Subject Information Booklets

Junior (Year 10) Options

The purpose of this booklet is to give students and parents an outline of what is offered and taught at Year 10 in the IB MYP.

It also allows students and parents to follow the courses of study through to the senior school.  From the information within this booklet, and the course description on the College website, students, in consultation with parents and staff, will be able to select their options for the Year 10 level.

The overall programme for Year 10 students is similar to that of Year 9, with students studying the compulsory core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health.

Plus

All students will have to choose a language, from:

  • German, Chinese, Te Reo Māori, Spanish and ESOL (this should be a language previously studied in Year 9)

Plus

All students choose THREE other option subjects, which are studied for the whole year.

Students should choose these three option subjects with the following considerations in mind.

  • An option subject they have enjoyed in Year 9.
  • An option subject that may help with future career aspirations.
  • At Year 10, students should select to study as options those subjects in which they plan to seek qualifications at Years 11, 12 and 13.

For more information, please read the Junior Subject Information Booklet.

 

Senior (Years 11, 12, 13) Options

The purpose of this booklet is to give students and parents an outline of the courses offered at years 11, 12 and 13.

The page for each course gives an overview of the course content as well as the NCEA standards included in the course.  

In consultation with the Board of Trustees, the college has decided to develop its own Year 11 curriculum and assessment to replace Level 1 NCEA from 2021. This curriculum will provide a rigorous course of study, designed by college staff, that will better prepare our students for Levels 2 and 3 NCEA and NZ Scholarship.  Students will continue to be assessed in a variety of ways, including school designed internal assignments, portfolios, tests and exams and include the 10 numeracy credits required for future NCEA qualifications from their Mathematics course.

The Senior Course Information Booklet may be downloaded here.

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