All students study EIGHT Learning Areas: Arts, English, Health & Physical Education, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Technology.
Within some Learning Areas there is CHOICE between subjects: Arts (Dance, Drama, Music or Visual Arts), Languages (ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages), French, Literacy, Spanish or Te Reo Māori), Technology (Design Technology, Design & Visual Communications, Digital Technology, Nature of Technology, Robotics or Textiles Technology).
All students study FIVE Learning Areas: English, Health & Physical Education, Mathematics, Science and Social Science.
Students are able to select THREE options from the following: Agriculture & Horticulture, Business Studies, Computer Skills OR Digital Technology, Dance, Design Technology, Design & Visual Communications, Drama, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Food and Nutrition, French, Literacy, Music, Spanish, Sports Education, Te Reo Māori, Textiles Technology and Visual Arts.
Year 11 students select SIX subjects.
English, Mathematics and a Science
Students select three options
Year 12 students select SIX subjects.
Students select Five options
Year 13 students will select a full course of FIVE subjects and also have a study line.
Senior students can select courses from any NCEA (National Certificate of Achievement) Level appropriate to their ability provided they meet the entrance criteria (or the equivalent thereof ). They are not required to follow the traditional pattern of Year 11 students taking Level 1 NCEA, Year 12 taking Level 2 and Year 13 taking Level 3.
Students must study the Year 10 & Senior Curriculum Booklet for details on the most appropriate subjects and levels according to their skills, interests, abilities and future career direction. Alternative or more practically based courses are available in several subject areas. Some students will be guided to one or more alternative courses. This will allow them to place their academic focus on their other five subjects (or fewer in some cases).
This course aims to support English speakers of other languages who need specific assistance both in learning the English language and in their curriculum areas. There is a focus on the core skills needed in listening, speaking, reading and writing with a focus on grammar and vocabulary development. While a core text will assist students in an ongoing English language programme, support will also be provided for students’ subject areas and language across the curriculum needs.