Year 12 to 13

Year 13 Course Selection

All Year 13 students must select SIX subjects.

You can select a maximum of TWO courses from each Learning Area.

The Learning Areas are

  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Arts and Music
  4. Commerce
  5. Languages
  6. Physical Education
  7. Science 
  8. Social Sciences
  9. Technology

Only ONE course from: Technical Production, Technology Building and Construction, Mechanical Engineering, Academy of Sport, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Education Marine, Sports Leadership, Travel and Tourism, English Skills, English Visual, and Mathematics for Financial Capabilities can be selected. The two subjects from each learning area still applies, if a conflict arises the University approved subject from that learning area should be selected. Students who wish to be exempt from this rule must get permission from Mr Jackson.

  • If you have questions regarding entry into extension courses, please see Ms O'Gram.
  • If you have questions about the availability of courses, please see Mr Jackson.

Some courses have limited space available due to staffing and rooming considerations.

Please note that although some of the rules have changed regarding entry into specific University courses, the intent of these rules remains the same, that selecting a range of subjects from different learning areas is valuable. 


  1. Students wishing to select THREE Sciences courses need to book an appointment with Ms O'Gram.
  2. Students wishing to gain entry into Extension courses need to book an appointment with Ms O'Gram.
  3. Entry into Scholarship Examinations is part of ALL extension courses.
  4. Year 13 students can select extramural Scholarship courses. Entry into these courses will occur in February 2023.  
  5. Year 13 students are advised to check entry requirements for any proposed Career, or Polytechnic, or University course, to ensure that that their proposed 2023 course meets the entry requirements for 2024.
  6. Entry into NCEA Level 3 courses depends on Level 2 results. The results become available in Mid-January. 

Entry into Year 13 courses

Students need to pass their NCEA Level 2 award and then;

  1. Automatic entry is gained if a student gains 14 or more credits in that subject in Year 12. 
  2. If a student gains between 10 and 13 credits in the selected subject they will need the permission of the Year Level Dean, to gain entry into that course in 2023.
  3. If a student gains less than 10 credits in the selected subject they need to gain the permission of Ms O'Gram or Mr Jackson, to gain entry into the course in 2023.

Please consult the course flow diagrams if you are in doubt the course selection pathways.

Students will be contacted by the Year 13 Deans if:

  1. any timetable issues occur or 
  2. if results indicate a problem with the 2023 course.