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Humanities - Year 11, 11HUM

DescriptionAssessmentPre-requisitesLeads toQualification availableTo discuss contact
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. This course requires pre-approval. If you think this course would suit your learning needs, have a chat with Ms Willingale (HOD Learning Services), Mr Watson or your year level dean.Level 1 Achievement Standards that are all internally assessed NilYear 13 Humanities, Year 13 History, Year 13 Classical Studies, Year 13 English.NCEA Level 1Ms Willingale / Mr Watson

Humanities - Year 12, 12HUM

DescriptionAssessmentPre-requisitesLeads toQualification availableTo discuss contact
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. This course requires pre-approval. If you think this course would suit your learning needs, have a chat with Ms Willingale (HOD Learning Services), Mr Watson or your year level dean.Level 2 Achievement Standards that are all internally assessed NilYear 13 Humanities, Year 13 History, Year 13 Classical Studies, Year 13 English.NCEA Level 2Ms Willingale / Mr Watson

Humanities - Year 13, 13HUM

DescriptionAssessmentPre-requisitesNoteLeads toQualification availableTo discuss contact
This course will include topics drawn from Level Three Classical Studies and History. The 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. This course requires pre-approval. If you think this course would suit your learning needs, have a chat with Ms Willingale (HOD Learning Services), Mr Watson or your year level dean.Level 3 Achievement Standards that are mostly internally-assessed.NilIt is possible to use Level 3 Humanities as a UE subject. The students will have a chance to get 18 credits in Classical Studies to help them 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.Tertiary studyNCEA Level 3Ms Willingale / Mr Watson

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

DescriptionAssessmentPre-requisitesVoluntary contributionLeads toQualification availableTo discuss contact
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. A mixture of internal and external assessment and Technology Scholarship will be offered in this courseAn interest in Chemistry or a Level 2 Technology; or by negotiation with the Head of Technology/Science$80 for take home materials and additional costs for drawing media and other resources for practical projectsTertiary studyTechnology Scholarship, NCEA Level 3Ms Clement / Mr Holmes