In selecting a programme of study students need to consider:
In planning course and choosing subjects, students needs to consider the following:
All students must take an English, Mathematics and Science course and are to choose four further options to complete their course of study.
To gain NCEA Level 1 students need 80 credits which includes 10 credits for Numeracy and 10 credits for literacy.
Students will be required to study seven subjects. English is compulsory, students will be placed in the appropriate English course by the Head of Department.
Students are to choose six further options to complete their course of study. However they can apply to be considered for an independent study option which can replace one subject. The criteria for this is:
Students who wish to consider some Pathways semester courses as part of their Year 12 programme need to see the Careers Department. The Pathways programme provides students with the opportunity to achieve Level 2 credits while preparing for the world of work.
Students will be required to study six subjects. All students will have an independent study option. Students may also work towards other National Qualifications as well as gaining work experience through the Gateway programme.
Students may enter one or more scholarship standards (Level 4) as well as their Level 3 standards. This assessement extends the best secondary students and enables the top scholars throughout the country to be identified and acknowledged. Students are expected to synthesise and integrate concepts, and to apply higher level thinking based on in-school and independent learning.
NCEA Level 3 Certificate
Entry Requirements for NCEA Level 3 Courses
Although not all students complete Level 3 qualifications, those who complete Year 13 and demonstrate the attributes as defined by our school vision will be acknowledged for demonstrating the ability to be responsible, independent, confident, proud, well-balanced and motivated young adults.
They are acknowledged in our Senior Graduation ceremony as part of our academic prizegiving at the completion of their final year.