Senior Campus

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Academic Curriculum

Introduction

The academic curriculum at the Senior Campus is based around the eight Learning Areas of the New Zealand Curriculum:

  • The Arts
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Learning Languages
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology

The academic curriculum at the Senior Campus is based around the eight Learning Areas of the New Zealand Curriculum:

  • Thinking
  • Managing Self
  • Relating to Others
  • Participating and Contributing
  • Using Language Symbols and Texts

 

NCEA

All boys at Dilworth work towards gaining NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) qualifications.

For most boys the NCEA pathway is:

  • Year 11 - NCEA Level One
  • Year 12 - NCEA Level Two
  • Year 13 - NCEA Level Three

Boys will be offered assessment opportunities that reflect their academic ability. Some boys may take longer to achieve an NCEA level, whilst others may be given the opportunity to gain standards at a level higher than those listed above. There is an opportunity for high academic achievers to study for Scholarship examinations in Year 13.

 

Subject Choices

Dilworth Senior Campus offers a wide range of subject choices. Each year has a mixture of compulsory subjects and subjects that the student can choose, from an extensive list. As each student moves through the Senior Campus, the number of compulsory subjects reduces until, in Year 13, all subjects are chosen by the student.

Frequently Asked Questions

All students are given guidance before selecting their optional subjects, to ensure that they are following a balanced course, commensurate with their ability.

What Option Choices Can I Make?

 

Literacy and Numeracy

The academic programme recognises the importance of literacy and numeracy. Mathematics is compulsory for all boys until Year 12 and English is compulsory for all boys until Year 12.

Dilworth Senior Campus has a campus-wide literacy programme, undertaken by all subject areas.

Boys are tested in Year 10, using asTTle to establish their strengths and weaknesses in reading and writing. These results are used by all teachers when developing their programmes.

The complete 2017 Year 11 Curriculum Handbook is available to view here.

The complete 2017 Year 12 Curriculum Handbook is available to view here.

The complete 2017 Year 13 Curriculum Handbook is available to view here.

The complete 2017 Career Handbook is available to view here.