From Year 11, students can choose from an extensive range of courses leading to credits at National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 1, 2 and 3. In recent years, we have seen strong improvements in our students’ academic achievements with six years of consecutive improvements in our NCEA results. We are now well above national averages and are on track to achieving our goal of becoming the top Academic decile 7 school in the country.
To achieve these results, we combine traditional educational values with progressive teaching methods. The courses we offer have been carefully crafted so that students have the right skills for their chosen future pathways and can contribute successfully as global citizens.
Our senior students are guided into a broad and balanced learning programme. Both academic and vocational pathways are offered to allow students to tailor-make their own programme of study.
At Years 11 and 12, six subjects are undertaken as full-year courses; in Year 13, students specialise in five subjects. Multi-level study is often undertaken in the senior school. This means that students may select courses from two or more year levels in any one year. Again, multi-level programmes are designed with the learning needs of individual students in mind.
The academic deans at each level monitor and support students and families during their learning journey. This also transfers through to comprehensive tertiary and career advice. A key focus of the senior school is to assist students in all aspects of their progression along a career pathway – courses, university scholarships and hostel applications – as well as assistance into the more vocational pathways with CV preparation, work placement experience and industry advice and guidance.
Download a PDF of the Student and Parents Guidelines to NCEA by clicking on the picture below: