Teacher in Charge: Mr P. RutherfordEntry Requirements
At least 14 credits at Level 1 Engineering Workshop or at discretion of HOD.
AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING VOCATIONAL PATHWAY – YEAR 12
NCEA LEVEL 2
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:
UNITEC AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING VOCATIONAL PATHWAY - YEAR 12
PLANNED LEVEL 2 CREDITS: 20
This course enables students to have Manufacturing and Technology awarded as their vocational pathway on their Record of Achievement and gain credits towards a National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Engineering)
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 20 days over 20 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;
Site Safe – required for students to enter manufacturing 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 Vocational Pathway Course.
For more information see: Mr E McIntyre / Mr P Rutherford
Students will select one other option of your choice.