Programmes of learning for Years 11, 12 and 13 are based on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Levels 1, 2 and 3. Courses are structured to encourage students to develop a flexible pathways approach to their learning while keeping their options open for the future. Students can also learn at multiple levels of NCEA.

To help parents and employers better understand NCEA, an app is available for mobile devices – phones and tablets. Called the ‘NCEA Guide’, the app provides quick and easy access to key information about NCEA.

Full details of the subjects and the prerequisites are outlined in the Senior Subject Information Guides which are given to all students to help with subject selection. Click the below handbook links for more information.

Learning Pathways Senior Handbook Level 1

Learning Pathways Senior Handbook Level 2

Learning Pathways Senior Handbook Level 3

Subject Selection Advice

Students are provided with a Subject Selection Guide at Years 10 – 13 and a Subject Selection evening is held prior to students choosing their subjects for the following year. The Careers Co-ordinator and Academic Dean provide advice and guidance in subject selection at each year level. Parents are encouraged to be part of this process.

Professional Sports Pathways

This class is designed to meet the needs of students who have been identified as having potential in the area of sport. This class caters for students who can cope with, and enjoy, being physically, academically and attitudinally challenged in a variety of ways. We strongly believe that for students to do their best they must be challenged and it is this process that will help to develop further the attitude needed by successful sports people. The focus on the class is to gain physical preparedness and academic success in an environment that allows students to demonstrate that their attitude is one that will lead to future success.


This programme is a cooperative programme where the enrolled students are doing papers through the University of Waikato. This programme is one of two cooperative programmes which Tokoroa High School offers in conjunction with the University of Waikato.