Year 9 students are tested in a nationally moderated assessment that serves as a benchmark against which students, teachers and families can measure progress. Students are well prepared for the NCEA assessments, which commence in Year 11. With pass rates for all NCEA levels well above the national average, our preparation and programmes are well proven.
The major aims for learning in the Middle School are:
The curriculum is structured so that students experience a wide range of subjects, core and options, through a wide range of learning situations and experiences over these two years. It is important that students do not specialise in particular subject areas at this level. Gaining a broad experience is one of our key principles.
While this year is the first year of study for external qualifications, courses at this level should also be broad-based so that students have a number of different options in the future. Students will start to specialise more in Year 12 and this will be continued with greater depth in final year studies. For further NCEA information, please click here.