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Year 11 - 13 Overview

In Years 11-13, Kavanagh students typically undertake six subjects in each year level. 

All students participate in our compulsory Religious Education programme. This programme is both an integral and active part of our daily lives and behaviours, and within the curriculum course of study. 

No exemption is given for Religious Education in the senior years. 

Where courses clash with Religious Education, parents should discuss the issue with the principal. 

There is extensive advice to assist with course planning for students of all abilities and this can be found by exploring the NCEA links in the Curriculum area of the website as well as a section dedicated to choosing a subject.

Year 11

In Year 11, all students at Kavanagh College must take:

  • Religious Education and Health & Recreation
  • An English option
  • A Mathematics option
  • A Science option
  • plus two (2) other options and information for each subject listed below is found via the subjects page

Year 12

In Year 12, all students at Kavanagh College must take:

  • Religious Education
  • An English option (students seeking an exemption must apply in writing to the Senior Leadership Team)
  • plus four (4) other options and information for each subject listed below is found via the subjects page

Year 13

In Year 13 all students at Kavanagh College must take:-

  • Religious Education (18 credit course) OR
  • Religious Education (academic 24 credit course)
  • plus four (4) to five (5) other options and information for each subject listed below is found via the subjects page

 

Year 11 

Year 12

Year 13

Compulsory Subjects 

Compulsory Subjects

Compulsory Subjects

Religious Studies

Health and Recreation

English

Mathematics

Science

Religious Studies

English

Religious Studies

Year 11 Options

Year 12 Options

Year 13 options

Art 

Design & Visual Communication 

Drama 

Digital Technologies 

Economics & Accounting 

ESOL 

French  

Geography 

German 

History 

Music 

Physical Education 

Skills for Work and Living

Technology – Food and Nutrition 

Technology – Hard Materials  

Technology – Textile Design 

Te Reo Maori

 

Accounting 

Agribusiness 

Art – Practical 

Art – Photography 

Biology 

Building and Construction 

Chemistry 

Classical Studies 

Design & Visual Communication 

Digital Technologies 

Drama 

Economics 

ESOL

French 

Geography 

German 

History 

Mathematics Extension 

Mathematics Statistics 

Mechanical Engineering 

Media Studies 

Music  

Physical Education 

Physics 

Skills for Work & Living

Technology – Practical Foods 

Technology – Hard materials 

Technology – Textile Design 

Te Reo Maori

Tourism & Travel  

Correspondence or Gateway Course (Signature required)

Accounting 

Art History 

Art – Painting 

Art – Photography 

Art – Printmaking 

Biology 

Chemistry 

Classical Studies  

Design & Visual Communication 

Digital Technologies 

Drama 

Economics 

English 

ESOL

French 

Geography 

German 

History 

Mathematics with Calculus 

Statistics and Modelling 

Music  

Physical Education 

Physics 

Technology – Food & Nutrition 

Technology – Hard materials 

Technology – Textile Design  

Te Reo Maori

Correspondence or Gateway Course (Signature required)