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Karamu High School - ISSCC - International Education & Study Abroad SpecialistSchool ID: 373
School Name: Karamu High School
School Type: Co-Ed
City: Hastings
Tuition fee: NZ $8,800
Residential Type: Homestay
Rental fee: NZ $175 / week
Program offer: Secondary--Year 9 - 13 (Ages: 15 - 19)
Public Exams: NCEA
Other Information: Karamu High School was opened in 1962, the city of Hastings first co-educational high school and came at a time when the city and its suburbs where undergoing significant growth. All students study the essential learning areas described in the New Zealand Curriculum, including English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health, the Arts, Technology. Maori and Japanese are offered and encouraged but are not compulsory. Year 9 and 10 students select from a range of options offered from the Arts, Technology and Languages. Year 9 Courses Students study the four core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health. Year 10 Courses Students study the four core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health. Year 11 Courses (NCEA Level One) Students need to take six subjects at this level of which English, Mathematics and Science are compulsory. Students will choose three other option subjects. Year 12 Courses (NCEA Level Two) Students in Year 12 must choose English and five other subjects. Students will be advised by their teachers and Deans to the best English course to be studied at this level. There are prerequisites for entry to studying subjects at NCEA Level 2 which are clearly outlined in the Year 12 Course book. Many subjects require a certain number of credits to have been gained in specific Achievement Standards to guarantee entry into a Level 2 course. Students who do not meet the criteria need to have approval from their Dean and the HOD of the subject. All Year 12 students will have an interview with their Dean after they received their NCEA results to confirm their course. Year 13 Courses (NCEA Level Three) Year 13 students may choose any five subjects. The school provides a wide range of option subjects. More details of these are available in the Year 13 Course book. Many students use this year to gain entry requirements for University or other Tertiary Institutions. It is important to check entry criteria for University or other Tertiary institution before choosing Year 13 subjects.

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