Curriculum

At Palmy Boys'

Curriculum

Curriculum

Our curriculum focuses on providing a broad base with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy at junior school, and allows for specialisation at the senior level:

  • Involves extensive use of Information Technology
  • Offers acceleration, extension and remedial support to meet a diverse range of needs
  • Well supported by excellent facilities and resources
  • A full programme, at all levels, of English Language Tuition (ELT) is available

Courses of Study

Challenging core subjects in the junior school progressively lead to a diverse range of subjects and freedom of choice in the senior school. Students receive advice and counselling in the choice of subjects that best fit their future study and career aspirations.

Curriculum-2

The courses of study at Palmerston North Boys’ High School aim to:

  • Develop and enhance students’ literacy and numeracy skills
  • Arouse interest and promote enquiry by providing relevant contexts
  • Thoroughly and comprehensively prepare students for assessment
  • Foster individual thinking and develop effective learning skills
  • Promote tolerance and co-operation when working with others
  • Integrate class work and study with sporting, cultural and other involvements and responsibilities
  • Challenge young men to achieve to the best of their ability in all aspects of school life
JUNIOR SUBJECTS
YEAR 9 YEAR 10
Compulsory: Compulsory:
English
Information Technology
Mathematics
Physical Education
Health Education
Science
Social Studies
Drama
English
Mathematics
Physical Education
Health Education
Science
Social Studies
Choose 3 from the following: Choose 2 from the following:
English Enrichment
English Language Tuition
French Language
German Language
Japanese Language
Te Reo Māori
Graphics
Workshop Metal
Workshop Wood
Agriculture & Horticulture
Business Studies
Visual Art
Music
Performance Music
English Enrichment
English Language Tuition
French Language
German Language
Japanese Language
Te Reo Māori
Electronics
Graphics
Workshop Metal
Workshop Wood
New Zealand Studies
Agriculture & Horticulture
Business Studies
Physical Education Studies
Sports Science
Digital Art
Visual Art
Drama
Performance Music
SENIOR SUBJECTS
YEAR 11 (NCEA LEVEL 1) YEAR 12 (NCEA LEVEL 2) YEAR 13 (NCEA LEVEL 3)
Compulsory: Compulsory:
English
or
English Language Tuition
or
English Alternative
Mathematics
Health Education
Science
English
or
English Language Tuition
or
English Alternative
Mathematics
Choose 3 from the following: Choose 4 from the following: Choose 5 from the following:
French Language
German Language
Japanese Language
Te Reo Māori
Furniture Construction
Graphics
Technical Drawing
Digital Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Classical Studies
Geography
History
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Agriculture & Horticulture
Physics
Accounting
Business Studies
Economics
Mathematics Alternative
Physical Education Studies
Visual Art
Drama
Performance Music
Māori Performing Arts
French Language
German Language
Japanese Language
Te Reo Māori
Media Studies
Building Construction
Furniture Construction
Gateway & Star
Digital Technology
Graphics
Mechanical Engineering
Mathematics Alternative
Mathematics with Calculus
Mathematics with Statistics
Classical Studies
Geography
History
General Science
Biology
Chemistry
Electronics
Agriculture & Horticulture
AgriBusiness
Physics
Accounting
Business Studies
Economics
Outdoor Education
Physical Education
Physical Education Studies
Sports Science
Art History
Visual Art
Design
Painting
Photography
Drama
Performance Music
Māori Performing Arts
English
or
English Alternative
or
English Language Tuition
French Language
German Language
Japanese Language
Te Reo Māori
Media Studies
Building Construction
Digital Technology
Employment Pathways Programme
Gateway & Star
Graphics
Mechanical Engineering
Transport & Logistics
Classical Studies
Geography
History
Biology
Chemistry
Electronics
Agriculture
Horticulture
Physics
Accounting
Economics
Mathematics
Mathematics with Calculus
Mathematics with Statistics
Physical Education Studies
Outdoor Education
Art History
Visual Art
Design
Painting
Photography
Drama
Music
Performance Music
Māori Performing Arts