PAC8

Pacific Studies - NCEA Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Si'ilata

In the Pacific Studies course, students will investigate the different issues that affect our Pacific nations. The course has three specific units of learning which are Pacific Indigenous Knowledge, Pacific Change and Development and Pacific Societies. The Pacific Studies Course is open for all students to learn about the history, culture, language, protocols and traditions of the Pacific. 

Pacific Studies offers University Entrance for Gagana Samoa, Lea Faka-Tonga and Cook Islands Māori. Vagahau Niue unit standards are also available. 

Course Overview

Term 1
US:17164 - Internal
Pacific Indigenous Knowledge
Draw a conclusion after an investigation into an aspect of Pacific Indigenous Knowledge with consultation

Term 2
US:17167 - Internal
Pacific Change & Development
Draw a conclusion after an investigation into an aspect of Pacific Change & Development with consultation

Term 3
US:17170 - Internal
Pacific Society
Draw a conclusion after an investigation into an aspect of Pacific Society with guidance

US:26540 - Internal
Pacific Indigenous Knowledge
Communicate understanding of an aspect of Pacific culture through a planned presentation with consultation

Recommended Prior Learning

10 credits or more from Level 2 Pacific Studies or with approval from the Pacific Studies Teacher.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 17164 v5
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

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

U.S. 17167 v4
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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

U.S. 17170 v4
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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9

U.S. 26540 v5
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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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