Subject Information

Areas   Options   NEED HELP?

Subject Areas

We call these Learning Areas.

English and EAL
Health and Physical Education
Languages
Mathematics and Statistics
Science
Social Sciences
Technology
Visual and Performing Arts

Subject Areas

We call these Learning Areas.

English and EAL
Health and Physical Education
Languages
Mathematics and Statistics
Science
Social Sciences
Technology
Visual and Performing Arts

Option Subjects

Get information on all courses that may be offered at Botany Downs Secondary College for our Level 1, 2 and 3 students, as well as information on National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)

The selection of option subjects is important and should be made with personal reflection and open dialogue between students, parents and staff.

Level 1

English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory and students can choose THREE other options from a wide range of subjects.

Level 2

Only English is compulsory and students can choose FIVE other options.

Level 3

There are no compulsory subjects and students choose FIVE option subjects.

Option Books

Option Selection

Forms will be available through our Parent/Student Web Portal

Choose the Year Level you will be in 2018.

Need help?

You can speak to any Head of Learning Area, your Whanau Leader, Tutor Mentor, our Director of Academic Studies, or of course Careers staff.

Director of Academic Studies: Mr Cornell Van Kralingen,   ext. #207   c.vankralingen@bdsc.school.nz

Careers Advisor: Ms Maureen Drum, ext. #365  m.drum@bdsc.school.nz

Work Experience, Gateway Co-ordinator: Mrs Nicola Shand-Marcusson, ext. #371  n.shand-marcusson@bdsc.school.nz

Vocational Pathways Manager: Ms Katherine Stewart, ext. #355  k.stewart@bdsc.school.nz

Our Careers department is able to help students seek information about the vast range of university courses and careers now available.

Careers NZ also provides a wealth of information about subject choices, and further study or career choices. You can also phone them toll-free on 0800 222 733.

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