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

13ARD - Level 3 Art Design

Level 3 Art Design
Painting, Design and Photography are offered as separate Level 3 subjects. Students are advised to select no more than two of these subjects. Methodical study during the year focusing on generating ideas, analysing and regenerating ideas, will lead to an in-depth exploration and extension into the making of original artworks. Students are expected to be able to work independently and with guidance from teaching staff.

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Greenwood

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

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91460 v2Visual Arts 3.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
A.S. 91455 v2Design 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 14 Creative Industries credits
E
14
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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

13ARP - Level 3 Art Painting

Level 3 Art Painting
Painting, Design and Photography are offered as separate Level 3 subjects. Students are advised to select no more than two of these subjects. Methodical study during the year focusing on generating ideas, analysing and regenerating ideas, will lead to an in-depth exploration and extension into the making of original artworks. Students are expected to be able to work independently and with guidance from teaching staff.

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Greenwood

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

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91460 v2Visual Arts 3.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
A.S. 91456 v2Painting 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 14 Creative Industries credits
E
14
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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

13PHO - Level 3 Photography

Level 3 Photography

Painting, Design and Photography are offered as separate Level 3 subjects. Students are advised to select no more than two of these subjects. Methodical study during the year focusing on generating ideas, analysing and regenerating ideas, will lead to an in-depth exploration and extension into the making of original artworks. Students are expected to be able to work independently and with guidance from teaching staff.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Young

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $60 and student must have own DSLR Camera. You will also need a USB stick to save your images.

Recommended Prior Learning:

Level 2 Photography is recommended but is not a prerequisite, however a motivated and diligent work ethic is needed to be successful at this level. Students must have a good level of literacy to cope with written assessment.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91457 v2Photography 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within photography practice
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 14 Creative Industries credits
E
14
A.S. 91447 v2Photography 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding 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

13DRA - Level 3 Drama

Level 3 Drama

This course is composed of both external and internal Drama Achievement Standards. The majority of Drama Standards contribute towards Level 2 UE 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

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91518 v2Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91515 v2Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91513 v2Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
Y
A.S. 91512 v2Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
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

13ENGE - Level 3 English (External)

English at level 3 is an academic course that helps hone students’ analytical, thinking, and communication skills. It is the keystone subject underpinning all tertiary study, and communication in the professional workplace. In our interconnected world, effective communication has never been more valuable across a variety of platforms. English at this level not only approaches literary theory and analysis, but also helps students to become adept at understanding and expressing complex ideas so they can become effective communicators.

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Hutchinson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $30 Pop Up Globe; $10 Poetry in Action
1 x 30 page clear file
1 x 2B8 hardcover exercise book (students may use their English book from 2018 to add to their record of learning)

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91480 v1English 3.9 - Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
I
3
Y
A.S. 91479 v1English 3.8 - Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts
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
4r
A.S. 91476 v1English 3.5 - Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91474 v1English 3.3 - Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91473 v1English 3.2 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91472 v1English 3.1 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
E
4
Y
4r,4w
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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

13ENGI - Level 3 English (Internal)

This course is designed to strengthen students’ communication and analytical skills across a variety of written and visual forms. The skills taught and developed in this course will serve students in the workplace and in tertiary study. Students should note that this course is academically rigorous. Students may opt to sit the visual text and unfamiliar texts external exam papers at the end of the year.

To take this course, students must have achieved at least 12 credits in Level Two English, including achievement in the writing portfolio standard, in order to achieve at this level.

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Hutchinson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $30 Pop Up Globe; $10 Poetry in Action
1 x 30 page clear file
1 x 2B8 hardcover exercise book (students may use their English book from 2018 to add to their record of learning)

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91480 v1English 3.9 - Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
I
3
Y
A.S. 91478 v1English 3.7 - Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
I
4
Y
A.S. 91476 v1English 3.5 - Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91475 v1English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
I
6
Y
6w
A.S. 91474 v1English 3.3 - Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91473 v1English 3.2 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
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

13EL - Level 3 English Language

Level 3 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 3 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. Included is a programme of acquisition of academic vocabulary which is designed to prepare you for tertiary study.

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Stark

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 28068 v3Write a connected text on a familiar topic (EL)
I
5
U.S. 28064 v3Present information on a familiar topic (EL)
I
5
U.S. 28062 v3Participate in a formal interview (EL)
I
5
U.S. 28057 v3Read and understand texts for practical purposes (EL)
I
5
U.S. 28056 v3Read and understand texts on familiar topics (EL)
I
5
  
Total 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

13PDE - Level 3 Personal Development & Employability

This internally assessed course uses a combination of NCEA level three Generic and Industry Related Unit Standards as appropriate to the student’s preferred future career. Whilst these credits are not university approved, they do contribute to NCEA level three, and help develop students knowledge of work roles and responsibilities - and the skills required in the workplace.

Teacher in Charge: Mr W. McNamara

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 28100 v3Develop a plan to achieve a long-term personal financial goal(s)
I
4
U.S. 28098 v3Evaluate options to increase personal income
I
3
U.S. 12360 v5Describe and explain emerging patterns of work
I
3
U.S. 4251 v8Plan a career pathway
I
3
U.S. 1982 v9Demonstrate knowledge of collective employment agreement negotiation processes
I
2
U.S. 1980 v9Describe, from an employee perspective, ways of dealing with employment relationship problems
I
3
  
Total 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

13MAC - Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus

Mathematics with Calculus centres on further development of calculus and its application. This is a highly academic and challenging course which is most appropriate for students who have already enjoyed success in 11MATE and 12MATE.

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Plant

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: Each student will need to have a Casio fx-9750G plus graphics calculator and $25 for Mathematics Workbooks

Recommended Prior Learning:

Students must have a minimum of an Achievement in all of the following Level 2 Achievement Standards: 2.14 Systems of equations, 2.6 Algebra and 2.7 Calculus.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91579 v2Mathematics and Statistics 3.7 - Apply integration methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
E
6
Y
A.S. 91578 v2Mathematics and Statistics 3.6 - Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
E
6
Y
A.S. 91577 v2Mathematics and Statistics 3.5 - Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems
E
5
Y
A.S. 91575 v2Mathematics and Statistics 3.3 - Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91573 v2Mathematics and Statistics 3.1 - Apply the geometry of conic sections in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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

13MAS - Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics

Mathematics with Statistics centres on the further development of statistics, with supporting material in algebra, computational mathematics and simple ideas of modelling. The emphasis is on practical and numerical work.

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Plant

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: Students will need a Casio fx-9750G plus graphics calculator and $10 for workbooks

Recommended Prior Learning:

Students who take 13MAS should have passed the Year 12 Algebra and Probability external achievement standards.
AS 91261 Apply algebraic methods in solving problems
AS 91267 Apply probability methods in solving problems


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91587 v2Mathematics and Statistics 3.15 - Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91586 v2Mathematics and Statistics 3.14 - Apply probability distributions in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91585 v2Mathematics and Statistics 3.13 - Apply probability concepts in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91581 v2Mathematics and Statistics 3.9 - Investigate bivariate measurement data
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91580 v2Mathematics and Statistics 3.8 - Investigate time series data
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91574 v2Mathematics and Statistics 3.2 - Apply linear programming methods in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
I
3
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

13MUS - Level 3 Music

This course is composed of internal Music Achievement Standards. Music 3.10 may contribute towards Literacy (writing). Students will pursue performance, song writing, composition and research.
The entry criteria are based on a student’s Year 12 Music results and teacher recommendations. Four years formal tuition on an instrument places students well to start Music at Year 13. Formal tuition on a chosen instrument is required throughout the year.
End of course assessment criteria:
• Performance is assessed at four years formal tuition.
• Research is assessed at Year 13 or Level 3 Literacy.
• Music writing is assessed at four years in classroom Music (Years 10 to 13).
Year 13 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 2 Music or similar, or four years formal tuition on an instrument that is on going.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91849 v1Making Music 3.11 - Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking
I
8
A.S. 91425 v2Music Studies 3.10 - Research a music topic
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
6r
A.S. 91419 v2Making Music 3.4 - Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 8 Creative Industries credits
I
8
A.S. 91418 v2Making Music 3.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
A.S. 91417 v2Making Music 3.2 - Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
A.S. 91416 v2Making Music 3.1 - Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 8 Creative Industries credits
I
8
  
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

13SPL - Level 3 Sport & Leisure Studies

This is a practical unit standard based course designed to give students personal training skills, coaching skills and the knowledge to provide sporting opportunities for others within our community. It provides an alternative to the academic Sport Science course. This course is for those who want to look after the physical health and well being of themselves and others.  The taught Standards can contribute towards gaining a New Zealand Certificate in Sport Coaching at level 3.

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Robinson

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 22264 v1Instruct and monitor resistance training
I
4
U.S. 11097 v5Listen actively to gain information in an interactive situation
I
3
U.S. 9705 v7Give feedback on performance in the workplace
I
3
U.S. 9681 v7Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
I
3
U.S. 1312 v7Give oral instructions in the workplace
I
3
  
Total Credits
Physical EducationSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

13OED - Level 3 Outdoor Education

This course has a strong practical component. Students will train for and perform in a Tough Guy competition, undertake a rock-climbing trip, complete a two night survival exercise, learn about weather patterns, teach junior students Adventure Based Learning and complete the Tongariro Crossing. Students will also learn single rope technique within the context of caving.  Students will also have the opportunity to meet and listen to outdoor education providers and learn about career pathways within the industry.  Please be advised changes may occur to the programme depending on the availability of outside providers and NZQA’s approval to assess. Some trips undertaken in this course may run on a Sunday to minimise the impact on other curriculum areas and maximise the benefits of the outdoor experience.

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Jackways

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $450-500

Recommended Prior Learning:

14 Credits in NCEA level 2 Physical Education and/ or Outdoor Education or combination thereof. A good level of physical fitness. If a student has an interest in the outdoors/ adventure tourism and a satisfactory level of achievement in Science and English, an exception may be made after consultation with the HOF.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91501 v2Physical Education 3.4 - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
U.S. 24663 v1Demonstrate leadership while participating in an adventure based learning programme
I
3
U.S. 20160 v3Demonstrate knowledge of weather processes and their effects in New Zealand
I
2
U.S. 20150 v3Demonstrate rock climbing skills on natural rock
I
5
U.S. 20129 v2Demonstrate single rope technique (SRT) for caving
I
4
U.S. 1307 v8Speak to a known audience in a predictable situation
I
3
U.S. 430 v7Demonstrate bush survival skills
I
3
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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

13SPS - Level 3 Sport Science

This course of study follows on from the Sport Science courses offered at Levels 1 and 2, using and examining in greater depth the skills acquired previously. There is a strong emphasis on students gaining the skills to take responsibility for the health, fitness and motor skill needs of themselves and others. This involves planning and implementing programmes and critically evaluating their success. Sport Science is an academic subject and students will need good literacy skills and an ability to critically evaluate.

Students will train for and take part in the Tough Guy Challenge, complete the Timber Trail, run a junior rugby tournament and will analyse their level of skill in Beach Volleyball.

Teacher in Charge: Mr H. Miller

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $260 (transport costs, tough guy entry, mountain biking hireage)

Recommended Prior Learning:

Eleven credits in NCEA level 2 Physical Education including Achievement Standards 91328 (movement analysis) and 91329 (methods and principals of training). If a student has an interest in sport and a satisfactory level of achievement in Science and English, an exception may be made after consultation with the Head of Faculty.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91789 v2Physical Education 3.9 - Devise strategies for a physical activity outcome
I
4
A.S. 91505 v2Physical Education 3.8 - Examine contemporary leadership principles applied in physical activity contexts
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91501 v2Physical Education 3.4 - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91500 v2Physical Education 3.3 - Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91499 v2Physical Education 3.2 - Analyse a physical skill performed by self or others
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




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13REL - Level 3 Religious Education

Level 3 Religious Education
The focus of the Understanding Faith Curriculum in Year 13 is understanding what it means to be on the threshold of entering the world after College as a young Catholic Christian Marist man. The topics covered during the academic year of study include Making Meaning; Sects and Cults, Ethics and Ethical Issues, Jesus the Christ, Mary Mother of God, Biblical Studies, Images of Church, Psychology of Religion, The Church Since Vatican II and Current religious issues.

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 12


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90827 v3Religious Studies 3.4 - Analyse the key beliefs of a religious tradition and a secular world view in relation to ultimate questions
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
6r
A.S. 90826 v3Religious Studies 3.3 - Analyse the response of a religious tradition to a contemporary ethical issue
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
6r
A.S. 90825 v3Religious Studies 3.2 - Analyse a religious tradition(s) in Aotearoa New Zealand
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways 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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13AGB - Level 3 Agribusiness

Agribusiness is the understanding that the ability to grow primary products is not sufficient to make growers and farmers succeed and that there are many other elements which are also important, such as human resources, innovation, marketing, policy, financial planning and natural resources. It is a University Entrance (UE) approved subject. Major topics include: Future proofing – biosecurity issues in the dairy industry; Innovation – adding value to wine (the Yealands Wine story); Financing options - strategic capital expenditure decisions regarding the citrus industry; Human resource issues – labour availability issues with dairying; Soil science – how modifying soil properties can influence plant growth.

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gee

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $40. Includes $20 for seed. Any produce grown is Students to take home. $20 also for Field Trip to Vilagrads Winery.

Recommended Prior Learning:

Pass in 12 Ag/Hort (external), any 12 Science (external), 12 Geography OR 12 Economics


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91871 v1Agribusiness 3.10 - Analyse how a product meets market needs through innovation in the value chain
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91870 v1Agribusiness 3.9 - Analyse the effect of financing options of a strategic capital expenditure decision on a business
I
4
Y
A.S. 91869 v1Agribusiness 3.8 - Analyse future proofing strategies to ensure long term viability of a business
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91383 v2Business Studies 3.5 - Analyse a human resource issue affecting businesses
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
Y
3r
U.S. 22175 v2Demonstrate understanding of soil properties and their effect on plant growth
I
6
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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13BIO - Level 3 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.

Teacher in Charge: Ms N. Gelston

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $25 Biology External and Internal SciPad
$50 Zoo trip
Clearfile
Refill Pad
Highlighter

Recommended Prior Learning:

Achieved grade in 2.5 Genetic Variation and Change in Level 2 Biology, or HOF approval.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91606 v2Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91605 v2Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91604 v2Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
Y
3r
A.S. 91603 v2Biology 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
E
5
Y
5r,5w
A.S. 91602 v2Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
Y
3r,3w
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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13CHE - Level 3 Chemistry

Chemistry is the science of matter and as such studies the elements and the compounds they form. The course then 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.
This course builds on the knowledge students have learned in Year 12 Chemistry.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Horrack

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $25 Chemistry Internal and External SciPads
$5 Additional Internal Resources
2B8 Exercise book or Refill pad and clearfile
Highlighter
Scientific calculator, eg fx-82AU

Recommended Prior Learning:

A minimum of Achieved grades in two external Level 2 Chemistry standards (2.4, 2.5, 2.6) or HOF approval.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91393 v2Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91392 v2Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 5 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
  • 5 Social & Community Services credits
E
5
Y
Y
A.S. 91391 v2Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 5 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Social & Community Services credits
E
5
Y
A.S. 91390 v2Chemistry 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 5 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
  • 5 Social & Community Services credits
E
5
Y
A.S. 91388 v2Chemistry 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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13PHY - Level 3 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. Accuracy and reliability of data.
Motion: Translational, Rotational, and Simple Harmonic Motion.
Electricity and Electromagnetism: DC electricity, electromagnetic induction, capacitors, and AC electricity.
Atom, Photons, and Nuclei: An introduction to quantum physics and relativity.

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Tsai

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $20

Recommended Prior Learning:

Two external passes at Level 2 Physics or HOF approval.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91526 v2Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
E
6
Y
A.S. 91525 v2Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91524 v2Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
E
6
Y
A.S. 91523 v2Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91521 v2Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
I
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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13SCI - Level 3 Science

Year 13 Environmental Science is an Achievement Standard and Unit Standard course.  It aims to provide students a wide range of Science based skills, which relate to environmental issues. With a variety of achievement standards on offer, including one unit standard on report writing, this course will help students develop an understanding of the issues affecting the world around them.  Aspects of astronomy and problem solving are a major part of this course.  Learning opportunities can be used in pursuing a technical vocation such as offered by tertiary courses at university and polytechnic.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Fairweather

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: 2B5 OR 2B8
Highlighter
pens

Recommended Prior Learning:

Any one of the unit standards US 2990 OR US 1279 and any two of internal achievement standards from Year 12 Science OR one level 2 External in any of the Sciences OR gain a combination of achievement standards with HoF approval.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91607 v2Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
Y
3r
A.S. 91602 v2Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
Y
3r,3w
A.S. 91527 v2Physics 3.7 - Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
Y
3r
A.S. 91415 v2Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
I
4
Y
4r
U.S. 3491 v7Write a report
I
4
  
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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13ACC - Level 3 Accounting

What will I study?
1. The Conceptual Basis of Accounting
2. Processing
3. Accounting Reports
4. Prepare a report which analyses and interprets a company’s financial report.
5. Decision Making

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Frewen

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $35 for Course Materials
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.

Recommended Prior Learning:

12 Credits from level 2 accounting or approval from the HOF Students who have no previous accounting experience will need to do extra work outside of class at lunchtime workshops.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91408 v2Accounting 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of management accounting to inform decision-making
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
E
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91407 v2Accounting 3.4 - Prepare a report for an external user that interprets the annual report of a New Zealand reporting entity
I
5
Y
5r,5w
Y
A.S. 91406 v2Accounting 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of company financial statement preparation
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
E
5
Y
A.S. 91405 v2Accounting 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of accounting for partnerships
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91404 v2Accounting 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of accounting concepts for a New Zealand reporting entity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
4r
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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13ECO - Level 3 Economics

Level 3 Economics is a course designed to set students up for studies at University. The students will examine the following areas:
1. Behaviour of Firms
2. Allocative Efficiency and Market Responses to Change
3. Government Intervention in the Market 4. Aggregate Economic Activity
Achievement standard 3.5 will be offered as an extra standard for those students who wish to take it.

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Healy

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $70 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:

14 Credits in Level 2 Economics or approval from the HOF.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91403 v2Economics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of macro-economic influences on the New Zealand economy
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Services Industries credits
E
6
Y
6r,6w
A.S. 91402 v3Economics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of government interventions where the market fails to deliver efficient or equitable outcomes
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91401 v2Economics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of micro-economic concepts
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91400 v2Economics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of different market structures using marginal analysis
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91399 v2Economics 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of market equilibrium
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
E
4
Y
4r,4w
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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13GEO - Level 3 Geography

Geography is the study of the environment around us.  We look at aspects of physical, human and environmental geography, developing an advanced understanding of the interactions that occur between the cultural and natural environment.  Students will be required to develop an understanding of coastal processes conducting fieldwork at Waihi Beach.  Students will also be studying tourism processes in Rotorua which will involve a two day fieldtrip experiencing the tourism industry, and looking at the future sustainability of tourism in Rotorua.  Students will also be further developing their application of GIS skills using ARCGIS software, this software is used globally in a range of industries.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Bossenger

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $20 for one day field trip to Waihi. Approximately $170 for an overnight field trip to Rotorua
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.
Pencils, protractor, Colouring pencils.

Recommended Prior Learning:

12 credits in NCEA Level 2 Geography or approval from the HOF


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91433 v2Geography 3.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with consultation, to solve a geographic problem
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91432 v2Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91431 v2Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
3r
A.S. 91430 v2Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
I
5
Y
Y
A.S. 91427 v2Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
E
4
Y
4r,4w
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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13HIS - Level 3 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. Student feedback has helped choose and develop topics the boys enjoy, such as the invasion of the Waikato. The biggest battles in New Zealand took place in our backyard and we regularly visit the Waikato University Library (with whom we have developed a great relationship with over the years) and actually go to the battle sites to investigate.

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Cullen-Wright

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $55 For Term 1 Field Trip
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.

Recommended Prior Learning:

14 Credits in Level 2 external English or History or approval from the HOF.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91438 v2History 3.5 - Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event
E
6
Y
6r,6w
A.S. 91437 v2History 3.4 - Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91436 v2History 3.3 - Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91435 v2History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91434 v2History 3.1 - Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources
I
5
Y
5r
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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13TOU - Level 3 Tourism

Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries and is increasingly important for the New Zealand economy. The course has two settings – New Zealand and Australia. Detailed research is done on each of these destinations for the Unit Standard assessments at Level 3.
Places on this course are limited and final selection will be made by the teacher in charge.

Teacher in Charge: Mr W. McNamara

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $100 for course booklets.

Recommended Prior Learning:

None


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 24731 v4Demonstrate knowledge of destination New Zealand
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
I
4
U.S. 23766 v2Demonstrate knowledge of the tourism industry
I
5
U.S. 18212 v4Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand as a tourist destination
I
8
U.S. 18211 v5Demonstrate knowledge of Australia as a visitor destination
I
5
  
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! 



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13SPA - Level 3 Spanish

Year 13 Spanish focuses upon extending students’ pre-established knowledge of the language. Emphasis will be placed upon gaining fluency in Spanish, both oral and written. Complex social issues such as religion, government and the environment will be examined in depth, with students invited to offer mature, informed opinions and advice about these topics. Overall, students will look to gain confidence in the language and all its complexities. 

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.
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.


Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Derecourt

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

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 13 Spanish WITHOUT having taken Spanish as a subject at St. John's.

Admission to Year 13 Spanish for these students will be done at the discretion of Mrs Derecourt and the Year 12 Dean.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91572 v1Spanish 3.5 - Write a variety of text types in clear Spanish to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
I
5
A.S. 91571 v1Spanish 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Spanish texts
E
5
A.S. 91569 v1Spanish 3.2 - Give a clear spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates a critical response to stimulus material
I
3
A.S. 91568 v2Spanish 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Spanish texts
E
5
  
Total 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!!

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13MAO - Level 3 Te Reo Māori

The course will continue on from Year 12 Te Reo Māori and build on to the foundation of NCEA Level 2 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. You do not have to attempt all 30 credits.

In addition to the language skills you will be gaining, you will be offered a Māori Performing Arts standard  Perform a Māori Performing Arts bracket. This is optional.

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Hudson

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

Recommended Prior Learning:

Year 12 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. 91654 v2Te Reo Māori 3.5 - Waihanga tuhinga whai take i te reo Māori o te ao whanui
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. 91652 v2Te Reo Māori 3.3 - Panui kia mohio ki te reo Māori o te ao whanui
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
E
6
Y
6r
A.S. 91651 v2Te Reo Māori 3.2 - Korero kia whakamahi i te reo Māori o te ao whanui
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
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

13DIG - Level 3 Digital Technologies

Digital Technology covers a wide range of fields of study, from programming and computer science to digital media. The course is designed to give students optional pathways depending on their area of interest and has a number of standards available to create an individual learning experience. This requires independence from the student, they will need to take ownership of their learning.

Please note: Students will not undertake all the options available but are able to put together a course designed around their own personal choices. and there may be an opportunity for some students to undertake a first-year university paper; however, this will impact on the number of NCEA credits available to them.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Gray

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $20 for materials and licenses

Recommended Prior Learning:

Level 2 Digital Technology or discretion of Teacher in Charge.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91908 v1Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.9 - Analyse an area of computer science
E
3
Y
3w
A.S. 91906 v1Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.7 - Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program
I
6
A.S. 91903 v1Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.4 - Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome
I
4
A.S. 91615 v3Generic Technology 3.8 - Demonstrate understanding of consequences, responsibilities and challenges involved in technology
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91610 v3Generic Technology 3.3 - Develop a conceptual design considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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

13DVC - Level 3 Design & Visual Communication

The emphasis of this course is on the individual solution of product and system design problems covering such areas as Architectural and Environmental, Engineering and Technology, Media and Technical Illustrations.
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

Year Thirteen DVC Stationery List
Qty OfficeMax Code Description
3 2803615 A3 Warwick 17C9U Drawing Pad Refill 110gsm
2 1022598 Staedtler Traditional Graphite 2H pencil
1 1022849 Staedtler Traditional Graphite HB pencil
1 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 450 Set Square
1 1158066 26cm 600 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 2 NCEA graphics credits or by negotiation with HOF


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91631 v3Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
E
6
A.S. 91630 v3Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve 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. 91629 v3Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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

13TEC - Level 3 Materials Technology

Students will be given the opportunity to work on individualised community based projects. 

Students are offered the opportunity to be involved in a mentoring program that has direct links with industry leaders in our community.
Further tertiary opportunities include  University subjects, and a wide range of diploma level options including mechanical, electrical,civil etc as well as trade qualifications.

Materials Technology fosters independence, problem solving and a sense of contributing towards society. 

Materials Technology Students are highly sort after once leaving School and have the ability become industry leaders in their chosen fields. 

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 two credits in L2 Materials Technology or by negotiation with HOF.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91620 v3Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.20 - Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
A.S. 91611 v3Generic Technology 3.4 - Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
A.S. 91609 v3Generic Technology 3.2 - Undertake project management to support technological practice
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
I
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits: