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2023 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
  • Dean
  • Parent/Caregiver
  • 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 2023 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.

Download Curriculum Flow Chart

The Curriculum in Year 9 and Year 10

Students in Years 9 and 10 experience a wide range of learning, across the curriculum so they will have plenty of choices available to them in the senior school.

Courses in Year 9 

Students choose 10 courses that cover all 8 Learning Areas. 

The Learning Areas are:

  • Ngā Toi/The Arts
  • Ingarihi/English
  • Akoranga Kōiri me Te Hauora/PE&Health
  • Ngā Reo/Languages
  • Pāngarau/Maths
  • Pūtaiao/Science
  • Tikanga-ā-Iwi/Social Studies
  • Hāngarau/Technology.

Intensive courses - are courses that cover one Learning Area in depth e.g. Tikanga-ā-Iwi/Social Studies. 

Connected courses - are courses that connect the learning across two Learning Areas, e.g. Eco Warriors covers Pūtaiao/Science and Tikanga-ā-Iwi

Focus Line courses - are extra short courses about things you need to know. At Year 9 this includes Literacy, Numeracy, Computational thinking for Digital Technology and Aotearoa NZ Histories.

The 10 courses can be a mixture of Intensive and Connected Curriculum courses from. For more detailed information on these courses please see Year 9 Curriculum Descriptions

For more information and assistance in choosing courses in year nine - please see Curriculum in Year9/10 page.

Subjects in Year 10

The approach in Year 10 is very similar to Year 9, except Ngā Reo/Languages is an optional Learning Area, and there is opportunity for greater specialisation in particular areas of interest. 

Students choose 10 courses that cover 7 of the Learning Areas: 

  • Ngā Toi/The Arts
  • Ingarihi/English
  • Akoranga Kōiri me Te Hauora/PE&Health
  • Pāngarau/Maths
  • Pūtaiao/Science
  • Tikanga-ā-Iwi/Social Studies
  • Hāngarau/Technology.

Across the whole year students choose 10 courses. These can be a mixture of Intensive and Connected Curriculum courses from.

Tips for Choosing your subjects

The Curriculum in the Senior School

We are proud of the academic successes students achieve in external examinations in the senior school.

A focus on academic mentoring 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

Learning Areas

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