Subject Choice and National Qualifications

Year 11

NCEA Level 1: National Certificate of Educational Achievement

  • The majority of Year 11 students enrol in five subjects plus Recreation and Well-being. If you would like to be considered for a sixth subject, please see your Dean. .
  • Students will be placed in English and Mathematics classes. 
  • 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. Students may apply to their Dean if they wish to undertake 6 subjects. 
  • 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 2021. 
  • 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.
  • Pre -requisites may apply fro entry to Level 2 courses.
  • 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. If you do not have 10 literacy or 10 numeracy credits from Level 1, then you will need to continue to work towards these during your study at Level 3. 

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.