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 students follow the New Zealand Curriculum and will study the five core subjects:
They will have the opportunity to experience all areas of the Arts, Technologies, and Languages that we offer at Kelston.
Students in Year 10 will continue to study the 5 core subjects - English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health & Physical Education, or Rugby 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.
Students must study English and Mathematics. Science is highly recommended and choose three other courses. Six courses in total. Students are placed in course which allows them to succeed but also challenges them academically.
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.
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:
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.
Archibald Road, Kelston, Auckland
Phone: (09) 818 6185
PO Box: 15-103, New Lynn, Auckland 0640