Year 13
SOCIAL SCIENCES

Business Studies

13BUSE

Description

  • Conduct an investigation into a human resource issue in a local business

  • Collaborate as part of a business group to make, market and sell an innovative product, over a period of 3 - 4 months

  • Be prepared to source start-up capital through selling shares, fundraising or other means

  • Be prepared to manage own workflow, think outside the square and take calculated risks

  • Gain financial literacy skills by managing budgets, cashflow, banking etc


Prerequisites

12 Business Studies or by HOD approval MUST be self motivated


Course Contribution

Nil

HOD/TIC

Ms Brown

bwn@oghs.school.nz

Assessment

  • 15 Internal Credits

  • 4 External Credits

  • Young Enterprise Certificate - 24 Credits available at Level 3

Course Endorsement

Yes

Univeristy Entrance

Yes

Classical Studies

13CLST

Description

During the course you will:

  • Analyse ideas and values of the classical world

  • Demonstrate understanding of a significant historical figure from the classical world

  • Demonstrate an understanding of significant ideology (ies) in the classical world

  • Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influence of the classical world on other cultures across time

Prerequisites

NCEA Level 2 English

Course Contribution

Nil

HOD/TIC

Mrs Seward

jsd@oghs.school.nz

Assessment

  • 12 Internal Credits

  • 10 External Credits

Course Endorsement

Yes

University Entrance

Yes

Economics

13ECON

Description

  • Describe key economic ideas and what makes a market efficient

  • Look at how firms make their decisions

  • Describe New Zealand’s Economy

  • Describe Government influence in the economy

Prerequisites

Nil but Level 1 or 2 highly recommended

Course Contribution

Nil

HOD/TIC

Ms Brown

bwn@oghs.school.nz

Assessment

  • 10 Internal Credits

  • 10 External Credits

Course Endorsement

Yes

University Entrance

Yes

Gateway

13GATE

Description

  • Work experience placement along with some structured learning around this career

  • Plan a career pathway

  • Develop confidence and maturity to facilitate transition to work and/or ongoing education

  • Communication and interview skills

  • Financial goal setting

  • Expectations in the workplace and being a good employee

  • Limited to 20 places. Year 13 students only.

Prerequisites

Nil

Course Contribution

Nil

HOD/TIC

Mrs Bazsika

bzk@oghs.school.nz

Assessment

  • Compulsory Internal Unit Standards totalling a minimum of 20 credits

Course Endorsement

No

University Entrance

No

Geography 

13GEOG

Description

During the course you will learn about:

  • Beach Processes - conduct Geographic Research on the Natural Processes that shape Dunedin coastline. Field trips to local beaches.

  • Tourism - Demonstrate how the cultural process of Tourism shapes an environment, using Queenstown and other tourist destinations as case studies. Field trip to Queenstown

  • Orientation Week - Analyse a significant event from a geographic perspective

  • Blood Diamonds - Investigate a geographic topic at a global scale focusing on the illegal trade in diamonds and the conflict and corruption that result

  • Geographic Skills - Apply skills and concepts to a geographic environment


Prerequisites

Level 1 and/or Level 2 Geography or by HOD approval

Course Contribution

$15.00 + Queenstown Field Trip (2023 cost tbc)

HOD/TIC

Ms Munro

mn@oghs.school.nz

Assessment

  • 11 Internal Credits

  • 8 External Credits

Course Endorsement

Yes

University Entrance

Yes

History

13HIST

Description

During the course you may:

  • Use primary and secondary resources to research and analyse an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders

  • Analyse the causes and consequences of various significant historical events such as the American Revolution, Women’s Suffrage, the struggle for sovereignty in NZ or the emancipation of slaves

  • Analyse the different perspectives around a contested historical event of your own choosing

  • Analyse a significant historical trend and the forces that influenced the world since the 1600s

  • Interpret historical resources

  • Examine the reasons behind European colonial expansion and migration


Prerequisites

16 Credits at Level 2 History and/or English (which includes an external essay) or HOD approval

Course Contribution

Nil

HOD/TIC

Mrs Speight

sp@oghs.school.nz

Assessment

  • Up to 15 Internal Credits

  • Up to 10 External Credits

Course Endorsement

Yes

University Entrance

Yes

Tourism

13TOUR

Description

During the course you may:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Pacific Islands as a tourist destination

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Australia as a tourist destination

  • Promote a New Zealand tourist destination

  • Describe and analyse the economic significance of tourism using a case study


Prerequisites

Nil

Course Contribution

$70.00 (NZST workbooks)

HOD/TIC

Ms Munro

mn@oghs.school.nz

Assessment

  • 18 Internal Credits (Unit Standards)

Course Endorsment

No

University Entrance

No