Wentworth Computer Science College
Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our FAQ section
Wentworth Computer Science College is a Ministry of Education approved satellite school (faculty) of Wentworth College (MoE number 484), a successful private school located in Gulf Harbour, Auckland. All students are enrolled as Wentworth College students but study at Wentworth Computer Science College in Newmarket
Any student who possesses a real passion or interest in computers, the computer industry, Information Technology, and Science-related subjects, should also have some talent or aptitude for these subjects. Additionally, students who meet these requirements will be a good fit for our school.
There is a school uniform for Years 9, 10 and 11, but no formal school uniform for Years 12-13.
The curriculum is broad enough to enable you to complete your secondary education with ease and gain entrance to a wide variety of university courses. Furthermore, thanks to the academic nature of the CIE curriculum, you will have an advantage over many of your peers once you reach tertiary education. Specifically, you will possess the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in a challenging academic environment.
Wentworth Computer Science College has small classes (maximum of 15 students) providing an excellent teacher to student ratio. It is a school for students wanting to study a curriculum of interest to tem as well as a quality education which will set them up for success in any future career or studies.
Yes, all students need to bring their own laptop. Chromebooks or tablets/iPads are not appropriate. Specifications for this device are given upon enrolment. Industry qualifications and electives incur additional charges. There may also be additional software required
There will be a maximum of 15 students per class, though most classes have fewer students than this.
Your art talent will be encouraged and fostered. Digital Media and Design is a subject offered at all levels. Students learn and develop creative digital arts, examples include: Animation, photography, graphic design and film.
Yes, Years 9 and 10 students will study Global Perspectives, a broad social science subject encompassing elements of geography, history and economics. This leads on to economics or business studies in their Senior years. Other social sciences may be offered under special circumstances.
Yes, Each week our Years 9 and 10 students enjoy a two hour excursion/activity outside of the classroom. Examples of this include: badminton, table tennis, games at the Auckland Domain, visiting exhibitions at Auckland Museum and climbing some of the local volcanic cones. During life skills, the junior students are also encouraged to work through their Duke of Edinburgh award
Yes, Wentworth Computer Science College has an equally strong focus on the “pure” sciences – physics, chemistry and biology. Economics and business studies are also important to our curriculum as are English and Mathematics. Information Technology is a broad Cambridge subject which covers skills valuable for the workforce and further education.