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Westlake Girls' High School Online Course Selection

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 2019.

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 Mrs Weeks or Ms Bickerstaffe 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.
3 more subjects.

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 3) in 1 or more subjects.
The content of the Scholarship course is the same as for NCEA Level 3 but on top of that students will be expected to do independent work in greater depth.
All assessments are external (i.e. exams) and are standards based.


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 Christine Casey and Ms Kate Luisetti

Hauraki House: Ms Catherine Taylor and Miss Louise Clouston

Onewa House: Ms Claire Moorhead and Mrs Danielle Benadie

Pupuke House: Mrs Gillian Crowe and Mrs Nicola Ov

Wairau House: Ms Claire Guy and Ms Ella Wilson