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TAWA COLLEGE

YEAR 12 and 13

2013 COURSE SELECTION INFORMATION

The Course Information Evening is in the school hall on 11 September at 7pm.

Course details can be viewed when students log in e2learn.school.nz


Welcome to course selection for 2013 The following information is designed to assist you in selecting your course of study for 2013. Remember, in selecting your programme of study it is important to have a balance including subjects which you enjoy, and those which will be necessary for providing a sound foundation for either further study or employment. Consult the information on the course requirements at each level, given in this booklet, before making your final subject choice. Also consult your teachers, Deans and parents for guidance. There is a course selection evening on Tuesday 11 September in the school hall where Teachers in Charge and Heads of Departments will be available to discuss course suitability. This will also include a presentation on NCEA for parents who are new to the qualification. We expect the presentation to last 30 minutes, starting at 6.30pm, followed by an opportunity for parents to meet with teachers from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Year 11 Students take six subjects and one period of Physical Education. All students must take English, Mathematics and Science. The course of study will be determined by achievement levels in Year 10. The HOD in each of these subjects will place students in the programme most suited to their needs. In addition to this three other Level 1 courses must be selected. Year 12 Year 12 students take six subjects. It is compulsory to take one English course. Year 13 Year 13 students take five subjects. If you have a particular career in mind, consult the Careers Adviser to ensure that you are choosing the correct subjects. Course Viability Only courses which attract reasonable numbers will go ahead. While we make every effort to offer as many courses as possible, funding dictates that some may not go ahead if too few students select that subject. Pre-requisites Some courses have set requirements for entry. Some subjects are open to negotiation with the HOD if the compulsory pre-requisites are narrowly missed, or the preferred pre-requisite does not apply. You will need to discuss situations like this with your current teacher if you are not sure whether you will be allowed to study a subject you wish to take. Understanding the Subject Credit Information Internal (1) 5

External (2) 19

1 Credits available from internal unit or achievement standards 2 Credits available from external achievement standards, gained from end of year exams or submission of a portfolio.


NCEA Level 1 To gain the NCEA level 1 certificate, you need 80 credits at Level 1 or higher. You also must have achieved at least 10 credits in literacy and at least 10 credits in numeracy. Any NCEA qualification may be completed over more than one year. NCEA Level 2 To gain NCEA Level 2 you will need 80 credits, 20 of which can be counted from your Level 1 NCEA (i.e. they count twice), and 60 which must be from Level 2 or higher. It is possible to gain a Level 2 certificate without having completed Level 1. NCEA Level 3 To achieve this certificate you require 80 credits, 20 of which can count from Level 2. 60 credits must be from Level 3 or higher. It is possible to gain a Level 3 certificate without achieving either Level 1 or Level 2. Endorsed NCEA Certificate A NCEA certificate can be endorsed with Merit if you gain 50 Merit or Excellence credits at that level or higher. An Excellence endorsement requires 50 Excellence credits at that level or higher. Credits may be gained over more than one academic year. Individual Course Endorsement You can gain a Merit endorsement in an individual course if you gain at least 14 credits at the Merit and Excellence level, including 3 from an externally assessed standard and 3 from an internally assessed standard. To gain an Excellence endorsement you will need 14 credits at the Excellence level, including 3 from an externally assessed standard and 3 from an internally assessed standard. The credits must be gained in the same academic year. University Entrance This is not a qualification, but UE will allow students access to a New Zealand university. For this students need 14 credits from each of two “Approved Subjects”; they also need another 14 credits which may come from any other Level 3 subject (or from a combination of two other subjects at Level 3). Advice should be sought about non approved subjects. In addition to this they need a total of 4 reading and 4 writing credits from Level 2 or above (from either English or Maori), and 14 credits in Mathematics from Level 1 or above. Approved UE Subjects Offered at Tawa College Accounting Biology Business Studies Calculus Chemistry Classical Studies Dance Design (Practical Art) Digital Communication Drama

Economics English French (Second Language) Geography Graphics (DVC) Health Education History History of Art Home Economics Japanese (Second Language) Mathematics

Media Studies Music Studies Painting (Practical Art) Photography (Practical Art) Physical Education Physics Printmaking (Practical Art) Social/Legal Studies Statistics Technology Te Reo Maori

Other Qualifications National Certificates are offered in a number of subjects – please refer to the individual course outlines for details of these. Scholarship This is offered in most Level 3 subjects, and there is a financial reward for outstanding performance. Separate examinations are held in November and December for this award.


Contents Art History

5

Art – visual

Science 

Biology

33, 34

Photography

6

Chemistry

35

Art visual

7

Physics

36

Art design

7, 8

Art Paint

9

Classical Studies

37

Art Print making

9

Geography

38

History

39

Arts – performing

Social Sciences

Dance

10

Legal Studies

40

Drama

11

Psychology

41

Maori Performing Arts

12

Tourism

42

Music

13, 14

Commerce

Technology 

Design – Wood/Metal

43

Accounting

15

Design – Textiles

44

Economics

16

Graphics (DVC)

45

Business

17

Construction Skills

46

English

Digital Technology

English

18, 19

Programming IT

47, 48

Media Studies

20

Design IT

47, 49

21

Media IT

49

ESOL Health and Physical Education

Transition

Food and Nutrition

22

Automotive Studies

50

Health

23

Childcare

50, 51

Physical Education

24, 25

Gateway

51

Life Skills

52

Languages 

French

26

Retailing

53

Japanese

27

SPEC

54

Maori

28

Mathematics 

Mathematics

29,30

Calculus

31

Statistics

31, 32


Arts - History Visual Culture VCAH201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Any student can apply for Art History at Level Two but should have achieved English or History at Level One. There is no practical art component for this course but students who take Visual Art, Design and Photography would benefit from taking Art History to support their art work. Internal 16

External 12

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course 4 internal credits are optional

Students will learn how to examine art works in a variety of contexts, they will learn how to understand visual language and how the social, political and personal influence subject matter and ideas. Topics will include French Art from Neo-Classicism to Post- Impressionism (1750-1910), Art in Aotearoa from the Nineteenth Century to the Present and Contemporary Environmental Sculpture in Wellington. Future Courses This course will lead on to Level 3 Art History. Costs/Days out of school There is a proposed trip to Sydney and/or Melbourne to visit relevant Galleries in accordance with topics included in the curriculum. Itinerary and cost will be available in 2013. Students will visit local Art galleries relevant to the curriculum and have a field trip to examine environmental sculpture in Wellington. This will generate a cost for transport to and from the venue.

Visual Culture VCAH301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Any student can apply for Art History at Level Three but should have achieved English, History or Classics at Level Two. There is no practical art component for this course but students who take Visual Art, Design and Photography would benefit from taking Art History to support their art work. Internal 16

External 12

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course 4 internal credits are optional

This course is relevant to any student wanting to understand Art in the context of place, time and history. Art movements reflect changes in society, belief systems and personal interpretations to political, social and psychological developments in the Western World. This course also studies Art in the digital age and its influence on the global community. Students will learn how to examine art works in a variety of contexts, they will learn how to understand visual language and how the social, political and personal influence subject matter and ideas. Topics will be Modernism which includes Cubism, the Bauhaus, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Pop Art and Beyond Modernism which includes Conceptual Art, Post-Modernism, Installation Art, Intermedia(Video/Gaming Design/Avant Garde Film) and Digital art. Future Courses This course will lead on to a Tertiary course in Art History, Photography, Interactive Design, Fine Art, Design or Media Studies. Costs/Days out of school There is a proposed trip to Sydney and/or Melbourne to visit relevant galleries in accordance with topics included in the curriculum. Itinerary and cost will be available in 2013. Students will visit Art galleries specific to the curriculum. This will generate a cost for transport to and from the venue.


Arts – Visual Art (Photography) PHO201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Any student can apply for Photography at Level Two. A beginner’s knowledge of Photoshop is an advantage but not necessary. Credits Available Internal

External

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12

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course. (4 internal credits are optional)

Course Outline Students will learn how to use a digital camera with manual controls. They will use software programmes Iphoto and Adobe Photoshop. Students study the history of photography and photographic techniques using available light and studio lighting. They will learn how to analyse photographs. Students then apply this knowledge to generate and develop ideas creatively. The course covers documentary, landscape, still-life, portraiture and contemporary photography. Future Courses: This course may lead on to Level 3 Photography (24 credit course). Costs/Days out of school There is a $55 fee for materials plus students will also be expected to purchase $20.00 credit from the front office to cover all individual photo copying and printing for proof sheets and mock ups. Students will pay approximately $40 for photo printing of portfolio images. While the school has 6 digital cameras for loan, it is highly recommended that students have their own digital camera with manual controls. Students will have access to Emac computers, printers, scanners and professional studio lighting. Students may visit art gallery shows relevant to the photography curriculum. Art (Photography) PHO301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Level 2 Photography Achieved for Portfolio. Students are expected to have a sound academic record with adequate study habits. Credits Available Internal 16

External 14

UE 30

Scholarship Yes

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course. 4 Internal credits are optional.

Course Outline The course builds on Level 2 Photography. At Level 3, students will be required to produce a thematic study of a subject to show evidence of their understanding of photography as picture making. Students are encouraged to explore a range of contemporary photographic processes to systematically generate and develop images to show clarification of ideas. Future Courses This course may lead to tertiary study in Photography, Interactive Design, Fine Art, Design or Media Studies. Alternatively, students may pursue a career in advertising, product, fashion or documentary photography or photo-journalism. Students can use their work from Level 3 to contribute to portfolios for entry into a variety of tertiary Fine Arts or Design courses. Costs/Days out of school There is a $60 fee for materials used during the year, plus approximately $50 for photo printing of portfolio images. Students will purchase $20 credit to cover individual photocopying for proof sheets and mock-ups. While the school has 6 digital cameras, it is highly recommended that students have their own digital camera with manual controls. Students will have access to Emac computers, printers, scanners and professional studio lighting. Students may visit art gallery shows relevant to the curriculum. In Term 3 students may visit Pataka Gallery to view top folios from the previous year. For further information contact Ms Szabados 2


Art (Visual) ART201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: Level 1 Visual Art with 16 credits or more. This constitutes AS 90914 and 90916. Credits Available Internal 24

External 0

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline In this course students get to experience three very different areas in the Visual Arts. It offers specialization and in-depth development of Art work in the fields of Illustration Design, Printmaking, and Painting. This will allow students to choose one or more of the specialised subjects available at Level 3. They will produce a Childrens book illustration, a series of single and composite prints and a large painting on canvas. Merit and Excellence credits gained in this course count towards NCEA Endorsement. Future Courses This course is essential for those considering Level 3 Design and/or Painting/Printmaking, and for those contemplating Fine Arts or Design at a tertiary level. (Students preparing portfolios for application to Tertiary courses use much of their work from Level 2 Visual Art). Please discuss the three options with the HOD Art. Costs/Days out of school $80. This fee covers a portion of the materials used in class. Students will also be expected to purchase $10.00 credit from the school office to cover all individual copying and printing. No days out of school are planned at this stage although should a relevant exhibition occur a trip may take place. Art (Design) ARD201 Pre-requisite courses or standards No pre-requisites. However, students taking this course should have an interest in creative work and be prepared to do some written research, as well as visual communication design projects. Students must have access to a digital camera for image research. Credits Available Internal 12

External 12

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course is an introduction to art design using computers. It is ideal for those who have taken Visual Art at Level 1, but wish to do a creative subject at Level 2. Those who struggle with practical Arts such as painting and printmaking may choose this course. Students will use Apple computers and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to study visual communication and create their own work. They will research the work of contemporary designers and apply their knowledge of design concepts to produce a logo, album cover design and a poster to a musical event or exhibition. A two panel folio is required for the external achievement standard. Future Courses Level 3 Art Design. Costs/Days out of school There is a $40 fee to cover a portion of the materials used in class. Students will also be expected to purchase $20 credit for all individual printing and copying. There is also a 2 day Natcoll course which introduces Photoshop and Illustrator on Apple computers. This costs an additional $100. This course takes place at Tawa College, but takes students out of other classes for 2 days. For more information contact Mr. Connor.

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Art Design ARD301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: Level 2 Design ‘Achieved’ for the external Folio standard. Credits Available Internal 12

External 14

UE 26

Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline In this course, students get to be both client and designer. They choose an area of interest and skill, ranging from children’s book illustration through to a fully computer generated corporate image or promotional work for a major event, music CD release, etc. They then create a brief and work through the design process of research, development, resolution and a final presentation on 3 A1 panels. They look at the work of contemporary designers to help them create successful solutions. Future Courses This course provides the necessary background for those considering a tertiary course in Fine Art/Design, possibly leading to a design orientated career such as fashion design, advertising, computer graphics and animation, interior design, industrial design, textile design or to pursue the many creative opportunities offered by the film and television industry. It also provides an excellent base for creative computer based visual communication Design. Students can use their work from Level 3 to contribute to portfolios for entry into a variety of tertiary Design courses. Costs/Days out of school $60.00. This covers a portion of materials used in class. Students will also be expected to purchase $30.00 credit from the front office to cover all individual copying and printing. In Term 3 students may visit Pataka Gallery to view top folios from the previous year.

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Art Painting APT 301 Pre-requisite courses or standards: Preferable: 8 credits in Level 2 Painting. Students who achieved Merit or higher in the Level 1 Visual Art external standard may also be considered. Credits Available Internal 16

External 0

UE 16

Scholarship No

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Certificate Endorsement.

This course will be taught in conjunction with Art Printmaking. It will provide an additional UE subject provided students also select Art Printmaking. The format allows students to create highly individual large-scale works using contemporary, mixed media painting techniques. Students will begin by choosing a subject and style they are interested in and this will become the basis for their year’s work. They will create work showing at least one established form of painting. Their chosen subject will be explored through research and drawing notes, developed sequences of drawing, and small and large works which develop, clarify and resolve their ideas. They will have a group exhibition at the end of the year. While this course consists of 4 achievement standards, it has been designed as a cumulative course, with each standard building on the one prior. Students will be expected to complete ALL work. Future Courses This course provides the necessary background for students considering a tertiary education course in Fine Art/Design, possibly leading to a design orientated career such as fashion design, advertising, computer graphics and animation, interior design, industrial design, textile design or to pursue the many creative opportunities offered by the film and television industry. Students can use their work from Level 3 to contribute to portfolios for entry into a variety of tertiary Fine Arts or Design courses. Costs/Days out of school: Total cost for materials $65.00 + $5.00 Photocopying Credit for individual copying and printing (to be purchased from Administration at the beginning of the year). Students will receive all materials in class. There is a trip to Te Papa to view original works of art and to hear a talk on various themes in NZ and international art. The cost for the Te Papa trip is approximately $10.00 Art Printmaking APM301 Pre-requisite courses or standards: Preferable: 8 credits from Level 2 Printmaking. Students who achieved Merit or higher in the Level 1 Visual Art external standard may also be considered. Credits Available Internal 4

External 14

UE 18

Scholarship Yes

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Certificate Endorsement.

This course will be taught in conjunction with Art Painting. It will provide an additional UE subject provided students also select Art Painting. The primary focus will be a folio consisting of 3 A1 panels of work for the external standard. Students will begin by choosing a subject and style they are interested in and this will become the basis for their folio. They will begin by selecting relevant Printmaking models from established practice to kickstart the translation of ideas from drawings and paintings into at least two forms of printmaking. Their chosen subject will be explored through developed sequences of drawing, and small and large works which develop, clarify and resolve their ideas in print. Future Courses This course provides the necessary background for students considering a tertiary education course in Fine Art/Design, possibly leading to a design orientated career such as fashion design, advertising, computer graphics and animation, interior design, industrial design, textile design or to pursue the many creative opportunities offered by the film and television industry. Students can use their work from Level 3 to contribute to portfolios for entry into a variety of tertiary Fine Arts or Design courses. Costs/Days out of school: Total cost for materials $65.00 + $5.00 Photocopying Credit for individual copying and printing (to be purchased from Administration at the beginning of the year). Students will receive all materials in class. There is a trip to Te Papa to view original works of art and to hear a talk on various themes in NZ and international art. The cost for the Te Papa trip is approximately $10.00. 5


Arts – Performing Dance DAN201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Dance 101 or adequate dance experience Credits Available Internal

External Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

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8

Course Outline This course covers dance choreography, performance and analysis with a focus on group choreography and performance. Students explore solo and group choreographic techniques, perform in a theatre dance and learn an ethnic dance style. External standards require students to critically analyse a dance work and study the history and influences on a specific dance genre. Dance is a University approved subject. Skills gained in dance such as creative processes, analysis, innovation, communicating ideas, and collaborating effectively with others can be applied to a wide variety of occupations. Future Courses Level 3 Dance, Scholarship Dance, Tertiary Dance study. Costs/Days out of school  

Students are required to wear a Dance uniform in plain black. Suitable attire includes black track pants, shorts or leggings, plain black top and optional black dance shoes or bare feet. $30 - for trips to live dance performances and participation in workshops run by guest artists.

For further information contact Ms Costello

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Drama DRA201 Pre-requisite courses or standards HOD discretion Credits Available: Internal 18

External 8

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course takes motivated and successful applicants. The work covered in Year 11 Drama is extended and further develops the students’ level of truth in performance, their process skills and knowledge of a wider range of theatre genres. Future Courses Year 13 Drama 301 Costs/Days out of school Students will be required to attend professional performances; discounted ticket prices will be negotiated. The department will offer a range of viewing experiences throughout the year to allow students to develop their critical thinking skills for their final exams. The course may be supported by professional tutors where applicable and some costs may be associated. For further information contact Mr Brown.

Drama DRA301 Pre-requisite courses or standards HOD discretion Credits Available: Internal 18

External 8

Scholarship Yes

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course takes successful applicants and develops their performance ability to a very high standard encouraging them to become adept at a range of skills. Courses can be tailored more specifically to individual student need throughout the year as required. Drama is an approved University Entrance subject. Future Courses Scholarship Drama Costs/Days out of school Students will be required to attend professional performances; discounted ticket prices will be available. The department will offer a range of viewing experiences throughout the year and students are required to view and analyse at least three of these outside performances. The course may be supported by professional tutors where applicable and some costs may be associated. For further information contact Mr Brown.

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Māori Performing Arts MPA201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Te Reo Māori Level 1 or Māori performing arts experience. Open to year 11 – 13 students. Credits Available Internal 28

External 0

Course Outline Unit Standards will count towards NCEA as well as Te Waharoa Level 2 Certificate. Students are required to demonstrate practical skills as well as maintain ordered notes as evidence of knowledge. Written research assignments must also be completed. Students will be able to demonstrate and describe the performing arts that are uniquely Māori and developments in this field. Students will also have an extensive knowledge of the literature. The programme covers  Te Whare Tapere  The traditional origin of Te Mahi-a-Rehia Māori performing arts  The performance of Kapa Haka and a working knowledge of Te Reo Māori  Composition, symbolism and imagery  Choreography and production  Traditional dress  Creation of new Māori dance  Links between traditional and modern dance forms Future Courses National Certificate in Māori Performing Arts (Performance) Level 4, National Certificate in Māori Performing Art (Tutoring) Level 6 Costs/Days out of school $10 for materials making sets of poi. Trips to Kapa Haka competitions or performing arts courses may be available. For more information contact Jojo Rangihaeata

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Music MUS201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory :A minimum of 14 Music 101 credits Preferable: Performance and theory ability to at least a Grade 4 level Credits Available Internal 20

External 14

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This achievement standards course covers the aspects of performance as a soloist and as part of a group, composition, aural transcription, score analysis and musical knowledge. This course is suited to students who not only wish to perform and compose, but also study the rudiments of theory, and music in its historical context. Future Courses This course leads on to Music 301 or Music 302. Costs/Days out of school Students will need to fund their own performance instrument lessons. Most instruments are taught in the school itinerant music scheme at a cost of $135 for the year but by Year 12 private lessons are recommended. There is an $11 resource fee. There are no days out of school but itinerant music lessons will be scheduled on a rotating timetable basis for those opting for these.

Music MUS202 Pre-requisite courses or standards Preferable: A minimum of three years tuition Credits Available Internal 28

External 0

Course Outline This Practical Music/Music Technology course offers students the opportunity to select a course which can be suited to their strengths. This course focuses on Performance, Composition, Live Sound, Recording and Digital Music Systems. Students wishing to take this course will need to meet with the HOD of Music to devise a suitable programme of study. Future Courses This course leads on to Music 302. Costs/Days out of school Students will need to fund their own performance instrument lessons. Most instruments are taught in the school itinerant music scheme at a cost of $135 for the year but by Year 12 private lessons are recommended. There is a $31 resource fee. There are no days out of school required but itinerant music lessons will be scheduled on a rotating timetable basis for those opting for these. For further information contact Mr Cameron 9


Music MUS301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: A minimum of 14 Music Level 2 credits Preferable: Performance and theory ability to at least Grade 5 Credits Available – NB these fall into two different NZQA domains Internal 38

External 12

UE 50

Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This Achievement Standards course offers a range of standards from both the Music Studies and Practical Music domains. There are 50 credits available and students will be advised on constructing a balanced 24 credit course. Future Courses This course leads on to tertiary studies in performance, composition and musicology. Costs/Days out of school Students will need to fund their own performance instrument lessons. Most instruments are taught in the school itinerant music scheme at a cost of $135 for the year but by Year 13 private lessons are recommended. There is an $11 resource fee. There are no days out of school but itinerant music lessons will be scheduled on a rotating timetable basis for those opting for these. For further information contact Mr Cameron Music MUS302 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: A minimum of three years tuition on an instrument, including voice. Credits Available – NB these fall into three different NZQA domains Internal 48

External 0

UE Yes

Course Outline This Practical Music/Music Technology course offers students the opportunity to select a course which can be suited to their strengths and needs. This course focuses on Performance, Composition, Live Sound and Recording. Students wishing to take this course will need to meet with the HOD of Music to devise a suitable programme of study. Future Courses This course leads on to the study of practical music and music production at a tertiary level. Costs/Days out of school Students will need to fund their own performance instrument lessons. Most instruments are taught in the school itinerant music scheme at a cost of $135 for the year but by Year 13 private lessons are recommended. There is a $31 resource fee. There are no days out of school but itinerant music lessons will be scheduled on a rotating timetable basis for those opting for these. For further information contact Mr Cameron 10


Commerce Accounting ACC201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Preferable: Accounting Level 1. Students who have not studied Accounting at Level 1 will need permission from the HOD Commerce to take this course. Credits Available Internal 10

External 13

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline The course builds on the knowledge and skills learned at Level 1 with more emphasis on practical business applications of systems. Students will visit businesses to see how the accounting theory studied in class is applied in the “real world”. There will also be a MYOB simulation to experience computer-based accounting Future Courses It is strongly recommended that students wishing to study Accounting at Level 3 take this course. This course can also serve as a complement to Business 201. It is also recommended for students intending to study courses with a business component after leaving school. Costs/Days out of school Two work books costing approximately $20 in total. Two hours for a MacDonald’s Field Trip. For more information contact Ms Watson

Accounting ACC301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Preferable: Accounting Level 2. Students who have not studied Accounting at Level 1 will need permission from the HOD Commerce to take this course. Credits Available Internal External 5 19

UE 24

Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline The course builds on the knowledge and skills learned at Levels 1 and 2. Students study: the reasons behind the development of accounting ideas, theory and practices; how businesses make decisions; the importance of financial and non-financial information; the processing and reporting for partnerships and companies and the financial reports of companies. They also consider investment opportunities. Future Courses Level 3 Accounting is strongly recommended for students intending to study courses with a commerce or business component after leaving school. Costs/Days out of school 4 workbooks and flashcards approximately $35. No days out of school. For further information contact Ms Watson 11


Economics ECO201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Preferable : 12 credits in Level 1 Economics. Students who have not studied Economics at Level 1 will need permission from the HOD Commerce to take this course. Credits Available Internal External Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course. 10 12 Course Outline By studying economics, students will consider how New Zealanders are affected by the economic decisionmaking of individuals, communities, businesses, and government agencies in New Zealand and overseas. Students will be challenged to find solutions to current macro-economic issues, such as unemployment, poverty, low economic growth, inflation, overuse of natural resources and promoting trade. Students will use analytical tools to present justified recommendations about resource issues. For example, a student could use efficiency and/or equity arguments to justify a policy like a carbon tax as a means of reducing global warming. They will be able to:  develop spreadsheets and interpret business and economic statistics  use economic models (both macro and micro) to enable critical thinking about the real world and so be able to explain the real world or make predictions about it. By studying economics, students will learn to value all cultures and the contributions they make to economies. For example, a student might study the impact of immigration on the economy and what skills different immigrants bring to New Zealand. Such critical thinking skills are highly valued in global job markets. Future Courses Level 2 Economics is recommended for students intending to study Economics at a higher level. This course complements Business 201. Costs/Days out of school $25 for a Workbook. A one day to visit economic organisations in Wellington city.

Economics ECO301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Preferable: Level 2 Economics. Students who have not studied Economics at Level 2 will need permission from the HOD Commerce to take this course. Credits Available Internal External 6 18

UE 24

Scholarship Yes

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline Level 3 Economics develops an in-depth appreciation of the workings of the New Zealand economy. The course develops the student’s prior understanding of the market and examines the role of the New Zealand Government in resource allocation. The Monetary Policy Challenge, where students experience the realistic simulation of deciding an appropriate monetary policy setting, will also be available. A University of Canterbury Level 1 university paper will be available for appropriate students. Level 3 Economics also complements the Business 301 Course. Future Courses Level 3 Economics is strongly recommended for students intending to study courses with a Commerce or Business component after leaving school. Costs/Days out of school $20 for a Workbook

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Business BUS 201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Level One NCEA. Students will need the permission of the HOD Commerce to study this course. Credits Available Internal 12

External 9

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course

Course Outline Evidence of an enterprising spirit abounds in New Zealand’s history and is an aspect of our multicultural national identity. Enterprise and business entrepreneurship are essential to New Zealand’s economic future. Studying business creates opportunities for students to:      

understand the integral role of business in society and the economy gain knowledge and understanding of good business practice and of business as a productive activity. further develop and foster qualities such as initiative, resilience, and resourcefulness, and skills such as problem solving, co-operation, decision making, negotiation, and communication gain knowledge and understanding of good business practice and of business as a productive activity acquire greater financial capability. set up and run a real business, building on the skills developed in the theory part of the course.

Future Courses This course is designed for those wanting to develop skills and attributes essential for real world business success. Business 201 leads on to Business 301 in Year 13. Costs/Days out of school Workbook $25 Business BUS 301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Level Two NCEA. Students will need the permission of the HOD Commerce to study this course. Credits Available Internal 9

External 12

UE Yes

Scholarship Yes

Course Outline In a rapidly changing world it is important that citizens are able to make informed and rational decisions about business matters. Business contributes to the development of an enterprising culture in New Zealand and supports our efforts to improve economic and community well-being. Studying business creates opportunities for students to:      

understand the integral role of business in society and the economy explore enterprise culture further develop and foster qualities such as initiative, resilience, and resourcefulness, and skills such as problem solving, co-operation, decision making, negotiation, and communication gain knowledge and understanding of good business practice and of business as a productive activity acquire greater financial capability. participate in the Young Enterprise Certificate run nationally throughout secondary schools in NZ and resourced by the Young Enterprise Trust. This includes a national examination held under the auspices of the Cambridge International examination system.

Future Courses This course is designed for those wanting to develop skills and attributes essential for real world business success. Costs/Days out of school YES registration per company - $50 (shared between shareholders). One day in February for director’s training. For more information contact Ms Watson

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English English ENG201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 or more English achievement standard credits including AS90854, or HOD’s discretion. Credits Available Internal 13

External 12

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline In this course students will be involved in the study of a range of literature genres and will engage and develop their ability to analyse and respond critically. They will also develop their writing, close reading and presentation skills. Future Courses This course leads to English 301, or 302 Costs/Days out of school Nil. Students may be asked to pay for Shakespeare texts (approx. $20)

English ENG202 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: Level One English with 8 – 10 credits, including AS90854 and at least 6 credits from an external achievement standard, or HOD’s discretion. Credits Available Internal 20

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course will involve students in a study of literature texts and will engage and develop their writing, reading, research and presentation skills. Future Courses English 302 Costs/Days out of school Nil

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English ENG301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: English 201 or HOD’s discretion. Credits Available Internal 18

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline In this course students will be involved in the study of a range of literature genres which will engage and develop their ability to analyse and respond critically. They will also develop their writing, close reading and presentation skills. Costs/Days out of school Students will be offered the opportunity to purchase Shakespeare texts (approx $20) No trips.

English ENG302 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: English 201 or English 202, with 10 Level 2 Literacy credits Credits Available Internal 14

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence No Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course is designed to develop students’ writing, close reading and oral presentation skills through a thematic study of film texts and an investigation into a language or literature topic. Costs/Days out of school No trips.

For further information contact Mr Mitchell

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Media Studies MED201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: at least 12 credits from English 101. This should include creative and formal writing. Students will need to be able to respond in various formats to a variety of media texts. This is a university approved course. Credits Available Internal 20

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline We live in media saturated times. The aim of this course is to enable you to understand, question and contribute to the constant flow of media messages around you. We will study the codes and conventions of film, newspapers, television and the Internet. We will look at media genres and representation in texts as well as journalism. You will use this knowledge to script, shoot and edit a film trailer or music video. Future courses Media Studies 301 Costs/Days out of school No compulsory costs For further information contact Mr Ramsay Media Studies MED301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: at least 15 credits from Media Studies 201. Students with a strong interest in film/documentary making/print media/music industry and a suitable number of credits from English 201 results may be considered. This is a university approved course. Credits Available Internal 16

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline The course aims to build on the skills developed in Level 2 Media Studies. Students will learn to critically analyse media texts through studies of media issues and investigations into elements of media language. The practical focus will be to produce a short film documentary. The external examination will focus on the New Zealand Music Industry. Future courses A variety of tertiary course in areas such as: journalism, communications, marketing, print production, film and broadcasting. Costs/Days out of school There are no compulsory costs. It is beneficial for students to access to their own digital camera. There may be a couple of trips to investigate media industries in Wellington. It is anticipated we will take part in the “Censor for the Day� event run by the Classifications Authority. For further information contact Mr Ramsay 16


ESOL ESOL ESL201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Entry to this course is at the discretion of the Head of Learner Support and the Teacher in Charge of ESOL, based on diagnostic testing. Credits Available Internal 16

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Course Outline This course offers a programme which provides ESOL students with an opportunity to improve their skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students also focus on extending their English vocabulary. Students are supported in developing their writing, with a focus on different text types, such as information texts and recounts. The ESL202 course is primarily for Year 11 ESOL students, but Year 12 and 13 ESOL students may join if appropriate. There is a diagnostic test at the start, middle and end of the year. Future courses This course may lead on to ESL301. Costs/Days out of school No costs No trips For further information contact Mrs Harvey ESOL ESL301 Pre-requisite courses or standards ESOL 202, or at the discretion of the Head of Learner Support and Teacher in Charge of ESOL, based on diagnostic testing. Credits Available Internal 22

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Course Outline This course offers a programme which provides Year 12 and 13 ESOL students with an opportunity to improve their skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Year 11 ESOL students may also be accepted for this course if they are at an appropriate level. There is an emphasis on teaching reading strategies that can be applied to mainstream classes, as well as methods for vocabulary development. Students are also supported in developing their writing, with a focus on different text types, such as information texts, recounts and persuasive texts. There is a diagnostic test at the start, middle and end of the year. Future courses Depending on student need Costs/Days out of school No costs No trips For further information contact Mrs Harvey 17


Health and Physical Education Food and Nutrition FNT201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits from Level 1 Food and Nutrition Credits Available Internal 15

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence in this course

Students will:  Use their critical thinking to complete three written assignments, some with meal planning components.  Have opportunities to examine the influence of food and nutrition in relation to well-being.  Examine the influences of the family on food choices, food preparation, and environmental sustainability.  They will develop strategies for addressing nutrition-related health issues. Future courses Food and Nutrition 302 Costs/Days out of school $100. All resources are provided for practical sessions each week, however, students must bring their own requirements for any internal assessments during the year. One half day field trip. For further information contact Mrs Rickaby Food and Nutrition FNT301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits from Level 2 Food and Nutrition Credits Available Internal 10

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence in this course.

This course is 50% theory and 50% practical. It is essential for students to have a background in this subject from at least Level 1 NCEA Food and Nutrition. Practical experiences, demonstrations and assessments are used to further develop an understanding in the following:  Food preparation techniques and processes  Food, nutrition and lifestyle  Health enhancing nutritional changes  Influences of media messages on food choices Future courses Polytechnic courses Costs/Days out of school $100. All resources are provided for both practical sessions each week, however, students must bring their own requirements for any internal assessments during the year. One half day field trip, cost $25 For further information contact Mrs Rickaby 18


Health HEA201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Preferable: 16 Level 1 Health credits English 101 credits Credits Available Internal 15

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence in this course.

Course Outline This course will continue from the Level 1 course. It will cover adolescent health issues, mental health, personal safety, and topics related to class needs and interests. There will be an emphasis on health action and skills necessary for everyday life. It is aimed at any student with an interest in developing personal and academic skills, or for careers like nursing, teaching, nannying, social work, counselling, the army, sport and others with a people focus. The curriculum demands critical thinking, analysis, written and oral competency and the ability to relate to others. It allows for personal development and students will demonstrate the ability to work as a team. All of these skills are useful in everyday life. Future courses Health 301 Costs/Days out of school Approx $25 for the student workbook

Health HEA301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: Students should have passed NCEA Level 2, or almost have the 60 Level 2 credits needed. Preferable: Health 201 or 201 English credits Credits Available Internal 14

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Course Outline There will be an emphasis on health action, health promotion and skills necessary for everyday life. There is a choice of content and topics can be related to the students’ interests and strengths. Topics range from global, New Zealand, school to individual. It is aimed at any student with an interest in developing personal skills or for careers like nursing, teaching, nannying, social work, counselling, the army, sport and others with a people focus. The curriculum demands a degree of thinking, analysis, written and oral competency and the ability to relate to others. It allows for personal development and students will develop the ability to work as a team. All of these skills are useful in everyday life. Future courses Vocations and further studying which involve the health/ well-being sector or working with people. Costs/Days out of school Under $10 for speakers or trips For further information contact Mrs Avery

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Physical Education PED201 Pre-requisite courses or standards: students who have completed a satisfactory year’s work in PED 101 can do this course with the approval of the HOD required in marginal cases. Students who have not taken PED101can take PED201 at the HOD’s discretion. Credits Available Internal 32

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline The course is 40% practical, 60% written and verbal assessment. Topics covered include Training Programmes, Outdoor Risk Analysis through Cycle Touring, Biomechanics of Sports Performance, Sociological Issues in Sport and Recreation, the Relationship between Health and Physical Activity, Performance against National Standards in Basic Rock Climbing, and Teaching Kiwi Sport to Intermediate School students while applying Psychological and Motor Skill Learning theory. Future Courses Completion of this course will enable students to study Physical Education 301 and/or 302, depending on results. Costs/Days out of school Students will need to be prepared to pay approximately $300 for the Nelson- Marlborough cycle expedition, as well as $25 for the Rock Climbing component. The cycle expedition will take 5 days. Depending on itineraries students will miss 2 or a maximum of 3 days off school, as weekends will be used where possible. Assessment of 90436 will entail one day off school at Ferg’s Rock and Kayak climbing walls.

Physical Education PED202 Pre-requisite courses or standards: students who have studied PED 101 will be placed in this course if they have failed to pass AS 90963 and/or completed an unsatisfactory year’s work in other areas of that course. Students who did not take PED 101, or those who successfully completed all aspects of PED 101, but desire to do this more practical based course, will be placed in this subject at the discretion of the HOD. Credits Available Internal 29

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This is a more practical based alternative to PED201. It retains the unit standards and some achievement standards from the practical based components of Physical Education 201, as well as unit standards from the UCOL Palmerston North Sport and Fitness Level 2 courses. It is designed to cater for students who may struggle with the full academic component of the 201 course. Future Courses Students successfully completing this course will be able to study PED 302. Costs/Days out of school STAR funding will cover most aspects of this course but students will need to be prepared to pay approximately $150 for an expedition in Nelson- Marlborough.

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Physical Education PED301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Students who have completed a satisfactory year’s work in PED 201 can do this course with the approval of the HOD required in marginal cases. Students who have not previously taken PED can do so at the HOD’s discretion. Credits Available Internal 24

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline The course has a major written component based on practical experiences. Topics covered include the Issue of Inactivity and Obesity, the Planning and Evaluation of a Personal Training Programme, a straight practically assessed Sea Kayaking Module, Taking Action to Improve the Fitness of a group of Junior students, and a Biomechanical based programme to improve a Physical Skill. Future Courses Any tertiary study in the physical education, sport or recreation field. Costs/Days out of school $400 for the Sea Kayaking Module. Level 3 Physical Education course workbook approximately $30. A maximum of 4 days for the Sea Kayaking Module in the Marlborough Sounds which will include some weekend time. For further information contact Mr Redpath Physical Education PED302 Pre-requisite courses or standards Students who have successfully completed PHD 202 will be entitled to enrol in this course. Other students are at the HOD’s discretion. Students are able to study both PED 301 and PED 302 in agreement with the HOD. Credits Available Internal 41

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course offers 37 level 3 unit standard credits provided by UCOL Palmerston North Sport and Fitness Department. It also contains an optional outdoor expedition Achievement Standard worth 4 credits. It should be noted that the aim of this course is to provide an alternative programme for those students who may struggle with the full academic component of the PED301 course. It should also be noted that with the exception of 90742 (4 credits) none of this course will qualify students for university entrance. Future Courses Any sport, recreation or physical education tertiary courses. Costs/Days out of school $400 if students choose to take part in the Sea Kayak Module Achievement Standard. The optional outdoor expedition will take 4 days but include some weekend time. For further information contact Mr Redpath

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Languages French FRE201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits at Level 1 in French Credits Available Internal 14

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline The programme is a continuation of the standards from Level One with an emphasis on interacting in French in a natural way. The themes studied are relevant to young people with a cultural bias. They include fairytales and literature, French cinema, French-speaking countries and issues that affect young people. The French course promotes language as a way of broadening horizons and developing insight into another culture. Future courses French 301 follows this course Costs/Days out of school Subscription to Language Perfect website $15 A proposed trip to France will be planned for 2014. For further information contact Miss Kelly French FRE301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits at Level 2 in French Credits Available Internal 14

External 10

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline Year 13 French builds on the skills of previous years and encourages fluency in French. The programme will give students experience in a variety of activities which demands the integration of all four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing. It covers a range of interesting themes like immigration, the environment, film, the study of a literary work, and the study of a region. Learning French promotes the appreciation of cultural diversity and international understanding. Future courses This course leads to study at any New Zealand university, and jobs in an international environment. Costs/Days out of school Subscription to Language Perfect website $15 A proposed trip to France will be planned for 2014. For further information contact Miss Kelly

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Japanese JAP201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits at Level 1 in Japanese Credits Available Internal 14

External 10

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline The course will consolidate and extend knowledge of Japanese language and culture. Theme material includes: family life, eating and drinking, education and leisure activities. The programme will give students experience in a variety of activities which will call for the integration of all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will further develop these skills with a continued emphasis on the realistic use of the language, and assessment will be based on these four skills Future courses Japanese 301 follows this course Costs/Days out of school Course notes, write on exercises and vocabulary lists will be contained in booklets which will be sold by the Japanese department. Subscription to Language Perfect website. Total cost $25 A trip to Japan will be undertaken for interested students during the April school holidays. This will include the first five days of Term 2. For further information contact Mr Conroy

Japanese JAP301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits at Level 2 in Japanese Credits Available Internal 14

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline The course will consolidate and extend understanding of Japanese language and culture. Theme material includes: land and people, travel and tourism, Japan at work, communication and the media. The programme will give students experience in a variety of activities which call for the integration of all four language skills listening, speaking, reading and writing, including appropriate Kanji. Future courses This course leads to study at university level at any New Zealand university. Costs/Days out of school Course notes, write on exercises and vocabulary lists will be contained in booklets which will be sold by the Japanese department. Subscription to Language Perfect website. Total cost $25 A trip to Japan will be undertaken for interested students during the April school holidays. This will include the first five days of Term 2. For further information contact Mr Conroy

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Maori MAO201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits at Level 1 in Te Reo Maori Credits Available Internal 16

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course curriculum document is taught at Level 7 of the Te Reo Maori New Zealand Curriculum. Introduction of the new standards are implemented in this level of Te Reo Maori. This year students further develop the language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Creative writing is also a part of internal assessment. Students are also assessed on practical application and growth in the language and culture. History, traditions and customs are explored within the context of each unit covered. Future courses Maori 301 follows this course Costs/Days out of school To be advised during the year. Trips out of school may include Nga Manu Korero and Kapa Haka Competitions. Maori MAO301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory 12 credits at Level 2 in Maori Credits Available Internal 14

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline Students further develop the language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Maori language at this level requires a great deal of commitment and effort. Creative writing is also a part of internal assessment. Future courses Polytechnic, University, Raukawa, TeWhareWananga o Aotearoa, College of Education, Government agencies. Costs/Days out of school To be advised during the year. Trips out of school may include Nga Manu Korero, Kapa Haka Competitions. For further information contact Miss Rangihaeata (WhaeaJojo) 24


Mathematics Mathematics MAT211/201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 2 of 1.6, 1.10, 1.12 with a minimum of 3 Merits Students who do not meet these criteria may be placed in this subject by HOD discretion. Credits Available Internal 12

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course aims to consolidate and extend students’ mathematical skills, as well as further develop logical thinking and problem solving techniques. It has a strong algebra base as it focuses on building the skills necessary for all Level 3 Mathematics Courses. This course is designed around the Level 2 Achievement Standards and Level 7 of the New Zealand Mathematics Curriculum. Future courses This course leads to all Level 3 Mathematics Courses. Costs/Days out of school Homework books as advised at the start of 2013, and a graphics calculator (presently $95) No days out of school. For further information contact Mrs MacEwan Mathematics MAT202 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 1.1 and 1.3 or 1.4 and 1.10 or 1.12, a minimum of 15 credits from Achievement Standards Students who do not meet these criteria may be placed in this subject by HOD discretion. Credits Available Internal 19

External 4

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course is for students who have had success in some achievement standards at Level 1, but whose algebra skills are below the level necessary to cope with the 201 course. This course is designed around the Level 2 Achievement Standards and Level 7 of the New Zealand Mathematics Curriculum. Future courses This course may lead to Level 3 Statistics. Costs/Days out of school Homework books as advised at the start of 2013, and a graphics calculator (presently $95) No days out of school.

For further information contact Mrs MacEwan

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Mathematics MAT203 Pre-requisite courses or standards Mat101 or Mat102, students from 103 will be admitted at the HOD’s discretion. Credits Available Internal 7 Level 1 13 Level 2

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Students may be able to gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course is for students who wish to continue with Mathematics in Year 12, but for whom a full Level 2 course is not an option. It includes Level 1 and Level 2 credits. The course aims to cover useful and interesting mathematics. Future courses Students who would like to continue studying mathematics may be permitted to take MAT201 or MAT202. Costs/Days out of school Homework books as advised at the start of 2013, and a scientific or graphics calculator is compulsory. No days out of school. For further information contact Mrs MacEwan Mathematics MAT301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 2.6, 2.7, 2.12 and 3 of 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.11, 2.14 Students who do not meet these criteria may be placed in this subject by HOD discretion. Credits Available Internal External UE 10 14 24

Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course. Yes

Students doing MAT301 cannot take another Level 3 course. Course Outline This course aims to consolidate and extend students’ mathematical skills, as well as further develop logical thinking and problem solving techniques. This is a mixed course which involves both Calculus and Statistics. This course is designed around the Level 3 Achievement Standards and Level 8 of the New Zealand Mathematics Curriculum. Future courses Students intending to take Business, Social Sciences, Science or Mathematics at universityshould consider this course. Costs/Days out of school Homework books as advised at the start of 2013, and a graphics calculator (presently $95). No days out of school. For further information contact Mrs MacEwan 26


Mathematics MAC301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: Merit in 2.1, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7 and 3 of passes in 2.2, 2.11, 2.12, 2.14 Students who do not meet these criteria may be placed in this subject by HOD discretion. Credits Available Internal External 9 17

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Scholarship Yes

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Students may do MAC 301 and MAS301 This course aims to consolidate and extend students’ mathematical skills, as well as further develop logical thinking and problem solving techniques. This course has a strong Algebra base and students will need to be competent in manipulation skills to do this course. This course is designed around the Level 3 Achievement Standards and Level 8 of the New Zealand Mathematics Curriculum. Future courses Students intending to take Architecture, Engineering or Mathematics at university should take this course. Costs/Days out of school Homework books as advised at the start of 2013, and a graphics calculator (presently $95) No days out of school. For further information contact Mrs MacEwan

Mathematics MAS301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: Merit in 2.2, 2.12, 2.11 and passes in 3 of 2.1, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7, 2.14 Students who do not meet these criteria may be placed in this subject by HOD discretion. Credits Available Internal External 14 12

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Scholarship Yes

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Students may do MAC 301 and MAS301 This course aims to consolidate and extend students’ mathematical skills, as well as further develop logical thinking and problem solving techniques. It has a strong Statistics base as it focuses on building the skills necessary for interpreting data and its uses. This course is designed around the Level 3 Achievement Standards and Level 8 of the New Zealand Mathematics Curriculum. Future courses Students intending to take Business, Social Sciences or Mathematics at university should consider taking this course. Costs/Days out of school Homework books as advised at the start of 2013, and a graphics calculator (presently $95) For further information contact Mrs MacEwan 27


Mathematics MAS302 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: At least 18 credits from 2.6, 2.7, 2.12, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.11, 2.14 Students who do not meet these criteria may be placed in this subject by HOD discretion. Credits Available Internal 18

External 4

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this Yes course.

Course Outline This course aims to consolidate and extend students’ mathematical skills, as well as further develop logical thinking and problem solving techniques. It has a strong Statistics base as it focuses on building the skills necessary for interpreting data and its uses. This course is designed around the Level 3 achievement standards and Level 8 of the New Zealand Mathematics Curriculum. Future courses This course may be useful to students who would like to continue with Mathematics but do not need it as a pre requisite to get in to University courses. Costs/Days out of school Homework books as advised at the start of 2013, and a graphics calculator (presently $95) No days out of school. For further information contact Mrs MacEwan

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Science Biology BIO201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 14 credits in Level 1 Science including Achievement Standard 1.9 Credits Available Internal 10

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This is a foundation Biology course, introducing basic biological principles. This course covers ecology, conservation, cell biology, genetics, evolution and diversity. This course does NOT focus on human biology. Future Courses Level 3 Biology. Bio 201 is a prerequisite for students planning on sitting Scholarship in Biology Costs/Days out of school Course workbook ($30), and field trip ($150) 3 day field trip to Putara in Term 1 For further information contact Miss Burge

Biological Sciences BIO 202 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: At least 16 credits from Sci 102 or 8 credits from Sci 101 Credits Available Internal 19

External 0

Course Outline This is a foundation Biological Science course, introducing some basic biological principles. This course covers humans interacting with the environment, conservation, cell biology and life processes with a focus on Human Biology. It is intended for students with an interest in Biology who do not intend to take Sciences at university level. Future Courses Biological Sciences 302: A mixture of Level 2 and Level 3 external and internal standards. Costs/Days out of school Field trip ($150) 3 day field trip to Putara in Term 1 For further information or to discuss which Level 2 Biology course (Bio 201 or Sci 202) is suitable for you, contact Miss Burge or Ms Hamilton. 29


Biology BIO301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 14 credits Level 2 Biology, including 2.5 (Genetic Variation and Change), preferably at Merit or Excellence. Acceptance into this course for students who have not taken Bio 201 will be at the discretion of the TIC Biology. Credits Available Internal 9

External 13

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course expands on the Level 2 course, covering a wide range of biological principles and providing a foundation for any biology courses at Tertiary level. This course covers applications of genetics and their implications, socio-scientific issues, control of the internal environment of animals, animal behaviour and plant responses to the environment, and evolution (including human evolution). It does NOT focus on human biology. Future Courses Tertiary study Costs/Days out of school Course workbook ($30), and field trips (approximately $20 each) An estimated 2 days of field trips For further information contact Miss Burge

Biological Sciences BIO 302 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 14 credits Level 2 Biology 201 or 202 Acceptance into this course for students who have not taken Level 2 will be at the discretion of the TIC Biology. Credits Available Internal 10

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Scholarship Students will be able to gain Merit or No Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course expands on the Level 2 Biological Sciences 202 course, covering a wide range of biological principles. This course covers humans and the environment, applications of genetics and their implications, animal systems and evolution with a focus on human biology. It is intended for students with an interest in Biology who do not intend to take Sciences at university level. Future Courses: General tertiary study Costs/Days out of school Course workbooks ($30), and day field trips (approximately $20 each). An estimated 3 days of field trips For further information contact Miss Burge or Ms Hamilton

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Chemistry CHE201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 16 credits in Level 1 Science including Achievement Standard 90944 (Acids and Bases) Credits Available Internal 10

External 13

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline On completion of this course the student should have developed:  a basic foundation of knowledge and understanding about Chemical principles and processes  a recognition of the role of Chemistry in modern society  an awareness of chemical technological problems  an appreciation of the scientific method Course content includes practical and theoretical aspects of atomic structure and bonding, stoichiometry, organic chemistry, energetics, redox, acid-base, inorganic substances, and quantitative analysis. Future Courses On completion of this course, students may be considered for entry into Level 3 Chemistry. Costs/Days out of school Workbook (approx $20) and laboratory manual ($7) are compulsory. None For further information contact Mr C McGuire

Chemistry CHE301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 14 credits in Level 2 Chemistry including Merit or Excellence in 2 Achievement Standards Credits Available Internal 10

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course builds on students’ prior learning experiences and aims to develop their understanding of chemical concepts as well as extend their scientific knowledge and skills and their ability to investigate problems in a scientific manner. Course content will include both practical and theoretical aspects of Atomic Structure and Bonding, Organic chemistry, Energetics, Redox, Acid-Base and Inorganic Substances. Future Courses This course leads to the study of chemistry at a tertiary level, required for a wide range of Science related careers. Costs/Days out of school Workbook (approx $20) and laboratory manual ($7) are compulsory. For further information contact Mr B Sturman

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Physics PHY201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 14 credits in Level 1 Science including Achievement Standard 90940 (Mechanics). Credits Available Internal 7

External 16

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline This course aims to introduce important basic concepts, principles and models in Physics, and helps students apply these to explain physical phenomena. Areas of study include mechanics, waves, electricity and electromagnetism. Future Courses On completion of this course, students may be considered for entry into Level 3 Physics. Costs/Days out of school A workbook, approximately $20, is compulsory. For further information contact Mr T Holt

Physics PHY301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 14 credits in Level 2 Physics Achievement standards Credits Available Internal 5

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline The course further develops concepts introduced at Level 2, and introduces more advanced ideas. It aims to help students understand and use concepts, principles and models to explain physical phenomena, systems and devices. Areas of study include translational, rotational and simple harmonic motion, waves, and electricity (DC and AC circuits). Future Courses This course may lead on to further study in Physics or associated subjects such as Medicine/Health studies, Architecture and Engineering at tertiary level. Costs/Days out of school A workbook, approximately $20, is compulsory. For further information contact Mr T Holt

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Social Sciences Classical Studies CLS201 Pre-requisite courses or standards 12 or more credits from Achievement Standards in English or History Level 1. Credits Available Internal 10

External 10

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline Classical Studies explores the civilisations of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. This course offers an introduction to the subject, covering the myth, art, literature, history, politics and social-life of these societies. Classical Studies develops a wide range of academic skills and builds an understanding of how these societies shaped our own. Future courses This course leads on to Classical Studies at Level 3. Costs/Days out of school None For further information contact Ms Lomax or Mrs Miller

Classical Studies CLS301 Pre-requisite courses or standards 12 or more credits from Level 2 Achievement Standards in English or a Social Science course. Credits Available Internal 12

External 10

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline Classical Studies examines the civilisations of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. This course explores the myth, art, literature, drama, history, politics, religion and social-life of these societies. Classical Studies teaches a range of academic and research skills whilst developing an understanding of these ancient societies and how they have contributed to and influenced our own. Future courses This course leads on to Classical Studies and other BA subjects at university. Costs/Days out of school None For further information contact Ms Lomax or Mrs Miller 33


Geography GEO201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Preferable: Level 1 Geography. Compulsory: Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy. Credits Available Internal External 11 13

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

This is a more challenging level of Geography, going into greater depth and breadth on each topic than in Level 1. The course covers natural landscapes (Tongariro volcanoes and Antarctica) which includes a 3 day field trip. The next topic is “Disparities in Development”- why are some places or countries richer and others poorer? This includes ideas about colonisation, globalisation, the aid industry, war, politics and much more- it will challenge students’ ideas about the world and their place in it. The third topic is focused on skills and developing field techniques. Students will be gathering data for their own research project which will incorporate a range of data types including special, statistical and visual data. For this topic students are required to collect primary data through field work and to do this, will go on a day field trip around Wellington. Future courses This course leads to Geography 301 and can expand students’ understanding of geology, ecology, economics and social issues Costs/Days out of school The Tongariro National Park trip costs approximately $230 and is early in Term 2. The Wellington field trip costs approximately $20 and is late in Term 3. All students are required to buy a Skills Workbook which costs $20.00. Geography GEO301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: Either Level 1 or Level 2 Geography Credits Available Internal External 12 12

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The course explores three topics in depth and breadth. First we study a natural environment, with emphasis on the natural processes which have created it and maintain it. We study the Titahi Bay coastline which provides a rich variety of natural features and processes, including a day field trip. The second topic focuses on the cultural environment with emphasis on “Tourism Development as a Cultural Process”. We study how tourism has grown and changed in New Zealand and the Gold Coast, including a field trip to Rotorua. The other topics for the year include Planning and Decision-making within a contemporary geographic issue including resource management. The course also further develops skills in field work, research, analysis and presentation of information. Future courses At tertiary level geographers are studying geography, geology, resource management, town planning, tourism, economics and earth sciences. Costs/Days out of school The Rotorua field trip cost $430 in 2011 and takes place for four days early in Term 2. There is a one day trip to Titahi Bay which costs about $5.00 early in Term 1. We return to Titahi Bay to conduct research for half a day late in Term 3. All students must buy a Skills Workbook which costs $20.00. For further information contact Mr G de Villiers. 34


History HIS201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits in HIS101, or 15 in ENG101 or ENG102, or at the discretion of the HOD. Credits Available Internal External Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course. 14 9 Course Outline The course builds on the training students receive in HIS101. In addition to the skills and themes covered the previous year, students learn about the forces and movements that have shaped history such as Nationalism, Liberalism, Fascism, and many more. Students who have already achieved some history credits at NCEA Level 2 due to their participation in advanced group activities in HIS101 this year will be offered corresponding assessments a NCEA Level 3. Future courses This course leads into History, Classics, or Legal Studies at Level 3, and will assist any student wishing to pursue further study in many tertiary degree courses. Costs/Days out of school Students will usually participate in at least one field trip very year. Whilst the 2013 field trip has yet to be finalised, students are likely to be invited on a trip to the Shantytown and Denniston on the West Coast. In previous years, this trip has cost approximately $320.00. For further information contact Mr Tester or go to http://tawahistory.wikispaces.com/

History HIS301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 16 Credits from HIS201or 15 Credits from ENG201 or ENG202, or at the HODs discretion. Credits Available Internal External 15 12

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline The course builds on the training students receive in HIS201. In addition to the skills and themes covered the previous year, students learn about the trends that have shaped History and the social, political, and economic forces behind them. A focus on historiography teaches the students to thnk like historians. Topics covered include Race Relations in 19th Century New Zealand and trends in European History from 18141914. Future courses Level 3 History systematically develops the fundamental analytical and communications skills that are basic for anyone contemplating tertiary level study. This will assist any student wishing to pursue further study in law related, social science or commerce programmes. Costs/Days out of school Students will usually participate in at least one field trip very year. Whilst the 2013 field trip has yet to be finalised, students are likely to be invited to participate in a trip to the Taranaki battle sites of the New Zealand Wars. In previous years, the cost of this trip has been approximately $240.00. For further information contact Mr Tester or go to http://tawahistory.wikispaces.com/

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Legal and Sociological Studies LEG201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 or more credits at Level 1 or higher in any one of the following subjects: ENG101, ENG102, HIS101 or, GEO101 Credits Available US Internal 6-10 14 optional

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline Legal and Sociological Studies is a blend of law, history, politics, international relations, and sociology. It is a social sciences course designed to make students more aware of the world around them from a legal perspective. Topics include: family litigation, criminal litigation, tort law, dispute resolution, wills, the war on terror, and the United Nations. Students will participate in a range of practical activities including mock trials and debates. Future courses This course leads into Legal and Sociological Studies at Level 3, and will assist any student wishing to pursue further study in law related or social science programs at polytechnics or universities. Costs/Days out of school Students will have up to two days out of school to attend model United Nations events with an estimated cost of $20 for transport. For further information contact Mr Tester or Ms Lorenzen. Legal and Sociological Studies LEG301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits or more credits at Level 2 or higher in any one of the following subjects: ENG201, ENG202, HIS201, GEO201, LEG201, CLS201. Credits Available US Internal 10 optional 14

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Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline Legal and Sociological Studies is a blend of law, history, politics, international relations and sociology. It is a social sciences course designed to make students more aware of the world around them from a legal perspective. Topics include: systems of justice, development of the New Zealand legal system, U.S. constitution and politics, advanced international relations, and New Zealand politics. Students will participate in a range of practical activities including mock trials and debates. Future courses This will assist any student wishing to pursue further study in law related or social science programs at polytechnics or universities. Costs/Days out of school Students will have up to two days out of school to attend model United Nations events with an estimated cost of $20 for transport. For further information contact Mr Tester or Ms Lorenzen.

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Psychology PSYC201 Pre-requisite courses or standards. 10 Level One Mathematics credits and 10 Level One English credits, or at the HoD’s discretion. Credits Available Internal

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Course Outline Psychology is the study of human behaviour. The emphasis of this course is on helping students understand the theoretical concepts and research methods associated with Psychology. The Year 12 Psychology programme looks at Human Development, Ethics, Behavioural and Social Psychology. Although the focus of this course is on the theory of Psychology, there are practical elements of observation and research. Future courses Year 13 Psychology or tertiary study in a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to: Psychology, Biology, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Human Resources and Education. Costs/Days out of school There will be one or more psychology trips within the Wellington region during the year. Total time out could be up to 2 days. For further information contact Mrs Miller

Psychology PSYC301 Pre-requisite courses or standards. 10 Level Two Mathematics credits and 10 Level Two English credits, or at the HoD’s discretion. Credits Available Internal

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Course Outline Psychology is the study of human behaviour. The emphasis of this course is on helping students understand the theoretical concepts and research methods associated with Psychology. The Year 13 Psychology programme will focus on social psychology, abnormal psychology, neuropsychology, and the nature versus nurture debate. Although the focus of this course is on the theory of Psychology, there are practical elements of observation and research. Future courses Tertiary study in a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to: Psychology, Biology, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Human Resources and Education. Costs/Days out of school There will be one or more psychology trips within the Wellington region during the year. Total time out could be up to 2 days. For further information contact Mrs Miller 37


Tourism TOU201 National Certificate in Tourism (Introductory Skills) – Part 1 Pre-requisite courses or standards None Credits Available Internal 21

External 0

Course Outline It is expected that students taking this course will go on to complete Part 2 of the ‘National Certificate in Tourism’ in Year 13. Topics covered include  Work roles in Tourism  World Tourist Destinations  The Business of Tourism  New Zealand as a Tourist Destination  Tourist Characteristics and Needs  Social and Cultural impacts of Tourism Future courses This course is a preparation for many courses and careers available in the Tourism and Travel industry. Costs/Days out of school There will be one or more tourism trips during the year. Total time out could be up to 4 days. Tourism TOU301 National Certificate in Tourism (Introductory Skills) – Part 2 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: Pupils need to have completed Tourism 232. Credits Available Internal External 27 0 Course Outline Topics covered include  Pacific Island countries as Tourist Destinations.  The Promotion of a New Zealand Tourist Destination  The Impacts of Tourism on the Physical Environment  The Economic Significance of Tourism  Australia as a Tourist Destination Future courses This course is a preparation for many courses and careers in the Tourism industry. Costs/Days out of school There will be at least one trip of several days to a tourism destination during the year. Total time out could be 4 days. For further information contact Mr Yung. 38


Technology Design Technology – Wood/Metal DST201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits NCEA Level 1 Design Technology, in wood/metal Credits Available Internal 30

External 4

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline Predominately working in metal, textiles, or wood, the student activities involve:       

Identifying possible needs, issues, or opportunities to solve; Identifying aesthetic, societal and functional factors; Formulating a design brief, including specifications; Planning, recording and reviewing all design and production stages; Investigation and decision making; Generating a range of possible ideas; Developing final high quality solutions to meet requirements of the design briefs.

Design methods, including drawing and modelling, are essential to this course as they are used to link together knowledge, skills and resources. It is envisaged that students will cover two major projects during the year. No restriction is placed on materials that may be used other than that they can be effectively and safely used with the facilities, resources and equipment available. Future Courses This course may lead on to Level 3 Design Technology. (DST301) Costs/Days out of school A4 clearfiles (40 page) – students require at least two The costs vary considerably for each student but are approximately $80. This are invoiced in term 1 but adjusted at the end of the year. No days out of school. Design Technology – Wood/Metal DST301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits NCEA Level 2 Design Technology, in wood/metal Credits Available Internal External 22 4

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline As with Level 2 Design Technology, this course is based around students creating their own solutions to needs, issues, or opportunities. Predominantly working in metal or wood, the student activities involve addressing similar issues, covering 2 major projects. Future Courses A career in design. Costs/Days out of school A4 clearfiles (40 page) - students require at least two. The costs vary considerably for each student but are approximately $80. This are invoiced in term 1 but adjusted at the end of the year. No days out of school. For further information contact Mr Frampton 39


Design Technology – Textiles DTT201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits NCEA Level 1 Design Technology, in textiles Credits Available Internal 30

External 4

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline Predominately working in metal, textiles, or wood, the student activities involve:       

Identifying possible needs, issues, or opportunities to solve: Identifying aesthetic, societal and functional factors; Formulating a design brief, including specifications; Planning, recording and reviewing all design and production stages; Investigation and decision making; Generating a range of possible ideas; Developing final high quality solutions to meet requirements of the design briefs.

Design methods, including drawing and modelling, are essential to this course as they are used to link together knowledge, skills and resources. It is envisaged that students will cover two major projects during the year. No restriction is placed on materials that may be used other than that they can be effectively and safely used with the facilities, resources and equipment available. Future Courses This course may lead on to Level 3 Design Technology - Textiles. (DTT301) Costs/Days out of school A4 clearfile (40 page) - students require at least two. Students are required to provide their own patterns and materials. A class fee of $20.00 covers the cost of over-locking thread and other miscellaneous items provided by the school. No days out of school.

Design Technology - Textiles DTT301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits NCEA Level 2 Design Technology, in textiles (DTT201) Credits Available Internal External 22 4

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Yes Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline As with Level 2 Design Technology, this course is based around students creating their own solutions to needs, issues, or opportunities. Predominantly working in textiles, the student activities involve addressing similar issues, covering 2 major projects. Future Courses A career in design. Costs/Days out of school A4 clearfile (40 page) - students require at least two. Students are required to provide their own patterns and materials. A class fee of $20.00 covers the cost of over-locking thread and other miscellaneous items provided by the school. No days out of school. For further information contact Mr Frampton 40


Graphics [Design & Visual Communication] DVC201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits Level 1 DVC101 Credits Available Internal External 19 10

Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.

Course Outline The course includes design, computer aided drawing and design, model making and an emphasis on graphic communication. DVC201 focuses on the development of design ideas through a variety of drawing techniques, media and systems. The sections of study are: Visual Communication and Design, Product Design, and Spatial Design. The activities involve the students in investigation and decision making, generating a range of possible ideas and developing a final solution. The graphical methods used provide the vehicle for expression of the ideas and solutions. These may involve the student in activities including design, two or three dimensional modelling and drawing, computer aided drawing, as well as technical drawings. The course involves colour rendering as well as line drawings. Future Courses Year 13 DVC301. Level 2 and Level 3 DVC provide a foundation for tertiary studies in many design based courses. Costs/Days out of school The subject fee of $30.00 is to cover one-off consumable items that are not easily obtained by the student or are not available in small quantities. Graphics [Design & Visual Communication] DVC301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: 12 credits Level 2 DVC201 Credits Available Internal External 18 6

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Scholarship Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement Yes in this course.

Course Outline The course focus and techniques are the same as Level 2 DVC201. The activities involve the students in identifying a need, issue or opportunity, investigation and decision making, generating a range of possible ideas and developing a final solution. These may involve the student in activities including design, two and three dimensional modelling and drawing, computer aided drawing as well as complex technical drawings. Future Courses Level 3 DVC301 provides a strong foundation for tertiary studies in many design based courses. Costs/Days out of school The subject fee of $30.00 is to cover one-off consumable items that are not easily obtained by the student or are not available in small quantities. For further information contact Mr Frampton 41


Construction Skills CON201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: Students at year 12 or 13. Credits Available Internal 41

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Course Outline The main focus of this course is workplace/careers/safety/first aid, followed by construction units. There may be a requirement for students to complete some of the construction work out of school time eg for an hour after school one day a week, or an occasional Saturday morning. The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) provide the standards for this from their BEATS programme. Future Courses A pre-apprenticeship course or within the Building Industry after leaving school, or CON 301 Costs/Days out of school $80 to cover some of the cost of materials, resources and tools. For further information contact Mr Packer

Construction Skills CON301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Construction Skills Level 2, Graphics or Design Technology. Internal 20 @ L3 8 @ L4

External 0

This course will follow on from Construction Skills at Level 2. The course provider is G & H Training who provide the Level 3 units. Students will be expected to complete First Aid and work place safety courses if not previously completed. Future Courses Polytechnic related trades courses, or building industry. Costs/Days out of school $80 to cover some of the materials costs. For further information contact Mr Packer

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Digital Technology Programming - Information Technology PIT201 Pre-requisite courses or standards The successful completion of all PIT101 Achievement Standards including a Merit in either AS1.45 or AS1.46. A pass in Unit Standard 18740 is highly recommended. Credits Available Internal 12 AS 5 US Lv 3

External 6

Literacy 6 credits

Endorsement Yes

Course Outline This academic course builds on the PIT101 course; it includes robotics and continues to extend both programming skills and an understanding of concepts in Computer Science. The main project involves the development of a robot prototype for the RoboCup Junior competition. Extracurricular activities can include participation in the Robocup Junior Competitions and a number of programming and computer skills competitions. Future courses DDIT301 or DMIT301 Costs/Days out of school Student will be required to print out work in colour and black and white. They will need to pay the office to top up their card. $20 should be sufficient for the year.

Digital Design – Information Technology DIT201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Two Merits out of the five Level 1 Digital Technology and Generic Technology Achievement Standards. Credits Available Internal 16

External 3

Literacy 3 credits

Endorsement Yes

Course Outline This academic course builds on the DIT101 course in terms of Digital Media and Digital Information skills. Students will do two major projects. One involves integrating digital information into a desktop published document. The second involved exploring design concepts for a website through to the creation using HTML and CSS. Future courses DDIT301 or DMIT301 Costs/Days out of school Student will be required to print out work in colour and black and white and should budget for $20 which will be paid to the office to top up your card.

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Digital Design – Information Technology DIT202 Pre-requisite courses or standards Gained at least 16 credits in Level 1 Computing Unit Standards OR Digital Technology Achievement Standards. Credits Available Internal 19

External 0

Literacy credits 0

Endorsement No

Course Outline This unit standard based course builds on the DIT102 course by exploring the following to an advanced level; Image manipulation, Desktop Publishing, Databases, Multimedia, Presentations and Spreadsheets. Future courses Students who pass all 19 credits can be considered for the DDIT301 course involving a client in the community project. Costs/Days out of school Student will be required to print out work in colour and black and white. They will need to pay the office to top up their card. $20 should be sufficient for the year.

Digital Design Information Technology DDIT301 Pre-requisite courses or standards The successful completion of the Achievement Standards, 91370 and 90368. A Merit is recommended in one of the standards. (DIT202 students need to have passed all Level 2 unit standards in DIT202 and have an interview with the HOD Mrs Ellix.) Credits Available Internal 20

External Optional

Literacy 4 credits

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Schol Yes

Course Outline This course is project based and focuses on Print Media producing 3 documents such as DLE Brochure, Multipage Catalogue and A3 Poster. The course caters for motivated students with good or advanced Digital Design skills who have an interest in developing their skills in the business arena. Students select a client in the community and develop a solution for the client over the year. Students will receive tuition in Advanced Design Principles, Desktop Publishing techniques, Digital Manipulation techniques and Pre-press (file preparation) for the supply to a commercial printer. Future courses University or Polytechnic courses Costs/Days out of school Student will be required to print out work in colour and black and white and should budget for $30 for the year which will be paid to the office to top up your card. No days out of school. For further information contact Mrs Ellix or Mr Foulds

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Digital Media Information Technology DMIT301 Pre-requisite courses or standards At least one Merit and One Achieved in the following:  12DIT Students: 91368 (Dynamically linked data) OR 91370 (Digital Media Outcome)  12PIT Students: 91373 (Advanced Computer Programming) OR 91357 (Developing a Prototype) Consideration will also be given to students who have not studied Digital Technology at Year 12 but have a strong background in Mathematics and Science. Please arrange a meeting with the HOD Mrs Ellix. Credits Available Internal 17 - 23

External 3 Optional

Literacy 4 credits

UE 20 Technology

Schol Yes

Course Outline Students will learn a range of languages including PHP, SQL, HTML and CSS. No prior knowledge is needed although experience is helpful. The aim of the course is to equip students with the skills to produce a professionally hosted dynamic website for a client. Alternative client project in Term 3 ideas involving Digital Media include animation and interaction. Future courses University or Polytechnic courses Costs/Days out of school Student will be required to print out work in colour and black and white. They will need to pay the office to top up their card. $20 should be sufficient. No days out of school. For further information contact Mrs Ellix

Programming Information Technology PIT301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Recommendation by Mr Olsen. Course Outline Students who have excelled with the Programming Achievement Standards in Year 12 can choose to attend Victoria University for 4 hours a week to study COM102 and COM103 Computer Science papers. Students will be timetabled in a DDIT301 or DMIT301 class. The timing of the lectures may impact on other subjects. Costs/Days out of school Funding options are available to pay for University fees to ensure that University credits are gained. For further information contact Mr Olsen

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Transition Automotive Studies AUT201 Pre-requisite courses or standards None, however this course is limited to Year 12 students. Credits Available - Other Unit Standards may be added to the course if time allows. Internal 24

External 0

Course Outline This course is provided by Tawa College and Metro Training Ltd with the college doing most of the theory and Metro Training the practical components and the assessments. Students must commit themselves to spending one hour every second Wednesday after school at Metro Training to complete the practical sessions. Future Courses None at Tawa College but a number of students have taken up further training at Metro Training and other tertiary institutions. Costs/Days out of school $32 No days out of school. For further information contact Mr O’Halloran

Childcare CHD201 Pre-requisite courses or standards None, However students need to be interested in learning about and working with young children. Year 12 students taking Childcare for the first time may wish to also complete units from Year One Childcare. Motivated students can begin Childcare at this level with a possibility of catching up Level 1 work for the 3 year National Certificate. Credits Available Internal 24

External 0

Course Outline This course follows on from Childcare One and covers unit standards which are the second part of the National Certificate in Early Childhood Education. The majority of credits in this course come from Level 3. Future Courses This course leads to Childcare Three in Year 13. After completing the 3 year Childcare Course which consists of Level 2, 3 & 4 unit standards, many students have completed further training in Early Childhood Teaching , Nanning and Paediatric Nursing. Costs/Days out of school The course costs $50, which will cover the use of materials. For further information contact Ms Brown 46


Childcare CHD301 Pre-requisite courses or standards None, however students must be interested in working with and alongside young children. Students must also be prepared to spend 10 days on work experience at a childcare setting. Students must have studied Childcare 232 to be admitted to this class. Credits Available Internal 32

External 0

This course follows on from Childcare Two and covers unit standards which are the second part of the National Certificate in Early Childhood Education. The majority of credits in this course come from Level 3. Future Courses Many past students who have completed this National Certificate have decided to do further training in Nanning, Early Childhood Teaching and Paediatric Nursing. Costs/Days out of school: The course costs $50, which will cover the use of materials. Students must be reliable and trustworthy. No student will be sent on work placement if they do not meet these requirements. For further information contact Ms Brown Gateway GAT201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Compulsory: Students must be in Year 12 or 13. Credits Available Internal Term 1 = 27

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Term 2, 3, 4 = Individual programmes for students

To be eligible for this programme, students must complete an application form and attend an Information Evening with Parents/Guardians. Students are interviewed on an individual basis assessing their suitability to the programme and potential work experience opportunities. During Term 1 students are expected to complete the work set, have 100% attendance at school and wear the correct school uniform. When students have achieved this they will be classified as work fit and a work placement in their chosen profession will be sought. Students are expected to attend work placement for one full day per week for a minimum of 20 weeks. When the work placement has been arranged each student will be given a matching individual learning programme. Students will be working towards a National Certificate in their career choice. As an example, previous students have worked towards Hospitality, Construction and Equine Unit Standards. Future courses This course is a basis for Industry Training Organisation apprenticeships, pre-apprenticeship training, other training courses or the work force. Costs/Days out of school A compulsory First Aid course (3 full days within school grounds) is free but should you fail to attend and do not produce a Doctors Certificate you will be charged the cost of the course (approx. $250). It is anticipated one of the trips will cost approximately $10. Students interested in Construction will attend a Site Safe course for 1 day at Whitireia Polytechnic. Once compulsory units have been completed students will be expected to attend 1 working day per week with an employer. Some students may have the opportunity to attend extra courses in their chosen career choice. For further information contact Ms C Brown

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Life Skills LIF201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Life Skills 122 Credits Available Internal External 24 0 Course Outline This course covers Unit Standards that follow on from Life Skills 122. Students can gain an extra 4 credits by attending a First Aid Course. Students will be offered a selection of standards, depending on interest and need. Future Courses Life Skills 302. This course is a basis for many Industry Training Organisation’s pre-apprenticeship courses. Costs/Days out of school The First Aid Course (3 full days on school premises) is free but should you fail to attend and not produce a doctor’s certificate you will be charged the cost of the course. For further information contact Ms C Brown

Life Skills LIF301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Students are expected to hold or complete a CV related unit standard plus 1 vocational unit standard within the first month of the course. They must do this to continue the course. Credits Available Internal External 26 0 Course Outline This course is designed to follow on from Life Skills 202 but can be started by students who have 60 or more Level 2 credits. Students are expected to be able to manage their own learning, make a plan and be able to use language, symbols and written texts. Future Courses None Costs/Days out of school There is an opportunity to take part in a First Aid course if it has not been taken previously. For further information contact Ms C Brown

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Retailing RET201 Pre-requisite courses or standards Preferable: A part time job in the service industries is an advantage. Student must meet deadlines and complete work for Semester I to be admitted into Semester II (2nd half of year). Credits Available Internal External 45 0 Course Outline This course is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to be adaptable, highly motivated employees in the service sector. Although based on retail experience the skills are transferable to most areas of employment. Units are supplied by Weltec, who oversee the course. The topics covered are: customer care skills and selling techniques, consumer legislation and occupational safety and health; product research and communication. Students who achieve all units, plus any 5 credits from any other subject, are awarded the National Certificate in Retail Level 2. Future Courses Retail Level 3. Costs/Days out of school There is a $20 fee to assist with WELTEC course fees. There is a $15 fee to download the National Certificate at the end of year. All students are expected to complete two days of work experience in a relevant placement. For further information contact Ms C Brown

Retailing RET301 Pre-requisite courses or standards Preferable: National Certificate in Retail Level 2 but the student will cope if they have a part time job already, and a sound work ethic to cope with the work load. The Level 3 credits will be accessed over 2 semesters. Students must meet deadlines and complete work from Semester I to be enrolled in Semester2 Credits Available Internal 65

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Course Outline This course is designed to develop a skilled, adaptable and motivated employee for the service sector. The provider is WELTEC, who oversee the course. The areas of study are: selling and customer relationship skills, communication in retail, stock and cash management, product research and display techniques. Costs/Days out of school $20 course costs towards WELTEC fee, plus $15 for the National Certificate from NZQA Students should complete two days of work experience in a relevant position, unless they already hold a part time position. For further information contact Ms C Brown 49


South Pacific Educational Courses SPC201 Pre-requisite courses or standards It is expected that participants in this course will have passed a previous level of SPC but this course can be started at Year 12. Credits Available Internal Varies

External 0

Course Outline Students negotiate their learning task with the teacher and are expected to manage their own learning programme, with individual or group tasks to complete 5 assignments during the year. This course is closely aligned with the key competencies of the new curriculum. The number of credits will depend on the tasks chosen. Future Courses SPC 301 Costs/Days out of school $10 towards folder and workbook provided. For further information contact Ms C Brown South Pacific Educational Courses SPC301 Pre-requisite courses or standards To be invited to take this course a student will need to have studied in the Level 1 or 2 SPC course. Credits Available Internal Varies

External 0

Course Outline At this level students are expected to understand the concepts of setting goals, constructing an action plan and independent working, often in unfamiliar situations. They should be familiar with the skills of reflecting and reviewing their own work or that of their peers. This course is closely aligned with the key competencies of the new curriculum. Standards will vary, depending on the tasks that the student selects. Future Courses None Costs/Days out of school $10 towards folder and workbook provided. For further information contact Ms C Brown

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Year 12 & 13 Option Booklet  

Year 12 & 13 Option Booklet

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