Learning at Lincoln
All the subjects we offer can be seen on the Planning Chart. Fuller information is contained in the Course Booklet , which is published in September and sent to new students with the acceptance notification.
The Junior School
The major aims here are:
- to give students a sound grounding in the core subjects
- to give students the opportunity to explore a wide range of other subject areas
All students study English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health Education and five optional subjects.
All students study English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health Education, and three optional subjects.
The Senior School
All students study English, Mathematics and Science. Students also select two or three additional optional subjects (depending on their academic ability). All students study towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA Level 1).
Years 12 and 13
The major aims here are:
English is compulsory for Year 12 students, but no examination subject is compulsory for Year 13 students. Some courses may be offered by correspondence.
- to give students a sound preparation in the subjects they are studying for external awards and qualifications
- to equip students for the transition to the post-school world of employment or further education
- to provide each student with a relevant course of study, which matches the individual's strengths and abilities.
Students in Years 11, 12 and 13 may study towards the following external qualifications:
1. New Zealand Qualifications Authority:
Lincoln High School is fully accredited to award credits in all conventional subjects, and we have a very wide ranging accreditation to teach and assess vocational units.
- NCEA (Level 1)
- NCEA (Level 2)
- NCEA (Level 3) and Scholarship.
- National Certificates
2. Papers which can be credited towards degrees at Canterbury, Lincoln or Massey Universities.
In Years 9 and 10 we "broad band" classes so that each class has a range of abilities but is made up of students whose learning rates are similar. We provide small-group tuition for students who need extra assistance in the core subjects, while our extension class provides added challenge for students with fast learning rates. We offer individual tuition to students experiencing difficulties in Reading or Mathematics.
Class placement in Years 11 to 13 is largely based on each student's choice of option subjects, which are selected from the wide range of courses offered. Minimum entry requirements exist for Years 12 and 13 subjects. These are explained in the Course Booklet.
Meeting Students' Needs
Lincoln High School is recognised as a leading school in Information Technology intergration. We are well-equipped with Information Technology that is available to students of all levels and is used in a wide variety of subjects. The school is fully networked giving access to filtered internet sites and library facilities throughout. All students are allocated email addresses and are able to access email and intranet material from outside the school.
Library & Information Centre
Students are encouraged and assisted to use the library for research and recreational reading. The computers allow access to the internet, email and a range of electronic databases as well as a range of computer applications. The library has a photocopier for student use and photocopy/printing cards can be purchased from the library staff. Other services include spiral binding and laminating.
Lincoln High School has a modern music suite with a large music room, equipped with computer facilities, class sets of keyboards and guitars, and a number of smaller practice studios. These facilities are used for individual/group instrumental tuition and for performance. In addition, students can take music as a subject at every level.
Lincoln has three Gymnasia (one with a climbing wall), and excellent facilities for Physical Education and a range of sports like basketball, badminton and volleyball.
Transition To Work
We are actively involved in providing all students with the information, advice and experience they need to complete a smooth transition from school to working life. We enjoy a close relationship with local employers, industries and tertiary institutions.
This is available to all senior students. Students are placed in work situations of their choice where they can observe and work for 1 - 5 days.
- Every student is able to seek career information, advice and counselling.
- All Year 13 students receive individual interviews twice a year and interviews are offered to all Year 12 students as part of their career programme. At other levels short courses in careers are provided.
- An optional programme offered at Year 12 and Year 13 is Job Seeking Skills. Students who take this course can complete the National Certificate in Employment Skills.
Senior students may explore vocational courses with other providers for a period of 4 to 5 days. The cost is mostly paid by the school.
Job Search is available for students seriously interested in obtaining employment. School support is provided for students while they actively seek jobs.
This programme for selected senior students blends school study with workplace learning and experience. Learning is assessed in the workplace, counting towards national qualifications.