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Here are our curriculum programmes for 2018

Overview

2018 Curriculum

Educating students for success in the 21st Century is a responsibility Marsden takes seriously. Our vision is to develop confident, independent learners who think creatively and who are challenged to reach their academic and personal potential in a warm, caring Christian environment.

Year 7 and 8

2018 Programme

Students in Years 7 and 8 follow a six-period daily timetable, organised according to subjects and taught by subject specialists. The five key competencies of thinking, using language, symbols and texts, managing self, relating to others and participating and contributing, are an integral part of student learning and, as such, are incorporated into all subject areas.

Year 9

2018 Programme

Learning at Year 9 gives students the opportunities to make connections across the curriculum as well as develop depth of understanding in their core and option subjects. We strongly promote the essential skills of independent thinking in conjunction with collaborative learning among our students.

Year 10

2018 Programme

Learning at Year 10 gives students the opportunities to make connections across the curriculum as well as develop depth of understanding in their core and option subjects. We strongly promote the essential skills of independent thinking in conjunction with collaborative learning among our students.

Year 11

2018 Programme

In Year 11 the focus for academic study is Level 1 NCEA (the National Certificate in Educational Achievement). All students study seven subjects, of which English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education are compulsory, and three more which are options.

Year 12 and 13

2018 Programme

All senior students are preparing for an NCEA (National Certificate in Educational Achievement) qualification. Additional Cambridge courses (AS and A levels) are available at Years 12 and 13 and Scholarship is an optional extension programme at Year 13.