Presentation on theme: "Year 12 2015 Subject Selection. Your course selection You have to take six subjects Most subjects will have about 20 – 25 credits available in it."— Presentation transcript:
Year Subject Selection
Your course selection You have to take six subjects Most subjects will have about 20 – 25 credits available in it. Most students will be taking all Level 2 subjects some may be taking a combination of Level 1 and possibly Level 3 subjects. Your course choice for the core subjects should follow your subject teachers recommendations. If you have not passed the subject at Level 1 you will have to still pass the required standards at this level before progressing to Level 2.
Your course selection Some courses will have a mixture of internally assessed and external end of year exams. Some will only have internal assessments. YOUR SELECTION IS IMPORTANT AND WILL DECIDE WHAT YOU CAN DO IN THE FUTURE –for Year 13 subjects and many tertiary courses. The school also offers the Trade Academy and Gateway (this will be spoken about after this presentation)
Vocational Pathways Vocational Pathway is a guide 6 main sectors Achievement standards are linked to relevant sectors NZQA login profile builder Those students working towards a specific career or industry sector can include the majority of their subjects from that sector
Vocational Pathway 1.Construction and Infrastructure 2.Manufacturing and Technology 3.Creative Industries 4.Primary Industries 5.Service Industries 6.Social and Community Services
To pass NCEA Level 2 You require a minimum of eighty credits, 60 at Level 2 or above. There is no specific English or Maths requirement to pass but students are expected to take both English and Maths in Y12.
To achieve course endorsements at merit or excellence level students must pass a minimum of 14 credits at the level. At least 3 of the 14 credits must be either internal or external. For overall Level merit or excellence endorsements 50 credits at that level or higher are required across all subjects.
University Entrance Requirements For University Entrance in 2014, Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above made up of:10 credits at Level 2 or above 5 credits in reading 5 credits in writing
UE requirements Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:10 credits at Level 1 or above achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, all three required).
University Entrance requirements For both UE literacy and Numeracy these credits can be from selected courses in a range of subjects. For example The PE course below will contribute to 4 reading credits but no writing credits Physical Education 3.5 Examine a current physical activity event, trend, or issue and its impact on New Zealand society. 4INYN
Special Note Many Universities are now placing minimum entry requirements in excess of the general UE criteria Eg Auckland University require a minimum of 17 Level 2 English credits. In addition many Universities are basing scholarship awards on Level 2 results.
Your selection should be chosen because: It is required for your career It is required for your Year 13 subjects It is needed for your university, polytechnic or training courses If you do not know what you are going to do in the future – you should select a range of different subjects to keep your options open.
Our Expectations… Students should be aiming to achieve at least 120 credits, including Level 2 and subject endorsements. To achieve this students will need to: attend school regularly (90% or higher ) to apply themselves consistently throughout the year. Be role models for the junior school through responsible behaviour and following the school codes.
School leadership We will be encouraging students to be involved in a wide range of school co- curricular and possibly community activities. This is an important year for students to be developing and demonstrating the qualities required for school leadership in 2016.