- Learning Area:
- Physical Education & Health
- NCEA Level 2
- Course Endorsement:
- Approx Cost:
- $570.00 paid in three $190.00 instalments at the start of Terms 1, 2 and 3. The cost of suitable personal clothing must be met by the students.
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is of benefit for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
Open. A genuine interest and prior experience in outdoor pursuits is an advantage. Due to the risks involved in the course a high standard of personal responsibility is required. Students will also require suitable outdoor clothing to ensure their safety when participating in activities. A gear list is provided prior to the course.
There is a limited number of places in this course. There will be a selection process held in Term Four. Students will be informed of the process in Term Four.
- Course Outline:
There are Unit Standards in river kayaking, sea kayaking, camping snow skills OR ski/snowboard, rock climbing and downhill mountain biking.
Students will attend trips and overnight camps that result in absences from other subjects. Attending these trips and overnight camps is a required part of assessment to gain credits during this course. Students are expected to catch up on all missed work.
- Where Does It Lead:
This course can lead to 303OED depending on the performance in this course. This course can be valuable in occupations where self-confidence, commitment and good communication skills are needed and can lead into the adventure tourism industry and to tertiary courses in outdoor pursuits.
- For further information see:
- Mr Aitken.
In Year 9 students start the first year of their two year junior programme. Year 9 consists of two semesters (half year-long) with a combination of compulsory courses and option courses chosen by the students.
In Year 9 students will take 12 semester (half-year) courses that include:
a) Compulsory Courses - 2 semesters of Health & PE, Mathematics, Science, and one Semester of English and Social Studies. (the reverse happens in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
b) Option Courses - Four semesters of option courses (note: students choose 5 option courses in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
Year 10 students study five compulsory courses (English, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, Science and Social Sciences) and six semester (half year) options (see individual course details). You can choose to do one semester course from a subject area eg: Drama - Part 1 or take two semester courses from a subject area, which is equivalent to a whole year course eg: Drama Part - 1 and Drama - Part 2. Pathways for all course at all levels are summarised on the Course Planning Chart.
A few Year 10 semester two courses require you to complete semester one first, before doing semester two.
Students won't be gaining Level 1 NCEA in Year 11. There will be up to one internal NCEA assessment per semester course, giving students the opportunity to gain approximately 45 credits but not the 80 needed for Level 1 NCEA. Some assessments maybe at Level 2 NCEA. These internal assessments will expose students to the way different subject areas assess NCEA in preparation for Year 12 and the completion of Level 2 NCEA.
Year 12 students study six year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart). There are no compulsory courses, however, English and Mathematics are strongly recommended.
Students have the option of studying five courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their five courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
Year 13 students study five year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart) and have an Independent Study (IST). A sixth course can be selected in place of IST. Students have the option of studying four courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their four courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
For students that are intending to gain University Entrance it is strongly recommended that they select at least four University Entrance approved courses. Refer to individual course details to check if a course is a University Entrance approved subject
Year 13 (IST) is independent, unsupervised learning that can take place at school or at home. Students are responsible for managing their work during this time.