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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 2, apart from a few special programmes, courses offer between 14 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 In exceptional circumstances some students may be withdrawn from some credits in a course or have the opportunity to take extra credits.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.

Equipment Required

In all senior courses students should bring a device, and books/ folders as required by individual subjects.

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:

Level 2 Accounting is open to all students who are interested in the financial aspects of a business which are vital to it’s management and survival. They will understand how business strategies are developed using accounting information and also how to make smart investment choices on a personal level.

Students will understand not only how to prepare financial information but also how to analyse and interpret them for future decision making. They will gain an understanding of sustainability affects accounting decisions made by businesses through a case study of a New Zealand company. The management of inventory (including how to reduce theft and loss) to achieve business goals and successes will also be atught in this course.

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 No No 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: There are no pre-requisites for this course. An interest in Accounting and Business is required.

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: $95.00 (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: $ 25.00 – 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: $75.00 (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: $100.00 (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 Business Studies

Course Description:

  • The study of business is about how individuals and groups of people organise, plan, and act to create and develop goods and services to satisfy customers.
  • The knowledge and skills gained in business studies, and exposure to enterprise culture, can help shape ‘creative, energetic, and enterprising’ young people.
  • In business studies, students develop their understanding of business theory and practices in a range of relevant contexts, through experiential as well as theoretical approcahes to learning.

Course Structure

  • Students will sit a selection of the standards below. They will will be offered a minimum of 16 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
90846 Conduct market research for a new or existing product 3 Report No No Internal
90848 Carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context with guidance 9 Report No No Internal
91868 Demonstrate understanding of cash flow forecasting for a business 4 Report No No Internal
90843 Demonstrate understanding of the internal operations of a large business 4 Exam No No External
90844 Demonstrate understanding of how a large business responds to external factors 4 Exam No No External
90845 Apply business knowledge to a critical problem(s) in a given large business context 4 Exam No No External

Other Information

Costs:
Equipment Required: device
Prerequisites: 12 credits in Level 1 Business Studies or Economics 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 Choreograph a group dance to communicate an intention 4 Choreography No No Internal Group choreography
91206 2 Choreograph a solo dance to communicate an intention 4 Choreography No No Internal Solo choreography
91207 2 Perform an ethnic or social dance to communicate understanding of the style 4 Performance No No Internal Flamenco performance
91208 3 Perform a theatre dance to communicate understanding of the dance 4 Performance No No Internal Class Dance
91210 2 Demonstrate understanding of a range of choreographic processes 4 Choreography No No Internal
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
91219 2 Discuss a drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance.

 

4 Written Exam Yes Yes External Drama Elements 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 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
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
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: None

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

Course Description:

  • This course combines English, English for Academic purposes and English Language 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

  • Students will complete some of the NCEA standards listed below. This will depend on what standards they have previously completed.
  •  Students will complete 25 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 30508 1 Write a short crafted text for a specified audience using resource material in English for an academic purpose (EAP L3) 6 Research Report No No Internal Research report
US 30982 1 Demonstrate understanding of a spoken text on a familiar topic (EL L3) 5 Listening Test No No Internal Listening Test
US 28068 3 Write a connected text on a familiar topic (EL L3) 5 Written Text No No Internal Writing Standard
US 30997 1 Read and understand a text on a familiar topic (EL L3) 5 Reading Comprehension test yes No Internal Listening standard
90849 13 Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence (Eng 1.1) 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

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 20 credit course.

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
US 30995 1 Read and understand a straightforward text on a familiar topic (El Level 2) 5 Reading comprehension test No No Internal Read simple texts
US 31014 1 Participate in straightforward spoken interaction on a familiar topic (EL Level 2) 5 Oral exchanges in different contexts No No Internal Speaking
US 27999 3 Write a simple connected text on a familiar topic (EL Level 2) 5 Produce written text No No Internal Write simple texts
US 30980 1 Demonstrate understanding of a straightforward spoken text on a familiar topic (EL Level 2) 5 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 or caregiver/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 water scarcity) 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 Evaluate factors that influence people’s ability to change 5 Written assessment Yes No Internal Manage change
91237 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 Yes No Internal Health promotion
91239 2 Analyse issues related to sexuality and gender to develop strategies for addressing the issues. 5 Research Written assessment Yes 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 Analyse an adolescent health issue. 5 Exam Yes Yes 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
91230 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
91118 2 Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken French texts on familiar matters 5 Listen to 3 x spoken French passages and answer questions in English No No External 2.1
91120 2 Give a spoken presentation in French that communicates information, ideas and opinions 4  A 2 minute, recorded presentation in French. 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 400 words in French, 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 Read 3 x written French texts and answer questions in English. No No External 2.4

Other Information:

Costs: $20

Equipment required: electronic device.

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

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)
  • Year 11 accelerated Maths students will also complete this course as part of their Year 11 programme

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
91262 3 Apply calculus methods in solving problems 5 Exam No No External Calculus
91261 3 Apply algebraic methods in solving problems 4 Exam No No External Algebra

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
91259 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 Pangarau

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 Pangarau 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
91259 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: $30.00 homework and revision resource fee

Equipment Required: Grid exercise book, ruler, scientific calculator (Casio classwiz or Casio fx9750)

Prerequisites: 

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 17 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
91253 3 Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions. 6 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 3 Write developed media text for a specific target audience 3 A script for a short film No Yes Internal Scripts
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
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 Philosophy

Course Description:

  • The focus is on ethics, philosophy of religion and the free will or determinism debate.
  • The course seeks to develop your understanding of a range of philosophical concepts, themes and thinkers, as well as develop your critical thinking skills, independent research skills, and your ability to make connections across traditional subject boundaries. It also aims to make clear how Philosophy is interconnected with the world in which you live, and to give you the ability to apply the skills you have developed in philosophy, to your everyday life.
  • This is an 18 credit course composed of 4 internal achievement standards. There is no external standard. Every student is expected to gain a minimum of 15 credits.
  • This course leads to a full University Entrance (UE) course at Level 3.

Course Structure

  • This is a 18 credit course.
  • This course leads on to Level 3 Philosophy.

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
91844 1 Examine different psychological approaches used to explain a behaviour (pornography addiction) 6 Report Yes No Internal 2.1
90823 3 Explain the key beliefs within two religious traditions in relation to a  significant religious question (The Problem of Evil/Suffering) 6 Report or alternative presentation No No Internal Problem of Evil
91845 1 Examine how a psychological debate has changed over time (Free will, determinism and moral responsibility)) 3 Report Yes No Internal 2.2
91848 1 Examine ethical issues in psychological practice Report or alternative presentation Yes No Internal 2.5

Other Information:

Costs: $50 trips x 2 (TBC)
Equipment Required: Folder for keeping hand-outs and hard copies of documents.
Prerequisites: 14 credits in Level 1 Philosophy or a literacy rich subject , or at the discretion of the HOD.

Course Title: Performing Arts Technology – Level 2

Course Description:

  • In this course students will learn the necessary skills associated with the technology of performing arts. Students are encouraged to present their work visually through a video diary using an agreed form of on-line technology. At level 2 they gain an understanding of at least 4 disciplines within performing arts technology. Students can also earn production credits through volunteer work at Tapac.
  • Year 12 should complete 20 hours of practical work in the Tapac Theatre.
  • Students may also complete an appropriate technology standard in consultation with the HOD Technology and the HOD Drama.
  • This course covers: props and set piece design, lighting operation and design, sound and design set up, costume design and construction, make up design and application, stage management and crew, production and publicity management and carpentry and construction skills.

Course Structure

  • Student will complete at least 4 of the unit standards listed below. All standards are internally assessed.
  • 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
US27699 1 Research and design a costume for a specified performance context 4 Practical No No Internal Costume
US27700 2 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of stage lighting design and process for a performance context 4 Practical No No Internal Lighting
US27701 2 Demonstrate knowledge and skills of make-up design and application for a specified character 4 Practical No No Internal Make-up
US27702 2 Take responsibility for a production area of a performance 4 Practical No No Internal Production
US27704 2 Design and construct item(s) to meet production needs for a performance 4 Practical No No Internal Props and set

Other Information:

Costs: $100.00 (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 for movement.  Device and Google apps.
Prerequisites: no prerequisites. An interest in theatre production is required.

Course Title: Level 2 Physical Education/ Waiorea Hakinakina

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 Commonwealth Games
91332 2 Evaluate leadership strategies that contribute to the effective functioning of a group 4 Written assessment No No Internal Leadership
91333 2 Analyse the application of risk management strategies to a challenging outdoor activity 3 Written assessment No No Internal Risk Management
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 a range of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a minimum of 14 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
AS91163 2 Demonstrate understanding of the chemistry used in the development of a current technology (C2.3) 3 Report No No Internal
AS91169 2 Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context (P2.2) 3 Investigation and Report No No Internal Physics
AS91190 2 Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment (E&S 2.4) 4 Report No No Internal
AS91911 2 Carry out an investigation into chemical species present in a sample using qualitative analysis (C2.2) 3 Investigation and Report No No Internal
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: There are no prerequisites for this course

Course Title: Level 2 Pūtaiao

Ngā Ahuatanga – Course Description:

  • This course will support ākonga to gain a deeper understanding of Pūtaiao- from the origin of our environment to how we can contribute to the well being of the environment so that we thrive and improve the future.
  • Pūtaiao Kaupae 2 will support ākonga to continue to learn, understand and experience Te Ao Māori, and Māoritanga from a kaupapa Māori perspective.
  • Ākonga will be supported to develop problem solving skills drawing on traditional ways of learning from a Te Ao Māori point of view
  • The etymology and whakapapa of Te Reo Māori terms is the starting point for new learning within the course
  • The course will draw on and include aspects of chemistry, biology and physics.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete some of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete between 12 and 16 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
AS91766 1 Te whakahāngai huatau koiora ki tētahi rauropi whakahirahira ki te Māori 4 Report No No Aromatawai-ā-roto Hue/ Harakeke
AS91910 1 Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using quantitative analysis 4 Practical Laboratory data collection and report No No Aromatawai-ā-roto Titrations
AS91767 1 Te tūhura i ngā panoni hauropi o tētahi wāhi whakahirahira ki te Māori 4 Practical data collection and written report No No Aromatawai-ā-roto Waititiko ecosystem
AS91768 1 Te whakahāngai huatau pūtaiao ā-nuku ki tētahi āhautanga e pā ana ki a Papatūānuku 4 Report No No Aromatawai-ā-roto Papatūānuku and human impact
AS91769 1 Te whakahāngai huatau tātai arorangi ki tētahi whetū whakahirahira ki te Māori 4 Report No No Aromatawai-ā-roto Tātai Arorangi
AS91165 2 Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds. (C2.5) 4 Exam No No Aromatawai-a-waho Organic chemistry

Other Information

Costs: $30 for a class trip

Equipment Required: Exercise book

Prerequisites: none

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 14 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 Analyse biological validity of information presented to the public 3 Written Report No No Internal HPV
91158 2 Investigate a pattern in an ecological community 4 Field Report No No Internal Rocky Shore
91156 1 Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level 4 Examination No No External Cells
91157 1 Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change 4 Examination No No External Genetics
91160 2 Investigate biological material at the microscopic level 3 Report No No Internal Biological material

Other Information

Costs: Course Workbook: approx. $25. Field Trips: approx. $30 (optional but recommended)

Equipment Required: None

Prerequisites: There is no prerequisite for this course.

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 processes 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 some of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete between 14 and 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
91911 1 Carry out an investigation into chemical species present in a sample using qualitative analysis 3 Practical Assessment No No Internal Water testing
91910 1 Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using quantitative analysis 4 Practical Assessment No No Internal Titrations
91167 2 Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction 3 Written Assessment No No Internal Redox
91164 2 Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes 5 Examination No No External Structure & bonding
91165 2 Demonstrate understanding of properties of selected organic compounds 4 Examination No No Optional

External

Organic

Other Information

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

Equipment Required: Calculator

Prerequisites: there are no prerequisites for this course

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 at least 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
91168 1 Carry out practical physics experiment that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship 4 Practical Assessment No No Internal Experiment
91172 2 Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics 3 Assignment No No Internal Atomic Physics
91169 2 Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context 3 Report No No Internal Electricity internal
91171 2 Demonstrate understanding of mechanics 6 Examination No No External Mechanics
91173 2 Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism 6 Examination No No External Electricity & Magnetism

Other Information

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

Equipment Required: Scientific Calculator, graph paper

Prerequisites: there are no prerequisites for this course

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 some of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete up to 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) 3 Undertake a personal action, with reflection, that contributes to a sustainable future. 6 Research Report Yes No Internal Taking Action
90811 (2.2) 3 Explain how human activity in a biophysical environment has consequences for a sustainable future. 4 Research Report Yes No Internal Waititiko
90813 (2.4) 3 Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values have implications for a sustainable future. 3 Research Report No No Internal Values
90814 (2.5) 3 Demonstrate understanding of aspects of sustainability in different contexts. 4 Examination Yes Yes External External

Other Information

Costs: Field Trips: approx $55

Equipment Required: none

Prerequisites: there are no prerequisites for this course

  • 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 Level 2 NCEA Physical Education achievement standards in this course.
  • Students complete a variety of EOTC activities: open water scuba diving, adventure racing and running sports events.
  • One three day camp is included for scuba diving.
  • Day trips are also included throughout the year.
  • Interest in sports performance and outdoor education is required.
  • Duke of Edinburgh is an optional course that is supported through the Sports Academy.

Course Structure

  • Students will complete a selection of the NCEA standards listed below.
  • Students will complete a minimum of 17  Achievement standard credits.  They will also sit their Intermediate First Aid Certificate ( 4 unit standard credits, and their Open Waters Diving Certification (14 unit standard credits)
  • Optional: the New Zealand Institute of Sport holiday programme worth an additional 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 3 Perform a physical activity in an applied setting. 4 Practical Diving) No No Internal Diving
Internal Adventure racing
91329 2 Demonstrate understanding of the application of biophysical principles to training for physical activity 4 Written/practical No No Internal
91333 3 Analyse the application of risk management strategies to a challenging outdoor activity 3 Written/ Practical No No Internal Risk Management
91335 2 Examine the implementation and outcome(s) of a physical activity event or opportunity. 3 Written/ Practical No No Internal Outdoor Activities
US 28392/28407/28408 1 Scuba Dive in open water/ Scuba dive off a boat in open water/ Scuba dive off shore in open water 7/3/4 Practical No No Internal Open waters
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. The school reserves the right to make professional judgements to manage the size of the intake each year. If it is deemed by the school that a student would benefit from inclusion in the Sports Academy programme an application and interview process will occur.

Level 2 Design and Visual Communication

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 3 Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design idea 3 Credits Portfolio No No Internal Design Movement
91341 3 Develop a spatial design through graphics practice 6 Credits Portfolio No No Internal Spatial Development Project
91342 3 Develop a product design through graphics practice 6 Credits Portfolio No No Internal Product Development Project
91343 3 Use visual communication techniques to present own design 4 Credits Model No No Internal Presentation Project
91337 3 Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas 3 Credits Portfolio No No External Generate design ideas

Entry Requirements for Moving to Level 3:

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
91354 3 Undertake brief development to address an issue 4 Digital Portfolio No No Internal
91357 3 Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype 6 Digital Portfolio No No Internal
91890 1 Conduct an inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome 6 Digital Portfolio No No Internal
91891 1 Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome 3 Digital Portfolio No No Internal
91893 Internal
91896 Internal
91897 Internal
91898 1 Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept 4 Report No Yes External External

Other Information

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 Textiles 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 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 3 Develop a conceptual design for an outcome 6 Credits Portfolio No No Internal Building my brand
91357 3 Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype 6 Credits Portfolio No No Internal Building my brand
91337 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:

  • All students are eligible to take this course if they gained 12 or more credits in this subject at level 1
  • Students are only eligible to take either Textiles Technology or Design Technology at Level 2. Students cannot take both.

Course Title: Level 2 Design Technology

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:

  • All students are eligible to take this course if they gained 12 or more credits in this subject at Level 1
  • Students are only eligible to take either Design Technology or Textiles Technology. Students cannot take both.

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
91301 2 Analyse beliefs, attitudes and practices related to a nutritional issue for families in New Zealand 5 Report No No Internal
91302 2 Analyse evaluate sustainable food related practices 5 Newspaper article/ video clip No No Internal Design and make a sustainable Pie
91354 Internal
91300 5 Analyse the relationship between well-being, food choices and determinants of health 5 External Exam Yes No External Food and our Health
13285 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

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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