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International Student Course Restrictions

International students should be advised that they are not eligible to participate in fully funded STAR or GATEWAY courses because these courses are only funded for New Zealand residents. Examples of courses that are fully funded are PAT and all GATEWAY courses. In addition Sports Academy, the First Aid component of Yr 12 Health, and the Year 13 Philosophy university course are STAR funded and are therefore not eligible for International students. Course information should make this clear at the start of the year.

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Course and Credits

At Level 1 and Level 2, apart from a few special programmes, courses offer between 18 and 22 credits. There is more flexibility at Level 3. In exceptional circumstances some students may be withdrawn from some credits in a course or have the opportunity to take extra credits. At Level 3, to help ensure students gain UE, extra credits may be offered.

Some subjects offer students the chance to take some Level 1 standards in Year 10, although these will not be credited until Year 11. These are noted in separate chart in the course book entries for these subjects.

Equipment Required

In al l senior courses students will need to bring their own ICT device, with keyboard, to every lesson.

Key to Charts

Achievement Standards – in regular font

Unit Standards in italicised font

Internals – at the start of the charts in unshaded boxes

Externals – at the end of the charts in shaded boxes

Course Title: Level 2 Accounting

Course Description:

  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Understanding and completing Journals and Ledgers
  • Interpretation and Analysis of Financial Information
  • Conceptual Basis of Accounting
  • Inventory Subsystem
  • Understanding and Applying a Contemporary Accounting Issue

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 20 credits.
Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91481 2 Demonstrate understanding of  a Contemporary accounting Issue for decision making 4 Assignment No No Internal Current accounting Issue
91386 2 Demonstrate understanding of an inventory subsystem of an entity 3 Assignment Yes Yes Internal Inventory subsystem
91174 2 Demonstrate an understanding of the Accounting concepts for An entity that operates Accounting subsystems 4 Exam No No External Accounting concepts
91176 2 Prepare financial information for an entity that operates accounting Subsystems 5 Exam No No External Prepare financial information
91177 2 Interpret accounting information for sole proprietors 4 Exam No No External Interpretation

Other Information

Costs: $50 for Workbook and Revision Book
Equipment Required: Calculator
Prerequisites: 12 Credits at the previous level or at the discretion of the HOD

Course Title: Level 2 Art Design

Course Description:

  • Art Design communicates ideas visually using contemporary design techniques and digital design technology. It involves the study of contemporary design which is used to inform and develop the students’ own work using both practical and digital processes. Students use Adobe Photoshop software and Wacom Bamboo digital drawing tablets to enhance the drawing process.
  • Coursework includes studying different forms of design including; typography, logos, posters, brochures, ticketing, website design etc. Students can also choose to work with Illustration (digital and hand-drawn). Tasks with Illustration develop drawing skills, storyboarding as students’ produce graphic novels, children’s books, manga, comics/comic noir to name just a few. Comprehensive planning is provided and a wide range of resources are available as student move towards individualised programmes.
  • As well as developing specific design skills much emphasis is given to developing skills in critical thinking and problem solving.
  • This course is an important foundation for Level 3 Art Design/Scholarship and careers in Advertising, Illustration and Graphic Design, Spatial and Interior Design, Architecture, Media and Promotional Design, Journalism etc.

Course Structure

  • Students will select some or all of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a minimum of 16 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91310 2 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to design 4 Design drawing methods No No Internal Level 2 Art Design drawing standard
91315 2 Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice 4 Drawings, mixed media studies and completed design works No No Internal Level 2 Art Design develop related series standard
91320 2 Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design 12 Two A1 panel folio No No External Level 2 Art Design folio boards

Other Information

Costs: $85.00 (this includes drawing materials, a clear file, a USB memory stick, visual diary, selected pens and all digital printing costs)

Equipment Required: All specialist materials and resources supplied

Prerequisites: A minimum of 12 Credits at the previous level or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Level 2 Art History

Course Description:

  • Art History level 2 is open to any student who is interested in art, culture and society.
  • Level 2 is the basis for learning the terminology, context and approach to Art History.
  • Strong writing skills are a bonus but literacy strategies are addressed during the year.
  • You do not have to be a practical art student to take this course.
  • Towards Modernism (1780-1900) Featured Artists studied: Canova, David, Ingres, Gericault, Delacroix, Courbet, Rodin, Corot, Daumier, Millet, Degas, Manet,
  • Cassatt, Morisot, Renoir, Monet, Seurat, Gauguin, van Gogh and Toulouse-Lautrec
    • ‘Daumier et al’ – comparative evaluation of media effects between Realism, Romanticism and Classicism
    • ‘Points of Diffrance’ – analytical study of Post Impressionist Artists
    • ‘TeenVision’ – personal response to 4 artworks (based on class or student own choice)

Course Structure

  • Students will select some or all of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a minimum of 16 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91183 2 Examine how media are used to create effects in art works 4 Comparative analysis No No Internal ‘Daumier et al’ Level 2 Art History Media standard
91184 2 Communicate understanding of an art history topic 4 Essay No No Internal ‘Points of Diffrance’ Level 2 Art HistoryArt Topic standard
91185 2 Communicate a considered personal response to art works 4 Critical writing No No Internal ‘TeenVision’’ Level 2 Art History considered response standard
91180 2 Examine the effects of formal elements of art works 4 Exam Yes Yes External Level 2 Art History formal effects standard

Other Information

Costs: $ 35.00 – this will cover practical class resources, artist talks and gallery trip(s).

Equipment Required: Students will require a system for note taking and have access to research sites and tools.

Prerequisites: A minimum of 12 Credits for English at Level 1 or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Level 2 Art Painting

Course Description:

  • Art Painting will further develop students critical thinking and formal skills from the foundation year at Level 1
  • Students will investigate and develop art making in response to studying appropriate artist models from NZ and International painting practice.
  • Students will require an ability to think outside the square, a strong work ethic and perseverance through a variety of painting processes, procedures and techniques as they move (with TIC support) towards a highly individualised programme with their External folio submission.

Course Structure

  • Students will select some or all of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a minimum of 16 credits.

Assessment

 

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91325 2 Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions 4 Individual panel painting for collaborative mural No No Internal ‘You are here’ Portrait unit
91311 2 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting 4 Drawing in wet and dry media No No Internal ‘My Wunderkammer drawing standard
91316 2 Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting practice 4 Drawings, mixed media studies and completed paintings No No Internal ‘Wheres my Wunderkammer series standard
91321 2 Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting 12 Two A1 panel folio No No External Level 2 Art Painting folio boards

Other Information

Costs: $65.00 (this includes a brush set, paint set, visual diary, 2B and 6B pencil)

Equipment Required: All specialist materials and resources supplied

Prerequisites: 12 Credits at the previous level or at the discretion of the HOD

Course Title: Level 2 Art Photography

Course Description:

  • Art Photography strongly influences our perception of cultures, people and relationships, and continues to inform, shape and challenge established world-views
  • Students will work on a series of concept-driven, student-centred briefs, they will learn about photography within both analogue and digital frameworks.
  • This course will cover all aspects of the photographic process – from pre-production (conception and research), to production, and post-production (editing, processing, manipulating, printing).
  • Students will record, investigate and develop art making in response to relevant established photographic practice, utilise a variety of black and white photographic processes, learn to use SLR camera and learn to use Photoshop to enhance and manipulate imagery

Course Structure

  • Students will select some or all of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a minimum of 16 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91312 2 Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography 4 Practical Assessment No No Internal Level 2 Art Photography drawing standard
91317 2 Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photographic practice 4 Photographic studies No No Internal Level 2 Art Photography develop related series standard
91322 2 Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography 12 Two A1 panel folio No No External Level 2 Art Photography folio boards

Other Information

Costs: $80.00 (this will cover chemicals and colour laser printing)

Equipment Required: Students require an SLR camera with full manual function (or see the teacher in charge). Additional photographic paper can be purchased at cost from the department

Prerequisites: A minimum of 12 Credits at the previous level or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Level 2 Classical Studies

Course Description: A look at the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome

  • Read and analyse Homer’s Odyssey (focussing on Books 1, 6,9, 19-23)
  • Comparative analysis of what it means to be a hero using Homer’s Odyssey and a modern film e.g. Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, Star Wars.
  • Look at the customs and beliefs associated with Roman society. Gain an understanding of the Roman political system.
  • Look at the causes and consequences of the Spartacus Revolt.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 20 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91204 2 Demonstrate understanding of the influence of aspect of the classical world on other cultures 6 Written report/ essay Yes No Internal Epic poem vs.modern film
91202 2 Demonstrate understanding of a significant event in the classical world 4 Written report/ essay Yes No Internal Spartacus slave revolt
91200 2 Examine ideas and values of the classical world 4 Extended paragraph writing using appropriate primary evidence Yes Yes External The Odyssey
91203 2 Demonstrate understanding of socio-political life in the classical world 6 Extended paragraph writing using appropriate primary evidence Yes Yes External Roman social life

Other Information

Costs: None

Equipment Required: None

Prerequisites: 12 Credits at the previous level or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Level 2 Dance

Course Description:

  • Level 2 Dance extends performance skills in ethnic (flamenco) and theatre dance (hip hop / contemporary).
  • Students extend their choreographic skills through the making of group and solo dances. They develop ideas and manipulate choreographic tools to communicate intention and emotion.
  • Students study a professional dance performance and explain how ideas are communicated through dance elements, devices and technologies. Students learn to provide evidence to support an argument.
  • This course encourages creative thinking, self-discipline, attention to detail, collaboration and team-work – vital skills in any workplace.
  • Extension standards are available: exploring choreographic processes and performing a repertoire of dances.
  • Dance is available to Scholarship level and is a university entrance-approved subject.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 20 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91205 (2.1) 2 Choreograph a group dance to communicate an intention 4 Choreography No No Internal Group choreography
91206 (2.2) 2 Choreograph a solo dance to communicate an intention 4 Choreography No No Internal Solo choreography
91207 (2.3) 2 Perform an ethnic or social dance to communicate understanding of the style 4 Performance No No Internal Flamenco performance
91208 (2.4) 3 Perform a theatre dance to communicate understanding of the dance 4 Performance No No Internal Class Dance
91211 2 Provide an interpretation of a dance performance with supporting evidence 4 Exam No No External Dance External

Other Information

Costs: $30 for live performance visits

Equipment Required: Track pants, t-shirt and exercise book

Prerequisites: 12 Credits at Level 1 or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Drama Level Two

Course Description:

  • Apply techniques learnt in Level 1 Drama
  • Using stimulus material to devise a performance
  • Scripted performance
  • Class production
  • Theatre visits

Course Structure

  • Students will complete four of the five NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 18 credits.

Assessment:

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91213 2 Apply acting techniques in a scripted context 4 Performance and written work. Yes No Internal Acting Techniques
91214 2 Devise and perform a drama to realize an intention 4 Performance and written work. Yes No Internal Theatre Form
91216 4 Select and use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance. 5 Performance and written work. No No Internal Devised Theatre
91218 2 Perform a substantial acting role for a production. 5 Performance and written work. Yes No Internal Production
91215 2 Discuss a drama/theatre form or period with reference to text. 4 Written Exam Yes Yes External Theatre Form External

Other Information

Costs: $100 (to cover the cost of a range of theatre trips to enhance the students’ experience of theatre in its various forms.)

Equipment Required: Comfortable clothing so you can move. Access to your Google Apps for Education.

Prerequisites: 12 credits at level one and/or HOD approval.

Course Title: Level 2 Economics

Course Description:

  • An introduction to economics methods
  • Understanding inflation, its causes and effects and policies the government uses to control it
  • Understanding international trade, its causes and effects and policies the government can use to provide support or protection
  • Understanding economic growth, its causes and effects and the government policies that provide support and control of growth

Course Structure

  • Students will complete a selection of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete at least 20 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91225 2 Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models 4 Assignment No No Internal Unemployment
91227 2 Analyse how government policy and contemporary economic issues interact 6 Report Yes No Internal Government policy
91222 2 Analyse inflation using economic concepts and models 4 Examination No Yes External Inflation
91223 2 Analyse international trade using economic concepts and models 4 Examination No Yes External Trade
91224 2 Analyse economic growth using economic concepts and models >4 Examination No Yes External Growth

Other Information

Costs: A workbook ($25), revision book ($20), and a subscription to the eLearn Economics website ($10)

Equipment Required: 1B5 exercise book

Prerequisites: 12 Credits in 11Economics or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Level 2 English & Te Reo Pakeha

Course Description:

  • All students are required to take English as part of their year 12 programme
  • The level 2 programme covers all aspects of the English curriculum
  • Students may be offered choices of task or standard as part of this programme
  • The University of Auckland requires students to have 17 credits from this course, or this combined with standards From level 3 English

Course Structure*

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 21 credits.

*In special circumstances, students may not be entered into all standards, or may be entered into standards from this course alongside English standards from either level 1 or 3

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91101 2 Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing 6 Writing portfolio No Yes Internal 2.4 Writing portfolio
91102

 

 

91103

2

 

 

2

Construct and deliver a crafte and controlled oral text

OR

Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal text

3 Seminar/ Dramatic performance/ Spoken Word

Storyboard/ Short film/Static image etc.

No

 

 

No

No

 

 

No

Internal 2.5 Seminar

OR

2.6 Create a visual text

91106 3 Form personal responses to independently chosen texts 4 Written reading responses Yes No Internal 2.9 Personal response to texts
91098 3 Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s) with supporting evidence 4 Exam essay Yes Yes External 2.1 Written text essay
91099 3 Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s) with supporting evidence 4 Exam essay No Yes External 2.2 Film essay

Other Information

Costs: Nil

Equipment Required: Exercise book, ring binder or clearfile, refill, digital device for accessing Google Classroom

Prerequisites: Entry into level 2 English is dependent on achievement in level 1 English. HOD English and DP in charge of timetabling will make a decision on which course is best at the beginning of the academic year.

Course Title: Intermediate English Language 12ELI

Course Description:

  • This course combines English and EL Unit Standards and aims to increase students’ skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening.
  • It is part of the Year 11 to 13 programme that will give credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement. (NCEA)
  • This course combines English Achievement Standards and ESOL Unit Standards at Level 2 NCEA

Course Structure

  • (Complete and delete as appropriate) Students will complete some of the NCEA standards listed below. This will depend on what standards they have previously completed.
  • (Complete and delete as appropriate) Students will complete 21 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
90853 2 Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s) 4 Research Report Yes No Internal Research report
US 28050 2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken information on familiar topics (EL) 5 Listening Test No No Internal Listening Test
US 28068 2 Write texts on familiar topics (EL) 5 Written Text No No Internal Writing Standard
US 28022 2 Demonstrate understanding of simple spoken information on familiar topics (EL) 5 Listening test No No Internal Listening standard
US 27999 2 Write simple texts on familiar topics (EL) 8 Writing portfolio Yes No Internal Writing portfolio
90849 13 Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence. 4 Essay No No External External

Other Information

Costs: Nil

Equipment Required: Bilingual Paper Dictionary, Vocabulary notebook, Refill

Prerequisites: The EL teacher will guide students according to their English language Level.

Course Title: Foundation English Language 12ELF

Course Description:

  • This course aims to increase students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • Students will learn strategies to increase their vocabulary, improve spelling and develop written and spoken communication skills.
  • Students will be taught functional grammar while they learn about different text types.
  • This course assesses against English Language Unit Standards at Level 2.
  • This is a 31 credit course.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 31 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
US 27983 2 Read and understand simple texts on familiar topics (EL) 8 Reading comprehensio n test No No Internal Read simple texts
US 27991 2 Participate in simple spoken exchanges on personal and familiar topics (EL) 10 3 oral exchanges in different contexts No No Internal Speaking
US 27999 2 Write simple texts on familiar topics (EL) 8 Produce 2 Written texts No No Internal Write simple texts
US 28022 2 Demonstrate understanding of simple spoken information on familiar topics (EL) 5 3 listening tests No No Internal Listening

Other Information

Costs: Nil

Equipment Required: Bilingual Paper Dictionary, Vocabulary notebook, Refill

Prerequisites: The EL teacher will guide students according to their English language Level.

Gateway Level 2/3 Course

Course Description:

Gateway offers senior secondary students structured workplace learning across many industries and businesses. Students pursue individual learning programs, which allow them to gain new skills and knowledge in a workplace in their local community. The learning is hands-on (1 Day a week) and practical in various occupations and workplaces such as hairdressing, animation, childcare, teaching, boat building, automotives, building & construction, hospitality, media and sports & fitness. For further information contact the Gateway Coordinator.

Course Structure and Assessment:

Students are assessed in the workplace for unit and achievement standards which contribute to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), as well as industry specific qualifications such as hairdressing, animation, childcare, teaching, boat building, automotives, building & construction, hospitality, electrical, plumbing and sports & fitness.

Other Information

Costs: Transport to workplace.

Equipment Required: None.

An interview with the Gateway Coordinator is required with a parent/s.

Course Title: Level 2 Geography

Course Description:

Geography is the study of the environment as the home of people. It seeks to interpret the world and how it changes over time – past, present, and future. It explores the relationships and connections between people and both natural and cultural environments. Geography investigates the ways in which features are arranged on the earth’s surface. It describes and explains the patterns and processes that create them. At level 2, students:

  • Study the processes that shape natural environments. (Waitakere Ranges, Tongariro National Park and Hawaii) The characteristics and formation of these natural landscapes and how people interact with the environment, creating spatial patterns, which vary in scale and from place to place and how their perceptions differ and have changed over time.
  • Study the processes that shape cultural environments. (Auckland Where to put the Port of Auckland? and the global pattern of Great Walks ) Global cities spatial and temporal patterns.
  • The characteristics, measurement, causes and consequences of development and strategies for reducing differences in development in two different cultural landscapes (USA and Afghanistan).
  • Geographic Skills and concepts are taught throughout the year within these topics.

Students will complete a minimum of 19 credits.

Course Structure

  • Students will select some of the NCEA standards listed below.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91241 optional 3 Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern 3 Written response No No Internal
91244 3 Conduct geographic research with guidance 5 Written response with maps, graphs, annotated photos No No Internal “Weather Research”
91245 3 Explain aspects of a contemporary NZ geographic issue 3 Written response No No Internal “Auckland C.G.I.”
91246 3 Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale 3 Written response No No Internal Choice of global studies
91240 2 Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment 4 Short answers, maps, diagrams and essays Yes Yes External Hawaii
91242 3 Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development 4 Short answers, maps, diagrams and essays Yes Yes External USA/Afghani stan
91243 2 Apply concepts and geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment 4 Topographic map skills, graphing and essay No No External Skills

Other Information

Costs: Tongariro fieldtrip approximately $250 · Day trip around Auckland $20

Prerequisites: 12 Credits at the previous level or at the discretion of the HOD.

Equipment Required: Calculator, ruler, coloured pencils.

Course Title: Level 2 Health

Course Description:

  • The course includes completing an Intermediate First Aid, which has 2 Level 2 credits and 2 Level 3 credits (these are additional to the 20 Health Achievement Standard credits).
  • Throughout the course of study the students will examine gender roles and influences on sexuality; analyse a New Zealand health issue that impacts on adolescents; plan and implement a health promotion; examine influences on mental wellbeing.
  • Students are encouraged to identify inequities, make changes and contribute positively, through individual and collective action, to the development of healthy communities and environments.
  • This course leads on to the Level 3 Health course.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 20 Health Level 2 NCEA achievement standard credits. Students will also complete 4 First Aid unit standard credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91326 2.2 2 Evaluate factors that influence people’s ability to change 5 Written assessment No No Internal Manage change
91237 2.3 2 Take action to enhance an aspect of people’s well-being within the school or wider community 5 Plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion No No Internal Health promotion
91239 2.5 2 Analyse issues related to sexuality and gender to develop strategies for addressing the issues. 5 Research Written assessment No No Internal Gender and sexuality
US 6400 6 Manage first aid in emergency situations 2 Practical No No Internal First Aid A
US 6401 6 Provide first aid 1 Practical No No Internal First Aid B
US 6402 8 Provide basic life support 1 Practical No No Internal First Aid C
91235 2.1 2 Analyse an adolescent health issue. 5 Exam No No External Adolescent health issue

Other Information

Costs: None

Equipment Required: A4 Ring binder and refill

Prerequisites:

  • Well-developed skills in reading and writing
  • 12 credits at Level 1 Health or an allied subject (e.g. English, History, PE).
  • Students with fewer credits or credits that are not from Level 1 Health, must gain approval of the HOD Health

Course Title: Level Two History

Course Description:

  • The life of a New Zealand soldier in World War One Why New Zealanders went to war
    • A significant New Zealand battle (Gallipoli or Passchendaele for example)
    • The consequences of World War One on New Zealand and how this shaped our identity
  • The Vietnam war and New Zealand’s involvement

Course Structure

  • Students will select some or all of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a minimum of 18 credits.

Assessment

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Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91229 2 Carry out a planned inquiry of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders 4 Research process Yes No Internal 2.1
9123 2 Examine an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders 5 Book chapter created Yes No Internal 2.2
91231 2 Examine sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders 4 Textual analysis Yes Yes External 2.3
91233 2 Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event 5 Essay Yes Yes External 2.5
91234 2 Examine how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society 5 Essay Yes Yes External 2.6

Other Information:

Costs: None

Equipment Required: None

Prerequisites: 12 Credits at Level One History or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Level 2 Chinese

Description:

  • This is a full-year course, which covers up to Level 7 of the NZ Curriculum, and aim to increase fluency, comprehension and confidence in authentic language situations, as well as understanding of the culture differences
  • Topics covered include Family and Friends, My Country & Hometown, Leisure, Making Arrangement & Future Plan, Customs & Behavior

It is expected that the students can

  • use language variably and effectively to express and justify their own ideas and opinions.
  • understand and produce a variety of text types to convey information, ideas, and opinions

Course structure:

  • All students will complete the core NCEA standards, which worth 14 credits
  • There is one optional External assessment available on request (Listening AS 91108).

Assessment:

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91110 2 Give a spoken presentation in Chinese that communicates information, ideas and opinions 4 Speaking No No Internal 2.2
91112 2 Write a variety of text types in Chinese to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts 5 Writing portfolio No No Internal 2.5
91111 3 Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Chinese text(s) on familiar matters 5 Reading No No External 2.4

Optional External standard (available on discussion with the teacher)

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91108 3 Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Chinese texts on familiar matters 5 Listening No No External 2.1

Other Information:

Costs: Yet to be confirmed with provider

Equipment required: A4 size notebook or ring binder/folder, course workbook, personal device

Prerequisites: At least 14 credits from NCEA Level 1 Chinese or at the discretion of the subject teacher

Course Title: Level 2 French

Course Description:

  • This covers up to Level 7 of the NZ Curriculum, and aim to increase fluency, comprehension and confidence in authentic language situations.
  • Topics covered include: personal relationships, education and jobs, holidays, personal life priorities and happiness, 1 film study.

Course structure:

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a total of 19 credits from the standards listed below.

Assessment:

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91120 2 Give a spoken presentation in French that communicates information, ideas and opinions 4 Speaking No No Internal 2.2
91122 2 Write a variety of text types in French to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts 5 Writing portfolio, with support of resources No No Internal 2.5
91121 3 Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual French text(s) on familiar matters 5 Reading No No External 2.4

Other Information:

Costs: $20

Equipment required: electronic device, Studio 3 Rouge workbook, verb wheel.

Prerequisites: At least 14 credits from NCEA Level 1 French or at the discretion of the subject teacher

Course Title: Year 11 Accelerated Mathematics (Level 2)

Course Description:

  • A continuation of the accelerated program. A full Level 2 NCEA course for year 11 students.
  • This course includes 2 externally assessed Achievement Standards
  • A course with a strong emphasis on the abstract mathematical concepts of Algebra, Geometry and Graphs with some Statistics
  • Development of logical problem solving, proof and clear communication of mathematical relationships
  • Leads towards Level 3 Calculus and/or Level 3 Statistics

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 18 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91257 3 Apply graphical Methods in solving problems 4 Test No No Internal – Graphing
91265 3 Conduct an experiment to investigate a using statistical methods 3 Short in class investigation No No Internal Statistics – Experiment
91269 3 Apply systems of equations in solving problems 2 Test No No Internal Simultaneous – Equations
91260 3 Apply algebraic methods in solving problems 4 Exam No No External Algebra
91261 3 Apply calculus methods in solving problems 5 Exam No No External Calculus

Other Information

Costs: $30 homework and revision resource fee

Equipment Required: Exercise book (Grid), Ruler, at least a scientific calculator but we recommend a Graphics Calculator (we recommend the Casio fx9750)

Prerequisites: Success in Accelerated Year 10 class OR at the discretion of the HOD

Course Title: Level 2 Statistics

Course Description:

  • This course includes 1 externally assessed Achievement Standard
  • An academic course with a strong emphasis on statistical principles and probability concepts
  • Learning about the collection and analysis of different types of data
  • Leads towards Level 3 Statistics or Level 3 General mathematics

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 16 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91263 3 Design a Questionnaire 3 Short project No No Internal Design a questionnaire
91264 3 Use statistical methods to make an inference 4 In class investigation No No Internal Sampling & confidence invervals
91265 3 Conduct an experiment to investigate a situation using statistical methods 3 In class investigation No No Internal Statistics experiment
91268 3 Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation 2 Test No No Internal Simulations
91267 3 Apply probability methods in solving problems 4 Exam No No External Probability methods

Other Information

Costs: $30 homework and revision resource fee

Equipment Required: Exercise book (Grid), Ruler, at least a scientific calculator (Casio classwiz) but could consider a Graphics Calculator (we recommend the Casio fx9750)

Prerequisites: Success in External Standards at Level 1 or higher, or at the discretion of the HOD

Course Title: Level 2 Advanced Mathematics

Course Description:

  • This course includes 2 externally assessed Achievement Standards
  • An academic course with a strong emphasis on the abstract mathematical concepts of Algebra, Geometry and Graphs
  • Development of logical problem solving, proof and clear communication of mathematical relationships
  • Leads towards Level 3 Calculus (and/or Level 3 Statistics)

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 18 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91257 3 Apply graphical Methods in solving problems 4 Test No No Internal Graphing
91259 3 Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems 3 Test No No Internal Trigonometry
91269 3 Apply systems of equations in solving problems 2 Test No No Internal Simultaneous Equations
91260 3 Apply algebraic methods in solving problems 4 Exam No No External Algebra
91261 3 Apply calculus methods in solving problems 5 Exam No No External Calculus

Other Information

Costs: $30 homework and revision resource fee

Equipment Required: Exercise book (Grid), Ruler, at least a scientific (Casio classwiz) calculator but we recommend a Graphics Calculator (we recommend the Casio fx9750)

Prerequisites: Success in External Standards at Level 1 or higher, OR at the discretion of the HOD

Course Title: Level 2 General Mathematics

Course Description:

  • This course includes 1 externally assessed Achievement Standard
  • A course with a balance of the more practical Mathematics and Statistics topics
  • Leads towards Level 3 General mathematics or Level 3 Statistics

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 18 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91256 3 Apply coordinate geometry methods in solving problems 2 Test No No Internal Co-ordinate Geometry
91255 3 Apply Trigonometric relationships in solving equations 3 Test No No Internal Trigonometry
91260 3 Apply networks methods in solving problems 2 Test No No Internal Networks
91265 3 Conduct an experiment to investigate a situation using statistical methods 3 In class investigation No No Internal Statistics experiment
91268 3 Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation 2 Test No No Internal Simulations
91269 3 Apply systems of equations in solving problems 2 Test No No Internal Simultaneous equations
91267 3 Apply probability methods in solving problems 4 Exam No No External Probability methods

Other Information

Costs: $30 homework and revision resource fee

Equipment Required: Exercise book (Grid), Ruler, at least a scientific calculator (Casio classwiz) but could consider a Graphics Calculator (we recommend the Casio fx9750)

Prerequisites: 12 Credits in a level 1 Mathematics course or at the discretion of the HOD

Course Title: Level 2 Media Studies

Course Description:

  • Media Studies includes the study of media and society, the creation of media products and an understanding of the way media texts are constructed.
  • Assessment methods for internal topics will be negotiated according to the strengths of students, the range of time available for assessment and as specified in the NZQA assessment conditions document for this subject.
  • Students may submit internal assessment in a variety of forms. For example, written report/essays, in a portfolio collected over time, oral presentations, in a web based form, presented on film

Course Structure:

  • Students will complete a selection of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a minimum of credits.

Assessment

912532Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions6A short filmNoNoInternalShort film

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91249 2 Demonstrate understanding of narrative in media texts 4 By negotiation No No Internal Narrative
91252 2 Produce a design and plan for a developed media product, using a range of conventions 4 A portfolio of planning documents including a concept and treatment No No Internal Planning short film
91255 2 Write a developed media text for a specific target audience 3 A script for a short film No Yes Internal Scripts
91248 2 Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between a media product and its audience 3 Written essay Yes Yes External Audience
91251 2 Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre 4 Written essay Yes Yes External Genre

Other Information

Costs: S20

Equipment Required: Access to own device, with keyboard and refill for note taking. NOTE: Although it is NOT a requirement (as we have sufficient editing computers in the department), students can edit on their laptops, provided they have Adobe Premiere Pro installed. Parents/Caregivers must check that the laptop is capable of running this programme if a student intends to use their device to edit.

Prerequisites: 12 Credits at the previous level or at the discretion of the HOD

Course Title: Level 2 Music

Course Description:

  • Performance is still highly important – you are now expected to have a minimum of 3 ½ years of tuition behind you.
  • A multi-level approach to this course is possible e.g. performance at one level and composition or theory at another, please see HOD about this
  • Musical knowledge studies take a deeper look at the how and why of composition.

Course Structure

  • Students will select some of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a minimum of 16 credits, and a maximum of 20 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91270 2 Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist 6 Two performances No No Internal Solo perform
91271 2 Compose two substantial pieces of music 6 Composition portfolio No No Internal Composition
91272 2 Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group 4 One performance No No Internal Group perform
91273 2 Devise an instrumentation for an ensemble 4 Transcription or recording of work No No Internal Instrumentation
91274 2 Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument 3 One performance No No Internal 2nd instrument
91278 2 Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music 4 Presentation No No Internal NZ Music study
91275 2 Demonstrate aural understanding through written representation 4 Exam No No External Aural
91276 2 Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores 4 Exam No No External Theory

Other Information

Costs: None

Equipment Required: None

Prerequisites: 12 Credits at the previous level and proven performance skills, or at the discretion of the HOD

Course Title: Level 2 Performing Arts Technology

Course Description:

  • In this course students will learn all the necessary skills associated with the technology of performing arts. Students are encouraged to present their work visually through a video diary, using Powerpoint, Pinterest or other online technologies. At Level 2 they gain an understanding of at least 4 disciplines. Students are also expected to earn production credits through technical assistance work at TAPAC:
  • Year 12 should complete 20hrs technical assistance.
  • Students may also complete an appropriate Technology standard in consultation with HOD Drama and HOD Technology. The course covers:
    • Props and Set piece design and construction
    • Lighting operation and design
    • Sound and design and set up
    • Costume design
    • Costume construction (technology standard)
    • Makeup design and application
    • Assistant stage management and crew
    • Production, publicity, management and other production roles
    • Carpentry and construction skills.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete four of the NCEA unit standards listed below, all standards are assessed internally.
  • Students will complete 16 credits

Assessment Level 2:

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
US27699 2 Research and design a costume for a specified performance context 4 Practical with supporting evidence No No Internal Costume
US27700 3 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of stage lighting design and process for a performance context 4 Practical with supporting evidence No No Internal Lighting
US27701 3 Demonstrate knowledge and skills of make-up design and application for a specified character 4 Practical with supporting evidence No No Internal Make-Up
US27702 3 Take responsibility for a production area of a performance 4 Practical with supporting evidence No No Internal Production
US27703 3 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sound for a performance context using control and enhancement processes 4 Practical with supporting evidence No No Internal Sound
US27704 3 Design and construct item(s) to meet production needs for a performance context 4 Practical with supporting evidence No No Internal Props & Set

Other Information

Costs: $100 (to cover the cost of a range of theatre trips to enhance the students’ experience of theatre in its various forms)

Equipment Required: Comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Black top and trousers for backstage work. Access to your Google Apps for Education.

Prerequisites Level 2: none

For more information on PAT/Drama at WSC please visit our website here

Course Title: Level 2 Philosophy

Course Description:

  • The course seeks to extend students’ understanding of philosophical concepts, themes and thinkers, as well as developing students’ philosophical skills and their ability to make connections across traditional subject boundaries.
  • The main aims of the course are to stimulate a love of learning and inquiry, and to develop a capacity to question – although success will be acknowledged through NCEA credits.
  • Students will benefit from: 12 NCEA Level 1 credits in Philosophy or an allied writing-rich subject; well-developed discussion skills, especially a willingness to listen to others; the ability to make connections across subject areas; confidence in considering abstract ideas, and in accepting ambiguity; well-developed writing skills, and the ability to organise notes and resources; self-motivation and a determination to develop independent research skills; some prior interest in philosophy, expressed in either a formal or informal, a personal or an educational setting.
  • The opportunity for Merit and Excellence course endorsements is available.
  • Leads to a full University Entrance (UE) course at Level 3.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Two units – Philosophy of Science, and Free Will and Determinism – are taught, but not assessed through an NCEA standard.
  • Students will complete 18 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91254 2 Demonstrate understanding of an ethical issue in the media (Media ethics: Pornography, censorship and free speech) 3 Research and report No No Internal ‘Censorship and Pornography”
91280 2 Conduct a reflective social inquiry (Philosophy of Punishment) 5 Research and report folder No No Internal ‘Punishment’
90823 3 Explain the key beliefs within two religious traditions in relation to a significant religious question (Philosophy of Religion – the problem of evil) 6 Written report No No Internal ‘The Problem of Evil’
91279 2 Demonstrate understanding of conflict(s) arising from different cultural beliefs and ideas (Topic TBC – context changes each year) 4 Resource booklet – paragraph answers No No External ‘Resource’

Other Information:

Costs: Fees for OPTIONAL student ethics workshop $15. Note: this workshop is optional.

Equipment Required: Book or folder for note-taking. A device with word-processing capabilities.

Prerequisites: 12 Credits in Philosophy (or another writing-rich subject such as Classics, Health or History) at the previous level, or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Level 2 Physical Education

Course Description:

In this course students engage in both practical and theoretical components in a wide range of contexts. They will learn how develop knowledge on functional anatomy and biomechanics and relate to a physical activity/skill. Students will apply different training principles and methods to a training programme while training for an event. They will learn how to develop and demonstrate interpersonal and social responsibility skills in a range of different sporting contexts, focusing on leadership. There are two EOTC opportunities (camps) where students analyse risk management in different adventure based learning activities.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 16 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91328 2 Demonstrate understanding of how and why biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills. 5 Written and practical assessment No No Internal Skill learning
91330 3 Perform a physical activity in an applied setting. 4 Practical assessment No No Internal Various Physical Activities
91331 2 Examine the significance for self, others and society of a sporting event, a physical activity, or a festival 4 Written and practical assessment Yes No Internal Commonwealt h Games
91334 2 Consistently demonstrate social responsibility through applying a social responsibility model in physical activity. 3 Written and practical assessment No No Internal Hellison’s
91327 2 Optional: Examine the role and significance of physical activity in the lives of young people in New Zealand 3 Written assessment Yes No Internal Physical Activity in Young People

Other Information

Costs: Course fees = $100, 2 Camps = $400

Equipment Required: Physical Education Uniform, an ICT device

Prerequisites: 12 Credits in Level 1 PE or at the discretion of the HOD

Course Title: Level 2 General Science

Course Description:

  • Science develops the skills of, and informs problem solving and decision making in life beyond life. Many of the major challenges and opportunities that confront our world need to be approached from a scientific perspective, taking into account social and ethical considerations.
  • This course will continue to develop a student’s ability of investigating, understanding, and explaining our natural and physical worlds.
  • The course is applicable to students who want to carry on with a science and enjoy real-life contexts. However, students may choose this option in addition to a separate Science, if they require it as a pre-requisite for later study.
  • It provides access to Level 3 General Science which is designed to provide entry to tertiary applied medical courses. It may provide entry to Level 3 Biology with approval from the HOD Science.

In this course students will:

  • Develop an understanding of the world, built on current scientific theories.
  • Learn that science involves particular processes and ways of developing and organising knowledge and that these continue to evolve.
  • Use their current scientific knowledge and skills for problem solving and developing further knowledge.
  • Use scientific knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about the communication, application and implications of science as these relate to their own lives and cultures and to the sustainability of the environment.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 17 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
AS91153 2 Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with supervision (B2.1) 4 Laboratory Report No No Internal Bio investigation
AS91158 2 Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision (B2.6) 3 Biological report No No Internal Arataki
AS91169 2 Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context (P2.2) 3 Investigation and Report No No Internal Physics
AS91157 2 Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change (B2.5) 4 Examination No No External Genetics

Other Information

Costs: $30 for a class trip

Equipment Required: Exercise book

Prerequisites: 12 Credits in a Level 1 science course, or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Level 2 Pūtaiao

Ngā Ahuatanga – Course Description:

  • This course has a focus on continuing the study of Science from within Waiorea and is a pathway leading from Level 1 Pūtaiao for students of Ngā Puna o Waiorea.
  • The course is highly recommended for students of Ngā Puna o Waiorea who wish to continue to study general science, and for those who are studying another Level 2 Science course concurrently and wish to have additional support from within Waiorea.
  • It is designed to stimulate interest in science through the exploration of scientific ideas and their application to real life, and seeks to develop analytical and communication skills, as well as challenging creative and logical thinking.
  • The content covered incorporates all strands of the science curriculum- Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Earth and Space Science – and is intended to provide a sound knowledge base for advancement to one or more of the Science subjects at Level 3.
  • If a student intends to study Level 3 Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics, they are required to pass a relevant Level 2 external assessment to gain entry. Students with fewer credits may gain access to the course after consultation with the HOD Science.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete some of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 17 credits.

Ngā Aromatawai – Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
AS91153 2 Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision (B2.1) 4 Laboratory Report No No Internal Stream monitoring
AS91188 2 Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public (ESS2.2) 4 Report No No Internal Impact of farming on water ways
AS91163 2 Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry used in the development of a current technology. (C2.3) 3 Report No No Internal Farm Fertilisers
AS91158 2 Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision. (B2.6) 4 Report No No Internal Stream life
AS91172 2 Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics (P2.5) 3 Report No No Internal The atom
AS91187 2 Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation (ESS2.1) 4 Investigation Report No No Internal Ocean acidification
AS91169 2 Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context. (P2.2) 3 Report No No Internal Global Warming
AS91165 2 Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds. (C2.5) 4 Exam No No External Organic chemistry

Other Information

Costs: $30 for a class trip

Equipment Required: Exercise book

Prerequisites: 12 Credits in a Level 1 science course, or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Level 2 Biology

Course Description:

  • The course aims to develop understanding of key biological processes and ideas, in the contexts of genetics, ecology, cell structure and function.
  • The process of ecology is studied in relation to processes that in and around the Leigh Marine Reserve and Tiritiri Matangi Island Reserve. This involves a field trip to the area to complete an internal and hear from leading scientists in these fields.
  • The process of cell structure is studied in relation to the inner workings of cells in terms of energy production and cell regulation
  • The process of genetics is studied in relation to the generation of genetic variation in gene pools.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete some or all of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a minimum of 16 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91154 (2.2) 1 Analyse biological validity of information presented to the public 3 Written Report No No Internal HPV
91158 (2.6) 1 Investigate a pattern in an ecological community 4 Field Report No No Internal Rocky Shore
91156 (2.4) 1 Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level 4 Examination No No External Cells
91157 (2.5) 1 Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change 4 Examination No No External Genetics
91159 (2.7) 1 Demonstrate understanding of gene expression 4 Examination No No External Gene expression / proteins

Other Information

Costs: Course Workbook: approx. $25. Field Trips: approx. $350 (optional but recommended)

Equipment Required: None

Prerequisites: A minimum of 12 Credits of Level 1 Science. Students with fewer credits must gain approval from the HOD Science.

Course Title: Level 2 Chemistry

Course Description:

  • Chemistry is about understanding the properties of substances and how these substances can change.
  • This course aims to build upon the knowledge and understanding of Chemistry principles developed in Level 1 Science, through both practical and theoretical application.
  • An understanding of key chemical process and ideas of the particle nature of matter, quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis, organic chemistry and redox chemistry will be developed.
  • Students will develop their scientific skills, challenging their thinking skills and become more effective scientific communicators.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 19 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91161 (2.1) 2 Carry out quantitative analysis 4 Practical Assessment No No Internal Titrations
91162 (2.2) 2 Carry out qualitative analysis 3 Practical Assessment No No Internal Identifying Ions
91167 (2.7) 2 Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction 3 Written Assessment No No Internal Redox
91164 (2.4) 2 Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes 5 Examination No No External Structure & bonding
91165 (2.5) 2 Demonstrate understanding of properties of selected organic compounds 4 Examination No No External Organic

Other Information

Costs: Course Workbook: $30. Course Revision Workbook: $25

Equipment Required: Calculator

Prerequisites:

A minimum of 12 Credits of Level 1 Science, including a minimum of 4 credits in a Chemistry related External/Internal Achievement Standard. Students who pass the Physics External Achievement Standard may also be considered, but only after consultation with the HOD Science. Students with fewer credits must gain approval from the HOD Science.

Course Title: Level 2 Physics

Course Description:

  • This course aims to introduce students to Physics at the Year 12 Level. The course consists of four content areas:
  • Mechanics: the study of motion, force, momentum and energy
  • Waves: the property of waves and an introduction to lenses and curved mirrors
  • Electricity and Magnetism: DC electricity, electricity generation and magnetism
  • Atomic Physics: a brief introduction to Atomic Physics and nuclear reactions and their products.

Course Structure

  • Students will select some of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 19 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91196 (2.2) 2 Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context 3 Assignment No No Internal Physics in context
91168 (2.1) 1 Carry out practical physics experiment that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship 4 Practical Assessment No No Internal Experiment
91172 (2.5) 1 Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics 3 Assignment No No Internal Atomic Physics
91170 (2.3) 1 Demonstrate understanding of waves 4 Examination No No External Waves
91171 (2.4) 1 Demonstrate understanding of mechanics 6 Examination No No External Mechanics
91172 (2.6) 1 Demonstrate understanding of electricity and magnetism 6 Examination No No External Electricity & Magnetism

Other Information

Costs: Course Workbook: approx. $30. Possible Field Trips: approx. $25.

Equipment Required: Scientific Calculator

Prerequisites:

  • A minimum of 12 Credits of Level 1 Science, including a minimum of 4 credits in Physics.
  • Students who pass the Biology or Chemistry External, but not the Physics External, may also be considered, but only after consultation with the HOD Science
  • Students with fewer credits must gain access to the course under extenuating circumstances after consultation with the HOD Science.

Course Title: Level 2 Environmental Sustainability

Important Note – All of the credits for this course are Education for Sustainability credits. The course does not offer Science credits.

Course Description:

  • A key focus of this Environmental Sustainability Course is sustainability; the relationship between people and our planet. “Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
  • This course aims to develop an understanding of the impacts of human behaviour within our environment and how to address these issues.
  • Students will become more independent in researching current events and making informed decisions based on scientific knowledge.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 17 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
90810 (2.1) 2 Planning, implementing and evaluating a personal action that will contribute towards a sustainable future 6 Research Report Yes No Internal Taking Action
90811 (2.2) 2 Describe the consequences of human activity within a biophysical environment in relation to a sustainable future. 4 Research Report Yes No Internal Waitemata Harbour”
90813 (2.4) 2 Values and associated behaviours in relation to a sustainable future. 3 Research Report No No Internal Values
90814 (2.5) 2 Aspects of sustainability in relation to a sustainable future 4 Examination Yes Yes External External

Other Information

Costs: Field Trips: approx $55

Equipment Required: none

Prerequisites:

  • A minimum of 12 Credits from an allied Level 1 subject.
  • Students with fewer credits must gain access to the course after consultation with the HOD Science.

Course Title: Level 2 Sports Academy

Course Description:

  • Students complete Physical Education level two achievement standards.
  • Students complete a variety activities; scuba diving, rock climbing, adventure races, running sports events, whitewater rafting, tough guy and gal and a bootcamp.
  • One three day camp is included for scuba diving.
  • Day trips are also included throughout the year.
  • Interest in sports performance and outdoors.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete a selection of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 17 Achievement standard credits. Intermediate First Aid Certificate, Advanced Waters Diving Certification and New Zealand Institute of Sport Holiday programme with 20 Level 2 unit standard credits.

Course Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91330 2.4 3 Perform a physical activity in an applied setting. 4 Practical Diving) No No Internal Diving
91332 2.6 2 Evaluate leadership strategies that contribute to the effective functioning of a group. 4 Written/ Practical Yes No Internal Leadership Strategies
91333 2.7 3 Analyse the application of risk management strategies to a challenging outdoor activity 3 Written/ Practical No No Internal Risk Management
91335 2.9 2 Examine the implementation and outcome(s) of a physical activity event or opportunity. 3 Written/ Practical No No Internal Outdoor Activities
91336 2.10 2 Analyse group processes in physical activity 3 Journal Entries No No Internal Camp
US 6400 6 Manage First Aid in emergency situations 2 Practical No No Internal First Aid A
US 6401 6 Provide First Aid 1 Practical No No Internal First Aid B
US 6402 8 Provide Basic Life Support 1 Practical No No Internal First Aid C

Other Information

Costs: $450 course fees
Spaces are limited

Level 2 Design and Visual Communication (Graphics)

Course Description:

Design and Visual Communication is the study of product and architectural design. Students learn how to produce and develop ideas and solutions using a variety of visual communication methods. In this subject, students develop skills in drawing, rendering, modeling and I.T.C. using everything from pencils and pens through to markers, and digital technologies such as Photoshop, sketch-up 3D and illustrator.

The course focuses on the following:

  • Product design: the design of a three dimensional objects such as iPod speakers, headphones, torches, etc
  • Architecture: the design of the interior and the exterior of domestic and commercial buildings, spatial design, landscaping.
  • Idea Presentation: the ability to find the most appropriate method of showcasing ideas to a specific audience – this may be using website, presentation boards, posters,models.

These areas are studied further at University level and lead to clearly defined career paths. Design and Visual Communication is the opening to a range of some of the most exciting and dynamic careers available.

Other Course Information

Costs: Students will be asked to contribute $120 to cover consumable items and presentation folders. This includes an extensive Design and Visual Communication kit for each student to keep and all modelling materials

Students will complete some or all of the NCEA standards listed below.

Equipment Required: kit as stated above

Course Structure

  • Students will complete a minimum of 16 credits.

Course Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91340 (2.33) 3 Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design idea 3 Credits Portfolio No No Internal Design Movement
91341 (2.34) 3 Develop a spatial design through graphics practice 6 Credits Portfolio No No Internal Spatial Development Project
91342 (2.35) 3 Develop a product design through graphics practice 6 Credits Portfolio No No Internal Product Development Project
91343 (2.36) 3 Use visual communication techniques to present own design 4 Credits Model No No Internal Presentation Project
91337 (2.30) 3 Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas 3 Credits Portfolio No No External Generate design ideas

Entry Requirements for Moving to the Next Level in 2018

12 credits at this level, or at the discretion of the HOD

Course Title: Level 2 Digital Technology

Level 2 Digital Technology course builds on the foundation of Level 1 and allows the students to focus on:

  • Web design and development through the use of HTML and CSS coding. In Level 2 students will build on their skills gained in Level 1 and explore the level of interactivity and design available to them through web development and the optimisation for handheld devices.
  • Developing understanding of programming concepts and incorporating ideas of how these can be utilised within team environments.
  • Using 3D Modelling in the design and development of tangible products with a focus on stakeholder needs and their environments.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete some or all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a minimum of 16 credits.

Assessment

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Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91356 3 Develop a conceptual design for an outcome 6 Digital Portfolio No No Internal Conceptual
91370 4 Implement advanced procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome 4 Digital Portfolio No No Internal Web development
91372 4 Construct a plan for an advanced computer program for a specified task 3 Digital Portfolio No No Internal Program Planning
91373 4 Construct an advanced computer program for a specified task 3 Digital Portfolio No No Internal Programming
91363 3 Demonstrate understanding of sustainability in design 4 Report No Yes External External

Other Information

With the introduction of Digital Technology into the New Zealand Curriculum in 2018-2019, Level 2 standards are subject to change as they are still in the drafting stages.

Course content will not change and will fit within the new standards provided.

Costs:Students will be asked to contribute $70 to cover consumable items (electronic components, 3D printer materials)

Equipment Required: All necessary equipment will be provided

Prerequisites: All students are eligible to take this course if they gained 12 or more credits in this subject at level 1

Course Title: Level 2 Fabric Technology

Description:

This course covers four strands of study;

  • Advanced skills and processes used in creating a garment with special features
  • Designing and modelling a capsule clothing collection and digital fabric pattern
  • Developing a design brief in developing an outfit
  • Exploration and presentation of design ideas

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 21 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91345 (2.21) 3 Implement advanced procedures using textile materials to make a specified product with special features 6 Credits Portfolio No No Internal Young designer tees
91356 (2.3) 3 Develop a conceptual design for an outcome 6 Credits Portfolio No No Internal Building my brand
91357 (2.4) 3 Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype 6 Credits Portfolio No No Internal Building my brand
91337 (2.30) 3 Communicate design ideas using visual communication techniques 3 Credits Portfolio No No External Building my brand

Other Information

Costs: $120 (fabric, notions, embellishments)
Equipment Required: all equipment and materials are supplied to the student

Prerequisites:

  • An interest in fashion, crafts and costume and some experience of home dressmaking.
  • All students are eligible to take this course if they gained 12 or more credits in this subject at level 1

Course Title: Level 2 Hard Materials

Course Description:

Hard Technology is the study of designing products for specific situations and their influence on contemporary society. Students learn about materials, techniques and processes used in the design industry through a balance of practical projects focussed on students’ interests, and theory based projects to deepen student knowledge and understanding.

In this subject students develop skills in ideation, woodwork and joinery, MIG welding, laser cutting, plastic forming, drawing, modelling, graphic application and I.T.C programmes such as Sketch-up 3D, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

The course focusses on the following

  • ALL aspects of Technological Practice including research, concept generation and evaluation of practice.
  • Workshop practices AND CNC/Digital design and manufacturing
  • An entirely Achievement Standards based course

Course Structure

  • Students will select some or all of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 18 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91344 (2.20) 3 Implement advanced procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product with special features 6 Report/ artifact No No Internal Game table
91356 (2.3) 3 Develop a conceptual design for an outcome 6 Portfolio/ artifact No No Internal Device Project
91357 (2.4) 3 Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype 6 Portfolio / artifact No No Internal Light box

Other Information

Costs: 

  • Students will be required to pay $120 to cover “take home” consumable materials (wood, metal, electrical cables, acrylic).
  • If students wish to make projects which exceed $120 in materials it is expected that they will meet these additional costs.

Equipment Required: All necessary equipment will be provided

Prerequisites: 12 Credits at the previous level or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Food and Nutrition Level 2

Course Description:

The Food Industry is one of New Zealand’s biggest employers with an abundance of careers. However, career aside this course will equip you with many life skills and the knowledge to avoid food related diseases which are unfortunately on the rise in NZ today. This course is designed to give students a broad vision of all aspects of the food industry ranging from choosing sustainable food products, understanding specific nutritional needs, to recipe development and creative plating.

The course allows students to gain nationally recognized NCEA achievement standards. It is university recognised and offers the possibility of endorsement for able students.

Course Structure

  • Students will select all or some of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a minimum of 14 achievement standard credits and will have the opportunity to gain some unit standards.

Assessment

 

 

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
US 167 8 Food hygiene and safety 4 Practical and written exam No No Internal Health & Safety
91299 2.1 2 Analyse issues related to the provision of food for people with specific food needs 5 Written Report No No Internal Specific Food needs
91302 2.4 2 Analyse evaluate sustainable food related practices 5 Newspaper article/ video clip No No Internal Design and make a sustainable Pie
91300 2.2 5 Analyse the relationship between well-being, food choices and determinants of health 5 External Exam Yes No External Food and our Health
13286 5 Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen 2 Theory and photographic evidence of dish No No Internal Hospitality
13276 5 Cook food items by grilling 2 Theory and photographic evidence of dish No No Internal Hospitality
13283 5 Prepare and present salads for service 2 Theory and photographic evidence of dish No No Internal Hospitality

Other Information

Costs: $150 includes ingredients, takeaway packaging, and 1 class trip

Equipment Required: N/A

Prerequisites: 12 Credits at the previous level or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Level 2 Te Reo Māori

Course Description:

Written, speaking, listening, reading and research skills are to be further developed in this course. The course is designed to focus on reo and tikanga Māori while also preparing students for internal and external assessments as students will have opportunities to study within both traditional and contemporary contexts. Māori Performing Arts credits will be available to those that have participated in the school kapahaka competitions this year.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete 28 credits.

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
91284 2 Whakarongo kia mōhio ki te reo o te ao torotoro 4 Listening Test No No Internal “Whakarongo”
91285 2 Kōrero kia whakamahi i te reo o te ao torotoro 6 Oral No No Internal “Korero”
91288 2 Waihanga tuhinga i te reo o te ao torotoro 6 Written No Yes Internal “Tuhituhi”
91286 2 Pānui kia mōhio ki te reo o te ao torotoro 6 Reading Exam Yes No External External A
91287 2 Tuhi i te reo o te ao torotoro 6 Written Exam No Yes External External B

Other Information

Costs: None

Equipment Required: Students are encouraged to have access to a Māori language dictionary at home (paper or digital)

Prerequisites: Level 1 Te Reo Māori, Level 1 Te Reo Rangatira or at least 3-4 years background in Te Reo me ōna tikanga.

Course Title: Level 2 Te Reo Rangatira

Course Description:

He kōwae ako tēnei, e arumia ai te paerewahanga o te paerewa 2 Te Reo Rangatira. He mea whakangungu te paerewa tahi Te Reo Māori [NCEA] e te ākonga e anga mai ana kia maoa ai tana mōhio mō te paerewa tahi Te Reo Rangatira [NCEA]. E tika ana kei te arohia tana mita e te ākonga kia tika mō te paerewa o te reanga 11TRR. Ko te whainga matua i ō te manako mō ngā ākonga kia noho rūmaki mārika tana mita a Iwi, tana reo rangatira i te pō, i te ao. Ka amoria tonutia ngā kaupapa arotake i ngā pūkenga mō tēnei ahurewa akoako, ara, ko te tuhi, pānui, kōrero, mātakitaki me te whakarongo.  Ka 18 ngā whiwhinga o tēnei kōwae ako. Ka taea e te ākonga te taunaki kaiaka, te taunaki kairangi rānei i te whaia ngā aromatawai nei.

This course, although distinctively separate in its qualifications follows very closely to Year 11 Reo Rangatira, NCEA L1. It is strongly suggested that Level 1 Te Reo Rangatira has been completed to have a full understanding of theme content and level of fluency required for Reo Rangatira NCEA L2. It will adopt the same theme titles for module study. The current standards, are a selection of 5 internal standards plus 1 external standard to the total value of 18 credits only will be available.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete all the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students can complete 18 credits in total (15 internal and 3 external)

Assessment

Standard Number Version Number Full Standard Name Credits Assessment Method University Entrance Literacy Reading University Entrance Literacy Writing Internal/ External Student Friendly Name For Standard
AS91782 1 Te tito i tētahi pakiwaitara poto 5 Tuhi Kāo Āe Ā-roto
AS91784 1 Te korero i te pakiwaitara 4 Kāo Kāo Āe Ā-roto
AS91787 1 Te tūhura me te pūrongo i te reo peha 3 Tuhituhi Kāo Kāo Ā-roto
AS91788 1 Te tūhura i ngā tikanga o te reo 3 Kōrero 2.12 Kāo Kāo Ā-roto
AS91779 1 Te pānui tuhinga tawhito 3 Pānui Āe Kāo Ā-waho

Other Information

Costs: None

Equipment Required: Students are encouraged to have access to a Māori language dictionary at home (paper or digital)

Prerequisites: Level 2 NCEA Full Course Te Reo Māori, or at least 5-6 years immersion in Ngā Tikanga o Te Reo.

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