Year Level Options

Year 9

Core Compulsory Subjects:

  • Religious Education and
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

Optional Subjects (Students to select SIX options - 1 must be Digital Technology and 2 Arts)

  • Art
  • Chinese
  • Dance
  • Digital Technology
  • Drama
  • Fabric Technology
  • French
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Te Reo

Year 10

Core Compulsory Subjects:

  • Religious Education and
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Science - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Digital Technology
  • Social Sciences - Business/Accounting, Economics, Geography, History

Optional Subjects (Students to select TWO options) 

  • Art
  • Chinese
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Fabric Technology
  • French
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education
  • Te Reo

Year 11

Core Compulsory Subjects:

  • Religious Education, and
  • English or English for Academic Purposes, and
  • Mathematics, and
  • Science or Life Science.

Optional Subjects (Students to select THREE options) 

• Accounting
• Art - Visual Art
• Business Studies
• Chinese
• Dance
• Digital Technology
• Drama
         • Economics
• Enhance  
• Fabric Technology
• French 
• Geography
• Health Education
• History 
         • Home Economics
• Music 
• Physical Education
• Science Extension
• Science - Life Science
• Te Reo

In selecting their Year 11 courses, students must think ahead to Years 12 & 13 and ensure that they are not limiting future pathways. Please refer to the Course Choice Guide (page 7).

To achieve a Level 1 Cerfificate, students must accumulate 80 credits.

Year 12

Core Compulsory Subjects:

  • Religious Education, and
  • English or English for Academic Purposes.

Optional Subjects (Students to select FIVE options)

• Accounting
• Art - Design
• Art - Painting
• Art - Photography
• Business Studies
• Chinese
• Classical Studies
• Dance
• Digital Technology
• Drama
• Economics
          • Enhance
• Fabric Technology
• French
• Geography
• Health Education
• History
• Home Economics
• Mathematics Calculus
• Mathematics Statistics 1
• Mathematics Statistics 2
• Media Studies
         • Music
• Performing Arts Technology
• Physical Education
• Science - Biology
• Science - Chemistry
• Science - Life Science
• Science - Physics
• Te Reo
• Tourism


At Year 12, students will generally be working towards Level 2 for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

To achieve a Level 2 Certificate, students must accumulate 80 credits, 60 of which must be from Level 2 Standards. It is important to note that to gain University Entrance, students must gain 5 reading and 5 writing credits at Level 2, as well as 10 credits in Numeracy at Level 1.

Year 13

Core Compulsory Subject:

  • Religious Education.

Optional Subjects (Students to select FIVE options)

• Accounting
• Art - Design
• Art - History
• Art - Painting
• Art - Photography
• Business Studies
• Chinese
• Classical Studies
• Dance
• Digital Technology
• Drama
• Economics
          • English
• English for Academic Purposes
• Enhance
• Fabric Technology
• French
• Gateway
• Geography
• Health Education
• History
• Home Economics
• Mathematics Calculus
• Mathematics Statistics
         • Media Studies
• Music
• Performing Arts Technology
• Physical Education
• Science - Biology
• Science - Chemistry
• Science - Life Science
• Science - Physics
• Te Reo
• Tourism


Students will have timetabled study also. At Year 13, students will mostly be working towards Level 3 for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

For a student to achieve a Level 3 Certificate, she must accumulate 80 credits, 60 of which must be from Level 3 Standards.

New Zealand Scholarship Award

Scholarship is available to Year 13 students. It is a monetary award and does not attract credits. Students may enter in one or more Scholarship Standards. The NZ Scholarship Certificate is awarded to students who have achieved the Scholarship Standard in three or more subjects. Students may choose to enter scholarship, in consultation with their classroom teacher.