Subject Choice

How good are you at a subject?



What do you enjoy?



If   you know what you would like to be,   ask the Tutor what you need to take   before selecting your courses.


Investigate carefully all subjects you     are interested in.


Assessment results  and reports will help   you to determine your   ability.

Do you like the work or is it just   that   you like the teacher?

. If you don't   know what you want to   be, see the Tutor or careers advisor before selecting your courses and keep     your options open by not specialising too soon

Make your final choice, keeping in   mind   the formula above.


Discuss your ability level with your     teachers.



If you are interested in the subject     you are most likely to do well.


How To Read The Course Planning Chart


  • All subjects at Lincoln High School have a code as well as a name.
  • The first digit of each code will indicate which level the subject is at.
  • Year 9 courses all have codes beginning with 9.
  • Year 10 courses all have codes beginning with 10.
  • The first digit of a senior course code indicates the appropriate NCEA Certificate level, eg, FRE201 is NCEA Level 2 French.
  • By reading across the Course Planning Chart you can see how subjects progress through the levels and how subjects taken at Year 9 and 10 levels lead on to specialist subjects in the Senior School.


How To Fill In The Course Option Sheet For Year 2019

The course selection form needs to be completed and submitted to the school online by the due date stated on the form.  Students need to discuss their proposed course with their parents/caregivers. 2019 Yr 12 and 13 students need to access their teacher course recommendations prior to selecting courses online. The online form requires parent/caregiver approval to confirm agreement of the proposed course. Heads of Level, Tutors or Deans can answer specific questions.  The Careers NZ website also provides useful information (www.careers.govt.nz).

The following steps need to be completed: 

1.  Complete the generic section of the online option form, name, year, level, likelihood of returning etc.

2.  Choose options for next year, including a reserve option.

 - 2019 Year 9   -   Choose three options for the first half of the year and three options for the second half of the year (refer to Year 9 Course of Study).

-  2019 Year 10 -  Choose three options (refer to Year 10 Course of Study).

 - 2019 Year 11 -  Choose four options. Science is not compulsory but is strongly recommended (refer to Year 11 Course of Study).

  - 2019 Year 12 -  Choose six courses.  There are no compulsory courses but English and Mathematics are strongly recommended (refer to Year 12 Course of Study).

 - 2019 Year 13 -  Choose five courses (refer to Year 13 Course of Study).

3.  Make sure the form has been completed, and approved by a parent/caregiver.

4.  Submit the 2019 course options form online by the due date.  Late submissions may result in missing out on course choices.


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