Wellington Girls’ College enrols international students from Years 9 – 13 from all over the world, primarily from Asia and Europe. Our classroom programmes are suited to English language learning and academic achievement. Our school and extra-curricular programmes are well suited to experiencing NZ lifestyle and culture.
Language and Lifestyle
Students can come for a language and lifestyle experience from 1 term to 1 year. We do not offer short stay or group programmes.
Many students come to WGC to achieve a University Entrance qualification for NZ or overseas universities. To achieve University Entrance, students must allow a minimum of two years and preferably three years study at Year 11, 12 and 13, starting in February of Year 11.
Students from Germany can achieve University Entrance in 18 months, July to the following December. German students should check the entry requirements for their preferred university.
Students study towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) and our results are consistently amongst the highest state school results in NZ.
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
We offer ESOL at all levels including academic English preparation for tertiary study. ESOLclasses are small and students have one or two ESOL lessons each day, as required. Our ESOLteachers are trained and qualified ESOL and English teachers. Language support is also available for other subjects and peer tutoring (Year 13 student support) is offered in Mathematics, Science and Commerce.
Students wanting entry to Year 12 should have a minimum of intermediate level English. Students will only be accepted directly into Year 13 with IELTS of 6.5. Students will sit an English language assessment on arrival at school to ascertain how much language support is required and to assist with subject selection. Students may also be asked to sit a Mathematics test to determine the appropriate level of study.
Students study a different number of subjects at each year level. Students in Year 9 take 9 subjects, Year 10 take eight subjects, in Years 11 and 12 students take six subjects and Year 13 students study five subjects.
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