Curriculum Overview

All Year 9 and 10 students cover the essential learning areas described in the New Zealand Curriculum - English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health, The Arts, and Technology.
Karamu High School offers and encourages students to study either Te Reo Maori or Japanese. 
Year 9 and 10 students select from a range of options offered from The Arts, Technology, Business and Languages.

  Curriculum Subjects


Year 9 Courses

Students study the four core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health
Students select eight one term options subjects that must include:-

  • At least two Arts subjects
  • At least two Technology subjects
  • Japanese and Te Reo Maori are optional but encouraged 
  • Business Studies and/or additional Arts and/or Technology subjects

The Year 9 Subject Booklet contains details of each subject

 Year 9 Subject Booklet


Year 10 Courses

Students study the four core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health
Students select four half year option subjects:

  • At least one Arts subject
  • At least one Technology subject
  • Japanese and Te Reo Maori are optional but encouraged 
  • Business Studies, and /or additional Arts and/or Technology subjects

The Year 10 Subject Booklet contains details of each subject

 Year 10 Subject Booklet


NCEA Level One Courses

English, Mathematics, Science are compulsory. Students choose three other subjects.
Students should choose subjects that:-

  • interest them
  • allow them to gain NCEA Level One
  • allow for a smooth progression to NCEA Level Two and Three
  • allow for a variety of career pathways

Students need 10 Literacy and Numeracy credits to gain NCEA Level One. For further information see details of NCEA

 NCEA L1 NCEA L1 Literacy & Numeracy

The NCEA Level One Course Booklet contains details of each subject. Deans will help students select the most appropriate course.

 Level One Course Booklet


NCEA Level Two Courses

NCEA Level Two students choose English and five other subjects.
The Level Two Course Booklet contains course details and also pre-requisites for entry to studying at NCEA Level Two.

 Level Two Course Booklet

All Year 12 students will have course interviews after they receive their NCEA Level One results.


NCEA Level Three Courses

NCEA Level Three students choose any five subjects. More details are available in the NCEA Level Three Course Booklet.

 Level Three Course Booklet

Many students use this year to gain entry to University or other Tertiary Institutions. It is important to check entry criteria before choosing Level Three subjects. Students who wish to obtain entry to a University also require University Entrance.

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

 University Entrance