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Level 2 Subjects

Religious Studies

Entry Guidelines: Students who have not attained at least 6 Level 1 RE credits may be directed to repeat the Level 1 course of study.

Course Description:

Student learning is centred on common life experiences. Students will learn about other religions, vocation and commitment, and managing relationships. They will  analyse Catholic responses towards existential questions around grief and suffering. They will be confronted with issue of social justice and why such issues are at the heart of the Gospel.

Achievement Standards:

4 Internal AS, totalling 21 Cr

AS 90822 Int 6 Cr – Justice and Peace

AS 91599 Int 6 Cr – Social Action to Influence Policy

AS91102 Int 3 Cr – Construct and Deliver a crafted and controlled oral text

AS 90823 Int 6 Cr – Significant Questions

Future Pathways:

This subject contributes to Level 2 Literacy. It is also an approved subject at Level 3 for UE

Cost: Licence to use on-line digital resources $7 (TBC)

Attitude Programme $5

Journey Programme $200 (TBC)

English - Level 2

Entry Guidelines: Level 2 English is a compulsory subject for all students. To be well prepared for the Level 2 course you should have at least 14 credits in Level 1 English, with no less than 4 of these achieved in the external assessment, or at the discretion of the Head of Faculty.

Course Description:

Our NCEA Level 2 course develops skills in writing, reading, viewing, speaking, listening and presenting, with a particular focus on analysis. Successful completion of this course will contribute to University Entrance Literacy requirements. Students may also opt into the English Scholarship programme, which will involve tutorials throughout the year, and an additional exam, most likely to take place at the end of Year 13.

Achievement Standards may include:

3 Internal AS, 3 External AS, totalling 25 Cr

AS 91101 Int 6 Cr – Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing

AS 91104 Int 4 Cr – Analyse significant connections across texts

AS 91107 Int 3 Cr – Close viewing of visual and/or oral text

AS 91098 Ext 4 Cr – Analyse written texts

AS 91099 Ext 4 Cr – Analyse visual text

AS 91100 Ext 4 Cr – Analyse unfamiliar texts

Cost: Nil

English - Applied English Level 2

Entry Guidelines: Students should consider this course as their Level 2 English option if they found Level 1 English challenging, particularly the creative and formal writing standards. This course is also designed for students who may have missed out on internal and external credits at Level 1, or who were in the AEN1 class the previous year.

Course Description:

This English course is for students who wish to improve their reading and writing skills and gain credits at Level 1 and/or Level 2. The course comprises a range of Unit Standards and Achievement Standards that allow students to develop skills in writing and reading. Students are assessed through internal standards. There is no end of year exam in this course. UE literacy credits may be available in the form of the Writing Portfolio and Personal Reading responses at Level 2, but this would only be considered if the student demonstrated the required “crafting and control” and level of understanding necessary to complete these standards.

Completion of this course does not allow for Level 3 English entry but it could lead to English Level 2, if the student wishes to gain further credits in English. A differentiated learning programme will be developed around the student’s needs and interests.

Cost: Nil

English Language Learning - Level 2

Entry Guidelines: As specified by Director of International Students.

Course Description:

An individualised course in English for speakers of other languages designed to meet the specific needs of each student. NCEA Internal credits will be selected from the following list:

Standards

US 27999 Write simple texts on familiar topics (EL) v2, L2, 8 credits

US 27983 Read and understand simple texts on familiar topics (EL) v2, L2, 8 credits

US 28001 Complete simple forms (EL) v2, L2, 8 credits

US 28022 Demonstrate understanding of simple spoken information on familiar topics (EL) v2, L2, 5 credits

US 27991 Participate in simple spoken exchanges on personal and familiar topics (EL) v2, L2, 10 credits 

Cost: Nil

Maths - Level 2 (all externals attempted)

Entry Guidelines: All Level 1 externals attempted and AS 1.2 Algebra (with merit), AS 1.1 Number AS 1.3 Graphs, AS 1.6 Geometric reasoning.

Course Description:

This course further develops algebraic skills, introduces the concept of calculus, and extends the knowledge and understanding of trigonometric and probability (statistics) processes. It is a pre-requisite for NCEA level 3 Mathematics (with calculus) courses in 2020.

Achievement Standards:

AS 91257 Int 4 Cr – Apply graphical methods in solving problems

AS 91259 Int 3 Cr – Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems

AS 91260 Ext 4 Cr – Apply algebraic methods in solving problems

AS 91262 Ext 5 Cr – Apply calculus methods in solving problems

AS 91267 Ext 4 Cr – Apply probability methods in solving problems.

Cost: $32.50 Mathematics pack (includes workbook, stationary)

Graphics calculator is essential. (Casio 9750 ideal) 

Maths - MAS Level 2

Entry Guidelines: 14 credits from Level 1 achievement standards.

If progressing from MAS1 must achieve 1.5 measurement, 1.4 linear algebra, 1.7 trigonometry and 1.8 geometry. This is all the standards offered in MAS 1 2018. 

Course Description:

A course intended to meet the needs of those students who do not have the prerequisites required for the full Level 2 Mathematics Course. The course is Level 2 mainly internally assessed Achievement Standards. One external will be taken at the end of the year. Students entering this course will not be able to enrol for level 3 Mathematics with calculus in 2020.

Achievement Standards:

AS 91256 Int 2 Cr – Co-ordinate geometry

AS 91259 Int 3 Cr – Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems

AS 91260 Int 2 Cr – Use networks in solving problems

AS 91264 Int 4 Cr – Use statistical methods to make an inference

AS 91268 Int 2 Cr – Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation

AS 91267 Ext 4 Cr – Apply probability methods in solving problems.

Cost: $39.50 Maths pack. Includes workbooks. A graphics calculator is essential. Recommended Casio 975.

Science - Biology Level 2

Entry Guidelines: Level 1 Biology Achievement Standard (External) / consultation with Head of Faculty.

Course Description:

Students will undertake field work to study community patterns in an ecosystem. The focus then moves to individual organisms and, in particular, learning about the diversity of animal circulatory and gas exchange systems. Next we conduct practical investigations into cell biology – examining how living organisms function at a cellular level. The final focus is learning about gene expression, genetic variation and genetic change [evolution].

Achievement Standards

AS 91153 4 Cr Int – Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision

AS 91155 3 Cr Int – Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life

AS 91157 4 Cr Ext – Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change

AS 91158 4 Cr Int – Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision

AS 91159 4 Cr Ext – Demonstrate understanding of gene expression

AS 91156 4 Cr Ext – Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level This standard may be offered as an extra OPTIONAL standard

Cost: $25 Biology Workbooks (one for the internal standards and one for the external standards). $35 day trip to Lake Rotoiti for field work.

Science - Chemistry Level 2

Entry Guidelines: Level 1 Chemistry Achievement Standards (Internal and External) /consultation with Head of Faculty.

 

Course Description:

Chemistry is the science of matter and the changes it undergoes. In this course students will study an in-depth program of the following aspects: chemical structures and bonding, quantitative and qualitative analysis, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and chemical reactions. Class and individual experiments are used to explore the subject and to provide students with the skills to use their knowledge for further study or for use in the workplace.

Achievement Standards:

AS 91161 Int 4 Cr – Carry out quantitative analysis

AS 91162 Int 3 Cr – Carry out procedures to identify ions present in solution

AS 91167 Int 3 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction

AS 91164 Ext 5 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes

AS 91165 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds (optional)

AS 91166 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity

Cost: $25 Chemistry Workbooks

Science - Physics Level 2

Entry Guidelines: Level 1 Physics Achievement Standards (Internal and External) /consultation with Head of Faculty.

Course Description:

This course will include units on mechanics, waves, and electricity and electromagnetism. Students will learn conceptual, experimental, and problem-solving skills that many employers appreciate as valuable, and get to learn first hand from class work, practicals, and research.

The course will also include practical work which will form part of the internal assessment. If time permits, aspects of Modern and Atomic Physics will be explored as well.

Achievement Standards:

AS 91168 Int 4 Cr – Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship

AS 91169 Int 3 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context

AS 91170 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of waves

AS 91171 Ext 6 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of mechanics

AS 91173 Ext 6 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of electricity and magnetism

AS 91172 Int 3 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics (optional)

Cost: $25 Physics Workbooks.

Science - Applied Science Level 2

Entry Guidelines: Internal Science Achievement Standards at Level 1 /consultation with Head of Faculty.

Course Description:

This science course is for students who wish to take a general science course rather than pursue the individual sciences. Whenever possible, a hands-on approach to science is used. All assessment will be carried out internally and so this course is not eligible for endorsement. Upon successful completion of the course, students may wish to take a Level 2 course in an individual science.

Achievement Standards:

selection (depending on staff and student interest) of four standards from:

AS 91153 Int 4 Cr Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context with supervision

AS 91154 Int 3 Cr – Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public

AS 91155 Int 3 Cr Demonstrate understanding of adaptations of plants or animals to their way of life

AS 91160 Int 3 Cr Investigate biological material at the microscopic level

AS 91162 Int 3 Cr – Carry out procedures to identify ions present in solution

AS 91169 Int 3 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context

AS 91187 Int 4 Cr – Carry out a practical Earth and Space Science investigation

AS 91189 Int 4 Cr – Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality

AS 91190 Int 4 Cr – Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment

Cost: Nil

Technology - Digital Technology Level 2

Entry Guidelines: An understanding of programming and markup languages. Familiarity with following technology practice in the development of web based digital outcomes.

Course Description:

Students start by exploring and analysing how information is managed and shared securely within Garin college. This requires a practical understanding of how information is managed.  The main project is directed at the issues faced by the refugees that learn at Victory School. Students develop a brief which outlines their plan for a multimedia educational website which supports literacy and a relevant aspect of life in New Zealand. The website requires original multimedia content created by the student. The project involves visits to the Victory Community School to confirm the issue and test the websites with the refugees.

Term 1- Managing shared information (External)

Term 2 – Research/Brief development

Term 3 – Prototype development

Term 3 – Implement advanced procedures

Achievement Standards:

AS 91354 Int 4Cr – Brief Development

AS 91357 Int 6Cr – Make and trial a prototype

AS 91370 Int 4Cr – Implement advanced procedures a digital outcome

AS 91367 Ext 4Cr- Demonstrate understanding of advanced concepts relating to shared information

Cost: $20 course consumables, transportation and licensing software, stakeholder costs.

Technology - Fashion and Design Level 2

Entry Guidelines: A minimum of 12 Technology credits at Level 1.

Course Description:

This course will appeal to students who have a passion for fashion and design and wish to learn more advanced skills needed to begin a pathway into a  career where innovation and problem solving are desirable.

The course builds up on the skills and understanding developed in L1. The emphasis is to continue to work on illustration skills and increase the construction knowledge needed to design and create garments which are technically more advanced. Fashion drawing continues to be developed, working towards using basic ideas to create a personal style alongside keeping the fundamental requirements of garment design intact.

As with Level 1, this course requires a high level of commitment, as all the practical work for NCEA is assessed in class. There is a large proportion of research which must be completed out of school. All students must be prepared to source their own materials and accessories for all garments that are designed and constructed. (Toile fabric , dyes, and basic sewing materials are supplied).

Students will have needed to complete the L1 Fashion Design in order to be able to successfully progress through the theory and practical nature of the L2 requirements.

Completion of this course at L2 , will allow students to progress through to L3, where they will further increase their design understanding and construction skills.

Achievement Standards:

AS 91350 Int 4 Cr – Make advanced adaptations to a pattern to change structural and style features of a design

AS 91337 3 Cr Ext – Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas

AS 91340 3 Cr – Int Use the characteristics of a design movement or era to inform own design ideas

AS 91357 6 Cr Int – Undertake effective developments to make and trial a prototype

Cost: $30 consumables.

Technology - Food Technology Level 2

Entry Guidelines: Students will need to complete Level 1 Food Technology to successfully progress through the theory and practical nature of this subject.

Course Description:

Food Technology will appeal to students who have a taste for food and design. This course offers a combination of practical cookery skills and new product development.

The course builds upon the skills and knowledge developed in Level 1. The emphasis is to continue to work on practical skills and increase the knowledge and understanding needed to design and create food products which are technically more advanced.

Students will be assessed on two main units of work: The first is developing and making a Lemon Meringue Pie and the second unit focuses on a sustainable product with a nutritional boost for a specific stakeholder.

As with Level 1, this course requires a high level of commitment, as all the practical work for NCEA is assessed in class. There is a large proportion of research and design which must be completed out of school.

Achievement Standards:

Achievement Standard 2.4 (91357) 6 Credits – Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype

Achievement Standard 2.13  (91366) 6 Credits – Undertake development and implementation of an effective manufacturing process

Achievement Standard 2.10 (91363) 4 Credits – Demonstrate understanding of sustainability in design.

Cost: $100

Technology - Materials Technology Level 2

Entry Guidelines: 12 Technology credits at Level 1.

Course Description:

Materials Technology is a practical subject that focuses on the activities of designing, making and evaluating projects; using a range of materials, tools and processes. This is a practical workshop based course where students gain workshop skills through the use of tools and materials (wood, metal, plastic, etc.) to make a project.

Projects are designed, made and evaluated to a brief. Emphasis is placed on design, drawings, problem solving, hand skills, craftsmanship, finishing and evaluation of finished work.

A folio of design work with models, prototypes, photos of the work and process will be presented with the finished project.

Achievement Standards:

AS 91354 Int 4 Cr – Undertake brief development to address an issue (This standard may be delivered in other Technology courses)

AS 91357 Int 6 Cr – Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype (This standard may be delivered in other Technology courses)

AS 91344 Int 6 Cr – Implement advanced procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product with special features (Specialist Category)

AS 91337 Ext 3 Cr- Use visual communication techniques to generate design ideas

Cost: $110 for materials.  Additional cost may be incurred with complex projects.

Social Sciences - Economics Level 2
Subject: Economics Level 2

Level: Year 12

Code: ECO2

Entry Guidelines:

Completion of Year 11 Economics and L1 NCEA Numeracy requirements (or by negotiation with HoF of Social Sciences)

Course Description:

A practical and theoretical economic approach to the world around us, looking at how we as individuals and member or groups fit into society. An in-depth look at issues facing us and the New Zealand economy as the course focuses on trade, growth and inflation.

Future Pathways:

Why study Economics?

Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices for each other. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families to the structures created by governments and firms.

Economics offers the tools with which to approach questions and how to make well – informed decisions about the desirability of individual ideas or the likely impacts of public policies. You will acquire problem-solving skills and develop a logical, ordered way of looking at problems.

Economics is important for many areas of society. It can help improve living standards and make society a better place, in turn, it can also make things worse. It partly depends on the priorities of society and what we consider most important.

Economics leads naturally to careers in business, law, research and consulting, marketing, communications or working within the Government.

Cost: Workbook – $25

Achievement Standards:

AS 91222 Ext 4 Cr – Analyse inflation using economic concepts and models

AS 91223 Ext 4 Cr – Analyse international trade using economic concepts and models

AS 91224 Ext 4 Cr – Analyse economic growth using economic concept

AS 91225 Int 4 Cr – Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models

AS 91227 Int 6 Cr – Analyse how government policy and contemporary economic issues interact

Social Sciences - Geography Level 2

Entry Guidelines: Level 1 Geography with a minimum of 12 credits. Students wishing to take the course without studying at Level 1 will need to discuss their suitability for the course with the Head of Faculty. It has been demonstrated that success in Geography is possible for students new to the subject at this level.

Course Description:

This course is focused on the complex and ever changing environments in which we live. The first part of the year looks at urban environments, whilst the latter half of the year focuses on the natural landscapes of the South Island high country.

Urban geography is contemporary, engaging and is rapidly becoming more important for New Zealand and the world as our population becomes increasingly urbanised and our cities ever more crowded. We start with a focus on planning issues in Nelson before moving on to urban change and processes in the context of larger urban centres in New Zealand. We will conduct fieldwork to investigate processes of urban change in Wellington for our research standard.

Understanding of urban patterns in Barcelona, Spain is a focus in term 2, where we study the unique and interesting patterns in one of Europe’s most visited cities.

The Natural environment of the South Island High Country will be the focus for term 3 in preparation for external examinations. We will cover the patterns and processes interacting to create and change the environment as well as the significance of the environments for different groups of people.

During the year students will develop geography skills from level 1 which will be assessed with their understanding of geographic concepts in the second external.

Achievement Standards

AS 91240 Ext 4Cr – Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment

AS 91243 Ext 4 Cr – Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment

AS 91241 Int 3 Cr – Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern

AS 91244 Int 5 Cr – Conduct geographic research with guidance

AS 91245 Int 3 Cr – Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue

Cost: 3 day residential field trip to Wellington including ferry, accommodation and some meals: $300 to $350 depending on numbers on the course. 

Social Sciences - History Level 2

Entry Guidelines: By negotiation with Head of Faculty of Social Sciences.

 Course Description:

If you could travel back in time to ask just one question, what would it be? This course investigates the pivotal questions of the twentieth century. Why did the assassination of a little known monarch in Serbia in June 1914 cause the first global scale conflict? What was it like to be a soldier in the jungles of Vietnam, hunting for the guerilla forces of the Vietcong? What motivated people to protest against regimes and wars that were on the other side of the world? What is a revolution and how do revolutions shake the foundations of society? This course includes internal assessment that allows students to investigate their own historical interests.

Achievement Standards:

AS 91229 Int 4 Cr – Carry out an historical inquiry of an event or place of significance to New Zealanders.

AS 91230 Int 5 Cr – Examine an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders.

AS 91232 Int 5 Cr – Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders.

AS 91233 Ext 5 Cr – Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event.

AS 91234 Ext 5 Cr – Examine how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society.

Cost: Nil

Social Sciences - Business Studies Level 2

Entry Guidelines: NCEA Level 1

Course Description:

This course is primarily focused on the creation and development of running small operational businesses either online (ecommerce) or within the Nelson community.

The assessment aspect of this requires students to work in a small business group or independently to prepare a product and business plan which covers market research, competitors, strategic vision, objectives, product development, marketing, finances and sale reports. This is a full year assessment. Whilst running a business, students have the opportunity to participate in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES National Competition).

Motivation in Commerce Internal Assessment in Term 2 explores motivation theory models to address the psychological factors behind why people enjoy their jobs and why people do not. Students are given a local business to research and analyse and are required to report their findings. This is a 5 week internal assessment.

The end of year exam focuses on external factors that influence a business. Students learn how to implement strategic responses to manage risk on a business wide, professional scale. 

Achievement Standards

AS90844 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of how a large business responds to external factors

AS 90847 Int 3 Cr – Motivation Theory: Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business

AS 90848 Int 9 Cr – Business Activity: Carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context with guidance

Cost:  Initial investment of about $50 to kickstart students own business. Any costs after that are not expected but might be necessary.

Physical Education - Level 2

Entry Guidelines: 10 Credits from the Physical Education Level 1 course or by interview with the Head of Faculty if PE was not studied in the previous year. 

This course is valuable for anyone interested in the sport and exercise industry. It may also help lay foundations for health related studies.

Course Description:

This course has a large practical component and covers physical performance, principles of training, anatomy, biomechanics, skill learning, sports sociology and coaching. Most of the achievement standard assessments are in the form of a written report.

Achievement standards:

The course is internally assessed through achievement standards with 21 credits available throughout the year.

Cost: $ 25 workbook and approximately $40 for local field trips (dependent on student numbers)

Outdoor Education - Physical Education Level 2

Entry Guidelines: An interview and approval by the teacher in charge is required for entry to this course.

Course Description:

This course is focused on developing interpersonal skills in a practical or outdoor setting. Students will be involved in activities such as tramping, orienteering, sea kayaking and snow craft. All students will study first aid, leadership, group dynamics and risk management.

Cost: $90 for student workbooks, class resources and transport for practicals. This includes $30 for Workplace First Aid course contribution. Approximately $350 for Assessment Camps and other local field trips. 

Arts - Photography Level 2

Entry Guidelines: By application (preferential allocation will be given to students with 12 Visual Art Credits at Level 1). Students will ideally have their own digital camera, though some cameras are available for loan.

Course Description:

An interesting and wide ranging beginner level course, establishing competent camera use, and covering many aspects of digital photography. This course is best suited to students that are motivated and capable of operating in an organised and self-directed manner, and planning to pursue Photography at Level 3.

Achievement Standards:

2 Internal, 1 External AS, totalling 20 Cr

AS 91312 Int 4 Cr – Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography

AS91317 v1 Int 4 Cr -Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established photography practice

AS 91322 Ext 12 Cr – Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography themes through photography, exploring various techniques and processes, and will be encouraged to research contemporary and historical photography.

Contribution: $50.00

Students need to be aware that they will also be spending extra money on printing costs in addition to the course fees. 

Arts - Art Design Level 2

Entry Guidelines: 12 credits at Level 1 Visual Art.

Course Description:

This course is for Design-orientated students. It is best suited to students that are motivated and are capable of operating in an organised and self-directed manner. The course is designed to increase students’ skills in digital drawing and developing ideas. They will research and evaluate designer models in order to influence the development of their own work.

Achievement Standards:

1 Internal AS, 1 External AS, totalling 16 Cr

AS 91325 Int 4 Cr – Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions.

AS 91320 Design Ext 12 Cr – Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within design.

Contribution: $50.00 

Arts - Drama Level 2

Entry Guidelines: Preferably Level 1 Drama.

Course Description:

Students will enter Whakaari Matua, the split-level senior drama ensemble of Year 12 and 13s. It is jovial but incredibly productive, with choices of performance work including a Shakespearean extract, modern plays, directing, and devising. The external exam on a live performance continues to be a compulsory element.

A whole class production off-site at The Playhouse Cafe, a live theatre outing to the Nelson Arts Festival, and specialist workshops are integrated into the course.

Achievement Standards:

4 Internal AS, 1 External AS totalling 22 Cr

AS 91213 Int 4 Cr – Apply drama techniques in a group within a scripted context

AS 91216 Int 4 Cr – Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period

AS 91214 Int 5 Cr – Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention

AS 91218 Int 5 Cr – Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production

AS 91219 Ext 4 Cr – Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance

Cost: $50 to cover theatre visits, guest tutors and productions.

 

Arts - Music Level 2

Subject: Music Level 2

Level: Year 12

Code: MUS2

Entry Requirements: Level 1 Music or Tuition on a musical instrument for 3/4 years

 

Arts - Art Level 2

Entry Guidelines: 12 credits at Level 1.

Course Description:

This course is for painting-orientated students. It is best suited to students that are motivated and are capable of operating in an organised and self-directed manner. The course is designed to increase students’ skills in drawing and developing ideas. They will research and evaluate artist models in order to influence the development of their own work.

Achievement Standards:

1 Internal, 1 External AS, totalling 16 Cr

AS 91325 Int 4 Cr – Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions.

Project: A design for a themed mural panel which relates to a student’s personal and/or cultural heritage.

AS 91321 Painting Ext 12 Cr – Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting.

Cost: $50.00

 

Arts - Film and Media Studies Level 2

Entry Guidelines: 12 credits at Level 1 English.

Course Description:

This course is suited to students with a strong interest in film and television or who are considering a career in the media. Students are introduced to the study and production of media texts and develop skills in critical analysis. Students learn how media texts are constructed and apply this knowledge in their production unit.

Working in small groups they create a short film or music video.

Achievement Standards:

3 Internal AS, 1 External AS totalling 18 Cr

AS 91253 Int 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of narrative in media texts.

AS 91252 Int 4 Cr – Produce a design and plan for a developed media product, using a range of conventions.

AS 91254 Int 6 Cr – Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions.

AS 91251 Ext 4 Cr Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre.

Cost: $25

 

Languages - Te Reo Māori Level 2

Entry Guidelines: Genuine interest in te reo Māori and nga tikanga Māori. Students must have passed at least two Te Reo Māori standards at NCEA Level 1.

Course Description:

An advanced integrated te reo Māori course, which focuses in depth on the four main components of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The achievement objectives of this course are to successfully prepare students for level 2 NCEA Achievement Standards. A noho marae trip is planned in the first term. An internal standard will be completed at the noho marae.

Achievement Standards:

AS91284 Int 4 Cr – Listening comprehension

AS91288 Int 6 Cr – Crafted writing

AS91286 Ext 6 Cr – Reading comprehension

AS91287 Ext 6 Cr – Writing

Cost: Koha for the 3 day Marae trip is usually $185 approx. Cost depends on the price of fuel, marae, and the numbers attending the marae trip. 

Languages - Spanish Level 2

Entry Guidelines: NCEA Level 1 or equivalent in Spanish

Course Description:

Students learn to use Spanish to communicate their ideas and opinions on a variety of themes related to young people in New Zealand and Hispanic culture. Themes explored at this level deal with young people relating to others, facing teenage issues such as use of technology and considering their future options.

Achievement Standards

AS Ex 5 Cr – 91148 Demonstrate understanding of a variety on spoken Spanish texts on familiar matters

AS 91151 Ext 5 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Spanish texts on familiar matters.

AS 91150 Int 4 Cr – Give a spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates information, ideas and opinions.

AS 91152 Int 5 Cr – Write a variety of text types in Spanish to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts.

AS 91149 Int 5 Cr – Interact using spoken Spanish to share information and justify ideas and opinions in different situations.

Cost: $20 Language Perfect, $22 Course booklet. 

 

Vocational - Trades Academy Level 2/3

Entry Requirements: The Trades programme is for year 12 and 13 students who want to stay at school and start training for a real job. If you are accepted into the Trades Academy you will be able to stay at school completing NCEA while at the same time start to work towards a National Certificate in a trade of your choice. Some Trades Academy programmes offer both year 1 and 2 however all programmes are subject to numbers. Year 11 students may be considered on a case by case basis.

Trades Academy offers practical and hands-on training and there are many options to choose from. Most programmes operate one full day a week at an NMIT campus. Others are residential and operate in block courses throughout the year.

Students need to be focused, able to self manage and full attendance is required. The programme is a full year commitment. Entry is by application and interview process including student, parents/caregivers and Trades Academy Coordinator and a minimum of Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy is required.

Course Description:

Students attend NMIT or other Trades Academy providers one day per week in a chosen programme – Choose from:

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aviation Engineering
  • Aquaculture and Maritime
  • Primary Industries
  • Sport and Exercise
  • Hospitality
  • Beauty
  • Hairdressing
  • Business Interactions

Residential Programmes at Whenua Iti include:

  • Adventure Leadership
  • Manaaki Tapoi (Cultural Tourism)

A timetabled class for Trades Academy allows additional study time.

Please Note: Students are responsible for their own catch-up on school subjects missed while attending the Trades Academy including internal assessments.

Achievement Standards:

Approximately 20 NZQA Unit standards are available in each chosen trade programme. See Trades Academy for learning outcome information. Students work towards a National Certificate in selected trade and gather NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3 credits.

Cost: Nil

Vocational - Gateway and Workplace Programme - Year 12/13

 Entry Requirements: Suitable for Year 12 and 13 Students who have a good idea of the type of workplace they would like to explore. All students will be working towards a career pathway. Entry is by application and the interview process includes parents / caregivers.

Theory and written work is required in addition to a work experience placement with a minimum of 20 Credits. Students need to be responsible for their own time management.

Please Note: A binding workplace agreement is signed by student, school, parent and employer outlining the work details and expected learning outcomes.

Course Description:

Gateway blends school study with workplace learning and hands-on experience. An individual learning plan is designed including relevant industry unit standards and opportunity to gain at least 20 NZQA credits.

The work experience component has a minimum of ten half day episodes in the workplace. Where possible, work experience is timetabled to avoid clashing with academic subjects.

The Gateway coordinator will support students in their work placements.

Unit Standards (a mixture of standards which may include):

US 497 Int Cr 3 – Health and Safety in the Workplace

US 26551 Int Cr 1 – Provide First Aid for life threatening conditions

US 26552 Int Cr 1 – Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them

US 12383 Int Cr 3 – Explore career options and their implications

US 7121 Int Cr 2 – Demonstrate skills to search, access, and select information

US 10781 Int Cr 3 – Produce a plan for own future directions

US 4252 Int Cr 2 – Plan a career pathway

Plus NZQA credits relating to your chosen industry – external industry standards.

Cost: Nil – Gateway is TEC funded. 

Vocational - Hospitality

Entry Guidelines: Hospitality is very much a people business, so good social and communication skills are key; employers are looking for personality and enthusiasm too. Also students must enjoy working with food. A can-do, positive attitude is very important, and is always a good base to build hospitality skills on. Skills learnt in hospitality – working with people, teamwork and problem solving – are the foundation skills for any successful career.

 Course Description:

The course is largely focused upon practical skills but there is a theory element that needs completing in order to achieve the Unit Standards on offer.

Unit Standards:

US 167 Version 8 Level 2 Practise food safety methods in a food business under supervision

US 13285 Version 5 Level 2 Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen

US 13276 Version 5 Level 2 Cook food items by grilling

US 13282 Version 5 Level 2 Prepare and present salads for service

US 22234 Version 3 Level 2 Compare characteristics of international dishes and prepare and present international dishes

US 13273 Version 5 Level 2 Credits 2 Internal Cook food items by baking

US13281 Version 6 Level 2 Prepare and present basic sandwiches for service

Cost: $130 project materials.