Year 13 Overview

Students studying at this level are working toward NCEA Level 3 or entry to specific tertiary training.

Religious Education is the only compulsory course. English and Mathematics need to be continued if students have not attained the requirements for University Entrance. Students may choose any other three to five courses offered, depending on individual circumstances, to make up a total of six courses.

In Year 13, students study the following:

  • Religious Education
  • English (if minimum University Entrance requirement not attained)
  • Mathematics (if minimum University Entrance requirement not attained)
  • Any other three or five subjects listed (number dependent on individual circumstances), to make up a total of six courses.

Other Programmes: 

  • Club Garin Activities (Sport/Arts/Service)
  • The Journey Programme
  • House Competitions
  • Special Calendared events—Mahi Toi

Guidance Notes:

Students take Religious Education plus choose five other courses.

Students normally get their first choices, but timetabling clashes may occur which require students to re-select alternative combinations of programmes. The timetabler will advise you if this happens.

NCEA provides the opportunity for true multi-level study. Students doing Level 3 may select from Level 1 and 2 courses also if these fit their timetable.

As always, students should be asking the central question—”Is this programme selection progressing me in the future direction I have identified for myself?”

If numbers are insufficient for a course it may not be offered.