Date
19 January 2020

Adopt flexible timetabling and flexible options to support all students

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Develop curriculum and systems that respond to all students’ aspirations’

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Benefits of flexible timetabling

Benefits of flexible timetabling

Two schools restructured their timetables to meet the diverse aspriations of students as they prepare for their futures.

Flexible NCEA pathways

Flexible NCEA pathways

Support students to identify options and pathways that match their interests and needs.

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Create personalised pathways

Create personalised pathways

Performing Arts HoD, Manu Fa'aea-Semeatu supported Pasifika students’ abilities and aspirations by designing personalised courses in years 11–13.

Respond to student aspirations

Respond to student aspirations

When Jack’s school became aware in year 13 that Jack intended to continue on to university, he received support and encouragement.

He was put into the top English class with a teacher who spent extra time going over essay structure and giving Jack the tools for getting his ideas down clearly.

Maths, which continues to be an area of weakness, became a target subject to ensure that Jack had the appropriate numeracy credits for University Entrance.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Information for educators NCEA Level 2 achievement retention transitions

Information for educators – NCEA Level 2 achievement, retention, transitions

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Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Develop flexible systems to support all students”:

Return to the guide “Preparing students to leave school”

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