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NCEA Level 2 Project X
Level 2
Number of Credits: up to 18

Entry RecommendationsStudents are encouraged to take this course if they are keen to learn in a work-like environment. Project 2X enables students to develop employability skills that employers are seeking. Students are empowered to take ownership of their learning with guidance from the teacher-facilitator. Student success is related to how best they utilise the resources that are available to them and to overcome barriers that they encounter through the process of completing their project. 

Project 2X provides students with an opportunity to be independent learners who are encouraged to take learning risks. Students learn by using essential skills throughout the process of achieving their outcome. 

This course helps students develop essential skills such as being:

  • Effective self-managers and communicators
  • Resilient
  • Flexible critical thinkers
  • Problem solvers
  • Responsible citizens

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

Students will develop:

  • A project that – is a product, a service or an 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”.

Project 2X embodies these foundation principles where students are empowered to acquire the skills to become wildly and unabashedly different, 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 internally assessed Level 2 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 2 Standards offered in other courses in other courses that you are enrolled in are not available to you in this course. 

Examples of standards on offer are:

AS 91252 – Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of conventions [Media Studies]

AS 91254 – Demonstrate understanding of an ethical issue in the media [Media Studies]

AS 91810 – Undertake a personal action, with reflection, that contribute to a sustainable future [Sustainability]

AS 91733 – Demonstrate understanding of initiative that contribute to a sustainable future [Sustainability]

AS 91282 – Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities [ Social Studies]

AS 91280 – Conduct a reflective social inquiry [Social Studies]

AS 90846 – Conduct market research for a new or existing product [ Business Studies]

AS 91356 – Design a conceptual design for an outcome [Technology]

AS 91357 – Undertake effective development to make and trial a prototype [Technology]

AS 91103 – Create a crafted and controlled visual and verbal text [English]

AS 91106 – Form developed personal responses to independently read tests, supported by evidence [English]


Project X