Westlake Girls' High School Online Course Selection

Information on how to choose subjects and log in details for new Year 9s in 2021 (current Year 8s), will be provided once you have accepted your place for the following year.  Subject choices for those new Year 9s is currently open. 

2021 Subject selection for current students in Years 9-12 has now closed. Please see your Dean if you have any queries. 

All current students will have individual course counselling in Term 4. 

Our course structure has been designed to provide the widest possible flexibility in course choice, and should the need arise, provide opportunities for pursuing courses at more than one level in the same year. The courses cater for students who are planning to go to university, polytechnic or other tertiary institutions or trades and also for students who are planning to enter the workforce at the end of Year 12 or Year 13.

Remember that there are prerequisites that must be met through Entrance Exams and internal Assessments to gain entry into most courses for NCEA. Students will have their courses confirmed in January for 2021.

Westlake Girls High School offers a range of career-related courses that complement our conventional subjects. These courses almost always offer Standards for one or more national qualifications. It is important to take advantage of the opportunities for advice which the school provides as you plan your courses for the coming year. Please visit the Careers Department and make an appointment to see Ms Bickerstaffe or Mrs James if you need help or advice in planning for your future.

The following information is designed to help you achieve to your potential, reach your goals and enjoy a successful year at Westlake Girls High School in Year 10, 11, 12 or 13.

Year 10 Student Requirements

Students must study 8 subjects.
English is compulsory.
Mathematics & Statistics is compulsory.
Science subject is compulsory.
Social Studies is compulsory.
Physical Education & Health is compulsory.
And a selection of Language, Creative Arts and Technology.

Year 11 Student Requirements

Students must study 6 subjects.
English is compulsory.
Mathematics & Statistics is compulsory.
A Science subject is compulsory.
3 more subjects.

Year 12 Student Requirements

Students must study 6 subjects.
English is compulsory.
5 more subjects.

Year 13 Student Requirements

Students must study 5 subjects, plus one study or six subjects if discussed and approved by deans.
Students intending to go to University should check requirements as described on the NZQA website or in the University Entrance from NCEA section of this booklet.

All students are required to choose a back-up subject.

New Zealand Scholarship

Students who excel academically may also enter for a New Zealand Scholarship (as well as NCEA Level 2 or 3) in 1 or more subjects.
The content of the Scholarship course is determined by the department. In most cases the scholarship sessions are taught before or after school.
All assessments are in the form of a Scholarship examination at the end of the year. 

How to select your courses:

The steps to follow in selecting your subjects for next year are

1. Do your research on the subjects you might take, requirements for NCEA and entrance to tertiary courses you may wish to enroll in. Talk to your teachers, Heads of Departments, etc. Talk your courses over with family, family friends, work contacts etc. Read the outline of the course

2. Complete the online subject selection - please note, that selection does not necessarily guarantee that a place will be available or that a course will run.

House Deans:

Akoranga House: Mrs Jemma Field and Mr Will Anderton

Hauraki House: Ms Soo Lee and Miss Louise Clouston

Onewa House: Ms Pamela Meyer and Ms Maggie Cogger-Orr

Pupuke House: Mrs Gillian Crowe and Mrs Nicola Ov

Wairau House: Ms Ashley Longstaff and Ms Ella Wilson

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