The Fiordland College Curriculum

Introduction

Fiordland College offers the nationally prescribed curriculum that is compulsory for all New Zealand schools. Reports are issued to parents regularly throughout the year.

The Fiordland College Curriculum reflects the interests and needs of its community and the requirements of the NZ Curriculum as required by the Ministry of Education. In the senior school (Years 11, 12 and 13), students study towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). This is our national qualification and is internationally recognised.

Courses Currently Available

All subjects are offered, subject to sufficient students opting to take a subject and staff availability. Other subjects are also available through Distance Learning. Please enquire if there are subjects not listed that you wish to study.

Junior Years 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

English

English

English

English

Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics

Science

Science

Science

Science

Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies

Technology
Food

Fabric

Resistant Materials

Technology
 

Technology
Graphics
 

Technology
Graphics
 

Music
Art
Māori
Japanese

Music
Art
Māori
Japanese

Music
Art
Japanese

Music
Art
Japanese

Health
Physical Education

Health
Physical Education

Health
Physical Education

Health
Physical Education

 

Senior Years

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

English

English

English

Mathematics
Mathematics with Application

Mathematics

Maths (Statistics)

Maths (Calculus)

Science

Chemistry

Physics

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Biology

Social Sciences

History

Geography

Business Studies

History

Geography

Business Studies

Physical Education

Recreation Skills

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Textiles

Foods

Resistant Materials

Graphics

 

Textiles

Food & Hospitality

Resistant Materials

Graphics

Textiles

Graphics

Visual Art

Visual Art 

Visual Art 

 

Distance Learning

Distance Learning

 

English as a Second Language (ESOL)

ESOL Tutoring

International students have have the opportunity for ESOL instruction, which is included free of charge. Students are individually assessed, and experienced teachers and ESOL tutors run programmes with an emphasis on effective communication.

In addition to reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, students are given support in their other subjects including the literacy requirement for NCEA Levels 1 & 2.

Information about international examinations (eg IELTS or TOEFL) is available on request and support is given.