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SENIOR STUDENTS' HANDBOOK

2010

CONTENTS
PAGE I II III IV V Introduction NCEA Extracts from College Assessment Handbook Choosing your Subjects Subject choice and Careers - Subject Guide for Apprenticeships & on the job Training - Subject Guide for Tertiary Study - Entry into Tertiary Study - Common Entrance Standard (University Entrance) - Limited Entry Courses - Otago & AUT - Limited Entry Courses - Massey & Auckland - Admission Requirements for Auckland University - Degree Courses - Subject Flowchart - Prerequisite Information - Accommodating Student choice - Scholarship Examination Subject Information ENGLISH E.S.O.L. SOCIAL SCIENCE - English - Media Studies - English for Speakers of Other Languages - Geography - History - History of Art - Sociology - Classical Studies - Tourism - Level 1 - Level 2 - Level 3 - Science - Biology - Chemistry - Physics - Information - Level 1 - Level 2 - Level 3 - Maori - Drama - Music - Dance - Visual Arts - Level 1 - Visual Arts - Level 2 - Visual Arts - Level 3
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MATHS

SCIENCE

LANGUAGES

THE ARTS

TECHNOLOGY

- Technology - Graphics - Carpentry and Furniture - Engineering - Electronics - Fabric Technology - Food Technology - Hospitality & Catering - Accounting - Economics - Business Studies - Business School - Legal Studies - Computer Studies - Programming - Generic Computing - Applications - Technology Multimedia & Application - Office Systems - Physical Education - Sports Science - Health - Human Development - Gateway

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COMMERCE

HEALTH & P.E.

INTRODUCTION
RANGITOTO COLLEGE has a large senior school and has considerable success in examinations and in preparing students for further education and careers. A huge range of subjects, cultural activities and sports are offered. We hope you take the opportunity to gain the maximum benefit from them and that you react positively to the exceptionally high standard of education provided. This handbook contains specifications of courses, awards and student obligations in the senior school. It is designed to provide you with a great deal of information that will be useful to you. We know that the decisions you make in selecting your course subjects have an important influence on how much you benefit from your work and we would like these decisions to be well informed. Your Deans and teachers will expect you to be familiar with everything contained here and to meet all the course requirements, deadlines, behaviour standards etc, without having to be individually informed of them.

NCEA: NATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT


The NCEA is the main qualification for senior secondary students. It involves a combination of external, nationally run exams and internal assessments done within the school. Subjects are split into a small number of achievement standards. Each standard has a clearly set out indication of what a student needs to be able to do to pass the standard. When a student meets the requirements for the standard they are awarded a number of credits depending on the amount of work involved in the standard. NCEA will challenge all students. Satisfactory work will gain achievement in a standard. Good work will gain achievement with merit and excellent work achievement with excellence. Students will get feedback for each achievement standard separately on a record of learning rather than one mark for a whole subject. This will give much more comprehensive information about their strengths and weaknesses in each area of study. NCEA can involve achievement from a wider range of subjects than the previous exam system. It may include unit standards from industry. These have a pass or fail achievement and credits that are added to the record of learning. At the beginning of the year each student will be issued with an assessment statement detailing what standards are being taught in a subject, how many credits they are worth, and how they are being assessed. This is essential information to help students plan their work and revision timetable. Being well organised is an important skill for successfully completing your NCEA. NCEA is built up like a University degree. It is awarded at Level 1 (Year 11) to Level 3 (Year 13). To gain their NCEA Level 1 students will need to achieve 80 credits. A normal subject typically involves 24 credits. So a 6-subject student will be assessed against 144 possible credits. For Level 1 there is also a minimum literacy and numeracy requirement. Students need to achieve 8 credits in English and 8 in Mathematics. Level 2 NCEA (Year 12) follows the same format as Level 1. To gain NCEA Level 2 students need to achieve 80 credits. Twenty of these can be from Level 1 and 60 from Level 2 or above. Level 3 NCEA (Year 13) involves achieving 80 credits, 20 of which can be at Level 2 and 60 from Level 3. Students may receive a Level 1 to 3 Certificate with Excellence if they have 50 excellence credits. Where a student has earned a combination of 50 credits at Merit or Excellence they will be entitled to a Merit endorsement. The minimum standard for entrance to University under NCEA, Common Entrance Standard, will be by gaining 42 credits at Level 3 or higher, including 14 credits in each of two subjects from an approved list, and 14 credits from no more than two additional subjects. The total must include a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori, 4 in reading and 4 in writing, and a minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics. A higher level of achievement is required for Limited Entry degrees.

NCEA STUDENT INFORMATION


Much individual assessment information is obtained from the NZQA website: www.nzqa.govt.nz. Once students are entered for assessment by the school in Year 11, NZQA provides them with a National Student Number (NSN). They can use this number to access personal details in the Learner Login section of the website. In June, NZQA sends a letter to students advising them that they should register and check the entries listed. Also available during the year are any internal assessment results provided to NZQA by the College. At the end of January, external exam results are posted on the website and remain there until Records of Learning are sent to students in July. Information about Financial Assistance for payment of fees is also available in the For Learners section.
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EXTRACTS FROM ASSESSMENT HANDBOOK

Students are responsible for:

a) b) c) d) e)

familiarising themselves with the student assessment statements retaining materials to be submitted for assessment checking and signing for their achievement and unit standard results promptly and questioning any perceived injustices within two weeks checking the accuracy and detail in their enrolment for NZQA National Qualifications on the NZQA website meeting deadlines in any task completed for assessment

Absences and Assessment a) Absence caused by such things as family, travel, non-College sports, religious conventions must be approved in advance. A letter requesting leave must be sent to the Principal. b) A Doctors Certificate is required to excuse absences due to illness that involve missing an NCEA assessment c) Unforeseeable non-medical emergencies will be judged on an individual basis. Disputes will be referred to the Principals Nominee d) Students should not be penalised for approved absences, absences covered by a Doctors Certificate or initiated by the school. However, if students' learning is affected by such absences they must still demonstrate the level of skill/understanding required by the assessment tasks missed through absence. Assignments may be able to be completed late without penalty if this is appropriate. Disputes should be referred to the Principals Nominee. e) In the case of truancy or "self-interest" absences that are not approved, no assessment allowance will be made. Authenticity and Due Dates a) Students may be asked to declare that all work submitted for internal assessment reflects their own effort and ability. Teachers have the right to check authenticity by means such as an oral test or in-class demonstration of skills. Failure to show familiarity with or understanding of concepts contained in out-of-class assignments could affect the assessment decision made. Clearly copied work will result in a non-achieved grade. Disputes must be referred to the Principals Nominee b) Under NCEA, work to be assessed against an achievement standard must be received by the due date. Requests for extensions to deadlines will only be considered for approved leave or where unforeseen circumstances have arisen and must be made through the HOD. Disputes will be referred to the Principals Nominee. Review of Marks and Grades Students who disagree with a teachers assessment of their work, test, or assignment have 2 weeks from being given the mark to request a review with the teacher concerned. The teacher will check that the marking is accurate, complete and fair, and will notify the student of the outcome. If the disagreement is not resolved the student can ask the teacher to refer the matter to the HOD. If still unresolved, the matter should be referred to the Principal's Nominee who will make a final arbitration.

CHOOSING YOUR SUBJECTS


Plan to keep your course as broad as possible. Your college years are a time for exploring ideas and possibilities and finding out more about yourself. Keep in mind the following; it is important that you are interested in and enjoy the subjects you choose some subjects which are not related strongly to a career may provide a base for a lifelong interest or hobby subjects have value in the development of both specific and generic skills, not just knowledge content

You must also take into consideration how the credits from the subject fit into your overall record of learning in terms of: completing the Level 1, 2 or 3 NCEA qualification meeting numeracy and literacy requirements meeting entry requirements for tertiary courses More detail is given on these requirements throughout the following section.

LEVEL 1 COURSES
All Year 11 students are required to study SIX SUBJECTS. More than 80% of students at Rangitoto College go on to study in Year 13. The majority of students in Year 13 will be attempting to gain University Entrance and / or NCEA Level 3. For this reason, before choosing Level 1 subjects, students and parents should look at Level 2 and Level 3 subjects (including those that can be picked up at a higher level). If a student has a particular career in mind, the pre-requisites for this should be investigated. The school recommends strongly that parents and students attend the Year 10 to Year 11 subject choice information evening to be held on Tuesday, September 8th at 7pm. Choosing English, Maths and Science courses English or ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Mathematics are compulsory for all Year 11 students. It is strongly recommended that students also study Science. It is important that you are aware of the numeracy and literacy requirements for Level 1 NCEA - 8 credits in English or ESOL and 8 credits in Mathematics. Year 10 subject teachers, Deans or Guidance Department staff can help a student decide which Level 1 course in these subjects is most suitable. LEVEL 2 COURSES All Year 12 students are required to study SIX SUBJECTS either all at NCEA Level 2 or a combination of Level 2 and Level 1. More than 80% of students who complete Year 12 at Rangitoto College go on to study in Year 13. The majority of students in Year 13 will be attempting to gain 80 or more NCEA Level 3 credits. As a general guide, students of reasonable ability are advised to study at least FOUR/FIVE subjects at Level 2 level that can lead on to Level 3 subjects from the university approved subject list. (Refer to the list on page 10) Entry into University requires credits from L2 English (Literacy) and L1 Mathematics (Numeracy) Some NCEA Level 3 subjects can be started at Year 13 but it can be difficult to begin more than one new NCEA Level 3 subject from the University approved list. The school offers a number of useful subjects to help prepare students for entry into certificate and diploma level courses, apprenticeships and employment. It is possible for students in Year 13 to study a combination of NCEA Level 2 and 3 subjects.

LEVEL 3 COURSES All Year 13 students are required to study a full time course which consists of FIVE SUBJECTS either all at NCEA Level 3 or a combination of Level 3 and Level 2. LEVEL 3 COURSES - AIMED AT COMMON ENTRANCE STANDARD DEGREE STUDIES Common Entrance Standard allows entry into many degree courses at New Zealand Universities and Technical Institutes. It is recommended that students intending to enter degree courses requiring only Common Entrance Standard take five NCEA Level 3 subjects with a minimum of three subjects from the university approved list. Refer to page 10. LEVEL 3 COURSES - AIMED AT LIMITED ENTRY DEGREE STUDIES Limited Entry requirements are in addition to achieving Common Entrance Standard. Students are advised to take a minimum of four university approved subjects (preferably five). Refer to page 10 for the approved university subject list. Students intending to enter degree programmes with Limited Entry (refer to the pages 11-14) should carefully consider the balance of achievement and unit standards across their Year 13 subjects. Degrees at Auckland University with a higher rank score require a course consisting of predominantly achievement standards. LEVEL 3 COMBINATION COURSES The school offers a number of useful subjects to help prepare students for entry into certificate and diploma level courses, apprenticeships and employment. For some Year 13 students a combination of NCEA Level 2 and 3 subjects may be the most appropriate course.

SUBJECT CHOICE AND CAREERS


WHAT SUBJECTS DO I NEED? When making decisions about what subjects to take it is important to remember that for many courses and job training situations you do not need to have studied particular subjects at school. It is more important that you can demonstrate your interest in learning through your school grades and teachers report comments. Therefore your college years can be a chance to keep your studies broad rather than specialising at an early age. It may be helpful to sort subjects into 3 categories USEFUL, RECOMMENDED and COMPULSORY USEFUL Every subject is useful for developing knowledge and skills. Useful subjects add value to your overall course of study even though they may not be directly related to your future plans. RECOMMENDED These subjects provide a strong background of knowledge and skills needed for further study and training. Subjects recommended for tertiary study and job training are listed in the following tables. COMPULSORY These subjects provide necessary building blocks of knowledge and skills. You must have these subjects in order to gain entry into specific courses either at school or at tertiary level. a) study at school many subjects have pre-requisites at each year level, check summaries. b) study at tertiary level refer to pages 11 -14 for compulsory requirements c) entering on job training / apprenticeships eg. ECTO electrical apprenticeships, page 7

KEY REMINDERS for choosing your subjects:


Choose subjects for interest and enjoyment Keep your selection broad your ideas may change over time Check the recommended and compulsory subjects that you may need for further study at school or at tertiary level Keep in mind your level of achievement and ability are you being realistic?
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SUBJECT GUIDE FOR APPRENTICESHIPS & ON JOB TRAINING


If you are considering entering into an apprenticeship or trainee position, it is important to realise that most employers are looking for young people with a positive attitude, good communication skills, basic literacy, numeracy and information technology skills. Many of the training programmes in work places are administered by ITOs (Industry Training Organisations). Although the minimum entry for many apprenticeships and trainee positions are generally set at Level 1, students are encouraged to continue with Level 2 NCEA studies. To complete four years secondary schooling increases a students opportunities for employment. A high level of maturity is required to meet the demands of both work and study necessary to complete an apprenticeship. Subject recommendations and requirements vary but the main focus is on the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Technology. GENERAL GUIDE TO EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING Career Area Agriculture / Horticulture Apprenticeships (Trades)
eg. Building, Plumbing, Automotive

Minimum Recommendations or Requirements No specific subjects, Science @ L1 is useful English, Mathematics, Science or a Technology subject @ L1 is recommended ECTO has compulsory requirements set as a minimum of 12 credits in each of English, Mathematics and Science @ L1 English and Mathematics @ L2, I.T skills essential English and Mathematics @ L2 recommended to gain entry into a Diploma PC Engineering. Computer Studies useful No specific subjects, experience in industry is helpful No specific subjects, Science and P.E. useful No specific subjects, Science @ L1 is useful English @ Level 2, Mathematics useful, I.T skills essential Equivalent of Level 2 English, Aptitude Test required English and Mathematics @ L1, I.T. skills important 4 years secondary schooling to gain entry into a L4 Certificate course.

Apprenticeships (Electrical) Banking / Insurance Computing / I.T. (PC Engineer) Cheffing / Hospitality Fitness Instructor Hairdressing Legal Secretary / Office Admin Police Retail / Sales Travel & Tourism

ARMED FORCES (Air Force, Army, Navy) The Armed Forces provide many opportunities for apprenticeships and on job training. The minimum age for entry is 17 years and applicants are required to pass a Medical Assessment, Physical Fitness Test and Aptitude Test. GENERAL SUMMARY OF ENTRY INTO THE ARMED FORCES Air Force, Army, Navy Support Roles Most Apprenticeships Engineering Apprenticeships Officer & Specialist Roles Undergraduate Scheme www.airforce.mil.nz Recommendations or Requirements English, Mathematics, Science @ L1 English, Mathematics and Science or a Technology subject @ L1 English, Mathematics and a Science subject @ L2 English, Mathematics, and a Science subject @ L2 University Entrance @ L3 www.army.mil.nz
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Further details on career areas and entry criteria can be found on the Armed Forces websites www.navy.mil.nz

SUBJECT GUIDE FOR TERTIARY STUDY


This is only a general guide for study areas where a background in certain school subjects is strongly recommended. There are many other study areas that do not require any particular subjects. Remember all subjects are useful for knowledge and skills. Only a very small number of university courses have compulsory requirements. These tend to be science related courses. Refer to the pages that follow on Limited Entry Courses. E.L.R. = subjects rich in English language (English and subjects from the Social Sciences) RECOMMENDED SUBJECTS - TERTIARY STUDY
STUDY AREAS Architecture LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS Visual Art or Graphics Mathematics Science Mathematics No specific subjects. Mathematics Science Mathematics Science LEVEL 2 SUBJECTS Design and / or Visual Art or Graphics Mathematics Mathematics No specific subjects Mathematics Physics Chemistry Biology Chemistry Mathematics Mathematics Minimum two out of the three sciences; Biology, Chemistry Physics Mathematics (optional) Minimum of one of the sciences; Biology Chemistry Physics Mathematics Physics Chemistry Mathematics Biology Chemistry Physics LEVEL 3 SUBJECTS Design and or Painting or Graphics One E.L.R. subject Mathematics
(Statistics or Calculus)

Business
(degree level study)

Law Engineering

Minimum - one E.L.R. subject. Maths with Calculus Physics Chemistry Biology Chemistry Maths with Statistics (or
Calculus)

Biological Sciences

Health Sciences (Dentistry, Medicine, Medical Science, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy)

Mathematics Science

Maths with Statistics (or


Calculus)

Minimum two out of the three sciences; Biology, Chemistry Physics One E.L.R. subject Minimum of one of the following; Biology, Chemistry Physics, Science Mathematics Plus One E.L.R. subject Maths with Calculus Physics Chemistry Maths with Statistics (or
Calculus)

Health Science (Nursing, Occupational Therapy)

Mathematics Science

Technology / Physical Sciences Veterinary Science

Mathematics Science Science Mathematics

Biology Chemisty Physics

The website www.careers.govt.nz is a useful resource for exploring and gathering careers information.
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ENTRY INTO TERTIARY STUDY


To gain entry into courses at Universities, Technical Institutes and Private Training Providers, students need to achieve a number of credits over a range of subjects. The following table gives a general indication of the current entry requirements for tertiary courses. It is essential that you check out the exact requirements for any course that you may be interested in. Assistance is available from staff in the Guidance/Careers Department during lunchtimes.

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF TERTIARY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


TERTIARY COURSE CERTIFICATE LITERACY and NUMERACY Literacy (may be required) 8 credits in English at Level 1 - 4 credits in Reading - 4 credits in Writing Literacy DIPLOMA 8 credits in English at Level 2 - 4 credits in Reading - 4 credits in Writing
(AUT accepts other English language rich subjects for some Diplomas)

NCEA REQUIREMENTS Completed 3 or 4 years secondary schooling. Some courses require NCEA Level 1 or a number of Level 2 credits. Minimum of 48 credits at Level 2 (or higher) over four subjects. Generally, no particular subject requirements few exceptions.

DEGREE Open Entry

Literacy 8 credits in English at Level 2 or higher including: - 4 credits in Reading - 4 credits in Writing Numeracy 14 credits in Mathematics at Level 1 or higher

Common Entrance Standard is the minimum requirement for degree entry. Details of Level 3 credits/subjects and requirements for Common Entrance Standard are outlined on the following page.

DEGREE Limited Entry

Literacy & Numeracy Same as for Common Entrance Standard

Limited Entry applies to degree courses where numbers are restricted. Higher requirements are set and are in addition to achieving Common Entrance Standard. Refer to pg 11 14.

Literacy and Numeracy Requirements Please Note: Students applying for university from a New Zealand secondary school using NCEA Level 3 credits must also meet the literacy and numeracy requirements through the New Zealand education system. Students both domestic and international who have had all or part of their Year 11 & 12 schooling outside of New Zealand need to include English/ESOL and/or Mathematics in their course to enable them to meet these requirements.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TERTIARY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


The entry requirements for International students into most New Zealand tertiary institutions are similar to domestic students. Some however may require higher levels of achievement and additional English Language evidence. International students are able to access entry requirements and course information for all New Zealand tertiary institutions through the Careers/Guidance Dept.
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UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE: Common Entrance Standard


The diagram below represents Common Entrance Standard which is the minimum requirement to gain entry into a degree programme at a New Zealand University. Some universities have additional requirements to this standard so it is important that you check the following pages carefully.
Mathematics (14 credits)

14 credits

NUMERACY Level 1 (or above)

Reading (4 credits)

+
Second Approved Subject (14 credits)

Writing (4 credits)

8 credits

LITERACY Level 2 (or above)

One Approved Subject (14 credits)

No more than 2 subjects or domains (14 credits)

42 credits LEVEL 3
(or above)

Approved Subjects offered at Rangitoto College in 2010 (16 or more credits)


Code ACC BIO / BIX CHE / CHX CLA PRG / CPG DAN DES DRA ECO ENG / ENX FAB FOD FRE GEO / GEI GRA HEA HEN / HNZ ARH JAP MCA / MCX MAS / MSX MAI MTC MED ICT MUS / MPF PAI PHO PED PHY / PHX SCI SOC SPA PSS MAO Approved Subject Accounting Biology / Biology Extension Chemistry / Chemistry Extension Classical Studies Computer Studies / Generic Computing Dance Design Drama Economics English / English Extension (Fabrics) Technology (Food) Technology French Geography / Geography Intermediate Graphics Health History (of England or New Zealand) History of Art Japanese Mathematics with Calculus / Extension Statistics & Modelling / Extension Intermediate Mathematics (Materials) Technology Media Studies (Multimedia) Technology Music / Contemporary Music Painting Photography Physical Education Physics / Physics Extension Science Sociology Spanish Sports Science (over Years 12 & 13) Te Reo Rangatira or Te Reo Mori 10

Literacy Standards offered at Rangitoto College in English and ESL classes


Unit Standards 12419 12420 12421 12422 12905 Achievement Standards 90375 (2.1) 90376 (2.2) 90377 (2.3) 90378 (2.4) 90379 (2.5) 90381 (2.8) 90720 (3.1) 90721 (3.2) 90722 (3.3) 90723 (3.4) 90724 (3.5) 90726 (3.7) Credits 4 4 3 3 4 Reading Writing

3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 4

Students will receive further information next year regarding which of these literacy standards will be included in their English or EAP course. Te Reo Maori and Te Reo Rangatira standards fulfilling the literacy requirement Standards Credits Reading Writing 90441 (2.3) 90770 (L2) 2.4 90757 (L2) 2.5 6 4 4

LIMITED ENTRY COURSES OTAGO, AUT and MASSEY UNIVERSITIES


In addition to meeting the Common Entrance Standard, applicants will be required to meet additional criteria of specified subjects and credits. Please note some aspects of these requirements may change for entry in 2011. OTAGO UNIVERSITY 2010 Entry Degree Programme Bachelor of Physical Education Additional Entry Requirements Require four Level 3 approved subjects. Initially selected on Level 2 results 80 credits, minimum of 16 credits in each of top four approved subjects. L3 Chemistry & Physics is preferred. Experience in Art, Maths & Physics an advantage. Suitable background in Level 2 Biology & English Admission competitive, preference given for entry E.L.R. subject, Mathematics and Biology or Physics.

Bachelor of Dental Technology Bachelor of Oral Health Bachelor of Health Sciences Medical Radiation Therapy

AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (AUT) 2010 Entry Degree Programme Bachelor of Applied Sciences Bachelor of Communications Additional Entry Requirements Preferable to have one of Biology, Chemistry, Geography or Mathematics Minimum of 60 credits at Level 3 over four subjects including; - at least three from the approved subject list; - at least 18 credits averaging Merit in any one of the approved E.L.R. subjects. - CV, school report and letter of application - minimum of 14 credits in Maths at L2 or higher evidence of creative ability such as a Portfolio requires a Portfolio 14 credits at Level 3 in each of the following; - Physics, Calculus & one other approved subject Prefer Level 3 subjects to include; - minimum of 14 credits in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics - 14 credits at Level 2 or higher in English Minimum of 56 credits at Level 3 in three approved subjects. 60 credits at Level 3 over four subjects including at least three approved subjects - at least 18 credits at Merit / Excellence in any one of the approved E.L.R. subjects. 14 credits at Level 3 in each of the following - Biology, Chemistry & Statistics & Modelling - 57 Level 3 credits overall and / or 19 credits in each of three subjects from the approved list.

Bachelor of Computer & I.T. Bachelor of Creative Technologies Bachelor of Design Bachelor Engineering Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedics)

Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy) Bachelor of Laws (focus on Commercial Law)

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Business Conjoint Degrees with: Arts, Computer & Info Sciences, Health, Hospitality, Science, Sport & Recreation PLEASE NOTE: 1. 2.

E.L.R. = English language rich Where numbers of applications exceed places available, preference will be given to applicants who have the highest levels of achievement.
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MASSEY UNIVERSITY 2010 Entry Degree Programme Bachelor of Aviation Bachelor of Design & Fine Arts Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Technology Bachelor of Nursing & Midwifery Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Information Sciences Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Speech & Language Therapy Additional Entry Requirements Selection based on an interview, writing tasks, simulator assessment and an aptitude test Portfolio required 16 credits in each of Level 3 Physics and Calculus 14 credits in Level 3 Chemistry (for some majors, such as Food Technology, Biotechnology) Admission by preselection. Need to meet Nursing Council requirements Audition required for most programmes. Some options require an entry test equivalent to Grade 5 14 credits required in Level 3 Calculus to enrol in majors requiring compulsory Calculus paper Admission by preselection. 14 credits in Level 3 English 16 credits Level 3 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science or Maths (Calculus or Statistics) Admission by preselection. Need to meet Teacher Council requirements Selection after Semester 1 in first year of study. Students are strongly recommended to study all three sciences Biology, Chemistry & Physics at Level 3 otherwise you will need to undertake bridging courses in Summer school. At least 100 credits from approved Level 3 subjects with an overall average of at least 62.5 (merit)

Bachelor of Teaching Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Conjoint Degrees

AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY To be admitted to the University of Auckland you must gain the University Entrance Standard (refer to p10) and be selected into a programme. You will be allocated a rank score based on your best 80 credits at Level 3 or higher over a maximum of five approved subjects, weighted by the level of achievement (achieved, merit & excellence) attained in each set of credits. If you achieve fewer than 80 credits the rank score will be based on the number of credits you have gained. The rank score is calculated by awarding 4 points for Excellence, 3 for Merit and 2 for Achieved for up to 24 credits in each approved subject taken at Level 3 in the last two years. The maximum available score is 320. You are encouraged to carefully consider the balance of achievement and unit standards across your Year 13 subjects. Degrees with a higher rank score require a course consisting of predominantly achievement standards. Some degree programmes have additional admission requirements. These may include subject requirements from Table A and Table B, or other requirements such as portfolios, auditions or interviews. Please Note not all of your subjects have to be from Table A & B. There are over 30 university approved subjects you can choose from. Refer to page 10
TABLE A Classical Studies English Geography History History of Art Te Reo Maori
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TABLE B Accounting Biology Chemistry Economics Mathematics with Calculus Statistics and Modelling Physics

THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND - SCHOOL LEAVER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS - 2010


Applies to New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents. International students will be required to achieve higher rank scores. Bachelors Degree Architecture (BAS) Rank Score
Has not been declared

Table A Requirements

Table B Requirements

Other Requirements
Portfolio Interview may be required

Students who meet the UE standard will be selected on the basis of their academic performance and portfolio of creative work minimum 16 credits in one subject minimum 16 credits in one subject nil

Arts (BA) Business & Info Management (BBIM) Commerce (BCom) Education (BEd)

120 165 165 120

nil

nil nil nil Interview & Referees reports, Teacher Council requirements nil

minimum 16 credits in each of three subjects from Table A and / or Table B minimum 16 credits in each of three subjects from Table A and / or Table B nil nil

Engineering (BE Hons)

240

nil

minimum 18 credits in each of Calculus and Physics

Fine Arts (BFA)

Students who meet the UE standard will be selected on the basis of their creative work and an interview 200 120 minimum 18 credits in one subject nil minimum 18 credits in one subject nil

Portfolio Interview may be required nil Interview & Referees reports, Suitability checks Student selected into Part II on basis of results in Part I Audition required for Jazz, Performance & Popular Music nil nil

Health Sciences
(BHSc)

Human Services
(BHumServ)

Law (LLB) Part I

Students must be offered a place in another bachelors degree. Entry will be based on the guaranteed scores for the other bachelors degree. Selected on basis of audition 120 180 nil nil

Music (BMus) - Jazz, Performance & Popular Music - all other majors Nursing (BNurs)

nil minimum 16 credits in one subject

nil minimum 16 credits in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Performing Arts Dance Studies (BPerfArts) Pharmacy (BPharm)

Students who meet the UE standard will be selected on the basis of their CV and an interview. 210 nil minimum 18 credits in each of Biology and Chemistry nil

CV and Interview Audition may be required Interview

Physical Education
(BPE)

120

nil

Interview & Referees reports, Teacher Council requirements nil nil

Planning (BPlan) Property (BProp)

210 165

nil

nil

minimum 16 credits in each of three subjects from Table A and / or Table B


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The University of Auckland Admission Table contd.


Rank Score
230 190 150 120 nil nil Interview & Referees reports, meet Social Work requirements nil

Bachelors Degree Science (BSc) - Biomedical Science - Sport & Exercise - all other majors Social Work (BSW)

Table A Requirements
nil

Table B Requirements
nil

Other Requirements
nil

Technology (BTech) - Biotechnology - Medical Physics - Info Technology - Optoelectronics Theology (BTheol) Visual Arts (BVA)

nil 230 230 150 150 120 nil

nil

nil

nil Portfolio & Interview

Students who meet the UE standard will be selected on the basis of their portfolio of creative work and interview.

CONJOINT PROGRAMMES Not all degree programmes have conjoint options. See www.auckland.ac.nz/conjoints for list of options. Applicants must achieve the greater of the two rank scores for the selected programmes

Arts conjoints Commerce conjoints Engineering conjoints

210 210 260

nil

nil

nil nil

minimum 16 credits in each of three subjects from Table A and / or Table B nil minimum 18 credits in each of Calculus and Physics nil minimum 18 credits in one subject

Fine Arts conjoints Health Sciences conjoints Laws (Part I) conjoints

210 230

nil minimum 18 credits in one subject

Portfolio and Interview nil Student selected into Part II on basis of results in Part I Audition required for Jazz, Performance & Popular Music nil

Admission will be based on the conjoint score for the other degree. Admission will be based on the conjoint score for the other degree. 230 minimum 16 credits in one subject minimum 16 credits in one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Music conjoints

Nursing conjoints

Property conjoints Science conjoints Theology conjoints

210 230 210

minimum 16 credits in each of three subjects from Table A and / or Table B nil nil nil nil

nil nil nil

Maori school leaver applicants who achieve the University Entrance (UE) standard will be admitted to the Bachelor Arts (BA). Maori and Pacific school leaver applicants who achieve the University Entrance (UE) standard and meet other requirements will be admitted to;- programmes in the Faculty of Education, Bachelor of Science (higher admission required for majors in Biomedical Science and Sport & Exercise Science) and Bachelor of Theology. Applicants for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery (MBChB) must first complete Year 1 of either the Bachelor of Health Sciences or the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science or have completed another approved degree. Applicants for the Bachelor of Optometry (BOptom) must first complete the common year of the BSc in Biomedical Science involving set courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Health Sciences or have completed another approved degree. 14

DEGREE COURSES ENTRY FROM FIRST YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDY


DENTISTRY: Health Sciences First Year Common Entrance Standard. Refer to Otago Universitys Health Sciences First Year in the Medicine section. Selection into Dentistry is based on - (1) HSFY grades, (2) UMAT, (3) oral assessment. LAW: First Year - Common Entrance Standard (except for Auckland & Waikato University) Law requires strong skills in research, analytical thinking and communication. In preparation, students are advised to include at least one English language rich subject in their Level 3 course. Entry into Law School at all NZ universities (except for Waikato) is reliant on a high level of achievement in your first year of university study. Students intending to gain entry into Law School will take two or three law courses in their first year alongside other non-law courses. Students who are unsuccessful in gaining entry into Year 2 Law will be able to re-direct into other degree programmes. MEDICINE Medicine can be studied at Otago and Auckland Universities. Students are advised to have a strong background in the Sciences, Mathematics and maintain at least one English language rich subject through to Level 3. Otago University: Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) - Common Entrance Standard. This is a general course to prepare students wishing to enter into Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine, Pharmacy or Physiotherapy. Students need to gain high grades in their first year at University to continue in Health based courses. First year study comprises of seven compulsory papers in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Health Statistics. Students may choose to study an additional paper from Humanities in Semester 2. The result of this 8th paper can be counted for admission purposes. Selection into Medicine is based on (1) HSFY grades (2) UMAT (refer to http://umat.acer.edu.au) Auckland University: First Year - Limited Entry (refer to pages 13 & 14) Students wishing to apply for medicine will enrol in either the first year of a Bachelor of Health Science (Community Health focus) or a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science (Research focus) degree. The two programmes have four common courses in Medical Science, Chemistry, Bioscience and Population Health. In addition, Health Science students study Community Health courses, while Biomedical students study further Bioscience and Physics courses. Both programmes also require students to complete a General Education paper. The choice of your first year of study should be based on which pathway will provide other study options of interest. Unsuccessful applicants into Medicine can continue to study in Health/Biomedical Science or redirect into another degree area. Selection into Medicine is similar to Otago Universitys system high first year grades and UMAT but also includes an interview. OPTOMETRY (Auckland University) - Limited Entry via Biomedical Science (or Otago Unis HSFY) Students must complete the first year of the Biomedical Science programme at Auckland University or the Health Science First Year programme at Otago University. A very small number of students are selected into Optometry at the end of the first year. VETERINARY SCIENCE (Massey University - Palmerston North) Common Entrance Standard Students need to gain high grades in their first semester at University and score well in an aptitude test to be selected to continue in the Veterinary course. First semester papers include compulsory study in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Students who attempt these papers without the appropriate background will be at a serious disadvantage. Students are able to study the first semester at Masseys Albany campus. Successful applicants would then need to transfer to Palmerston North to continue their veterinary studies.

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SUBJECTS
Year 9
ENGLISH or ESOL SOCIAL STUDIES

Some subjects stop at Level 1, some at Level 2 and some lead into two or three other subjects. Conditions of entry may be applicable to some subjects. Consult subject notes. SUBJECTS SHOWN IN CAPITAL LETTERS ARE COMPULSORY AT THAT LEVEL Year 10
ENGLISH or ENGLISH Intermediate or ESOL SOCIAL STUDIES

Level 1
ENGLISH or ESC or ENGLISH Extension or ENGLISH Intermediate or ESOL Media Studies Geography Geography Extension History History Extension

Level 2
ENGLISH or ESC or ENGLISH Extension or Literacy ENGLISH or ESOL Media Studies Geography Geo Extension (2011) History History Extension (2011) History of Art Sociology Classical Studies Tourism Mathematics Maths Extension Maths Intermediate Biology Biology Extension Chemistry Chemistry Extension Physics Physics Extension Science Intermediate French Japanese Mori Spanish

Level 3
English or English Extension or Literacy English IELTS Preparation Media Studies Geography Geography Intermediate History - English History - New Zealand History of Art Sociology Classical Studies Tourism Maths Calculus Statistics & Modelling Scholarship Maths Calc Scholarship Stats/Model Maths Intermediate Biology Biology Extension (2011) Chemistry Chemistry Extension (2011) Physics Physics Extension (2011) Science Science Intermediate (2011) French Japanese Mori Spanish

Dept ENGLISH SOCIAL SCIENCE

MATHEMATICS

MATHEMATICS

MATHEMATICS MATHS Extension or MATHS Intermediate or MATHS APPLIED Science Specialist Science (SCB and SCP)

MATHS

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

Science Intermediate FRENCH or JAPANESE or M ORI or SPANISH French Japanese Mori Spanish French Japanese Mori Spanish

LANGUAGES

Drama MUSIC Dance Art & Design

Drama Music Contemporary Music Dance Art & Design

Drama Music Contemporary Music Dance Visual Art

Drama Music Contemporary Music Dance Visual Art Design Photography Technology (Materials) Graphics Technology (Fabrics) Technology (Food) Hospitality & Catering Carpentry Furniture Engineering Electronics Technology Multimedia & Applications Generic Computing Applications Computer Studies Programming Office Systems Business Studies Legal Studies Business School Accounting Intermediate Accounting Economics Phys. Education Practical Phys Ed. Health Sports Science Human Development Gateway

Drama Music Contemporary Music Dance Painting Design Photography Technology (Materials) Graphics Technology (Fabrics) Technology (Food) Hospitality & Catering Timber Based Construction Engineering Electronics Technology Multimedia & Applications Generic Computing Applications Computer Studies Programming Business Studies Business School (2011) Accounting Economics Phys. Education Practical Phys Ed. Health Sports Science

THE ARTS

TECHNOLOGY (MATERIALS) or GRAPHICS or TECHNOLOGY (FABRICS) or TECHNOLOGY (FOOD)

Technology (Materials) Graphics Technology (Fabrics) Technology (Food)

Technology (Materials) Graphics Technology (Fabrics) Technology (Food) Carpentry Furniture Engineering Electronics

TECHNOLOGY

or ELECTRONICS

Electronics

Information & Technology Multimedia & Communication Technology Applications (ICT) Generic Computing Applications (CPG) Computer Studies Programming (PRG)

COMMERCE

Economics PHYS. EDUCATION HEALTH

Economics PHYS. EDUCATION HEALTH

Accounting Economics Phys. Education Health Sports Science

HEALTH PHYS ED

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PREREQUISITE INFORMATION
Students should give very careful consideration as to what subjects they are going to study. They may change their choice of subjects up until they leave to sit the external examinations. After that time it is unlikely that changes will be accommodated unless exam results indicate an inappropriate choice. There are a number of subjects which can be picked up at various levels, but generally speaking, a student should only be selecting a subject that they have studied before, unless of course the subject starts at that level. Individual situations will be looked at on a case by case basis. Many subjects can be picked up in Level 2. Check the flowchart and subject information in this handbook for details. These subjects expect study at previous levels. Check subject information carefully to see which year level(s) you require Years 9, 10, 11 or 12: All languages Health Accounting Hospitality & Catering Art & Design Music Business Studies Painting Dance Photography Design Physical Education Drama Science subjects Economics Technology - Materials/Fabrics Electronics Technology - Food Engineering Technology Multimedia & Applications Computer Studies - Programming Timber Based Construction Geography Visual Art Graphics These subjects can be started at any level (where appropriate): Refer to detail on Department pages. Art History Classical Studies Contemporary Music Furniture, Carpentry History Media Studies Legal Studies Practical Physical Education Human Development, Gateway Sociology Tourism Generic Computing Applications Office Systems

Students can choose only ONE of the subjects from EACH of the lines below: LEVEL 1 Technology - Materials / Fabrics / Electronics Physical Education / Sports Science LEVEL 2 Technology - Materials / Fabrics Technology Multimedia & Applications / Computer Studies / Computer Applications Hospitality and Catering / Technology - Food Science / any combination of Chemistry, Physics, Biology Physical Education / Sports Science Human Development / Gateway LEVEL 3 History - English / New Zealand Music / Contemporary Music Hospitality and Catering / Technology - Food Science / any combination of Chemistry, Physics, Biology Technology - Materials / Fabrics / ICT / Food Physical Education / Sports Science Generic Computing / Computer Studies / Technology Multimedia & Applications
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ACCOMMODATING STUDENT CHOICE


For planning and organisation purposes it is important that students have entered their subject choices on RangiNet by the due date. (Year 10 - 18 September, Year 11 & Year 12 - 12 October.) Whilst every effort is made to accommodate student choices, for a variety of reasons it is not always possible to achieve this. Sometimes a students course will clash because they are doing subjects for which there is only one class and these one-off subjects have been timetabled at the same time. In this situation it will be necessary for the student to make a choice between those subjects as well as selecting another option. Where a subject has been over-subscribed the following factors are taken into consideration when deciding which students are able to do the course previous study in that subject the ability to handle the particular demands of the subject (eg. independent study may be necessary) and the likelihood of success in that subject. For subjects where safety is an important factor (eg. in a workshop) students must be able to demonstrate a history of appropriate behaviour in those situations.

SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION
Scholarship is a monetary award to recognise top students. It is awarded on the basis of an extra set of examinations in November. An individual Scholarship can be gained in one or two subjects. There is an award for the top candidate in each subject. Students gaining 3 scholarship passes are awarded an overall Scholarship. There are also 40-60 Outstanding Scholar Awards and 5-10 Premier Awards. The content of the course is the same as Level 3 in that subject, but Scholarship provides a broader more difficult challenge. There are three levels of reporting - scholarship not attained, scholarship and scholarship with outstanding performance. It does not attract credits nor contribute towards a qualification but the fact that a student has gained a Scholarship appears on the Record of Learning. The College will enter students who have shown a sufficient aptitude and commitment over the year. Up to three subjects can be entered with no charge, any additional subjects will be charged at $75 per subject (more for International students).

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ENGLISH
Year 9 and 10 English and English Intermediate Students with lower achievement grades.

Level 1 NCEA

11ENX English Extension

11 ENG English

11 ENI English Intermediate

11 ESC
English for Speakers of other Languages

11 MED Media Studies

Level 2 NCEA

12 ENX English Extension

12 ENG English

12 ENL Literacy English

12 ESC
English for Speakers of other Languages

12 MED Media Studies

Level 3 NCEA

13 ENX English Extension

13 ENG English

13 ENL Literacy English

13 MED Media Studies

= University approved subject

No arrows means no pre-requisites are required.

ENGLISH English is compulsory for all students up to the end of Year 12. Senior English builds on the skills and content developed in junior years, and continues to focus on the written, oral and visual strands of the National Curriculum. The aim of English at Year 11, 12 and 13 is to engage students in a wide range of activities designed to develop their awareness of language and literature. Provision is made for students who struggle with the academic and language demands of the subject, and provides extension work for able students who wish to challenge themselves.
LEVEL 1 ENGLISH (Level 1 - 18 credits)
This course offers students a diverse range of literature and language topics. Students engage in literary analysis and discussion and must focus on accuracy in their reading and writing. Six credits for Oral presentation (AS 1.7) and Poetic texts (US 12412) which were completed in Year 10 are carried over to students Level 1 NCEA results. AS 1.1 Creative writing 3 credits Internal AS 1.2 Formal writing 3 credits External AS 1.3 Extended written text 2 credits External AS 1.4 Short written texts 2 credits External AS 1.5 Visual/Oral text 2 credits External AS 1.8 Static image 3 credits Internal AS 1.9 Research 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Nil Course Costs - $20. Please note: 11ESC does not do 1.2 Formal writing. Course costs for 11 ESC are nil.

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LEVEL 1 ENGLISH EXTENSION/ENX (Level 1 - 15 credits, Level 2 3 credits)


This course is aimed at able English students and offers students a diverse range of literature and language topics, including a Level 2 English standard. Students engage in literary analysis and discussion and must focus on accuracy in their reading and writing. Six credits for Oral presentation (AS 1.7) and Poetic texts (US 12412) which were completed in Year 10 are carried over to students Level 1 NCEA results. AS 1.2 Formal writing 3 credits External AS 1.3 Extended written text 2 credits External AS 1.4 Short written texts 2 credits External AS 1.5 Visual/Oral text 2 credits External AS 1.8 Static image 3 credits Internal AS 1.9 Research 3 credits Internal AS 2.1 Creative writing 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite: Entry is based on teacher/HOD recommendation + a grade 1 in Year 10 English. Course Costs: Nil

LEVEL 1 ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES/ESC (Level 1 - 15 credits)


11ESC is a parallel course to 11ENG for speakers of other languages and offers students a diverse range of literature and language topics. Students engage in literary analysis and discussion and must focus on accuracy in their reading and writing. Six credits for Oral presentation (AS 1.7) and Poetic texts (US 12412) which were completed in Year 10 are carried over to students Level 1 NCEA results. AS 1.1 Creative writing 3 credits Internal AS 1.3 Extended written text 2 credits External AS 1.4 Short written texts 2 credits External AS 1.5 Visual/Oral text 2 credits External AS 1.8 Static image 3 credits Internal AS 1.9 Research 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite: Entry is based on level of English and recommendations by the HOD and Y10 English teacher. Course Costs: Nil.

LEVEL 1 ENGLISH INTERMEDIATE (Level 1 - 16 credits)


To give students more time to develop general English skills and achieve the standards covered, not all Level 1 achievement standards are offered. The literature studied is accessible to the students to make achievement more likely. Six credits for Oral presentation (AS 1.7) and Poetic texts (US 12412) which were completed in Year 10 are carried over to students Level 1 NCEA results. AS 1.1 Creative Writing 3 credits Internal AS 1.3 Extended written text 2 credits External AS 1.5 Visual/Oral text 2 credits External AS 1.8 Static image 3 credits Internal AS 1.9 Research 3 credits Internal US 8808 Reading log 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite: Entry is based on teacher/HOD recommendation. Course Costs Nil

LEVEL 2 ENGLISH (Level 2 - 19 credits)


This course offers students a diverse range of literature and language topics. Students engage in literary analysis and discussion and must focus on accuracy in their reading and writing. The programme is both stimulating and demanding and offers students the opportunity to gain university literacy. AS 2.1 Creative writing 3 credits Internal AS 2.2 Transactional writing 3 credits Internal AS 2.3 Extended written text 3 credits External AS 2.4 Short written texts 3 credits External AS 2.5 Oral or visual text 3 credits External US 12419 Poetic texts 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite: Entry is based on teacher/HOD recommendation + a grade 3 in Level 1 English. Course Costs Nil

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LEVEL 2 ENGLISH EXTENSION/ENX (Level 2 19 credits, Level 3 - 4 credits)


This course is aimed at able English students and offers students a diverse range of literature and language topics, including an extra Level 3 English standard. Students engage in literary analysis and discussion and must focus on accuracy in their reading and writing. The programme is both stimulating and demanding and offers students the opportunity to gain university literacy. AS 2.2 Transactional writing 3 credits Internal AS 2.3 Extended written text 3 credits External AS 2.4 Short written texts 3 credits External AS 2.5 Oral or visual text 3 credits External AS 2.8 Research on a language topic 3 credits Internal US 12419 Poetic texts 4 credits Internal AS 3.1 Write in a selected style 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite: Entry is based on teacher/HOD recommendation + a grade 1 in Level 1 English. Course Costs: Nil

LEVEL 2 ESC (Level 2 - 16 credits)


12ESC is a parallel course to 12ENG for speakers of other languages. The course offers students a diverse range of literature and language topics. Students engage in literary analysis and discussion and must focus on accuracy in their reading and writing. The programme is both stimulating and demanding and gives students the opportunity to gain university literacy. AS 2.3 Extended written text 3 credits External AS 2.4 Short written texts 3 credits External AS 2.5 Oral or visual text 3 credits External AS 2.8 Research on a language topic 3 credits Internal US 12419 Poetic texts 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite: Entry is based on teacher/HOD recommendation + a grade 4 in Level 1 English/Grade 3 in Level 1 ESC. Course Costs: Nil

LEVEL 2 LITERACY ENGLISH/ENL (Level 2 - 17 credits)


The aim of this internally assessed course is to help students gain the literacy requirements necessary for further study. Students are given more time to develop general English skills and achieve the standards covered. The literature studied is accessible to the students to make achievement more likely. US 12419 Poetic texts 4 credits Internal AS 2.2 Transactional writing 3 credits Internal AS 2.8 Research on a language topic 3 credits Internal US 12424 Reading moving images 3 credits Internal US 12420 Read transactional texts 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite: Entry is based on teacher/HOD recommendation + a grade 3 in Level 1 ENI or Grade 4 in Level 1 English. Course Costs: Nil

LEVEL 3 ENGLISH (Level 3 - 21 Credits)


This course offers students a diverse range of literature and language topics. Students engage in literary analysis and discussion. They are expected to maintain accuracy in their literary interpretations and written work and are required to develop their own ideas about the texts studied. AS 3.1 Write in a selected style 4 credits Internal AS 3.2 Written text 3 credits External AS 3.3 Shakespearean text 3 credits External AS 3.4 Visual/Oral text 3 credits External AS 3.6 Oral presentation 4 credits Internal AS 3.7 Research on a literature topic 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite: Entry is based on teacher/HOD recommendation + a grade 3 in Level 2 English. Course Costs - $40 includes Shakespeare Day costs and Shakespeare text.

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LEVEL 3 ENGLISH EXTENSION/ENX (Level 3 - 20 credits + Scholarship English)


This course is aimed at able English students who are considering entering the scholarship exam. It offers students a diverse and challenging range of literature and language topics. Students engage in literary analysis and discussion. They are expected to maintain accuracy in their literary interpretations and written work and are required to develop their own ideas about the texts studied. AS 3.2 Written text 3 credits External AS 3.3 Shakespearean text 3 credits External AS 3.4 Visual/Oral text 3 credits External AS 3.5 Unfamiliar prose and poetry 3 credits External AS 3.6 Oral presentation 4 credits Internal AS 3.7 Research on a literature topic 4 credits Internal Scholarship English Pre-requisite: Entry is based on teacher/HOD recommendation + a grade 1 in Level 2 English. Course Costs: $40 includes Shakespeare Day costs and Shakespeare text.

LEVEL 3 LITERACY ENGLISH/ENL (Level 2 9 credits, Level 3 - 8 credits)


The aim of this internally assessed course is to help students gain the literacy requirements necessary for further study. Students are given more time to develop general English skills and achieve the standards covered. The literature studied is accessible to the students to make achievement more likely. US12422 Read poetic oral texts 3 credits Internal US 12421 Read transactional oral texts 3 credits Internal AS 2.7 Oral presentation 3 credits Internal AS 3.1 Write in a selected style 4 credits Internal AS 3.7 Research on a literature topic 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite: Entry is based on teacher/HOD recommendation + a grade 3 in Year 1 Literacy or Grade 4 in Level 2 English. Course Costs: Nil

MEDIA STUDIES
Media Studies will appeal to students who are interested in the media industry, the codes and conventions used to appeal to target audiences and the impact the industry makes on society. The ability to understand and communicate using both words and images are skills central to the courses. LEVEL 1 MEDIA STUDIES (Level 1 - 21 credits)
This course is designed to provide an introduction to Media Studies for those students who are interested in how the media industry works. It will look at how the media industry influences our lives and will involve students creating a media product themselves. The focus will be upon moving images (film and television) and will help to provide students with the skills required for future success in this subject. US 7464 Investigate media characteristics 4 credits Internal US 7471 Investigate television conventions by producing a video item 4 credits Internal US 8993 Describe a social institution and its influence on people and society 4 credits Internal US 10962 Research an artist and his or her work. 4 credits Internal US 12415 Explore language and think critically about moving images 3 credits Internal US 12418 Present a moving image using visual/verbal features 2 credits Internal Pre-requisite: A grade 3 or higher in Year 10 English. Course Costs - Nil

LEVEL 2 MEDIA STUDIES (Level 2 - 21 credits)


This course is designed to appeal to those students who are considering a career in the media industry or who wish to enjoy both the analytical and creative aspects of the media world. Students will have the opportunity to create their own products, both on film and in print, in addition to analysing and commenting on film and print materials. AS 2.1 Demonstrate understanding of media audiences 3 credits External AS 2.2 Close read unfamiliar media text 3 credits Internal AS 2.4 Demonstrate understanding of a media genre 3 credits External AS 2.5 Demonstrate understanding of narrative conventions in media text 3 credits Internal AS 2.6 Design and produce a media product 6 credits Internal AS 2.7 Utilise technology in the production of a media product 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite: A grade 3 or higher in Level 1 Media Studies or Level 1 English. Course Costs - Nil

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LEVEL 3 MEDIA STUDIES (Level 3 - 24 credits)


This course combines both practical and theoretical studies of a range of media - print, radio and film and television. It covers issues such as ownership, censorship and the control of media in New Zealand. All students will be required to complete a practical production of a Media product and must possess research skills, the ability to write accurately at length and to organise time and resources efficiently. AS 3.1 Demonstrate understanding of a specific media industry 4 credits External AS 3.2 Explore how meaning is created in media texts 4 credits Internal AS 3.3 Explore an aspect of media in New Zealand 4 credits Internal AS 3.4 Explain the interrelationship between society and the 4 credits External development(s) in a media genre AS 3.6 Develop a concept for a media product 2 credits Internal AS 3.8 Create media product using appropriate technology 6 credits Internal Pre-requisite: A grade 3 or higher in Level 2 Media Studies or Level 2 English. Course Costs - Nil

E.S.O.L.
Elementary ESOL Regular pathway

Intermediate ESOL

Optional pathway, or pathway determined by achievement results.

Additional ESOL Level 1 NCEA

Prerequisite pathway

11ESL ESOL

Level 2 NCEA

University Entrance Literacy

ESOL* IELTS
Preparation

NESBS = Non-English Speaking Background Students ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages * This course may take students two academic years to complete.

The ESOL department offers Non-English Speaking Background students pathways through English in the New Zealand Curriculum, with the ultimate goal of students achieving the literacy requirements for University Entrance. In order to achieve University Entrance literacy, students must have a minimum of 8 Level 2 English credits which are provided in the 12ESOL course. International NESBS students who do not wish to study for Level 2 or Level 3 NCEA may choose to study in an IELTS preparation course or an advanced ESOL course.

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ADDITIONAL ESOL (AEL) - 15 credits


This course offers senior students additional English language learning opportunities. Students may enrol for this course even if they are undertaking an ESOL or English department NCEA course. This course is open to all senior high school students. Students will learn academic English language skills. Some assessments will provide credits for NCEA to those students entered for New Zealands national high school qualifications. Please note that none of the standards in this course provide literacy credits for Level 1. US2974 Read with assistance simple texts to obtain practical information, 5 credits Internal using ESOL. US 17359 Talk about self in a formal interview, using ESOL. 5 credits Internal US17368 Write simple information texts on familiar topics, using ESOL. 5 credits Internal Prerequisite: Completion of either elementary or intermediate ESOL, or direct entry on application (for senior students). Course cost: Textbook $40

NCEA LEVEL 1 ESOL (ESL) - 12 credits


This course provides students with the opportunity to gain the literacy requirements required in order to be awarded a Level 1 NCEA certificate. All resident NESBS must do either this course or an equivalent English department course. US8808 Read an inclusive range of written texts and record the reading 3 credits Internal experience. US8816 Deliver transactional oral text. 3 credits Internal US10792 Write formal personal correspondence. 3 credits Internal AS90060 Research, organise and present information. 3 credits Internal Prerequisite: Completion of intermediate ESOL or direct entry depending on diagnostic testing. Course cost: Workbook $10

UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE LITERACY(ESL) - Level 2 - 17 credits


These courses provide students with the opportunity to gain the literacy requirements for University Entrance. The current minimum standard for literacy is 8 Level 2 literacy credits. Four of those must be gained in reading assessments and four must be gained in writing assessments. Where students do not attain the university literacy standard, they may repeat the course in the following academic year, entering for those standards they did not achieve in their first year. All resident Level 2 NESBS must study this course or an equivalent English Department course. US12420 Read transactional written text closely. 4 credits Internal US12905 Read an inclusive variety of written texts and record the 4 credits Internal reading experience. AS90376 Produce crafted and developed formal transactional writing. 3 credits Internal AS90378 Analyse short written texts. 3 credits External AS90379 Analyse visual or oral texts. 3 credits External Prerequisite: Completion of Level 1 ESOL course AND achievement of 8 literacy credits in that course. Course cost: Textbook $10

IELTS Preparation Course (IET)


This course provides Level 2 and 3 students the opportunity to study skills and knowledge required to attempt the International English Language Testing System examination, provided by the University of Cambridge and the British Council. Students may choose to sit the IELTS examination at either the Massey University, Albany IELTS Centre, or at the University of Auckland. The IELTS examination does not permit direct entry to New Zealand University degree programs and students who wish to attempt direct entry are advised to study the Level 2 course. Resident students cannot study this course in place of 12ESOL or equivalent Level 2 English Department courses that provide level 2 NCEA literacy credits. Assessment. There are no official qualifications assessed in this course. Students will have a practice examination in the second and third term of the course, which will provide Rangitoto College report grades. Students may opt to take the IELTS examination, for which there is a fee. Prerequisite: None. Course cost: Textbook and CD $40

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SOCIAL SCIENCES
Junior Social Science Year 9 and 10 = University approved subject

Level 1 NCEA

11 GEO
Geography

11 GEX
Extension Geography

11 HIS History

11 HIX
Extension

History

No arrows means no specific Social Science pre-requisites are required.

Level 2 NCEA

12 GEO
Geography

12 ARH History of Art

12 HIS History

12 SOC
Sociology

12 CLA Classics

12 TSM Tourism

Level 3 NCEA

13 GEO
Geography

13 GEI
Geography Intermediate

13 ARH History of Art

13 HNZ NZ History

13 HEN English History

13 SOC
Sociology

13 CLA Classics

13 TSM Tourism

GEOGRAPHY
LEVEL 1 GEOGRAPHY (Level 1 - 23 credits)
Level One Geography studies include natural events, and resource use and management. The settings for these studies include New Zealand and the South Pacific. A global study, a research topic and a contemporary geographic issue are also studied. Field trips are included. AS 1.1 Extreme natural events 3 credits External AS 1.3 Resource Studies 3 credits External AS 1.4 Skills 4 credits External AS 1.5 Research 5 credits Internal AS 1.6 Current Geographic issue 3 credits Internal AS 1.7 Global study 3 credits Internal US 11082 Examine a work of fiction from Geographic perspective 2 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Nil Course Costs - Workbook $16. Field trips: Auckland's volcanic field $20, local farm and/or vineyard $20 approx.

LEVEL 1 GEOGRAPHY EXTENSION (Level 1 - 10 credits, Level 2 - 11 credits)


The course is designed for the most able Geography students. It is a mixture of level 1 external assessment (focusing on the same topics as the traditional Level 1 course) and Level 2 internal assessments. This course will provide the foundation for future scholarship study in Geography. AS 1.1 Extreme natural events 3 credits External AS 1.3 Resource Studies 3 credits External AS 1.4 Skills 4 credits External AS 2.5 Research 5 credits Internal AS 2.6 Contemporary Geographic issue 3 credits Internal AS 2.7 Global study 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Restricted entry. Students will need a grade 1 or 2 in Year 10 Social Studies. Course Costs - Workbook $16. Field trips: Auckland's volcanic field $20, local farm and/or vineyard $20 approx.

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LEVEL 2 GEOGRAPHY (Level 2 - 21 credits)


The main areas of study are Natural Landscapes - Looking at the Amazon Rainforest and Tongariro National Park - and Urban Settlements - Comparing Auckland with an overseas setting (Singapore). Field work is an important part of any geography course. At least one full-day excursion is carried out involving urban studies over the Auckland region and there is a 3 day excursion to Tongariro National Park in the first term. AS 2.1 Natural landscapes 3 credits External AS 2.2 Urban settlements 3 credits External AS 2.4 Skills 4 credits External AS 2.5 Research 5 credits Internal AS 2.6 Contemporary Geographic issue 3 credits Internal AS 2.7 Global study 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite Grade 3 or better in a language rich subject. Course Costs - 2.4 Skills workbook $16. Field trip $20 approx. Opportunity to attend field trip to Tongariro National Park in the first term. Numbers dependent. Costing $190 approx.

LEVEL 3 GEOGRAPHY (Level 3 - 20 credits)


In essence, the Level 3 Geography course stresses understanding of the natural environment and in particular how processes operate at Omaha Bay, in the Rodney District. AS 3.1 Natural Processes 4 credits External AS 3.3 Planning and decision-making 3 credits Internal AS 3.4 Apply skills and ideas in a Geographic context 4 credits External AS 3.5 Guided Geographic research 3 credits Internal AS 3.6 Contemporary Geographic issue 3 credits Internal AS 3.7 Global Geographic issue 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite - at least one previous successful year of Geography required and a Grade 3 or better in a language rich subject. Course Costs - 3.4 Skills workbook and field trip to Omaha - $55.

LEVEL 3 GEOGRAPHY INTERMEDIATE (Level 3 - 25 credits)


This course covers similar Internal Assessment tasks as the main Geography course. There is no external assessment so extra internals are covered. It has a mixture of achievement standards and unit standards. It is designed for students who may not be going to continue with the subject at University or who may be new to the school. US 5094 Guided Geographic inquiry 6 credits Internal AS 90703 Planning and decision-making 3 credits Internal US 5095 Interacting Natural Processes 4 credits Internal AS 90706 Current Geographic issue 3 credits Internal US 5096 Describe and explain a cultural process 4 credits Internal US 11084 Examine a Geographic work of fiction 2 credits Internal US 11088 Use Geographic information systems 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite Grade 4 or better in a language rich subject. Students must have a record of good attendance and a positive work ethic. Course Costs - Field trip to Omaha $20. Optional field trip to Rotorua is $145 (approx).

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HISTORY History develops research and communication skills such as the ability to examine, select, and record information and ideas, and to present findings effectively in written, visual and oral form. To appreciate the course and to do well in it you will need curiosity about the world around you and what has shaped today's society, a healthy interest in past events and good ability in English reading and writing.
LEVEL 1 HISTORY (Level 1 - 20 credits)
The course looks at important ideas, developments and events of the 20th Century. Topics covered may include Black Civil Rights in the USA, Origins of World War II, Russian under Stalin and Palestine/Israel. AS 1.1 Plan and carry out an historical enquiry 4 credits Internal AS 1.2 Communicate historical ideas 4 credits Internal AS 1.3 Interpret historical resources 4 credits External AS 1.4 Describe perspectives and actions 4 credits External AS 1.5 Describe an historical development in an essay 4 credits External Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - Workbooks $15.

LEVEL 1 HISTORY EXTENSION (Level 1 - 12 credits, Level 2 - 8 credits)


This course is designed for the most able History students. It is a mixture of Level 1 external assessment (focusing on the same topics as the traditional Level 1 course) and Level 2 internal assessments. This course will provide the foundation for future scholarship study in History. AS 2.1 Plan and carry out an historical enquiry 4 credits Internal AS 2.2 Communicate historical ideas 4 credits Internal AS 1.3 Interpret historical resources 4 credits External AS 1.4 Describe perspectives and actions 4 credits External AS 1.5 Describe an historical development in an essay 4 credits External Pre-requisite Restricted entry. Students will need a grade 1 or 2 in year 10 Social Studies. Course Costs - Workbooks $15.

LEVEL 2 HISTORY (Level 2 - 24 credits)


The Level 2 course looks at important ideas, developments and events of the late 19th and 20th centuries to do with political and social change within societies that have had an impact on the way the world is shaped today. Topics covered include the Vietnam War, Gandhi, the Russian Revolution and Maori Leadership. AS 2.1 Research skills 4 credits Internal AS 2.2 Research communication 4 credits Internal AS 2.3 Resource interpretation 4 credits External AS 2.4 Perspectives and Responses 4 credits Internal AS 2.5 Historical Forces 4 credits External AS 2.6 Historical identity 4 credits External Pre-requisite - Grade 3 or better in Level 1 History or in a language rich subject. Course Costs - Workbook $15.

LEVEL 3 ENGLAND/NZ HISTORY (Level 3 - 24 credits)


Either: a) England 1558-1667. This covers the period from Elizabeth I, through the early Stuart Kings, Civil War, Execution of the King, Republic under Cromwell, and the return of the Monarchy. Topics covered also include social history such as social structure, family life, the role of women, witchcraft and religion. or: b) New Zealand in the Nineteenth Century. This course looks at Mori-Pakeha relations, economic and social change, and the major social issues and attitudes concerning New Zealanders in the 19th century. Areas studied within these topics include contact with whalers, traders and missionaries, the Treaty of Waitangi, the New Zealand Wars, specific economic industries such as gold mining, land settlement, women gaining the vote, alcohol prohibition, and the hopes and dreams of migrants. AS 3.1 Research skills 4 credits Internal AS 3.2 Research communication 5 credits Internal AS 3.3 Research interpretations 5 credits External AS 3.4 Essay on an historical decision 5 credits External AS 3.5 Essay on an historical issue 5 credits External Pre-requisite - at least one previous successful year of History required and Grade 3 or better in a language rich subject. Course Costs - Workbooks for Tudor Stuart: $10. Workbooks for NZ History: $20.

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THE HISTORY OF ART (A PRACTICAL ART BACKGROUND IS NOT NEEDED)


LEVEL 2 HISTORY OF ART (Level 2 - 24 credits)
The course covers 19th century French painting and the art movements of this time. In the second part of the course we study the art of New Zealand from the 19th Century until the present day. AS 2.1 Discuss art works 4 credits External AS 2.2 Examine subjects & themes in art 4 credits External AS 2.3 Examine techniques used in art 4 credits Internal AS 2.4 Examine an art movement 4 credits External AS 2.5 Research an art history topic 4 credits Internal AS 2.6 Examine art works in their environmental contexts 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs Nil

LEVEL 3 HISTORY OF ART (Level 3 - 21 credits)


The course covers 3 areas. The first involves the study of 15th century painting in Italy. In the second and third areas the focus is on RENAISSANCE ART of the 15th and 16th centuries when artists like LEONARDO, RAPHAEL and MICHAELANGELO were active. AS 3.1 Analyse style in art 5 credits External AS 3.2 Examine iconography in art 4 credits External AS 3.4 Explain a theory and its role in art 4 credits Internal AS 3.5 Investigate an art history topic 4 credits Internal AS 3.6 Examine the context of an art movement 4 credits External Pre-requisite Grade 3 or better in a language rich subject. Course Costs - $25

SOCIOLOGY
LEVEL 2 SOCIOLOGY (Level 2 - 24 credits)
Sociology is the study of human behaviour, different cultures and issues within our society. Each year, current topics are covered, such as gay marriage, suicide bombing or social networking. Understanding peoples viewpoints and values, developing reasoned arguments and critical thinking are all key skills covered. Sociology will be assessed under the Social Studies framework at Level 2. AS 2.1 Describe the effect of an aspect of society on people 5 credits External AS 2.2 Describe how peoples actions influence society 5 credits External AS 2.3 Conduct an advanced social studies inquiry 6 credits Internal AS 2.4 Describe responses to values positions 4 credits Internal AS 2.5 Plan social action in relation to a social issue. 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $15

LEVEL 3 SOCIOLOGY (Level 3 - 24 credits)


Sociology builds on the Level 2 course with a focus on religious ideology, social action and diversity. Topics include Hinduism, Child Soldiers and cultural and racial issues in New Zealand. Students are expected to work independently while completing a major research assignment on youth issues. Sociology will be assessed under the Social Studies framework at Level 3. AS 3.1 Examine diversity in society 5 credits External AS 3.2 Explain peoples responses to challenges facing society 5 credits External AS 3.3 Conduct an advanced social studies inquiry independently 6 credits Internal AS 3.4 Explain a values system 4 credits Internal AS 3.5 Examine social actions in relation to a social issue 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Grade 3 or better in a language rich subject . Course Costs - $15

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CLASSICAL STUDIES
LEVEL 2 CLASSICAL STUDIES (Level 2 - 24 credits)
This subject encompasses the fields of Literature, Philosophy, History, Art History, and Mythology and draws upon the ancient empires of Greece and Rome for its subject matter. The proposed course of study includes: Greek Mythology, Athenian Democracy and Social Life; Homers epic poem The Odyssey; Roman social and political life; Pompeii and Herculaneum; an art history topic. AS 2.1 Examination of passages 5 credits External AS 2.2 Examination of works of Classical Art/Architecture 5 credits External AS 2.3 Aspects of Classical World Essay 5 credits External AS 2.4 Investigate an area of Classical World 5 credits Internal AS 2.5 Communicate an aspect of Classical World 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $20.00 for workbooks. Students are encouraged to participate in Classics Dinner at Level 2 and Level 3 level and attend any live performances of Classical Drama.

LEVEL 3 CLASSICAL STUDIES (Level 3 - 24 credits)


The proposed course of study can include: Mythology, the Philosophies of Socrates, the plays of Aristophanes, Greek Vases. The course develops the skills of essay writing, note-taking, discussion, presentation and examination of arguments. i.e. it teaches critical thinking and analysis. AS 3.1 Examine and analyse written Classical Sources in translation 6 credits External AS 3.2 Examine and explain a work of Classical Art in its social/ 6 credits External historical and artistic context AS 3.3 Discuss in essay format an aspect of the Classical World. 6 credits External AS 3.4 Research an area of Classical Studies. 6 credits Internal Pre-requisite Grade 3 or better in a language rich subject. Course Costs - $20.00 for workbooks. Students are encouraged to participate in Classics Dinner at Level 2 and Level 3 level and attend any live performances of Classical Drama.

TOURISM
LEVEL 2 TOURISM (Level 2 - 24 credits)
This course gives a sound base from which to go on to tourism studies at any of the available tertiary tourism providers. At the end of the two-year course successful students will achieve the National Certificate in Tourism and Travel (Level 2). At the discretion of the Head of Department the Level 2 and Level 3 courses can be done in the same year over a double option. US 24732 Tourist Characteristics 3 credits Internal US 24728 Work roles in Tourism 3 credits Internal US 24731 Destination New Zealand 4 credits Internal US 24729 World Tourist Destinations 4 credits Internal US 24730 The business of Tourism 4 credits Internal US 24726 Social and Cultural Impacts 3 credits Internal US 24727 Environmental Impacts 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $50 for workbooks. Field trips will be extra.

LEVEL 3 TOURISM (Level 3 24 credits)


This is a continuation of the Level 2 Tourism course. US 24733 Describe and promote a New Zealand Tourist Destination 4 credits Internal US 24725 Economic Impacts 4 credits Internal US 3727 Destination Pacific Islands 8 credits Internal US 18211 Destination Australia 8 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Grade 4 in Level 2 Tourism or Grade 4 in Level 2 English. Students must have a record of good attendance and a positive work ethic. Course Costs - approximately $50 for workbooks. Field trips will be extra.

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MATHS
Junior Mathematics Year 9 and 10

Level 1 NCEA

11 MAX Maths Extension

11 MAT Maths

11 MAI Maths Intermediate

11 MAP Maths Applied Students with lower achievement grades.

Level 2 NCEA

12 MAX Maths Extension

12 MAT Maths

12 MAI Maths Intermediate

Level 3 NCEA

13 MCA Maths with Calculus

13 MAS Statistics and Modelling

13 MAI Maths Intermediate

= University approved subject

&
Scholarship Scholarship MCA Maths with Calculus

&
Scholarship MAS Statistics and Modelling

MATHEMATICS IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL STUDENTS UNTIL THE END OF LEVEL 1.

LEVEL 1 NCEA MATHEMATICS


It is important to note that to be awarded a Level 1 NCEA qualification; students require at least 8 credits in Mathematics. These credits may be gained from any Mathematics Achievement and Unit Standards. There is a requirement that students must gain at least 14 credits from any Mathematics Achievement or Unit Standards in order to achieve entrance to any university courses. LEVEL 1 MATHEMATICS (Level 1 - 26 credits)
This course continues to develop all the topics studied at Year 9 and Year 10 as well as introducing new topics such as quadratic equations, simultaneous equations and circle geometry. There is an increased focus on problem solving and the application of skills in real-life contexts. AS 1.1 Algebraic methods & equations 4 credits External AS 1.2 Linear & quadratic graphs 3 credits External AS 1.3 Measurement problems (Assessed in Year 10) 3 credits Internal AS 1.4 Geometry (Assessed in Year 10) 2 credits Internal AS 1.5 Statistics 3 credits Internal AS 1.6 Determine probabilities 2 credits External AS 1.7 Number problems 3 credits External AS 1.8 Right angled trig problems 2 credits External AS 1.9 Angle reasoning 2 credits External US 20659 Algebra skills 2 credits Internal Pre-requisite At least a grade 3 in Year 10 Mathematics Course Costs - $40

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LEVEL 1 MATHEMATICS EXTENSION (Level 1 - 24 credits, Level 2 - 5 credits)


Able students should opt for the Mathematics Extension course at LEVEL 1. This course will provide an excellent foundation for students seeking to do LEVEL 2 Mathematics Extension and Scholarship level Calculus in LEVEL 3. Entry to this course will be restricted. The 11MAX learning programme includes NCEA Level 2 algebra, graphs and trigonometry. AS 1.1 Algebraic methods & equations 4 credits External AS 1.2 Linear & quadratic graphs 3 credits External AS 1.3 Measurement problems (Assessed in 10MAX) 3 credits Internal AS 1.4 Geometry (Assessed in 10MAX) 2 credits Internal AS 1.5 Statistics (Assessed in 10MAX) 3 credits Internal AS 1.6 Determine probabilities 2 credits External AS 1.7 Number problems 3 credits External AS 1.8 Right angled trig problems 2 credits External AS 1.9 Angle reasoning 2 credits External US 5248 Sequences (Level 2) 2 credits Internal US 5251 Trigonometry (Level 2) 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite A grade 1 or 2 in 10MAX or a grade 1 in 10MAT Course Costs - $40

LEVEL 1 INTERMEDIATE MATHEMATICS (Level 1 - 22 credits)


LEVEL 1 Intermediate Mathematics is designed for students who have found Year 10 Mathematics difficult and will achieve more success studying a Level 1 NCEA course that is assessed by Level 1 unit standards as well as Level 1 Achievement Standards assessed in Year 10. Students who achieve the algebra based standards in this course are able to progress to LEVEL 2 Intermediate Mathematics. US 5223 Algebra formulae and equations 2 credits Internal US 5225 Fractions, ratios and proportions 2 credits Internal US 5230 Statistics 3 credits Internal US 5232 Probability 2 credits Internal US 5236 Pythagoras & Trigonometry 2 credits Internal US 5238 Graphs 4 credits Internal US 20659 Algebra skills 2 credits Internal AS 1.3 Measurement problems (Assessed in Year 10) 3 credits Internal AS 1.4 Geometry (Assessed in Year 10) 2 credits Internal Pre-requisite A grade 4 in Year 10 Mathematics Course Costs - $40

LEVEL 1 MATHS APPLIED 1 (Level 1 - 24 credits)


This course is designed for students who have long found Mathematics difficult and for whom Level 2 NCEA Mathematics is an unrealistic goal. The course will provide students with the opportunity to gain credits for Level 1 NCEA by studying a course which is 100% internally assessed. US 8489 Whole number problems 2 credits Internal US 8490 Number problems 2 credits Internal US 8491 Tables & Graphs 2 credits Internal US 5223 Algebra formulae and equations 2 credits Internal US 5226 Tables and Graphs 2 credits Internal US 5227 Money problems 3 credits Internal US 5228 Measurement problems 2 credits Internal US 5231 Geometry: Constructions & drawings 2 credits Internal US 5232 Probability 2 credits Internal AS 1.3 Measurement problems (Assessed in Year 10) 3 credits Internal AS 1.4 Geometry (Assessed in Year 10) 2 credits Internal Pre-requisite A grade 5 in Year 10 Mathematics Course Costs - $40

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LEVEL 2 NCEA MATHEMATICS


Level 2 NCEA Mathematics is considerably more difficult than Level 1 Mathematics and requires consistent hard work. It establishes the foundations for the study of advanced mathematics. LEVEL 2 MATHEMATICS (Level 2 - 20 credits)
This course continues to develop the topics of Level 1 Mathematics. There is an increased focus on algebra skills and graphs, and the introduction of the new topic of Calculus. Level 2 Mathematics includes the assessment of seven of the Level 2 NCEA Mathematics Achievement Standards. AS 2.1 Algebraic expressions and equations 4 credits External AS 2.2 Non-linear graphs 3 credits External AS 2.3 Derivatives and integrals 4 credits External AS 2.5 Sampling 3 credits Internal AS 2.6 Simulations and normal distribution 2 credits Internal AS 2.8 Practical trig problems 2 credits Internal AS 2.9 Trig equations 2 credits External Pre-requisite At least a grade 3 in Level 1 Mathematics Course Costs - $40

LEVEL 2 MATHEMATICS EXTENSION (Level 2 - 18 credits, Level 3 - 4 credits)


Able students should opt for the Mathematics Extension course at Level 2. This course will provide an excellent foundation for students seeking to do scholarship level Calculus in Level 3. Entry to this course will be restricted. The 12MAX learning programme includes NCEA Level 3 algebra, graphs and calculus. AS 2.1 Algebraic expressions and equations 4 credits External AS 2.2 Non-linear graphs 3 credits External AS 2.3 Derivatives and integrals 4 credits External AS 2.5 Sampling 3 credits Internal AS 2.6 Simulations and normal distribution 2 credits Internal AS 2.9 Trig equations 2 credits External US 5256 Sequences and Series (Level 3) 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite A grade 1 or a grade 2 in Level 1 Mathematics Extension or a Grade 1 in Level 1 Mathematics Course Costs - $40

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE MATHEMATICS (Level 2 - 20 credits)


Level 2 Intermediate Mathematics will assess a mixture of Level 2 NCEA Mathematics achievement and unit standards. Successful Level 2 Intermediate Mathematics students will be able to continue their study of mathematics with the Level 3 Intermediate Mathematics course. AS 2.5 Sampling and making inferences from data 3 credits Internal US 5248 Sequences 2 credits External US 5249 Networks 2 credits Internal US 5250 Simulations and normal distribution 2 credits Internal US 5251 Trigonometry 3 credits Internal US 5253 Sketch and describe graphs 3 credits Internal US 7564 Statistics investigation 3 credits Internal US 12329 History of mathematics investigation 2 credits Internal Pre-requisite At least a grade 3 in Level 1 Intermediate Mathematics or a grade 4 in Level 1 Mathematics. Course Costs - $40

LEVEL 3 NCEA MATHEMATICS


Level 3 NCEA Mathematics is another significant step-up in difficulty from Level 2 NCEA Mathematics. LEVEL 3 MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS (Level 3 - 24 credits)
This course will involve the assessment of all five of the Calculus Level 3 Achievement Standards. The course content is very important as a basis for taking a study of mathematics further, or for a career in engineering, economics, technology or the physical sciences. AS C3.1 Differentiation 6 credits External AS C3.2 Integration 6 credits External AS C3.3 Trigonometry 4 credits Internal AS C3.4 Algebra and complex numbers 5 credits External AS C3.5 Conic sections 3 credits External Pre-requisite At least a grade 3 in Level 2 Mathematics or Level 2 Mathematics Extension. A grade 1 or 2 is preferable. Course Costs - $40

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LEVEL 3 STATISTICS AND MODELLING (Level 3 - 24 credits)


This course will involve the assessment of all seven of the Statistics Level 3 Achievement Standards. The course content will be of interest for students considering further study in areas such as biological sciences, social sciences, commerce and research. AS S3.1 Time-series data 3 credits Internal AS S3.2 Confidence intervals 3 credits External AS S3.3 Probability problems 4 credits External AS S3.4 Equations 4 credits External AS S3.5 Bivarate data 3 credits Internal AS S3.6 Probability distributions 4 credits External AS S3.7 Mathematical models 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite At least a grade 3 in Level 2 Mathematics or Level 2 Mathematics Extension Course Costs - $40

LEVEL 3 INTERMEDIATE MATHEMATICS (Level 3 - 23 credits)


Level 3 Intermediate Mathematics will assess a mixture of Level 3 NCEA Mathematics achievement and unit standards. This course is appropriate for students who have found Level 2 Mathematics difficult and want to study a Level 3 Mathematics course in preparation for a university course. AS S3.1 Time-series data 3 credits Internal AS S3.2 Confidence intervals 3 credits External AS S3.5 Bivarate data 3 credits Internal AS S3.6 Probability distributions 4 credits External AS S3.7 Mathematical models 3 credits Internal US 5258 Probability expected values 2 credits Internal US 5262 Linear systems 2 credits Internal US 12324 Queuing (not university approved) 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite A grade 4 in Level 2 Mathematics or at least a grade 3 in Level 2 Intermediate Mathematics Course Costs - $40

SCHOLARSHIP MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS (Level 3 - 24 credits)


This class will cover the content of the Level 3 NCEA Mathematics and Calculus course during terms one and two so that the second half of the year can be spent preparing for the Scholarship exam. Enrolment in the University of Auckland extension programme for the first semester is highly recommended. AS C3.1 Differentiation 6 credits External AS C3.2 Integration 6 credits External AS C3.3 Trigonometry 4 credits Internal AS C3.4 Algebra and complex numbers 5 credits External AS C3.5 Conic sections 3 credits External Pre-requisite A grade 1 or 2 in Level 2 Mathematics Extension or a grade 1 in Level 2 Mathematics. Course Costs - $40

SCHOLARSHIP STATISTICS AND MODELLING (Level 3 - 24 credits)


This class will cover the content of the Level 3 NCEA Statistics and Modelling course during terms one and two so that the second half of the year can be spent preparing for the Scholarship exam. Enrolment in the University of Auckland extension programme for the first semester is highly recommended. AS S3.1 Time-series data 3 credits Internal AS S3.2 Confidence intervals 3 credits External AS S3.3 Probability problems 4 credits External AS S3.4 Equations 4 credits External AS S3.5 Bivarate data 3 credits Internal AS S3.6 Probability distributions 4 credits External AS S3.7 Mathematical models 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite A grade 1 or 2 in Level 2 Mathematics Extension or a grade 1 in Level 2 Mathematics. Course Costs - $40

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SCIENCE
= University approved subject Junior Science Year 9 and 10 Students with lower achievement grades

Level 1 NCEA

11 SCP 11 SCB Specialist Science

11 SCI Science

11 SCZ Science Intermediate

Level 2 NCEA

12 PHX Physics
Extension

12 CHX
Chemistry Extension

12 BIX
Biology Extension

12 PHY Physics

12 CHE
Chemistry

12 BIO Biology

12 SCZ Science
Intermediate

Level 3 NCEA

13 PHX
(2011) Physics Extension

13 CHX
(2011) Chemistry Extension

13 BIX
(2011) Biology Extension

13 PHY Physics

13 CHE
Chemistry

13 BIO Biology

13 SCI Science

13 SCZ
(2011)
Science Intermediate

NB:

1. 2.

13PHX, 13CHX and 13 BIX will be added in 2011 13SCZ (a vocational science course) will also be added in 2011

Science includes studies of biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy and earth science. It includes practical components which teach the skills of observation, measurement, processing and the analysis of data. Science is a necessary subject for many career paths. There have been a number of changes to the subject structure within the Science Department for 2010. The curriculum content of individual subjects is still under review and the standards offered within subjects may differ from those outlined in this handbook. LEVEL 1 SPECIALIST SCIENCE (Double option) (Level 1 - 20 credits, Level 2 - 9 credits)
This course is designed to cater for the most academically able students as it incorporates some Level 2 assessments. It leads on to the Level 2 Extension subjects in Biology, Physics, Chemistry B 2.3 Genetics and Evolution 3 Credits External C 2.5 Organic Chemistry 4 Credits External P 2.5 Nuclear Physics 2 Credits External B1.7 Plants 4 credits External B1.8 Microbes 2 credits External C1.3 Chemical Reactions 4 credits External C1.5 Atomic Structure and Bonding 3 credits External P1.4 Mechanics 5 credits External P1.6 Electricity, magnetism 5 credits External Pre-requisite Restricted entry based on academic performance. Course Costs - $75

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LEVEL 1 SCIENCE (Single option) (Level 1 - 21 credits)


This course provides a general Science foundation for those students who wish to continue Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Level 2 B 1.3 Genetics 3 Credits External B 1.8 Microbes 2 Credits External B 1.7 Plants 4 Credits External C 1.5 Atomic Structure and Bonding 3 Credits External C1.3 Chemical Reactions 4 Credits External S1.6 Describe Aspects of Physics 5 Credits External Pre-requisite Grade 4 or better in Year 10 Science Course Costs - $40

LEVEL 1 SCIENCE INTERMEDIATE (Level 1 - 28 Credits)


This course is aimed at students who would struggle with Level 1 Science. It is similar to Level 1 Science, but is assessed internally through Unit Standards. The intention is that students completing this course will not continue with any Sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics or Science Intermediate) at Level 2. US 18973 Atomic Structure 2 credits Internal US 8937 Organic Fuels 3 credits Internal US 18974 Chemical Change 2 credits Internal US 6366 Motion 2 credits Internal US 6368 Energy 2 credits Internal US 6370 Electricity 3 credits Internal US 8923 Genetics 3 credits Internal US 6298 Microbes and Experimental Design 5 credits Internal US 18982 Earth Science 2 credits Internal US 18989 Astronomy 2 credits Internal US 18981 Weather 2 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Grade 5 in Year 10 Science Course Costs - $25

LEVEL 2 SCIENCE INTERMEDIATE (Level 2 - 23 Credits )


This course is suitable for students who have satisfactorily completed Level 1 Science. This course does not lead to students continuing Science subjects at Level 3. US 6311 NZ endemic plants and animals 3 credits Internal US 8927 Structure and function of cells 3 credits Internal US 8928 Microscopes 3 credits Internal US 8946 Organic chemistry 5 credits Internal US 6339 Physics Practical investigation 2 credits Internal US 6360 Earth Science 2 credits Internal US 6362 Fossils 3 credits Internal AS 90764/Sci 2.7 Stars 2 credits External Pre-requisite Some achievement in Level 1 General Science Course Costs - $35

LEVEL 3 SCIENCE (Level 3 - 19 credits)


This course is suitable for successful students who have a limited background in Science but very good Level 2 grades. S 3.3 Genetic Processes 4 credits Internal S 3.4 Organic Chemistry 4 credits External S 3.6 Waves and electromagnetic radiation 4 credits External S 3.7 Research a recent astronomical event 2 credits Internal S3.5 Geology in NZ 2 credits External B 3.7 Human evolution 3 credits External Pre-requisite Restricted entry based on very good Level 2 grades Course Costs - $30

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LEVEL 2 BIOLOGY (Level 2 -18 Credits)


This course builds on knowledge from the Biology part of Level 1 Science or Specialist Science. B2.3 Genetic variation & change 3 credits External B2.4 Community Ecology Study 3 credits Internal US 8928 Microscopes & cells 3 credits Internal B2.6 Structure & function of animals 3 credits External B2.8 Cell Biology 3 credits External S2.7 Structure and Function of plants 3 credits External Pre-requisite Grade 3 or better in Level 1 Science Course Costs - $30

LEVEL 2 BIOLOGY EXTENSION (Level 2 18 credits, Level 3 - 6 credits)


This course follows on from the Level 1 Specialist course and will incorporate some Level 3 assessment. B3.2 Research project 3 Credits Internal B3.7 Human Evolution 3 Credits External B2.3 Genetic variation & change 3 credits External B2.4 Community Ecology Study 3 credits Internal B2.6 Structure & function of animals 3 credits External B2.8 Cell Biology 3 credits External Pre-requisite - Restricted entry based on academic performance in Level 1 Specialist Science. Course Costs - $30

LEVEL 3 BIOLOGY (Level 3 - 20 Credits)


This course builds on knowledge from Level 2 Biology. B3.2 Research B3.3 Gene Expression B3.4 Plant and animal behaviour B3.5 Evolution B3.6 Biotechnology B3.7 Human evolution Pre-requisite Grade 3 or better in Level 2 Biology Course Costs - $35 3 credits 4 credits 4 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits Internal External External External Internal External

LEVEL 2 CHEMISTRY (Level 2 - 21 Credits)


This course builds on knowledge from the Chemistry part of Level 1 Science or Specialist Science. C2.2 Acid-base chemistry 3 credits Internal C2.3 Solve simple quantitative problems 2 credits Internal C2.4 Chemical bonding 4 credits External C2.5 Organic Chemistry 4 credits External C2.6 Chemical reactivity 5 credits External C2.7 Red-ox reactions 3 credits External Pre-requisite Grade 3 or better in Level 1 Science. Ability in Mathematics will be beneficial. Course Costs - $25

LEVEL 2 CHEMISTRY EXTENSION (Level 2 17 credits, Level 3 5 credits)


This course follows on from the Level 1 Specialist course and will incorporate some Level 3 assessment. Maths results will be taken into account as part of the selection process. C3.5 Organic Chemistry 5 Credits External C2.2 Acid-base chemistry 3 credits Internal C2.3 Solve simple quantitative problems 2 credits Internal C2.4 Chemical bonding 4 credits External C2.6 Chemical reactivity 5 credits External C2.7 Red-ox reactions 3 credits External Pre-requisite Restricted entry based on academic performance in Level 1 Specialist Science. Ability in Mathematics is essential. Course Costs - $50

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LEVEL 3 CHEMISTRY (Level 3 - 20 credits)


This course builds on knowledge from Level 2 Chemistry. C3.2 Titrations 2 credits C3.3 Oxidation - reduction reactors 3 credits C3.4 Structure, bonding, thermochemistry 5 credits C3.5 Organic Chemistry 5 credits C3.7 Aqueous solution & equilibrium principles 5 credits Pre-requisite Grade 3 or better in Level 2 Chemistry. Ability in Mathematics is essential. Course Costs - $25 Internal External External External External

LEVEL 2 PHYSICS (Level 2 17 credits)


This course builds on knowledge from the Physics part of Level 1 Science. A good result in the S1.6 Aspects of Physics is vital for success; as is a solid mathematical performance in algebra and solving equations. P2.3 Waves 4 credits External P2.4 Mechanics 6 credits External P2.5 Atoms and radioactivity 2 credits External P2.6 Electricity and electro-magnetism 5 credits External Pre-requisite Grade 3 or better in Level 1 Science. Also a student should be enrolled in the standard (or higher level) Level 2 Mathematics course. Course Costs - $35

Level 2 PHYSICS EXTENSION (Level 2 - 17 credits, Level 3 3 credits)


This course follows on from the Level 1 Specialist course and will incorporate some Level 3 assessment. Maths results will be taken into account as part of the selection process. P 3.5 Atoms, Photons and Nuclei 3 Credits External P2.3 Waves 4 credits External P2.4 Mechanics 6 credits External P2.5 Atoms and radioactivity 2 credits External P2.6 Electricity and electro-magnetism 5 credits External Pre-requisite Restricted entry based on academic performance in Level 1 Specialist Science.

Ability in Mathematics essential


Course Costs - $45

Level 3 PHYSICS (Level 3 24 credits)


This course builds on knowledge from Year 12 Physics. P3.1 Practical investigation P3.3 Waves P3.4 Translational rotational & SHM P3.5 Atoms, photons, nuclei P3.6 AC/DC circuits, EMJ, Capacitance Pre-requisite Grade 3 or better in Level 2 Physics and Level 2 Mathematics Course Costs - $35 5 credits 4 credits 6 credits 3 credits 6 credits Internal External External External External

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LANGUAGES
No arrows means no pre-requisites are required. Junior Languages Year 9 and 10 = University approved subject 11 SPA Spanish

Level 1 NCEA

11 FRE French

11 JAP Japanese

11 MAO Maori

Level 2 NCEA

12 FRE French

12 JAP Japanese

12 MAO Maori

12 SPA Spanish

Level 3 NCEA

13 FRE French

13 JAP Japanese

13 MAO Maori

13 SPA Spanish

Our language courses enable students to communicate both orally and in writing about important aspects of modern life family, friends, health, homeland, future plans, fashion, holidays etc. All languages require successful study at the previous level to continue. Our foreign language courses are NOT intended for students of native speaker standard. Other languages are available by correspondence. Travel opportunities in the way of school trips and exchanges are available. Please see the teacher in charge of the relevant language. The following NCEA qualifications apply to French, Spanish and Japanese: LEVEL 1 ( Level 1 - 21 credits)
AS 1.1 Listening skills AS 1.2 Prepared talk AS 1.3 Conversation AS 1.4 Reading skills AS 1.5 Writing Pre-requisite - Successful study at previous level Course Costs - French $20 for workbooks, Australian Languages exam $12 - Japanese $25, Australian Languages exam $12 - Spanish $20 6 credits 3 credits 3 credits 6 credits 3 credits External Internal Internal External External

LEVEL 2 (Level 2 - 21 credits)


AS 2.1 Listening skills 6 credits AS 2.2 Prepared talk 3 credits AS 2.3 Conversation 3 credits AS 2.4 Reading skills 6 credits AS 2.5 Writing 3 credits Pre-requisite - Successful study at previous level Course Costs - French 2-year write-on workbook $30, supplementary workbooks $10, Immersion camp $50 approx. - Japanese $25 - Spanish $20 External Internal Internal External External

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LEVEL 3 (Level 3 - 21 credits)


AS 3.1 Listening skills AS 3.2 Prepared talk AS 3.3 Conversation AS 3.4 Reading skills AS 3.5 Writing Pre-requisite Successful study at previous level Course Costs - French Workbooks $20, Immersion camp $50 approx. - Japanese $25 - Spanish Workbook $20 6 credits 3 credits 3 credits 6 credits 3 credits External Internal Internal External External

The following NCEA qualifications apply to Maori: LEVEL 1 ( Level 1 - 24 credits)


AS 1.1 Listening skills AS 1.2 Prepared talk AS 1.3 Reading skills AS 1.4 Writing Pre-requisite - Successful study at previous level Course Costs - Maori $10 6 credits 6 credits 6 credits 6 credits External Internal External External

LEVEL 2 (Level 2 - 24 credits)


AS 2.1 Listening skills AS 2.2 Prepared talk AS 2.3 Reading skills AS 2.4 Writing AS 2.5 Writing Pre-requisite - Successful study at previous level Course Costs - Maori $10 4 credits 6 credits 6 credits 4 credits 4 credits External Internal External External Internal

LEVEL 3 (Level 3 - 24 credits)


AS 3.1 Listening skills AS 3.2 Prepared talk AS 3.3 Reading skills AS 3.4 Writing AS 3.5 Writing AS 3.6 Reading skills Pre-requisite Successful study at previous level Course Costs - Maori $10 4 credits 6 credits 3 credits 4 credits 4 credits 3 credits Internal Internal External External Internal External

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THE ARTS
= University approved subject Junior Performing Arts Year 9 and 10 Dance Drama Music Contemporary Music

Level 1 NCEA

11 DAN Dance

11 DRA Drama

11 MUS Music

Level 2 NCEA

12 DAN Dance

12 DRA Drama

12 MUS Music

Level 3 NCEA

13 DAN Dance

13 DRA Drama

13 MUS Music

13 MPF
Contemporary Music

DRAMA
LEVEL 1 DRAMA (Level 1 - 24 credits)
The major components of the course are based on performance and the ability to reflect on Drama processes through portfolio work. The course includes devised work, working with script, study and performance of a specific dramatic form/genre and solo work in the form of a monologue. There is also increased focus on technical aspects such as lighting, costume and set design. AS 1.1 Demonstrate appropriate drama techniques 4 credits Internal AS 1.2 Use elements and conventions to devise, structure and perform 4 credits Internal a drama AS 1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of a drama/theatre form through a 3 credits Internal practical presentation AS 1.4 Perform an acting role 4 credits Internal AS 1.5 Perform a technical or production role 4 credits Internal AS 1.6 Describe the techniques, elements, conventions and technologies 5 credits External of drama in a new context and reflect on performance Pre-requisite Students should have successfully completed Year 10 Drama. Course Costs - Students will be expected to attend live performances throughout the year.

LEVEL 2 DRAMA (Level 2 - 24 credits)


Students taking this subject must be willing to work as a team and prepared to make a positive contribution to the class. Performances will include improvisations, extracts from plays, devised drama and staging a performance evening for an outside audience. Each assessment has a significant written component that must be completed to achieve the standard. AS 2.1 Apply drama techniques in an improvised group context 2 credits Internal AS 2.2 Apply drama techniques in a group within a scripted context 3 credits Internal AS 2.3 Structure, record and perform devised drama using elements 4 credits Internal and conventions AS 2.4 Apply knowledge of a drama/theatre form or period through 5 credits Internal performing a role within a presentation AS 2.5 Perform a substantial acting, technical or production role 5 credits Internal AS 2.6 Apply knowledge of and make judgements about drama 5 credits Internal processes and performance in a new context Pre-requisite Grade 3 in Level 1 Drama. Course Costs - Students will be expected to attend live performances throughout the year.

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LEVEL 3 DRAMA (Level 3 - 24 credits)


Performances include integrating drama techniques to an improvised drama, communicating meaning through scripted work, developing skills around elements and conventions to devise a solo piece, and researching, preparing and performing either an acting or technical role in a production. Each assessment has a significant written component that must be completed to achieve the standard. AS 3.2 Interpret scripted text and integrate drama techniques in solo or 5 credits Internal paired performance AS 3.3 Devise, script and perform drama for solo, duo or trio performance 5 credits Internal AS 3.4 Demonstrate knowledge of theatre form or period by analysing 4 credits External and interpreting two scripted texts AS 3.5 Research and carry out a performance or technical/production 6 credits Internal role in a significant production AS 3.6 Analyse drama processes in a new context and reflect critically on 4 credits External drama performance Pre-requisite - Grade 3 in Level 2 Drama. Course Costs - Students will be expected to attend live performances throughout the year.

MUSIC
Rangitoto College offers a comprehensive range of Music courses aimed at students who: are preparing to gain entry to tertiary study in Performing Arts, Musicology or Music Education have interest and/or experience in some aspects of Music and looking for self-improvement and the artistic involvement in Performing Arts across different curricula. All Courses involve students in the active, creative and academic processes of Practical Music, Music Studies and Listening. LEVEL 1 MUSIC (Level 1 - 24-32 credits)
The course focuses on developing students as well-rounded musicians. All students must have regular instrumental tuition and need basic notation skills. It is expected that students have been learning their instrument for at least two full years and that students participate in at least one co-curricular music activity. AS 90012 - 1.1 Solo Performance 6 credits Internal AS 90013 - 1.2 Group Performance 3 credits Internal AS 90014 - 1.3 Composition 6 credits Internal AS 90015 - 1.4 Aural Skills 3 credits External AS 90016 - 1.5 Score Reading (Materials) 2 credits External AS 90017 - 1.6 Music Works 4 credits Internal US 16549 Performance on 2nd Instrument (Optional) 8 credits Internal Pre-requisite - students should have successfully completed the Year 10 course or demonstrate equivalent abilities. All students must have a short interview with the H.O.D Music prior to their selection. Course Costs $20

LEVEL 2 MUSIC (Level 2 - approx 24-32 credits)


Level 2 Music builds on the skills learnt in Level 1. Students are expected to continue taking instrumental lessons and progress as a performer and as a musician in general (through musical knowledge, history, composition etc). AS 90264 - 2.1 Solo Performance 5 credits Internal AS 90265 - 2.2 Group Performance 2 credits Internal AS 90266 - 2.3 Composition 5 credits Internal AS 90267 - 2.4 Instrumentation 2 credits Internal AS 90268 - 2.5 Aural Skills 3 credits External AS 90269 - 2.6 Score Reading (Materials) 2 credits External AS 90270 - 2.7 Music Works 5 credits Internal US 16550 Performance on 2nd Instrument (Optional) 8 credits Internal Pre-requisite - students should have successfully completed the Level 1 course (minimum of 16 credits) or demonstrate equivalent abilities. All students must have a short interview with the H.O.D Music prior to their selection. Course Costs - $20

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LEVEL 3 MUSIC (Level 3 - approx 24 credits)


AS 90497 - 3.2 Contexts of music 3 credits Internal AS 90498 - 3.3 Music works 8 credits External AS 90499 - 3.4 Music research 6 credits Internal AS 90527 - 3.6 Arrange music 4 credits Internal Harmonic & tonal analysis AS 90530 - 3.5 3 credits External AS 90775 - 3.6 Present musical composition 8 credits Internal AS 90776 - 3.7 Present musical performance 8 credits Internal AS 90777 - 3.8 Demonstrate aural skills 4 credits External AS 90526 - 3.1 Group performance 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite - students should have successfully completed the Level 2 course (minimum of 16 credits) or demonstrate equivalent abilities. All students must have an interview with the HOD Music prior to their selection. Course Costs $20

LEVEL 3 CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (Level 2, 3, 4 - approx. 24 credits)


This course is an alternative music course that is suited to students with a more contemporary musical focus. It combines standards from the Music Studies and Making Music domains as well as from Performing Arts and Performing Arts Technology (Levels 2, 3 & 4). With the help of their teacher and the HOD Music students will choose a combination of standards to generate an average of 24 credits. NOTE: some standards are subject to availability by NZQA for 2010. AS 90526* Group performance (Level 3) 4 credits Internal Or US 16553* Making a significant contribution to a music group (Level 3) 10 credits Internal AS 90776* Present portfolio of music solo performance (Level 3) 8 credits Internal AS 90775* Present portfolio of music composition (Level 3) 8 credits Internal AS 90527* Arrange 2 pieces of music (Level 3) 4 credits Internal AS 90499* Research and present a musical topic (Level 3) 6 credits Internal US 16551* Performance on 2nd Instrument (Level 3) 8 credits Internal AS 90264 Solo performance (Level 2) 5 credits Internal AS 90265 Group performance (Level 2) 2 credits Internal AS 90266 Composition (Level 2) 5 credits Internal US 12823 Set up small PA system (Level 2) 2 credits Internal US 12827 Knowledge of MIDI system (Level 2) or replacement US 2 credits Internal US 23730 Operate digital music sequencing and software apps (Level 3) 8 credits Internal US 20750 Self-management in Music (Level 3) 7 credits Internal US 10665 Improvise to a rudimentary level (Level 4) 5 credits Internal Pre-requisite - students should have successfully completed the Level 1 course (minimum of 16 credits) or demonstrate equivalent abilities. All students must have an interview with the HOD Music prior to their selection. Course Costs $40 * University Approved Music Standards

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DANCE
LEVEL 1 DANCE (Level 1 - 24 credits)
Students will develop more advanced knowledge of the dance elements, choreographic devices and structures. They will gain choreographic experience by composing individual, duet and small group dance works and will gain valuable experience by participating in performances throughout the year. The course will teach students to learn to critique dance by viewing and interpreting various work and analysing them with reference to effective choreographic principles. AS 90001 Compose movement sequences 6 credits Internal AS 90002 Perform dance sequences 6 credits Internal AS 90003 Perform dance as a member of a group 4 credits Internal AS 90004 View, interpret & respond to a dance performance 4 credits External AS 90005 Demonstrate knowledge of a dance genre or style 4 credits External Pre-requisite Students should have successfully completed the Year 10 course or demonstrate equivalent abilities. Course Costs - $45

LEVEL 2 DANCE (Level 2 - 24 credits)


Through various workshop experiences, students will explore more complex choreographic concepts. In particular they will learn effective group and solo composition skills and hone their performance skills by preparing several dances to be performed in a theatre setting. Their knowledge and dance experience will be expanded by learning a new cultural or social dance. Critical thinking skills will be developed through students having the opportunity to view and analyse various dance performances. AS 90293 Choreograph a section of dance for a group dance work 5 credits Internal AS 90294 Choreograph a solo dance 5 credits Internal AS 90295 Perform an ethnic or social dance 3 credits Internal AS 90296 Perform in a theatre dance 3 credits Internal AS 90297 Analyse and discuss a dance performance 4 credits External AS 90298 Knowledge of influences on a selected dance genre or style 4 credits External Pre-requisite Grade 3 in Level 1 Dance Course Costs - $45

LEVEL 3 DANCE (Level 3 - 24 credits)


Students will further extend their choreographic concepts and skills, enhancing their dance technique and knowledge, utilising their knowledge and kinaesthetic understanding. Students compose and perform works, whilst also gaining the ability to analyse and comprehend dance at a professional level, with particular relevance to New Zealand. AS 90954 Produce a dance for performance 9 credits Internal AS 90595 Perform a solo or duet dance work 3 credits Internal AS 90596 Perform in a choreographed group dance work 4 credits Internal AS 90597 Analyse and evaluate a dance performance 4 credits External AS 90598 Discuss the features and development of dance in 4 credits External Aotearoa/New Zealand Pre-requisite Grade 3 in Level 2 Dance Course Costs - $45 also covers dance performances, travel costs, and specialised tutors.

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SENIOR SUBJECTS IN THE VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT


No arrows means no pre-requisites are required.

Junior Art & Design Year 9 and 10

= University approved subject

Level 1 NCEA

11 ART Visual Arts

Level 2 NCEA

12 PAI Visual Art

12 DES Design

12 PHO Photography

Level 3 NCEA

13 PAI Painting

13 DES Design

13 PHO Photography

VISUAL ARTS
Students considering tertiary visual arts and/or architecture education in the future, need to investigate which art subject/s will benefit their entry to the degree/course they are considering. LEVEL 1 VISUAL ART (Level 1 - 24 credits)
Level 1 Art is a continuation and expansion of the skill building and theme development started in Year 10. AS 1.1 Research Art and art works from Maori and European traditions 3 credits Internal and their contexts AS 1.2 Use drawing processes and procedures 5 credits Internal AS 1.3 Generate and develop ideas in making art works 12 credits External AS 1.4 Extend own ideas in other media and techniques 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Students with previous Art and Design study up to and including Year 10 level. Course Costs - Materials Fee $40

LEVEL 2 VISUAL ART / DESIGN / PHOTOGRAPHY LEVEL 2 VISUAL ART (Level 2 - 24 credits)
The course of study seeks to encourage personal development and performance in the visual arts. AS 2.1 Research information, methods and ideas in the context of a 6 credits Internal drawing study painting AS 2.2 Generate and develop ideas using drawing processes and 6 credits Internal procedures in painting practice AS 2.3 Produce a body of work within a painting to show understanding 12 credits External of art making methods and ideas. Pre-requisite - Grade 3 or better in Level 1 Visual Art. Course Costs - Materials fee $40

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LEVEL 2 DESIGN (Level 2 - 24 credits)


Design at Level 2 level promotes the understanding and development of fundamental skills and techniques relevant to the communication of design ideas, in two and three dimensions. Creative thinking, expression of design ideas and solutions through drawing will be developed over the year, as will an ability to analyse and be critical of your own work. AS 2.1 Research information, methods and ideas in the context of a 6 credits Internal drawing study design AS 2.2 Generate and develop ideas using drawing processes and 6 credits Internal procedures in design practice AS 2.3 Produce a body of work within a design to show understanding of 12 credits External art making methods and ideas. Pre-requisite - Grade 3 or better in Level 1 Visual Art. A working knowledge of CS2 or CS3, a home computer and/or laptop are necessary. Course Costs - Materials fee $30

LEVEL 2 PHOTOGRAPHY (Level 2 - 24 credits)


Photography involves two important aspects of this subject: practical and theoretical. There are assignments both practical and theoretical (written) but with the emphasis based firmly with practical work. Appreciation of Photography as an art form and as a strong and compelling form of visual communication is covered and stressed. US 9050 Demonstrate basic black and white photography procedures and 6 credits Internal processes AS 2.2 Generate and develop ideas using drawing processes and 6 credits Internal procedures in photography practice AS 2.3 Produce a body of work within photography to show 12 credits External understanding of art making methods and ideas. Pre-requisite - a good quality (35mm single lens reflex) camera with adjustable controls (not fully automatic). It is desirable that students have had a Visual Arts background to Level 1. Course Costs - Materials Fee $45, instruction book $5. Cost of film and photographic paper will vary from $150$200 over the year. Cost of digitalised materials, i.e. high quality digital printing outcomes.

LEVEL 3 DESIGN / PAINTING / PHOTOGRAPHY If you meet the subject background prerequisite outlined at the beginning of each course outline: You may take ONE or TWO of these subjects. Students wanting to do two subjects will need to obtain approval from the H.O.D. LEVEL 3 PAINTING (Level 3 - 20 credits)
Painting at Level 3 level builds and expands upon skills already gained at Level 2. It is based around the systematic development of a chosen theme. The course of study seeks to encourage personal development and performance. AS 3.2 Generate, analyse and clarify ideas to show understanding of 6 credits Internal processes, procedures, materials and techniques in a drawing study within a selected form of painting practice. AS 3.3 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of existing procedures 14 credits External and practices in a selected form of painting, and the practice and extension of these in individual performance. Pre-requisite - Grade 3 or better in Level 2 Visual Art Course Costs - $45

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LEVEL 3 DESIGN (Level 3 - 24 credits)


The course of study seeks to encourage personal development and performance in Design. The aim of the course is a thorough study of Design methods, so students become familiar with established practice and ideas. AS 3.1 Research an art making tradition and discuss its influences on 4 credits Internal recent NZ and international design practice. AS 3.2 Generate, analyse and clarify ideas to show understanding of 6 credits Internal processes, procedures, materials and techniques in a drawing study within a selected form of design practice. AS 3.3 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of existing 14 credits External procedures and practices in a selected form of design, and the practice and extension of these in individual performance. 3 x A1 hinged portfolio boards. Pre-requisite - Grade 3 or better in Level 2 Design. A working knowledge of CS2 or CS3, a home computer and/or laptop are necessary. Course Costs - $45

LEVEL 3 PHOTOGRAPHY (Level 3 - 20 credits)


Photography at Level 3 level is a year of further study and visual challenges which builds and expands upon skills already gained at Level 2. It is based around the systematic development of a central theme. The course of study seeks to encourage personal development and performance in photography. AS 3.2 Generate, analyse and clarify ideas to show understanding of 6 credits Internal processes, procedures, materials and techniques in a drawing study within a selected form of photography practice. AS 3.3 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of existing 14 credits External procedures and practices in a selected form of photography, and the practice and extension of these in individual performance. 3 x A1 hinged portfolio boards Pre-requisite - Grade 3 or better in Level 2 Photography. Course Costs - $50. Cost of black and white film and photographic paper, digital materials $250+

Within the Year 13 Photography classes differentiation will occur to cater for students who are here on a short stay basis or across 2 half years. This digital photography course is outlined below:
LEVEL 3 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
This course aims to give short term students a broad introduction to a range of photographic techniques and processes. They learn the basics of dark room practice, taking photographs with a pinhole camera and developing negatives and positives from this. They learn how to operate and use a digital SLR camera to enable them to take good quality photographs. Using appropriate software, post processing takes place. From this, students put together a portfolio which includes a record of their best photographs, evaluative notes and descriptions of the processes they have learnt about. Certificate of The creative use of digital SLR cameras. Internal Proficiency Post processing digital photographs using appropriate software. Film-based cameras and dark room practices. Presentation of a portfolio of documentation. Final photographic outcomes. Camera Requirements: Students should have their own single lens reflex digital camera, where possible.

HISTORY OF ART - Refer to Social Sciences

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TECHNOLOGY
= University approved

subject
No arrows means no pre-requisites are required. Level 1 NCEA 11 MTC
Materials Technology

Junior Materials Technology Year 9 and 10

Junior Electronics Year 9 and 10

Junior Graphics Year 9 and 10

11 CAR
Carpentry

11 FUR Furniture

11 EGR
Engineering

11 ELE
Electronics

11 GRA Graphics

Level 2 NCEA

12 MTC
Materials Technology

12 CAR Carpentry

12 FUR Furniture

12 EGR
Engineering

12 ELE
Electronics

12 GRA Graphics

Level 3 NCEA

13 MTC
Materials Technology

13 TBC
Timber Based Construction

13 EGR Engineering

13 ELE
Electronics

13 GRA Graphics

TECHNOLOGY
(METAL / WOOD) Students choosing Technology at levels 1, 2 and 3 should be aware of the high degree of content rigour in the subject. Student self motivation and time management (regular homework) are important. This course is not to be confused with the industry based Unit Standard courses.

LEVEL 1 TECHNOLOGY (Level 1 - 23 credits)


Students are presented with a real issue and are required to solve this by identifying a need or opportunity for a product, then researching and developing a solution through to a final product. Planning time and resources, experimenting with materials and documenting information as the projects are being researched and made are important areas of this subject. Technology is approximately 40% practical and 60% planning research and design. AS 1.1 Planning and production 6 credits Internal AS 1.2 Formulate a brief 6 credits Internal AS 1.5 Demonstrate understanding of Technological knowledge 4 credits External AS 1.6 Present a prototype 4 credits Internal US 7488 Present design material 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Students must have done a Technology subject at Year 10. Course Costs - base fee for project materials is $60.00. Students will meet any extra material costs over this amount.

LEVEL 2 MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY (Level 2 - 16 credits)


This course carries on from Technology Level 1 involving the development of higher skill levels and knowledge, and the ability to research and analyse needs or opportunities for a product. This becomes a greater part of the course, 34% practical, 66% research/design. AS 2.1 Develop & model a conceptual design 6 credits Internal AS 2.2 Develop & implement a one-off solution 6 credits Internal AS 2.7 Demonstrate skills in Materials Technology 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Students must have successfully completed Level 1 Technology (Materials). Course Costs - base fee for project materials is $60.00. Students will meet any extra material costs over this amount.

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LEVEL 3 MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY (Level 3 - 20 credits)


This course involves projects which address client based issues identified by the students. Interview, survey and research skills will be used to develop a brief that meets the client needs. Students will design and create a product after analysing information they have researched so informed decisions can be made and applied to their outcome. AS 3.1 Develop a conceptual model to address a client issue. 8 credits Internal AS 3.2 Develop a one-off solution to address a client issue. 8 credits Internal AS 3.7 Demonstrate advanced skills in Technology 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Students must have successfully completed Level 2 Technology (Materials). Course Costs - $10 workshop costs. Students will meet cost of materials for projects.

For Fabrics based Technology refer to Food and Fabric

GRAPHICS
In Graphics, students solve problems related to the main areas of study: architectural, environmental, engineering, technical and media design. Drawing is a key element of the course, and through this, students can respond imaginatively and appropriately to a range of set briefs. Informal drawing such as sketching allows students to explore and express their ideas imaginatively. Formal drawing involves the use of instruments and the application of standards and conventions. Graphics requires students to have an enquiring mind and a willingness to support their visual work with written explanations, justifying their decision making. To gain a better understanding of the content and demands of the course, Year 10 students are advised to look at the Level 1 exemplar folders available. As their confidence and experience grows, students take more responsibility for their own learning. At the higher levels they begin to devise their own briefs. Students apply and build on the skills, knowledge and understanding gained in the foundation course studied in Year 10. The latter is therefore a prerequisite for the Level 1 course. At Level 3 more able students will be have the opportunity to enter their work for scholarship. Those wishing to apply for further study at tertiary level will be able to prepare a portfolio supporting their application for courses such as advertising, architecture, graphics, interior design, digital design (computer based graphics) and many other relevant design fields. LEVEL 1 GRAPHICS (Level 1 22 credits)
Students will be taught the relevant skills for each topic and will then apply these within the context of a design brief. Students compile a portfolio of selected work for external assessment. Internals are assessed by teaching staff. AS1.1 Freehand sketching 3 credits External AS1.3 Instrumental working drawings 3 credits External AS1.4 Instrumental pictorials and rendering 4 credits External AS1.5 Mock-ups & models 4 credits Internal AS1.6 Design process and principles 5 credits Internal AS1.8 Design features and functions 3 credits Internal Prerequisite students must have completed the Year 10 Graphics course. This may only be waived with HOD approval. A judgement will be made based on the student providing evidence of suitable drawing abilities. Course costs - $40

LEVEL 2 GRAPHICS (Level 2 21 credits)


This course progresses from Level 1 Graphics. Students continue to build their skills, knowledge and understanding, responding to a range of briefs related to the main areas of study. Students compile a portfolio of selected work for external assessment. Internals are assessed by teaching staff. AS2.1 Freehand sketching 3 credits External AS2.2 2D instrumental drawing 3 credits Internal AS2.3 3D instrumental drawing 3 credits External AS2.5 Mock-ups & models 3 credits Internal AS2.6 Architecture/environmental brief 3 credits Internal AS2.7 Engineering/technological brief 3 credits Internal AS2.8 Media/technical illustration 3 credits Internal Prerequisite students must have successfully completed Level 1 Graphics. Course costs - $40

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LEVEL 3 GRAPHICS (Level 3 19 credits)


This course progresses from Level 2 Graphics. Students continue to build their skills, knowledge and understanding, responding to a range of briefs related to the main areas of study. Students compile a portfolio of selected work for external assessment. Internals are assessed by teaching staff. AS3.1 Negotiate a brief and a solution by applying a design process. 5 credits External AS3.2 Plan and produce a presentation to communicate design ideas. 4 credits Internal AS3.3 Develop and communicate a solution to an architectural or 5 credits External environmental design brief. AS3.5 Develop and communicate a solution to a media or technical 5 credits Internal illustration design brief. Prerequisite students must have successfully completed Level 2 Graphics. Course costs - $35

CARPENTRY AND FURNITURE


These subjects have clear pathways into a range of apprenticeships and trade training. Part of the Carpentry qualification uses achievement standards and unit standards students would gather from Maths and English as they are the levels of numeracy and literacy needed to be able to successfully complete a trade qualification. These subjects enhance practical creativity, innovation, problem solving and decision making. It is advisable that students choose only one wood-based course and one engineering-based course. LEVEL 1 CARPENTRY (Approximately 21 credits at Level 1)
Restriction: Students choosing Level 1 Carpentry cannot choose Level 1 Furniture. * This Unit Standard is also used in other Level 1 Technology courses. US 24356 Apply elementary workshop procedures and processes US 497 - L1 * Health and Safety US 24355 Demonstrate knowledge of construction and manufacturing materials US 12927 - L2 Use basic woodworking hand tools for elementary construction work US 24352 Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe work practice Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $50

8 credits 3 credits 4 credit 4 credits 2 credits

Internal Internal Internal Internal Internal

LEVEL 2 CARPENTRY (Approximately 23 credits at Level 2)


US24350 - L2 US 18672 - L2 US 12932 - L2 US 24360 Identify, select, maintain and use portable power tools Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practice Construct wooden garden furniture and items of basic construction equipment Demonstrate knowledge of timber and other construction materials 6 credits 4 credit 8 credits 5 credits Internal Internal Internal Internal

Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $56

LEVEL 1 FURNITURE (Approximately 17 credits at Level 1)


Restriction: Students choosing Level 1 Furniture cannot choose Level 1 Carpentry. US 2217 - L1 Safety in the furniture industry US 16231 - L2 Measure and calculate materials US 18916 - L1 Veneer marquetry US 18917 - L1 Hand joints US 18918 - L1 Carcase construction Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $45 2 credits 3 credits 3 credits 3 credits 6 credits Internal Internal Internal Internal Internal

LEVEL 2 FURNITURE (10 credits at Level 2, 4 credits at Level 1)


US 16230 - L2 Using adhesives US 2199 - L2 Use hand tools in furniture making US 2220 - L2 Set & operate basic boring machines US 9788 - L2 Set and operate a Bandsaw US 16235 - L1 Manufactured boards Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $60 2 credits 4 credits 2 credits 2 credits 4 credits Internal Internal Internal Internal Internal

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LEVEL 3 TIMBER BASED CONSTRUCTION (Level 3 - 20 credits)


This course covers constructions and related skills and processes from the construction and allied industries. Approximately 70%/30% balance between practical and written work so an acceptable level of literacy and numeracy is required. Completion of both written and practical components to a Level 3 standard is needed to pass this course. US 24378 Perform building calculations 4 credits Internal US 13002 Demonstrate knowledge of factors relating to timber 2 credits Internal US 12998 Demonstrate knowledge of Carpentry hand tools 4 credits Internal US 12999 Timber machining equipment 3 credits Internal US 13000 Portable Power Tools 4 credits Internal US 12997 Safe work practice on construction sites 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite Successfully completed a Hard Materials subject at Level 2 Course Costs - $60

ENGINEERING These are pre-employment courses which enable students to be assessed using Competenz Unit Standards. They will operate in an Engineering workshop.
LEVEL 1 ENGINEERING (Level 1 - 11 credits, Level 2 - 4 credits)
US 497 - L1 Health and safety US 8489 - L1 Solve problem - whole numbers US 4432 - L1 Identify/convert basic units US 4433 - L1 Measure non-complex devices US 2395 - L1 Select, use, care hand tools US 2824 - L2 Safe working practices US 2670 - L2 Avoid welding hazards US 4434 - L1 Recognise basic geometric form Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $40 1 credit 2 credits 1 credit 2 credits 4 credits 3 credits 1 credit 1 credit Internal Internal Internal Internal Internal Internal Internal Internal

LEVEL 2 ENGINEERING (Level 2 - 18 credits)


US 2430 Draw and interpret sketches 4 credits US 2432 Construct engineering plane geometric shapes 3 credits US 2395 Select, use, and care of engineering hand tools 4 credits US 4435 Select, use, care for Engineering dimensional measuring equipment 3 credits US 4436 Select, use, care for Engineering marking-out equipment 4 credits Pre-requisite Students must have successfully completed a Hard Materials subject at Level 1 Course Costs - $40 Internal Internal Internal Internal Internal

LEVEL 3 ENGINEERING (Level 3 - 19 credits)


The course covers mechanical engineering processes used in industry. Approximately 70%/30% balance between practical and written theory, therefore an acceptable level of literacy and numeracy is required. Full completion of both written and practical components to Level 3 standard is needed to pass this course. US 7529 Test and select materials for a design task 5 credits Internal US 7531 Select, apply and test joining processes 5 credits Internal US 2679 Join metal using torch, brazing and solder 6 credits Internal US 21907 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe welding procedures 3 credits Internal under supervision Pre-requisite - Students must have successfully completed a Hard Materials subject at Level 2 Course Costs - $40

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ELECTRONICS
LEVEL 1 ELECTRONICS (Level 1 - 19 credits)
This course will cover a design process, with students generating a folder of their design work. The main project is to design and build a fully programmable robotic buggy. US 7488 Present design material 3 credits Internal US 7546 Construct an electronic circuit using kitset componentry in systems 3 credits Internal technology US 7547 Demonstrate knowledge of the construction of a low voltage 3 credits Internal electrical circuit in systems technology. US 7487 Use the design process to solve design problems 3 credits Internal US 18739 Create and use simple command sequences in a computer program 2 credits Internal US 5967 Create a computer controlled robot using kitset 5 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Students must have successfully completed Year 10 Electronics Course Costs - $40

LEVEL 2 ELECTRONICS (Level 2 - 24 credits)


Students have the option of entering for the National Certificate in Electronics Technology Level 2 (NCET2). This is an award recognised by electronics employers and universities. To qualify for the award students must gain all 24 credits in Electronics and a further 12 Level 2 credits taken from any two of Computing, Maths, Science and Statistics. US 18239 Circuit concepts and measurements for electronics 5 credits Internal US 18240 Basic electronic components 5 credits Internal US 18241 Basic electronic systems 5 credits Internal US 18242 Construct a simple printed circuit 3 credits Internal US 18243 Construct electronic products from supplied circuit schematics 6 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Students must have successfully completed Electronics preferably at Level 1, but students who have completed the Year 10 course will also be considered, at the HOD discretion. Course Costs - $20. Students will meet any extra material costs over this amount.

LEVEL 3 ELECTRONICS (Level 3 - 17 credits)


This qualification builds on the National Certificate in Electronics Technology (Level 2) and is designed for people committed to electronics who may wish to pursue further training and employment in this field. The qualification has been developed for use at Level 3 for people who have completed the National Certificate in Electronics Technology (Level 2). US 9221 Development of new electrical or electronic product 3 credits Internal US 19743 Basic semiconductor devices 4 credits Internal US 19744 Basic digital and analogue electronics concepts 5 credits Internal US 19746 Electronic product quality & reliability 5 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Students must have successfully completed Level 2 Electronics Course Costs - $20. Students will meet any extra material costs over this amount.

FOOD AND FABRICS


Junior Food Technology Year 9 and 10 Junior Fabrics Technology Year 9 and 10 No arrows means no pre-requisites are required.

Level 1 NCEA

11 FOD
Food Technology

11 FAB
Fabrics Technology

= University approved Level 2 NCEA 12 FOD


Food Technology

12 HST
Hospitality and Catering

12 FAB
Fabrics Technology

Level 3 NCEA

13 FOD
Food Technology

13 HST
Hospitality and Catering 51

13 FAB
Fabrics Technology

TECHNOLOGY (FABRICS) Please note some extra costs will be incurred.


LEVEL 1 TECHNOLOGY (FABRICS) (Level 1 - 20-29 credits)
Students carry out 2 assignments during the year, where they are presented with a context and a real issue. They are required to solve the issue by identifying a need or opportunity for a product, then researching and developing an outcome through to a final product. Examples of past contexts include 'Bags of Style' and 'Subculture'. AS 1.1 Use planning tools to develop a technological solution to a 6 credits Internal brief AS 1.2 Formulate a brief to address a given issue 6 credits Internal AS 1.5 Technological knowledge 4 credits External AS 1.6 Technological solution 4 credits Internal US 6678 (opt) Prepare, cut & mark fabric 3 credits Internal US 6680 (opt) Use a commercial pattern 3 credits Internal US 7488 (opt) Present design material 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite - A technology subject at Year 10. Course Costs - $60

LEVEL 2 TECHNOLOGY (FABRICS) (Level 2 - up to 26 credits)


This course progresses from Technology Level 1 and involves the development of higher skills and knowledge bases. Students are presented with a context and need to research and identify their own issue. Students will produce in-depth portfolios demonstrating planning, brief development and application of knowledge and skills. AS 2.1 Develop and model a conceptual design 6 credits Internal AS 2.2 Develop & implement a one-off solution 6 credits Internal AS 2.7 Demonstrate skills in materials technology 4 credits Internal AS 2.6 (Opt) Examine technological knowledge 4 credits External US 6697 (Opt) Prepare for and create Wearable Art 6 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Level 1 Technology subject (Fabrics, Materials, Electronics) Course Costs - $60

LEVEL 3 TECHNOLOGY (FABRICS) (Level 3- 24 credits)


This course progresses from Level 2 and takes the form of a year long assignment. The theme is 'Designing for the Real World'. Students will identify a suitable client and address an authentic client issue. A high level of project management and construction skills are required. AS 3.1 Develop a conceptual design to address a client issue 8 credits Internal AS 3.2 Develop a one-off solution to address a client issue 8 credits Internal AS 3.6 (Opt) Explain knowledge that underpins a materials technology outcome 4 credits External AS 3.7 Demonstrate advanced skills in materials technology 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Grade 3 or higher from Level 2 Fabrics Course Costs - $60

TECHNOLOGY (FOODS)
LEVEL 1 TECHNOLOGY (FOOD) (Level 1 - 15 credits, Level 2 - 4 credits)
This course is ideally suited to students with a background in Foods or Technology. Students who elect this course have the opportunity for further study at Levels 2 and 3 in Technology (Food) or Hospitality and Catering. US 167 (Level 2) Practice Food Safety Methods 4 credits Internal AS 1.2 Formulate a brief to address a given issue 6 credits Internal AS 1.6 Present an outcome developed through technological practice 4 credits Internal that addresses the requirements of a brief AS 1.5 Interpret and apply food and nutrition information 5 credits External Pre-requisite Successfully completed Year 10 Food Technology Course Costs - A materials fee of $150 is payable at beginning of the year.

LEVEL 2 TECHNOLOGY (FOOD) (Level 2 - 18 credits)


Students will develop a food product by following the technological process. Students will produce an in-depth portfolio to demonstrate planning, brief development and knowledge and skills gained. AS 2.2 Develop and implement a one-off solution in food technology 6 credits Internal AS 2.1 Develop and model a conceptual design in food technology 6 credits External AS 2.7 Demonstrate skills in food technology 4 credits Internal US 20666 Food Hygiene 2 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Grade 3 in Level 1 Food Technology Course Costs - A materials fee of $160 is payable at beginning of the year.
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LEVEL 3 TECHNOLOGY (FOOD) (Level 3 - 20 credits)


This is an NCEA Level 3 Food Technology course. Students will choose an individual client to work with. They will develop a brief and outcome for their chosen client. This course, alongside Level 3 Science, will prepare students for Food Technology Degree courses. US 168 How to control biological, physical & chemical hazards 4 credits Internal AS 3.1 Develop a conceptual design to address a client issue 8 credits Internal AS 3.4 Describe the technologists responsibilities to the wider community 4 credits External AS 3.7 Demonstrate techniques in food technology 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite Grade 3 or better in Level 2 Food Technology Course Costs A materials fee of $160 is payable at the beginning of the year.

LEVEL 2 HOSPITALITY & CATERING (Level 2 - 16 credits)


This course gives students an insight into the Hospitality Industry. The course covers food service and safety, basic food and knife skills and meal presentation. Foods students will be given preference for entry into this course. US 20666 Demonstrate basic knowledge of contamination hazards 2 credits Internal US 13285 Handle and maintain knives 2 credits Internal US 13280 Prepare fruit and vegetables 2 credits Internal US 13283 Prepare and present salads 2 credits Internal US 22234 Compare characteristics of International dishes 4 credits Internal US 13272 Cook food by baking 2 credits Internal US 13281 Prepare and present sandwiches 2 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Nil Course Costs - A materials fee of $160 is payable at the beginning of the year.

LEVEL 3 HOSPITALITY & CATERING (Level 3 - 21 credits)


In this course students are working on standards for a National Certificate in Hospitality. These standards have a large practical component. US 13316 Prepare and cook pasta dishes 3 credits Internal US 13335 Prepare and present cold cocktail food in a commercial kitchen 4 credits Internal US 15627 Demonstrate creativity in meal preparation and presentation 6 credits Internal US 168 Food contamination hazards and control methods 4 credits Internal US 6648 Plan, prepare & serve food for a special occasion 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Grade 3 in Level 2 Hospitality & Catering or Level 2 Technology Food Course Costs - materials fee of $160 is payable at the beginning of Term 1.

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COMMERCE
No arrows means no pre-requisites are required. Junior Economics Year 9 and 10 = University approved subject

Level 1 NCEA

11 ACC
Accounting

11 ECO
Economics

Level 2 NCEA

12 ACC
Accounting

12 ACI
Accounting Intermediate

12 BST
Business Studies

12 BSC
Business School

12 LGL
Legal Studies

12 ECO
Economics

Level 3 NCEA

13 ACC
Accounting

13 BST
Business Studies

13 BSC
Business School
(begins 2011)

13 ECO
Economics

ACCOUNTING
LEVEL 1 ACCOUNTING (Level 1 - 24 credits)
This course aims to promote knowledge and understanding of accounting as a financial language for individuals, community organisations and businesses. It provides students with knowledge and skills they can apply to practical situations. AS 1.1 Conceptual basis 3 credits External AS 1.2 Balance Day adjustments 3 credits External AS 1.3 Processing financial information 4 credits Internal AS 1.4 Accounting systems 3 credits Internal AS 1.5 Reporting financial information for sole traders 4 credits External AS 1.6 Reporting financial information for individuals and clubs 3 credits External AS 1.7 Analysis & Interpretation 4 credits External Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - two workbooks, $15 each.

LEVEL 2 ACCOUNTING (Level 2 - 20 credits)


This course is designed for those who have achieved a satisfactory standard in Level 1. AS 2.1 Conceptual basis 3 credits AS 2.4 Processing 5 credits AS 2.5 Reporting financial information 5 credits AS 2.6 Analysis and Interpretation 4 credits AS 2.7 Using computer software 3 credits Pre-requisite - Grade 3 in Level 1 Accounting Course Costs Nil External External External External Internal

LEVEL 2 ACCOUNTING INTERMEDIATE (Level 1 - 4 credits, Level 2 - 14 credits)


A course designed for introducing accounting skills to students who have had no prior study of accounting. Students will do all Level 2 achievement standards except AS 2.1 (Concepts). The aim is to have students qualify for Level 3 Accounting study. AS 1.3 Processing financial information 4 credits Internal AS 2.4 Processing 5 credits External AS 2.5 Reporting financial information 5 credits External AS 2.6 Analysis and Interpretation 4 credits External Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs Nil

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LEVEL 3 ACCOUNTING (Level 3 - 24 credits)


This course aims to prepare students for study at tertiary level. It requires students to think about the issues underlying accounting in today's society and the need to interpret financial information to make decisions. Students should have completed study of accounting at Level 2 and have a report grade of at least 3 or achievement pass in the external exams for 2.5 or 2.4. AS 3.1 Conceptual basis 4 credits External AS 3.2 Accounting for partnerships and companies 3 credits External AS 3.3 Accounting for manufacturing organisations 3 credits External AS 3.4 Preparing financial statements for companies and partnerships 6 credits External AS 3.5 Analysing and interpreting a company's financial report for external 5 credits Internal users AS 3.6 Explaining and preparing information for management decision making 3 credits External Pre-requisite - Grade 3 or better in Level 2 Accounting Course Costs - $30 for two workbooks

ECONOMICS Economics gives students an understanding of what is happening now in the economy. Watching the news on television, reading the newspaper or browsing websites on current affairs takes on new significance as students hear or read about the things they have been studying in class.
LEVEL 1 ECONOMICS (Level 1 - 24 credits)
This course looks at consumers and producers individually and their interaction in the marketplace. the work covered in the Year 10 course. AS 1.1 Describe concepts related to consumer choice and demand 4 credits AS 1.2 Describe producers, resources and production 5 credits AS 1.3 Describe the concept of supply 3 credits AS 1.4 Describe the market and market equilibrium 5 credits AS 1.5 Describe major sectors of the economy and the relationship between 2 credits them. AS 1.6 Understand & use the consumer decision-making model 2 credits AS 1.7 Carry out an economic investigation 3 credits Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $18 for one workbook It builds on External External External External External Internal Internal

LEVEL 2 ECONOMICS (Level 2 - 24 credits)


After an introductory section where the terms and tools of analysis are taught, students study three issues economic growth, inflation and international trade. Students define and measure these issues, use models to explain changes and identify effects and then look at the role of Government policies. An attempt is made to look at the inter-relationships between issues. AS 2.1 Describe inflation and its causes and effects using economic models 4 credits External AS 2.2 Describe international trade and its causes and effects using economic 4 credits External models AS 2.3 Describe economic growth and its causes and effects using economic 4 credits External models AS 2.4 Process, present and analyse statistical data in relation to given 6 credits Internal economic issues AS 2.5 Describe government policies in relation to economic issues 6 credits External Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $18 for one workbook

LEVEL 3 ECONOMICS (Level 3 - 24 credits)


The course looks at how the market system operates, why there is a need for government involvement and how it works, and the economy as a whole. Students develop reasoning and analytical skills that will allow them to present and interpret economic data and arguments in a clear and coherent manner. AS 3.1 Understand marginal analysis and the behaviour of firms 5 credits External AS 3.2 Describe an economic problem, allocative efficiency and market 4 credits External responses to change AS 3.3 Describe market failure and government interventions to correct for 4 credits External market failure AS 3.4 Describe aggregate economic activity 6 credits External AS 3.5 Collect and process information and carry out an economic analysis 5 credits Internal Pre-requisite Grade 3 in Level 2 Economics Course Costs - $18 for one workbook
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BUSINESS STUDIES
Note: From 2011, all Business Studies courses will be assessed using Achievement Standards rather than Unit Standards. LEVEL 2 BUSINESS STUDIES (Level 2 - 25 credits)
This course is a practical introduction to the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in a business related field. Students will learn the theory behind marketing, planning, organisational structure and finance. The students will then form a company where they can put the theory into practice and market their own product. This course will enable students to become more enterprising individuals. US 22850 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of marketing in business 2 credits Internal US 22853 Describe & analyse the impact of external factors affecting NZ business 2 credits Internal organisations US 22854 Apply innovative thinking techniques within a business context 2 credits Internal US 22855 Plan for an ongoing business activity 3 credits Internal US 22856 Carry out a planned ongoing business activity 5 credits Internal US 24695 Demonstrate knowledge of income for personal financial management 4 credits Internal US 24697 Perform income related calculations for personal financial management 3 credits Internal US 24702 Demonstrate knowledge of credit for personal financial management 2 credits Internal US 24704 Demonstrate knowledge of banking products for personal financial 2 credits Internal management Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $15

LEVEL 3 BUSINESS STUDIES (Level 3 - 37 credits)


This course is a continuation from Level 2 Business Studies; the skills and knowledge learned from the Level 2 course will be an advantage. Students will learn the theory behind marketing, human resources, planning, finance and operations. These new skills and knowledge will then be put to use in the Young Enterprise Scheme. This programme involves groups of students forming a company to raise capital, produce and market a product, with the goal of making a profit for all shareholders of the business. This course will enable students to become more enterprising individuals. At the discretion of the Head of Department the Level 2 and Level 3 courses can be done in the same year over a double option. US 22859 Analyse a human resource management issue in a business 3 credits Internal organisation and evaluate potential solutions US 2925 Marketing 10 credits Internal Young Enterprise Scheme 24 credits Internal & External Pre-requisite - Grade 3 Level 2 Business Studies or H.O.D. approval Course Costs - $65. (Young Enterprise Registration: $15, Exam Fee: $25, Workbook: $25)

LEVEL 2 BUSINESS SCHOOL (Level 2 25 credits).


In 2010, Rangitoto College is establishing an academic Business School course to provide a different learning experience for students who are interested in a Commerce career. It will concentrate on developing businessbased skills and involve close liaison with the local and international business community. The focus will be on delivering subjects with a business focus as much as possible and will involve field trips for practical business experience. Trips planned include Mystery Creek Field Days for enterprise and innovation, local manufacturing operations for production planning, and attendance at Business Expos and events. The course will comprise of FOUR aligned core subjects of Business Studies, Economics, English and Mathematics for Year 12 (and Business Studies, Economics and Mathematics-Statistics for Year 13 in 2011). Students will be taught as ONE class for the four core subjects, and choose TWO other options from the range of courses available at Year 12. Due to the structure of the Business School and the flexibility that will result, disruption resulting from out of school travel will be minimized allowing students to achieve to their potential. Entry to the one class for the Business School course in 2010 will be restricted and will involve an application and interview process. (See Mr Farquhar in the Commerce Department for the necessary forms). Pre-requisite Formal Application and interview. Course Costs - $100* (Workbook $20, travel costs $80- estimated. Additional costs may occur)

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LEGAL STUDIES
LEVEL 2 LEGAL STUDIES (Level 2 - 22 credits)
The course covers many of the legal aspects of everyday living in New Zealand. The legal system, the making, operation and enforcement of law, and the individual rights and responsibilities as a family member will be studied. US 8543 Role of Law in Society 2 credits Internal US 8544 How laws are made 3 credits Internal US 8546 The Judicial System 3 credits Internal US 8547 Youth Justice 3 credits Internal US 8554 Breach of contract 2 credits Internal US 8545 Crime and its consequences 2 credits Internal US 8551 Marriage 3 credits Internal US 8552 Domestic Violence 2 credits Internal US 10342 Wills and Intestacy 2 credits Internal Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs $8

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
No arrows mean no pre-requisites are required Junior Information & Communication Technology Year 10 = University approved subject

Level 1 NCEA

11 PRG
Computer Studies Programming

11 CPG
Generic Computing Applications

11 ICT
Technology Multimedia &Applications

Level 2 NCEA

12 PRG
Computer Studies Programming

12 OFS
Office Systems

12 CPG
Generic Computing Applications

12 ICT
Technology Multimedia & applications

Level 3 NCEA

13 PRG
Computer Studies Programming

13 CPG
Generic Computing Applications

13 ICT
Technology Multimedia & Applications

For more information see the individual course programmes below. You may also speak with the Guidance Department or the Computing teachers to confirm which course is most suitable for you.

COMPUTING
LEVEL 1 COMPUTER STUDIES & PROGRAMMING (Level 1 - 21 credits)
This course is for technically-minded students who have an interest in learning how to programme computers (using the Visual Basic Programming language), the way computers work, how they are used, and their application to problem solving. US 18739 Create and use simple command sequences in a computer 2 credits Internal language v3 AS 90045 Develop an outcome through technological practice to address a 6 credits Internal given brief v3 AS 90046 Formulate a brief to address a given issue v3 6 credits Internal AS 90050 Present a technological solution that addresses the 4 credits Internal requirements of a brief US 2780 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of a personal computer 3 credits Internal system v6 Pre-requisite - Successfully completed Year 10 Information and Communication Technology and a sound level of achievement in Maths and English. NOTE Students who plan to take another Level 1 Technology course MUST also discuss their proposed course with the Computing teachers and obtain H.O.D approval before enrolling in this programme. Course Costs $10
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LEVEL 2 COMPUTER STUDIES & PROGRAMMING (Level 2 - 21 credits, Level 3 - 3 credits)


This course builds on the technical studies of Level 1 Computer Studies. The course covers more advanced programming using the Visual Basic Programming language, data security, project planning, safe use of computers and their application to problem solving. US 2781 Manage and protect data in a personal computer system v6 3 credits Internal US 2786 Create and use a computer database to solve a problem v6 3 credits Internal US 5953 Create and monitor a project plan using a computer application v6 (L 3) 3 credits Internal US 6743 Demonstrate an understanding of ergonomic principles for computer 2 credits Internal workstations v6 US 18740 Create a simple computer program to meet a set brief v3 3 credits Internal AS 90349 Develop and implement a one-off solution in information and 6 credits Internal communication technology v2 AS 90368 Demonstrate skills in information and communication technology v2 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Successfully completed Level 1 Computer Studies Programming and a sound level of achievement in Maths and English (strong achievement in Maths required for students entering the course at Level 2) Course Costs $10

LEVEL 3 COMPUTER STUDIES & PROGRAMMING (Level 3 - 20 credits)


This course builds on the technical studies of Level 2 Computer Studies. The course covers programming techniques and expands to Graphical User Interfaces and Object Oriented Programming. Approved subject for University Entrance. US 2787 Create a computer database to provide a solution for organisation use v6 6 credits Internal US 5953 Create and monitor a project plan using a computer application v6 3 credits Internal US 18741 Create a computer program to provide a solution v3 6 credits Internal US 18749 Create a simple graphical user interface (GUI) for a computer application 5 credits Internal v2 Pre-requisite - Successfully completed Level 2 Computer Studies or successfully completed Level 2 Mathematics with H.O.D. approval Course Costs $10

LEVEL 1 GENERIC COMPUTING APPLICATIONS (Level 1 - 22 credits)


This course builds on the skills gained in Year 10 Information & Communication Technology with an increased focus on design. Students develop a high level of information management skills through the use of a variety of software applications. AS 90030 Enter text from provided material and by direct entry composition v2 2 credits Internal AS 90031 Use standard operating and file management procedures v2 2 credits Internal AS 90032 Access and process information from different sources v3 4 credits Internal AS 90033 Apply a decision-making model to produce a solution from a given brief v3 4 credits Internal AS 90035 Manage information using a spreadsheet and a text application v3 4 credits External AS 90036 Apply design principles to produce documents v2 4 credits External US 18743 Produce a spreadsheet from instructions using supplied data v3 2 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Nil Course Costs $3.50 for workbook.

LEVEL 2 GENERIC COMPUTING APPLICATIONS (Level 2 - 20 credits)


The course is made up of unit standards which contribute to NCEA Level 2. Students will gain a solid foundation of computer skills, helping them to competently and confidently use computers. US 111 Operate a word processor v5 5 credits US 2784 Create and use a computer spreadsheet to solve a problem v6 3 credits US 2786 Create and use a computer database to solve a problem v6 3 credits US 5940 Produce a presentation using a desktop presentation computer 3 credits application v6 US 25655 Create a website using a dedicated web-authoring tool to met a set brief 3 credits v1 US 20332 Use the Internet for information retrieval in an organisation v3 3 credits Pre-requisite - Nil Course Costs $3.50 for workbook Internal Internal Internal Internal Internal Internal

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LEVEL 3 GENERIC COMPUTING APPLICATIONS (Level 3 - 22 credits)


A course designed to enable students to utilise software at an advanced level. The students use a range of software packages including spreadsheets, word processing, database, web design, desk top publishing. Generic Computing is an approved subject for University Entrance US 2785 Create a computer spreadsheet to provide a solution for organisation use 5 credits Internal v6 US 2787 Create and use a computer database to provide a solution for 6 credits Internal organisation use v6 US 2789 Produce desktop published documents for organisation use v6 6 credits Internal US 25658 Create a website for a stakeholder using a dedicated web-authoring tool 5 credits Internal v1 Pre-requisite - Successfully completed Level 2 Generic Computing Applications, Computer Studies Programming or Technology ICT Multimedia. Course Costs $3.50 for workbook

TECHNOLOGY ICT
LEVEL 1 TECHNOLOGY, MULTIMEDIA & APPLICATIONS (Level 1 20 to 30 credits)
This course builds on the skills gained in Year 10 Information & Communication Technology with an increased focus on multimedia applications and design. Students develop a high level of ICT skills through the use of a selection of software as required to complete school based projects. Applications may include web design, computer graphics, spreadsheets, database, word processing, project management, desktop publishing and multi-media software. AS 90030 Enter text from provided material and by direct entry composition v2 2 credits Internal AS 90031 Use standard operating and file management procedures v2 2 credits Internal AS 90032 Access and process information from different sources v3 4 credits Internal AS 90045 Develop an outcome through technological practice to address a given 6 credits Internal brief v3 AS 90046 Formulate a brief to address a given issue v3 6 credits Internal AS 90050 Present a technological solution that addresses the requirements of a brief 4 credits Internal Two of the following unit standards will also be completed. They cover selected skills as required to complete and present your technological solution. They are also suitable for students who wish to progress to the Level 2 ICT Technology, Multimedia and Applications course and are also planning to take another Level 1 Technology course in 2010. NOTE: These students MUST discuss their proposed course with the Computing teachers and obtain H.O.D approval before enrolling in this programme. US 2780 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of a personal computer system v6 3 credits Internal US 5946 Use computer technology to create and deliver a presentation from given 3 credits Internal content v6 (selected students with HOD approval) US 18734 Create a web page using a template v3 (selected students with HOD 2 credits Internal approval) US 18758 Find information using the Internet v3 (selected students with HOD 2 credits Internal approval) US 25659 Create a web page using a mark-up language with a text editor v1 2 credits Internal (selected students with HOD approval) Pre-requisite Successfully completed Year 10 Information & Communication Technology. Course Costs $5.50 for workbook.

LEVEL 2 TECHNOLOGY, MULTIMEDIA & APPLICATIONS (Level 2 - 21 credits)


This course is designed to consolidate and develop advanced information management and ICT skills, knowledge of design principles, and the technological process. Students will acquire a range of practical skills and demonstrate these using various multimedia and general software applications as required to produce a solution for a project. AS 90342 Develop and model a conceptual design in information and 6 credits Internal communication technology v2 AS 90349 Develop and implement a one-off solution in information and 6 credits Internal communication technology v2 US 25655 Create a website using a dedicated web-authoring tool to met a set 3 credits Internal brief v1 US 5957 Produce schematic diagrams using a computer application v1 2 credits Internal AS 90368 Demonstrate skills in information and communication technology 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Successfully completed Level 1 ICT Technology Multimedia. Course Costs $5.50 for workbook.

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LEVEL 3 TECHNOLOGY, MULTIMEDIA & APPLICATIONS (Level 3 - 20 credits)


A course designed to enable students to develop and demonstrate advanced techniques using a range of multimedia software (including spreadsheets, word processing, database, web design, desk top publishing, game design and computer graphics at an advanced level. Students complete a client based project and create a real solution integrating application software as necessary. Technology ICT is an approved subject for University Entrance. Scholarship is also available for selected students. AS 90613 Develop a conceptual design to address a client issue v2 8 credits Internal AS 90620 Develop a one-off solution to address a client issue v2 8 credits Internal AS 90685 Demonstrate techniques in information and communication technology v2 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite - Successfully completed Level 2 ICT Technology Multimedia. Course Costs $3.50 for workbook

BUSINESS OFFICE SYSTEMS


LEVEL 2 OFFICE SYSTEMS (Level 2 - 21 credits, Level 3 - 5 credits)
A course designed to meet the needs of students who are thinking of going straight into employment after Level 2 or who are thinking of further tertiary study in this subject. The course covers clerical systems, reception skills, computer management and elementary accounting, electronic mail and presentation in the workplace. Ideally students should take this course in conjunction with Generic Computing Applications (CPG). US 121 Use office administration and communication systems v5 5 credits Internal US 122 Provide office reception services v5 (Level 3) 5 credits Internal US 2781 Manage and protect data in a personal computer system v6 3 credits Internal US 25662 Use digital communications technologies v1 3 credits Internal US 14462 Maintain personal presentation and greet customers in the workplace v4 2 credits Internal US 62 Maintain personal presentation in the workplace v4 2 credits Internal US 12885 Create and enhance documents combining text and images for generic 6 credits Internal text and information management v4 Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs Nil

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HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION


Junior Physical Education Year 9 and 10 Junior Health Year 9 and 10

Level 1 NCEA

11 PED Physical Education

11 PSS Sport Science

11 HEA Health

Level 2 NCEA

12 PED Physical Education

12 PEP Practical Phys Ed

12 PSS Sport Science

12 HEA Health

12 HDE
Human Development

12 GWY Gateway

Level 3 NCEA

13 PED Physical Education

13 PEP Practical Phys Ed

13 PSS Sport Science

13 HEA Health

= University approved subject

No arrows means no pre-requisites required.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
LEVEL 1 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (LEVEL 1 - 20 credits)
This course offers a diverse range of skills which gives the pupils an introduction to both theoretical and practical aspects of Physical Education. AS 1.1 Participation in physical activity & how this influences wellbeing 5 credits Internal AS 1.2 Demonstrate a knowledge of structure and function in performance 5 credits Internal AS 1.3 Demonstrate and describe the quality of movement 3 credits Internal AS 1.5 Developing interpersonal skills in a group or team 4 credits Internal AS 1.6 Examine the quality of movement in performance of a physical activity 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $40 for workbooks & pool admissions

LEVEL 2 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Level 2 - 19 credits)


This course builds on skills developed in Level 1 and explores further the theoretical and practical aspects of Physical Education. AS 2.2 From observation, examine how principles of anatomy and 4 credits Internal biomechanics relate to physical activity AS 2.3 Describe principles and methods of training and apply these to 3 credits Internal participation in physical activity AS 2.4 Through physical activity, describe and apply principles of skill learning 2 credits Internal and sport psychology AS 2.5 Practical performance. Demonstrate performance in two contrasting 4 credits Internal physical activities AS 2.6 Sociological aspects. Investigate the sociological significance of a 3 credits Internal sporting event, physical activity or festival AS 2.7 Explore leadership roles in a group or team physical activity 3 credits Internal Pre-requisite Grade 3 in Level 1 P.E. Course Costs - $40 for course fees and $200 (approx) for a 4-day camp.

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LEVEL 3 PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Level 3 - 24 credits)


The Level 3 NCEA course is a combination of theory and practice and is completely internally assessed. It builds upon the skills developed in Level 2. Students must be prepared to work independently at times with teacher guidance. AS 3.1 Apply knowledge to plan a physical activity programme experience 3 credits Internal AS 3.2 Review a physical activity programme or experience based on a personal 3 credits Internal definition of hauora/ wellbeing AS 3.3 Appraise performance and review a programme for performance 5 credits Internal improvement, for self or others AS 3.4 Demonstrate performance in a chosen physical activity against nationally 4 credits Internal developed performance standards AS 3.5 Examine a current physical activity event or trend or issue impacting on 4 credits Internal NZ society AS 3.6 Examine physical activity and take action to influence the participation of 5 credits Internal others. Pre-requisite Grade 3 or more at Level 2 P.E. Course Costs - $40

LEVEL 2 PRACTICAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Level 2 4 credits)


This course is a practically based Physical Education option. Ideally suited for sports students whose heavy training commitment makes six academic subjects a challenge. AS 2.5 Practical performance to designated national standards 4 credits Internal Pre-requisite by application to H.O.D. Phys Ed. Numbers are restricted. Course Costs - $45. Includes use of pool at Millennium Institute of Sport.

LEVEL 3 PRACTICAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION (Level 3 7 credits)


This course is a practically based Physical Education option that is an alternative to the more academic Level 3 Physical Education and Sports Science courses. Students will develop advanced physical skills in a number of different contexts, including team, individual and outdoor pursuit activities. AS 3.1 - L3 Apply knowledge to plan a physical activity programme or experience 3 credits Internal AS 3.4 - L3 Perform a physical activity to nationally developed performance 4 credits Internal standards Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $80. Includes use of pool at Millennium Institute of Sport and workbook.

SPORTS SCIENCE The Sports Performance Science programme is designed to enhance the sporting and academic careers of committed sports students. Special note: Sports Performance Science at Rangitoto College must be viewed in context of all three years of study. Due to the accelerate nature of the programme, Sports Science offers a total of 36 credits at Level 3 & 4, of which 25 are from the university approved Physical Education domain.
LEVEL 1 SPORTS SCIENCE (Level 1-2 - 25 credits)
This course involves an introduction to Sports Performance Science where students are guided in the development of work ethic, routine building, combined with progressive sport specific academic development. US 17626 Demonstrate basic knowledge of goal setting, basic training 2 credits Internal programmes, time management and mental preparation. AS 90436 Demonstrate performance in a physical activity against nationally 4 credits Internal developed performance standards AS 90067 Describe how to develop and/or maintain physical fitness, mental health 5 credits Internal and psychological skills. US 17630 Identify and develop skills that enhance sports performance 2 credits Internal US 13350 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of nutritional basics for the elite 3 credits Internal athlete US 12545 Describe the structure and function of the skeletal and muscular 3 credits Internal systems of the body. US 12543 Apply knowledge of exercise physiology to elite performance 3 credits Internal US 12546 Identify and explain factors involved in the prevention and management 3 credits Internal of sports injuries Pre-requisite - by application (limited entry) Course Costs - $30

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LEVEL 2 SPORTS SCIENCE (Level 2 & 3 - 24 credits)


This course involves more advanced Sports Performance Science, where students are guided in the development of skills in event management, principles of training and advanced health sciences as they relate to sports performance. The Level 2 Sports Science programme includes 11 Level 3 credits from the university approved Physical Education domain. US 12544 Describe psychological factors that affect performance. Apply and review 3 credits Internal the use of psychological skills in physical activities AS 90744 Examine physical activity and take action to influence the participation of 5 credits Internal others. US 12541 Explain how biomechanical principles relate to physical activity. Describe 3 credits Internal biomechanical principles involved in a complex movement sequences US 5368 Demonstrate knowledge of functional anatomy and physiology as they 7 credits Internal relate to physical activity. AS 90739 Apply knowledge to plan a physical activity or experience 3 credits Internal AS 90740 Explain, with evidence, the effectiveness of a physical activity 3 credits Internal programme and its influence on hauora/well-being. Pre-requisite - by application - Level 1 recommended (limited entry) Course Costs - $30

LEVEL 3 SPORTS SCIENCE (Level 3 & 4 - 18 credits)


This course involves building upon the established Sports Performance Science base, allowing students to work more on their own but still with teacher guidance. The Level 3 Sports Science programme includes 14 credits from the university approved Physical Education domain. AS 90741 Appraise performance and review a programme for performance 5 credits Internal improvement for self AS 90742 Demonstrate performance in a physical activity against nationally 4 credits Internal developed performance standards US 12528 Plan, implement and evaluate a personal exercise programme 5 credits Internal US 6572 Apply principles of nutrition to people involved in physical activity 4 credits Internal PE Schol Physical Education Scholarship exam Monetary External Pre-requisite - by application - successful completion of Level 2 (limited entry) Course Costs - $30

HEALTH Health is a University approved subject. The study of Health at a senior level develops students knowledge, skills, attitudes and motivation to make informed decisions and act in ways that contribute to their personal well-being, the well-being of other people and that of society as a whole. Health can contribute to tertiary study in areas such as social work, teaching, nursing and other health related courses.
LEVEL 1 HEALTH (Level 1 - 22 credits)
Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of personal and interpersonal factors that influence their well-being and an introductory knowledge of how societal factors influence their well-being. They examine strategies to support their own health and to support the well-being of others in the community. AS 1.1 Examine and apply concepts of strategies for achieving hauora/well 4 credits Internal being AS 1.3 Describe strategies for managing changing states of health 4 credits External AS 1.4 Understand skills required to enhance relationships and apply a problem 6 credits Internal solving model AS 1.5 Understand sexuality issues and describe strategies for enhancing 4 credits Internal sexual health AS 1.6 Demonstrate understanding of issues relating to alcohol and drug use 4 credits External Pre-requisite Nil Course Costs - $30

LEVEL 2 HEALTH (Level 2 - 19 credits)


Students will analyse influential factors, identify consequences for well-being and examine personal, interpersonal and societal strategies to enhance well-being for the chosen health topics. AS 2.1 Examine an adolescent health issue 5 credits External AS 2.2 Examine aspects of mental health 5 credits External AS 2.4 Examine an issue relating to personal safety in interaction with others 4 credits External AS 2.5 Examine issues associated with gender and sexuality 5 credits Internal Pre-requisite Grade 3 in Level 1 Health Course Costs - $30
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LEVEL 3 HEALTH (Level 3 - 19 credits)


Students will examine issues associated with the resilience of adolescents in NZ, treatments for stress, HIV/AIDS as an international health issue, and the ethical issues associated with assisted reproductive technology. This will involve analysing research, challenging assumptions, developing reasoned arguments and critically evaluating. AS 3.1 Analyse a NZ health issue 5 credits Internal AS 3.2 Analyse an international health issue 5 credits External AS 3.3 Investigate contemporary health practice 5 credits Internal AS 3.4 Examine ethical dilemmas 4 credits External Pre-requisite - Grade 3 in Level 2 Health Course Costs - $30

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
LEVEL 2 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - (Level 2 - Up to 21 credits)
This course aims to develop the skills of senior students in relating to others, in managing the challenges of young adult life, and to explore career options. It includes regular, enjoyable recreation and two days of outdoor activities and team building. Unit standards may change yearly. US 12354 Independent living and flatting 4 credits Internal US 12383 Explore career options 2 credits Internal US 12349 Time Management 3 credits Internal US 12351 Participate in adventure based activities 3 credits Internal US 12352 Communication skills in physical activity 4 credits Internal US 14249 Safety in interactions with others 3 credits Internal An additional standard may be offered based on student interest. Pre-requisite - Limited to 25 places, selection process will be applied. Course Costs - $80

GATEWAY
LEVEL 2 GATEWAY (Level 1 - 3 credits, Level 2 approximately 20 credits)
Gateway opens a new pathway from school to the world of work by combining school study with work based learning. Students attend work placements one day a week during Terms 2/3 and complete an individual learning plan of approximately 10 credits relating to their chosen industry. Examples of industry placements include: trades, hospitality, health, retail, banking, office administration and many others. In addition the course offers Unit Standards that are taught in class. A selection of units will be made from the following list. US 504 L1 Produce a CV 2 credits Internal US 4252 L2 Produce a targeted Resume 2 credits Internal US 6401 L2 Provide First Aid 1 credit Internal US 6402 L1 Provide Resuscitation 1 credit Internal US 6400 L3 Manage First Aid in emergency situation 2 credits Internal US 6401, 6402 & 6400 completed together give students the Certificate of First Aid in the Workplace US 10781 L 2 Produce a plan for own future direction 3 credits Internal US 57 L 2 Provide customer service in a given situation 2 credits Internal US 14462 L 2 Maintain personal presentation in the workplace 2 credits Internal US 497 L1 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health/safety requirements 3 credits Internal US 24695 L2 Demonstrate knowledge of income taxation & other deductions 3 credits Internal US 8545 L2 Describe factors contributing to, and consequences of, crime 3 credits Internal Level 2/3 US Individual Learning Plan - industry based unit standards 10+ credits Internal Pre-requisite - Nil. By application. Limited to 40 places Course Costs - $15 plus transport costs to weekly work placements

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