Nelson College Course Selection 2023

Nelson College Online Course Selection for 2023 will open on Monday is 15th August.  

Please contact your dean if you have any questions regarding course selection for 2023.

Course Selection Evening - Thursday 18th August 6-8pm

It is time for our students to start thinking about their course selections and pathways for 2023 and beyond. As these are important decisions, we will be running a Course Selection Information Evening on Thursday 18th August from 6-8pm.

The evening provides an opportunity for our students and their whanau to meet with key staff members to help them make informed decisions.
Throughout the evening Faculty Leaders, Specialist Teachers and Deans will be available in the Hall to provide information and answer questions. In the Library we will also be hosting three presentations that students and whanau are welcome to attend:

6.15pm Pathways for those considering University (Year 12 and 13 students)
6.45pm Introduction to NCEA (Year 10 students)
7.15pm Pathways for those considering Employment and Apprenticeships (Year 12 and 13 students)


Check Useful Information before you proceed for appropriate Year Level Guides.

Courses for you provides a detailed list of options available for your Course Selection 2023.  

Subject descriptions, recommended prior learning, assessments and teachers in charge, along with any course costs or equipment.

You can also browse All Learning Areas  across the curriculum and the Curriculum Overview Chart.

The full Curriculum Book 2023 is available on the College website. This presents clear overviews of the structure of courses with additional information on student evaluation, interviews, assessment and the wider curriculum opportunities at Nelson College

If you do not know what you want to do in the future, do not worry, this is extremely common. Keep your options broad.

Things to think about:

  • What do you enjoy?
  • What are you good at?
  • What do you want to do in the future?
  • What do you need to study to enter this pathway?

Who can you talk to for advice: 

There are a number of people at Nelson College who can offer you advice

  • The Careers Advisor
  • Your Dean
  • Subject Teachers
  • Homeroom Teacher
  • Senior Leadership Team 

Remember: Make your own choices