Information detailing courses being offered in 2019 across Years 9-13 is available online by following the links below.



Year 11 (Level 1) course selection process

Year 11 (Level 1) subject choices

Year 10 elective subject choices Year 12 (Level 2) subject choices
  Year 13 (Level 3) subject choices


Rangiora High School has designed a flexible curriculum for the junior school (Years 9 and 10) which meets the requirements of the New Zealand Curriculum and allows all students to receive an education in the faculty areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, Technology, The Arts, Business and Enterprise, Languages and Land-based Studies. Our curriculum is structured to provide students with a depth of experience in a broad range of subjects.


As students progress into the senior school at Year 11 the range of subjects that students are required to take reduces. The school provides a broad range of subjects to choose from. In 2019  Year 11 students are expected to take ONE semester (½ year) English or Te Reo and Mathematics. Students will then select TEN other semesters of courses. Note: some courses run for TWO semesters. There are also a selection of CONNECTED courses - covering 2 or 3 subjects. At this level students study for Level 1 of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA).


At Year 12 all students are required to take six full-year subjects, mainly for Level 2 NCEA but also for other certificates on the National Qualifications Framework. There are no compulsory subjects.


At Year 13, students are required to take five full-year subjects, mainly for Level 3 NCEA which provides entry to University. There are no compulsory subjects.


This diagram shows the relationship between school year levels (listed across the bottom as Y1 to Y13) and the New Zealand Curriculum levels 1-8 (shown in blue bands). NOTE: At the end of Year 11, when students sit external NCEA Level 1 examinations, they are expected to be at Level 6 of the New Zealand Curriculum, as Level 6 of the New Zealand Curriculum equates with NCEA Level 1 (Y11 in the diagram below).



Rangiora High School aims to give every student the broadest possible range of opportunities to study the subjects they wish to take. The school will make every effort to accommodate student choice but reserves the right to direct students into particular course selections where it deems that to be in the student’s interest.



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