In Years 9 and 10, students are placed in mixed ability tutor classes in which they cover all of their core subjects; Religious Education, English, Health & Physical Education, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. In Year 10, their mathematics class is streamed based on performance in Year 9 where some will undertake Level 1 NCEA mathematics.
In most core subjects in Year 10, students will have the opportunity to sit some NCEA Level 1 achievement standards. This gives them some familiarity with the national qualification system.
There is also scope for extension of those individuals who have particular gifts and talents through our Opportunities class or for those who need extra support in their learning, there is aid offered.
The students sit examinations at the end of each year so that they gain some experience in learning to study as well as sitting an assessment longer than one hour.