15 September 2022
Student Course Selection 2023
Over the next few weeks, senior students are asked to complete their online course selections for 2023. Students will have the chance to look through courses and ‘favourite’ some that they are interested in.
Thursday 15 September – Monday 19 September
(Week 8 / 9)
Online Course Selection information for students and parents to discuss and investigate. Students/Taiohi are encouraged to ‘favourite” the courses they are considering. (Use this link https://thames.schoolpoint.co.nz/)
Students/Taiohi are encouraged to discuss or seek advice about their selections with classroom teachers, Rōpū/Whānau Kaitiaki, Kaiāwhina and Parents/Caregivers/Whānau.
Tuesday 20 September (Week 9)
How NCEA works for whānau of Year 10 taiohi/students and anyone else interested. To be held in the school Library from 6pm – 7pm. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Wednesday 21 September (Week 9)
Online Course Selection Open (Use this link https://thames.schoolpoint.co.nz/)
Friday 30 September (Week 10)
Online Course Selection Closed
Useful Information section to check requirements, advice about selections, NCEA, University Entrance, Curriculum Flowchart, Financial Guidelines and more.
In the Useful Information section, the ‘Student – How to Guide’ is a great place to start. https://thames.schoolpoint.co.nz/information/students-how-to-guide
If you feel you require more information, please contact the Rōpū/Whānau Kaitiaki to arrange a time to discuss your childs’ options.
Senior Course Selection
What if I don’t know what I want to do when I leave school?
That’s ok, it’s quite normal. Choose Learning Areas you like and may have seen success in before. Make sure you have a wide selection so that you have pathway options in the future.
Why do I have to take English, Mathematics and Science (Year 11)?
At Year 11, we believe that these subjects are essential to link through to many of the future year’s courses. These make up part of the wide selection to allow you to have future pathways
There are 2 English courses at my year level. Which one do I choose?
Make sure you read the course description and also discuss this with your current English teacher. Check the pathway diagram in the course details to see which of these two courses leads onto further studies that are required in your future pathways.
I want to take three courses in Physical Education, is that Ok?
It is great that you are wanting to be active, but this would limit your options for your future pathway within school and beyond. Choose one only.
How many credits do I need for NCEA Level 1?
Students need to achieve at least 60 credits at level 1, 2 or 3. Students must also complete an additional 10 Literacy and 10 Numeracy credits. See the Useful Information – NCEA details
How many credits do I need for NCEA Level 2?
Students need to achieve at least 60 credits at level 2 or 3 and 20 credits from any level. The Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements must also be met. See the Useful Information – NCEA details
How many credits do I need for NCEA Level 3?
Students need to achieve at least 60 credits at level 3 or above, and 20 credits from any level. The Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements must also be met. See the Useful Information – NCEA details
Can I take a Gateway course?
At Year 11, Gateway is not an option. At Years 12-13, Gateway is available by invitation. Please email/talk with Mrs Donovan about this if you are interested.
What if the course I want to do is not shown in my course lists?
You may be able to do this course through Distance Education, you will need to email/talk with Mrs Sawyer about this. firstname.lastname@example.org