Course Overviews

Below you will find Course Overviews for all our timetabled courses.
Use the information in these to help plan your year.

Title Learning Area Levels LA Code
Biology Level 7 living world

If you think you are above the animal kingdom and outside the laws of nature I dare you to take level 2 Biology, because you’re in for a nasty shock. At this level, biology is about taking the world apart piece by piece. When we put it back together, following a year of...

7 BREB
Education for Sustainability Level 1 Place and Environment, Identity, Culture, and Organisation, Continuity and Change, Economic World, living world

Education for Sustainability is a growing subject, building momentum in New Zealand. It is offered at University and CPIT as a complete subject and now has University Entrance endorsement (Level 3). It is taught at Level 6 as a full subject only in Ao Tawhiti Unlimited...

6 BREB
Education for Sustainability Level 2 Place and Environment, Identity, Culture, and Organisation, Continuity and Change, Economic World, living world

Education for Sustainability has been growing within our school, and building momentum in New Zealand. It is offered at University and CPIT as a complete subject and now has University Entrance endorsement (Level 3). It is taught at Level 2 in Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery...

7 BREB
Philosophy Social Sciences, Science

Welcome to Philosophy - the love of wisdom, curriculum level 3 and 4 (junior philosophy).

Philosophy is all about exploring interesting questions. For example: What is reality? What does it mean for me to ‘know’ something? What is a Mind? Does God exist? How should I live, and who should decide?

In Philosophy class we use our imagination, scientific evidence, and reflection on...

3, 4 BRES
Philosophy Social Sciences, Science, English

Welcome to Philosophy, the "love of wisdom" - Curriculum level 5 and 6 (NCEA Level 1)

Philosophy is the subject that specializes in exploring fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. For example: What is reality? What does it mean for me to ‘know’ something? What is reasoning? What is a Mind? Does God exist? How should I live, and who should decide?

5, 6 BRES
Philosophy Social Sciences, Science

Welcome to Philosophy, the Love of Wisdom - Curriculum levels 7 and 8 (university course and NCEA Level 3)

Philosophy is the subject that specializes in exploring fundamental questions about the world and our place in it. For example: What is reality? What does it mean for me to ‘know’ something? What is reasoning? What is a Mind? Does God exist? How should I live, and who should decide...

7, 8 BRES
NCEA Level 2/3 History for UE Social Sciences

The 2017 NCEA Level 2/3 course of History at Ao Tawhiti is designed as an independent portfolio. Students will carry out an independent historical research project that will be assessed towards all three internal achievement standards. The course is available to all students who have completed Level 1 or 2 history assessments and provides students with the ability to gain 14 credits at Level 2...

7, 8 RICM
NCEA Level 1/ 2 History and Art History Social Sciences

The 2017 Level 1/2 History course at Ao Tawhit is designed to introduce students to the study of both History and Art History for NCEA assessment. Students who are working at NZ Curriculum Level 6 will work towards NCEA Level 1 achievement standards while those that have already completed Level 1 will work towards NCEA Level 2. At each NCEA level a year plan exists that progresses students...

6, 7 RICM
78 Science 2107 planet earth and beyond

The 78Science course is targeted primarily at students that want to include some Science in their senior subject options, but do not want or need to undertake a specialist Biology, Chemistry or Physics course. It may also appeal to students that want to extend their science studies beyond B/C/P, as the course will draw on the other domains. Standards covered will be drawn from the Earth and...

7, 8 MATP
Level Three Visual Art

Prerequisite: A level two visual art course or negotiation with a visual art
learning advisor prior to entry.

For level three visual arts you will work independently to establish a
proposal, explore and investigate this visually, then develop, extend and
resolve your ideas. You will be required to investigate a range of art works from contemporary and traditional art...

7, 8 HOLR
Level Two Visual Art

Prerequisite: It is recommended that you have completed level one visual art or negotiate with a visual arts learning advisor prior to entry.
For this course you will be required to think and work independently.

You will select your own subject matter based in research that includes understanding and investigation of established art making practices. All assessment work is...

6, 7 HOLR
Level One Visual Art

Prerequisite: Foundation Art.
If you have not completed Foundation art then you need to negotiate with a visual arts learning advisor prior to entry and is a full years course of study.

6 HOLR
Foundation Art

This is a term by term course of study so it’s a good idea to opt in or out at the end of each term or keep building on your skills and stay for the whole year.

People entering our foundation art program will be given opportunities to develop strong processes using a variety of media such as; drawing, graphic design and illustration, ceramics, painting, printmaking and sculpture....

4, 5 HOLR
Make and Create nature of technology, technological knowledge, technological practice

STUDENT INFORMATION 2016
What is technology about?

6 JARG
Advanced Make and Create nature of technology, technological practice, technological knowledge

STUDENT INFORMATION 2016
What is technology about?
Technology at Ao Tawhiti is about enabling students to develop technological outcomes that meet social, environmental and physical needs. Technological outcomes are all around us, and we interact with these outcomes everyday, from the electronic devices we use, to the clothing items we wear and the transportation we use to get...

7, 8 JARG
Education for Sustainability Place and Environment, living world, Healthy communities and environments, Identity, Culture, and Organisation

Education for Sustainability is a growing subject, building momentum in New Zealand. It is offered at University and CPIT as a complete subject and now has University Entrance endorsement (Level 3). It is taught at Level 5 as a full subject in only three schools around New Zealand – Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery is one of them.

6 BREB
The Future is a Nightmare English

Through the study of fascinating films, novels, short stories, and television shows you will develop an understanding of how texts are shaped for different audiences and purposes. You will think critically and creatively about the texts, and communicate your understanding through a range of interesting tasks.

NCEA Assessments

There will be a range of NCEA level two English...

7
The Future is a Nightmare English

Through the study of fascinating films, novels, short stories, and television shows you will develop an understanding of how texts are shaped for different audiences and purposes. You will think critically and creatively about the texts, and communicate your understanding through a range of interesting tasks.

NCEA Assessments

There will be a range of NCEA level two English...

7 NATW
78 Science planet earth and beyond

The 78Science course is targeted primarily at students with an interest in Earth and Space Science, or those that want to include some Science in their senior subject options, but do not want or need to undertake a specialist Biology, Chemistry or Physics course. It may also appeal to students that want to extend their science studies beyond B/C/P. Standards covered will be drawn from the...

7, 8 MATP
Level 3 Biology living world

Biology is the ultimate living science. If you are on the precipice of level 3 Biology then congratulations on choosing a dynamic and engaging subject. Biology is the study of all living organisms from a single-cell amoeba to a colossal blue whale. Housed within this discipline is knowledge fundamental to unlocking the very existence of the plant and animal kingdoms we see today. At level...

8 BREB

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