1 Year Course Programmes 2015 An Information Handbook for Parents and Students
2 Table of Contents PART 1 1 Table of contents and sequence of events 2 Principles of subject selection / How to keep options open 3 Careers information 4 What do employers really want? 5 Bethlehem College Overview of academic programme 7 National qualifications and certificates 9 University entrance requirements 10 English language competence for International students / NZQA Fees 11 My career plan 12 National Qualifications Framework: Guidelines for Assessment 14 Programme planner: Levels 9 13 PART 2 Course Costs 2015 Subject Information It s time to choose your Options for 2015 Please read the information in this booklet carefully before making your selections. SEQUENCE OF EVENTS July 2014 July / August 2014 August 2014 August / September 2014 November 2014 January 2015 February 2015 Finalise entry for 2013 NZQA Exams Mid-year Reports and Parent Interviews Option Evening for Parents and Students Initial selection of 2015 subjects Y11-13 Courses completed Cut-off date for selection of 2015 subjects Results of NZQA qualifications published Course changes due to exam results Course changes due to subject clashes Course changes due to subject unavailability Course changes by request only provided space available Term starts COURSE INFORMATION. The information given in this booklet contains the latest information we have at the time of printing. There are likely to be some minor changes made to the course programme, wording and possible credit allocation of the standards. Any change made will not make any significant difference to course selection for a student.
3 PRINCIPLES OF SUBJECT SELECTION Selection Advice Seek God s purpose for your life. Psalm 139:13 16 tells us that God has created every person, and that includes you, a unique individual with unique talents and gifts. In Jeremiah 29:11 God tells us He has a plan for our lives. Your choice of subjects and career paths is vitally important. You need to choose subjects thoughtfully and prayerfully. Talk with your parents, teachers and the career counsellors about your talents and gifts, and your future plans. Before you make your choices, ask yourself whether the subjects you want to take are helping you do what you have been gifted to do, and whether they are fulfilling God s plan for your life. Academic pathway The academic pathway for all students as they move from Year 10 through to Year 13 is to develop a solid foundation at each year level, so that the best possible pathway can be followed in later years. All subjects available in Year 10 can be taken in subsequent years. There are, however, several subject introduced at Year 11 and Year 12 which build on subjects taken previously (e.g. Science can become Biology or Physics or Chemistry). Please note that most subjects require a level of achievement (prerequisites) to be taken in the following year. This becomes especially important for NCEA level 2 and subjects The teaching timetable is planned in advance with decisions based on student s initial choices made the previous year. This will provide the most efficient timetable, and the best use of human and physical resources. Changes requested at the beginning of next year may not be possible. So, initial subject choices MUST be made carefully and realistically. Final choices will be confirmed in November and December and, from that point, no changes will be made to student programmes until the beginning of the new school year. Changes are accepted if there is a subject clash, subjects are unavailable, prerequisites are not met or insufficient students opt for a subject. These students are allowed to change subjects at the beginning of the school year. Other changes can only be considered if space is available in classes. Please note, in particular, the prerequisites for each subject. This will help you plan a realistic course for the following year. Key consideration 1. Students should aim for breadth and not specialise. They need to be able to adapt and change. 2. A true education prepares students to be a human being with depth and culture. 3. Seek advice from as wide a variety of people with different experiences as possible. 4. Check out some of the very helpful websites available (see list later) 5. Be realistic in your subject selection, but don t be afraid to pursue dreams. 6. Do not be influenced by friends into taking subjects just to be with them. HOW TO KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN Educational Guidance The Academic Deans, Careers Advisors and the Associate Principal Curriculum are available to give guidance about your subject choices, so that your particular needs are met in the best way possible. A record of your educational and career goals will be started during Year 10, and continued in subsequent years. Subject Choice and Careers For those of you who have clear, or some, ideas of your possible career options, please check that you are doing the right subjects to allow you to proceed to these careers. Those of you who do not have any real ideas of possible careers will need to read, and think through, all the following career information to avoid being limited in your choice of careers by the subject choices you make now.
4 All advanced scientific and technical occupations require Mathematics to NCEA. You need to continue with Mathematics if you are interested in careers such as Accountancy, Physical Education, Psychology, Medicine, Home Science, Health and Physical Sciences. If you want to keep a scientific or engineering career open as a possibility, you should take Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Most science careers require Biology with Chemistry, or Physics with Chemistry. If you are definitely not interested in any of the above careers, the choice of subjects for you is less critical, although the inclusion of Mathematics in your course increases the range of career opportunities which may be open to you. Background Information For Careers The career choices given below are very general and suggested school subjects are only a guide to what is needed. These are minimum entry qualifications and intense competition for some types of training may mean higher qualifications, plus selection interviews, are required. While NCEA is often indicated as the required standard for entry to the trades, apprenticeships and on-job training, in many cases, NCEA is the most desirable. Attaining high standards in English and communication skills is useful for all career areas. Many universities are interested in both the quantity and the quality of your credits gained. It is therefore important to gain the highest possible grade for Achievement Standards. When applying for a course, it is essential to contact the specific training institution to learn current requirements. Career Services website has the following links on the home page which are useful for making subject choices: 1. Jobs database. Search for job descriptions in the job library and find out about the current job market. Check the How to get into a job section for school subjects. Check What are the chances of getting a job section for availability of work. 2. Interactive Tools link. Skill Matcher link helps you to generate careers based on the skills that you enjoy. Subject Matcher link helps to match up careers with the school subjects you enjoy. The Jobs by Interest link allows you to search for careers of interest. When you follow the link to the particular career, go to How to Get into the Job link and look for the Secondary Education requirements. Careerquest online quiz to match interests with jobs. Where to? Where could your school subjects lead to. The Careers Centre has brochures from most tertiary institutions, and you are welcome to call in and read these. Call the Bethlehem College Careers Centre on for more information on subject choice. New Zealand and Overseas Universities. All universities have extensive websites which detail course and entrance requirements. Bethlehem Tertiary Institute. Course offered in Early Childhood, Social Work and Primary and Secondary Teacher Training. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. You must meet the specific entry requirements for your particular course. See your chosen tertiary provider s prospectus, or go on line for their entry requirements e.g. Modern Apprenticeships Minimum requirements are normally NCEA English and Mathematics. To find out more, check or Careers Information Career Service Chat online: Monday to Thursday 8am to 8pm, Fridays 8am to 6pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Take the time to have a look and see what is available. Online facilities have a great deal of information about your future. These include: Career info website Electronics career options Science, engineering and technology based careers Job and apprenticeship organisation in Tauranga Job and Career information
5 What Do Employers Really Want? Top Skills and Values Employers Seek from Job-Seekers Most job-seekers wish they could unlock the secret formula to winning the hearts and minds of employers. What, they wonder, is that unique combination of skills and values that make employers salivate with excitement? Numerous studies have identified these critical employability skills, - "soft skills." Skills Most Sought After by Employers Communications Skills (listening, verbal, written). By far, the one skill mentioned most often by employers is the ability to listen, write, and speak effectively. Successful communication is critical in business. Analytical/Research Skills. Deals with your ability to assess a situation, seek multiple perspectives, gather more information if necessary, and identify key issues that need to be addressed. Computer/Technical Literacy. Almost all jobs now require some basic understanding of computer hardware and software, especially word processing, spreadsheets, and . Flexibility/Adaptability/Managing Multiple Priorities. Deals with your ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities, and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments.. Interpersonal Abilities. The ability to relate to your co-workers, inspire others to participate, and mitigate conflict with co-workers is essential given the amount of time spent at work each day. Leadership/Management Skills. While there is some debate about whether leadership is something people are born with, these skills deal with your ability to take charge and manage your co-workers.. Multicultural Sensitivity/Awareness. There is possibly no bigger issue in the workplace than diversity, and job-seekers must demonstrate a sensitivity and awareness to other people and cultures. Planning/Organizing. Deals with your ability to design, plan, organize, and implement projects and tasks within an allotted timeframe. Also involves goal-setting. Problem-Solving/Reasoning/Creativity. Involves the ability to find solutions to problems using your creativity, reasoning, and past experiences along with the available information and resources. Teamwork. Because so many jobs involve working in one or more work-groups, you must have the ability to work with others in a professional manner while attempting to achieve a common goal. Personal Values Employers Seek in Employees Of equal importance to skills are the values, personality traits, and personal characteristics that employers seek. Here is our list of the 10 most important categories of values. Honesty/Integrity/Morality. Employers probably respect personal integrity more than any other value, especially in light of the many recent corporate scandals.. Adaptability/Flexibility. Deals with openness to new ideas and concepts, to working independently or as part of a team, and to carrying out multiple tasks or projects. Dedication/Hard-Working/Work Ethic/Tenacity. Employers seek job-seekers who love what they do and will keep at it until they solve the problem and get the job done. Dependability/Reliability/Responsibility. There's no question that all employers desire employees who will arrive to work every day -- on time -- and ready to work, and who will take responsibility for their actions. Loyalty. Employers want employees who will have a strong devotion to the company -- even at times when the company is not necessarily loyal to its employees. Positive Attitude/Motivation/Energy/Passion. The job-seekers who get hired and the employees who get promoted are the ones with drive and passion -- and who demonstrate this enthusiasm Professionalism. Deals with acting in a responsible and fair manner in all your personal and work activities, which is seen as a sign of maturity and self-confidence; avoid being petty. Self-Confidence. Look at it this way: if you don't believe in yourself, in your unique mix of skills, education, and abilities, why should a prospective employer? Be confident in yourself and what you can offer employers. Self-Motivated/Ability to Work With Little or No Supervision. While teamwork is always mentioned as an important skill, so is the ability to work independently, with minimal supervision. Willingness to Learn. No matter what your age, no matter how much experience you have, you should always be willing to learn a new skill or technique. Jobs are constantly changing and evolving, and you must show an openness to grow and learn with that change.
6 BETHLEHEM COLLEGE ACADEMIC PROGRAMME - Overview Year 10 In order to give Y10 students valuable experience at NCEA, some subjects, including all of the core subjects, will be offering students the opportunity to gain credits at NCEA in one or two standards. This will help students gain the necessary experience to tackle a full programme of standards in Year 11. Most nonaccelerate students will be able to gain up to 30 credits during Year 10 from internally assessed standards. All students will study the following core subjects: CORE SUBJECTS English Mathematics Science Social Studies Christian Living Physical Education Accelerate students in Year 10 sit NCEA Science and/or Mathematics. Most other courses offer one or two standards of NCEA which will contribute towards NCEA Certificate. In addition, students will be required to select FOUR subjects from the list below of option subjects. Two must be from Line 1 and two from Line 2. Each of these will be studied for a semester (approx. two terms) apart from French and Spanish which are whole year courses. If you take either of these, then you select only one form Line 2. For most students, two subjects will be studied in the first part of the year and two in the second half of the year. OPTION SUBJECTS Line 1 (Predominantly Technology based) Materials Technology (Wood) Home Economics Textile Technology Agricultural and Horticultural Science Enterprise Studies Computer Studies Design and Visual Communication Technology OPTION SUBJECTS Line 2 (Predominantly Arts / Language based) Whole year French Spanish Semester Art Music Maori Drama Computer Studies Design and Visual Communication Design and Visual Communication and Computer Studies can be taken from either Line 1 or Line 2, but cannot be taken twice. New subjects introduced at Y10 The following subjects are introduced at Y10, Agricultural and Horticultural Science continues as a subject through to Y13 and Enterprise Studies which provides a foundation for Economics and Accounting as subjects at Y11, both of which continue through to Y13.
7 Year 11 All Year 11 students are required to take six subjects. All courses will generate credits towards the NCEA Certificate. Students must choose a course of study in: English Mathematics Science and three other subjects. Accelerated students who have successfully achieved NCEA can take NCEA Mathematics and up to two of NCEA Chemistry, Physics or Biology. Year 12 All Year 12 students are required to take six subjects. Most courses will generate credits towards the NCEA Certificate. Students must select An English course. Five additional subjects (unless completing three subjects at, where only four need to be selected). A Mathematics course is strongly encouraged, but is not compulsory. If a student wishes to withdraw from a Mathematics course, they must complete an application form, available from HOD Mathematics, giving: Reasons for wishing to be considered for withdrawal Results from Year 11 (to ensure that numeracy credits for Certificate have been obtained) Approval from parents Approval from HOD (Mathematics) Approval from Careers staff All students will be required to attend Course Enrolment Day prior to the beginning of Term 1. Course changes will be necessary for all those students who do NOT meet prerequisites for their chosen subjects. Year 13 Year 13 students may choose five subjects, with a study, or six subjects with no study (not recommended). Most courses will generate credit towards the NCEA Certificate. The subjects chosen may be taken at any level, but you must ensure you meet the prerequisites for studying your chosen subjects. It is to a student s advantage to work hard to achieve the best possible results. Scholarships can be gained in individual subjects for a very high level of achievement. NZQA run separate Scholarship examinations at the end of the year. All students will be required to attend Course Enrolment Day prior to the beginning of Term 1. Course changes will be necessary for all those students who do NOT meet prerequisites for their chosen subjects.
8 National Qualifications NCEA Levels and Certificates There are three levels of NCEA certificate, depending on the difficulty of the standards achieved. At each level, students must achieve a certain number of credits to gain an NCEA certificate. Credits can be gained over more than one year. (For more information on NCEA go to ) NCEA level Requirements 80 credits are required at any level (level 1, 2 or 3) * including literacy (reading and writing) and numeracy (maths). Schools can explain the literacy and numeracy standard pathways they are using. 60 credits at level 2 or above + 20 credits from any level 60 credits at level 3 or above + 20 credits from level 2 or above National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Year 11 courses have standards which count towards NCEA. These may be Unit Standards which are assessed internally, or Achievement Standards which are assessed either internally or in an examination at the end of the year. Each standard is worth a number of credits. Each course outline identifies the standards offered, the credits generated, and whether the standard is assessed internally or externally. Most subjects offer courses which can generate approximately 20 credits during the year. A student will gain their National Certificate in Educational Achievement Certificate if they gain a total of 80 credits and they gain sufficient literacy and numeracy credits. 10 LITERACY and 10 NUMERACY CREDITS required for LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE. These credits can be gained from a wide variety of Achievement Standards in many subject areas, (not just from standards gained in English and Mathematics.) In this booklet those standards are identified by a letter L (for literacy) and N (for numeracy). NCEA Most Year 12 courses will offer a number of standards in each subject, which count towards NCEA. As for, some standards are Unit Standards and some standards are Achievement Standards. Each standard will be worth a number of credits. Most subjects will offer courses which can generate approximately 20 credits during the year. Some standards will be assessed internally during the year, whilst other standards will be assessed in an examination at the end of the year. Each course outline identifies the standards offered, the credits generated, and whether the standard is assessed internally or externally. Students will also be able to gain credits from Unit Standards through our Gateway programmes. NCEA Most Year 13 courses will offer a number of standards in each subject, which count towards NCEA. Some standards are Unit Standards and some are Achievement Standards. Each standard will be worth a number of credits. Most subjects will offer courses which can generate 20 to 24 credits during the year. Some standards will be assessed internally during the year, whilst other standards will be assessed in an examination at the end of the year. Each course outline identifies the standards offered, possible credits generated and whether the standard is assessed internally or externally. Students will also be able to gain credits for some Unit Standards through our Gateway programmes. Mixed Level Courses With NCEA, it is possible to offer whole year courses with qualifications at different levels. In the course outlines later in this booklet, the qualification level is clearly identified. Certificate Endorsements NCEA certificates in, 2 and 3 can be endorsed with Merit (50 credits gained at Merit or Excellence grade) or endorsed with Excellence (50 credits gained at Excellence). Endorsements can be gained over a number of years.
9 Course Endorsement Course endorsements can be achieved at Merit and Excellence for many, 2 and 3 subject courses. The criteria are that students must gain 14 or more credits at Merit or higher for a Merit endorsement or 14 credits at Excellence for an Excellence endorsement. It is also necessary to gain at least 3 credits from an external standard and 3 credits from an internal standard to qualify. (The only exceptions are Sport Science and L3 Visual Art, where all standards are internally assessed). Unlike the Certificate endorsement, for all Course Endorsements, credits have to be gained in the same year and credits cannot be aggregated. University Entrance See page 9 11 for the minimum university entrance requirement. However, further to this requirement, many universities have introduced an entry restriction for their courses. This was based on the quality of grades gained at in approved university subjects. Taking a student s best 80 credits in any approved subject, they generate point totals with - 4 for Excellence / 3 for Merit / 2 for Achieved. (The maximum total a student could gain therefore was 320 points 80 credits, all at Excellence) Students therefore need to select their subjects with care, giving themselves the best possible chance of scoring well in this ranking process. Subjects from the university APPROVED list offered by Bethlehem College Accounting Agriculture and Horticultural Science Biology Chemistry Christian Studies Classical Studies Computing Design and Visual Communications Drama Economics English French Geography Health History Home Economics Mathematics with Calculus Mathematics with Statistics Making Music Music Studies Physics Science Spanish Sports Science Statistics and Modelling Textile Technology Te Reo Maori Visual Art Art Design Visual Art Painting Visual Art Photography Visual Art Printmaking Visual Art - Sculpture Subjects from the NZQA DOMAIN lists offered by Bethlehem College Early Childhood Education Materials Technology (BCATS) Tourism (Hospitality) Sound Production (All credits gained in these last four subjects DO count towards a certificate and the initial university entrance requirement, but do NOT count towards the point totals process outlined above). It is important to check the entry requirements carefully for every tertiary course. Some providers have further specific entry requirements and you must meet specific entry requirements for the particular course of your choice. Check your chosen tertiary provider s prospectus or go online to see their entry requirements. See transition staff for general/specific entry criteria. All universities and polytechnics have similar sites e.g. university name -> ac.nz, e.g. or Webpage For further NCEA information, please look at the NZQA website:
10 UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS University Entrance (UE) requirement. Students will need ALL of the following to be awarded UE: Attain NCEA (60 L3 credits + 20 from any other Level) Achieve 14 credits at level three in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects. The list of approved subjects will consist of subjects derived from the New Zealand Curriculum with achievement standards at Achieve UE numeracy - 10 credits at and above from specific achievement standards, or three specific numeracy unit standards Achieve UE literacy - 10 credits (five in reading and five in writing) at and above from specific standards. NCEA : Students will need to attain NCEA. Three of their subjects must be on the list of approved subjects, in each of which they need to achieve at least 14 credits. Any remaining credits from or higher that they need in order to gain their NCEA can come from any field, subfield or domain. This means that credits from unit standard-based subjects can contribute to UE through this requirement. Numeracy: The change to UE numeracy makes the new requirement the same as the new NCEA numeracy requirement. This means that students in Year 11 from 2012 who achieve NCEA will have also met the new UE numeracy requirement Literacy: Students in Year 12 from 2013 may meet their UE literacy requirement through a range of or standards. These standards are clearly identified in the course information later in the booklet as follows. Subject UEL = (University Entrance Literacy) Standard number Standard Title R = Reading W = Writing Credit value Assessment Mode You MUST gain 5 credits in Reading AND 5 credits in Writing. Some standards can be used in one area or the other BUT can NOT be used in both. Subjects at where UEL credits can be gained are English, Classical Studies, Drama, Economics, Geography, History, Home Economics, Mathematics and Statistics. Subjects at where UEL credits can be gained are Accounting, Agriculture and Horticultural Science, Biology, Classical Studies, Drama, Earth and Space Science, Economics, English, Geography, Health, History, Home Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Sport Science.
11 ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPETENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL NESB STUDENTS The university entrance standard will be met by appropriate performance in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) which will include literacy and numeracy requirements. The literacy requirement is as follows for entry in For entry in 2015 and beyond see the comments on the previous page for the new literacy requirements. A minimum of 8 credits at or higher in English or Te Reo Maori; 4 credits must be in Reading and 4 credits must be in Writing. The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved Achievement Standards and Unit Standards. For international NESB students who wish to gain admission to New Zealand universities, the following rules apply: 1. International NESB students who have gained an entrance qualification overseas These students must provide evidence of English language competence through furnishing appropriate IELTS or TOEFL (or other acceptable language test) scores. 2. International NESB students who attend New Zealand education providers with the intention of qualifying for entrance through NCEA These students must fulfil all the requirements as set down for completion of the university entrance standard, i.e. they must meet the literacy requirement as set out above. They cannot be exempted through producing evidence of acceptable IELTS or TOEFL scores. NZQA Fees These are the current National Examination Fees for New Zealand resident students: NCEA -3 (Achievement & Unit Standards) No limit on number of credits being taken $76.70 Scholarship No charge for up to 3 subjects $76.70 per additional subject. International students are required to pay higher fees for NCEA and Scholarship.
12 MY CAREER PLAN To help you plan your career path, complete this page. Possible career areas: Entry requirements for these careers: With this in mind, prepare for your future by choosing your subject options carefully: 2014 Year 12 students do Step Year 11 students do Step 1 and Year 10 students do Step 1, 2 and Year 9 students do Step 1,2,3,and 4. STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 Year Year Year Year List 5 subjects you will probably choose List any subjects, plus English, you would need to do in Year 12 in order to do your chosen subjects 1. English List any subjects you would need to do in Year 11 in order to do your chosen Year 12 subjects 1. English 2. Mathematics 3. Science English 2. Mathematics 3. Science 4. Social Studies Options
13 NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK POLICIES FOR ASSESSMENT (For a full outline of the College policies, please refer to the booklet issued to each student and/or the College website.) FURTHER ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES If you do not reach the required standard to gain an internally assessed Achievement Standard or a Unit Standard, you may be offered the opportunity to have another assessment opportunity for that Achievement/Unit Standard. However, this is not possible for a number of standards. The Head of Department has the responsibility of deciding if further assessment opportunities are practicable. If you do not achieve an external Achievement Standard, then you will have to wait until the Standard is offered again the following year. ABSENCES If you are unavoidably absent on the day of an internal assessment for an Achievement/Unit Standard, you will have to discuss with your teacher / Head of Department as to whether an assessment opportunity is possible. Unavoidable absences include illness, bereavement, prior leave, but evidence of proof is required, e.g. a medical certificate. In the event of taking an assessment not being possible, then the derived grade process is followed. This does mean that in some instances, it may not be possible to award a grade for a student. DERIVED GRADES If you are absent on the day of an external Achievement Standard assessment task for a medical or equivalent reason, you will need to see the Associate Principal (Curriculum) to apply for compassionate consideration. If approved, we will recommend an estimated grade which will be based on your performance during the year in an equivalent Achievement Standard. You will be expected to provide evidence to support your application. If you apply for compassionate consideration for an internally assessed Achievement Standard, the College reserves the right to evaluate the presented evidence and take an appropriate course of action in the interests of fairness and equity. The course of action may include another assessment opportunity, or an opportunity to re-submit, or a decision made on evidence already held, or the College could decline your application for compassionate consideration. LATE WORK/EXTENSIONS Teachers will set a date by which all internally assessed qualification tasks must be completed and handed to the teacher. Late work will not be accepted. Any extension must be negotiated before the due date for the completion of the work. You will require evidence to support your request for extra time. The classroom teacher will only grant an extension in the case of genuine illness or other exceptional circumstances. APPEALS When marked work is returned to you, you are encouraged to discuss your level of achievement with your teacher. If you have a reason to disagree with your teacher s assessment of your work, and wish to appeal against your assigned level of achievement, you discuss this first with your class teacher. If you are still not satisfied, you approach the head of that subject and then the Associate Principal (Curriculum). If an agreement cannot be reached the Associate Principal will arrange for an external review. You will be given 48 hours from the return of your assessment task in which to lodge your appeal.
14 AUTHENTICITY We expect all students to submit their own work for assessment purposes. Subject teachers will expect you to verify that any assessment work done outside the classroom, and not supervised by a teacher, is your own work. Different subjects will use a variety of different strategies to ensure authenticity of work. They will discuss this with you at the beginning of the year, outlining it in their assessment policies, and at the appropriate time. SPECIAL CONDITIONS If you have a physical or learning disability, and require the assistance of a reader, writer and/or extra time to be able to attempt your Achievement/Unit Standards, you need to discuss with the Head of Learning Support for these special conditions. NZQA and the College have strict rules for the application of Special Assessment conditions. REPORTS Written reports will be sent home in Term 2, and after the start of Term 4. Parents will have the opportunity for an oral report back from staff in Term 3. The in-depth report will indicate progress, subject specific skills, internal Achievement Standards achieved and the level of achievement, and will show estimated achievements in external Achievement Standards. NZQA FEES Students entering for NCEA qualifications can expect to pay fees. Students will be advised of fees payable early in the year. Fees are collected in June. Fees are $ Financial assistance is available for those families on a benefit, or with an income level that enables them to receive a Community Services Card. It is the parents responsibility to notify and confirm this with the College. NCEA RESULTS In January, New Zealand Qualifications Authority results are available on-line. Students will be able to see their grades subject and standard. RECORD OF LEARNING On request, NZQA will also provide students with a Record of Learning. This will not be issued until April/May, after all reviews and reconsiderations have been completed.
15 YEAR ENGLISH MATHEMATICS SCIENCE SOCIAL SCIENCES 2015 PROGRAMME PLANNER: LEVELS English Maths Science Social Studies Textile Technology DVC Technology Material Technology 10 English Maths 11 English ESOL Maths Maths Alternative Maths Maths Alternative Science Science Agricultural and Horticultural Sc. Science Practical Science Agricultural and Horticultural Science Social Studies Enterprise Studies Geography History TECHNOLOGY THE ARTS PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH Textiles Technology DVC Technology Material Technology Materials Tech Textile Technology L1 Computer Studies DVC Technology Art Music Drama Art Music Drama Visual Art Music Drama Physical Education & Health Home Economics Physical Education & Health Home Economics Sports Science Home Economics L1 Christian Studies L1 LANGUAGES BUSINESS STUDIES CAREER EDUCATION French Spanish Te Reo Maori French Spanish Te Reo Maori French Spanish Te Reo Maori * *By Correspondence Computing Computing Enterprise Studies Accounting Economics Computer Studies Home Economics Agriculture and Horticultural Science 12 English English Extension ESOL /2 Maths Course A Maths Course B Maths Course C Biology Chemistry Physics Earth and Space Science Agricultural and Horticultural Science Electronics Geography History Classical Studies Materials Tech Textile Technology DVC Technology Computer Studies Electronics Visual Art: (all ) - Painting/ - Art Design - Photography Music Sound Production Drama Sports Science Home Economics Christian Studies Gateway Sport French Spanish Te Reo Maori * *By Correspondence Accounting Economics Computer Studies Tourism Automotive Engineering Agriculture and Horticultural Science Christian Studies L2 Early Childhood Education & 3 Gateway 13 English ESOL Maths with Calculus Maths with Statistics Statistics and Modelling Biology Chemistry Physics Earth and Space Science Agricultural and Horticultural Science Geography History Classical Studies DVC Technology Computer Studies Textile Technology Materials Tech Music L3 Sound Production L3 Visual Art: (all ) - Painting - Photography - Sculpture - Art Design Drama L3 Sports Science Health (Home Economics) L3 Christian Studies French Spanish Japanese * Te Reo Maori * *By Correspondence Accounting Economics Computer Studies Gateway Sport L2 Tourism L 2 / 3 Christian Studies L3 Early Childhood Education /4 Agriculture and Horticultural Sc. L 3 Gateway Gateway Sport L3