As the choice of subjects at Year 12 becomes much more diverse, it is important students make a careful and planned selection of subjects. Up until Year 11, the choice of subjects has been directed toward providing a strong grounding across the different learning areas of the curriculum.
Please click the following course planning guide to view the subject selection at each year level.
Seek advice about the career possibilities that interest you, as well as the courses available at universities, polytechnics and other training providers.
Deciding and Acting: Career research shows that most students cement their career ideas when they are 15-16, although some can be as late as in their early twenties. Students should pick a subject because they enjoy it and can see several pathways that they are be interested in, rather than focussing on one.
Specific points to note about course selections:
The Careers Department team and Tutors are available to talk to students about subject selection and career pathways. Click here to see their website
There are three NCEA qualifications: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 offered at Wellington College.
Course Selection Considerations
Entry to a course at the next level will be granted on the basis of performance in the current year. Full entry into the next level of study does not guarantee that a student shall be entitled to study any subject at that level. Each Head of Department will establish minimum entry requirements for a course of study. This precaution is to protect both the applicant and the attainment potential of the students entered for the course.
Students are given clear information about procedures and the assessment of standards offered at the beginning of each course studied. This will include the criteria and assessment methods to be used, the frequency of such assessments and the procedures to be followed where further assessment is available.
Students are expected to attend class on a regular basis as set out in the school policy on attendance.