Approx Cost:
Not applicable or dependent on student selected learning project.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Requirements:

Open entry, however, students wanting to be in this course due to studying one less subject require Head of Level approval.

Course Outline:

This course is designed for students that 

  • have a valid reason to study one less subject ( four subjects instead of five at Year 13)

or

  • want to focus on an independent project of special interest

Independent Project:

This course is designed by the student and facilitated by a teacher.  Students need to be self-motivated, passionate about a particular project, be prepared to study and/or investigate a project or train towards a particular goal. Students are responsible for developing a good timeline and producing an end product/outcome.

This course does not have NCEA credits attached but individual projects may attract credits, dependent on the project. Projects might include an elite sportsperson training for their particular sport, writing software, a local environment investigation or a research topic of interest. Students choose a topic that they are passionate about. The course is available to Year 11-13 students.

Studying one less subject:

Students would use ILP001 class time to work on their remaining courses.  After planning their goal, they would be supervised, monitored and supported by their ILP001 teacher throughout the year.  Students would be responsible for bringing their work to class and be expected to manage their time to achieve their goal which may include completion of an NCEA certificate or university STAR course.

All students involved in the ILP001 course are expected to do a small amount of voluntary work as a way of doing good for others.  Students choose the type of work in association with their teacher.  The voluntary work may be for family, friends or school.

Where Does It Lead:

Depending on the purpose of being in the course (independent project or studying one less subject) this may lead to continuing ILP001 up to Year 13. The project may also supplement other courses undertaken by the students.

For further information see:
Mrs H Senior (Year 13 Tutor) or Mr T Melton