All students are required to study five core subjects and two to four option subjects (depending on whether they choose half-year or full-year options). Language subjects are also available. A band and extension students are required to study a language. B band and Maori students may select a language as one of their option subjects.
Core subjects – English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Physical Education are compulsory. Students also select two to four option subjects, depending on whether they choose half-year or full-year options. Language subjects are offered to some students (Maori, Japanese, French).