Year 11 - 13: Course Requirements


NCEA   LEVEL 1  

 All Students will study SEVEN subjects.  English, Mathematics, Physical Education, and Religious Education are compulsory. Students choose THREE other subjects.

 There are a mixture of Achievement Standard and Unit Standard courses available. Generally students who choose a Unit Standards course are unable to move on to an Achievement Standard based course at a higher level in the following year.

 It is important for students to maintain a well balanced subject mix which ensures choice and flexibility in following years.  Liston College strongly recommends that Year 11 students choose a science subject in order to keep pathways open for university and/or many trades. 


NCEA   LEVEL 2 

There are a mixture of one year Achievement Standard and two year Unit Standard courses available at Level 2.

Those students who have gained 15 or more credits in individual subjects, can progress to level 2 in that particular subject only, subject to individual subject / HOD Suggested Prior Learning and Achievement.

 Students studying at Level 2 will study Religious Education at this level and those subjects that they have meet the Suggested Prior Learning and Achievement in (up to FIVE other subjects) which may be at either Level 1 or Level 2 as appropriate.  To attain NCEA Level 2, Students must study ENGLISH

 In choosing a course for succeeding years students must be careful to see that subjects to be taken at Level 3 have their grounding in Level 2 (especially Mathematics, Sciences, Languages, Visual Arts and Accounting)

NCEA   LEVEL 3

 There are only one year Achievement Standard courses available at Level 3, with the exception of Computing which is a two year course and should have been entered at Level 2.

 Those students who have gained 15 or more credits in individual subjects, can progress to level 3 in that particular subject only, subject to individual subject / HOD Suggested Prior Learning and Achievement.

 Students studying at Level 3 will study Religious Education at this level and those subjects that they have meet the Suggested Prior Learning and Achievement in (up to FIVE other subjects) which may be at either Level 1, 2 or 3, as appropriate.

Students need to be aware of the new University Entrance requirements if they wish to enter University in the following year.

 Scholarship opportunities are available to those students who meet the academic criteria (decided yearly). Scholarship subjects (Level 4) are studied concurrently with Level 3 NCEA subjects.

 The course of study will be individually determined for each student in consultation with the Year 13 Dean



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