Senior Courses at Lynfield College

Students who attend Lynfield College will work towards their National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA). Each course (subject) lasts for the school year and includes several assessment activities that earn credits towards NCEA. Each assessment activity relates to one part of the course called a standard and may be internally assessed (within the school) or externally assessed (national exams in November). Each standard that is successfully achieved is worth a certain number of credits that count towards earning a certificate or entering university.
 
Year 11:      NCEA Level One Certificate–  80 credits at level 1
                   6 courses are selected from a wide range of options:
                   English, Mathematics, Science and Physical Education are compulsory.
 
Year 12:      NCEA Level Two Certificate– 80 credits with at least 60 at level 2 
                   6 courses are selected from a wide range of options:
                   English is compulsory.
 
Year 13:      NCEA Level Three Certificate– 80 credits with at least 60 at level 3
                   5 courses are selected from a range of options.
 
Details of all courses are in the 2017 Senior Course Information Booklet.
 
The new NCEA minimum criteria for entrance to a New Zealand university are:
  • 14 credits at level one or higher in Mathematics standards.
  •   4 credits at level two or above in Reading standards.
  •   4 credits at level two or above in Writing standards.
  • 14 credits at level 3 or higher in at least three different “approved subjects”.
 
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