McAuley High School offers a wide range of subjects leading to a variety of qualifications including National Certificates, NCEA. Our students achieve well academically.

2018 NCEA Results
Level 1 – 86% pass rate
Level 2 – 90% pass rate
Level 3 – 86% pass rate
UE – 47%

Year 9
Students complete a compulsory course including Religious Education, Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies, Art, Performing Arts, Health, Music, Food and Materials Technology, Digital Technology, Physical Education, Māori, Tongan and Samoan. Students new to New Zealand are offered extra help through English Language Support classes.

Year 10
Students continue with the compulsory core curriculum subjects with the addition of two option subjects.

NCEA

Assessment Information Booklet 2019

All students study for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement. This is the main qualification for secondary students in New Zealand. It provides a detailed record of what students achieve while they are at school.

To complete an NCEA students must earn credits. They get credits by meeting Achievement Standards and Unit Standards in all of their subject areas. The assessment of students occurs throughout the year as they complete assignments, practicals, portfolios and tests. In addition to these assessments there will be external exams which will take place in November.

The NCEA will be awarded at three levels, Level 1 in Year 11, Level 2 in Year 12 and Level 3 in Year 13, and can also be gained Merit or Excellence endorsements. Subjects may be endorsed as Merit or Excellence.

Year 11
Subjects include: Accounting, Art, Biochemistry, Dance, Digital Technology, Drama, English, Food/Materials Technology, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education/Health, Religious Education, Samoan, Science, Study and Work Skills, Te Reo Maori, Tongan.

Year 12
Subjects include: Accounting, Art, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Dance, Digital Technology, Drama, Early Childhood Education, Employment Skills, English, Geography, Health, History, Hospitality, Materials Technology, Mathematics, Music, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Religious Education, Samoan, Social Studies, Sport Studies, Statistics, Te Reo Maori, Tongan, Travel and Tourism.

Year 13
Subjects include: Accounting, Art, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Dance, Digital Technology, Drama, Early Childhood Education, Employment Skills, English, Geography, Health Studies, History, Hospitality, Mathematics, Music, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Religious Education, Samoan, Sports Studies, Statistics, Te Reo Maori, Tongan, Travel and Tourism.

Careers
Students will receive guidance from their Dean, the Deputy Principal and the school Careers Advisor about appropriate subject choices to ensure that they are well prepared for employment and/or Tertiary courses.