Course of Study - All years

08/08/2016

The Year 11 Course of Study

NCEA enables students to retain a broad spectrum of subjects even at this level and this Level 1 package ensures that all doors remain open to students.

In the wider curriculum students continue to partake fully in at least one chosen sport, cultural activity and a service event through Club Garin Inc. The Journey Programme continues to offer students an opportunity to grow spiritually in a challenging, outdoor setting.

In Year 11, students study the following:

Other Programmes:

  • Club Garin Activities (Sport/Arts/Service)
  • The Journey Programme
  • House Competitions
  • Special Calendared events—Mahi Toi

Guidance Notes:

Students are encouraged to keep their course selections broad and based on career aspirations.
If numbers are insufficient for a course it may not be offered. 

The Year 12 Course of Study

Students at this stage have completed their first three years of foundation studies (Years 9-11). Personal strengths, a greater awareness of future career directions and personalised course counselling, enable students to plan an individualised course of study tailored to their future learning and career needs.

Students are able to select specially designed Vocational Pathways courses. Only Religious Education and English are mandatory to take (and Mathematics also, if individuals have not yet attained the minimum University Entrance requirement). Students need to select four or five courses to make up their total of seven subjects.

In Year 12, students study the following:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics (if minimum University Entrance requirement not attained)
  • Any other four or five subjects listed (number dependent on individual circumstances), chosen from the list of available subjects

Other Programmes:

  • Club Garin Activities (Sport/Arts/Service)
  • The Journey Programme
  • House Competitions
  • Special Calendared events—Mahi Toi

Guidance Notes:

  1. Students must choose four or five other subjects listed in the list of available subjects (dependent on progress with Numeracy requirements)
  2. Students normally get their first choices, but timetabling clashes may occur which require students to re-select alternative combinations of programmes. The timetabler will advise you if this happens.
  3. NCEA provides the opportunity for true multi-level study. Students doing Level 2 may select from Level 1 courses also if these fit their timetable.
  4. As always, students should be asking the central question—"Is this programme selection progressing me in the future direction I have identified for myself?"
  5. If numbers are insufficient for a course it may not be offered.

The Year 13 Course of Study

Students studying at this level are working toward NCEA Level 3 or entry to specific tertiary training.

Religious Education is the only mandatory programme. English and Mathematics need to be continued if students have not attained the requirements for University Entrance. Students may choose any other three to five subjects offered, depending on individual circumstances, to make up a total of six subjects. 

In Year 13, students study the following:

  • Religious Education
  • English (if minimum University Entrance requirement not attained)
  • Mathematics (if minimum University Entrance requirement not attained)
  • Any other three or five subjects listed (number dependent on individual circumstances), chosen from the list of available subjects

Other Programmes:

  • Club Garin Activities (Sport/Arts/Service)
  • The Journey Programme
  • House Competitions
  • Special Calendared events—Mahi Toi

Guidance Notes:

  1. Students must choose three to five other subjects listed in the list of available subjects.
  2. Students normally get their first choices, but timetabling clashes may occur which require students to re-select alternative combinations of programmes. The timetabler will advise you if this happens.
  3. NCEA provides the opportunity for true multi-level study. Students doing Level 3 may select from Level 1 and 2 courses also if these fit their timetable.
  4. As always, students should be asking the central question—"Is this programme selection progressing me in the future direction I have identified for myself?"
  5. If numbers are insufficient for a course it may not be offered.