Level 1 Learning for Life

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss M. Clarke

Recommended Prior Learning

The course is for students who have struggled with year ten literacy and numeracy and are not achievement standard ready. The course also suits year 12 students who have not achieved literacy and numeracy at level one and respond to a smaller, quieter classroom environment. This is also a course for students who are leaving after level one and need some practical skills as well as literacy and numeracy credits to gain entry level into the workforce or courses.  

This course at level one is intended for students who work best with internal standards and supported learning. The learning environment and pace of the course are intended to improve successful outcomes for students who have previously found learning challenging. The course takes the place of English, Math and Science and is an integrated approach to learning. Students gain their credits in literacy and numeracy level one unit standards, and in other practical units that could include employment, financial capability, society and well-being. Students will select three other options only when taking this course. This course is a units standards course and runs for 12 hours a week, with two teachers each taking 6 hours of the learning programme.

Subject Overview

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3
speaking and listening
knowledge of the law
community agencies

Term 4
enquiries and practical transactions

Learning Areas:

Tikanga ā-iwi - Social Sciences


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This course is ensure that students are work, life and further study ready. It is designed to build confidence and the skill set required to continue learning at school and elsewhere.

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

No course contributions unless a class trip that is not directly connected to learning outcome.
1E8 x2
1B8 x2

Assessment Information All internal assessment; some work with booklets, others in physical books, devices. Assessment may drop out of naturally occurring evidence or be spread across the term, or a small portfolio, or short assessment activities. Some evidence can be used in more than one unit standard thereby decreasing the workload pressure.