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Senior Pathways and NCEA Qualifications

Programmes of learning for Years 11, 12 and 13 are based on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Levels 1, 2 and 3. Courses are structured to encourage students to develop a flexible pathways approach to their learning while keeping their options open for the future. Students can also learn at multiple levels of NCEA.

To help parents and employers better understand NCEA, an app is available for mobile devices – phones and tablets. Called the ‘NCEA Guide’, the app provides quick and easy access to key information about NCEA.

Subjects offered include:

Full details of the subjects and the prerequisites are outlined in the Senior Subject Information Guides which are given to all students to help with subject selection.

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biology
  • Building & Construction
  • Business Studies
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Childcare
  • Classical Studies
  • Computing
  • Construction & Landscaping
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Literature
  • Visual Communication
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Electronics
  • Employment Skills
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Film Making
  • Forestry
  • Furniture
  • Geography
  • Graphics
  • Health Studies
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Languages
  • Legal Studies
  • Maori Cultural Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Primary Education
  • Robotics
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Technology Fabrics
  • Technology Food
  • Technology Metal
  • Technology Wood
  • Te Reo Maori
  • Tourism

NCEA Outcomes 2014 - 2016

Merit and Excellence endorsements

We encourage students to strive for achieving NCEA endorsements. In 2016, 82 students achieved Merit endorsements to their NCEA qualification and a further 69 students achieved an Excellence endorsement.

Vocational pathway awards

Students are able to work towards Vocational Pathway Awards relevant to six broad career pathways:

  • Building and Construction
  • Creative Industries
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Services
  • Social and Community Services

In 2016, over 40 Year 12 students achieved a Vocational Pathway endorsement in addition to an NCEA Level 2 qualification. For further information on Vocational Pathways go to www.youthguarantee.net.nz

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Subject Selection Advice:

Students are provided with a Subject Selection Guide at Years 10 – 13 and a Subject Selection evening is held prior to students choosing their subjects for the following year. The Careers Co-ordinator and Academic Dean provide advice and guidance in subject selection at each year level. Parents are encouraged to be part of this process.