Our curriculum 

We’re aware that opportunities for employment are developing significantly, often in areas that previously didn’t even exist.
Studying a variety of courses ensures you get a valuable insight into many academic disciplines, and helps you to determine where to concentrate your efforts in the future.

The Junior School

Year 9

As of 2022, the Year 9 timetable will align with the Year 11-13 timetable.  The details of the junior curriculum as of 2022 have been summarised and can be accessed via the following link: Year 9 Curriculum Summary

Year 10 - 2022

All students study English, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, Health & Physical Education, and six optional semester courses.

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.

The Senior School

Years 11, 12 & 13

Year 11 students study 12 semester courses, two must be in English and two must be in mathematics.

Year 12 students study six courses, and year 13 students study five courses and have Independent Study Time. 

The major aims here are:

  • To give students a sound preparation in the courses 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.

There are no compulsory courses for Year 12 & 13 students. English and mathematics course are recommended though in Year 12.


Students in Years 12 and 13 may study towards the following external qualifications:

New Zealand Qualifications Authority

  • NCEA (Level 2)

  • NCEA (Level 3) and Scholarship.

  • National Certificates

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.

University Papers

Papers which can be credited towards degrees at Canterbury, Lincoln or Massey Universities.

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Key Dates
Inspiring a life of learning,
through a welcoming and
contemporary approach.

Postal Address

Lincoln High School
PO Box 69138
Lincoln 7640
New Zealand

Physical Address

Lincoln High School
25 Boundary Road
New Zealand

Phone: (+64 3) 325 2121

Fax: (+64 3) 325 2509

Email: office@lincoln.school.nz

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