Columba College



  1. 2020 Course and Careers

    This document has been developed to help you make the best choices you can for your future academic programme. Together with your family ... Read more…
  2. Option Pathways

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  3. NCEA - National Certificate of Educational Achievement

    Note: the following information is adapted from Secondary Schools Qualifications: A Guide for Students published by NZQA Read more…
  4. University Entrance Requirements

    NZQA is responsible for setting the University Entrance requirements. These are the minimum requirements that domestic students leaving ... Read more…
  5. Course Endorsement

    Course endorsements recognize exceptional achievement in an individual subject course. Read more…
  6. Scholarship Awards

    Scholarship is externally assessed. It is designed to extend the very best students and to financially reward very able students who are ... Read more…
  7. How NCEA Results Are Recognised Overseas

    New Zealand’s education system is recognised by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) as world leading. A ... Read more…
  8. General Information

    At Columba College, there is not automatic entry to a full (five or six subjects) Level 2 or Level 3 course. Students are required to ... Read more…
  9. Guide To Choosing A Career/Course

    Parents or guardians are required to sign students’ option choice sheets to show that they approve.The Careers Adviser at school is ... Read more…
  10. Course Choice 2020

    Having read the previous page and carefully read the Year level/s information applicable to you, list possible courses on the attached ... Read more…
  11. Accounting: Level 2

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  12. Accounting: Level 3

    Qualification NCEA – Level 3 Read more…
  13. Agribusiness: Level 2

    Columba College is a Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Science and Business Read more…
  14. Agribusiness: Level 3

    The subject Agribusiness is defined as a course of study that integrates primary industries and business beyond the farm gate, encompassed ... Read more…
  15. Agriculture: Level 2

    Course Content An understanding of agriculture and horticulture practices and systems.An understanding of the natural environmentAn ... Read more…
  16. Agriculture: Level 3

    Four achievement standards, plus a selection of relevant unit standards chosen from Agribusiness Training at Level 3, including both ... Read more…
  17. Biology: Level 2

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  18. Biology: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 Read more…
  19. Chemistry: Level 2

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  20. Chemistry: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA Level 3 Read more…
  21. Classical Studies: Level 2

    Qualifications - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  22. Classical Studies: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 Read more…
  23. Digital Technology: Level 1

    Qualification - NCEA level 1 Read more…
  24. Digital Technology: Level 2

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  25. Digital Technology: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 Technology/NCEA Technology Scholarship (optional) Read more…
  26. Drama: Level 1

    Qualification - NCEA level 1 Read more…
  27. Drama: Level 2

    Student will: Explore the elements of drama; role, time, space, action, tension, focusInvestigate drama techniques; voice, movement, ... Read more…
  28. Drama: Level 3

    This course builds on skills gained in NCEA Level 2 drama. It requires work in-and-out of class time;  and further develops students' ... Read more…
  29. Economics: Level 1

    Qualification - NCEA level 1 Read more…
  30. Economics: Level 2

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  31. Economics: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 Read more…
  32. English: Level 1

    Qualification - NCEA level 1 Read more…
  33. English: Level 2

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  34. English: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 and Scholarship (optional) Read more…
  35. Geography: Level 1

    Qualification - NCEA level 1 Read more…
  36. Geography: Level 2

    Qualifications - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  37. Geography: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 Read more…
  38. History: Level 1

    Qualification - NCEA level 1 Read more…
  39. History: Level 2

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  40. History: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 Read more…
  41. Individual Pathways

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 or 3 Read more…
  42. International Languages: Level 1

    Qualification - NCEA level 1 Read more…
  43. German: Level 1

    This is a third year course to be assessed according to the NCEA Level 1 schedule. The syllabus under NCEA includes revision and extension ... Read more…
  44. French: Level 1

    This is a third year course to be assessed according to the NCEA Level 1 schedule. We undertake in-depth revision of topics covered in the ... Read more…
  45. Chinese: Level 1

    NCEA Chinese Level 1 is a third year course extended and consolidated from the sound basis of Chinese that students have gained from study ... Read more…
  46. International Languages: Level 2

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  47. German: Level 2

    A theme approach is continued at Level 2 but language and material go beyond basic communication and students read and talk about issues ... Read more…
  48. French: Level 2

    This is a continuing course, with emphasis on the study of topics of interest to young people. Some topics deal with universal problems ... Read more…
  49. Chinese: Level 2

    The NCEA Chinese Level 2 class aims to help students to achieve competence up to and including Chinese Curriculum Levels 6 and 7. Read more…
  50. International Languages: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 Read more…
  51. German: Level 3

    This is a continuation of the Level 2 course, developing the language skills further. The themes are based on worldwide issues and ... Read more…
  52. French: Level 3

    This course is assessed according to the NCEA Level 3 schedule. It further develops the skills acquired in Level 2. A range of topics is ... Read more…
  53. Chinese: Level 3

    Course Outline The NCEA Chinese Level 3 course aims to help students to achieve competence up to and including Chinese Curriculum (CC) ... Read more…
  54. Mathematics and Statistics: Level 1

    Qualification - NCEA level 1 Read more…
  55. Mathematics and Statistics: Level 2 (2 courses)

    Qualifications - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  56. Mathematics and Statistics: Level 3 (3 courses)

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 Read more…
  57. Music: Level 1

    Qualification - NCEA level 1 Read more…
  58. Music: Level 2

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  59. Music: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 Read more…
  60. Physical Education: Level 1

    Qualification - NCEA level 1 Read more…
  61. Physical Education: level 2

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  62. Physical Education: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 Read more…
  63. Physics: Level 2

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  64. Physics: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 Read more…
  65. Science: Level 1

    Qualification - NCEA level 1 Read more…
  66. Visual Arts - Art: Level 1

    Qualification - NCEA level 1 Read more…
  67. Visual Arts - Design,Painting,Photography: Level 2

    Qualification - NCEA level 2 Read more…
  68. Visual Arts - Design,Painting,Photography: Level 3

    Qualification - NCEA level 3 Read more…
  69. NCEA and Entrance to University Courses

    For students planning to study at University Level Read more…
  70. The New Zealand Scholarship Certificate

    Scholarship candidates need to be enrolled full-time in a secondary school or wharekura. In order to receive a monetary award, a student ... Read more…
  71. Careers Information

    Your Career and Subject Choice Read more…
  72. Useful Websites

    Otago University:  www.otago.ac.nz  Phone 0800 80 80 98 Otago Polytechnic: www.op.ac.nz  Phone 0800 76 27 86 Canterbury University: www.c... Read more…