- Learning Area:
- 2021 - 2022
- NCEA Level 3 & Scholarship
- Course Endorsement:
- University Approved Subject?:
- Approx Cost:
- $35.00 plus cost of personal materials like printing photos (note this is dependent on student needs). Students would benefit from having their own digital SLR camera. A laptop that is capable of running current Adobe Creative Cloud software would also be beneficial. This is available economically via a school licence for students enrolled in this course.
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is of benefit for this course
- Entry Recommendations:
Minimum of 20 credits from PAR201 or a minimum of 20 credits from PGD201 (or Other students can discuss their suitability with the HOD.). It is important to note that for those wishing to apply for entry to one of the many tertiary schools of Art and Design, candidates will be required to enrol in two of the following Art subjects:
- DES301 Design.
- PAI301 Painting.
- PHO301 Photography.
- PRI301 Printmaking.
- SCU301 Sculpture.
Note: Only two NCEA Level 3 Art subjects may be taken in any one year due to workload issues, unless special recommendation is given by the HOD of Visual Arts..
- Course Outline:
Students will gain knowledge of photographic conventions procedures and methods. Students present a photographic study to show their understanding of photography as an edited sequence of work. From these project based learning episodes students develop their own independant photography practice.
Internal Achievement Standards:
3.1 Analyse methods and ideas from established photography practice, 4 credits
3.2 Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to photography, 4 credits.
3.3 Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established photography practice, 4 credits.
External Achievement Standard:
Folio: A three panel A1 Folio sent to Wellington for external assessment.
3.4 Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within art photography practice, 14 credits.
The research standard for this course is an optional 4 credits and is recommended for students entering Scholarship Photography.
- Where Does It Lead:
Entry into schools of Visual Art and Design and other tertiary institutions. To a greater understanding of procedures and practices which underpin art and design.
Careers in art and design, film, architecture, television, animation, industrial design, advertising, photography, publishing, promotion and marketing.
- For further information see:
- Mr Sam Eng.
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.