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
7ENG: The Future is a Nightmare English

In this NCEA level 2 English class we will focus on a study of dystopian texts (that is, novels, short stories, films, and television shows that are set in a bleak or frightening future setting).

We will begin the year with a close reading of George Orwell's novel, 1984, and then in term two we will read some dystopian short stories, and finally we will watch some classic and...

7 MEGW
6MAT - Maths with Jess Number and algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Statistics

This course is set up for students who are aiming to obtain 10 NCEA Level 1 numeracy credits. It is designed to give time to process and grasp the useful and essential concepts within Mathematics.

We will spend term one exploring all things number related. This includes Fractions, Percentages, and working with money.

During term two for measurement we will solve real world...

6 JESD
8 Biology 2022 living world

Level 8 Biology covers a wide range of biological contexts ranging from human biology and evolution to how the environment impacts plants and animals alike. We also explore how scientific issues can have an impact on society.

While the content of this course does not directly lead on from level 7 biology, it is helpful to have completed some form of science up to Level 7. There is also...

8 JESD
Gothic Fiction and Horror English

This level three English course is based on a study of the Gothic / Horror Genre, with a particular focus on monsters and the monstrous. We begin the year with Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, and then move into a study of short stories in the gothic tradition. Later in the year we will study some films, games, and television shows that explore the theme of monsters and the monstrous.

8 MEGW
NCEA Level 2 Chemistry (7CHE) material world, nature of science

Chemistry is a hugely exciting topic on its own, with dozens of subdisciplines and exciting modern applications.. It is also important to know chemistry in a variety of professions. Interested in criminal law and forensics? You should learn chemistry. Want to study exoplanets as an astrobiologist? Learn chemistry. Choosing between concrete and steel when designing bridges as an engineer? Want...

7 ZACW
6 Sci 2022 Science

Recommended Prior Learning:
Students should have a good understanding of curriculum level 5 Science.

6 MATP, MICV, ZACW
NCEA Level 3 Chemistry (8CHE) material world, nature of science

NCEA Level 3 chemistry goes much more in-depth with the topics introduced in 7CHE (organic chemistry, properties and structure of matter, thermochemistry) while also introducing brand new, exciting, and challenging topics (exoplanet spectroscopy and redox chemistry).

Students must have earned credits in NCEA Level 2 chemistry standards in order to enrol in this course.

8 ZACW
78 Education for Sustainability, Social and Environmental Justice living world, Place and Environment, Identity, Culture, and Organisation

Sustainability? Too boring, too vague, too late? A government greenwash or a survival plan? Whatever your opinion, sustainability as a concept has been adopted globally. In Education for Sustainability (EfS) we learn the skills to think and to take action in ways that safeguard the well-being of people and the planet.

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7, 8 KATA
5-6 Climate Ahuārangi Course Overview living world, physical world, Place and Environment, Identity, Culture, and Organisation, Personal health and physical development

Te Huringa o Te Āhuarangi / Climate Change is one of the biggest issues facing humanity. What to do? Put your head in the sand, or educate yourself and be on the right side of history? The purpose of this course is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to:

*Understand the science behind climate change;
*Understand how people’s beliefs, values and behaviours affect their...

5, 6 KATA, ZACW, BRES
Life of a dancer... The Arts

Student who take this course should have a strong interest in dance. There is no physical level students need to be at, just a willingness to work hard and try their best.

Please see the attached document for information.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19vr-pyN2lc-...

6, 7, 8 SARM
7 Biology living world

Level 7 Biology covers a wide range of essential basic biology essential for those students interested in continuing study of for students who want to know how the natural world operates.

It is highly recommended that students have completed the Genetic Variation external at Level 6 prior to taking this course, however, if you have not completed this and would still like to take Level...

7 MICV
78PE green - 2022 Personal health and physical development, Movement concepts and motor skills, Relationships with other people, Healthy communities and environments

Welcome to 78PE for 2022, it's going to be great!

As these are Level Two and Three NCEA courses all are welcome. It is highly recommended however, that you have completed Levels One and Two to a high standard for your best understanding, engagement and achievement. If you have any questions, please ask Alex.

Term one Level Two:
2.2 (AS91328) - Demonstrate understanding of...

7, 8 ALEM
6PE blue - 2022 Personal health and physical development, Movement concepts and motor skills, Relationships with other people, Healthy communities and environments

Welcome to 6PE for 2022, it's going to be great!

As this is the Level One NCEA PE, there is no set prerequisites or prior learning, however I am hopeful that some concepts are at least slightly familiar to you from previous PE classes.

Throughout 2022 we will be covering 5 Achievement Standards

Term one:
1.5 (AS90966) - Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group...

6 ALEM
7,8 Philosophy - NCEA Level 3 & University Social Sciences, nature of science, English

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?

Philosophical discussion draws on imaginative speculation, scientific evidence, sustained reflection on...

7, 8 BRES
6 Philosophy - NCEA Level 1 Social Sciences, nature of science, English

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?

Philosophical discussion draws on imaginative speculation, scientific evidence, sustained reflection on...

6 BRES
Geography & Social Science Place and Environment

Why Geography and the Social Sciences?
Students are better able to make sense of a complex and changing world and their place in it. In Geography and the Social Sciences, students have the opportunity to:
- build on and expand their personal experiences of natural and cultural environments
- explore real and relevant contemporary contexts
- think spatially – explore the...

7 CRPE
Tourism Level 7 & 8 Social Sciences

This course is designed for senior students who are interested in learning about or working in the Tourism Industry. This is an NZQA-recognised qualification and designed as an introductory course that provides introductory skills and knowledge which underpin other qualifications in travel and tourism industries. It offers a range of Level 2 and 3 NCEA Credits.

7, 8 CRPE
8 Physics physical world

8 Physics continues from 7 Physics and uses a lot of the same skills. Therefore level 7 Mechanics as minimum is strongly advised prior learning. Having said that, if you've done that, and understood kinematic equations, Level 8 is almost easier to grasp than Level 7. The course changes from being about two dimensional motion (okay there's still a bit of 2D momentum - but it's no harder than...

8 GREO
7 Physics physical world

Before doing this course you should probably have done Level 1 Mechanics, otherwise you'd probably want to talk to me, and check your rationale and skills. It would help to have a scientific or graphics calculator, a clear file, something to write on and something to write with. A ruler and protractor can be handy too.

Anything more you want to know at present can be found on my website...

7 GREO
Mathematics Level 1 Mathematics & Statistics

There will be three courses running at Level 1 in 2022.

COURSE 1

This course is for students who are planning to study mathematics at a higher level.
Greg will be teaching this class.

The course will be run in term blocks.
Term 1 AS 91030 Apply Measurement in Solving Problems ( 3 credit int)
AS 91037 Demonstrate understanding of Chance and Data...

6 LOUW

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