Tauranga Boys' College follows the general framework of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC), which specifies eight learning areas: English, the Arts, Health and Physical Education, Languages, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Social Sciences and Technology. The learning associated with each area is part of a broad, general education and lays a foundation for later specialisation.

Year 11 students (NCEA Level 1) must study English, Mathematics, at least one Science, and three other subjects. Year 12 & 13 students study six subjects - English and Mathematics are recommended.

Arts
Contemporary Music Design, Drama, Māori Performing Arts, Music, Performing Arts Technology, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Art, Whakaari (Bilingual Drama)

Commerce
Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Studies, Economics

English
English, English Accelerated, English Extension, Media Studies, Vocational Literacy

Humanities
Classical Studies, Geography, History, Pacific Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Studies

Languages
Academic English(ESOL), Intensive English(ESOL), Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, Te Reo Māori

Mathematics
Calculus, Mathematics, Mathematics Applied, Mathematics Extension, Statistics & Modelling

Physical Education
Athlete Development, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Sports Studies

Science
Agricultural & Horticultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Electronics, Physics, Science, Science Practical

Technology
Building Related Trades, Carving (Bone), Carving (Wood), Design & Visual Communication, Digital Technology, Engineering Trades, Hospitality & Catering, Product Technology

Other
Innovation Secondary Tertiary Partnership (STP)

University Studies at TBC
Biology Chemistry Philosophy Statistics, Calculus, Economics, Physics, Online University Papers


NCEA

We are committed to preparing our students for the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), a globally recognised qualification.

NCEA is a standards-based qualification combining both internal and external assessments. Students have the opportunity of studying for Levels 1-3 of NCEA, as well as entering for Scholarship Examinations.

Our Senior Curriculum contains detailed information on The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), University Entrance, Scholarship Examinations and Numeracy and Literacy requirements.

University Study

Tauranga Boys' College has strong relationships with University of Waikato and offers a range of Level 100 (Stage 1) papers, from these universities as part of our accelerated learning programme.

Students in Year 13 who have already achieved excellent grades at NCEA Level 3 can study Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Statistics, and Philosophy. These subjects are either taught by staff from the college under license from Waikato, or are delivered online.