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Courses Of Study

Onehunga High School's curriculum is based on the principles of the New Zealand Curriculum Framework. The final decision on all courses rests with the Principal.

YEAR 9
All students follow the same basic course. Subjects studied all year are English, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics and Physical Education. Art; Business; Dance, Drama and Music; Food Technology; Health Education; Information and Communication Technology; Product Design and Multi-Materials Technology are each studied for one term.

Students whose numeracy and literacy skills are well developed choose Maori, Chinese or French for their language option which is studied all year. Extra English support is available for students from non-English speaking backgrounds.


YEAR 10
Students continue to study English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Health, Science and Social Studies all year. 
Y10 STUDENTS HAVE TWO or THREE OPTIONS AVAILABLE
Arts: Dance, Drama, Photography, Media Studies, Music or Visual Art
Technology: Food and Nutrition, Food for Life, Information and Communication Technology, Information Management, Multi Materials Technology – Metal or Wood based, or Product Design.
– Wood based, or Product Design Prototype and Modelling
Other: Beginner’s Chinese, Beginner’s French, Chinese, French, Te Reo Maori, Automotive Mechanics, Enterprise Studies, Graphics, or Electronic Design.

YEAR 11
Year 11 students study six subjects – English, Mathematics, Science and three other subjects. Subjects offer Achievement Standards and/or Unit Standards towards Level 1 National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA).


YEAR 12
Year 12 students study English and five additional subjects. Most Year 12 students work towards Level 2 NCEA. Prerequisites apply to many subjects indicating the minimum level of performance required to gain subject entry.


YEAR 13
Most students in Year 13 work towards NCEA Level 3. Again prerequisites apply to many subjects indicating the minimum level of performance required to gain subject entry.

It is important that students take courses designed to facilitate their transition from school to tertiary study or work. 

Multi-level study is an important component of the school curriculum. Senior students may, with approval from Heads of Department, combine NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3 subjects. 

Detailed information on all courses is available in the Academic Programme Booklet.


ONEHUNGA HIGH BUSINESS SCHOOL
Onehunga High School offers business education from Years 9 – 13 and a Certificate of Business in Year 13. The Certificate comprises a range of subjects to prepare students for business education at the tertiary level.

The Business School is supported by significant private and individual funding. This ensures high standards of tuition and modern facilities.

The University of Auckland Business School and AUT School of Business have both signed Memorandums of Understanding with our Business School. These memorandums offer many advantages to our students, most notable of which are fees scholarships and other assistance for enrolment in the respective Business Faculties.

ONEHUNGA HIGH CONSTRUCTION SCHOOL
Early 2005 the Onehunga High Construction School began by offering its first pre-apprenticeship course in Building and Construction. The Year 12 course uses construction projects as the focal point of students' learning. 

Students spend blocks of time while at school learning theoretical and practical Building and Construction skills and also include English, Mathematics, Business and Physical Education courses in their programme. 

ONEHUNGA
HIGH SERVICES ACADEMY
The Services Academy was established in 2007 and is a programme for school leavers who are seeking a career in the Army, Navy or Air Force. The course focuses on career pathways, academic achievement, physical fitness and discipline.
 

TERTIARY INSTITUTE WEBSITES 
Areas of Interest
Going on to Tertiary?
Information about all majors offered across New Zealand's eight universities: http://www.nomajordrama.co.nz/
Providers and Programmes


 

 
Click The Staircasing Model to view.

The Staircasing Model demonstrates how the NCEA framework is transferable between School, Industry and other Tertiary Providers.

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