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. 

All students study English.

Please note Vocational Academies may be available at an extra cost.  All timetables for International Students are arranged at Orientation in consultation with the Academic Advisor.

Students in Year 11, 12 and 13 who are not in the 'English 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.

International Curriculum Map 2020 


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