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 where subjects are integrated.

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 designed 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, will study a regular Level 1 SMC programme in those subjects; 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, statistics, probability
      • 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: 2019 Level 2 EPIC in English with humanities is being offered as a trial or students can transition into NCEA Level 2 subjects as per prior learning recommendations for each subject . Additional Level 2 personalised areas of learning using outside facilitators will also be an option.

 


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

ENGLISH

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

SCIENCE

AS 90925
Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
4 Credits
Literacy
Practical
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 2
AS 90951
Investigate the biological impact of an event on a New Zealand ecosystem
4 Credits
 
 
Assessment Period -
AS 90936
Demonstrate understanding of the physics of an application
2 Credits
 
 
Assessment Period
AS 90160
Demonstrate knowledge of the impact on the environment of primary production management practices
3 Credits
 
 
Assessment Period -
AS 90950
Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms
4 Credits
 
 
Assessment Period -
AS 90940
Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
4 Credits
 
 
Assessment Period -

MATHEMATICS 112

AS 91030
Apply measurement in solving problems
3 Credits
Numeracy
Test
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 3
AS 91034
Apply transformation geometry in solving problems
2 Credits
Numeracy
Test
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 5
AS 91026
Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems
4 Credits
Numeracy
Test
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 11
AS 91035
Investigate a given multivariate data set using the statistical enquiry cycle
4 Credits
Literacy/Numeracy
Test
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 7
AS 91036
Investigate bivariate numerical data using the statistical enquiry cycle
3 Credits
Numeracy
 
Assessment Period -

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