All students at Cromwell College study a full academic programme designed in accordance with the New Zealand Curriculum Framework. Students in Years 7 - 9 follow a course of study that includes English, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, health, performing arts/music, technology, art, world languages and Maori. In Year 10 students must study English, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education and health. In addition to these compulsory subjects, students choose two optional subjects from the following selection - art, digital technologies, graphics, food technology, workshop technology, economics, or music.
Senior school courses at Cromwell College follow nationally prescribed curriculum and assessment guidelines. Cromwell College is fully accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQA) to offer courses leading towards the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) at Levels 1, 2 and 3. As well as the full range of courses offered at the College, students may elect to study other courses through the New Zealand Correspondence School, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand (TOPNZ), or the on-line courses delivered through the NZNet Video Conference cluster. Senior students may also enrol in carpentry, hospitality and catering, automotive, hair dressing and agriculture through the Central Lakes Trades Academy based at the Otago Polytechnic Central Camus in Cromwell.
Multi-level study is common, with many students electing to study a selection of courses across two or even three different levels. Courses taught at the College may change from year to year depending on student demand. Please contact us for further details.