Year 13

Below are the Year 13 Course Descriptions for students.

Students are encouraged to visit the Careers NZ website: . There are a number of useful tools on this website to help students think about the subjects they will need for their chosen pathway, or to consider which pathway they are interested in. For students who are unsure of their pathway as yet, it is important to select a range of options they are interested in and enjoy.

Also for a comprehensive overview of each university in New Zealand and a clear pathway for individuals to be able to choose a compatible subject, find the right programme and apply to the most suitable university, download the NZ University Guide here.

It is important to be aware of pre-entry requirements listed in the Course Booklet, especially for those students going into Year 12 and 13 in 2017 as the pre-entry requirements can be dependent on 2016 NCEA results.

If students need help and advice regarding selecting their courses, the following staff are available for guidance –

Year 12 & 13 Deans Kendra Maw ext 869
Ron Carlson ext 860
Head of School Claire Bubb ext 890


We also have Teri Nichol our Careers Co-ordinator at College Monday to Thursday.  Students can book a time to see her at the Transition office.

Rachel Prendergast is also available to discuss the Gateway programme through the Transition office.


Students who will be studying NCEA Levels 1, 2 or 3 next year are asked to return the Course Selection Form to their Family Form Teacher by Friday 26 August 2016.

Click on the below subjects for further details:


13ACC – Accounting

13AGH – Agriculture Horticulture

13APA – Art Painting

13ARP – Art Practical13

APH – Art Photography

13ARH – Art History

13BIO –  Biology

13CDV – Child Development

13CHE – Chemistry

13CLS – Classical Studies

13DIT – Digital Information Technology

13DIP – Digital Information Practical

13DTP – Digital Technology Programming

13DRA – Drama

13DES – Design and Visual Communication (Graphics)

13ECO – Economics

13ENG – English Academic

13ENM – English Mid Band

13ENP – English Practical

13ELS – English Language Studies

13ESL – ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

13FNT – Food and Nutrition

13FRN – 13 Furniture

13GEO – Geography

13GER – German

13GTY – Gateway

13HIS – History

13JPN – Japanese

13LAW – Law

13MAC – Mathematics with Calculus

13MAG – General Mathematics

13SAM – Statistics and Modelling

13MAO – Māori

13MTF – Materials Technology Fabrics

13MTH – Hard Materials Technology

13MUS – Music

13MUP – Music Performance

13ONL – Online Learning

13PED – Physical Education

13SEP – Sport and Exercise Performance

13PHY – Physics

13TOU – Tourism and Hospitality