Getting Started with course selection


Marlborough Boys' College SchoolPoint Course Selection

Kia Ora Students / Whānau / Caregivers, 

Our curriculum goals at Marlborough Boys' College are to: 

  1. Meet the academic needs of students whether students are aspiring for tertiary study or going directly into the world of work. 
  2. Support students to develop/extend passions in areas of co and extracurricular activity whether it be in leadership, service, the arts or sports. 
  3. To develop skills and attitudes (emotional, psychological and social well-being) to live a fulfilled life.

The aim of this part of SchoolPoint is to provide you with a guide making your option choices for the subjects you will study at Marlborough Boys' College.  In order to make your decisions, you will need to plan carefully what courses you will take. Your course choices will lead to different pathways throughout your time at Marlborough Boys' leading eventually to further education, training, and employment.

SchoolPoint gives you information on all of the courses offered at MBC. For each option,  you will find the name of the teacher who is in charge of that subject. If you want more information you can speak to that teacher directly, or you can email them by clicking their name. 

If you do not know what you want to do in your future, do not worry, that is extremely common. Keep your options broad. Make sure that you discuss your choices with parents, whānau, and your whānau teacher. The more information and advice you have the more likely it will be that you will make the right choices and enjoy your subjects at MBC.

Aim high, don't sell yourself short. Make your own choices, it is your pathway you are following, not your friends.

Things you should think about

  • What are you interested in?
  • What are you good at?
  • What do you enjoy?
  • If you know what you want to do/study when you leave school - what subjects do they suggest?


Who can you talk to for advice?
  • Parents, caregivers and whānau
  • Subject teachers
  • Whānau teacher
  • House Dean
  • Your school's careers team 


Additional Resources:

Find out as much information as you can about NCEA courses, the requirements for NCEA at each level, University Entrance requirements, approved subjects, careers, etc. by:

How to navigate SchoolPoint

On the left-hand side of your screen, you will see a navigation menu. If you are viewing the site on a mobile phone the menu may be at the top of the page instead.

Choosing Useful Information will bring up information relevant to each year group.

Access the navigation menu again and this time select Course Selection.

This will then bring up a sub-menu for you to look at all of the courses. If you are not signed in, you will see all the courses we offer at MBC. Once you are signed in, you will see only the courses relevant and available to you.

You can view courses based on learning area or as a course list

More details are found on the How to make choices page.

If you have issues with accessing the courses, in the first instance send an email to: [email protected]