Students


The curriculum at LAC is organised around the Learning Areas identified in the New Zealand Curriculum: English, the Arts, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, the Social Sciences and Technology, and the school’s special character subject – Bible. Through these subjects the school weaves relevant values and key competencies.

LAC’s attitude towards students and their learning is:

  • All students are to be seen as individuals (we really want to know each person) and we will not give up on any one of them.
  • All students will engage in the learning process and will achieve.

This attitude is ‘caught’ by students, with most succeeding in passing NCEA.


Year 10 Options

Compulsory Subjects: Religious Studies (Bible), English, Mathematics, Science and Physical Education

 BlockSubject   
1 TEC

(Technology)

Home EconomicsJapaneseWoodwork
2 CUS

(Cultural Studies)

MāoriVisual ArtMusic
3 SPS

(Specialist Subjects)

Science

(extension)

Computing

(extension)

Literacy

(extension)


Year 11-13 Subject Options

The options for 2016 were published at the end of term 3 and will be different from the 2015 option structure. STAR/Gateway, Correspondence, University papers are some of the ways that some LAC students personalise the option structure.

Compulsory Subjects: Religious Studies, English and Mathematics

Note:

1. Progression to the next year level assumes the student has achieved NCEA at the previous level.

2. For a class to be offered it needs at least 6 students.

Below is the Year 11-13 option structure for 2016:

L1 (Y11) L2 (Y12)L3 (Y13)
Block 1Art

Physical Education

History

Computing

Biology

Music

Building Construction

Economics

Computing

Geography

Biology

Music

Building Construction

Computing

Block 2English 1

English 2

Chemistry

Physical Education

Tourism

Art

Physics

History

Classical Studies

Tourism

Art

Block 3Religious Studies 1

Religious Studies 2

Physics

History

Photography

Music

Visual Art

Chemistry

Physical Education

Photography

Music

Visual Art

Block 4Mathematics 1

Mathematics 2

Mathematics 3

English 1

English 2

English 3

Religious Studies 1

Religious Studies 2

Religious Studies 3

Block 5Science 1

Science 2

Religious Studies 1

Religious Studies 2

English 1

English 2

Geography

(Computing)

(Tourism)

Block 6Economics

Music

Building Construction

Home Economics

Computing

Mathematics 1

Mathematics 2

Computing

Photography

(Tourism)

Mathematics 1 (Calculus)

Mathematics 2 (Statistics)

Computing

Photography

(Tourism)

IMPORTANT: Students who want to do Gateway, Agriculture or STAR courses need to see Mrs King in the Library to see if this is possible.