St Patrick's College, Wellington

Senior Course Selection Booklet 2018

The variety of subjects offered will allow all students to undertake an effective and appropriate course of study relevant to their needs and areas of interest leading to University and other tertiary providers or the work force. Students can undertake study at more than one level in order to allow them to study a programme appropriate to their educational requirements. Subjects offered within the Senior Curriculum include:

 

Accounting

Art

Art Design

Automotive Engineering

Biology

Building

Chemistry

Classical Studies

Computer Studies

Drama

Economics

English

English Language

Food and Nutrition

French

Future Careers

Gateway

Geography

Graphics

History

Mathematics

Media Studies

Music

Outdoor Education

Physics

Physical Education

Print Design

Programming Technology

Religious Education

Samoan

Science

Technology

Te Reo Maori

Year11 students complete a core of English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Education, and Science. Students choose two other options to study towards NCEA Level 1. Some students may select to do three options at Year 11 for extension. Other students may select to undertake Year 12 courses toward NCEA Level 2 in order to build on extension programmes undertaken in Years 9 and 10.

Year 12 students complete a core of English and Religious Education and then choose four option subjects to study. The aim of Year 12 is for students to work towards achieving NCEA Level 2. Students at Year 12 may select to study at Year 13 level for extension if their achievement in the previous year has been excellent.

Year 13 students chose five option subjects to study. Religious Education is a compulsory subject. The aim for Year 13 is for students to work towards achieving NCEA Level 3, University Entrance and Scholarship qualifications.

Homework and Study: Homework and revision of class work is an important role in the level of student achievement. All students are expected to complete homework as part of their course work in each subject. Students in Years 11 to 13 are expected to complete two and a half hours each week night as part of their course work. Students at Years 11 to 13 will be given information on how to organise and study effectively and will participate in study skills programmes.