Year 9 to 10

All Year 10 students study a compulsory set of subjects comprising English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Finance and Society, Media and Society, Physical Education and Hauora. Extension classes are run in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Languages. Student’s examination results will determine entry into these classes.

All students need to select THREE option subjects from the list below.

  1. Select ONE Language from:
    • Māori
    • Chinese or Chinese Extension
    • French or French Extension
    • German or German Extension
    • Japanese or Japanese Extension
    • Spanish for Beginners
    • Korean for Beginners
  • All languages, except for Māori, are not available to native speakers. Language courses run for the full year.
  1. All students will complete a technology course:
    In the FIRST Semester (half year), all students will complete a course in Digital Technology.
    In the SECOND Semester (half year), all students will select ONE of:
    • Food Technology or
    • Materials Technology
  • Students will need to rank Food Technology or Materials Technology either as 1st preference or 2nd preference, we will endeavour to give every student their 1st preference.
  1. Select ONE course from:
    • Art
    • Chinese or Chinese Extension
    • French or French Extension
    • German or German Extension
    • Japanese or Japanese Extension
    • Spanish for Beginners
    • Korean for Beginners
    • Māori
    • Māori Performing Arts
    • Design and Visual Communication (DVC)
    • Drama
    • Music
    • Music Institute
    • Academy of Sport Basketball
    • Academy of Sport Cricket
    • Academy of Sport Distance Running
    • Academy of Sport Individual Sportsmen
    • Academy of Sport Football
    • Academy of Sport Hockey
    • Academy of Sport Rowing
    • Academy of Sport Rugby
  • This third option choice courses run for the full year.

Please Note:

  • Academy of Sport and Music Institute are restricted entry courses to students who are currently in the Year 9 programmes. If you wish to trial for any of these courses, please see Mr Strang for Academy of Sport, and Mr Robinson for Music Institute.
  • If you are not returning to Westlake Boys High School in 2020, please see Mr Jackson.
  • Confirmed course selections will be available in the parent portal in Term 4.