curriculum

Course Requirements

YEAR 9

 
The Year 9 programme at Takapuna Grammar School is an introductory course consisting of;

Compulsory Learning Areas
All students will study the following core subjects;

  • English / ESOL
  • Mathematics
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • The Arts
  • Technology

Learning Area where there is some choice of subjects
is Languages 

All students will study two languages for half a year each chosen from;

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Te Reo Maori
  • Spanish

Extension and Support
Extension and support is offered in Year 9.  Some students may, after consultation with senior staff, choose the following courses;

  • Special Education Courses
  • Sports Institute (this would be in place of their Technology option)
  • Learning Services (this would be in place of their Language option)
  • Art Extension
  • Music Extension

 

YEAR 10

 
The Year 10 programme at Takapuna Grammar School is an exploratory course consisting of:

Compulsory Learning Areas
All students will study the following core subjects;

• English / ESOL
• Health and Physical Education
• Mathematics
• Science
• Social Studies
• Enterprise and Financial Literacy


Optional Subjects
All students will study 3 options chosen from the following (you may only choose ONE from each column). Language options must have been studied in Year 9.  NB: Sports Institute is by application only.

LANGUAGES

ARTS

TECHNOLOGIES
French Art Technology Food
German (not available after 2015) Dance

Technology Materials Hard

Japanese Drama

Technology Materials Soft

Spanish Music Design & Visual Communication
Maori Sports Institute

English for Speakers of Other Languages    
 English Literacy    

LEVEL 2 - YEAR 12


The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) will be awarded to students who are credited with 80 credits or more , of which a minimum of 60  credits is at level 2 or above, from anywhere on the National Qualifications Framework. Credits gained for the NCEA (Level 1) may be used towards meeting the requirements of the NCEA (Level 2) as well as other qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework.
At Takapuna Grammar School each Year 12 student will be expected to;
• Study a course that consists of 6 subjects. Most subjects will consist of between 19 & 24 credits.
• Select as part of their course English or English Alternative or English Language Support for Speakers of other Languages
• Multi – level courses are available and are a  recommended choice for a number of students.
For accelerate students, there may be the opportunity to study Mathematics at an advanced level.

Details of the subjects that will be available are in the 2015 Level 2 and 3 subject booklet download below:

International Baccalaureate

IB Diploma Programme students study six courses, 3 at higher level (HL) and 3 at standard level (SL). Students must choose one subject from each of groups 1 to 5, thus ensuring breadth of experience in languages, social studies, the experimental sciences and mathematics. The sixth subject may be an arts subject chosen from group 6, or the student may choose another subject from groups 2 to 5.

In addition all students participate in all three parts of the core: The Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action and Service. These are compulsory, and are central to the philosophy of the Diploma and to the Learner Profile.
 
Details of the subjects that will be available are in the subject booklet download below:

LEVEL 3 – YEAR 13


The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 3) will be awarded to people who are credited with 80 credits or more , of which a minimum of 60 credits is at Level 3 or above, from anywhere on the National Qualifications Framework.  Credits gained for the NCEA (Level 1) and NCEA (Level 2) may be used towards meeting the requirements of the NCEA (Level 3) as well as other qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework.

At Takapuna Grammar School each Year 13 student will be expected to;
• Study a course that consists of 6 subjects.  Most subjects will enable 19 - 24 credits to be gained. One of these subjects may be a Study option.
• Multi – level courses are available and are a recommended choice for a number of students.

Year 13 Scholarship

Takapuna Grammar School encourages students studying subjects at the Year 13 level to consider entering the Scholarship examinations. These examinations are designed so that top performing students can demonstrate excellence academically. They enable them to apply skills of critical thinking, problem solving and applying and relating knowledge – skills inherent in our teaching and learning philosophy.

Students will be asked to indicate their intention to enter scholarship later in the term and departments will be setting up a number of structures to tutor students in their subjects.

Course Summary 

 

Please click here to be directed to our Course Information Booklets and Subject Option Sheets. 

Subject Recommendations for Tertiary Courses