Level 3 Courses on offer

NCEA Level 3 Course Requirements

o   60 credits at level 3 or above.

o   A further 20 credits at level 2 or higher.

o   No literacy or numeracy requirement.

o   No compulsory subjects.

o   Academic students choose 5 level 3 subjects

o   All other students choose 6 subjects.

o   Between 100 – 140 credits available dependent on courses of study

University Entrance Requirements

  • attain NCEA Level 3
  • achieve 14 credits at level three in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects. The list of approved subjects will consist of subjects derived from the New Zealand Curriculum with achievement standards at Level 3
  • achieve UE numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 and above from specific achievement standards, or three specific numeracy unit standards
  • achieve UE literacy - 10 credits (five in reading and five in writing) at Level 2 and above from specific standards.
    • achievement
    • or outstanding achievement.

o   All subjects chosen from an approved list of subjects.

o   Many universities now have higher entry standards for some courses.  Go to individual University websites or see BSH or your Dean/Mentor for more details.

Select 5 from the list below.

EnglishEnglish (UE) (S)L3ENG

English - PracticalL3ENP

Media Studies (UE) (S)

MathematicsMathematics with Calculus (UE) (S)L3MTC

Mathematics - Internal (UE) L3MTI

Mathematics with Statistics (UE) (S)

The Arts & LanguageDrama (UE) (S)L3DRA

Art Design (Illustration, Animation, Branding & Marketing) (UE) (S)L3DES

Painting (Painting & Printmaking)  (UE) (S)L3PNT

Photography (UE) (S)L3PHG

Music  (UE) (S)L3MUS

Te Reo MaoriL3MAO

Maori Performing Arts  

HumanitiesAccounting (UE) (S)L3ACC

Business Studies (UE)L3BUS

Classics   (UE) (S)L3CLA

History (UE) (S)L3HIS

Geography  (UE) (S)

Creative Industries (Technology)

Computer Science  (UE)L3CSD

Hospitality    L3HOS

Industrial Design Engineering (UE)


Trades Carpentry (individualised learning program)L3TRA

Spatial & Product Design   (UE) (S)L3SPD

Textiles Design   (UE)

Physical EducationPhysical Education PerformanceL23PEP

Sports Science (UE) (S)

ScienceScience  (UE)L3SCI

Biology   (UE) (S)L3BIO

Chemistry (UE) (S)L3CHE

Physics (UE) (S)

Gateway   Gateway

Correspondence  CORR