- Social Sciences
- Design Technology
- Information Technology
- Employment Skills
- Physical Education
Students are usually expected to take seven subjects at Year 11. Alternative or additional subjects can be studied through Video Conferencing or the Correspondence School, or other distance learning providers. Study supervision is provided for students using these study methods.
YEARS 11-13 COURSE OPTIONS
At Collingwood Area School we approach Yr 11-13 courses with flexibility and with the student’s choices central. We are able to access courses for our students through a range of mediums, from traditional classroom teaching, through to video conferencing, correspondence, STAR and Gateway opportunities. Our goal is to meet the individual needs of the students and limit the barrier of isolation to the children’s future intended career paths. Senior course options are contained within the Senior Course Book and any enquiries about alternative options are welcomed.
The school would normally expect to offer courses in:
- Mathematics (Statistics and Calculus in Year 13)
- Chemistry Physics
- Earth Science Astronomy
- Geography History
- Economics Design
- Graphics Information Technology
- Hospitality Art (Painting, Print-making, Photography)
- Physical Education Outdoor Education
- Employment Skills
These courses lead to qualifications in Level 2 and 3 NCEA or complete Level 1, or provide Standards towards National Certificates. Every effort is made to satisfy the needs of each individual. As far as possible the school tries to provide for the educational and career plans of all of its senior secondary students, extending the curriculum the school can offer by linking with the Correspondence School, and WestNet (video conferencing), Telford and through STAR and Gateway Courses. Supervision and guidance will be provided for all externally delivered courses. STAR Courses are available in a wide variety of subjects from a number of tertiary providers. Practical courses are also offered such as Building, Forestry and Motor Mechanics. While these provide practical experience, students also have the opportunity to achieve relevant Unit Standards which contribute towards NCEA Certificates. GATEWAY courses allow students to be at a place of work for up to one day a week while gaining qualifications through this work. Full-time students will be expected to take six subjects in Year 12 and five subjects in Year 13. Part-time adult students are very welcome and valued for the contribution they make to the school. Returning to school can seem an enormous step to take; our experience suggests it can be very successful.