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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. *Courses may change due to staffing or demand

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

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.

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