St John's College (Hillcrest)
Curriculum Guide

Art


Visual Arts

Through engaging in the visual art, students learn how to discern in, and celebrate their own and others’ visual worlds. Visual arts learning, begins with students’s curiosity and delight in their senses and stories and extends to communication of complex ideas and concepts. An understanding of Maori visual culture is achieved through exploration of Maori contexts.  The arts of European, Pasifika, Asian and other cultures add significant dimensions to New Zealand visual culture.

 In visual arts education, students develop visual literacy and aesthetic awareness as they manipulate and transform visual, tactile and spatial ideas to solve problems. They explore experiences, stories, abstract concepts, social issues and needs, both individually and collaboratively. They experiment with different media and materials, using processes and convention/s to develop their visual enquires and creates both static and time-based art works.  They view art works, bringing their own experiences, sharing their responses and generating multiple interpretations. Their meaning making is further informed by investigation of the contexts in which art works are created, used and valued.  As they develop their visual literacy, students are able to engage with a wider range of art experiences in increasingly complex and conscious ways.

 The visual arts develop students’ conceptual thinking within a range of practices across drawing, sculpture, design, painting, printmaking, photography and moving image.  Theoretical investigations also inform practical enquiry. Opportunities to explore and communicate in their visual arts continue to expand as technologies and multi-disciplinary practices evolve.

 

ArtSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12ART - Level 2 Art

Level 2 Art
Students will study Design and Painting in two separate Achievement Standards. Work will also consist of drawing and painting studies, visual and written research, artist research and critical analysis of art and artworks.

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Greenwood

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $60. Pencils 2B-6B, Easer, Sharpie Marker.

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91325 v2Visual Arts 2.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
A.S. 91321 v2Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 12 Creative Industries credits
E
12
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

ArtSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12PHO - Level 2 Photography

Year 12 Photography is an introduction to the art of using light. Students will learn to use the manual components of a DSLR camera, and edit images, considering their after effects. They will learn to analyse established photography practitioners and use them to inform the technical, formal and conceptual ideas that are important when considering the making of a photograph. There is a written component to this course. This course will prepare students for Year 13 Photography.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Young

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $60 in addition to having a DSLR Camera. You will also need a USB stick to save your images.

Recommended Prior Learning:

No prerequisites however Year 11 Art would be beneficial.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91322 v2Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 12 Creative Industries credits
E
12
A.S. 91315 v2Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
A.S. 91312 v2Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Drama


Drama Learning Area

Drama is a unique, challenging yet enjoyable subject. Drama focuses on developing skills that are invaluable throughout life. Studying drama does not just lead to being an actor but it develops confidence to excel in any career, especially working with people.  It fosters important skills and qualities such as creativity, communication, self-confidence, trust, team work and cooperation. Drama at St John’s is a combination of appreciation, writing, analysing and technical and stagecraft experience. 


DramaSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12DRA - Level 2 Drama

Level 2 Drama

This course is composed of both external and internal Drama Achievement Standards. All Drama Standards contribute towards Level 2 Literacy.
Drama is a mode of learning that challenges students to make meaning of their world.The aims of the course are to provide pathways into the performing arts,and provide knowledge and skills that are transferable to a variety of artistic, social and work-related contexts.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Johansson-Hale

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $60
A4 Visual Diary

Recommended Prior Learning:

Level 2 Drama


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91219 v2Drama 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91216 v4Drama 2.4 - Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91214 v2Drama 2.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
Y
A.S. 91213 v2Drama 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
4r
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

English


Kia ora koutou! Welcome to the English and Languages Faculty page

The subjects within the faculty have roots in the humanities: the languages of English, Te Reo Māori, and Spanish, and the fields of literature, drama, and media studies.  These subjects ask our student to explore the human world they live in, not through experiments and measurement but through rational analysis, emotional insight and imagination.

Our vision for our learners in the faculty is for them become:

The importance of literature and language has never been greater in an ever-changing world saturated by media, influenced by global politics, and impacted by rapid technological change.  The humanities provide an outlet for students to seek connection by interpreting the world around them through cross-cultural and language based understandings.

There is no doubt that the job market is changing.  We hear daily that jobs in many traditional fields from the trades to medicine, from accounting to horticulture, are becoming obsolete as they are increasingly automated or outsourced to the developing world.  However, the research is clear that fields that involve the skills fostered in the humanities, like critical thought, emotional intelligence, philosophical and moral reasoning are in no danger of disappearing.  Therefore, students focused on success in the 21st Century job market would be wise to pursue study in these fields, setting themselves up for the greatest variety of opportunities in their lives beyond school.

EnglishSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12ENGE - Level 2 English (External)

This is an academic course that builds on skills taught at Level 1. Focusing on written and visual literary texts, students will learn to critically analyse aspects such as author’s purpose, and the effectiveness of techniques used to communicate with the audience. The development of effective and engaging communication skills through writing and speech will help students navigate tertiary study and the challenges of the modern workplace. The course is comprised of both internally and externally assessed achievement standards.

Any student considering The University of Auckland should be aware of their entry requirement of at least 17 English credits at Level 2/3.

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Hutchinson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $30 Pop Up Globe
$10 Poetry in Action
1x 2B hardcover exercise book (students are welcome to use their English book from 2018 to add to their record of learning)
1 x clear file (reused from 2018)
Pens and highlighters

Recommended Prior Learning:

Students must have achieved at least 16 credits in Level One English, including at least an Achieved mark in one or more English external exams.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91105 v2English 2.8 - Use information literacy skills to form developed conclusion(s)
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91102 v2English 2.5 - Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91101 v2English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Services Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
6w
A.S. 91100 v2English 2.3 - Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91099 v4English 2.2 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91098 v3English 2.1 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
4r,4w
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

EnglishSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12ENGI - Level 2 English (Internal)

This course is composed of Level Two English Achievement Standards, and one externally assessed standard. Students will build on the skills developed at Level One, with a focus on developing written, oral, and visual literacy. Some students may opt to attempt the visual standard in the external examination, assessed in the form of a literary essay. Whilst the focus of this course is internally assessed standards, this is still an academically rigorous course requiring an excellent attitude and work ethic.

Any student considering The University of Auckland should be aware of their entry requirement of at least 17 English credits at Level 2/3.

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Hutchinson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $30 Pop Up Globe
$10 Poetry in Action
1x 2B hardcover exercise book (students are welcome to use their English book from 2018 to add to their record of learning)
1 x clear file (reused from 2018)
Pens and highlighters

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91107 v2English 2.10 - Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91106 v2English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91104 v2English 2.7 - Analyse significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91101 v2English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Services Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
6w
A.S. 91099 v4English 2.2 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
4w
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

English As A 2nd Language


English Language courses are provided as an option for those students for whom English is a second language. The courses have been developed to improve students use of functional language to help them fully access the curriculum.

English As A 2nd LanguageSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12EL - Level 2 English Language

Level 2 English Language
This course aims to improve the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of students whose first language is not English. It includes NCEA Level 2 assessments following guidelines set down by the MoE and NZQA. English Language will help you lift the standard of your English in the hope that you will be better able to cope with your other subjects.

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Stark

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 28001 v3Complete a form (EL)
I
5
U.S. 27991 v3Participate in simple spoken exchanges on personal and familiar topics (EL)
I
10
U.S. 27984 v3Read and understand simple texts for practical purposes (EL)
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 7 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 7 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 7 Primary Industries credits
  • 7 Services Industries credits
  • 7 Social & Community Services credits
  • 7 Creative Industries credits
I
7
U.S. 27983 v3Read and understand simple texts on familiar topics (EL)
I
8
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Gateway


This programme opens a pathway from school to the workforce for our senior boys. It is a great opportunity to blend school study with workplace learning. 

Students identify an industry they are interested in and spend one day per week for a period of time in a work placement with an employer. Gateway class time is used to work on individual learning plans which will include Workplace Health and Safety, Work and Study Skills, Interpersonal Communications and Industry Related Standards. These standards are assessed both at school and the workplace and credits achieved go towards school NCEA qualifications and NZQA industry standards qualifications.

Time is also made available to catch up on work missed in other subjects while out on work placements.

Students will gain the following benefits;


GatewaySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12GAT - Level 2 Gateway

This is an internally assessed course, using a combination of Generic and Industry Related Unit Standards as appropriate to each student’s preferred future career. Students are required to complete a 10 week work placement - arranged in conjunction with the Gateway Coordinator - with the opportunity to achieve at least 20 industry related NCEA credits in class. Motivation, maturity, and a 'work ready' attitude are vital to ensure success on the Gateway transition programme.

Teacher in Charge: Mr W. McNamara

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 12383 v8Explore career options and their implications
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 10781 v6Produce a plan for own future directions
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 4253 v7Demonstrate knowledge of job search skills
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 4252 v8Produce a personal targeted CV (curriculum vitae)
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 4247 v6Describe general characteristics of peoples in New Zealand
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
I
2
U.S. 1979 v10Describe employment agreements
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 377 v8Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in workplaces
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
  • 2 Services Industries credits
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

JC Pathway


Each year a small group of students (approx. 15) who are entering Year 11 are identified and invited to join our JC Pathway. These students would find it challenging to see success in some elements of the mainstream programme. In its place is a more personalised learning pathway which still leads to NCEA L1 and L2. Once students start on this pathway they will stay on it until they leave St John’s College, moving from 11JC to 12JC and then on to tertiary training, apprenticeship, or job opportunities at the end of Year 12.

Academic provision in school is blended with access to STAR funded courses which give students the opportunity to undertake work related learning and gain relevant experience for the workplace. This leads into a more formal work experience placement that students undertake in Year 12 via the Gateway programme.

JC PathwaySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12JCP - Year 12 JC Pathway

Once students have completed two years of the JC/Gateway transition programme - gaining a variety of Core Skills and Industry related NCEA credits - and having also completed a 10 week work placement, students should now be ready to move onto industry related tertiary study, an apprenticeship or full-time employment.

The Level 2 Job Creation Course consists of 5 compulsory subjects; English, Maths, Religious Education, Physical Education & Health and Gateway. Students choose an additional 2 options.

English
The focus is on the development of careers and work related literacy skills within an English context. Students will sit Unit Standards that focus on a variety of skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Mathematics
The 12JC mathematics course provides students with the opportunity to get Level 2 credits in a highly valued subject. All standards are internally assessed.

Gateway & Lifeskills
Students will gain a variety of Core Skills and Industry related credits. A compulsory part of the course is a work experience placement (1 day per week for 10 weeks). By the end of the course students should be ready to move onto industry related tertiary study, an apprenticeship of full-time employment.

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Tester

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: Mathematics - A fee of $15 is charged for workbooks

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91268 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.13 - Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
Y
Y
A.S. 91263 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.8 - Design a questionnaire
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91260 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.5 - Apply network methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 2 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
  • 2 Services Industries credits
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
Y
A.S. 91259 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.4 - Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91258 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.3 - Apply sequences and series in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 2 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
Y
A.S. 91256 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.1 - Apply co-ordinate geometry methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 2 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 2 Services Industries credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
Y
U.S. 25073 v3Read texts to recognise differing points of view on a topic
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 12383 v8Explore career options and their implications
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 11097 v5Listen actively to gain information in an interactive situation
I
3
U.S. 10781 v6Produce a plan for own future directions
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 4253 v7Demonstrate knowledge of job search skills
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 4252 v8Produce a personal targeted CV (curriculum vitae)
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 4247 v6Describe general characteristics of peoples in New Zealand
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
I
2
U.S. 3492 v7Write a short report
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 1979 v10Describe employment agreements
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 1307 v8Speak to a known audience in a predictable situation
I
3
U.S. 1299 v9Be assertive in a range of specified situations
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
U.S. 377 v8Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in workplaces
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
  • 2 Services Industries credits
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Mathematics


Years 9 and 10

The Mathematics Programme utilises the Achievement Objectives set at Levels 3 to 5 of The New Zealand Curriculum, building on work already achieved at intermediate school level. Running through the course are the key competencies: thinking, using language, symbols and texts, managing self, relating to others, participating and contributing. 

Testing is done in Years 9 and 10 to identify what curriculum levels students are at, and then used to develop programmes that address learning gaps in each class.

The course develops students' Number, Measurement, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Probability skills.

Students will be encouraged to develop their numeracy skills by being introduced to, and engaging with a range of mathematical problems. Students will have opportunities to develop their thinking skills; understanding of language, symbols and texts; self management; ability to relate to others and participate and contribute with the issue affecting the world around them.

Senior Mathematics and Statistics (NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3)

A range of courses are available at the senior level catering for differing interests and ability levels. 

Mathematics is compulsory at Year 11, as 10 Numeracy Credits are required to reach Level 1 NCEA. We offer both an external and an internal course.

Most students will also do Mathematics in Year 12, as it is a requirement for most tertiary courses, and its concepts and skills are fundamental to many science courses. Again Saint John's offers both external and internal courses.

In Year 13 we offer two Mathematics courses - Statistics and Calculus.  Both require prerequisites from the Year 11 and 12 external Maths courses.


MathematicsSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12MATE - Level 2 Mathematics (External)

This is an academic course which requires a high level of algebraic manipulation. Mathematical process skills such as problem solving, reasoning and communicating mathematical ideas are applied. Students develop the skills, concepts, understandings, and attitudes which will enable them to cope confidently with the mathematics of everyday life and in the work environment. Students must take this course if they plan to take 13MAS or 13MAC in Year 13.

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Plant

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: Each student is required to have a Casio fx-9750G plus graphics calculator and $25 for a Revision guide and Fold-Out Notes.

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91269 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.14 - Apply systems of equations in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 2 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
Y
A.S. 91267 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.12 - Apply probability methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91262 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.7 - Apply calculus methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 5 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
E
5
Y
A.S. 91261 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.6 - Apply algebraic methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91259 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.4 - Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91256 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.1 - Apply co-ordinate geometry methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 2 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 2 Services Industries credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

MathematicsSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12MATI - Level 2 Mathematics (Internal)

Students who plan to do Calculus or Statistics in Year 13 should not take this course. This course contains a minimal amount of algebra content and does not adequately prepare students for Year 13 Maths. However, it does provide students with the opportunity to get Level 2 credits in a highly valued subject. It consists of 7 achievement standards worth a total of 17 credits. The majority of standards are internally assessed, with one external standard – ‘Apply probability methods’, worth 4 credits, which will be assessed externally in an end of year examination. All other standards will be assessed in class immediately on completion of the unit of work.

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Plant

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: A fee of $15 is charged for workbooks.

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91269 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.14 - Apply systems of equations in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 2 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
Y
A.S. 91268 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.13 - Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
Y
Y
A.S. 91267 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.12 - Apply probability methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91260 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.5 - Apply network methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 2 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
  • 2 Services Industries credits
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
Y
A.S. 91259 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.4 - Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91258 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.3 - Apply sequences and series in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 2 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
Y
A.S. 91256 v3Mathematics and Statistics 2.1 - Apply co-ordinate geometry methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 2 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 2 Services Industries credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Music


The Music Program at St. John's college is designed to encourage and develop a student's passion for music in a creative environment.  From the Year 9 option where students get a taste of what Music looks like at college through to NCEA where students create original music, perform to audiences as individuals and in groups, develop their theory knowledge and enhance their research skills. 

Students have a range of music opportunities available to them through extra-curricular groups and they are encouraged to join these as music students. Skills learnt while playing music in a group situation help increase confidence and ability.  Students will learn a variety of new skills each year, continuing on from the previous year with an increased focus on music technology and creativity present in the music industry today. 

By Year 13 music students will be able to:

Understanding music in context

Developing practical knowledge

Developing ideas

Communicating and interpreting

MusicSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12MUS - Level 2 Music

This course is composed of internal Music Achievement Standards. Music 2.9 may contribute towards Level 1 Literacy. Students will pursue performance, song writing, composition and research. Formal tutition on a choosen instrument is required throughout the year.
End of course assessment criteria:
• Performance is assessed at four year’s formal tuition.
• Research is assessed at Year 12 or Level 2 Literacy.
• Song writing and composition is assessed at three years in classroom Music (Years 10 to 12).
Year 12 Music pathway:
• Provides opportunity for developing music skills including performance and music writing
• Is a significant phase of music education through the NCEA journey,
• Provides a deeper understanding and appreciation of music for life beyond school and into the community, and
• Prepares students for prerequisites into further and tertiary education.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. McHugh

Recommended Prior Learning:

Level 1 Music or similar, or three years formal instrument tuition that is on going. Teacher recommendation.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91278 v2Music Studies 2.9 - Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91274 v2Making Music 2.2 - Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
A.S. 91272 v2Making Music 2.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
A.S. 91271 v2Making Music 2.4 - Compose two substantial pieces of music
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
A.S. 91270 v2Making Music 2.1 - Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Physical Education


This faculty is responsible for the provision of Physical Education, Outdoor Education, our Athlete Development program and Health.  

The Physical Education Curriculum is designed to be taught in, through and about movement.  It encapsulates four strands; Personal Health and Physical Development, Movement Concepts and Motor Skills, Relationships with Other People and Healthy Communities and Environments.  Our curriculum is about enhancing the well-being of ourselves, others and society through health promotion, changing or challenging attitudes and values, using a socio-ecological perspectives and demonstrating principles of Hauora (well being).

At St John's College we endeavor to meet these curriculum goals by providing engaging innovative programs that challenge and motivate our students.

Physical EducationSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12OED - Level 2 Outdoor Education

Students will participate in a range of outdoor pursuits including; 3-day overnight tramp, orienteering/navigation, mountain biking,& adventure based learning activities. Students may also be able to participate in a high and low rope courses. They will learn safety management procedures and skills associated with the planning, implementing and evaluating of these activities. Students considering this course should have an interest in outdoor pursuits. The course is made up of all internal Level 2 Unit Standards. 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.

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Robinson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $380

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 20138 v1Select, set up and maintain a mountain or cycle touring bike
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 5479 v3Complete white and yellow grade orienteering courses
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 1 Services Industries credits
I
1
U.S. 473 v6Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in a high ropes course programme
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
U.S. 470 v5Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in a low ropes course programme
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
U.S. 467 v5Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in adventure based learning
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
U.S. 457 v6Mountain bike on intermediate to expert terrain
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 431 v6Navigate in good visibility on land
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 426 v6Experience camping
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 425 v6Experience day tramps
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
I
3
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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12PHE - Level 2 Physical Education & Health

Students will learn how being socially responsible has benefits for the individual athlete and for the team they are representing. Students will learn how a team operates, the roles individuals play in a team, and the behaviours and practices that enable a team to form and perform.  Students will perform a physical activity against the National Standards.

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Robinson

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91336 v2Physical Education 2.10 - Analyse group processes in physical activity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91334 v2Physical Education 2.8 - Consistently demonstrate social responsibility through applying a social responsibility model in physical activity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
A.S. 91330 v3Physical Education 2.4 - Perform a physical activity in an applied setting
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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12SPS - Level 2 Sport Science

Students will study Biophysical Principles such as: functional anatomy, biomechanics, skill learning principles and sport psychology through the context of skateboarding. They will also complete a six week training programme using our weights area. The programme will focus on principals and methods of training, energy systems, exercise physiology and sport psychology. Students will learn leadership skills through coaching students from one of our contributing schools. Lastly the students will look at the role and significance of physical activity here at St John’s College. Students will be required to express their level of understanding in practical and theoretical assessments.

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Robinson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $50

Recommended Prior Learning:

11 credits in NCEA level 1 Physical Education and Achievement Standard 90068 (structure and function of the body). Consideration will be given to those with satisfactory achievement in NCEA Level 1 English and Science, for those who have an interest in sport and / or by negotiation with HOD.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91332 v2Physical Education 2.6 - Evaluate leadership strategies that contribute to the effective functioning of a group
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91330 v3Physical Education 2.4 - Perform a physical activity in an applied setting
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
A.S. 91329 v2Physical Education 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of biophysical principles to training for physical activity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91328 v2Physical Education 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how and why biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Social & Community Services credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
Y
A.S. 91327 v2Physical Education 2.1 - Examine the role and significance of physical activity in the lives of young people in New Zealand
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Religious Studies


NgaTaonga– Living the Treasure

Religious Education at Saint John's College is a subject which presents the Christian message to all students at all levels of the school, through the traditions and ceremonies of the Catholic church.

The philosophy of Saint John's College is based on that of the Founder of the Marist Brothers, Saint Marcellin Champagnat. The elements of Marist spirituality present in our college is:

God’s Presence and Love
Trust in God
Love of Jesus and His Gospel
In the Way of Mary
Family Spirit
A Spirituality of Simplicity




Religious StudiesSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12REL - Level 2 Religious Education

Level 2 Religious Education
The focus of the Understanding Faith Curriculum in Year 12 is on assisting students to widen their religious horizons.
In Year 12, the faith of the students in Jesus Christ as their Saviour is further strengthened by the teaching of the following topics during the academic year. They are, Religions of the World, Catholic Social Teaching and Justice and Peace; The Church’s Story, Loss, Death, Grief and Dying, Biblical Studies, Christian Morality and Moral Development; Christian Art and Commitment and Ministry.

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Bartram

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: Own Bible
$10 for National Centre of Religious Studies Textbook License

Recommended Prior Learning:

Religious Education is a compulsory subject, all students will have followed the Understanding Faith Curriculum for Year 11


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91724 v2Religious Studies 2.1 - Explain a significant theme in a sacred text within a religious tradition
I
6
Y
A.S. 90823 v3Religious Studies 2.4 - Explain the key beliefs within two religious traditions in relation to a significant religious question
I
6
Y
A.S. 90822 v3Religious Studies 2.3 - Explain how a contemporary social action derives from the ethical principles of a religious tradition
I
6
Y
  
Total Credits

Science


Science is a way of investigating, understanding, and explaining our natural, physical world and the wider universe. It involves generating and testing ideas, gathering evidence – including by making observations, carrying out investigations and modelling, and communicating and debating with others – in order to develop scientific knowledge, understanding, and explanations. Scientific progress comes from logical, systematic work and from creative insight, built on a foundation of respect for evidence. Different cultures and periods of history have contributed to the development of science.

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12HOR - Level 2 Horticulture

This course continues on from the horticultural skills developed at level one and the science theory to support it. Major topics include: Plant structure and function – the parts of a plant and their role in aiding plant growth; Soil science – soil composition, texture and structure, the role of fertiliser for plant health; Amenity horticulture – use of bedding plants and ornamental vegetables in landscaping; Native plant restoration – the use of native trees and shrubs to restore a degraded habitat.

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gee

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $30 towards seed cost. All produce grown by students is theirs to take home

Recommended Prior Learning:

Appropriate Level 1 Credits (or HOD permission)


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 29663 v1Care for trees and shrubs under close supervision
I
5
U.S. 21027 v4Plant and maintain displays of bedding plants or bulbs or herbaceous perennials under close supervision
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 10 Primary Industries credits
I
10
U.S. 2765 v6Plant trees or shrubs under close supervision
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
5
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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12BIO - Level 2 Biology

Biology is the Science of Life and is a useful subject for many career pathways such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, health and physical education, horticulture, agriculture, farming, teaching and in the food industry. It is also a subject of general interest for many people, in areas such as conservation, wildlife, stem cell research, genetic engineering and general health & well-being.
Course Description: Ecology and Conservation; Students look at living organisms within their environment, and study a community at the rocky shore. Cells; Students investigate cells using the microscope and look at cell processes. Adaptation; Students study adaptations of plants or animals. Genetics and Evolution; This section involves the study of genetic variation, change and gene expression.

Teacher in Charge: Ms N. Gelston

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $30 Field Trip to Raglan
$25 SciPad Workbooks
2B6 Exercise Book
Ruler
Highlighter

Recommended Prior Learning:

Must have attained three external Science Standards at Level 1 with a Merit grade or better or HOF approval.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91159 v2Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91158 v2Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91157 v2Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91156 v2Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91155 v2Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91153 v2Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
I
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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12CHE - Level 2 Chemistry

Chemistry is the science of matter and as such studies the elements and the compounds they form. The course shows how chemists use their knowledge to meet the needs of society. Chemical knowledge is a requirement or recommended for entry to university courses in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, agriculture, engineering and materials technology.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Horrack

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $25 Chemistry SciPad workbooks
$5 Additional resources
2B8 Exercise book or Refill pad and Clearfile
Highlighter
Scientific Calculator, eg fx-82AU

Recommended Prior Learning:

Must have attained a Merit grade or better in Science 1.5 (Acids and Bases) and Chemistry 1.1 (Practical Investigation), or HOF approval.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91910 v1Chemistry 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using quantitative analysis
I
4
Y
A.S. 91167 v2Chemistry 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
A.S. 91166 v2Chemistry 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91165 v2Chemistry 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91164 v2Chemistry 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 5 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
  • 5 Social & Community Services credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
E
5
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

ScienceSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12PHY - Level 2 Physics

Physics is the study of the physical world around us, including motion of objects, forces, gravity and electromagnetism. Knowledge of Physics is a requirement for entry to university courses in Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Structural, Civil and Electrical), Architectural Design and Surveying.
Course Description:
Experimental Methods; Measurement and analysis of physical systems.
Introduction to Motion; A look at how and why objects move in different situations. Electricity and Electromagnetism; Electrical circuit behaviour. Electric and magnetic fields and the links between them.
Waves: The properties and behavior of different types of waves including light and sound. Atoms: Radioactivity and properties of nuclei.

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Tsai

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $10

Recommended Prior Learning:

14 credits in Level 1 Science and Mathematics including one Merit from either Physics 1.3 or Science 1.1 and a Merit in 1.2 Algebra (91027) or HOF approval.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91173 v2Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91172 v2Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91171 v2Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91170 v2Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91168 v2Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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12SCI - Level 2 Science

Year 12 Science is an Achievement Standards and Unit Standards course, based on Level 7 of the Science Curriculum document.   This Course encourages students to relate what they have learnt in class to the world they live in, supporting report and writing skills.  The geological history of the World is a focus of this course, together with its natural and built environment.  This course is designed for the student who wishes to go to a technical vocation such as offered by tertiary course at polytechnic or onto a trade’s specific vocation.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Fairweather

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: 2B8 or 2B5 Exercise book
Highlighter
Pens

Recommended Prior Learning:

Achieved grade in 2 or more of Year 11 Internal Science Standards OR 1 of the external Level 1 Science exams, OR HOF Approval.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91190 v2Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91189 v2Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91188 v2Earth and Space Science 2.2 - Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91169 v2Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
U.S. 2990 v7Read texts to research information
I
4
U.S. 1279 v7Write in plain English
I
3
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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12AGH - Level 2 Agricultural & Horticultural Science

This course continues on from horticultural skills developed at level one, the agribusiness sector in NZ and the science that supports it. Major topics include: Soil science – Adding organic matter and the importance of humus, soil management practices; Plant Husbandry – plant cultivation and propagation, protection and training, maintenance of plant health; Environmental impact of dairy farming in the Waikato – the effect on soil, water, air and living organisms; Agribusiness – alternatives to meat consumption and future proofing the sector; Amenity horticulture – landscape plans and design, use of bedding plants, ornamental vegetables and herbs to create potager gardens.

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gee

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $60. Includes $30 towards seed cost in which all produce grown by students is theirs to take home. Also $30 towards a field trip to an organic dairy farm in Waitetuna (RD1 Raglan)

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91866 v1Agribusiness 2.8 - Conduct an inquiry into the use of organisms to meet future needs
I
4
Y
A.S. 91298 v2Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91296 v2Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.8 - Produce a landscape plan
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91289 v2Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.1 - Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
4
Y
Y
U.S. 21027 v4Plant and maintain displays of bedding plants or bulbs or herbaceous perennials under close supervision
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 10 Primary Industries credits
I
10
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Social Sciences


The Social Sciences prepare you for the world! – in all its aspects. You will get the most out of our wonderful world if you understand its diversity, its development, its issues and its humanity.

The Social Sciences provide students with a wide range of opportunities to broaden their experiences and skills to enable them to be engaged and socially aware members of society. In Year 9 and Year 10 all students study Social Studies. At year 10 students may take year 10 Business studies as an option.

The Senior Social Sciences split into Accounting, Economics, Geography and History. These subjects are available in all three levels of NCEA. Level 3 Tourism is available for year 13 students.

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12ACC - Level 2 Accounting

The course covers the following key topics:
1. The Conceptual Basis of Accounting
2. Processing Accounting Data
3. Accounting Subsystems
4. Accounting Reports for Sole Proprietors
5. Decision Making – Analyse and Interpret Financial Information
A.S. 91386 is offered at the discretion of the TIC of Accounting.

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Frewen

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $20 for Workbooks.
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.

Recommended Prior Learning:

12 credits in Level 1 Accounting or approval from the HOF. Students who have not previously taken accounting will need to participate in out of class tutorials.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91386 v2Accounting 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of an inventory subsystem for an entity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91179 v2Accounting 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of an accounts receivable subsystem for an entity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91177 v2Accounting 2.4 - Interpret accounting information for entities that operate accounting subsystems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91176 v2Accounting 2.3 - Prepare financial information for an entity that operates accounting subsystems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
E
5
Y
A.S. 91175 v2Accounting 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of accounting processing using accounting software
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91174 v2Accounting 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of accounting concepts for an entity that operates accounting subsystems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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12ECO - Level 2 Economics

The course is a full year introduction to the New Zealand economy. Students will explore issues such as overseas trade, inflation, economic growth, employment and Government policy, and how they affect the New Zealand economy. Students will be expected to keep current with developments in the New Zealand economy and the wider world in which New Zealand trades.

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Healy

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $50 for the workbook and a personal subscription to the Elearn Website.
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.

Recommended Prior Learning:

12 Credits level 1 Economics or approval from the HOF.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91227 v2Economics 2.6 - Analyse how government policies and contemporary economic issues interact
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Services Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
6r
A.S. 91225 v2Economics 2.4 - Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91224 v2Economics 2.3 - Analyse economic growth using economic concepts and models
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91223 v2Economics 2.2 - Analyse international trade using economic concepts and models
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91222 v2Economics 2.1 - Analyse inflation using economic concepts and models
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
4w
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Social SciencesSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12GEO - Level 2 Geography

Geography is the study of the environment around us.  We look at aspects of physical, human and environmental geography, developing an in-depth understanding of the interactions that occur between the cultural and natural environment.  Students will be building on their knowledge of the processes that form New Zealand by conducting fieldwork in Tongariro National Park, this will involve a three day fieldtrip staying and researching the environment.  They will be further developing their knowledge of the application of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) skills developing the ability to use and apply ARCGIS software which is used in many industries today. 

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Bossenger

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $50 for Workbook and course materials
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.
Pencils, protractor, Colouring pencils.
There will be a fieldtrip cost for the three day trip to Tongariro National Park of aproximately $120-150

Recommended Prior Learning:

12 credits in NCEA Level 1 Geography or approval from HOF.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91247 v2Geography 2.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with guidance, to solve a geographic problem
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91246 v3Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91244 v3Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
Y
Y
A.S. 91243 v2Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91240 v2Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
E
4
Y
4r,4w
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Social SciencesSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12HIS - Level 2 History

This course is designed for students wanting to go to university and will be useful in whichever subjects at university students may be interested in. It has a lot of literacy reading and writing credits and so is a viable choice for those looking for alternative literacy credits.
The skills developed include, critical source interpretation, persuasive argument and evaluation. Critical source interpretation involves interpreting a range of sources, what are they saying? How useful is the source and how reliable or useful is it? This develops your ability to understand the world as it is rather than how others say it is. Persuasive argument. This is the ability to convince others with well articulated ideas explained well and backed up with comprehensive evidence. Evaluation. History also gives you the skills to analyse perspectives and ideas to evaluate their comparative validity and usefulness, which has a number of real-world applications.
Topics include the Russian Revolution, perspectives on Gallipoli and a research task that will include trips to the University of Waikato Library.

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Cullen-Wright

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: 2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.

Recommended Prior Learning:

12 Credits in Level 1 History or the equivalent in Level 1 external English.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91233 v2History 2.5 - Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
E
5
Y
5r,5w
A.S. 91232 v2History 2.4 - Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91231 v2History 2.3 - Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91230 v2History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91229 v2History 2.1 - Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
4r
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Spanish


Why should you learn Spanish?


The acquisition of a second language has been proven to not only aid your cognitive skills, but also to improve the language you learn as an infant. Equally, the earlier you learn a language, the easier it is to retain it for life. Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world, offering huge scope for work and travel in the future. It is also very closely related to Italian and French, which allows for future linguistic learning opportunities. 



The course


Spanish runs from Year 9 through to Year 13 at St. John's College. Year 9's will complete a six-month compulsory programme, learning the basics such as how to introduce themselves, say their age and birthday, where they are from and some classroom vocabulary. Prior knowledge is not required, although many are surprised at how much they remember from certain TV programmes they watched when younger!


Content is delivered via various forms of media, such as books, computer software, videos, films and songs. Music is hugely beneficial to retention of the language. Games are important as well, providing opportunities to revise previous content in a fun and engaging way while also offering the chance of competing against others at the same time, which is always popular! 


The basic skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening to Spanish are developed from Year 9 level all the way through to Year 13. NCEA internal exams consist of written work and a short speech; the externals are a Listening and Reading exam in the summer. 


Above all, the emphasis is upon learning the language gently over time and at the students' pace.  The fact that we have fun doing so is always an added bonus! 



SpanishSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12SPA - Level 2 Spanish

Year 12 Spanish focuses very much on enabling students to build upon their existing knowledge of senior Spanish with a view to varying their language depending on the context of the situation. They will be able to express and justify their opinions and challenge the views of other speakers. Students will also be more confident when engaging in longer conversations and writing extended and more complex texts. Students will be able to offer more complex opinions on a range of topics, in greater depth. Students will learn to discuss matters such as societal problems, religious festivals in Spain and Latin America, and politics.

The credits on offer are well-balanced between internal and external standards and across the four main language disciplines of reading, writing, speaking and listening; in Year 12 we also incorporate the skills of viewing and performing. Learning a language has many benefits, including improved communication skills, travel opportunities, employment prospects and the ability to enjoy a whole new world of information and entertainment through books, movies, songs and websites.
Year 12 Spanish can lead all the way through to Year 13 where it is a University approved subject.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Derecourt

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $65 including subscription to Language Perfect educational software (Spanish)

1 1952013 OfficeMax Pink Text Highlighter
Chisel Tip
1 1951998 OfficeMax Green Text Highlighter
Chisel Tip
1 2204320 Warwick 1B5 Exercise Book 7mm
Ruled 40 Leaves
1 2202336 OfficeMax A4 Display Book 20
Pocket Red

Recommended Prior Learning:

For native speakers - none. Native speakers of Spanish may enter Year 12 Spanish WITHOUT having taken Spanish as a subject at St. John's. Admission to Year 12 Spanish for these students will be done at the discretion of Mrs Derecourt and the Year 11 Dean.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91152 v2Spanish 2.5 - Write a variety of text types in Spanish to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
A.S. 91151 v3Spanish 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Spanish text(s) on familiar matters
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
E
5
A.S. 91150 v2Spanish 2.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates information, ideas and opinions
I
4
A.S. 91148 v3Spanish 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Spanish texts on familiar matters
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
E
5
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Te Reo Māori


Why should you learn Te Reo Māori?

There are numerous amounts of research and evidence out there to say that learning another language other than your native language will be beneficial for your cognitive (how you process information) understanding. Te Reo Māori is also one of two official languages of New Zealand and provides a uniqueness that identifies us from the world.


Course Progression

Te Reo Māori is available for every student at every level of the school. Year 9 students will begin with a compulsory programme for two terms where they will learn how St John's College implements Te Ao Māori into our school life and how we sustain it to and beyond Year 13.

Year 10 will add on from Year 9 learning and begin to look at NCEA Level 1 Māori and what to expect when entering Year 11. Year 11 will see the beginning of Level 1 Te Reo Māori then from there you will advance onto Year 12 Level 2 Te Reo Māori. Finally, the third and final stage of your journey here at St John's College will be to complete Year 13 Level 3 Te Reo Māori. 

At this stage you will be at the beginning of your journey in learning Te Reo Māori. There are numerous other options and opportunities for you to continue learning Te Reo Māori. Job opportunities that Te Reo Māori can open up are increasing by the day. Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori!!

Te Reo MāoriSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12MAO - Level 2 Te Reo Māori


The course will continue on from Year 11 Te Reo Māori and build on to the foundation of NCEA Level 1 skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will have an opportunity to choose your pathway of study this year in discussion with the teacher. This year Level 2 learners will be able to sit a Level 3 Māori Performing Arts standard; Perform a Māori Performing Arts bracket. These credits can be used to help support your Level 2 pass total and make gain a head start on your Level 3 credits for 2021.

*Students within the Senior Māori classes will be eligible for the trip to Rarotonga in 2020 relating to our Tainui Waka kaupapa.

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Hudson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: 2B8
Refill
Clear file Folder
$20 - two trips throughout the year (Koroneihana, Manu Korero)

Recommended Prior Learning:

Year 11 Te Reo Māori or at the discretion of the TIC Te Reo Māori.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91288 v3Te Reo Māori 2.5 - Waihanga tuhinga auaha, i te reo o te ao torotoro
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Services Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
6w
A.S. 91286 v2Te Reo Māori 2.3 - Panui kia mohio ki te reo o te ao torotoro
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Services Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
E
6
Y
6r
A.S. 91285 v3Te Reo Māori 2.2 - Korero kia whakamahi i te reo o te ao torotoro
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Services Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
U.S. 22756 v7Perform a Māori performing arts bracket
I
10
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Technology


Technology Learning Area

Technology Education

Technology Education is offered in four areas at St Johns College: Materials Technology, Food Technology, Digital Technology and Design and Visual Communication.

While the subject content varies between Technology areas, the practice used is very much the same with a focus on producing quality outcomes that are derived from issues that are of interest to our students.  

While our major focus is around skill development and producing quality outcomes, students are also taught to self-manage, solve problems and work with others.

Students have the opportunity to visit local industry and work with Industry mentors.  They will identify and work with stakeholder and community groups from outside our school environment.  They will also have the opportunity have contact with, visit and participate in activities with local tertiary providers.

While participating in senior Technology classes, students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to gain knowledge about a range of career pathways available to them.


TechnologySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12BAC - Level 2 Building & Construction

This is an internally assessed practical skills based workshop course using Building, Construction and Allied Trades Unit Standards. Students will work through a number of set assignments and practical projects towards NCEA level two.
There are no exams associated with this course.

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. McGowan

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $25 per term

Recommended Prior Learning:

Recommended that students have completed a level one Building and Construction course


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 25921 v3Make a cupboard with a drawer as a BCATS project
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
I
6
U.S. 24350 v3Identify, select, use and maintain portable power tools for BCATS projects
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
I
6
U.S. 12927 v4Identify, select, maintain, and use hand tools for BCATS projects
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
I
6
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

TechnologySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12DIG - Level 2 Digital Technologies

Digital Technologies covers a wide range of study, from programing and computer science to digital media. In this course, students will develop an understanding of the nature of technology looking at design and function of the gaming mouse. Students are then able to choose which area they want to work in, programming or digital media. Students do not undertake all the standards listed, digital media students will work  design, construct and project management. Programmers will work on programing and project management. As students are able to develop their own individual projects they will need to be able to self manage, meeting deadlines and breaking down the project into smaller more manageable parts.

 

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Gray

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $25 for software licenses, this will give students a license for Gamemaker and Adobe CC that they can access both at school and at home.

Recommended Prior Learning:

Level 1 Digital Technologies or negotiation with Teacher In Charge


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91898 v1Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept
E
3
Y
A.S. 91897 v1Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.8 - Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
I
6
A.S. 91896 v1Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.7 - Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program
I
6
A.S. 91893 v1Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.4 - Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome
I
4
A.S. 91891 v1Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.2 - Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome
I
3
Y
A.S. 91356 v3Generic Technology 2.3 - Develop a conceptual design for an outcome
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

TechnologySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12DVC - Level 2 Design & Visual Communication

The course is structured to enable students to extend their understanding and skills in designing to specific needs and requirements in Graphics Communication from research, conceptual ideas to final solution and presentation.
There are no exams associated with this subject. All work for NCEA is either internally assessed, (teacher) or externally moderated.

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Mitchell

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $15

Qty OfficeMax Code Description
3 2803615 A3 Warwick 17C9U Drawing Pad Refill 110gsm
2 1022598 Staedtler Traditional Graphite 2H pencil
2 1022849 Staedtler Traditional Graphite HB pencil
2 1022563 Staedtler Traditional Graphite 2B pencil
1 2899604 30cm Clear Plastic Ruler
1 2802449 Eraser
1 1312650 Faber-Castell Coloured Pencils or 24pkt
1 1157957 26cm 45deg Set Square
1 1158066 26cm 60deg Set Square
1 2810948 Faber-Castell compass set
1 12822520 A3 Art Carry Bag (recommended)
1 2855844 Circle Guide
1 2852101 Metric Ellipse Template
1 Staedtler fibre tip pens pkt 0.1, 0.3, 0.5, 0.7mm
1 2800373 Clear File A3 refillable display book

Optional Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm with 2H leads
Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm with HB leads
Mechanical Pencil 0.7mm with HB leads

Recommended Prior Learning:

12 Level 1 NCEA Graphics credits or by negotiation with HOF


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91342 v4Design and Visual Communication 2.35 - Develop a product design through graphics practice
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
A.S. 91341 v4Design and Visual Communication 2.34 - Develop a spatial design through graphics practice
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
A.S. 91339 v3Design and Visual Communication 2.32 - Produce instrumental perspective projection drawings to communicate design ideas
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
E
3
A.S. 91338 v3Design and Visual Communication 2.31 - Produce working drawings to communicate technical details of a design
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

TechnologySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12HOS - Level 2 Hospitality

Students will:
Complete the Service IQ level 2 unit standards professional cookery course.
Gain basic food hygiene and safety qualifications and learn various methods of commercial cookery.

This is a vocational course that may lead to tertiary study and a career in the Hospitality industry.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Myburgh

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $150

Recommended Prior Learning:

Students must have completed Level One Hospitality or been in consultation with the head of faculty to be accepted into this course.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 13285 v5Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 13283 v5Prepare and present salads for service
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 13281 v6Prepare and present basic sandwiches for service
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 13280 v6Prepare fruit and vegetable cuts in a commercial kitchen
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 13278 v5Cook food items by roasting
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 13276 v5Cook food items by grilling
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 13271 v5Cook food items by frying
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 167 v8Practise food safety methods in a food business under supervision
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
I
4
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

TechnologySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

12TEC - Level 2 Materials Technology

Year 12 Technology is a continuation of Level One and leads directly into Level Three and Scholarship Technology. Further tertiary opportunities include a wide range of University, diploma level and trade qualifications.
This course will cover a range of activities that require pupils to research, design and manufacture products that meet specified requirements.

Students will work within the context of recreation. Students will have a the opportunity to produce a product that be used in an identified recreational activity.

Sustainability and environmental considerations will be a major consideration for this unit of work.

A wide selection of trade based careers, Diploma and Degree qualifications in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering. Technology is on the list of prefered subjects for University entrance.

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Andrew

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $25 per term.
Stationary List. A3 20 page clearfolder - 30 pages, A3 unlined refill pad, 1 Artline 200 black ink pen, coloured pencils.

Recommended Prior Learning:

14 Level One credits in Materials Technology or by negotiation with HOF .


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91357 v3Generic Technology 2.4 - Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
A.S. 91356 v3Generic Technology 2.3 - Develop a conceptual design for an outcome
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
A.S. 91354 v3Generic Technology 2.1 - Undertake brief development to address an issue
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91344 v4Construction and Mechanical Technologies 2.20 - Implement advanced procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product with special features
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits: