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
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.
As of 2023:
Year 10 students are in the second year of their two year junior programme. Year 10 consists of two semesters (half year-long) with a combination of core (compulsory) courses and option courses chosen by the students.
In Year 10 students will take 12 semester (half-year) courses that include:
- a) Core Courses - Two Semesters of English and Social Studies, and one Semester of Health & PE, Mathematics, and Science.
- b) Option Courses - Five semesters of option courses.
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 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.
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
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.
Papers which can be credited towards degrees at Canterbury, Lincoln or Massey Universities.