forms that guide interpretation and enable you to respond critically to texts and you will  learn to engage in a sustained interaction and produce a variety of complex, extended texts. You will explore  and critically analyze varied ideas and perspectives about hispanic culture in Spanish!  - Languages can be combined with any career. Having a language puts you a cut above the rest and gives  you better opportunities in your career!  - Spanish is rapidly becoming a business necessity  - 2​nd​ most popular “second language” in Europe  - Over 400 million people speak Spanish  - Learning Spanish will expand your universe and opportunities

What sorts of things will I do? You  will  have  debates  and  give  cultural  presentations  in  Spanish.  You  will  connect  with  other  Spanish  speaking  students  and  guests  via  email,  skype  and  visits.  you  will  learn  about  Spanish cuisine. You will learn  about Spanish culture. You will connect to the Spanish speaking community in Auckland. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Name of standard  Level  Number 

Version number 

Credits Assessment 

Approximate assessment  date 

3

91569

Give a clear spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates a critical response to  stimulus material 

1

3

Internal

3

91570

Interact clearly using spoken Spanish to explore and justify varied ideas and  perspectives in different situations 

1

6

Internal

3

91572

Write a variety of text types in clear Spanish to explore and justify varied ideas and  perspectives 

1

5

Internal

3

91571

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Spanish texts 

1

5

External

3

91568

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Spanish texts 

2

5

External

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy    L - L1 literacy    R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 1 FRENCH 1FRE   

What is this course about? This course is offered by correspondence. Please refer to the ​Te Kura Course Selection Guide ​for  full course details. 

What sorts of things will I do? Listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in French. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

AS90879

Give a spoken presentation in French that communicates a  personal response 

4

Internal

Term 3

1

AS9082

Write a variety of text types in French on areas of most  immediate relevance 

5

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

1

AS90881

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of French texts on  areas of most immediate  relevance 

5

External

Term 4

1

AS90878

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken French texts on  areas of most immediate  relevance 

5

External

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy     


LEVEL 2 FRENCH 2FRE   

What is this course about? This course is offered by correspondence. Please refer to the ​Te Kura Course Selection Guide ​for  full course details. 

What sorts of things will I do? Listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in French. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

AS91120

Give a spoken presentation in French that communicates information, ideas and opinions in different situations

4

Internal

Term 3

2

AS91122

Write a variety of text types in French to convey information, ideas and opinions in genuine contexts

5

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3

2

AS91119

Interact using spoken French to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations

5

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3

2

AS91121

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of French texts on familiar matters

5

External

Term 4

2

AS91118

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken French texts on familiar matters

5

External

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 1 TE REO MAORI 1REO   

What is this course about? This course is offered by correspondence. Please refer to the ​Te Kura Course Selection Guide ​for  full course details. 

What sorts of things will I do? Listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in Te Reo Māori. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

AS91085

Whakarongo kia möhio ki te reo o töna ao 

6

Internal

Term 3

1

AS91086

Korero kia whakamahi i te reo   o töna ao 

6

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

1

AS91089

Waihanga tuhinga i te reo o töna ao 

6

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

1

AS90002

Perform dance sequences

6

Internal

Optional

1

AS90859

Demonstrate ensemble skills in a dance 

4

Internal

Optional

1

AS91091

Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a  piece of music as a member  of a group 

4

Internal

Optional

1

AS91087

Panui kia möhio ki te reo o töna ao 

6

External

Term 4

1

AS91088

Tuhi i te reo o töna ao

6

External

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy     


LEVEL 2 TE REO MAORI 2REO   

What is this course about? This course is offered by correspondence. Please refer to the ​Te Kura Course Selection Guide ​for  full course details. 

What sorts of things will I do? Listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in Te Reo Māori. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

AS91284

Whakarongo kia möhio ki te reo o te ao torotoro 

4

Internal

Term 3

2

AS91285

Korero kia whakamahi i te reo   o te ao torotoro 

6

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

2

AS91288

Waihanga tuhinga auaha, i te reo o te ao torotoro 

6

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

2

AS91207

Perform an ethnic or social dance to communicate  understanding of the style 

4

Internal

Optional  

2

AS91209

Perform a repertoire of dance  

6

Internal

Optional  

2

AS91272

Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a  substantial piece of music as  a member of a group 

4

Internal

Optional  

2

AS91286

Panui kia möhio ki te reo o te ao torotoro 

6

External

Term 4

2

AS91287

Tuhi i te reo o te ao torotoro

6

External

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy     


LEVEL 3 TE REO MAORI 3REO   

What is this course about? This course is offered by correspondence. Please refer to the ​Te Kura Course Selection Guide ​for  full course details. 

What sorts of things will I do? Listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in Te Reo Māori.   

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

AS91650

Whakarongo kia möhio ki te reo Mäori o te ao whanui 

4

Internal

Term 3

3

AS91651

Korero kia whakamahi i te reo   Mäori o te ao whanui 

6

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

3

AS91654

Waihanga tuhinga whai take i te reo Mäori o te ao  whanui 

6

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

3

AS91652

Panui kia möhio ki te reo Mäori o te ao whanui 

6

External

Term 4

3

AS9165

Tuhi i te reo Mäori o te ao whanui 

6

External

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy       


LEVEL 1 GERMAN 1GER   

What is this course about? This course is offered by correspondence. Please refer to the ​Te Kura Course Selection Guide ​for  full course details. 

What sorts of things will I do? Listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in German. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

AS90884

Give a spoken presentation in German that communicates a  personal response 

4

Internal

Term 3

1

AS90887

Write a variety of text types in German on areas of most  immediate relevance 

5

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

1

AS90886

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of German texts on  areas of most immediate  relevance 

5

External

Term 4

1

AS90883

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken German  texts on areas of most  immediate relevance 

5

External

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy       


LEVEL 2 GERMAN 2GER   

What is this course about? This course is offered by correspondence. Please refer to the ​Te Kura Course Selection Guide ​for  full course details. 

What sorts of things will I do? Listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in German. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

2

AS91125

2

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

Give a spoken presentation in   German that communicates  information, ideas and opinions  in different situations 

4

Internal

Term 3

AS91127

Write a variety of text types in German to convey information,  ideas and opinions in genuine  contexts 

5

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

2

AS91124

Interact using spoken German to share information and justify  ideas and opinions in different  situations 

5

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

2

AS91126

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of German texts on  familiar matters 

5

External

Term 4

2

AS91123

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken German  texts on familiar matters 

5

External

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 

Version number 


LEVEL 3 GERMAN 3GER   

What is this course about? This course is offered by correspondence. Please refer to the ​Te Kura Course Selection Guide ​for  full course details. 

What sorts of things will I do? Listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in German. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

AS91549

Give a spoken presentation in German that communicates a  critical response to stimulus  material 

3

Internal

Term 3

3

AS91552

Write a variety of text types in clear German to explore and  justify varied ideas and  perspectives  

5

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

3

AS91550

Interact clearly using spoken German to share information  and justify varied ideas and  perspectives in different  situations 

6

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

3

AS91551

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended German  written and/or visual texts  

5

External

Term 4

3

AS91548

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken  German texts  

5

External

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 1 CHINESE 1CHI   

What is this course about? This course is offered by correspondence. Please refer to the ​Te Kura Course Selection Guide ​for  full course details. 

What sorts of things will I do? Listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in modern standard Chinese (Mandarin). 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

AS90869

Give a spoken presentation in Chinese that communicates a  personal response 

4

Internal

Term 3

1

AS90872

Write a variety of text types in Chinese on areas of most  immediate relevance 

5

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

1

AS90871

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Chinese texts on  areas of most immediate  relevance 

5

External

Term 4

1

AS90868

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Chinese  texts on areas of most  immediate relevance 

5

External

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 2 CHINESE 2CHI   

What is this course about? This course is offered by correspondence. Please refer to the ​Te Kura Course Selection Guide ​for  full course details. 

What sorts of things will I do? Listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in modern standard Chinese (Mandarin). 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

2

AS91110

2

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

Give a spoken presentation in   Chinese that communicates  information, ideas and opinions  in different situations 

4

Internal

Term 3

AS91112

Write a variety of text types in   Chinese to convey information,  ideas and opinions in genuine  contexts 

5

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

2

AS91109

Interact using spoken Chinese to share information and justify  ideas and opinions in different  situations 

5

Internal

Portfolio due Term 3 

2

AS91111

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Chinese texts on  familiar matters 

5

External

Term 4

2

AS91108

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Chinese  texts on familiar matters 

5

External

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 

Version number 


LEVEL 1 MATHEMATICS 1MAS   

What is this course about? This course will provide students with the opportunity to achieve their NCEA numeracy and also  develop their ability to use their maths, statistics and thinking skills to solve problems. Success in  this course will enable students to pursue either a mathematical or statistical curriculum in levels 2  and 3 or both pathways if they wish. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will:  ● carry out experiments and activities which will either help you understand concepts better or  provide you an opportunity to solve practical problems  ● use your (graphical) calculators to investigate real world situations and understand how you  can use mathematics to describe what you see  ● use computer software to investigate and compare variation in real life situations so that you  can describe it and take it into account when making choices and decisions. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standar d Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

91029

Apply linear algebra in solving problems 

3

3

Internal (N)

Term 1   Week 6-10 

1

91036

Investigate bivariate numerical data using the statistical enquiry cycle 

3

3

Internal (N, L)

Term 1   Week 6-10 

1

91035

Investigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical enquiry cycle 

3

4

Internal (N, L)

Term 2 Week 3 

1

91026

Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems 

3

4

Internal (N)

Term 2   Week 8 

1

91028*

Investigate relationships between tables, equations and graphs 

3

4

External (N)

NZQA

1

91037*

Demonstrate understanding of chance and data 

4

4

External (N)

NZQA

* Students will choose to complete either 91028 or 91037 external examinations at the end of term 3 in consultation with their mathematics teacher and tutor.   

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy L - L1 literacy R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 2 STATISTICS 2MAS   

What is this course about? This is one of two NCEA mathematics courses offered at level 2 and focuses on statistics and  probability and the development of the mathematics skills required for more advanced study of  statistics, probability and modelling.  It is recommended that students entering this course should have successfully completed the 1MAS  - Mathematics with Statistics courses. 

What sorts of things will I do? You'll use your graphical calculator and software to model real world situations, explore statistical  populations and carry out simulations and experiments.   You will learn:  ● how to collect a representative sample so you can draw justified conclusions about a  population  ● about elements of chance including how to simulate an activity using probabilities  ● about the standard normal distribution  ● how to analyse multivariate data and carry out experiments so you can make a meaningful  conclusions  ● how to create meaningful questionnaires  ● how to write statistical reports 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standar d Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

91264

Use statistical methods to make an inference 

3

4

Internal (N, L)

Term 1 Week 6-7 

2

91263

Design a questionnaire

3

3

Internal (N, L)

Term 1 Week 9-11 

2

91265

Conduct an experiment to investigate a situation using statistical methods 

3

3

Internal (N, L)

Term 2 Week 7-8 

2

91268

Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation 

3

2

Internal (N, L)

Term 3 Week 3 

2

91267

Apply probability methods in solving problems 

3

4

External (N, L)

NZQA

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy

L - L1 literacy R - UE reading literacy


LEVEL 3 STATISTICS 3MAS           

What is this course about? “Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.” H.G.  Wells. This course is about investigating real data and chance situations using statistical and probabilistic  methods, as well as thinking critically about the story the data tells us to report on our findings. It will prepare  students for first year university courses in statistics, data science, biology, biochemistry, commerce, health  sciences and other social sciences.   It is recommended that students should have strong statistical literacy and report writing skills and have passed NCEA  achievement standards 91264 and 91267 before entering this course. Those who have not will need to show  considerable commitment and seek additional support if they wish to achieve well in this course. 

What sorts of things will I do? You'll use software to model real world situations, explore statistical populations and carry out simulations.  You will learn:  ● to combine your mathematical and statistical skills to model real life situations, by analysing authentic  data using technology, and make predictions about what is likely to happen in different situations  investigating time series, multivariate and bivariate data.  ● about the properties of probability distributions such as normal, poisson and binomial, and to use your  understanding of probability and chance to predict the chances of various outcomes in real life  situations  ● to use linear programming to solve problems involving the optimisation of the use of resources which  are of value in ALL industries when they have to make choices about operations, projects and  investments 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits  Assessment  number 

Approximate assessment  date 

3

91582

Use statistical methods to make a formal inference 

2

4

Internal (N, L)

Term 1  

3

91581

Investigate bivariate measurement data

2

4

Internal (N, L)

Term 1  

3

91580

Investigate times series data

2

4

Internal (N, L)

Term 2  

3

91585

Apply probability concepts in solving problems

2

4

External (N)

NZQA

3

91586

Apply probability distributions in solving problems 

2

4

External (N)

NZQA

In term four we will offer an optional mathematics standard, 91574, apply linear programming methods in solving problems [3 credits]  Key for assessment column:  N - L1 and UE numeracy L - L1 literacy R - UE reading literacy     


LEVEL 2 CALCULUS 2MAC   

What is this course about? This is one of two courses offered at NCEA level 2. Algebra and graphs provide a good foundation  for the study of calculus and trigonometry and is primarily intended as preparation for students who  anticipate taking the NCEA level 3 calculus course the following year.   It is recommended that students entering this course should have successfully completed an NCEA  level 1 achievement standard course or equivalent, or have demonstrated exceptional ability in Year  10. 

What sorts of things will I do? You'll use your graphical calculator and software such as Geogebra or Desmos to model real world  situations and explore mathematical concepts in interactive ways.    You will learn:  ● to recognise the structure of mathematics and use the skills you have already learned to  solve problems that look difficult but are actually easy  ● about new algebraic concepts such as logarithms and graphing functions such as  exponentials, hyperbolas  ● the basics of calculus which is the study of change. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

91259

Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems 

3

3

Internal N

Term 1, week 7 or week 8 

2

91256

Apply coordinate geometry methods in solving problems 

3

2

Internal N

Term 1, week 7 or week 8 

2

91257

Apply graphical methods in solving problems 

3

4

Internal N

Term2, week 5 or week 6 

2

91269

Apply systems of equations in solving problems 

3

2

Internal N

Term3, week 2

2

91261

Apply algebraic methods in solving problems 

3

4

External N

NZQA

2

91262

Apply calculus methods in solving problems 

3

5

External N

NZQA

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracY

L - L1 literacy R - UE reading literacy


LEVEL 3 CALCULUS 3MAC           

What is this course about? By studying calculus, students develop the ability to think creatively, critically, strategically, and logically.  They carry out procedures flexibly and accurately, and learn to enjoy intellectual challenge. This course  will prepare students for first year university courses in mathematics, physics and engineering as well as  providing a foundation for future studies in subjects such as biomechanics, architecture and economics.   It is recommended that students should have at least gained Achieved (preferably Merits or above) in NCEA  achievement standards 91257 (Graphs), 91269 (Simultaneous Equations), 91261 (Algebra) and 91262 (Calculus) before  entering this course. Those who have not will need to show considerable commitment and seek additional support as  the ground work provided by the level 2 course has been shown to support success at level 3.  

What sorts of things will I do? You will use your creativity alongside your graphical calculator and software to model real world  situations and find general solutions. You will work with your peers in class to conceptualise and  generalise ideas. You will:  ● deepen your knowledge and understanding of calculus and its applications to include nested  functions, product and quotient functions, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions  and their applications in the fields of Differential Equations and Rates of Change, Volume and  Area problems and Kinematics;  ● learn how trigonometric functions can be used to model wave and oscillating motion;  ● investigate new methods for solving simultaneous equations beyond 2 variables to include  graphical methods and matrices;  ● be introduced to the work of number theorists and the powerful concepts of imaginary numbers  and use these concepts to solve algebraic problems in the complex plane. 

What standards can I enter? Approximate  assessment  date 

NCEA Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

3

91575

Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems 

2

4

Internal N

3

91578

Apply differentiation methods in solving problems 

2

6

External N 

3

91579

Apply integration methods in solving problems 

2

6

External N 

3

91587

Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems 

2

3

Internal N 

Term 3, week 2

3

91577

Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems 

2

5

External N 

Term 1, week 6

In term four we will offer an optional mathematics standard, 91574, apply linear programming methods in solving problems [3 credits].    Key for assessment column:N - L1 and UE numeracy L - L1 literacy R - UE reading literacy   


LEVEL 1 DANCE 1DAN   

What is this course about? You will use both theoretical and practical aspects to explore and interpret different dance forms, investigating through  movement, the dance elements of body awareness, space, time, energy and relationships, using personal experiences,  cultural experiences and imagination to your express ideas. You will choreograph and share movement through both  formal and informal presentation in both solo and group works. You will get to participate in a variety of different dance  genres and experience lessons taught by dance specialists. Styles covered will include jazz, contemporary, hip hop,  capoeira and reggaeton. You will learn to speak the language of dance in preparation for the written academic exams at  the end of the year which cover dance history and critical analysis of a professional dance work. 

What sorts of things will I do? Develop practical creativity and gain performance confidence. Explore both solo and group work  Explore a variety of choreographic devices and structures in making compositions. Develop performance skills including  ensemble techniques. Investigate a variety of dance genres. View and analyse a variety of dance performances.  Develop the ability to respond and articulate opinions. Gain the NCEA credits appropriate to a high and achievable  standard. You will practice performing, choreographing and dancing in a number of dance genres, in preparation for  performance opportunities and assessments during the year. You will work on dance theory, viewing and analysing  dance performances throughout the year in preparation for external exams, as well as making you a more confident  knowledgeable, skilled and well rounded dancer. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits 

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

AS90002

1.2 Perform dance sequences  

v6

6

internal

Term 1   weeks 5, 8,10 

1

AS90859

1.3 Demonstrate ensemble skills in a dance 

v3

4

internal

Term 2 week 5   

1

AS90858

1.1 Compose dance sequences for given briefs  Choreography  

v3

6

internal

Term 2 Week 10  Term 3  Week 5 

1

AS90005

1.6 Demonstrate knowledge of a dance genre or style 

v6

4

External L4 

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 2 DANCE 2DAN   

What is this course about? You will use both theoretical and practical aspects to explore and interpret different dance forms, investigating through  movement, the dance elements of body awareness, space, time, energy and relationships, using personal experiences,  cultural experiences and imagination to express ideas. You will choreograph and share movement through both formal  and informal presentation in both solo and group works. You will participate in a variety of different dance genres with  the opportunity to experience lessons taught by leaders of those styles. Styles covered will include contemporary,  theatre, ethnic and social dance. There is a requirement to produce your own solo or group dance choreography that is  workshopped, designed, developed and nurtured to be imaginative and original. You will be viewing live performance  throughout the course from a range of different genres and styles. You will undertake research in dance and will learn to  speak the language of dance in preparation for a written academic exam at the end of the year which covers critical  analysis of a professional dance work. 

What sorts of things will I do? Students will extend practical knowledge of dance in three main genres. Experience a range of ethnic and social dance  forms. Develop performance skills to communicate choreographic intentions. Develop dance choreography using  structures, processes and devices including solo choreography. Learn and perform a variety of styles within one dance  genre. View and analyse dance performances.  Gain the NCEA credits to a high and achievable standard. You will practice performing, choreographing and dancing a  variety of dance genres, in preparation for performance opportunities and assessments during the year. You will work on  dance theory, viewing and analysing dance performances throughout the year in preparation for external exams, as well  making you a more confident, knowledgeable, skilled and well rounded dancer. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

2

AS91209

2

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2.5 Perform a repertoire of dance   

v3

6

internal

Term 1 Week 5, 8, 10 

AS91207

2.3 Perform an ethnic or social dance to communicate  understanding of the style. 

v2

4

internal

Term 2 Week 5 

2

AS91205

2.1 Choreograph a group dance to communicate an  intention 

v2

4

internal

Term 2 Week 10 

2

AS91211

2.7 Provide an interpretation of v2  a dance performance with  supporting evidence 

4

external L4 

Term 3 Week 5 

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy

L - L1 literacy

R - UE reading literacy


LEVEL 3 DANCE 3DAN   

What is this course about? You will use both theoretical and practical aspects to explore and interpret different dance forms, investigating through  movement, the dance elements of body awareness, space, time, energy and relationships, using personal experiences,  cultural experiences and imagination to express your ideas. You will choreograph and share movement through both  formal and informal presentations in both solo and group works. You will get to participate in a variety of different dance  genres with the opportunity to experience lessons taught by leaders of those styles, with a particular focus on  contemporary dance technique. There is a requirement to produce a major piece of your own choreography during the  year that will focus on current issues. You will be viewing live performances throughout the course from a range of  different genres and styles. You will undertake research in New Zealand dance development and will learn to speak the  language of dance in preparation for one written academic exam at the end of the year which covers critical analysis of a  professional dance work. 

What sorts of things will I do? Students will: Further extend practical and theoretical knowledge of dance. Extend and refine performance skills in a  range of genres and styles. Extend dance choreography skills using advanced structures and devices. Choreograph a  dance to develop and resolve ideas. Further develop critical analysis skills of important dance works. Further develop  ensemble dance skills and awareness  Gain NCEA credits at a high and achievable standard. You will practice performing, choreographing and dancing in a  variety of dance genres, in preparation for performance opportunities and assessments during the year. You will work on  dance theory, critically viewing and analysing dance performances throughout the year in preparation for external  exams. You will work on your choreography, teaching and design skills in preparation for producing your own dance  work for an invited audience. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

AS91592

3.5 Perform a repertoire of contrasting dances  Contrasting dance 

v2

6

internal

Term 1 Week 5, 8, 10 

3

AS91592

3.3 Perform a solo or duet  

v2

4

internal

Term 2 Week 5 

3

AS91589

3.2 Choreography a dance to develop and resolve ideas 

v2

4

internal

Term 2 Week 10 

3

AS91594

3.7 Analyse a dance performance 

v2

4

External L4 

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL ONE DRAMA 1DRA   

What is this course about? Drama students cover drama techniques, elements and conventions within an extensive course  covering a theatre form in historic and contemporary context, devising and also scripted work.  Students will develop their ability to explore and reflect on drama processes through viewing live  professional theatre performances and directed portfolio work. 

What sorts of things will I do? Students will explore the Commedia dell’Arte Theatre Form and perform a scene using stock  characters from the form. There is an expectation at this level that students will be willing to work as  a team and make positive contributions to class discussion, devising, plus plenty of opportunity for  performance, culminating in the presentation of a drama for an outside audience. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

AS 90999

Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance 

4

4

Internal

Term 1, Week 10 

1

AS 90997

Devise and perform a drama      

2

5

Internal

Term 2, Week 8 

1

AS 90009

Perform an acting role in a scripted 6  production  

5

Internal

Term 3, Week 6 

1

AS 90998

Demonstrate understanding of features of a drama/theatre form 

2

4

External

Term 4

1

AS 90011

Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live  performance 

7

4

External

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL TWO DRAMA 2DRA   

What is this course about? Drama students will further develop drama techniques, elements and conventions within a course  covering theatre in an historic and contemporary context, ensemble devising and advanced scripted  work.  Students will refine their ability to explore and reflect on drama processes through viewing live  professional theatre performances and directed portfolio work. 

What sorts of things will I do? Students will explore Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Theatre Form and perform a scene focusing  on drama techniques. There is an expectation at this level that students will be willing to work as a  team and make positive contributions to class discussion, devising, plus plenty of opportunity for  performance, culminating in the presentation of a drama for an outside audience. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

AS 91213

Apply drama techniques in a scripted context (R) 

2

4

Internal

Term 1,   Week 10 

2

AS 91214

Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention   

2

5

Internal

Term 2, Week 6 

2

AS 91218

Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production. (R)  

2

5

Internal

Term 3,   Week 5 

2

AS 91215

Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with reference to a text.   

3

4

External

Term 4

2

AS 91219

Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and  technologies within live  performance. 

2

4

External

Term 4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy     


LEVEL THREE DRAMA 3DRA   

What is this course about? Students are required to show a skilful integration of drama techniques, communicate meaning  through advanced scripted work, devise to realise a concept and show the development of skills  around the use of elements and conventions of drama.  Students will refine their ability to explore and reflect on drama processes through viewing live  professional theatre performances and directed portfolio work.  

What sorts of things will I do? Students will explore a specific theatre form and perform a scene focusing on drama techniques.  They will also perform in a full length play production, where there is an opportunity for the  production to be student directed.  Students will also use their time at high school as the base stimulus for a devised performance. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits  Assessment  Approximate  number  assessment  date 

3

AS 91512

Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance (R) 

2

4

Internal

Term 1,   Week 10 

3

AS 91513

Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept   

2

5

Internal

Term 3,   Week 6 

3

AS 91517

Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production (R) 

2

5

Internal

Term 2, Week 9 

3

AS 91520

Direct a drama performance (R)

2

5

Internal

Term 2,   Week 9 

4

4

External

NZQA

AS91514

Interpret a prescribed text to demonstrate knowledge of a theatre  form or period. 

AS 91518

Demonstrate understanding of live drama 2  performance 

4

External

NZQA

3

3

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 1 MUSIC 1MUS   

What is this course about? Learning how to read, write and communicate in music. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will play your instrument in groups, compose pieces of music, study about world musics, jazz and  classical music through listening, reading scores and playing instruments. 

What standards can I enter?

NCEA Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

1

AS91090

1

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

Perform two pieces of music as 3  a featured soloist 

6

Internal

Completed by term 4 

AS91091

Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of  music as a member of a group 

3

4

Internal

Performance opportunities  at the end of  terms 1, 2 and  3. 

1

AS91092

Compose two original pieces of music 

3

6

Internal

Two compositions  completed by  the end of  term 2. 

1

AS91093

Demonstrate aural and theoretical skills through  transcription 

3

4

External

Term 4

1

AS91094

Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music  scores. 

3

4

External L1 

Term 4

1

AS91095

Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from  contrasting contexts 

3

6

Internal L1 

One work will be completed  by mid term 2  and the  second mid  term 3. 

Version number 


Level 2 Music - Making Music and Music Studies  2MUS   

What is this course about? Learning how to read, write and communicate in music and discover who you are as a musician. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will continue your musical development from Level 1. At level 2 you can choose which standards you will  complete however, the instrumentation and group performance standards are compulsory. You will also be  expected to study several music scores in order to improve your knowledge and understanding of music. 

What standards can I enter?

NCEA Standar Level  d  Number 

Name of standard

2

AS91270

Perform two substantial pieces of music as a 2  featured soloist 

6

Internal

Completed by term 4 

2

AS91274

Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument 

2

3

Internal

Completed by term 4 

2

AS91271

Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a substantial piece of music as a  member of a group 

2

4

Internal

Performance opportunities at  the end of terms  1, 2 and 3. 

2

AS91271

Compose two substantial pieces of music

2

6

Internal

Completed by term 4 

2

AS91275

Demonstrate aural and theoretical skills through transcription 

3

4

External

Term 4

2

AS91276

Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores. 

3

4

External L 

Term 4

2

AS91277

Demonstrate understanding of two substantial contrasting music works. 

3

6

External L 

Term 4

2

AS91273

Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble

2

4

Internal

End of term 1

2

AS91278

Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music

2

4

Internal L 

Completed by term 4 

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy 

Version Credits  Assessment  number 

Approximate assessment date 


Level 3 Music - Music Studies and Making Music  3MUS   

What is this course about? Learning how to read, write and communicate in music and discover who you are as a musician. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will continue your musical development from Level 2. At level 3 you can choose which standards you  will complete however, the arrangement standard is compulsory. You will also be expected to study several  music scores in order to improve your knowledge and understanding of music. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

AS91416

Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist 

2

8

Internal

Completed by term 4 

3

AS91417

Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument 

2

4

Internal

Completed by term 4 

3

AS91418

Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a  group 

2

4

Internal

Performance opportunities at  the end of  terms 1, 2 and  3. 

3

AS91419

Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music 

2

8

Internal

Completed by term 4 

3

AS91849

Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking 

1

8

Internal

Completed by term 4 

3

AS91420

Integrate aural skills into written representation

2

4

External

Term 4

3

AS91421

Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores 

2

4

External

Term 4

3

AS91423

Examine the influence of context on a substantial music work 

2

4

External L 

Term 4

3

AS91422

Analyse a substantial music work

2

4

Internal L 

Completed by term 4 

3

AS91424

Create two arrangements for an ensemble

2

4

Internal

End of term 2

3

AS91425

Research a music topic

2

6

Internal L 

Completed by term 4 

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy 


L - L1 literacy R - UE reading literacy 

LEVEL 1 SCIENCE 1SCI   

What is this course about? Science is everywhere, our modern way of living depend on science and technology.  The aim of this course is to allow you to make informed choices by engaging with science on a personal level. 

What sorts of things will I do? As a scientist you will develop ways of thinking that help you to study the world around you and use the information you  collect to make informed decisions. .  You will carry out ​investigations​, such as fair testing, identifying and classifying, modelling and pattern seeking.  You will also carry out​ research​, to find out about applications of science, how things work, issues and challenges that  involve science.  As well as the​ investigations, research, arguments and explanations​ outlined above the following activities will be an  important part of your science work. 

What standards can I enter? You will complete 5 standards from the list below: NCEA  Level 

Standar d Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

AS90943

Investigate implications of heat for everyday life

2

4

Internal

Term 1

1

AS90942

Investigate implications of wave behaviour for everyday life 

3

4

Internal N 

Term 2

1

AS90945

Investigate implications of the use of carbon compounds as fuels 

3

4

Internal  

Term 2

1

AS90949

Investigate life processes and environmental factors that affect them 

3

4

Internal

Term 2

1

AS90953

Demonstrate understanding of carbon cycling

3

4

Internal L 

Term 2

1

AS90955     Investigate an astronomical or Earth science event. 

3

4

Internal L 

Term 2

1

AS90935   

Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction 

3

4

Internal N 

Term 2

1

AS90930

Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction 

3

4

Internal N 

Term 2

1

AS90940

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics

3

4

External N 

NZQA

AS90944

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases 

4

4

External

NZQA

AS90948  

Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation 

3

4

External L 

NZQA

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy, L - L1 literacy, R - UE reading literacy


LEVEL 2 BIOLOGY 2BIO   

What is this course about? Through studying biology you will develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diversity  of life on Earth. You will learn about how organisms interact with and are adapted to their  environment, how life processes that occur in cells support the survival of the whole plant and  animal, and how genetic variation results in the amazing diversity of life we have. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will be involved in the active exploration of what biology is, biology knowledge & skills, and how  biologists use a range of different approaches and perspectives to continue to develop our  understanding of the natural world. In biology you will work both inside and outside the classroom. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

AS91158

Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with  supervision 

2

4

Internal

Term 1

2

AS91155

Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or  animals to their way of life 

2

3

Internal

Term 1

2

AS91156

Demonstrate understanding of life processes at a cellular  level 

2

4

External

Term 2

2

AS91153

Carry out a practical investigation in a biology  context, with supervisio​n 

2

4

Internal N 

Term 2

2

AS91157

Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and  change 

2

4

External

Term 3

2

AS91190

Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme  environment 

2

4

Internal

Term 3

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy

L - L1 literacy

R - UE reading literacy


LEVEL 3 BIOLOGY 3 BIO   

What is this course about? In this course you will develop a better understanding of what it means to be both human and a  biologist. You will develop an understanding of the species concept, human manipulation of  genetic information, primate characteristics and behaviour, survival and homeostasis, and the  importance of evidence to the continued development of theories to do with both speciation and  human evolution. 

What sorts of things will I do? From developing understanding of biology knowledge and skills you will be involved in applying  your understanding by carrying out further investigations. The investigations will range from  research, to animal behaviour studies, to using models to explain biology ideas. In biology you will  work both inside and outside the classroom. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

AS91605

Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to  speciation 

2

4

External B 

Term 1

3

AS91607

Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic  transfer 

2

3

Internal R 

Term 1

3

AS91606

Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution 

2

4

External B 

Term 2 & 3

3

AS91601

Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with  guidance 

2

4

Internal -   

Term 2

3

AS91604

Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable  internal environment 

2

3

Internal R 

Term 2

3

AS91412

Investigate the evidence related to dating geological event(s) 

2

4

Internal  

Term 2

Key for assessment column:

Name of standard

N - L1 and UE numeracy

L - L1 literacy

R - UE reading literacy


LEVEL 2 CHEMISTRY 2CHE   

What is this course about? Chemistry is the study of matter. Chemistry is about understanding the properties of different substances and  how these substances can change. Chemical transformations happen all the time, everywhere. Chemistry  goes on continuously, all around us. Chemists, and students who study chemistry, use their understanding of  atoms, molecules, and ions – particles that are too tiny to be seen with our eyes – to explain and predict the  properties and behaviour of different materials.  

What sorts of things will I do? You will be involved in the active exploration of what chemistry is, and how chemists use a range of  approaches and perspectives when viewing problems or issues. We will be using practical analytical  techniques, be able to explain how batteries work and what issues are associated with them and learn about  why certain materials behave the way they do.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment Approximate  assessment  date 

2

91161

Carry out quantitative analysis

2

4

Internal N 

Portfolio tasks in term 3 and  term 4 

2

91162

Carry out procedures to identify ions present in solution 

2

3

Internal

Mid term 1

2

91163

Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry used in the development of a  current technology 

2

3

Internal L 

Term 2

2

91167

Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction 

2

3

Internal

Term 2

3

91393

Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes 

2

3

Internal

Term 2

2

91164

Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes 

2

5

External L 

NZQA

3

91390

Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the  properties of particles and substances 

2

5

External

NZQA

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy, L - L1 literacy, R - UE reading literacy


LEVEL 3 CHEMISTRY 3CHE   

What is this course about? Chemistry is the study of matter. Chemistry is about understanding the properties of different substances and  how these substances can change. Chemical transformations happen all the time, everywhere. Chemistry  goes on continuously, all around us. Chemists, and students who study chemistry, use their understanding of  atoms, molecules, and ions – particles that are too tiny to be seen with our eyes – to explain and predict the  properties and behaviour of different materials. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will be involved in the active exploration of what chemistry is, and how chemists use a range of  approaches and perspectives when viewing problems or issues. This year we will focus our chemistry to  understand the issues of climate change and plastic pollution. You will carry out investigations and research  to be able to communicate the science of these issues.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standar Name of standard  Level  d  Number 

Version number 

Credit s

Assessme nt

Approximate assessment  date 

3

2

4

Internal   B 

Term 1-2

91411

Investigate a socio-scientific issue in an Earth and Space Science context  NOTE: this is an EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE  standard not a chemistry standard 

3

91388

Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry 

2

3

Internal N 

Term 3

3

91387

Carry out an investigation in chemistry 2  involving quantitative analysis 

4

Internal W 

Term 1-2

3

91389

Demonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world  around us 

2

3

Internal B 

Term 1-2

3

91391

Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds 

2

5

External N 

NZQA

3

91392

Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous  systems 

2

5

External N 

NZQA

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy, L - L1 literacy, R - UE reading literacy, W - UE writing literacy, B - UE reading/writing   


EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE 3ESS   

What is this course about? This is a science course covering both practical and theoretical concepts of Earth and Space systems. It  includes topics in ocean, atmosphere and astronomy. This is suited to students wishing to study courses such  as Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Climate Science and Geography. 

What sorts of things will I do? Earth and space science explores the interconnections between the land, ocean, atmosphere, and life of our  planet. These include the cycles of water, carbon, rock, and other materials that continuously shape,  influence, and sustain the Earth and its inhabitants. ESS also explores the cyclical interactions between the  Earth system and the Sun and Moon. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

3

91410

3

Credits

Assessment Approximate  assessment  date 

Carry out an independent 2  practical Earth and Space Science  investigation 

4

Internal B 

Term 1-2

91411

Investigate a socio-scientific issue 2  in an Earth and Space Science  context 

4

Internal B 

Term 1-2

3

91415

Investigate an aspect of astronomy 

2

4

Internal R 

Term 3-4

3

Choice: Internal to align with one or more of the standards above  

3

Internal

3

91413       91414 

Demonstrate understanding of processes in the ocean system  OR  Demonstrate understanding of  processes in the atmosphere  system

2

4

External B 

NZQA

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 

Version number 


LEVEL 2 SUSTAINABILITY 2 EFS   

What is this course about? Education in, about, and for the environment. In this course you will be exploring the relationship  between people and the environment. You will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed  to learn how to take informed action towards a sustainable future.   

What sorts of things will I do? Students will gain the understanding needed to act in ways that safeguard people and the planet.  You will learn about the environmental, social, cultural, and economic aspects of sustainability and  develop key transferable skills that employers value highly. You will work both in class and in the  environments being investigated.   

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

AS90811  

Explain how human activity in a biophysical environment  has consequences for a  sustainable future 

3

4

Internal R 

Term 1

2

AS90813

Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values  have implications for a  sustainable future 

3

3

Internal

Term 1

2

AS91734

Develop a collaborative response that promotes a  sustainable future, in relation to  a current issue 

2

4

Internal

Term 2

2

AS90810

Undertake a personal action, with reflection, that contributes  to a sustainable future 

3

6

Internal R 

Term 2/3

2

AS9081

Demonstrate understanding of aspects of sustainability in  different contexts 

3

4  

External RW 

Term 3

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy/W - UE writing literacy 


NCEA LEVEL 2 PHYSICS 2PHYS   

What is this course about? The word Physics comes from the greek word fusis meaning natural things. Physics studies natural  phenomenon in the areas of mechanics, electricity, waves and nuclear physics.  Physicists are inquisitive, so you will investigate the answers to questions about events that occur in the world  around you. These topics will range from parts of the atom to observations of distant galaxies, yet all the  topics can be related to phenomenon that you can observe every day. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will develop Scientific thinking - ​As a scientist you will develop ways of thinking that help you to study  the world around you and use the information you collect to make informed decisions. This is called ​science  for citizenship and scientific literacy​. Physicists have a particular focus on using ​basic laws to explain  situations​ you observe, both ​qualitatively (explaining in words)​ and ​quantitatively (using formula and  numerical values). ​You will carry out ​investigations​ and​ research​, to find out about applications of science,  how things work, issues and challenges that involve science.   

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number Name of standard 

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

Physics 2.5 AS91172  

Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics 

2

3 L

Internal

Term 1

3

Physics 3.2 AS91522

Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected context

2

3L

Internal

Term 1/2

3

Physics 3.3 AS91523

Demonstrate understanding of wave systems

2

4L

External

Term 4

2

Physics 2.1 AS91168  

Carry out a practical investigation that leads to a  non-linear mathematical  relationship 

2

4 N

Internal

Term 2

2

Physics 2.4 AS91171 

Demonstrate understanding of mechanics 

2

6 N

External

Term 4

2

Earth and Space Science 2.2  AS91188  

Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity  of the information  communicated to the public 

2

4 L

Internal

Term 3/4

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


NCEA LEVEL 3 PHYSICS 3PHYS   

What is this course about? The word Physics comes from the greek word fusis meaning natural things. Physics studies natural  phenomenon in the areas of mechanics, electricity, waves and nuclear physics.  Physicists are inquisitive, so you will investigate the answers to questions about events that occur in the world  around you. These topics will range from parts of the atom to observations of distant galaxies, yet all the  topics can be related to phenomenon that you can observe every day. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will develop Scientific thinking - ​As a scientist you will develop ways of thinking that help you to study  the world around you and use the information you collect to make informed decisions. This is called ​science  for citizenship and scientific literacy​. Physicists have a particular focus on using ​basic laws to explain  situations​ you observe, both ​qualitatively (explaining in words)​ and ​quantitatively (using formula and  numerical values). ​You will carry out ​investigations​ and​ research​, to find out about applications of science,  how things work, issues and challenges that involve science.   

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

Physics 3.3 AS91523  

Demonstrate understanding of wave systems 

2

4 L

External

Term 4

3

Physics 3.2 AS91522  

Demonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a  selected context 

2

3 L

Internal

Term 1 and 2

3

Physics 3.7 AS91527 

Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to  a socio-scientific issue 

2

3 L R

Internal

Term 1 and 2

3

Physics 3.6 AS91526  

Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems 

2

6 L

External

Term 4

3

Physics 3.4 AS91524  

Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems 

2

6 L

External

Term 4

3

Physics 3.5 AS91525 

Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics 

2

3 L

Internal

Term 2

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy     


LEVEL 2 ART HISTORY 2ARH   

What is this course about? The main theme of this course is revolution. We begin with the French Revolution of the late 18th century which  led, not only to the death of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, but triggered a period of radical social, political and  philosophical upheaval that would resound through Europe and lead to the shaping of the modern world. In this  time, art's role as a powerful tool for propaganda is significant. Against this tumultuous, exciting background and  the further revolutions which followed in France, we will explore a wide range of upheavals such as the  development of new styles of painting and sculpture which arose in reaction to the art before them and as a  response to what was happening in society. Among these styles are Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism and  we will see violent reactions to such art works which were seen as outrageous in their day. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will use a variety of learning strategies to explore and analyse artworks and their contexts. In class, you will  work independently as well as collaborating with others in pairs and groups. You will be expected to visit galleries  and read around the areas of study independently to build your knowledge.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

AS91180

Examine the effects of formal elements of art works  

2

4

L

External  

2  

AS91181

Examine the meanings of conveyed by art works  

2

4

L

External

2

AS91183

Examine how media are used to create effects in art works 

2

4

L

Term 1

2  

AS91184

Communicate understanding of an art history topic 

2

4

L

Term 2

2

AS91185

Communicate a considered response to art works  

2

4

L

Term 3

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 3 ART HISTORY 3ARH   

What is this course about? The course will begin with a brief historical overview of Western Art before mainly focusing on art (international and  New Zealand) from the 1940s to around 2000. Key movements studied in this Modernist and Postmodernist period  will include Abstract Expressionism (e,g Pollock, Rothko, McCahon), Pop Art (Warhol, Lichtenstein), Feminist Art  (Chicago, Fahey, Kruger) and minimalists Richard Serra and Ralph Hotere. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will examine art works as projected images, on film, on line and ​in situ​ (we will visit art galleries and art sites  when possible as a class, and you will be expected to do this independently in your own time in order to enrich  your learning). 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

91482

Demonstrate understanding of style in art works 

1

4

R

External

3

91483

Examine how meanings are communicated through art  works 

1

4

R

External  

3

91485

Examine the impact of media and processes on art works 

1

4

R

Term 3

3

91486

Construct an argument based on interpretation of research in  art history 

1

4

R

Term 2  

3

91487

Examine the different values placed on art works 

1

4

R

Term 2

3

91488

Examine the relationship between a theory and art  works 

1

4

R

Term 1

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 1 ACCOUNTING 1ACC   

What is this course about? This course enables students to understand the concept of accounting in the modern business world. It  involves learning the process of recording, reporting and interpreting financial transactions. There is a  component of budgeting, decision making and cash management. 

What sorts of things will I do? ● ● ● ●

Prepare business-related financial documents and process financial transactions. Prepare financial statements such as income statements for the year and analysing them.  Research and write a report on taking a financial decision such as buying a car, going on a holiday etc.  Interview people to find out how they manage cash. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

1

AS 90981

Make a financial decision for an individual or a group 

2

1

AS90982

Demonstrate understanding of cash management for a small entity 

1

AS90977

Process financial transactions for a small entity 

1

1  

Name of standard

AS90978

Prepare financial statements for sole proprietors 

AS 90980

Interpret accounting information for sole proprietors 

Version number 

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

Int

Term 1/ L

2

4

Int

Term 1/ L

2

5

Int

Term 2/ L

Ext

September - Pre  November -  NZQA/ L 

Ext

September - Pre  November -  NZQA/ L 

2

2

Credits

5

4


LEVEL 2ACCOUNTING 2ACC   

What is this course about? This course prepares students to use accounting software and other tools that are relevant in the modern  business world. It includes advanced tools for managing the vital components of business such as accounts  receivables and inventory. It also leads to the understanding of financial statements and their analysis for a  business. 

What sorts of things will I do? ● ● ●

Process financial transactions and create reports with the help of software. Prepare advanced financial statements such as income statements for the year and analysing them.  Research and write a report on managing accounts receivable and inventory, by visiting a business or  having an interview with a business person. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

2

3

Internal

AS91179 2.6

Demonstrate understanding of an accounts receivable  subsystem for an entity 3  Credits 

AS 91386 2.7

Demonstrate understanding of an inventory subsystem for an  entity 

2

3

Internal

AS 91175 2.2

Demonstrate understanding of accounting processing using  accounting software 

2

4

Internal

2

5

Internal

2

4

Internal

2

2

2

2 AS 91176 2.3 

2 AS 91177 2.4 

 

Name of standard

Prepare financial information for an entity that operates  accounting subsystems  Interpret accounting  information for entities that  operate accounting  subsystems 

Approximate assessment  date 

Term 1/ LN

Term 1/ LN

Term 2/ N September -  Pre  November -  NZQA/ N  September -  Pre  November -  NZQA/ LN 


LEVEL 3 ACCOUNTING 3ACC   

What is this course about? This  course  will  familiarise  students  with  accounting  practices  relating  to  partnerships  and companies. It also  gives  them  the  skills  to  understand  the  annual  reports  of  a  company  and  to  make  justified  decisions  for  a  business.   It is a practical course which will provide background knowledge for future study at a tertiary level and  combines very well with L3 Business 

What sorts of things will I do? ● ● ●

Research a company’s financial records and prepare a report for users. Use data to reach a decision about costing and profit.   Process and prepare accounts for a partnership. Prepare a company’s financial statements. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level  3  3 

Standard Number 

3

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

91405 Acc 3.2

Demonstrate understanding of 2  accounting for partnerships 

4

Internal (N)

Term 1

91406 Acc 3.3

Demonstrate understanding of 2  company financial statement  preparation 

5

External (N)

Term 4

2

5

Internal (N/L)

Term 2/3

91407 Acc 3.4

Prepare a report for an external user that interprets  the annual report of a New  Zealand reporting entity 

91408 Acc 3.5

Demonstrate understanding of 2  management accounting to  inform decision-making 

4

External (N/L)

Term 4

91409 Acc 3.6

Demonstrate understanding of 2  a job cost subsystem for an  entity 

4

Internal (N/L)

Term 2

3

3

Name of standard

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 1 BUSINESS 1BUS   

What is this course about? Level  1  Business  Studies  begins  by  investigating the entrepreneurial ideas, skills and attributes of well-known  entrepreneurs.  Different  marketing  tools  are  explored,  which  students  either  adapt  or  generate  novel  promotional  strategies  for  their  own  YES  (young  enterprise  studies)  programme  start-up  business  to  use.  An  introduction  to  personal  financial  planning  is  offered,  to  improve  learner  understanding  of  the  short  and  long-term  budgeting  and  saving  tools  available.  Common  challenges  and  opportunities  faced  ​by  small  and  medium  New  Zealand  enterprises  are  examined,  requiring  student  problem-solving  skills  to  be  put  to  the  test.  Students  will  be  asked  to  connect  with  a  small  to  medium  size  business  and  with  permission  record  a  learning journey of the businesses experiences for 2019. 

What sorts of things will I do? ● ● ● ● ●

Conduct an investigation into an entrepreneur of your choice and examine how their attributes and skills made them successful and innovative  Learn how the marketing mix is an essential tool in successfully anticipating your target market’s  needs  The opportunity to develop your own product, which you will then take to market with expert  guidance from a YES mentor and participate in a nationwide competition for an Impact Project  Develop financial knowledge and capability to prepare for future financial challenges  Analyse the internal and external challenges and opportunities that a small New Zealand business  continuously faces and to develop suitable responses to ensure survival 

What standards can I enter?

NCEA Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

22847

Demonstrate understanding of entrepreneurial behaviour 

2

2

Internal

Term 1

1

90840

Apply the marketing mix to a product

2

3

Internal (N)

Term 1 and 2

1

22890

Investigate future savings options - Kiwisaver

2

4

Internal

Term 3

1

90842

Carry out a business activity with consultation - link to Young Enterprise only 

2

6

Internal

Term 2

2

90848

Carry out a business activity with consultation on a community project  

2

9

Internal (L)

Term 2/3

1

90939

Case Study solving complex business problems

2

4

External

Term 4

1

90937

Demonstrate internal features of a small business 

2

4

External

Term 4


LEVEL 2 BUSINESS 2BUS   

What is this course about? Students carry out market research to determine whether a product or service meets the preferences and  needs of its target market. Participants of the YES (young enterprise studies) programme use this research for  their community focussed activity. Effective financial management and planning of an agribusiness is  practised through the cash flow forecasting tool to ensure long-term viability. Within this industry, students  evaluate a range of future proofing factors that facilitate business sustainability. ​Problem-solving for larger  New Zealand organisations​ is the primary focus for this level.  

What sorts of things will I do? ● ● ●

Carry out your very own market research on a product of interest or one that you are in the process of creating  Students working on the YES programme will apply a range of business skills and knowledge to a  community focussed business activity  Learn about New Zealand’s most important export sector  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

90846

Conduct Market Research on an existing or new product 

2

3

Internal (L/N)

Term 2

2

90847

Investigate and apply Motivation theory 

2

3

Internal

Term 1

2

90848

Carry out a Business activity for a community based project with  consultation 

2

9

Internal

Term 2/3

2

90843

Demonstrate understanding of 2  internal features of a business with  regional or national importance. 

4

External (L)

Term 4

2

90845

Case Study problem solving paper

4

External (L)

Term 4

Key for assessment column:  N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy 

2


LEVEL 3 BUSINESS 3 BUS   

What is this course about? The objective of this course is to exercise and advance students’ entrepreneurial skills through a practical  approach. Primary and secondary research is conducted and a number of marketing tools are put to use, to  ensure that the planning and development of their product or service can progress successfully. Students  work closely with a range of mentors and stakeholders, which provide expert advice and guidance on how  their business can achieve their quadruple bottom line goals. Students also examine a number of industries  that have skills shortages and the impact this has on internal and external stakeholders.  

What sorts of things will I do? ● ●

Learn an array of marketing strategies that will get your business off to a flying start Run an innovative and sustainable business which not only serves the best interests of your business  but also those of the environment and your multiple stakeholders  

What standards can I enter?

 

NCEA Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

91383

Analyse a human resource issue affecting businesses 

2

3

Internal

Term 1

3

91382

Develop a marketing 2  plan/strategy for a new product 

6

Internal N/L

Term 1

3

91384

Carry out with consultation a business activity of an  innovative and sustainable  product (TO BE COMBINED  WITH 91382 

2

9

Internal

Term 2 and 3

3

91381

Case Study problems solving paper for NZ Business in a  global marketplace. 

2

4

External N

Term 3 and 4


LEVEL 1 ECONOMICS 1ECO   

What is this course about? Economics is the study of us as consumers and producers and how we interact with the government and international  markets. As economists, we study who we are, how we have created societies and the incentives (like profit) that drive  our actions. Each individual, group or nation is faced with a scarcity of resources. In economics, students will gather  information in order to outline possible solutions to this problem of scarcity. Level 1 Economics aims to create an  understanding of the relationships between consumers and producers as they interact in the marketplace. Students will  learn the concepts of the Demand and Supply model and use this tool to examine consumer, producer and government  actions. Students will be introduced to the key economic concepts of scarcity, These concepts provide the foundation  for study in Level 2, Level 3 and University Economics​. 

What sorts of things will I do? ● ● ●

We will visit a business to examine how they use scarce resources and make business decisions for production and profit.   We will learn graphing skills and how and why businesses maximise profit and how consumers make economic  decisions.  We will investigate the circular flow of money and resources around the economy. We will consider our New  Zealand economy from the perspectives of consumers, producers and government. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Name of standard  Number 

1

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

AS90983 Demonstrate understanding of  2  consumer choices, using scarcity and/or  demand   

4

External (L)

Term 4

1

AS90984 Demonstrate understanding of the    decision a producer makes about  production   

2

5

Internal (L)

Term 2

1

AS90985 Demonstrate understanding of producer  2    choices, using supply   

3

External (L)

Term 4

1

AS90986 Demonstrate understanding of how  consumer, producer and/or government  choices  affect society, using market equilibrium   

2

5

External (L)

Term 4

1

AS90988 Demonstrate understanding of the  interdependence of sectors of the New  Zealand economy 

2

3

Internal (L)

Term 1/2


LEVEL 2 ECONOMICS 2ECO   

What is this course about? In Level 2 Economics students examine the operation of the New Zealand economy through a Macro-economic  perspective. Major issues covered will include Inflation, economic growth, trade and unemployment. Students critically  examine these issues through the eyes of equity and the roles of government and firms.  

What sorts of things will I do? ● ●

Learn how to understand the current world economy by interpreting economic events in light of the macro economic goals of a country. Learn the importance of government fiscal and monetary policy in stabilising and growing economies and examine the significance of international relationships.

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number

Name of standard

Version number

Credits

Assessment

Approx Assessment  date 

2

AS91222

Describe inflation and its causes and effects using  economic models 

2

4

External (L)

Term 4

2

AS91224    

Describe economic growth and its causes and effects  using economic models 

2

4

External (L)

Term 4

2

AS91225

Describe unemployment and its causes and effects  using economic models 

2

4

Internal (L)

Term 1

2

AS91227

Describe government policies in relation to a  contemporary economic  issue ​(optional for those  who prefer more internals  than externals) 

2

6

Internal (L)

Term 2/3

Key for assessment column:  N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 3 ECONOMICS 3ECO   

What is this course about? In Level 3 Economics students examine micro economic concepts of profit maximisation, efficiency, equilibrium and  producer decisions. Students consider the suitability of different market structures such as perfect competition and  monopolies along with concepts such as elasticity which help producers know how to price their products.  

What sorts of things will I do? You’ll visit a business and learn about the negative economic impacts of firms on people and the environment and how  governments intervene to bring about a fair result for both business. We take a trip to Wellington to visit Parliament, the  Reserve Bank of NZ and other key economic institutions. An additional cost is charged for this. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment Approx 

assessment date 

3

AS91399

Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of market  equilibrium 

2

4

External

Term 1 & 4

3

AS91400

Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of different market  structures 

2

4

External

Term 1 & 4

3

AS91401    

Demonstrate understanding of micro-economic concepts 

2

4

Internal

Term 1

3

AS91402

Demonstrate understanding of government interventions to  correct market failure   

2

5

Internal

Term 2

   

Key for assessment column:  N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 2 CLASSICAL STUDIES 2CLA   

What is this course about? Classical Studies is the study of Ancient Greece and Rome. It is a "multi-disciplinary" subject. This means that  it looks at many things including archaeology, history, literature, and philosophy.  You do not need to have studied classical studies before to pick it up. A strong background in history,  geography, or art history is advantageous. Enthusiasm is usually the most important ingredient for success.   Things we cover:  ● ● ● ●

Greek philosophy and politics The role of women in society  The Greco-Persian wars  The ideas and values of the Ancient World 

What sorts of things will I do? Classical studies trains you to read primary texts and to think about them critically. It is based around core  thinking skills & will significantly develop your ability to communicate persuasively and with clear purpose in  speech or on paper.   Things that you will learn to do:  ● ● ●

Interpret and analyse ancient texts Develop critical thinking skills and learn to be skeptical of the information given to you  Develop key understanding of the influences of the ancient world on our modern society 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

AS91202

Demonstrate understanding of a significant event in the classical world. 

3  

4

Internal R 

End of term one 

2

AS91204  

Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between aspects of the  classical world and aspects of other  cultures  

2

6

Internal R 

End of term two 

2

AS91200  

Examine ideas and values of the classical world  

2

4

External R + W 

Term 3

2

AS91203  

Examine socio-political life in the classical world  

2

6

External R + W 

Term 3

N - L1 and UE numeracy

L - L1 literacy R - UE reading literacy

W - UE writing literacy


LEVEL 3 CLASSICAL STUDIES 3CLA   

What is this course about? Classical Studies is the study of Ancient Greece and Rome. It is a "multi-disciplinary" subject. This means that  it looks at many things including archaeology, history, literature, and philosophy.  You do not need to have studied classical studies before to pick it up. A strong background in history,  geography, or art history is advantageous. Enthusiasm is usually the most important ingredient for success.   Things we cover  ● ● ● ●

The politics of the Ancient World Republic vs. Empire  Significant historical figures such as Julius Caesar, Augustus and Livia  Ideas, values and ideologies shown through texts such as The Aeneid and the Res Gestae 

What sorts of things will I do? Classical studies trains you to read difficult primary texts and to think about them critically. It is based around  core thinking skills & will significantly develop your ability to communicate persuasively and with clear  purpose in speech or on paper.   Things that you will learn to do.  ● ● ●

Interpret and analyse ancient texts Develop critical thinking skills and learn to be skeptical of the information given to you  Develop key understanding of the influences of the ancient world on our modern society 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

3

AS91397  

Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the  classical world  

2

6

Internal R 

End of term one 

3

AS91398  

Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical  world on other cultures across time  

2

6

Internal R 

End of term two 

3

AS91394  

Analyse ideas and values of the classical world.  

2

4

External R + W 

Term three

3

AS91396  

Analyse the impact of a significant historical figure on the classical world  

2

6

External R + W 

Term three

N - L1 and UE numeracy

L - L1 literacy

Version number 

Credits

R - UE reading literacy

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

W - UE writing literacy


LEVEL 1 DEMOCRACY LIBERTY AND JUSTICE   1DLJ   

What is this course about? We  live  in  a  complex  and  connected  world.  In  order  to  be  confident,  contributing citizens, we need to understand  what society is and how it functions. We need to know about politics, we need to know about the law, and we need  to  understand  how  global  relationships  (between  individuals,  countries,  and  businesses)  affect  our  lives.  This  course  will  help  students  to  think  critically  about  the  world  around  them.  We will consider questions such as: How  do  I  figure  out  who  to  vote  for?  What  does  our  government  do?  Who  decides  whether  justice  has  been  served?  Should  we  punish  criminals  in  order  to  prevent  crime  or  should  we  punish  criminals  in  order  to rehabilitate them?  How can we be involved in developing third world countries? How do we work towards a more peaceful world?  

What sorts of things will I do? We will use critical thinking skills to consider important questions about our social world. We will research, debate,  and analyse issues of politics, law, and globalisation. Students will be asked to develop researching and debating  skills, and will have the opportunity to develop important literacy skills.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

AS90053  

Produce formal writing  

5

3

Internal - L

Term 1

1  

AS90857  

Construct and deliver an oral text  

2

3

Internal - L

Term 2

1

AS91042

Report on a personal involvement in a social justice and human rights  action  

3

4

Internal - L

Term 3

1

AS90853  

Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s) 

2

4

Internal - L

Term 3  

1

AS91041*

Describe the consequences of cultural changes  

3

4

External - L

Term 4

1

AS91039*

Describe how cultures change

3

4

External - L

Term 4

* Students will choose to complete either 91041 or 91039 (or both) in consultation with their subject teacher and tutor.      

Note: L - L1 literacy


LEVEL 1 GEOGRAPHY 1GEO   

What is this course about? "Study geography because it provides a window into the complexity of our world, and it is only by thinking  through complexity that we can successfully act to shape the world that is our home." Earth is our home and  we owe it to ourselves to know more about it.​ ​This course would appeal to students interested in a study of  Earth as the home of people, an interpretation of the world and how it changes over time. It explores  relationships and connections between people and both the natural and cultural environments. Geography  investigates the ways in which features (things) are arranged on the earth's surface. It describes and explains  the patterns and processes that create the earth's features. Useful links ​Geography: What is it for?​, ​"Why  should I be interested in geography"​ or W ​ hy Study Geography?​ and ​Careers and Skills in Geography​.

What sorts of things will I do? Topics included in this course are; a global scale study - the global implications of the 2004 Boxing Day  tsunami. Use Google Earth as a digital tool to simulate the potential effects of a tsunami in Takapuna. What  are the viewpoints on and significant consequences of Kauri Dieback as a contemporary New Zealand  geographic issue. Complete research to compare micro-climates around ASHS. Use the 2016 Kaikoura  earthquake to study an environment that has been shaped by an extreme natural event. Develop geographic  literacy through the interpretation of information presented in a variety of ways. Develop VR and GIS skills. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Name of standard  Level  Number 

Version number 

Credits

Assessment Assessment  date 

1

AS 91007 Demonstrate a geographic understanding of  (1.1)  environments that have been shaped by  extreme natural event(s). 

3

4

L

External November  2020 

1

AS 91010 Apply concepts and basic geographic skills  (1.4)  to demonstrate understanding of a given  environment. 

2

4

N

External November  2020 

1

AS 91011 (1.5) 

Conduct geographic research, with direction.

3

4

L + N

Term 2

1

AS 91014 (1.8) 

Apply spatial analysis, with direction to solve a geographic problem 

2

3

Term 2

1

AS 91013 (1.7) 

Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale. 

2

3

L

1

AS 91007 Describe aspects of a contemporary New  (1.1)  Zealand geographic issue. 

3

3

L

Term 3  

1

AS 91007 Demonstrate a geographic understanding of  (1.1)  the sustainable use of an environment. 

3

3

L

Term 3  

Term 1


LEVEL 2 GEOGRAPHY 2GEO   

What is this course about? Geography is a study of the environment as the home of people and explores the relationships and  connections between people and both natural and cultural environments. In the level two course we build on  our understanding and application of the key geographic concepts; environment, processes, patterns,  perspectives, interaction, sustainability and change. The course includes a study of and visit to the iconic  Tongariro volcanic environment and an opportunity to complete the Tongariro Crossing. This is also used to  collect field data for a research assignment. ​ "What is Geography?"​ will give you a good idea of the wide  variety of topics that are part of Geography. 

What sorts of things will I do? Besides visiting the Tongariro National Park the course also include the following topics. A global study of  differences in development, a significant international commodity (coffee or cocoa) or human trafficking.  Understanding urban patterns requires an explanation of social, economic and physical patterns and  processes that are responsible for variations in the urban (city) environment. We look at crime patterns in  Chicago. A New Zealand contemporary geographic issue is studied. Typically this may be about conflicts  such as freedom camping, resource use, exporting bottled water, 1080 or swimhole water quality. The topic  may change from year to year as issues evolve. Geographic research skills (data collection, processing,  presentation, analysis, evaluations and application of geographic concepts) are developed. While field work is  an important part of any geography course, development of and using technology (Drones, GIS, VR & AR) is  becoming increasingly important. Geography will help you to develop your spreadsheet and presentation  skills while using Google Earth and My Maps in your geographic surveys and research. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits  Assessnumber  ment 

Approximate assessment date 

3

91240

Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment. 

3

4

R

External November 2020 

3

91243

Apply geographic concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given  environment. 

2

4

R

External November 2020 

3

91246

Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale 

3

3

R

Term 1

3

91244

Conduct geographic research with guidance.

3

5

R & N

Term 2

3

91245

Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue. 

3

3

R

Term 2

3

91241

Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern 

3

3

R

Term 3


LEVEL 3 GEOGRAPHY 3GEO   

What is this course about? Geography looks at how the world is shaped by physical, social, and cultural forces. It is the study of the Earth as the  home of people and seeks to interpret the world and how it changes over time. Relationships and connections between  people and their natural and cultural environments are explored to better understand issues we face. This is important  as we are both local and global citizens. As our world becomes increasingly interconnected we need individuals who  possess an understanding of how these connections work. This course includes both physical geography, Karst  landscapes and human geography, global maritime piracy and locational analysis. ​Where can Earth & Environmental  science take you?​ , ​ ​What is Geography​ , ​The splendor of planet Earth​ will give you a good idea of Geography’s wide  variety of topics and opportunities.

What sorts of things will I do? A trip to Waitomo to explore and learn about interacting natural processes that create the surface and subterranean  features of this unique natural limestone environment. Research and compare the location factors responsible for giving  the motor dealers in Wairau Park and Newmarket their respective characteristics. Develop your Google Earth, MyMaps  and spreadsheet skills. These are transferable personal skills for lifelong learning. Study a contemporary geographic  issue, climate change refugees to develop a justified solution. Understand modern day maritime piracy and development  inequalities on a global scale. While field work is an important part of any geography course, development of and using  technology (Drones, GIS, VR & AR) is becoming increasingly important. Why and how is the Lantern Festival a significant  event? 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits  Assessment  Approximate  number  assessment date 

3

AS91426 (3.1)

Demonstrate understanding of how interacting ​natural processes ​shape a  New Zealand geographic environment 

2

4

R

External November 2020 

3

AS91429 (3.4)

Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through the selection  and application of ​geographic  concepts and skills 

2

4

R

External November 2020 

3

AS91432 (3.7

Analyse aspects of a ​geographic topic at a global scale​. 

2

3

R

TERM 1  

3

AS91431 (3.6)

Analyse aspects of a ​contemporary geographic issue 

2

3

R

Term 2

3

AS91430 (3.5) Conduct ​geographic research ​with  consultation 

2

5

R & N

Term 2

3

AS91428 (3.3)

2

3

R

Analyse a ​significant contemporary EVENT ​from a geographic perspective 

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy, L - L1 literacy, R - UE reading literacy

Term 3


LEVEL 1 MEDIA STUDIES 1MED   

What is this course about? Most of us live media-saturated lives and much of what we know has come to us through the media. The media  inform us and entertain us. They affect how we see ourselves and others, what we buy, how we dress, how we  behave. Media Studies is an authentic and relevant course of study, building on knowledge you already have. The  new skills and knowledge you develop (eg critical analysis, understanding of symbolism and media languages,  practical skills) will help you be a more discerning media consumer in a constantly changing and interconnected  world. You will learn about the media's impact on your own and other's lives. In Level 1, you will explore aspects of  various media forms. You will explore your own and another's media usage, learn to close-read a variety of media  texts (eg print, television advertisements, films), investigate how the media represents a current event and design,  plan and create a short film. 

What sorts of things will I do? Y​ou will be involved in a variety of activities, working individually and with others. You will contribute to class and  group discussions, view and analyse media texts, plan and create a short video production, explore aspects of the  media through your own experiences, through research and, when possible, with guest speakers. You should also  be prepared to keep up individually with relevant developments and issues in the media as the year progresses.   

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits Assessment 

Approximate assessment  date 

1

1.1 AS90989 

Demonstrate understanding of how individuals interact with media text 

3

3

N L Internal 

1

1.2 AS90990 

Demonstrate understanding of selected elements of media text(s) 

3

3

L   Internal 

Due early April 

1

1.3 AS90991 

Demonstrate understanding of the media coverage of a current issue or  event 

3

4

L External 

Exam in November 

1

1.5 AS90993 

Produce a design and plan for a media product using a specified range of  conventions 

3

3

Internal

Due late June 

1

1.6 AS90994 

Complete a media product from a design and plan using a specified  range of conventions 

3

6

Internal

Due late August 

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy

L - L1 literacy

Due late May 

R - UE reading literacy


LEVEL 2 MEDIA STUDIES 2MED   

What is this course about? So much of what we 'know' about the world comes to us through the media that it is vital we understand what lies  behind the making and marketing of media products, and the ownership and control of the media industries that  deliver them to us. Media technologies are developing so rapidly (consider, for example, the short time the internet  has existed, the speed at which it continues to develop, and the influence it has) that they outstrip attempts to  control them. Technological developments mean that many of us are now also media producers and broadcasters  through the internet and cellphones. Because the media are such a large part of our lives, Media Studies is an  authentic and relevant course of study which builds on the knowledge students already have. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will study the relationship between media products and their audiences, examining how and why media  producers and broadcasters target and measure particular audiences for their products. You will closely read a  variety of media texts to understand how filmmakers tell their stories, and you will complete a study of one specific  genre. You will learn and use appropriate media terminology, develop your skills in filming and editing and design,  and make your own short film. You will be involved in a variety of learning activities in both group and individual  situations and in the film-making unit you will work with another student on your project. There will be regular  practice in close-reading and you will be expected to practise this skill in your own viewing. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits  Assessment  Approximate  number  assessment  date 

2

AS91249

2.2 Demonstrate understanding of narrative in media texts 

3

4

Internal

Due mid September 

2

AS91251

2.4 Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre 

4

4

R External 

Exam in November 

2

AS91252

2.5 Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of  conventions 

2

4

Internal

Due late May

2

AS91253

2.6 Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of  conventions 

3

6

Internal

Due early July 

2

AS91254

2.7 Demonstrate understanding of an ethical issue in the media 

2

3

Internal

Due early April 

N - L1 and UE numeracy

L - L1 literacy

R - UE reading literacy


LEVEL 3 MEDIA STUDIES 3MED   

What is this course about? So much of what we 'know' about the world comes to us through the media that it is vital we understand what lies  behind the making and marketing of media products, and the ownership and control of the media industries that  deliver them to us. Media technologies are developing so rapidly (consider, for example, the short time the internet  has existed, the speed at which it continues to develop, and the influence it has) that they outstrip attempts to  control them. Technological developments mean that many of us are now also media producers and broadcasters  through the internet and cellphones. Because the media are such a large part of our lives, Media Studies is an  authentic and relevant course of study which builds on the knowledge students already have. 

What sorts of things will I do? A basic focus of any media course is the development of close reading skills for media texts. The alternative ways  in which a text can be read and the reasons for this will be one aspect of this course. Another will be the  examination of a specific development in the media and its impact on media. There will be an in-depth study of one  specific media genre and its relationship with society, and students will design and create a media product (a 4-6  minute film). Some areas of study will involve research and you will be expected to independently build your  knowledge through reading around the areas of study and practising close-reading skills in your own viewing. You  will also need to keep up with issues and developments in the media throughout the year.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits  Assessment  Approximate  number  assessment  date 

3

AS91491

3.2 Demonstrate understanding of a media text through different readings 

2

3

Internal

3

AS91493

3.4 Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and  society 

2

4

R External 

Exam in November 

3

AS91494

3.5 Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a  brief 

2

4

Internal

Due mid March 

Due mid September 

3

AS91495

3.6 Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief 

2

6

Internal

Due late May

3

AS91496

3.7 Demonstrate understanding of a significant development in the media 

2

3

Internal

Due mid July


LEVEL 1 HISTORY 1HIS   

What is this course about? This course would appeal to students interested in how past events have shaped lives. The course is  based on interpretation (reading) sources and written critical analysis of the sources.  

What sorts of things will I do? You will have the opportunity to think deeply about, and debate, ideas and issues about conflicts. You  will learn to investigate and communicate knowledge and understanding, and how to interpret historical  resources like the Auckland War Memorial Museum, cartoons, maps, photographs and posters. You will  manage your learning, interact with others and contribute to the wider learning community. You will gain  knowledge, skills and experience to understand the impact of past events on New Zealand society and  understand that people's perspectives of these events differ. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

1

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1.1 Carry out an investigation of an historical  AS 91001   event, or place, of significance to New  Zealanders  

3

4

Y

Term 1

1

1.2 Demonstrate understanding of an  AS 91002   historical event, or place, of significance  to New Zealanders  

3

4

Y

Term 2

1

1.4   Demonstrate understanding of different  AS 91004  perspectives of people in an historical  event of significance to New Zealanders  

3

4

Y

Term 3

1

1.3 Interpret sources of an historical event of  AS 91003  significance to New Zealanders 

3

4

Y

External

1

1.5 Describe the causes and consequences  AS 91005  of an historical event of significance to  New Zealanders 

3

4

Y

External

Key for assessment column: 

N - L1 and UE numeracy L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 2 HISTORY 2HIS   

What is this course about? This would appeal to students interested in how past events have shaped lives.  

What sorts of things will I do? You will have the opportunity to think deeply, and debate, ideas and issues about conflicts. You will learn to  investigate and communicate knowledge and understanding, and how to interpret historical sources. You will gain  knowledge, skills and experience to understand the impact of past events on New Zealand society and understand  that people's perspectives of these events differ.​ There are three internals during the year. The externals are  optional but students should consider taking one or two.. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

AS91229

Carry out an inquiry of an historical event, or place, of  significance to New  Zealanders. 

2

4

L

Term 3

2  

AS91230

Examine an historical event, or place, of significance to New  Zealanders.  

2

5

L

Term 2

2

AS91232

Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event  of significance to New  Zealanders. 

2

5

L

Term 1

2  

AS91231

Examine sources of an historical event that has  significance to New  Zealanders. 

2

4

L

External  

2

AS91233

Examine causes and consequences of a significant  historical event  

2

5

L

External  

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy  


LEVEL 3 HISTORY 3HIS    

What is this course about? History examines the past to understand the present. It involves looking at the complex and contested nature of  the past through examining causes, consequences, trends, forces, and explanations. The essence of history is the  judgement of worldly affairs and history will help you develop a range of essential skills. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will have the opportunity to think deeply about, and debate, ideas and issues about conflicts. You will learn to  investigate and communicate knowledge and understanding, and how to interpret historical sources like the  Auckland War Memorial Museum, cartoons, maps, photographs and posters.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

3

91434

3

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

Research an historical event, or 2  place, of significance to New  Zealanders, using primary and  secondary sources 

5

R

Term 2

91435

Analyse a historical event or place significance to New  Zealanders 

2

5

R

Term 1

3  

91437

Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of  significance to New  Zealanders 

2

5

R

Term 3  

3

91436

Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of  significance to New  Zealanders 

2

4

R

External

3

91348

Analyse the causes and 2  consequences of an significant  historical event 

6

R

External  

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy

Version number 


LEVEL 2 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 2PSY   

What is this course about? Social Psychology is a study of the human condition. Social Psychology aids and encourages self-reflection, which  in turn helps develop personal consciousness and understanding of personal development. Students who  understand experiences outside their own individual social and cultural context develop a conscience more suited  to the multicultural world in which we live. They also develop an understanding of organisational behaviour.  Social Psychology focuses on the individual and how as individuals we operate in social groups. It is a class which  will challenge students and the way in which they think and act. This class sets the scene for understanding society  and action in Level 3 Social Anthropology. 

What sorts of things will I do? Students will explore approaches in psychology to explaining behaviour, and learn to communicate these ideas.  Students will learn the different fields of psychology and how they apply to psychological practice.  Students will be introduced to the features of psychological research and then carry out and report on their own  psychological research activity.  Students will apply sociological and psychological concepts they have learned to explore how conflict can occur  through different ideological standpoints on beliefs and culture. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Credits

Delivery

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

AS91844

Examine different psychological approaches used to explain a behaviour 

6

Internal

L1 Lit R Lit 

25 March

2

AS91847

Examine how theory is used in fields of psychological practice 

5

Internal

L1 Lit R Lit 

20 May

2

AS91846*

Conduct psychological research with guidance 

4

Internal

L1 Lit R Lit 

26 July

2

AS91265*

Conduct an experiment to investigate a situation using statistical methods 

3

Internal

Num L1 Lit 

26 July

2

AS91280

Conduct a reflective social inquiry

5

Internal

L1 Lit

13 September

2

A91848

Examine ethical issues in psychological practice 

3

Internal

L1 Lit R Lit 

29 October

2

AS91281

Describe how cultural conflict(s) can be addressed 

4

External

L1 Lit

29 November

N - L1 and UE numeracy L - L1 literacy / R - UE reading literacY 


LEVEL 3 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3PSY   

What is this course about? Social Psychology is a study of the human condition. Social Psychology aids and encourages self-reflection,  which in turn helps develop personal consciousness and active citizenship. Students who understand  experiences outside their own individual social and cultural context develop a conscience​ ​more suited to the  multicultural world in which we live. They also develop an understanding of organisational behaviour.     The aim of this course is to cater for student demand for learning in this area, and to provide a follow up from  the critical analysis completed previously in the Level Two Social Psychology course. Psychology has also  gained University Entrance status and is now an approved subject as of April 2019. 

What sorts of things will I do? Term One: Approaches and Fields: S ​ tudents will look at how different psychological approaches can be used  concurrently and also explain how psychology is used in different fields of vocational practice.  Term Two: Psychological Research:​ Students will be introduced to the features of psychological research and  then carry out, run, and report on their own psychological research activity.  Term Three: Psychological Ethics: ​Students will look at previous psychological experiments and how they  have shaped our understanding of human behaviour. They will also explain how this knowledge is used in  society today.  Term Four: Psychological Issues in Context: S ​ tudents will apply the psychological concepts they have learned  to explore a significant issue in psychological practice and ways to explain this.   

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

91872

Analyse the interaction between psychological approaches 

6

Internal

91872

22 March

3

91875

Analyse how theories are applied within a field of psychological practice 

4

Internal   91875 

31 May

3

91874

Conduct independent psychological research with consultation 

6

Internal

91874

5 July

3

91873

Analyse the significance of a piece of research and its impact on society 

3

Internal

91873

27 September 

3

91876

Analyse a significant issue in psychological practice 

3

Externa l

91876

October

Key for assessment column:

R - UE reading literacy

W - UE writing literacy


LEVEL 3 SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY 3SAN   

What is this course about? Social anthropology is about understanding social issues, conflicting points of view, social change, and about  being engaged citizens who ourselves work to bring about social improvement. Students will ponder questions  such as: How do societies work? How does culture and context influence behaviour? Why do people subscribe to  different ideologies? How do individuals, communities, and societies both respond to and attempt to bring about  change? What actions can we personally take that might bring about social improvement? How can we become  informed, critical, active, and responsible citizens? 

What sorts of things will I do? We use the tools of anthropology to think about questions that matter in the world. These often relate to human  rights and responsibilities, to issues of inequality or oppression or marginalisation in the world. Central to the  course is developing a “sociological imagination” through in-class discussion and debate, examination of current  social issues and exploration of academic literature.   The social inquiry cycle will be followed to independently complete a critical social inquiry research project  exploring an area of social justice or cultural change. Students will take part in an in-depth class exploration of  social actions and the perspectives, values and points of view relating to various social issues. Different campaigns  will be considered from different ideological viewpoints including the responses for social change.  Students will consider this area or another "real world" social issue and take part in their own campaign to highlight  their chosen issue and effect change. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

US8991

Evaluate sociological theories

4

5

Internal (not UE) 

22 March

3

AS91597

Conduct a critical social inquiry

2

6

Internal, R

31 May

3

AS91600

Examine a campaign of social action(s) to influence policy change(s) 

2

4

Internal

5 July

3

AS91599

Examine personal involvement in a social action that aims to influence policy change(s) 

2

6

Internal

27 September 

3

AS91596

Demonstrate understanding of ideological responses to an issue  

2

4

External, R, W 

27 November 

Key for assessment column:

R - UE reading literacy

W - UE writing literacy


LEVEL 2 TRAVEL AND TOURISM 2TRA   

What is this course about? "Tourism is New Zealand's largest export industry in terms of foreign exchange earnings. It directly employs one in  seven New Zealanders".​ ​Tourism New Zealand​ Studying travel & tourism offers a great variety of career  opportunities, if you love dealing with people then this industry is for you! It is a fun, diverse and dynamic industry  to be involved in, it provides a number of opportunities to travel. The ASHS travel & tourism course gives you a  sound base from which to go into tourism studies at a tertiary tourism training provider. Credits gained at ASHS  can contribute to a tertiary tourism courses, as well as other areas of tourism study such as hospitality, flight  attending or management courses. 

What sorts of things will I do? You will gain the knowledge and skills required by the travel & tourism industry as the basis for further training in  the industry. On completion of this course students should be able to demonstrate communication skills: written  and verbal, mathematics, and information technology in the context of the tourism & travel industry. This includes  knowledge of tourist characteristics and needs, work roles and industry structure, NZ tourist destinations, world  geography and tourist destinations, impacts of tourism. The course includes an Auckland day trip (Bridge Walk &  Bungy, industry speakers visit your classes, use the internet, maps and travel publications to gather information to  complete set tasks in a series of workbooks. Complete unit standards component assessments as your  understanding and knowledge of the topics unfold. Unit standards are selected from those shown in the table. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits  Assessment  number 

Approximate assessment  date 

2

US24732

Demonstrate knowledge of tourist characteristics and needs 

2

3

Internal

Term 1

2

US24728

Demonstrate knowledge of work roles in tourism 

2

3

Internal

Term 1

2

US24731

Demonstrate knowledge of destination NZ

3

4

Internal

Term 2

2

US23767

Demonstrate knowledge of and use the internet in tourism workplace 

2

2

Internal

Term 2

2

US24729

Demonstrate knowledge of world tourist destinations 

3

4

Internal

Term 3

2

US18237

Perform calculations for a tourism workplace

3

3

Internal

Term 3

2

US24727

Describe & compare impacts of tourism on the physical environment 

2

3

Internal

Term 3

2

US24726

Describe & compare social & cultural impacts of tourism 

2

2

Internal

Term 3


LEVEL 3 TRAVEL AND TOURISM 3TRA   

What is this course about? The focus of this course is to further develop student customer service skills, destination knowledge for New  Zealand, Australia and the Pacific island countries. There is also a focus on developing knowledge around our  hugely popular Maori tourism industry. We also aim to develop in you the ​ten skills​ most valued by employers.  Studying this course prepares you for entry into tertiary tourism institutes and may lead to career options such as  tourism, flight attendant, guiding, hospitality and management. 

What sorts of things will I do? You should be able to explain the history of significant Maori sites and attractions, use a range a Te Reo Maori  greetings and farewells. Customer service is a focus and you should know what customer service for international  visitors demands. Studies of specific tourist destinations will enable you to describe their characteristics, prepare  itineraries for a visit to a destination and promote the destination to a specified audience. For the Pacific Island  countries and Australia you will be required to identify the geographical location and key cities on maps. You will  also be able to provide travel information, identify and describe attractions, activities and events, products and  related services, air travel and travel products which can be pre-purchased in New Zealand before visiting these  destinations. You will be required to complete tasks individually and in groups as well as do presentations to the  class. These activities are aimed at developing your ability to work well as a part of a team and to develop the  transferable skills most valued by employers. Unit standards are selected from those shown in the table below. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits  number 

Assessment Approximate  assessment  date 

3

US24733

Describe and promote a NZ tourist destination 

2

5

Internal

Term 2

3

US17384

List and use a range of Te Reo Maori greetings and farewells in tourism 

7

3

Internal

Term 1

3

US3727

Demonstrate knowledge of Pacific island countries as visitor destinations 

9

5

Internal

Term 3

3

US378

Provide customer service for international visitors 

8

3

Internal

Term 1

3

US17788

Identify and explain the history of, natural 7  attractions & significant sites in Maori tourism 

5

Internal

Term3

3

US24725

Describe & analyse the economic significance of tourism 

2

4

Internal

Term 3

3

US23755

Identify & self-evaluate the demands of a specific role in a tourism workplace 

2

3

Internal

Term3


LEVEL 1 VISUAL ART 1VAR   

What is this course about? In Visual Arts you will have the opportunity to use a wide range of art media like printmaking, painting, sculpture,  digital media and all kinds of drawing media. You can choose a theme from a range of broad options. These  options may examine our humanity, identity, culture and nature. You will be encouraged to reflect your own  identity and interests in the standards offered. Your teachers will work individually with you to develop your ideas.  A range of standards are offered; the main standard being a two board folio submission in which you will be  required to generate, develop and clarify a specific and cohesive theme of visual ideas. We are responsive to your  strengths and will cater this course to best meet your creativity and ideas through an authentic learning  experience.  

What sorts of things will I do? You will be encouraged to develop your creativity through innovation, risk taking and thinking with the aim to  expand your art knowledge and experience. We will look at a wide range of contemporary artists both international  and from New Zealand and look at how they can inform our own practice. You will be equipped with a skills based  programme at the beginning of the year which will give you the foundation to develop your own interests and style  within the umbrella of visual arts. You will learn to open your mind and be influenced by a range of art practices  and develop an understanding of how to use range of paint media and other media. You will realise that drawing  goes beyond a pencil and is simply an extension of ideas through the use of documentation via a camera,  sketches, thumbnails, planning and media explorations. All these skills will be utilised to produce a range of  painted works and/or printed & collaged works 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

1

AS 91016

1

1

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

Demonstrate understanding 3  of the subject matter of art  works 

4

Internal L 

End Term 1

AS 90914

Use drawing methods and skills for recording  information using wet and  dry media. 

3

4

Internal  

End Term 2

AS90916

Produce a body of work informed by established  practice, which develops  ideas, using a range of  media 

3

12

External

End Term 3

N - L1 and UE numeracy L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 

Version number 


LEVEL 1 PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN 1VPD   

What is this course about? In Visual Art Photography and Design you will have the opportunity to explore photographic practice and digital  media in a design context. You will be learning how to use the camera, how to explore analogue and digital design  practices. . You will be encouraged to reflect your own identity and interests in the standards offered. Your  teachers will work individually with you to develop your ideas. A range of internal standards are offered. We are  responsive to your strengths and will cater this course to best meet your creativity and ideas through an authentic  learning experience.  

What sorts of things will I do? You will develop your understanding of photographic methods and media and how photography is located within  contemporary art practice. You will learn to use design conventions, photographic methods and an understanding  of artist models to create a range of works from photographic installation, hand stencilled posters, t-shirt design  and options that may include a photobook, a zine, a moving image piece/ animation/ character design aimed  towards an end of year exhibition.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

91018

Demonstrate knowledge of media and methods used to produce  artworks   

3

4

Internal L1 Lit 

Week 6 Term 1 

1

90915

Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one  field of practice    

2

6

Internal

Late Term 2

1

90917

Produce a finished work that demonstrates skills appropriate to  cultural conventions   

3

4

Internal

Mid Term 3

2

91315

Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills  appropriate to cultural conventions   

3

4

Internal

Week 3   Term 4 

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L1 Lit - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy 


LEVEL 2 DESIGN 2DES   

What is this course about? In Senior Design the emphasis is on developing and challenging the creative thinking process and you are  encouraged to generate a range of responses to visual and conceptual problems. Design offers opportunities  to create and combine symbols, images and typography to visually communicate ideas and messages. The  course encourages you to actively engage in all aspects of graphic design from typography to posters,  corporate identity, book and packaging design through to marketing, illustration and logo development. You  will research designers by investigating their methods and ideas relating to design and apply them to your  own work. You will generate and develop ideas to produce a body of work based on a range of design  solutions.  What sorts of things will I do? 

Two 4 credits standards form the beginning of this course. You will research methods and ideas relating to design, as well as contextual information around a social issue or area of design you base your work on. You  will use drawing as a way of generating and developing ideas. This drawing could be done in a traditional  way with pen and paper, but we will also move into digital or computer based drawing depending on your  own strengths and interests. Design solutions may be based around typography, posters, illustration  (includes character design and animation) and editorial design This work will also become the basis of the  external folio. The 12 credit standard is presented on a two board folio and this work will need to show further  developments and extensions of ideas evolved out of the previous 2 internal standards.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credit s

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

2.2 - 91310 

Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions  appropriate to Design 

2

4

Internal

End of term 1

2

2.3 - 91315 

Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate  to established design 

2

4

Internal;

End of term 2

2.4 - 91320 

Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding  of art making conventions and  ideas within Design 

2

4

External

Week 1, term 4 


LEVEL 3 DESIGN 3DES   

What is this course about? In Level 3 Design we will be looking at the historic evolution of Design as well as contemporary practice. We will  develop our understanding of how meaning is created and communicated through design, and how this meaning  is often politically charged. Design processes we will be using will range from very hands on drawing and collage  based through to completely digital workflows.   Two achievement standards are offered along with the opportunity to submit work for the level 4 scholarship  examination. Students will create a zine on a self selected topic before creating further work that can be assessed  against additional internal standards and will become part of the external folio submission. This work involves  showing knowledge of the characteristics and constraints of established processes and methods in established  design practice.  

What sorts of things will I do? You will keep a visual journal to document your critical creative and technical decision making as well as your  exploratory research.​ ​You will create a zine to extend your understanding of visual communication using analogue  and digital skills, You will go through an iterative design process to complete a minimum of six briefs for the folio  board external. One or two internals may be assessed from within this body of work. You will develop your skills  using the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite and analogue processes.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits Assessment 

3

AS91460 3.5

Produce a finished work that demonstrates purposeful  control of skills appropriate to a  visual arts context 

2

4

Internal  

3

AS91450 3.3

Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by  established design practice 

2

4

Internal  

3

AS91455 3.4

Produce a systematic body of work that integrates  conventions and regenerates  ideas within design practice   

2

14

External

Key for assessment column: N - L1 and UE numeracy  L - L1 literacy  R - UE reading literacy   

Approximate assessment  date 


LEVEL 2 PAINTING 2PAI   

What is this course about? In painting you will really begin to develop your awareness of contemporary and past art practice so that you can  begin to emerge as an artist. You will take into account artist models that inspire you to be an artist. You will  generate and develop ideas to produce a body of work based on an individually selected theme. Your teacher will  be responsive to your ideas and interests and will help scaffold a programme which caters for authentic, deeper  learning of painting and practical art in general. 

What sorts of things will I do? The first part of the course involves 2 x 4 credit standards (internal). These standards will be closely linked so that  you develop a depth and range of ideas based on a selection of themes given. You will learn to apply knowledge  of artworks to your practical tasks. You will be encouraged to develop skills using a variety of mixed media and  paint. The external standard is worth 12 credits and it involves the production of a closely related and systematic  body of work. This 12 credit standard is presented on a two board folio and this work will need to show further  developments and extensions of ideas evolved out of the previous 2 internal standards. Students may wish to  explore a new theme not related to the previous internal standards, however this option will have to be discussed  in detail with the teacher first. This work must have clear relationships to established practice.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

2

2.2 - 91311

Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions  appropriate to Painting 

2

4

Internal

End of term 1

2

2.3 - 91316

Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions  appropriate to Painting 

2

4

Internal;

End of term 2

2

2.4 - 91321

Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions  appropriate to Painting 

2

4

External

Week 1, term 4 


LEVEL 3 PAINTING 3PAI   

What is this course about? The first part of the course, (term one), is teacher directed and ideas driven. You will be encouraged to generate,  develop and clarify pictorial ideas. You will be required to explore a variety of drawing media and paint media,  alongside a range of visual options and possibilities. You will be required to establish good knowledge and  understanding of a range of established artist models to support and develop your own art practice. Early in the  year you will begin work on an individual painting proposal. The second part of the course is an individually  structured programme where students will generate their own individual painting proposal in preparation for a  three board folio of work. You will work closely with the teacher for guidance with the expectation that you will  continually show and discuss your work openly and maturely. You will be required to explore a chosen theme in  depth which will need extensive thinking, planning and documentation of a range of possible pathways to advance  the theme visually. Endorsement for Level 3 Painting is dependent upon the external submission.  

What sorts of things will I do? The boundaries of painting are fluid and they are fused together with drawing, multi-media work, photography, and  sculpture. You will have the freedom to explore different avenues if you are systematic and well organised in your  planning processes. A journal will be kept that documents your thinking and working process. Through the study of  artist model works and gallery visits you will enhance your understanding of painting. You will need to be a  motivated student who asks questions and extends your ideas through exploration of paint and other art media to  develop pictorial and conceptual concerns. You will be encouraged to participate in group critiques and be an  active member of this course through peer assessment. Self motivation and consistent work habits are the key to  your success. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

3

3.2.   AS91446  (optional) 

Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions  appropriate to Painting. 

2

4

Internal

End Term 1

3

3.3 AS91451 

Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established  Painting practice. 

2

4

Internal

Late Term 2

3

3.4   AS 91456 

Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and  regenerates ideas within Painting  practice. 

2

14

External

Week 3 Term 4  

3

SCHOLARS HIP

External

Week 3 Term 4


LEVEL 2 PHOTOGRAPHY 2PH0   

What is this course about? I​n photography this year you will be developing your skills using your own digital camera to visually explore the  world. You will research artists by investigating their methods and ideas relating to photography and apply them to  your own work. You will generate and develop ideas to produce a body of work based on an individually selected  broad theme​. ​You will learn technical skills including how to use photographic equipment including cameras,  lighting, digital processes and photo manipulation. You will develop your pictorial understanding around  composition, colour, form, abstraction and clarity. We will spend time looking at relevant and contemporary  photographers, both internationally and in New Zealand. We will look at how to develop visual ideas using  photographic procedures, developing processes and your individual methodologies.  

What sorts of things will I do? The first part of the course involves 2 x 4 credit standards (internal). These standards will be closely linked so that  you develop a depth and range of ideas based on a selection of given themes. You will learn to apply knowledge  of photography conventions to your practical tasks. You will be encouraged to develop skills using a variety of  pictorial issues. The external standard is worth 12 credits and it involves the production of a closely related and  systematic body of work. This 12 credit standard is presented on a two board folio and this work will need to show  further developments and extensions of ideas evolved out of the previous 2 internal standards. Students may wish  to explore a new theme not related to the previous internal standards however this option will have to be  discussed in detail with the teacher first. This work must have clear relationships to established photographic  practice and show a generation, development and analysis, clarification and resolution of the ideas.  You will be expected to spend significant time taking photographs outside class time so homework is essential in  this subject choice. There is also a large theoretical component to Level 2 Photography and it requires a solid  foundation from Level One English. 

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Standard  Level  Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits  Assessment  number 

Approximate assessment  date 

2

2.2 - 91312 

Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions  appropriate to Photography 

2

4

Internal

End of term 1

2

2.3 - 91317 

Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions  appropriate to Photography 

2

4

Internal

End of term 2

2

2.4 - 91322 

Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions  appropriate to Photography 

2

12

External

Week 1, term 4


LEVEL 3 PHOTOGRAPHY 3PHO    What is this course about?  In Level 3 Photography we will further develop our understanding of conceptual aspects of Photography and  Photographic Art, with a focus on contemporary image making.  Students will complete the first standard 91447 (3.2) value – 4 credits, during term 1. This achievement  standard involves using drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to Photography.  The second achievement standard 91452 (3.3) value – 4 credits, involves systematically clarifying ideas using  drawing informed by established Photographic practice.  This work is expected to form the foundation for the next standard 91456 (3.4) – the 3 board folio worth 14  credits. This achievement standard involves the production of a systematic body of work that integrates  conventions and regenerates ideas within Photographic practice. It also involves showing knowledge of the  characteristics and constraints of established processes and methods in established Photography practice.   Scholarship involves the submission of 8 x A3 workbook pages which support the 3 board folio with  extensive, in-depth research of ideas, artist models, conceptual and pictorial issues relating to the work on  the folio.   What sorts of things will I do?  You will develop a personal thematic proposition that will underpin you generating, developing, unpicking  and regenerating your ideas over multiple photoshoots. You will be encouraged to understand how to  synthesise your ideas to bring your work to a point of resolution and develop your critical thinking. You need  to take a mature approach to Year 13 photography and think critically to extend your pictorial and conceptual  concerns. This takes courage and in turn, you will learn to take calculated risks with your photographic  practice. You will continue to develop your practical and technical skills, with the digital camera and the  computer programmes.    What standards can I enter?  NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version Credits  Assessment  Approximate  number  assessment  date 

3

3.2.   AS91447   

Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions  appropriate to Photography. 

2

4

Internal

End Term 1

3

3.3 AS91452 

Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established  Photography practice. 

2

4

Internal

late Term 2

3

3.4   AS 91457 

Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates  ideas within Photography practice. 

14

External

Week 2 Term 4 


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ASHS Course Booklet 2020  

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