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|
|NCEA Level 3 History for UE||Social Sciences||
Level 3 study of History at Ao Tawhiti is focused on providing students with the ability to gain Level 3 qualifications and UE with History. Students studying History for the year have the opportunity to sit 3 standards internally for a total of 15 credits plus one external exam for an additional 4 credits. At this level value is placed on students' ability to to design their own project of...
|NCEA Level 1 and 2 History||Social Sciences||
At each NCEA level a year plan exists that progresses students towards independent historic inquiry.
Term 1 is a good time to experiment with History and to join a class-based topic. Identification of historic context and communication of differing perspectives are assessment outcomes of this course. Creative ways of accessing and using historical resources to explain differences of...
|Level 2 Physics||physical world, nature of science||
Welcome to Physics!
Studying Physics is studying the universe around us and figuring out how it works. More specifically, it is the study of the nature and properties of matter and energy. As this is a wide and ambitious goal, Physics traditionally separates in several subfields: Mechanics and motion, Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Optics, Waves, Sound, Heat, Nuclear...
|Level 3 Physics||physical world, nature of science||
Welcome back to Physics!
Studying Physics is studying the universe around us and figuring out how it works. More specifically, it is the study of the nature and properties of matter and energy. As this is a wide and ambitious goal, Physics traditionally separates in several subfields: Mechanics and motion, Electricity, Magnetism, Light, Optics, Waves,...
|Philosophy of Mind||listening, reading, and viewing, speaking, writing, and presenting, nature of science||
Course begins: Term 3.1
The fields of Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science attempt to answer these questions. Through this course students will be introduced to historical answers to the questions above. Students will compare...
|Philosophy||Social Sciences, speaking, writing, and presenting, nature of science, listening, reading, and viewing||
What is Philosophy about?
Philosophical discussion draws on imaginative...
|Philosophy - Phil139 Ethics, Politics, Justice||None / Other||
How we should live our lives is the most important question of all. What makes our actions right or wrong? Is it our culture, our emotions, facts about the world, or God's commands? Are pleasure and happiness all that really matters? What should we do when justice and freedom conflict with happiness or with each other? Should we always obey the law? Is taxation legalised theft? This course...
|Philosophy - Science: Good, Bad, Bogus||English, Science||
Society is awash with weird and wonderful theories, ideas and practices that controvert mainstream science: homeopathy, astrology, UFOs, ghosts, clairvoyance, faith healing, bleeding statues, telepathy, precognition, spoon bending, Big Foot, dowsing, Bible code, magnet therapy, Karma, reincarnation and Ouija boards – to name just a few. What should one believe about such phenomena? How is one...
|DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY||Technology, technological knowledge, technological practice, nature of technology||
This course aims to be flexible to meet the varied needs of students. You can work at NCEA Level 1, 2 or 3 but you will need either design or coding experience to attempt anything more than Level 1.
This year I will be working closely Renea in UPT Digital. This class will run in the Incubator and aim to support students to do assessments following there passions and interests.
|6, 7, 8||DERT|
|Level 1 Mathematics||Mathematics & Statistics||
Mathematicians seek out patterns and use them to formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proof. When mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning can provide insight or predictions about nature. Through the use of abstraction and logic, mathematics developed from counting, calculation,...
|6||DERT, LOUW, INOK|
|Calculus||Mathematics & Statistics||
Calculus is the mathematical study of change, in the same way that geometry is the study of shape and algebra is the study of operations and their application to solving equations.
Calculus is used in every branch of the physical sciences, actuarial science, computer science, statistics, engineering, economics, business, medicine, demography, and in other fields wherever a problem can...