Year 12

Students in Y12 have a range of possibilities.

If they completed NCEA L1 in 2013 (at least 80 credits including 10 Literacy and 10 Numeracy credits)
the main qualification they will be aiming for in 2014 is NCEA Level 2.

If they did not complete NCEA L1 in 2013, they will take a mix of NCEA L1 and NCEA L2 courses.
The aim is to complete the L1 qualification and work towards completing L2.
The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) requires 80 credits.
60 credits must be at Level 2 or higher.
The remaining 20 credits may be from any level and may include Level 1 credits gained last year.

Each student takes five subjects with the option of taking six subjects.
English is compulsory
Mathematics is compulsory for students that have not yet achieved the L1 Numeracy requirements.
The option lines have been agreed after consulting with students so most will get their first choice options.

They will then choose one subject from each line below:
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  • Choice of Mathematics or Te Reo Maori
  • Choice of Physical Education, or Biology
  • Choice of Tourism,or Textiles(Technology Soft Materials) or Visual Arts or Photography.
  • Choice of  Geography or Carpentry(Technology Hard Materials) or Student Directed Learning*.
  • Drama, there will also be 3 supervised study periods and one Mentoring period.

On Tuesdays students will be offered the opportunity to follow courses that will be of interest to them for their future pathways and can gain more credits through these options.

These will include:

Agriculture, Education outside the classroom, Gateway/ work experience, WINTEC courses and short courses such as First Aid, Food Safety, Barrista, Chainsaw, fencing.
Those wishing to take courses through Te Kura The Correspondence School  will use this day to complete their work.
*Student Directed learning will follow The Big picture Programme. The facilitator will work with the student’s passions and interests and will ensure their needs are met. This is supervised and students will have targets to meet and they can also gain credits in their areas of interest.
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Phone: 07 877 8173

Piopio College
18 Aria Rd  PIOPIO 3912
New Zealand