Kelston Boys’ High School offers the National Certificate of Educational Achievement - NCEA -  pathway. 

The Junior school curriculum structure has been designed to provide students with a depth of experience in a broad range of subjects.

Courses in the Senior school are designed to meet the needs of the individual student. This gives all students the opportunity to enjoy learning and experience academic success.

​​​​​​​


YEAR 9

Year 9 students follow the New Zealand Curriculum and will study the 5 core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Health & Physical Education or Sports Academy (by application).  They will have the opportunity to experience all areas of the Arts and Technologies that we offer at Kelston.

Technology - Hard Materials & Digital Technologies.   Students will experience one semester of each of the Technology courses.

Arts - Drama, Music and Visual Art.  Students will experience one semester of each of the 3 Arts courses.

Languages - Japanese, Te Reo Maori and Samoan.  Students choose 1 language to study as a full year course.


YEAR 10

Students in Year 10 will continue to study the 5 core subjects - English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health & Physical Education or Sports Academy (by application) and they will choose two full year option courses.

Y10 option courses:  Art, Business Studies, Design & Visual Communications, Digital Technologies, Drama, Hard Materials, Music, Te Reo Maori, Japanese, Samoan.


YEAR 11

Students must study English and Mathematics; Science is highly recommended and choose three other courses. Six courses in total.  Students are placed in the course which allows them to succeed but also challenges them academically.


YEAR 12

Students must study English; Mathematics is highly recommended and choose four other courses. Six courses in total. For a student to study a course at Level 2, he must have met the entry criteria which in most cases is 14 credits in the course at Level 1, or at the discretion of the HoD.  Students may well have a multilevel programme studying courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3.


YEAR 13

Students choose 5 courses. For a student to study a subject at Level 3, he needs to have met the entry criteria, which in most cases is 14 credits in the course at Level 2.

To gain NCEA Level 3 you must achieve 60 credits at Level 3, plus 20 credits at Level 2 or above.  To gain University Entrance (UE) you will need to take 3, 4 or 5 UE approved courses.  Entry to Auckland University requires 17 Literacy credits at L2 & L3.


ACCELERATED AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME

Students who show well above average academic ability are given the opportunity to be accelerated and enriched in Mathematics, English and Science. These students may sit some achievement standards in Year 10. This programme will allow students to:

  • Study a broader range of subjects at Level 3 enabling entry into restricted courses at University such as Law, Engineering and Commerce. These courses require students to gain between 80 and 100 credits at Level 3.
  • Enter the NCEA Scholarship examinations in subjects where they are particularly able.
  • Enter Stage 1 papers offered by the University of Auckland. These papers can be credited to University degrees.

MĀTOU TĀTOU CENTRE

A special learning programme has been developed for students with learning difficulties, the Mātou Tātou Centre has classes with small numbers and are guided by specialist teachers. The students are taught at their own pace according to their individual needs.


COURSE GUIDES

Our Course Guides for Years 11, 12 & 13 have comprehensive information about our courses & programmes here at Kelston Boys High School.

To view our latest Course Guides:

Click here Year 11

Click here  Year 12

Click here  Year 13


Course Guides

Our Course Guides for Years 11, 12 & 13 have comprehensive information about our courses & programmes here at Kelston Boys High School.

To view our latest Course Guides:

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13