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Humanities - Year 11, 11HUM

The course will include topics drawn from Level One History, Classical Studies and English. The History topics covered will include the struggle for black civil rights in the United States (including segregation, the bus boycott and Martin Luther King) and Nazi Germany (the rise of Hitler, the impact of his policies on the people of Germany and the events leading up to World War II). The Classical Studies topics will be based on the civilisation of Ancient Rome. Specific topics covered will include slavery, social relationships, architecture and the Colosseum. During this course the students will also watch documentaries and feature films to do with the topics covered. These in turn will be used by students as part of their work on two extra English standards. This is an internally-assessed cross curricular course. It will suit students who like more time to work on their assessments and who would benefit from extra support with their work.
Approval for entry to this course is via discussion with the year level dean, HoD Learning Services or SMT.

Assessment: Level 1 Achievement Standards that are all internally assessed

Pre-requisites: Nil

Leads to: Year 12 Humanities, Year 12 History, Year 12 Classical Studies, Year 12 English.

Qualification available: NCEA Level 1

Humanities - Year 12, 12HUM

This course will include topics drawn from Level Two History and Classical Studies. History topics covered will include the USA in the 1920s (gangsters, prohibition, flappers, fashion), the debate over homosexual law reform in New Zealand in the 1980s and the Cold War (including the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missile Crisis). Classical Studies topics covered will focus on Ancient Rome. Topics will include Roman society, the Emperors, life in Pompeii and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Students will view a range of documentaries and feature films linked to these topics, including the movie Gladiator. This is an internally-assessed cross curricular course. It will suit students who like more time to work on their assessments and who would benefit from extra support with their work.
Approval for entry to this course is via discussion with the year level dean, HoD Learning Services or SMT.

Assessment: Level 2 Achievement Standards that are all internally assessed

Pre-requisites: Nil

Leads to: Year 13 Humanities, Year 13 History, Year 13 Classical Studies, Year 13 English.

Qualification available: NCEA Level 2

Humanities - Year 13, 13HUM

This course will include topics drawn from Level Three Classical Studies, History and possibly another subject area. Classical Studies topics covered will include a study of the life and achievements of Alexander the Great, one of the world’s most influential leaders. The other topic area covered will be Greek mythology. We will study Greek myths and then explore how they have influenced the art and literature of later societies. The History topic covered will be the Russian Revolution and will include a study of Russian society, Tsar Nicholas and his family and the events leading up to the two revolutions of 1917. Students will view a range of documentaries linked to these topics. This is an internally-assessed cross curricular course. This subject will suit students who like more time to work on their assessments and who would benefit from extra support with their work.
Approval for entry to this course is via discussion with the year level dean, HoD Learning Services or SMT.
Note: It is possible to use Level 3 Humanities to get 14 credits in one subject (Classical Studies) to help meet the requirements for University Entrance. This would require the students to do one external standard. But this will be optional and the programme for each student will be determined on a case by case basis.

Assessment: Level 3 Achievement Standards that are all internally-assessed.

Pre-requisites: Nil

Leads to: Tertiary study

Note: This subject is not on the approved list for University Entrance but the credits contribute towards NCEA Level 3 which is required for UE.

Qualification available: NCEA Level 3

Applied Science in Product & Design Technology – 13, 13APS

The Applied Science in Product & Design Technology course was developed with the future in mind and – like the future – it continues to evolve. The curriculum keeps up with changes in technology, responding to new ideas or new ways of thinking. It is multidisciplinary – bringing together product design, digital and material technologies, and knowledge from the sciences, especially chemistry. Your learning is project-based within the studio environment and innovative in its approach where you will be encouraged to take responsibility for your learning.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment and Technology Scholarship will be offered in this course

Pre-requisites: An interest in Chemistry or a Level 2 Technology; or by negotiation with the Head of Technology/Science

Voluntary contribution: $80 for take home materials and additional costs for drawing media and other resources for practical projects

Leads to: Tertiary study

Qualification available: Technology Scholarship, NCEA Level 3