Year 10 STEAM Pathway
Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Tomaz
Open to all current Year 9 students
The STEAM enrichment programme offers continuity through an integrated approach to learning and for students new to STEAM to try this pedagogical approach. Mainstream students can apply here to join STEAM at Year 10.
The Science and Mathematics courses will be enriched with projects linking the two disciplines whilst English and Social Studies courses will strengthen written, oral and digital literacy, global appreciation and critical thinking. As part of the STEAM program students work collaboratively in community project and developing an innovative technological solution to a real issue they have identified in their community. The community projects benefit from a mentoring program and support from experts from the community to support the development of their ideas.
Integrated into Year 10 STEAM are two six-month courses. One is Kinetic Sculpture course which incorporates aspects of creativity, design, art, physics and technology to make a movable piece of sculpture, as well as incorporating film-making in the process. The other six-month course is FutureTech which provides the opportunity to build on the technology skills developed in Year 9 to create an interactive product which embeds principles of 3D design for 3D printing, computer programming through game and App design as well as a short foray into Future technologies such as augmented and virtual reality.
Students will still access the same number of credits as those offered in the core subjects at mainstream.
Students wishing to apply for the STEAM programme in Year 10 are advised to complete the application form available at a later date. Selection for a limited number of places will be based on a range of data.
The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the TIC of STEAM.
Recommended Prior Learning
Year 9 STEAM programme or by application at a later date.
Total Credits Available: 11 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.
Courses will only run based on minimum entries
Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course
You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry
Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department
Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths