Subject Choices

Students need to choose subjects that they will be able to gain passes in as well as leading into desired courses at tertiary institutions. The Academic Adviser will discuss choice of subjects with each student at orientation.

All students study English.

Subjects

International Students may study:

Year 9 & 10

Reception
(Year 9, 10, 11, 12)

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

ESOL classes or Mainstream English classes if English level is satisfactory.

All Year 9 and 10 students study:

English
Mathematics
Science
Social
Sciences Technology with other subjects they choose. 

English (3 classes)
Mathematics
Science Plus:
Art
Sports
Social
Sciences and other suitable subjects
ESOL English L1
English Level 1
Mathematics
Science
Art
Sports
Accounting Drama
Information
Management
Music
Japanese
French
Economics
ESOL English L2
English Level 1
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Business
Studies
Art
Art Design
Art Painting
Art Sculpture
Photography
Music
Sports
Information
Management
Japanese
Drama
French
Accounting
Economics
ESOL English L2
English Level 2
Mathematics with Calculus
Mathematics with Statistics
Chemistry
Physics
Biology
Art Design
Art Painting
Art Sculpture
Photography
Music
Information
Management
Japanese
French
Accounting
Drama
Economics

Students in Year 11, 12 and 13 who are not in Reception class may also study other subjects offered on the timetable depending on the student’s ability to use English Language. The Academic Adviser will discuss this with each student.

In order to progress from one year to the next, students must meet the prerequisites of a course and attain enough credits to continue studying

WELCOME

Waitakere College is a successful mid-sized secondary school located in the heart of West Auckland.