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Year 12 Core and Option Subjects

Nga Kaupapa Matua, Kaupapa Kōwhiringa Tau 12

28 Lessons per week

At Year 12, all students study English and are required to participate in the Physical Education/Religious Education/Study/Senior College Options Programme. All students are also required to take five other subjects, studying a total of six subjects for NCEA.

Compulsory Core Subjects

All students must study the subjects listed under the Compulsory Core Subjects tab below. These subjects are also indicated by a dark blue band with the letter 'C' on the left side.

Full year, 4 lessons each.

  • (select one of) English/English Literature
  • Physical Education/Religious Education/Study/Life Programme (1 lesson for each, one term Leadership Programme instead of Study)


Click here to view the Year 12 NCEA FAQs, which includes helpful information for parents and students for NCEA.

Option Subjects

Select five Option subjects. (Full year, 4 lessons each week. Total of 20 lessons a week).

Option Subjects appear under the Options Subjects tab below and are indicated by a light blue band with the letter 'O' on the left side. Subjects which are 'Subjects where Students are Selected' appear under both the Options Subjects tab and the Subjects where Students are Selected tab below and are indicated by a teal green band with the letter 'S' on the left side.

Curriculum Options selections will open during the afternoon on Tuesday 13 August.

Once open, you will receive an email with a personalised link to make online Option selections (for further information, refer to the sections below).

Curriculum Options selections will close and access to the online forms will be removed at 5.00pm on Wednesday 21 August.