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Year 11 - 13 Course and Careers Handbook

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2024 Course and Careers

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Take pride in how far you have come, and have faith in how far you can go.

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Option Pathways

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NCEA

NCEA - National Certificate of Educational Achievement

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Note: the following information is adapted from Secondary Schools Qualifications: A Guide for Students published by NZQA

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University of Otago

University Entrance Requirements

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Endorsement

Course Endorsement

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Course endorsements recognize exceptional achievement in an individual subject course.

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Scholarship

Scholarship Awards

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Scholarship is externally assessed. It is designed to extend the very best students and to financially reward very able students who are going on to tertiary study. It is not a qualification. There are five classes or levels of monetary awards. These range in value from $500 per subject to $10,000 each year for three years.

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NCEA recognition overseas

How NCEA Results Are Recognised Overseas

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Careers

Guide To Choosing A Career/Course

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Course Selection 

Course Selection 2023

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Accounting: Level 2

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Qualification - NCEA level 2

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Accounting: Level 3

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Qualification NCEA – Level 3

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Agribusiness: Level 2

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Columba College is a Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Science and Business

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Agribusiness: Level 3

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Agriculture: Level 2

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Agriculture Level 2 is currently taught at John McGlashan College. Entry into the course is subject to approval and availability of space.

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Agriculture: Level 3

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Agriculture Level 3 is currently taught at John McGlashan College. Entry into this course is subject to approval and availability of space.

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Biology: Level 2

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Qualification - NCEA level 2

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Biology: Level 3

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Qualification - NCEA level 3

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Careers

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Individual Pathways

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Chemistry: Level 2

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Qualification - NCEA level 2

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Chemistry: Level 3

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Qualification - NCEA Level 3

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Classical Studies: Level 2

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Qualifications - NCEA level 2

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Classical Studies: Level 3

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Qualification - NCEA level 3

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Digital Technology: Level 1

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Qualification - NCEA level 1

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Digital Technology: Level 2

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Qualification - NCEA level 2

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Digital Technology: Level 3

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Drama: Level 1

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Qualification - NCEA level 1

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Drama: Level 2

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Drama Level 2 is currently being taught at John McGlashan College. Entry into this course is subject to approval and availability of space.

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Drama: Level 3

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Drama Level 3 is currently being taught at John McGlashan College. Entry into this course is subject to approval and availability of space.

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Economics and Commerce: Level 1

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Economics: Level 2

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Qualification - NCEA level 2

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Economics: Level 3

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Qualification - NCEA level 3

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English: Level 1

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Qualification - NCEA level 1

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English: Level 2

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Qualification - NCEA level 2

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English: Level 3

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Qualification - NCEA level 3 and Scholarship (optional)

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Geography: Level 1

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Qualification - NCEA level 1

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Geography: Level 2

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Qualifications - NCEA level 2

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Geography: Level 3

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Qualification - NCEA level 3

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History: Level 1

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Qualification - NCEA level 1

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History: Level 2

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Qualification - NCEA level 2

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History: Level 3

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Qualification - NCEA level 3

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International Languages: Level 1

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Qualification - NCEA level 1

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Chinese: Level 1

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French: Level 1

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German: Level 1

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International Languages: Level 2

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Qualification - NCEA level 2

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Chinese: Level 2

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The NCEA Chinese Level 2 class aims to help students to achieve competence up to and including Chinese Curriculum Levels 6 and 7.

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French: Level 2

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This is a continuing course, with emphasis on the study of topics of interest to young people. Some topics deal with universal problems such as issues relating to health and family, while others relate specifically to France and French-speaking countries.

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German: Level 2

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A theme approach is continued at Level 2 but language and material go beyond basic communication and students read and talk about issues on a more abstract level. Wider, more unsupervised reading is encouraged, as well as greater creativity in writing.

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International Languages: Level 3

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Qualification - NCEA level 3

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Chinese: Level 3

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French: Level 3

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German: Level 3

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Mathematics: Level 1

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Qualification - NCEA level 1

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Mathematics: Level 2 (3 courses offered)

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Qualifications - NCEA level 2

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Mathematics: Level 3 (3 courses offered)

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Qualification - NCEA level 3

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Music: Level 1

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Qualification - NCEA level 1

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Music: Level 2

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Qualification - NCEA level 2

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Music: Level 3

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Qualification - NCEA level 3

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Physical Education: Level 1

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Qualification - NCEA level 1

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Physical Education: level 2

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Qualification - NCEA level 2

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Physical Education: Level 3

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Qualification - NCEA level 3

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Physics: Level 2

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Qualification - NCEA level 2

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Physics: Level 3

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Qualification - NCEA level 3

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Science: Level 1

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Qualification - NCEA level 1

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Visual Arts - Art: Level 1

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Qualification - NCEA level 1

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Visual Arts - Design, Painting, Photography: Level 2

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Qualification - NCEA level 2

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Visual Arts - Design, Painting, Photography: Level 3

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Qualification - NCEA level 3

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University

NCEA and Entrance to University Courses

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For students planning to study at University Level

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Scholarships

The New Zealand Scholarship Award

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Scholarship candidates need to be enrolled full-time in a secondary school or wharekura. In order to receive a monetary award, a student must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and enrolled in tertiary study in New Zealand in the years they receive monetary awards

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Career

Careers Information

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Your Career and Subject Choice

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websites

Useful Websites

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