Students in Y13 have a range of possibilities.
If they completed NCEA L2 in 2013 (at least 80 credits including 10 Literacy credits), the main qualification students will be aiming for in 2014 is NCEA Level 3.
Very able students may choose to enter for the Scholarship exams.
If they did not complete NCEA L2 in 2013, students take a mix of NCEA L2 and NCEA L3 courses. Their aim is to complete their L2 qualification and work towards completing L3.
The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 3) requires 80 credits.
60 credits must be at Level 3 or higher. The remaining 20 credits may be from Level 2 (or higher) and may include Level 2 credits gained last year.
Students aiming to gain NCEA L3 take 5 or 6 subjects. They are able to use the remaining option line for study. There are no compulsory subjects in Y13 if they already have NCEA L2 but we encourage students to still take English.
If they do not yet have L1 Literacy and L1 Numeracy, English and Maths are compulsory.
Students taking L3 courses may be working in a multi-level class with other students taking L2.
We would like to provide taught classes in every L3 subject. However we are a small school and we do not always have sufficient staff to make this possible. There are several ways in which we can help: We may enrol students in Te Kura
the Correspondence School. They work from study booklets provided by Te Kura
the Correspondence school. Students are able to phone or email their teacher for assistance. Students could be taught face to face for 2 hours a week (instead f the usual 4 hours) by one of our teachers and have independent study for the remaining 2 hours.
The study lines for 2014 are:
- A choice of Maths or Te Reo Maori
- A choice of Geography or Carpentry(technology Hard Materials) or student directed learning
- A choice of Tourism or Physical Education or Visual arts or Photography.
- A choice of Drama or study period
There will be 3 study periods available and we expect our year 13 students to use these sensibly.
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:
- Education outside the classroom
- Gateway/ work experience
- WINTEC courses and short courses such as;
- First Aid
- Food Safety
Those wishing to take courses through Te Kura
The Correspondence School will use this day to complete their work.