Year 10 STEAM Pathway

Course Description

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.


Year 11 ESTEAM (Level 2)

Students have got the opportunity to continue the STEAM pathway at Senior school by selecting ESTEAM. ESTEAM offers senior students a STEAM approach to learning while incorporating Entrepreneurship skills. Please have a look at the course description for ESTEAM to find out more about it.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 STEAM programme or by application at a later date.

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90854 v2 English 1.10 - Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
A.S. 90935 v3 Physics 1.1 - Carry out a practical physics investigation that leads to a linear mathematical relationship, with direction
A.S. 91036 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.11 - Investigate bivariate numerical data using the statistical enquiry cycle
Total Credits

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