Year 12 Overview
The Year 12 Subjects
Students at this stage have completed their first three years of foundation studies (Years 9-11). Personal strengths, a greater awareness of future career directions and personalised course counselling, enable students to plan an individualised course of study tailored to their future learning and career needs.
Students are able to select specially designed Vocational Pathways courses. Only Religious Education and English are mandatory to take (and Mathematics also, if individuals have not yet attained the minimum University Entrance requirement). Students need to select four or five courses to make up their total of seven subjects.
In Year 12, students study the following:
- Religious Education
- Mathematics (if minimum University Entrance requirement not attained)
- A total of 7 subjects including those listed above, the rest chosen from the curriculum and dependent on individual circumstances and needs.
- Club Garin Activities (Sport/Arts/Service)
- The Journey Programme
- House Competitions
- Special Calendared events—Mahi Toi
Students must choose four or five other subjects listed in the list of available subjects (dependent on progress with Numeracy requirements)
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 2 may select from Level 1 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.