Level 3 Outdoor Education

13OED
Course Description

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, teach junior students Adventure Based Learning 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.


Course Overview

Term 1
Survival skills-Survival trip
Tongariro Crossing- speak to a known audience

Term 2
Caving- single rope technique
Weather patterns
Tough Guy Challenge

Term 3
Rock Climbing/ Canyoning
Adventure Based Learning

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$450-500


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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91501 v2 Physical Education 3.4 - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting
3
I
4
*
Y
U.S. 24663 v1 Demonstrate leadership while participating in an adventure based learning programme
3
I
3
U.S. 20160 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of weather processes and their effects in New Zealand
3
I
2
U.S. 20150 v3 Demonstrate rock climbing skills on natural rock
3
I
5
U.S. 20129 v2 Demonstrate single rope technique (SRT) for caving
3
I
4
U.S. 1307 v8 Speak to a known audience in a predictable situation
3
I
3
U.S. 430 v7 Demonstrate bush survival skills
3
I
3
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.