Subject Choice and National Qualifications

Year 11

NCEA Level 1: National Certificate of Educational Achievement

  • All Year 11 students enrol in five subjects plus Recreation and Well-being. (6 only by invitation - to be advised).
  • Consult with your teachers, Academic Counsellor and Careers Staff for suggestions on your choice and level of subjects.
  • Students will be placed in English, Mathematics and Science classes based on their ability.
  • Several subjects offer alternative courses.  Consult your subject teachers as to which courses are suitable for you.
  • 80 credits = NCEA Level 1 of which 10 must be numeracy and 10 must be literacy.
  • External and internal assessment will apply.

Year 12

NCEA Level 2: National Certificate of Educational Achievement

  • All Year 12 students do a total of five subjects plus Study. (6 only by invitation - to be advised).
  • Pre-requisites may apply for entry to Level 2 courses. 
  • Consult subject teachers, your Academic Counsellor and Careers staff when deciding on your course.
  • Courses may be full year, semester or pathways courses.
  • Level 2 courses are often pre-requisites for Level 3 courses so it is important you also check the pre-requistes for Year 13 courses you may want to take in 2020. 
  • NCEA Level 2 = 80 credits:  60 credits at Level 2 or higher plus 20 credits at Level 1 or higher.

Year 13 

NCEA Level 3: National Certificate of Educational Achievement

  • All Year 13 students take five subjects plus Study.
  • Courses may be full year, semester or pathways courses.
  • NCEA Level 3 = 60 credits at Level 3 or higher plus 20 credits at Level 2 or higher.

The requirements for gaining entry to University are:

  • A minimum of 10 Numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher.
  • A minimum 5 approved credits in reading at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo and
  • A minimum of 5 approved credits in writing at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo
  • A minimum of 60 credits at NCEA L3 (or higher) including 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of 3 approved subjects.

 

NB University Entrance and NCEA Level 3 are NOT the same qualification - see Mr Stewart, HOD Careers, for clarification.