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.


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.

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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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.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 431 v6
NZQA Info
Navigate in good visibility on land

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 444 v7
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 v6
NZQA Info
Mountain bike on intermediate to expert 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 v7
NZQA Info
Demonstrate sea kayaking skills on sheltered or slow-moving water

Assessment date on a day during the weekend which suits the students. Either end of Week 6 or End of week 7

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 4596 v5
NZQA Info
Snowboard on beginner terrain
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2

U.S. 17468 v3
NZQA Info
Alpine ski downhill on beginner terrain
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2

U.S. 20157 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate the use of basic rope systems for top rope rock climbing and abseiling
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 4

U.S. 20159 v2
NZQA Info
Gather and apply weather information to an outdoor recreation activity

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy 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.