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English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Health and Physical Education, Tikanga ā kura, The Arts (Visual Art, Music or Drama) and Technology (Electronics, Metal or Wood) are compulsory.
Students may then take four half-year taster courses that allow them to broaden their experiences. These courses run for half of the year: Ancient Roman Civilisation & Language (Classics), AgriScience, Business Studies, Computer Science, Digital Media, Drama, French, Graphics, Home Economics, Māori Performing Arts, Music, Performance Music, Spanish, Athlete Development Performance, Te Reo Māori, Technology Electronics, Technology Metal, Technology Wood, and Visual Art.
There are two upper-band classes, a Sport in Education class, and a class for students with learning difficulties. All other classes are mixed ability.
All students are tested for ability in reading comprehension, reading vocabulary, and Mathematics, with remedial assistance provided if necessary.
All year 9 students will receive a weekly engagement report that indicates the level of engagement in each subject.