NCEA Level 3 Foundation Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Carrick

Recommended Prior Learning

Entrance to this course is done in consultation with the Year 13 Pastoral Team through an interview process, please ensure you have had an interview before selecting this course.

Level 3 Foundation Studies is a continuation of the skills developed at level 1 and level 2. In particular students look at how to develop their career pathway and how to prepare for any path that they wish to take. Alongside this we continue to look at literacy skills and problem solving. A large part of this course is for students to become independent in their learning so that they can manage themselves in the future beyond school. Students are able to do this course across two columns.


  • Work collaboratively and in a team;
  • Use English language for report writing;
  • Develop career goals (work experience, personal presentation); and
  • Complete a project.

This course is not a University Entrance approved subject.


Social Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Contribution or cost towards relevant trips and activities depending on topics studied to be advised.


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.