Curriculum \ Gisborne Boys' High School

  • Term 1: Start: Thursday 1 February / End: Friday 13 April 2018
  • Term 2: Start: Monday 30 April / End: Friday 6 July 2018
  • Term 3: Start: Monday 23 July / End: 28 September 2018
  • Term 4: Start: Monday 15 October / End: 14 December 2018

During a student’s progress through the school, his teacher and Dean will talk to him about courses and advise him on his selection. It is therefore important that if parents have concerns relating to course options they first consult their son’s Dean. The crucial stage in course selection is at the end of Year 10 when students select a course for Year 11.

It is essential that the course chosen meets the needs at Year 12 and 13 or leads to the type of employment and further education the student wishes to seek on leaving Gisborne Boys’ High School.

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13
Core Curriculum: English, Mathematics,
Science, Social Studies, Physical Education/Health (all 4 periods per week), Technology and Tikanga Maori.
All students continue to take English, Mathematics, Science,
Social Studies (all 4 periods per week),
Technology, Physical Education/Health, Tikanga Maori.

All students take English, Mathematics with Statistics or Calculus, (4
periods per week).

Optional classes from subjects including Science, Geography,

All students take English, (4 periods per week). They also
can choose classes from optional subjects
including Science, Mathematics with Statistics, Biology,
Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Te Reo, Accounting, Economics,

Students may select any of the listed subjects along a
designated career path or academic course of study.

English, Media Studies, Film and Stage Technology, Maths with Statistics, Maths
with Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Classical
Studies, Geography,

Options: Visual Art, Music, Languages, Design and Visual Communication, Reading Support, Media Studies, Business Studies. Reading Support. They also have the opportunity to pursue the options they may have studied in Year 9 and develop in option classes so that they can study these courses in NCEA classes. History, Te Reo, Business Studies, Music,
Design and Visual Communication, Physical Development,
Workshop Technology, Horticulture, Performing Arts,
Design Technology, Digital Technology (computers), Visual Arts and Whakairo
Music, Design and Visual Communication,
Physical Development, Workshop Technology(Wood
or Metal), Horticulture, Performing Arts, Film and Stage Technology, Media Studies, Design
Technology, Digital Technologies (computers),
Whakairo, Visual Arts and Art Design, Outdoor
Pursuits, Construction, Mechanical Engineering.

Whakairo, History, Te Reo, Accounting, Economics, Design and Visual Communication, Physical
Development, Agriculture/

Horticulture, Performing Arts
(Maori), Design Technology, Digital Technologies
(computers), Visual Arts and Art Design.

We have put together a course at the year 9 level that covers the requirements of the New Zealand Curriculum and provides a balance of subjects for students that leaves the path open to future study. Our top stream Year 10 classes study and enter for NCEA L1
Science and Social Science.
Classes are at NCEA Level 1 and may contain achievement standards and/or unit standards and are structured to meet student needs. Some students may be selected to attend a Trade Academy at EIT. Classes are at NCEA Level 2 and may contain
achievement standards and unit standards and are structured to meet student needs.
Classes are at NCEA Level 3 and may contain achievement standards and unit standards and are structured to meet student needs.
NB Senior students may study at multiple levels and could potentially learn in courses at Levels 1,2 and 3 in the same year if it suits their academic pathway.

Course fees are available online through the School Point login on the school website.

    Department course requirements available online through the School Point login on the school website.

      Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 students choose their courses for 2017 according to the following timeline

      • Week 3/T3 Mon 3/8-Fri 7/8 Course Info, Course selection forms issued to all Year levels
      • Week 4/T3 Mon 10/8-Fri 14/8 All year level students must have completed course selection
      • Week5-9/T3 17/8-Fri 18/9 Course selection interviews with course selection team