NCEA Level 1 EPIC Learning Programme
Level 1
Number of Credits: Up to 72

EPIC – Empowered Personalised Inspired Challenge 

Course Outline:  EPIC – a successful programme introduced in 2018 for Y11 Level 1 NCEA. This course provides students with the opportunity to access NCEA in a more supported programme in a holistic approach with subjects integrated where possible.

The learning focus, with common themes across the core learning areas of English, Humanities, Science and Mathematics, and a collaborative teaching team, will be based on student skills and interests.  Group and personalised learning opportunities will be offered to best suit student needs.

NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards (internal and external) and Level 1 Unit Standards when required as alternatives, will be combined to provide a learning programme for students within planned common themes.

Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare and maintain achievement between 4-6 identified subjects.

Students with specific areas of interest and capability, may study a regular Level 1 SMC programme in those subjects, i.e a student may study EPIC English and Humanities with regular Level 1 Math and Level 1 Science. This will be timetable dependent.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Application of concepts to everyday situations
  • Effective communication, including presentation and interpretation across all  learning areas
  • Ability to work and learn collaboratively
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Planning, research and review skills
  • Problem solving – processing information to form justified conclusions
  • Research skills – collecting, presenting, analysing and evaluating information
  • Number, measurement, transformation geometry, and statistics
  • Experimental design with data analysis and evaluation
  • Practical skills in science, math and IT linked to learning areas

Course Costs: There will be a maximum cost of $200 for additional standards, depending on personalised needs. Note – there will be other subject costs  where relevant, as lists in the Senior Learning Pathways subject outlines.

The course leads to: 2021 Level 2 EPIC in English with Humanities or transition into NCEA Level 2 subjects as per prior learning recommendations for each subject .

SAMPLE ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE
(Will be designed collaboratively based on student areas of interest)

ENGLISH

AS 90052
Produce creative writing
3 Credits
Literacy
Portfolio
 
AS 90857
Construct and deliver an oral presentation
3 Credits
Literacy
Formal Speech
 
AS 90855
Create a visual text
3 Credits
Literacy
Advertisement
 
AS 90053
Produce formal writing
3 Credits
Literacy
Portfolio
 
AS90853
Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s)
4 Credits
 
 
 
AS 90993
Produce a design and plan for a media product using a specified range of conventions
3 Credits
 
 
 
AS 90994
Complete a media product from a design and plan using a specified range of conventions
6 Credits
 
 
 
AS 90851
Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence
4 Credits
 
 
 
AS 90849
Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence
4 Credits
 
 
 

SCIENCE

AS 90925
Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
4 Credits
Literacy
Practical
 
AS 90951
Investigate the biological impact of an event on a New Zealand ecosystem
4 Credits
 
 
 
AS 90936
Demonstrate understanding of the physics of an application
2 Credits
 
 
 
AS 90949
Investigate life processes and enviromental factors that affect them
4 Credits
 
 
 
AS 90950
Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms
4 Credits
 
 
 
AS 90940
Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
4 Credits
 
 
 

MATHEMATICS 112

AS 91030
Apply measurement in solving problems
3 Credits
Numeracy
Test
 
AS 91034
Apply transformation geometry in solving problems
2 Credits
Numeracy
Test
 
AS 91026
Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems
4 Credits
Numeracy
Test
 
US 24709
Produce a balanced budget to manage personal finances.
3 Credits
Numeracy
Test
 
AS 91036
Investigate bivariate numerical data using the statistical enquiry cycle
3 Credits
Numeracy
 
 

SOCIAL SCIENCE 

AS 91001
Carry out an historical investigation of an historical event, or place, or significance to New Zealanders
4 Credits
Literacy
Research on an historical event in New Zealand
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 7
AS 91002
Demonstrate understanding of an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders
4 Credits
Literacy
Presentation task
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 9
AS 91009
Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
3 Credits
 
 
Assessment Period -
Level 1 EPIC Learning Programme