Curriculum

     

Upcoming Events

Jul
22

22.07.2024 8:45 am - 9:45 am
First day of Term 3

Jul
23

23.07.2024 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
AGGS Foundation Meeting

Aug
13

13.08.2024 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
AGGS Foundation Meeting

Aug
16

16.08.2024 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Founding Day

Introduction

The Curriculum at Auckland Girls’ Grammar School is designed to provide our students with learning experiences that lead to academic success and build their capacity for independent and life-long learning. The pathway from a broad and well-balanced junior curriculum, to expanding choices in the senior school, allows students to explore various options and identify their strengths and talents before they begin to specialise.

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Year 9

Year 9 – the first year at secondary school

To enhance the transition to secondary school and lay the foundations for the following years.

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Year 10

Students in Year 10 are encouraged to choose subjects from each of the eight learning areas. Students study seven subjects in each semester, some as full year courses and some as semester (half year) courses. 

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Year 11

Senior School Courses:

A full list of subjects available in the senior school is shown on the
Course Structure matrix. Full details of each course are published annually in the Senior Course Booklet  Our timetable is blocked to ensure that multi-level study options are available to meet individual student ability needs.  

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Year 12

Year 12 requirements

All Year 12 courses provide credits towards Level 2 NCEA (the National Certificate of Educational Achievement). Some students may take courses at other levels depending on their previous success and choices.

Full details of this qualification is available on the NZQA website.

Year 12 students study six subjects in each semester (half year) plus Career Planning. The only compulsory subject at Year 12 is English (one of four options).

Year 13

Year 13 requirements

In Year 13 most students will be working towards NCEA Level 3 (the National Certificate of Educational Achievement) and University Entrance. They will usually study 5 subjects at Year 13, but it is possible to take a combination of Level 2 & Level 3 subjects where appropriate.

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Global Citizenship

Global citizenship in education is the civil society aspect of globalization, the responsibilities that go with increasing interdependence in the world. Global citizens respect social and economic equality, human rights and the environment.

In accordance with the school values and charter, AGGS has introduced and will further develop Global Citizenship as an integrating theme that supports the numerous initiatives running throughout the school both curricula and co-curricula.

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STAR and Gateway Programme

Careers Education at Auckland Girls' Grammar

To equip our girls for the world, Auckland Girls Grammar conducts career education at every year level and provides a multitude of opportunities for career learning. We aim to build career competencies from a young age to equip students with the confidence and resilience they need to navigate their future. 

We support students with any career they aspire to. We offer regular University talks throughout the year, CV workshops, practice interviews, subject advice, and much more. 

Our full-time Careers Advisor is Mrs Maggie Hames. Mrs Hames has appointments with students about their plans - it could be subject choices, where to study, or how to get a certain job. She has more than 25 years of experience in career education and has many industry connections. She is also the key staff member responsible for scholarship applications and references. You can email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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From our Video Library

ESOL

English Language Assistance (ESOL)

We offer a comprehensive range of ESOL classes to support students at all levels of English acquisition from beginners to UE Literacy.