NCEA offers the opportunity to achieve at each academic level through Achievement Standards, Unit Standards or a combination of both. Each course is designed to meet the needs of the students.  

Please contact the school office (09 423 6030) for a senior option booklet.

Years 11, 12 & 13 Course Selection

  • In Year 11, the 2 compulsory subjects are Maths and English. Students select both at either Level 1, Level 1 Alternative/Applied or Level 2 (and confirmed by Heads of Department).

  • In Year 12, the only compulsory subject is English. Students select this at either Level 2 or Level 2 Alternative/Applied (and confirmed by Heads of Department).

  • In Year 13, there are no compulsory subjects.


In addition to compulsory subjects, students choose ‘option’ subjects.

  • In Year 11, we recommend students choose Science, as this leads to a range of career pathways. There are 4 option subjects at year 11.

  • In Year 12, we recommend students choose Maths, as many careers require L2 numeracy. If you choose Maths, select one of the alternatives: either L2, L2 Applied, L3 Calculus or L3 Statistics.

  • In Year 13, students choose 5 option subjects. We recommend students choose an English option, in order to maintain and develop communication skills needed for most career paths.

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Tues 30 Jan
Teacher only Day
Wed 31 Jan
Year 9 & 13s and new students
Thurs 1 Feb
Start for all students

Parents you are most welcome to attend all events during the year. We look forward to seeing you.