Important Secondary Pathways documents
Gaining tools for the future.
Dual path qualifications between trade based NCEA qualifications and Academic based qualifications.
For Age 16 - 25
More pruning is taking place but generally the brain is nearly fully formed, pathways are chosen in the brain and the young adult is gaining experience using these thought pathways. The central cortex which controls decisions is fully formed and these young adults tend to make more measured decisions. Though they are still learning new skills, how they learn is nearly set. How they learn is more important than what they learn as it is the how that will determine how successful they will be as adults. In short if an adolescent practises perseverance and problem solving and creative thinking, that is how they will learn in the future. If an adolescent practises rote learning, waiting to be told or shown what to do, their adult life will be the same. It is precisely this reason we restructured the school more along these developmental lines.