NCEA Level 3 Foundation Studies

13FST
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Carrick

Level 3 Foundation Studies is a continuation of the skills developed at level 1 and level 2. In particular students look at how to develop their career pathway and how to prepare for any path that they wish to take. Alongside this we continue to look at literacy skills and problem solving. A large part of this course is for students to become independent in their learning so that they can manage themselves in the future beyond school. Students are able to do this course across two columns.

Content/Skills:

  • Work collaboratively and in a team;
  • Use English language for report writing;
  • Develop career goals (work experience, personal presentation); and
  • Complete a project.

This course is not a University Entrance approved subject.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Contribution or cost towards relevant trips and activities depending on topics studied to be advised.


Recommended Prior Learning

Entrance to this course is done in consultation with the Year 13 Pastoral Team through an interview process, please ensure you have had an interview before selecting this course.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1279 v7 Write in plain English
3
I
3
U.S. 1304 v9 Communicate with people from other cultures
3
I
2
U.S. 2990 v7 Read texts to research information
3
I
4
U.S. 3491 v7 Write a report
3
I
4
U.S. 4251 v8 Plan a career pathway
3
I
3
U.S. 9681 v7 Contribute within a team or group which has an objective
3
I
3
U.S. 12360 v5 Describe and explain emerging patterns of work
3
I
3
U.S. 30911 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of a specified workplace
3
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 25 credits.

Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.