Year 11 into Year 12

For Year 12, you need to choose courses that should be equivalent to six full-year courses. 

Some courses are whole-year courses and some are half-year courses (semesters) – if the code has ‘A’ it is a first half-semester and ‘B’ is a second half-semester. Half-year semesters are an opportunity to continue with something for just a half year, gain experience of something new for half a year, or to take both half-year semesters (A and B) to study a full-year course as normal. 

A half-year course on its own cannot be endorsed as a course or qualify as a UE subject.

  • If you have not gained level 1 literacy, you must choose an English course.
  • If you are intending to go to University, you will need to include English unless the courses you choose include standards that meet University Entrance Literacy requirements (check link)
  • The remainder of your subjects should be chosen from Year 12 options, or Year 11 options if you don’t meet the criteria for year 12.
  • When you choose your subjects, try to identify the four full year (or half year semesters that total four full year) courses that are your highest priority - those that will be the most important for your future plans. 
  • Choose a reserve subject (or two half year semesters) in case we cannot timetable your preferred subject choices. You can include level 1 subjects as a reserve subject.

Note: All of our courses are dependent on having enough students to run a class and having staff that can teach the subject.

Sometimes courses are over-subscribed. When that happens places may be allocated according to your order of subject choice, students’ previous courses, or by ballot. If you do not complete your selection online by the required date you might not be able to choose courses that are over-subscribed.


Next steps

Look at the menu at the left of the screen and choose Course Selection.

This will bring up some further choices.  

If you click on View Courses for Me. you will see a list of all the courses that you could choose from. 

You don't have to commit immediately to a course. We have a lot of available courses for you at MBC and you will need time to find out whether you want to study that particular course. To help. you have the option of marking a subject as a favourite.

When you click on My Favourite Courses button, the courses you selected will be there for you, making it easier for you to focus on the courses that you are most interested in.

I'm still confused...

The above information should help you to find your way round the site. At MBC you can get support from your whānau teacher. There will be special whānau sessions to show you how to find out about courses and course selection.

If you are still lost and confused, there are some videos and additional resources in the Help section on the menu. You can click here to open a separate window to access this support.