Year 12 and 13

Learning in Year 12 and 13

Alfriston College has an innovative curriculum that encourages integration across different learning areas, provides specialisation and focuses on independent learning as an essential skill. Learning is a progression and pathway. 

Level 2 and Level 3 courses focus on the acquisition of external qualifications and dispositions required for life after school.  Learners select a programme from a range of courses designed to lead either to a tertiary academic qualification, tertiary vocational qualification or employment.

All classes are timetabled to accommodate individual subject choices. NO subjects are compulsory apart from ILC.

Year 12 Learners must select 6 Passions and have Independent Learning time. Year 13 Learners must select 5 Passions and have Independent Learning time. ILC offers mentoring, monitoring, careers advice and flexible learning time. For more information, click on this link… Independent Learning for Year 12 & 13 at Alfriston College

Level 2 and 3 Courses

Learners can choose from a wide range of passion learning and project-based learning, and pathway courses. Most courses run for the full year and offer a range of internal and external assessment. Learning opportunities are learner-centred. Learners have the opportunity to select learning and assessments which engage them and meet their pathway needs. 

Passion Learning is based in the 8 Areas of the New Zealand Curriculum.

Project-based Learning allows learners to combine learning and assessment from all areas of the NZC. For more information about our Project-based Learning opportunities, click here.

Pathway Courses are offered in partnership with tertiary providers such as Manukau Institute of Technology, NZMA and Techtorium. Year 12s spend 4 days at school and 1 on their course working towards Level 2 credits. Year 13s spend 3 days at school and 2 on their course working towards Level 3 credits. There are further opportunities for learners to engage in real-life learning through Gateway placements and STAR courses where they can also gain credits towards NCEA. Learners may complete work experience or internships. 

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