This course teaches the elements of Design and helps you apply your learning to create conceptual Architecture & Product forms.
Expand your skills in drawing, painting and printmaking as you develop your own artworks.
This is a course for those who have an interest in Music but who have not yet had an opportunity to do any formal Music Learning.
This course introduces some basic concepts of Accounting, Economics and Business Studies. Case studies and visits to local businesses provide students with real-life examples of how local and international businesses have developed, and the decision-making needed to overcome common business problems.
The Child Minder: Have fun gaining knowledge, skills and experience to understand the basic care of young children.
Make a positive difference in the world. Computer Science drives innovation in industry, sciences, engineering, entertainment and education. For example, human genome project, vaccine research, robotic surgery, and environmental monitoring and sustainability, to name a few. This course introduces Computer Science, laying the foundation for further studies in this area.
If you are confident with computers, this course allows you to be creative and explore visual ideas in digital media.
This course introduces digital media, laying the foundation for further studies in this area. Become a talented web develop er. Develop skills in creating better web experiences for people and learn to create an effective global presence online.
This course introduces you to the fundamental performance skills needed: drama techniques, conventions and elements. You learn about the history of theatre, while developing your performance confidence and script-writing skills.
Explore a wide range of texts, from short stories, novels and films to posters, podcasts and blogs. Develop skills in listening and speaking, reading and writing, and viewing and presenting.
Develop skills to make garments while learning about the function of fabrics used in everyday life. You complete a portfolio of your own ideas while demonstrating your practical skills.
In this course you will gain knowledge and understanding of film through the study of a genre. You will also write a variety of media texts and plan and produce your own short film product.
Develop an understanding of food and nutritional factors that influence people's wellbeing.
This subject looks at the world we live in, how its affects us and how we affect the world we inhabit.
This course is a hands-on technology based course using a variety of hard materials of your choice.
In this course you discover and analyse influences on health and develop ways of becoming a healthier person in all aspects of your well-being.
Learn the art of the historian through a close study of texts. Consider diff erent perspectives on an event from New Zealand history. Complete research into a chosen topic. Explore the world of Ancient Greek mythology and the first Olympics. History is all about great stories and peoples’ experiences in fascinating and bizarre situations.
An introduction to working in a commercial kitchen through a mix of practical and theory activities. The course will help you pathway into the world of hospitality.
Learn and develop dance technique in a variety of styles, choreographic skills and build your performance confidence.
Hoea tonutia te waka! This course is for those with significant prior knowledge in Reo Māori. You will expand your understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori, completing a mixture of Level 1 Achievement and Unit standards.
Look at all aspects of maths that you need for life including Number, Linear Algebra, Geometry, Measurement and Statistics and Probability. The course provides a pathway to 12MAT.
If you have been away from school for a while, this course gives you an opportunity to both gain confidence in numeracy and to achieve in Maths. Provides a pathway to 12MBG or MAT.
This course covers a smaller range of topics which allows you to work at your pace. We begin working on the numeracy standards and then work toward gaining achievement standards.
This course has an emphasis on algebra and graphing and provides a good base for all courses at Year 12, 13 and beyond.
Experience a range of methods to create short film from hands-on stop motion to digitally painted frame animation.
In this course you improve your practical and interpersonal skills, learn about the outdoors and experience a range of outdoor activities.
In this course you improve your practical and interpersonal skills and learn about the body and how it functions in response to exercise.
This course uses psychology to engage you in learning and improve your decision making in relation to yourself and others.
This course encourages you to build on junior science and is organised around modules of learning with teacher directed student choice for each module.
This course encourages you to build science skills by being aware of the environment and natural resources. The course will pathway into Level 2 Science, Biology or Earth and Space Science.
This course is based on the BConstructive programme, and will build the skills required to enter a trade.
This course enables you to build on and develop your community language, knowledge and skills. Excellent preparation for actively participating in New Zealand life as well as preparation for a job or academic study.
ELL unit standards which contribute to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language. NCEA, Numeracy and Literacy unit standards.
Haere mai ki te ao Māori! This course assumes no prior knowledge of Māori language or protocol, so is perfect for beginners or those wanting a knowledge of the Māori world to complement other study. You will learn basic Māori language, protocol and mythology, with the opportunity to be assessed at your level.
This course continues the Architectural Design emphasis of our L1 course along with the possibility to integrate product design into your design work.
This is a course for those who have an interest in Music but who have not yet had an opportunity to do any formal Music Learning.
Learn about all sorts of organisms from the microscopic to the very large. Enrol in this course if you are considering health, veterinary or food science pathways. Prepares you for 13 Biology.
SEM 1 - Business for beginners: get started on your pathway to business success and gain real world entrepreneurial experience. SEM 2 - Students develop an understanding of issues affecting a business and ap ply this through case studies and real life examples.
Sem 1 EXTERNAL CREDITS / 0. INTERNAL CREDITS / 9 - INTERNAL CREDITS AS90848 - Carry out, review and refine a business activity within a community context with guidance Sem 2 EXTERNAL CREDITS / 4 - AS90845 - Apply business knowledge to acritical problem(s) INTERNAL CREDITS / 3 - AS 90847 - Investigate the application of motivation theory in a business 3 more internal credits are available, if needed
This course prepares you for Year 13 and scholarship chemistry. You need this course if you are considering engineering, health, veterinary or food science pathways.
The theme of this course is A Child’s World and its Influences. This course is designed for students who want to learn about children and the issues facing families today. Gain knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare for further study in early childhood and other related fields.
Sem 1 - ‘Rome emerged as the most powerful city-state of its time and grew to rule much of the known world. Learn what started it all, and the strange stories the Romans believed about themselves. Then explore the many great women of Roman history and how they made their mark in an oppressively sexist society. Finally, consider the downfall of the Republic and one of its most potent moments, the meeting in Alexandria of Caesar and Cleopatra of Egypt. Sem 2 - ‘Sappho LGBTQ+ Icon of Archaic Greece: her life, poetry and reception through the ages’ The world’s first female writer, the original Lesbian Sappho - her beautiful love poetry, and the strange long history of how later cultures have tried to tame and sanitise her memory through art and writing.
Sem 1 - External Credits 6, Internal Credits 9 Sem 2 - External Credits 4, Internal Credits 10
12CSI introduces key concepts in data networks which provide the infrastructure for our internet connected society, enabling smart homes, smart cities, the internet, and the internet of things.
In this course you will combine creativity with digital technology to communicate ideas using image and text.
This course builds on level 1 Digital Media and provides the grounding for level 3 Digital Media. 12DIG introduces key concepts in database development.
This course builds on the skills learnt in Level 1, with a stronger emphasis on the social and political aspects of theatre. You explore the principles and conventions of Epic Theatre and perform in a major production at the end of the year.
Students enrolled in 12Drama must be enrolled in 12English with Drama. The work you do in 12DRA directly relates to the work you do in 12English with Drama.
This course covers a range of astronomical and geological ideas which help to develop basic understandings of Earth and Space Science.
Be a hands-on problem solver and innovator. Electronics enables engineers and inventors to create solutions that tackle global problems and improve lives; for example electric cars, health care technology, and solar energy systems to name a few. 12NCE is a unit standard based course with an optional advanced electronics development project. 12NCE can lead on to further study and is a useful introduction into many career pathways in electrical and electronic engineering.
Explore a wide range of texts. Develop reading and analysis skills. Develop writing skills.
Sem 1 - In this semester you will read non-fiction texts. You will learn and use research skills to find solutions to real world problems and create a visual text to communicate a message about an issue. This course cannot be taken with 12 ENG. Sem 2 - In this semester you will read fiction texts to discover their relevance to young p eople in the 21st Century. You will create a podcast to share your learning. This course cannot be tak en with 12 ENG.
Sem 1 - 7 Internal credits Sem 2 - 7 Internal credits
This English course is designed specifically for Drama students. You will study & write a range of scripts and watch and review plays. Students will the opportunity to gain UE literacy. In order to take this class you must be enrolled in 12DRA.
Students enrolled in 12English with Drama must be enrolled in 12DRA. The work you do in 12English with Drama directly relates to the work you do in YR12 Drama.
The focus is on a mix of practical garment construction and research skills. Reflection on factors influencing fashion follows the design process.
In this course you will build knowledge and understanding of film through the study of a genre, and a topic of film theory. You will also write a screenplay and plan and produce your own short film product.
Financial Life Skills explores the themes of managing money and income, setting financial goals, and managing financial risk , at Level 7 of the Financial Capabilities Framework.
This course is split into two semesters: students can take just one course or both.
Sem1 Let’s Take Action - Nutrition f or Individual Needs Some members of our community may require different foods for health, religion or ethical reasons. Students will research and demonstrate how meals could be adap ted to be healthy and affordable to meet individual nutritional needs in a collaborative class programme. Sem 2 - Our community - How f ar does your f ood travel? Not everyone in New Zealand can afford to eat regular, healthy food. This course discusses ideas and attitudes linked to food security and how this relates to the provision of food for New Zealand families.
Semester 1 - 10 Internal credits Semester 2 - 3 Internal credits, 4 External credits This course is split into two semesters: students can take just one course or both.
Semester 1 - NZ environment Semester 2 - Current global issues and crime
Sem 1 - 8 Interna Credits, 4 External Sem 2 - 6 Interna Credits, 4 External This course is split into two semesters: students cantake just one course or both.
This course extends the knowledge you gained in level 1. It is project-based with a wide range of skills open to you. You get to choose and negotiate with the teacher the terms of your projects.
In this course you investigate influences, consequences and strategies within a range of health issues.
Semester 1 -At Level 2 we focus on developing the skills you learnt at Level 1 Hisory. Historical events covered will focus on events where people have experienced major challenges. Student choice is a feature of the course as you reaserch and learn to examine the past as a historian. Semester 2 - A focus of this course is students choice of topic for ongoing research
This course is split into two semesters: students can take just one course or both.
Here you develop the skills needed to work in the industry at an entry level, including gaining a barista qualification. Gain credits towards a hospitality qualification.
Nau mai ki te kaupapa whakamatatau! This full immersion course will further expand your understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori, develop your fluent language and increase your knowledge of Māori history. You will complete Level 2 Achievement and Unit standards.
The theme is ‘Law from Living Room to Courtroom’. The course is designed to introduce students to the New Zealand legal system and to explore some of the aspects of the law that will affect you throughout your life.
This course moves at your pace. It is mostly internally assessed, with one external exam. The course provides a pathway to 13MAT and 13MAS.
This internally-assessed course builds on skills gained in Year 11 as well as introducing new concepts. It is aimed at students who have gained some Level 1 AS credits but who are not fully prepared for 12MAT.
This course is designed for students who wish to continue Maths to a higher level. It is excellent preparation for NCEA Level 3 Calculus and Statistics and a Science pathway.
Develop knowledge and skills in character design. Apply animation methods by filming and digitally painting frames to create an animation.
Semester 1 - ‘Te Wai Pounamu: Early South Island History’ Semester 2 - ‘The New Zealand Wars’
This course is split into two semesters: students can take just one course or both. Sem 1 - 5 External Credits, 10 Internal Credits Sem 2 - 5 External Credits, 9 Internal Credits
In this course you are introduced to a variety of outdoor pursuits.
This is a practical course for students who want to develop skills and techniques needed to paint and make pictures. You will develop skills to think and talk about the drawing and painting process.
Sem 1 - Work Ready Skills: Exp lore potential career pathways and gain valuble skills and resources to support your pathway into employment. Sem 2 - Life Skills: Develop an understanding of the types of skills required to sup port a successful transition in to life beyond school.
Semester 1 Internal credits 8 Semester 2 Internal credits 9
This course explores fundamental views about the universe and our place in it.
This is a practical course for art students to develop the skills and techniques needed to make photographs and to develop skills to think analytically and make a body of photographic work.
This course extends the skills gained in Level 1. You focus on biophysical principles, leadership strategies and event management.
This course gives you a grounding for career pathways like aviation, medicine and engineering. Some mathematics understanding is needed.
Explore and develop a range of different ways of drawing appropriate to printmaking. Gain knowledge and skills in processes that relate to etching, woodcut, collagraph, monoprint and more.
You investigate a variety of psychological methods and perspectives in order to develop an understanding of human behaviour.
This course is for those wanting a general background in Year 12 sciences. It will include learning from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth and Space Science.
Connected curriculum with art and technology. Explore types of established sculpture and a variety of skills from welding, casting glass to knitting. Then develop work and processes based on a theme relevant to you.
Are you a budding Greta Thunberg in the making? Do you want to engage in social action and use media to awaken society to the issues it faces? Through this Social Action Media course, you gain the knowledge and skills to conceive, plan, design and make media products that engage audiences in the local and global issues of our times. The course is a one semester course designed to progressively prepare students to become skilled in a form of social action media production, chosen by the student. Above else, you would ideally be openminded, committed and interested.
In this course you engage with sport and fitness in a range of contexts.
ONE SEMESTERS COURSE. RUNS BOTH SEMESTERS 1 OR 2 (REPEATED)
This course allows students to engage with Level 2 Statistics within the context of their choosing to see how Statistics can be used to aid trainers and coaches. This is a half year course only and should not be taken in conjunction with other Year 12 Maths classes.
This course is repeated: students can only take it once in one semester. 1 SEMESTER COURSE. RUNS BOTH SEMESTERS 1 or 2 (Repeated)
Learn about the New Zealand tourism industry in a domestic and international context.
This course is f or Year 13 students who have already studied Level 2 English and need to complete the Level 2 Writing Folio.
This course introduces you to the technical skills needed to direct and produce theatre and film projects. It also helps you develop the practical skills needed for make up, costume and prop design.
Extend your skills and knowledge to analyse, write about and discuss artworks. Discover how the beginning of Western art occurred through developments in society, media and theories of the 15th century.
In this course you explore traditional, historical and environmental elements for inspiration to create inspiring garments.
Learn about the interactions of plants and animals with each other and their environment as well as the processes behind the development of new species.
Build the young entrepreneur in you! This course gives you a broad understanding and practical experience of running your own business.
This course is excellent preparation for university study in several areas, such as Maths, Physics or Engineering
This course develops skills and understanding of the structure and properties of chemicals and their reactions. This work is needed for tertiary study and can lead to science-based careers.
The Individual Child: In the course you develop an appreciation and respect for young children and learn to recognise that each child is unique.
Develop your understanding of the social and conflict history of the Ptolemaic Egyptian world through the career of Cleopatra VII and the writings of key ancient historians.
This course builds on 12 CSI and can lead on to tertiary study as well as being a useful introduction to many career pathways in software, and network engineering.
This course builds on the previous year’s course to extend and prepare Design students for university or higher study.
This course builds on level 2 Digital Media and can lead on to tertiary study in Digital Media. The course provides an introduction to many career pathways in web and database, development and design.
This course builds on the skills learnt in Level 2, with a stronger focus on how to become a professional performer. Explore a variety of theatre styles through performing and scripting your own work. You also perform in a major production at the end of the year.
This course can lead to tertiary study in the fastest growing research areas.
This course is for students who have strong literacy and analysis skills and want to delve into texts and develop their critical literacy, reading and writing skills to a high level.
Evedence of analysis and writing skills through achievement in L2 English.
This course allows you to explore the artistic and technical aspects of film making – focusing on the planning, production and post-production roles of producing a film product.
In this course you will build knowledge and understanding of film through the study of a genre, an exploration of film history, and a topic of film theory. You will also write a screenplay and plan and produce your own short film product.
Financial life skills explores the themes of managing money and income, setting financial goals, and managing financial risk, at Level 8 of the Financial Capabilities Framework.
This subject studies some of the major natural and cultural processes that are affecting the world we live in.
In this course you look at current health issues in New Zealand and internationally.
History presents you with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. This course focusses on the causes and consequences of world events, where people have experienced threats to their way of life. You will learn to ask and answer important questions, evaluate evidence, identify and analyse different interpretations of the past, and substantiate arguments and judgements. Student choice is a feature of this course as you research and learn to examine the past as a historian. Opportunity for blended learning.
This course is designed for those who want to extend their interest in Hospitality and food preparation. You will be able to gain credits that will prepare you for a pathway in the hospitality industry.
10 credits at Level 2 Hospitality
Are you passionate about working on a project of your choice?
Sem 1 - 10 Internal credits Sem 2 - 10 Internal credits
This course is a combination of reading, writing and visual design. You will develop your understanding of print and broadcast media by learning how to identify bias and critically assessing representation in the media. You will also develop your writing skills by learning how to engage an audience using conventions of journalism and writing a media text (eg: a feature article). Digital technology like Photoshop and Indesign will be used to create your own media product.
In this course you examine leadership through exploring your own passions and strengths.
The theme of this course is ‘Making a Difference’. The course combines the disciplines of law and social studies to examine how the law makes a difference to people’s lives and how they can make a difference to the law.
This course provides a grounding in a selection of topics from both the Calculus and Statistics domains.
(external credits available for night school only)
This course extends the skills learned in Level 2 with a wide range of options available in performance and written music.
In this course you plan, perform and evaluate a variety of expeditions. You will need water confidence for this course.
19+ Camp and specialised instructor fees will apply
This course is a practical course that teaches teh skills of picture making, painting and developing your ideas. The course will teach skills for students who want a pathway on to careers and tertiary courses in Visual Arts.
If you read fashion magazines and wish you could recreate the styles you see, then pattern drafting is the course for you.
Take home components
This course aims to develop the use of logical thinking, cultivate the capacity to question and stimulate a love of learning and inquiry.
This is a course for advanced arts student who want a pathway to tertiary courses in the visual arts. It is a practical photography course which teaches key skills within the scope of photography.
In this course you use biophysical principles in selected sports to analyse and evaluate performance.
This course leads to tertiary study in Physics and other areas. It is desirable that you have good Maths skills.
Explore and develop a range of different ways of making pictures appropriate to printmaking.Extend your knowledge and skills in processes that relate to etching, woodcut, collagraph, monoprint and more.
This course encourages independent exploration of psychological themes in depth.
Ki te tihi o te maunga! This full immersion course will solidify your understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori, further develop your fluent language and increase your knowledge of Māori society. You will complete Level 3 Achievement and Unit standards.
This course is for those wanting a general background in Year 13 sciences. It will include learning from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth and Space Science.
Extend your work by reinventing ideas and methods to create new sculptures.
Connected curriculum with art and technology.
In this course you will improve your understanding and application of sports management within a variety of contexts.
19+ Specialised Training programme fees will apply
This course is excellent preparation for many Maths, Science & Commerce tertiary courses that rely on statistics.
Investigate the global tourism industry, considering knowledge and skills required to meet travellers’ needs in New Zealand and abroad. The course provides a good foundation for a tertiary programme.
Academic English aims to prepare students for tertiary level study. The programmes are suitable for students who wish to study at a university, polytechnic or improve their formal English in the workplace.
Studying and working in Aotearoa, New Zealand, involves managing the challenging transition from using your home language to using English. If you feel that your writing in English is not yet fluent enough for your needs, this course will help you. It aims to unlock some of the skills needed for you to feel comfortable communicating with your teachers and peers, as well as at work.
NZCEL Level 3 (applied) While IELTS is not a specific course focus, the types of skills needed for tests such as IELTS will be developed and practised.
CTC is a trades-based programme that operates out of Ara. You have access to the latest workshops, equipment and professional trades tutors two days a week. You also study three subjects of your choice at Hagley. You will be required to complete approximately 60-100 hours of work experience.
Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive With a focus on using healthy and sustainable, locally sourced ingredients, this course is about learning to prepare restaurant and café style kai safely in a commercial kitchen. There are opportunities to showcase food and meals that you have prepared at functions and events.
This is a course for students who love to write, want to develop as a writer and pick up some NCEA credits as part of their writing journey.You can complete the writing p ortfolio (6 credits) if you complete both semesters.
Semester 1/2 3 credits in each semester This course is split into two semesters: you can take just one course or both.
This one-year course will prepare you for an entry level role as a nanny, home based educator, early childhood centre educator or a kaiwhina in a Māori immersion setting if you speak Māori. It can also prepare you for higher level study leading to an ECE teaching qualification. Students wishing to gain UE must take an additional approved subject.
English Language Learning (ELL) provides you with opportunities to learn English for living, working and studying in New Zealand. Learn English will help you develop language and skills to improve confidence, participate in your community an prepare you for a job and/or study.
Course placement into all ELL programmes depends on your English language level. Please contact the Enrolment Centre before 2 November 2021 to receive information about a placement test. After this the next test date is on enrolment day. Be aware some classes may be full. If you are a newly arrived quota refugee, please contact the enrolment centre.
Gateway is a flexible programme that sits alongside your regular school timetable. It offers you a structured workplace experience in an area of your choice. You will gain credits through completing book work and attending offsite courses. This programme is only available to 16-19 year olds and is subject to interview.
Are you passionate about performing and dance? Are you looking for the great pathway for high level dance training?
Take your Dance training to the next level. Extend your Dance technique choreography and performance experience to prepare for tertiary studies. This is for students who are experienced in dance who are able to work at a higher level.
Do you have a passion for crafting beautiful objects? Do you love to make your own jewellery? Then the Jewellery Design course is for you! In this foundation course you will be introduced to a range of basic skills in contemporary jewellery making and encouraged to follow your creative process and develop your own style. A degree of creative freedom is built into the course.
Nau mai ki te whānau! Join our Whānau Kapa Haka; students of all year levels are welcome! This course is for everyone regardless of your experience and will introduce you to the world of Māori Performing Arts. Expand your skills and confidence, with the goal of performing as a group at the Kapa Haka regional competitions later in the year. Over the year you can gain between 18 - 30 credits across NCEA Levels 2 and 3.
What is your Fashion Narrative? Fashion has a big effect on our lives by defining style and culture. It is a way to express personality, and sometimes to send a message. Fashion plays a role in the lives of most people since it helps them fit in or stand out from the crowd. What do your fashion choices say about you? Whether you wish to study Fashion at tertiary level, work in the fashion industry or express yourself through fashion, this course is for you.
Are you into performing and playing music? Are you looking for a course to enable you to be a full-time musician? These courses have been designed for students who have a passion, ability and a strong interest in a career in music. It enables them to fully immerse themselves while working toward a National Certificate in Music and NCEA Levels 2 or 3.
Develop skills in English as well as gain NCEA credits. In a supportive environment, you will develop knowledge and skills for success at high school, your chosen career or academic study. These programmes prepare students for higher level study and are suitable for students who wish to study at a university, polytechnic or improve their formal English in the workplace.
ELL unit standards contribute to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language, NCEA and Literacy unit standards.
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