Horowhenua College

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Curriculum

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Courses

Horowhenua College offers a full range of subjects from Year 9 to Year 13.
Students are prepared for Levels 1-3 National Certificate of Educational Achievement and Level 4, Scholarship.

What will students study in Year 9?

Compulsory Core:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education/Health


Options:

  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Te Reo Maori
  • Reading


Rotation Subjects:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Information Technology
  • Materials Technology
  • Production and Processes
  • Tikanga Maori

What will students study in Year 10?

Compulsory Core:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education and Health.


Options:

  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Te Reo Maori
  • Reading (must choose one of these)
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education (must choose two of these)


Rotation Subjects:

At Year 10 students participate in a rotation of subjects covering a wide range of skills and subject matter including Technology and Consumer Studies.

Years 11, 12 and 13

Students select 12 semester (or half-year) courses or an Academy. The credit total must allow a student to gain their desired qualification (usually 80 credits at Level 1 and 60 credits at Levels 2 and 3). Students may 'mix and match' their courses at any Level in order to gain their  required qualifications.

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What will students study at Level 1?

At Level 1 students must be able to gain 10 credits from each of Numeracy and Literacy in their overall course. It is strongly suggested that students select at least two courses from the subject areas of Mathematics or Statistics and at least two courses from the subject areas of English, English Foundation or Te Reo Maori. The remainder of the semester courses may be selected according to student strengths and interests.

What will students study at Level 2?

At Level 2 students are strongly advised to select two courses from the subject areas English, English Foundation or Te Reo Maori if they intend to follow their school education with a Tertiary Course. This will ensure access to University Entrance requirements. The remainder of the semester courses may be selected according to student strengths and interests.

What will students study at Level 3?

At Level 3 students are free to choose between ten and twelve semester courses (up to two study semesters are available for students choosing ten with approval from their Dean). Students must meet Literacy and Numeracy requirements for their ongoing education before leaving school, and their course should reflect this.