The finest academic courses in New Zealand

Academic Excellence

Woodford House is proud to offer some of the finest academic courses in New Zealand. Our girls are inspired, guided and encouraged by passionate teachers who are experts in their fields, from national ambassadors, advisors and examiners to academic doctors.

Rich learning happens every minute of the day at Woodford House and it does not stop at the end of the school day. Girls have ongoing access to tutorials, an extensive suite of resources and can easily engage with teachers through our online learning system called Schoology.

We are proud to have a history of outstanding academic excellence. Our NCEA results continue to exceed national averages and the number of girls who are awarded NZQA Scholarship increases year on year.

One of our teachers during class
Group of Woodford student busy studying

NCEA Success

One of our key objectives is to consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes.

In 2020:
We received a 100% pass rate across NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3
82% of our students gained NCEA Merit or Excellence Endorsements
98% of our Year 13 students gained University Entrance
We were awarded 20 national scholarships for academic excellence.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) scholarships provide recognition and monetary reward to top students who are assessed against challenging standards, which are demanding for the most able candidates in each course.

Scholarship candidates are expected to demonstrate high-level critical thinking, abstraction and generalisation and to integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding and ideas to complex situations.

Personalised Learning

We recognise that one size does not fit all in education. Every girl is a unique individual with different strengths, challenges and interests. Our highly regarded personalised learning programmes are developed in partnership with teachers, students and their caregivers to allow each student the opportunity to achieve her personal best.

Tikanga Māori and te reo Māori

Tikanga Māori and te reo Māori are integrated into the Year 7 to 10 programme and other curriculum areas as appropriate.
All departments make relevant curriculum and mana whenua links in EOTC and curriculum subjects.
We maintain, monitor and celebrate achievement of Māori students across all four cornerstones, and equip and support our Māori students to set academic goals of personal excellence.

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