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YEAR 10 OPTION SUBJECTS

OPTION SUBJECTS

Students specialise in their subject choice by choosing options which will allow them to develop their knowledge in a particular subject.   All of these subjects are entry points to year 11 and Level 1 NCEA subjects.  Students need to ensure that they work consistently throughout the year to gain entry to the course in Year 11.

These options are offered in two groups.  Students choose one subject from each group as shown on the Subject selection form.

Option 1

 

Half year courses - Select one (Alternates with Technology)

DESIGN AND VISUAL COMMUNICATION

Graphics are visual presentations on some surface, such as a wall, canvas, screen, paper, or stone to brand, inform, illustrate, or entertain.  Examples are photographs, drawings, Line Art, graphs, diagrams, typography, numbers, symbols, geometric designs, maps, engineering drawings, or other images.  Graphics opens avenues for careers in a variety of industries - Architecture and Interior design, Town Planning, Landscape design, Graphic design, Product design and Engineering.

 

This extends the student’s knowledge of design and drawing, draughting skills including computer aided draughting, sketching, cardboard models and an introduction to graphic communication.

Subject Teacher

Mr Lee

MAORI CULTURE

This subject takes the student on an adventure to learn more about Māori Culture taking into account local and regional history and the importance it has within the school and wider community.  The journey takes into consideration a practical understanding of Arts and Crafts (Ta Moko, Whakairo), Leisure Activities (Ki-o-rahi, Waka Ama), Kapa Haka (Powhiri) and Waiata (Waiata A Ringa, Haka).  We also seek to enhance, develop and empower the students leadership skills to do well in everything they undertake.  Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro nōna te ngahere. Ko te manu e kai ana i te matauranga nona te ao.  The bird that eats the miro the forest is theirs.  The bird that gathers knowledge the world is theirs.

Subject Teacher

Mr Te Kurapa

SPORTS LEADERSHIP

This course is designed for those students whose talents have already been recognised and have achieved at a significant representative level.  This course provides the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enhance sporting achievement.  A key focus is developing sports’ leadership skills.

Subject Head:

Mrs Dobbin 

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

This six month option class at Year 10 will carry out research and design of web pages, web design elements and basic html coding.  Students will have the opportunity to produce logos and web pages based on templates and coding.  They will also look at internet risks, proper use of networks, marketing and audiences for web design.  Students will also have the opportunity to create mobile apps and programmable games using set tools and school based software.  They will use Photoshop, cloud based programs, understand audiences and marketing of their apps.  Students will also have access to the Microsoft Specialist certificate program when time permits.  The types of Microsoft Office skills students will learn will range from underlining text to changing properties within the options menu and everything in between.  Having this knowledge will empower students with transferable skills that can be used in many other subjects throughout the school.

HOD:

Mrs Frisby

ART (practical)

As a career, Art is of benefit for advertising, marketing, industrial, interior, photographic or graphic design, website design, secondary school teaching, primary teaching, architecture, museum or gallery work, landscape architecture, film/television/video technicians, film animation, fashion designing, jewellery making, sign writing, screen printing or any other field which requires creative thinking.

 

This is a practical course that covers units of work in drawing, painting, design, print-making, sculpture and photography.  The course is designed to build and develop technical skill, self expression and confidence in making art works. As a half year course, the students do not go into the same detail as the full year course.

HOD:

Mr Barr

Option 2a

 

Full year courses - Select one

ART (practical)

This is a practical course that covers units of work in drawing, painting, design, print-making, sculpture and photography.  The course is designed to build and develop technical skill, self expression and confidence in making art works.  This course prepares students for further study in Visual Art, Design and Photography.

HOD:

Mr Barr

Languages:

Languages are of particular value in people related jobs: tourism, translator, interpreter, journalism, television, radio, teaching foreign languages, tourism, flight attendant, foreign affairs officer.

Japanese

Spanish

Te Reo

JAPANESE

Languages link people locally and globally and introduce learners to new ways of thinking about the world. In learning Japanese, learners will develop the skills to learn other languages as well as increase their understanding of their first language.  This is a continuation of the Year 9 course.  Students will study the language and culture and learn katakana and some kanji (Japanese script).

Subject Head:

Mrs Harison 

TE REO MAORI

A continuation of the Year 9 course with the focus on skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.  Marae protocol and Māoritanga are covered.

HOD:

Mr McLean

SPANISH

Languages link people locally and globally and introduce learners to new ways of thinking about the world.  In learning Spanish, learners will develop the skills to learn other languages as well as increase their understanding of their first language.  Cultural aspects will be interwoven throughout the material in the course.  This is a continuation of the Year 9 introduction to Spanish.  It provides for a more in-depth study of language, culture, food, speaking, reading and writing Spanish.

This is a practical course that covers units of work in drawing, painting, design, print-making, sculpture and photography.  The course is designed to build and develop technical skill, self expression and confidence in making art works. As a half year course, the students do not go into the same detail as the full year course.

Subject Head:

Ms Deeley

Option 2b

 

Half year courses - Select two

MUSIC

This course is a consolidation of the introduction to music in Year 9.  Listening, composing and performing skills will be developed.  A variety of classroom musical instruments will be available and students may wish to learn an instrument through the itinerant music programme.  Students taking Year 10 Music are able to work in the wider music environment of the Trident Music Academy which includes the Big Band, the Jazz Combo as well as the participation in a variety of concerts, competitions – both Regional and National and in the school musical productions. Students in the Academy are also able to advance their learning to the next level on the advice of the teachers. 

HOD:

Mr Spence

MUSIC AND MEDIA TECHNOLOGY

A practical course that focuses on media and music technology and its use in performance. It will also include the technical aspects of drama, lighting, sound production and recording.  The course is advised for Music or Drama students.

Subject Head:

Mr Pickering

DRAMA

The Year 10 Drama course allows students to explore different skills in communication of ideas and ways of expressing language.  The course will introduce students to presentation skills, performance work based on poem, masks and myths, devising a group performance based on a well-known story.  There are many opportunities to develop performance skills within this course and all assessments are based on the current New Zealand Curriculum.  Students in the second term of drama will have the opportunity to sit 4 credits at NCEA Level 1, in understanding a significant play, and if they meet the national standard will have those credits banked for the following year.  Students in Year 10 are also able to audition for the school production or Trident Has Talent, along with any other student.

HOD:

Mrs Robb

BUSINESS STUDIES

An introduction to Economics, Accounting and Business Studies and a pathway to the NCEA Level 1 Course.  Focus on key concepts and terms – the economics of scarcity, choice and demand and how to use debits and credits in the accounting equation.  A consideration for these subjects as career choices.

Subject Head:

Mrs Walters

DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Students will carry out research and design of web pages, web design elements and basic html coding.  Students will have the opportunity to produce logos and web pages based on templates and coding.  They will also look at internet risks, proper use of networks, marketing and audiences for web design.  Students will also have the opportunity to create mobile apps and programmable games using set tools and school based software.  They will use Photoshop, cloud based programs, understand audiences and marketing of their apps.  Students will also have access to the Microsoft Specialist certificate program when time permits.  The types of Microsoft Office skills students will learn will range from underlining text to changing properties within the options menu and everything in between.  Having this knowledge will empower students with transferable skills that can be used in many other subjects throughout the school.

HOD:

Mrs Frisby

HEALTH STUDIES

Health is an essential learning area and is a core component of the Health and Physical Education curriculum.  This programme teaches the students about friendships, coping with put-downs and bullying.  Students will also learn about the physical and emotional changes of puberty and gain an understanding of the relationships between nutrition, exercise and well-being.  They will learn about the functioning of the body in terms of anatomy and exercise physiology and complete a unit on sexual health (along with puberty).  Students learn to take responsibility for their own and others’ health and well-being and to develop skills that will enhance their relationships with others.

Subject Head:

Mrs Owen- 

Cooper