Our focus for students in these two years is so that they leave Waiheke High School with the maximum opportunity for selection into a tertiary course of their choice or enter into highly valued full time employment.
A key part of this is students working towards course endorsements (14 credits at Merit and Excellence level in specific subjects) and certificate endorsements (50 credits at Merit and Excellence level over all subjects). Students may enter one or more scholarship standard as well as their Level 3 standards. This assessment extends the best secondary students and enables the top scholars throughout the country to be indentified and acknowledged. Students are expected to synthesise and integrate concepts, and to apply higher level thinking based on in-school and independent learning.
It is important during these senior years that students make the most of the co-curricular activities available at Waiheke High School as these will develop important leadership and life skills making a valuable contribution to their curriculum vitae.
Educational research shows a direct link between homework and students success at High School. Parents can support their child by;
Providing a quiet place to study and complete their NCEA Assignments throughout the year, not just for the final end of year examinations. Year 12 students should expect to receive 30 minutes, and in year 13 students 30-40 minutes, homework per subject each day.
Discussing subject choices with their son or daughter, and start think about the areas they might like to focus on for future study or career. For more information or support please contact the school careers advisor Trish Blair on 371-5000, ext 217.