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Level 3 Subjects

Religious Studies

Entry Guidelines: Students who have not attained at least 6 Level 2 RE credits may be directed to repeat the Level 2 course of study.

Course Description:

Religious Studies at Level 3 recognises that for many students this is their final year at secondary school. Christian adulthood requires critical judgement, the ability to see issues, judge actions and decisions. What we have learnt from the last millennium is that human beings are smart enough to deal with the major problems that have occurred as a result of the many technological advances; others occur simply because long term impacts of advances have not been considered in terms of what is ethical, moral, what is ecologically and socially sustainable for our planet and its occupants. More than ever, the development in human intelligence and technological advancement needs to be developed within a moral, ethical (religious) and emotional framework.

Achievement Standards

3 Internal AS, totalling 18 Cr

AS90825 Int 6 Cr – Sects, Cults and the Catholic Church

AS 90826 Int 6 Cr – Contemporary Ethical Issues

AS 90827 Int 6 Cr – Making Meaning in Today’s World

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

Attitude Programme $5

Journey Programme $200 (TBC)

 

English - Level 3

Entry Guidelines: A student should have a minimum of 14 credits from Level 2 English, including AS 2.4 (writing folio) and at least 4 credits from external Level 2 English assessments. Alternatively, entry may be granted at the discretion of the Head of English Faculty.

 

Course Description:

Level 3 English develops critical and analytical skills around a range of written and visual texts. Students are assessed through both internal and external achievement standards. Students may also opt into the English Scholarship programme, which will involve tutorials throughout the year, and an additional exam.

Achievement Standards may include:

3 Internal and 3 External AS, totalling 26 Cr

AS 91475 Int 6 Cr – Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing

AS 91478 Int 4 Cr – Respond critically to connections across texts

AS 91480 Int 4 Cr – Close viewing of visual and/or oral texts

AS 91472 Ext 4 Cr – Respond critically to written texts

AS 91473 Ext 4 Cr – Respond critically to visual texts

AS 91474 Ext 4 Cr – Respond critically to unfamiliar texts

Cost: Nil

 

English - English Language Level 3

Entry Requirements: 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 28068 Write texts on familiar topics (EL) v2, L3, 5 credits

US 28056 Read and understand texts on familiar topics (EL) v2, L3, 5 credits

US 28001 Complete simple forms (EL) v1, L2, 8 credits

US 28050 Demonstrate understanding of spoken information on familiar topics (EL) v2, L3, 4 credits

US 28062 Participate in a formal interview (EL) v2, L3, 5 credits 

 Cost: Nil 

Mathematics - Statistics Level 3

Entry Guidelines: 14 credits at level 2

AS2.6 (Algebra), AS2.9 (Inference) and AS2.12 (Probability) or with the agreement of HOF Mathematics.

MAS 2 students should also have achieved 2.13 (simulation). All standards offered in 2018 should be achieved.

 

Course Description:

The course covers Level III Statistics & Modelling Achievement Standards. The course is appropriate for students interested in quantitative aspects of the biological and social sciences, medicine, commerce and in general any field where the collection, analysis and interpretation of quantitative data is important.

Achievement Standards

AS 91580 Int 4 Cr – Investigate time series data

AS 91581 Intl 4 Cr – Investigate bivariate measurement data

AS 91582 Int 4 Cr – Use statistical methods to make a formal inference

AS 91585 Ext 4 Cr – Apply probability concepts in solving problems.

AS 91586 Ext 4 Cr – Use probability distributions in solving problems.

Cost: $31.50 Statistics Pack ( workbook).

Graphics calculator essential – recommend Casio 9750

 

Mathematics - Calculus Level 3

16 credits at level 2

AS 2.6 (Algebra), AS2.2 (Graphs), AS2.7 (Calculus Methods) and

AS 2.4 (Trigonometry).

Algebra and calculus standards preferred at merit.

 

Course Description:

The course covers Level 3 Calculus Achievement Standards. The course is appropriate for students with an interest in physics, economics, engineering, the continued study of mathematics, and in general any field where mathematical analysis is an important tool.

Achievement Standards

AS 91578 Ext 6 Cr – Differentiate and use derivatives to solve problems.

AS 91579 Ext 6 Cr – Apply integration methods is solving problems.

AS 91577 Ext 5 Cr – Manipulate real and complex numbers and solve equations

AS 91575 Int 4 Cr – Solve problems and equations involving trigonometric functions

 

Future Pathways:

Engineering, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Pure Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Actuary, Auditor

 

Cost: $26 Calculus Pack (Includes workbook, stationery),

Graphics calculator required.

Mathematics - Level 3

Entry Guidelines: 14 credits at level 2 Mathematics including 2.12. The 12 credits is an absolute minimum and does not guarantee acceptance into the course. In consultation with the HOF Mathematics – this is a 20 credit level 3 UE course.

 Course Description:

This course covers Mathematics and Statistics and Modelling Achievement Standards. The course is appropriate for students interested in any field where mathematical analysis and interpretation is an important tool.

Achievement Standards

AS 91574 Int 3 Cr – Linear programming methods to solve problems

AS 91576 Int 2 Cr – Critical path analysis in solving problems

AS 91580 Int 4 Cr – Investigate time series data

AS 91581 Int 4 Cr – Investigate bivariate measurement data

AS 91575 Int 4 Cr – Apply trigonometry methods in solving problems

AS 91587 Int 3 Cr – Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems

Cost: $40 Mathematics workbooks

Graphics calculator is required Casio 9750 is recommended.

 

Science - Biology Level 3

Entry Guidelines: Level 2 Biology Achievement Standards: Genetics and Ecology/ consultation with Head of Faculty.

 

Course Description:

This course involves a study of plant and animal responses to their environment, genetics and evolution, homeostasis in humans, human biological and cultural evolution. It is designed for those students who have an interest in Biology, whether or not they intend to pursue a career in the field of science.

Achievement Standards:

AS 91607 Int 3 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications.

AS 91603 Ext 5 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment

AS 91604 Int 3 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment

AS 91605 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation

AS 91606 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution

Cost: $25 Biology Workbook

Science - Chemistry Level 3

Entry Guidelines: Chemistry Achievement Standards at Level 2 (Internal and External) /consultation with Head of Faculty.

Course Description:

The course follows a similar pattern to that of Level 2, but provides for more in-depth study of the topics. These include organic chemistry, thermochemistry, equilibrium chemistry, and redox chemistry. Both theory and practical work are used to explore the ideas and concepts, while providing students with the required skills to progress into higher levels of study.

Achievement Standards

AS 91388 Int 3 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry

AS 91390 Ext 5 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and properties of particles and substances

AS 91391 Ext 5 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds (optional)

AS 91392 Ext 5 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems

AS 91393 Int 3 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes

Cost: $25 workbook

Science - Physics Level 3

Entry Guidelines: Physics Achievement Standards at Level 2 (Internal and External) /consultation with Head of Faculty.

Course Description:

This course examines further aspects of mechanics, waves, and electricity and electromagnetism begun in Level 2. Students will learn conceptual, experimental, and problem-solving skills.

The course will also include practical work which will form part of the internal assessment.

Achievement Standards

AS 91521 Int 4 Cr – Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship

AS 91523 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of wave systems

AS 91524 Ext 6 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems

AS 91526 Ext 6 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems

AS 91525 Int 3 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics

Cost: $30 Physics Workbooks

 

Technology - Digital Technology

Entry Guidelines: Success in the advanced procedures and brief development standards at Level 2. Comprehensive knowledge of HTML/CSS coding and Technology practice is essential.

Course Description:

Students will start the course with the Computer Science external. During this time the main project is being discussed and confirmed. The main project is self-directed and requires the student to identify an authentic issue which requires the use of Digital Technologies in the development of a digital outcome. Students are required to manage their own project and maintain their records as evidence for assessments and have ongoing  conversations with their stakeholders. Web based outcomes are popular at this level but, print design, programming, game design or databases may be considered.

Term 1- Computer Science (Ext).

Term 2 – Brief development / conceptual design

Term 3 – Prototype development and evaluation

Term 4 – Present materials for assessment

Constant stakeholder conversations are compulsory.

Achievement Standards:

AS 91363 Ext 4Cr – Aspects of Computer Science

AS 91608 Int 4Cr – Brief Development

AS 91610/11 Int 6Cr – Develop a conceptual design/Prototype

AS 91635 Int 4Cr – Implement Complex procedures

Scholarship should be considered. 

Cost: $30 course consumables and software licensing and stakeholder costs.

 Scholarship should be considered.

Technology - Fashion and Design Level 3

Entry Guidelines: Minimum of 12 Technology credits at Level 2

Course Description:

This course is for students who are highly passionate and motivated towards a career where innovation and problem solving are desirable. They will continue to develop and enhance skills learnt over the past two years, resulting in creative and individual garments and fashion illustrations.

This course is for students who have successfully completed L1 & L2 Fashion Design. The emphasis is on taking the knowledge gained and using that to design and create dynamic and innovative clothing. There is an expectation that students will be highly motivated and keen to work on their designs both in and out of school. Students will learn how to draft patterns from measurements to create a “block” that will then be used as a basis for further complex garment construction. There will be one major project which will have a common theme linking all the AS together, resulting in both an actual and virtual collection of garments by the end of the year.

As with L1 & L2, all construction work for the AS must be completed in class time under supervision. There is an increased level of personal research which must be undertaken for the year’s project to be successful.

Achievement Standards:

AS 91460 Int 4 Cr – Produce a resolved work that demonstrates the purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context

AS 91626 Int 6 Cr – Draft a pattern to interpret a design for a garment

AS 91628 Int 6 Cr – Develop a visual presentation that exhibits a design outcome to an audience

AS 91627 Ext 4 Cr – Initiate design ideas through exploration

Cost: $40 for consumables

 

Technology - Food Technology Level 3

Entry Guidelines: A minimum of 12 Technology credits at Level 2

Course Description:

This course is for students who have successfully completed Level 2 Food Technology. There is an expectation that students will be highly motivated and keen to work on their project both in and out of school.

The course builds upon the skills and knowledge developed in Level 2. The emphasis is to develop complex practical skills and increase the knowledge and understanding needed to design and create food products which are technically more advanced. Students also have the opportunity to learn from visiting technologists and study current practice in the Food Industry.

Students will be assessed on two units of work: The first being based on the knowledge and skills required to develop and make a Cream Puff through product testing and the second unit focuses on students identifying a need for an authentic real world situation.

As with Level 2, all practical work must be completed in class time under supervision. There is an increased level of personal research which must be undertaken to ensure success at this level.

Achievement Standards:

Achievement Standard 3.60 (91643)  Credits 6 Internal Implement complex procedures to process a specified product

Achievement Standard 3.4. (91611)  6 Credits  Internal Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense

Achievement Standard  3.13. (91618) 6 credits, Internal, Undertake development and implementation of a green manufacturing process

Achievement Standard 3.10 (91617)  4 Credits,  External Undertake a critique of a technological outcome’s design

Scholarship can also be taken in all Technology Subjects.

Students will attempt a total of 14 credits from the Achievement Standards listed above.logy.

Cost: $100 project materials

 

Technology - Materials Technology

Entry Guidelines: 12 Technology credits at level 2

Course Description:

This course culminates 4 years of prior knowledge to develop students learning as closely as possible replicating real life technology practice. Students will be self-directed, imaginative, ethical, collaborative thinkers, with the skills and experiences to work through complex situations and involve others in their problem-solving and solutions. A commitment to independent study and skill development is a must.

Skills will include the implementation of complex procedures, understandings of material development and developing a prototype within a determined context.

Students will undertake a combination of Achievement Standards from Generic Technology and the Specialist Categories of Technological Knowledge and Skills. Students will typically work on 2 major projects over the course of the year.

Achievement Standards:

AS 91608 Int 4 Cr – Undertake brief development to address an issue within a determined context (Generic Technology)

AS 91611 Int 6 Cr – Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense (Generic Technology)

AS 91620 Int 6 Cr – Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product (Specialist Category)

AS 91613 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of material development (Generic Technology)

Scholarship can also be taken in all Technology Subjects.

Cost: $$130 for materials. Additional cost may be incurred with complex projects.

 

Social Sciences - Economics Level 3

Entry Guidelines: Economics Level 2 or by negotiation with Head of Faculty.

Course Description:

Have you ever wondered how individuals make purchase decisions and how firms make decisions about the allocation of resources? This course will answer these fundamental economics questions. Students study the role of markets in the economy and the implications of allocative efficiency. They gain an insight into why government intervenes in markets and examine what happens when good markets go bad. Students gain economic literacy and understanding which allows them to develop a continuing interest in contemporary economic issues

Achievement Standards

AS 91399 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of market equilibrium

AS 91401 Int 5 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of microeconomic concepts

AS 91402 Int 5 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of government interventions to correct market failures

AS 91403 Ext 6 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of macroeconomic influences on the New Zealand economy

Cost: Workbook – $25

 

Social Sciences - Geography Level 3

Entry Guidelines: Level 2 Geography, minimum of 11 credits. Students wishing to take the course without studying Geography at level 2 will need to discuss their suitability for the course with the Teacher in Charge or Head of Faculty. It has been demonstrated that success in Geography is possible for students new to the subject at this level or who have returned after completing Level 1 (providing a core understanding of the concepts, skills and assessment formats in Geography, enabling many who return to achieve very well).

Course Description:

Study of Geography at level 3 continues students’ development of geographical skills and their understanding of important concepts and ideas that have been learnt in level 1 and 2. Skills in research, spatial pattern analysis, cultural and natural processes, statistical and mapping skills and analysis of contemporary issues all form part of this course.

Students will study a global topic, such as tourism, before focusing on conducting their own primary geographic research incorporated into a residential field trip over 3 days. The remaining internal is an analysis of the major international geographic issue of forced migration either by war, persecution or global warming.

The first of the external assessments is the culmination of the skills learnt through the course as demonstrated through analysis a given environment. This paper seeks to examine how well students have developed their skills and, crucially, how well they can identify the appropriate skills to complete the analysis.

The final external is the most challenging and advanced, requiring in depth understanding of a cultural process, such as tourism, and how it is responsible for shaping and changing an environment, such as Queenstown.

Achievement Standards

AS 91431 Int 3 Cr – Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue

AS 91430 Int 5 Cr – Conduct geographic research with consultation

AS 91432 Int 3 Cr – Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale

AS 91427 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes a geographic environment(s)

AS 91429 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of a given environment through the selection and application of geographic concepts and skills

Cost: $300 to $350 for 3 day field trip for the research standard AS91430.

Social Sciences - Level 3 History

Entry Guidelines: Level 2 History, minimum of 11 credits. Students wishing to take the course without studying History at level 2 will need to discuss their suitability for the course with the Head of Faculty. It has been demonstrated that success in History is possible for students new to the subject at this level. It is surprisingly common for students who have studied History at level 1 to return in level 3. This does have the benefit of providing a core understanding of the concepts, skills and assessment formats in History, enabling many who return to achieve very well.

Course Description:

This course has a focus on critical thinking skills, evidence analysis and research methods. Students are encouraged to follow an area of interest and develop independent research skills to comprehensively investigate significant historical places or events. Possible topics include a study of Genocide, local history, New Zealand at War, Eugenics, Global history or International politics. The internal assessments allow students to investigate areas of their own historical interest. The external assessment focuses on the student choice of causes and consequences of an historical event or place and analysis of historical evidence.

Achievement Standards

AS 91434 Int 5 Cr Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources.

AS 91435 Int 5 Cr – Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders.

AS 91436 Ext 4 Cr – Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders

AS 91437 Int 5 Cr – Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders.

AS 91438 Ext 6 Cr – Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event.

Cost: Nil.

Social Sciences - Level 3 Business Studies

Entry Guidelines: Business Studies Level 2 OR Economics Level 2 OR NCEA Level 1 & 2.

Course Description:

This course is primarily focused on running an innovative (creative) and sustainable business online (ecommerce) and within the surrounding community.

The assessment aspect of this requires students to work within a business group of their choice or independently. Students are required to prepare a business plan which covers all components of a business model and gives focus to creative ideas, sustainability and ethics. This is a full year assessment and is worth 9 credits. Whilst running a business, students have the opportunity to participate in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES National Competition).

Marketing is a 10 week internal assessment which requires business groups to complete a marketing campaign to promote their product to a target audience and is worth 6 credits.

The end of year exam focuses on international business and strategic responses to external factors. Students undergo a case study on a specific NZ business that operates in a global context and they are expected to use this content within the examination. The external exam is worth 4 credits.

Achievement Standards

AS91380 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of strategic response to external factors by a business that operates in a global context

AS 91382 Int 6 Cr – Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product

AS 91384 Int 9 Cr – Carry out, with consultation, an innovative and sustainable business activity

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 3

Entry Guidelines: 10 credits from the Level 2 Physical Education course or by interview with the Head Of Faculty if PE was not studied in the previous year.

Course Description:

This course looks at maintaining well being for life. Students will evaluate exercise programmes and sports skills drawing on their knowledge of physiological, anatomical and biomechanical principles. A research project investigating a current sports related issue is also undertaken. On the practical side students look at how to improve their skill level in a practical performance and in an off road Duathlon. The course is internally assessed through achievement standards with 15 credits available throughout the year.

Cost: $25 for student workbook & approximately $85 for local field trips (dependent on student numbers)

 

Physical Education - Outdoor Education Level 3

Entry Guidelines: 10 Credits from the Level 2 Outdoor Education course, min 10 Credits PED 2, and/or interview by the teacher in charge of the course.

Course Description:

This course will expand on, and extend the skills gained in OED 2. The course will focus on developing interpersonal and leadership skills through practical application. Students will use current outdoor education theory and apply critical thinking skills. The course is internally assessed through achievement standards and unit standards with 20 credits available during the year.

OED3 provides a clear vocational pathway to Outdoor Leadership/Education or Tourism Management tertiary courses.

Students will be involved in activities such as tramping, orienteering, sea kayaking, rock climbing, and mountain biking

Cost: $100 for student workbook, waterproof notebook, pack liners, transport for practicals and course equipment. Approximately $350 for three camps and other local field trips

Arts - Photography Level 3

Entry Guidelines: Completion of Level 2 Photography with a minimum of 12 credits. Students are required to have access to their own SLR Manual camera ideally. Students who do not meet these requirements may be admitted at the discretion of the Head of Faculty of Arts.

Course Description:

Students will systematically develop and explore a self directed theme through photography, exploring numerous techniques and processes. They will be encouraged to research contemporary and historical photographers and work in a self managing and self directed manner. Students will be expected to be highly creative thinkers and be willing to work out of class time to complete the three-panel folio for examination. They will be prepared for a wide range of tertiary courses, including fine arts photography and design based programmes.

Achievement Standards:

AS 91447 Int 4 Cr – Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to photography

AS91452 v1 Int 4 Cr – Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established photography practice

AS 91460 Ext 14 Cr – Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context

Contribution: $65.00

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

 

Arts - Film & Media Studies Level 3

Entry Guidelines: 12 credits at Level 2 Media Studies

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 learn about different aspects of the media industry, expand their understanding of the production of media texts and develop skills in critical analysis particularly in the representation and news unit. Students further expand their knowledge of 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:

AS 91491 Int 3 CR – Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings

AS 91492 Int 3 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of the media representation of an aspect of New Zealand culture or society

AS 91493 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society

AS 91494 Int 4 Cr – Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief

AS 91495 Int 6 Cr – Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief 

Cost: $25

Arts - Drama Level 3

Entry Guidelines: 12 credits at Level 2 Drama.

Course Description:

Students will take on a leadership role in 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. Year 13 students are expected to lead by example with attendance and effort, and will be mentored to lead activities and think about the nature of co-operation, responsibility, and their motivations to perform.

Achievement Standards

4 Internal AS, 1 External AS totalling 22 Cr

AS 91512 Int 4 Cr – Interpret scripted text and integrate drama techniques in solo or paired performance

AS 91515 Int 4 Cr – Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period

As 91513 Int 5 Cr – Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept

AS 91517 Int 5 Cr – Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production

AS 91518 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of live performance

Cost: $50

 

Arts - Music Level 3

Entry Guidelines: Level 2 Music or tuition on an instrument for 4/5 years.

Course Description:

An advanced course where each student chooses from a range of topics from either Performance, Composition or Musical Studies components. Students will have the opportunity to continue performance on their instrument (offering scholarship level if applicable). The course will include composition, arrangement, comparing and contrasting musical masterpieces, conducting a musical research topic, and further development of Aural and Harmonic Analysis skills. This course will be tailored towards each student’s individual talents.

Achievement Standards:

5 Internal, 2 External AS, totalling  22 Cr +

AS 91416 8 Int 8 Cr – Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist

AS 91417 Int 4 Cr – Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument

AS 91418 Int 4 Cr – Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group

AS 91419 Int 8 Cr – Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music

AS 91420 Ext 4 Cr – Integrate aural skills into written representation

AS 91421 Ext 4 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores

AS 91424 Int 4 Cr – Create two arrangements for an ensemble

AS 91425 Research a music topic

Cost: $20.00 to cover video/audiotapes, CDs, resource material.

Arts - Art Level 3

Entry Guidelines: 12 credits at Level 2 Art ( Painting )

They will be expected to be highly creative thinkers and have a self-motivated approach to their studies.

 Course Description:

Skills learnt over L1 & L2 will be extended and refined to be able to apply to a personally selected theme, chosen after research on a range of genres.

The personal approach to this course relies on the student being motivated and it is essential that studies are continued out of classroom time, in order to create art works to complete a three board portfolio for the external AS ( 14 credits)

The chosen theme will allow for self-reflection and exploration. Generating, analysing, clarifying and regeneration of works will form the main body of work over year.

This course prepares students for tertiary study and some of the work created can be used for entrance applications.

Achievement Standards:

Internal 8 credits, External 14 credits

AS 91460 Int 4 Cr – Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context.

AS 91451 Int 4 Cr- Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established painting practice.

AS 91456 (painting) Ext 14 Cr – Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice.

Cost: $60.00

Arts - Art Design Level 3

Entry Guidelines:  12 credits at Level 2 Art Design. Students are expected to be highly creative thinkers and have a self-motivated approach to their studies.

 Course Description:

Skills learnt over L1 & L2 will be extended and refined to be able to apply to a personally selected theme, chosen after research on a range of genres.

The personal approach to this course relies on the student being motivated and it is essential that studies are continued out of classroom time, in order to create art works to complete a three board portfolio for the external AS (14 credits).

The chosen theme will allow for self-reflection and exploration. Generating, analysing, clarifying and regeneration of works will form the main body of work over year.

This course prepares students for tertiary study and some of the work created can be used for entrance applications.

Achievement Standards:

2 Internal 4 credits, 1 External 14 credits, totalling 22 Cr

AS 91445 Int 4 Cr – Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to design

AS 91450 Int 4 Cr- Systematically clarify using drawing informed by established design practice

AS 91445 Ext 14 Cr – Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice.

Cost: $60.00

 

Languages - Te Reo Māori

Entry Guidelines:

A genuine interest in Māori language and culture. A minimum of 2 NCEA Level 2 standards from te reo Māori.

Course Description:

An advanced integrated te reo Māori course, which focuses in greater 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 3 NCEA Achievement Standards and Unit Standards. A noho marae trip is planned in the first term. An internal Achievement Standard will be completed on the noho marae. Māori culture and Māori performing arts will also be taught and assessed.

Achievement Standards

AS91650 Int 4Cr – Listening comprehension

AS 91651 Int 6 Cr – Speaking

AS 91654 Int 6 Cr – Crafted writing

US 20951 Int 10 Cr – Mau Rakau. Students are able to demonstrate knowledge of history and tikanga of the huakau and perform the essential skills of the huakau. Huakau is similar to Taiaha.

Cost: Koha for marae trip, usually $185.

Languages - Spanish Level 3

Entry Guidelines: Credits at NCEA Level 2 or equivalent in Spanish.

Course Description:

Students learn to use Spanish effectively in a wide range of contexts, to express and justify their own ideas and opinions, and support or challenge those of others. Themes for this course include in depth studies of Hispanic culture , the use of technology in our lives, future plans and the comparison of NZ lifestyle with Hispanic lifestyle.

Achievement Standards

AS 91569 Int 3 Cr – Give a clear spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates a critical response to stimulus material

AS 91570 Int 5 Cr – Interact clearly using spoken Spanish to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations.

AS 91572 Int 5 Cr – Write a variety of text types in clear Spanish to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives.

AS 91568 Ext 5 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Spanish texts.

AS 91571 Ext 5 Cr – Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Spanish texts.dustries.

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

 

Vocational Pathways - Trades Academy

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 Pathways - Pathways

Entry Guidelines: Entry is by application and the interview process includes parents / caregivers.
Students are selected/ self-selected to participate in this course in their Study line and will be supported to complete a range of Unit Standards with a view to helping them reach their NCEA goals. The standards can vary including career research and other interests in chosen career fields.

Unit Standards can be sourced through ITOs such as Service IQ, BCITO and Instant. Students will also be able to participate on external STAR programmes, where the learning will support their career pathway goals and absences from school will have minimum effect on achievement on other areas.