Level 3 Outdoor Education
Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Jackways
This course has a strong practical component. Students will train for and perform in a Tough Guy competition, undertake a rock-climbing trip, complete a two night survival exercise, learn about weather patterns, go canyoning and complete the Tongariro Crossing. Students will also learn single rope technique within the context of caving. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and listen to outdoor education providers and learn about career pathways within the industry. Please be advised changes may occur to the programme depending on the availability of outside providers and NZQA’s approval to assess. Some trips undertaken in this course may run on a Sunday to minimise the impact on other curriculum areas and maximise the benefits of the outdoor experience.
Survival skills-Survival trip
Tongariro Crossing- speak to a known audience
Caving- single rope technique
Tough Guy Challenge
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Recommended Prior Learning
14 Credits in NCEA level 2 Physical Education and/ or Outdoor Education or combination thereof. A good level of physical fitness. If a student has an interest in the outdoors/ adventure tourism and a satisfactory level of achievement in Science and English, an exception may be made after consultation with the HOF.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 4
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.