Senior Curriculum, Years 11 - 13

Offering a broad range of courses to meet the needs of diverse students.

We operate a 25-period weekly timetable for delivery of the curriculum (five one-hour periods from Monday to Friday).

Info      Year 11  Year 12  Year 13

Alongside the regular curriculum is our Tutor Mentoring programme that promotes metacognitive approaches to understand how to learn and mentoring processes focused on reflection on academic goals and progress.

The curriculum meets the requirements of the New Zealand Curriculum where the Key Competencies and Values are developed within the eight learning areas.

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) are integrated throughout the curriculum as well as provided as specialist Digital Technology classes from Years 11 to 13, emphasising design and programming.

Pathways

Option Information is available, providing an overview of the senior pathways offered as well as course descriptions at each year level.

NCEA

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)  Levels 1 to 3 are offered. These have a mixture of internal assessments and external examinations.

NCEA allows students the opportunities to excel in their own areas of strength. The reporting of individualised results, instead of giving a percentage mark, provides a breakdown of student attainment in every aspect of the subject, giving both students and parents more accurate information upon which to make decisions about future option choices and career pathways.

YEAR 11

( Level 1 )

Learners study four periods a week of compulsory English, Mathematics, Science and THREE option subjects. In addition, they have one period a week of Health and Physical Education.

Core Compulsory Subjects
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Education
Option Subjects

Students to select THREE options.

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Art – Practical or Art – Digital
  • Dance
  • Design and Visual Communication
  • Drama
  • Digital Technologies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Japanese
  • Media Studies
  • Multi-Materials Technology
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Education
  • Te Reo Maori
  • Textiles Technology
  • Work and Community Skills

YEAR 12

( Level 2 )

Learners study four periods a week of compulsory English and FIVE option subjects. In addition, they have one period a week of study.

We offer six subjects at Year 12 to ensure students the broadest range of subjects possible while providing sufficient learning time to maintain high standards.

Core Compulsory Subjects
  • English
Option Subjects

Students to select FIVE options.

  • Achievement Standards
  • Abridged English Level 2
  • Accounting
  • Art History
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biology
  • Biology – Alternative
  • Building Construction
  • Business Studies
  • Career Pathways
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry – Alternative
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • Dance
  • Design and Visual Communication
  • Drama
  • Digital Technologies
  • Digital Programming
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Financial Studies
  • Food and Hospitality Technology
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Japanese
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics – Alternative
  • Mathematics – Extension
  • Media Studies
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Multi-Materials Technology
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education
  • Outdoor Education – Alternative
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Sports Leadership
  • Te Reo Maori
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Visual Art

YEAR 13

( Level 3 )

Learners study four periods a week of FIVE option subjects. In addition, they have four periods a week of Independent Learning Group (ILG) study, and one period of general study.

Option Subjects

Students to select FIVE options.

  • Accounting
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Biology – Alternative
  • Business Studies
  • Career Pathways
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • Dance
  • Design and Visual Communication
  • Drama
  • Digital Technologies
  • Digital Programming
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • English
  • English – Extended
  • English – Level 2 Booster
  • Financial Studies
  • Food and Hospitality
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Japanese
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics with Calculus
  • Mathematics with Calculus – Alternative
  • Media Studies
  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • Multi-Materials Technology
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Practical Music
  • Spanish
  • Sports Leadership
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics and Probability – Alternative
  • Te Reo Maori
  • Textiles
  • Travel and Tourism A
  • Visual Art
  • Visual Art – Design

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