Year 10 - 13 Subject Information.

Year 9 and 10 Programme

Year 9 and 10 students will have three spells per week from each of the eight Essential Learning Areas.

English, Maths, Physical Education, Science, and Social Sciences will be taught in form class groups, as is the case now. The Arts, Learning Languages (including Tikanga Māori) and Technology will be taught in elective groups.  This allows for subject choices within these Learning Areas.

The elective subjects will be structured as follows:

Year 9 Students   

  • At Year 9 students will choose one full year and one half year elective from each of Technology and The Arts (That is, two electives for The Arts and two electives for Technology). They will study these electives for 2 spells per week.
  • Students will choose one full year Language elective. They will study this elective for two spells per week for the full year. All students will study Tikanga Māori for one spell per week for the full year.
    • In addition to this, there are some pathway selections available, to support students whose core literacy and numeracy needs additional work. (ESOL, Literacy, Numeracy)


Year 10 Students

  • At Year 10 students will be encouraged to choose one elective from each of the following Learning Areas: Technology, Languages and The Arts. They will study this elective for three spells per week, for the full year.
    • In addition to this, there are some pathway selections available. (ESOL, Literacy, Food, Sport)
    • Study at Year 9 is not a pre-requisite for Year 10 electives.


Year 11 Students

Will study 6 options each of 4 hours, with compulsory English/literacy, and compulsory Mathematics/numeracy plus four others. Mathematics and English are  compulsory because of the requirement to achieve Level 1 literacy and numeracy in order to achieve NCEA Level 1.


Year 12 Students

5 or 6 options each of 4 hours. There is no mandatory subject, but subjects that offer UE (University Entrance) Literacy are essential for any students who plan to achieve University Entrance.


Year 13 Students

5 subjects  each of 4 hours. There are no mandatory subjects. A limited number of students may take six subjects where that is appropriate for their goals. University Entrance Literacy can be achieved via some Year 13 subjects.

Please note: A student wishing to take more than 2 folio based subjects should discuss this with the dean due to workload concerns.