13ODE

NCEA Level 3 Outdoor Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Sainsbury

This course provides life-long lessons for student by increasing self-esteem, resilience, organisational and communication skills. Year 13 Outdoor Education offers a wide range of opportunities that take advantage of the world class outdoor environment that Taupo has to offer. The main pursuits that will be taught are bush, tramping, survival skills and sea kayaking. After our students have had time to learn how to manage themselves, they will have opportunity to take a junior outdoor education group for an outdoor education experience with our students as the instructors.
This course is a platform for preparing students who are interested in developing themselves and who want a stepping stone to further education in the adventure tourism industry.
This is a practical course that involves one weekend away on a trip and various school days throughout the year. It is compulsory that students attend all field trips.


Course Overview

Term 1
Sea Kayaking and Kayak surf landings. Field trip to Kawakawa bay over weekend late Term 1.
10 Credits

Term 2
Kayak surf landings at Papamoa beach, week one term two.
Us 468 ABL - 6 credits. Working on leadership with our Year 10 ODE classes. Complete adventure race week 4 term 2.
Bush walking and bush craft field trip - 5 Credits. Completed at Tongariro national park over 3 days Late term 2.
White water rafting Field Trip 30th or 31st July - Kaituna river

Term 3
Safety in the outdoor assessment based on Mangatepopo tragedy - 4 credits In class assessment
Mountain biking skills - 5 Credits field trips to Craters mountain bike park and Rotorua (redwoods) bike park.

Term 4
No assessment done in Term 4. Catch up's on Book work etc

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended that students pay the course costs of approximately $300.

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 12 Outdoor Education or Year 12 Physical Education, or at the discretion of the Head of Faculty.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 29 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 29 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 468 v5
NZQA Info
Assist in facilitation of an adventure based learning programme for the development of the participants

Working with the 10ODE classes on an amazing race adventure race. Assessment date will be in Week 3 term 2

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

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 19428 v2
NZQA Info
Prepare for sea kayaking and demonstrate sea kayaking skills in sheltered sea conditions

Assessment during term 1 both during class time and as part of a field trip Sea kayaking to Kawakawa bay over a weekend during end of week 8 or week 9 Term 1.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

U.S. 26246 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate mountain biking knowledge and skills

3 day mountain biking assessment completed during week 8 and 9 term 3.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 26249 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate bush-walking knowledge and skills

Assessment is 3 day, 2 night tramp into the Tongariro national park during either week 8 or week 9 in term 2.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91504 v2
NZQA Info
Physical Education 3.7 - Analyse issues in safety management for outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 29
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 3
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 3

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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.