Year 11 NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Stevenson.

This NZQA and employer recognised, Level 1 certificate is delivered in a two year course (two option lines in Year 10 and 1 option 1 option line in Year 11) aims to develop and extend a student’s own subject interests and critical thinking.  We offer a personalised approach where students learn to develop focus, meet deadlines and direct their own learning projects. The course content focuses on citizenship, goal setting and work preparation, and the interest modules provide great scope for cross curricular work, research and communication. Numeracy components within some of these modules develop the skills needed for making good financial decisions in life. 

Students will begin the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills qualification in Year 10, with the aim to complete this Certificate in Year 11. In Year 11 students will continue the previous year’s work and further develop literacy, numeracy, varied subject interests and life skills such as teamwork, self-reliance, initiative and employability.  

In Year 11 students can be provided with the opportunity to gain NCEA Level 1 and 2 credits where evidence from tasks allows. 

Recommended Prior Learning

10CFS in 2021