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Young Men Taking Their Place in the World


Course Description:  This course develops skills in written, oral and visual language through the study of books, stories, poems, film, drama and media. Specific areas include:

  • Reading – building on Year 9 plus theme, setting and style.
  • Writing – building on Year 9 plus response to text essays and persuasive writing.
  • Oral and Visual – close viewing of film, media, static images and speaking, speeches and debates.

Leads to Level 1 English
Contact Graeme Peake

Course Description:  This course is designed to support reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for elementary, intermediate and advanced learners. Students will develop skills that supports learning across all curriculum areas and focus on improving their English skills.
Leads to Level 1 ESOL
Contact Clare Butler

Course Description:  This course is aimed at further developing skills necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Areas covered include: Drug education; Keeping ourselves safe; Mental health; Nutrition and Sexuality.
Contact Neil Anderson

Course Description:  This course builds on the learning experiences of the Year 9 course with continued emphasis on participation in a range of physical activities. The four key strands from the health and physical education curriculum are explored, with an emphasis on sports education and social responsibility.
Leads to Level 1 Physical Education
Contact Chris Franklin

Course Description: This course consolidates, explores and develops content and processes of the NZ Mathematics Curriculum.  Content from the number, measurement, geometry, algebra and statistics strands is presented within a range of meaningful contexts.  This is the second year of a two year course. Students will be grouped with others of similar confidence.
Leads to Level 1 Mathematics or Numeracy
Qualifications: Credits towards NCEA
Contact Alex Crisp

Course Description:  This course continues to develop the skills that have been introduced in Year 9. These are reading and writing, research and communication, critical thinking, group work and leadership. Students will develop these skills by learning about the following themes of work:

  • Leadership – values and society, world leaders
  • Future Decisions – careers, goal setting and financial literacy
  • Human Rights –may include USA, South Africa, Australia, NZ
  • Sustainability – environmental issues, their impact on society and possible solutions

Leads to Level 1 History, Classics and Geography
Contact Simon Powrie

Course Description:  This course continues to develop the skills that have been introduced in Year 9. These are knowledge recall, research and reporting, critical thinking and scientific investigation associated with the sciences and relationships between science and technology. The course will cover the five curriculum strands: Nature of Science; Living World; Material World; Physical World; Planet Earth and Beyond.
Leads to Level 1 Science courses
Contact Johnnie Fraser

Science Cambridge Co-ordinated (2nd year of a two year course)
Prerequisite: Year 9 Cambridge Science
Course Description:  A double award, earning two grades, IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences gives students the opportunity to study biology, chemistry and physics within a cross-referenced, scientifically coherent syllabus. Students learn about the basic principles of each subject through a mix of theoretical and practical studies, whilst also developing an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study. Students learn how science is studied and practised, and become aware that the results of scientific research can have both good and bad effects on individuals, communities and the environment.
Leads to IGCSE Cambridge Science in Year 11
Contact Johnnie Fraser