High School Tracks

 

Tracks offered by Ayanot

Biology

Agroecology

Film

Green Architecture – Opened in the 2018-19 School year for grade 10

Nutrition Agriculture (Nutrition Sciences)

Diplomacy – will be opened in the 2019-20 School year for grade 10

 

Biology Track

At the beginning of the third millennium, biology is at the forefront of scientific research and it touches every area of our lives. Together with major breakthroughs in biological research, there are also ethical and social questions that should be considered by every citizen.

 

Why study biology?

  • Because it’s fascinating!
  • Because it’s it about life
  • Because it is relevant to the scientific- technological world
  • Because it is one of the most sought-after professions in higher education – 25 point bonus
  • Because future technologies are based on biology – gene therapy, biotechnology, genetic engineering, stem cells

 

Curriculum

A core program that includes studying the systems of the human body, chapters in ecology, in cell structure of animals and plants, expanded studies in the fields of bacteria, viruses, reproduction and hereditary.

 

Methodology

In addition to frontal learning, studies include independent and guided laboratory experiments, acquaintance with modern instrumentation, use of audiovisual and computerized means, and reading and analysis of scientific articles. Students carrying out personal projects have at their disposal the laboratories and facilities of Ayanot’s farm.

 

Matriculation Exam

Theoretical 55%, laboratory, 15%, personal project 30%.

 

Agroecology

Agriculture is one of the prime examples of human intervention in nature in order to meet the basic needs of human society (for example: food and clothing) as well as the diverse needs and demands of an abundant society (for example: cultivation of ornamental gardens and raising animals for pets). It characterizes non-urban areas and is one of the most influential factors in these areas, impacting rural landscape, open spaces, and green lungs and urban areas, house plants, ornamental gardens and public parks.

 

Agricultural science professions are inter-disciplinary as they incorporate aspects of science, technology, economics, environment and society. Agroecology is a combination of agriculture (agronomy) and ecology.

 

Want to know what an ecosystem is? The stream next to your house is polluted, and were there habitats that were destroyed as a result? And what about the latest news article that discussed the over exploitation of natural resources, and the phenomena of recent climate extremes? What is causing them?

 

Are you interested in maintaining seasonal winter pools, learning about endangered plants and returning them to nature? Do you want to build a vented nesting facility and watch intently as birds come to nest there?

 

Your place with us in the Agroecology track at the Ayanot Youth Village.

 

This is a 5 point matriculation track.

The subject is considered scientific and gives a 20 point bonus at institutions of higher education.

 

Film

The 11th grade curriculum includes theoretical and practical studies.

  1. Introduction – the history of film – students will learn about the directors who have been the cornerstones of filmmaking over the years; from the Lumiere brother to Charlie Chaplin. The introduction will be based on the study of cinema from 1894 to 1930.
  2. Photography, lighting, and composition – frame sizes, photo angles, camera moves, composition, mise-en-scène, and lighting.
  3. Cinematic theories – cinematic theories of classicism, formalism and realism.
  4. Editing – analytic editing, synthetic editing, parallel editing, editorial rhythm and different manners of connecting shots. The topic will also include the history of editing in motion pictures.
  5. The cinematic script – the structure of a film script, narrative, theme, and the role of the screenwriter in cinema.
  6. The cinematic character – characterization of cinematic characters in films. Character types, cinematic character design, uniqueness versus stereotypical.
  7. Soundtrack – the text channel, the sound channel, special effects on the soundtrack, the music channel and basic terms for sound work in cinema.

 

The theoretical topics will be combined with practical exercise.

In 11th grade, students will take a matriculation exam that constitutes one final unit. The exam consists of a theoretical exam and a practical shot by shot exam. In addition, students are divided into groups and must produce a film of up to five minutes in in length.

 

The 12th grade curriculum includes theoretical and practical studies.

  1. Compulsory subjects – six foundation topics in the history of cinema; movie genres, auteur films, cinema and theory, Israeli feature films, documentary films.
  2. Elective topics – film/society/politics, contemporary world cinema, independent cinema, animation, Israeli TV dramas, cinema and other artists.

 

At the end of their studies, the students will take a practical exam, producing a short film up to 15 minutes long. During the test, each group of up to 4 students will produce a final film. The groups will divide the roles as follows, director, photographer, editor and producer. Each student will be tested according to their assigned role.

 

Each year, the film track sends an educational mission to Germany for a week of joint learning with a school for film professions. Students must apply for the mission, and must produce a group project according to the subject chosen for that year,

 

 

Green Architecture – an advanced architectural track

This track introduces students to the fields of construction and design and provides them with the tools for professional development in one of the leading, economically rewarding and creative industries. Studies begin in 10th grade and end at the end of 12th grade. The track is considered a technological track, it allows the students to study 10 units and earn a full matriculation certificate as well as a technological certificate. At Ayanot, the track focuses on green building and sustainability alongside the traditional studies of the architecture track.

 

For whom is the track intended?

The track is intended for creative high school students who like to plan and design while applying and learning advanced technologies.

 

Why is it worthwhile to study in this track?

Study in this track allows students to experience building a structure, while using design tools and diverse innovative technologies including contemporary drafting and modeling software. In parallel, to their practical studies, students study the theoretical foundation of engineering or of architecture and design.

 

Curriculum

Familiarity with the world of design and construction. Study of relevant theoretical content. Study of advanced software, practical workshops in building design in an on-line environment. For those specializing in architecture – experiences in architectural and interior design. For those specializing in construction engineering – experiences in construction engineering design. Architectural tours.

 

As graduates…

Graduates of the track earn a matriculation certificate and can continue their education at institutions of higher education. Those graduates choosing to study civil engineering and architecture may receive exemptions from certain courses and bonuses based on their track studies in accordance with the policies of the educational institutions.

Graduates may also continue their studies for the degrees of practical engineer in construction or in architecture.

 

 

 

 

 

Nutrition Sciences

Nutrition Sciences is one of the of the subjects taught in the framework of agricultural sciences and intended for high school students studying for the 5 point matriculation exam in agricultural sciences. The topics of study in this track are based on chemistry and biology in the context of nutrition. The program has two main parts:

Part A: Includes 5 chapters that address different aspects of food consumption: food components and their function in the human body, energy and food, recommended amounts of food for consumption and the social and cultural aspects of food consumption.

Part B: includes one chapter on food technology.

 

The program deals with various aspects of nutrition while emphasizing the relationship between food and its components and the proper use of food as a factor affecting human health. It includes theoretical studies as well as hands on activities.

 

 

Diplomacy

International diplomacy and communication is an innovative track which is taught in English. In the framework of this track, students will develop high-level English skills, beyond the required level of 5 units in terms of their abilities to express themselves verbally and in writing and read complex texts. Likewise, they will develop skills such as interpersonal communication, critical and creative thinking, leadership skills, negotiation, conflict resolution and translation. These are assets that will benefit the students in their personal lives in the present and in their work lives in the future.

Studies will take place in an experiential and active manner utilizing workshops, roleplaying, simulations, discussions, group work, fostering teamwork, guest lecturers, and collaboration with other schools in Israel and around the world.

 

The track at the Ayanot Youth Village is comprised of Na’ale students and Israeli students, creating a multi-cultural setting which invites discussion and English studies with students from all over the world.

 

Curriculum

  • Communication skills (foundation studies) – the foundation curriculum focuses on the following topics: diplomacy, multi-culturalism, the power of storytelling, media and international relations. Students will learn and practice discussion and speaking skills, leadership skills and teamwork.
  • Conflict management and resolution – during the course of their studies students will be exposed to a variety of factors that underly conflicts. The learning and research process will include theoretical elements, and analysis and creation of scenarios. In their practical studies, students will learn to mediate, manage and settle disputes. In addition, they will participate in a variety of community-social activities outside of school during which they will be able to apply the knowledge they have acquired.