All Year 12 and 13 students should create and keep updating their CV, as it is very easy to forget what you have done if you don’t write it down. Universities will require information, as will Housemasters who will be writing references. Scholarship applications may ask for information about subject areas, evidence of leadership (in and outside school), and involvement in sport, cultural activities and community service.
Gaining University Entrance
Otahuhu College is committed to having more and more of our students go on to degree level study at Universities both here in New Zealand and overseas.
The minimum requirement to get into university is:
10 Level One Numeracy credits
5 Level Two Reading credits and 5 Level Two writing credits
60 credits at Level Three
Most importantly 14 Level Three credits in three university approved subjects
To get into the best courses and to do well at University then your child needs to:
Do well in the external exams
Have 80 credits in university approved subjects
Gain wherever possible Merit and Excellence grades
Every assessment counts, remember the key is to get 80 credits in university approved subjects.
Working hard to get Merits is important, your child should be able to explain to you what they need to do to get Merit.
How can we help our children to get there?
Otahuhu College will be running tutorials before and after school and also during the holidays
Nearly all our students need to work on improving their vocabulary and writing, Otahuhu College will run some extra classes to help.
Study is very important. We recommend thirty minutes a day for each 3U subject every day.
How well your child does will come down to the externals, every exam is important.