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
678 Earth and Space Science 2022 - Astrobiology planet earth and beyond

The Earth, a "pale blue dot" in the vast emptiness of space. As far as we are aware the only life in our potentially infinite universe exists in a thin shell approximately 10km above and below our planet's surface. This course will begin to try to examine how that came to be - how do stars and planets form, and what are the processes within them that allow life to spring into existence.

6, 7, 8 MATP
Maths for Workplaces Mathematics & Statistics

No prior knowledge needed but students should be interested in learning applied Maths for the work place.

We will use a flipped learning approach where students work at their own pace watching videos on key techniques used in solving applied Maths problems and spend most of their class time working through exercises that prepare them for the Internal Assessment assisted by the LA.

Course Overview 78History 2022 Social Sciences

The level 78 History program at Ao Tawhiti for 2022 is designed to extend students in the study of History for higher levels of assessment with an additional focus on assessments in Sociology. Students who have completed level 1 NCEA history assessments can work towards level 2 while those with prior success at level 2 can work towards level 3 and UE. Building on the skills and knowledge...

7, 8 RICM
Course Overview 6History 2022 Social Sciences

The level 6 History program at Ao Tawhiti for 2022 is designed to introduce students to the study of History and Art History for NCEA assessment. Students who are working at NZ Curriculum Level 6 can work towards NCEA Level 1 achievement standards in each term over the year. Exploration of historical ideas, examination of the values and principles underpinning these ideas and engaging in...

MATHEMATICS LEVEL 1 Mathematics & Statistics

What is this course about?

This course is for students who are planning to study Mathematics at a higher level. Three of the Achievement standards are externally assessed and two are internally assessed so this means the course is eligible for subject endorsement.

AS 91027 (CAT ) Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems is externally assessed by a 1 hour paper in...

45 Maths 2022 Mathematics & Statistics

45Maths is a core numeracy course. Topics will be covered at a generally slow pace and content will focus on core numeracy skills, financial literacy and 'maths for life'. This course does NOT set out to prepare students to progress into higher level maths/ science courses.

We will endeavour to learn maths through applied, real-world scenarios and problem solving.

4, 5 MATP
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...

Statistics Statistics

By studying mathematics and statistics, students develop the ability to think creatively, critically, strategically, and logically. They learn to structure and to organise, to carry out procedures flexibly and accurately, to process and communicate information, and to enjoy intellectual challenge.