This course requires 4 options.
Level 2 Building and Construction VP
Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Rutherford
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION VOCATIONAL PATHWAY – YEAR 12
NCEA LEVEL 2
This course is designed for students wanting to work in a trade, it has a Building emphasis but is valuable for any Trade. This course consists of 5 compulsory subjects plus one other option of your choice. Where possible school-based subjects will be taught in a construction context. The boys will attend Unitec in Terms 2 & 3 every Friday, this experience 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. Some students in this group will also gain work placement in Term 3. Many boys have gained apprenticeships by makings good impressions at these work placements.
Students will automatically be placed in the following courses:
UNITEC BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION VOCATIONAL PATHWAY - YEAR 12
PLANNED LEVEL 2 CREDITS: 20
This course enables students to have Construction and Infrastructure awarded as their vocational pathway on their Record of Achievement and gain credits towards a National Certificate in Carpentry.
Students will spend one day a week involved in sector-related training.
This will involve a mixture of:
• Attending UNITEC (20 credits available)
• Students will attend UNITEC for 25 days over 25 weeks
• Attending on-site work experience for 10 to 13 days (subject to progress in school-based subjects)
• Special Courses run at School such as;
• First Aid
• Site Safe – required for students to enter construction sites.
• Driving Courses – To aid students getting driver's licence
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
This course is compulsory for students taking Vocational pathway courses in either Building or Automotive. An understanding of Mathematics at this level is a key for students wishing to gain apprenticeships or do tertiary studies in the trades area. As far as possible teachers of this course will use a trades context in delivering this course. The course will cover statistics, trigonometry, geometry and equations. Students who are successful in this course at Year 12 can study 13MAT in the following year.
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 further information see: Mr Rutherford
NCEA Level One
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.
Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Brick and Blocklayer, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Building and Construction Manager, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Mine/Quarry Manager, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Crane Operator, Plasterer, Welder, Fencer, Glass Processor, Recycler/Dismantler, Roading Construction Worker, Roofer, Scaffolder, Fire Engineer,
Course Selection is confirmed at the start of 2022. You can change the courses you have selected up until the start of next year provided there are still spaces in the course you wish to change to.
Some courses may become unavailable due to the number of students taking the courses or changes in staffing.
New courses may also be introduced, in which case you will be notified and given the opportunity to select the new course.