Explore a wide range of texts, from short stories, novels and films to posters, podcasts and blogs. Develop skills in listening and speaking, reading and writing, and viewing and presenting.
Similar to ENA, you will develop your skills in listening and speaking, reading and writing, and viewing and presenting, in a slower-paced learning environment.
You will explore texts, develop your skills in listening and speaking, reading and writing and viewing and presenting and you will have a strong focus on enhancing your literacy skills.
This course is designed for those who have been out of school for a period of time. You will develop skills in listening and speaking, reading and writing, viewing and presenting, in a supported learning environment.
In this course you will gain knowledge and understanding of film through the study of existing films. You will also make your own film product.
This course explores topics in New Zealand and ancient Greek history and introduces you to the art of the Historian.
This course assumes no prior knowledge of Māori language or custom, so is perfect for those wanting a knowledge of the Māori world to compliment other study. You will learn basic Māori language, custom and mythology, completing NCEA Level 1 unit standards.
This course is about expanding understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori, developing your conversational language and knowledge of Māori mythology. You will complete unit standards in both reo and tikanga Māori.
This course has a strong focus on giving you the skills to work successfully with language and texts that are becoming increasingly sophisticated and challenging in our world.
This course has a strong focus on working towards internals and the literacy reading and writing standards. Slower-paced than 12ENA.
This English course is designed specifically for Drama students. You will study & write a range of scripts and watch and review plays. Students will gain Level 2 UE literacy. In order to take this class you must be enrolled in 12DRA.
Students enrolled in 12English with Drama must be enrolled in 12DRA. The work you do in 12English with Drama directly relates to the work you do in YR12 Drama.
Want to develop your self-management, information literacy, thinking and speaking skills, and gain level 2 credits? This course is for learners who want to develop their communication and study skills in a practical and relevant way.
This course allows you to build on level 1 knowledge and understanding of film through the study of existing films. You will also make your own film product and further develop your ability to write critically about media.
This course gives an overview of current gender issues in society as well as the history behind them. You are encouraged to take part in shaping the course and there is an emphasis on current events, the influence of the media on gender and rights, reforms and relationships.
This course focuses on the concept of Crisis and explores history and geographic themes where people have experienced major challenges in their lives. Through historical investigation and the study of primary and secondary sources, you will build your skills as an Historian. Student topic selection is a feature of the course.
The theme is ‘Law from Living Room to Courtroom’. The course is designed to introduce students to the New Zealand legal system and to explore some of the aspects of the law that will affect you throughout your life.
The theme of this course is ‘Kiwiana’. The course is designed for new migrants to New Zealand who want to learn about the history and geography of their new homeland.
Explore the long history of conflict in NZ from 1650-1845. Through historical investigation and study of primary and secondary sources, you will build your skills as an historian.
This course will further expand your understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori, develop your fluent language and increase your knowledge of Māori history. You will complete unit standards in both reo and tikanga Māori.
This is a course for students who love to write, want to develop as a writer and pick up some NCEA credits as part of their writing journey.
Please note: This course is designed to complement Year 12 or Year 13 English. It is not suitable as a substitute for English.
This course aims to help you to develop skills in the study of art history and foster a life long appreciation of art.
Develop your understanding of the social and conflict history of the Ptolemaic Egyptian world through the career of Cleopatra VII and the writings of key ancient historians.
In this course you will further develop practical workplace skills. This course offers structured workplace experience in areas of your choice.
This course is for the confident English students who have strong literacy skills and want to develop their critical literacy, and reading and writing skills to a high level.
This course is for year 13 English students who need to complete Level 2 standards. There is the opportunity to move onto Level 3 standards, if desired.
Want to develop your reading, writing, speaking, collaboration and listening skills, and gain level 3 credits? This course is for learners who want to strengthen their communication skills to prepare for the work place or further study. The focus is on learning transferable skills, and where possible, tasks will be linked to real world experiences
Year 13 Students
This course allows you to explore the artistic and technical aspects of film making – focusing on the planning, production and post-production roles of producing a film product.
This course allows you to build on level 2 knowledge and understanding of film through the study of existing films. You will also make your own film product, and develop your ability to research and write independently about media, forming critical appraisals.
This course allows you to examine how gender is constructed through a range of texts. It encourages you to take a deeper look at issues of representation, as well as past and current gender issues in society.
This course focuses on the concept of Collateral Damage and explores history and geographic topics where people have experienced major threats to their way of life. By studying primary and secondary sources you will build your skills as an Historian. Student topic selection is a feature of the course, as is investigative research and learning how to write as an Historian.
This course further develops your understanding of print and broadcasting media. This is a recommended course if you are considering tertiary study in Media or Journalism.
The theme of this course is ‘Making a Difference’. The course combines the disciplines of law and social studies to examine how the law makes a difference to peoples lives and how they can make a difference to the law.
This course taps into your love of literature. It is designed to widen your literary knowledge and develop critical literacy skills needed at tertiary level. It is recommended for students who are interested in sitting Scholarship English, or are independent learners.
This course is for students interested in learning about and critically analysing what becomes popular in society, why it becomes popular, and how it impacts on our views, beliefs and actions.
This course will solidify your understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori, further develop your fluent language and increase your knowledge of Māori history. You will complete unit standards in both reo and tikanga Māori.
Academic English aims to prepare students for tertiary level study. The programmes are suitable for students who wish to study at a university, polytechnic or improve their formal English in the workplace.
This is for students who need literacy support to complete Level 2 English.
This is for students who need literacy support to complete Level 2 English.
Are you passionate about performing and theatre? Do you love being in productions and dramas?
Do you want to take your writing seriously and be guided and extended? The Hagley Writers’ Institute offers a challenging and stimulating programme that helps writers prepare their work for publication and provides a pathway to tertiary study.
Building on an accelerated literacy programme begun in the Junior College, this programme extends students as they move into NCEA Level 1. The class remains together for English, Maths and Science, where the literacy is clearly scaffolded and student learning supported. They can then individually choose another three subjects. It is possible to gain the full Level 1 certificate.
Internal credits are available within curriculum subjects
Are you beginning to learn English? Are you looking for an English Language Learning Course that will help you live in your community? We have classes to fit your lifestyle. Learn English, meet friends and gain the confidence and skills to be a ‘Kiwi’.
Develop skills in English as well as gain NCEA credits. In a supportive environment, you develop knowledge and skills for success at high school, your chosen career or academic study.
ELL unit standards contribute to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language NCEA, Numeracy and Literacy unit standards.
A home-room based programme or students with significant educational needs.
Supported learning standards available
This course enables you to develop your community language, knowledge and skills. It is excellent preparation for actively participating in New Zealand life as well as prepare for a job or academic study.
This course enables you to build on and develop your community language, knowledge and skills. Excellent preparation for actively participating in New Zealand life as well as preparation for a job or academic study.
ELL unit standards which contribute to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language. NCEA, Numeracy and Literacy unit standards.
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