Since 2015 OHS has offered a Health Science Academy, in partnership with the Waitemata, Auckland and Counties-Manukau District Health Boards. This programme is for students who are interested in a career in the Health Sciences. There are more than 80 different careers in this field, including medical specialists, public and community health workers, technicians, midwives, nurses, dental workers, rehabilitation workers, therapists and mental health workers.
The academy is offered to students at Years 11, 12 and 13. Each student’s overall course needs to be taken into consideration, to ensure prerequisites are met. Students in the academy will be mentored to help them develop a pathway and achieve their goals.
Year 11 - English, Mathematics, Science, Health Science and two options
Year 12 - English, Sciences and/or Health Studies as necessary and other options. These other options should contribute to your chosen career pathway.
Year 13 - A course which gives students the best chance of attaining a position training for or working in their chosen field
There is an expectation that students in the academy will attend special events, extra tutoring and work experience placements that are organised. Most of these extra experiences will have no cost associated with them. Some of them will be outside of school hours, including in the holidays.
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