The purpose of this publication is to indicate to parents, caregivers, whānau and students the range of courses available at Lincoln High School in preparation for 2021 course selection.

Every effort is made to ensure that as many students as possible are able to study the courses they want. When a student’s first choice of course is not possible (due to a timetable clash, oversubscription, or a course not running, for example) a student's reserve option subject and further course counselling will be provided as required. Courses which do not attract a sufficient number of students will not run. Occasionally, due to rooming and resourcing issues (eg specialist course teachers) a course may be withdrawn. However, every attempt is made to ensure the continuity of courses. Year 12 - 13 students should take note of the course recommendations to ensure they are well suited to a course in terms of prior knowledge.  Completion of the online course option form by the due date is essential.  Late applications may result in missing out on a preferred course, especially if it is over-subscribed.  A student’s subject priority is also taken into consideration when finalising class numbers for subjects that are oversubscribed.

Many courses have costs associated with them and the approximate amount is noted in the course information provided. Payment of costs for some courses is not compulsory, but payment of these allows us to continue to provide students with quality resources for their learning. These payments will be referred to as contributions on school invoices.

Timetables are finalised early in 2021. Students will be issued with a copy at that time.


 Career and Course Counselling

 All students currently attending the school will be able to access advice by a course counsellor (primarily their year level Tutor) to ensure that a sensible and realistic course of study is planned. If a student does not cope in a subject that has a pre-entry requirement for a future course, they will be directed into alternative future courses. Parents/caregivers will also be involved in this decision and they must approve the proposed course. Course counselling will take place in Terms Three and Four.

Note: 2021 Year 12 and 13 students need to follow their teacher’s course recommendations, which are available on the school portal, when selecting their courses online.


Study The Formula For “Choosing A Course Of Study”

If you need help with your choice of course please see:

 - Your present teachers.

 - Your Tutor.

 - Your Dean.

 - Your Linc Teacher.


 - The School website.

Research shows that the two main influences on subject choices are:-

 - Which subjects your friends are taking.

 - Who is teaching a particular subject.

Neither of these should influence your course choice. Your friends may not be in the same class as you next year, even if you take the same courses; and no-one yet knows who will be teaching any course next year. So concentrate on what you need for your future career pathway.


2021 Course Confirmation Details

Year 9 -  Prospective Year 9 students and their parents/caregivers may attend an interview with the Principal or Senior Staff in Term Four.

Year 12 and Year 13 - At the time of selecting courses in Term Three, students access their teacher's recommendation on the school portal.  There may be a need for students to revisit their course selection due to not meeting recommended entry criteria, timetable clashes, over subscription or a course no longer running.  In such cases, students will be contacted and course counselled before the start of the 2021 school year to finalise their timetables.

In early Term Four, the school portal 'course selection page' will be reopened for students and there will be a chance for students (with their Linc teachers) to see their choices and to address any timetable clashes that would prevent them doing the combination of subjects they originally chose back in Term Three.

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