Year 11-13 Curriculum

Students in Years 11-13 study towards gaining the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA).

NCEA is administered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as part of the National Qualifications Framework. To complete the National Certificate of Educational Achievement students must earn credits.  Most full year courses offer about 20 credits.  Year 11 and 12 students taking six subjects will probably be entering for about 120 credits.  Year 13 students taking five subjects at Level 3 will be entering for about 100 credits.

Students are advised to follow a broad-based general course of study for as long as possible. Early specialisation is not recommended. The following subjects are offered. 

 

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

Art

Visual Art

Painting

Photography

 

Painting

Photography

Design

Arts (Performing)

Drama

Dance

Music

Drama

Dance

Music

Drama

Dance

Music

Business

Accounting

Accounting

Accounting

English

English

English

Communication Studies

English

 

Languages

Te Reo Māori

Other by request

Te Reo Māori

Other by request

Te Reo Māori

Other by request

Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics

Statistics & Modelling

Calculus

Physical Education

Physical Education

Health

Physical Education

Health

Physical Education

Health

Science

Science

Biological Science

Horticulture

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Horticulture

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Social Sciences

Geography

Media Studies

Geography

Media Studies

Tourism

Geography

Tourism

Technology

Digital Technology

Hospitality

Automotive Engineering

Building & Construction

Mechanical Engineering

Digital Technology

Hospitality

Automotive Engineering

Building & Construction

Mechanical Engineering

 Food Technology

 

VLN and Correspondence School

It is possible to study some subjects not listed above through VLN or the Correspondence School.

  

STAR and Gateway Courses

Our College offers a variety of employment-related courses that cater for individual student needs.  The STAR and Gateway programmes we offer are designed for this purpose.

  

Celebrating Excellence

Te Kauwhata College is proud of its successes and enjoys celebrating student achievement through a number of prizegiving ceremonies. Sporting excellence is recognised in our annual Sports Awards Evening which is held in November. An Arts Excellence Awards Evening is held in October which is also an opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents. A Senior Prizegiving & Valedictory is held early in November just before senior students go on study leave for NCEA examinations.

 

Reporting and Parent / Teacher Interviews

Reports giving information about students’ progress are issued in March and June and the end of year report can be collected by senior students when they come to Clearance Day in early December.  We also arrange parent/teacher interview evenings during the year. 

Teachers and Deans are happy to meet with parents/caregivers at other times throughout the year to discuss any particular concerns they may have about their students.