Senior

All our courses are structured to encourage students to develop coherent, differentiated pathways to further study and adult life.

Subjects

The following are subjects offered on-site. Students are able to access a wide range of subjects through Te Kura or NET NZ.

Gateway/Star/Murihiku Trades
At Aparima College our sense of whānau and manaaki for all our learners ensures we are in a strong position to support our Year 12 & 13 students by providing a wide range of individualised pathways.

Gateway
STAR Courses (run by S.I.T)
Focuses University Entrance and Academic Pathways.
Often students develop a pathway which is a combination of these options.

Music and Culture
Itinerant Music
Students are given the opportunity to engage with an Itinerant Music Teacher, for specialist instrument tuition. This may be one to one tuition or group tuition. There is no cost to the student for this.

Enviroschools
At Aparima College, we aim to follow Enviroschools’ guiding principles by learning about our local environment from community experts and through our own inquiry. We aim to learn how to live sustainable and to care for our trees, gardens, school grounds, river and beaches. We weave the concept of Kaitiakitanga throughout our school programmes, and support our student-led EnviroCouncil to drive our environment vision and actions.

 

Course Handbook

All students continue to build on the foundations of Literacy and Numeracy . They enjoy specialist science teaching, preparing students for the specialist Chemistry, Biology and Physics areas in Year 12 & 13.

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About NCEA

All students continue to build on the foundations of Literacy and Numeracy . They enjoy specialist science teaching, preparing students for the specialist Chemistry, Biology and Physics areas in Year 12 & 13.

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English
Courses offered at all three levels a of NCEA. Focus on a mixture of language and literature. Building on the strong literacy foundation established in Year 7-10 the school offers pathways through NCEA Literacy and University Entrance Literacy. (Careers PDF)

Mathematics
Courses offered at all three levels of NCEA. Flexibility of programmes ensures individual needs are met. With courses in Mathematics and Algebra, Statistics and Calculus.

Science
General Science at level 1, giving practical and theory in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Biology
Biology at NCEA Level 2 & 3 (careers PDF)

Chemistry
NCEA level 2 & 3

Physics
NCEA Level 2 & 3

History
NCEA level 2 & 3

Humanities
NCEA Level 1 & 2. This is a combined History and Geography course

Accounting
NCEA Level , 2 & 3 (careers PDF)

Agriculture
NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3. Working alongside Primary Industry Organisations.

Building and Construction
Level 1, 2 & 3. Prepare students for pathways into building and constructions, carpentry, joinery, welding and Sheetmetal work.

Sustainable Enterprise
NCEA Level 2 & 3.

Design and Visual Communication
NCEA Level 1, 2 & 3

Digital Technology
NCEA Level 1, 2 & 3, developing shills in digital information, programming, media.

Food Nutrition & Hospitality
Hospitality Ready Gateway with Service IQ/Te Pukenga at Level 2 & 3. Level 1 blended individual training.

PE & Health
NCEA Level 1,2 & 2

Outdoor Recreation
NCEA Level 2 & 3. Adventure bases learning, bushcraft, snow and land-based learning.

Performing Arts
Music, Dance, Drama. NCEA Level 1, 2 & 3

Te Reo Māori
NCEA Level 1 & 2

Visual Arts
Toi Tu Waenga
NCEA Level 1, 2 & 3

Junior Pathways View

Middle Pathways View