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Senior Curriculum

Roncalli College offers a holistic curriculum that provides students with the opportunities to develop their academic, cultural, spiritual and physical potential.

Senior Curriculum Handbook

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The Curriculum

Students will complete 6 courses in years 11, 12 and 13 working to achieve NCEA Level One, Two and Three. We recommend all students from Roncalli College leave with at least NCEA Level Two.

To achieve NCEA Level 1 you must gain

  • 80 credits (at Level One or higher) - this must Include 10 numeracy credits and 10 literacy credits

To achieve NCEA Level 2 you must gain

  • 60 credits (at Level 2 or higher);
  • 20 credits at any level (can be gained the previous year);
  • The Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements must also be met.

To achieve NCEA Level 3 you must gain

  • 60 credits at Level 3;
  • 20 credits at Level 2 or above (can be gained the previous year);
  • The Level 1 literacy and numeracy requirements must also be met.

To achieve University Entrance you must gain

  • NCEA Level 3;
  • 14 credits in at least three University Entrance approved subjects as listed in the Senior Curriculum Handbook loaded on this page;
  • UE Literacy consisting of 5 writing credits and 5 reading credits from approved standards;
  • UE Numeracy consisting of 10 credits at Level 1 or above (the same as the requirement for NCEA numeracy).

Students can achieve a course endorsement if they gain;

14 credits at Merit level or higher for a Merit endorsement or 14 credits at Excellence level for an Excellence endorsement. This has to include credits from at least one external standard at Merit or Excellence, respectively (except PE and RE).

Students can achieve a certificate endorsement if they gain;

50 credits at Merit level or higher for a Merit endorsement or 50 credits at Excellence level for an Excellence endorsement. Students who gain NCEA Level Two and Three with Excellence may qualify for monetary scholarships at some Tertiary institutions.

Tracking

To track student progress, the following is available

  • Student/Caregiver portal
  • NZQA website login
  • NCEA track app

Contacts

For academic queries, the first port of call for students and parents/guardians at the College is the student’s subject teacher or subject Curriculum Leader.

If necessary, you can also contact the following staff:

Year Level Dean

Year 11 - Nic Wilson (n.wilson@roncalli.school.nz)

Year 12 - Frankie Allan (f.allan@roncalli.school.nz)

Year 13 - Ellen Walsh (e.walsh@roncalli.school.nz)

Academic Dean

Belinda Leckie (b.leckie@roncalli.school.nz)

NZQA liaison (Principal’s Nominee)

Samantha Rooney (s.rooney@roncalli.school.nz)

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