ALL STUDENTS WILL BE TAUGHT FROM THE NEW ZEALAND CURRICULUM & WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS NCEA LEVEL 1, LEVEL 2 & LEVEL 3.
IN THE FIRST 2 YEARS AT RSHS, STUDENTS WILL WORK TOWARDS ACHIEVING A QUALITY LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE OR HIGHER. THIS WILL LOOK DIFFERENT FOR EACH STUDENT & WILL REFLECT THE BEST PATHWAY FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL.
- ALL students will be taught from the NZ curriculum.
- ALL students will be able to access NCEA Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.
- ALL students will have the opportunity to develop a learning pathway based on their individual needs.
- FOCUS on quality not quantity. Assessment is part of the learning not the outcome.
- WORK to create authentic situations that allow for assessment opportunities.
- MAINTAIN Advisory so students and their whānau will have a connected, caring advocate and guide on the side.
- Each year, students study a number of courses or subjects.
- In each subject, skills and knowledge are assessed against a number of standards. For example, a Mathematics standard could be: Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems.
- Schools use a range of internal and external assessments to measure how well students meet these standards.
- When a student achieves a standard, they gain a number of credits. Students must achieve a certain number of credits to gain an NCEA certificate.
- There are three levels of NCEA certificate, depending on the difficulty of the standards achieved. In general, students work through levels 1 to 3 in years 11 to 13 at school.
- Students are recognised for high achievement at each level by gaining NCEA with Merit or NCEA with Excellence. High achievement in a course is also recognised.