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 3 Art Design

13ARD
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Fiona Greenwood

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.


Faculties:

Art



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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


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. 91455 v2 Design 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practice
3
E
14
*
A.S. 91460 v2 Visual Arts 3.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context
3
I
4
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 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 3 Art Painting

13ARP
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Fiona Greenwood

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.


Faculties:

Art



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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


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. 91456 v2 Painting 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practice
3
E
14
*
A.S. 91460 v2 Visual Arts 3.5 - Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context
3
I
4
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 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 3 Photography

13PHO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Debbie Young

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.


Faculties:

Art



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.


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. 91442 v2 Photography 3.1 - Analyse methods and ideas from established photography practice
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91447 v2 Photography 3.2 - Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to photography
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91457 v2 Photography 3.4 - Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within photography practice
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
14
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 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 3 Drama

13DRA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mandy Hale

Level 3 Drama

The Level Three 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.


Faculties:

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.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91512 v2 Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91513 v2 Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
3
I
5
Y
*
A.S. 91518 v3 Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
3
E
4
Y
4w *
A.S. 91519 v2 Drama 3.8 - Script a drama suitable for live performance
3
I
5
Y
5w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

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 3 English (External)

13ENGE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

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.

The course teaches three externally assessed standards. Achievement Standard 3.3 is not shown in the standards below to reflect an accurate course credit count. Please note that students are strongly encouraged to choose only two externally assessed standards. However, they are able to participate in three if they feel they are capable.


Faculties:

English



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 1B5 exercise book
1 x 30 page clear file


Recommended Prior Learning

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


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. 91472 v1 English 3.1 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91473 v1 English 3.2 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
3
E
4
Y
4w *
A.S. 91476 v1 English 3.5 - Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91479 v1 English 3.8 - Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91480 v1 English 3.9 - Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
3
I
3
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

business, medicine, engineering, education, policy, psychology, police, public service, private enterprise, all professional workplaces


Level 3 English (Internal)

13ENGI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

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.



Faculties:

English



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 1B5 exercise book
1 x 30 page clear file


Recommended Prior Learning

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.


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. 91473 v1 English 3.2 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
3
E
4
Y
4w *
A.S. 91474 v1 English 3.3 - Respond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidence
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91475 v1 English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
3
I
6
Y
6w *
A.S. 91476 v1 English 3.5 - Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91477 v1 English 3.6 - Create a fluent and coherent visual text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas using verbal and visual language
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91480 v1 English 3.9 - Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
3
I
3
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

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 3 English Language

13EL
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 4436754

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.


Faculties:

English As A 2nd Language



Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 28056 v3 Read and understand texts on familiar topics (EL)
3
I
5
U.S. 28057 v3 Read and understand texts for practical purposes (EL)
3
I
5
U.S. 28062 v3 Participate in a formal interview (EL)
3
I
5
U.S. 28064 v3 Present information on a familiar topic (EL)
3
I
5
U.S. 28068 v3 Write a connected text on a familiar topic (EL)
3
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 25 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 3 Personal Development & Employability

13PDE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Sarah Quinnell

This internally assessed course uses a combination of NCEA Level Three Generic and Industry Related Unit Standards.  We have a set programme for the first part of the year and then develop each student's assessments as appropriate to their preferred future career for the remainder of the time. Whilst these credits are not university approved, they do contribute to NCEA Level Three, and help develop students' knowledge of work roles and responsibilities, as well as the skills required in the workplace.


Faculties:

Gateway



Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1980 v9 Describe, from an employee perspective, ways of dealing with employment relationship problems
3
I
3
U.S. 4251 v8 Plan a career pathway
3
I
3
U.S. 28098 v3 Evaluate options to increase personal income
3
I
3
U.S. 28100 v3 Develop a plan to achieve a long-term personal financial goal(s)
3
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 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 3 Mathematics with Calculus

13MAC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mark Plant

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.


Faculties:

Mathematics



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.


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. 91573 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.1 - Apply the geometry of conic sections in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
*
Y
A.S. 91575 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.3 - Apply trigonometric methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
*
Y
A.S. 91577 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.5 - Apply the algebra of complex numbers in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
5
*
Y
A.S. 91578 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.6 - Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
6
*
Y
A.S. 91579 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.7 - Apply integration methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
6
*
Y
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.

Level 3 Mathematics with Statistics

13MAS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

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.


Faculties:

Mathematics



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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


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


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. 91574 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.2 - Apply linear programming methods in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
*
Y
A.S. 91580 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.8 - Investigate time series data
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91581 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.9 - Investigate bivariate measurement data
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91585 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.13 - Apply probability concepts in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
*
Y
A.S. 91586 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.14 - Apply probability distributions in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
*
Y
A.S. 91587 v2 Mathematics and Statistics 3.15 - Apply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
*
Y
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 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 3 Music

13MUS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Donna McHugh

This course is composed of internal and externa 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.


Faculties:

Music



Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Music or similar, or four years formal tuition on an instrument that is on going.


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. 91416 v2 Making Music 3.1 - Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloist
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
8
*
A.S. 91417 v2 Making Music 3.2 - Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrument
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91418 v2 Making Music 3.3 - Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a group
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
*
A.S. 91419 v2 Making Music 3.4 - Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of music
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
3
I
8
*
A.S. 91421 v3 Music Studies 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of harmonic and tonal conventions in a range of music scores
3
E
4
*
A.S. 91425 v2 Music Studies 3.10 - Research a music topic
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91849 v1 Making Music 3.11 - Compose three original songs that express imaginative thinking
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
3
I
8
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 42

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 42 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 38 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 3 Sport Leadership

13SPL
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Jason Robinson

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. 


Course Overview

Term 1
Leadership and Communication Skills in Sport

Term 2
Injury Prevention and Management

Term 3
Sport Coaching

Term 4
Sport Coaching

Faculties:

Physical Education



Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1312 v7 Give oral instructions in the workplace
3
I
3
U.S. 9681 v7 Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
3
I
3
U.S. 20673 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of injuries, injury prevention and risks and hazards associated with sport or recreation
3
I
5
U.S. 22771 v3 Plan beginner-level coaching sessions for sport participants
3
I
6
Total Credits

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

Level 3 Outdoor Education

13OED
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Kyle Jackways

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


Course Overview

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

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

Term 3
Rock Climbing
Canyoning

Faculties:

Physical Education



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$450-500


Recommended Prior Learning

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


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

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 4

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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

Related Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-Mebtw9_50&feature=youtu.be

Level 3 Sport Science

13SPS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Jacob Kelly

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 and skill development 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.

The courses will consist of two potential subject related pathways; one with a sport science focus the other sociology based.  Student agency will dictate the focus of the program for individual students.  There will be core Standards taught to the whole class while others will be chosen in regards to students chosen pathways.

Students will train for and take part in the Tough Guy Challenge, run a sports tournament and critically evaluate either a complex motor skill or sporting event.


Course Overview

Term 1
Students will be investigating physical activity trends through their lifetime. They will look at what effect the physical activities they participated in have had on their hauora. They will critically examine how participation in future physical activities will affect their Hauora.

Term 2
Students will be involved in training for and competing in the Tough Guy Challenge. Students will critically examine performance improvement programmes in relation to the following biophysical principles; goal setting, methods & principles of training and exercise physiology

Term 3
Students will critically examine a complex sporting movement using the following biophysical principles; Biomechanics, Skill Learning and Functional Anatomy.

Students will coach and manage a sports tournament for our Year 9 students. They will look at leadership styles and critically examine which are most effective in leading junior students.

Term 4
Continued from Term 3; Students will coach and manage a sports tournament for our Year 9 students. They will look at leadership styles and critically examine which are most effective in leading junior students.

Faculties:

Physical Education



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.


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. 91498 v2 Physical Education 3.1 - Evaluate physical activity experiences to devise strategies for lifelong well-being
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91499 v2 Physical Education 3.2 - Analyse a physical skill performed by self or others
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91500 v2 Physical Education 3.3 - Evaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91501 v2 Physical Education 3.4 - Demonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting
3
I
4
*
Y
A.S. 91789 v2 Physical Education 3.9 - Devise strategies for a physical activity outcome
3
I
4
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 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


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 3 Religious Education

13REL
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Jude Bartram

Level 3 Religious Education
The focus in Year 13 is understanding what it means to enter 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, How the Catholic church respond to future focussed ethical issues in society and finally how religious and secular thinkers answer the Ultimate Questions of life.


Faculties:

Religious Studies



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


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. 90825 v3 Religious Studies 3.2 - Analyse a religious tradition(s) in Aotearoa New Zealand
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
6
Y
*
A.S. 90826 v3 Religious Studies 3.3 - Analyse the response of a religious tradition to a contemporary ethical issue
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 90827 v3 Religious Studies 3.4 - Analyse the key beliefs of a religious tradition and a secular world view in relation to ultimate questions
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
6
Y
6r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCnPHtz0sZA
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 3 Horticulture

13HOR
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

This is a Unit Standard (open-book assessment) style course that continues on from the NCEA Level 2 Horticulture that is available to students in Year 12.  It is an even split of theory in the classroom and practical work in the horticulture gardens.  The course is designed for those students considering a trade or Wintec course in Arboriculture, forestry, production and amenity (landscaping) horticulture.  Major topics covered include; Amenity Horticulture – Basic Botany (plant identification) as well as the variety and uses of plants in Landscaping; Plant Husbandry - plant cultivation and propagation, protection and maintenance of plant health, plant processes and plant life cycles; Soil Media – Properties that make up soil and their effect on plant growth. Soil improvement and conditioning.

 


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 towards the cost of seeds. All produce grown in the Horticulture gardens is the students and as such can be taken home.


Recommended Prior Learning

Having done Yr 12 Horticulture is preferable but not essential.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 22175 v2 Demonstrate understanding of soil properties and their effect on plant growth
3
I
6
U.S. 24648 v2 Identify the physical characteristics, and range of, plants used in amenity horticulture
3
I
7
U.S. 29829 v1 Demonstrate understanding of plant structure, functions and processes
3
I
5
A.S. 91528 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.1 - Carry out an investigation into an aspect of a New Zealand primary product or its production
3
I
4
Y
*
Y
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 4

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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

Level 3 Biology

13BIO
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.


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.


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. 91602 v2 Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91603 v3 Biology 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment
3
E
5
Y
5r,5w *
A.S. 91604 v2 Biology 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how an animal maintains a stable internal environment
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91605 v2 Biology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91606 v2 Biology 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Level 3 Chemistry

13CHE
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 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.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 Chemistry Internal and External SciPads
$5 Additional Resources (Bestchoice)
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.


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. 91388 v2 Chemistry 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistry
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
*
A.S. 91390 v2 Chemistry 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substances
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91391 v2 Chemistry 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compounds
3
E
5
Y
*
A.S. 91392 v2 Chemistry 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of equilibrium principles in aqueous systems
3
E
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91393 v2 Chemistry 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of oxidation-reduction processes
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.

Level 3 Physics

13PHY
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. Accuracy and reliability of data.
  • Mechanical System: Translational, Rotational, and Simple Harmonic Motion.
  • Electrical Systems: DC electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, Capacitors, and AC electricity.
  • Atom, Photons, and Nuclei: An introduction to Quantum Physics and Relativity.

Recommended Prior Learning

Two external passes at Level 2 Physics or HOF approval.


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. 91521 v2 Physics 3.1 - Carry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationship
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91523 v2 Physics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of wave systems
3
E
4
Y
*
A.S. 91524 v2 Physics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of mechanical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
A.S. 91525 v2 Physics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of Modern Physics
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91526 v2 Physics 3.6 - Demonstrate understanding of electrical systems
3
E
6
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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

Level 3 Science

13SCI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Samantha Fairweather

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.


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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 3491 v7 Write a report
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
A.S. 91415 v2 Earth and Space Science 3.6 - Investigate an aspect of astronomy
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91527 v2 Physics 3.7 - Use physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91602 v2 Biology 3.2 - Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r,3w *
A.S. 91607 v2 Biology 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 13

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 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 3 Accounting

13ACC
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. 
This course focuses on the application, understanding, critical analysis and interpretation of financial and non-financial information of partnership and company ownership structures. Students will cover:

  • Application, understanding, critical analysis and interpretation of financial and non-financial information of partnership and company ownership structures
  • Management decision making
  • Study of financial reports of companies to give advice to external users 
  • Processing
  • Accounting reports


Faculties:

Social Sciences



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.


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. 91404 v2 Accounting 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of accounting concepts for a New Zealand reporting entity
3
E
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91405 v2 Accounting 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of accounting for partnerships
3
I
4
*
Y
A.S. 91406 v2 Accounting 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of company financial statement preparation
3
E
5
*
Y
A.S. 91407 v2 Accounting 3.4 - Prepare a report for an external user that interprets the annual report of a New Zealand reporting entity
3
I
5
Y
5r,5w *
Y
A.S. 91408 v2 Accounting 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of management accounting to inform decision-making
3
E
4
Y
*
Y
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 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, Engineerin


Related Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlg3qSIJE_U

Level 3 Economics

13ECO
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.


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.


Faculties:

Social Sciences



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.


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. 91399 v2 Economics 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of market equilibrium
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91400 v2 Economics 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the efficiency of different market structures using marginal analysis
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91401 v2 Economics 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of micro-economic concepts
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91402 v3 Economics 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of government interventions where the market fails to deliver efficient or equitable outcomes
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91403 v2 Economics 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of macro-economic influences on the New Zealand economy
3
E
6
Y
6r,6w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 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, Business Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor.


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

Level 3 Geography

13GEO
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 advanced understanding of the interactions that occur between the cultural and natural environments.  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 field trip 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.


Faculties:

Social Sciences



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


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. 91427 v2 Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91430 v2 Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
3
I
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91431 v2 Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91432 v2 Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91433 v2 Geography 3.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with consultation, to solve a geographic problem
3
I
3
Y
*
Y
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 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 Infrastructure.


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Level 3 History

13HIS
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. 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.


Faculties:

Social Sciences



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.


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. 91434 v2 History 3.1 - Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91435 v2 History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91436 v2 History 3.3 - Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91437 v2 History 3.4 - Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91438 v2 History 3.5 - Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event
3
E
6
Y
6r,6w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 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.


Related Videos
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Level 3 Tourism

13TOU
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Wayne McNamara

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.


Faculties:

Social Sciences



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$100 for course booklets.


Recommended Prior Learning

None


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 18211 v5 Demonstrate knowledge of Australia as a visitor destination
3
I
5
U.S. 18212 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand as a tourist destination
3
I
8
U.S. 23766 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of the tourism industry
3
I
5
U.S. 24733 v2 Describe and promote a New Zealand tourist destination
3
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 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, Airline attendant, Concierge, Cruise ship director, Recreation worker, Hotel or Restaurant Manager, Travel agent, Food and beverage director, Casino manager, Chef, Event Manager.


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 3 Spanish

13SPA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

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.

University Entrance credits are on offer in Level 3 Spanish. 



Faculties:

Spanish



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$30 subscription to Education Perfect (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 Miss Priestley and the Year 12 Dean.


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. 91568 v2 Spanish 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Spanish texts
3
E
5
*
A.S. 91569 v1 Spanish 3.2 - Give a clear spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates a critical response to stimulus material
3
I
3
*
A.S. 91571 v1 Spanish 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Spanish texts
3
E
5
*
A.S. 91572 v1 Spanish 3.5 - Write a variety of text types in clear Spanish to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
3
I
5
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

Interpreter Translator Teacher


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 3 Te Reo Māori

13MAO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dwayne Hudson

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 credits on offer.

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.


Faculties:

Te Reo Māori



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B8
Refill
Clear file Folder
$10 - Trip to Koroneihana


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 Te Reo Māori or at the discretion of the TIC Te Reo Māori.


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
U.S. 22756 v7 Perform a Māori performing arts bracket
3
I
10
A.S. 91650 v2 Te Reo Māori 3.1 - Whakarongo kia mohio ki te reo Māori o te ao whanui
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91651 v2 Te Reo Māori 3.2 - Korero kia whakamahi i te reo Māori o te ao whanui
3
I
6
Y
*
A.S. 91652 v2 Te Reo Māori 3.3 - Panui kia mohio ki te reo Māori o te ao whanui
3
E
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91653 v2 Te Reo Māori 3.4 - Tuhi i te reo Māori o te ao whanui
3
E
6
Y
6w *
A.S. 91654 v2 Te Reo Māori 3.5 - Waihanga tuhinga whai take i te reo Māori o te ao whanui
3
I
6
Y
6w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 28

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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

Pathway Tags

interpreter, TV presenter, diplomat, reporter, journalist, teacher, performer, film director, Teacher, Copywriter, Public Relations Professional, Radio Presenter, Television Presenter, Interpreter, Translator, Archivist, Curator, Editor, Journalist, Government, Law and Safety, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Court/Legal Clerk, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Workplace Relations Adviser


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 3 Digital Technologies

13DIG
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Sharron Gray

The focus of the digital course is on programming. With some students able to undertake a first year level 1 university paper COMP 101 through the Waikato University Unistart program. Students will be working with a text based language such as python, javascript or html5 and CSS to develop an outcome.

Students will need to have some programming experience in order to successfully take this paper.


Course Overview

Term 1
Students look at the nature of technology considering the consequences and challenges faced by us in an ever technological changing world. compulsory unit for all students. This is a paper in which students research, discuss and write a paper on digital technology considering the future and how it will impact on our society. We question how technology makes us question what it means to be human.

Students then move onto developing their programming skills with some starting the university programming paper. During the term, students will identify an idea which they can build during term two.

Term 2
Students undertake individual projects focusing on programming in a text-based language. Students will use project management tools to ensure that the outcome is developed on time and is fit for purpose. Students will build, debug and test their program to ensure that it is fit for purpose.

Term 3
Students complete their projects, midway through the term student move onto external exam preparation.

Term 4
Level 3 digital technology external exam on computer science.

Faculties:

Technology



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 for materials and licenses


Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Digital Technology or discretion of Teacher in Charge.


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. 91615 v3 Generic Technology 3.8 - Demonstrate understanding of consequences, responsibilities and challenges involved in technology
3
I
4
Y
4r *
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. 91906 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.7 - Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
3
I
6
A.S. 91908 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 3.9 - Analyse an area of computer science
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
3
E
3
Y
3w
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 4

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Level 3 Design & Visual Communication

13DVC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Terry Mitchell

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.


Faculties:

Technology



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


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. 91629 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.32 - Resolve a spatial design through graphics practice
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91630 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.33 - Resolve a product design through graphics practice
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 10
3
I
6
*
A.S. 91631 v3 Design and Visual Communication 3.34 - Produce working drawings to communicate production details for a complex design
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10
3
E
6
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 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 3 Materials Technology

13TEC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Steve Andrew

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.


Faculties:

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


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. 91609 v3 Generic Technology 3.2 - Undertake project management to support technological practice
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91611 v3 Generic Technology 3.4 - Develop a prototype considering fitness for purpose in the broadest sense
3
I
6
Y
*
A.S. 91620 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.20 - Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product
3
I
6
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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