Senior subjects and course overview

Westland High School offers an extensive range of subjects. The 2019 Senior curriculum handbook has more information on senior subjects offered this is updated each year.

Languages
English
Te Reo Maori
French*
English for Speaker of other languages
(ESOL)
Mathematics
Mathematics
Calculus
Statistics and Modelling
Accounting
Science
General Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Health & Physical Education
Physical Education
Outdoor Education
The Arts
Painting
Printmaking
Design
Sculpture
Photography
Art History
Music
Drama and Dance
Technology
Textiles Technology
Multi-materials Technology (including Woodwork, Metalwork and Furniture-making**)
Design and Visual Communication (Graphics)
Food Technology / Hospitality
Digital Technology / Computing
Robotics and Electronics***
Social Sciences
Geography*
History
Tourism
Classical Studies
Vocational
Gateway
Work Experience
Trades Academy


*Where there are low numbers for these courses, the subject may be offered by distance learning.

**Furniture-making is only available for Senior School students.

***Robotics and Electronics is subject to sufficient student demand and available staff.

Senior School students (Years 11-13) can complete National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) qualifications.

Westland High School is also a member of the Toki Pounamu cluster of West Coast schools embracing digital learning. This provides a seamless transition from primary school where students are also engaged in the Learn, Create, Share pedagogy that has been proven to lift student achievement rates.

At Westland High School, students will be required to use their own Chromebooks for learning in most classes.