All Year 10 students follow a common course of core subjects. These include: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health, Art, Music, Foods, ICT and Communication, and Christian Living.
Studies at this level are made up of internally and externally assessed Achievement Standards which contribute to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level One. Students study five subjects with English and Mathematics being the compulsory ones. For the full range of subjects available see the curriculum option booklet.
International students will be expected to do some of the ESOL standards when they reach the appropriate level.
Studies at this level are made up of internally and externally assessed Achievement Standards which contribute to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level Two.
Depending on their abilities and achievements to date, Year 12 students, on the advice the Senior College Team Leader, may take a combination of the subjects offered at the Year 11 and 12 levels.
Studies at this level lead to assessment against Levels 3 and 4 Achievement and/or Unit Standards in a maximum of 5 option subjects for each student. Extension opportunities are available in the form of New Zealand Education Scholarship Trust (NZEST) examinations. Depending on their achievements and abilities to date, Year 13 students may, on the advice of the Senior College Team Leader, take a combination of the subjects offered at the Year 11, 12 and 13 levels.
The College and Tertiary education institutions highly recommend that Year 13 students take English as a desirable basis for future studies and employment.
Depending on the students level of competence in English, International students are encouraged to sit some New Zealand standards.
Video conferencing is an option at Excellere College. This provides opportunities to study options which are unavailable face-to-face. Entry into this form of learning is done through consultation with our e-Dean and the Senior College leader. [READ MORE]