September 16, 2019




This course comprises two discrete aspects:

  • 3 days as an enrolled student at Christchurch Boys’ High School
  • 2 days as an enrolled student at Ara Institute/ Southern Institute of Technology/ Avon City Ford or other tertiary providers


  1. The aims of the tertiary course (Thursday-Friday) are:
  • To develop trade based practical skills
  • To gain Level Two NCEA through trade/industry relevant assessment


  1. The aims of the 12 General Studies course while at Christchurch Boys’ (Monday-Tuesday-

Wednesday) are:

  • To complete Level One NCEA thresholds(this will vary from student to student but includes Level One Numeracy, Level One Literacy and 80 Level One credits. NB: students that gained less than 50 Level One credits should consider selecting Level One courses instead of 12 General Studies)
  • To develop positive skills around work habits and relationships needed for a workplace
  • To provide a menu of skills, activities, micro-qualifications to suit to needs of a range of students
  • To develop life skills in preparation for transitioning from school to the workplace or tertiary/trade/apprenticeship pathways
  • To transition to full time work, apprenticeships or full-time tertiary study in 2021


NB: The 12 General Studies Course, other than assisting students to complete Level One, will not be assessment driven, although where appropriate and available, students will gather credits from some external short courses. The Level Two assessment aspect of this course will be gained through their external providers.


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