Otago University

Subjects, Qualifications and University Pathways

Qualified staff help you achieve the most from your Bayfield High School education.

Bayfield High School offers a wide range of subjects and students are afforded flexibility in some of their chosen areas of study.

The Principal reviews the year level curriculum appropriate for each student. With input from the International Department and the School’s teachers, the Director of International helps to prepare each individual student’s timetable, monitors attendance daily, and tracks academic performance and English proficiency and will intercede on her behalf when necessary.

In addition to the academic opportunities Bayfield High School offers, there are a range of co-curricular activities students can take part in.

Participation in sports clubs, co-curricular activities and community service are noted and included in resumes prepared for attachment to university applications.

Bayfield International student at Otago University

Qualifications and University pathways

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the main national qualification for secondary school students in New Zealand. NCEA is recognised by employers, and used for selection by universities and polytechnics, both in New Zealand and overseas. Students are recognised for high achievement at each level by gaining NCEA with Merit or NCEA with Excellence.

Bayfield’s International students are strong performers in NCEA, often achieving merit and excellence endorsements. We also offer a full IELTS programme and SAT tutoring.

The International staff will help students who need to arrange examinations. They will also assist with organising documentation and support when International students apply for entrance to a tertiary institution. Such assistance has proven to be invaluable with considerable success being enjoyed by our International students applying to highly regarded overseas universities.