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Year 11 students at Tamatea High School are offered a broad based programme with emphasis on the essential learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum.

Ngā Hōtaka mō ngā Tuakana Kaupae 1 - Senior Course Booklet Level 1

Year 11 students must select 5 Level 1 subjects.
Please download the Senior Course Booklet Level 1 for information to assist with subject selection.

Students must study Level 1:

  • English and/or Te Reo Māori
  • Mathematics

Students must choose three other Level 1 subjects as below:

  • Classical Studies
  • Design Multi Technology
  • Design Technology (Hard Materials)
  • Digital Technologies
  • Digital Technologies Communication
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Japanese
  • Māori Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Te Reo Māori
  • Tikanga
  • Visual Arts

All subjects provide credits towards NCEA Level 1, but only Achievement Standards will count towards NCEA with Merit or Excellence.

BP Business Challenge

At Yr 11 all students are given the opportunity to work in teams to come up with a business idea, refine it, and present it to a panel of business people.

BP Business Challenge helps our students to learn about teamwork, communication, budgeting, marketing and presentation.