2022 Course Selection
It is important that you take some time to consider your options and the career pathways open to you.
People you need to speak to help you make your decisions:
- AKO teacher
- Subject Teacher
- Careers Advisors
Once you have discussed your options with the required people, especially your AKO teacher, you can then make your subject selections on the KAMAR student portal.
It is important to take some time with this and select relevant subjects for you.
Click the picture for the 2022 Course Selection Booklet
Please note if you download the book and then reopen from your downloads - bookmarks are included to help you navigate the document easier.
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The Curriculum in Year 9 and Year 10
Students in Years 9 and 10 do a wide range of subjects so they will have plenty of choices available to them in the senior school.
Subjects in Year 9
Students do all of these: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Social Sciences, Visual Art, Music, Physical Education, Health Education, and Technology.
In Technology, students will study two technology subjects chosen from: Fashion Technology, Food Technology; Design & Build and Digital Technologies.
Students also choose two of these: Chinese, French, Samoan, Te Reo Māori, Drama and Dance, Economics. In addition we also offer Learning Enrichment Class and English Language Learning (English for speakers of other languages).
For more detailed information on these subjects please see Year 9 Curriculum Descriptions
Subjects in Year 10
All Students study: English, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Science and Tikanga-ā-Iwi (Social Sciences). Tips for Choosing your subjects
Students choose three additional subjects: One Group A, One Group B and one other from any group
- Group A Technology Subjects: Design & Build, Digital Technologies, Food Technology, Fashion & Design Technology
- Group B Arts Subjects: Art (Visual Arts), Dance & Drama, Media Studies, Music)
- Group C: Chinese, Business & Economics, French, Samoan, Te Reo Māori
The Curriculum in the Senior School
We are proud of the academic successes girls achieve in external examinations in the senior school.
A focus on course and career counselling helps all students leave school with worthwhile qualifications and a direction to pursue in further education or employment.
Subjects in Year 11
All students do a course in: English, Mathematics and Statistics, and Science. Tips for Choosing your Subjects
Students choose three of these: Accounting, Art, Māori and Pacific Art, Chinese, Dance, Drama, Economics, ESOL, Fabrics and Design, Food and Nutrition, French, Geography, Graphics, Health Education, History, Information Management, Latin, Te Reo Māori, Music, Physical Education, Samoan, Workshop Technology.
Subjects in Year 12 and 13
Year 12 students take 6 subjects including English (or Alternative English). In Year 13 students take 5 subjects and do not have any compulsory subjects. However, it is wise to check with the careers department or tertiary provider (University or Polytechnic) to ask if you need a specific subject to gain entry to a specific tertiary course.
More information can be found above in the Course Selection Slideshow or on page 3, 2022 Course Selection Booklet
Information about how to plan for NCEA can be found here - NCEA@WEGC
The curriculum provided at Wellington East Girls' College is based on the New Zealand Curriculum. It provides students with the opportunities to develop the values, key competencies and knowledge that are vital to becoming active, confident and contributing members of society.
Please see Course Selection booklet for further information
Dance and Drama
English for Speakers of other languages
Health and Physical Education
Physical Education and Health
Te Reo Māori
Mathematics and Statistics
Science - STEM
The Science department is looking to bring STEM learning into their subject and this is one extension project that some Year 10s undertook.
Tikanga-ā-iwi (Social Sciences)
In Year 10, there is an end of year event where students are challenged to look at community issues and come up with actions or solutions for them.
Design and Visual Communication