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Year 12 Subject Choices 2011

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    • OGHS Option choices
      Year 12 in 2011
    • Year 12 English
      In 2011 we’ll be helping you to gain University Entrance Literacy. You will be aiming for 4 credits in Reading and 4 Credits in Writing throughout your course.
    • Talk about it! Think about it!Listen to it! Watch it! Write about it!Year 12 English
    • Intermediate ESOL
      -Improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English to help mainstream subjects.
      -Work towards Level 1 Literacy
      Reading for information and instructions.
      Write information texts and recounts.
      Wide reading.
      Give a presentation to an audience.
      -ESOL unit standards (Levels1 and 2)
      English unit/achievement standards (Level 1)
      -Speech New Zealand OCESOL (Oral Communication in English for Speakers of Other Languages)
      -City and Guilds International ESOL exam
      -ESOL exam (school)
      *** You will do work and assessments at your level. We understand that students of the same age can be at differing English levels. Hours of ESOL depend on your level of English.
    • Senior ESOL
      -Improve your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.
      -Work towards Level 2 Literacy (University Entrance)
      Reading comprehension
      Information & Transactional Writing
      Wide Reading
      -ESOL unit standards (Levels1 and 2)
      English unit/achievement standards (Level 1)
      -Speech New Zealand OCESOL (Oral Communication in English for Speakers of Other Languages)
      -City and Guilds International ESOL exam
      -ESOL exam (school)
      *** You will do work and assessments at your level. We understand that students of the same age can be at differing English levels. Hours of ESOL depend on your level of English.
    • Year 12 Media Studies
      Next year you’ll make your own radio show!
    • Year 12 Media Studies
      Discover Alfred Hitchcock
      See Mrs Beck for more information
      Analyse the Thriller genre
      in Film!
      Understand your audience
    • Year 12 Mathematics
      In Year 12 Mathematics is compulsory. The course you will be in will depend on your Year 11 results.
      There are 3 courses in Year 12.
      Year 12 Maths study algebra, functions and probability. Assessment is mostly external achievement standards with two internal Achievement standards
      Year 12 Matucourse is similar but more assessment is internal assessed and there are only three external standards and less algebra
      Year 12 Matnlook at number, statistics and geometry. This course is all internally assessed.
    • Mathematics is the study of patterns and is a required skill for many career choices.
      See Ms Chapman, Miss Martin, Mr Adams, Mrs Geddes, Miss Spence for further information
    • Year 12 Biology
      Reasons students take this subject:
      • They love learning about life!
      • They want a career health including nursing
      • They want excellent general knowledge that allows them to be able to take part in society as adults, parents and their chosen career path
    • What happens in Year 12 Biology?BorlandCamp in Fiordland doing some field work on ecology, streams and forests along with Outdoor Education activitiesUsing microscopesStudying genetics – how genes and mutations are inheritedThe diversity that exists between animal groups
    • Year 12 Chemistry
      Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, properties and reactions of matter.
      Investigate precipitation reactions
      Learn how to perform a titration,
      Link the structure and bonding of substances to their properties,
      Find out what organic substances really are,
      Delve into the world of acids, bases and equilibrium reactions,
      Discover just what electrons are up to during a redox reaction.
      Get reactive in Year 12 Chemistry!
    • Aspirin
      Assessment is 2/3 external and 1/3 internal. The course includes practical work, problem solving and describing, explaining and discussing chemical ideas. Chemistry is the essential science for almost all scientific careers including health sciences.
      See Mrs Everett or Dr Phillips for further information
    • Year 12 Physics
      We do:
      Problem solving
      Physics of Flight
      Find out how things work
      Practical work
      We cover the basics of:
    • Why Should You Do This ?
      If you are interested in how things work, just want a bit more Science, or are planning on doing Health Sciences, Engineering or Architecture then you should consider this course. It works well with Mathematics, Chemistry and Computing.
    • Year 12 Human Biology
      An Internally Assessed Unit Standard Course Based on a Mix of Unit Standards from Level 1 and Level 2.
      Topics range from catch up level 1 Standards in
      Human Organ function
      Genetic change
      Applied Biology
      To Level 2 Standards in
      Cell Biology
      Using a microscope
    • Human Biology provides an opportunity to gain a limited number of level 2 credits. Most of the standards are at level one. Human Biology does not lead onto any year 13 Science courses.
      See Dr Phillips for further information
    • Year 12 Physical Education
      • Kiwisport – Primary school coaching
      • Anatomy & Biomechanics (Basketball)
      • Methods & Principles of Training (Touch)
      • Snorkelling/Badminton
      • Camp – Queenstown
      Insert photo of snorkelling
    • Insert picture of year 12 camp
      If you enjoy time out of the classroom and being physically active, then this course is for you.
      See a PE Teacher for further information
    • Year 12/13 Sport
      • Performance – snorkelling and badminton
      • Team sport – soccer & basketball
      • Social responsibility
      • Leadership – kiwisport coaching
      • Sport fitness
    • Year 12/13 Sport is a fun and challenging course for students wanting to be active and have fun whilst achieving credits
      See Miss Ward for further information
    • Year 12 Art
      Year 12 Art involves students exploring a given theme in both sculptural and painting works to expand their understanding of those disciplines and create original works from these studies.
      The year concludes with the creation of a folio presentation which can be in either sculpture or painting.
    • Internal Assessment
      Sculptural ideas, development and practice. 6 credits.
      Painting ideas, development and practice. 6 credits.
      External Assessment
      Folio presentation 12 credits.
      Successful completion of level 1 Art is desirable. Any queries please see Mr Otley for further information.
    • Year 12 Photography
      Internal Achievement Standards
      • Multiple Image Construction
      Students research and analyse forms of
      multiple image construction and apply
      selected techniques to create their own
      photographic art works.
      6 Credits
      • Photoshop-Montage
      Students research and analyse forms of photo-
      montage and learn specific Photoshop skills
      which they use to create their own
      photographic art works.
      6 Credits
    • External Exam – 12 Credits
      2 Panel Folio
      • Students need to have done Level 1 Art
      • Photography fees are $200 so check with your parents first
      • See Ms Robson for further information
    • Year 12 Dance
      • Extend skills in dance vocabularies
      • Extend skills in choreographic processes
      • Apply rehearsal and performance skills to a range of dances to communicate specific intentions
      • Analyse, explain and discuss aspects of performance in a range of dance works
      • Investigate influences on the development of a specific dance genre/style
      Assessment Activities
      Choreograph a section of dance for a group
      Choreograph a solo dance
      Perform an ethnic dance (Tango)
      Perform in a theatre dance work
    • Year 12 Dance
      Year 12 Dance provides dancers with the opportunity to learn Argentina’s Tango in a Moulin Rouge setting!
      To attend a live dance performance/workshops
      To perform at the end of year dance concert in front of an invited audience of friends and family
      24 credits
      Internals: Choreography and performance
      Externals: Analyse dance/Knowledge of influences on a selected genre/style
    • Year 12 Drama
      • Theatre techniques
      • Theatre form
      • Devised drama
      • Acting role
      Students should talk to Ms Leckie if they have not studied 11 Drama and are interested in studying 12 Drama
    • If you enjoy working with other students to make decisions and create dramatic roles then Drama would be a sensible choice for you.
      See Ms Leckie for further information
    • Year 12 Music
      You will work towards gaining 24 credits at Level 2. The course aims to provide you with opportunities for self-expression through composition and performance, and to assist you with the development of your theoretical knowledge of the fundamentals of music.
      You will gain skills in the following areas:
      • Solo and group performance.
      • Composing material for a specific purpose.
      • Instrumentation and writing for different ensembles.
      • Aurally identifying the elements and features of a range of music.
      • Identify and describe the fundamentals materials of music.
    • Year 12 Music
      Topics Covered:
      • The choral music of Handel and Eva de Castro Robinson
      • Piano music of Debussy and Lilburn
      • Phlex and the music of Blindspot
      • Debussy's Prelude and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite
      • Music Theatre - Don Giovanni & West Side Story
      • Discovering NZ Film Music
    • Year 12 Maori
      Powhiri and tangihanga
      Past and present culture
      The natural world
      Spoken histories
    • Year 12 Maori
      Internal assessments
      Crafted writing
      Listening comprehension
      External assessments
      ...see Ms Hunter
    • Year 12 French
      Topics we study:
      • Fairy Tales
      • Francophone Countries
      • Health
      • Technology
      • Future Plans
      • Personal Relationships
      • There are 24 credits available in Year 12 French.
      • 3 Internal Assessments (speaking and writing)
      • 3 External Assessments (listening, reading, writing)
      • You have the opportunity to go on an exchange at the end of the year to either France (6 weeks) or Tahiti (4 weeks)
      See Mrs Holmes for more info!
    • Which topics in Yr 12
      We learn to speak more fluently and we study these topics
      • Being a teenager in Germany
      • (useful for going on exchange)
      • Education systems in both countries
      • (useful when you go to school and university there later on exchange)
      • Tourism in Germany, Switzerland and Austria
      • (useful for your visit in Yr 12 or during university)
      • Fairy Tales
      • (not really useful just very German and very fun)
    • Exchanges
      In year 12 you get the chance to go on an exchange to Germany for 8 weeks with one week in Berlin! It’s an amazing opportunity to experience a different culture, see amazing sights and improve your German.
    • Year 12 Japanese日本語
      We explore Japanese culture more deeply imagining our daily life in Japan.
      • School in Japan
      • Cooking Show
      • The 3 little pigs & other fairytales
      • Assessment is a mixture of internal & external with 24 credits available.
      • Any students wishing to renew their Japanese studies need to chat to Miss Ware
    • Heaps of opportunities to go to Japan!
      Japan Trip (next one in 2011)
      Exchanges to our sister schools in Tokyo & Hiroshima
      See Miss Ware for further information
    • ¡Spanish Year 12!
      • Watch the TV series “mi vidaloca”
      • Write to your penpal in Spain
      • Role plays
      • Learn more songs
      • Listen to popular Spanish music
      Giving advice
      Understanding recipes and instructions to make things
      Studying media (television, magazines, newspaper, movies, music and advertisements)
      Giving commands
      Making complaints and reporting lost property
      Roles of men and women in Hispanic culture
    • ¡Spanish!
      Continue Spanish to have the opportunity to travel to Argentina and Chile
      400 million people speak Spanish – join them!
      Learn about Spanish culture through dance, song, movies and drama.
      24 credits
      Internals: speaking, conversation and writing with resources
      Externals: reading, listening, writing
      If you can add/subtract using a calculator
      Accounting is for You!
      Computer Accounting
      - MYOB
      Financial Statements
      Complete a Bank
      Learn basic Accounting
    • Optional trip to Wellington with other senior commerce students
      Be prepared for your BCom at Uni
      Learn to complete your own tax returns – saving you $$$$
      See Miss Wright or Miss Babbage
    • Level 2 Business Studies
      Business Documents
      Merging Files
      No Exams, all internally assessed
      See Mrs Wright or Miss Babbage
    • Careers:
      Legal secretary
      Data Entry
      This Course allows you to complete First Aid Certificate and Customer Services both gaining credits at level 2 and 3!
    • Business Enterprise
      Set up your own student company
      Invent a new product or service
      Market and sell your product or service
      Run your own bank account
      This is a student driven, hands on, get out there and DO IT subject
    • What you can achieve
      Money– you get to keep your profit
      Prizes – both local and national
      Fantastic business experience
      Real world skills which will help you in many ways throughout your life
      Find out how New Zealand’s economy works
      Inflation - the rising
      price of everything
      Economic Growth -
      good or bad?
      International trade –
      how global are we?
      How does the government influence the economy?
    • Optional trip to Wellington with other senior commerce students
      Keep up to date with what is happening in NZ
      Understand more of the news
      Identify the links between parts of the economy
      See Miss Park for more info
    • Level 2 Text and Information
      Creating Business Documents
      Customer Services skills
      Reception Duties
      No Exams, all internally assessed
      See Mrs Wright or Miss Babbage
    • Careers:
      Legal secretary
      Customer Services Officer
      This Course allows you to complete First Aid Certificate and Customer Services both gaining credits at level 2 and 3!
    • Year 12 Geography
      Geography is Going Places
    • Year 12 Geography
      Amazon Rainforest
      Fiordland Glaciated Mountain Area
      Cities and Urban Settlements
      Development Issues
      Current Issue
      Global Pattern
      Borland Research (one week field trip)
      You can pick up Year 12 Geography without doing Year 11 if you are motivated.
      For more information see
      Mrs Davidson
    • Year 12 History
      History is about the study of past events, people, places, issues, movements and much much more. In History we investigate what has happened in the past to help us understand the world today.
      In 2011 we will investigate key forces and identities that have helped shape and influence the modern world.
    • Year 12 History
      Topics we study include:
      - Conflict in Indo-China (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos)
      • India’s road to Independence
      • Palestine and Israel
      • Afghanistan and the war on Terror
      Assessment = internally assessed research and externally assessed essays and resource interpretation
      See Mrs Roy or Miss Speight for further information
    • Year 12 Tourism
      • Work Roles in Tourism
      • World Tourist Destinations.
      • Business of Tourism.
      • Tourist Characteristics and
      • New Zealand as a Tourist
      National Certificate in Tourism and Travel
      Within this course 20 credits are available at Level 2 and you can gain credits that go towards the National Certificate in Tourism and Travel.(Completed in Yr13).
    • The course includes work experience and trips to gain an insight in to the Tourism industry. This is a great course if you are interested in tourism and travel around the world.
      See Mrs Geddes for further information
    • Year 12 Computer Studies
      Learn a wide selection of relevant ICT Skills
      This course is all internally assessed so no exams
      Mainly practical skills covered
      Topics covered include:
      Web Design
      Desktop Publishing & Design
      Students who took computing in Year 11 have the chance to study towardsNational Certificate of Computing Level 2 which looks great on your CV
    • This is a multi-level class that is available on several lines.
      • This course is totally Unit Standards Based
      • Resubmissions are available in this course
      • Course material including video help files are available through the Intranet to support your learning
      • Provides excellent computing skills for your future
      See Mr Scott or Ms Gill for further information on this course for 2011
    • Year 12 textile design
      For 2011 Students all do these two units
      Students design their own screen print using photo-stencil techniques.
      The fashion design unit encourages students to develop
      their own unique designs.
      Some students who have studied technology in Level One can do Technology Achievement Standards instead the projects next listed.
    • Students choose 3 units from the below selection;
      • Make a leisure or active wear garment
      • Non-wearable item like this quilt
      • Knit, weave, crochet, felting
      • Tie dyeing, batik, hand painting dye
      See Ms Gillies for further information
    • Year 12 Graphics
      Graphics at year 12 is about creativity and innovation.
      All work is design brief based. Briefs include...
      Fashion design
      Architectural design
      Product design
    • Computer aided design is part of the course and is an effective way of realising your creative vision. See Mr Pickard for more information
    • Year 12 Home Economics
      • 167 Food Safety
      • Knife Skills
      • Salad making and Grilling skills in the
      work place
      • High Energy Needs
      • Food for a Vegetarian
      • Local foods and Flavours
      • See Mrs Cook for further information
    • A great course for people interested in food/nutrition or a future in the food industry.
      167 is very useful as it is a requirement for work in a cafe or restaurant.