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Senior Curriculum

Roncalli College offers a holistic curriculum that provides students with the opportunities to develop their academic, cultural, spiritual and physical potential.

Senior Curriculum Handbook

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The Curriculum

Most senior students at Roncalli College work towards NCEA Level 1, 2 or 3 by gaining credits from either Achievement Standards or Unit Standards. A Standard describes what a student should know and be able to do. Each standard is worth a certain number of credits. Some subjects also offer additional or alternative qualifications to NCEA.

The following are important points about the NCEA system at Roncalli College:

  1. All students in Years 11 and 12 are expected to take a full complement of 5 subjects and Religious Education.
  2. Year 13 students have the option of studying:
    1. RE/Theology plus five subjects; or
    2. RE/Theology plus four subjects plus Gateway (by application); or
    3. RE/Theology plus four subjects plus one Individual Learning Programme (ILP)
  3. All subjects will offer a number of standards which will gain credit towards a Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 NCEA Certificate.
  4. Some of these standards will be assessed internally by classroom teachers and some will be assessed externally by NZQA examinations in November and December.
  5. The requirements for each qualification are listed in the Senior Course Handbook linked to this page

Mrs Rooney is the College Principal’s Nominee, s.rooney@roncalli.school.nz. If you have questions or concerns about NCEA, you should talk to her. For matters regarding individual subjects, you should first talk to your subject teacher, and the Curriculum Leader.

We aim to promote the academic profile within Roncalli. We want every student to them to take advantage of it.

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