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Diploma

Location Auckland, New Zealand
Website http://seniorcollege.acgedu.com
Email seniorcollege@acgedu.com
Phone +64 9 307 4477
Fax +64 9 307 4476
 
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ACG Senior College is a specialist pre-university college for Years 11–13. Our progressive, student-centric focus has seen us achieve significant success since our inception in 1995. As one of the most respected schools in New Zealand, our students are self-motivated and high achieving. Our graduates are encouraged to continue their journey in varied learning and career paths to become leaders in their fields.

We are the only school in New Zealand to offer both the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the Cambridge International Examinations, our students have the benefit of choosing a qualification that best suits their needs. Our combined Year 11 programme gives a sample of both, enabling students to make an informed decision about which they’d like to continue with in Years 12 and 13.

Our personalised and inclusive approach to learning fosters self-expression, individuality and excellence. Passionate, high-quality teachers inspire and empower students to reach their full potential, in a nurturing and supportive environment. Our students explore issues of national and international significance, gaining knowledge and understanding that helps create well-rounded, global citizens, poised to make a positive difference in the world.

Strive for excellence

Achievement is important and we empower students to strive for excellence in all they do – from the classroom, to the sports field, the arts and beyond. We ensure our students are exposed to opportunities and challenges that extend their strengths, and maximise their abilities.

Student focused

Our student focused, personalised approach to learning brings out the best in each student. Small classes inspire effective participation, and our tutor system facilitates plenty of one-on-one time with teachers. We treat our students as mature young adults ready to take responsibility for their own learning, paving the way for a successful transition into tertiary studies and a brighter future.

Exceptional learning

To help instil our students with a lifelong love of learning, we foster meaningful, rewarding partnerships between students and teaching staff. Our teachers are amongst the best in their subject fields and deliver strong learning outcomes and opportunities. Extended class periods of 80 minutes, and a longer school day, facilitate sustained learning that’s dynamic and highly effective.


Diploma Programme

IB Diploma curriculum The global nature of the IB Diploma is a key feature. The programme is geared to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. Students are encouraged to reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a community-minded project. The curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the Core Programme. The IB Diploma Core Programme TOK - Theory of Knowledge encourages students to reflect on the nature of knowledge by critically examining ways of knowing (perception, emotion, language and reason) and different kinds of knowledge (scientific, mathematical and historical). CAS - Creativity, Activity, Service delivers experiential learning through tasks beyond the classroom. The Extended Essay – Students investigate a special interest topic, developing the independent research and writing skills expected at tertiary level. Subject Groups Group 1: Literature - English, Chinese or Korean Group 2: Learned Language - English, Chinese, Spanish Ab Initio, Chinese Ab Initio Group 3: Humanities - Economics, History, Psychology Group 4: Sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Physics Group 5: Mathematics - Higher Level, Standard Level, Maths Studies Group 6: Visual Art and Music - Visual Arts, Music