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.
In this course you explore traditional, historical and environmental elements for inspiration to create inspiring garments.
Learn about the interactions of plants and animals with each other and their environment as well as the processes behind the development of new species.
Build the young enterpriser in you! This course gives you a broad understanding of modern business management and marketing practices.
This course is excellent preparation for university study in several areas.
Develops skills and understanding of the structure and properties of chemicals and their reactions needed for tertiary study and science-based careers.
The Individual Child: In the course you develop an appreciation and respect for young children and learn to recognise that each child is unique.
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.
This course prepares students for tertiary studies in an IT related course. Study the fundamental technologies and components of computer Wide Area Networks, learn interesting fundamental computer science concepts and write computer programs in an object -oriented programming language.
This course builds on the skills learnt in level 2. You will further develop dance technique, choreography and performance skills. You will be a featured performer in the NCEA Dance showcase at the end of the year, with a stronger focus on how to become a professional dancer. Some experience in dance is recommended.
This advanced course is challenging and rewarding for Design students and is essential for those preparing for university or other higher study.
This course builds on the skills learnt in Level 2, with a stronger focus on how to become a professional performer. Explore a variety of theatre styles through performing and scripting your own work. You also perform in a major production at the end of the year.
This course can lead to tertiary study in the fastest growing research area, including engineering.
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 subject studies some of the major natural and cultural processes that are affecting the world we live in.
In this course you look at current health issues in New Zealand and internationally.
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 is designed for those who want to extend their interest in Hospitality and food preparation. You will be able to gain credits that will prepare you for a pathway in the hospitality industry.
Yr 13 and Preferably US167
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.
In this course you examine leadership through exploring your own passions and strengths.
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 provides a grounding in a selection of topics from both the Calculus and Statistics domains.
(external credits available for night school only)
This course extends the skills learned in Year 12 with a wide range of options available in performance and written music.
In this course you plan, perform and evaluate a variety of expeditions. You will need water confidence for this course.
Costs include camp fees
This is a practical course for advanced art students who want to pathway to tertiary courses in the Visual Arts. It is a practical course which also teaches the skills of reflecting on the drawing and painting process.
If you read fashion magazines and wish you could recreate the styles you see, then pattern drafting is the course for you.
This course aims to develop the use of logical thinking, cultivate the capacity to question and stimulate a love of learning and inquiry.
This course incorporates a first year University paper. It aims to develop the use of logical thinking, cultivate the capacity to question and stimulate a love of learning and inquiry.
This course is advanced and extends your photography skills in new and creative ways, and will lead to further studies at tertiary level.
In this course you use biophysical principles in selected sports to analyse and evaluate performance.
This course leads to tertiary study in Physics and other areas. Good Maths skills are necessary.
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.
Further develop your skills in printmaking and develop a body of work based around a theme of your choice.
This course encourages independent exploration of psychological themes in depth.
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.
This course is designed for participation in a range of sports and for those who would like a career in the sport and/or fitness industry.
Excellent preparation for many Maths, Science & Commerce tertiary courses.
You develop portfolios of written, design and practical work to be used for application to tertiary institutes.
Gain customer service skills and an overview of the tourism industry. This is a great basis for a tertiary programme.
CTC is a trades-based programme that operates out of Ara. You have access to the latest workshops, equipment and professional trades tutors two days a week. You also study three subjects of your choice at Hagley. You will be required to complete approximately 60-100 hours of work experience.
This course offers structured workplace experience in areas of your choice. Gain standards which contribute to NCEA.
Extend your skills in hospitality, preparing you for a career pathway in the hospitality industry and the full time School of Cuisine professional course. Gain credits towards a National Certificate in Hospitality.
Are you creative? Do you aspire to a career as a concept artist, animator or designer? Hagley College has a proud history of students achieving national and international success as young artists in the film and game industries
UE literacy or other components needed for UE are available.
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