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Year 13 Semester Courses

Year 13 - Sixth Subject

All students in Year 13 are expected to study Religious studies and five other subjects.

The sixth subject may be:

•             A full year traditional course

•             A semester course that may or may not include a supervised study

•             A full year of supervised study

Semester Course Options

Semester courses will run Semester 1 (Term 1 & 2) or Semester 2 (Term 3 and the first three weeks of Term 4). 

You may choose

  • a Semester 1 Course and Semester 2 could be a supervised study
  • a Semester 1 and Semester 2 course
  • a supervised study in the first semester and a Semester 2 course
  • a full year of supervised study

Semester 1 Courses (Term 1 & 2 - approx 20 weeks)

Subject

Level

Type of Assessment

Available 

credits

 

Earth and Space Science

 

2 Internal Achievement standards 12

 

Human Body Systems

 

Interest In class projects  0

Geography

 

3

 

Internal Achievement Standards 14

Making Music

 

2-3

 

Internal  Achievement Standards 14

Statistics

3

Internal Achievement Standards

 

14

 

 

Supervised Study

 

    0

 

 

Semester 2 (Term 3 and into Term 4- approx 12 weeks)

Subject

Level

Type of Assessment

Available

Credits

 

Earth & Space Science

 

2 External Standards 8

 

Human Body Systems

 

Interest In class projects  0

 

Music Studies

 

2/3 Internal and External 8-10

 

Supervised Study

 

    0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 1

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE

This course is aimed at students with an interest in Astronomy and the forces that can impact on our World. Knowledge of Earth Science is important because most human activities are related to the interaction with the Earth. Basic knowledge is important for global citizenship in understanding the impacts on our planet and the scientific knowledge provided to us.  All Achievement Standards offer Level 2 Literacy credits. Students can opt into one or both semesters.

Entry Requirement

Generally open entry.

Semester 1: Internal Achievement Standards (20 weeks)

  • 91190   Investigate how organisms survive in an extreme environment        4 credits
  • 91189   Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality               4 credits
  • 91188    Examine an Earth and Space Science issues and the validity of information communicated to the public         4 credits

 

HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS

This course is aimed at students who have an interest in Human Biology and/or Health related services and careers such as enrolled nursing, personal training, nursing assistant, beauty therapy and home help. It also aims to complement Level 2 Biology for those looking to proceed to higher medical career options such as Nursing and Health Science. Students wishing to pursue these careers are recommended to take Level 2 Biology but they should consult careers, HOD and course enrolment criteria for more advice.

Entry Requirement

Generally open entry.

Semester 1:

This semester looks at the basic structure and function of human body systems. There are four units of around 5 weeks which include:

  • Cells – the basic structural unit of the body. They carry out a range of metabolic processes that are enzyme controlled (anabolic and catabolic). Materials need to be moved and exchanged as many chemical reactions occur that require reactants and generate products
  • Respiration and Circulatory systems exchange and transport materials in support of metabolism
  • Digestion supplies nutrients and various organs are involved in processing and moving these nutrients for use (or removal) in the body

 

LEVEL THREE GEOGRAPHY- SEMESTER ONE

NCEA Level 3 with Achievement Standards

Entry Requirement

Generally open entry.

This course is designed for students who don’t meet the entry requirements for the Level 3 Geography full-year course but potentially have the ability to achieve Level 3 internals.

Course Outline

Global Topic – Modern Day Slavery, Individual Study

Geographic Issue – Environmental Issues, Individual Study

Geographic Research

Planning and Decision Making

Assessment – internals only

AS 91432 – Analyse a geographic topic on a global scale                       3 credits

AS 91431 – Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue           3 credits

AS 91430 – Carry out geographic research with consultation                 5 credits

AS 91428 – Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective    3 credits

 

MUSIC SEMESTER 1

Making Music – Practical course – no external endorsement

Entry Requirement

An ability to play a musical instrument is required for this semester course.

Composition and songwriting focus on the creative aspect of making music – not about writing out the music notation. Computer generated music as well as instrumental and traditional forms accepted. Te reo waiata and other first-language songwriting is encouraged.

NB – Solo and Group performances can be done through School Production, Assemblies, Kapa Haka, outside performance opportunities etc.

Level 2                                                                                                 

91090 - Solo Performance            6 credits                               

91272 - Group Performance         4 credits                               

91274 - 2nd Study Performance   3 credits                               

91271 - Composition                   3 credits                               

                                                                                            

Level 3

91416 - Solo Performance            6 Credits

91418 - Group Performance         4 Credits

91417 - 2nd Study Performance   4 Credits

91419 - Composition                   8 Credits

91849 - Songwriting                    8 Credits

 

Supervised Study – Semester 1

Semester 2

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE

This course is aimed at students with an interest in Astronomy and the forces that can impact on our World. Knowledge of Earth Science is important because most human activities are related to the interaction with the Earth. Basic knowledge is important for global citizenship in understanding the impacts on our planet and the scientific knowledge provided to us.  All Achievement Standards offer Level 2 Literacy credits. Students can opt into one or both semesters.

Entry Requirement

Generally open entry.

Semester 2: External Achievement Standards (12 weeks)

91191   Demonstrate understanding of the causes of extreme Earth events in New Zealand         4 credits

91192   Demonstrate understanding of Stars and Planetary systems        4 credits

 

 

HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS

This course is aimed at students who have an interest in Human Biology and/or Health related services and careers such as enrolled nursing, personal training, nursing assistant, beauty therapy and home help. It also aims to complement Level 2 Biology for those looking to proceed to higher medical career options such as Nursing and Health Science. Students wishing to pursue these careers are recommended to take Level 2 Biology but they should consult careers, HOD and course enrolment criteria for more advice.

Semester 2: (12 weeks)

This semester is a continuation of Semester One. Students do not have to have completed Semester One to take this course

Entry Requirement

Generally open entry.

Three units around 4 weeks each include:

  • Homeostasis – regulation of body processes with a defined range through control by nerves and hormones such as glucose
  • Response to infection – how pathogens enter the body
  • Epidemiology – the study of the distribution of health-related disorders

 

MUSIC STUDIES    

External Endorsement available if 14 credits taken over the two semesters (would recommend only 1 external at L3)

Level 2                                                                                                  

Instrumentation                          4 Credits                              

91278 - NZ Music Research         4 Credits                              

91276 - Score Reading Exam       4 Credits Ext                   

91275 - Aural Exam                    4 Credits Ext                    

                                                                                                                

 Level 3

91425 - Research Project                      6 Credits

91424 - Arrangement                           4 Credits

 91421 - Harmony and Tonality Exam     4 Credits Ext

91420 - Aural Exam                              4 Credits Ext

91423 - Contextual Inquiry                    4 Credits Ext

 

 

SUPERVISED STUDY- SEMESTER TWO