Teaching & Learning at Christ's College

Advanced Learning

Academic engagement and advancement drives high achievement at Christ’s College. By enhancing boys’ social and emotional learning through advanced learning, students strive to achieve – and this is borne out by our academic results.

Our students consistently outperform boys from other decile 8–10 schools, achieving well beyond national averages in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and gaining a remarkable rate of Merit or Excellence endorsements. Our Excellence endorsements are about double the overall rate nationwide. Our boys are also among the highest achievers in the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Scholarship across all subjects, including being ranked among individual Premier Award, Outstanding Scholar and Top Subject Scholar winners. Much of this success is powered by our commitment to advanced learning through our tailored enrichment programmes, culminating in opportunities such as the Biology Olympiad, the Ethics Olympiad, the Informatics Olympiad and the Maths Olympiad, along with several high-level maths competitions, the Brain Bee neuroscience competition and the Young Physicists’ Tournament. There are also multiple opportunities for boys in the Model UN programme dealing with real- world issues, extension coding and programming, and advanced history, literature and language competitions.


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