course overview.

NZUP(New Zealand University Preparation) is an independent NZQA programme allows NZIOS to deliver NCEA through partnership with RBHS(Rotorua Boys High School)

International Foundation NZUP

At Rotorua BHS Auckland Campus, we offer our students the National Certificate of Education Achievement Level3(NCEA Level3). This is the most common path for New Zealand school-leavers to gain entrance to universities or the work market. Students will be required to take up to six subjects, where in each subject, students’ skills and knowledge will be assessed against internal and external assessments. Upon the successful achievement of each standard, credits will be awarded.

An ‘Outcomes’approach

Our Features.

Compare to other educational system, NCEA is an ‘outcomes’ approach to defining what is to be achieved, reducing the emphasis on external, end-of-year examinations, abolishing all statistical scaling and increasing the reliance on school-based moderation for assessment purposes.

Good Flexibility

NCEA blurs the distinction between academic studies and those associated with vocational education and training. Students are able to select learning elements and can ‘mix and match’ academic and vocational standards from a vast range of Standards.

International recognized

NCEA level 3 certificate is internationally recogonized by Australia, England, the USA, Germany and most European countries.

English Requirement

Students do not need an IELTS Certificate to enter into the NCEA Level 3 Programme.However, students will be required to undergo an internal placement test. To enrol onto the programme students must successfully pass the test. Students who do not pass the placement test will be enrolled in the NCEA Pre-Term class. Students holding an IELTS

certificate with an overall band score of 5.0 or above will be considered for direct entry onto the NCEA Normal term.

we offer are presented

The Subjects.

  • This course is designed to provide statistical and general mathematical skills. Statistical content includes analysis of bivariate data and formulating a formal inference and associated statistical methods. The ability to communicate findings in the form of a written report is important. Probability and probability models are a significant part of the course. The mathematics topics involve problem solving with systems of equations, networks and linear programming

  • At NCEA Level 3, students build on the knowledge that they have gained from prior learning in other Chinese environments. By the end of the year they will be confident conversing in Chinese and should also be proficient communicating and interacting in each of the key competencies of reading, listening, speaking and writing. This course aims to fulfil the objectives of Level 8 of the Curriculum through the communicative approach.

  • This course establishes a structure of study, consistent with University/Tertiary pathways, in Digital Information and Digital Media Outcomes at an advanced level. Each of these areas provides a range of varied activities in design and development for realistic purposes utilising advanced Information and Communications Technology concepts. An emphasis will be on design, decision making, problem solving, innovation, brief development, technical competency and presentation (including developing the requisite skills in using Operating Software and Application Software.)

  • Geography is the study of the environment as the home of people. It seeks to interpret the world and how it changes over time – past, present, and future. It explores the relationships and connections between people and both natural and cultural environments. Geography investigates the ways in which features are arranged on the earth’s surface. It describes and explains the patterns and processes that create them. Students learn to think spatially and use maps, visual images and new technologies to obtain, present and analyse information.

  • This course is designed for students interested in studying sciences, engineering, medicine and veterinary science at tertiary level and other physics related technical studies at diploma level. This course features the main themes mechanics, waves, electricity and modern physics.

  • In this course students will be able to study plant responses and animal behaviour, biotechnology, evolution, and speciation. Students will also have the opportunity to further develop their investigative and research skills. As well as being highly relevant, this course is useful, and often essential, for students intending to enter tertiary studies in nursing, medicine, veterinary science and/or similar fields. University Entrance requires students to have 14 level 3 Biology credits. This means they should sit at least one, preferably two, externally assessed standards.

  • Level 3 English is designed to equip students with a range of tools that will prepare them for life at University level. Critical engagement and thought being a highly important skill at university. Students will also be taught how to strengthen their writing through a range of formal and creative approaches. They will construct a writing portfolio throughout the year that will showcase their ability as well as providing tangible evidence of their progress. To be successful in this course, students will feel confident in their ability to interact and process the information that faces them once they leave school

Entry Requirements.

Students must:

  • 16 years or over
  • Onshore: Achieved NCEA Level 1, year 11 at a New Zealand High School
  • Off-shore: Completed year 1 of senior high school
  • Have official IELTS band score of 5.0 or equivalent
    OR passed NZIoS NZCEL programme
    OR enter through NCEA Pre-term(NZCEL +)

NZCEL+ is an English proficiency prove including but not limit to NZCEL certificate and any other English proficiency test.

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