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Year Nine

All students study English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Social Science, Arts, and Health and Physical Education.  In addition, all students select one language from French, Japanese, Latin, Maori, Samoan or Spanish. There are also English for Speakers of Other Languages(ESOL) and English Language Extension (ELE) courses available.

Year Ten

All students study English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and Health and Physical Education. All students select at least one Technology subject and one Arts subject (see below). In addition all students select an eighth subject from a wide range including six different languages (see below).

  • Technology subjects: Information and Communication, Graphics, Hard Materials, Soft Materials, Food.
  • Arts subjects: Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Art, Visual Media
  • Languages: French, Japanese, Latin, Maori, Samoan, Spanish

Senior School

The school guides students' entry into courses according to their achievement and their learning needs. Our option system allows students to take a wide range of subjects at multiple levels. Students in the senior school will study towards a National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) or Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) qualification. In Year 11 CIE candidates study for the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Education). In Year 12 CIE candidates take AS (Advanced Subsidiary). In Year 13 CIE candidates take the A Level (Advanced). There are NCEA Qualifications at three levels. Students gain credits towards these goals by achieving required standards in their learning. Some credits gained towards NCEA can also be cross-crediited towards other national cerfiicates, including the National Certificate of Employment Skills (NCES), the National Certificate of Dance, the National Certificate of Tourism and the National Certificate of Electronics.

Please follow the links for more information about NCEA or Cambridge courses at Avondale College.

Year Eleven

All students study English and Mathmatics and it is highly recommended that they study Science in addition to two other options. Year 11 students may choose CIE courses as an alternative to NCEA on the qualification dual pathway.

Year Twelve

All students study English and four other subjects. Students who have met the prerequisites may study NCEA subjects at Level 2 or Level 3 (enriched programme) or CIE AS Level.

Year Thirteen

All students study five subjects. Students who have met the prerequisites may study subjects at NCEA Level 3, or CIE A Level. There is also a NCEA Scholarship award achieved through additional examinations.

Academic Programme

To download the Acadamic Programme for 2019, please follow the link below.

Related Links > Academic Programme | Academic Programme Innovation Programme Supplement
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