MathematicsCourses offered at NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3, including Numeracy Standards at Level 1. At level 2 and 3 students are encouraged to construct their own learning and assessment schedule giving them the opportunity to follow a statistics, calculus or mixed pathway. An emphasis is put on relating mathematical concepts to real-life, authentic problems and ideas.
ScienceScience is both a body of knowledge and also a process. With a focus on this process in the junior years at Coromandel Area School, we strive to create resilient life-long learners that are curious about all aspects of the world around us. We offer papers in Biology, Earth & Space Science, Physics and Chemistry with options of a blended course or online learning to suit students needs and pathways, through NCEA Levels 1 to 3.
Outdoor EducationWe encompass the values of Manaakitanga, by learning ways to empower and raise the mana of self and others. A strong sense of self-worth is developed using this approach, and students grow in self-confidence while challenging their comfort zones. Utilising the beautiful Coromandel environment, we offer a diverse Year 11-13 program unique to this area, with a strong focus on future pathways. Courses offered at NCEA Level 1 to 3.
HumanitiesStudies in the Humanities can help students understand both the world and the minds of other individuals by focusing on inquiry-based methods to study culture, peoples, environments and current social issues. This programme will provide students with a well rounded range of learning experiences and opportunities to explore and develop their individual interests and strengths. The emphasis will be engaging in our local community and environment and drawing on the wealth of knowledge, places and perspectives we already have at our fingertips. Courses offered at NCEA Level 1 to 3. Flexible programmes can combine standards from a range of fields including History, Geography, Classical Studies, Social Studies, & Business Studies.
HospitalityHospitality programmes are career based courses of study designed to meet the needs of students who have an interest in the Food, Hospitality, or Tourism Industry. These courses lead to direct employment, Polytechnic Courses or apprenticeships. This is the largest growth industry in NZ at present, and provides a range of career opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. Currently, courses are offered at NCEA Level 1 and 2, with the view to extend to Level 3 in 2020.
Visual ArtsThroughout NCEA Level 1 to 3 courses, students will build upon a foundation in practical knowledge of techniques, processes, tools and media, through a strong drawing, painting and printmaking emphasis. Through the study and analysis of artworks students will develop frameworks around which they will generate and develop ideas. They will bring these to resolution in the form of a body of original visual artworks that apply and extend the practical skill base they have developed over time.
Design & GraphicsIn this course, students will create a design development portfolio which will lead to a resolved design solution that will then be the basis of an authentic promotion. Skills and processes, such as, research, drawing, modelling, collage, and development of design ideas, briefs & concept statements will be learnt. These have real world applications in setting up and promoting a small business or product. They could lead on to further training in design and graphics or technology. Course offered at Level 1 (2019) and Level 2 (2020).