3PAS
This course requires 2 options.

Level 3 Pasifika Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Fry

Pasifika Studies aims to develop a student’s Pasifika language, critical thinking about different aspects of Pasifika culture(s) as well as performance and written/oral presentation skills. Samoan language, Tongan language and Cook Island Māori language are all University Entrance subjects if students continue these to Level 3. 

Our Pasifika Studies course works as a village: students from Years 10-13 have class together. Students who are fluent in Samoan, Cook Is Māori and Lea Faka-Tonga can be assessed through Achievement Standards (including two external exams); Graded Pacific Studies Unit Standards are also on offer, including an investigation and a presentation standard. Dance standards can be part of the course.  

Students will choose up to 4 standards or 18 credits from those offered.

Course endorsement is available.

or University Entrance, but all 14 credits must come from the same language and cannot include Pacific Studies unit standards.


Recommended Prior Learning

Preferably an ability in a Pasifika language and/or an interest in Pasifika culture in the Pacific Islands and globally.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 69 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 49 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 17164 v6
NZQA Info
Draw a conclusion after investigating a hypothesis on an aspect of Pacific indigenous knowledge with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 17167 v5
NZQA Info
Draw a conclusion after investigating a hypothesis on an aspect of Pacific change and development with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 17170 v5
NZQA Info
Draw a conclusion after investigating a hypothesis on an aspect of Pacific society with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 26540 v6
NZQA Info
Communicate comprehensive understanding of an aspect of Pacific culture through a planned presentation with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91563 v2
NZQA Info
Samoan 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Samoan texts
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91564 v1
NZQA Info
Samoan 3.2 - Give a clear spoken presentation in Samoan that communicates a critical response to stimulus material
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91565 v1
NZQA Info
Samoan 3.3 - Interact clearly using spoken Samoan to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91566 v1
NZQA Info
Samoan 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Samoan texts
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91567 v1
NZQA Info
Samoan 3.5 - Write a variety of text types in clear Samoan to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91679 v1
NZQA Info
Lea Faka-Tonga 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Lea Faka-Tonga texts
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91680 v1
NZQA Info
Lea Faka-Tonga 3.2 - Give a clear spoken presentation in Lea Faka-Tonga that communicates a critical response to stimulus material
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91681 v1
NZQA Info
Lea Faka-Tonga 3.3 - Interact clearly using spoken LF-Tonga to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91682 v1
NZQA Info
Lea Faka-Tonga 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual Lea Faka-Tonga texts
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91683 v1
NZQA Info
Lea Faka-Tonga 3.5 - Write a variety of text types in clear Lea Faka-Tonga to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 69
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 48

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.