ACADEMIC

Awatapu College is recognised as one of the leading schools in New Zealand for International Students.

"Student support the key to success... Palmerston North's Awatapu College uses its focus on student services to give it an edge...".
(Education New Zealand Case Study, 2013)

We offer a wide range of academic and vocational subjects. All courses are registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), with senior students working towards national qualifications (NCEA) recognised by all New Zealand universities and tertiary institutes. In addition, International Students are also prepared to meet the entry requirements for university entrance English Literacy (ELL) in New Zealand and overseas.

While International Students do study in classes alongside New Zealand students, the International Department provides additional language and academic support through:
• Intensive English Language (ELL) classes
• Subject support classes where students are tutored on content material taught in the mainstream classes.
• The use of teacher aides to support and monitor student progress in mainstream classes focusing on the in-class work and homework completion.

Subject guides for each year level of study can be found HERE to assist you with your subject choices. Below is a list of all subjects available at Awatapu College:

ESSENTIAL 
LEARNING AREA
YEARS 9 AND 10 YEAR 11 YEAR 12 YEAR13
ENGLISH English
English Language (ELL)

English External
English Internal
English Language (ELL)

English
English Internal
English Language (ELL)
Media Studies
English
English Language (ELL)
Media Studies
MATHEMATICS Mathematics Mathematics
Mathematics Internal
Mathematics Numeracy
Mathematics
Statistics
Mathematics Internal
Mathematics with Calculus
Statistics
SCIENCE Science

Core Science
Science Internal

Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Science Internal

Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Science Internal

SOCIAL SCIENCE Social Studies Geography
History
Employment Skills
Business Studies

Geography
History
Tourism Studies
Classical Studies
Gateway
Employment Skills
 U-Skills
Transition
Business Studies

Geography
History
Tourism Studies
Classical Studies
Gateway
U-Skills
Transition
Business Studies
HEALTH AND WELLBEING Physical Education
Nutrition and Health
Home Economics
Physical Education
Home Economics
Physical Education
Health and Recreation
Sport Performance
Home Economics
Physical Education
Health and Recreation
Sport Performance
Home Economics
LANGUAGES Japanese
Te Reo Maori
Japanese
Te Reo Maori
Japanese
Te Reo Maori
Japanese
Te Reo Maori
THE ARTS Art
Drama
Music
Art
Drama
Music
Art - Design
Art - Photography
Art - Painting
Drama
Performing Arts Tech
Music
Art - Design
Art - Photography
Art - Painting
Art - Printmaking/ Sculpture
Art - History

Drama
Performing Arts Tech
Music
 TECHNOLOGY

Digital Technology
Soft Materials
Hard Materials Tech
Wood Skills  
Graphics
Engineering Skills                         

Digital Technology
Soft Materials
Furniture Construction
Tech (Wood Bias)                        
Graphics 
Prototyping and Digital Tech
Mechanical Engineering Tech

Digital Technology
Soft Materials
Furniture Construction
Tech (Wood Bias)
Graphics
Engineering & Construction Drawing
Prototyping & Digital
Mechanical Engineering Tech
Auto Engineering 
Trade Academy
Digital Technology
Soft Materials
Furniture Construction
Tech (Wood Bias)
Graphics
Engineering & Construction Drawing
Prototyping & Digital Tech
Mechanical Engineering
Auto Engineering
Trade Academy

 

Awatapu College consistently achieves student pass rates in NCEA above the national average:

Awatapu College NCEA Results
  Awatapu
College
(2014)
Awatapu
College
(2015)
National
(2015)
Level One 87% 90% 85%
Level Two 96% 97% 88%
Level Three 83% 80% 83%
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