The School of Choice for Girls

Academic Excellence

 

Pergo et Perago - Strive & Achieve - Ma te Kaha e taea ai

 

Tauranga Girls’ College is a place where girls can be adventurous, creative, free-spirited and passionate about learning. We provide an environment where each student is encouraged to strive for individual excellence in all that she does.

Tauranga Girls’ College range of subjects and challenging educational experiences are designed to meet and extend the needs of students. Our girls constantly perform admirably when compared with national averages and excel in NCEA gaining outstanding results at all levels, including scholarships. Every opportunity is taken to give students real-world experiences and hands-on tasks as part of their learning. Staff expect all students to extend themselves to reach their full potential and provide an environment where students are not afraid to challenge the status quo.

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Our Learning

 

Subject Flow

View the full list of subjects available at Tauranga Girls' College from year 9 through to year 13.

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Help with subject choices

Detailed information about all the subjects available at TGC for year 9

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Curriculum Guide 2020

Information about all subjects offered at Tauranga Girls’ College from Years 10 to 13.
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Subject Choice by Year Level

 

 

Year 9

 

All year 9 students study five compulsory subjects of English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies. In addition, students choose six optional subjects to study for the year, each of these is a half year course. When choosing your options it is important that you consider the range of subjects you select, ensuring your options are as broad as possible. It is highly advised that you choose at least one subject from the Arts, Technology/Business and Languages:

 
Subjects (6 to select):
 

Arts

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Musicianship
  • Nga Mahi a Te Rehia

Languages

  • English Support
  • French
  • German
  • Te Reo Maori (beginners)
  • Te Reo (intermediate) check guide

Technology

  • Computing
  • Food Technology
  • Design & Visual Communication
  • Business Enterprise
  • Materials Technology
  • Textiles Technology

Sport

  • Athlete Development

Year 10

 

All students study five compulsory subjects of English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies In addition, students choose three option subjects to study for the year. When choosing your options it is important that you consider the range of subjects you select, ensuring your options are as broad as possible. It is highly advised that you choose at least one subject from the Arts, Technology/Business and Languages: 

 
Optional subjects (3 to select):
 

Arts

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Musicianship
  • Māori Performing Arts
  • Ngā Toi Māori

Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English Support
  • English Language
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Te Reo Rangatira
  • Te Reo Māori

Technology/Business

  • Business Enterprise
  • Computing
  • Design & Visual Communication
  • Food Technology
  • Materials Technology
  • Textiles Technology

Year 11

 

Year 11 girls must choose the equivalent of six subjects at Year 11.

 

Choose a course of study as follows: 

Then choose three other subjects. Where half-year courses are available only one pair of these courses can be chosen. Half-year courses may not be repeated.

 

One of:

  • English
  • English Language in
  • Literacy English in Progress

One of:

  • Mathematics with Extension
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Applied

One of:

  • Science
  • Science Core

Year 12

 

You must select six subjects at this level. You must select English and five other subjects. Where half-year courses are available only one pair of these courses can be chosen. Half-year courses may not be repeated.

Subjects taken can be at any level but entry criteria apply. It is to your advantage to work at the highest level possible.

Year 13

 

This year you select five subjects and have four study periods.

Where half-year courses are available only one pair of these courses can be chosen. Half-year courses may not be repeated. Subjects taken can be at any level but entry criteria apply and it is to your advantage to work at the highest level possible.

Year 12 and 13 course changes due to NCEA results only must be made at school in January 2019. Courses must be planned carefully as late subject changes may not be possible.

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Gateway and Trades Academy

 

Gateway

Students wishing to gain experience in a particular work sphere may contact Mrs Wright, the Gateway Co-ordinator located in C1, to discuss the possibility of going out on work placement.

Gateway is only for students sitting NCEA (Years 11- 13)

Gateway gives you the opportunity to experience a ‘workplace’ of your choice which allows you an insight into your possible career pathway. During the placement, it is intended you complete some Unit Standard or NCEA credits relating to your Industry.

Gateway supports students undertaking learning and assessment in the workplace. This experience provides opportunities to develop an understanding of the skills required for future employment by achieving unit standards whilst involved in the Industry. Students can achieve specific vocational skills and benefit from making significant progress towards industry-recognised qualifications.

Trades Academy

The Trades Academy is a partnership between Tauranga secondary schools and the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Students in the programme spend one day at the Polytechnic working on a tertiary certificate in one of the following courses: automotive, mechanical engineering, construction, café operations, business administration and computing. The programme provides students with an opportunity to gain NZQA credits while embarking on a career pathway.

 

Rosemary Wright - Ext 813