About Years 7-13

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Our Senior School includes Year 7 – 13. Our aim at Chilton is to give all students a broad, well-balanced education. Students work towards NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship qualifications with extension opportunities available for university study in some subjects.

A broad programme at Years 7 and 8 see students study two languages (French and Chinese) with half year programmes in Dance, Visual Arts, Materials Technology, Food Technology, Digital Technology and Music.

In years 9 and 10 the timetable broadens and students have the first opportunity to select elective subjects. These are timetabled alongside the core curriculum and provide students with the opportunity to study subjects that are of particular interest or are new to them. In year 10 NCEA assessments are included in many subjects. This allows students to become familiar with the NCEA procedures.

Year Level Subject Choice
 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 9

1.English
2. Mathematics
3. Science
4. Social Sciences
5. Chinese, French or Learning Support (Choice of one)
Choice of any two of the following:
Art
Digital Technology
Drama
Food/Materials Technology
Music
 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 10

1. English
2. Mathematics
3. Science
4. Social Sciences
Choice of any two of the following:
Art
Business Studies
Chinese
Dance
French
Learning Support
Music

 

In years 7 – 11 Learning Skills programmes are offered to selected students to focus on improving literacy, numeracy skills, as well as study skills.

Chilton’s vertical approach to timetabling at senior level (includes Years 10, 11, 12 and 13). This means that girls are able to move fluidly through NCEA – accelerating in an area of strength if they wish, concentrating on an area of interest without sacrificing breadth. Year 10 students also have the option for accelerated learning by taking NCEA Level 1 in subjects where their talents lie.

Students at years 11 and 12 study six subjects. Year 13 students generally study five subjects from the following choices across NCEA Levels 1 – 3 in addition to Health, Physical Education and Religious Studies:

Students in Year 13 study a full course for NZ University Entrance and NCEA Level 3. Capable students are encouraged to enter the NZ Scholarship examinations and university study.

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More detailed information regarding courses is available in the curriculum handbook.