This course requires 4 options.
Level 2 Automotive Engineering VP
Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Rutherford
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING VOCATIONAL PATHWAY – YEAR 12
NCEA LEVEL 2
You must also select the following course - this is the Unitec component:
UNITEC AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING VOCATIONAL PATHWAY - YEAR 12
PLANNED LEVEL 2 CREDITS: 20
This is a NCEA Level 2 course following on from the Level 1 Engineering Workshop. This year we have a focus on automotive applications of engineering. Students will learn to understand how engines and control systems operate and perform some basic introductory mechanical processes with a view to a career in this industry.
This course consists of 5 compulsory subjects plus one other option of your choice. Where possible school-based subjects will be taught in an engineering context. The boys will attend Unitec in Terms 2 & 3 every Friday, this gives the boys an opportunity to experience Tertiary Education and also gain 20 credits towards NCEA Level 2. This course is not designed for boys wanting to go to University as the industry works in Unit Standards. Students will gain their Site Safe card and also do a first-aid course.
Students will automatically be placed in the following courses:
ENGLISH VOCATIONAL PATHWAY - YEAR 12
PLANNED LEVEL 2 CREDITS: 16
English at Level 2 aims to strengthen skills in a range of written, oral and visual contexts and will support your growth as a writer across the curriculum. The Vocational Pathways course is a tailored programme to meet the needs of those students interested in Building and Automotive Engineering, whilst also remaining academically challenging. You will be required to read and appreciate literature and language. As well, you will develop analytical skills and be required to interpret text.
MATHEMATICS VOCATIONAL PATHWAY – YEAR 12
PLANNED LEVEL 2 CREDITS: 16
Mathematics will be necessary for virtually any career, particularly one in commerce or science. It will also extend anyone with an inquiring and logical mind and will examine a number of problem solving techniques.
SCIENCE VOCATIONAL PATHWAY – YEAR 12
PLANNED LEVEL 2 CREDITS: 14
In this course students investigate a wide range of topics that cover all of the Science disciplines outlined in the National Curriculum. The course is an academic course aimed at students who wish to continue studying Science, but who do not wish to specialise in any one branch of Science such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Learning activities include both research investigations and practical experimental work. This course leads on to Level 3 Science and ultimately tertiary courses.
A total of 89 credits are on offer in this Building & Construction Vocational Pathway.
Students will select one other option of your choice.
For more information see: Mr E McIntyre / Mr P Rutherford
At least 14 credits at Level 1 Engineering Workshop or at discretion of HOD.
Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Glazier, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Motor Vehicle Salesperson, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Electrician, Engineering Machinist, Industrial Spray Painter, Locksmith, Vehicle Groomer/Cleaner, Recycler/Dismantler, Signmaker, Tow Truck Operator, Tyre Technician,
Course availability is dependent on numbers and staffing, and course entry will be confirmed at the beginning of 2021. Students will be required to select additional back-up courses as part of this process.