Howick College offers the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and has strong achievement rates in Literacy and Numeracy across all year levels. NCEA study is undertaken by Senior students (Years 11, 12 and 13). Information on how students gain NCEA at Level 1, 2 or 3 is available from the NZQA website.

Within the school, the AME High initiative encourages students to take responsibility for their learning: by setting goals for high levels of achievement and keeping track of their achievements throughout the school year. This begins at Junior level and continues on as students move through NCEA.
Each year Howick College hosts an information evening for parents which explains how NCEA works and what your child needs to do to gain this qualification.  The information covered is provided in PDF form below.
Further information can be found on the NZQA website here.

Heading Into Senior Study - Choosing Subjects for Year 11

Choosing subjects can be a tricky exercise, and it is important to ensure the subjects chosen will set students on the right pathway for their future career options.


Later in the year we host an information evening for parents and caregivers of Year 10 students which offers some insight and advice on choosing subjects for Year 11 study.