Level 3 Subject Selection

Level 3 Subject Selection

PLANNING A COURSE FOR NCEA LEVEL 3

Your Compulsory Subjects:

  • Religious Studies

Choose 7 Option Subjects in order of preference from:

  • Biology
  • Building Construction
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • Mathematics with Calculus OR Statistics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Tourism

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 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.

Biology Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement

Level 2 Biology including 1 Biology external.

Course Description: 

In Biology, students will:

  • Understand the relationship between organisms and the environment.
  • Explore the evolutionary processes that have resulted in the diversity of life on Earth and appreciate the place and impact of humans within these processes.
  • Understand how humans manipulate the transfer of genetic information from one generation to the next and make informed judgments about the social, ethical, and biological implications relating to this manipulation.

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91601134NCarry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidanceInternal
AS 91602133R/WIntegrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issueInternal
AS 91603135R/WDemonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environmentExternal
AS 91606134R/WDemonstrate understanding of trends in human evolutionExternal
AS 91607133RDemonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implicationsInternal
Total Credits offered20

Qualification

Building Construction Level 3

Entry Requirement: 

None, but students find it easier if they have taken Woodwork or Building Construction 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 20 credits, which must be gained to achieve the certificate. These credits will be offered in the Woodwork shop and theory work

The following Unit Standards will be offered:

US No.LevelNo. of ProjectsNameCredits
US 1299731Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices on construction sites3
US 1299831Demonstrate knowledge of carpentry hand tools4
US 1299931Demonstrate knowledge of timber machining equipment used on construction sites3
US 1300031Demonstrate knowledge of portable power tools used on construction sites4
US 1300231Demonstrate knowledge of timber used in construction2
US 2437831Perform building calculations4
Total Credits offered20

Chemistry Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement

Level 2 Chemistry including 1 Chemistry external

Course Description: 

In Chemistry, students will:

Investigate and measure the chemical and physical properties of a range of groups of substances, for example, acids and bases, oxidants and reductants, and selected organic and inorganic compounds.

Relate properties of matter to structure and bonding
Develop an understanding of and use the fundamental concepts of chemistry (for example, equilibrium and thermochemical principles) to interpret observations.

Apply knowledge of chemistry to explain aspects of the natural world and how chemistry is used in society to meet needs, resolve issues, and develop new technologies.

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91387134W/ NCarry out an investigation in chemistry involving quantitative analysisInternal
*AS 91388133Demonstrate understanding of spectroscopic data in chemistryInternal
AS 91389133R/W/NDemonstrate understanding of chemical processes in the world around usInternal
AS 91390135NDemonstrate understanding of thermochemical principles and the properties of particles and substancesExternal
AS 91391135NDemonstrate understanding of the properties of organic compoundsExternal
Total Credits offered20

* Standard expiring at the end of this year. The replaced standard will be offered as part of the course.

Computing Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Computing; contributes to the National Certificate in Computing Level 3

Entry Requirement: 

Open Entry

Course Description: 

This subject introduces the student 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 Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
US 108735Apply text processing skills to produce business documentsInternal
US 112735Produce business or organisational information using word processing functionsInternal
US 2785835Create a computer spreadsheet to provide a solution for organisation useInternal
US 2787736Create and use a computer database to provide a solution for organisation useInternal
US 2789836Produce desktop published documents for organisational useInternal
US 2797734Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of computer networksInternal
US 5968733Discuss the social implications of information technologyInternal
US 12887736Integrate text & images & manage multiple files for generic text & info managementInternal
US 29797132Synchronise data across digital devices and multiple platformsInternal
US 29798133Troubleshoot, fix and escalate a range of common hardware and software problemsInternal
Total Credits offered20

Design Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Education.

Entry Requirements: 

Achieved Level 2 Painting, Design or Photography.

Course Description students will:

In Design, students will pick one theme and carry it over all of the offered assessments. The external boards are an end product of a year long study around the students theme. This enables work that is created in internals, is then also applicable to go on their external boards. Students will be using digital programs to achieve their desired end result. 


Students will also:

  • Use research and analysis to investigate contexts, meanings, intentions, and technological influences related to the making and valuing of art works
    Research and analyse contexts relevant to their intentions and to the expression of meanings in their own work.
  • Apply understanding from broad and deep research into the characteristics and constraints of materials, techniques, technologies, and established conventions in design
    Extend and refine skills in design, using appropriate processes and procedures via creative computer programs.
  • Generate, analyse, clarify, and regenerate options in response to selected questions or a proposal in a chosen field
    Use a systematic approach, selectively informed by recent and established practice, to develop ideas in a body of work.
  • Research and analyse selected approaches and theories related to visual arts practice
    Critically reflect on, respond to, and evaluate art works.

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS91445234Use drawing to demonstrate an understanding of conventions appropriate to designInternal
AS91445234Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established design practiceInternal
AS914452314Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within design practiceExternal
Total Credits offered22

Economics Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement

It is preferred that students have achieved Level 2 Economics (at least 3 standards of which 1 is external) or for students who have not done Level 2 Economics, Level 2 English (at least 2 standards of which 1 is external).  

Course Description: 

Economics enables students to understand that well-functioning markets are efficient but that governments may need to intervene where markets fail to deliver efficient or equitable outcomes and understand how the nature and size of the New Zealand economy is influenced by interacting internal and external factors.

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91399234R/WDemonstrate understanding of the efficiency of market equilibriumExternal
AS 91400234R/WDemonstrate understanding of the efficiency of different market structures using marginal analysisExternal
AS 91401235RDemonstrate understanding of microeconomic conceptsInternal
AS 91402335RDemonstrate understanding of government interventions where the market fails to deliver efficient or equitable outcomesInternal
AS 91403236R/WDemonstrate understanding of macro-economic influences on the New Zealand economyExternal
Total Credits offered16 – 20

English Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Education.

Entry Requirement:  

University Entrance Literacy and gained 14 English credits with at least 4 credits from an external 

Course Description: 

English 1 – The contents of this course are designed for students who are intending to pursue tertiary education or have a real passion for English, being driven and motivated to manage themselves 

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91472134R/WRespond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidenceExternal
AS 91473134WRespond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidenceExternal
AS 91474134R/WRespond critically to significant aspects of unfamiliar written texts through close reading, supported by evidenceExternal
AS91475136WProduce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideasInternal
AS 91476133Create and deliver a fluent and coherent oral text which develops, sustains, and structures ideasInternal
AS 91478134Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidenceInternal
Total Credits offered19

Geography Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certification of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirements:  

This subject has open entry with it being strongly recommended for students to have achieved level 1 Literacy 

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 Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91427234R/WDemonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(sExternal
AS 91428233RAnalyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective.Internal
AS 91429234R/WDemonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skillsExternal
AS 91430235NConduct geographic research with consultationInternal
AS 91431233RAnalyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issueInternal
AS 91432233LAnalyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scaleInternal
AS 91433233L/NApply spatial analysis, with consultation, to solve a geographic problemInternal
Total Credits offered16 – 20

Health Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 13 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 strongly recommended for students to have achieved Year 12 Health.  

Course Description: 

Health Education enables students to focus on the dimensions of hauora and the application of the concept to a range of contexts. In year 13 students will critically analyse health issues, Link cultural, political, and economic determinants to direct and indirect effects on well-being and critically analyse own and others’ attitudes, values, and beliefs about current ethical issues or dilemmas.

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91463225LEvaluate health practices currently used in New ZealandInternal
AS 91461235LAnalyse a New Zealand health issueInternal
AS 91464234LAnalyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-beingInternal
AS 91462235LAnalyse an international health issueExternal
Total Credits offered19

History Level 3

Qualification:

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement: 

It is preferred that students have achieved NCEA Level 2 History (at least 3 standards of which 1 is an External) or for students who have not taken Level 2 History, Level 1 English (at least 1 External standard) 

Course Description: 

Where possible, history encompasses events occurring in New Zealand and/or global events involving or influencing New Zealanders. Historical scholarship encourages students to look for points of connection and for similarities and differences, and to focus on research that transcends the boundaries of nation states. Students are encouraged to question accepted interpretations of the past and to consider contesting theories of historians and commentators. This emphasis reflects contemporary historical scholarship. There is also a more holistic approach to understanding concepts of identity

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91434135RResearch an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sourcesInternal
AS 91435135RAnalyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders.Internal
AS 91436134R/WAnalyse evidence relating to a historical event of significance to New ZealandersExternal
AS 91437135RAnalyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New ZealandersInternal
AS 91438136R/WAnalyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical eventExternal
AS 91439136R/WAnalyse a significant historical trend and the force(s) that influenced itExternal
Total Credits offered16 – 20

Hospitality Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Unit Standards Course –This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement:

It is recommended that students have completed Level 2 Hospitality 

Course Description

Level 3 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 more in depth the different strands founded in the Hospitality Industry, in relation to nutrition, preparation methods, coffee production and complex cookery skills.  The Units offered during 2020 are subject to change as they will be dependent on students’ interests.  

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
13343v635R/WDemonstrate knowledge of nutrition in commercial cateringInternal
18497v738R /WDemonstrate knowledge of culinary products, terms and food preparation methodsInternal
13282v532NPrepare, assemble and present complex sandwiches for service in a commercial kitchenInternal
17284v633NDemonstrate knowledge of coffee origin and productionInternal
Total Credits offered18

Mathematics with Calculus Level 3

Qualification:  

This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3.

Entry Requirement:

It is preferable that students should have achieved at least Merit in Algebra or Calculus at Level 2. 

Course Description: 

This course aims to provide students with a foundation in Calculus. It is designed for students with an interest in the continued study of mathematics, the physical sciences, engineering or any field in which mathematical analysis is an important tool. 

This course is made  up of two internally assessed achievement standards and two externally assessed achievement standards. There are compulsory workbooks, and classwork and homework will be undertaken in these.

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91574233NApply linear programming methods in solving problemsInternal
AS 91578236NApply differentiation methods in solving problemsExternal
AS 91579236NApply integration methods in solving problemsExternal
AS 91587233NApply systems of simultaneous equations in solving problemsInternal
Total Credits offered18

Mathematics with Statistics Level 3

Qualification:  

This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3.

Entry Requirement:

Students should have passed at least one of the external assessments in Level 2 and have gained their Level 2 literacy requirements for university entrance.

Course Description: 

This course aims to provide students with a solid foundation in Statistics and Modelling. It is designed for students interested in quantitative aspects of biological and social sciences, medicine, commerce and administration, and in general any field where the collection, analysis and interpretation of data is important.

This course is made up of four internally assessed achievement standards and one externally assessed achievement standard. There are compulsory workbooks, and classwork and homework will be undertaken in these.

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91574233NApply linear programming methods in solving problemsInternal
AS 91580234L/NInvestigate time series dataInternal
AS 91582234L/NUse statistical methods to make a formal inferenceInternal
AS 91583234L/NConduct an experiment to investigate a situation using experimental design principlesInternal
AS 91585234NApply probability concepts in solving problemsExternal
Total Credits offered19

Media Studies Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirements

  • Gained level 1 Literacy
  • Students have ideally gained 12 credits at Level 2 Media Studies
  • Course Costs: $80 (approx) for out of town class trip

Course Description: 

Media studies is about the active exploration, analysis, creation, and enjoyment of the media and its products.
Media studies examines the dynamic role of the media in society, how the media constructs messages about individuals, communities, and cultures and how media products are produced, controlled, and distributed.
Through media studies students gain the knowledge and skills to conceive, plan, design and make media products that engage audiences.

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91490234R/WDemonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media industryExternal
AS 91494234LProduce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a briefInternal
AS 91495236LProduce a media product to meet the requirements of a briefInternal
AS 91496233LDemonstrate understanding of a significant development in the mediaInternal
AS 91497233L/WWrite a media text to meet the requirements of a briefInternal
Total Credits offered20

Music Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement: 

NCEA Level 2 Music; Instrumental lessons for 4 years

Course Description:

The practice of music builds confidence and self-esteem, transforming students through supported explorations, which develops a strong sense of well-being and self-empowerment. Students learn to be confident and resilient through taking the creative risks involved in performance and composition. Students connect past, present, and future views of the world through their study of many different types of music. Students access, invent, and transform sounds through the application of sound arts technologies.

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91416138Perform two programmes of music as a featured soloistInternal
AS 91417134Perform a programme of music as a featured soloist on a second instrumentInternal
AS 91418134Demonstrate ensemble skills by performing two substantial pieces of music as a member of a groupInternal
AS 91419138Communicate musical intention by composing three original pieces of musicInternal
AS 91422134LAnalyse a substantial music workInternal
AS 91423134LExamine the influence of context on a substantial music workExternal
AS 91424134Create two arrangements for an ensembleInternal
AS 91425136L/RResearch a music topicInternal
Total Credits Offered20

Painting Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirements: 

Achieved Level 2 Painting, Design or Photography

Course Description:

In Painting, students will pick one theme and carry it over all of the offered assessments. The external boards are an end product of a year long study around the students theme. This enables work that is created in internals, is then also applicable to go on their external boards. The media they will work in is acrylic or oil paint.

Students will also:

  • Use research and analysis to investigate contexts, meanings, intentions, and technological influences related to the making and valuing of art works
  • Research and analyse contexts relevant to their intentions and to the expression of meanings in their own work.
  • Extend and refine skills in painting, using appropriate processes and procedures.
  • Generate, analyse, clarify, and regenerate options in response to selected questions or a proposal in painting.
  • Use a systematic approach, selectively informed by recent and established practice, to develop ideas in a body of work.
  • Research and analyse selected approaches and theories related to visual arts practice
    Critically reflect on, respond to, and evaluate art works.

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91446234Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to paintingInternal
AS 91451234Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established painting practiceInternal
AS 914562314Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within painting practiceExternal
Total Credits offered22

Photography Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Education.

Entry Requirement

To take Photography at Level 3, students will have ideally gained at least 12 Photography credits at Level 2 or completed a Visual Arts Course at Level 1

Course cost: $90 – $110 approximately for printing resources, camera equipment, class trips and computer updates.

Course Description: 

In Photography, students will: 

  • Develop abilities to use research and analysis to investigate contexts, meanings, intentions, and technological influences related to the making and valuing of artworks
  • Develop abilities to research and analyse contexts relevant to their intentions and to the expression of meanings in their own work
  • Develop abilities to apply understanding from both broad and in- depth research into the characteristics and constraints of materials, techniques, technologies, and established conventions in the photography field
  • Be enabled to extend and refine skills in the photography field, using appropriate processes and procedures
  • Develop abilities to generate, analyse, clarify, and regenerate options in response to selected questions of a proposal in the photography field
  • Develop abilities to use a systematic approach, selectively informed by recent and established practice to develop ideas in a body of work
  • Develop abilities to research and analyse selected approaches and theories related to visual art practices
    Provide students with opportunities to critically reflect on, respond to, and evaluate art works
Achievement Standards that will be drawn from for an assessment programme:
Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91447134Use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to photographyInternal
AS 91452134Systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established photography practiceInternal
AS 914571314Produce a systematic body of work that integrates conventions and regenerates ideas within photography practiceExternal
Total Credits offered22

Physical Education Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Education.

Entry Requirement

14 credits at Level 2 PE or 14 credits at Level 2 English in consultation with the HOD PE

Course Description: 

Students develop critical evaluation and reflection skills. This allows them to understand more deeply the complexity of the movement culture and to consider the assumptions surrounding the role of movement in relation to self, others, and the wider society. Units are taught in a range of contexts which may include: triathlon, snow sports, golf and researching performance enhancing drugs in sport.

The ability to analyse participation patterns critically will enable them to suggest possible health-promoting actions that could contribute to their own and others lives. Students at this level draw on a wide range of perspectives from research, anecdotal evidence, media reporting, and their own participation.

Course costs:  

$250 – Course fee for camp

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91498134L/NEvaluate physical activity experiences to devise strategies for lifelong well-being.Internal
AS 91499133LAnalyse a physical skill performed by self or others.Internal
AS 91500134L/NEvaluate the effectiveness of a performance improvement programme.Internal
AS 91501134NDemonstrate quality performance of a physical activity in an applied setting.Internal
AS 91502134RExamine a current physical activity event, trend, or issue and its impact on New Zealand society.Internal
AS 91504133LAnalyse issues in safety management for outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies.Internal
Total Credits offered20

Physics Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Entry Requirement

Students must have achieved at least 2 externals in Year 12 Physics and ideally achieving the algebra external in Year 12 Mathematics.

Course Description: 

In Physics, students will:
Investigate physical phenomena (in the areas of mechanics, electricity, electromagnetism, heat, light and waves, and atomic and nuclear physics) and produce qualitative and quantitative explanations for a variety of complex situations; Analyse and evaluate data to deduce complex trends and relationships in physical phenomena.

Use physics ideas to explain a technological, biological, or astronomical application of physics and discuss related issues.

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 91521134LCarry out a practical investigation to test a physics theory relating two variables in a non-linear relationshipInternal
AS 91522133LDemonstrate understanding of the application of physics to a selected contextInternal
AS 91523134LDemonstrate understanding of wave systemsExternal
AS 91524136LDemonstrate understanding of mechanical systemsExternal
AS 91525133LDemonstrate understanding of Modern PhysicsInternal
AS 91527133RUse physics knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issueInternal
Total Credits offered20

Religious Education Level 3

Qualification: 

NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards – This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

Course Requirement:

Level 1 Literacy

Course Description:

Students will be challenged to think about grounding their beliefs in a relationship with Jesus. They will analyse contemporary ethical issues that challenge Christianity as a religion and what religion looks like in New Zealand, the astounding meanings found in the book of Jonah.  These ideas will give students the opportunity to solidify their own belief structure and share their understandings with others in the wider community. 

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit Read Write/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
AS 90825236LAnalyse a religious tradition(s) in Aotearoa New ZealandInternal
AS 90826236RAnalyse the response of a religious tradition to a contemporary ethical issueInternal
AS 91725136RAnalyse the meanings in a sacred text within a religious traditionInternal
Total Credits offered18

Tourism Level 3

Qualification: 

National Certificate in Tourism

Entry Requirement:

Level 1 Literacy

Course Description: 

This course reflects the global and national importance of tourism 

Over the decades, tourism has experienced continued growth and deepening ‎diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. ‎Modern tourism is closely linked to development and encompasses a growing number ‎of new destinations. These dynamics have turned tourism into a key driver for socio-‎economic progress.‎ Tourism New Zealand markets New Zealand to the world as a visitor destination. In the year ending June 2016, 3.3 million international visitors came to New Zealand. International tourism is one of New Zealand’s largest earners of foreign exchange, adding approximately NZ$11.8 billion annually to the nation’s economy.

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

Standard No.VersionLevelCreditsLit/ NumFull TitleInternal/ External
US 3727638Demonstrate knowledge of Pacific Island countries as tourist destinationsInternal
US 18211238Demonstrate knowledge of Australia as a tourism destinationInternal
US 18212238Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand as a tourist destinationInternal
US 24724134Demonstrate knowledge of the history of TourismInternal
US 24725134Describe and analyse the economic significance of tourismInternal
US 24733134Describe and promote a New Zealand tourist destinationInternal
Total Credits offered20

Have a question?

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