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NCEA Level 1 Project X
Level 1
Number of Credits: up to 18

Entry Recommendations: Project X enables students to develop skills and attributes that employers seek in the 21st Century. Students are encouraged to take this course if they have a passion for a topic outside of their academic course of study or they would like to invest more time to extend an area that they are concurrently studying. 

Project X Learners develop:

  • Confidence
  • Empathy
  • Curiosity
  • Collaborative Skills

Participants in Project X become:

  • Life long learners
  • Self managers
  • Effective communicators
  • Resilient
  • Flexible critical thinkers
  • Problem solvers
  • Responsible citizens
  • Committed to holistic personal growth

Course Outline:  This course is a Project Based Learning course in which students will embark upon a self driven and directed project. Teachers and students will work collaboratively to co-construct authentic learning pathways for each student based on their personal interests and passions. Students draw on multiple curriculum areas to complete an approved project.

Students will develop:

  • A project that – fulfills a specific need or opportunity – product, service or event
  • A project that – excites and interests them 
  • A project that – is community minded – they will expand their learning BEYOND the GATES!
  • A presentation to the community at the end of the course 

Course Costs: Up to $100 for local field work trips 

The vision of the New Zealand Curriculum (2007) is for young people to “seize opportunities offered by new knowledge”. To be “creative . . . confident, connected, actively involved and lifelong learners”.

These principles are developed through Project X where students are empowered think divergently, take creative risks, and make deep connections in their learning.  

Assessment:  Students can submit their project work to be assessed against a variety of Level 1 Achievement and Unit Standards from a range of curriculum areas.

The maximum number of credits available in this course is 18 credits.

Specific standards will be negotiated with each student. Each student will be on an individual learning programme. Level 1 Standards offered in other courses that you are enrolled in are not available to you in this course. 

Examples of standards on offer:

US 10792 – Write formal personal correspondence [Humanities]

US 1293 – Be interviewed in an informal, one to one, face to face interview [Humanities]

AS 91044 – Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity [Technology]

AS 91880 – Develop a digital media outcome [Digital Technology]

AS 91030 – Apply measurement in solving problems [Maths] 

AS 91036 – Investigate bivariate numerical data using the statistics enquiry cycle [Maths]

AS 91040 – Conduct a social inquiry [Social Studies]

AS 91043 – Describe a social justice and human rights action [Social Studies]

Project X