12ODE

NCEA Level 2 Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Sainsbury

The outdoor education programme caters for students with a genuine interest in  the outdoors. The programme will introduce students to leadership, as well as outdoor recreational activities. A range of sporting activities and outdoor pursuits will include rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking tramping and team sports.

Students will complete a variety of the standards listed, dependent on their placement into an outdoor education programme. Students are expected to go on all field trips throughout the year which are designed to incorporate relevant unit standards. This will involve day and overnight trips.

This is not an approved UE subject.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.


Course Overview

Term 1
Sea Kayaking US 489 Including a Field Trip to the Maori Carvings as an assessment day. This assessment will take place on a day during a Weekend which suits the student. Term one, Week 6 or 7

Term 2
Navigation and weather analysis units. With a field trip to the Tongariro national park tramping and navigating. All while interpreting the weather leading up and during the field trip.
Assessment dates will be late May early June

Term 3
Rock climbing, mountain biking and Skiing/snowboarding units. Utilizing local attractions and Mt Ruapehu
Assessment dates will be late August for skiing and early September for mountain biking

Term 4
Catch up's and finishing book work. No field trips in Term four.

Recommended Prior Learning

Successful applicants will be expected to be physically fit and willing and able to participate in a number of different activities.
Successfully completed Year 11 Sport and Outdoor Education or Year 11 Physical Education, or at the discretion of the Head of Faculty.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Outdoor education charges will be supported by STAR funding but costs of approximately $340 for rock climbing, kayaking, tramping, mountain biking and skiing/snowboarding.


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Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 431 v7
NZQA Info
Navigate in good visibility on land
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 444 v8
NZQA Info
Demonstrate basic rock climbing movement
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 4

U.S. 457 v7
NZQA Info
Demonstrate mountain biking skills on grade 2 terrain
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

U.S. 489 v8
NZQA Info
Demonstrate sea kayaking skills on sheltered or slow-moving water
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 4596 v6
NZQA Info
Demonstrate beginner snowboard skills on green terrain at a snowsport area
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2

U.S. 17468 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate beginner skiing skills on green terrain at a snowsport area
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2

U.S. 20157 v3
NZQA Info
Demonstrate novice rock climbing and belaying skills on Ewbank Grade 12 and above
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 4

U.S. 20159 v3
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of weather information for an outdoor activity
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.