Senior Curriculum

seniorNCEA Level 1

80 Credits at any Level, including 10 credits in literacy and in numeracy.

Literacy Requirement

Minimum of 10 credits through either:

  • Specified assessment standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards (minimum total of 10 credits), or
  • Unit standards – package of threeliteracy unit standards (total of 10 credits all three required).
  • Achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects – (minimum total of 10 credits), or
  • Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards (total of 10credits – all three required).

Numeracy Requirement

Minimum of 10 credits through either:

  • Achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects – (minimum total of 10 credits), or
  • Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards (total of 10credits – all three required).

NCEA Level 2

 60 Credits at Level 2 or above, plus 20 credits from Level 1 or above, including 10 credits in literacy and in numeracy.

Literacy requirement – minimum of 10 credits from any level through either

Literacy Requirement

  •  Specified assessment standards  - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards (minimum total of 10 credits) or
  • Unit standards – package of three literacy unit standards (total of 10 credits.  All three required.
  • Achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through range of subjects – minimum total of 10 credits or
  • Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards, total of 10 credits – all three required.

Numeracy Requirement

Minimum of 10 credits from any level through either:

NCEA Level 3

60 Credits at Level 3 or above, plus 20 credits from Level 2 or above, including 10 credits in literacy and in numeracy.

Level 3

Literacy Requirement

Minimum of 10 credits from any level through either:

  • Specified assessment standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards.  Minimum total of 10 credits or
  • Unit standard – package of three literacy unit standards (total of 10 credits, all three required.
  • Achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects – minimum total of 10 credits or
  • Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards, total of 10 credits, all three required.

Numeracy Requirement

Minimum of 10 credits from any level through either:

  • Achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects – minimum total of 10 credits or
  • Unit standards – package of three numeracy unit standards, total of 10 credits, all three required.

Senior Curriculum - Course Handbook 2018 (Years 11, 12 and 13)

Tracking Sheet 9-13 

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