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Preparing for success

In Years 12 to 13 we continue to offer a challenging curriculum with our dual qualification pathway of Cambridge or International Baccalaureate (IB).


Students are taught by specialist teachers and have the opportunity to choose some of their own subject areas. We prepare senior students for excellence in their Cambridge or IB examinations, and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning as a way of preparing for further study at university and beyond.

Students will attend most classes at ACG Parnell College, Senior Campus – a purpose-built facility just five minutes’ walk from the primary school and Titoki campuses. This unique learning environment for senior students is designed to meet the specific needs of pre-university students and has a friendly college campus atmosphere.

Years 12 to 13 (Cambridge A Level or IB Diploma)

Senior students will be able to choose between the two internationally-recognised curricula we offer: Cambridge and International Baccalaureate (IB).

Students studying the Cambridge programme work towards their A-Level qualification. An A-Level grade is calculated as a combination of a student’s marks from AS-Level and A2-Level. AS is a qualification in its own right – your child may stop studying a subject at the end of AS if they wish. A2 denotes the second year of a full A-Level course. ACG Parnell College provides a broad range of subject areas, with 23 AS courses and 18 full A-Level courses.

Most students at this level take four subjects a year. Year 12 courses usually consist of all AS subjects, while Year 13 courses may include either AS or A2 subjects.

The IB Diploma is an alternative study pathway with a strong global focus. The curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the core programme, which consists of Theory of Knowledge, Creativity, Activity, Service and the Extended Essay. The diploma takes two years to complete.

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If you would like to know more about our curriculum and the subjects we offer please contact us.