St John's College (Hillcrest)
Curriculum Guide

Art

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.

 

Level 2 Art

12ART
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Fiona Greenwood

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.


Faculties:

Art



Pathway

Level 3 Art Design, Level 3 Art Painting, Level 3 Photography

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$60. Pencils 2B-6B, Easer, Sharpie Marker.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91321 v2 Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within painting
2
E
12
A.S. 91325 v2 Visual Arts 2.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions
2
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Pathway Tags

advertising art director, comic book creator, graphic artist, primary teacher, advertising commercial director, comic strip artist, graphic designer, print maker, advertising copy writer, computer graphics designer, greeting card designer, properties artist, advertising creative director, conservator, guide, publicity director, advertising illustrator, corporate designer, hair stylist, puppet maker, advertising photographer, costume designer, haute couturier, renderer, aerial photographer, court artist, illustration agent, researcher, animation director, crafts artisan, illustrator-freelance, restorer, animator (digital/traditional), creative director-advertising, industrial designer, salesperson, antique restorer, curator, industrial photographer, scenic designer, architect, cutter & editor, interior decorator, scientific illustrator, architectural illustrator, dark room technician, interior designer, sculptor, architectural technologist, dentist, jeweler, serigrapher, art auctioneer, design consultant


Level 2 Photography

12PHO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Debbie Young

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.


Faculties:

Art



Pathway

Level 3 Photography

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.  


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91307 v2 Visual Arts 2.1 - Demonstrate an understanding of methods and ideas from established practice appropriate to photography
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91312 v2 Visual Arts 2.2 - Use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
A.S. 91315 v2 Visual Arts 2.3 - Develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established design practice
2
I
4
A.S. 91322 v2 Visual Arts 2.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that shows understanding of art making conventions and ideas within photography
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
12
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Drama

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, teamwork and cooperation. Drama at St John’s is a combination of appreciation, writing, analysing, and technical and stagecraft experience. 


Level 2 Drama

12DRA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mandy Hale

Level 2 Drama

The Level Two 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.


Faculties:

Drama



Pathway

Level 3 Drama

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$50 to go towards attending shows during the year for assessment purpose.
1 x A4 Visual Diary


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91213 v2 Drama 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91216 v4 Drama 2.4 - Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91218 v2 Drama 2.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91219 v2 Drama 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91220 v2 Drama 2.8 - Script a scene suitable for drama performance
2
I
4
Y
4w
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Pathway Tags

Production Manager, Event Co-ordinator, Human Resources, Promoter, Theatre Producer / Assistant, Lighting Technician, Communications, Broadcasting, Media, Teacher, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Diversional Therapist


English

English

Kia ora koutou! Welcome to the English Faculty page

Our subject asks our students 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 to become:

The importance of literature has never been greater in an ever-changing world saturated by media, influenced by global politics, and impacted by rapid technological change.  The English Faculty provide an outlet for students to seek connection by interpreting the world around.

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.

Level 2 English (External)

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

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.


Faculties:

English


Detailed Course Outline
Pathway

Level 3 English (External), Level 3 English (Internal)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1x 1B5 exercise book
1 x clear file


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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91098 v3 English 2.1 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91099 v4 English 2.2 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91100 v2 English 2.3 - Analyse significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91101 v2 English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
2
I
6
Y
6w
A.S. 91102 v2 English 2.5 - Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91106 v2 English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
2
I
4
Y
4r
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Pathway Tags

The effective communication skills attained through reading, writing, speaking and listening, and the thinking skills developed in this course are applicable in all tertiary courses, and in all fields of employment.


Level 2 English (Internal)

12ENGI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

This course is composed of Level Two English Achievement Standards, and the option of 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.


Faculties:

English



Pathway

Level 3 English (Internal)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 1B5
1 x clear file


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91099 v4 English 2.2 - Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91101 v2 English 2.4 - Produce a selection of crafted and controlled writing
2
I
6
Y
6w
A.S. 91102 v2 English 2.5 - Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91106 v2 English 2.9 - Form developed personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91107 v2 English 2.10 - Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

The effective communication skills attained through reading, writing, speaking and listening, and the thinking skills developed in this course are applicable in all tertiary courses, and in all fields of employment.


English As A 2nd Language

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.

Level 2 English Language

12EL
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 4436754

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.


Faculties:

English As A 2nd Language



Pathway

Level 3 English Language

Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27983 v3 Read and understand simple texts on familiar topics (EL)
2
I
8
U.S. 27984 v3 Read and understand simple texts for practical purposes (EL)
2
I
7
U.S. 27991 v3 Participate in simple spoken exchanges on personal and familiar topics (EL)
2
I
10
U.S. 28001 v3 Complete a form (EL)
2
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 30 credits.

Gateway

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;


Level 2 Gateway

12GAT
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Sarah Quinnell

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, which will be done via unit standard workbooks and courses such as First Aid and Health and Safety. Motivation, maturity, and a 'work ready' attitude are vital to ensure success on the Gateway transition programme.


Faculties:

Gateway



Pathway

Level 3 Personal Development & Employability

Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1979 v10 Describe employment agreements
2
I
3
U.S. 4252 v8 Produce a personal targeted CV (curriculum vitae)
2
I
2
U.S. 4253 v7 Demonstrate knowledge of job search skills
2
I
3
U.S. 10781 v6 Produce a plan for own future directions
2
I
3
U.S. 12383 v8 Explore career options and their implications
2
I
3
U.S. 24695 v3 Explain taxation and other deductions relating to personal income
2
I
2
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

JC Pathway

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.

Year 12 JC Pathway

12JCP
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dominic Tester

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.


Faculties:

JC Pathway



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Mathematics - A fee of $15 is charged for workbooks


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 377 v8 Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in workplaces
2
I
2
U.S. 1299 v9 Be assertive in a range of specified situations
2
I
4
U.S. 1307 v8 Speak to a known audience in a predictable situation
3
I
3
U.S. 1979 v10 Describe employment agreements
2
I
3
U.S. 3492 v7 Write a short report
2
I
3
U.S. 4247 v6 Describe general characteristics of peoples in New Zealand
2
I
2
U.S. 4252 v8 Produce a personal targeted CV (curriculum vitae)
2
I
2
U.S. 4253 v7 Demonstrate knowledge of job search skills
2
I
3
U.S. 10781 v6 Produce a plan for own future directions
2
I
3
U.S. 11097 v5 Listen actively to gain information in an interactive situation
3
I
3
U.S. 12383 v8 Explore career options and their implications
2
I
3
U.S. 25073 v3 Read texts to recognise differing points of view on a topic
2
I
3
A.S. 91256 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.1 - Apply co-ordinate geometry methods in solving problems
2
I
2
Y
A.S. 91258 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.3 - Apply sequences and series in solving problems
2
I
2
Y
A.S. 91259 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.4 - Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91260 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.5 - Apply network methods in solving problems
2
I
2
Y
A.S. 91263 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.8 - Design a questionnaire
2
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91268 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.13 - Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation
2
I
2
Y
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 48 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 48 credits.

Mathematics

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 St 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.


Level 2 Mathematics (External)

12MATE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Level 2 Mathematics (External) is an academic course which requires a high level of algebraic manipulation. It is designed for students who have successfully completed Level 1 Mathematics (External) including success in Algebra and Tables, Equations & Graphs. There is a combination of Internally and Externally Assessed standards. 

The Internal Standards are assessed immediately after the class work is completed for that standard. The other External Standards are assessed in the NZQA administered exams at the end of the year (3 hour examination).

*Students who select this course may be placed into Level 2 Mathematics (Internal) instead at the discretion of the Head of Faculty Mathematics.



Faculties:

Mathematics



Pathway

Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus, Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics

Good grades in the Algebra and Calculus units are required from this course for entry into Year 13 Calculus.

A good grade in the Probability unit, and some skill with Algebra, is required for entry into Year 13 Statistics.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Each student is required to have a Casio FX-9750GII Graphics Calculator
Education Perfect online tuition/homework annual subscription - $25
Optional - Revision guides and fold-out notes - $25


Recommended Prior Learning

Students who take Level 2 Mathematics (External) should have passed the Year 11 Algebra and Probability external achievement standards.

AS 91027 Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems
AS 91028 Investigate relationships between tables, equations and graphs


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91256 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.1 - Apply co-ordinate geometry methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
2
Y
A.S. 91259 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.4 - Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91261 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.6 - Apply algebraic methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91262 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.7 - Apply calculus methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
5
Y
A.S. 91267 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.12 - Apply probability methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91269 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.14 - Apply systems of equations in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
2
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Pathway Tags

Calculus is very important in: Tertiary courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Structural Design, Economics, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component. Statistics leads to careers in: Business Studies, Commerce, Education, Geography, Health Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Politics, Psychology, Social Work, Journalism, Town Planning, any career involving prediction, sampling and probability., Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Architecture or any career that has a major mathematical component.


Level 2 Mathematics (Internal)

12MATI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Level 2 Mathematics (Internal) is designed for students who would find it difficult to work at the speed and level of difficulty required to achieve in the Level 2 Mathematics (External) course. 

This course contains a minimal amount of algebra content; 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.

*Students who plan to take Level 3 Statistics or Calculus in Year 13 should not take this course.

*Students who select this course may be placed into Level 2 Mathematics (External) instead at the discretion of the Head of Faculty Mathematics.


Faculties:

Mathematics



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Each student is required to have a Casio fx-92AU PLUS II Scientific Calculator
NuLake Workbooks - $15.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91256 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.1 - Apply co-ordinate geometry methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
2
Y
A.S. 91258 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.3 - Apply sequences and series in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
2
Y
A.S. 91259 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.4 - Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91260 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.5 - Apply network methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
2
Y
A.S. 91267 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.12 - Apply probability methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91268 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.13 - Investigate a situation involving elements of chance using a simulation
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
2
Y
Y
A.S. 91269 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 2.14 - Apply systems of equations in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
2
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Music

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

Level 2 Music

12MUS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Donna McHugh

This course is composed of internal and external Music Achievement Standards. Music 2.9 may contribute towards Level 1 Literacy. Students will pursue performance, song writing, composition and research. Formal tuition on a chosen 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.


Faculties:

Music



Pathway

Level 3 Music

Recommended Prior Learning

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


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91270 v2 Making Music 2.1 - Perform two substantial pieces of music as a featured soloist
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
6
A.S. 91271 v2 Making Music 2.4 - Compose two substantial pieces of music
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
6
A.S. 91272 v2 Making Music 2.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing a substantial piece of music as a member of a group
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
A.S. 91274 v2 Making Music 2.2 - Perform a substantial piece of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
3
A.S. 91276 v3 Music Studies 2.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions in a range of music scores
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91278 v2 Music Studies 2.9 - Investigate an aspect of New Zealand music
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.

Physical Education

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.

Level 2 Outdoor Education

12OED
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Jason Robinson

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 and caving expedition. 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 9 internal Level 2 Unit Standards and 1 3 credit Achievement Standard. 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.


Faculties:

Physical Education



Pathway

Level 3 Outdoor Education

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$380


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 425 v6 Experience day tramps
2
I
3
U.S. 426 v6 Experience camping
2
I
3
U.S. 431 v6 Navigate in good visibility on land
2
I
3
U.S. 457 v6 Mountain bike on intermediate to expert terrain
2
I
2
U.S. 467 v5 Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in adventure based learning
2
I
3
U.S. 470 v5 Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in a low ropes course programme
2
I
3
U.S. 473 v6 Demonstrate personal and social development through participation in a high ropes course programme
2
I
3
U.S. 5479 v3 Complete white and yellow grade orienteering courses
2
I
1
U.S. 20138 v1 Select, set up and maintain a mountain or cycle touring bike
2
I
3
Total Credits

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

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Level 2 Recreation

12REC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Jason Robinson

Students will take part in a wide range of physical activities designed to keep them active and healthy.  Students may get a chance to perform a physical activity against the National Standards. 


Faculties:

Physical Education



Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91330 v3 Physical Education 2.4 - Perform a physical activity in an applied setting
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Level 2 Sport Science

12SPS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Hayden Miller

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.


Faculties:

Physical Education



Pathway

Level 3 Sport Science

Students may also consider taking the Year 13 Sports Leader course or Year 13 Outdoor Education

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91327 v2 Physical Education 2.1 - Examine the role and significance of physical activity in the lives of young people in New Zealand
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91328 v2 Physical Education 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how and why biophysical principles relate to the learning of physical skills
2
I
5
Y
A.S. 91329 v2 Physical Education 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of biophysical principles to training for physical activity
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91330 v3 Physical Education 2.4 - Perform a physical activity in an applied setting
2
I
4
A.S. 91332 v2 Physical Education 2.6 - Evaluate leadership strategies that contribute to the effective functioning of a group
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Pathway Tags

Physical Education: Teaching, Fitness Industry, Sports Coaching, Sport and Recreation, Armed Forces, Police, Personal Trainer, Physiotherapist Health: Nursing, Medicine, Law, Politics, Social Sciences, Education, Diversional Therapist, Psychologist, Acupuncturist, Ambulance Officer, Anaesthetist, Biomedical Engineer, Chiropractor, Clinical Coder, Community Karitane, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Dental Technician, Dental Therapist, Dentist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Dispensing Optician, Environmental Health Officer, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Health Promoter, Massage Therapist, Midwife, Natural Health Therapist, Nursing Support and Care Worker, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Osteopath, Pathologist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Physician, Physioth


Level 2 Physical Education

12PHE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

This course is a new course and designed as an alternative to the more academically, vocationally focused Sport Science course. It is designed to be accessible for anyone, but particularly for those who enjoy regular physical activity.  Students will participate in a variety of activities and examine the significance of sport in our society and how teams can improve their performance by improving interpersonal skills.  Students will learn to appreciate how they act affects the functioning of the teams they are a part of. The course consists of both practical and written assessments.


Faculties:

Physical Education



Pathway

Level 3 Sport Leadership

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91327 v2 Physical Education 2.1 - Examine the role and significance of physical activity in the lives of young people in New Zealand
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91330 v3 Physical Education 2.4 - Perform a physical activity in an applied setting
2
I
4
A.S. 91331 v2 Physical Education 2.5 - Examine the significance for self, others and society of a sporting event, a physical activity, or a festival
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91334 v2 Physical Education 2.8 - Consistently demonstrate social responsibility through applying a social responsibility model in physical activity
2
I
3
A.S. 91336 v2 Physical Education 2.10 - Analyse group processes in physical activity
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Religious Studies

Religious Studies

NgaTaonga– Living the Treasure

Religious Education at St 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 St John's College is based on that of the founder of the Marist Brothers, St Marcellin Champagnat. Our Marist Pillars are- Simplicity, Presence, Family Spirit, In the Way of Mary, Love of Work.





Level 2 Religious Education

12REL
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Jude Bartram

Level 2 Religious Education
The focus in Year 12 is assisting students to widen their horizons.
Students study a theme in the bible, how the Catholic church responds to social justice needs in our society and compare two world religions in their approach to a significant question for humanity.



Faculties:

Religious Studies


Detailed Course Outline
Pathway

Level 3 Religious Education

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


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90822 v3 Religious Studies 2.3 - Explain how a contemporary social action derives from the ethical principles of a religious tradition
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
6
Y
A.S. 90823 v3 Religious Studies 2.4 - Explain the key beliefs within two religious traditions in relation to a significant religious question
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
6
Y
A.S. 91724 v2 Religious Studies 2.1 - Explain a significant theme in a sacred text within a religious tradition
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
6
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

Biblical scholar, Diplomat, Historian, Law, Medicine, Politics, Religious Life, Social Work, Teaching, Theology, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Christian Leadership, Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Religious Education, Te Minita Taha Māori, Theological Studies, Primary School Teacher, Religious Studies Teacher, Charity Officer, Advice Worker, Minister, Social Worker, Journalist, Youth Worker, Administrator, Archivist, Sales Representative, Social Justice Representative, Policy Analyst, Government Researcher, Probation Officer, Negotiator, Project Manager, International Aid Adviser, Volunteer Coordinator, Trainer, Facilitator, Fundraiser, Care Worker, Lawyer, Mediator, Human Rights Adviser, Union Organiser, Professional Development Consultant, Psychologist, Counsellor, Investigation Resolution Officer, Complaints Resolution Officer, Political Party Worker, Business Analyst, Marketing Consultant, Sales Consultant


Related Videos
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Science

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.

Level 2 Horticulture

12HOR
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Jeremy Gee

This course continues on from the horticultural skills developed at level one. It is heavily weighted towards practical horticultural work. Included in this is planting and maintaining both a summer and winter raised Potager garden bed (flowers, herbs and vegetables) throughout the year.  The second major practical component is planting out and maintaining a native plant restoration area adjacent to the Horticulture block. The only theory work is Landscape plans and associated theory to support your Potager gardens.


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)


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 2765 v6 Plant trees or shrubs under close supervision
2
I
5
U.S. 21027 v4 Plant and maintain displays of bedding plants or bulbs or herbaceous perennials under close supervision
2
I
10
U.S. 29663 v1 Care for trees and shrubs under close supervision
2
I
5
A.S. 91296 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.8 - Produce a landscape plan
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

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

Level 2 Biology

12BIO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Nicola Gelston

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.


Pathway

Level 3 Biology

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91153 v2 Biology 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91155 v2 Biology 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91156 v2 Biology 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91157 v2 Biology 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of genetic variation and change
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91158 v2 Biology 2.6 - Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91159 v2 Biology 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of gene expression
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Level 2 Chemistry

12CHE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Adele Horrack

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.


Pathway

Level 3 Chemistry

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 Chemistry SciPad workbooks
$5 Additional resources (Bestchoice)
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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91164 v2 Chemistry 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of bonding, structure, properties and energy changes
2
E
5
Y
A.S. 91165 v2 Chemistry 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of selected organic compounds
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91166 v2 Chemistry 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of chemical reactivity
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91167 v2 Chemistry 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
3
A.S. 91910 v1 Chemistry 2.1 - Carry out a practical investigation into a substance present in a consumer product using quantitative analysis
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Pathway Tags

Biology: Medicine, Nursing Technician, Technologist, Teaching, Marine Biologist, Zoologist, Veterinarian/Vet, Nurse Chemistry: Pharmacist, Bio-Chemist, Industrial Chemist, Forensic Scientist Physics: Engineer, Pilot, Medicine, Physicist, Meteorology, Geophysics, Astronomy, Medical Radiation Technician Horticulture: Tree Surgeon, Nursery Production Manager, Packhouse Supervisor, Orchard Grower, Town Planner, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Meteorologist, Policy Analyst, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Archivist, Film maker, Lawyer, Historian, Social Work, Geologist


Level 2 Physics

12PHY
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Sam Tsai

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.

Pathway

Level 3 Physics

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91168 v2 Physics 2.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a non-linear mathematical relationship
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91170 v2 Physics 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of waves
2
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91171 v2 Physics 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanics
2
E
6
Y
Y
A.S. 91172 v2 Physics 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of atomic and nuclear physics
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91173 v2 Physics 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electricity and electromagnetism
2
E
6
Y
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Pathway Tags

Biology: Medicine, Nursing Technician, Technologist, Teaching, Marine Biologist, Zoologist, Veterinarian/Vet, Nurse Chemistry: Pharmacist, Bio-Chemist, Industrial Chemist, Forensic Scientist Physics: Engineer, Pilot, Medicine, Physicist, Meteorology, Geophysics, Astronomy, Medical Radiation Technician Horticulture: Tree Surgeon, Nursery Production Manager, Packhouse Supervisor, Orchard Grower, Town Planner, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Meteorologist, Policy Analyst, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Archivist, Film maker, Lawyer, Historian, Social Work, Geologist


Level 2 Science

12SCI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Samantha Fairweather

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 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.


Pathway

Level 3 Science

Environmental Science.

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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1279 v7 Write in plain English
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
U.S. 2990 v7 Read texts to research information
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
A.S. 91169 v2 Physics 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of physics relevant to a selected context
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91188 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.2 - Examine an Earth and Space Science issue and the validity of the information communicated to the public
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91189 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91190 v2 Earth and Space Science 2.4 - Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Social Sciences

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.

Level 2 Economics

12ECO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Shaun Healy

Economics is a social science involving the study of people and their activities relating to production, consumption and exchange. It covers the behaviour of individuals, their work decisions of what to produce, where to locate and how to market, and the activities of government. The subject also explores major economic issues such as employment, inflation, budget deficits, trade, economic growth and government policies. Economics develops analytical and critical thinking skills, and as students progress to more advanced levels at St John's College, they will have the opportunity to specialise in varied areas such as financial markets, game theory, labour and environmental economics.

The Level 2 course is a full year introduction to Macro-Economics and the New Zealand economy. Students will explore the following key issues:

1. Price Stability

2. Trade and the Balance Of Payments

3. Economic Growth

4. Unemployment

5. Government Policies and 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.


Faculties:

Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 3 Economics

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91222 v2 Economics 2.1 - Analyse inflation using economic concepts and models
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91223 v2 Economics 2.2 - Analyse international trade using economic concepts and models
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91224 v2 Economics 2.3 - Analyse economic growth using economic concepts and models
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91225 v2 Economics 2.4 - Analyse unemployment using economic concepts and models
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91227 v2 Economics 2.6 - Analyse how government policies and contemporary economic issues interact
2
I
6
Y
6r
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

Office Manager, Accounts Officer, Banking, Insurance, Business Consultant, Mortgage Broker, Retail Buyer, Accountant, Auditor, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Currency Dealer, Economist, Statistician, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Property Manager, Real Estate, Valuer, Business Owner, Business Manager, Advisor, Consultant, Policy Analysis, Business Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor.


Related Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I--hMtcZToY

Level 2 Geography

12GEO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Andrea Bossenger

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 environments at the local and global scale.  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. 


Faculties:

Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 3 Geography

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2 Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91243 v2 Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91244 v3 Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
2
I
5
Y
Y
A.S. 91245 v3 Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91246 v3 Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91247 v2 Geography 2.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with guidance, to solve a geographic problem
2
I
3
Y
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

Urban/Regional Planner, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, Construction and Infrastructure, Geospatial Specialist, Survey Technician, Surveyor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Geologist, Meteorologist, Travel Agent/Adviser, Historian, Retail Manager, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Translator, Archivist, Conservator, Curator, Librarian, Library Assistant, Author, Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Records Adviser, Retail and Personal Services, Town Planner, Teaching, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Film maker, Lawyer, Social Work, Possible future careers: Urban/Environmental/Regional/Town Planner, Construction and Infrastucture.


Related Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZFHHmNDCkU

Level 2 History

12HIS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Sean Cullen-Wright

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.


Faculties:

Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 3 History

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91229 v2 History 2.1 - Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91230 v2 History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91231 v2 History 2.3 - Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91232 v2 History 2.4 - Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91233 v2 History 2.5 - Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event
2
E
5
Y
5r,5w
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

Urban/Regional Planner, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, Construction and Infrastructure, Geospatial Specialist, Survey Technician, Surveyor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Geologist, Meteorologist, Travel Agent/Adviser, Historian, Retail Manager, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Translator, Archivist, Conservator, Curator, Librarian, Library Assistant, Author, Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Records Adviser, Retail and Personal Services, Town Planner, Teaching, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Film maker, Lawyer, Social Work, Survey Techn


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Level 2 Accounting

12ACC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Kevin Frewen

Accounting gives students the tools to make real life financial decisions in a constantly changing and uncertain world. It is the process of preparing and communicating financial information to a wide range of users. Accounting enhances financial literacy and helps individuals and organisations to be accountable to stakeholders for their actions. In addition to being a core prerequisite for almost every commerce degree in Australasia, accounting skills are important in all industries and highly valued in university graduates. 

Level 2 gives students the tools to make real life financial decisions, enhance their financial literacy and help individuals and organisations to be accountable to stakeholders for their actions.   

The course covers the following topics:

  • Conceptual basis of accounting - practical application of assumptions on which accounting is based
  • Processing simple and complex data into meaningful information using accounting software (MYOB)
  • Accounts receivable and Inventory subsystems and the controls required for accurate information
  • Preparation and interpretation of financial reports which meet user needs and professional and legal requirements
  • Decision making - analyse and interpret financial information

Faculties:

Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 3 Accounting

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91174 v2 Accounting 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of accounting concepts for an entity that operates accounting subsystems
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91175 v2 Accounting 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of accounting processing using accounting software
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91176 v2 Accounting 2.3 - Prepare financial information for an entity that operates accounting subsystems
2
E
5
Y
A.S. 91177 v2 Accounting 2.4 - Interpret accounting information for entities that operate accounting subsystems
2
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91179 v2 Accounting 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of an accounts receivable subsystem for an entity
2
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91386 v2 Accounting 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of an inventory subsystem for an entity
2
I
3
Y
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Office Manager, Accounts Officer, Banking, Insurance, Business Consultant, Mortgage Broker, Retail Buyer, Auditor, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Currency Dealer, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Property Manager, Real Estate, Valuer, Business Owner, Business Manager, Advisor, Consultant, Policy Analysis, Business Journalist, Engineering.


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Spanish

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! 



Level 2 Spanish

12SPA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

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, music and websites.

Year 12 Spanish can lead all the way through to Year 13 where it is a University approved subject.


Faculties:

Spanish



Pathway

Level 3 Spanish

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$30 subscription to Education Perfect (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 Miss Priestley and the Year 11 Dean.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91148 v3 Spanish 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Spanish texts on familiar matters
2
E
5
A.S. 91150 v2 Spanish 2.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates information, ideas and opinions
2
I
4
A.S. 91151 v3 Spanish 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written and/or visual Spanish text(s) on familiar matters
2
E
5
A.S. 91152 v2 Spanish 2.5 - Write a variety of text types in Spanish to convey information, ideas, and opinions in genuine contexts
2
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Pathway Tags

Interpreter, Translator, Teacher, Travel (social and in employment)


Te Reo Māori

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!!

Level 2 Te Reo Māori

12MAO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dwayne Hudson


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. There is no compulsion to attempt all assessments available. 

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 2022. Note: Participation in the school's Kapa Haka group will support you in gaining this standard if you wish to do it.



Faculties:

Te Reo Māori



Pathway

Level 3 Te Reo Māori

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B8
Refill
Clear file Folder
$10 - trip to King's Coronation (Koroneihana)


Recommended Prior Learning

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


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 22756 v7 Perform a Māori performing arts bracket
3
I
10
A.S. 91284 v3 Te Reo Māori 2.1 - Whakarongo kia mohio ki te reo o te ao torotoro
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91285 v3 Te Reo Māori 2.2 - Korero kia whakamahi i te reo o te ao torotoro
2
I
6
Y
A.S. 91286 v2 Te Reo Māori 2.3 - Panui kia mohio ki te reo o te ao torotoro
2
E
6
Y
6r
A.S. 91287 v2 Te Reo Māori 2.4 - Tuhi i te reo o te ao torotoro
2
E
6
Y
6w
A.S. 91288 v3 Te Reo Māori 2.5 - Waihanga tuhinga auaha, i te reo o te ao torotoro
2
I
6
Y
6w
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 38 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 26 credits.

Technology

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.


Level 2 Building & Construction

12BAC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Doug Lang

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.


Faculties:

Technology



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 per term


Recommended Prior Learning

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


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 12927 v5 Demonstrate knowledge of, select, maintain, and use, hand tools for BCATS projects
2
I
6
U.S. 24350 v3 Identify, select, use and maintain portable power tools for BCATS projects
2
I
6
U.S. 25921 v3 Make a cupboard with a drawer as a BCATS project
2
I
6
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Level 2 Digital Technologies

12DIG
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Sharron Gray

The focus for digital technologies at year 12 is on programming. Through programming students will learn problem solving skills, project management skills, thinking skills and relating to others; all key competency requirements of the New Zealand curriculum. The focus on programming will help to prepare those students who are intending to take the COMP 101 Waikato University first year paper in year 13. 

Students will be working with text based programming languages such as python, javascript or html and CSS. Students develop a working prototype using project management tools to ensure that project is delivered on time and is fit for purpose. 

Students are able to define their own scope for the project, developing a program within an area that interests them such as computer gaming or web development.


Course Overview

Term 1
Students spend time developing coding skills in order to create an informed design concept that can then be developed into a working prototype. Students will also learn project management skills that will enable them to build, debug and test their program ensuring that it is developed and delivered on schedule.

Term 2
Students spend term 2 developing their program, testing and debugging throughout to endure that the final outcome is fit for purpose. The focus is on the key competencies of problem-solving and thinking.

Term 3
Students complete their individual projects and move onto the external exam preparation.

Term 4
External exam.

Faculties:

Technology



Pathway

Level 3 Digital Technologies

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


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91891 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.2 - Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91896 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.7 - Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program
2
I
6
A.S. 91897 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.8 - Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
2
I
6
A.S. 91898 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Level 2 Design & Visual Communication

12DVC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Terry Mitchell

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.


Faculties:

Technology



Pathway

Level 3 Design & Visual Communication

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


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91338 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.31 - Produce working drawings to communicate technical details of a design
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10
2
E
4
A.S. 91339 v3 Design and Visual Communication 2.32 - Produce instrumental perspective projection drawings to communicate design ideas
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8
Term: 2, Week: 10
2
E
3
A.S. 91341 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.34 - Develop a spatial design through graphics practice
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8
2
I
6
Y
A.S. 91342 v4 Design and Visual Communication 2.35 - Develop a product design through graphics practice
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10
2
I
6
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

Design, Architecture, Engineering, Graphic Art, Graphic Designer, Computer Graphics, Building Industry, Boat Building – Design and Construction, Landscape industry, All the Trades.


Level 2 Hospitality

12HOS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Linda Myburgh

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.


Faculties:

Technology


Detailed Course Outline
Pathway

Level 3 Tourism

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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 167 v8 Practise food safety methods in a food business under supervision
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 1
2
I
4
U.S. 13271 v5 Cook food items by frying
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 7
2
I
2
U.S. 13276 v5 Cook food items by grilling
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
2
I
2
U.S. 13278 v5 Cook food items by roasting
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2
2
I
2
U.S. 13280 v6 Prepare fruit and vegetable cuts in a commercial kitchen
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5
2
I
2
U.S. 13281 v6 Prepare and present basic sandwiches for service
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8
2
I
2
U.S. 13283 v5 Prepare and present salads for service
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3
2
I
2
U.S. 13285 v5 Handle and maintain knives in a commercial kitchen
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6
2
I
2
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

Dietitian, Nutritionist, Food Technology, Food Science, New product design, Food Engineering, Public health, Quality Assurance, Food Critic, Food Stylist, Cake Decorator, Product Promotion, Hospitality, Chef, Baker, Bar Manager, Bar Tender, Front of House, Caterer, Housekeeper, Cafe Manager, Hotel/ Motel Receptionist, Food marketing, Barista., Catering, Food, Cafe, Barista, Dietician, Carer, Life Skills, Bartender, Tourism, Hotel/Motel Receptionist


Level 2 Materials Technology

12TEC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Steve Andrew

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.


Faculties:

Technology



Pathway

Level 3 Materials Technology

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 .


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91344 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 2.20 - Implement advanced procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product with special features
2
I
6
A.S. 91354 v3 Generic Technology 2.1 - Undertake brief development to address an issue
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91356 v3 Generic Technology 2.3 - Develop a conceptual design for an outcome
2
I
6
A.S. 91357 v3 Generic Technology 2.4 - Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype
2
I
6
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Pathway Tags

Textiles and Industry Sales and Service, Retail and Wholesale Hospitality: Chef, Baker, Bar Manager, Bartender, Front of House, Caterer, Cafe Manager, Tourism, Hotel/Motel Receptionist, Barista Automotive Industry: Automotive Engineer, Automotive Electrician, Motor Body Trades: Light and Heavy Fabrication Engineering: Fitter Turner, Composite Engineer, Machinist and Toolmaker, Marine Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Construction: Scaffolder, Roofer, Boat Builder, Plumber/Gasfitter Armed Forces: Navy Weapons, Engineering Officer, Aircraft Engineer, Army Field Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Architect, Architectural Technician, Automotive Mechanic, Bicycle Mechanic, Biochemist, Biomedical Engineer, Biomedical Technician (Mechanical and Electronic), Biotechnologist, Boiler Attendant, Brewer, Butcher, Cabinet Maker, Chemical Engineer, Chemical Production Operator, Chemist, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtspers