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Year 11 Core and Option Subjects

28 Lessons per week

At Year 11, all students study English, Mathematics and Science and are required to participate in the Physical Education and Health/Life Skills (Health Education)/Study Programme. All students are also required to take three other option subjects. They study six subjects for NCEA.

Compulsory Core Subjects

All students must study the subjects listed under the Compulsory Core Subjects tab below. These subjects are also indicated by a dark blue band with the letter 'C' on the left side.

Full year, 4 lessons each.

  • (select one of) English/English Literature
  • (select one of) Mathematics Algebra Focus/Mathematics Applied/Mathematics and Statistics
  • (select one of) Science/Practical Science (students select one of these science subjects if they have not completed Level 1 Science in Year 10.)
  • Biology/Physical Science (students who have completed Level 1 Science in Year 10 (students of 10N, 10O and 10H), will need to select one of these subjects, in addition to three optional subjects.)
  • Physical Education and Health/Life Skills (Health Education)/Study (2 lessons Physical Education and Health, 1 lesson Life Skills (Health Education), 1 lesson Study)

NCEA FAQs

Click here to view the Year 11 NCEA FAQs, which includes helpful information for parents and students for NCEA.

Option Subjects

Select three Option subjects. (Full year, 4 lessons each. Total of 12 lessons a week).

Option Subjects appear under the Options Subjects tab below and are indicated by a light blue band with the letter 'O' on the left side. Subjects which are 'Subjects where Students are Selected' appear under both the Options Subjects tab and the Subjects where Students are Selected tab below and are indicated by a teal green band with the letter 'S' on the left side.

Curriculum Options selections for 2023 are now closed.