In Year 10, we build on the basics of the French language covered in Year 9.
After a quick revision of all the previously studied topics and grammar, the students will cover the following topics in French:
Through all these topics, the students will practice and gain confidence in the four skills, important for all languages: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking and writing.
In Food Technology, students will gain knowledge and experience in designing and producing a range of food products. Students will focus on learning new culinary skills and techniques, which will be show cased in dishes and products prepared and presented.
Unit One : Design a gourmet burger.
Students will design and prepare burgers. An in - class competition will be run in conjunction with this course. A school trip to a local burger franchise will be organized.
Unit Two: "Whose pies are best?"
An investigation into the development of healthy, low fat pies is undertaken. A school trip will be organized, to Dad's Pies, to show the production of pies in industry.
Unit Three: Prepare and present finger foods for a special occasion. Fundraise for SPCA cupcake day.
Students learn how to plan for a special occasion, and plan, prepare and present a finger food for a special occasion.
Students get an opportunity to fundraise for SPCA by producing and selling cupcakes
Unit Four: Nutritional guidelines for healthy teenagers.
Students will focus on the practical aspect in preparing and presenting healthy two course meals for teenagers.
By the end of the course, students will be able to hold simple conversations about their families, pets, friends, and leisure time. This Japanese course is a combination of four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Students will learn to:
Students have the opportunity to learn a diverse range of drawing skills. Topics are mostly project based. This means that students have to find a solution to a design problem within a set context. They will follow a design process to arrive at a potential solution and then present this solution using a variety of drawing modes and media.
Drawing skills include, but are not limited to:
Other skills include:
This option is essential for students wishing to take up Level 1 Graphics. Students are expected to supply their own drawing tools as per stationery list.
The Year 10 Māori option is designed primarily to give students the necessary skills and language ability to undertake the NCEA Te Reo Māori course.
The programme continues to work through the Te Matapuna texts and workbooks started in Year 8. These texts give all the necessary language background required.
The course also includes cultural components such as haka waiata, powhiri and other aspects of Maori culture and life.
Therefore the course not only prepares students for the academic requirements for NCEA but also a general understanding and involvement in Maori Language and Culture.