Senior College  |  Years 10 – 13

Huanui Senior College builds on the programmes of study established in the Junior College.  A differentiated learning approach is taken to ensure that students are working at levels which are challenging, yet within reach of their own personal ability. Huanui College offers the Cambridge International Examinations of IGCSE and A Level to all students.  Selected students may be offered NCEA Level 2 English.

The pastoral care system is through the form class and form teachers work with students to ensure that each student has the support and supervision to set and achieve all academic and social goals.

The Senior College discipline system is firm but fair and all students are required to agree to the Huanui College Code of Conduct and follow the “Huanui Way”.  This is to ensure that all students receive the best possible education in an optimal learning environment.

Subjects available in 2018:

Year 10

  • English Literature (compulsory)
  • Mathematics (compulsory)
  • Physical Education (compulsory)
  • Science (compulsory): Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Social studies (compulsory): History, Geography
  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Spanish

Year 11

Students complete the Cambridge International IGCSE examinations in up to six subjects.  Each subject is studied for 5 lessons a week. English Literature and Mathematics are compulsory.  It is recommended that students take at least one of the three Sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics, although this is not compulsory.

  • English Literature (compulsory)
  • Mathematics (compulsory)
  • Agriculture
  • Drama
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design Technology – Graphics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Spanish

For some IGCSE subjects, students will have the option of studying at either core or extended level.  Extended Level is aimed at students who can achieve grades higher than 60%.  The grades available at IGCSE are A* (over 90%); A (80% – 89%); B (70% - 79%); C (60%-69%); D (50%-59%); E (40%-49%); F (30%-39%) & G (20%-29%).  A ‘U’ grade is awarded to a student with less than 20%.

Year 12 & 13

Cambridge International A Level is one of the most recognised qualifications around the world and accepted as proof of academic ability for entry to universities worldwide.  International A Level is the world’s most popular international qualification for 17-18 year olds. Cambridge AS Level is typically taken at the mid-point of the two year A Level programme.

Students must gain a C grade or higher in four IGCSE subjects to be eligible for AS programmes.  All students must take AS English Literature, although selected students may be invited to take NCEA Level 2 English as an alternative pathway. It is suggested that Year 12 students choose an additional 3 subjects.  At AS Level students will spend 6 lessons per week on each subject. Typically a student will have 24 teaching lessons and 6 study lessons – time in which they can consolidate their learning in the chosen subjects.

The following subjects are offered at the AS level:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology – Graphics
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • Global Perspectives
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Marine Science
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish

All AS subjects are completed in one year.  The examinations are held in November. Selected students can take NCEA English Level 2.

The following subjects are offered at the A2 level:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology - Graphics
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • Global Perspectives
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Most Huanui College students study 4 AS level subject in Year 12, with AS examinations in November.  Students may then specialise in 3 (or 4) full A Level subjects in Year 13.  However, the nature of the AS/A2 Level programme allows plenty of flexibility over the two years for students to study a variety of AS and A2 Level combinations.  Year 13 students may choose new subjects, after consultation with the HOD, at AS level or repeat a subject to improve their grade.

MISCELLANEOUS CURRICULUM INFORMATION

Examination Fees

CIE examination fees apply to all subjects.  These are charged per subject, at about $125, the final amount depends on the exchange rate and the Cambridge examination fee.

Academic Support

Teachers are happy to arrange individual tutorials with students in need of extra help.  These can be arranged directly with the teachers.

Students with Special Needs

Students with special needs are supported by teachers in the College.  Teachers are made aware of the special needs of these students and take steps to ensure that the students’ needs are catered to. Students with special needs can apply for extra time or the help of reader/writers during examinations.  These conditions are at the discretion of Cambridge International Examinations or NZQA for NCEA subjects.

Careers

Career guidance is provided by Careers Advisor, Mrs Vernice Young.  She can be contacted at vernice.young@hc.school.nz . Assistance is available with all aspects of career development for students along with the provision of information on career pathways, courses, scholarships and practical employment skills.

Guidance and Counselling

In addition to our pastoral care system, with deans and homeroom teachers, we have an on-call guidance counsellor, Ellen Altshuler, who all look after the well-being of our students.  Referrals to the counsellor are made by teachers or the students are able to self-refer.

Year 9 – 13 Boys’ Dean Callum Mather callum.mather@hc.school.nz
Year 9 – 13 Girls’ Dean Carolyn Evans carolyn.evans@hc.school.nz
Junior Dean Patrick Dood patrick.dodd@hc.school.nz

Huanui College is enrolling now for Years 7-13 in 2018

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