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Curriculum

Students at Wentworth Computer Science College study the CIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) curriculum.  This means they sit their International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations in Year 11, followed by their AS and A2 levels in Years 12 and 13.  This gives students university entrance.  Universities around the world recognize and accept the CIE qualifications.  Many past Wentworth College students have gone on to study at excellent universities, not only in New Zealand but, in Australia, England, the US and Asia.

Worldwide, Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) is the largest provider of international qualifications for secondary school students.  The curriculum is international and does not simply demand recalled knowledge but emphasises the acquisition of critical thinking and problem solving skills. Wentworth College has been acknowledged as a leading educator and awarded the status of Cambridge Centre of Excellence. More information on the CAIE curriculum can be found here: https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/

Operating alongside the CAIE curriculum is the curriculum provided by our partners, Code Avengers.  Code Avengers is an online digital technology education company based in New Zealand.  They create digital technology education programmes for students, teachers and schools, both nationally and internationally.  The Code Avengers programmes are a significant component at all year levels and cover areas such as coding, critical thinking and problem solving right through to learning computer languages such as Java script, Python and HTML enabling them to build apps, websites or games.  They are also able to provide a programme for students to gain Microsoft and Adobe certificates.  With Wentworth College providing the Cambridge International curriculum, partnered with a true Digital Technology company, Code Avengers, our Wentworth Computer Science College students are truly prepared for careers in Digital Technology industries.

Under the CIE system, students can gain University Entrance in Year 12 with successful completion of their AS Levels.  However, many students will choose to remain at school for Year 13 to study A Levels.  This ensures higher “points” accumulation to enter restricted entry courses at university.  At Wentworth Computer Science College, the AS Levels and A Level subjects are dominated by subjects with a computing and science focus:

  • AS & A Level Computer Science
  • AS & A Level Information Technology
  • AS & A Level Digital Media and Design
  • AS & A Level Chemistry
  • AS & A Level Physics

The full syllabus for each of these courses can be viewed by students or parents on the Cambridge International website.

However, English and Mathematics are also studied as these are essential for University Entrance. The supplementary programme will be equally important at this level as it provides students with the opportunity to gain some real world experience and qualifications as well.

Our school recognises the importance of keeping students of all ages active.  Students of all year levels come together once a week for a two hour Physical Education session.

 

Year 9/10

Students study the important core subjects. However, their overall programme is very much Digital Technology and STEM focused with additional periods allocated to Digital Technologies allowing for hands on learning as well as theoretical. They will also have the opportunity to take more specialised supplementary subjects.

Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Combined)
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Global Perspectives
  • Physical Education

Supplementary subjects will be part of the curriculum at all year levels and provided mainly by Code Avengers.

  • – Robotics
  • – Electronics
  • – Life skills/Exercise
  • – Critical thinking/Logic theory
  • – Gaming and e-sports
  • – Microsoft Office Specialist
  • – IC3 Digital Literacy

Year 9 & 10 subject information

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Year 11 

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE ) exams.

Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Combined)
  • Science (Extended in Physics, Biology or Chemistry)
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Global Perspectives

Supplementary subjects are part of the curriculum at all year levels and provided mainly by Code Avengers.

  • – Robotics
  • – Electronics
  • – Life skills/Exercise
  • – Critical thinking/Logic theory
  • – Gaming and e-sports

Year 11 (IGCSE) subject information

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Year 12 

Cambridge AS Level – Students typically choose 3-5 subjects to gain university entrance.

Subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Media and Design
  • Business Studies
  • Economics

Supplementary subjects are part of the curriculum at all year levels and provided mainly by Code Avengers.

  • – Robotics
  • – Electronics
  • – Life skills/Exercise
  • – Critical thinking/Logic theory
  • – Gaming and e-sports
  • – Special projects, eg, App development
  • – Entrepreneurship
  • – Internships (IT industry)

Year 12 (AS) subject information

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Year 13 

Cambridge A Level & Industry qualifications/Special Projects.

Subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Media and Design
  • Business Studies
  • Economics

Supplementary subjects will be part of the curriculum at all year levels and provided mainly by Code Avengers.

  • – Robotics
  • – Electronics
  • – Life skills/Exercise
  • – Critical thinking/Logic theory
  • – Gaming and e-sports
  • – Special projects, eg, App development
  • – Entrepreneurship
  • – Internships (IT industry)

Year 13 (A Level) subject information

What is Wentworth Computer Science Campus?

A new, innovative, co-educational, private secondary campus specialising in Computer Sciences, ICT, Sciences and Mathematics.

Curriculum

Teaching the internationally recognised Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum.

How to enrol

Contact us today to find out more about enrolling your child at our school.