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Here are our curriculum programmes for 2019

Marsden Karori 2019 Curriculum Overview

2019 Curriculum Overview

The learning environment at Marsden is positive and supportive. There is a culture of pride and every girl is challenged to achieve her personal best. Academic and pastoral staff work together to ensure that the progress of individual students is carefully monitored, that their particular needs are met, and their passions are acknowledged and fostered.

2019 Year 7-8 Programme

2019 Year 7-8 Programme

Because literacy and numeracy are incredibly important foundation skills, we have English and Mathematics five times a week. Science and Social Sciences have four lessons a week and other subjects like Physical Education and Health, Art, Music, Religious Education, Languages and Technology are regular features of Y7-8 timetable.

2019 Year 9 Programme

2019 Year 9 Programme

All students study the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Social Sciences for four periods a week. In addition, all students take PE and Health, Music, Art, Faith and Belief throughout the year. Te Reo Maori is taught for one semester (half-year), in addition to your language option. ‘Remarkable Time’ runs for a semester for all students. This is project-based learning where you create something unique by developing your understanding around a self-selected topic.

2019 Year 10 Programme

2019 Year 10 Programme

Learning at Year 10 gives you the opportunities to strengthen your talents, explore new challenges and grow as independent thinkers and learners. Greater choice gives Year 10 students the opportunity to further develop areas of strong personal interest while exploring new avenues. Along with core subjects, Year 10 students will choose a range of options. Some are full-year and some are half-year options. The number you choose will depend on your preferred mix of languages (which are full year options) and other subjects.

2019 Year 11 Programme

2019 Year 11 Programme

Across seven subjects, Year 11 students are offered the opportunity to gain over 120 credits. 80 credits are required to achieve Level 1 NCEA; 50 credits achieved at Merit level or Excellence level qualifies for a Merit or Excellence endorsement, which is a personal goal for many of our students. Courses offer a balance of internal assessment (assessed within school and ongoing throughout the year) and external assessment (assessed by national examinations in November). Additional non-assessed programmes support wellbeing, social awareness and preparation for life beyond school.

2019 Year 12-13 Programme

2019 Year 12-13 Programme

Senior students are preparing for NCEA (National Certificate in Educational Achievement) at Level 2 (Year 12) and Level 3 (Year 13). Supplementary Cambridge courses (AS and A levels) offer extension at Years 12 and 13 and Scholarship is an optional advanced programme at Year 13. NCEA is globally recognised as a robust qualification; it can take you anywhere in the world.