YEAR 12 - NCEA Level 2

Year 12 students will enter NCEA Level 2, or a combination of Levels 1 and 2.
Students will study 6 or 7 subjects for NCEA Level 2. In order to qualify for a Level 2 National Certificate, students must gain at least 80 credits, at least 60 of which must be at Level 2 or higher.
To undertake many post-school options, Level 2 Literacy is required. This consists of 10 credits from specific standards, 5 of which must be in Reading and 5 in Writing. Check with your English teacher for details.

Students, with assistance from Small Group Leaders, teachers, academic advisors, careers advisors and parents will select the course to best meet their needs.

Guidelines

  • Students study a total of 6 to 7 subjects – but must select 9 subjects to ensure timetable fit. Please select in order of preference, with your first subject being the one that you most want to do.
  • English is compulsory, and Mathematics is strongly recommended.
  • It is strongly recommended that students select a balance between Arts and Science/Maths subjects to ensure flexibility should their career aspirations alter in the future.
  • The sixth and seventh subject can be any other subject.
  • Study Lines will be allocated as required by careers staff.
  • Students selecting any National Certificate Course must complete ENG22 or ENG32. These courses offer standards required to complete National Certificates AND meet NCEA Level 2 Literacy requirements. 
  • As a guideline, students will not be able to take more than 2 subjects from the same learning area, e.g. only 2 subjects of Engineering Skills, Building Construction, Metal Technology and Automotive are allowed. 

If there is a possibility that a student will go to University or Polytechnic to complete a degree course, or if he/she has the ability and desire to study at the highest level, they should consider the following guidelines:

  • Five of the subjects must be from the ‘Approved Subject List’ . This will prepare them for the rigours of University study in the future.



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