Level 1 Subject Selection

Level 1 Subject Selection

PLANNING A COURSE FOR NCEA LEVEL 1

1. Your Compulsory Subjects:

  • Religious Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

2. Choose 4 Option Subjects in order of preference from:

  • Building Construction
  • Commerce
  • Computing
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • Hospitality 
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Visual Art

3. Fill in Your Option Choice Form

This will be done electronically over the school break

4. Important School Policies for NCEA at LAC

Please refer to your Student Diary for the NCEA Policies at LAC. In general, LAC subject areas do not provide an opportunity for reassessment of internal achievement standards. You need to be aware of the Policies for Authenticity, Resubmission, Appeals, Absences and Lateness, and checking records of your results.

5. Selecting your Courses

Not all courses offered, will run. It will depend on the number of students selecting the course and the availability of staffing. Select courses very carefully as it may be difficult to change courses at a later time.

6. Entry Requirements

Please note that the entry requirements listed for subjects are to provide students guidance for subject selection. These requirements will help students to understand prior learning that will enable the best possibility for success. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Mrs Aiono or the relevant Leader of Learning.

7. STAR, Gateway and Te Kura

Students who wish to do specific work experience, placements in a career area or a subject not offered at LAC, need to contact Mrs Mancer or Mrs King as soon as possible, who will explain what needs to happen from there. This is only for students who fit the criteria for this type of study and are committed and self-motivated.

Building Construction  “BConstructive” Level 1

Qualification

Building Construction Level 1 (Unit Standards)

Entry Requirement: 

None, but students find it easier if they have taken Woodwork in the previous year.

Course Description:

The “BConstructive” course is designed as a progressive pathway for students wanting to integrate into a wide range of trade related occupations when they leave school, but not limited to these students. It is mostly a practical based course in the workshop.

The course is a total of 40 credits, which must be gained to achieve the certificate. These credits will be offered in English, Maths and the Woodwork shop. 

The following Unit Standards will be offered:

US No.LevelNo. of ProjectsNameCredits
US 1293222Construct timber garden furniture as BCATS projects8
US 24352 Compulsory11Apply Safe Working Practices in Construction2
US 24355 Compulsory11Knowledge of Construction & Manufacturing Materials Used4
US 24356 Compulsory11Apply Workshop Procedures & processes for Projects8
US 2591911Use hardware and Fastenings for a BCATS project2
US 1292722Hand tools6
Total Credits offered30

Commerce Level 1

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards –This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement

This subject has open entry with it being preferable for students to have achieved Year 10 English. 

Course Description: 

Accounting enables students to develop the knowledge and skills to manage and communicate the financial affairs of individuals, communities, and businesses. 

Economics enables students gain an understanding of everyday microeconomic choices consumers, producers, and government need to make, because of scarcity, and the implications of these choices for society. Students are introduced to the supply and demand model, using it to support predictions they make about the effect of choices on society. 

Achievement Standards that will be drawn from for an assessment programme:

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 90976313LDemonstrate understanding of accounting concepts for small entitiesExternal
AS 90977315Process financial transactions for a small entity.Internal
AS 90978315Prepare financial statements for sole proprietors.External
AS 90980314LInterpret accounting information for sole proprietors.External
AS 90982314LDemonstrate understanding of cash management for a small entityInternal
AS 90983314LDemonstrate understanding of consumer choices, using scarcity and/or demandExternal
AS 90984315LDemonstrate understanding of decisions a producer makes about productionInternal
AS 90985313LDemonstrate understanding of producer choices using supplyExternal
AS 90986315LDemonstrate understanding of how consumer, producer and/or government choices affect society, using market equilibriumExternal
AS 90987314LDemonstrate understanding of a government choice where affected groups have different viewpointsInternal
AS 90988313LDemonstrate understanding of the interdependence of sectors of the New Zealand economyInternal
Total Credits offered16 – 20

Computing Level 1

Qualification: NCEA Level 1 Computing; Contributes to the National Certificate in Computing Level 3.

Entry Requirement: Open Entry

Course Description: 

This subject introduces students to the topic of computing and teaches them the skills to participate in an Information Technology society.  It also teaches them valuable and essential skills that can be transferred to many other fields of learning.

Unit Standards (US) and Achievement Standards (AS) that will be drawn from for an assessment programme.

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
US 101713Develop and use keyboarding skills to enter text MS Office 2016Internal
US 504612Produce a CVInternal
US 2780813Demonstrate and apply knowledge of a personal computer systemInternal
US 2792812Produce simple desktop published documents using templatesInternal
US 5946813Use computer technology to create and deliver a presentation from given content.Internal
AS 91071314Implement basic procedures to produce a specified digital information outcomeInternal
AS 91072313Demonstrate understanding of digital mediaInternal
AS 91073314Implement basic procedures to produce a specified digital media outcome (Digital Technologies 1.43)Internal
AS 91075413Construct a plan for a Basic Computer Program for a specified task (Digital Technologies 1.45)Internal
AS 91076413Construct a basic computer program for a specified task (Digital Technologies 1.46)Internal
Total Credits offered16-20

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards –This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement:  

None

Course Description: 

English is about connecting with others and their ideas and communicating our own. In this course, students will learn to communicate through accurate, correctly structured language. They will use books, films and texts to make them think about the world and their own place in it.

Achievement Standards that will be drawn from for an assessment programme:

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 90849314LShow understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidenceExternal
AS 90850414LShow understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidenceExternal
AS 90851214LShow understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidenceExternal
AS 90052513LProduce creative writingInternal
AS 90053513LProduce formal writingInternal
AS 90852214LExplain significant connections across texts, using supporting evidenceInternal
AS 90853214LUse information literacy skills to form conclusion(s)Internal
AS 90854214LForm personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidenceInternal
AS 90855213LCreate a visual textInternal
AS 90856213LShow understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidenceInternal
AS 90857213LConstruct and deliver an oral textInternal
Total Credits offered20

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards –This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement

This subject has open entry with it being preferable for students to have achieved Year 10 English. 

Course Description: 

Health Education enables students to focus on the dimensions of hauora and the application of the concept to a range of contexts. They also consider how the dimensions of hauora interrelate.
Students  develop a basic understanding of a socio-ecological perspective through considering personal, interpersonal, community, and societal influences on well-being and strategies for enhancing well-being.


Achievement Standards that will be drawn from, for an assessment programme:

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 90971313LTake action to enhance an aspect of personal well-beingInternal
AS 90973315LDemonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills used to enhance relationshipsInternal
AS 90974414LDemonstrate understanding of strategies for promoting positive sexualityInternal
AS 90975314LDemonstrate understanding of issues to make health-enhancing decisions in drug-related situationsExternal
AS 91097314Demonstrate understanding of ways in which well-being can change and strategies to support well-beingInternal
Total Credits offered20

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certification of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirements:  

Entry to this subject is based on students passing the Year 10 Social Studies exams.

Course Description:

Geography is the study of the environment as the home of people. It seeks to interpret the world and how it changes over time – past, present, and future. It explores the relationships and connections between people and both natural and cultural environments. Geography investigates the ways in which features are arranged on the earth’s surface. It describes and explains the patterns and processes that create them. Students learn to think spatially and use maps, visual images and new technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), to obtain, present and analyse information.


Achievement Standards that will be drawn from for an assessment programme:

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91007314LDemonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s).External
AS 91008314LDemonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts.External
AS 91009313LDemonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment.Internal
AS 91010214NApply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment.External
AS 91011314L/NConduct geographic research, with directionInternal
AS 91012313LDescribe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue.Internal
AS 91013213LDescribe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scaleInternal
AS 91014213Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem.Internal
Total Credits offered16 – 20

Qualification:

NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement

Entry Requirement: 

Entry is open for this subject. Where limited places are available in Level 1 History, student’s marks from the previous year will be considered for prioritising entry.

Course Description: 

Where possible, history encompasses events occurring in New Zealand and/or global events involving or influencing New Zealanders. 

Students are encouraged to question accepted interpretations of the past and to consider contesting theories of historians and commentators. 

History equips students with knowledge and skills that are valuable and useful throughout life. These include research techniques, the skills needed to process and synthesise varied and complex materials, the skills needed to give clear and effective oral and written presentations, and the ability to articulate ideas and make them clear to others.

With these skills, students enhance their employability and are able to participate actively and critically in their societies.

Achievement Standards that will be drawn from for an assessment programme:

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91001314LCarry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders.Internal
AS 91002314LDemonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders.Internal
AS 91003314LInterpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders.External
AS 91004314LDemonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders.Internal
AS 91005314LDescribe the causes and consequences of an historical eventExternal
AS 91006314LDescribe how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society.External
Total Credits offered16 – 20

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 1 Unit Standards Course –This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement:

None

Course Description

Level 1 Hospitality follows the Unit Standard course framework.  All learning materials are given to each student by an outside school supplier; Service IQ.  During this course, students explore the different strands founded in the Hospitality Industry, in relations to food safety, food handling, knife skills and basic cookery skills.  The Units offered during 2018 are subject to change as they will be dependent on students’ interests. 


Unit Standards that will be drawn from for an assessment programme:

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
US 21059v412Demonstrate knowledge of knife care, use, storage and carrying for the hospitality industryInternal
US 15892v515Demonstrate knowledge of terminology used for food and recipes in Commercial CookeryInternal
US 15895v412Demonstrate knowledge of boiling and baking in the commercial catering industryInternal
US 15921v513Prepare and cook a cake, a sponge and a batch of scones in the hospitality industryInternal
US 15901v513Prepare and present fruit and vegetables in the hospitality industryInternal
US 19770V413Prepare and present egg and cheese dishes in the hospitality industryInternal
Total Credits offered18

Qualification:  

This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 1.

Entry Requirement:

None. Placement into one of the courses listed below will be decided after consultation with students and the Learning Leader of Mathematics.

Course Description: 

This subject aims to develop skills, concepts and understanding to enable students to use mathematics with confidence. There are compulsory workbooks, and classwork and homework will be undertaken in these.

Course A

This course is made up of three internally assessed standards and two externally assessed standards.

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91028314NInvestigate relationships between tables, equations and graphsExternal
AS 91029313NApply linear algebra in solving problemsInternal
AS 91032313NApply right-angled triangles in solving measurement problemsInternal
AS 91035314N/ LInvestigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical enquiry cycleInternal
AS 91037414NDemonstrate understanding of chance and data.External
AS 91038313N/LInvestigate a situation involving elements of chance.Internal
Total Credits offered21

Course B

Achievement standards will be drawn from for as assessment programme

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS91026314NApply numeric reasoning in solving problems.Internal
AS 91029313NApply linear algebra in solving problemsInternal
AS 91032313NApply right-angled triangles in solving measurement problemsInternal
AS91034312NApply transformation geometry in solving problemsInternal
AS 91035314N/LInvestigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical enquiry cycleInternal
AS 91037414NDemonstrate understanding of chance and data.External
AS 91038313N/LInvestigate a situation involving elements of chance.Internal
Total Credits offered20

Course C

This course is made up of three internal unit standards that as a complete package will enable students to gain the numeracy requirements for NCEA Level 1.

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
US 26623414NUse number to solve problemsInternal
US 26626413NInterpret statistical information for a purpose.Internal
US 26627413NUse measurements to solve problems.Internal
Total Credits offered10

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards –This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement: 

Open entry, with it being preferable that students will have:

  • Learnt a musical instrument for at least two years previously and be having current tuition on a musical instrument. 
  • Successfully completed Year 10 Music.

Course Description: Students will:

  • Be expected to undertake all 20 credits – school trial exams will guide entries to the final exams.
  • Prepare two pieces of music to play on their own through their music instrumental tuition.
  • Participate in a performing music group through the year.
  • Prepare one piece of music as a member of a group for assessment. 
  • Develop composition skills so that they can compose two original pieces of music either on their own or as a collaborative effort.
  • Develop skills in writing melodies, rhythms, chords that they hear.
  • Develop skills in identifying features in musical scores of different styles of music.
  • Study different styles of music from different eras and describe elements and performance features of the music.

Achievement Standards that will be drawn from for an assessment programme:

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91090316Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloistInternal
AS 91091214Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a groupInternal
AS 91092316Compose two original pieces of musicInternal
AS 91093214Demonstrate aural and theoretical skills through transcriptionexternal
AS 91094214LDemonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scoresexternal
AS 91095316LDemonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contextsInternal
Total Credits offered20

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards –This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement

None

Course Description: 

This course provides students with opportunities to explore biophysical principles applications. Students will also promote physical activity and develop leadership skills. By learning in, through, and about movement, students come to understand that movement is integral to human expression and that it contributes to people’s pleasure and enhances their lives. They learn to understand, appreciate, and move their bodies, relate positively to others, and demonstrate constructive attitudes and values.

This learning takes place as they engage in play, games, sport, exercise, recreation, adventure, and expressive movement in diverse physical and social environments. Physical education encourages students to participate in movement experiences that promote and support the development of physical and social skills.

Course costs: 

Approximately $250 – camp

Achievement Standards that will be drawn from for an assessment programme:

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 90962315Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participationInternal
AS 90963315LDemonstrate the understanding of the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activityInternal
AS 90964313Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activityInternal
AS 90966214LDemonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these skills impact on others.Internal
AS 90968313LDemonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities.Internal
Total Credits offered20

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards –This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Course Requirement:

None

Course Description:

Students will participate in a range of activities to get to know the Bible better. They will also describe key beliefs of a religious tradition and what beliefs people have about God. Students will be encouraged to describe the features of a sacred text which will involve looking at the construction and purpose of a section of the Bible – in this case the Gospel of Luke; specifically Luke chapters 5 and 15. As well as this, they will look at the the ethical principles of a Christian tradition, looking at the Biblical principles of dating – how does God want us to treat our date and ourselves in a dating situation. 


Achievement Standards that will be drawn from for an assessment programme:

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS90816216LDescribe the purpose of a sacred textInternal
AS 90818216LDescribe the application of the key ethical principle(s) of a religious tradition to an issueInternal
AS 90819216LDescribe key beliefs of a religious traditionInternal
Total Credits offered18

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards –This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement:

None

Course Description: This class covers a general look at the three main disciplines in science those, being Chemistry, Physics and Biology.  The topics covered form a good basis for further study at Level 2.


Achievement Standards that will be drawn from for an assessment programme:

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 90925314Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with directionInternal
AS 90930314Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with directionInternal
AS 90935314Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with directionInternal
AS 90940214NDemonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanicsExternal
AS 90943314Investigate implications of heat for everyday lifeInternal
AS 90944214Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and basesExternal
AS 90948214LDemonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variationExternal
AS 90949214Life processes of plants and environmental factors that affect them.Internal
AS 90950314Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and microorganismsInternal
Total Credits offered20

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards –This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirements: 

  • Students will have successfully completed Year 9 Core Art.
  • Students will have ideally taken either digital or visual art as a year 10 option. 

Course Description: 

Students will:

  • Plan a course of 22-26 credits from the available 26 credits below.  Students may complete all assessments.
  • Prepare a two panel portfolio of their own artwork to submit for the external Achievement Standard.
  • Prepare one workbook of original drawings for internal assessment. 
  • Develop composition skills so that they can compose original pieces of artwork on their own and as a collaborative effort.
  • Develop skills in composition, drawing and painting.
  • Develop skills in identifying features in the works of New Zealand artists of different periods.
  • Study different New Zealand art movements from different eras and describe visual elements and motifs of each.

Achievement Standards that will be drawn from for an assessment programme:

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 90914314Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media.Internal
AS 90915216Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice.Internal
AS 909163112Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media.External
AS 91325224Produce a resolved work that demonstrates control of skills appropriate to cultural conventions. (optional standard)Internal
Total Credits offered22

Have a question?

Business ManagerTo find out more about your options, please contact our Assistant Principal, Mrs Tamar Aiono: tamara@lac.school.nz