Year 12 ESTEAM (Level 2)
Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Tomaz
The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.
● Open to ALL current Year 11 students even if you have not completed STEAM in Junior School
● This course is taught in 1 option
● Includes up to 19 credits at Level 2
● Work experience in an innovative company
● Industry mentors
Innovation is significantly shaping our world having a transformative effect on the world -on businesses, societies, economies, cultures and our personal lives. The future of work is becoming increasingly more difficult to accurately predict or even imagine. The speed of change also calls for an updated skillset, calling for workers to quickly adapt, to learn new approaches to challenges, to think more critically, and to collaborate. E-STEAM will help you lead the way and future-proof yourself and stand out from the crowd.
Enterprise STEAM (E-STEAM) is an option provides the opportunity for students to adopt an innovative mindset, develop 21st century skills further including their financial capabilities, business and entrepreneurship skills while having an impact in their community. This option line benefits from a combination of teachers and members of the business community to provide an experience that is both authentic and relevant to the world we live in.
Students will use principles of design thinking/human centered design to develop innovative solutions for the community while developing finance capabilities in their personal life as in a business/enterprise context and potential for students to create their own startup. They will work collaboratively to develop their ideas into a feasible business/social enterprise which will support in their chosen community aligned to the UN sustainable goals.
Students drive their project and have agency on what they choose to undertake. Also as part of this option students will complete work experience in a business/industry that aligns to their career pathway and project outcomes.This will be spread out during school and half term break.
Assessments fit around students project work, students will complete two compulsory standards and choose 2 or 3 more from other standards available from different learning areas as per list below, depending on the focus of their chosen projects. Throughout the programme students meet with their mentors which are aligned to their assessment choices and projects. These mentors are learning area specialist within the school.
Total credits available ranges from 12 to 16 credits depending on students choices.
The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the TIC of STEAM.
Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 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