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									Arts – Visual
                       Art (Visual) Contemporary Mixed Media ART101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
Note: While satisfactory performance in Year 10 Art would be helpful, students may be given entry
without the completion of Year 10 at the Head of Department’s discretion. Students and their parents
are welcome to contact the HOD of Art to discuss details of the course.
Credits Available
   Internal     External   Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.
      18          12
Course Outline
This course focuses on teaching and extending the basic skills of drawing, painting, printmaking
and mixed media. With reference to works by national and international artists, students will create
a related series of drawings, paintings and prints in which they are encouraged to develop their own
compositions using a range of subject matter. They will have the opportunity to explore themes of
identity and their sense of place in our cultural milieu. The main focus will be on the external
standard worth 12 credits. For this, students create a two panel folio. One of the 4 credit Internal
Achievement Standards is optional for students.
Future Courses
This course may lead on to Level 2 Visual Art (Painting and Printmaking), Design and
Photography. These 3 courses continue at Level 3.
Costs/Days out of school
$75. This covers all materials used. Students will also be expected to purchase $5.00 credit from the
school office to cover all individual copying.
A day trip to Te Papa may be required for students who wish to do the extension assignment for 4
extra credits.



Arts -Performing
                                          Drama DRA101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
HOD discretion
Credits Available
   Internal     External Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.
      18            8
                            Literacy credits can be gained in this course.
Course Outline
The new Level One standards can be more easily adapted to the needs of the class. At this stage this
number of credits is the expectation. The course will build on the students’ knowledge gained in
2011 in Year 10 Drama and will develop the skills and knowledge base in the subject to carry
through to Year 12, Year 13 and Scholarship Drama. Drama is a fully university approved course.
New students are welcome to join with a prior meeting with the HOD.
Future Courses
Year 12 Drama 201
Costs/Days out of school
Students are required to attend at least two professional performances; discounted ticket prices will
be negotiated. The department will offer a range of viewing experiences throughout the year to
allow students to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to be able to answer questions in
their external exam. Viewing the Major Production during the year is expected.
The course is also supported by professional tutors where applicable and some costs may be
associated.
For further information contact Mr Brown

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                                          Dance DAN101

Pre-requisites courses of standards
HOD discretion/previous dance experience
Credits Available
   Internal     External Students can gain Merit or Excellence Endorsement in this course.
      20           8
Course Outline
Year 11 Dance is a broad and balanced course in dance education. Students will experience a
diverse range of dance styles, and dance for different purposes; traditional, cultural, historical,
popular, community, and social dance. Choreography is an important part of the course, in which
students explore the process of composing dance for given briefs. Students also participate in dance
for performance, and analysis of performance works.
Future Courses
As Dance is a University approved subject, the college is extending the dance programme to Level
2 and 3 Dance respectively over the next two years. Skills gained in dance such as creative
processes, analysis, innovation, communicating ideas, and collaborating effectively with others can
be applied to a wide variety of occupations.
Costs /Days Out Of School
     As part of the program we are required to view performances. It is expected that we will see
        two professional works over the year.
     Students will need to wear suitable movement attire in plain black or their PE uniform.
For further information contact Ms Costello


                                Māori Performing Arts MPA203
Pre-requisite courses or standards
Māori Level 1 or Māori performing arts experience. Open to year 11 – 13 students.
Credits Available
   Internal    External
      28          0
Course Outline
Unit standards will count towards NCEA as well as Te Waharoa Level 2 Certificate. Students are
required to demonstrate practical skills as well as maintain ordered notes as evidence of knowledge.
Written research assignments must also be completed. Students will be able to demonstrate and
describe the performing arts that are uniquely Māori and developments in this field. Students will
also have an extensive knowledge of the literature. The programme covers
     Te Whare Tapere
     The traditional origin of Te Mahi-a-Rehia Māori performing arts
     The performance of Kapa Haka and a working knowledge of Te Reo Māori
     Composition, symbolism and imagery
     Choreography and production
     Traditional dress
     Creation of new Māori dance
     Links between traditional and modern dance forms
Future Courses
National Certificate in Māori Performing Arts (Performance) Level 4, National Certificate in Māori
Performing Art (Tutoring) Level 6
Costs/Days out of school
$10 for materials for making two sets of poi.
Trips to Kapa Haka competitions or performing arts courses may be available.

For more information contact Jojo Rangihaeata

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                                          Music MUS101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
Year 10 Music or HOD's discretion. Performance and theory ability at a Grade 3 level is
recommended.

Credits Available
  Internal    External     Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
     22           8        Literacy credits can be gained in this course


Course Outline
This course covers the aspects of performance as a soloist and as part of a group, composition, aural
transcription, score analysis and musical knowledge. This course is suited to students who not only
wish to perform and compose, but also study the rudiments of theory, and music in its historical
context.
Future Courses
This course leads on to Music 201 or 222.
Costs/Days out of school
Students will need to fund their own performance instrument lessons. Most instruments are taught
in the school itinerant music scheme at a cost of $135 for the year. There is an $11 resource fee.
There are no days out of school but itinerant music lessons will be scheduled on a rotating timetable
basis for those opting for these.


For further information contact Mr Cameron



                                          Music MUS122
Pre-requisite courses or standards
Year 10 Music or HOD’s discretion.

Credits Available
  Internal    External
     31           0


Course Outline
This Music/Music Technology course offers students the opportunity to select a programme of
study suited to their strengths. This course focuses on performance, composition, live sound,
recording and the use of music technology equipment and techniques. This course is suited to
students who are practical musicians who want to learn about the production side of music as well.
Future Courses
This course leads on to Music 222.
Costs/Days out of school
Students will need to fund their own performance instrument lessons. Most instruments are taught
in the school itinerant music scheme at a cost of $135 for the year but by Year 12 private lessons
are recommended. There is a $31 resource fee.
There are no days out of school required but itinerant music lessons will be scheduled on a rotating
timetable basis for those opting for these.


For further information contact Mr Cameron
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Commerce
                                        Accounting ACC101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
None
Credits Available
   Internal     External    Students can gain Merit/Excellence Endorsement in this course.
      12           9        Literacy credits can be gained in this course

Course Outline
This course enables students to develop the knowledge and skills to manage the financial affairs of
individuals, communities and businesses. It teaches the personal skills of budgeting, running a cheque
account and bank reconciliation, as well as the basic accounting cycle of source documents through to
analysis of financial reports for a small business and a non-profit-making organisation. The course is a
useful introduction to the skills needed for personal financial management and an understanding of the
financial side of business.
Future Courses
This is a valuable one year course, but is also an introduction to Accounting in Years 12 and 13. It is
strongly recommended for students wishing to study Accounting in Years 12 and 13. This course can
also lead on to Business 201 in Year 12.
Costs
4 workbooks - $30.
Days out of school
One half day to prepare and attend the Tawa College Market Day held in the hall.
For more information contact Ms Watson

                                         Economics ECO101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
None
Credits Available
   Internal     External    Students can gain Merit/Excellence Endorsement in this course.
      9           13        Literacy credits can be gained in this course.

Course Outline
By studying economics, students will consider how New Zealanders are affected by the economic
decision-making of individuals, communities, businesses, and government agencies in New Zealand
and overseas. They will:

      make sense of economic problems that they may be facing, now and in the future
      make connections between New Zealand’s economy and the global economy.
      research the viewpoints different groups in society bring to decision making.
      be able to use knowledge and technologies that will enable them to actively contribute in
       individual, business, government, and global financial contexts. They will see how their
       incomes will grow if they develop skills that employers demand.

   Future Courses
   Level 1 Economics is a valuable one year stand alone course; it is also a recommended
   introduction for Economics at Level 2. This course can also lead on to Business 201.

Costs/Days out of school
$25 for a Workbook. One half day to visit McDonalds in Porirua.
One half day to prepare and attend the Tawa College Market Day held at Tawa College in the hall.
For further information contact Ms Watson
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English

                                           English ENG101


Pre-requisite courses or standards
Compulsory: Year 10 English with appropriate achievement levels, or with HOD discretion


Credits Available - Other unit standards may be added to the course if time allows.
   Internal     External    Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
      10          12        Literacy credits can be gained in this course.


Course Outline
In this course students will be involved in the study of a range of literature genres and will engage
and develop their ability to analyse and respond critically. They will also develop their writing,
close reading and presentation skills.


Future Courses
This course may lead on to Year 12 English 201 or 202


Costs/Days out of school
Reading Log $5 is compulsory.
No trips

For further information contact Mr Mitchell

                                           English ENG102


Pre-requisite courses or standards
Compulsory: Year 10 English with appropriate achievement levels, or with HOD discretion

Credits Available
  Internal      External    Literacy credits can be gained in this course.
     16            0

Course Outline
This course is designed to develop students’ writing, reading and presentation skills in a
theme-based programme of study.


Future Courses
English 202

Costs/Days out of school
Reading Log $5 is compulsory.
No trips.

For further information contact Mr Mitchell

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ESOL
                                          ESOL ESL202


Pre-requisite courses or standards
Entry to this course is at the discretion of the Head of Learner Support and the Teacher in Charge of
ESOL, based on diagnostic testing.

Credits Available
   Internal     External
      16           0



Course Outline
This course offers a programme which provides ESOL students with an opportunity to improve
their skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students also focus on extending their
English vocabulary. Students are supported in developing their writing, with a focus on different
text types, such as information texts and recounts.
The ESL202 course is primarily for Year 11 ESOL students, but Year 12 and 13 ESOL students
may join if appropriate. There is a diagnostic test at the start, middle and end of the year.


Future courses
This course may lead on to ESL302.


Costs/Days out of school
No costs
No trips


For further information contact Mrs Harvey




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Health and Physical Education

                                    Food and Nutrition FNT101

Pre-requisite courses or standards
Preferable: Year 10 Food and Nutrition.
Credits Available
   Internal    External Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
      20       5        Literacy credits can be gained in this course.


Course Outline
Students will gain knowledge, understanding and skills in the following:
    The influences of cultural practices.
    Food selection and preparation to develop eating patterns that reflect health-enhancing attitudes
       towards nutrition.
    Preparing food safely and hygienically
    Work independently and co-operatively
    Interpret and apply food nutrition information on labels
Future courses
Food and Nutrition 201 and 302
Costs/Days out of school
$100. All resources are provided for both practical sessions each week. However, students must bring
their own ingredients for the two internal assessments during the year.
For further information contact Mrs Rickaby




                                          Health HEA101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
None
Credits Available
   Internal     External    Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
      16           4        Literacy credits can be gained in this course.


Course Outline
Five achievement standards may be covered including the concepts of change, hauora/wellbeing,
understanding sexuality and drug issues. The course is aimed at any student with an interest in
developing personal skills or for careers like nursing, teaching, nannying, social work, counselling,
the army, sport and others with a people focus. The curriculum demands a degree of thinking,
analysis, written and oral competency and the ability to relate to others, but caters for a wide range
of ability levels. It allows for personal development and students will demonstrate the ability to
work as a team. All of these skills are useful in everyday life.
Future courses
Health 201 and Health 301
Costs/Days out of school
Under $10 for speakers or trips
For further information contact Mrs Avery


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                                    Physical Education PED101

Pre-requisite courses or standards
Satisfactory attendance, participation and uniform in core Year 9 and 10 Physical Education.


Credits Available
   Internal     External    Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
      27           0


Course Outline
This course is 50% practical and 50% theory. Modules include participation in a variety of physical
activities and sports, Volleyball, Sports Education, Anatomy, Biomechanics, and the impact
exercise has on Sociology, Health and Wellbeing. Students need to enter this course with a positive
and enthusiastic attitude and a willingness to work hard in practical as well as written components.


Future Courses
Completion of this course will enable students to study Physical Education 201 or 202, depending
on results.


Costs/Days out of school
Students opting for this course will need to have the Tawa College Physical Education uniform, as
well as purchasing a course book valued at approximately $20.00

There are no out of school requirements for this course. However students should realise that this is
a 4 hours-a-week option subject and all those selecting it will also participate in an additional 1hour
each week of Year 11 Core Physical Education.


For further information contact Mr Redpath




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Languages

                                          French FRE101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
Compulsory: Year 10 French


Credits Available
 Internal      External     Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
 14            10

Course Outline
Year 11 French is an interactive course with an emphasis on speaking the language in everyday
situations. The internal credits include two portfolios – one a collection of recorded conversations
and the other a collection of written texts in French. There are 4 internal credits for a prepared
speech. The 10 external credits are for Reading and Listening. The French course promotes the
importance of language and cultural understanding in an international world.
Future courses
French 201
Costs/Days out of school
Subscription to Language Perfect website $15
A trip to Noumea will be undertaken for interested students during the July holidays. This will also
require two days absence from school.

For further information contact Mrs Morrow



                                         Japanese JAP101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
Compulsory: Year 10 Japanese

Credits Available
 Internal      External     Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
 14            10

Course Outline
Japanese language is used in everyday situations within the themes and structures of the National
Curriculum, up to and including curriculum Level 6. The broad topics studied are: shopping, my town,
sports and leisure, eating and drinking, travel and school. Cultural awareness is introduced within
these topics using the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Future courses
Japanese 201
Costs/Days out of school
Workbook and subscription to Language Perfect website, $35.
No days out of school

For further information contact Mr Conroy

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                                          Māori MAO101


Pre-requisite courses or standards
A commitment to learning Māori me ōna tikanga in years 11, 12 and 13.

Credits Available
 Internal      External    Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
 12            12


Course Outline
There is one course taught: Te Reo Maori. Emphasis is on developing writing skills using the
modes of description, mihi, reviews, notices, directions, dialogue and narrative writing. Emphasis
is also on developing oral skills. History, traditions and customs are explored within the context of
each unit covered


Future courses
Maori 201


Costs/Days out of school
None


For further information contact Miss Rangihaeata (Whaea Jojo)




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Mathematics
                                 Mathematics MAT111/101/102
Pre-requisite courses or standards
Students should have gained Achieved or better in most Year 10 common tests and in all sections of
the Year 10 exam. Students will be placed by the HOD in the Level 1 Mathematics course which
most suits their background and ability.

Credits Available
  Internal      External     Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
     8            16         Literacy and Numeracy credits can be gained in this course
 11 Mat102     12 Mat102

Course Outline
These courses aim to give students the necessary mathematics skills and background to continue
with Mathematics at Level 2, as well as to further develop logical thinking and problem solving
techniques.
These courses are designed around the Level 1 achievement standards and Level 6 of the
Mathematics Curriculum. Students are expected to sit all standards offered in these courses.
Future courses
This course leads to all Level 2 Maths courses.
Costs/Days out of school
A Homework Programme, as advised at the beginning of 2012, and a graphics calculator (presently
$110)
No days out of school.
For further information contact Mrs MacEwan


                                    Mathematics MAT103/104
Pre-requisite courses or standards
Students will be placed by the HOD in the Level 1 Mathematics course which most suits their
background and ability.
Credits Available
  Internal      External   Students in these courses will also work on the level 1 Numeracy
 12 Mat103         0       standards
 10 Mat104

Course Outline
These courses are for students who have found Mathematics in Year 10 difficult. The course aims
to cover useful and applied mathematics and gain Numeracy for students. The selection of standards
offered will depend on the individual students’ needs.
These courses are based on Level 5 of the New Zealand Curriculum
Future courses
The MAT103 course may lead to Year 12 Mat203.
Costs/Days out of school
A homework programme as advised at the beginning of 2012. Students are expected to have a
calculator.
No days out of school.
For further information contact Mrs MacEwan

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Science

                                          Science SCI101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
Students taking this course will need to have successfully completed Year 10 Science, gaining
Achieved or better in most assessments and the end of year examination.
Credits Available
   Internal     External   Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
      12          12       Literacy and Numeracy credits can be gained in this course


Course Outline
This course covers ideas from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. It aims to develop scientific skills
and attitudes, knowledge and understanding, and recognition of the importance of Science to
society. Topics studied include Genetics, Micro-organisms, Energy and Motion, Acid-Base
Reactions and Metals
Future Courses
This course leads on to Biology 201, Chemistry 201 and Physics 201.
Costs/Days out of school
A homework book ($20) is compulsory. A revision guide purchased later in the year is highly
recommended ($20).
No days out of school.


For further information contact Mr Sturman or Mr McGuire




                                      Science Studies SCI102
Pre-requisite courses or standards
The HOD will allocate students into Sci102 based on their success in Year 10 Science, and notify
parents.
Credits Available
  Internal      External   Literacy and Numeracy credits can be gained in this course
  Up to 20         0

Course Outline
This course covers similar material to Science 101 but at less depth. The course encourages students
to think scientifically and provides them with knowledge they can apply in everyday life. The
Achievement Standards chosen are all internally assessed to suit students who are not confident
with external examinations.
Future Courses
On completion of this course, students are eligible for entry into Science 202 (Biological Science)
only.
Costs/Days out of school
A course book (approximately $20) is compulsory.
No days out of school.


For further information contact Mr Sturman or Mrs Boyd
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Social Sciences                        Geography 101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
No specific prerequisites, though good literacy and basic numeracy are needed. An interest in
understanding the relationship between humans and their environment is an asset.
Credits Available
   Internal     External    Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
      12          12        Literacy and Numeracy credits can be gained in this course.
Course Outline
When you view the world through the lens of Geography you are asking who, what, where and
when people, places and things are distributed on the surface of the earth and how they got there.
There is a practical component to the subject.
This 101 course is designed as an introduction to the study of Geography, using Extreme Natural
Events (Earthquakes and Hurricanes) Population Studies (NZ and Asia), Resource Use Systems and
Sustainability (Viticulture) to gain understanding of the key ideas of Geography. The course is
varied and interesting, with an emphasis on gaining skills and using them to increase learning.
There is a practical component, including a Research Assessment based on a fieldtrip.
In 2012 we are hoping to trial a new standard in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which is a
computer-based system for spatial analysis. GIS is the future of Geography and it is an exciting
prospect to be able to incorporate this cutting edge study into our coarse.
Future courses
This course provides the base for success in Geography in year 12 and 13.
Costs/Days out of school
Two one-day field trips are a compulsory part of the course. The first is in Term One, looking at
Earthquake features and responses in the Wellington region (approximately $20), the second is in
Term Three, studying Sustainability on a Martinborough Vineyard (approximately $25). All
students are also required to purchase a Skills workbook which costs $20.00
For further information contact Mr G de Villiers

                                           History HIS101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
Achieves the majority of Social Studies assessments in Year 10 or at the discretion of the HOD.

Credits Available
There will be 24 Credits available in total. The number of internally assessed credits and externally
assessed credits will be determined as the year progresses.

    Internal        External
       16              8         Students can gain Merit/Excellence Endorsement in this course.
                                 Literacy credits can be gained in this course.
Course Outline
The course trains students to think like an historian. Students will learn the skills of an historian
such as research, communicating ideas, source analysis, and understanding the causes and
consequences of events. This training is completed through studying a range of contexts from the
Crusades and the Renaissance through to Twentieth Century contexts such as Prohibition or Black
Civil Rights. A variety of themes will be covered including conflict, social history, political history,
and art history.
Future courses
This course leads into History, Legal Studies, Art History, or Classical Studies at Level 2.
Costs/Days out of school
Students will usually participate in at least one field trip every year. For 2012, the students are
likely to participate in an overnight field trip to the Waiouru Army Museum. In previous years the
cost has been approximately $100.0
For further information contact Mr Tester or go to http://tawahistory.wikispaces.com/
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Technology
                            Design Technology – Wood/Metal DST101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
Preferable: Year 10 Graphics, and/or Design Technology in Wood/Metal is highly recommended.


Credits Available
   Internal     External    Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
      14          11
Course Outline
Predominately working in metal or wood, the student activities involve:
 Identifying possible needs, issues, or opportunities to solve
 Identifying key stakeholder, aesthetic, societal and functional factors
 Formulating a design brief, including specifications
 Design methods, including drawing and modelling
 Planning, recording and reviewing all design and production stages
 Investigation and decision making
 Generating a range of possible ideas
 Developing final high quality solutions to meet the requirements of the briefs
Future Courses
This subject progresses to NCEA Level 2 and 3 Design Technology. Level 2 and 3 courses provide a
foundation for tertiary studies.
Costs/Days out of school
A4 clearfile (40 page) – students require two.
Wood and metal classes - the costs vary considerably for each student but are approximately $70.
This are invoiced in term 1 but adjusted at the end of the year.
No days out of school.
For further information contact Mr Frampton


                              Design Technology – Textiles DTT101
Pre-requisite courses or standards
Preferable: Year 10 Graphics, and/or Design Technology in Textiles is highly recommended.


Credits Available
   Internal     External    Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
      14          11
Course Outline
Predominately working in textiles, the student activities involve the same process as described above.
Future Courses
This subject progresses to NCEA Level 2 and 3 Design Technology. Level 2 and 3 courses provide a
foundation for tertiary studies.
Costs/Days out of school
A4 clearfile (40 page) – students require two.
Students are required to provide their own patterns and materials. A class fee of $20.00 covers the
cost of over-locking thread and other miscellaneous items provided by the school.
No days out of school.
For further information contact Mr Frampton


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                                          Graphics GRA101

Pre-requisite courses or standards
Preferable: Year 10 Graphics and/or Art is highly recommended.

Credits Available
   Internal     External    Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
      16           9

Course Outline
This course follows on from Year 10 Graphics. The course includes design, illustration, model
making and an emphasis on graphic communication. Graphics focuses on the development of
design ideas through a variety of drawing techniques, media and systems. The four sections of
study are: graphic communication and design, environmental design, technological design and
media design.
This course is based around students creating their own solutions to specific needs, issues or
opportunities. The activities involve the students in investigation and decision making, generating a
range of possible ideas and developing a final solution. The graphical methods used provide the
vehicle for expression of the individual student's ideas and solutions. These will involve the student in
activities including design, two and three-dimensional modelling and drawing as well as technical
drawings. The course involves colour rendering as well as line drawings.


Future Courses
This subject progresses to Graphics 201. Level 2 and Level 3 Graphics provide a foundation for
tertiary studies in many design-based courses.


Costs/Days out of school
The subject fee of $20.00 is to cover one-off consumable items that are not easily obtained by the
student or are not available in small quantities.
No days out of school.



For further information contact Mr Frampton




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Digital Technology


                        DIT102: Digital Design - Information Technology

Pre-requisites
Open entry: Some background in computing of some kind (especially file management) would be
helpful but is not essential.

Credits Available
        Internal                External
  19  Level 1: 16                 3

Course Outline
This foundation course is introductory in nature and is geared towards the general use of computer
applications in industry rather than those specialising in the development of individual applications.
It is less academic than the PIT122 and DIT122 options, both of which demand a greater level of
supporting documentation and planning.

Future Courses
DIT202

Costs/Days out of school
Compulsory $30 to contribute towards the printing costs. No days out of school.



                        DIT101: Digital Design - Information Technology

Pre-requisite courses or standards
This course requires good documentation and project management skills so we expect students to
have gained 2 Merits out of 4 on the major projects in YR10DIT. Students who did not study
Y10DIT need to contact the Head of Department to discuss their suitability. All students need a
pass in the Level 1 HTML Unit Standard 25659.

Credits Available
         Internal           External
            19                 3       Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
 Level 1: 14, Level 2: 5               Literacy credits can be gained in this course.

Course Outline
To enable students to extend digital media and communication skills through practical design tasks
using the Adobe Design suite. The focus will be on print and web design, assessed through project
work. Students should be competent in using Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Good writing and
project management skills are recommended due to the formal documentation requirements and
extended length of some projects.
Future courses
DIT201

Costs/Days out of school
Compulsory $30 to contribute towards the printing costs. No days out of school

Note
Students can only study this with the Programming & Information Technology/Computer Science
(PIT101) option at the discretion of the Head of Department. If you are hoping to do both DIT101
and PIT101 you should discuss this with your parents and the HOD Digital Technology.
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                       PIT101 : Programming - Information Technology

Pre-requisite courses or standards
This course requires good documentation and project management skills so we expect students to
have gained 2 Merits out of 4 on the major projects in YR10DIT. Students who did not study
Y10DIT need to contact the Head of Department to discuss their suitability.

All students need a pass in the Level 1 HTML Unit Standard 25659 and the Level 1 Programming
Unit Standard 18739. Students who have not undertaken Y10DIT and are keen to do this course
will have an opportunity to pass these at lunchtime Term 4 – they should contact the HOD and
attend lunchtime classes to prepare themselves for the assessment.


Credits Available
         Internal          External   Students can gain Merit/Excellence endorsement in this course.
 Level 1: 18, Level 2: 3      6       Literacy credits can be gained in this course.


Course Outline
To enable students to extend their programming and game making skills. There is a focus also on
developing a technology process approach to project work as these skills are required to move onto
higher Levels. Good writing and project management skills are recommended due to the formal
documentation requirements and extended length of some projects.

Future courses
PIT201

Costs/Days out of school
Compulsory $30 to contribute towards the printing costs.
No days out of school

Note
Due to the highly academic nature of senior Digital Technology courses, students can only study
this with the Digital Information Technology (DIT101) option at the discretion of the Head of
Department. If you are hoping to do both DIT101 and PIT101 you should discuss this with your
parents and the HOD Digital Technology, Ms Ellix.




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Transition

                                          Childcare CHD122

Pre-requisite courses or standards
Students need to be interested in working with and learning about young children. Students will
also be interacting with children.


Credits Available
   Internal     External
      25           0


Course Outline
Childcare One covers unit standards which are the first part of the National Certificate in Early
Childhood Education. The majority of credits come from Level 2.

Future Courses
This course leads to Childcare 232 in Year 12 and Childcare 342 in Year 13.


Costs/Days out of school
The course costs $50, which will cover materials used.
Two days will be spent at Whitireia Polytechnic completing Unit Standard 10017, which is paid by
Tawa College. If you confirm your placement but fail to attend you will be charged the cost of the
course (approx. $300 per student).

For further information contact Ms C Brown


                                          Life Skills LIF122
Pre-requisite courses or standards
None

Credits Available
   Internal     External
      26           0

Course Outline
Life Skills is designed to prepare students for life. The first half of the year focuses on skills such
as assertiveness and managing personal wellness. The second half of the year concentrates on
coping with the world of employment: rights and responsibilities, care and timeliness, health and
safety.

Future Courses
This course may lead on to Life Skills 202 and 302.

Costs/Days out of school
There is no cost involved with this course. No days out of school are anticipated.

For further information contact Ms C Brown
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                             South Pacific Educational Courses SPC103


Pre-requisite courses or standards
Participants in this course are invited to join.

Credits Available
   Internal      External
    Varies          0

Course Outline
Students negotiate their own tasks from a work book and are expected to develop goal setting, self
managements and reviewing skills. This course is closely aligned with the key competencies of the
new curriculum and is designed to provide a sound grounding for life long learning. The number of
credits will depend on the tasks chosen.


Future Courses
SPC 203 and 343

Costs/Days out of school
$10 towards folder and workbook provided.


For further information contact Ms C Brown




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