Students in Year 9 take English, Health & Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, and Social Sciences all year. Over the course of the year, these students also take a number of option subjects.
In Year 10, all students take the core subjects (English, Health & Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, and Social Sciences). They also choose up to four option subjects. Year 10 students take: either 2 full year options or 1 full year option and 2 half year options or 4 half year options.
Full Year Options: Chinese, Spanish, Maori, Music, School Services Academy.
Half Year Options: Art, Digital Technology, Food Technology, Design and Visual Communication, Materials Technology, Drama, Investigative Geography, Ancient Civilizations.
HOW ARE YEAR 10 CLASSES ORGANISED?
Year 10 students study the core subjects (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Physical and Health Education) with their Form Class. The options classes are made up of students from across Year 10 who have chosen the same subject. This marks the start of the transition to the senior school where students no longer have lessons in Form Classes.
Students complete tests and assessments throughout the year in the core and option subjects. The results, along with those from the options subjects, determine if students have gained their Junior Diploma and at what level, i.e. Distinction, Excellence, Merit or Achieved.
IF I WANT TO TAKE A SUBJECT IN YEAR 11 DO I HAVE TO DO IT IN YEAR 10?
The short answer is no. However, some Year 11 subjects, such as Chinese, Spanish and Te Reo Maori, will be easier if you have studied them in Year 10.