Waitaki Girls' High School

Year 11


In Year 11 all students study six subjects for NCEA

English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory and students select three other subjects. In addition all students complete one hour a week of structured study skills.

In English, Mathematics and Science there are alternative courses available for students who find work difficult. These courses will include sufficient achievement of unit standards to meet the literacy and numeracy requirements of Level 1 NCEA. To gain NCEA Level 1, a student must gain credits which meet the numeracy and literacy requirements. These credits can be gained through a number of standards across a range of subjects. These standards will be identified in subject information given to student ts at the beginning of Year 11.

Year 11 subjects:

  • English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory. According to ability and needs a student will be directed into their most appropriate course.
  • EITHER English
  • OR English Alternative
  • EITHER Mathematics
  • OR Mathematics-Numeracy
  • EITHER Science
  • OR Skills Science

Please click here for information regarding calculators

The following subjects are also offered and students choose THREE subjects from these. All subjects offer credits towards NCEA Level 1.

Agriculture Art Business Digital Technology
Food Technology & Nutrition Geography German Dual Pathways
History Japanese (Distance Learning) Music Physical Education
Te Reo (Distance Learning) Textiles Technology Vocational Studies  

Please download and refer to our Course Information Booklet.

Please download the Year 11 stationery list for your information.

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