Curriculum: Dual Pathways, GATE Programme and Year 11 Rangitoto Diploma

Rangitoto College maintains a high level of excellence pass rates by focusing on academic challenge and support.

Rangitoto College is a Dual Pathways school.

Rangitoto College is a dual pathway school offering both NZQA and the globally recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme. 

Our programmes extend and challenge our students to develop skills & expertise to become inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people.

Rangitoto College maintains a high level of excellence pass rates by focusing on academic challenge and support.

Rangitoto College chooses only the best qualified specialist teachers available, from both New Zealand and overseas.

The creative talent of the staff is constantly extended through an extensive professional development and leadership programme using the best of local and international expertise.

Rangitoto College has an extensive Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programme. The most able students are catered for through extension and enrichment programmes and accelerated study. All subjects offer a range of options to meet the needs of individual students.

A dedicated Learning Support Department caters for those students who need extra assistance to reach their potential. Each child has an individualised programme of support to ensure that their needs are met.

Year 11 Rangitoto Diploma

Year 11 students continue their academic journey with a knowledge rich curriculum, completing the Year 11 Rangitoto Diploma.  This programme is academically rigorous, ensuring students are challenged, motivated and supported to learn essential information that will set them up expertly for their senior academic programme.  This Diploma can be awarded at White, Red and Blue level depending on the quality of the Rangitoto Diploma credits achieved.

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)

Rangitoto College offers NCEA Level Two and Three in Year 12 and 13, and believes that the qualification provides rigorous and valid information about student achievement. The philosophies that underpin NCEA include a focus on high achievement which, supported with world-class teaching practice, ensure that students achieve to their highest academic potential.

IB offered in Years 12 and 13

Students who complete the IB Diploma graduate with the tools required to excel at all universities worldwide. In particular they have established research skills, a sense of preparedness, high levels of self-confidence and an ability to manage their time effectively. IB students study six subjects over two years and also complete the CORE: Theory of knowledge (a critical thinking course), a university style Extended Essay, and CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service). Students can also gain a Bilingual Diploma which is very highly regarded throughout the academic world.

2023 IB Results

We are proud of our remarkable IB results which are reflective of our student’s hard work and determination.  We consistently achieve a 100% pass rate which is a phenomenal achievement.  Our Average Point Score is consistently and significantly higher than the world average.  We are pleased and excited about our IB successes and also with the growth of this programme.

University Final Destinations of IB Diploma Students

Rangitoto College students who complete the IB Programme are being accepted into prestigious universities around the globe.  Scholarships at some of the world’s elite universities allow Rangitoto College students to pursue undergraduate degrees in Ivy League Universities.  Below are some of the universities Rangitoto College students have recently been accepted to:

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